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January 2021

Nurturing Healthy Sexual Development

January 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Gain information and skills to develop and maintain open communication with children, identify and respond to normal as well as concerning sexual behaviors in children, answer children's questions, and give children positive messages. Nurturing healthy sexual development plays an important role in protecting children from sexual abuse and/or developing sexually abusive behaviors. Participants will: a) summarize healthy sexual development in…

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Radical Study Group Meeting | WJFI

January 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Please join us for our third radical study session! With the start of a New Year, it is the perfect time to jump into the conversation about how to transform our society and start making steps towards that vision. Our next meeting is a continuation of our conversation on prisons, policing and mass incarceration as a history of anti-blackness and…

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Overcoming Barriers to Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Participants will: a) distinguish healthy behaviors from boundary violations and pre-offending behaviors; b) practice directly addressing concerning behaviors. Individuals and communities have a strong desire to prevent child sexual abuse. However, they often face barriers to protecting children, including having relationships with those exhibiting concerning behaviors. In this workshop participants will consider what adults can do to assist communities in…

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Crafting Captivating Copy With Gail Marlene Schwartz of Gail Writes | WBON

January 27 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Free – $20

We’ll find the fun in writing and learn little tricks and tips through short exercises we do collaboratively. Does the word “copy” leave you cowering in the corner? Does the mere mention of writing inspire images of your eighth grade English teacher cackling as you try to figure out where the commas go on your website’s about page? In this…

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Responding to Events of Racism in School Based Relationships | VT-HEC

January 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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One event on March 17, 2021 at 4:00 pm

One event on April 28, 2021 at 4:00 pm

$60 – $165

Our work in schools is fundamentally relational. The ways we treat each other create an environment that is either empowering and connecting, or marginalizing and oppressive. This series will focus on anti-racism within school-based relationships: how we treat each other in unmonitored social spaces, the words we say to each other, and the ways we resolve our conflicts. Through activities,…

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9to5: The Story of a Movement | Vermont PBS

January 28 @ 6:30 pm
Free

Before the hit song or film, 9to5 was an inspiring movement for equality that encapsulated the spirit of both the women’s and labor movements of the 1970s. Join us for a special sneak preview of this new film from Independent Lens followed by a conversation with a co-founder of 9to5 Boston. Share your questions and ideas to continue the fight…

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February 2021

Everything Everyone Needs to Know to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse | Prevent Child Abuse Vermont

February 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free – $25

This interactive training covers essential information for all adults to be better prepared to protect children from sexual abuse. Adults who are parents, caregivers, teachers, and other professionals want children to have abuse-free childhoods. This training is an important step! As a participant, you will: a) learn interactive tools that work to keep children safe from sexual abuse c) learn…

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Postnatal Movement with Amy LePage | Good Beginnings

February 6 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
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One event on February 20, 2021 at 10:00 am

Free

Postnatal Movement with Amy LePage February 6th & 20th at 10-10:45AM Description: Enjoy gentle, movement-based self care for the postpartum body with a focus on calming the nervous system, reducing pain, and improving movement and wellbeing through simple, gentle techniques in this two-part workshop. Open to all postpartum parents, including partners. With Amy LePage, Clinical Somatic Practitioner, Yoga Therapist, and…

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Birth Healing with Marianne Perchlik | Good Beginnings

February 7 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on February 12, 2021 at 4:30 pm

Free

Birth Healing with Marianne Perchlik February 7th at 3:30-5:00PM & February 12th at 4:30-6:00PM Description: This two-part workshop guides postpartum parents as they work through their birthing experience, and provides an opportunity to look back on your birth. Participants take away a tool kit to continue to do birth healing work on their own. With Birthing From Within and Waldorf…

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Nurturing Healthy Sexual Development | Prevent Child Abuse Vermont

February 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free – $25

Gain information and skills to develop and maintain open communication with children, identify and respond to normal as well as concerning sexual behaviors in children, answer children's questions, and give children positive messages. Nurturing healthy sexual development plays an important role in protecting children from sexual abuse and/or developing sexually abusive behaviors. Participants will: a) summarize healthy sexual development in…

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Worksite Wellness Workshops | Vermont Department of Health

