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Seeking Applicants for the NYC Regional Youth Partner Position
Families Together in NYS is seeking applicants for the New York City  Regional  Youth  Partner position.

The  Regional  Youth Partners are peer leaders that connect local  youth groups, coordinate  regional  youth advocacy efforts and provide technical assistance and training on  youth empowerment,  youth-guided practice, and  youth peer services. The  Regional  Youth  Partner position is a credentialed  Youth Peer Advocate position. Primary responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Establish contacts and collaborators in all five boroughs of NYC
  • Network organized youth involvement, empowerment, and peer support
  • Directly assist and support youth groups and councils
  • Train and educate youth and adults
  • Increase youth involvement and advocacy
To view the full posting, click here.

Applicants must send a resume with a formal cover letter to employment@ftnys.org by October 15th, 2019 in order to be considered.

Upcoming Self-Advocacy Trainings
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Join peers like YOU as we explore self-advocacy 101, disability history, and planning your future as a leader.

This training is designed for youth and young adults (14+) with intellectual/developmental disabilities (but all self-advocates are welcome)!

Upcoming Trainings:
New York City - October 21st
242 W 38th St, New York, NY 10018 
6:30-8:30 P.M. 

Capital District - November 3rd
Albany Public Library Community Room (161 Washington Ave, Albany NY, 12210)
5:00-7:30 P.M. 

Plattsburgh - November 9th
Plattsburgh Public Library (19 Oak St, Plattsburgh, NY 12901)
1:00-3:00 P.M. 

Lower Hudson Region (Westchester) - This area will have a regional advocacy training in the near future. Details coming soon!

Register today! bit.ly/RatReg 
Questions? Contact Zack Kilmer, NYISA Coordinator 518-708-3808 or zkilmer@YOUTHPOWERNY.ORG 

Resource Page Now Available on the YP! Website for New Medicaid Services
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Looking for more information on the new services available to young people and their families? Check out the new page available on the website!

Stay Tuned to this webpage as we will be updating as more resources become available. 

Visit www.YOUTHPOWERNY.org/new-services-for-youth for more information.
Campaign for Disability Employment Hosting #RightTalentRight Now Photo-Sharing Campaign
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The Campaign for Disability Employment (CDE) invites you to celebrate this year's National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) theme by posting images that illustrate why you're "The Right Talent, Right Now." 

To participate, post a photo of yourself on social media using the hashtag #RightTalentRightNow. On Facebook, you can use the CDE's customized  profile photo frame. Or, you can print and hold one of the CDE's  #RightTalentRightNow signs in your photo (or make your own) and post it to your feeds on all three platforms. Join in to illustrate the many talents of people with disabilities-all across social media and in workplaces far and wide.

Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy, the CDE is a collaborative of several disability and business organizations committed to changing attitudes about disability and employment. Learn more by visiting  WhatCanYouDoCampaign.org.
Foster Youth and Parents:
Your Story Has Power
CHAMPS NY is campaign working ensures that when young people must enter foster care, they are placed into family-based settings whenever possible, and that their caregivers are supported. 

We know that young people in foster care experience better outcomes when they are cared for by supportive families, especially relatives. However, New York struggles to recruit and retain enough families to adequately support the young people who come into foster care. Are you involved in foster care? If so, please sign our pledge and share your story with us! Together, we can ensure bright futures for young people in New York.
To participate, click here.
Opportunity to Participate in Research Study on Job Satisfaction Among Peer Support Staff
Text reads_ research study_ exploring factors associated with job satisfaction among peer support staff working in mental health treatment settings
If you are at least 18 years of age, employed for at least six months as peer support staff in a setting that provides mental health-related treatment and/or recovery-oriented services, and reside in one of the 50 States in the U.S. or in one of the five U.S. Territories, you are invited to participate in an online survey that takes about 20 minutes to complete.

To learn more and confirm your eligibility, visit:  peer support staff job satisfaction
Interested in Youth Peer Advocacy? JCCA Offering a Youth Peer Advocacy Track!
JCCA's FRC Program is recruiting & enlisting eligible youth - young people currently receiving support from JCCA - to prepare to be Youth Peer Advocates!

This track offers training, mentorship and support to become potentially employed by JCCA at age 21.

In addition to training, the Youth Peer Advocacy Track offers assistance in work readiness, education, benefits, stable housing - anything that will help you become a Youth Peer Advocate. Now offering STIPENDS for training and readiness preparation. 

If interested, please email Christopher Jones, jonesc@jccany.org with your name, email address, address, and age. 
The views and opinions expressed in third party messages and external links included in this eNews are those of the organization or individual mentioned. They do not necessarily reflect the official positions of Families Together in NYS.
Families Together in New York State hosts YOUTH POWER!, a statewide network led for and by youth and young adults. YOUTH POWER! is a network of young people who have been labeled and are seeking change.  Together, we have decided to speak up about our experiences because no one knows what it is like for us better than we do.  Through peer-to-peer mentoring, we empower young people to be active citizens who are aware of government operations, their rights and the ability to use their voices to influence policies, practices, regulations and laws.  We are young people helping other people, ensuring availability of self-help and peer support while changing systems so that young people get the support they need with the respect and dignity they deserve.  Nothing About Us Without Us!

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