1. Raising your Children’s Kids? Thur., May 5, 10a, First United Methodist Church library, 13th & Ave. M./downtown Lubbock (www.LubbockMap.com). Contact SFlana@WindStream.Net or 806-562-4260 about support group for grandparents raising grandchildren (open to other kinship caregivers: aunts, uncles, etc.) & May 5 planning session/organizational meeting. Need agencies & professionals to assist with the discussion & educational programing. Collaboration with Kinship Development (Texas Department of Family & Protective Services, & or 806-472-5090); First United Methodist Church, Methodist Children’s Home, Simple Acts Ministry, Asbury United Methodist Church & Family Guidance & Outreach Center of Lubbock.
2. Call 806-743-7901 to find out how to register for When Violence Strikes: The Continued Threat & a Measured Response, Thur. & Fri., June 2 & 3, 8:30a-4p with Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, US Army (Ret.), Dir. of Killology Research Group & Pulitzer-nominated author. Conference at Estacado High School (1504 East Itasca St. in NE Lubbock: www.LubbockMap.com). $50. Day 1: Our Kids are Learning to Kill (examine violent crimes in the US & around the world, the factors that all school killers had in common & the role of the media); Day 2: The Bullet-Proof Mind (“Can we take the lessons learned in blood & lives at Columbine & the World Trade Center & apply them so we’ll never take this path again, or do we have to wait…?” Lt. Col. Dave Grossman). Target Audience: law enforcement, probation officers, education administrators, correctional officers, social workers, fire & EMS, teachers, behavioral & mental health, federal agents, military, private security. Ask about continuing education credits. For more details: www.GrossmanInLubbock.com or Regan Bullard at 806-775-1891. Sponsors: Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office, Lubbock Independent School District, Lubbock Police Department, TTU Institute for Forensic Science, Abernathy ISD Tactical Solutions Group, Abernathy PD, Texas DPS, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Texas Rangers, Guardian Security Services, Texas Tech PD, Lubbock County DA, UMC, Lubbock EMS, Wolfforth PD, Lubbock Fire Department, Lubbock Fire Marshal’s Office, Texas Association of Hostage Negotiators & dozens more.
3. Register at http://escite2.esc17.net/default.aspx?name=wmsworkshop&c=00055 for Building Resilient Students for the Future: A Behavioral Health Conference: Mon. & Tues., June 6 & 7; Region 17 ESC; 1111 West Loop 289 (in NW Lubbock: directly north of 19th St. on Frankford Ave.: www.LubbockMap.com). Do you work with at-risk students, children & their families? Join us as we review evidence-based practices that foster the development of resilience for all students, most especially those who need it the most. Leave this two-day conference with ideas & strategies that you can put into place tomorrow. Day 1: The 40 Developmental Assets Program featuring professionals representing the Texas Healthy Adolescent Initiative Day 2: Domestic Violence & Schools featuring Dr. Margaret Brackley, Professor & Director for the Center for Violence & Prevention at the UTHSC School of Nursing, San Antonio. Target Audience: educators, counselors, nurses, Migrant Service Coordinators & other professionals who assist struggling students & their families CEUs ( up to 10 hours) for LSSPs, LPCs & Social Workers will be available. $15. For more details, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 806-281-5879.
4. Register at http://escite2.esc17.net/default.aspx?name=wmsworkshop&c=53 for Autism Conference, Wed., & Thur., June 15 & 16 at the Lubbock Civic Center/downtown (www.LubbockMap.com). Two-day conference on Autism Spectrum Disorders … with peer-reviewed, research-based strategies for use in the home & school environments. Well-respected, nationally & locally known speakers will cover topics of interest including: behavior, social skills, communication, sensory issues, transition & others. Participants will be provided with current research & applicable hands-on strategies. All parents of individuals with an ASD who are wishing to attend should contact Barbara Stephens at 806-281-5715 for instructions on how to register. Keynote speaker Dr. Lori Ernsperger is an expert in the field of autism & behavioral disorders, has 22+ years' experience working in public schools: classroom teacher, administrator & behavioral consultant; … owns & operates Autism & Behavioral Consulting, an agency that works with school district personnel & families to provide effective educational programs & best-practice strategies for students with autism & behavioral disorders; author of two books: Keys to Success for Teaching Students with Autism & Just Take a Bite: Easy Effective Answers to Food Aversions & Eating Challenges. Space is limited. For details: Anna Phillips, Autism Consultant: email@example.com or 806-281-5891; Barbara Stephens, Registrar: firstname.lastname@example.org or 806-281-5715.