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CANCELLED: March 2020 Membership Meeting

 

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       When: TBD 

Where: Louisiana Red Cross Building

(2nd floor Board Room)

4655 Sherwood Common Blvd.

Baton Rouge, LA

 

Presenter: 

Beth Touchet-Morgan

Executive Management Advisor

Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice

 

Topic: 

Raising the Age of Juvenile Jurisdiction: Another Chance to Serve Young People in Need

 

Will be followed by a Q & A opportunity!

 

Executive Management Advisor Elizabeth (Beth) Touchet-Morgan, joined the Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice in April of 2013.  Beth manages the Intergovernmental Relations, Communications and Training unit, and serves as OJJ  legislative liaison. 

Beth spent almost five years as the project coordinator for the MacArthur Foundation Louisiana Models for Change program.  In that position, she coordinated a network of grantees and consultants who worked on juvenile justice reform projects throughout the state.  She worked with professionals including public defenders, district attorneys, judges, clinicians, local detention staff, secure care employees and law enforcement officials.  She compiled reports that highlighted the progress and policy changes that took place throughout Louisiana as a result of systemic reform efforts.

Beth has prior experience in hurricane recovery program management for the Road Home Program, administration of higher education research and grant programs, and management of a university museum. 

Beth holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in painting and a Masters degree in Communications, both from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. 

 

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Member Agency Spotlight: 

LaFourche Parish Juvenile Justice Center

 

 

REGISTER TODAY to reserve your spot on our LACFA website at www.lacfa.org on the Resource - Events page using the "REGISTER NOW" link on the right side of webpage. 

 

Please be sure to register no later than:  

 

REMEMBER THAT YOU MUST COMPLETE REGISTRATION BY GOING THROUGH THE PAYPAL PROCESS!

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Thank you for all who participated in our

February LACFA-hosted Training                             

in partnership with AETNA Better Health of Louisiana

When: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 (9:00AM - 4:30PM)

Where: EBRPSS Professional Development Center (PDC)

             3000 N. Sherwood Forest

             Baton Rouge, LA 70814

Registration: 9:00 – 9:20am

 

Session 1:  9:30am – 12:45pm

Topic: Toward a Deeper Understanding of Trauma-Informed Work

Presenter: Antoinette “Toni” Bankston, LCSW- BACS

 

Toni Bankston currently serves as the Executive Director of the Baton Rouge Children’s Advocacy Center.  A native of Baton Rouge, she has been a child and family psychotherapist for 28 years in the area of trauma and resiliency.  Her work in developing and executing several therapeutic curricula for children impacted by trauma and disaster has been published in professional journals.  She serves as needed with the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, D.C. as a member of the U.S. Faculty and Global Trauma Relief Team in Haiti, Israel and the Gaza territories. In this capacity she has developed programs and trained other healthcare professionals in trauma recovery, with an emphasis on programs for youth and secondary stress in their caregivers and providers.  Locally, her local work in Louisiana has included bringing wellness programs to disadvantaged populations, including the street homeless in Baton Rouge, children in urban school-based settings, and working with Coastal residents in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav, Isaac and the Horizon BP Oil Spill.  She has also served as Adjunct Faculty at the LSU School of Social Work.  Toni is a wife and mother of four teenagers. 

Lunch: 12:45 – 1:15pm (to be provided for full-day attendees)

Session 2: 1:15 – 4:30pm (including one 15-minute break)

Topic: Toward a Deeper Understanding of Trauma-Informed Work (Part 2)

Presenters: Antoinette “Toni” Bankston, LCSW-BACS;

                   JJ Biasucci, Certified Substance Abuse Counselor and Yoga Instructor, BRCAC Forensic Interviewer

 

REGISTER TODAY to reserve your spot on our LACFA website at www.lacfa.org on the Resource - Events page using the "REGISTER NOW" link on the right side of webpage. 

Please be sure to register no later than: Monday, 2/10/2020 

Training Fees:

One Half Day Workshop:  

  • $60 non-LACFA members
  • $30 LACFA members, Louisiana state employees, & EBRPSS employees

Full Day with lunch provided:  

  • $110 non-LACFA members
  • $60 LACFA members, Louisiana state employees, & EBRPSS employees

 

Reserve your seat by REGISTERING TODAY                               on our website at www.lacfa.org                                               on our Resource/Event page using the "REGISTER NOW" link on the right side of webpage! 

