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CYSNetwork News Exchange – 06/09/13

Hello CYSN Members and Community Partners,

Happy September everyone!   I hope you all had a nice break and are feeling ready to roll up your sleeves and get back to working together again on our Goals and Objectives and priority action items; i.e., “Food Insecurity” and “Kindergarten Students Who are Developmentally at Risk”!

Members may go to the “member area” above to access the CYSN Events Calendar which will provide you with upcoming Network, team, committee and working group meeting dates, times and locations.  Be sure to let me know if you have misplaced your username and password.

CYSN MEETING SCHEDULE:  In case you missed my July 2nd email, CLICK HERE for a copy of the 2013/14 CYSN meeting schedule.  Our next Network meeting will be held on Thursday, September 26th at Children’s Mental Health Services, 3 Applewood Drive, Lower Level, Belleville.  Networking – 9-9:30am, Regular Meeting – 9:30am sharp-noon.  Your meeting packages will be sent out once the agenda has been completed by the Coordinating Team on September 16th.

REMINDER – UNITED WAY FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN LAUNCH AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT Thursday, September 12th, 5-7pm – United Way of Quinte 2013 Fundraising Campaign Launch with keynote speaker Drew Dudley – Centennial Secondary School, 160 Palmer Road, Belleville, $10 per person.  Those of you who have taken “No Wrong Door” training will be familiar with leadership development guru Drew Dudley.  CLICK HERE for details.

FOR YOUTH – “CONNECTION POINT”:  The John Howard Society of Belleville is holding a kick-off barbecue and corn roast on Tuesday, September 17th, 3-6pm at 19-21 Wallbridge Crescent, Belleville to introduce their new initiative for youth in the Belleville area called “The Connecting Point”.  CLICK HERE for details.

REMINDER – PROMOTING RESILIENCE IN YOUTH CHILDREN:  Reaching In Reaching Out (RIRO) is offering Resiliency Skills Training, an evidence-based, two-part program for service providers who work with children under 8 years.  For more information, go to

BECOME A RESILIENCY SKILLS TRAINER:  For a registration form and more information about Bounce Back and Thrive (BBT for parents with young children) & Reaching In Reaching Out (RIRO for service providers who work with young children) Trainer Intensives, go to

REMINDER – TRAINING WITH PATRICIA M. CRITTENDEN – Spaces are still available for the three-day course on Attachment, Neuro-Psychopathology, and Treatment with Patricia M. Crittenden, Ph.D., which is being hosted by the Bayfield Clinic in Belleville.  For a course overview and registration form, visit

NEXT WEEK’S CYSN BLOG will feature information about the Thursday, November 7th Community Service Expo.  Who should attend?  Parents, caregivers, students, service providers and anyone else who wants to learn about services available in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties.

Wendy Anderson, Coordinator, Children and Youth Services Network

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