Webinar Recordings

TNOYS regularly offers online webinar trainings and recordings of select webinars are available online, below.

 

Webinar: Understanding the Family First Prevention Services Act

TNOYS’ Director of Child Welfare Policy, Dr. Katherine Barillas, hosted this webinar in March 2018 to explore the federal Family First Prevention Services Act, one of the biggest policy changes to the child welfare system.  The webinar provides information about the  impact that new opportunities and requirements of the law will have on providers and the families they serve.  Click here to fill out a registration form and gain access to the recording.

 

Webinar: Opportunities to Serve Pregnant and Parenting Youth in Foster Care

The new federal Family First Prevention Services Act will require residential providers to meet certain criteria in order to continue receiving IV-E funding (funding states use to pay for foster care). One of the criteria for continuing to receive funding is for a provider to offer facilities for pregnant and parenting youth in foster care. In this webinar recorded on July 9, 2018, hear from Kate Murphy, J.D. from Texans Care for Children, who will provide participants with insight into new research about how many pregnant and parenting youth are in the foster care system, the risk factors and lack of services for this population, and opportunities for providers to make sure they are able to build strong and secure families. This webinar recording is offered free of charge and CEU certificates are available free to TNOYS members and $10 for non-members. Click here to fill out a registration form and gain access to the recording.

 

Webinar: Ethical Decision Making in Youth Services

Ethical dilemmas and boundary challenges can arise for youth services providers around a client’s right to self-determination, considerations of confidentiality, when managing agency or contract requirements, and in many other situations. In this online training workshop, Jack Nowicki, LCSW and Lara O’Toole, LMSW explore the factors that impact ethical decisions, reviews current frameworks and decision-making strategies for making ethical decisions, and consider how colleagues, supervisors, and other resources can offer support. The webinar meets ethics training requirements. A recording of the webinar is available free of charge and CEU certificates are available free for members and $15 for non-members. Click here to fill out a registration form and gain access to the recording.

 

Webinar: Understanding Normalcy and Why It Matters
Last year, the Texas Dept. of Family and Protective Services highlighted the importance of normalcy for youth in foster care and put a rule and licensing change into effect related to this topic. This webinar, first presented on Nov. 9, 2017, was led by Sarah Crockett of Texas CASA and addressed the laws and standards in Texas as well as the social/emotional benefits related to normalcy. The webinar meets normalcy training requirements. A recording of the webinar is available free of charge and CEU certificates are free for TNOYS members and $10 for non-members. Click here to fill out a registration form and gain access to the recording.