Webinar: Trauma-Informed Innovations in Crisis Services



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Webinar Series: Trauma-Informed Innovations in Crisis Services

Part Three: Implementing the Trauma-Informed Principle of Peer Support in a Crisis Service Setting

Monday, June 26, 2017 | 3–4 p.m. Eastern Time
Join us for a monthly webinar series that will highlight the innovative work of crisis service providers employing a trauma-informed approach. The series, sponsored by SAMHSA's National Center for Trauma-Informed Care and Alternatives to Seclusion and Restraint, will take place from April through September 2017 on the fourth Monday of each month from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern Time.
Part three of the series will feature a presentation from staff members of Grassroots Wellness Peer-Run Respite and Learning Community in Wisconsin, who will share how their peer-run respite fosters empowerment, voice, and choice as part of an overall trauma-informed approach. They will also share insights about how to help people seeking support by offering opportunities for shared decision-making and goal setting to determine the plan of action they need to heal and move forward.
To participate in the webinar on June 26, please register online at the link provided below. When you register, you may see a sign-in dialogue box. If so, please click on the "OK" button, and you will be directed to the registration page.
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Mark Your Calendars:
  • Collaboration and Mutuality: Harbel Community Organization | Monday, July 24, 2017, at 3 p.m. Eastern Time (Part 4 of 6)
  • Cultural, Historical, and Gender Issues: The Ali Forney Center | Monday, August 28, at 3 p.m. Eastern Time (Part 5 of 6)
  • Trustworthiness and Transparency: Baltimore Police Department | Monday, September 25, at 3 p.m. Eastern Time (Part 6 of 6)


Webinar: Trauma-Informed Approaches for Communities



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Webinar Series: Communities Addressing Trauma and Community Strife Using Trauma-Informed Approaches

Part Two: Trustworthiness and Transparency in a Community Setting

Monday, June 26, 2017 | 1–2:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Join us for a monthly webinar series that will highlight communities working to improve member resiliency and responsiveness to community incidents. The series, sponsored by SAMHSA's National Center for Trauma-Informed Care and Alternatives to Seclusion and Restraint, will take place from April through September 2017 on the fourth Monday of each month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
Part two of the series will highlight innovative best practices for helping to mitigate the negative effects experienced by children's exposure to trauma. Staff members from the program, Handle With Care in West Virginia, will discuss their efforts to promote safe and supportive homes, schools, and communities that protect children and help traumatized children heal and thrive. The programs work collaboratively with schools, law enforcement, and treatment professionals to help children who have been exposed to trauma.
To participate in the webinar on June 26, please register online at the link provided below. When you register, you may see a sign-in dialogue box. If so, please click on the "OK" button, and you will be directed to the registration page.
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Mark Your Calendars:
  • Collaboration and Mutuality: San Jose, CA, Mayor's Office of Prevention of Gang Violence | Monday, July 24, 2017, at 1 p.m. Eastern Time (Part 3 of 6)
  • Cultural, Historical, and Gender Issues: Understanding the Impact of Historical Trauma on Communities | Monday, August 28, at 1 p.m. Eastern Time (Part 4 of 6)
  • Empowerment, Voice, and Choice: The Holistic Life Foundation | Monday, September 25, 2017, at 1 p.m. Eastern Time (Part 5 of 6)

[MARHMIS] MARHMIS Volunteer Roles

Hello,

Thanks for letting me help get your Mid-Atlantic Region HMIS (MARHMIS) group active again! And a big thanks to Korrin for her leadership so far. We wish her good luck in her next assignment. My name is Mary and I work out of Olympia, WA. I formerly ran the HMIS program for the state of Washington, doing everything from managing the technical staff to building Tableau dashboards using HMIS data. I look forward to working with you all and learning about your local implementations and how membership in a group like MARHMIS can help make those implementations even better.

One of the key reasons to form a collaborative like MARHMIS is to learn from your peers and to self-direct the information sharing that can occur. Another reason to collaborate is to create one strong regional voice when submitting questions or concerns to HUD regarding policy or data standard changes. HUD has recognized the power and strength that HMIS regional groups like MARHMIS can bring to each CoC participating and no longer offers facilitation support. Leadership must come from the membership base or it will become another HUD-sponsored technical assistance meeting (like the Regional Technical Assistance meetings already covering your area and the other guidance offered around HMIS nationwide). To that end, HUD is providing support to MARHMIS to develop a peer-based, self-sustaining management structure. This is a unique opportunity for MARHMIS and we hope you will join this effort.

To that end, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce a few volunteer opportunities that will help make MARHMIS a success, and to solicit your interest and participation in joining the MARHMIS Management Team in one of the following capacities:

Roles available:
<![if !supportLists]>1.       <![endif]>Lead Administrator & Facilitator - Meeting reminders, agenda creation and meeting notes – we meet every other month and someone will need to send reminders well in advance of the next meeting, put together the agenda for the meeting in time for the reminders to go out, and to take notes on the agenda and send after the meeting as a summary of what occurred. Facilitate the meetings and help drive the agenda topics and secure presenters as needed.
<![if !supportLists]>2.       <![endif]>Historian & Membership Lead – Build archive of past meetings, keep topics for future meetings in constant rotation, help establish the path for the future based upon the lessons of the past. Maintain list of current and active members and their affiliations and update as necessary. Create information to share at meetings so people know who else is in the group (maps of teams, work being done, etc.). Manage the google group listserv and post articles. Recruit new members to join MARHMIS.
<![if !supportLists]>3.       <![endif]>Annual Conference Lead – Plan and implement an annual in-person meeting of MARHMIS members. Gather volunteers, pick locations, plan agenda, set schedule, solicit funding for lunches/coffee, and perform follow-up tasks for ongoing yearly conference schedule.

By volunteering for one of these roles, you will take the lead in shaping MARHMIS. Support is offered in the form of key technical assistance consultants like myself, Fran Ledger and Colleen Velez, as well as internal support from Cinthia Gonzalez and Paul Rossi. Together with the volunteers for the roles described above, the MARHMIS Management Team will meet monthly to ensure the work progresses and everyone feels supported in their roles.

How do I volunteer, you ask? Please submit your interest to me in an email (address: mary_schwartz@abtassoc.com) and I will be in touch within a week of receiving your email to discuss the volunteer opportunity with you. Assuming there will be more than one volunteer for each role, the other members of the Management Team and myself will help decide how to rotate people in and out of the opportunities (term limits, etc.) and create redundancies so that tasks are not left undone.

As a reminder, the next MARHMIS call is scheduled for July 10, 2017 from 10 am to noon (eastern) and will be a WebEx call. The agenda will go out to the listserv soon. If you have a suggestion for the agenda, that may mean you are a perfect volunteer to Lead the meeting!

Talk to you soon,
Mary

Mary Schwartz | Associate | Abt Associates
O: 617.520.2817 | C: 360.628.7235





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