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Juvenile Justice Basics

Juvenile Justice 101
How do children enter the Juvenile Justice System? Learn essential information about the process, interactions with police, racial disparities and the impact on youth and families. Additional languages for this workshop coming soon.
The Ripple Effect

The Ripple Effect

Using Family Experience to Influence Policy Change
The purpose of this workshop is to adequately prepare family members to serve on committees and advisory boards. Family experience can help shape the quality of services and supports delivered, but there is a lot to know about how to do this effectively. This workshop is for Parents/Caregivers that are ready to advance their advocacy skills in child-serving systems and/or policy. Additional languages for this workshop coming soon.
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What to Know, What to Expect

Juvenile Justice 102
This workshop is for families whose children are entering, or have recently entered, the Juvenile Justice system. Learn how to work with the Department of Youth Services (DYS), what to expect in court, the commitment process, and how to support your youth returning home. Additional languages for this workshop coming soon.
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Pre-Planning for a Mental Health Crisis

The Road to Readiness
This workshop is designed to give families a step-by-step  guide with tools, resources and strategies in order to be well prepared for a mental health crisis involving their children. This workshop is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Haitian Creole.
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Moving Forward Together

Building a Foundation of Support
This workshop is designed to empower families with skills, knowledge, and resources to drive their child’s care, as well as build capacity to help with relationships and communication with a new group of professionals. Additional languages for this workshop coming soon.