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Developing and nurturing a passion and commitment for child advocacy is at the core of the program. At the end of the program, advocates are able to communicate confidently with legislators and engage in effective advocacy campaigns.

The course will cover the fundamentals of advocacy and the legislative process. There will be a considerable emphasis placed on classroom engagement and participation.
The four principal topics are:

  • What is advocacy and why is it important?
  • How an idea becomes a law
  • How to be a more effective advocate for children: DO's and DON'Ts
  • General policy issues related to Early Learning and Children's Health

In this workshop providers will learn how to use ORF data to not only determine children's current reading levels and identify those reading below their grade level, but also to select the appropriate teaching strategies to improve overall reading fluency. By using research-supported teaching strategies, oral reading fluency can actually be improved, often with a positive impact on future gains in academic achievement. This workshop is the first step to incorporating a systematic approach to improving reading in YAS programs.

This training is designed to help direct-care staff and administrators learn practical, effective, and research-based strategies for managing challenging behaviors. Participants will learn how to identify why children engage in disruptive behaviors and practice managing the behaviors, using effective behavioral strategies. Specific topics include practicing strategies to increase "good" behavior, giving effective instructions, and active ignoring.

To Register: Project RISE has a new training registration system. To register for this training, you will need to create a new user account. Please send an e-mail with your full name and the OOS site/school to mm3383@nova.edu for step-by-step instructions on setting up a new user account. Once you have created a new user account, you will be able to enroll in this training. If you already have an account you can register for this training at http://PROJECTRISE.latitudelearning.com/

Complete Description: Literacy is critical to academic success and youth programs to identify and support children's reading abilities. In this workshop, you will learn how to administer and score the ORF literacy assessment to determine reading fluency. The workshop ensures proficiency in ORF assessment administration. If you attended and passed the ORF training within the past 12 months, the ORF Recertification is now offered online to those who are eligible. Pre‐requisite: Prior to enrolling in this workshop or an ORF recertification, participants must complete and pass the brief Maze Administration online course.

Audience: Staff members responsible for literacy outcome testing. * Required Training for YAS Providers.

Cost: This workshop is free and open to YAS and YEN providers funded by The Children's Trust.

To Register: Project RISE is using a new online system. To register for trainings, please follow the instructions below.

If you have ever attended a Project RISE Training, your account has been transferred to this new system. You do not need to create an account. Log in using your first and last name as one word for the username (Example AnaSmith is the username for Ana Smith) with TEMP123 as the password at https://collabornation.net/login/projectrise

If you have never attended a Project RISE Training you will need to create a new account at https://collabornation.net/login/projectrise

 

 


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Benefits of Attending Application Training:
The Children's Trust application trainings are designed for potential organizations in Miami-Dade County seeking funding for Afterschool and Summer Camp services. The information provided during these trainings will pertain to the programmatic and fiscal aspects of the funding application, detailed WebGrants navigation and user instructions as well as tips for completing the application sections.

Be advised that space is limited. As a result you only need to attend one of the application trainings. The training will begin promptly at the scheduled time. We ask that you arrive early to ensure ample time for sign-in.

To attend this training you will need to register. If you already have an account and you have registered in the past for trainings, you may use the same login information on the main website. If this is your first time registering for training, you will need to create a new user account (to register for a training event).

Topics:

  • Cone of Silence
  • Amount Available for Funding
  • What is WebGrant?
  • Timetable: Important dates for application
  • Overview of Application Forms
  • Budget Guidelines
  • Question & Answers

In an effort to streamline the registration process for the Data Tracker Hands-On training, you are now able to register through The Children's Trust website.

In the Data Tracker Hands-On training you will learn how to enter and edit client demographics, create groups and assign clients, enter and edit attendance for type 1, 2 and 3 outputs as well as the basic entry of ORF and PACER test information.

The training will begin promptly at the scheduled time. We ask that you arrive on time. We understand that there are times when other duties may interfere with the scheduled training, however, if you will be more than 10 minutes late, please reschedule for the next available training as this allows the training to continue uninterrupted and provides a better learning experience for the other participants.

This workshop is an introductory workshop appropriate for all children's services providers (including direct care staff, site supervisors, and administrators). Participants learn to distinguish between and among broad categories of disabilities, identify the benefits of inclusion, use people's first language and practice respectful etiquette.

Special consideration of the space: Please register with Sheena Vandyke so you can receive a confirmation. The training will begin promptly at the scheduled time. We ask that you arrive on time. We understand that there are times when other duties may interfere with the scheduled training. However, if you will be more than 15 minutes late, please reschedule for the next available training as this allows the training to continue uninterrupted and provides a better learning experience for the other participants.

Focusing on behavior as communication, the importance of observation, and how to implement the use of appropriate reinforcement, attendees will learn practical strategies for encouraging appropriate behavior. Building on this knowledge, additional topics address antecedents, behaviors, and consequences; creating a behavior plan; and identifying strategies for selecting reinforcers to increase positive behaviors.

Special consideration of the space: Please register with Sheena Vandyke so you can receive a confirmation or you can register on our website at www.ccdh.org . The training will begin promptly at the scheduled time. We ask that you arrive on time. We understand that there are times when other duties may interfere with the scheduled training. However, if you will be more than 15 minutes late, please reschedule for the next available training as this allows the training to continue uninterrupted and provides a better learning experience for the other participants.

This workshop is designed specifically for agency directors and other staff responsible for developing and implementing organizational policies and procedures. This training focuses on an agency's legal requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act, developing policies and procedures insuring compliance and promoting inclusion, introducing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, (IDEA), learning how the Individual Education Plan can be used as a tool for out of school programming, and conducting an environmental scan for accessibility.

Special consideration of the space: Please register with Sheena Vandyke so you can receive a confirmation or you can register on our website at www.ccdh.org. The training will begin promptly at the scheduled time. We ask that you arrive on time. We understand that there are times when other duties may interfere with the scheduled training. However, if you will be more than 15 minutes late, please reschedule for the next available training as this allows the training to continue uninterrupted and provides a better learning experience for the other participants.

Over a year ago, a decision was made to temporarily hold off on the replacement of the Data Tracker System (DTS) due fiscal concerns. Now, The Children's Trust has the opportunity to consider one of the prior options we explored at a much reduced cost. The Children's Trust is one of eight Children's Services Councils (CSC) in Florida. Five of the CSCs currently use SAMIS, a program developed over the past 12 years for provider reporting on fiscal, program and performance measures. The Children's Trust is considering this system to replace DTS. In addition to offering the added functionality The Children's Trust seeks in a DTS replacement, SAMIS is managed by a collaborative of CSCs. Because of the collaborative, many costs are shared, making it an affordable alternative. Additionally, collaborative members benefit from the shared knowledge and experience of other CSCs. We want to include provider input in our decision making process. The Children's Trust has planned a provider-oriented demonstration with SAMIS representatives on Thursday, May 27, from 2-5 PM. Please register for this event on the community calendar as space is limited.

In this workshop, providers will learn how to use ORF data to not only determine children's current reading levels and identify those reading below their grade level, but also to select the appropriate teaching strategies to improve overall reading fluency. By using research-supported teaching strategies, oral reading fluency can actually be improved, often with a positive impact on future gains in academic achievement. This workshop is the first step to incorporating a systematic approach to improving reading in OOS programs.

To Register: Project RISE has a new training registration system. To register for this training, you will need to create a new user account. Please send an e-mail with your full name and the OOS site/school to mm3383@nova.edu for step-by-step instructions on setting up a new user account. Once you have created a new user account, you will be able to enroll in this training. If you already have an account you can register for this training at http://PROJECTRISE.latitudelearning.com/.

Meeting for volunteer board members to review nominations for Champions for Children Award.

This training is designed to help direct-care staff and administrators learn practical, effective, and research-based strategies for managing challenging behaviors. Participants will learn how to identify why children engage in disruptive behaviors and practice managing the behaviors, using effective behavioral strategies. Specific topics include practicing strategies to increase "good" behavior, giving effective instructions, and active ignoring.

To Register: Project RISE has a new training registration system. To register for this training, you will need to create a new user account. Please send an e-mail with your full name and the OOS site/school to mm3383@nova.edu for step-by-step instructions on setting up a new user account. Once you have created a new user account, you will be able to enroll in this training.  If you already have an account you can register for this training at http://PROJECTRISE.latitudelearning.com/

In this workshop, participants will learn practical, effective, and research-based strategies for managing challenging behaviors. The workshop expands upon the first Effective Behavior Management (EBM) training, which focused on differential reinforcement, and focuses on effective punishment approaches. Specific techniques taught include reprimands, response cost, time-out, and over correction.

Project RISE has a new training registration system. To register for this training, you will need to create a new user account. Please send an e-mail with your full name and the OOS site/school to mm3383@nova.edu for step-by-step instructions on setting up a new user account. Once you have created a new user account, you will be able to enroll in this training. If you already have an account you can register for this training at http://PROJECTRISE.latitudelearning.com/

 

SAMIS stands for Services and Activities Management Information Systems, and is a web-based reporting system that will increase the efficiency of the information exchange between The Children's Trust and the funded Agencies. The application has been used since 1999 and is approved under the Statement on Auditing Standards (SAS) No. 70, a widely recognized standard developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). The application presents both Fiscal and Program sides.

Paper invoices will no longer be accepted for contracts in SAMIS.

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This is a hands-on course that teaches participants how to create a monthly reimbursement in SAMIS, including recording payments to all vendors and using the Document Repository to upload certain documents. The course also teaches participants how to navigate some basic features of the software.

Please limit registration to one person per agency to reserve a computer. Additional staff are encouraged to attend and share the reserved computer.

Technology support for applicants that may require assistance accessing WebGrants (i.e., registration, accessing application forms, uploading documents to attachments, etc.).

Only technical questions will be addressed at these sessions.

Participants who attend this active workshop will learn effective ways to present, model, and teach children social skills emphasizing the teaching style and training content specific to Skillstreaming curriculum. This workshop was developed to assist direct-care staff and supervisory staff with how to put a group of kids together and keep them engaged in the learning process.

* Required for program staff who are directly responsible for implementing the Skillstreaming curriculum at each site. Supervisory staff are also welcome. Please allow ample time for traffic and arrive to the training on-time or a few minutes early. Late arrivals may result in a certificate of completion not being issued.

To Register: Project RISE has a new registration system. To register for this training, you will need to create a new user account. Please send an e-mail with your full name and the OOS site/school to mm3383@nova.edu for step-by-step instructions on setting up a new user account. Once you have created this account, you will be able to enroll in this training. The full location for this training will be provided upon registration.

