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Upcoming Training: 

Monday, Nov. 4 - 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Manhattan, KS

Register here: Understanding Depression

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Depression does not  just happen overnight. This training will focus on both the biological and environmental factors that play into a diagnosis of depression – as well as basic ways to treat and discuss depression in a productive way!

Trainer Bio: Eric Martin, LSCSW, LCAC, a Substance Use & Mental Health Therapist has received his clinical licensure. This involves 4,000 post graduate hours of service and months of study prior to testing.

Martin has been with Pawnee since 2016. He graduated with a Bachelors degree in Psychology from North Park University in Chicago and a Masters degree in Social Work from Washburn University in Topeka.

Eric has been active locally serving on the boards for both the  Riley County Council for Social Service Agencies and the Kansas Statewide Homeless Coalition.

Cancellations and Substitutions: 
If you register and do not cancel by Monday, Oct. 28 and/or fail to attend you will be charged in full. 
Cancellations prior to the deadline above will be a charged a $25 service fee. Substitutions may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.


Tuesday, Nov. 12 - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Kansas City, MO

Register here: Geared for Grants

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Grants are a strategic and important part of the revenue picture for a nonprofit organization, but, they can also be time consuming and frustrating when the result isn’t what you’d hoped.

Participants in the Geared for Grants workshop will discover several ways to find grant opportunities, evaluate their fit with your organization, analyze the cost/benefit relationship of applying, and get hands-on practice in developing key aspects of a grant proposal. Participants will leave with several tools to assist in grant development efforts.

Geared for Grants will be facilitated by Shelley Loethen, founder of Encore Nonprofit Solutions. Over the past decade, Encore has helped clients secure nearly $55 million in grants, and countless unquantifiable benefits through program design and evaluation, strategic planning, volunteer management, and a variety of other services. Shelley is a Grant Professional Certified (GPC). The GPC is the only certification accredited by the National Commission of Certifying Agencies. The Encore team shares a firm belief that nonprofits are best equipped to address our social challenges, and is working to facilitate changes in the sector that support organizational health and success.

Cancellations and Substitutions: 
If you register and do not cancel by Tuesday, Nov. 5 and/or fail to attend you will be charged in full. 
Cancellations prior to the deadline above will be a charged a $25 service fee. Substitutions may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.


Thursday, Dec. 12 - 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Free Presentation
Registration not required: Feeling Good About Your Smile

This presentation will provide information about the Feeling Good About Your Smile intervention developed by Oral Health Kansas and utilized across Kansas by the KS Disability & Health Program. The Feeling Good About Your Smile intervention is a 90-minute hands-on workshop developed to improve oral health for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their support workers. It combines simple and colorful illustrations with discussion and four activities that reinforce behaviors to improve oral and overall health. Learn about how the intervention, how it has been used in Kansas, evaluation results and how you can host a workshop for people with I/DD in your area. For more information about the KS Disability and Health Program go to: http://ihdps.ku.edu/dandhkansas

Presented by Noelle Kurth, Research Associate, Institute for Health & Disability Policy Studies (IHDPS)  - University of Kansas Life Span Institute and Kathy Hunt, RDH - Oral Health Kansas. 

Presentation Details:
Feeling Good About Your Smile

Thu, Dec 12, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST

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