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    • 01/21/2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)
    • Zoom
    Register

    Join us for a virtual introduction to nonprofit grantwriting. This is ideal for someone who has never written a grant. You might have just received this as a new task for work or you might be a new board member for an organization and want to help with fundraising.

    Participants will receive handouts to go with the training and they can be used afterwards to help plan your grant applications.

    Participants will:

    • Know the key grant writing/funding terminology
    • Know what is meant by “grant readiness” for an organization
    • Be aware of key places to research grant opportunities
    • Be familiar with the traditional segments to grant applications
    • Know the next steps if a grant is funded or declined

    2018 is the most recent year available for statistics and I'll show you where that data is found and more!

    Writing a grant is not difficult if you know the language and process! 

    A link will be sent to you for your session participation. It will be sent within 48 hours of the training along with your materials. Please have the most recent version of Zoom installed on your viewing device.

    This workshop is 2 hours in length and certificate of completion will be emailed afterward. 

    Fee:  $50    There are no refunds, but you can swap attendees. We reserve the right to reschedule this event if there are less than 10 participants.


    Speaker: Susan Delle Shaffette, CGMP

    Susan began writing grants in the early 90s. She took many grantwriting courses, wrote and reviewed many successful grants and then moved to the funder side of the grant process while serving as a program officer for a foundation for many years. She has served as a grant reviewer for a number of organizations in their review process. Susan served as the tech column author for the national Grant Professionals Association for several years, researching new products and software programs for grantwriters and funders. She has taught grantwriting workshops for many organizations over the years.

    Team Dynamics LLC is a specialized firm focusing on virtual and in-person meetings, training events, conferences and communications. We have a great team of people and enjoy working together. Susan Delle Shaffette, CGMP is the CEO of Team Dynamics LLC. She has an Associate Degree in Accounting, a Certification in Nonprofit Management, is a Certified Government Meeting Professional and is a Certified Virtual Event and Meeting Manager. Team Dynamics LLC is a Women-Owned Small Business. She has led this organization as an LLC since 2009 and previously operated the company as a sole proprietorship. She is married to James, has three grown children and loves being a grandma for two great boys.

    • 01/25/2021
    • 9:00 AM (CST)
    • 01/26/2021
    • 12:15 PM (CST)
    • ONLINE
    • 54
    Register


    Safety: Continuous Quality Assessment in Child Welfare

    Cases through Child Welfare Assessment & Decision-Making

    Join us for this two-day ONLINE training event focused on ensuring safety of children involved in the child welfare system. This training will look at the new Child Welfare Assessment & Decision Making-Model utilized by DCFS child welfare workers and other tools to evaluate the safety and risk issues of our most vulnerable children. New court forms will be introduced and reviewed. This course will reinforce the system focus that “removal of a child from their family is the safety plan of last resort.” 

    Course Objectives:

    1. Learners will be able to define related terms.
    2. Learners will be able to apply the principles of Child Welfare Assessment Decision Making Model to a new set of facts in order to assess a child’s safety.
    3. Learners will be able to apply the principles of Child Welfare Assessment Decision Making Model to create practical safety plans.
    4. Learners will be able to articulate the Child Welfare Assessment Decision Making Model analysis to support or defend safety decision making.
    5. Learners will demonstrate an understanding of the Child Welfare Assessment Decision Making Model analysis as a tool for in and/or out- of- court advocacy for their client(s).

    Instructors:

    • Mark Harris, JD, Pelican Center for Children & Families
    • Richard Pittman, JD, CWLS, Louisiana Office of Public Defenders
    • Rebecca May Ricks, JD, CWLS, Louisiana Mental Health Advocacy Services
    • Franchesca Hamilton Acker, JD, Acadiana Legal Services Corporation
    • Kim McCain, LMSW, Louisiana Department of Children & Families Services

    Please register now to receive the link via email. You will need a computer (with sound) or a smart phone/tablet to participate in the sessions. We encourage you to participate and have your computer camera turned on. 

    This workshop is being offered at a reduced rate of $10 for both days. All child welfare practitioners are invited to participate: attorneys, social workers, foster parents, CASA staff and volunteers, teachers, law enforcement, medical staff, etc.

    Applications pending for 6 hours CLE, including ethics and professionalism.

    Approved for 6 general CEUs by the Louisiana Child Welfare Training Academy as authorized by the LSBSW.

    CLE/CEU credit will only be issued for time attended.


    FAQs

    Who do I call with any questions? Contact Team Dynamics at 985-624-3514.

    What's the refund policy?