Complete Description: Homework time has become an essential part of many youth programs and we play an important role in supporting children's success. This training will explore guidelines, strategies, and motivators designed to increase homework completion, and participants will leave with resources and ideas that will help them create an effective homework time within their own program.

Audience: Program directors; Youth‐Workers; Teachers

Cost: This workshop is free and open to YAS and YEN providers funded by The Children's Trust.

To Register: Project RISE has a new training registration system. To register for this training, you will need to create a new user account. Please send an e-mail with your full name, the YAS or YEN agency and site/school to motero1@nova.edu for instructions on setting up a new user account. Once you have created a new user account, you will be able to enroll in this training. If you already have an account you can register for this training at http://PROJECTRISE.latitudelearning.com/ (http://projectrise.latitudelearning.com/).

 

Complete Description: Youth programs that effectively incorporate physical activity ensure that children are learning habits that contribute to a healthy future. The Progressive Aerobic Cardiovascular Endurance Run (PACER) is a simple and fun way to measure endurance and overall fitness. In this workshop, you will learn how to administer and score this outcome measure to determine physical fitness. The workshop ensures proficiency in PACER assessment administration.

If you attended and passed the PACER training within the past 12 months, the PACER Recertification is now offered online to those who are eligible.

Audience: Staff members responsible for fitness outcome assessment. * Required Training

Cost: This workshop is free and open to YAS and YEN providers funded by The Children's Trust.

To Register: Project RISE is using a new online system. To register for trainings, please follow the instructions below.
If you have ever attended a Project RISE Training, your account has been transferred to this new system. You do not need to create an account. Log in using your first and last name as one word for the username (Example AnaSmith is the username for Ana Smith) with TEMP123 as the password at https://collabornation.net/login/projectrise

If you have never attended a Project RISE Training you will need to create a new account at https://collabornation.net/login/projectrise

 

 

Open lab time is intended for those who have attended SAMIS Training and require additional one-on-one support.

Our team will be present and available to assist, but please contact your Contract Manager prior to this session and make the necessary arrangements if you wish their support and assistance as well.

No registration required but admittance is on a first come first served basis.

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In this workshop, participants will learn how to administer and score the SPARK (Sports, Play, and Active Recreation for Kids) Fidelity of Implementation Tool (SFIT). The workshop also reviews the principles of the SPARK evidence-based physical activity instruction program and provides staff with the knowledge base to improve fitness instruction in the afterschool setting. Please be sure to arrive on time; if you arrive 20 minutes after the start of the training we cannot provide you with a certificate.

To Register: Project RISE has a new training registration system. To register for this training, you will need to create a new user account. Please send an e-mail with your full name and the OOS site/school to mm3383@nova.edu for step-by-step instructions on setting up a new user account. Once you have created a new user account, you will be able to enroll in this training. If you already have an account you can register for this training at http://PROJECTRISE.latitudelearning.com/ .

(H) Parents/caregivers and service providers will participate in a 45 to 60-minute interactive guided training on home safety onboard the Injury Free Mobile Unit. Training may be scheduled at various service sites throughout the County. Topics covered include identification of the following risks and action steps for prevention: poison, choking, suffocation, burns, strangulation, falls, supervision, and gun violence.

For details and to register, please visit the Injury Prevention page

(P) Focusing primarily on restraint and passenger safety, these trainings and materials are offered to community providers to increase their capacity in passenger safety (appropriate use of car seats and booster seats, safe transport of children in motor vehicles, the importance of a safe ride for every moving vehicle, and how to implement new parent awareness/safe pick up and drop off policies).

Trainings can be coordinated with passenger safety clinics either for staff or families served by The Children's Trust provider.

For details and to register, please visit the Injury Prevention page.

This training is mandatory for Summer only providers, as it will provide step-by-step instructions on how to edit an existing copied budget using the new enhancements available in SAMIS. It will provide step-by-step instructions on how to edit an existing copied budget using the new enhancements available.

The training covers topics such as Editing Budgets, Program Funders, Position Management, Workflows, SAMIS reporting and new enhancements.

Please limit registration to the Budget Creator of your agency. Additional staff are encouraged to attend as well.

The training will begin promptly at the scheduled time. We ask that you arrive on time.
We understand that there are times when other duties may interfere with the scheduled training.

However, if you will be more than 10 minutes late, please reschedule for the next available training as this allows the training to continue uninterrupted and provide a better learning experience for the other participants.

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The following SAMIS training is strictly for Early Childhood Providers only:

In this training, Early Childhood providers will learn how to use SAMIS to track programmatic information. Some of the advantages of SAMIS include allowing families to be identified and robust reporting and analysis. Topics will include participant demographics, attendance, and individual performance measures.

Please limit registration to those users with direct responsibility for entering programmatic information for your agency. Additional staff members are encouraged to attend as well. Be advised that attending a training session is strongly recommended before signing the required User Agreement to gain access to the system.

The training will begin promptly at the scheduled time. We ask that you arrive on time. We understand that there are times when other duties may interfere with the scheduled training. However, if you will be more than 10 minutes late, please reschedule for the next available training as this allows the training to continue uninterrupted and provides a better learning experience for the other participants.

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The following SAMIS training is strictly For HCiOS Providers only:

In this training, Health Connect in Our Community providers will learn how to use SAMIS to track programmatic information. Some of the advantages of SAMIS include allowing families to be identified and robust reporting and analysis. Topics will include participant demographics, attendance, and individual performance measures.

Please limit registration to those users with direct responsibility for entering programmatic information for your agency. Additional staff members are encouraged to attend as well. Be advised that attending a training session is strongly recommended before signing the required User Agreement to gain access to the system.

The training will begin promptly at the scheduled time. We ask that you arrive on time. We understand that there are times when other duties may interfere with the scheduled training. However, if you will be more than 10 minutes late, please reschedule for the next available training as this allows the training to continue uninterrupted and provides a better learning experience for the other participants.

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The following SAMIS training is strictly for Out of School Providers only:

In this training, OOS providers will learn how to use SAMIS to track programmatic information. Some of the advantages of SAMIS include allowing families to be identified and robust reporting and analysis. Topics will include participant demographics, attendance, and individual performance measures.

Please limit registration to those users with direct responsibility for entering programmatic information for your agency. Additional staff members are encouraged to attend as well. Be advised that attending a training session is strongly recommended before signing the required User Agreement to gain access to the system.

The training will begin promptly at the scheduled time. We ask that you arrive on time. We understand that there are times when other duties may interfere with the scheduled training. However, if you will be more than 10 minutes late, please reschedule for the next available training as this allows the training to continue uninterrupted and provides a better learning experience for the other participants.

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Participants who attend this active workshop will learn effective ways to present, model, and teach children skills, especially social skills. This workshop was developed to assist direct-care staff and administrators with how to put a group of kids together and keep them engaged in the learning process. Teaching style and social skills training content specific to Skillstreaming curricula will also be addressed.

The Children's Trust is offering free, one day SkillStreaming implementation workshop to help service providers implement the social skills curriculum successfully and with fidelity. If your agency is contracted to implement SkillStreaming, you are required to have the staff that is directly responsible for delivering the curriculum at each site location attend SkillStreaming workshop.

You are required to register in advance for the training through The Children's Trust Community Calendar. ONE staff per SITE should register for SkillStreaming training. The maximum number of participants for each training session is 30. Don't delay your registration, space is limited. Please register via our website. If you have any questions, please contact Safiye Gonzalez, Administrative Assistant for the OOS Team @ 305-571-5700 Ext. 295.

PeaceWorks offers grade-specific conflict resolution curricula for PK-12. This activity-based training seeks to improve the school and classroom learning environment, develop pro-social skills, enhance violence prevention, and nurture citizenship.

The Children's Trust is offering free, one day PeaceWorks implementation workshop to help service providers implement the social skills curriculum successfully and with fidelity. If your agency is contracted to implement PeaceWorks, you are required to have the staff that is directly responsible for delivering the curriculum at each site location attend PeaceWorks workshop.

You are required to register in advance for the training through The Children's Trust Community Calendar. ONE staff per SITE should register for PeaceWorks training. The maximum number of participants for each training session is 30. Don't delay your registration, space is limited. Please register via our website. If you have any questions, please contact Safiye Gonzalez, Administrative Assistant for the OOS Team @ 305-571-5700 Ext. 295.

(CSI) Training for parents/caregivers and service providers on how to properly install car seats and transport children safely in motor vehicles. Families in need of car seats, with defective or recalled seats, or with the wrong seat for their child will be offered a new car seat. Duration is dependent upon the number of participants present in the activity.

For details and to register, please visit the Injury Prevention page.

Quarterly Provider Meeting for Parenting, Early Childhood, Youth Development, Service Partnership, and HC MED Home Providers.

Please bring announcements, employment opportunities, or program information to share as we have set aside time during each session for networking.

Sessions will be identical; providers need only attend one.

 

In this training, providers will learn how to use SAMIS to track programmatic information. Some of the advantages of SAMIS include allowing families to be identified and robust reporting and analysis. Topics will include participant demographics, attendance, and individual performance measures.

Please limit registration to those users with direct responsibility for entering programmatic information for your agency. Additional staff members are encouraged to attend as well. Be advised that attending a training session is strongly recommended before signing the required User Agreement to gain access to the system.

The training will begin promptly at the scheduled time. We ask that you arrive on time. We understand that there are times when other duties may interfere with the scheduled training. However, if you will be more than 10 minutes late, please reschedule for the next available training as this allows the training to continue uninterrupted and provides a better learning experience for the other participants.

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(CPS) The national standardized child passenger safety technician certification course is four days long (32 hours) and combines classroom instruction, hands-on work with car seats and vehicles, and a community safety seat checkup event. At the checkup event, students demonstrate skills learned during class, following event procedures and instructions, proper use and installation of child restraints and safety belts and the ability to teach parents and caregivers how to properly protect their family on the road. The car seats for the event will be provided by Injury Free Coalition.

Successful completion of this course certifies the individual as a CPS technician for two years.

 For details and to register, please visit the Injury Prevention page.

FLIPANY in partnership with The Village Youth Services will be offering a series of four nutrition education workshops throughout the school year sponsored by The Children's Trust. Together we will participate in a variety of hands-on activities that will help to improve your skills at planning and preparing tasty, healthy, low-cost snacks for the out-of-school participants in your care while teaching them about nutrition. Direct service staffs that deliver Out-of-School programs funded by The Children's Trust are required to attend the series of workshops.

