Events

Feb
15
Wed
9:00am - 11:00am
Join Jorge Blau and Ron Cope from The National Center for Community Schools (NCCS) at Children's Aid for an interactive discussion about building effective partnerships.

Partnerships are vital to the successful operation of a community school. Cultivating authentic relationships creates an atmosphere for collaboration but is only the first step in this process. This two-part series will explore practical strategies and potential challenges that arise when aligning with partners, as well as how to leverage connections to strengthen engagement and meet community aspirations.

Participants will use various tools to assess and learn how to deepen their partnerships. In the second session, a panel of practitioners will discuss their partnership approach and valuable lessons learned. While this is a two part series, these sessions are not sequential and participants are welcome to participate in any capacity.

In this session, participants will:
Assess current partnership structures and look for expanding opportunities based on families' aspirations and needs.
Apply the principles of effective partnerships to individual experiences.
Explore resource mapping tools and strategies to discover potential partners.
Register for this event here.
Feb
23
Thu
6:00pm - 8:00pm

This workshop is sponsored by the Binghamton University Department of Social Work and the Social Work Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.

While mental health conditions occur in Black people in America at about the same or less frequency than in White Americans, their lived experiences and experiences with accessing and receiving mental health services are different than their White counterparts. Historical dehumanization, oppression, and violence against Black and African American people has evolved into present day racism - structural, institutional, and individual. These racialized experiences not only contribute to mistrust of service agencies but also contribute to inadequate access to and delivery of care, and at times inadequate care.

Data shows that Black Americans with mental health concerns, are more likely to self-report plans to seek help compared to other groups. However, Black providers, who are known to give more appropriate and effective care to Black help-seekers, make up a very small portion of the behavioral health provider workforce. Therefore, it is imperative that all mental and behavioral health professionals understand the complexities of the unique challenges of mental health and the Black community.

By holding this panel, the Department of Social Work hopes to highlight the complex nature of racism, oppression, and resilience with regard to mental health concerns among Black Americans to empower mental and behavioral health providers to provide adequate services, and develop better systems that eliminate inequities in mental health services.

Presenters:

Sean Patterson (Founder/executive director of The 411 foundation)Shelly Quiles (LCSW)Tamea Ryan (LCSW)Monica Adams (LISW-S)Social Work CE Contact Hours Available!

Register here for this event.
Mar
7
Tue
1:00pm - 4:00pm
In this year's Community of Practice, Ali Hearn, LCSW will lead. four part series, highlighting aspects of supporting the social, emotional, behavioral, and mental health needs of students, staff and families. There is no one 'quick fix' in this work and no one person can do it alone. Ali will help us dig deep and explore how to "Hold It All, Together."

In the spirit of learning and growing together, each session will also feature designated time for 'fireside chat' style technical assistance with Ali. Upon registration, participants are encouraged to share goals and concerns to help guide discussion. This Community of Practice is an opportunity for participants to:
Connect with colleaguesDiscuss challenges and successesGain tools, strategies, and resourcesSession 1: November 15th
Session 2: December 13th
Session 3: March 7th
Session 4: May 3rd

All sessions will take place from 1 PM-4 PM EST and are held online via Zoom.

Register for this CoP series here.
Mar
29
Wed
9:00am - 11:00am
Join Jorge Blau and Ron Cope from The National Center for Community Schools (NCCS) at Children's Aid for an interactive discussion about building effective partnerships.

Partnerships are vital to the successful operation of a community school. Cultivating authentic relationships creates an atmosphere for collaboration but is only the first step in this process. This two-part series will explore practical strategies and potential challenges that arise when aligning with partners, as well as how to leverage connections to strengthen engagement and meet community aspirations.

Participants will use various tools to assess and learn how to deepen their partnerships. In the second session, a panel of practitioners will discuss their partnership approach and valuable lessons learned. While this is a two part series, these sessions are not sequential and participants are welcome to participate in any capacity.

In this session, participants will:
 Grow effective community partnerships that support and connect to a strategic plan.Engage in practice discussions to support recruitment, alignment, and acquisition.Explore lessons learned with a community school practitioner panelRegister for this event here.
May
3
Wed
1:00pm - 4:00pm
In this year's Community of Practice, Ali Hearn, LCSW will lead. four part series, highlighting aspects of supporting the social, emotional, behavioral, and mental health needs of students, staff and families. There is no one 'quick fix' in this work and no one person can do it alone. Ali will help us dig deep and explore how to "Hold It All, Together."

In the spirit of learning and growing together, each session will also feature designated time for 'fireside chat' style technical assistance with Ali. Upon registration, participants are encouraged to share goals and concerns to help guide discussion. This Community of Practice is an opportunity for participants to:
Connect with colleaguesDiscuss challenges and successesGain tools, strategies, and resourcesSession 1: November 15th
Session 2: December 13th
Session 3: March 7th
Session 4: May 3rd

All sessions will take place from 1 PM-4 PM EST and are held online via Zoom.

Register for this CoP series here.
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