    We do not offer refunds, but you can transfer your registration to another person. Contact Team Dynamics at 985-624-3514.



    • 01/27/2021
    • (CST)
    • 01/28/2021
    • (CST)
    • Online

    Join us virtually in January for the rescheduled

    40th Louisiana Governor's Conference

    on Juvenile Justice!  January 27-28, 2021

    This Conference will include presentations of vital and important educational opportunities for judges, probation officers, detention facility employees, and other stakeholders in the juvenile justice system. This virtual conference will explore service arrays, discover new and improved practices, share cutting edge research, and motivate participants to explore positive case outcomes for youth involved in the delinquency system.

    Registration Fees for Individuals to participate in the Governor's Conference on Juvenile Justice:

    · Louisiana Participant $50

    · Out-of-State Participant $125


    REGISTER TODAY FOR THE GOVERNOR’S CONFERENCE ON JUVENIVLE JUSTICE:

    https://bit.ly/GCJJ21

    Download the conference brochure

     


     




     


    • 02/12/2021
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM (CST)
    • ONLINE
    • 39
    Register


    Attention parents, family members,paid caregivers, and professionals who care for or provide services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) -

    This training is for you!

    This training will be offered online. 

    Complete your registration and you will receive handouts electronically before the training event.

    You will need to download the free Zoom program for your computer or cell phone. https://zoom.us/meetingsWe will email to the online link for the training in an email prior to the training.

    Course Description:

    Access to accurate information healthy relationships and physical intimacy for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities is lacking in today's society.  Many family members and caregivers struggle with discussing the topic of relationships, intimacy, sexuality and safety and also with how to present the information in a way that the person with developmental disability will understand. Further information to assist caregivers on providing this education to those they care for is also limited.  Availability of trainings or high costs of healthy relationship curricula prevent caregivers, schools or other agencies from providing the education themselves.  The importance of this type of training for caregivers is undeniable as people with I/DD are 4 to 7 times more likely to experience sexual assault than people without disabilities.  A lack of access to accurate information contributes to the likelihood that people with I/DD may experience abuse and/or exploitation.  In an effort to better prepare people with I/DD fore healthy relationships is a must!  Thus, it is necessary to empower caregivers so they can empower those they care about.  This will be an open and honest discussion about sexuality and supporting your family member or the person you support to feel safe.

    Approved for 2 SW Clinical CEU hours and 2.5 CLE hours application pending.

    Training will be cancelled and rescheduled if minimum registration number of 15 participants is not met. 

    Learning Objectives:

    Outcome 1: Participants will increase knowledge about how disability impacts sexual development.

    Outcome 2: Participants will increase knowledge about responses to questions about sexuality.

    Outcome 3: Participants will increase knowledge to support healthy sexuality for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities including informed consent, safety, and protection.

    Who Should Attend?

    Family Members

    Caregivers

    Professionals

    People with (Self-Advocates) with Developmental

    and Intellectual Disabilities


    Attendees must pre-register online. There is no fee to register. 

    On-site registration is not available.

    This training is provided in collaboration with the 

    Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council.

    QUESTIONS?

    sharon@teamdynamicsweb.com   985-624-3514

    The Presenters:

    Dr. Rebecca Mandal-Blasio is the Clinical Director in Louisiana for Autism Spectrum Therapies and is a BCBA-D. She leads a team of BCBA Supervisors and Behavior Interventionists serving families in and around the New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and the Florida Parishes areas. A Louisiana native, Dr. Mandal-Blasio received her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi and completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine as part of the Neurobehavioral Outpatient Unit and Pervasive Developmental Disorders Clinic. She also completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill's Center for Development and Learning where she studied mental health issues in people with developmental disabilities across the lifespan. She is a licensed psychologist in the state of Louisiana and the former Director of the Northlake Resource Center on Developmental Disabilities where she conducted statewide training for caregivers and professional on topics related to people who have a dual diagnosis of  developmental disabilities and psychiatric/behavior problems. Dr. Mandal-Blasio has presented on these topics nationally and internationally in addition to publishing articles and chapters. 

    Sharon Delvisco, DSW, RSW, MSW has over 30 years of experience. Sharon enjoys advocating for people with disabilities.  She has provided supported employment, supported living, community connections, mentoring, behavior and life skills support for people with all abilities, their families and the agencies that provide services to live in the community.  She believes all people should be supported to live the lifestyle of their choice in the community.  “Separate is not equal” is the guiding principle for all her work and advocacy efforts in the human services field.  Sharon is an advisor for the Louisiana People First Northshore Chapter self-advocacy group.  She has experience organizing, facilitating, and developing training for people with disabilities, their families and the agencies that provide community-based services.  She has planned conferences, events, facilitated board retreats, developed and provided training in a variety of locations.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of New Orleans and a master’s degree in social work from Southern University at New Orleans. Sharon received her doctorate in Social Work Innovation from USC School of Social Work.  Sharon is employed as a Training and Course Development Associate with Team Dynamics, LLC.






