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Adult Learning Course


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Building Family Futures Training (BFF)

Building Family Futures (BFF) Training is available on an as needed basis by our trained facilitators. Please contact us at www.ctpen.org for more information.

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CT-PEN Job Descriptions

Co-Chairs (2) =>
Coordinate and convene monthly Leadership Team and any special meetings;
Monitor Leadership Team and membership activities and initiatives via appropriate reporting mechanisms;
Have signatory powers for matters related to and approved by the CT-PEN Leadership or General Membership;
Share CT-PEN website posting privileges with the Web Master for all official CT-PEN related business.

Recording Secretary

Records minutes for monthly meetings
Sends completed minutes out to LT for review
Records minutes for special meetings


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Parent Educator Position: Torrington

Full-Time Parent Educator

Summary: functions as a member of the Prevention Department of the McCall Foundation; a substance abuse and mental health treatment facility in Torrington, CT; serving the northwest region of the state. The parent educator will facilitate an accredited in-home evidence based parent program along with other substance abuse prevention programs throughout northwest CT.



Duties and Responsibilities: Provide parent education through the evidenced based Triple P (Positive Parenting Program). This is an in-home parent education program with primarily DCF referred families. Accreditation is required (training can be provided at no cost). Use of personal car for traveling is required.

Parent educator will also be responsible for other various prevention programs including: provide parent education through Strengthening Families Program curriculum; creating and facilitating presentations for middle school, high school, college, and community groups; lead substance abuse psycho-education groups in a school setting; and complete specific data collection and reporting for funding source.



Education and Experience Qualifications: BA/BS degree in social work, public health, or related field. Excellent communication and documentation skills, attention to detail, and time management skills are required. The candidate will possess strong computer and organizational skills with a customer service orientation and the ability to function in a team environment. Successful experience working with parents and children is required. Demonstrated ability to effectively implement prevention initiatives with diverse populations in a culturally responsive and respectful manner is required. . Must model professional behavior, excellent interpersonal skills and have the ability to work in collaboration with schools, law enforcement and other community leaders. The position requires a flexible schedule, and local travel.

Spanish Speaking preferred.



Credential(s) Preferred: Accreditation as a Triple P Parent Educator will be expected within the first three months of hire. Certification as a Prevention Professional or relevant experience to complete certification within three years of hiring.



Salary Range: Dependent upon qualifications and experience



Anticipated Start Date: April 21, 2014



Please send cover letter and resume to jessica.wright@mccall-foundation.org



Jessica Wright, M.S.W.
Director of Prevention
McCall Foundation
58 High Street
Torrington CT 06790
860-496-2139
860-496-2111(f)
http://mccall-foundation.org/



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Resources for PE's and families in wake of Newtown Tragedy


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Download: parents_guidelines_for_helping_teens_after_the_recent_attacks.pdf
Download: psychological_information_sheet_two_pager.pdf
Download: talking_to_children_about_the_shooting.pdf

Summer Camp for HS Kids with disabilities

This program is a one week long program for high school juniors and seniors with disabilities that supports self-advocacy, learning strategies and transition. I have provided the website below. We are looking to reach more parents so they can learn about this wonderful opportunity for their son or daughter.



http://www.csd.uconn.edu/pre_admin_ucprep.html





Lorri Comeau

Center for Students with Disabilities
University of Connecticut
Wilbur Cross Building, Room 204
233 Glenbrook Rd., Unit 4174
Storrs, CT 06269-4174

(860) 486-2020 Voice
(860) 486-2077 TDD
(860) 486-4412 FAX
E-mail: lorri.comeau@uconn.edu
http://www.csd.uconn.edu



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