Workshops and training are scheduled periodically and developed based on input from CHNA 15 members. Training is designed to enhance and strengthen the work of individuals, organizations and communities and address program content and capacity building topics.


LEARNING COMMUNITY SYMPOSIUM on Older Adult Behavioral Health

The Better Angels of Our Nature: Best Practices and Innovative Ideas to Support Our Elders During Difficult Times

Announcing CHNA 15’s sixth Facilitated Learning Community Symposium. On January 21, 2021, CHNA 15 will begin our sixth Learning Community Symposium. This Learning Community Symposium will focus on Best Practices and Innovative Ideas to Support Our Elders During Difficult Times. The goal of our Learning Community Symposiums is to bring together a group of 8-15 individuals who are interested in addressing behavioral health concerns in order to strengthen community connections through facilitative leadership and continuous learning by people of all ages working together for sustainable change. Learning Community Symposiums will meet four times for 2-hour interactive meetings in which participants will:

  • Understand the unique challenges faced by older adults during COVID 19;
  • Assess the impact of social isolation, ageism and other forms of discrimination on behavioral health;
  • Review data on both risk and resiliency factors, and assess community need and readiness;
  • Complete assignments before and between sessions;
  • Learn and share best practices;
  • Understand and explore how funding opportunities from CHNA 15 can support programs that could be implemented in communities; and
  • Engage with colleagues from their own and other communities in a collaborative and fun way.
   The Facilitated Learning Community Symposium on Older Adult Behavioral Health will be facilitated by Mary Curlew, LICSW, Community Education and Training Specialist, Services for Older Adults, Jewish Family & Children’s Service. This symposium is geared towards elder serving organizations, COA staff, health departments, clergy, and others who work with or on behalf of older adults.
 

Workgroups will meet from 1:00 – 3:00 PM on the following dates:

  • Thursday, January 21, 2021
  • Thursday, February 25, 2021
  • Thursday, March 25, 2021
  • Thursday, April 29, 2021
 

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LEARNING COMMUNITY SYMPOSIUM on Building Racial Equity
 
Facilitated by Liora Norwich, PhD, MBA, Executive Director, Network for Social Justice in Winchester, MA
 
Announcing CHNA 15's Learning Community Symposium on Building Race Equity. On February 23, 2021 we will begin our seventh Learning Community Symposium on Ract Equity. This symposium will bring together a group of 8-15 individuals who are interested in addressing this common issue within their organizations or constituencies in order to strengthen healthy communities. The aim of the symposium is to foster facilitative leadership and continuous learning through participants working in collaboration with other organizations to advance sustainable change. The Learning Community Symposium will meet four times for 2-hour interactive meetings in which participants will:
    
·      Explore their own personal history and ongoing relationship with anti-racism work
·      Build their capacity to meaningfully engage in and lead conversations about systemic racism, including learning and applying key terminology, theories and concepts
·      Establish relationships with others in the cohort in order to advance collaborative racial equity interventions
·      Learn and share best practices around building racial equity in their communities.
·      Be eligible to receive a grant to collaborate with other participants on a follow-up project identified through participation.
Participation in this Learning Community Symposium will be free, and stipends will be available for part-time employees who would not otherwise be able to participate. Participation is limited to those who work within CHNA 15 communities.
 
Workgroups will meet from 12:00 - 2:00 on the following dates:
February 23
March 23
April 27
May 25
 

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