National RHY Grantees Training

The Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) and the Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center (RHYTTAC) are pleased to host the 2019 National Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) Grantees Training in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from November 12th through November 14th. Participation in the national training is open to RHY grantees as well as other youth service providers. This event provides an opportunity for like-minded individuals to come together to share knowledge, experiences, and creativity in order to pursue the common goal of providing effective services to our nation’s RHY.

The training will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 12th and conclude at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 14th.  There will be opportunities to attend additional pre-institute trainings preceding the national training on Monday afternoon beginning at 1:00 p.m. The fee to attend a pre-institute is $25.00. If you do not register for an institute, you may check in on-site at the registration desk to inquire about availability. Those who do not register to attend a pre-institute online and are interested in attending on-site, please bring exact cash or a check for $25 (per person) made out to National Safe Place Network.

This annual training is open to youth service providers not currently funded by FYSB to operate RHY programs.  This will provide the opportunity for partners of RHY programs, youth serving organizations, and those previously funded by FYSB to attend the National Training.  Please note the registration fee for attendees in these categories is $400.00 and a federal travel stipend is not provided. Expanding the attendance at the national training promotes additional partnerships and perspectives on the critical work of serving vulnerable youth populations.

This event provides a significant opportunity for individuals to come together to share knowledge, experiences, and creativity in order to pursue the common goal of providing effective services to the country’s runaway and homeless youth. This event features keynote presentations, federal updates from FYSB, regional meetings with federal specialists, more than 30 workshop sessions, poster sessions, a networking session, and site visits. Hundreds of dedicated professionals who share this goal attend the training to:

  • Hear from experts in the field
  • Learn about best and promising practices from across the country
  • Collaborate to explore effective ways to work with runaway and homeless youth
  • Learn about local culture and youth programs by participating in a site visit
  • Connect with colleagues and take advantage of sharing and collaboration opportunities

Training participants include federal representatives and RHY grantees serving in several different areas of practice, including, but not limited to, community agencies, government, academia, and business. These individuals include agency board members, executives, other key decision makers, middle managers, clinicians, case managers, and direct care workers. 900 attendees are anticipated at the National RHY Grantees Training. This is based not only on the number of grantees served but also the history of attendance at this successful event. Along with FYSB and other federal grant partners, attendance is reserved for individuals or groups representing RHY organizations currently receiving federal funds.

All RHY grantees are required to include the cost of attendance for at least one person for the National RHY Grantees Training in program budgets.

Registration Fee: 
$125 for staff members of a current (FY19/20) FYSB-funded RHY program 
$400 for other youth services professionals not funded by a RHY program

Registration Deadline: 
October 29, 2019

How to Register:
If you are paying by credit card (Visa or Mastercard):

If you are paying by check:

Download the registration form here and send with check made payable to National Safe Place Network at 2722 Crittenden Drive, Louisville, KY 40209. Once registration and payment is received, registrants will receive a confirmation email. If paying by check, please mail the registration form and check early to ensure your registration is received by the deadline. 

Registration Materials

Registration must be complete to receive training materials including name badge, participant bag, information guides and other resources, and access to sessions. Materials will be distributed during national training check-in. 

Substitutions and Cancellations

All cancellations and refund requests MUST be received in writing. Written notice of cancellation entitles the registrant to a 70% refund of national training registration fees.  Refund requests must be received at least fourteen business days prior to the scheduled event.  Refunds will not be made for no-shows.  If you are substituting, please contact [email protected] by 10/22/2019, with this information.

Register is closed.


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