REGION VI: 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 VI Location: NM, TX, OK, AR, LA
Federal Program Officers: Paul Bowser, Rebecca Eichelberger, Sharon Boyd
Regional Program Manager: Keith Wallace
Regional Administrator: LaKeisha Hope-Jackson

AGENDA (EAST REGION VI)

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

 

Tuesday, May 25th

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

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm ET                                              

Welcome

  • Sharon Boyd, Program Specialist R6, Family and Youth Services Bureau
  • Paul Bowser, Program Specialist R6, 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
  • LaKeisha Pope Jackson, Regional Administrator, Family and Youth Services Bureau
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm ET                   

 

"RHY Fiscal/Financial Management" (Presentation and Q&A)

  • Katrina Morgan, Grants Management Officer, Family and Youth Services Bureau
Session Materials:

“Conducting Outreach During a Pandemic” (Presentation and Discussion)

  • Sharon Boyd, Program Specialist R6, Family and Youth Services Bureau
  • Paul Bowser, Program Specialist R6, Family and Youth Services Bureau
  • Josue Lachica, Division Director, El Paso Center for Children (EPCC) – 
  • Crista Garza, QMHP-CS, Heart of Texas Regional Mental Health 
  • Talor Donaldson, Peer Support Specialist, Heart of Texas Regional Mental Health
  • Sheila Catron, Executive Director, Children’s Aid Society of West Texas - 
  • Lisa Dresbach Choate, Program Director, Children’s Aid Society of West Texas
4:00 pm - 4:10 pm ET

Break

4:10 pm - 4:55 pm ET

“Considerations/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:
“RHY Overview for New Staff and Grantees Refresher” (Presentation and Q&A)
  • Sharon Boyd, Program Specialist R6, Family and Youth Services Bureau
  • Paul Bowser, Program Specialist R6, Family and Youth Services Bureau
Session Materials:
4:55 pm - 5:40 pm ET   

                                                                                        

                                

Peer to Peer Discussion: BCP

  • Sharon Boyd, Program Specialist R6, Family and Youth Services Bureau
  • Beth Svetlic, Assistant Executive Director, Youth Services of Tulsa
  • Jennifer LaJoie, Director of Programs, City House

Peer to Peer Discussion: SOP

  • Paul Bowser, Program Specialist R6, Family and Youth Services Bureau
  • Jack Siamu, Associate Director, PIT Administration, Youth Development, Inc.
  • Sydney Foster, Immerse Arkansas, Director of Development
Peer to Peer Discussion: TLP/MGH
  • Keith Wallace, Runaway and Homeless Youth Regional Program Manager, Regions 1, 2, 3, and 6, Family and Youth Services Bureau
  • Karen Willis,  Program Coordinator, Central Texas Youth Services Bureau 
  • Kami Diaz, CEO, Central Texas Youth Services Bureau 
5:40 pm - 6:00 pm ET                   

Closing

  • Sharon Boyd, Program Specialist R6, Family and Youth Services Bureau
  • Paul Bowser, Program Specialist R6, 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.