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4/10/18 + 4/11/18: FREE Professional Development Opportunity
Positive Solutions for Families Training FlyerThe Family and Community Engagement Team (FACET) will offer a FREE 10-hour “Positive Solutions for Families: Train the Trainer” series on April 10 + 11, 2018 (10am – 3:30pm) at the Federation’s Boston offices. Positive Solutions for Families is an evidence-based framework to support healthy social emotional development in preschool children. The Train the Trainer series outlines skills and strategies for professionals working with families of young children to implement Positive Solutions for Families in their districts. This training is open to public school personnel and their community partners.


5/18/18: FCSN Gala, Celebrating Every Child
Gala 2018 graphicJoin us for an evening of fun and friends, with a Kentucky Derby “Run for the Roses” twist! We will honor David and Margot Wizansky, founders of Specialized Housing; Ron Benham, Director of the Bureau of Family Health and Nutrition at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health; and Bethany VanDelft, FCSN PCTI alumn and a powerful voice in parent advocacy.

Find a Camp!


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Browse our Camp Guide to find the perfect summer program for your child!


Recent Updates


RTSC Webinar: “Tipping the Scales”, presented by Joan Wasser Gish
Joan Wasser Gish Tipping the ScalesThe Recruitment, Training and Support Center for Special Education Surrogate Parents (RTSC) welcomes Joan Wasser Gish, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Center for Optimized Student Support at Boston College’s Lynch School of Education. In this webinar, she discusses her work with City Connects, integrating school and community resources to improve student outcomes. Visit our YouTube page to view the webinar.


Photos: RTSC “Making a Difference” Conference
Women taking selfiesOn 11/14, RTSC held their 6th annual conference for SESPs, Foster/Adoptive and Kinship Caregivers and their Professional Partners. Three breakout sessions with three presenters each gave participants a palate of options – it was a great day for learning, networking, and fellowship. Click here to view images from the event or here to view presentation materials.

Find an Advocate


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Download “A Parent’s Guide to Selecting a Special Education Advocate in Massachusetts”

Descargar Una guía para los padres de familia sobre como seleccionar un Defensor de Educación Especial en Massachusetts