Upcoming Events & Trainings

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A Primer in Trauma-Informed Care to Prevent Restraint and Seclusion
Friday, September 18, 2015
10am-4pm
STARRY (1300 North Mays Street, Round Rock, TX 78664)

Join us for a special training opportunity especially for shelters that serve adults or youth. This session will include a review of best practices and the chance to brainstorm with peers about challenges you may face, whether or not you currently use restraint and seclusion practices.  This event is sponsored by the Hogg Foundation’s Seclusion and Restraint Reduction Leadership Group.

Featuring Jack Nowicki and Lara O’Toole of TNOYS.

RSVP Now! Snacks and lunch break offered. CEUs for social workers/LPCs offered.


Foster Care Redesign Provider Meeting
Monday, September 28, 2015
9:30am-Noon
LifeWorks East (835 N. Pleasant Valley Rd., Austin, TX 78702 – Multipurpose Room)

TNOYS and LifeWorks are partnering to host a provider meeting focused on Foster Care Redesign. Wayne Carson, CEO of ACH Child and Family Services (the Foster Care Redesign Single Source Continuum Contractors for Region 3B) and Kaysie Reinhardt, Director of Foster Care Redesign at the Department of Family and Protective Services will both present on the initiative and be prepared to answer your questions. RSVP Now!


Special 2-Day Symposium: Integrating Trauma-Informed Care to Avoid Conflict, Restraint, and Seclusion
Wednesday, October 7th and Thursday, October 8th
10am-4pm each day
DePelchin Children’s Center (4950 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77007)

This 2-day opportunity is designed especially for Houston-area residential child care programs, including residential treatment centers and emergency shelters, but all interested stakeholders are welcome to attend. National and local experts will offer guidance on best practices concepts and tools for organizational culture change to integrate trauma informed care principles, including the Six Core Strategies. You will also have the opportunity to address your program’s unique challenges and draft a targeted action plan for reducing seclusion and restraint practices.  This event is sponsored by the Simmons Foundation.

Featuring Beth Caldwell, of the Building Bridges Initiative as well as Texas-based program leaders.

RSVP Now! Lunch and refreshments provided. CEUs for social workers/LPCs offered.