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Visions of Community – March 19, 2022:  Registration & details

The annual conference of our parent organization, the Federation for Children with Special Needs, is swiftly approaching!  Now is good a time to take a look at the workshops that will be offered and highlight those that may be of interest to you as someone engaged with MASFEC’s mission of fostering compassionate, effective, and culturally responsive family engagement.

Intersection of Disability and Race: Navigating and Managing Disability and Race within the Black Community

This roundtable discussion will explore the effects of having multiple intersecting identities, centered around the idea that when disability, cultural, and racial identities are intertwined, equity issues tend to be magnified.

Respite for Families: Taking a Break Now and Then

In this workshop, you will learn strategies for self-care, including how to utilize and access the systems of support that are available in Massachusetts.

Apoyo a las families a través del Aprendizaje Socioemocional / Supporting Families Through Social Emotional Learning

In this workshop, you will learn about the five core competencies of social emotional learning and explore what you can do to support its implementation in your community.

The Power of Parent Advocacy

In this workshop, you will learn strategies to effectively and confidently advocate for children with disabilities.

Konsiderasyon Sante Mantal pou Fanmi Ayisyen / Mental Health Considerations for Haitian Families

In this workshop, you will gain a culturally specific understanding of mental health for Haitian families, and resources and strategies for self-care that may be specifically helpful to such families.

Community Inclusion: What It Is (And Isn’t) & How to Achieve It

In this workshop, you will learn about different models of inclusive participation and how to implement them in community-based programs.

We hope you found some topics of interest from this selection of workshops. For even more opportunities to learn, connect, and engage with other changemakers in the field, take a look at the full collection of workshops and networking opportunities.

We look forward to seeing you there!