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Human Services Webinars

This human services webinar series presents information, skills, and resources for anyone interested in or working in human services from QVCC and beyond in northeastern Connecticut. Join the series for one topic of interest or all of them.

ABOUT THE WEBINARS

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Webinars are on select Fridays for 1 hour (noon-1 pm) on Webex. They are free and open to the public (targeted toward the QVCC & northeastern Connecticut human services programs and people and will be recorded. Register for webinars to receive reminders and follow-up resources, including recordings!

Shelley BuchbinderFACILIATOR

Shelley Buchbinder is an Assistant Professor/Program Coordinator of Human Services at QVCC. She is an environmental psychologist and social worker experienced as an educator, trainer of supportive housing staff, and social worker in housing, community education, medical, and human service program evaluation. Email her with questions (sbuchbinder@qvcc.edu).

Fall 2022 Webinars

When does stuff become too much stuff? For people with hoarding behaviors, getting and keeping things beyond their ability to use or keep safely causes many problems. This webinar includes approaches and resources to address excessive cluttering using harm reduction principles.

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What’s your pronoun? Language and best practices are changing rapidly in ways that matter to the well-being & quality of services. This webinar introduces best practices concerning gender and orientation to make human services spaces more inclusive and affirming.

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Friday 11/4 @ Noon on Webex

The trauma-informed shift moves away from asking “what’s wrong with you” toward “what happened to you”. This shift includes greater awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), such as abuse, which can contribute to negative coping like avoidance. The webinar presents information and resources on ACEs and coping skills.

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Friday 11/18 @ Noon on Webex

Over-policing through disproportionate tickets, arrests, and violence was protested widely in 2020 after the killing of George Floyd. Over-policing negatively impacts many people in mental health crises. This webinar presents information about policing mental health and resources to support vulnerable participants, including those who are unhoused.

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Friday 12/9 @ Noon on Webex

Regions across the US face shortages of accessible and local providers. Windham county lost one of two maternity units during the pandemic throwing it into maternity desert status. This webinar presents healthcare deserts as a social determinant of (mental health) along with best practices and resources. This webinar is open to all QVCC and community members.