REGIONS IV, V and VII: 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 IV Location: KY, TN, NC, SC, GA, AL, MS, FL
REGION V Location: MN, WI, MI, IL, IN, OH
REGION VII Location: NE, IA, MO, KS
Federal Program Officers: Habibah Sulayman-Smith
Regional Program Manager: Keith Wallace
Regional Administrator: Erin McDonald

AGENDA (MIDWEST REGIONS IV, V & VII)

Monday, May 24th

Grantees from ALL regions are to attend Monday's event. Grantees from Midwest regions should select at least one of the daily Midwest sessions to attend on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. 

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.
11:00 am - 11:15 am ET                                              

Welcome

  • Carolyn Bates, Program Specialist R4, Family and Youth Services Bureau
  • Rachel Francis, Program Specialist R7, Family and Youth Services Bureau
  • Millie Knopp, Program Specialist R4, Family and Youth Services Bureau
11:15 am - 12:15 pm ET                   

"Attractive Impact: Outreach & Engagement Strategies to Captivate, Draw, and Involve Youth” (Presentation)

  • Diamond Dumas, Youth Catalyst Team, Youth Collaboratory
  • Kirstin London, Consultant

Session Materials:

12:15 pm - 12:30 pm ET                                                 

Break

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm ET

 

                              

Peer to Peer Discussion: SOP 1 (Direct Outreach Staff)

Peer to Peer Discussion: SOP (Open)

Peer to Peer Discussion: BCP

Peer to Peer Discussion: TLP/MGH

1:15 pm - 1:45 pm ET

Group Report Outs/Next Steps

  • Kendan Elliott, TA Manager, RHYTTAC
1:45 pm - 2:00 pm ET                   

Closing

  • Areon Kelvington, Runaway and Homeless Youth Regional Program Manager, Regions 4, 5 and 7, Family and Youth Services Bureau

 

Wednesday, May 26th

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

11:00 am - 11:15 am ET                                              

Welcome

  • Niki Lee, Program Specialist R5, Family and Youth Services Bureau
  • Alicia Parks, Runaway and Homeless Youth Federal Project Officer, Family and Youth Services Bureau
  • Danielle Taylor, Program Specialist R5, Family and Youth Services Bureau
11:15 am - 12:15 pm ET                   

"The Art of Inclusive Leadership” (Presentation)

  • Glorimar Maldonado, Diversity Program Manager, United States Patent and Trademark Office
Session Materials:
12:15 pm - 12:30 pm ET                                                

Break

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm ET

 

                              

Peer to Peer Discussion: How Do We Recruit the "Right" Staff?

Peer to Peer Discussion: How Do We Support Staff Wellness and Self-Care?

Peer to Peer Discussion: How Do We Increase Staff Retention and Organizational Sustainability? 

Peer to Peer Discussion: How Do We Create an Inclusive Leadership Culture?

1:15 pm - 1:45 pm ET

Group Report Outs/Next Steps

  • Kendan Elliott, TA Manager, RHYTTAC
1:45 pm - 2:00 pm ET                   

Closing

  • Areon Kelvington, Runaway and Homeless Youth Regional Program Manager, Regions 4, 5 and 7, Family and Youth Services Bureau

 

Thursday, May 27th

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

11:00 am - 11:10 am ET                                              

Welcome

  • Jeremy Haggard, Program Specialist R5, Family and Youth Services Bureau
  • Jenny Weiser, Program Specialist R5, Family and Youth Services Bureau
11:10 am - 12:25 pm ET                                                                          

"PYD in Action: Engaging Young People in Leadership Roles” (Presentation)

  • Cheri Hoffman, Ph.D., Director of the Children and Youth Policy Division, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, US Department of Health and Human Services
  • Sarah Oberlander, Ph.D., Social Science Analyst, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, US Department of Health and Human Services
  • Dashamir Pettway, TA Associate, Youth Collaboratory
  • Andre Thomas, Youth Catalyst Team, Youth Collaboratory

Session Materials:

12:25 pm - 12:40 pm ET                                                 

Break

12:40 pm - 1:20 pm ET

                                                                       

                                                     

Peer to Peer Discussion (Last names A-F)

Peer to Peer Discussion (Last names G-L)

Peer to Peer Discussion (Last names M-S)

Peer to Peer Discussion (Last names T-Z)

1:20 pm - 1:45 pm ET

Group Report Outs/Next Steps

  • Kendan Elliott, TA Manager, RHYTTAC
1:45 pm - 2:00 pm ET                   

Closing

  • Areon Kelvington, Runaway and Homeless Youth Regional Program Manager, Regions 4, 5 and 7, 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.