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Save the Date: May 3, 2018, Annual CHW Conference

9th Annual Community Health Worker Conference “Uniting for Action” May 3, 2018 Four Points Sheraton, Norwood Presented by: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers, and New England Community Health Worker Coalition Save the date for a conference dedicated to CHW and CHW allies. This conference will feature presentations on key CHW …

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Training by CHEC: Substance Abuse

  Explore your attitudes toward addiction and addicts. Develop skills for working effectively with addicts. Learn about the theories of addiction, approaches to treatment and the recovery process. $50 for full day training (9:30AM- 3:30PM)

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Training by CHEC: Domestic Violence

How do we screen for abuse in a relationship? How do we offer help? Learn about the forms of abuse, the cycle of violence, and the abusers. Learn about risk assessments, saftey plans, and available resources. $25 for half day training (9:30AM-12:30PM)

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Training: Creating Successful Youth-Adult Partnerships

Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 09:00am – 12:00pm Presented by the Community Health Training Institute Topics: Youth development approach, creating strong youth-adult partnerships; relationship building with youth Location: Worcester, MA 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 …

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Training: Community Organizing

Wednesday, February 07, 2018, 09:00am – 12:00pm Presented by the Community Health Training Institute Topics: How to engage different community members (hard to reach members, elders, etc.); basic organizing tips Location: Worcester, MA Description: This training will equip participants with an organizing framework and basic tools needed to mobilize their community. Participants will get an opportunity to practice …

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Training by CHEC: Presentation Tips & Techniques

The Presentation Tips and Techniques Workshop is a three-session training designed for community health workers who conduct presentations in the community and want to improve their presentation skills. You will have a chance to prepare a presentation, practice in front of peers, be videotaped and receive supportive feedback from your peers and trainer. The training …

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Meet Newest Staff Member, Corina Pinto!

I grew up in East Boston and an important part of my identity is that I’m first generation Honduran American. When I graduated from the University of Vermont in 2015, I came back to East Boston looking for a way to serve my community. My first role was as a CHW for the East Boston …

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CHEC Free Monthly Networking For CHWs: Overdose Prevention

A two hour free information session. These sessions are offered monthly for free for community health workers to come together for networking, and share resources with their peers to better serve their clients.  Assess factors that increase an individual’s risk for overdose. Identify the signs and symptoms of an overdose. Describe the protocol for responding …

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Training: Engaging Elected Officials In Your Work: Tips, Tools, and Talking Points

Presented by the Community Health Training Institute Topics: Techniques and strategies for engaging with your local officials; effective means of communication Description: To make a lasting impact, effective community health work is transitioning from a program approach to policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) change. Engaging a variety of people who can champion your work in places you …

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