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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. 

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 email workshops@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.