February 11 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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One event on November 5, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on December 3, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on January 14, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on February 11, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on March 11, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on April 8, 2021 at 9:00 am

Free

2020-2021 Worksite Wellness virtual workshop series: Cultivating connection - supporting employee wellbeing We are excited to offer this virtual workshop series free of charge.  Registration is required, please click on each session below to find the link to register.   Sessions will be recorded and available for those not able to participate live. Wellness at Home Video Series October 15: A…

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How the Personal Becomes Professional: Unconscious Bias in the Workplace | VBSR

February 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on February 18, 2021 at 1:00 pm

$40 – $60

Everyone is talking about unconscious bias and how it is inevitable. That is a scary idea for those of us who try so hard to be “bias free”. Just because it’s inevitable, doesn’t mean that we can’t do something about it. Join Tabitha Moore and VBSR for an Implicit Bias Training where we will explore how bias can lead to…

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Systems of Oppression: Racism, Militarism, and Global Trade | PJC

February 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 25, 2021

Free

Thursday, February 11, 18, and 25. This new three part series from the Peace & Justice Center examines the intersection between racism, militarism, and global trade. The three systems, though seemingly distinct, work together to produce three-dimensional injustices that have wide reaching, and often insidious, impacts. Together, we will break down exactly what each of these systems is, how they…

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Training of Trainers: Everything Everyone Needs to Know to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse | Prevent Child Abuse Vermont

February 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until February 18, 2021

$400

Training of Trainers: Everything Everyone Needs to Know to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse © February 16th, 17th, 18th Daily from1 PM to 3:00 PM EST Daily   This 6 hour training provided via Zoom interactive real time platform will equip attendees with the knowledge and skills to facilitate Everything Everyone Needs to Know to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse. Adults who are parents,…

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Seeing & Disrupting Racism | PJC

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free – $15

This introductory-level workshop defines racism and white fragility, explores how white fragility perpetuates racism, and challenges participants to consider what steps they can take to disrupt racism at every level. This workshop was developed for predominantly white audiences, but all are welcome. Space is limited, registration is required (register below). These workshops are not recorded. Suggested fee $10 from Vermonters,…

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Racism in America Forum Series 2020-2021 Focus on Vermont

February 24 @ 7:00 pm
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One event on November 10, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on December 1, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on January 13, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on February 24, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on March 24, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on April 21, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on May 5, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on June 9, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Free

Racism in America Forum Series 2020-2021 Focus on Vermont 2021 Sponsored by The Vermont Racial Justice Alliance Mount Mansfield Community Television and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Hosted by Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 273 Vermont Route 15, Jericho, Vermont Moderator: The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas, Pastor How far have we come as Americans in confronting racism? This is a topic that…

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Finding Balance with Respectful Infant Care with Jean Newberry | Good Beginnings

February 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Finding Balance with Respectful Infant Care with Jean Newberry Saturday February 27th at 10:00-11:00AM Description: Find balance in caring for infants, forging deep emotional wellness, and developing self-confidence for caregivers and infants. Expect hands-on activities and advice gleaned from years of experience caring for infants in a Waldorf Nursery School. With Jean Newberry from Sweet Clover Nursery of Orchard Valley…

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March 2021

Training of Trainers: The Healthy Relationships Project | Prevent Child Abuse Vermont

March 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until March 25, 2021

$500

Training of Trainers: The Healthy Relationships Project © March 23rd, 24th, 25th from 1 PM to 3:30 PM EST Daily This 6-hour training provided via Zoom interactive real time platform will equip attendees with the knowledge and skills to facilitate all elements of The Healthy Relationships Project's three school-based programs: Care for Kids © (Pre-K to 2nd grades), We Care…

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April 2021

For the Love of N’dakinna: Abenaki Continuity and Adaptation | Vermont Humanities

April 7 @ 7:00 pm
Free

Abenaki people have thrived within N’dakinna, their homeland, for more than 10,000 years. While the people and their culture have changed during this time, the core values of their ancestors have remained constant. Melody Walker Brook, citizen of the Elnu Abenaki Band of N’dakinna and former chair of the Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs, describes how these core values…

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