Upcoming Events Calendar

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

July 28-August 3

The Tow Policy Advocacy Fellowship Is Accepting Applications

Does your organization advocate for policy change? Are you interested in hosting a graduate student to contribute to your policy advocacy work? The Tow Policy Advocacy Fellowship, which is funded by the Tow Foundation and administered by the Prisoner Reentry Institute at John Jay College, is now accepting applications for host sites for the 2015-16 academic year. Tow Fellows are top John Jay College graduate students who intern at partner sites for 14 hours per week from early September to late May. Fellows prepare for their placements through a pre-service summer orientation and a two-semester skill-building course with Prof Karin Martin.

Tuesday, July 28-Monday, August 3

For more information, call Matt Bond at 212-621-3792 or e-mail him. Click here to download the host site application which is due August 3 or click here to read about the work the 2014-15 Tow Fellows did at their host sites.

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July 28

Webinar: Improving Health Through Trauma-Informed Care

People who experience physically or emotionally harmful or life threatening events can have lasting adverse mental and physical health effects.  Trauma-informed care can improve patient engagement with their providers and support health outcomes. In addition, a clinic environment that realizes the widespread impact of trauma can actively resist re-traumatization of the people you serve.

How can you embed trauma-informed approaches into the practice of your integrated primary care clinic?

Join this webinar to walk through what a trauma-informed clinic looks like and simple steps you can take to ensure your services and clinic environment are trauma-informed.

Tuesday, July 28
2 PM EDT

Register for this online webinar. Before you join the webinar, get a primer on trauma-informed care with SAMHSA’s guide and review some of the resources available on CIHS’ trauma Web page.

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September 23 & 30; October 7, 21, 28; November 4

Restorative Justice As A Tool For Transformative Change: Exploring Pathways To Dignity And Healing Continuing Education Course

This intensive introduction to restorative justice will blend examples from theory and practice to help participants develop an in-depth understanding of its origins, principles, and application. The course will also include an exploration of the role of and impact on survivors of crime with a particular emphasis on trauma and power. In addition, participants will study accountability for those responsible for crime through a restorative justice lens. These sessions will culminate in an examination of the potential and limitations of restorative justice to address mass incarceration and structural racism. Participants will engage in critical dialogue about these processes in the contexts of history, power, and social change. Throughout the course and in the final week in particular, participants will be given an opportunity to understand and practice some of the core mechanics of restorative justice by focusing on the method of peacemaking circles.

Wednesdays: September 23 & 30; October 7, 21, 28; November 4
6:30-8 PM
Silberman School of Social Work Hunter College/CUNY
2180 Third Ave.
NYC

Click here for more information and to register.

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October 29

The Fortune Society Annual Fall Benefit

Our main honoree and special guest speaker will be Bryan Stevenson, an author of the New York Times best-selling book, “Just Mercy,” and the leader of the Equal Justice Initiative.

Thurs., Oct. 29 Time and location TBA

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