February 2022 Work Force Newsletter
Mental health and intellectual/developmental disability ECHO starts this week
Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities is offering a web-based training series to create a knowledge network among mental health providers around intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Sessions include didactic and case-based learning aimed at improving mental health supports and interventions for people with IDD and co-occurring mental health concerns.
The series starts on February 4.
Click here for more information, and click here to register.
Chamber's Colors of Success series focuses on resilience
Workers and organizational leaders have grappled with how to address workplace angst as a result of the murder of George Floyd and recent social upheaval. As a follow up to last year's session on Microaggressions, on February 10 at 11 AM, Talethea Best, Sr. Vice President of People & Culture at the YMCA Greater Rochester Association, will share tools to navigate this "new normal" with resilience.
Community health worker training begins in February
The Community Health Workers Association is offering its 2022 Community Health Workers Training. Applications are due February 14.
Click here for more information, or email email@example.com with questions.
Chamber offers training on workplace and community wellness
Entitled, "How a Compassionate Business and its Employees Can Help Heal the Nation," this webinar will share information about a multi-county initiative led by DePaul’s National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence-Rochester Area in conjunction with OWLS (Organizational Wellness & Learning Systems). The intention of this collaborative is to build positive conversations that support both employers and employees in both for-profit and non-profit organizations.
Results from the multi-county workplace well-being survey shared in last month's newsletter will also be shared.
The webinar will be held on February 15 at 11 AM and is free. Click here to learn more and to register.
Mental health and disability master's degree scholarship applications open
The Clark Family Mental Health and Disability Scholarship is intended to elevate the state of practice and increase the number of individuals serving the fields of mental health, behavioral health, or developmental disabilities. To be eligible, applicants must work in one of these fields, be employed by a nonprofit organization in the eight-county region surrounding Rochester, and be working toward a master's degree. Preference may be given to those currently providing front-line or direct care.
Applications are open until March 1.
Visit the Rochester Area Community Foundation website to learn more.
Stress-free leadership training offered in Corning
Triumph Leadership Group is offering a 4-day training on stress-free leadership. Topics include conflict resolution, communication skills, teamwork insights, and strategies to reduce stress. Sessions will be held on February 21 and 22, or March 24 and 25 from 9 AM - 4 PM.
RCSD seeking host sites for career shadowing experience
The Rochester City School District is holding a Shadow Day for Senior Scholars on March 24 from 9:30 AM-1:00 PM, and is seeking companies to host either an in-person or remote visit. Students would spend an hour learning about the company's industry, career skill sets and opportunities, and possibly take a facility tour.
Please contact Sheldon Cox, Director for Career and Technical Education, with questions or to express interest in hosting students.
Health & human service professionals offered training to better serve marginalized populations
Through its System Transformation and Community Investment Program, Finger Lakes Performing Provider System (FLPPS) is partnering with Partners in Community Development and BIPOC Parent Mental Health Project to offer professional development sessions to better serve marginalized populations. Shared from the lens of caregivers, these sessions are designed to improve patient-provider relationships, increase provider competencies to engage diverse patient populations, and foster a system built for BIPOC children and families.
The trainings will be offered on the FLPPS Learning Management System. To register for this training, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include "BIPOC Parent Voice" in the subject line.
Public health strategic skills training available
The Region 2 Public Health Training Center has made available 5 new training modules focused on strategic skills for public health professionals. Each module contains case-based applications of these skills at the state and local level. Click the links below to learn more about each topic:
Each module has been approved for 1 continuing education credit for CHES/MCHES and CPH.
Save the date: National rural substance use disorder health equity summit to be held in Rochester
Registration is now open for both virtual and in-person attendance for "Taking Action: National Rural Substance Use Disorder Health Equity and Stigma Summit." The summit will be held May 18-20 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.
FLPPS announces two new initiatives to expand access to services
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