Each workshop builds on the knowledge of the previous session. This means the same staff attending workshop 1 must attend workshop 2, 3 and 4 the workshops listed above.

Join Project RISE at the next SACERS Training to get ideas on how to improve your space from Stacey Rodriquez at Organized Design Solutions. Providers that attend will be eligible to win an onsite consultation or materials for your site. Space is limited so please reserve your spot today. In this workshop, participants will learn how to evaluate the quality of their OOS program using the SACERS, a comprehensive rating scale that targets six (6) areas of OOS programs: Space & Furnishings; Health & Safety; Activities; Interactions; Program Structure; and Staff Development. Participants will learn how to identify areas that need improvement as well as how to recognize program strengths.

To Register: Project RISE has a new training registration system. To register for this training, you will need to create a new user account. Please send an e-mail with your full name and the OOS site/school to mm3383@nova.edu for step-by-step instructions on setting up a new user account. Once you have created a new user account, you will be able to enroll in this training. If you already have an account you can register for this training at http://PROJECTRISE.latitudelearning.com/.

To provide updates for Out-of-School (OOS) providers regarding upcoming deadlines and opportunities, contract negotiations, management, reporting topics, program performance and quality improvement topics, health and wellness matters, and training opportunities.

It's no secret. Kids are well-known for their finicky eating habits, but children need a variety of foods and nutrients to grow. This workshop will discuss the essential nutrients for healthy development and provide strategies that increase children's acceptance of healthy foods. This will include a range of topics, such as the importance of role modeling, preparing and serving food with kid appeal, discussing age-appropriate tasks for children in the kitchen, and preparing healthier versions of common convenience foods. Each topic will be followed by a supplemental activity and the workshop will end with an interactive cooking demonstration.

This session further develops the skills acquired in the previous workshops. By incorporating tips for menu planning and budgeting, and identifying simple ways to modify recipes to meet your needs, providers will learn strategies to maximize their food resources. Basic principles of preventing food borne illnesses and avoiding allergens will also be discussed, in order to develop the safely preparing home-cooked meals for the children in their care. Each topic will be followed by a supplemental activity and the workshop will end with an interactive cooking demonstration.

This is a session to be recertified in the PACER. In order to be eligible to enroll you must have attended and passed the PACER training within the past 12 months. You must register below by email with all the required information including the date you attended our PACER training. We will verify your previous attendance and that you passed the training before enrollment. Only those participants who pass the practical post-test will receive a certificate.

To Register: Project RISE has a new training registration system. To register for this training, you will need to create a new user account. Please send an e-mail with your full name and the OOS site/school to mm3383@nova.edu for step-by-step instructions on setting up a new user account.

Once you have created a new user account, you will be able to enroll in this training. If you already have an account you can register for this training at http://PROJECTRISE.latitudelearning.com/ .

 

 

This brief session applies to recertification of Trust-funded Out-of-School Providers in order to administer the required oral reading fluency outcome measure. Eligibility for enrollment includes previous attendance to the full ORF assessment training and a passing score on the ORF practical test within the last calendar year. Project RISE must verify a participant's previous attendance and passing score prior to enrollment. ORF recertification will be given to participants who demonstrate competence in administration and scoring procedures according to the iSTEEP Oral Reading Fluency test standards. That is, only a passing score on a practical test given during this session qualifies for a certificate. Registered participants should arrive on time. Project RISE cannot provide a certificate to those participants who miss the recertification session for which they have been registered.

To Register: Project RISE has a new training registration system. To register for this training, you will need to create a new user account. Please send an e-mail with your full name and the OOS site/school to mm3383@nova.edu for step-by-step instructions on setting up a new user account.

Once you have created a new user account, you will be able to enroll in this training. If you already have an account you can register for this training at http://PROJECTRISE.latitudelearning.com.

Board workshop to review the mid-point update on our five-year results-based strategic plan and take a learning tour of current Community Indicators of child well-being and needs. More information will follow.

 

SPARK Training

 

The Sports, Play, and Active Recreation for Kids (SPARK) curriculum focuses on the development of healthy lifestyles, motor skills, and movement knowledge. Learn the fundamentals of running successful, physical-activity programming in out-of-school time. It also reinforces positive social and interpersonal skills among children. SPARK implementation workshops meet the needs of attendees by providing "real world" strategies for overcoming obstacles and conducting activity programs that are inclusive, active, and fun.

The Children's Trust is sponsoring free, one-day workshops to help our providers implement the SPARK curriculum successfully and with fidelity. If your agency is contracted to implement SPARK for After School, it is required to have staff members who are directly responsible for delivering the SPARK curriculum at each site location attend a SPARK training.

Attending the full-day SPARK Training twice qualifies participants for SPARK Instructor Certification.

Registration:
You are required to register in advance for the training using the link below. ONE staff per SITE should register themselves for a SPARK training. DO NOT REGISTER FOR OTHER PEOPLE. The maximum number of participants for each training session is 40. Don't delay your registration, space is limited.

Ensure you are registered for the training! You will have received an e-mail confirmation (WALK-INS will not be allowed).

Day of the Training:

  • Be On-Time (know how to get there ahead of time; lateness might result in a certificate NOT being issued).
  • Be prepared to stay the entire time (leaving early might result in a certificate NOT being issued).
  • Wear sneakers or athletic shoes and clothing you can exercise in (no flip-flops or high heels).
  • Bring water (the workshop involves physical activity).
  • We recommend you bring your lunch (the time allotted for lunch break will be limited).

If you have any questions, please contact:

Carol Brogan
Program and Professional Development Administrator
305-571-5700 Ext. 536

SPARK Training

Playbooks Reader's Theater is a fun, interactive, role-play reading program that utilizes enhanced multi-leveled and color-coded materials. It's available in affordable kits of all sizes and is easy to implement for all levels of staff for after school reading enrichment and/or avoiding summer reading loss during the summer. Children read specialized stories aloud in small groups, like a play, but without memorization, props or a stage. Each child is assigned a character role and is encouraged to read his/her part aloud with expression, meaning and the personality of his or her character. Repeated readings in small groups (with readers of varying levels) is a proven method of building reading fluency and reading with expression is a proven method of building comprehension. Reader's Theater gives children an outlet for creative expression and a safe, non-threatening platform for building reading confidence.

The Children's Trust is offering free, three-hour Reader's Theater implementation workshops to help service providers implement the Playbooks Reader's Theater curriculum successfully and with fidelity. If your agency is contracted to implement Reader's Theater, you are required to have the staff that is directly responsible for delivering the curriculum at each site location attend one of the Playbooks Reader's Theater workshops. One "booster session" will also be offered for those providers already using Playbooks Reader's Theater that want a refresher course and advanced training.

**Only for returning providers that have attended the beginners session last year.**

Afterschool KidzLit is a reading curriculum that motivates children to read and enhances their literacy skills. The curriculum also communicates values of helpfulness, fairness, personal responsibility, and respect for others.

The Children's Trust is offering free, three-hour Afterschool KidzLit refresher workshops to help service providers implement the KidzLit curriculum successfully and with fidelity. If your agency is contracted to implement KidzLit, you are required to have the staff that is directly responsible for delivering the curriculum at each site location attend one of the KidzLit workshops.

** Only for returning providers that have previously attended the beginners session.**

Playbooks Reader's Theater is a fun, interactive, role-play reading program that utilizes enhanced multi-leveled and color-coded materials. It's available in affordable kits of all sizes and is easy to implement for all levels of staff for after school reading enrichment and/or avoiding summer reading loss during the summer. Children read specialized stories aloud in small groups, like a play, but without memorization, props or a stage. Each child is assigned a character role and is encouraged to read his/her part aloud with expression, meaning and the personality of his or her character. Repeated readings in small groups (with readers of varying levels) is a proven method of building reading fluency and reading with expression is a proven method of building comprehension. Reader's Theater gives children an outlet for creative expression and a safe, non-threatening platform for building reading confidence.

The Children's Trust is offering free, three-hour Reader's Theater refresher workshop to help service providers implement the Playbooks Reader's Theater curriculum successfully and with fidelity. If your agency is contracted to implement Reader's Theater, you are required to have the staff that is directly responsible for delivering the curriculum at each site location attend one of the Playbooks Reader's Theater workshops. One "booster session" will also be offered for those providers already using Playbooks Reader's Theater that want a refresher course and advanced training.

Afterschool KidzLit is a reading curriculum that motivates children to read and enhances their literacy skills. The curriculum also communicates values of helpfulness, fairness, personal responsibility, and respect for others.

The Children's Trust is offering free, three-hour Afterschool KidzLit refresher workshops to help service providers implement the KidzLit curriculum successfully and with fidelity. If your agency is contracted to implement KidzLit, you are required to have the staff that is directly responsible for delivering the curriculum at each site location attend one of the KidzLit workshops.

This workshop is designed specifically for early learning center staff and others working with children birth-five. Participants learn to distinguish between and among broad categories of disabilities, identify the benefits of inclusion, use People First Language, practice respectful etiquette and identify primary community resources for children and families.

Please register with Sheena Vandyke so you can receive a confirmation. The training will begin promptly at the scheduled time. We ask that you arrive on time. We understand that there are times when other duties may interfere with the scheduled training. However, if you will be more than 15 minutes late, please reschedule for the next available training as this allows the training to continue uninterrupted and provides a better learning experience for the other participants.

This workshop builds on the knowledge learned in the Encouraging Appropriate Behavior training, (a prerequisite). This training introduces the ABCs of behavior - antecedents, behaviors, and consequences; and teaches participants how to develop a behavior plan and identify strategies for selecting reinforcers to increase positive behaviors.

Please register with Sheena Vandyke so you can receive a confirmation. The training will begin promptly at the scheduled time. We ask that you arrive on time. We understand that there are times when other duties may interfere with the scheduled training. However, if you will be more than 15 minutes late, please reschedule for the next available training as this allows the training to continue uninterrupted and provides a better learning experience for the other participants.

Organization:
FLIPANY

Description:
The Afterschool Meal Program Annual training is required for any sites receiving Department of Health (DoH) sponsored snacks, per DoH regulation, for anyone administering or directing the snack service at their site during the 2014-2015 school year.

The training will cover proper protocol and procedure for completing paperwork and distributing snacks, Civil Rights, and Food Safety. At least 2 representatives per site should attend the annual training. We highly recommend that any staff involved in the snack process attend the training as well.

