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Thursday, April 5, 2012
Last week, we announced that Spoken Word Artist Ise Lyfe will provide the Keynote Address at Journey to Change 2012, our TAY Conference coming up on April 27th. In addition to that excellent news, we wanted to let you know a little more about the awesome workshops we've got planned. Save your seat by registering RIGHT HERE today!
From FYA member BAYC: Strengthening Your Inner Swagger This interactive workshop will introduce participants to strategies BAYC staff use to build safe and trusting relationships with youth, and support youth in building their capacity to change negative soundtracks and show fierce love for themselves and their community.
From FYA member WestCoast Children’s Clinic: The Real World J2C Members of the Youth Advocate Program (YAP) will lead a panel and small group discussion focusing on positive identity development.
Stay tuned for more program details next week, and meanwhile, please help us get our ducks in a row by REGISTERING TODAY!
05/10/2012, 9:30am - 12:30pm
This training, led by Lanita Mims, will teach you how to support parents of youth in care and how to work with them to get the services they need and encourage them to move forward to support the youth. DETAILS HERE
Please take a moment to write a letter in support of AB 2093, sponsored by CYC and authored by Assemblymember Nancy Skinner. This bill would request campuses of the California Community Colleges, California State University, and University of California to designate a foster youth campus support program coordinator using new or existing resources to provide comprehensive support to students who are current or former foster youth on public postsecondary educational institution campuses. READ MORE.
04/16/2012, 10:00am - 12:00pm
This AB12 Awareness Training offered in partnership with FYA Member Fred Finch Youth Center, will provide the basic information regarding the new AB12 (and 212) California Fostering Connections to Success Act. NOTE: This training will be offered TWICE on April 16th: from 10 to 12 and again from 1 to 3. DETAILS HERE.
05/02/2012, 11:00am - 2:00pm
At Alameda One Stop Career Center's 14th Annual Community Job Fair, you can learn about current and upcoming job opportunities and network with key contacts. Bring resumes and be prepared to talk to employers who are hiring in a variety of fields. Business attire required. DETAILS HERE.
FYA member Beyond Emancipation is hosting a series of "Baby and Me" infant and toddler workshops for pregnant and parenting youth ages 16 to 24 and their children. The workshops will utilize The Incredible Years curriculum. An 8-week series starting April 16th will be for parents with 0-12 olds. DETAILS HERE
Casey Family Programs Bay Area Field Office in Oakland has high quality office furniture to donate to your non-profit! Casey Family Programs has an inventory of the following items (see below) that need to be donated no later than April 13. If you are interested in the any of these items, please email email@example.com or call Elayne Barreto directly at 510-350-2977.
LIST OF AVAILABLE ITEMS HERE.
In this free archived webcast from the National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections (broadcast 3/28/12), Dr. Gerald Mallon, NRCPFC Executive Director, talks with Dr. Christopher Bellonci about psychotropic medication use among children and youth in care. READ MORE.
04/26/2012, 8:00am - 9:00am
Please join Friends of Alameda County CASA for their first annual I Am for the Child fundraising breakfast at Scott's Seafood Restaurant with Master of Ceremonies Barbara Rodgers, award-winning former co-anchor of CBS 5 Eyewitness News and host of Bay Sunday. DETAILS HERE.