Events and Trainings

The Greater Boston Housing Report Card 2017

Ideas from the Urban Core: Responsive Development as a Model for Regional Growth
Tuesday, 11/28/2017, 8:30a – 10:30a, Continental Breakfast served at 8.
The Edgerley Center for Civic Leadership at the Boston Foundation
75 Arlington Street, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA

Please join us for the release of the 2017 Greater Boston Housing Report Card. Since 2002, this annual report has provided research and analysis that informs the Boston Foundation’s work to reform the systems that impede housing production and disproportionately destabilize low-income families. The 2017 Greater Boston Housing Report Card proposes potential solutions to meet the enormous demand for housing in an attempt to keep pace with the Commonwealth’s booming economy. More info & registration

Supporting Survivor Wellbeing: The Five Domains of Wellbeing

Tuesday & Wednesday, 11/28-29/2017, 9a-4p both days, YMCA of Central Massachusetts, 766 Main St., Worcester, MA 01610

This FREE training is designed for staff and volunteers at community-based organizations serving survivors of violence across the commonwealth. Over the two-days, training attendees will increase their knowledge of the codified, evidence-informed Five Domains of Wellbeing framework as the cornerstone of supporting survivor wellbeing. Full Frame Initiative is part of MA’s reform efforts to create a survivor-centered, effective, and efficient response to domestic and sexual violence and homelessness. People who have experienced violence are more than just this experience. They often face other challenges, juggle multiple identities, and have interests and relationships that sustain them. Because they are more than victims of violence, they seek and deserve more than safety. More info & registration

Help with Civil Legal Issues

Friday, 12/1/2017, starting at 9:30a, 1411 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02120

Metro Housing|Boston is hosting a free Legal Clinic on Friday, December 1st,
please see the following link for details: Legal Clinic Poster – Metro Housing

The Crucial First 1,000 Days

Wednesday, 12/6/2017, 8:30a-10:30a, Continental Breakfast served at 8.
The Edgerley Center for Civic Leadership at the Boston Foundation
75 Arlington Street, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA

Exploring Collaborative Models That Prepare Children for Success: Research shows that the most critical period for child development is the first 1,000 days of a child’s life. That fact presents an opportunity to work with both children and parents as they strive to prepare children for success during this particularly important period. Please join us to learn about multiple models for leveraging cross-sector collaborations to transform the systems that can improve the health outcomes of young children, outcomes that can have effects into adulthood. More info

Why and How Nonprofits Build Political Power

Friday, 12/8/2017, 2p-3:30p, 89 South Street, Boston

Many nonprofit organizations that have historically been devoted to direct services to individuals, families, and communities are now becoming aware that they can play a role to advocate and influence public policy. Some of them are extremely concerned that key decisions are actually being made when lawmakers are voted into office, and are looking to understand what they can and cannot do to voice and take action about these concerns. In this roundtable, nonprofit professionals will learn about strategies to influence public policy and ways to engage members/constituents in electoral campaigns, while complying with 501c3 IRS statutes. More info & registration

Facilitative Leadership Workshop

Tuesday, 12/12/2017, 9a-1p, Worcester, MA

Facilitative leadership develops practical collaborative skills and tools for tapping the creativity, experience, and commitment of staff and colleagues and provides participants with a forum in which to explore their challenges and aspirations as leaders. At the heart of the training are powerful leadership practices that, when fully embraced, create the conditions for people to move together from vision to action in extraordinary new ways. More info & registration

Reimagine Manhood: Exploring Gender Equity, Racial Justice, and Healthy Masculinities

Thursday, 12/14/2017, 9a-4:30p, DCU (50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA 01608)

This summit will explore the intersections between gender equity, racial justice, and healthy masculinities, the impact these issues may have on survivors of gender-based violence and community violence, and the opportunities to foster a society where everyone can be their full and authentic selves free from fear and violence. Participants will strengthen and enhance their understanding about primary prevention and  community organizing, including initiatives led by men, focusing on towards gender equity, reimagined manhood, and social norms change; masculinity beyond cisgender men; and the roles that each of us can play to foster equity, safety and justice. More info & registration

Understanding DCF and the Child Welfare Lens: For Professionals in the Community

Thursday, 12/14/2017, 8:30a- 4:30p, Holiday Inn – Tewksbury, 4 Highwood Drive, Massachusetts 01876

This will be a full-day training. Through use of case studies and didactic methods, participants will receive a basic comprehension of the child welfare lens and how the Department of Children and Families works. Topics to be covered will include: Mandated Reporter 51-A training, Substance Use Disorders and Child Welfare, Case Presentations: Samples for Community Providers, Protective Factors, and Confidentiality, Communication, and Collaboration. Topics covered will assist those with a beginner to moderate level of expertise regarding prior experience working with DCF. More info & registration

MLRI Basic Public Benefits Advocacy Trainings

A series of 11 trainings for legal, social and health services, and community advocates who assist low and moderate-income individuals and families.
MCLE and the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI) are collaborating to make annual basic public benefits advocacy training more accessible to the many public and private sector individuals and lawyers who assist Massachusetts residents in qualifying for and receiving public benefits.
Click here to learn more and register.

T³ – Ensuring Effective Customer Interactions in Human Services

How staff members at human services agencies interact with their customers (or clients) can have a huge impact on service utilization. Though many of us think of customer service as an important aspect of the hospitality or retail fields, it is equally important for human service agency staff on all levels to provide excellent customer service. Through this bundle, participants will explore the benefits and challenges of providing excellent customer services, understand how burnout and vicarious trauma impact one’s ability in providing great care, and how as a team we can work together to ensure that each customer or client who walks through our doors has a positive experience.

Location: Online

To register, click here


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