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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Feb
19
Mon
Let’s Be Honest – Sex and Sexuality Workshop
Feb 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.

Feb
21
Wed
CREATING SUCCESSFUL YOUTH-ADULT PARTNERSHIPS
Feb 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Description: Building off the webinar “Engaging Youth in Your Work,” this training will explore strategies for actively engaging and retaining youth members in your coalition work. We will go through the different levels in which youth are involved in the work, how to find youth-friendly spaces, and most importantly, how to build up their confidence so that they know their voice matters in community health work. Topics will include: creating strong youth-adult partnerships, communication and relationship building with youth. Participants will be introduced to tools to better involve young people in community health leadership roles.

Audience: Community coalitions and partners

Participants completing this training will be able to:
1. Identify levels of youth participation
2. Provide examples of youth participation in relation to their work
3. Identify strategies to include more youth voice and choice in their work

Trainer: Daisy Ortega (HRiA)

This training addresses the following MA DPH Coalition Criteria: 

• Shared vision including a focus on reducing health disparities and promoting health equity
• Consistency with MA DPH’s goals and priorities
• 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)
• Membership that is reflective of the community

Feb
26
Mon
Let’s Be Honest – Sex and Sexuality Workshop
Feb 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.

Feb
27
Tue
Webinar : From the Ground Up: Built Environment Strategies and Support for Walk-able Communities
Feb 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The purpose of this webinar is to discuss how built environment strategies such as land development plans, policies, and zoning code reforms can support walkable communities —and the importance of collaboration between planners, transportation and public health practitioners. Join us on February 27th, 2018 at 3pm Eastern, 12pm Pacific for the webinar, “From the Ground Up: Built Environment Strategies and Support for Walkable Communities.”
 
By the end of the webinar, attendees will be able to:
  • Understand the evidence-based built environment strategies that improve physical activity
  • Become familiar with the recently completed CDC-funded resources from the Institute for Health Research and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Be able to Illustrate the association between zoning elements and walking  
  • Be informed about the American Public Health Association collaborative activities with other agencies to promote walking  and walkability as a way to improve public health 
  • Learn how state and local health departments can facilitate effective collaboration with planning, transportation and others to ensure activity-friendly policies and practices – including zoning code reform and land development plans. For more information click here.
Mar
3
Sat
Local Housing Authority (LHA) Resident Board Member Training
Mar 3 all-day

This free two-day training is part of MKI’s Public Housing Training Program for residents of public housing. It is only open to residents who serve on the Board of their Local Housing Authority.

The training helps participants handle challenges unique to their particular role as both a resident and a Board Member. Participants learn about the role of the Board Member, take an in-depth look at budgets and capital improvement plans, and receive a free resource binder. They get a chance to network with each other to discuss experiences and share stories in order build confidence to perform their duties and contribute to a thriving Housing Authority.

Mar
5
Mon
Let’s Be Honest – Sex and Sexuality Workshop
Mar 5 @ 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
12
Mon
Let’s Be Honest – Sex and Sexuality Workshop
Mar 12 @ 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
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
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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