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Voices for Indiana's Children Interim Study Committee Update

From McCoy:

Below is a list of what the committees have discussed and dates for upcoming meetings.  Click on the committee name to visit the committee's page to find out more.

Panel to Study Alternatives to the ISTEP Program Test Updating Vision StatementCareer readiness assessmentsHigh school assessment optionsAlternative assessmentsOnline testing capacityNext Meeting - 9/13 at 9:00 a.m. in the House ChamberCourts & the Judiciary Civil rights issues related to gender identity & sexual orientationNext Meeting - 9/22 at 1:30 p.m. in Room 404Education Teacher background checks (criminal and child abuse)Sexual misconduct training for school employeesLicensing & background checks/ license revocationBackground check loopholesNext Meeting - 9/20 at 1:00 p.m. in Senate ChamberFiscal Policy Next Meeting - 9/28 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 404 - Food desert grant and loan programPublic Health, Behavioral Health and Human Services First Steps annual reportNeonatal abstinence syndromeOpiate tr…
” The Guide is designed to follow a family’s path through the child welfare system from first contact. Depending on your situation, you might find some sections of the Guide more useful for you and your family than other sections. The Guide asks and answers questions that other families thought would be of interest to you. We have listed all these questions in the table of contents with page numbers. We hope this will make it easy for you to find the information you need.”


Family Guide to Child Welfare

Section 511:Limitations on Subminimum Wage

On July 22, 2014, Congress passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which amended several provisions of Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Rehab Act). Among those changes, WIOA added Section 511 to the Rehabilitation Act that prohibits entities that hold special wage certificates under 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) from employing individuals with disabilities at sub-minimum wage unless certain conditions are met. Effective July 22, 2016, a 14(c) entity cannot employ individuals with disabilities who are age 24 or younger, or continue to employ individuals with disabilities at a subminimum wage rate regardless of their age, unless the 14(c) entity has received documentation that the individuals with disabilities have completed certain requirements. 

Section 511 describes various responsibilities of individuals with a disability, 14(c) entities, local or State educational agencies, and designated State units (DSU) in completing and documenting these service-rel…

Family Guide to Systems of Care for Mental Health

“Working with several different providers can be confusing, even overwhelming, unless they partner with you as a team to focus on your goals, strengths, and needs. In a system of care, each family defines its own strengths, the things it wants to change, and the kinds of help and support needed to reach the family’s goals.”

The following guide helps families to understand what to expect from the System of Care:


Family Guide BuildingSystems

Choosing the Right Mental Health Treatment: What Families Need to Know

“Over the past several years, the focus of mental health treatment and support for children and families has increasingly been on “evidence-based practices.” Evidence-based practices are treatments that have been shown through clinical research to produce positive outcomes for children and their families. In short, the practices have been shown through research to be effective.”

The embedded guide provides tools for families to find the best treatment for their child:


Choosing the Right Treatment_A Family Guide by Family Voices Indiana on Scribd