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September 30, 2019

Understanding The Court System | Child Support Laws

Join that Fathers Collaborative Council of Western PA on September 30 for “Understanding the Court System – Child Support Laws” to learn more about Child Support Law and procedures as implemented in Allegheny County.

About

This workshop will be led by Patrick W. Quinn. Included topics will discuss:

    • the importance of communication with the Court;
    • appearing in court;
    • ways to litigate your case;
    • how child support orders are determined and enforced;
    • the importance and procedure for modifying a child support order; and
    • services available to non-custodial parents, including work search, training assistance, and the Social Security Disability Monitoring Program.

2.5 hours of Social Work Continuing Education credits are available for a fee of $10. Call 412.394.5955 for details.

Registration

Registration for this workshop is free and can be completed via Eventbrite.

More Information

For more information, call 412.394.5955.

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August 23, 2019

Theiss Community Resource Fair

Join the Family Engagement Team of the Matilda H. Theiss Early Childhood Behavioral Health and Trauma Treatment Center on August 23 for the Theiss Community Resource Fair.

About

Held at the Hill House Association, the Theiss Community Resource Fair seeks to provide families and the community with information about local organizations and opportunities to engage with Allegheny County Community Providers that serve families and children.

More Information

For more information or to host a table, contact  Ms. Dee Burgess at 412.383.1557.

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August 20, 2019

RADical Days Returns With 25 Days of Free Events

Celebrating the Allegheny Regional Asset District’s (RAD) 25th year, RADical Days is returning to Pittsburgh this September and October, featuring 25 days of free activities!

About

Established by the Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD), RADical Days describes these events as “an annual thank you to the public,” featuring free admission, tours, performances, and family activities offered by organizations and attractions funded by RAD.

RAD’s mission is to support and finance regional assets in the areas of libraries, parks, recreation, cultural, sports, and civic facilities and programs. In 2019, RAD adopted a $108.6 million budget serving 104 regional assets. Some 31% of the funding will go to support libraries; 31% to parks, trails and other green spaces; 13% to sports and civic facilities; 13% to arts and culture organizations; 8% to regional facilities (Zoo, Aviary, Phipps Conservatory);  and 3% to transit.

Event Overview

RADical Days 2019 features many events, including free admission to:

    • the Andy Warhol Museum,
    • Carnegie Science Center,
    • Children’s Museum & Museum Lab,
    • Frick Pittsburgh
    • Heinz History Center,
    • Hill Dance Academy Theatre,
    • National Aviary,
    • Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre,
    • Pittsburgh Botanic Garden,
    • Saturday Light Brigade Radio,
    • and more!

Schedule

To see a full RADical Days 2019 schedule, visit their website or download their PDF!

Learn More

To learn more about RAD and RADical Days, visit their website!

*Information provided by RADical Days

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July 28, 2019

Refugee and English Learner Access Day

Want to learn more about the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and other local organizations? Join Literacy Pittsburgh and the Library on July 28 for Refugee and English Learner Access Day!

About

Refugee and English Learner Access Day (R.E.A.D.) is an opportunity to enjoy fun informal activities, tour the Library, chat with people from local community organizations, get a library card, and find out more about local literacy services. Light refreshments will be available.

More Information

For more information, contact Shayna at newandfeatured@carnegielibrary.org or 412.622.3151.

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July 3, 2019

Allegheny County Community Health Assessment Survey

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) and its advisory coalition are developing the next Community Health Assessment (CHA). As part of this process, they have created a survey for residents to help identify the priority health issues impacting their communities.

About the Survey

This survey has a particular focus on health equity and will be used to design a new Community Health Improvement Plan, which will outline goals and strategies to improve the health and wellbeing of all Allegheny County residents. By taking the survey, you are helping ACHD identify the key needs of Allegheny County communities.

The survey will be available from June 26 through October 4, 2019. This survey is open to all residents of Allegheny County over 18 years of age. ACHD is also working with various organizations to make paper versions of the survey available to residents. Both versions are identical – if you take the online version, there is no need to complete a paper version. All answers are private and anonymous.

Take the Online Survey

If you’re interested in sharing your voice, complete the survey today!

Spanish Survey

La encuesta de salud de la comunidad del condado de Allegheny está disponible en español. Haz click aquí para realizar la encuesta.

