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National Juvenile Information Sharing Institute
CCYIS Federal Law Overview Training – video and audio
As part of the Cross Boundary Information Sharing Project with the Colorado Children Youth Information Sharing collaborative, additional training on FERPA, HIPAA and other federal laws that impact information sharing in a children, youth and family collaboration was requested by participants of the Juvenile Information Sharing Summits sponsored by the CCYIS and facilitated by ACG, Inc. As part of the project, we were able to bring in a national subject matter expert, Ms. Lourdes M. Rosado, Associate Director of the Juvenile Law Center in Philadelphia, PA to speak on the updates to FERPA, HIPAA and 42 CFR.
The following links will take you to the video which has been edited into three (3) parts: Federal Law Overview, Scenarios and Q & A. Also available for download are the Audio Recordings for these sessions.
Children, Youth and Family Services NIEM Domain Training
The Children, Youth, and Family Services (CYFS) Domain, part of the NIEM, has an extensive training program available. It includes an introduction to the CYFS domain, plus an entirely reworked version of the existing NIEM training. This new version is customized for the CYFS community and contains CYFS-specific examples and exercises. It covers advanced technical concepts regarding the NIEM, as well as the process of developing IEPDs and creating schema-based artifacts. While not a replacement for a full course in XML and XML Schema, the videos do give a whirlwind overview of these topics.
Additional training on NIEM and other NIEM related topics can be found on the JuvneileIS YouTube Channel. This allows for easy access to training material from any YouTube-enabled device. The videos on this specific channel are high-definition, ensuring readable on-screen XML for examples and exercises. There's over six hours of video instruction, broken and organized into manageable sections of 15 minutes or less. This training is conducted by Tom Carlson of Tom Carlson Consulting.
If you have any questions about this training or, would like to discuss a more in depth classroom training for your jurisdiction, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Re-Disclosing Children, Youth and Family Information –
How, When and the Why
This recorded webinar is presenting specific provisions about the re-disclosure of information or the re-access of information when attempting to share information in a juvenile information sharing environment. The webinar focuses on HIPAA, FERPA and Substance Abuse provisions around the re-disclosure of children and youth information in information sharing collaborative. The webinar will discuss how re-disclosure happens and when; when consent is required for re-disclosure of information and when information can be shared without consent. This webinar is presented by Susan Laniewski, a Privacy and Confidentiality Specialist. Ms. Laniewski will cover best practices, FAQ’s on HIPAA and FERPA and will discuss new rules such as the HIPAA HI-Tech Rule and the recent revisions to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. The webinar will also cover Substance Abuse Patient Records and re-disclosure, consent procedures and disclaimers. Click here to view "Re-Disclosing Children, Youth and Family Information – How, When and the Why"
An Introduction to Information Sharing, XML and Other Standards –
What It All Is and Why You Should Do it.
This training video provides an overview of the benefits of Information Sharing; what is XML and how does it fit into information sharing; current efforts in information sharing and other information sharing standards that agencies and organizations should know about. The training session is conducted by Tom Carlson of Tom Carlson Consulting. The training also provides a demonstration of a data exchange using a XML and discusses current efforts in information sharing that include: JJXDM, NIEM and the Children Youth and Family Services domain – CYFS.
Click here to view the Introduction to Information Sharing, XML and other Standards
CYFS Guided Tour – An Overview of the Children, Youth and Family Services Domain.
Have you heard about the new Children, Youth, and Family Services (CYFS) domain? It's part of the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM), but unless you actually sit on the governance committee, you may not have heard much about this youth and family focused information sharing domain. This guided tour describes the domain, its history, its major features, and even a few things to watch out for within this new domain. The training session is conducted by Tom Carlson of Tom Carlson Consulting.
Wondering about the NIEM? Maybe even a bit scared of it? Don't feel alone! It's a complex beast and misconceptions about it abound. "NIEM Misconceptions Unmisconceptualized" tackles some of the major misconceptions that exist. So, don't be afraid of the NIEM. Be informed!
An Introduction to the NIEM Extension Wizard
This video provides an overview to the Extension Wizard tool by the tool developer, Tom Carlson. The Extension Wizard is a tool that assists in extending the NIEM to reflect additional content when developing information exchanges.
Extension Wizard Tutorial
This video walks users through an exercise in using the Extension Wizard. A user will run through a simple decision tree process with the guidance of the instructor, Tom Carlson. The initial exercise is designed to assist the user to either: 1) create a container, 2) create an element which holds data, such as text strings or numbers or, 3) create an element which contains other elements. It is recommended that you watch the introduction video first and, have some experience working with XML schema.