Calendar Vol 48 No 2

Best practices for supporting survivors of domestic violence/intimate partner violence
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Time: 3:00 PM ET

This is part one of four in a series of webinars on Domestic Violence Awareness. The series is a collaboration between CCUSA and Catholics for Family Peace. Everyone can help support the mission of ending domestic violence, within their professional roles and engagement with their community. Throughout this training, staff from Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Chicago will review an evidenced-based screening method for domestic violence and trauma informed interventions. We plan for participants to leave with tangible skills in their toolbox to support survivors of domestic violence/intimate partner violence.

NOTE: This webinar offers 1.0 Continuing Education Credit. Course completion requirements – To earn CE credit, participants must log in at the scheduled time, attend the webinar, and complete an online course evaluation and CED post-test. The post-test survey will close 7 days after you receive the link to your email. CE Certificates will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. View system requirements. Register here.

Webinar about the elderly after pandemic
The Elderly – Our Future: Connecting for Greater Understanding and Action for Elders
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Time: Noon – 1:00 PM ET

You are invited to attend a free webinar series and learn about a groundbreaking release from the Vatican Pontifical Academy for Life: Old Age: Our Future – The elderly after pandemic. Co-sponsored by CHA, the Community of Sant’Egidio and Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), this series will open a conversation starting from this newest Vatican document and stretch thinking on possibilities for how partnerships and innovation must be created to meet the critical needs of the growing population of elders and the impact on them from the pandemic. This series is for all – and why it is complimentary.
Learn more and access registration.

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Fratelli Tutti: Finding sisterhood and brotherhood to overcome what divides us
Catholic Charities USA is pleased to sponsor an upcoming series hosted by the Franciscan Action Network and featuring expert speakers who will unpack Pope Francis’ latest social encyclical, Fratelli Tutti. Dates, topics, featured panelists, and registration links are as follows:

Ministering to workers in the time of COVID for parish social ministers
Friday, May 7, 2021
Time: 2:00 – 3:30 PM ET

The coronavirus pandemic has struck working families especially hard: millions of essential workers remain on the job at risk of infection while millions of others have been displaced from work and are at risk of poverty and homelessness. These are our parishioners and the people we serve in our other ministries – how much do we know about what they have experienced during this time? The Catholic Labor Network, supported by a grant from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, has created a short 1.5 hour zoom-based program for Catholic Charities USA on “Ministering to Workers in the Time of COVID.” In the program we take testimony from workers impacted by the pandemic and explore together its implications for our ministry. Besides the workers themselves, presenters will include Fr. Ty Hullinger, Pastor of St Anthony of Padua Church in Baltimore and consultor to the US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ CCHD Subcommittee; Adrian Flores, Director of the Office of Social Concerns in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles; and Clayton Sinyai, Executive Director of the Catholic Labor Network. Register here.

Photo: Elias Kontogiannis

2021 Annual Gathering
September 20-23, 2021
San Diego, Calif.

This past year of uncertainty has brought many changes, and we especially miss the opportunity for fellowship, learning and sharing best practices. We are excited to come together in the new year and see one another for an amazing event! Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details!