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MFEC Financial Education Summit: Measuring Impact and Making a Difference

Massachusetts Financial Education Collaborative Financial Education Summit: Measuring Impact and Making a Difference

 

Event Description

 

The MFEC is a collaborative of not-for-profit, private and public sector institutions and individuals who work together to improve the delivery of high-quality, outcomes-oriented financial education services to residents of every age and income group in Massachusetts. At the MFEC working summit, educators, financial institutions, community-based organizations, public agencies, and others network, brainstorm and strategize how to improve, expand and promote financial education across the Commonwealth. This year, the 4th Annual Summit’s performance management theme will focus participants on enhancing program outcomes and building a collaborative system for assessing what we do, how we do it and who changes as result.

 

  • Tuesday October 9, 2012
  • 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
  • College of Holy Cross  – 1 College Street Worcester, MA 01610
  • Click here for more info and to register.

 

 

 

Free Training Series – Strengthening Young Families Experiencing Homelessness

Strengthening Young Families Experiencing Homelessness

The National Center on Family Homelessness presents a free training series for providers working with young homeless families. Two of life’s most important developmental stages happen during early childhood and young adulthood. As a result, homeless families headed by parents aged 18-25 with children under the age of six need services focused specifically on meeting their developmental needs to ensure their long-term stability.

 

This training series will help providers expand their understanding of these developmental stages, learn about the impact of trauma and homelessness on young mothers and children, and develop strategies for improving services to young homeless families. The series is based on findings from the Strengthening At Risk and Homeless Young Mothers and Children Initiative, a program funded by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. The goals of the Initiative were to improve the housing, health, and developmental outcomes of homeless young mothers and their children at four sites across the country.

 

Participants will learn about characteristics of young homeless families, results from the Strengthening At Risk and Homeless Young Mothers and Children Initiative, guidelines for meeting the needs of young homeless families, and program and policy implications during four webinars. Participants interested in learning more can also register for 6-week online course which is CEU accredited.

 

WEBINAR SERIES  


This webinar will provide an overview of the characteristics of homeless families, including young homeless families. Young families are defined as young mothers age 18-25 who are parenting children under age six. Understanding young adult and early childhood development is essential for providers serving this population. Participants will learn about the experiences of families and children who are homeless, the developmental stages of young homeless parents and their children, and how to promote healthy development for these age groups.
Learn more and register today.   

  • September 19, 2012 – Findings from the Strengthening At Risk Young Mothers and Children Experiencing Homelessness Initiative
  • 2-3 PM ET
  • Learn more.

 

  • September 26, 2012Making Systems Work for Young Homeless Families- Building Collaborations and Effective Policies
  • 2-3 PM ET
  • Learn more.
  • October 3, 2012Guidelines for Working with Young Homeless Families
  • 2-3 PM ET
  • Learn more.

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ONLINE COURSE (Six Weeks, NASW CEU Accredited for 6 hours)
Wednesdays, October 10, 2012 – November 14, 2012
3 – 4 PM ET

The purpose of this online course is to give service providers and administrators an in-depth understanding of the housing, developmental, and clinical needs of young families and to foster knowledge and skills in assessment and intervention to improve outcomes. The course consists of six sessions, with each session building on the last. Participants will be invited to interact with trainers through question and answer sessions and polls. A total of six continuing education credits (CEUs) will be provided to social workers who participate in all six live sessions through the National Association for Social Workers (NASW) online course accreditation program. The online course will also be available to the public as recordings on The National Center’s website. An online survey will be conducted at the completion of the course to assess training outcomes and the impact of the course on participants.


To receive Continuing Education Credits, you must attend all six sessions during the live airing. You may also sign up for individual sessions, but will not be eligible for CEUs.


October 10, 2012 – Understanding the Developmental Needs of Young Families Experiencing Homelessness
3 – 4 PM ET


Young families who are homeless often have unique needs based on both the challenges of trauma and homelessness and their developmental stage. A developmental perspective is essential to tailoring services to meet the needs of this population. During the first session of this course, we will provide an overview of development from birth through young adulthood; child and adult brain development; expected behaviors and responses at each stage; and the impact of trauma on development.
Register today.

 

October 17, 2012 – Young Families: Risk and Protective Factors
3 – 4 PM ET
Learn more and register today.

 

October 24, 2012 – Assessment of Young Mothers and Children: Strategies for Homeless Service Providers
3 – 4 PM ET
Learn more and register today.

 

October 31, 2012 – Services for Young Families: Program Components of Trauma-Informed Care
3 – 4 PM ET
Learn more and register today.

 

November 7, 2012 – Working with Young Homeless Families: Strategies to Foster Resiliency
3 – 4 PM ET
Learn more and register today.

