Training materials from events and projects sponsored the Office of Economic Opportunity.
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- Bed Bugs 101 for Shelters & Supportive Housing Programs
This webinar provides information on how to recognize and investigate for bed bugs, basic prevention techniques, best practices in pest/bed bug management, regulations, and resources available to learn more.
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- Early Childhood & Homelessness: Research, Resources & Partnerships
This webinar provides information on the effects of homelessness on young children, the scale of the issue in Vermont, and resources available to families who are homeless.
- Supporting Kids Together: Homeless Service & Education Partnerships in Vermont
A great webinar for Homeless Education Liaisons, Homeless Shelter and Service Providers (including Domestic Violence Shelters), Community Action Agencies, and Homeless Continuum of Care partners.
- Understanding ADA & Reasonable Accommodation for Homeless Shelter & Service Providers
You want to make sure that your program is serving people with disabilities well and you know that you need to provide "reasonable accommodation", but what does that actually mean in practice? Barb Prine of the Vermont Legal Aid Disability Law Project will provide a basic overview of what the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) means for your clients and your organization. Best viewed as a companion training to the Fair Housing webinar. Great for staff and board members!
- Fair Housing & Homeless Shelters - What You Need to Know
If your organization provides emergency shelter or transitional housing for people who are homeless, then this webinar is for you! Ellen Maxon, from the Vermont Human Rights Commission, will help explain how fair housing laws impact your work and makes sure those seeking shelter receive fair access. Best viewed as a companion training to the ADA webinar. Great for staff and board members!
Your Money, Your Goals
- Introduction to Your Money, Your Goals
- Talking to the Participant
- Self Assessments Coaching and Counseling
- Setting your Goals
- Setting Goals with Participants
- Spending and Savings The Big Picture
- Tracking and Analyzing the Tracking Data
- Bills and Budgets
- Starting Savings
- Making Incentives Work
- Starting the Debt/Credit Conversation
- Debt Management
- Resources for Paying Down & Avoiding Debt
- Credit Reports What Why and How!!!
- Managing credit
Poverty & Opportunity Training Forum
On March 31, 2015, over 300 anti-poverty practitioners from across the state attended the Second Annual Poverty & Opportunity Training Forum hosted by OEO. The following are presentations from that event.
- Coaching to Motivate and Build Solutions
- De-Escalation of People Experiencing a Psychiatric Crisis
- Head Start Family Independence Initiative Demonstration Project
- Resolving Ambivalence and Tipping the Balance Toward Change
- Succession Planning / Leadership Development
- The Basics of Motivational Interviewing or How to be More Effective with Your Clients
- The Science of Poverty: Mobility Mentoring™ - From Theory to Outcomes
- Using Behavioral Science To Do Good
- Using Behavioral Science to Understand and Combat Poverty
- Building Financial Capability: A Planning Guide for Integrated Services
Shining a Light on Poverty: A Year-Long Series of Discussions on Poverty
OEO sponsored a year-long series of discussions on poverty. The following are presentations from the series.
- Discussion #1: Is Poverty Making Us Sick?
- Discussion #2: War on Poverty: Large Positive Impact, More Work Remains
- Discussion #3: Homelessness: Illness or Poverty?
- Discussion #4: Feet on the Street Housing Retention.
- Discussion #5: Do you have enough to eat? How we feed our neighbors in need.
- Discussion #6: Ending the Injustice of Hunger and Malnutrition in Vermont
- Discussion #7: Building Financial Security for Your Clients
- Discussion #8: Universal Children's Savings Accounts: New England Takes the Lead
- Discussion #9:Collective Impact: Creating Sustainable Community Solutions
- Discussion #10: Women and Poverty in Vermont: Intersections of Inequity and Lessons
- Discussion #11: Behavioral Economics & Poverty
- Discussion #12: Emerging adults in Vermont - Two Broke Girls are in Good Company