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September

September Sessions

September 7, 2023
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

How to Increase Your Impact through Systems Thinking & Collaborative Change (Part 1)
Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center
Nicole Tuitt, DrPH, MPH, Laurie Schneider, MPH, Sarah Davis, MNM

How can you get more out of the good work you’re doing? How can you increase the impact you have on your clients’ lives and on the health and safety of your communities?

This 3-part workshop series will explore the contexts in which our clients and communities live, and the systems that impact their health, safety, and behaviors. Through a combination of lecture, discussion, and small group activities, we will learn about the factors that impact how healthy and safe we are, and underlying root causes that drive behaviors and outcomes. Each workshop will help participants uncover how professionals and organizations can increase their impact through shifting mental models, cross-sector collaboration, and changing systems. 

Learning Goals:

a.  Identify root causes and their impact on individuals’ health, safety, and behaviors.

b. Explain how individuals and their environment interact within a social system.

c. Give an example of how a system’s structure generates its behavior. 

d. Identify opportunities at the individual and organizational level to affect change within systems.

e. Define cross-sector collaboration and its role in systems change.

September 13, 2023
11:00 - 12:30 p.m.

How to Empower Communities for Meaningful Change Locally (Part 1)
Tara Muir and Karlee Provenza

If ending Gender Based Violence is our goal in this movement - how do we go about doing it? Join us as we review the role of power in community organizing and learn the crucial steps for recruiting and developing leaders to inspire lawmakers to make meaningful change. In this first part of our two-part training, you will learn about building community power, how it can further advance resources for local programs, and how to empower people to vote on issues they care about. 

 

Objectives: Understand the role of community organizing in policy decisions, advancing resources for local programs, and empowering voter engagement.

September 20, 2023
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

The Power of Relationship Building for Change (Part 2)
Tara Muir and Karlee Provenza

This is the second part of our two-part training to empower communities locally to inspire policy changes regarding sexual assault and domestic violence. You will learn more about the necessary tools to recruit new members and develop volunteers and potential donors. We will discuss how to build relationships in ways that will grow your capacity, resources, and increase opportunities to inspire change.  

 

Objectives: Learn how to recruit new members, develop volunteers and donors, and increase organizational capacity.

Rescheduled for October 24

September 21, 2023
11:00 - 12:30 p.m.

Empowering Latina Women: The Journey of Transforming and Building a Greater Community
Antuanett Lopez Sani, MA, PCC; Alin Badillo Carrillo, MPH, MALAS; and Odalis Avila

The Jackson Hole Behavioral Health Community Needs Assessment Survey conducted in November 2021 in Teton County, Wyoming, revealed significant findings that raised concerns. Specifically, Latina women were found to have a higher number of intimate partners compared to their white counterparts, and Latine individuals exhibited lower levels of community trust. Similarly, a program evaluation conducted by Voices JH highlighted the need for a safe space where Latina families could openly discuss and learn about topics such as violence, parenting, health, and relationships. As a response to these revelations, a collaborative effort was initiated involving Community Safety Network, Teton County Health Department, Teton Behavior Therapy, and Voices JH to address these identified needs.

To address the challenges at hand, the organizations developed the Latina Empowerment Circle—a modified program based on Catherine Fuchsel's ¡Sí, Yo Puedo! curriculum. The Circle comprised nine interactive sessions conducted in Spanish from mid-January to mid-March 2023, covering topics such as identity, self-care, trauma, healthy relationships, consent, discussing difficult topics with children, and accessing community resources.

Using the Results-Based Accountability Model, we measured the impact of the program on participants' knowledge and sense of connectedness. Eight participants successfully completed the program, demonstrating advanced to intermediate knowledge in various areas. They reported an increased awareness of community resources, personal growth, and the establishment of support networks. The program received praise for its accessibility, clarity, and cultural relevance.

This community-based program showcases the transformative power of social connections and empowerment among Latina women.

Keywords:

#LatinaEmpowerment #BuildingTrust #CommunityOrganizing #SíYoPuedoCurriculum #TransformativePower #KnowledgeBuilding #SocialConnections

October

October Sessions

October 12, 2023
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

How to Increase Your Impact through Systems Thinking & Collaborative Change (Part 2)
Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center
Nicole Tuitt, DrPH, MPH, Laurie Schneider, MPH, Sarah Davis, MNM

How can you get more out of the good work you’re doing? How can you increase the impact you have on your clients’ lives and on the health and safety of your communities?

