Develop Skills to Help You Connect to Your Community

We’re pleased to announce three new webinars that will be featured in our Cultivating Connections Training Track. The topics we tackle in this series are designed to help you develop stronger connections with the communities you serve. Click on the title links below for more information and to register for these upcoming events.

But, Do I Have to Cook?: Summer Food Service Q&A with Team Vittles
Learn about the steps you need to take to help connect children and teens with healthy food when school is out, whether by becoming a Summer Food Service Program site or publicizing and collaborating with existing sites in your area. Join us for an informal, panel-style presentation with members of Team Vittles and some of their collaborators.
Wednesday, August 28 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Presenters: Shane Hoffman (Plain City Public Library), Janet Ingraham-Dwyer (State Library of Ohio), and Kate McCartney (Marysville Public Library)

Words Matter: Addiction and Recovery Resources for Your Library
Because many traumas, like addiction, can have wide-ranging effects, carefully chosen words can have the power to lend hope when it’s hard to find. Learn about the impact of language choices and about small changes you can to provide trauma-informed service to those who might need it.
Thursday, October 31 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Presenter: Dr. Meghan Harper (Kent State University – iSchool)
CEUs: 1

Planning for Trauma-Informed Service: a Checklist of Considerations
Trauma-informed service can come in many forms, and there are many different potential changes you can make to benefit your community. In this webinar, attendees will walk through a checklist of issues to consider when planning changes to services, facilities, programming, and staff training.
Wednesday, December 4 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Presenter: Dr. Meghan Harper (Kent State University – iSchool)
CEUs: 1