November 14, 2012 – Caring for Those Who Care for Families: Support, Supervision, and Self-Care
3 – 4 PM ET
Learn more and register today.

 

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Offender Employment Specialist Training

The Commonwealth Workforce Coalition invites you to an Offender Employment Specialist Training (OEST)

 

  • October 12, 19, 26, 2012
  • 9:00AM – 4:00PM
  • At FutureWorks Career Center, Springfield, MA

 

The Commonwealth Workforce Coalition is offering an Offender Employment Specialist Training (OEST) and Certification this fall in partnership with Bunker Hill Community College, MA Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, New England Center for Homeless Veterans, and the Middlesex and Hampden County Sherriff’s Departments. This three-day intensive training will be offered in Springfield on October 12, 19 and 26 at FutureWorks Career Center from 9:00AM – 4:00PM each day.  

 

The cost for the three day training is $180.  Payment may be made by credit card or check.  Please note that you are not considered registered until we have receive payment. There is a high demand for this training. Therefore, all checks must be received by September 28, 2012 to secure a seat. All registrants will receive email confirmations acknowledging payment and successful registration.

Please see the attached flyer for more information and how to register online through our Member’s Portal. Registration ends on October 5th.

Training materials and directions to the training location will be provided to you before the training.

Paving the Way to College for Students Experiencing Homelessness

The National Center for Homeless Education at The SERVE Center will be hosting a webinar for providers on accessing college for homeless students.

 

Webinar Title: Paving the Way to College for Students Experiencing Homelessness

 

Webinar Description: In this interactive webinar, presenters will review important information about supports available to homeless youth as they seek to attend college. Attendees can hope to gain a better understanding of:

  • Fee waiver options for college entrance exam and college application fees
  • The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) process for both accompanied and unaccompanied homeless youth
  • College Cost Reduction and Access Act provisions pertaining to unaccompanied homeless youth and the FAFSA
  • Options for seeking financial assistance beyond federal financial aid
    Options for undocumented youth wishing to attend college

 

Presenters: NCHE Staff – Misti Ruthven, Postsecondary Initiatives, Colorado Department of Education

 

When: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 12:00 – 1:30 pm ET

 

Click here to register.

 

Rapid Re-Housing Training Module on Working with Landlords Available

The National Alliance to End Homelessness continues its release of short modules on the five key elements of successful rapid re-housing. Each module includes a PowerPoint narrated by an Alliance staff member. Interactive activities are also available in certain modules. These short PowerPoint presentations can be used to help communities gain a quick grasp on the basics of rapid re-housing, which helps households reenter permanent housing quickly and sustain that housing. The second module on Housing Search, Location, and Landlord Relationships is now available. Any questions about the modules or rapid re-housing in general should be directed to thecenter@naeh.org.

 

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Boston Workforce Development Networking Session

This Commonwealth Workforce Coalition network session is open to all workforce development professionals, and: is especially relevant for direct service and supervisory staff; provides a forum to share experiences, discuss on-the-job challenges; learn from peers, build contacts; find support for your work, and; will focus on networking.

  • Thursday, June 21, 2012
  • 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: International Institute of Boston

 
This training is provided for you at no cost but online registration is required by June 18th. Please follow registration instructions on second page of attached flyer and click here to register.

 

Please refer to the attached flyer for more information. If you cannot open the attached document, please contact Dilia L. Ramirez at dramirez@cedac.org.



Visit our website http://cwc.cedac.org/ to find out more about this training and other CWC activities, or call Ann Donner at 617-727-5944.

Free Webinars: Policies to Protect Veterans from Homelessness and Foreclosure

The National Housing Conference is hosting two free webinars as part of its focus on housing veterans.

 

Homeless Veterans and Rental Housing: Supportive Housing Programs to End Homelessness

 

Join us on Wednesday, June 13 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern (11:00 a.m. Pacific) for a webinar presentation highlighting the range of housing challenges faced by the homeless veteran population, examples of federal and state programs to ensure rental housing opportunities exist for veterans, and examples of supportive housing programs that are meeting the critical housing and service needs of this population. 

 

Speakers on the webinar include:

  •  Steve Berg, Vice President for Programs and Policy, National Alliance to End Homelessness
  • Brad Bridwell, Community Development Director, Cloudbreak Communities
  • Baylee Crone, Director of Technical Assistance, National Coalition for Homeless Veteran
  • Ethan Handelman, Vice President for Policy & Advocacy, National Housing Conference

Click here to register for the webinar.