This 3-part workshop series will explore the contexts in which our clients and communities live, and the systems that impact their health, safety, and behaviors. Through a combination of lecture, discussion, and small group activities, we will learn about the factors that impact how healthy and safe we are, and underlying root causes that drive behaviors and outcomes. Each workshop will help participants uncover how professionals and organizations can increase their impact through shifting mental models, cross-sector collaboration, and changing systems. 

Learning Goals:

a.  Identify root causes and their impact on individuals’ health, safety, and behaviors.

b. Explain how individuals and their environment interact within a social system.

c. Give an example of how a system’s structure generates its behavior. 

d. Identify opportunities at the individual and organizational level to affect change within systems.

e. Define cross-sector collaboration and its role in systems change.

October 17, 2023
11:00 - 12:30 p.m.

Many Mountains Make the Grand Tetons: Finding Our Role in Prevention to Accelerate Social Change

ValorUS

Ashleigh Klein-Jimenez

Sexual and domestic violence are complex problems with root causes and solutions that mirror that complexity. No one person, organization, program, or sector can solve the problem alone. Instead, a shared vision for safe and equitable communities involves all of us and requires us to look at how our larger social environments -- the places where people live, work, and play -- are shaped by underlying factors that influence health, safety, and well-being. It also requires us to understand and address the factors that expose some communities to higher rates of violence. This session will explore the links between inequities in health, safety, well-being and sexual and domestic violence, highlight real world examples of communities making change, and help participants find their role in prevention.

October 24, 2023
11:00 - 12:30 p.m.

The Power of Relationship Building for Change (Part 2)
Tara Muir and Karlee Provenza

This is the second part of our two-part training to empower communities locally to inspire policy changes regarding sexual assault and domestic violence. You will learn more about the necessary tools to recruit new members and develop volunteers and potential donors. We will discuss how to build relationships in ways that will grow your capacity, resources, and increase opportunities to inspire change.  

 

Objectives: Learn how to recruit new members, develop volunteers and donors, and increase organizational capacity.

November

November Sessions

November 9, 2023
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

How to Increase Your Impact through Systems Thinking & Collaborative Change (Part 3)
Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center
Nicole Tuitt, DrPH, MPH, Laurie Schneider, MPH, Sarah Davis, MNM

How can you get more out of the good work you’re doing? How can you increase the impact you have on your clients’ lives and on the health and safety of your communities?

This 3-part workshop series will explore the contexts in which our clients and communities live, and the systems that impact their health, safety, and behaviors. Through a combination of lecture, discussion, and small group activities, we will learn about the factors that impact how healthy and safe we are, and underlying root causes that drive behaviors and outcomes. Each workshop will help participants uncover how professionals and organizations can increase their impact through shifting mental models, cross-sector collaboration, and changing systems. 

Learning Goals:

a.  Identify root causes and their impact on individuals’ health, safety, and behaviors.

b. Explain how individuals and their environment interact within a social system.

c. Give an example of how a system’s structure generates its behavior. 

d. Identify opportunities at the individual and organizational level to affect change within systems.

e. Define cross-sector collaboration and its role in systems change.

November 14, 2023
11:00 - 12:30 p.m.

Technology Access as a Social Determinant of Health
National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)
Ashley Slye

Technology is not often included as a social determinant of health but data shows how access to technology greatly impacts people’s health and safety. Sometimes the items we take for granted, cell phones and laptops, can be a person’s only lifeline to support and care. Dive deeper in talking about the ways technology access impacts our overall well-being and the other social determinants of health.

November 21, 2023
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Our Intersectional Identities Beyond DV

National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)
Ashley Slye

When survivors seek our support, they usually aren’t only dealing with the impact of domestic violence but come with the challenges of housing access, financial limitations, medical needs, and more. But what are we doing to address those needs and see the realities in which they live? Each person brings various identities with them, whether that is a survivor or an advocate – race, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religion, education level, medical background, etc.

 

Acknowledging the whole person and the breadth of their needs is critical not only for improved outcomes but better relationships, leaning into a trauma-informed, survivor-driven lens. Together, we will explore how we meet the ever evolving needs of survivors and consider how we’re involving survivors in our services.

11:45 - 12:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks
LOCATION: Grand Ballroom

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