       

     



    • 02/12/2021
    • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM (CST)
    • ONLINE
    • 27
    Register

    This training is for people with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities.

    This training will be offered online. 

    Complete your registration and you will receive handouts electronically before the training event.

    You will need to download the free Zoom program for your computer or cell phone. https://zoom.us/meetings

    We will email to the online link for the training in an email prior to the training.

    Course Description:

    Sexuality is a basic part of being human, and sexual development begins when you are born and continues throughout your life.  Many people with disabilities struggle with discussing the topic of relationships, intimacy, sexuality and safety.  Healthy Relationships Matter for everyone and if you a person with an intellectual or developmental disability you need information about keeping your safe and having safe, healthy relationships.  

    Attend to this training to learn more about the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships.  This information will help you make decisions about relationships and about what to do if you think your relationships is not healthy.  

    Training will be cancelled and rescheduled if minimum registration number of 15 participants is not met. 

    Things to Learn in this Workshop:

    • Are my relationships with other people healthy?
    • Do I know the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships?
    • What do I do if I think my relationships are not healthy?

    Who Should Attend?

    • People with (Self-Advocates) Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities


    Attendees must pre-register online. There is no fee to register.  On-site registration is not available.

    This training is provided in collaboration with the Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council.

    QUESTIONS?

    sharon@teamdynamicsweb.com   985-624-3514

    The Presenters:

    Dr. Rebecca Mandal-Blasio is the Clinical Director in Louisiana for Autism Spectrum Therapies and is a BCBA-D. She leads a team of BCBA Supervisors and Behavior Interventionists serving families in and around the New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and the Florida Parishes areas. A Louisiana native, Dr. Mandal-Blasio received her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi and completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine as part of the Neurobehavioral Outpatient Unit and Pervasive Developmental Disorders Clinic. She also completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill's Center for Development and Learning where she studied mental health issues in people with developmental disabilities across the lifespan. She is a licensed psychologist in the state of Louisiana and the former Director of the Northlake Resource Center on Developmental Disabilities where she conducted statewide training for caregivers and professional on topics related to people who have a dual diagnosis of  developmental disabilities and psychiatric/behavior problems. Dr. Mandal-Blasio has presented on these topics nationally and internationally in addition to publishing articles and chapters. 


    Sharon Delvisco, DSW, RSW, MSW has over 30 years of experience. Sharon enjoys advocating for people with disabilities.  She has provided supported employment, supported living, community connections, mentoring, behavior and life skills support for people with all abilities, their families and the agencies that provide services to live in the community.  She believes all people should be supported to live the lifestyle of their choice in the community.  “Separate is not equal” is the guiding principle for all her work and advocacy efforts in the human services field.  Sharon is an advisor for the Louisiana People First Northshore Chapter self-advocacy group.  She has experience organizing, facilitating, and developing training for people with disabilities, their families and the agencies that provide community-based services.  She has planned conferences, events, facilitated board retreats, developed and provided training in a variety of locations.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of New Orleans and a master’s degree in social work from Southern University at New Orleans. Sharon received her doctorate in Social Work Innovation from USC School of Social Work.  Sharon is employed as a Training and Course Development Associate with Team Dynamics, LLC.






       

     



    • 02/23/2021
    • 9:00 AM (CST)
    • 02/24/2021
    • 12:15 PM (CST)
    • ONLINE
    • 54
    Register


    Safety: Continuous Quality Assessment in Child Welfare

    Cases through Child Welfare Assessment & Decision-Making

    Join us for this two-day ONLINE training event focused on ensuring safety of children involved in the child welfare system. This training will look at the new Child Welfare Assessment & Decision Making-Model utilized by DCFS child welfare workers and other tools to evaluate the safety and risk issues of our most vulnerable children. New court forms will be introduced and reviewed. This course will reinforce the system focus that “removal of a child from their family is the safety plan of last resort.” 

