The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has reserved 10 spots for CASA volunteers from across the state to attend the third annual “All Together Now: Youth in Foster Care Conference,” in Austin, Texas, on Oct. 1-2, 2019. The deadline to register is July 5.
The purpose of this conference is to bring together key stakeholders serving youth in foster care and foster care alumni from across Texas as part of TWC’s continued support for the Tri-Agency Foster Youth initiative. Key objectives include:
- Sharing best practices for local collaboration among organizations, including outreach and program participant retention techniques;
- Offering new perspectives from the family courts and juvenile justice system and discuss tips for securing their involvement locally;
- Providing a how-to on incorporating trauma-informed practice into your work; and
- Enhancing and increase communication at all levels within the network of organizations serving youth in foster care at all levels.
In the spirit of collaboration, the invitation list comprises a variety of stakeholders who support youth in foster care locally and regionally. In addition to CASA volunteers, invitees include representatives from the 28 TWC Local Workforce Development Boards, Vocational Rehabilitation staff, Foster Care Champions from the Educational Service Centers, regional Preparation for Adult Living staff, and foster care liaisons from community and vocational schools near the 17 Foster Youth Transition Centers along with representatives from the centers.
There is a $40 registration fee, which includes lunch for both days. Hotel information will be provided after registration.
Every organization sending a representative to attend this conference will submit a single digital slide (ppt or pdf) highlighting a success story or an accomplishment of youth in foster care or foster care alumni as a result of that organization’s work. The slides will be displayed in a gallery to celebrate the amazing work being done across the state. Please submit your digital slide to [email]firstname.lastname@example.org[/email]. Slides must be submitted by Sept. 6, 2019, to allow time for printing.
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