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A series of workshops for residential child care agencies to learn about changes resulting from legislation signed by Governor David Paterson (Chapter 323 of the Laws of 2008) and taking effect on January 17, 2009.  The program is sponsored by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

This program is appropriate for the leadership teams of residential child care agencies licensed and operated by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services.  It is also relevant for staff designated as the primary agency contact or liaison for IAB investigations

For each participant attending from your facility, please fax a copy of this completed form to the Residential Child Care Project, Cornell University 607 255 4837 before November 25, 2008.

City                                                     State                                        ZIP Code
Telephone                               FAX                                        E-mail (mandatory)

Location attending (See on next page for details)
_____Syracuse area
_____Albany area
_____Westchester area
_____New York City

Workshop locations

Buffalo - December 1 (10:00 am – 3:00 pm)
Holiday Inn
601 Dingens Street
Buffalo, NY  14206

Rochester - December 2 (10:00 am – 3:00 pm)
Holiday Inn-Airport
911 Brooks Ave
Rochester, NY  14624

Syracuse area - December 3 (10:00 am – 3:00 pm)
Holiday Inn
75 North Street
Auburn, NY  13021

New York City   December 10 (10:00 am – 3:00 pm)
ACS Children’s Center Auditorium
492 First Ave (between 28th and 29th St)
New York, NY  10016

Albany area - December 15 (10:00 am – 3:00 pm)
Comfort Inn
99 Miller Road
Castleton, NY  12061

Westchester area - December 16 (10:00 am – 3:00 pm)
Mt. Kisco Holiday Inn
One Holiday Inn Dr
Mt. Kisco, NY  10549

Workshop Agenda:

10:00AM to 10:15AM

10:15AM to 10:30AM
Background and History of Institutional Abuse reporting and investigations in New York State with the landmark legislation in 1973 and 1985

10:30AM to 11:00AM

11:00AM to 12:00PM          
Overview of content of the new legislation

12:00PM to 1:00PM              Lunch

1:00PM to 1:45PM
Case studies/examples:  What will be the same?  What will be different?

1:45PM to 2:15PM
Best practice regarding Internal Investigations and their relationship to Institutional Abuse Investigations

2:00PM to 3:00PM
Questions and Answers