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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. 

Fall 2016 Workshop Schedule

The following free workshops will be held at AFC's offices in Manhattan. All parents and professionals are welcome to attend. Please click on the links to register.

October 20, 2016, 6pm-8pm
Gifted & Talented Programs for Students with Disabilities

November 17, 2016, 6pm-8pm
Behavior and Discipline (Part 1 of 2)

December 8, 2016, 6pm-8pm
Behavior and Discipline (Part 2 of 2)

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
  • How to read and develop an IEP
  • Behavior challenges and school discipline
  • Supports and programs for students with ADHD
  • 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

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

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