COMMUNITY TRAININGS

Below are opportunities for training this summer and fall for nonprofit staff. Please complete the information to register. Registration is limited and will be first come, first serve. Contact Stephanie Fitzgerald at Stephanie.Fitzgerald@uwrochester.org or 585 242-6565 with any questions.

Thank you to our partners at MVP Healthcare for sponsoring these seminars. 









Social Determinants of Health and Value Based Payment – Twylla Dillion, Director of Community Impact, United Way of Greater Rochester
Leave this interactive session more familiar with social determinants of health, how they pertain to the work of your organization. During this workshop, we will generate ideas for Medicaid value based payment that align with the positive influence your work has on improving health by alleviating challenges related to social determinants of health.
Date: September 16, 2019
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: United Way of Greater Rochester, 75 College Ave., Rochester, NY 



Grant Writing 101 – Jocelyn Basley, Community Grants Manager, United Way of Greater Rochester
This session will provide an opportunity for the participants to gain insight to the world of grants from both the grantee and grantor perspectives, and provide an opportunity to network and learn from each other, discuss concerns or challenges and walk away with greater understanding and confidence in their grant writing abilities. This interactive session intended for those new to grant writing will cover the following:  WHAT is a grant? WHO offers grants? WHERE do I look for grants? WHEN should I apply? HOW do I apply?
Date: September 23, 2019
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Location: United Way of Greater Rochester, 75 College Ave., Rochester, NY 

This session is now closed. Please email Arnita.Thomas@uwrochester.org to be put on a waiting list. 

Brain Architecture – Carla Stough Huffman, GRASA 
The Brain Architecture game examines the influence of childhood experiences on early brain growth. When traumatic events happen during our formative years, they can impact the actual physical way our brains grow, which impacts our abilities. We are used to thinking about impacts of things like malnutrition, but what about caregiver attention or parent employment? The Brain Architecture game allows you to learn how our genetics and support systems combine with our early childhood experiences, creating brains that can either cope or collapse under the stresses of life. Working in teams and using a mix of pipe cleaners and straws, you will try to build the tallest, most functional brain based on the experience cards you draw. Come play and learn! Appropriate for any adult working with or advocating for children and young adults.
Date: October 1, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: United Way of Greater Rochester, 75 College Ave., Rochester, NY 

This session is now closed. Please email Arnita.Thomas@uwrochester.org to be put on a waiting list. 

Vicarious Trauma: Support for Those Who Support Others – Jody Todd Manly and Alisa Hathaway, Mt. Hope Family Center/National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Self-care and shared supports for wellness are primary components in building a more resilient organization and workforce. Attention to the impact of stress on providers is an essential element of trauma-informed care. 
 
Recognizing that the work done by non-for profit human services staff is extremely stressful and challenging, having support is an essential part of doing the job effectively and maintaining a positive work-life balance. Support for individual and team wellness can prevent secondary traumatic stress and compassion fatigue, proven occupational hazards. Whatever the approaches are that are most helpful to each of you as well as your organization, they are not a luxury, but essential to well-being, best practice, and sustainability.
 
Staff members from Mt. Hope Family Center, also part of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, will create time and interactive space to discuss the realities of secondary traumatic stress and compassion fatigue, and offer some strategies to develop an increased sense of wellness and resilience and compassion satisfaction in your work. 
Date: October 9 AND 16, 2019
Time: 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Mt. Hope Family Center, 187 Edinburgh Street, Rochester, NY (parking in the front and side lots or on the street)

This session is now closed. Please email Arnita.Thomas@uwrochester.org to be put on a waiting list.

Mental Health First Aid - Martha Lynch and Patty McKinny, Delphi Rise
This 8-hour certificate course teaches adults how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders in adults. The training gives participants the skills needed to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis. This course is appropriate for anyone 18 years and older who wants to learn how to help a person who may be experiencing a mental health related crisis or problem. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, psychosis, and addictions.
Date: October 9 AND 10, 2019
Time: 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: United Way of Greater Rochester, 75 College Ave., Rochester, NY 

This session is now closed. Please email Arnita.Thomas@uwrochester.org to be put on a waiting list. 

Youth Mental Health First Aid – Katie DiSalvo and Bridget Dougherty, Delphi Rise  
This 8 hour certificate course teaches parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help  adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.
Date: October 21 AND 22, 2019
Time: 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: United Way of Greater Rochester, 75 College Ave., Rochester, NY 

This session is now closed. Please email Arnita.Thomas@uwrochester.org to be put on a waiting list. 



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