All sites location staff participating in The Village Youth Services and their partner FLIPANY snacks/meals program funded by The Trust are required to attend the snacks delivery process training. The training will cover programs policies and procedures, in addition to record keeping requirements for the snack/meal program. It is highly recommended that two (2) staff from each out-of-school site participating in the snacks/meals program attend the training prior the delivery of snack/meals in their after school program.

This workshop introduces seven different ways that children learn, and provides strategies to increase successful outcomes for all children, including those with learning and other disabilities. Participants will leave with materials and resources to use in their out of school programs.

Special consideration of the space: Please register with Sheena Vandyke so you can receive a confirmation or you can register on our website at www.ccdh.org . The training will begin promptly at the scheduled time. We ask that you arrive on time. We understand that there are times when other duties may interfere with the scheduled training. However, if you will be more than 15 minutes late, please reschedule for the next available training as this allows the training to continue uninterrupted and provides a better learning experience for the other participants.

Using materials developed by staff from the Injury Coalition as well as information from the CDC, CPSC, ARC and others, Customized Trainings will target prevention for young children or older children and teens in areas such as; passenger safety, playground safety, or water safety/basic CPR(CPR classes are offered in conjuction with the water safety training and only to those participants that are interested in basic CPR). Customized Safety Trainings are based on the provider's interest and request.

Available trainings include but not limited
to the following:
• Poison Prevention
• Teen Driver Passenger Safety
• Water Safety/Basic CPR
• Medication Safety
Indoor and Outdoor Safety such as:
• Pedestrian Safety
• Playground Safety
• Sports Safety
• Boating Safety
• Burns and Scalds Prevention
• Carbon Monoxide Prevention
• Fall Prevention
• Fire Prevention
• Firearms Safety
• Halloween Safety
Summer Safety:
• Sun Safety
• Hurricane Safety
• Traveling

Participants who attend this active workshop will learn effective ways to present, model, and teach children social skills emphasizing the teaching style and training content specific to Skillstreaming curriculum. This workshop was developed to assist direct-care staff and supervisory staff with how to put a group of kids together and keep them engaged in the learning process.

To Register: Project RISE has a new training registration system. To register for this training, you will need to create a new user account. Please send an e-mail with your full name and the OOS site/school to mm3383@nova.edu for step-by-step instructions on setting up a new user account. Once you have created a new user account, you will be able to enroll in this training. If you already have an account you can register for this training at http://PROJECTRISE.latitudelearning.com/

As an out-of-school care provider, you play a crucial role in helping children get the nourishment they need to grow and thrive. The Village Youth Services, Inc. will be offering several Children's Trust Sponsored nutrition workshops throughout the school year and summer. Together we will participate in a variety of hands-on activities that will help to improve your skills at planning and preparing tasty, healthy, low-cost snacks for the children in your care while teaching them about nutrition. The Nutrition Education Workshops are required for all OOS direct service staff per Attachment C of your current contract.

For more information about this workshop, please contact The Village Youth Services at 305-621-5836.

These workshops are required for Children's Trust funded providers and are available at no cost.

 

The purpose of this meeting is to obtain input from community-based organizations working with youth, on the future direction of The Children's Trust Youth Development Investments.

Please come prepared to discuss and share information in both large and small group settings.

We encourage you to forward this invitation to anyone working with or on the behalf of youth. All Providers are welcome, regardless of Trust finding.

 

The following training is strictly for providers with contracts in the following initiatives:

• Early Childhood Development (excluding Home Visiting, Healthy Steps)
• Parenting
• Service Partnerships
• Youth Development

This hands-on training is designed to give a clear understanding of how to use and interpret SAMIS programmatic reports.

The following topics will be covered in training:
• Language used in reports and its significance in relation to program elements
• How to use reports to perform data quality checks
• How to use reports to check for progress in relation to performance reviews

Attendees should have experience entering SAMIS programmatic data and are expected to have previous knowledge of how to run and export reports. Participants are required to watch the SAMIS Reports Tutorial, run and familiarize themselves with available reports prior to attending training.
Training is more applicable to those users who run reports and quality check data entry. Participants will have the opportunity to run their program specific reports and ask questions about their data after the training.

The training will begin promptly at the scheduled time. We ask that you arrive on time. We understand that there are times when other duties may interfere with the scheduled training. However, if you will be more than 10 minutes late, please reschedule for the next available training as this allows the training to continue uninterrupted and provides a better learning experience for the other participants.

 

The following training is strictly for providers with contracts in the following initiatives:

• Early Childhood Development (excluding Home Visiting, Healthy Steps)
• Parenting
• Service Partnerships
• Youth Development

This hands-on training is designed to give a clear understanding of how to use and interpret SAMIS programmatic reports.

The following topics will be covered in training:
• Language used in reports and its significance in relation to program elements
• How to use reports to perform data quality checks
• How to use reports to check for progress in relation to performance reviews

Attendees should have experience entering SAMIS programmatic data and are expected to have previous knowledge of how to run and export reports. Participants are required to watch the SAMIS Reports Tutorial, run and familiarize themselves with available reports prior to attending training.
Training is more applicable to those users who run reports and quality check data entry. Participants will have the opportunity to run their program specific reports and ask questions about their data after the training.

The training will begin promptly at the scheduled time. We ask that you arrive on time. We understand that there are times when other duties may interfere with the scheduled training. However, if you will be more than 10 minutes late, please reschedule for the next available training as this allows the training to continue uninterrupted and provides a better learning experience for the other participants.

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SAMIS Programmatic Report Training for Non-OOS

 

The following training is strictly for After School providers whose reporting requirements are already in SAMIS.

This hands-on training is designed to give a clear understanding of how to use and interpret SAMIS programmatic reports.

The following topics will be covered in training:
• Language used in reports and its significance in relation to program elements
• How to use reports to perform data quality checks
• How to use reports to check for progress in relation to performance reviews

Attendees should have experience entering SAMIS programmatic data and are expected to have previous knowledge of how to run and export reports. Participants are required to watch the SAMIS Reports Tutorial, run and familiarize themselves with available reports prior to attending training.

Training is more applicable to those users who run reports and quality check data entry. Participants will have the opportunity to run their program specific reports and ask questions about their data after the training.

The training will begin promptly at the scheduled time. We ask that you arrive on time. We understand that there are times when other duties may interfere with the scheduled training. However, if you will be more than 10 minutes late, please reschedule for the next available training as this allows the training to continue uninterrupted and provides a better learning experience for the other participants.

 

Target Audience – Out of School and Youth Development Providers.

Summer safety outreach is geared towards providing information to providers, and parents/caregiver about summer safety practices. Topics include but not limited to water, bike, sun, hurricane, playground, and traveling safety. The main focus of each training and/or session is prevention, which is discussed and reiterated throughout the session. The training includes current data at the county, state and national level. The strategies are discussed according to age group (both school age ready and middle school children).

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This training will provide step-by-step instructions on how to edit an existing copied budget in SAMIS.

The training covers topics such as Editing Budgets, Program Funders, Position Management, Workflows, SAMIS reporting and new enhancements.

The training will begin promptly at the scheduled time. We ask that you arrive on time.
We understand that there are times when other duties may interfere with the scheduled training.

However, if you will be more than 10 minutes late, please reschedule for the next available training as this allows the training to continue uninterrupted and provide a better learning.

 

The Children's Trust will conduct its annual Certified Public Accountant (CPA) vendor pool workshop; current and/or future participants are required to attend as a prerequisite of continued participation in The Children's Trust vendor pool. If you haven't already done so, CPA firms should bring (to the workshop) a copy of their triennial system review report with a passing score and a written statement no greater than one page and prepared on letterhead, which indicates the firm's experience in governmental accounting and/or non-profit accounting, where a CPA applied Government Auditing Standards in previous audit engagements. CPA's may wish to include names of current or previous clients to demonstrate their experience in governmental accounting.

Attendance is limited to 25 persons per session.

CPA's may register by contacting Ms. Andrea Roberts at 305-571-5700, ext. 315.

 

 

The Florida International University Summer Reading Explorers Program (SREP), in partnership with Hope for Miami and Nova Southeastern University, will meet with participating Out of School providers to plan for the upcoming Summer 2015 service period. The meeting dates are Friday, April 10, 2015, 1:30 - 3:30pm and Wednesday, April 15, 2015 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

Effective Instruction Training: A training program designed to prepare Youth Workers, who are involved the delivery of after-school reading instruction or literacy activities under the supervision of a Certified Teacher and/or Reading Coach or Reading Specialist. Youth Workers will learn best practices in effective instruction with emphasis on teaching oral reading fluency and reading comprehension within the new differentiated instruction model. Techniques to capture student interest and sustain academic engagement during the after-school reading activity will also be provided. Although this training is specifically designed for Youth Workers who are involved in the direct delivery of after-school reading, all out-of-school instructional staff may attend.

To Register: Project RISE has a new training registration system. To register for this training, you will need to create a new user account. Please send an e-mail with your full name and the OOS site/school to mm3383@nova.edu for step-by-step instructions on setting up a new user account. Once you have created a new user account, you will be able to enroll in this training. If you already have an account you can register for this training at http://PROJECTRISE.latitudelearning.com/

The objective of this Afterschool Programs and Summer Camp Bidders' Conference is to answer questions from the general public/audience regarding this particular RFP (Request for Proposal). The Children's Trust Staff will provide a general overview of the application process for this funding opportunity.

As requested by providers, there will be a networking opportunity from 9:30 to 10:30 and then from 12:30 to 1:00pm. Food/snacks will NOT be provided and consumption will not be allowed inside the room. Come early to ensure ample time for sign-in.

Topics:
• Cone of Silence
• Amount Available for Funding
• Proposal review, selection and recommendation process
• Timetable: Important dates for application
• Application Training opportunities
• Question & Answer process

Please contact us if you need any accommodations for special needs.

The objective of this Parenting Services and Home Visitation Bidders' Conference is to answer questions from the general public/audience regarding this particular RFP (Request for Proposal). The Children's Trust Staff will provide a general overview of the application process for this funding opportunity.

As requested by providers, there will be a networking opportunity from 9:30 to 10:30 and then from 12:30 to 1:00pm. Food/snacks will NOT be provided and consumption will not be allowed inside the room. Come early to ensure ample time for sign-in.

Topics:
• Cone of Silence
• Amount Available for Funding
• Proposal review, selection and recommendation process
• Timetable: Important dates for application
• Application Training opportunities
• Question & Answer process

Please contact us if you need any accommodations for special needs.

Communications is defined as the act or process of using words, sounds, signs, or behaviors to express or exchange information, ideas, thoughts, feelings, etc., to someone else. This workshop will help you think about whether or not your organization’s goals and objectives are being served by your existing communications efforts. Explore your target audiences and the various tools that have the potential to achieve the best results for your agency. Learn to strategically focus your efforts wisely. Highly interactive.

