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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
Registration form for families: http://www.parentsreachingout.org/flan/flanfamily/flanfamily.html
Registration form for professionals: http://www.parentsreachingout.org/flan/flanpro/flanpro.html
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
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!
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.
October 5-6, 2011, Radisson Hotel, Albuquerque
This two-day summit will explore the meaning and relevance of cultural competence for New Mexico's early childhood systems. It is designed as a forum to develop common understanding, a common vocabulary, and guiding principles that can be used in a number of different ways.
This summit is important for all early childhood teachers, training and technical assistance providers, administrative staff, state government personnel and higher education faculty.
Summit Facilitator: Dr. Jerry Kinkade
Special Guests: Davida McDonald, Director of State Policy, NAEYC and Camille Catlett, Consultant, Frank Porter Graham, UNC
Monday, October 3, 2011 is National Child Health Day. This year's theme is Helping Children Lead Healthy Lives. A HRSA website was created at http://mchb.hrsa.gov/childhealthday/ to feature important resources that assist families in finding health care services. Resources featured on the website include the 311 Prenatal Hotline, Insure Kids Now, Family-to-Family Health Information Centers, Text 4 Baby, Find a Health Center Locator, and the Maternal and Child Health Program.
September 16 and 17, 2011
Community Based Programs (CBP) is having an Open House in conjunction with Socorro Chamber After Hours
Date: Friday, September 16, 2011
Time: 5:00-7:30 PM
Where: 308 N. California Street (Next to John Brook's Super Mart)
We are here to serve your health promotion/educational needs and support you in the pursuit of great health. Com and meet the dedicated Community Based Programs Team and learn what services we provide and guide us in what other educational topics you would appreciate more information on. (Presbyterian) For more information call 575-835-8709.
Run for Your Life - 5K
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2011
Time: 8:30 AM
Where: Socorro Plaza
Come out and join our community for the 7th annual Run For Your Life 5K run/walk and 1 mile walk. This friendly even is designed to encourage all ages to get out and walk or run. The race course starts at the plaza. For more information call Kent at 575-825-8367.