Upcoming Events & Trainings

Motivational Interviewing Event

Join us on May 12, 2016 from 10AM – 4PM in New Braunfels for a fun, interactive training that explores how you can best collaborate with those you serve to strengthen their motivation for and commitment to change.

Training is free for Comal County residents and TNOYS members. Registration is $20 for attendees who are not Comal County residents or TNOYS members. Registration includes coffee, lunch and CEUs for social workers, LPCs and LCCAs. TNOYS will also be hosting a happy hour immediately following the training onsite to network and learn about TNOYS. The happy hour will be from 4:15-5:00 p.m. Click here for the event flyer with details.

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TNOYS Networking Happy Hour

Join us on May 12th from 4:15-5:00pm in New Braunfels to learn about the work of TNOYS, meet current members and network with youth services professionals from Central Texas. The happy hour will be immediately following our Motivational Interviewing event (See details above). Complementary appetizers and cash bar will be provided. RSVP today to join us!

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SRR Event

Join us June 9-10th at the Crowne Plaza Austin for two full days of cutting-edge content featuring national and local experts. Learn more about the event and register here.


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We are excited to announce the date of our 33rd Annual TNOYS Conference on Services to Youth and Families as August 9-12th, 2016 at the Westin Galleria in Houston. Please save the date for our four-day event with exciting keynotes, interactive workshops, and the latest in best practices in youth services. We are also excited to announce a new youth and families track of our conference.  The track will include experiential learning, leadership and advocacy workshops. If you are interested in joining us as a presenter, sponsor, or exhibitor, please click the buttons above to access the application forms. If you know of an outstanding youth worker, administrator, or program, please consider nominating them for our TNOYS awards.  To make sure you receive the latest updates, please make sure to sign-up for our conference email list.

We look forward to hosting you in Houston this year!

Past events include:

February Event

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The TNOYS staff and Board of Directors held a 2016 Winter Membership Meeting. The event agenda included a three-hour training on trauma informed-care implementation and the chance to consult and learn from other member organizations. It also included a presentation by guest speaker Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Commissioner John J. Specia.

November Event
Understanding Youth Rights Training

TNOYS organized and hosted a training to help providers and advocates better understand the rights of homeless youth. Approximately 40 people from state agencies, school districts, and youth services providers attended the half-day workshop, “Understanding Youth Rights: Helping providers navigate laws and policies affecting unaccompanied homeless youth.” Learn more here.

Interested in sponsoring a TNOYS event?  Please contact us at events@tnoys.org to discuss upcoming opportunities.