    Course Objectives:

    1. Learners will be able to define related terms.
    2. Learners will be able to apply the principles of Child Welfare Assessment Decision Making Model to a new set of facts in order to assess a child’s safety.
    3. Learners will be able to apply the principles of Child Welfare Assessment Decision Making Model to create practical safety plans.
    4. Learners will be able to articulate the Child Welfare Assessment Decision Making Model analysis to support or defend safety decision making.
    5. Learners will demonstrate an understanding of the Child Welfare Assessment Decision Making Model analysis as a tool for in and/or out- of- court advocacy for their client(s).

    Instructors:

    • Mark Harris, JD, Pelican Center for Children & Families
    • Richard Pittman, JD, CWLS, Louisiana Office of Public Defenders
    • Rebecca May Ricks, JD, CWLS, Louisiana Mental Health Advocacy Services
    • Franchesca Hamilton Acker, JD, Acadiana Legal Services Corporation
    • Kim McCain, LMSW, Louisiana Department of Children & Families Services


    Please register now to receive the link via email. You will need a computer (with sound) or a smart phone/tablet to participate in the sessions. We encourage you to participate and have your computer camera turned on. 

    This workshop is being offered at a reduced rate of $10 for both days. All child welfare practitioners are invited to participate: attorneys, social workers, foster parents, CASA staff and volunteers, teachers, law enforcement, medical staff, etc.

    Application pending for 6 hours CLE, including ethics and professionalism.

    Approved for 6 general CEUs by the Louisiana Child Welfare Training Academy as authorized by the LSBSW.

    CLE/CEU credit will only be issued for time attended.


    FAQs

    Who do I call with any questions? Contact Team Dynamics at 985-624-3514.

    What's the refund policy?

    We do not offer refunds, but you can transfer your registration to another person. Contact Team Dynamics at 985-624-3514.



    • 02/25/2021
    • (CST)
    • 02/26/2021
    • (CST)
    • Online

    Go to www.fyca.org for information and to register.

    • 03/12/2021
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM (CST)
    • ONLINE
    • 44
    Register


    Attention parents, family members, paid caregivers, and professionals who care for or provide services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) -

    This training is for you!

    This training will be offered online. 

    Complete your registration and you will receive handouts electronically before the training event.

    You will need to download the free Zoom program for your computer or cell phone. https://zoom.us/meetingsWe will email to the online link for the training in an email prior to the training.

    Course Description:

    Access to accurate information healthy relationships and physical intimacy for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities is lacking in today's society.  Many family members and caregivers struggle with discussing the topic of relationships, intimacy, sexuality and safety and also with how to present the information in a way that the person with developmental disability will understand. Further information to assist caregivers on providing this education to those they care for is also limited.  Availability of trainings or high costs of healthy relationship curricula prevent caregivers, schools or other agencies from providing the education themselves.  The importance of this type of training for caregivers is undeniable as people with I/DD are 4 to 7 times more likely to experience sexual assault than people without disabilities.  A lack of access to accurate information contributes to the likelihood that people with I/DD may experience abuse and/or exploitation.  In an effort to better prepare people with I/DD fore healthy relationships is a must!  Thus, it is necessary to empower caregivers so they can empower those they care about.  This will be an open and honest discussion about sexuality and supporting your family member or the person you support to feel safe.

    Approved for 2 SW Clinical CEU hours and 2.5 CLE hours application pending.

    Training will be cancelled and rescheduled if minimum registration number of 15 participants is not met. 

    Learning Objectives:

    Outcome 1: Participants will increase knowledge about how disability impacts sexual development.

    Outcome 2: Participants will increase knowledge about responses to questions about sexuality.

    Outcome 3: Participants will increase knowledge to support healthy sexuality for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities including informed consent, safety, and protection.

    Who Should Attend?

    Family Members

    Caregivers

    Professionals

    People with (Self-Advocates) with Developmental

    and Intellectual Disabilities


    Attendees must pre-register online. There is no fee to register. 

    On-site registration is not available.

    This training is provided in collaboration with the 

    Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council.

    QUESTIONS?

    sharon@teamdynamicsweb.com   985-624-3514

    The Presenters:

    Dr. Rebecca Mandal-Blasio is the Clinical Director in Louisiana for Autism Spectrum Therapies and is a BCBA-D. She leads a team of BCBA Supervisors and Behavior Interventionists serving families in and around the New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and the Florida Parishes areas. A Louisiana native, Dr. Mandal-Blasio received her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi and completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine as part of the Neurobehavioral Outpatient Unit and Pervasive Developmental Disorders Clinic. She also completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill's Center for Development and Learning where she studied mental health issues in people with developmental disabilities across the lifespan. She is a licensed psychologist in the state of Louisiana and the former Director of the Northlake Resource Center on Developmental Disabilities where she conducted statewide training for caregivers and professional on topics related to people who have a dual diagnosis of  developmental disabilities and psychiatric/behavior problems. Dr. Mandal-Blasio has presented on these topics nationally and internationally in addition to publishing articles and chapters. 

