11/13 Wake Up Call (mock bedroom tour) - 2-3pm, Crossview Church, Wisconsin Rapids, https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WAKEUPCALL2017
Tour a typical adolescent’s bedroom to identify items often associated with drug use and common hiding places. Then at 6 p.m., hear from the Lybert Family recall their stories living through Tyler’s substance use disorder. Your Choice to Live, Inc. started in an effort to provide awareness, prevention education, resources and support to youth, parents, schools and communities in regard to alcohol and drug use.
Presentations are free and the evening presentation (5:30-7:30 p.m.) will include dinner and childcare.
Note: The Wake Up Call bedroom tour is age appropriate for those over 21 as requested by the presenters.
11/13 Your Choice to Live: A Family's Journey from Addiction to Recovery, 5:30-7:30pm, Crossview Church, Wisconsin Rapids, https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YOURCHOICE2017
Ashley 715-421-8923 email@example.com
11/13 &14 "HOPE!" 28th Annual Children Come First Conference
20 Workshops - 8 Advanced Seminars
www.ccfconference.org - all the details!
$165 until Sept. 18th; $190 after Sept. 18th; $120 student rate for full time students at an accredited college or university
Youth (ages 12-26) $85
See Keynote information on website.
Jessie Benash - Darrin L. Harris - Tamra Oman
Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities available - contact Alison at 262-617-6775 or Alison@wifamilyties.org
Call for Presenters open until April 7th (contact Alison for more info.)
Special NOTE ~ Dyslexia Update 2017: Hope for Struggling Readers by: Dr. Julie Gocey, Pediatrician, UW Health, Madison
Dr. Gocey will help you get a read on dyslexia, a specific type of learning disorder, and discuss the latest research on the needs of dyslexic students. A quick review of terms will clear up confusion about the different labels used in schools, clinics, and research. A prescription for advocacy and collaboration based on research and individual student needs will help everyone get on the same page to help kids.
Monday, November 13th – 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm (Note: Session A-B-C Extended Workshops will continue at this time)
Children Come First Conference Presented by WI Family Ties http://www.ccfconference.org/workshops
11/14 4 Steps to Creating Balance in an Unbalanced World
Do you feel like your life is out of balance?
Do you wonder if a balanced life is even possible?
Streitel Conference Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield
Good news, it is! Yes, a balanced life really is POSSIBLE
During this training you will learn:
What a life out of balance looks and feels like
Four simple strategies to create more peace and balance
Practice these strategies right in the session
Go home with renewed vigor and ideas to share with others
Presented by: Dr. Richelle Hoekstra-Anderson, Clinical Psychologist and Life Coach at Crossroads Renewal Coaching and Counseling Services in Wisconsin Rapids.
To register, contact Childcaring by phone at 715-423-4114 or 800-628-8534 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
11/14 Moms, Mexican, and El Mezcal!
Foster, pre-adoptive, and adoptive moms get together to connect, socialize, and meet old friends as well as make new friends while enjoying some delicious Mexican food and drinks!
5720 Windy Drive
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Please register Dory email@example.com by September 12.
11/14 Pam's Blu Play Tuesday!
9:15 to 11:15 Free Coffee and Play
11/19 Sam's Blu Play Sunday!
3rd Sunday of the month
5:30 – 7:00 PM Open only to our families w/ special needs individuals
Free Pizza - Free play
Questions-Cancelations for holidays or bad weather - call Pam 715-423-7182 first!
Shopko Plaza Mall in Wisconsin Rapids
Brought to you through Blu Play and Parents Information and Education Resource and the Optimist of Wisconsin Rapids!
Speak to us Re, Starting groups for:
Families with very severe needs that cannot really “play” .
A Teen Aspie group (for just the Aspie individuals)
An adult group for parents supporting their Adults with special needs?
Is there another need you have?
What day/time works for you?
Call Pam with your questions and /or needs! 715-423-7182
11/16 Wisconsin Statewide Rural Transition Conference
Learn more about successful transition strategies in rural communities.
Holiday Inn & Conference Center, Marshfield, WI.
This conference will be an event packed with information relating to all areas of transition starting with our Keynote Ashley Mathy and sessions including: WIOA and the PTP, Work Based Learning, Partnerships, Transition Planning, AT and Literacy, Job Development, ACP and the PTP, Post-Secondary Options, Transportation, Mental Health and more Transition Highlights. This event is perfect for all individuals working in rural areas, whether you are an educator, paraprofessional, agency member, parent or student.
