> Dec. 1-Jan. 6-- Access & Utilize Census Bureau Statistics: Throughout the month of December 2016 and into early January 2017, Alexandra Barker of the U.S. Census Bureau will conduct a series of free webinars about how to access and utilize Census Bureau Statistics. The series includes both introductory and advance classes. Click here to access a description of classes and registration links. Registration is limited and will be available on a first-come first-served basis.

> Dec. 3-4-- Hawaii People's Congress: The Hawaii People’s Congress is a gathering community leaders, nonprofit organizations, and residents from across the state who want to work together to build a more just, fair and healthy future for Hawaii. The Dec. 3 & 4 event in Honolulu will culminate in the creation of a People’s Agenda - a group of campaigns that we can continue to work on together after the event is over: the birth of a new alliance. Leading up to the December statewide event, community forums are being held around the islands to listen to local concerns and gather ideas and suggestions. Click here to learn more, and click here to connect on Facebook.

> Dec. 6-- Building Family Engagement Pathways: Are you interested in increasing your outreach to families? Are you wondering how you might elevate family voice in the work that you do? Are you thinking about how to develop stronger community partnerships in support of families? If so, then this Dec. 6 webinar will benefit you. In their recent report Public Libraries: A Vital Space for Family Engagement, Harvard Family Research Project and the Public Library Association outlined five important processes that build successful family engagement pathways: Reach out, Raise up, Reinforce, Relate, and Reimagine. This webinar will explore how these practices are being implemented in early childhood programs and libraries, and offer practical ideas that you can use to build family engagement pathways in the learning setting you work in. Click here to register.

> Dec. 7-- Foster Care Information Session: Change a lifetime by getting involved in a child's life...Consider Foster Care! Families are needed for teens and sibling groups, as well as Native Hawaiian families. If you are not able to take in a child, there are other ways to get involved. Learn more about the foster care licensing process and hear from Resource Caregivers and former foster youth. Participants will also learn about adoption and volunteer opportunities. Wednesday, December 7, 2016 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm at Inspire Church, Waikele (94-877 Lumiaina St., Waipahu, HI 96797). To reserve your seat, call 441-1117 or click here to submit online registration. Webinar access available from your computer, tablet or smartphone: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/783148269, Access Code: 783-148-269

> Dec. 8-- Trauma Impacts Parenting: Parents who are survivors of trauma can face challenges with parenting young children. This training hosted by the Hawaii Association for Infant Mental Health will increase awareness and understanding of how trauma impacts parenting and identify strategies to working effectively with parents and to help manage trauma symptoms. Staff who work with trauma survivors can experience vicarious trauma, and compassion fatigue. Click here to register.

> Dec. 13-- [HAWAII ISLAND] HANO training workshop - Create Lasting Relationships with your Donors and Supporters: Thanks to generous support from the Freeman Foundation, we're able to offer this training at highly subsidized registration rates. This special Hawaii Island training is focused on the concepts of cultivation, engagement, and stewardship in building and sustaining long-term relationships with your current donors and developing new donors for your organization. To support the development of a culture of engagement within your organization, we encourage you to consider registering both a staff member and a board member for this workshop. Tuesday, Dec. 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Click HERE for more details and HERE to reserve your spot now!


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