CCC Wednesday Communique — March 6, 2024

Typical March morning in Downeast Maine

Happy Wednesday!

New this week:

Principles & Promise of Two-Gen

Registration is now open for Understanding the Principles and Promise of Two-Gen Approaches, CCC’s exciting new training. This training explores how Two-Gen strategies support family economic mobility and wellbeing. Facilitated by CCC Director Charley Martin-Berry, with input from Family Futures Downeast Director Marsha Sloan and FFD participants, this learning event is designed for FFD partner staff and welcomes all CCC partners. The training will be in-person-only at the University of Maine, Machias in Science 102 from 9 am to 12 noon. Training objectives include: Two-gen approaches that support family economic mobility; what distinguishes two-gen programs; FFD history and FFD today; Results of FFD and lessons learned in two-gen approaches.  Deadline to register is 12 Noon on April 12th.

Systems & Sanity for Working Family Caregivers invites you to join leader Elizabeth Miller and Co-Leader Susan Rowe in a relaxed atmosphere that emphasizes camaraderie and community as we explore ways to stay sane as working caregivers in 2024.  March 26th, 12 — 1 pm.  Register for this virtual session here.

Parenting with Dignity

G.E.A.R. Parent Network invites you to pick up the ball and run with it through a multi-part parenting education course developed by Mac Bledsoe, father of a celebrated New England Patriots’ quarterback Drew Bledsoe. March 9th and 16th, 9 am — 3 pm.  Parenting with Dignity helps parents learn effective techniques for raising responsible, independent children. Topics include:
Day 1: A Model of Human Performance and Five Rules for Parents
Day 1: Discipline, Deciding what you Want-Part 1 and 2
Day 1 & 2: Sending a Constant Message of Love – Part 1 and 2
Day 2: Teaching Your Values to Your Kids and Goal Setting
Day 2: The Reasons Punishment Doesn’t Work
Reserve your virtual seat here.

Examining the Use of Braided Funding for SUD Services

SAMHSA is releasing a new report, Financing Peer Recovery Support: Opportunities to Enhance the Substance Use Disorder Peer Workforce, along with hosting a webinar to discuss findings with experts from the field on peer recovery support services (PRSS) and the important role the financing of these services plays in substance use disorder (SUD) recovery process. The report and webinar will discuss, explore, and summarize the financing, utilization, and regulatory structures of providing PRSS for SUD within federal grant programs and state Medicaid programs. Based on analyses and input from an expert panel of behavioral health peer services experts, the report identifies challenges and opportunities to finance and strengthen the PRSS workforce. The report and webinar provide an update on the present state of coverage and availability of these services as well as the financing mechanisms of the behavioral health care system, to identify opportunities, innovations, and challenges to service delivery and access.  Join the webinar on Tuesday, March 26th, 1 – 2 pm.  Register here.

Beyond Books:
Libraries as Community Connectors for Older Adults

Libraries are often considered a central part of a community, especially in rural areas. At their core purpose, a library offers resources to its patrons, but what those resources are and how they are offered can vary from one library to the next. Join the Tri-State Learning Collaborative on Aging on Tuesday, March 12th from 2 — 3:30 pm as we hear about how libraries are tailoring their resources and building community partnerships to meet the unique needs and interests of older adults in their communities.  Register here.  Closed captioning will be available.  If you can’t join us live, this event will be recorded for later access.

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