A brand is a piece of real estate you occupy in a person’s mind, and the related impression it leaves behind. It is your agency’s personality or image. What does your brand evoke in others? Does your brand appropriately represent who you are and what you do, or what your agency aspires to be? Every piece of communication — intentional and unintentional, visual or written — has an impact on your brand. Learn how to better manage your brand to reach your target audience in this era of communications saturation.

Attractive marketing materials can have a significantly positive effect on how your organization or event is perceived by the public and others in your field. With the advent of new free or low-cost resources and technologies, effective graphic design is more accessible than ever, but you need to know how to use it correctly and effectively. This workshop covers the basics of putting together a good design layout with effective content that will get your message across and help you achieve your desired results.

Having a Website is a critical component for running an organization, but how do you get one without breaking the bank? Learn about the important elements of an effective Web presence and discover the tools you’ll need develop a basic Website at little or no cost. Plus, find out how to make the most of email marketing that links back to your Website for maximum effectiveness. Database management tools will be explored.

Building relationships in your agency’s surrounding neighborhood helps keep your organization present and relevant to the residents, institutions, and businesses in your community. Learn what basic steps you can take to engage those closest to you and get the most out of your community outreach efforts.

The ever-changing landscape of social media may seem daunting at times. With a growing number of social networks it can be difficult to determine where to start. This beginner's course provides a primer to prepare you to get started the right way.

Congratulations, you're officially social! Now that you're set up on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other platforms, how will you reach your target audience effectively? Learn how to create your social media policy, manage it, write and share content, boost engagement and use analytics to track your progress. This seminar will take off where our Social Media 101 workshop left off to provide you with insight on how to make your social media marketing work.

Attend an informational and interactive workshop where you will learn key dos and don’ts of public relations strategies. Get important tips and learn how to write a press release, pitch a story to media, obtain a general local media list and participate in hands-on practice sessions.

Learn how to manage media and community relations in a crisis. A crisis situation has the potential to do significant harm to your agency’s reputation and how you respond publicly sets a positive or negative course in motion. This workshop will teach you how to appropriately respond to get ahead of the curve, diffuse a potentially damaging situation and build confidence in your organization. Includes mock scenarios and role playing.

This training will show participants how to complete an application package in WebGrants (electronic application system to create, edit and manage funding applications). Instructor will guide attendees thorough every section of the application process, making this training interactive as well as informative.

Main Topics:
• Application Package and Process
• Important dates / Timeline
• Application Sections in detail
• WebGrants navigation and instructions

 

Training Description:

This training, by the Injury Free Coalition in conjunction with the Florida Poison Information Center-Miami, is geared toward providing information to safety advocates on common poisonings and poison prevention techniques. The interactive training provides details about the services of the regional poison control center, current data on poisonings (and poison deaths) at the county, state, and national level, and information about how to respond to poisonings when they occur. Data is presented about the most effective techniques for reaching various populations with safety messaging. Prevention strategies are discussed according to age group and substance category. Specific topics covered include medications, household chemicals, poisonous plants, and venomous bites and stings.

The objective of this Early Childhood Development Bidders' Conference is to answer questions from the general public/audience regarding this particular RFP (Request for Proposal). The Children's Trust Staff will provide a general overview of the application process for this funding opportunity.

As requested by providers, there will be a networking opportunity from 9:30 to 10:30 and then from 12:30 to 1:00pm. Food/snacks will NOT be provided and consumption will not be allowed inside the room. Come early to ensure ample time for sign-in.

Topics:
• Cone of Silence
• Amount Available for Funding
• Proposal review, selection and recommendation process
• Timetable: Important dates for application
• Application Training opportunities
• Question & Answer process

Please contact us if you need any accommodations for special needs 48 hrs. prior to the event.

The objective of this Youth Enrichment Bidders' Conference is to answer questions from the general public/audience regarding this particular RFP (Request for Proposal). The Children's Trust Staff will provide a general overview of the application process for this funding opportunity.

As requested by providers, there will be a networking opportunity from 9:30 to 10:30 and then from 12:30 to 1:00pm. Food/snacks will NOT be provided and consumption will not be allowed inside the room. Come early to ensure ample time for sign-in.

Topics:
• Cone of Silence
• Amount Available for Funding
• Proposal review, selection and recommendation process
• Timetable: Important dates for application
• Application Training opportunities
• Question & Answer process

Please contact us if you need any accommodations for special needs.

Technology support for applicants that may require assistance accessing WebGrants. Only technical questions will be addressed at these sessions.

Open Lab time is intended for those who are interested in applying to any of our funding opportunities and require additional guidance and assistance in WebGrants. (i.e., registration, accessing application forms, uploading documents to attachments, etc.).

At least 12 hours in advance, please ensure that any members of your team are registered to attend this session.

In the event that no registrations are captured, the scheduled Open Lab may be subject to cancellation.

 

This training will provide participants with a strategic plan of action for differentiating instruction in reading. Participants will learn how to utilize out-of-school reading assessment data for the identification of struggling readers in both oral reading fluency and reading comprehension. Guidelines for intervention development and implementation will be strongly emphasized. This training is specifically designed for out-of-school literacy staff who are currently Certified Teachers charged with the responsibility of supervising or directly providing after-school reading activities. Eligibility: Effective Instruction Training is prerequisite for this course unless you are a Miami Dade County Public School Reading Coach, Reading Specialist or Certified Teacher who delivers reading instruction during the school day. Project RISE will need to verify that one of the eligibility criteria has been met to enroll in this course.

Audience: Program directors; Direct-care staff; Teachers; Data Tracker Administrators

Cost: This workshop is free and open to OOS providers funded by The Children's Trust.

To Register: Project RISE has a new training registration system. To register for this training, you will need to create a new user account. Please send an e-mail with your full name and the OOS site/school to mm3383@nova.edu for step-by-step instructions on setting up a new user account. Once you have created a new user account, you will be able to enroll in this training. If you already have an account you can register for this training at http://PROJECTRISE.latitudelearning.com/

Benefits of Attending Application Training:
The Children's Trust application trainings are designed for potential organizations in Miami-Dade County seeking funding for Youth Enrichment services. The information provided during these trainings will pertain to the programmatic and fiscal aspects of the funding application, detailed WebGrants navigation and user instructions as well as tips for completing the application sections.

Be advised that space is limited. As a result you only need to attend one of the application trainings. The training will begin promptly at the scheduled time. We ask that you arrive early to ensure ample time for sign-in.

To attend this training you will need to register. If you already have an account and you have registered in the past for trainings, you may use the same login information on the main website. If this is your first time registering for training, you will need to create a new user account (to register for a training event).

Topics:

  • Cone of Silence
  • Amount Available for Funding
  • What is WebGrant?
  • Timetable: Important dates for application
  • Overview of Application Forms
  • Budget Guidelines
  • Question & Answers

This training will show participants how to complete an application package in WebGrants (electronic application system to create, edit and manage funding applications). Instructor will guide attendees thorough every section of the application process, making this training interactive as well as informative.

Main Topics:
• Application Package and Process
• Important dates / Timeline
• Application Sections in detail
• WebGrants navigation and instructions

 

The objective of this Insurance Enrollment Assistance Bidders' Conference is to answer questions from the general public/audience regarding this particular RFP (Request for Proposal). The Children's Trust Staff will provide a general overview of the application process for this funding opportunity.

As requested by providers, there will be a networking opportunity. Food/snacks will NOT be provided. Come early to ensure ample time for sign-in.

Topics:
• Cone of Silence
• Amount Available for Funding
• Proposal review, selection and recommendation process
• Timetable: Important dates for application
• Application Training opportunities
• Question & Answer process

Please contact us if you need any accommodations for special needs.

Benefits of Attending Application Training:
The Children's Trust application trainings are designed for potential organizations in Miami-Dade County seeking funding for Insurance Enrollment Assistance. The information provided during these trainings will pertain to the programmatic and fiscal aspects of the funding application, detailed WebGrants navigation and user instructions as well as tips for completing the application sections.

Be advised that space is limited. As a result you only need to attend one of the application trainings. The training will begin promptly at the scheduled time. We ask that you arrive early to ensure ample time for sign-in.

To attend this training you will need to register. If you already have an account and you have registered in the past for trainings, you may use the same login information on the main website. If this is your first time registering for training, you will need to create a new user account (to register for a training event).

Topics:

  • Cone of Silence
  • Amount Available for Funding
  • What is WebGrants?
  • Timetable: Important dates for application
  • Overview of Application Forms
  • Budget Guidelines
  • Question & Answers

This training will show participants how to complete an application package in WebGrants (electronic application system to create, edit and manage applications). Instructor will guide attendees thorough every section of the application process, making this training interactive as well as informative.

Main Topics:
• Application Package and Process
• Important dates / Timeline
• Application Sections in detail
• WebGrants navigation and instructions

 

 

The objective of this Bidders' Conference is to answer questions from the general public/audience regarding this particular solicitation (RFP, RFQ, ITN, etc.). The Children's Trust Staff will provide a general overview of the application process for this funding opportunity.

Food/snacks will NOT be provided. Come early to ensure ample time for sign-in.

Topics:
• Cone of Silence
• Amount of Funding Available
• Proposal review, selection and recommendation process
• Timetable: Important dates for application
• Application Training opportunities
• Question & Answer process

If you have never registered into WebGrants (The Trust online application system), please bring the following information to get your agency registered:
1) date when agency was established (month and year)
2) federal identification number
3) fiscal year end
4) name of the Executive Director/CEO
5) phone and fax information of the agency

Please contact us if you need any accommodations for special needs.

 

Topics include using visual support strategies to help children meet behavioral expectations, recognizing and accommodating special sensory needs, fostering social competence, and addressing bullying.

Special consideration of the space: Please register with Sheena Vandyke so you can receive a confirmation. The training will begin promptly at the scheduled time. We ask that you arrive on time. We understand that there are times when other duties may interfere with the scheduled training. However, if you will be more than 15 minutes late, please reschedule for the next available training as this allows the training to continue uninterrupted and provides a better learning experience for the other participants.

This is a required meeting for providers that have been recommended for funding for the 2015-16 contract year. Providers will receive an orientation to the redesigned contracting process, which includes, a new contract negotiation process; a new contract routing/approval process; changes to SAMIS and the budget creation process (including new budget guidelines); an introduction to the new contract staff structure; and an opportunity to meet the contract staff assigned to your contract. All four event are identical. Providers must attend one of the events.