Partner Organizations

ACHD is looking for partner organizations to help distribute the CHA survey to populations that they serve. Partners are encouraged to distribute and collect these surveys to community residents. Strategies for distribution include bringing paper surveys to events, making surveys available at their locations, and seeking other opportunities for Allegheny County residents to complete the survey.

If you are a local organization that is interested in helping with this effort, please contact Alaina Conner via the ACHD website or by calling 412-578-8364.

*Information provided by the Allegheny County Health Department

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June 28, 2019

Utilizing Nature Storybooks in Early Childhood

Join the Allegheny Land Trust at the Frick Environmental Center on June 28 for a hands-on course that explores opportunities to incorporate nature-themed books in your early childhood classroom.

About

This hands-on course provides early childhood educators with the knowledge and skills needed to incorporate nature-themed books into their classrooms. Games, dramatic play, songs, craft, and lesson themes will all be explored! PQAS hours are available and ACT 48 hours are available for an additional $5 fee.

Registration

To register, visit the event website.

Questions

For questions, contact the Allegheny Land Trust at 412.741.2750 or info@alleghenylandtrust.org.

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June 27, 2019

Implicit Bias, Cultural Humility, & Parent Engagement Workshop

Join the Partnerships for Family Support Office of Child Development on June 27 for their Implicit Bias, Cultural Humility, & Parent Engagement workshop. This training is for staff of centers in the Allegheny County Family Support Network.

About

This interactive workshop explores various strength-based strategies to increase immigrant and refugee parent engagement. Participants attending this training will have the opportunity to reflect on their current practice, understand and apply the cultural humility perspective when designing and implementing parenting activities, and identify specific steps to enhance their knowledge and skills in working with diverse families.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

    • Reflect on how social stereotypes impact their work with immigrant and refugee families;
    • Apply a cultural humility perspective to analyze scenarios and propose solutions that respond to the characteristics and interests of immigrant/refugee families; and
    • Discover key strategies and best practices to develop relationships with diverse families, support families in their parenting, and advocate with them for culturally relevant services and resources.

More Information

To learn more and register, visit the Eventbrite page.

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June 18, 2019

Allegheny County Children’s Fund Community Meeting

Spanish-speaking community members are invited to join the Allegheny County Children’s Fund Working Group on June 18 at the YWCA Building in Downtown Pittsburgh to share their views on what works best and what additional support is needed when it comes to early learning and out-of-school time.

About

Allegheny County’s goal is to make sure that every child can benefit from quality early learning and out-of-school time. A series of six Community Meetings are being held across the County to learn from families, caregivers, and educators what access to quality early learning and out-of-school time looks like today—from your perspective and in your community.

Each meeting will include child care, refreshments, and opportunities for community members to voice their input on how Allegheny County can be a leader for kids moving forward.

Community Meeting Dates

The Allegheny County Children’s Fund Working Group and community members will convene on the following dates:

    • City Meeting – May 30 | 6:30 p.m. | Jeron X Grayson Center, Hill District
    • West Meeting – June 3 | 6:30 p.m. | The Landing Community Center, Moon Township
    • South Meeting – June 4 | 6:30 p.m. | Bethel Park Community Center
    • North Meeting – June 5 | 6:00 p.m. | Shaler North Hills Library
    • East Meeting – June 12 | 6:30 p.m. | Founders Hall Middle School, McKeesport
    • Spanish-Language Meeting – June 18 | 6:30 p.m. | YWCA Building, Downtown Pittsburgh

Registration & Questions

Visit the Community Meeting website to learn more, RSVP, or contact event organizers.

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June 14, 2019

APOST Summer Conference for Out-of-School Time

Join Allegheny Partners for Out-of-School-Time (APOST) on June 14 for their Summer Conference for Out-of-School Time. PQAS/Act 48 credit available upon request.

About

The APOST Summer Conference for Out-of-School Time is a professional development conference that shares best practices in youth development. This conference is open to youth practitioners who desire to increase their skills in working with youth in out-of-school time programs or in mentoring relationships. This year’s event will feature Keynote Speaker Timothy Jones, an expert in youth development and hip-hop culture/pedagogy who has developed, implemented, and evaluated out-of-school time programs inside and outside of schools for over 20 years.

Limited free parking is available, but carpooling is recommended.

More Information

To learn more and register, visit APOST’s Eventbrite page.

For questions, contact APOST via phone at 412.456.6876.