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Lake Tahoe Collaborative
October 14, 2013
Agenda

1. 1:00pm Welcome

Review the minutes from the September 9th meeting.

2. Introductions and Announcements from Agencies

Members are encouraged to share new program or staff changes, important dates, and other pertinent information to the Collaborative.

3. Special Discussion: “Parent Engagement Presentation”
At the June Retreat, the LTC members requested a Parent Engagement Presentation from FRC and Tahoe Youth. Please give your input to both agencies on what you would like to be presented at a future meeting.

4. Special Discussion: “LTC Partnership MOU Update”
Follow up conversation on one page document, attached.

5. Special Discussion: “Renew Domain Name?”

The domain name will expire in November. Renewal is $35/year.
I don’t see any traffic to the site. Should we have a Facebook page instead or in addition?

6. Special Presentation: “Foster Family and Adoption Services Update”

Megan Ciampa, MSW
Foster Family and Adoption Services
(530) 544-2111
meganc@fosterfamilyservice.org

7. 2:30 pm Adjourn & Drug Free Communities Meeting cancelled. DFC Meetings will resume in November.

8. Next LTC meeting November 11, 2013, 1-2:30pm.

Lake Tahoe Collaborative
February 11, 2013
Agenda

1. 1:00pm Welcome

Review minutes from January14th meeting

2. Introductions and Announcements from agencies

Members are encouraged to share new program or staff changes, important dates, and other pertinent information to the Collaborative

3. Special Update: Dr. Mireya Ortega
“Young Tahoe Smiles Program Update”
1060 Ski Run Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 541-7040

4. Special Update: Julie Day, “First Five Dental Van Updates”
(916)837-7174

5. Special Update: Megan Ciampa, Foster Family and Adoption Services
“Aging out of Foster Care, Why Don’t More Adults Foster?, April Recruitment Training”
(530) 544-2111
meganc@fosterfamilyservice.org

6. 2:30 pm Adjourn

7. 2:30 pm Drug Free Communities Meeting

8. Next LTC meeting March 11, 2013
1pm-2:30pm, 1100 Lyons Avenue

Lake Tahoe Collaborative
January 14, 2013
Agenda

1. 1:00pm Welcome

Review minutes from December 10th meeting

2. Introductions and Announcements from agencies

Members are encouraged to share new program or staff changes, important dates, and other pertinent information to the Collaborative

3. Special update: Frank Blakeney
Executive Director
Live Violence Free
(530) 542-2118, FBlakeney@LiveViolenceFree.org

Update on their Federal Grant for Supervised Visitation

4. 2:30 PM Adjourn

5. 2:30 PM Drug Free Communities Meeting

6. Next LTC meeting February 11, 2013
1pm-2:30pm, 1100 Lyons Avenue

Agenda_Dec10, 2012

Hi Lake Tahoe Collaborative!

This is an exciting time of year for LTC members. The Day of the Young Child is on Saturday, June 9th at LTCC from 10am-2pm.  Two days later, we have our:

Annual June Luncheon
Monday, June 11, 2012
12:00pm – 2:00pm*
Lake Tahoe Community College
Aspen & Board Rooms (next to the Library)
Light lunch provided
*Please note time change from our regular meeting time.
In addition to conducting our Strategic Planning for 2012-3, we will feature a fabulous speaker to present on a relevant topic. This year, Elizabeth Blakemore will join us with a talk,  “Emotionally Healthy Children: How Our Community Can Support Parents to Meet the Social & Emotional Needs of Children”
The June Forum is a perfect time to bring colleagues and staff members with you.  They will get a good feel for what we’ve been up to all year by attending this one meeting and participate in an excellent, free training. They also will have input on what we focus on for 2012-13. What could be better!
The one thing I need to know from you is, “Are you coming?”  Please RSVP to Julie Lowe at: julielowe@live.com.  Please indicate if you have colleagues joining you and, if so, how many.  I like to make sure there is plenty of chairs and, most importantly, food.
Please arrive on time at 12:00pm, grab your lunch, and settle in for the presentation.

In April, Derek Reddin, Staff Services Analyst for El Dorado County Health & Human Services, attended our meeting to gather community input for CPS’s System Improvement Plan (SIP).

This is a summary of that input.

The feedback was clear.

South Lake Tahoe is experiencing crisis low numbers of foster parents.  We do not have enough foster parents in town.  As a result, children are being moved off of the hill and out of town.  These are children that have done nothing wrong. They lose their bedroom, their entire home, and their parents which is hugely traumatic. Then, if there are no local foster homes with enough space for them, they lose their friends, their teachers, and their entire social network.  This is devastating for these kids. CPS urgently needs to hire a recruiter for local foster parents so that we can at least keep part of these children’s worlds intact and keep the kids nearby for parental visitation as appropriate.

The other sentiment that was lifted up was that the high turnover at CPS is a challenge. When experienced social workers leave CPS and our community, all their experience leaves with them.  We need CPS fully staffed to be sustainable and to support our children and families.