Upcoming Events & Trainings

Foster Care Redesign Provider Meeting
Monday, September 28, 2015
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 Krystle Ramsay of Hill Country Youth Ranch, Marcy Barlow of Autism Treatment Center, and Maureen Murphy of Athletes for Change.

This event is sold-out. Check back for more upcoming trainings this fall.

Upcoming Conferences and Events Featuring TNOYS:

Partners in Prevention Conference
October 1st – 2nd, Houston
Hosted by Department of Family & Protective Services & Texas Home Visiting Program.
TNOYS will be hosting an exhibitor table and multiple workshops at the conference.

The Conference to End Homelessness
October 13th-16th
Hosted by Texas Homeless Network, Region 10 Education Service Center, and Texas Homeless Education Office
TNOYS will be hosting an exhibitor table and providing a workshop at this conference.

Strengthening Families Conference
October 15th – 16th, San Marcos, TX
TNOYS will be providing multiple workshops at this conference.

Conference partners include Health and Human Services Commission and Texas System of Care, Texas Department of State Health Services, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Texas Juvenile Justice Department, the State Volunteer Resource Council for Texas Youth, Texas Juvenile Justice Providers Association, Texas Education Agency, Texas School Safety Center at Texas State University, Texas A&M University, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, and Prairie View A&M University’s Juvenile Crime Prevention Center.


Interested in sponsoring a TNOYS event?  Please contact Sondra Lehmann at slehmann@tnoys.org to discuss upcoming opportunities.