Benefactor (table of eight) : $2,000
Patron (two tickets) : $500
Individual Ticket(s): $175
Donations of any size are welcomed.
Nurturing Parenting Programs are proven, evidenced-based, family focused programs first implemented in 1985 and recognized by agencies across the country for their effectiveness in preventing and treating child abuse and neglect.
Participants will learn:
- The philosophy of Nurturing Parenting
- The five parenting constructs of abuse/neglect
- The impact of maltreatment on brain development
- How to assess high risk parenting beliefs
- To tailor programs based on family’s needs
- To gather process evaluation data
- To evaluate pre-post program impact
- To implement home, group program models
Learn more at www.nurturingparenting.com.
Dates: May 12-14, 2015
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: May 1, 2014
Cost: $300 per person — ($280 for groups of 5 or more)
Location: Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County
4925 Packard Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48108-1521
Times: 8:30 to 9:00 sign-in (first day only)
9:00 to 4:00 training with one hour break for lunch (on your own)
Sponsors: Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County
Family Development Resources, Inc.
Family Nurturing Centers, Inc.
Each workshop participant will receive a Facilitator Training Workbook, additional Workshop Training Handouts, a Lesson Outline and Program Schedule, a summary document of Multicultural Parenting Beliefs and Practices, a 10% Discount Coupon on the purchase of materials, and a Marketing CD to help promote the program your community. Each participant also receives a Certificate acknowledging Facilitator Training in the Nurturing Programs.
About Facilitator Stephen J. Bavolek, Ph.D. Dr. Bavolek is the principal author of the Nurturing Parenting Programs, the Adult-Adolescent Parenting Inventory (AAPI-2) and the Nurturing Skills Competency Scales (NSCS). He is also Executive Director of the Family Nurturing Centers, Inc. Born and raised in Chicago, he has spent his professional career spanning 40 years working with children and teens identified with a wide range of behavioral/emotional disorders, and families experiencing dysfunctional parent-child interactions, including child abuse and neglect. Dr. Bavolek received his Ph.D. in 1978 from Utah State and developed the Adolescent Parenting Inventory as his doctoral dissertation. He completed a post-doctoral internship in 1978 at the Kempe Center in Denver Colorado working with abused children and abusive/neglecting parents. In 1983 he began work on the development and validation of the Nurturing Parenting Program through a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health while an Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The Nurturing Parenting programs where first published in 1985 as the first validated, family-based parenting program targeted specifically for families experiencing child abuse and neglect. He has received numerous awards, conducted over 1,000 workshops, and authored parenting programs, DVDs and educational games. For a complete review of Dr. Bavolek’s resume, go to nurturingparenting.com.
The PhotoVoice exhibit will now be available at these locations:
- September 17, 2015: Recovery Is… St. Joseph Mercy Health Education Center ( Home of New Vision and Recovery Advocacy Project (WRAP)
- September 23, 2015: Green Oaks Township Hall
- September 30, 2015: Pittsfield Twp. Senior Health Fair
- October 7, 2015: SOS Get Connected Session
- October 27, 2015: Courthouse Square Get Connected Session
What is Photovoice?
Captures experiences with alcohol and/or drugs through photography & narrative
Engages participants in group discussion with other Photovoice members
Sparks community awareness of alcohol/drug use in those 55+
Project is facilitated by the Bi-County Senior Connection:
Livingston County Catholic Charities
Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County
University of Michigan – Turner Senior Wellness Program
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!
Join us for a special presentation by nationally recognized expert, Dr. Janine D’Anniballe! Registration available here.
When we experience overwhelming volumes of emotionally charged information our body, mind, and spirit adapt to help us cope. First responders, especially in law enforcement, as well as prosecutors, clinicians, and others who work with victims of crime, often experience what is known as vicarious trauma. This results from working with traumatized clients and reports of their experiences over time.
Vicarious trauma can take many forms, some of them quite visible and others more obscure. Even the person experiencing vicarious trauma may not recognize the symptoms or identify them as something resulting from their work. How do we know when our staff members, our volunteers, or we personally are experiencing vicarious trauma?
This workshop will explore the phenomenon of vicarious trauma, including the use of an assessment tool to address trauma within a group or with specific individuals. The presentation will include implications for vicarious trauma and current holistic interventions in mitigating the secondary post-traumatic stress response.