Register today as space is limited to the first 150 people.
To register, go to: https://www.witig.org/event-details.html?id=4224
For hotel reservations, please contact the Holiday Inn at 715-486-1500 and refer to the block of rooms for the Transition Improvement Grant. This block will be open until October 27th.
For assistance with registration, contact Lisa Van Dyke at firstname.lastname@example.org or (262) 473-1446.
For more information on this event, contact Pam Jenson, TIG Project Coordinator at email@example.com or (608) 921-1400
11/17, Somewhere Between
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Refuge Church 801 Old U.S. 10 Stevens Point, WI 54481
Join other adoptive parents and teenagers as we view and discuss ‘Somewhere Between.’ This film follows the lives of four teenaged girls adopted from China and now living in the United States. In profiling Chinese adoptees in contemporary America, Linda Goldstein Knowlton has created a deeply moving documentary illustrating that even the most specific of experiences can be universally relatable. ’Somewhere Between’ is an intimate perspective on family, identity, roots, and more from the perspective of the adoptee. Following the movie and dinner, we will discuss these various topics.
Recommended for children age 12 and up along with all parents, workers, and community members.
Subs, dessert, and drinks will be provided. Space is limited!
Register by November 15th at http://ccparc.eventbrite.com/ .
Email Dory at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
11/17 Effective Communication -6-7:30
Msfld Family Resource Center—905 Tiny Tiger Court Mslfd Register 715-387-2729
Sibshops are the celebrations of the many contributions made by sisters and brothers of kids with special health or developmental needs. These workshops for “typical” siblings combine recreation, information and discussion. For: kids age 6-12.
11/18 Celebration, Appleton 10-2
12/9 Celebration, Appleton 10-2
1/6 Kroc Center, Green Bay 9-12
2/10 YMCA Neenah 9-12
3/18 Old 45 Archery, Hortonville
4/10 National Siblings Day
5/3&4 Circles of Life Sibshop Appleton
Contact: Harriet Redman 920-968-1742
11/20 BECOMING MONEY $MART Do you feel like you can never catch up with your bills?
No matter what your income is, having a plan can help you reduce debt and increase saving.
Marshfield: 1:00–2:00 pm
*this class will be from 5:30–6:30 at the Marshfield Library
WISCONSIN RAPIDS: 11/20 1:00–2:00 pm
Wisconsin Rapids Job Center | 320 West Grand Avenue #102 | Wisconsin Rapids
Come to BECOMING MONEY $MART and learn how to:
- handle your day to day spending - set a money goal for yourself
- plan for unexpected expenses - make room for buying what’s most important to you
To learn more about these classes, or to register, call 715.421.8437
All classes are presented by Sarah Siegel, Wood County UW Extension
Wisconsin DPI 2-Day Autism Trainings - Staff development designed to improve educational outcomes for children with autism.
Locations to be Determined
11/28-29, Teaching and Supporting New Behaviors
2/7-8, Autism Essentials Across the School Day
2/20–21, Addressing Autism in Early Childhood
3/7-8, Teaching and Supporting New Behaviors
6/19-20, Supporting Autistic Thinking Style
12/6 - INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE Wood County Children's Advisory Committee Meeting
Wood County Human Services Dept. / Children’s Unit 10am -12pm
Riverblock in Wisconsin Rapids and Cornerstone in Marshfield.
The Wood County Children's Advisory Committee would like to invite families who have children currently being served or are on either Wood County Children's Waivers or CCOP waiting list to become a member of the Wood County Children's Advisory Committee Meeting. If interested, you may also give us a call to be a "member at large" to work on special projects!
Your participation will help shape future children’s services within Wood County. What works? What do you need? How can we improve?
The members of this committee include parents, community partners and county staff. The committee members meet Quarterly to assist in the establishment and operational policies that guide WCHSD in administering government funded services to the children and youth of Wood County with multiple, often serious needs who meet the eligibility for County programs.
Please join us for the next meeting of the Advisory Committee!
Video conference if available in both Wisconsin Rapids and Marshfield (511 East 4th Street Marshfield).
**Call and confirm time and location(s) Typically - Riverblock in Wisconsin Rapids and Cornerstone in Marshfield.
Please call or e-mail with any questions or to request further information.
Your RSVP would be greatly appreciated.
