The conference is sponsored by Area Resources for Community and Human Services (ARCHS), the Missouri Department of Corrections, the Missouri Department of Social Services, and the Family and Community Trust (FACT).
Conference Registration and Tan-Tar-A Reservations:
- $110 special conference registration fee per person (includes conference materials, welcome reception, two breakfasts and a lunch). Does not include hotel rooms. The registration fee increases to $125 per registrant after November 5, including on-site registrations. Walk-ins are not encouraged. CEUs planned to be awarded.
- ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSED. On-site registration available.
- $62 special Tan-Tar-A room rate per person, per night. Discounted room rates will be honored through October 11. Make reservations by calling 1-800-826-8272, or by clicking the link below. Ask for the "ARCH" room rate or type it in as the Group ID if registering online.
- Register online for a room at Tan-Tar-A
An emergency planning guide for child-serving organizations was released October 25 at an ARCHS' co-sponsored "Policy Forum." It was also co-sponsored by Promising Practices Network, RAND Corporation, Family and Community Trust (FACT), Missouri Center for Education Safety, Missouri Department of Public Safety, and Missouri School Boards' Association.
"Policy Forum: Best Practices in Emergency Preparedness for Child Serving Organizations" welcomed hundreds of emergency personnel throughout the State of Missouri at the one day event at Lake of the Ozarks. The forum was moderated by Paul H. Fennewald, Coordinator for Missouri Office of Homeland Security, and featured presentations by Admiral Thad W. Allen, U.S. Coast Guard, retired and Senior Fellow, Rand Corporation; Dr. C.J. Huff, Superintendent of Joplin Public Schools; Lowell C. Kruse, Chair of the Board of Directors for FACT; Dr. M. Rebecca Kilburn, Director of Promising Practices Network, RAND Corporation; Dr. Anita Chandra, Behavioral Scientist on Public Health Systems and Preparedness, RAND Corporation, and Dr. Carter Ward, Executive Director, Missouri School Boards' Association.
The guide was published by the Promising Practices Network, which is operated by the Rand Corporation.
CLICK HERE TO READ EMERGENCY PLANNING GUIDE
"Collective Impact" is the hottest buzz word in the nonprofit world, and in a FREE workshop on November 9 from 3-4:30 p.m., representatives from ARCHS and its partners help you learn:
The event will be held at the St. Louis Public Library Schlafly Branch (225 N. Euclid). Pre-registration is recommended. To register or for details, call 314-539-0357, stop by the Grants & Foundation Center at the Schlafly Branch, or sign up via email at slplgfcnews.blogspot.com.
Sponsored by ARCHS and the St. Louis Public Library's Grants & Foundation Center.
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.
However, you can STILL register and pay at the door during the day of the conference. Limited space available for select sessions.
The Saturday, October 22, 2011 institute will once again be held at the William L. Clay Sr., Early Childhood Development and Parent Education Center at Harris-Stowe State University from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
ARCHS and its partners collectively impact more than 100,000 St. Louis area children and families each year. More than 500 early childhood teachers come to the ARCHS' Institute each fall to keep up-to-date with the latest learning techniques to use in their classrooms, with their students and families.
This year, the ARCHS' Institute includes a number of topics on working with children of all ability levels with special sessions on autism, asthma, allergies, and language development. As well as sessions targeted for teachers of each age group: infants, toddlers, pre-school, and school age.
School supplies have been purchased, registration is checked off the list, and now St. Louis area students are back to hitting the books after a hot and humid summer flew by. While students are hitting the books hard, ARCHS is doing its part for the community in making sure each St. Louis child has access to one of the most important aspects of their young lives - a quality education.
In order to help build an educational foundation that is critical towards a child's development, ARCHS soundly invests in constructing that foundation to make sure each St. Louis child has the opportunity to succeed.
As the 2011-2012 school year has begun, the After School for All Partnership for St. Louis (ASAP) is ready to provide St. Louis area youth with academic support and enrichment, social and life skills, health and recreation opportunities, character development, and parent and family involvement. This year, ASAP offers after school services at 42 locations that serve more than 4,000 youth daily! ARCHS provides the key strategic grant/contract management and fiscal agent services for ASAP.
ARCHS is also investing in high-risk youth by partnering with the Missouri Department of Social Services, Division of Youth Services (DYS) in its mission of protecting communities from juvenile offenders in the Division's care and custody and providing appropriate rehabilitation services to youth and their families. ARCHS' partnership offers the juvenile offenders a second chance by pairing them with mentors who serve as role models.
Early this fall, ARCHS will be announcing the expansion of an important community partnership that provides vision screenings and eyeglasses for area elementary school students. Learn more in ARCHS' September newsletter.
ARCHS is also continuing its partnership with area schools and law enforcement agencies to provide its Gang Resistance Education and Training (GREAT) in St. Louis county classrooms. The classes provide school-based, law enforcement curriculum. The primary objective is prevention and is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership.