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Trainings & Workshops

Trainings & Workshops

Advocates for Children of New York conducts hundreds of trainings and workshops year-round, providing parents and professionals with the most up-to-date information so that they are equipped to advocate on behalf of their children. 

Upcoming Free Workshops

Click on the links below to register.

The Rights of LGBTQ Students in NYC Schools
October 19, 6pm

The New York City Discipline Code
November 16, 6pm

Upcoming Webinars

The New York Region 1 Parent Training and Information Center (PTIC) Collaborative is presenting a free webinar series on bullying for parents of students with disabilities. View the flyer [PDF] for more information and register online.

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On-Site Workshops

AFC’s Parent Center can provide free trainings and workshops at your school or organization on a variety of education-related topics, such as:

  • Student and parent rights
  • Early intervention services for infants and toddlers
  • Transitioning from preschool special education to kindergarten
  • K-12 Special education services
  • Behavior challenges and school discipline
  • Bullying
  • Supports and programs for English Language Learners (ELLs)
  • Graduation requirements and diploma options
  • Transitioning to adulthood

Workshops provide a customized, interactive presentation by one of our staff members, opportunities to ask questions, and easy-to-use information packets. Our staff offers workshops in both English and Spanish and will collaborate with your agency to present materials in other languages. 

View a list of the topics [PDF] on which we can provide trainings and workshops.

To receive information, or if you are interested in having AFC give a free training or workshop for your agency, community organization, or school on a specific education topic, please contact Joanne Buccellato at 212-822-9505 or jbuccellato@advocatesforchildren.org.

Continuing Education for Social Work

Advocates for Children is an approved provider (#0271) of continuing education for social workers (LCSW & LMSW). Currently, continuing education programs are offered only through our Homeless Education Project, NYS-TEACHS (the New York State Technical and Education Assistance Center for Homeless Students). For a list of upcoming events, please visit www.nysteachs.org/trainings.

If you have questions about continuing education for social work, please contact Arija Linauts at 212-822-9571 or alinauts@advocatesforchildren.org.