Category Archives: Training

Rural Housing Summit – 12/18/14, Worcester

The Massachusetts Housing Partnership is hosting a Rural Housing Summit which will address the unique housing needs of rural communities in Massachusetts.

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
9 a.m.
 to 1:00 p.m.
College of the Holy Cross in Worcester
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The Summit is the culmination of a year-long effort by MHP to examine rural housing challenges and opportunities, engage with those working in these areas and explore policy/program options.

Please click here for more information, including an agenda and how to register.

 

MA Fatherhood Leadership Summit 12/12/14 – register today!

The Third Annual Massachusetts Fatherhood Leadership Summit is fast approaching! If you have not registered, please do so by replying to this email no later than December 1. We look forward to seeing you on December 12.

Dear Colleague:

You are cordially invited to the Third Annual Massachusetts Fatherhood Leadership SummitWorking with Fathers for Child Safety and Well-Being, onFriday, December 12, 2014 from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm at the Boston Sheraton Hotel, 39 Dalton Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02199. Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8:30 am.

This event will bring together executive level leadership and middle management representatives from inside and outside of government with fathers and leaders in fatherhood engagement throughout Massachusetts. The Summit’s purpose is to raise awareness about the research and benefits of engaging fathers in their children’s lives; to identify challenges that fathers face in engaging with their children/families; and to develop strategies across systems to support fathers to safely, consistently, and with evidence-based support, engage with their children/families.

The keynote speaker for the Summit is Michael M. Smith, a social work supervisor with over twenty years experience at the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, and who is deeply engaged in fatherhood initiatives at his department. In his keynote address, he will screen the powerful video Show Your Love: Presence Matters. The keynote address will be followed by a panel presentation and discussion with fathers and mothers who have direct experience inMassachusetts public systems.

This year, we also will offer a number of workshops, including Social and Emotional Development in Children Birth to 12 Years Old; Do Fathers Hold the Key to Solving America’s Obesity Epidemic?; and The Virtual Visitor Program for Incarcerated Fathers, a program of The Fatherhood Project at MGH.

Seating is limited, so please RSVP by December 1, 2014 by sending an email to: mafatherhoodsummit@massmail.state.ma.us.

We look forward to seeing you on December 12th.

Sincerely,

Fatherhood Leadership Summit Planning Committee

 

GLAD’s Youth Initiative Offers Springfield Workshop 1/14/15

A notice from GLAD’s Youth Initiative for LGBTQ Youth:

ARE YOU TRANSGENDER, HOMELESS, AND ACCESSING SHELTER SERVICES?

Learn more about the laws and policies that protect you from discrimination and harassment when accessing shelter services.

WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS WITH FREE FOOD:

DECEMBER 4, 2014 FROM 5PM TO 7PM
Boston Healthcare for the Homeless
780 Albany Street · Boston, MA 02118

DECEMBER 15, 2014 FROM 6PM TO 8PM*
Youth on Fire
1555 Massachusetts Avenue · Cambridge, MA 02138

DECEMBER 23, 2014 FROM 1:30PM TO 3PM**
TransCEND
75 Amory Street · Boston, MA 02119

JANUARY 8, 2015 FROM 7PM TO 8:30PM*
Safe Homes
4 Mann Street · Worcester, MA 01602

JANUARY 14, 2015 FROM 6 TO 8PM
Recovering the Promise Ministries
45 Maple Ct. · Springfield, MA 01105

JANUARY 21, 2015 FROM 7:30 TO 9PM*
BAGLY
565 Boylston Street · Boston, MA 02116

*Please respect the space. This presentation is for youth who are 24 years old or younger. ** Please respect the space. This presentation is for transgender women.

QUESTIONS? CONTACT US!

800-455-GLAD (4523) or www.GLADAnswers.org