REGION II: 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 II Location: NY, NJ, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Federal Program Officers: Esceta McGee, Danny Balkcom
Regional Program Manager: Keith Wallace
Regional Administrator: Joyce Thomas

AGENDA (EAST REGION II)

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 & 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

 

Wednesday, May 26th

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

9:00 am - 9:15 am ET                    

Welcome and Review Agenda

  • Keith Wallace, Runaway and Homeless Youth Regional Program Manager, Regions 1, 2, 3, and 6, Family and Youth Services Bureau
  • Esceta McGee, Program Specialist R2, Family and Youth Services Bureau
  • Danny Balkcom, Program Specialist R2, Family and Youth Services Bureau
  • Joyce Thomas, Regional Administrator, Family and Youth Services Bureau
9:15 am - 9:35 am ET                   

"Culturally Responsive Innovations" (Presentation)

  • Kendan Elliott, TA Manager , RHYTTAC
  • Dashamir Pettway, TA Associate, Youth Collaboratory

Session Materials:

9:35 am - 10:20 am ET                                                                                                 

Peer to Peer Discussion: BCP

  • John McGah, TA Manager Contractor, RHYTTAC

Peer to Peer Discussion: SOP

  • Ben Thorton, SOP Coordinator, Anchor House

Peer to Peer Discussion: TLP

  • Liam Spady, TA Associate, RHYTTAC

Peer to Peer Discussion: MGH

  • Valerie Douglas, Director of Counseling & RHY Services, The Center for Youth Services, Inc.
  • Minerva Davila, Assistant Director of Counseling & RHY Services, The Center for Youth Services
  • Yolanda Hamilton, Center for Family Services
  • Lydia Lopez, Center for Family Services
10:20 am - 10:35 am ET                               Break
10:35 am - 11:40 am ET                                                                                                              

“Mental Health Considerations for Staff and Clients During COVID” (Presentation and Discussion)

  • CDR Karina D. Aguilar, DrPH, MSW, CPH, Assistant Regional Administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Region II Office

Session Materials:

11:40 am - 12:00 pm ET                   

Closing

  • Keith Wallace, Runaway and Homeless Youth Regional Program Manager, Regions 1, 2, 3, and 6,
    Family and Youth Services Bureau
  • Esceta McGee, Program Specialist R2, Family and Youth Services Bureau
  • Danny Balkcom, Program Specialist R2, Family and Youth Services Bureau

 

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.