Upcoming Trainings with Community Health Worker Network

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Community Health Worker Network will be offering two trainings for community health workers in Buffalo and Western New York in the coming weeks. See information below for details on each training:
1. Core Competencies Training for Community Health Workers
 March 20/21 and 27/28 (you must attend all four days)
9 am to 4 pm each day
CHWNB offices, Ujima Theater/Theaterloft building, 545 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo
This training is for:
Those working in diverse settings in urban Buffalo as health and human service providers, community organizers, and outreach workers (please note: participants should be frontline workers in community based settings serving in a direct service capacity).
Topics Covered:
-Basic principles of public health and the importance of “social determinants of health” and how health, education, and income are interrelated to one and other.
-How to assist individuals, families, and communities in moving from being simply receivers of services, to active participants in their personal and community level health and well being.
- Techniques for informal counseling, adult learning, community education, strengths-based approaches to care, facilitating behavior change and navigating healthcare and social service systems.
Trainers for this session are: Jessica Bauer Walker (CHW) and Sam Radford (CHW)
Registration is on a first come/first serve basis and is limited to two participants per organization due to limited space. Training fee is $30/person and checks should be made payable to “The Community Health Worker Network of Buffalo”.  To reserve a spot, please e-mail your name and contact info to: info@chwbuffalo.org.
2. Popular Education Workshop
April 3, 9am to 11 am (registration from 8:30am)
D’Youville College, Madonna Lounge, Porter & Fargo Streets, Buffalo
Topics covered:
  •  History and theoretical constructs of popular education, exploring its roots in Brazilian educator and writer Paulo Freire’s book Pedagogy of the Oppressed; as well as the United States civil rights movement.
  • Principles that promote collective, participatory learning; and that allow for those who are socially and politically marginalized to take control of their own learning and effect individual and community-level change.
  •  Experiential learning activities that put theory into practice, and provide practical tools to create rich educational environments where everyone teaches and everyone learns, no matter what the background of individual participants may be.
Facilitated by:
Jessica Bauer Walker
Executive Director and CHW, CHW Network of Buffalo
Grace Tate
VP of Community Initiatives & Human Resources and CHW, Buffalo Urban League
Rahwa Ghirmatizion
Executive Director, Ujima Theatre Company and CHW
Samuel Radford III
President, District Parent Coordinating Council and CHW
All are welcome! CHW’s, community organizers, educators and academics, students, and anyone working to engage, educate,and empower the community!  To register, please e-mail info@chwbuffalo.org
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