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April 2017

First Wed – Special Ed Conflict Resolution

April 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Children and Family Services Center, 601 East 5th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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Spec Ed Training

Topic: Special Education Conflict Resolution – Options for When You Disagree with the School System Feel like your child’s IEP is not being followed? Disagree with the school about your child’s placement or amount of special education services? Not sure what to do about it? Sometimes advocating for your child at an IEP meeting may not be enough to resolve disagreements with the school system. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) provides several ways to resolve conflicts that may…

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Charlotte Wine and Food Weekend 2017

April 20 - April 21

The Charlotte Wine & Food Weekend has traditionally been held every other  year – but they are mixing it up a little and offering some great events on this “off” year. Thursday will feature a number of restaurant & wine pairing dinners featuring world-world-renowned wineries paired with some of the best local cuisine.  Guest will enjoy a four-course meal prepared by a local celebrity chef paired with exquisite wines.  Various locations. Big Bottles & Blues on Friday is a casual…

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8th Annual Summer Experience Fair hosted by DSS

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Weeping Willow AME Zion Church, 2220 Milton Road
Charlotte, NC 28215 United States
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What will your kids be doing this summer?  Looking for some ideas? The Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services will host their 8th annual Summer Experience Fair. The Summer Experience Fair has something for everyone: • Summer Day Camp activities for children and teens • Free food and refreshments (while they last) • Representatives from Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation, YMCA, local camps, businesses and houses of worship • Community and educational resources • CEU approved Triple P parenting workshops…

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May 2017

First Wed – School Discipline/Children with Disabilities

May 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Children and Family Services Center, 601 East 5th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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Spec Ed Training

Topic: School Discipline for Children with Disabilities – IEP, FBA, BIP, MDR, OSS, ISS…What Does This Alphabet Soup Mean? Find out how to decipher all the acronyms and learn more about school discipline processes. Data retrieved from the Office for Civil Rights shows that students with disabilities are disproportionately impacted by school disciplinary decisions. These decisions often result in suspensions and exclusions from school which impedes the child’s learning and overall academic achievement. Often the suspensions are for behaviors that…

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RMJJ Community Presentation-What is White?

May 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Temple Beth El, 5101 Providence Road
Charlotte, 28266 United States
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Race Matter Speakers

The Speakers Bureau of Race Matters for Juvenile Justice (RMJJ)  has developed five modules aimed at increasing the community’s understanding of disparities and strategies to address disparate outcomes. The fifth and final of these presentations - What is White?  - will take place on May 17 at the Temple Beth El/Silman Hall in Charlotte.  The evening, which begins at 6:00 p.m., is open to the public. Addressing racism is not just about understanding people of color; it also requires an…

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