FSFSC Annual Business Meeting and Community Conference: April 7, 2018

March 6, 2018

 

Register at www.FarSEConference18.eventbrite.com

 

The Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative is pleased to invite you to our 19th Annual Business Meeting and Community Conference. The event will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 10:00am – 4:00pm at Anacostia Senior High School, 1601 16th Street, SE. As always, this event is free and open to the public.

 

The 2018 theme for our Annual Conference is "Healthy Community, Healthy You". This year's event is designed to inform and empower our neighbors to contribute to the health and wellness of themselves, their families and our entire community.

 

At this event, our members will be able to vote in the elections held for vacancies on the Board of Directors, and receive important, relevant information on the many services and programs provided by FSFSC. This year’s free workshops are designed to inform and empower the community on critical issues impacting day-to-day life in Ward 8. The workshops this year cover a wide range of topics:

  1. Stress Reduction - Sit back and relax enjoy the sounds of nature and much more as you rid your body of stress that could be affecting you in many ways. You will leave feeling different than you did when you came! Learn detailed information on how stress affects your body, obtain methods and techniques to relieve stress and experience how Aromatherapy helps to relieve stress.

  2. Ethics of Self-Disclosure*- Facilitator: Tonya M. Logan, LICSW, LCSW-C. This session will be interactive – with some surprises! Whether we are faced with sharing information from our past or present, personally or professionally, we are often unsure of how that information will be perceived. Come learn how you might use “less than positive” information to help build relationships and show your children and clients that we can use our challenges to move us forward rather than hamper our growth. (CEU Credit available for $20)

  3. Responding to Trauma in the Community, Dr. Satira Streeter, Executive Director, Ascensions Psychological & Community Services, Inc. - Participants will review traumatic life events and challenges that routinely impact communities and explore the role that community members can play in responding to trauma and preventing traumatic events. Common strategies and interventions used to address trauma will be reviewed.

  4. Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention: The Real Story - A panel of experts will introduce participants to the issue of child abuse and neglect and the systems that are impacted when it occurs. The workshop will also debunk common myths and educate particpants on reporting requirements and provide relevent resources for this involved in tackling abuse and neglect issues.

  5. Understanding Foster Care - Facilitator: P. Irene Green, Master's Degree and Kathleen Stines Child and Family Services Foster Care Parent Recruiter. This workshop will provide information on: The pervasiveness of children in foster care, why children are placed in foster care, who the children are who need care, types of care that can be provided, what the role of a foster parent is and the rights of foster parents.

  6. Healthy Relationships for 55+ Adults - Participants will learn about maintaining healthy adult relationships as they age. (CEU Credit available for $20)

*Workshop co-sponsored by the Howard University School of Social Work. 

 

We will offer licensed child care, issue CEU credits for professionals, games and attractions for children and adults, live performances, over 60 vendors, and a host of other fun activities. We will also be providing a great lunch to our workshop attendees!

 

We hope you will join us for this exciting event! For more information please call Tia Ellis (tellis@fsfsc.org) at (202) 889-1425.

 

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