This training focuses on an organization's legal responsibilities for inclusion under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and identifying the policies and procedures necessary to comply with this law. (3 hours) Training also adapted for providers serving children Birth-5. CEU's are available if needed.

Special consideration of the space: Please register with Sheena Vandyke so you can receive a confirmation or you can register on our website at www.ccdh.org. The training will begin promptly at the scheduled time. We ask that you arrive on time. We understand that there are times when other duties may interfere with the scheduled training. However, if you will be more than 15 minutes late, please reschedule for the next available training as this allows the training to continue uninterrupted and provides a better learning experience for the other participants.

DCF License Training for YAS Funded Agencies

Complete Description: Students learn to read in different ways and youth programs are a great place to offer different ways to learn. Participants will learn how to use reading assessment data (from the ORF and Maze assessments) to identify struggling readers and to develop reading intervention plans unique to each student. This training is specifically designed for Certified Teachers charged with the responsibility of supervising or directly providing after‐school reading activities.

Eligibility: Miami-Dade County Public School Reading Coach, Reading Specialist or Certified Teacher who delivers reading instruction during the school day. Project RISE will need to verify that one of the eligibility criteria has been met to enroll in this course.

Each program site must have designated staff attend each course within the LIT series. Effective Literacy Instruction training meets the requirement for youth workers who are involved in the direct delivery of reading activities under the supervision of a Certified Teacher. All teachers responsible for literacy must attend the Differentiated Literacy Instruction training to meet the Trust requirement.

Audience: Certified Teachers charged with the responsibility of supervising or directly providing after‐school reading activities.     * Required Training for YAS Providers

Cost: This workshop is free and open to YAS and YEN providers funded by The Children's Trust.

To Register: Project RISE is using a new online system. To register for trainings, please follow the instructions below.
If you have ever attended a Project RISE Training, your account has been transferred to this new system. You do not need to create an account. Log in using your first and last name as one word for the username (Example AnaSmith is the username for Ana Smith) with TEMP123 as the password at https://collabornation.net/login/projectrise


If you have never attended a Project RISE Training you will need to create a new account at https://collabornation.net/login/projectrise

Complete Description: Children learn more when they are actively engaged in activities and having fun. This workshop teaches youth workers evidence‐based instructional strategies, including techniques to increase student interest and engagement in literacy.

Each program site must have designated staff attend each course within the LIT series. Effective Literacy Instruction training meets the requirement for youth workers who are involved in the direct delivery of reading activities under the supervision of a Certified Teacher. All teachers responsible for literacy must attend the Differentiated Literacy Instruction training to meet the Trust requirement.

Audience: Youth workers who are involved in the direct delivery of reading activities under the supervision of a Certified Teacher. * Required Training for YAS Providers

Cost: This workshop is free and open to YAS and YEN providers funded by The Children's Trust..

To Register: Project RISE is using a new online system. To register for trainings, please follow the instructions below.
If you have ever attended a Project RISE Training, your account has been transferred to this new system. You do not need to create an account. Log in using your first and last name as one word for the username (Example AnaSmith is the username for Ana Smith) with TEMP123 as the password at https://collabornation.net/login/projectrise

If you have never attended a Project RISE Training you will need to create a new account at https://collabornation.net/login/projectrise


 

The Afterschool Meal Program annual training is required for any organizations participating in afterschool meals through the FLIPANY Department of Health (DOH) sponsorship, and for anyone administering or directing the TCT snack/lunch service at their site during the 2015-2016 school year. This training is not applicable for agencies under their own, or another, DOH sponsor.

The training will cover proper protocol and procedure for completing paperwork and distributing snacks/suppers, Civil Rights, and Food Safety. At least 2 representatives per site should attend the annual training. We require that any staff involved in the snack/supper process attend the training as well.

This training is for those agencies under FLIPANY's sponsorship.

This training is for individuals who are new to SAMIS and need a user id. The training covers technical information as well as how to enter participant demographics, attendance, and performance measures. All new SAMIS users are required to attend this training before attending the initiative specific training. The training will begin promptly at the scheduled time. We ask that you arrive on time. We understand that there are times when other duties may interfere with the schedule training. However, if you will more than 10 minutes late, please reschedule for the next available training as this allows the training to continue uninterrupted and provides a better learning experience for the other participants.

This is a training for existing users who already have a SAMIS user id. Content will be specific to Parenting (PAR) providers and include changes in the new program year, copying participants over from the previous funding cycle, tips for organizing data, new features available in SAMIS to facilitate quality checks, common data errors, and key reports. At least one user responsible for data entry or overseeing data entry from each program is required to attend this training. Users with programs in more than one initiative should attend a training for each initiative. The training will begin promptly at the scheduled time. We ask that you arrive on time. We understand that there are times when other duties may interfere with the schedule training. However, if you will more than 10 minutes late, please reschedule for the next available training as this allows the training to continue uninterrupted and provides a better learning experience for the other participants.

This is a training for existing users who already have a SAMIS user ID. Content will be specific to After-school Programs and Summer Camps (YAS) providers and include changes in the new program year, copying participants over from the previous funding cycle, tips for organizing data, new features available in SAMIS to facilitate quality checks, common data errors, and key reports. At least one user responsible for data entry or overseeing data entry from each parenting program is required to attend this training. Users with programs in more than one initiative should attend a training for each initiative. The training will begin promptly at the scheduled time. We ask that you arrive on time. We understand that there are times when other duties may interfere with the schedule training. However, if you will more than 10 minutes late, please reschedule for the next available training as this allows the training to continue uninterrupted and provides a better learning experience for the other participants.

This is a training for existing users who already have a SAMIS user ID. Content will be specific to Parenting (PAR) providers and include changes in the new program year, copying participants over from the previous funding cycle, tips for organizing data, new features available in SAMIS to facilitate quality checks, common data errors, and key reports. At least one user responsible for data entry or overseeing data entry from each program is required to attend this training. Users with programs in more than one initiative should attend a training for each initiative. The training will begin promptly at the scheduled time. We ask that you arrive on time. We understand that there are times when other duties may interfere with the schedule training. However, if you will more than 10 minutes late, please reschedule for the next available training as this allows the training to continue uninterrupted and provides a better learning experience for the other participants.

This is a training for existing users who already have a SAMIS user ID. Content will be specific to Youth Enrichment, Employment and Supports (YEN) providers and include changes in the new program year, copying participants over from the previous funding cycle, tips for organizing data, new features available in SAMIS to facilitate quality checks, common data errors, and key reports. At least one user responsible for data entry or overseeing data entry from each program is required to attend this training. Users with programs in more than one initiative should attend a training for each initiative. The training will begin promptly at the scheduled time. We ask that you arrive on time. We understand that there are times when other duties may interfere with the schedule training. However, if you will more than 10 minutes late, please reschedule for the next available training as this allows the training to continue uninterrupted and provides a better learning experience for the other participants.

Complete Description: Using a variety of behavior management strategies can help your program avoid common problems. This training will provide the tools needed to prevent behavioral disruptions and increase positive behaviors from the children. Learn why they engage in unwanted behaviors and then practice managing these behaviors using effective strategies such as positive reinforcement, giving instructions, and active ignoring.

Audience: Program directors; Youth Workers; Teachers

Cost: This workshop is free and open to YAS and YEN providers funded by The Children's Trust.

If you have ever attended a Project RISE Training, your account has been transferred to this new system. You do not need to create an account. Log in using your first and last name as one word for the username (Example AnaSmith is the username for Ana Smith) with TEMP123 as the password at https://collabornation.net/login/projectrise

If you have never attended a Project RISE Training you will need to create a new account at https://collabornation.net/login/projectrise

Complete Description: Project RISE is expanding its quality improvement initiative to include YEN programs. This interactive day is your chance to meet other YEN providers and share what inspired you to work with youth. Learn how you can voice your program's needs by joining a brand-new Youth Development Advisory Committee (YDAC) and participating in a YEN survey. Participants will also join in on hands-on/group activities to learn about the program quality assessment that will be used for onsite observations this year.

Audience: YEN site-level coordinators, managers, and directors.

Cost: This kickoff is free and open to YEN providers funded by The Children's Trust.

To Register: Please email Diana Lores at dlores@nova.edu with your full name, YEN agency, and site name to confirm your attendance.

 

FLIPANY is providing nutrition education workshops to TCT-YAS providers during the 2015-2016 school year. The workshop includes interactive nutrition education, a healthy food demonstration, and dissemination of materials and resources promoting healthy eating and active living.

Participants will be taught to lead students in fun nutrition activities and receive a curriculum for use at each site. Site representatives will be given certification for completing the training.

At least two staff members per site should attend. This workshop has a maximum of 30 participants.

 

Complete Description: Managing troubling behavior of children in your program is essential to ensure that your program runs smoothly. This workshop expands upon the prevention skills taught in the Effective Behavior Management 101 training by teaching additional effective strategies for reducing behavioral disruptions in your program. In this workshop, participants will learn effective behavioral approaches such as reprimands, response cost, time-out, and overcorrection.

Audience: Program directors; Youth Workers; Teachers

Cost: This workshop is free and open to YAS and YEN providers funded by The Children's Trust.

To Register: Project RISE is using a new online system. To register for trainings, please follow the instructions below.
If you have ever attended a Project RISE Training, your account has been transferred to this new system. You do not need to create an account. Log in using your first and last name as one word for the username (Example AnaSmith is the username for Ana Smith) with TEMP123 as the password at https://collabornation.net/login/projectrise

If you have never attended a Project RISE Training you will need to create a new account at https://collabornation.net/login/projectris

PURPOSE: To provide a forum for agencies within the Trust ecosystem to meet and share ideas on how to continuously improve their services.

Youth After School Providers:

Trust-funded after-school and summer camp programs aim to support children's social-emotional learning, as well as boost their literacy and fitness skills. The RFP and negotiated contract scope of services both stipulate that 2-3 measurement tools will be piloted during the first year of the funding cycle in order to determine what will be the most useful tool for program evaluation in future years. Please be aware and note that the child outcome results from the pilot will not factor into contract performance review this year, but collection of the outcome tools will.

Three measurement tool options are being offered for the pilot phase, which will take place during the second semester of the current school year – each program is required to collect one of the following pre/post measures:

  1. Algorhythm – Youth Development iLearning System
  2. Child Trends – Social Emotional Learning Tool (PDF)
  3. The Devereux Students Strengths Assessment-Mini (DESSA-Mini)

We'd like you to attend an informational session where you can learn about each tool and rank your preferences for use in your program. 

