TA Partnership Newsletter — February/March 2012

Feature Articles

TAP Newsletter - February/March 2012 Cover Families Matter!
"Fathers Involved Now" at Allegheny Family Network: Allegheny Family Network is Realizing its Commitment to Support Fathers! The TA Partnership has started to ensure the involvement of fathers (and fatherly figures) through the Fatherhood Initiative. There are fatherhood groups in some communities, and interest in developing a group in many others. The Fathers Involved Now group from Pennsylvania is very busy improving their community and having fun doing so!

Highlights from the Field
The Highlights from the Field articles provide information about innovative and promising activities from the system of care communities supported by the TA Partnership in the hopes that communities can learn from their peers around the country.


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Research Update

Recommended Reading

  • Recommended Reading: Fundraising Techniques In tough economic times, the need for funding is greater than ever. That is why it is so important for those running family organizations and nonprofits of all kinds to understand the latest grassroots techniques needed to raise money for those they serve—and understand how to use those tools most effectively!

Funding Opportunities

Non-TA Partnership Events

  • True Colors XIX: Celebrating Our Allies
    March 16 and 17, 2012 | Storrs, Connecticut The conference includes workshops on topics such as cultural competence, youth leadership training, education, community gay-straight alliances, and social justice. The conference has sessions for youth, who attend in large numbers, as well as professionals.
  • A New Era of Social Justice and Civil Rights
    April 3–6, 2012 | Atlanta, Georgia The National Association of Black Social Workers is hosting its 44th national conference, which will reflect on the past and lay foundations for future progress.
  • Transforming Mental Health for Latinos through Policy, Research, Practice, and Leadership
    April 22–24, 2012 | Miami, Florida The National Resource Center for Hispanic Mental Health is sponsoring its second national conference to improve mental health service delivery to Hispanics.
  • Celebrating the Past, Imagining the Future: 18th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect
    April 16–20, 2012 | Washington, DC This event provides a unique opportunity to both reflect on past accomplishments and lessons learned, and to articulate a course of action that will steer the child welfare field towards an ever-improving future.
  • Council for Exceptional Children 2012 Convention and Expo
    April 11–14, 2012 | Denver, Colorado Conference participants will have the opportunity to engage in dialogue about various topics that are relevant to the field, including teacher effectiveness, response to intervention, and autism.
  • National Conference on Juvenile and Family Law
    March 21–24, 2012 | Las Vegas, Nevada This conference, sponsored by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, will address practical strategies for collaborations in juvenile and family law, preventing teen dating and domestic violence, evidence-based practice in juvenile drug courts, truancy, the adolescent brain, and more.
  • Blueprints Conference
    April 11–13, 2012 | San Antonio, Texas This event for juvenile justice professionals will disseminate science-based information, guidance, and tools on effective youth violence, delinquency, and drug prevention programs for individuals, communities, and agencies interested in implementing and sustaining successful programming and policy reform, and effective leadership.
  • 2012 Joint Meeting on Adolescent Treatment Effectiveness
    April 10–12 2012 | Washington, DC The conference will include sessions on juvenile justice, school-based services, treatment and recovery systems, collaboration, youth and families, evidence-based practices, and other related topics.
  • Healthy Teen Network’s 33rd Annual National Conference
    October 16–October 19, 2012 | Minneapolis, Minnesota The theme of this year’s conference is ‘The Power of Youth: Joining Forces to Achieve Positive Outcomes.’
  • Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine 2012 Annual Meeting: Impact of Trauma on Teens: Building the Safety Net
    March 14–March 17, 2012 | New Orleans, Louisiana The meeting will offer innovative research, clinical workshops, and discussion forums for attendees of diverse disciplines who want to obtain updated information to meet the unique needs of the adolescents and young adults they serve.
  • The 2012 National Council Mental Health and Addictions Conference
    April 15–17, 2012 | Chicago, Illinois The conference will include tips and tools on improving treatment, and provide the opportunity to network with other healthcare professionals.
  • The 2012 LGBTQ Meaningful Care Conference
    March 30, 2012 | Portland, Oregon This cultural competency training invites healthcare and social service professionals, youth, advocates, and others to learn how to best work with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning (LGBTQ) community.
  • 2012 National Transition Conference: College and Careers for Youth with Disabilities
    May 30–June 1, 2012 | Washington, DC This conference will bring together partners in the transition community, provide a forum for sharing ideas, approaches, and research findings, and serve as an opportunity for networking and relationship building.