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Events Archives: 2008

December 4, 2008
Children's Services Honors Two NYPD Officers
At the December 4, 2008 Childstat meeting, Children's Services honored two officers of the NYPD for their able assistance and quick-thinking on a child abuse investigation earlier this year. Read more

November 23, 2008
"Kids At Heart" Brings Cheer to Youth in Care
About 300 children in New York City foster care gathered at the Chelsea Piers Field House for Kids At Heart, a free, fun-filled, circus-themed event  hosted by the National Council For Adoption (NCFA) along with the Administration for Children's Services. Learn more and view pictures of the event

October 11, 2008
Let the Good Times Roll
Children's Services and the Parent Advisory Work Group hosted a special Parent Appreciation Day on Saturday, October 11th at Harlem Lanes in Manhattan. Learn more and view pictures

October 11, 2008
Children's Services Graduates 340 New Child Protective Specialists and 39 Investigative Consultants

The new crop of CPS workers is the first graduation class since ACS launched its new recruitment campaign in March of this year. The training took place at Children's Services' James Satterwhite Academy. Learn more and view pictures

October 3, 2008
Beauty Salon Training Project Raises Domestic Violence Awareness
The first round of trainings to help beauty salon operations identify domestic violence has been successful in Washington Heights, even as the issue continues to be a concern for families citywide. Learn more and view pictures

August 15, 2008
Children's Services Creates Child and Family Friendly Spaces
Bright new spaces and sweeping vistas await many families using new visiting rooms at Children’s Services. When families enter the visiting room at the Manhattan borough office location at 110 William Street, they are greeted by the “Waterfall” public arts project on one side and 20th floor views of magnificent architectural buildings nearby. In Richmond Hill, Queens, there is another family visiting site, located in a one-family brick house, complete with an outdoor playground and multiple visiting rooms inside.  Learn more and view photos

July 18, 2008
Conference Targets Youth Leaving Care
“Who is this young person connected with when they leave here? Where do they go or are they alone? It’s unacceptable for them to leave care without getting connected to someone.” That was the challenge posed by Lorraine Stephens, Deputy Commissioner of Family Permanency Services, on July 11th at the first of what will be a regular meeting between Children’s Services’ Office of Youth Development and foster care providers working with young people. Learn more and view photos of the event

July 16, 2008
ACS Honors Long Service Staff
Children's Services Personnel and Community and Government Affairs Divisions recently held Employee Recognition events for a number of staff who have achieved at least 10 years of service with the City.
Learn more and view photos of the event

July 11, 2008
A Parents-Eye View of Family Conferences
A full house was on hand Friday, July 11, as the ACS Parents Advisory Workgroup (PAWG) gathered various people in a consortium to learn more about the Family Team Conference model of Improved Outcomes for Children.

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June 5, 2008
Children's Services Leadership Academy Graduates Second Class of Managers
The Leadership Academy is a professional development opportunity designed specifically for key managers and leaders in Children's Services borough offices. 
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ACS Staff Bring Their Children to WorkApril 24, 2008
ACS Staff Bring Their Children to Work 
For more than six years, staff at ACS have been taking part in Take Our Children to Work Day, and this year's activities have proven especially popular. 
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Black History Month 2008February 2008
Children’s Services Celebrates Black History Month
Children’s Services staff marked the beginning of Black History Month on February 1, 2008 with a lively entertainment event that affirmed the values of commitment and personal responsibility.
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January is National Mentoring Month January 15, 2008
National Mentoring Month
What better way to start the New Year than with a resolution to become a MENTOR! Children’s Services joins cities and states across the country in a call for caring adults to become mentors and make a difference in the life of a young person in foster care.
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New Class of Investigative ConsultantsJanuary 8, 2008
New Class of Investigative Consultants
The latest group of Investigative Consultants is now on board at Children’s Services. The IC’s are former law enforcement investigators who have been deployed into the field to work with child protective managers and specialists (CPS) on their investigations. 
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January 4, 2008
Holiday Gifts Bring Holiday Joy to FPP Children
Holiday Gifts Bring Holiday Joy to FPP ChildrenChildren’s Services Family Preservation Program staff celebrated with FPP families at a holiday gift giving reception, bringing smiles and joy to children’s faces. FPP joined in hosting the party with the NYC REACHING Project Star Team from Siemens IT Solutions and Services, Inc.
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