    Sharon Delvisco, DSW, RSW, MSW has over 30 years of experience. Sharon enjoys advocating for people with disabilities.  She has provided supported employment, supported living, community connections, mentoring, behavior and life skills support for people with all abilities, their families and the agencies that provide services to live in the community.  She believes all people should be supported to live the lifestyle of their choice in the community.  “Separate is not equal” is the guiding principle for all her work and advocacy efforts in the human services field.  Sharon is an advisor for the Louisiana People First Northshore Chapter self-advocacy group.  She has experience organizing, facilitating, and developing training for people with disabilities, their families and the agencies that provide community-based services.  She has planned conferences, events, facilitated board retreats, developed and provided training in a variety of locations.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of New Orleans and a master’s degree in social work from Southern University at New Orleans. Sharon received her doctorate in Social Work Innovation from USC School of Social Work.  Sharon is employed as a Training and Course Development Associate with Team Dynamics, LLC.






       

     



    • 03/12/2021
    • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM (CST)
    • ONLINE
    • 27
    Register

    This training is for people with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities.

    This training will be offered online. 

    Complete your registration and you will receive handouts electronically before the training event.

    You will need to download the free Zoom program for your computer or cell phone. https://zoom.us/meetings

    We will email to the online link for the training in an email prior to the training.

    Course Description:

    Sexuality is a basic part of being human, and sexual development begins when you are born and continues throughout your life.  Many people with disabilities struggle with discussing the topic of relationships, intimacy, sexuality and safety.  Healthy Relationships Matter for everyone and if you a person with an intellectual or developmental disability you need information about keeping your safe and having safe, healthy relationships.  

    Attend to this training to learn more about the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships.  This information will help you make decisions about relationships and about what to do if you think your relationships is not healthy.  

    Training will be cancelled and rescheduled if minimum registration number of 15 participants is not met. 

    Things to Learn in this Workshop:

    • Are my relationships with other people healthy?
    • Do I know the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships?
    • What do I do if I think my relationships are not healthy?

    Who Should Attend?

    • People with (Self-Advocates) Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities


    Attendees must pre-register online. There is no fee to register.  On-site registration is not available.

    This training is provided in collaboration with the Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council.

    QUESTIONS?

    sharon@teamdynamicsweb.com   985-624-3514

    The Presenters:

    Dr. Rebecca Mandal-Blasio is the Clinical Director in Louisiana for Autism Spectrum Therapies and is a BCBA-D. She leads a team of BCBA Supervisors and Behavior Interventionists serving families in and around the New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and the Florida Parishes areas. A Louisiana native, Dr. Mandal-Blasio received her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi and completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine as part of the Neurobehavioral Outpatient Unit and Pervasive Developmental Disorders Clinic. She also completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill's Center for Development and Learning where she studied mental health issues in people with developmental disabilities across the lifespan. She is a licensed psychologist in the state of Louisiana and the former Director of the Northlake Resource Center on Developmental Disabilities where she conducted statewide training for caregivers and professional on topics related to people who have a dual diagnosis of  developmental disabilities and psychiatric/behavior problems. Dr. Mandal-Blasio has presented on these topics nationally and internationally in addition to publishing articles and chapters. 


    Sharon Delvisco, DSW, RSW, MSW has over 30 years of experience. Sharon enjoys advocating for people with disabilities.  She has provided supported employment, supported living, community connections, mentoring, behavior and life skills support for people with all abilities, their families and the agencies that provide services to live in the community.  She believes all people should be supported to live the lifestyle of their choice in the community.  “Separate is not equal” is the guiding principle for all her work and advocacy efforts in the human services field.  Sharon is an advisor for the Louisiana People First Northshore Chapter self-advocacy group.  She has experience organizing, facilitating, and developing training for people with disabilities, their families and the agencies that provide community-based services.  She has planned conferences, events, facilitated board retreats, developed and provided training in a variety of locations.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of New Orleans and a master’s degree in social work from Southern University at New Orleans. Sharon received her doctorate in Social Work Innovation from USC School of Social Work.  Sharon is employed as a Training and Course Development Associate with Team Dynamics, LLC.






       

     



    • 03/16/2021
    • (CDT)
    • Online

    SAVE THE DATE!    More information soon!

    Contact Team Dynamics with questions in the interim:

    Susan Shaffette - susan@teamdynamicsweb.com. 