Providers need to attend one of the sessions.

It is critical that the session be attended by a staff member knowledgeable of your after-school and summer program who can make informed decisions regarding your tool preferences. As noted, programs will rank their preferences at the conclusion of the session. We will make every attempt to ensure that each program is assigned its top preference for collection, but we must also ensure that even numbers of programs are using each measure. Any program that does not attend the information session will be assigned a pilot measure by The Children's Trust.

 

The Children's Trust will host a reports training for all youth enrichment (YEN) providers in order to provide a better understanding of the SAMIS reports for monitoring program progress. We will also provide technical assistance on entering data into SAMIS in preparation for the end of year performance reviews.

Please bring a copy of Attachment A, Scope of Services from your contract and any programmatic data you need to enter in SAMIS to receive hands on assistance.

Registration is required.

Open to TCT-YAS Providers. At least 2 per site. New staff or returning staff welcome.

Description:
This workshop is open to all after-school staff providers. Staff will learn to incorporate nutrition activities into their curriculum using USDA materials and the GO SLOW WOAH theorem. We will discuss meal etiquette, focus group results, and nutrition principles. There will be interactive, healthy food demonstrations and staff will receive additional resources needed to implement lessons and activities at each site.

Please send at least 2 staff per site. More are welcome. Staff will have to register individually on the TCT calendar. The maximum number of staff allowed per workshop is 30. **Note that this is a continuation of the first nutrition workshop, "Eat Right Future Bright." Attendance is open to both staff that attended the workshop in previous months and to those that did not.

 

Part of a series of classes offered by The Children's Trust through a partnership with Foundation Center.

Are you looking for additional grants? Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders.

You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants, including:

  • Who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations.
  • What do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding.
  • How do you identify potential funders and make the first approach.

About Foundation Center
Established in 1956, Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Foundation Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and global grantmakers and their grants. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level. Foundation Center has five library/learning centers and more than 450 Funding Information Network locations nationwide and around the world, including six located at Miami-Dade County Regional Public Libraries funded by The Children's Trust.

 

Bidders' Conference

The objective of this Bidders' Conference is to answer questions from the general public/audience regarding this particular solicitation (RFP, RFQ, ITN, etc.). The Children's Trust Staff will provide a general overview of the application process for this funding opportunity.

Food/snacks will NOT be provided. Come early to ensure ample time for sign-in.

Topics:
• Cone of Silence
• Amount of Funding Available
• Proposal review, selection and recommendation process
• Timetable: Important dates for application
• Application Training opportunities
• Question & Answer process

If you have never registered into WebGrants (The Trust online application system), please bring the following information to get your agency registered:
1) date when agency was established (month and year)
2) federal identification number
3) fiscal year end
4) name of the Executive Director/CEO
5) phone and fax information of the agency

 

Application Training

This training will show participants how to complete an application package in WebGrants (electronic application system to create, edit and manage applications). Instructor will guide attendees thorough every section of the application process, making this training interactive as well as informative.

Main Topics:
• Application Package and Process
• Important dates / Timeline
• Application Sections in detail
• WebGrants navigation and instructions

 

Please contact us if you need any accommodations for special needs.

Description: Provides participants with the tools necessary to direct families to the most commonly needed resources for children and youth with disabilities, and the programs and systems in which they reside. The intent of this training is to increase knowledge about how to effectively navigate the system for accessing services for persons with disabilities.

Description: is a training specifically designed for program administrators. It provides an introductory working knowledge of an agency's legal requirements under the ADA. Topics include eligibility for enrollment, reasonable accommodations, and policies and procedures. Opportunity is provided for participants to share experiences, raise questions, and problem-solve real life situations.

A kick-off meeting for all YAS providers to share an overview of the MINI Observation tool that will be used to observe all YAS programs starting in the fall of 2016. At this meeting, an expert trainer from Project RISE will give an introduction to MINI and the implementation process planned for the 2016-2017 contract year.

Providers are only required to attend one meeting. If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact Stephanie Maestri at 305-571-5700, ext. 543 or via reply email to stephaniem@thchildrenstrust.org

The Children's Trust is pleased to present Introduction to Fundraising Planning, one of several classes offered through its partnership with Foundation Center.

Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success.

This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan, including tips on:

  • Making your case for support
  • Diversifying your organization's fundraising base
  • Creating a plan of action

Start thinking about your organization's fundraising strategies!

About Foundation Center: Established in 1956, Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Foundation Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and global grantmakers and their grants. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level. Foundation Center has five library/learning centers and more than 450 Funding Information Network locations nationwide and around the world, including six located at Miami-Dade County Regional Public Libraries funded by The Children's Trust. Foundationcenter.org

 

Dear Parenting (PAR) Provider:

We will be hosting a kick-off meeting to share an overview of the Parenting Observation Tool that will be used to observe all Parenting (PAR) programs starting fall of 2016. At this meeting, a parenting expert trainer will give an introduction of the tool and clarify the implementation process for the 2016-2017 contract year. Please see below details on attending;

WHO: Program Coordinator/Director, supervisory, administrative staff (RSVP required)

DATE: September 16, 2016

(Group Parenting Provider)

9:00 am to 11am

(Home Visiting/individual Parenting)

11:00 am to 1pm

CONTACT: For further information, Grettel Suarez via email: grettel@thechildrenstrust.org or via telephone, 305-571-5700 extension 240

Please note that you are only required to attend one meeting but can stay for both if your program offers both group and home visiting/individual parenting core activities. Please RSVP to one of the two meetings listed above by accessing The Children's Trust's community calendar.

The Children's Trust is pleased to present Your Board and Fundraising, one of several classes offered through its partnership with Foundation Center.

Learn how to engage your board in fundraising.
This class helps you think through the process of getting your board involved with fundraising. What we will cover:

  • The role of your board
  • Why board members may be reluctant to fundraise and how to overcome these concerns
  • Ways the board can participate in fundraising activities
  • Tips for strengthening your fundraising board

About Foundation Center: Established in 1956, Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Foundation Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and global grantmakers and their grants. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level. Foundation Center has five library/learning centers and more than 450 Funding Information Network locations nationwide and around the world, including six located at Miami-Dade County Regional Public Libraries funded by The Children's Trust. Foundationcenter.org

Description: Older youth need opportunities to actively process, rather than passively receive, information; in other words, they need to engage in active learning. "Active Learning" is an interactive, skill-building workshop in which participants will experience active learning firsthand and learn six strategies to support active learning in youth, such as providing stimulating activities and engineering success while allowing for mistakes. By the end of the workshop, participants will incorporate these six elements into a lesson plan that they can bring back to their programs. All of the skills learned in this workshop are also found in the YPQA's Supportive Environment Domain and will help programs improve in the areas of Active Engagement, Skill-Building, and Encouragement.

Audience: YEN providers

Cost: This workshop is free and open to YAS and YEN providers funded by The Children's Trust.

To Register: Project RISE is using a new online system. To register for trainings, please follow the instructions below.
If you have ever attended a Project RISE Training, your account has been transferred to this new system. You do not need to create an account. Log in using your first and last name as one word for the username (Example AnaSmith is the username for Ana Smith) with TEMP123 as the password at https://collabornation.net/login/projectrise

If you have never attended a Project RISE Training you will need to create a new account at https://collabornation.net/login/projectrise

This session is the perfect opportunity for organizations to develop a design project and receive one-on-one guidance using Microsoft Publisher, a popular and affordable desktop publishing software program.  

Attendees are encouraged to view all the videos on this playlist PRIOR to the lab in order to get the most out of this session.

Material to Bring

Text document to be used for your design. This should include:

  • Headline or Event Name
  • Event description (no minimum word count, no more than 100 words)
  • Call to action (Number to call, registration link and/or email to write)
  • Images to be used in the design (logos, photos, etc.)

 

Having an online presence is indispensable for any organization nowadays. Your website is likely the first impression potential clients and funders will have of you and the work that you do. With the latest version of WordPress, it’s easy for anyone to create a professional-looking website with practically no out-of-pocket cost if any. Take advantage of one-on-one assistance to get your new website up and running.

Attendees are encouraged to watch the course WordPress Essential Training on Lynda.com PRIOR to the lab. Lynda.com is accessible at no cost for anyone with a Miami-Dade Public Library card and PIN, which can be obtained in person at any public library with a valid picture ID.

Material

  • Website outline – Describes what section and pages your website will have.
  • Content – The actual text and images each page will have.

The Children's Trust is pleased to present Introduction to Corporate Giving, one of several classes offered through its partnership with Foundation Center.

Is your organization ready to seek corporate support?
Corporate grantmakers are different from traditional foundations in many ways. This class provides a basic overview of:

  • The different types of corporate giving
  • What motivates corporations to give
  • How to find potential corporate partners

Following the in-person class, join us for a 30-minute demonstration of Foundation Directory Online, which is available at Miami-Dade County Regional Public Libraries.

About Foundation Center: Established in 1956, Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Foundation Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and global grantmakers and their grants. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level. Foundation Center has five library/learning centers and more than 450 Funding Information Network locations nationwide and around the world, including six located at Miami-Dade County Regional Public Libraries funded by The Children's Trust and FoundationCenter.org.

WEBINAR

Trust Central is The Children's Trust's new web-based data and reporting system. This orientation webinar will focus on basic navigation in Trust Central, as well as SAMIS fiscal functions. Fiscal topics will include: Budgets, Reimbursements, Amendments, Document Repository, Workflow, Position Management and Reports.

Advance registration is not required. However, it is recommended that attendees test the connection ahead of time. Webinar will begin promptly at the scheduled time. Attendees are encouraged to log in a few minutes early; you must log into the webinar on a computer and dial into the audio portion via a phone. Computer speakers should also be turned on.

Dial-In: 800.503.2899
Access Code: 5293317

WEBINAR

Trust Central is The Children's Trust's new web-based data and reporting system. This orientation webinar will focus on basic navigation in Trust Central, as well as SAMIS programmatic functions. Programmatic topics will include: Case and Participant information, Units of Service (attendance), Performance Measures (testing), Group Activities and Narratives.

Advance registration is not required. However, it is recommended that attendees test the connection ahead of time. Webinar will begin promptly at the scheduled time. Attendees are encouraged to log in a few minutes early; you must log into the webinar on a computer and dial into the audio portion via a phone. Computer speakers should also be turned on.

Dial-In: 800.503.2899
Access Code: 5293317

 

Complete Description
Effective Behavior Management 101, Level 2: Prevention is a new training offered by Project RISE.