 

 

Please REGISTER TODAY and NO LATER THAN Monday, February 10, 2020

 

REGISTER NOW:

(Go to our Resource tab, then to Events and register by using the "Register Now" button on right side of page)

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Recent Membership Meeting (held quarterly)

Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Time: Check in and networking: 9:45am - 10:00am

Meeting: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Place: American Red Cross Baton Rouge (Board Room, 2nd floor)

           4655 Sherwood Common Blvd., Baton Rouge

           (225) 291-4533
 
Presenter: Rhenda Hodnett, Ph.D., LCSW
 
Agency Spotlight: Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans
 
Registration is $20 and due at time of registration.  
Lunch will be provided.  
If you require a special diet please indicate on the registration form or email jill@lacfa.org 

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Past Membership Meeting (held quarterly)

Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Time: Check in and networking: 9:45am - 10:00am

Meeting: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Place: American Red Cross Baton Rouge (Board Room, 2nd floor)

           4655 Sherwood Common Blvd., Baton Rouge

           (225) 291-4533
 
Presenter: 
Agency Spotlight: Heritage Ranch
Vicki Ellis, Founder and Executive Director
Fairly Carville, LMSW

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Recent LACFA-hosted Training:

Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Location: EBRPSS Professional Development Center (PDC)

                  3000 N. Sherwood Forest

                  Baton Rouge, LA 70814

9:00-9:20AM - Registration/Networking

9:30-11:00AM: Session 1

Adverse Childhood Experience Study

Presenter: Joshua Smith, PhD, LPC

1.5 Clinical CE Hours (applied for by LA Healthcare Connections)

11:15-12:45PM: Session 2

Strengths Perspective

Presenter: Shantelle Jacobs, MA, LPC

1.5 Clinical CE Hours (applied for by LA Healthcare Connections) 

12:45-1:15PM- Lunch will be provided for all full-day attendees

1:15-2:45PM - Session 3

Positive Psychology

Presenter: Joshua Smith, PhD, LPC

1.5 Clinical CE Hours (applied for by LA Healthcare Connections)

3:00-4:30PM - Session 4 

Trauma Informed Care

Presenter: Shantelle Jacobs, MA, LPC

1.5 Clinical CE Hours (applied for by LA Healthcare Connections)

REGISTER TODAY to reserve your seat on our LACFA website at www.lacfa.org on the Resource - Events page using the "REGISTER NOW" link on the right side of webpage. 

Please be sure to register no later than: Friday, 8/16/2019 

Training Fees:

One Half Day Workshop:  

  • $60 non-LACFA members
  • $30 LACFA members, Louisiana state employees, & EBRPSS employees

Full Day with lunch provided:  

  • $110 non-LACFA members
  • $60 LACFA members, Louisiana state employees, & EBRPSS employees

 

Reserve your seat by REGISTERING TODAY on our website at www.lacfa.org

on our Resource/Event page using the "REGISTER NOW" link on the right side of webpage!

 

Please REGISTER TODAY and NO LATER THAN Friday, August 16, 2019

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 Past Annual Membership Meeting

Date:  Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Time: Check in and networking: 9:45am - 10:00am

Meeting: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Place: American Red Cross Baton Rouge (Board Room, 2nd floor)

           4655 Sherwood Common Blvd., Baton Rouge

           (225) 291-4533
 
Election of Board Officers
(serving two year terms)
Louisiana Legislative Wrap-up
Presenter: 
Susan East Nelson, J.D.
Louisiana Partnership for children & families, Executive Director                                  

Past Meeting Information:

Date:  March 13, 2018 - Tuesday  

Place: American Red Cross Baton Rouge (Board Room, 2nd floor)

4655 Sherwood Common Blvd., Baton Rouge
(225) 291-4533

Presenters: 

Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Behavioral Health
 
Candace Grace, Director of Quality Management, will provide an overview of utilization and quality trends for the Coordinated System of Care (CSoC).  

CSoC is about a core set of values as well as about ensuring services and supports are delivered to young people with significant behavioral health challenges and their families. A child/young person might be able to be enrolled in CSoC if s/he:

  • is 5-20 years old,
  • is at-risk for out-of-home placement or is already placed out-of-home,
  • has a behavioral health disorder,
  • and lives in Louisiana.

