Free forum on child welfare
Nebraska Families Collaborative and the University of Nebraska at Omaha Grace Abbott School of Social Work will sponsor Saturday's community forum on child welfare in Nebraska.
The 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. free event will be at UNO's Thompson Alumni Center, 6705 Dodge St. The format will allow the public to learn about child welfare issues and ask questions.
Presenters will be Thomas Pristow, director of children and family services at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, and Dave Newell, president and CEO of Nebraska Families Collaborative. The second part of this event will be a panel presentation from Carolyn Rooker, executive director of Voices for Children; Sarah Helvey from Nebraska Appleseed Center; and Jack Dunn, executive director of Progressive Research Institute of Nebraska.
Questions or plan to attend? Contact A'Jamal Byndon at Ajamal-Rashad.Byndon@nebraskafc.org or call 402-492-2500. He will provide you with a free parking permit for this event.
College band to offer free evening concert
The Augustana College Symphonic Band of Sioux Falls, S.D., will bring its tour to Omaha Burke High School at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
For this tour, Dr. James Lambrecht, professor of music and director of the Augustana Symphonic Band, has developed a diverse program designed to appeal to a variety of listeners with a balance of new and standard pieces to both entertain and educate the audience.
“It is an amazing experience to share music with others,” Lambrecht said. “Performing in venues all over really brings the music alive. These annual tours offer the opportunity to create a real experience with the audience.”
The event is free and open to the public.
Service coordination is thrust of webinar
PTI Nebraska will offer a free webinar for parents of children with disabilities or special health care needs. Information on service coordination for families with infants and toddlers will be offered at 12:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Families of children birth to age 3 who are eligible for the early development network can have a services coordinator. What does this person do? How does this person help families? Why is this person valuable to the family?
Jo Dell, a services coordinator, will answer these questions and more. Register by clicking on this link.
Compiled by Sue Story Truax