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Sun. 10 Sep, 2017 - Sat. 16 Sep, 2017

Sun. 10 Sep, 2017

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Mon. 11 Sep, 2017

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Tue. 12 Sep, 2017

Resolution of Special Education Disputes (Tue. 12 Sep, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

Resolution of Special Education Disputes on September 12, 2017 from 10 AM to 2 PM at Calcasieu Parish Health Unit in the conference room, 3236 Kirkman Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601.

This presentation will examine the dispute resolution options for children with exceptionalities, and identify some of the most  common/frequent dispute issues. 

These options generally lead to better outcomes and relationships between parents and educators, save time, are more cost effective, and require fewer human resources that a due process hearing and/or litigation.

Seating is limited!  There is no fee to attend but registration is required!


Wed. 13 Sep, 2017

OJJDP Webinar Series: Commercial Sex Trafficking Research (Wed. 13 Sep, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm)

OJJDP Webinar Series To Discuss Commercial Sex Trafficking Research

OJJDP, in collaboration with the National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College, will present the three-part webinar series "Commercial Sex Trafficking—Using Research Findings To Support Investigations" on September 13, 19, and 26, 2017, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET. This series will explore research related to commercial sex trafficking of minors and how to improve system responses to victims. The presenter will share findings regarding traffickers and buyers, as well as issues specific to American Indian youth. The first webinar will examine research about perpetrators, including common characteristics and grooming methods. The second and third webinars will explore findings related to factors that put youth at risk for sex trafficking.


Learn more about each free webinar and register:

Read OJJDP's Model Programs Guide literature review "Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children/Sex Trafficking."

Access resources on OJJDP's Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children webpage

Thu. 14 Sep, 2017

Grandparents as Care Providers: Understanding Their Experiences and Meeting Their Needs (Thu. 14 Sep, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Grandparents as Care Providers: Understanding Their Experiences and Meeting Their Needs-Webinar
Thursday, September 14, 2017
2:00-2:45 p.m. EDT

Grandparents are the caregivers of choice for working parents of children under five. But while grandparents tell us their grandchildren are their greatest joy, sharing the care with their adult children isn’t always smooth sailing. Join ZERO TO THREE for a live, interactive virtual event—learn more about how grandparents view their role and get tips on helping families navigate this essential three-generation relationship. This free virtual event is open to parents, providers, and of course, grandparents! Handouts will be provided, and Rebecca Parlakian, Senior Director of Programs at ZERO TO THREE, will answer questions following the presentation.


Fri. 15 Sep, 2017

CHILD WELFARE BASICS (Fri. 15 Sep, 2017 9:00 am - 4:30 pm)

CHILD WELFARE BASICS - Alexandria - September 15th

Join us for a one-day workshop focused on the fundamentals of the Child in Need of Care practice. This program is designed for a multi-disciplinary audience. Faculty members, Pelican Center for Children and Families, Thailund Porter-Green, J.D. and Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services, D’Juannia Judge, will discuss the constitutional, federal and state law underlying child welfare cases. Attendees will explore these legal principles, as well as the concepts of timely permanency for families, reasonable efforts both to prevent removal and to further the permanency goal, child development, the impact of trauma on child behavior, and the roles and responsibilities of the various parties to a child welfare case. The roles and responsibilities session will include a focus on ethics – namely, the guiding ethical rules and regulations for the different professional roles. The training will incorporate adult learning theory, incorporating lecture, small group discussion and interactive practice. Child Welfare Law Specialist applicants will enjoy this refresher course prior to sitting for the examination. Registration is $25 and will cover lunch, refreshments and training materials. 6.5 CLE and CEU hours have been approved. CLE hours include 1.1 hours of ethics. Register now.

This training is sponsored by The Pelican Center for Children and Families and coordinated by For more information, contact


Sat. 16 Sep, 2017

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