Ascent Health, Inc. - Wraparound Agency

Presenter:  Curtis Eberts, Ph.D., Executive Director
 
Ascent started as a small non-profit in 2012 as Wraparound Services of Northeast Louisiana. The focus was on influencing the community for good, and working with children and families in hope of making a difference.  Dr. Eberts will give a brief overview of Ascent Health and their services in Louisiana and Tennessee. 
 
Learn how a LACFA member, The Center for Children and Families, and Ascent have partnered together to fulfull the vision of coordinated care.  
New Agency Spotlight: 

The Center for Children and Families 

Presenter:  Dr. Mathew Thorton, Director of Operations

The Center for Children and Famillies provides important advocacy, prevention and treatment services, and is a nationally accredited organization through the Council on Accreditation (COA). 

Their exemplary services are provided through four main programs.  

  • Therapeutic Services
  • CASA 
  • Childrens Advocacy Center
  • Delta Initiative

FFPSA

The Families First Preservation Services Act is now the law, and it will affect services for NMGHs, TFC and prevention programs.  Will your agency be ready for the mandatory changes in service delivery, staffing, treatment, etc.?   Join us to talk about:  

  • the new requirements,
  • what agencies can do to prepare,
  • and important advocacy efforts.    

Past Training Opportunities included: 

LACFA-hosted TRAINING:
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Location: EBRPSS Professional Development Center (PDC)
3000 N. Sherwood Forest
Baton Rouge, LA 70814
 
Session 1
Building Trauma-Informed Youth-Serving Communities
Antoinette "Toni" Bankston, LCSW
 
Toni currently serves as the Executive Director of the Baton Rouge Children’s Advocacy Center.  A native of Baton Rouge, she has been a child and family psychotherapist for 28 years in the area of trauma and resiliency.  Her work in developing and executing several therapeutic curricula for children impacted by trauma and disaster has been published in professional journals.  She serves as needed with the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, D.C. as a member of the U.S. Faculty and Global Trauma Relief Team in Haiti, Israel and the Gaza territories. In this capacity she has developed programs and trained other healthcare professionals in trauma recovery, with an emphasis on programs for youth and secondary stress in their caregivers and providers.  Locally, her local work in Louisiana has included bringing wellness programs to disadvantaged populations, including the street homeless in Baton Rouge, children in urban school-based settings, and working with Coastal residents in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav, Isaac and the Horizon BP Oil Spill.  She has also served as Adjunct Faculty at the LSU School of Social Work.  Toni is a wife and mother of four teenagers. 
 
3 CE Hours approved by NBCC
Approved for 3 hours CE by Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault as authorized by the National Association of Social Workers- LA Chapter and the Louisiana Board of Social Work Examiners.
 
Session 2
Restorative Practices and Using Circles 101
Presenter: Maureen Laurent, LPP, LPC
 
Maureen is an educator with more than 35 years of experience in the Jefferson Parish and East Baton Rouge Parish public school systems. She began her career as a mathematics teacher at the middle school level and over the years developed an interest in promoting the health, safety, and wellness of students.  She earned a Master of Education in Counseling from Loyola University of New Orleans and accreditation as a Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselor.  She served as a professional school counselor in both Jefferson and East Baton Rouge until joining the I CARE program in 2011.  As an I CARE Specialist she provides prevention services to students at five public schools.  She is a Licensed Prevention Professional and is a certified instructor for Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), SafeTALK, Youth Mental Health First Aid, Restorative Practices, Using Restorative Circles, and Facilitating Restorative Conferences.  In 2016, Ms. Laurent helped to compile the Model School District Policy for Youth Suicide Prevention for the LA Dept. of Education.     
 
3 CE Hours approved by NBCC
Approved for 3 hours CE by Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault as authorized by the National Association of Social Workers- LA chapter and the Louisiana Board of Social Work Examiners 

LACFA thanks our knowledgeable presenters, EBRPSS for use of their wonderful venue and our major sponsor: 

HEALTHY BLUE


Trauma & LGBTQ Session                                                          Increasing Cultural Competency in Working with LGBTQ Populations    Carrie Patterson, LMSW, Therapist, Community Organizer and Trainer 


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