    • 03/22/2021
    • 10:00 AM (CDT)
    • 03/23/2021
    • 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • ONLINE
    • 49
    Register


    What does it mean to be Culturally Smart?

    • being aware of one's own world view
    • developing positive attitudes towards cultural differences
    • gaining knowledge of different cultural practices and world views
    • developing skills for communication and interaction across cultures



    This training experience is designed for multidisciplinary professionals who touch the lives of families and children in the Child Welfare System. It is developed to enhance the ability of child welfare practitioners to respond to the unique needs and differences of children and families of various racial and ethnic groups in ways that are culturally congruent to improve outcomes for children and families. Culture S.M.A.R.T. is an engaging experience that simulates aspects of what it is like to “walk in another racial, ethnic or cultural group’s shoes.” In the shoes of another person and come face to face with personal bias and perspectives and assumptions. This training helps us to build skills and knowledge of other cultures and identify opportunities for growth and development in a safe environment. Presenting cultural differences as a reflection of the way we solve similar problems promotes a sense of our common humanity, recognize we are all in this together for challenges in Child Welfare. Understanding this basic notion allows us to view cultural differences as a rich reservoir of solutions to real world concerns. Instead of looking upon cultural differences as things to be tolerated, we can relate to each other as cultural problem solvers with the same desired goals – better outcomes for children and families.

    Presenters:  Patsy Wilkerson, M.A. and Thailund Porter-Green, JD

    CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS:

    Application pending 6 CLE approval (including 1 hour of professionalism) by the LSBA MCLE Committee.

    Approved for 6 general hours by the Louisiana Child Welfare Training Academy as authorized by the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners. 

    You will need a computer (with sound/speakers) or a smart phone/tablet to participate in the sessions. It is not required that you have a camera set up.

    This workshop is being offered at a reduced rate of $10 for both sessions. All child welfare practitioners are invited to participate: attorneys, social workers, foster parents, CASA staff and volunteers, teachers, law enforcement, medical staff, etc.

    FAQs

    Who do I call with any questions? Contact Team Dynamics at 985-624-3514.

    What's the refund policy?

    We do not offer refunds, but you can transfer your registration to another person. Contact Team Dynamics at 985-624-3514.

    • 04/19/2021
    • 9:00 AM (CDT)
    • 04/20/2021
    • 12:15 PM (CDT)
    • ONLINE
    • 60
    Register


    Safety: Continuous Quality Assessment in Child Welfare

    Cases through Child Welfare Assessment & Decision-Making

    Join us for this two-day ONLINE training event focused on ensuring safety of children involved in the child welfare system. This training will look at the new Child Welfare Assessment & Decision Making-Model utilized by DCFS child welfare workers and other tools to evaluate the safety and risk issues of our most vulnerable children. New court forms will be introduced and reviewed. This course will reinforce the system focus that “removal of a child from their family is the safety plan of last resort.” 

    Course Objectives:

    1. Learners will be able to define related terms.
    2. Learners will be able to apply the principles of Child Welfare Assessment Decision Making Model to a new set of facts in order to assess a child’s safety.
    3. Learners will be able to apply the principles of Child Welfare Assessment Decision Making Model to create practical safety plans.
    4. Learners will be able to articulate the Child Welfare Assessment Decision Making Model analysis to support or defend safety decision making.
    5. Learners will demonstrate an understanding of the Child Welfare Assessment Decision Making Model analysis as a tool for in and/or out- of- court advocacy for their client(s).

    Instructors:

    • Mark Harris, JD, Pelican Center for Children & Families
    • Richard Pittman, JD, CWLS, Louisiana Office of Public Defenders
    • Rebecca May Ricks, JD, CWLS, Louisiana Mental Health Advocacy Services
    • Franchesca Hamilton Acker, JD, Acadiana Legal Services Corporation
    • Kim McCain, LMSW, Louisiana Department of Children & Families Services

    Download a flyer to share!

    Please register now to receive the link via email. You will need a computer (with sound) or a smart phone/tablet to participate in the sessions. We encourage you to participate and have your computer camera turned on. 

    This workshop is being offered at a reduced rate of $10 for both days. All child welfare practitioners are invited to participate: attorneys, social workers, foster parents, CASA staff and volunteers, teachers, law enforcement, medical staff, etc.

    Approved for 6 hours CLE, including ethics and professionalism.

    Approved for 6 general CEUs by the Louisiana Child Welfare Training Academy as authorized by the LSBSW.

    CLE/CEU credit will only be issued for time attended.


