Bossier Parish Family & Consumer Sciences Advisory Council

Terry L. Foster  |  7/29/2008 9:49:42 PM

Bossier Parish Family & Consumer Sciences Advisory Leadership Council Members

Name

Affiliation

Program Area

Connie Aclin  
Andy Burns
Teri Brock            
LSU AgCenter
Bossier Housing Authority
Centerpoint Community Services    
FCS
FCS
FCS
Joan Almond    
T C Bloxom
LSU AgCenter
Bossier Sheriff Corrections  
FCS
FCS
Suzanne Stinson 
Betty Russell
26th Judicial District Court
Volunteer Leader
FCS
FCS
Karen Clark
William McDonald
Bossier Office of Community Services
Bossier Housing Authority
FCS
FCS
Terry Hawkins
Katherine Ervin
Dept. of Probation & Parole
Southern University AgCtr                      
FCS
FCS
Mary Anne Rankin
Cathryn Robinson
Bossier Council on Aging
LSU AgCenter
FCS
Dr. Diane Sasser
Lakesha Mosley
LSU AgCenter
Louisiana Re-Entry Program
FCS
Millie Willett
Vicky Chesser
Volunteer Leader
LSU AgCenter
FCS
FCS
Bill Altimus
Grace Peterson
Bossier Parish Police Jury
LSU AgCenter
FCS
Bob Brown
Captain Craig Stokes
City of Bossier City
Bossier Sheriff Corrections
FCS
FCS
Julie Bass
Ruth Reyes
Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana
LSU AgCenter
FCS
Julian Darby
Christa Pazzaglia
Bossier Parish Police Jury
Hope for the Homeless
FCS
Barbara Deloney
Henry L. Burns
Volunteer Leader
State Representative
FCS
FCS
Katherine Ervin
Catherine Wright
Linda Thorn
LSU & Southern University AgCenter
Bossier Office of Community Services
Bossier Parish School Board
FCS
FCS
FCS
Louis Stacks
Willie Blackshire
Dept. of Probation & Parole
Parent Education Center
FCS
FCS




LSU AGCENTER
BOSSIER PARISH

FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES ADVISORY LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

March 18, 2010


Members present:

  • David Bahn, representing Terry Hawkins for the Department of Corrections/Probation & Parole.
  • Cindy Dodson, representing Bill Altimus for the Bossier Parish Policy Jury.
  • Mary Anne Rankin, Bossier Council on Aging.
  • Karen Clark, Head Start.
  • Mabel Slaughter, Head Start.
  • Suzanne Stinson, 26th District Judicial Courts.
  • Katherine Ervin, Southern University/LSU AgCenter.
  • Vicky Chesser, LSU AgCenter.
  • Joan Almond, LSU AgCenter.
  • Ruth Reyes, LSU AgCenter.
  • Cathryn B. Robinson, LSU AgCenter.
  • Dr. Patrick Colyer, LSU AgCenter. 

The meeting was called to order at 9:35 a.m. 

Terry Foster, Bossier Parish Family and Consumer Science (FCS) agent, discussed the purpose of the FCS Advisory Leadership Council and reviewed the educational programs that are ongoing in Bossier parish such as:

  •  Divorce: Children in the Middle (Monthly.)
  •  POPP’s: Parenting of Probationers and Parolees (Bi-Monthly.)
  •  Workforce Preparedness: (Bi-Monthly) at Probation office.
  •  “Turning Points” parenting classes: (15 week sessions, one and a half hours each week) at Bossier Sheriff Correctional Facility.
  •  HSFPP training class for Bossier Parish + surrounding parishes each summer at the Red River Research Station.
  • CAP’S: Bossier Parish Community Action Pals (two times annually for individual clubs; two times a year for council meetings.)
  • CLVFC: Caddo Parish Louisiana Volunteers of Family and Community (two times annually for individual clubs and bi-monthly for council meetings.)
  • Bossier Council on Aging: Programs as requested.
  • Smart Bodies nutrition program: In two elementary schools this school year.
  • First-Time Home Buyer’s Classes: Have been taught to several citizens applying for Rural Development loans.
  • Re-Entry Resource Community Forum/Out 4 Life Re-Entry Coalition: March 30, 2010, Riverview Hall, 600 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  

Katherine Ervin with Southern University discussed the programs she has worked on in Bossier Parish with various groups: Budgeting and Saving for Elementary Children; Caddo Correctional Center; budgeting class for inmates; Piecing it Together quilting program for mothers; Parents Preparing for Success, Southern University; youth EXPO at Southern University with 22 Bossier Parish youth. 

Cathryn Robinson, LSU AgCenter, explained EFNEP (Expanded Foods Nutrition Educational Program) in Bossier Parish with two nutrition educators. 

Ruth Reyes and Vicky Chesser, LSU AgCenter, explained the FNP (Food and Nutrition Program) in Bossier Parish. 

Recommendations for 2010-2011 programs for Bossier FCS: 

1. Continue with the present programs for parenting, workforce preparedness, nutrition programs, and financial management/homebuyer programs.

2. It was suggested that the Parent Teacher Organizations (PTO) in the Bossier schools would benefit from nutrition programming with targeted parents. We will contact the schools that qualify for the FNP and EFNEP programs to see if they would be interested in our programming efforts.

3. Families in Need of Services (FINS) would possibly benefit from some of our services. Suzanne Stinson will make the contact to refer clients to Terry Foster to then distribute to the appropriate AgCenter program.

4. Department of Social Services (DSS) will be reorganizing and closing the main Bossier Office of Family Support. DSS has requested partnerships with organizations for servicing their clientele. This advisory council has recommended that the Bossier Parish AgCenter office could support DSS with being a distributor of information about service and applications only, not to serve as a location for computer access for applications from clients.

5. A suggestion was made to provide programs in the area of Emergency Preparedness. Katherine Ervin with Southern University will be working in this programming area this year. Terry Foster will offer programs to the community in this area also. 

The Bossier Parish Family and Consumer Sciences Advisory Leadership Council will meet again in March 2011. A date will be selected and notification will be sent out at least one month prior to the meeting with a reminder letter/card/email two weeks before the meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:30 a.m.


 

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