Current Community Education Opportunities

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August 4th, 2022 @ 3:00 – 4:30 PM, remotely via Zoom
Empowering People with Disabilities

Learn about SOAR Fox Cities including their history, mission, programs, and services. Learn how they empower people with differing abilities! They will then continue with General DisABILITY Awareness! These presentations are designed to refute stereotypes related to disabilities, help others understand and accept individuals with varying abilities, and help the general public to focus on a person’s abilities rather than disabilities. Information is shared about many different disabilities, including but not limited to Developmental and Intellectual, Autism, and Traumatic Brain Injuries. Attendees will also learn about respectful language and disability etiquette. Presented by: Ashley Gustafson, Director of Community Engagement at SOAR Fox Cities, Inc.
Click HERE for information and for the link to join the Zoom session remotely.

August 11th, 2022 @ 11:00 AM, remotely via Zoom
Words Matter Discussion

The adage of “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” is not really true – Words can hurt, but they can also heal. Please join us for the Words Matter series where we engage in open and authentic discussions about the impact of common terminology used in child serving systems with those that are directly affected. Our goal is to illuminate how the terms we use can influence perception, approach, and practice, as well as explore alternative language as a means of intentionally shifting how we view and interact with youth, families, and each other. All sessions will be hosted simultaneously on Zoom and Facebook Live with the inaugural session on January 13th focusing on the term “system of care.”
Click HERE to register. Enter “N/A” for the grantee indicator.

August 12th, 2022 @ 9 AM to 2 PM, remotely via Zoom
Ages and Stages…Connecting the Dots Conference
(Brought to you by Child Advocates of Fort Bend)
Advocating for infants and toddlers: The importance of secure attachment for social and emotional development.
Supporting youth who are aging out of the system.
Mental health issues and resources for our youth.
Click HERE to register.