    FAQs

    Who do I call with any questions? Contact Team Dynamics at 985-624-3514.

    What's the refund policy?

    We do not offer refunds, but you can transfer your registration to another person. Contact Team Dynamics at 985-624-3514.



    • 05/10/2021
    • 10:00 AM (CDT)
    • 05/11/2021
    • 1:30 PM (CDT)
    • ONLINE
    • 64
    Register

    10 am to 1:30 pm

    May 10 - 11, 2021

    You do need a computer (with a microphone and sound/speakers) or a smart phone/tablet to participate in the sessions. You need an internet connection. It is not required that you have a camera set up. This session is not designed for audio-only participation.

    This workshop is being offered at a reduced rate of $10 for all three sessions. All child welfare practitioners are invited to participate: attorneys, social workers, foster parents, CASA staff and volunteers, teachers, law enforcement, medical staff, etc.

    APPROVED: 6.5 hours of general Social Work CEUs Approved by the Louisiana Child Welfare Training Academy as authorized by the LSBSW.

    PENDING: 6.5 hours CLE, including 1 hour each of Legal Ethics and Legal Professionalism

    This three-day, interactive workshop provides a comprehensive overview of the Child in Need of Care (CINC) practice. Designed for a multi-disciplinary audience, this workshop will incorporate adult learning theory, lecture, small group activities and interactive practice using real case scenarios. Topics will explore constitutional, federal and state law, ethics in practice, child development and trauma in child welfare cases.  The ethics portion of this workshop will focus on practice as guided by the Rules of Professional Conduct for attorneys and the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics.

    Upon completion of this workshop, participants will have gained a greater understanding of constitutional, federal and state laws that govern CINC practice, the purpose of each of hearing; concepts of timely permanency for families; reasonable efforts to prevent removal and to achieve the permanency goal; ethical rules and regulations; roles and responsibilities of involved parties and the impact of child development and trauma on children and parents.  

    Fundamentals of Child Welfare is an asset for improving the knowledge base of Attorneys, CASA, Child Welfare Staff, Social Workers and others who provide professional service, representation, advocacy and/or care for children in need of care and/or their parents. Those new to the Child Welfare profession, as well as those wanting a refresher, will especially appreciate this workshop.

    Registration is $10 

    PRESENTED BY:

    • Franchesca Hamilton-Acker, JD, Acadiana Legal Services Corporation
    • D’Juannia Judge, LCSW, CSM with LA Dept. of Children and Families (DCFS)
    • Rodney Hastings, JD, with LA Dept. of Children and Families (DCFS-BGC)
    • Thailund Porter-Green, JD , Pelican Center for Children and Families
    • Sharon B. Worthy, LMSW, Retired DCFS and SW Consultant

    There are no cancellations accepted for this training. If you know someone that can take your place we can swap your registration.



    FAQs

    Who do I call with any questions? Contact Team Dynamics at 985-624-3514.

    What's the refund policy?

    We do not offer refunds, but you can transfer your registration to another person. Contact Team Dynamics at 985-624-3514.


