Filter the events calendar with the categories and tags tabs below! We understand the importance of supporting community residents and leaders in gaining the skills to be well-informed and successful advocates for systemic change. To encourage diverse representation at workshops and trainings, we offer scholarships and daily stipends to our resident members. To learn more, please go to Scholarships & Grants

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Mar
12
Mon
Vital Village Network Connection Meeting: School Readiness
Mar 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Vital Village Network Connection Meeting: School Readiness @ BMC/BU School of Medicine, Evans Seminar Room 112A | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

Vital Village Network is committed to our promise to co-host and co-lead in 2018. You’re invited to join us for our March Network Connection Meeting: School Readiness. This meeting is co-hosted with the Boston Children’s Museum, Countdown to Kindergarten, and First Teacher.

Mar
13
Tue
Teen Depression: Webinar Discussing Family Resiliency
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Families for Depression Awareness is presenting a free Teen Depression webinar on Tuesday, March 13 at 7:00 PM ET/ 4:00 PM PT. Expert Presenter, Matthew Selekman, MSW, LCSW, with mother and daughter, Elizabeth and Danielle discuss how families can recognize resiliency and work toward solutions. The program is designed for parents, caregivers, school educators and personnel, youth workers, and anyone interested in teen mental health.

Mar
14
Wed
Dorchester CARES Coalition Meetings
Mar 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Dorchester CARES Coalition Meetings @ Family Nurturing Center | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

All Dorchester residents, providers, organizations, and community members are invited to join the Dorchester CARES Coalition to be a voice of change in the community. It provides to the opportunity to network with neighbors, exchange resources, and build partnerships. Free dinner and childcare is provided if RSVP to Tara Register.

Mar
15
Thu
Power and Privilege in Health Equity
Mar 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Topics: Defining privilege; identifying power influences; leveraging power positively in community work

Description: This training will provide participants with an opportunity to examine critical questions about their personal relationship with power and privilege. What is privilege? How does it manifest in relational and professional dynamics? How do we leverage power, knowingly or unknowingly, to influence conflict or negotiate situations? This training will help facilitate an exploration of self-identity and how to build on that self-awareness to help set the tone for positive professional relationships and work in the broader community. This training will also discuss how to recognize the privilege that some of us hold and use that understanding to empower others and make connections across difference.

Audience: Individuals or teams working towards community health who may be new to discussing power and cultural dynamics in the context of their community work, or those seeking a refresher.

Learning Objectives: Participants completing this training will be able to:

  1. Define power and privilege and how they play a role in their everyday experiences and interactions.
  2. Identify ways in which power influences their relationships and experiences within the community.
  3. Identify at least two strategies for leveraging their power positively in their community work.

Trainer: Mo Barbosa (HRiA)

This training addresses the following MA DPH Coalition Criteria:

  1. Consistency with MA DPH’s goals and priorities
  2. Participation from key stakeholders (individuals and organizations that have a vested stake or interest in a program or policy initiative, e.g. it will impact them directly)
  3. Membership that is reflective of the community
  4. Shared vision including a focus on reducing health disparities and promoting health equity

We hope you’ll join us for a networking brown bag lunch from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm before the afternoon session, Racial Equity, begins. 

Location TBD, Worcester, MA
Racial Equity
Mar 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Description: Achieving racial equity requires society’s systems and markets to perform equally well for different racial and ethnic groups. Unfortunately, the data for most of our systems and markets do not currently show equity or parity for our most disenfranchised racial and ethnic groups. This training will explore how institutional or customary practices, whether intentional or unintentional, are set up to further perpetuate racial health inequities. Participants will get a chance to explore how this manifests in the community context and ways in which they can work actively against perpetuating these inequitable systems.

Audience: Individuals or teams working towards community health who may be new to discussing power and racial dynamics in the context of their community work.

