PANDEMIC CHANGES
At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we created United We Help Fall River; a Collaboration of United Neighbors and United Way of Greater Fall River. Our usual coalition meetings have been consolidated into four community collaborative meetings via Zoom. Our hope is to return to meeting by individual coalition when we are back to face to face meetings. Below are the times of the meetings:

Mar
29
Tue
Immigration 101 for Social Providers @ via Zoom
Mar 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Immigration 101 for Social Providers @ via Zoom

Immigration 101 for Social Providers: What are these documents and how can you help? * Back by popular demand! *

Join a nonprofit immigration attorney for a crash course on what to do when an immigrant client walks through your doors. Learn what their paperwork means, what services they might be eligible for, and who you or they can contact for more help. Following the presentation, there will be a Q&A, so please bring those questions you’ve been saving up!

Speaker: Rebecca Eissenova is Legal Director of the Immigration Law Programs at Catholic Social Services of Fall River. For over 25 years, Catholic Social Services has been offering free and low-cost legal representation to immigrants and asylum seekers of all faiths throughout Southeastern Massachusetts.

Register here to receive the Zoom link.

Apr
11
Mon
Coalition Against Period Poverty @ via Zoom
Apr 11 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Meets monthly on the second Monday of the month at 8:30a.m.

Contact Wendy Garf-Lipp at wendy@unfr.org for the Zoom link.

Apr
13
Wed
School Community Partnership Meeting @ via Zoom
Apr 13 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am

For agency people, guidance counselors, SROs, and health and human service professionals. Each month we have a different training that is relevant to what is happening in the community.

April 13, 2022

“CSEC 101” presented by Bristol County Children’s Advocacy Center

REGISTER HERE  to receive the Zoom link prior to the event.

Participants will:
* Gain knowledge of the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) by learning who is at risk & indicators that a child is being trafficked
* Gain knowledge of the role of Children’s Advocacy Centers and the multi-disciplinary team response to child abuse
* Learn about the nature and frequency of CSEC
* Increase understanding of Massachusetts mandated reporting laws and best practices for responding to suspected CSEC victims
Apr
14
Thu
Southcoast Food Policy Council @ via Zoom
Apr 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Quarterly meetings to provide updates on our progress, opportunities to get involved, and ways you can take action as a food stakeholder and community partner.

Join our next zoom meeting:

Thursday, April 14 at 12:00pm EST

Click here to join:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83233982521

Meeting ID: 832 3398 2521 One tap mobile +19294362866

If you want to join the Southcoast Food Alert Listserv, please contact sfpc@marioninstitute.org. When someone has extra carrots or chicken, or have information on a grant to share, or a question or food system problem, you can use this listserv to talk with a bigger group.

 

 

Understanding Gender Identity @ via Zoom
Apr 14 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Understanding Gender Identity @ via Zoom

Understanding Gender Identity

Discussions of Gender and Gender Identity are Everywhere. Concepts of Gender are being discussed even as new terms are being created. It’s ok if you are struggling to figure out what it all means; you’re not alone if you’re confused. This series provides information and tools needed for those new to the topic and for those who want to deepen their understanding. This is meant to be a safe place to ask questions. Participants will receive Janna’s toolkit of practical tips you can use in everyday life to support trans people in your families/organizations/communities.

Facilitated by Janna Barkin, author, educator, parent coach, support group facilitator, and parent of a transgender child.

Three-session Zoom series, including two educational sessions (one hour each –
1 NASW CEU each) and a special storytelling panel (two hours – 2 NASW CEUs).

Session 1 (April 14, 12:30 – 1:30, 1 NASW CEU)
Foundations of Gender- vocabulary, definitions
Pronouns-why they are important and how to make the adjustment
Register here.

Session 2 (May 12, 12:30 – 1:30 1 NASW CEU)
Fathers and Gender – fathers and families “in transition”
Myths and Truths about gender and being trans
Register here.

Session 3 (May 18, 12:30 – 2:30 2 NASW CEUs)
Storytelling Panel
How to be an Ally
Questions and Answers
Register here.

Apr
25
Mon
Helping Boys Heal from Trauma and Toxic Masculinity @ via Zoom
Apr 25 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Helping Boys Heal from Trauma and Toxic Masculinity @ via Zoom

Helping Boys Heal from Trauma and Toxic Masculinity

Boys are caught in storms of trauma — whether stemming from abuse, poverty, substance use, grief and loss, trauma exacerbated due to Covid-19, racism, relationship difficulties, and violence. This workshop is designed to equip parents, concerned adults, and helping professionals with awareness and strategies to help boys heal from trauma and toxic masculinity.