 

Efforts to Protect Veterans from Foreclosure

  

A webinar on Tuesday, June 19 at 3:00 p.m.  Eastern (12:00 p.m. Pacific) will feature speakers from the lending community and federal government to discuss the unique challenges and opportunities to protect military families from foreclosure.  Learn about how the Service members Civil Relief Act (SCRA), Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) and other federal programs are being used to help veterans sustain home ownership and housing stability, and what more can be done to preserve home ownership for the military community.

Speakers on the webinar include:

  •  Danielle Johnson-Kutch, Policy Analyst at the U.S. Department of Treasury
  • David Gibbons, Marketing Director at Wells Fargo
  • Ethan Handelman, Vice President for Policy & Advocacy, National Housing Conference

 

Click here to register for this Webinar!

Advocacy 101: Advocating to End Child and Family Homelessness

Advocacy 101: Advocating to End Child and Family Homelessness

Join the Campaign to End Child Homelessness for for a free Webinar on June 7

  • Title: Advocacy 101: Advocating to End Child and Family Homelessness
  • Date: Thursday, June 7, 2012
  • Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
  • Click here to register

 

Join the Campaign to End Child Homelessness and the Strengthening At-Risk and Homeless Young Mothers and Children Initiative for a webinar on Advocacy 101: Advocating for Homeless Children and Families.

 

During the webinar, Dr. Ellen Bassuk, Founder and President of The National Center on Family Homelessness will discuss the importance of advocacy in ending child and family homelessness. Based on information in our recently released brief–Advocating to End Child and Family Homelessness: Five Easy Steps–from Strengthening At Risk and Homeless Young Mothers and Children, an Initiative of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, and an advocacy document by the Campaign, we will describe advocacy strategies and lay out action steps. This webinar will train attendees on how to interact with policymakers at any level of government to achieve specific goals.

 

Attendees will hear examples of effective advocacy at the state level, including the work of the Mississippi Campaign to End Child Homelessness and its partners to create a state Interagency Council on Homelessness. Additionally, we will discuss national opportunities for those on the ground to advocate for ending child and family homelessness.

 

Speakers Include:

  • Dr. Ellen Bassuk, Founder and President, The National Center on Family Homelessness
  • Natalie Coupe, Policy Director, Campaign to End Child Homelessness, The National Center on Family Homelessness
  • Tuwanna Williams, Mississippi State Coordinator, Campaign to End Child Homelessness, The National Center on Family Homelessness

 

 
Strengthening At-Risk and Homeless Young Mothers and Children is an Initiative of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, in partnership with The National Center on Family Homelessness, the National Alliance to End Homelessness and ZERO TO THREE. The Campaign to End Child Homelessness is an Initiative of The National Center on Family Homelessness. To learn more, visit www.familyhomelessness.org and www.HomelessChildrenAmerica.org

Free Webinar: Building a Culture of Self-Care to Support Service Providers

The Campaign to End Child Homelessness presents

Building a Culture of Self-Care to Support Service Providers

  • FREE Webinar
  • May 10, 2012
  • 2:30-4pm

 

Join the Campaign to End Child Homelessness for a free webinar on May 10 from 2:30-4 PM EDT on Building a Culture of Self-Care to Support Service Providers. We all need opportunities to step back, breathe, and think about how our work both challenges and enriches us on a daily basis. For people who work in the social services, experiences of intense fatigue and burn-out are common. In addition to the stress of supporting others, managing paperwork, and meeting expectations, partnering with people who have experienced traumatic life events can be traumatizing for service providers. This phenomenon, known as secondary trauma or compassion fatigue, can have a significant impact on quality of life both at work and beyond. In this webinar, participants will learn how to recognize the warning signs of secondary trauma and discuss ways to prevent burnout. Tips and tools for addressing the self-care needs of both individuals and organizations will be covered.

Register today.

This webinar is part of the spring training series Children and Trauma: Understanding Impact and Strengthening Resilience. Learn more.


Webinar: Trauma Informed Care for Mothers and Families Experiencing Homelessness

The US Interagency Council on Homelessness is hosting an upcoming webinar on Trauma Informed Care for Mothers and Families Experiencing Homelessness.

 

  • Wednesday, May 9, 2012

  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

 

Homelessness is a traumatic experience for young children who experience it. Many young mothers experiencing homelessness have also experienced trauma either in their own childhoods or more recently. Mothers’ Day is a time for us to celebrate mothers and their role raising children. Join USICH for a discussion of ways homeless services programs can use a trauma informed care model to serve mothers and their children better and help break through the cycle of trauma and homelessness.

Panelists will include USICH’s Executive Director Barbara Poppe and the Director of SAMHSA’s National Center for Trauma Informed Care Joan Gillece

 

Click here to register.