Trainer: Mo Barbosa (HRiA)

Learning Objectives: Participants completing this training will be able to:

  1. Define racial equity and how it plays out the community context.
  2. Identify ways in which daily and societal practices influence racial equity dynamics in community work.
  3. Identify at least two strategies for leveraging their power positively in their community work.

This training addresses the following MA DPH Coalition Criteria:

  1. Shared vision including a focus on reducing health disparities and promoting health equity
  2. Consistency with MA DPH’s goals and priorities
  3. Participation from key stakeholders (individuals and organizations that have a vested stake or interest in a program or policy initiative, e.g. it will impact them directly)
  4. Membership that is reflective of the community

We hope you will join us for a brown bag networking lunch from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm after the morning session, Power and Privilege in Health Equity, concludes. 

Location TBD, Worcester, MA
Mar
16
Fri
English for Advancement Program
Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
English for Advancement Program @ Boston | Massachusetts | United States

Attend the free program to help people improve their English and get a job presented by JVS. This is an opportunity for people who want to improve their English language skills, can attend weekly classes, and have a social security number.

Mar
19
Mon
Let’s Be Honest – Sex and Sexuality Workshop
Mar 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Let's Be Honest - Sex and Sexuality Workshop @ Family Enrichment Site, UP Academy School | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

Let’s Be Honest is a free workshop for parents to help them learn how to create a comfortable environment of trust for talking about sex and sexuality. Adolescents have questions about their bodies, relationships, contraceptives, sexually transmitted infections and sexual decision making.  Research shows that they want to get answers from their parents. Help them make the right choices by being prepared with this informative and interactive workshop for teens and trusted caregivers. We will provide techniques for talking about sexual health issues in a comfortable manner as well as useful information and resources to help teens make healthy choices.

Mar
20
Tue
Sexuality Education Cornerstone Seminar
Mar 20 – Mar 22 all-day
Sexuality Education Cornerstone Seminar @ Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts

SECS is our most popular training opportunity for foundational information about sexuality education. SECS is designed for educators, youth-serving professional, and individuals interested in entering sexuality education who are seeking a basic foundation of knowledge in sexuality and sexual health information that they can share with their populations. Participants receive up-to-date information about protection methods, anatomy, puberty, sexual and gender identity, communication, and sexually transmitted infections; they also develop the knowledge, skills, and practice needed to deliver information and answer questions related to sexuality. Each session of this lively, interactive, 3-day seminar combines discussion and hands-on practical experience in specific subject areas.

At the conclusion of the seminar, participants of this course are able to:
–Discuss key sexual health topics.
–Utilize interactive lessons for a variety of topics in sexuality education.
–Implement teaching strategies that address diverse learning styles and experiences.
–Answer questions related to sexuality in a non-judgmental, inclusive, and comprehensive manner.
–List 3 vetted resources for information on sexual health topics.
–Identify key elements of effective sexuality education.
–Define harm reduction theory as it relates to imparting information related to sexuality education.
–Describe the role of facts versus values, attitudes, and beliefs in teaching and learning about sexuality.

Mar
23
Fri
English for Advancement Program
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
English for Advancement Program @ Boston | Massachusetts | United States

Attend the free program to help people improve their English and get a job presented by JVS. This is an opportunity for people who want to improve their English language skills, can attend weekly classes, and have a social security number.

Mar
26
Mon
Let’s Be Honest – Sex and Sexuality Workshop
Mar 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Let's Be Honest - Sex and Sexuality Workshop @ Family Enrichment Site, UP Academy School | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

Let’s Be Honest is a free workshop for parents to help them learn how to create a comfortable environment of trust for talking about sex and sexuality. Adolescents have questions about their bodies, relationships, contraceptives, sexually transmitted infections and sexual decision making.  Research shows that they want to get answers from their parents. Help them make the right choices by being prepared with this informative and interactive workshop for teens and trusted caregivers. We will provide techniques for talking about sexual health issues in a comfortable manner as well as useful information and resources to help teens make healthy choices.

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