Continuing Education Credits/Professional Development
for Community Health Workers

Earned Income Tax Credit/Financial Resources 

This workshop seeks to provide education on the available financial support for low to moderate income workers and families. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) helps low to moderate income workers and families to get a tax break. If you qualify, you can use the credit to reduce the taxes you owe and maybe increase your refund to help support the family.

In this workshop Community Health Workers will learn:

  • What the EITC is
  • Who is eligible for the EITC
  • How to apply for the EITC
  • Other FAQs

Date, Time, Location: Friday February 17th 10am-12pm Via Zoom
Trainer: Margaret Twum

Adverse Childhood Experiences 

This workshop aims to create awareness and engage community involvement around preventing and healing trauma among vulnerable communities throughout Connecticut, on the impact of trauma, including Adverse Childhood

Experiences (ACEs) on longer term health outcomes and wellbeing.

In this workshop Community Health Workers will learn:

  • What is ACEs
  • The types of ACEs prevalence in Connecticut
  • The negative health outcomes of ACEs
  • Learn some protective factors of ACEs

Date, Time, Location: Friday May 19th 10am-12pm Via Zoom
Trainer: Margaret Twum

Women’s Sexual Health 

Women face diverse and unique health concerns across their lifespan which impact their overall health and wellness including gender specific barriers in access to healthcare. Participants will learn how some of these health conditions impact the lives of women each year and positive interventions to support women through these challenges. 

Date, Time, Location: Friday March 17th 10am-12pm Via Zoom
Trainer: Alyssa McClain

Gender and Orientation 

This class will dive into unpacking gender identity and sexual orientation to help CHW's better serve people from various backgrounds. An analysis of our culture's current position on gender identity and sexual orientation will be done. Participants will be exposed to a diverse range of sexual orientations, gender identities, sexual expressions, life and love styles, and erotically marginalized populations. Participants will also gain a greater perspective of healthcare issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity.

Date, Time, Location: Friday June 16th 10am-12pm Via Zoom
Trainer: Alyssa McClain

Cultural Humility 

Learn how to engage in self-reflection to address inner biases that might influence the services you provide. Enhance the quality of your work by learning how to effectively respond to cultural differences. This workshop focuses on the value of diversity and explores differences between cultural competence versus cultural humility. Gain the tools needed to create a safe and receptive environment for those of differing cultures.

Date, Time, Location: Friday July 21st 10am-12pm Via Zoom
Trainer: TBA

Human Rights

Do you know your human rights? What are human rights? Come to HEC's professional development course for Community Health Workers from a Human Rights perspective. Learn about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, what those rights are, and what it means to focus on human rights when practicing Community Health Work.

Date, Time, Location: April 21st 10am-12pm Via Zoom
Trainer: Randi Matzenbacher


Sessions: $50 per person

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