Using a variety of behavior management strategies can help your program avoid common problems. This Effective Behavior Management 101: Level 2 training is an extension of the Effective Behavior Management 101: Level 1 online training. During this training participants will have the opportunity to practice the following four prevention strategies learned in the online course: Developing a clear discipline policy, Re-engineering the environment, Giving clear instructions, and Praising good behavior. The Level 2 training is open to all staff who have taken the online portion of the training. Please remember to arrive on time. Entrance to Project RISE trainings will not be permitted 15 minutes after scheduled start time.

*please note that there are limited number of open seating available*

Audience: Program Directors; Youth Workers; Teachers
Cost: This workshop is free and open to YAS and YEN providers funded by The Children's Trust.

Registration:
Please register for this training at https://collabornation.net/login/projectrise

 

At the heart of youth programming is bringing the best out of people. Bringing the best out of youth participants, bringing the best out of a staff team, and bringing the best out of external stakeholders. This is often done through facilitation. Facilitating meetings, facilitating activities, and facilitating relationships.


This workshop will focus on equipping participants with the tools to Lead well in facilitation with youth program participants. The workshop will focus on two main outcomes:


1. Making meaningful decisions with others through deep listening, inquiry, and advocacy
2. Facilitating agreements that enable people to work together in pursuit of a common goal


This workshop is ideal for Youth Enrichment (YEN) providers. The skills utilized can be used with adults, but the focus will be on how to use facilitative leadership with youth. Skill development aligns with the Engagement Domain of the Youth Program Quality Assessment (YPQA).

This interactive workshop will offer practical applications to engage program participants in meaningful decision making in the individual, small group, and large group context. We hope to see you there!

 

You're Invited to NFTE's Investment Panel!


With the support of the Citi Foundation and the Children's Trust, Startup Summer has led 20 young entrepreneurs through all aspects of creating their business and provided seed capital to begin operations. On Thursday, November 3rd from 5-8pm at CIC Miami, please join us to watch graduates of Startup Summer pitch their businesses to a panel of judges for up to $10,000 of additional startup capital.

RSVP at https://susinvestmentpanel.eventbrite.com/
Announcement Contact: RSVP at https://susinvestmentpanel.eventbrite.com/

 

Learn about using behavioral science to improve aspects of your program, such as increasing client participation in services offered. This webinar will describe how the "SIMPLER" framework of seven practical behavioral techniques - Social influence, Implementation prompts, Make deadlines, Personalization, Loss aversion, Ease, and Reminders (tested in 15 randomized controlled trials) - can be applied to your program. Can't attend live? Register and you'll receive access to the materials.


Register Here

The Children's Trust will hold two complimentary one hour sessions (one in the north and one in the south) for providers to hear about the Department of Labor's final rule on overtime which is effective December 1, 2016. Each session will cover what actions employers should take prior to the change, strategies for addressing the change and potential alternative pay options for employees who will now be non-exempt (i.e., overtime eligible), best practices of classifying employees as exempt and some information on how the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) is enforced and the potential remedies to an employee. The final rule updates the salary threshold under which most white collar workers are entitled to overtime. The threshold raised from $455/week ($23,660 annual) to $913/week ($47,476 annual).

Certification - Car Passenger Safety (CPS) Training: The national standardized child passenger safety technician certification course is four days long (32 hours) and combines classroom instruction, hands-on work with car seats and vehicles, and a community safety seat checkup event. At the checkup event, students demonstrate skills learned during class, following event procedures and instructions, proper use and installation of child restraints and safety belts and the ability to teach parents and caregivers how to properly protect their family on the road.

Attendees: TCT YAS/YEN Providers

Nutrition is the science of food and it's relationship to health. Attendees will gain awareness and understanding of the importance of good-eating practices as related to the overall wellness of youth and adults. Providers will receive resources and gain knowledge needed to implement nutrition education to youth and promote a healthy afterschool environment.

FLIPANY's Nutrition Workshop is mandatory for TCT YAS/YEN providers during the 2016-2017 school year. At least 2 representatives per site are recommended to attend - more are encouraged. Each site representative will be given an in-service certification of completion. Sites will receive materials for interactive nutrition education and resources for parents.

*Each workshop has a maximum of 30 participants. Workshops will be canceled if there are less than 10 staff registered. Staff will receive an e-mail and phone call at least 24 hours prior to cancelation.

Complete Description
This workshop is designed to allow participants to practice applying the skills taught in the online prerequisite, including evidence-based strategies to improve reading skills (e.g., scaffolding), instruction techniques, and ways to increase youth engagement. Participants will earn a higher-level certificate and additional training hours in this topic area. Each program site must have designated staff attend each course within the LIT series. Online Effective Literacy Instruction meets the requirement for youth workers who are involved in the direct delivery of reading activities under the supervision of a Certified Teacher. All teachers responsible for literacy must attend the Differentiated Literacy Instruction training to meet the Trust requirement.

Pre-requisite: Prior to enrolling in this workshop, participants must complete and pass Effective Literacy Instruction online course.

Audience: Youth workers who are involved in the direct delivery of reading activities under the supervision of a Certified Teacher.

 

Registration:
Please register for this training at https://collabornation.net/login/projectris

 

 

Description


The Children's Trust, with sponsorship by The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, is pleased to offer an interactive learning experience with Mary Kopczynski Winkler, senior research associate in the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute.

Come ready to learn about the fundamentals of performance measurement and program evaluation!

Topics that this nationally recognized expert will share:
• The Performance Imperative, a Framework for Social-sector Excellence
• Outcome indicators and logic models
• Using data effectively
• Tools for measuring successes

Morning and Afternoon sessions are identical.
PLEASE ONLY REGISTER TO THE SESSION YOU WILL ATTEND.

*Requests for special needs accommodations must be made at least seven business days in advance of the event to allow time to secure necessary

Download Mary Kopczynski Winkler biography (pdf)

The Afterschool Meal Program annual training is required for any organizations participating in afterschool meals through the FLIPANY Department of Health (DOH) sponsorship, and for anyone administering or directing the TCT snack/lunch service at their site during the 2016-2017 school year. This training is not applicable for agencies under their own, or another, DOH sponsor.


The training will cover the new changes to submitting orders, proper protocol and procedure for completing paperwork and distributing snacks/suppers, Civil Rights, and Food Safety. At least 2 representatives per site should attend the annual training. We require that any staff involved in the snack/supper/lunch process attend the training as well.


This training is for those agencies under FLIPANY's sponsorship

 

Webinar

Trust Central is The Children's Trust's new web-based data and reporting system. This orientation webinar will focus on a new station recently added to Trust Central – Metrics! Topics will include: Assessments and Ratings, Progress Dashboards, Growth Planning and more.

Advance registration is not required. However, it is recommended that attendees test the connection ahead of time. Webinar will begin promptly at the scheduled time. Attendees are encouraged to log in a few minutes early; you must log into the webinar on a computer and dial into the audio portion via a phone. Computer speakers should also be turned on.

Dial-In: 800.503.2899
Access Code: 0908104

To access the video portion of the webinar, please click on the following link at the date & time specified

 

 

The training session will be modeled off of a typical group parenting session. Participants will include facilitators of group parenting programs that are funded by The Children's Trust. The training will consist of a mix of didactics, videos, and exercises.

Training Objectives:

After the training, trainees will be able to:
1. identify other group parenting facilitators who use the same or similar curricula or serve similar populations.
2. identify facilitation skills pertaining to the Group Observation Tool.
3. demonstrate facilitation skills on the Group Observation Tool.
4. discuss variations in each of the parenting skills listed on the Group Observation Tool.
5. conduct a preliminary rating of a facilitator using the Group Observation Tool.

Participants will include facilitators of individual/home-based parenting programs that are funded by The Children's Trust. The training will consist of a mix of didactics, and exercises.

Training Objectives:

After the training, trainees will be able to:
1. identify other parenting facilitators who use the same or similar curricula or serve similar populations.
2. identify facilitation skills pertaining to the Individual Observation Tool.
3. discuss variations in each of the parenting skills listed on the Individual Observation Tool and how it applies to their specific curriculum.
4. demonstrate facilitation skills on the Individual Observation Tool.

Description:

Older youth need to believe that staff listen to them and genuinely care about what they think. Come to our "Ask-Listen-Encourage" workshop in which participants will learn how to ask effective questions, about the concept of active listening, and how to give effective, encouraging responses to youth and their work. All of the skills discussed in this workshop will also help programs improve in the "open-ended questions" and "non-evaluative language" items found in the Encouragement scale under YPQA's Supportive Environment Domain.


Audience: Any YEN staff

The train is leaving the station - hop aboard for a workshop that'll teach you everything you need to know about our new contracting process, to be conducted entirely within Trust Central. Attendees should include those responsible for fiscal and programmatic details (e.g., budget, staffing plan, activities, outcomes), as well as CEO/executive directors and others who approve and deliver final sign-off of Trust contracts. It is critical that individuals involved in creating and approving contracts for your organization attend this session.

The new contracting process is relevant to ALL contracts with a start date of July 1, 2017, and later.

Indoor and Outdoor Safety

Indoor and Outdoor safety topics consists of Water Safety, Pedestrian Safety,
Playground Safety, Sports Safety, Boating Safety, Burns and Scalds Prevention, Carbon Monoxide
Prevention, Fall Prevention, Fire, Prevention, Firearms Safety, Halloween Safety, and Poison
Prevention. Within each topic the educator stresses the importance of supervision and describes
safety measures to prevent injury. The individual or center requesting the training can choose within
these topics and individualize it. The training will detail current data at the county, state and national
level. Prevention strategies are discussed according to age group.

 

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

First Aide/CPR/AED is a 4 hour training that teaches providers how to recognize and response appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. Provider will have the knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill person and to decide whether advance medical care is needed.

 

Letters to the Editor Workshop ImageHaving trouble getting attention from traditional media about your program? Writing a letter to the editor of the Miami Herald and other newspapers who print them is an untraditional and creative way to get some visibility. Attend our workshop to learn how to write the best letter possible and seize the moment by connecting it to a timely news story, increasing the probability that your letter will be published.

Bring your laptop and your ideas and you will walk out of this workshop with a letter ready to submit for publishing!

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On Monday, Frebruary 10th, 2014 the Board of Directors of the Children's Trust decided to hold joint meetings of the Program Services Committee and the Childhood Health & Development Committee.

Please visit the Bylaws page for a description of these committees.

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The Ad-Hoc CEO Search Committee is a subcommittee of the Executive Committee.

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Please visit the Bylaws page for a description of this meeting.

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