EPICS Training

FREE Summer Workshop Opportunities

EPICS Training Center, 1600 San Pedro Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110

See attached document for a list of the two summer training workshops offered by EPICS - "Transition from Part C to Part B" and "Bureau of Indian Education Parent Rights & Procedural Safeguards".

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Children's Mental Health Awareness Day

Community Action on Child Trauma Webinar

May 9, 2012, 10:00-11:30

New Mexico Project LAUNCH invites you to a webinar: Community Action on Child Trauma. Traumatic events can have severe and lasting impacts on children, altering their physical, emotional, and social development and even their ability to learn. We now know many ways communities can support children who continue to have trouble coping after traumatic events. In observance of Children's Mental Health Awareness Day, New Mexico Project LAUNCH (Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children's Health) will offer a state-wide webinar. Julianne Bodnar, LISW, will be presenting on the identification and screening of children for Child Traumatic Stress. She will present a screen that can be used by first responders, parents, community members, teachers, and other community service providers to decide whether a child or youth should be referred for assessment and possible treatment. She will also present a model for developing a collaborative community wide network to educate and treat child trauma. Julianne Bodnar, MSW, LISW, was Acting Director for the New Mexico Alliance for Child Traumatic Stress. She works with families and children as a therapist in Santa Fe.

 To register, go to: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Y7J9RQL   

EPICS Spring Workshop Seires

EPICS Spring Workshop Series

The Education for Parents of Indian Children with Special Needs (EPICS) will be hosting a series of workshops this spring at their training center 1600 San Pedro Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM. Please go to http://www.epicsproject.org/training to pre-register or visit the calendar page on the webiste.

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EPICS Family Leadership Academy

9th Annual Family Leadership Academy

Education for Parents of Indian Children with Special Needs (EPICS)

March 22, 23, 24, 2012, Sheraton Hotel Uptown, Albuquerque, NM

The Education for Parents of Indian Children with Special Needs (EPICS) staff, board of directors, and partners are pleased to announce the 9th Annual Family Leadership Academy (formerly known as Annual Parent Leadership Institute). The Academy will take place March 22, 23, 24, 2012 at the Sheraton Uptown Hotel located at 2600 Louisiana Blvd, Albuquerque, NM on the corner of Menaul and Louisiana.

The primary target audience for this academy will be parents who have children with disabilities, developmental delay, or special healthcare needs, ages birth to 26 years old, and the professionals who work with them.

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EPICS Spring 2012


Spring Workshop Series

See the attached flyer for workshops on Parent Advocacy, IDEA Overview, Parent Rights, Bullying, Individualized Education Program, Individualized Family Service Plan, and Early Hearing Screening and Identification.

All workshops will take place at:

EPICS Training Center, 1600 San Pedro Dr. NE, Albuquerque

Call 888-499-2070 or 505-767-6630 to register.

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Children's Days at the Roundhouse 2012

Linking to Our Future!

Celebrating NM's Children & Youth at the ROUNDHOUSE

JANUARY 17, 2012

On behalf of the Steering Committee for CELEBRATING NEW MEXICO'S CHILDREN AND YOUTH DAYS, please join us at this year's Roundhouse celebration on January 17, 2012.

This event points out the continuum of services and education prenatal through career. CELEBRATING NEW MEXICO'S CHILDREN AND YOUTH DAYS will focus on the value and importance of getting all children and youth off to a great start and beyond. We will use this day, January 17, to connect with legislators and the governor and all the members of the Executive on the importance of supporting children, youth and families.

This year on this one day, we will celebrate each different age group: early childhood; elementary and middle school, and high school age young people. There will be advocacy training, refreshments, speakers, as well as a press conference. Participants can also listen to the Governor's State of the State address.

On-line advocacy training is available at www.nmasbhc.org. CHECK IT OUT!

Table space is available in the west and east hallways of the rotunda on January 17th. Every organization will get ONE-HALF Table AND every organization will be responsible for brining their own tablecloth! Please contact Baji Rankin if your organization would like to reserve a half-table for this day. We will have tables representing all age groups. See the attached document for the table reservation form. Table and Advocacy Sign-up Responses are due January 10, 2012.

 For more information contact Baji Rankin: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 505-243-5437.

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2012 FLAN Conference

2012 New Mexico Family Leadership Conference

April 12-13, 2012 at

Isleta Conference Center, 11000 Broadway SE, Albuquerque, NM

The conference emphasizes helping families gain the skills they need to become full participants in their communities and to work toward systems change at all levels.

This year's Conference will offer workshops in English, Spanish, and Navajo. Areas of interest will be:

  • General Education
  • Special Education
  • Health
  • Early Childhood
  • Family Engagement
  • Fatherhood

The Family Leadership Action Network (FLAN) is a network of families working to promote the voices of families in order to influence the policies and the programs that affect them. FLAN builds on each family's strengths and knowledge and celebrates diversity. FLAN works for positive, family-friendly changes to systems that eliminate stereotyping and assumptions about the families they serve. FLAN promotes the importance of collaboration and relationship building to create positive outcomes for families, children, and communities.

For more information contact Parents Reaching Out: 505-247-0192 or Toll Free in NM 1-800-524-5176, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Registration form for families: http://www.parentsreachingout.org/flan/flanfamily/flanfamily.html

Registration form for professionals: http://www.parentsreachingout.org/flan/flanpro/flanpro.html

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LANL Foundation

First Born Conference: Promoting Confident and Joyful Parenting

October 28, 2011 Tamaya Resort, Bernalillo

Trauma Stewardship or secondary trauma management is about how helping others affects the quality of our work and our lives. If we are to do our work in a sustainable way, we must address our secondary trauma and bring our best selves to the people we serve.

Laura Lipsky's training is for home visitors, social workers, teachers, first responders, care givers, medical personnel, law enforcement, domestic violence workers, social-change activists and anyone who helps others overcome challenges.

Registration opens August 15 at www.lanlfoundation.org


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State-Tribal Prevention & Wellness Week

State and Tribal Celebration of Health and Wellness

October 10-15, 2011

Walk with the Pueblo Governors and the Cabinet Secretary of Health. Receive screenings, education, influenza vaccinations, and many other services! There will be traditional games and children's educational materials. Bring the entire family!

  • October 10, 2011 - Laguna Pueblo, 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • October 11, 2011 - San Felipe Pueblo, 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • October 12, 2011 - Isleta Pueblo, 2:00 PM -7:00 PM
  • October 13, 2011 - KEWA Pueblo, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • October 14, 2011 - Santa Clara Pueblo, 1:00 PM -7:00 PM
  • October 15, 2011 - Tesuque Pueblo, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

For more information email Ron Reid, Ph.D. Tribal Liaison at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 505-827-2627 or check http://www.nmhealth.org.

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Parent-Infant Study Center

Relationship-based Practice with Infants, Toddlers & their Families

A Professional Development Series for 2011-2012

Relationships between practitioners and families that focus on parents'/primary caregivers' ability to engage in nurturing relationships with their infants and young children are key to positive outcomes in many services settings. This series of professional development seminars offers professionals from a wide range of disciplines the opportunity to come together to explore how their relationships with families can positively impact child outcomes.

See the attached document for more information about the four, day-long training seminars for infant-family professionals which will be held in September, November, January, and March.

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About ECAN

The Early Childhood Action Network is a network of early childhood champions and key stakeholders who work to develop strategies and actions to improve the well being of New Mexico's young children and their families. Learn more...


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Note: This website supports New Mexico projects related to early childhood. It is not an official site of the State of New Mexico.