Dr. Janine D’Anniballe is a licensed psychologist and nationally recognized expert who specializes in the areas of neurobiology of trauma, vicarious trauma and treatment for survivors. Her expertise, professionalism, and presentation style have made her a highly sought-after trainer. Dr. D’Anniballe has provided training and consultation to attorneys, law enforcement, military personnel, mental health professionals, victim advocates and University staff in more than 30 states across the country. In 2003, Dr. D’Anniballe joined the faculty of the National Judicial Education Program that educates judges on sexual assault issues and how these cases are approached in the courtroom so as to minimize re-traumatization of victims without undermining defendants’ constitutional rights.
The Michigan Chapter of the National Children’s Alliance is providing online registration support: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!
by Shawn Story, Groundcover Contributor Vendor #42
and Kaitlin Schuler, U-M Student Contributor
Think about the last time you treated a chronic medical condition with medication that required refrigeration or adherence to a precise schedule? What if you needed a device like an air filter or sleep apnea machine, and you had no electricity and no way to maintain a regular schedule? A trip to the emergency room in the throes of something like an asthma attack or diabetic coma is likely.
Now, imagine that trip repeating itself over and over again, in a span of a few months. Imagine getting stuck in “the revolving door of crisis services,” as the Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County put it. This is reality for many high-risk and low-income adults, but the FUSE program has arrived in Ann Arbor to make this a much less-common occurrence.
FUSE, or Frequent Users System Engagement, aims to combine housing, care management and health services to improve the quality of life for high-risk adults in the community. Users of FUSE are often referred from homeless shelters or emergency rooms that they frequent. Through the program, these people receive the healthcare they need and deserve, along with housing and other care management.
In order to find those who needed FUSE’s help the most, outreach was done at hospitals and with ambulance companies primarily. Shelters, jails, detox facilities, motels, streets and campsites were also part of the outreach effort. Candidates for FUSE aid were homeless or in persistent housing crisis, have a chronic behavioral or physical health condition, have a very low income, and be frequent users of health services.
The Corporation for Supportive Housing funds FUSE, as part of a nationwide effort to assist those people caught in the repetitive and draining cycle of hospitals, rehabilitation, and lack of housing. CSH also funds similar programs in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and the state of Connecticut, in hopes that this pilot program will lead to success.
One of our vendors can speak personally to the success of FUSE. Shawn Story has been a Groundcover vendor for years, and he wanted to tell readers about the help FUSE has provided to him. Here is his story, in his own words:
Hi, my name is Shawn Story. I am from Inkster, MI. I’ve been homeless for 12 years, and a Groundcover vendor for 5 years. I was approached by Diana Clifford from the FUSE program about how FUSE was helping out people that go to the emergency room a lot. Being a diabetic on the streets is a hard task and being in an unstable environment, I was always passing out and ending up in the ER. I have not been to the emergency room now that I’m in the housing that FUSE helped me to get.
My outstanding worker Molly Madden has done miracles in my life by getting me housing, bus passes, furniture, and rides to away appointments. For all of the places I looked for help, there has not been anyone that has been able to do what FUSE has done for me. I’m now a better person, and am involved in the community and being a vendor for Groundcover. My future goals are going back to school and getting my license, so the donations I receive from selling Groundcover really do go towards a good cause. FUSE helped give me hope that I could be healthy again.
There are many other stories out there like Shawn’s. While helping high-risk people in the short term, FUSE also aims to reduce long-term healthcare cost for frequent users of hospitals, in terms of insurance, ambulance rides, and actual hospital visits. Their primary goal is for their participants to achieve housing stability, while also managing their health.
FUSE could not achieve their goals without the cooperation of many aspects of society, from hospitals to housing. The Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw has taken the lead with FUSE, in cooperation with hospitals such as the University of Michigan Hospital, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital and Huron Valley Ambulance. Housing partners include Avalon Housing, Ann Arbor Housing Commission, Shelter Association of Washtenaw Co., Washtenaw Prisoner Re-entry, Michigan Ability Partners and Washtenaw Housing Alliance. Integrated health services and evaluation services also play a key role in FUSE goals.
FUSE may be a pilot program, but it has already changed the lives of many in Washtenaw County.