Past events

01/15/2021 Workshop for People with Intellectual Disabilities - Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships - What's the Difference? This training is for People with Intellectual Disabilities or Self Advocates
01/15/2021 How to Support Healthy Relationships for Family Members, Caregivers and Professionals of People with Intellectual Disabilities
12/14/2020 Safety Training Online
12/01/2020 Culture S.M.A.R.T.
11/17/2020 Safety Training Online
11/04/2020 Together We Can Conference
10/21/2020 Orleans Parish Juvenile Court CINC Training
10/21/2020 ONLINE: Fundamentals of Child Welfare
10/14/2020 Safety Training Online
10/01/2020 Culture S.M.A.R.T. ONLINE
09/28/2020 ONLINE: Fundamentals of Child Welfare
08/13/2020 When Adolescence Goes Viral
08/11/2020 When Adolescence Goes Viral
08/06/2020 Culture S.M.A.R.T. ONLINE
07/24/2020 Ethical Principles in Social Work Practice
07/20/2020 The Role of the Prosecutor in CINC Cases
06/30/2020 Ethical Principles in Social Work Practice
06/23/2020 Culture S.M.A.R.T.
06/18/2020 Culture S.M.A.R.T.
06/15/2020 ONLINE: Fundamentals of Child Welfare
06/10/2020 ONLINE DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
06/10/2020 ONLINE DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for Family Members/Caregivers
05/19/2020 ONLINE Culture S.M.A.R.T.
05/12/2020 ONLINE: Fundamentals of Child Welfare
05/08/2020 ONLINE DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
05/08/2020 ONLINE DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for Family Members/Caregivers
04/24/2020 ONLINE DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
04/24/2020 ONLINE - DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for Family Members/Caregivers
04/21/2020 ONLINE Culture S.M.A.R.T.
04/07/2020 Understanding the Opioid Epidemic: A Families Helping Families Forum
04/02/2020 Culture S.M.A.R.T.
03/31/2020 Understanding the Opioid Epidemic: A Families Helping Families Forum
03/17/2020 Understanding the Opioid Epidemic: A Families Helping Families Forum
03/05/2020 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for People with Intellectual and Developmental - New Orleans
03/05/2020 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for Family Members/Caregivers - New Orleans
03/05/2020 Fundamentals of Child Welfare - Alexandria
02/18/2020 Understanding the Opioid Epidemic: A Families Helping Families Forum
02/11/2020 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities- Bossier
02/11/2020 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for Family Members/Caregivers - Bossier
02/07/2020 Postponed - Culture S.M.A.R.T.
01/21/2020 Understanding the Opioid Epidemic: A Families Helping Families Forum
01/17/2020 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities- Monroe
01/17/2020 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for Family Members/Caregivers - Monroe
01/09/2020 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Family Members/Caregivers - Lake Charles
01/08/2020 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities- Baton Rouge
01/08/2020 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for Family Members/Caregivers - Baton Rouge
12/09/2019 Safety Decision Making - Law & Best Practices
12/09/2019 Safety Decision Making - Law & Best Practices
12/03/2019 LAPEN 12th Annual Parenting Educators Summit
11/12/2019 Together We Can Conference
11/07/2019 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities- Alexandria
11/07/2019 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for Family Members/Caregivers - Alexandria
10/25/2019 Mosaic Dimension 2.0- Kenner
10/14/2019 Cultural Consciousness Training
10/10/2019 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for Family Members/Caregivers - Metairie
09/23/2019 Child Welfare Basics - New Orleans
09/17/2019 Cultural Consciousness Training
08/16/2019 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop - Baton Rouge
08/13/2019 LCTF Regional Meeting - Southeast LA Region
08/12/2019 LCTF Regional Meeting - Florida Parishes Region
08/08/2019 LCTF Regional Meeting - CENLA Region
08/07/2019 LCTF Regional Meeting - Northwest LA Region
08/07/2019 Mosaic Dimension 2.0- Lake Charles
07/30/2019 LCTF Regional Meeting - Bayou Region
07/25/2019 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop - Shreveport
07/17/2019 LCTF Regional Meeting - Capital Area
07/16/2019 LCTF Regional Meeting - Southwest Louisiana
07/15/2019 Safety Decision Making - Lunchtime Webinar
07/09/2019 National Indian and Native American WIC Coalition Conference (NINAWC)
06/19/2019 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop - Monroe
06/18/2019 LCTF Regional Meeting - Northeast Louisiana
06/18/2019 Mosaic Dimension 2.0-Monroe
06/13/2019 LCTF Regional Meeting - Acadiana Area
06/13/2019 Child Welfare Basics - Houma
05/23/2019 Safety Decision Making - Lunchtime Webinar
05/10/2019 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop - Pineville
05/02/2019 Safety Decision Making - Law & Best Practices (LIVE)
04/17/2019 Cultural Consciousness Training
04/12/2019 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop - Covington
04/05/2019 Complex Trauma Conference
04/01/2019 Child Welfare Basics - Monroe
03/25/2019 Strengthening Families Against Opioids
03/25/2019 Cultural Consciousness Training
03/18/2019 Strengthening Families Against Opioids
03/15/2019 Mosaic Dimension 2.0- Houma
03/11/2019 Strengthening Families Against Opioids
03/08/2019 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop - Lafayette
02/19/2019 Safety Decision Making - Lunchtime Webinar
02/15/2019 Safety Decision Making - Law & Best Practices (LIVE)
02/08/2019 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop - Lake Charles
01/17/2019 Child Welfare Basics - Lake Charles
01/08/2019 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop - Terrebonne
12/21/2018 Holiday Office Closure
12/11/2018 Safety Decision Making - Lunchtime Webinar
12/05/2018 Safety Decision Making - Law & Best Practices (LIVE)
12/03/2018 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop - Self Advocates
12/03/2018 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop - Parents & Caregivers
11/28/2018 Child Welfare Basics - Shreveport
11/09/2018 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop - New Orleans
11/02/2018 Mosaic Dimension 2.0
10/15/2018 Together We Can Conference


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