Participants will reflect on the messages and images of how boys are negatively influenced and socialized in our society and work toward integrating positive and healthy forms of masculinity.

Dr. Anthony (Tony) C. Hill, Ed.D., MSW is a tenured, associate professor and chair of the Social Work Department at Springfield College School of Social Work and Behavioral Sciences at Springfield College, Springfield, MA.

Register here to receive the Zoom link.

May
2
Mon
Community Wellness Initiative @ via Zoom
May 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Meets the first and third Monday of the month.

Contact Wendy Garf-Lipp at wendy@unfr.org for the Zoom link.

May
18
Wed
Understanding Gender Identity @ via Zoom
May 18 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Understanding Gender Identity @ via Zoom

Understanding Gender Identity

Discussions of Gender and Gender Identity are Everywhere. Concepts of Gender are being discussed even as new terms are being created. It’s ok if you are struggling to figure out what it all means; you’re not alone if you’re confused. This series provides information and tools needed for those new to the topic and for those who want to deepen their understanding. This is meant to be a safe place to ask questions. Participants will receive Janna’s toolkit of practical tips you can use in everyday life to support trans people in your families/organizations/communities.

Facilitated by Janna Barkin, author, educator, parent coach, support group facilitator, and parent of a transgender child.

Three-session Zoom series, including two educational sessions (one hour each –
1 NASW CEU each) and a special storytelling panel (two hours – 2 NASW CEUs).

Session 1 (April 14, 12:30 – 1:30, 1 NASW CEU)
Foundations of Gender- vocabulary, definitions
Pronouns-why they are important and how to make the adjustment
Register here.

Session 2 (May 12, 12:30 – 1:30 1 NASW CEU)
Fathers and Gender – fathers and families “in transition”
Myths and Truths about gender and being trans
Register here.

Session 3 (May 18, 12:30 – 2:30 2 NASW CEUs)
Storytelling Panel
How to be an Ally
Questions and Answers
Register here.

May
25
Wed
Menstrual Equity 101 @ via Zoom
May 25 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Menstruation is increasingly recognized as an issue in domestic and global public health. Menstrual cycles have not stopped during the coronavirus pandemic. In fact, period poverty — the inability to afford menstrual products — has increased as job insecurity, homelessness, and food insecurity continue to rise. There is a growing menstrual equity movement to not only end period poverty but to address menstruation education and stigma, and to ensure that people have access to health care resources, empowering a generation of unapologetic menstruators.
Participants will learn the basics of reproductive health (specifically menstruation
and menstrual hygiene management), understand the importance of addressing
period poverty and other forms of period trauma, examine the role of fathers and menstrual hygiene management and identify tools for supporting youth and adults who menstruate. At the end of the training, participants will have the knowledge and skills they need to support menstruators and feel comfortable sharing information about menstruation with others.

2 CEUs Awarded
This program is approved for 2 Social Worker Continuing Education Units for relicensure in accordance with 258 CMR Collaborative of NASW and The Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work.

Joint Program of Fathers & Family Network South Coast, The Family Nurturing Center of Massachusetts, and Cape Cod Fathers & Family Network
The Fathers and Family Network is a statewide networking and training group for professionals who work with fathers. The group helps professionals enhance skills, learn new strategies for engaging fathers, and coordinate services across the state.

May
26
Thu
Understanding Gender Identity @ via Zoom
May 26 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Understanding Gender Identity @ via Zoom

Understanding Gender Identity

Discussions of Gender and Gender Identity are Everywhere. Concepts of Gender are being discussed even as new terms are being created. It’s ok if you are struggling to figure out what it all means; you’re not alone if you’re confused. This series provides information and tools needed for those new to the topic and for those who want to deepen their understanding. This is meant to be a safe place to ask questions. Participants will receive Janna’s toolkit of practical tips you can use in everyday life to support trans people in your families/organizations/communities.

Facilitated by Janna Barkin, author, educator, parent coach, support group facilitator, and parent of a transgender child.

Three-session Zoom series, including two educational sessions (one hour each –
1 NASW CEU each) and a special storytelling panel (two hours – 2 NASW CEUs).

Session 1 (April 14, 12:30 – 1:30, 1 NASW CEU)
Foundations of Gender- vocabulary, definitions
Pronouns-why they are important and how to make the adjustment
Register here.

Session 2 (May 26, 12:30 – 1:30 1 NASW CEU) Rescheduled from May 12
Fathers and Gender – fathers and families “in transition”
Myths and Truths about gender and being trans
Register here.

Session 3 (May 18, 12:30 – 2:30 2 NASW CEUs)
Storytelling Panel
How to be an Ally
Questions and Answers
Register here.