Carla Brathwaite
AFFCNY – Support, Information and Advocacy for Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Families
by Annette O'Connell
14h ago
Advisory Council Carla.Brathwaite.19@gmail.com Carla Brathwaite has been an educator in the New York Public School System for the past 21 years spanning both Middle School and High School.   Currently she is a Supervisor of Special Education, Science and Physical Education.  She’s earned her Bachelor’s of Science Degree from New York University in Chemistry and Secondary Education grades 7 to 12.  In addition, Carla has earned two Master’s of Science Degrees from Touro University- one in Education and Special Education grades K – 12 and a Master’s in Education Administration and ..read more
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Alicia Murray
AFFCNY – Support, Information and Advocacy for Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Families
by Admin
1d ago
Family Support Specialist alicia@affcny.org |  888.354.3757   Alicia Murray has been a Family Support Specialist with the  Wendy’s Wonderful Kids® AGAPE team since 2023.   ..read more
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6 Million in Grants to Mitigate the Impact of Trauma in Schools
AFFCNY – Support, Information and Advocacy for Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Families
by Admin
3w ago
New State Funding Offers Schools Over Six Million Dollars in Grants for Much Needed Trauma Responsive Training The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) announced in early December, the availability of new grant funding funds for school districts throughout New York State to implement training and curriculum that will enhance schools’ capacity to be trauma-responsive. At the Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York, we understand that educating students with a history of trauma and toxic stress can be challenging. We are thrilled to share a new opportunity for funding from ..read more
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Support Families, Support the Coalition
AFFCNY – Support, Information and Advocacy for Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Families
by Admin
3w ago
The Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York has been providing valuable services to families for over 40 years. Give to Support the Coalition and help us continue this vital work ..read more
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“Trauma at The Table”Rebroadcast | AGAPE Monthly Educational Trainings
AFFCNY – Support, Information and Advocacy for Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Families
by Annette O'Connell
1M ago
    Join us on Thursday, December 8th as the AGAPE team airs a rebroadcast of Grace Bell’s 33rd Annual New York State Foster Care and Adoption Conference Workshop “Trauma at the Table.”   This nutrition workshop explores the food behaviors we commonly see with children in care including hoarding, bingeing or overeating, selective eating, eating disorders, and other dysregulation around food. This workshop will explore the role trauma plays in nutrition behaviors and the importance of supporting our children through connection. Participants will discover some foundational app ..read more
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Navigating Trauma at the Table | AGAPE Monthly Educational Trainings
AFFCNY – Support, Information and Advocacy for Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Families
by Admin
1M ago
    A Rebroadcast of a 2022 Conference Presentation by Grace Bell & Discussion! This nutrition workshop explores the food behaviors we commonly see with children in care including hoarding, bingeing or overeating, selective eating, eating disorders, and other dysregulation around food. This workshop will explore the role trauma plays in nutrition behaviors and the importance of supporting our children through connection. Participants will discover some foundational approaches to addressing nutrition behaviors and discuss how to modify these approaches to meet our children’s i ..read more
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Long Island AGAPE Monthly In-Person Parent Meetup
AFFCNY – Support, Information and Advocacy for Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Families
by Annette O'Connell
1M ago
RSVP now for our Long Island AGAPE Family Meetings! Now IN-PERSON every month on the 2nd Tuesday. Join us in December for CRAFT NIGHT on December 13th ..read more
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Schools as Healing Environments for Students from Adversity
AFFCNY – Support, Information and Advocacy for Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Families
by Admin
2M ago
The Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York has created this tip sheet to assist educators in understand the affect of trauma on their students. The information may be accessed digitally  here or use the link below to download the PDF to print or save.  DOWNLOAD THE PDF TO PRINT Adverse Childhood Experiences Students who have experienced adverse, hurtful childhood experiences are much more likely to struggle in school and avoid school than other children. Approximately a third of students in every classroom have experienced significant adversity such as: Physical ..read more
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Clear Your Name an updated SCR GUIDE | AFFCNY 2022
AFFCNY – Support, Information and Advocacy for Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Families
by Admin
2M ago
This is a step-by-step guide *on how to find out if there are records of child abuse, neglect, or maltreatment against you in the New York State Central Register (SCR ..read more
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Schools as Healing Environments for Students from Adversity
AFFCNY – Support, Information and Advocacy for Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Families
by Admin
2M ago
DOWNLOAD THE PDF VERSION Adverse Childhood Experiences Students who have experienced adverse, hurtful childhood experiences are much more likely to struggle in school and avoid school than other children. Approximately a third of students in every classroom have experienced significant adversity such as: Physical and/or emotional neglect Physical sexual or emotional abuse Domestic violence Stressful family relations (e.g. divorce, mental health, substance use, incarceration, poverty) Prenatal exposure to stress Loss of a family member Separation from their biological family Multiple c ..read more
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