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February 2018

Custody Advocacy Volunteer Training – Spring 2018

February 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
McGuireWoods, 201 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, 28202 United States
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Council for Children’s Rights Custody Advocacy Program (CAP) will host their spring volunteer training session on Monday, February 26, 2018 at the law offices of McGuireWoods.   The day-long training session will begin at 8:30 a.m.  and will conclude at 5:00 p.m. The Custody Advocacy Program (CAP) of the Council for Children’s Rights (CFCR) advocates in family court for the best interests of children in high conflict custody litigation cases in which parental conflict and other issues are or can be in the way of…

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March 2018

First Wednesdays: Special Education Evaluations

March 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Children and Family Services Center, 601 East 5th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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Have you ever wondered why your child receives so many different evaluations during the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process? Would you like to know more about what those assessments are, and how to interpret them? This workshop will explain the basics of the evaluation process and commonly used assessments so that parents, caregivers, and professionals can use the results to better advocate for services and supports for their children. What are First Wednesdays? The First Wednesday Series of workshops and…

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RMJJ Speakers Series: Implicit Bias Part 2

March 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Johnson C. Smith University Science Center, 100 Beatties Ford Road
Charlotte, NC 28216 United States
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Race Matters for Juvenile Justice (RMJJ) will host a series of monthly presentations on a variety of topics that address racial disparities and offer strategies for change.  These presentations are designed to build awareness and foster dialogue and shared understanding. The  third presentation in the series for 2018 will be “Implicit Bias, Part 2” and will be held on March 15, 2018 at Johnson C. Smith University Science Center. Presentations are free and all are welcome to attend. Council for Children’s…

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A Night For Children’s Rights 2018

March 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts, 430 S. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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A Night for Children’s Rights is the Council’s largest annual fundraising event, raising critical financial support for the Council and promoting awareness of the challenges facing so many children in our community. The theme for the evening's program this year will be "Children First."  This evening provides a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the Council and about how we all make a difference in the lives of children across our community. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. with a…

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April 2018

First Wednesdays: Strategies for a Successful IEP Meeting

April 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Children and Family Services Center, 601 East 5th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings can be a stressful time for parents of children with disabilities. This workshop is designed to help parents, caregivers, and professionals working with children with disabilities feel better equipped to advocate successfully during these meetings. We will discuss when to request a meeting, how to prepare for the meeting, strategies to use during the meeting, and best practices following the meeting. What are First Wednesdays? The First Wednesday Series of workshops and trainings offers an…

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