Pam Ironside, Co - Chair for the Wood County Children's Advisory
Pam 715-423-7182 email@example.com or
Please feel free to send Pam an e-mail, if you have questions /concerns / suggestions you would like the committee to address!
12/5 Central Wisconsin Summit on Child Maltreatment
Hotel Marshfield, 2700 South Central Avenue, Marshfield, Wisconsin
Child Neglect: An Educator’s Perspective
Keynote Speaker: Tony Iniguez, Education Specialist, Marshfield Child Advocacy Center, MCHS – Marshfield Center
Case Studies in Neglect - Facilitated by Dr. Kristin Iniguez, DO
We know the effects of early childhood adversity can be profound and potentially life long. Neglect is especially detrimental as the act leaves no visible marks and may be difficult to detect. We will present three cases of neglect, hearing perspectives from medical, behavioral health, educational and legal experts.
Drug Endangerment Failure to Thrive
Panel Participants: Tom Fallon, Dr. Arne Graf, Tony Iniguez, Dr. Carolyn Nash, and Dr. Myra
Summary of Central Wisconsin Summit on Child Maltreatment 2016 Study Data
Review and Update: The Sentinel Injury
Arne H. Graf, M.D., Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
The Sentinel Injury may be the first indication that a child is suffering from abuse. The aim of this talk is to review the concept of the Sentinel Injury and its importance in the identification of child abuse.
Jesse Crowe, Special Agent in Charge, Division of Criminal Investigation, Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigation This talk will help the audience identify the risks to children in cyberspace and develop an awareness of the dangers as the internet continues to expand.
Mandated Reporting for Professionals: What it Means and How it Works
Thomas J. Fallon, Assistant Attorney General, State of Wisconsin, Office of the Attorney General, Madison, Wisconsin
This activity is intended for law enforcement, public health, social workers, medical & legal professionals, WIC, educators, child advocates, and multi-disciplinary team members.
Contact Hour Statement for Allied Health Professionals
The conference will be held at Hotel Marshfield, 2700 South Central Avenue, Marshfield, Wisconsin. Hotel Marshfield can be reached at 715-387-2700.
Registration is required. Cost
Register Online: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3WPDZYTContact firstname.lastname@example.org, 715-389-3776 or 1-866-894-3622, ext. 9-3776.
12/7 Autism Society of Central Wisconsin
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 600 Stevens Drive, Wausau,
Mike Johnson, ASCW 715-359-0886 email@example.com
JoDee Smith of North Central Technical College.
JoDee Smith MS, LPC is the Director of Disability and Testing Services at Northcentral Technical College (NTC) in Wausau, Wisconsin. She received her Master’s Degree in 2007 from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Vocational Rehabilitation with a dual concentration of Rehabilitation Counseling and Vocational Evaluation. JoDee worked for the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation for seven years assisting individuals with disabilities with obtaining, maintaining and regaining employment. In April 2013, she was hired at NTC in her current position. In this position, JoDee works with students to ensure equal access to postsecondary education by approving disability accommodations. In addition to her degree, she is also a licensed professional counselor.
1/30 Healthy People Wood County Summit 2018
9 am-2 pm Hotel Mead
Be a part of the work!
Join this year's summit to learn how Healthy People Wood County is
addressing identified community health priorities:
Alcohol & Substance Use I Food Systems & Active Communities
Healthy Growth and Development I Mental Health
Engage with community leaders and residents, learn about this work, and
discover how you can incorporate health equity as a key consideration in
your work moving forward!
RSVP Required by January 5
2/24, Creating a Successful Future Through Advocacy -Workshop 4
For parents and professional who serve children, youth and adults with special needs.
Marshfield Holiday Inn and Convention Center 9:30-4:30 PM.
Watch Anger Me Not / PIER Facebook page or www.pierwi.info
Cost $10.00. Lunch provided
For information, partnering, presentation submissions or vendors.
4/19-21 Autism Society of Wisconsin 29th Annual Conference
Wisconsin Dells. Save the date!
The purpose of the Autism Society of Wisconsin’s Annual Conference is to provide a wide range of information to those affected by autism. Our goal is to provide relevant information for attendees at all levels, including those who are new to autism and those who have years of experience
5/3 & 4 Circles of Life - Appleton
6/11-13 Wisconsin Alliance for Infant Mental Health (WI-AIMH) Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, WI.
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