REGION I: 2021 Runaway and Homeless Youth Grantees Regional Training

Welcome to The Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) and Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center (RHYTTAC), 2021 Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) Grantees Regional Training. Below you will find your region's agenda, supplemental materials, and information regarding access to the Virtual Event Platform. 

Region I Location: VT, NH, ME, MA, RI, CT
Federal Program Officer: Jessica Drazenovich
Regional Program Manager: Keith Wallace
Regional Administrator: Elaine Zimmerman

AGENDA (EAST REGION I)

Monday, May 24th

Grantees from ALL regions to attend. Please CLICK HERE for Day One's presentation and session materials. 
12:00 pm - 12:15 pm ET                                                

                 

Welcome & General Federal Updates

  • Dr. Sanzanna Dean, Director, Division of Runaway and Homeless Youth, Family and Youth Services Bureau
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm ET           Virtual Monitoring
  • Areon Kelvington, Runaway and Homeless Youth Regional Program Manager, Regions 4, 5 and 7, Family and Youth Services Bureau
12:45 pm - 1:15 pm ET                                                               National Runaway Safeline
  • Ana Cody, Human Trafficking Advisor, Family and Youth Services Bureau
  • Susan Frankel, Chief Executive Officer, National Runaway Safeline 
  • Jeff Stern, Chief Engagement Officer, National Runaway Safeline
1:15 pm - 1:45 pm ET                          Health and Well-being in a Virtual Space
  • Maddox Guerilla, Youth Catalyst Team, Youth Collaboratory
1:45 pm - 2:15 pm ET                                                  Break
2:15 pm - 3:45 pm ET                                                            RHY-HMIS: Information You Can Use
  • Dr. Resa Matthew, Director, Division of Evaluation, Data and Policy, Family and Youth Services Bureau
  • Gloria Watkins, Program Specialist, Family and Youth Services Bureau
  • Lori Hunter, Principal Associate, Enabling Technologies, Abt Associates
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm ET Closing Remarks & Schedule Review
  • Dr. Sanzanna Dean, Director, Division of Runaway and Homeless Youth, Family and Youth Services Bureau
  • Meredith Hicks, RHYTTAC Director, Youth Collaboratory

 

Tuesday, May 25th

*Presentation and session materials to be added as they become available.

9:00 am - 9:15 am ET                    

Opening

  • Jessica Drazenovich, Program Specialist R1, Family and Youth Services Bureau
  • Keith Wallace, Runaway and Homeless Youth Regional Program Manager, Regions 1, 2, 3, and 6, Family and Youth Services Bureau
  • Elaine Zimmerman, Regional Administrator, Family and Youth Services Bureau
9:15 am - 9:30 am ET                   

"Overview on COVID: High Level Framing" (Presentation)

  • Heather Butts, JD, MPH, MA, Co-founder, H.E.A.L.T.H. for Youths, Assistant Professor, Long Island University
9:30 am - 10:30 am ET   

 

"Considerations and Best Practices Working with Young People and Staff with a Focus on Mental Health in the Age of COVID" (Presentation and Q&A)

  • Heather Butts, JD, MPH, MA, Co-founder, H.E.A.L.T.H. for Youths, Assistant Professor, Long Island University

Session Materials:

“Outreach in the Age of COVID” (Presentation and Discussion)

  • Ariel Hayes, Site Coordinator, Waypoint
  • Tori Bird, Outreach Worker, Waypoint
  • Mandy Lancaster, Program Manager, LUK Crisis Center
  • Jason Fitz, Outreach Case Manager,  LUK Crisis Center
  • Christopher Bates, Peer Outreach Worker, LUK Crisis Center
  • Maurie Bergeron, Director of TIL Services, LUK Crisis Center

Session Materials:

10:30 am - 10:45 am ET                                                 

Break

10:45 am - 10:55 am ET                                                         

Setup for Peer to Peer Discussions by Project Type

  • Jessica Drazenovich, Program Specialist R1, Family and Youth Services Bureau
10:55 am - 11:30 am ET                              
                 

Peer to Peer Discussion: BCP

  • John McGah, TA Manager Contractor, RHYTTAC

Peer to Peer Discussion: SOP

  • Liam Spady, TA Associate, RHYTTAC

Peer to Peer Discussion: TLP

  • Philip Ringwood, Executive Director, Franklin County DIAL/Self, Inc.

Peer to Peer Discussion: MGH

  • April Sargent, Program Manager, Penquis Community Action Agency
11:30 am - 12:00 pm ET

Closing

  • Jessica Drazenovich, Program Specialist R1, Family and Youth Services Bureau
  • Keith Wallace, Runaway and Homeless Youth Regional Program Manager, Regions 1, 2, 3, and 6, Family and Youth Services Bureau

 *Materials to be added as they become available. 

Access Virtual Event Platform Information

Click HERE to access instructions and information regarding the 2021 Regional Training Virtual Event Platform.

More Information/Support

If you have questions or need assistance, please reach out to RHYTTAC at [email protected] or at any time during the event via Event Chat.