An Evening with Einstein-CAN, Einstein students in the Bronx Community, Meet members of
the office of Community Based Service Learning, learn about the resources
available to volunteer, do research, and learn about the Bronx community; hear
from leaders of student groups below about how to get involved while at
Einstein. Tues., Sept. 2, 5 p.m.
Health Literacy with Emily Briglia, Health Literacy Program Manager,
Community Healthcare Network. Health
literacy is the capacity of professionals and institutions to communicate
effectively so patients can make informed decisions and take appropriate
actions to protect and promote their health. At this training, students will
learn key health literacy strategies to improve communication and
patient/client understanding. Through this interactive workshop, participants
will develop skills to effectively use two important health literacy
strategies: plain language and the teach back method. Participants will also
discuss the challenges of using these strategies with patients and identify
tangible solutions. Tues., Sept. 9, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Defining Boundaries Panel with
Dr. Maria A. Marzan, CBSL Director, Moderator; Maria Santos, MD; Ana Julia Cruz,
MA, Manager CBSL - Counselor; Marilyn Otero, R-PAC -Physician Assistant,
Veterans Hospital; and representatives from the fields of nursing, and social
work will explore boundary issues from interdisciplinary professionals
when working with clients/patients in community settings. How do we define relationships and responsibilities in our
community service projects? Students are encouraged to bring cases/issues
encountered in their projects for discussion and reflection. Mon., Sept. 15,
5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Minors: an online mini course on Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse, Ana Julia Cruz, CBSL Manager, Einstein, Date:
Arranged; Location: On-Line. Mandatory for all students working with
populations under 18 years of age. Contact CBSL Manager for log on
instructions. All members of TEACH, Ei-Sci, START, BODY, Buddies, H4H and HOPE
must submit certificate or transcript to CBSL office.
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Designing Surveys
(But Were Afraid to Ask) with Dr. William Burton. The workshop is intended to convey knowledge
and skills to enable participants to: describe different sources of survey
error; construct surveys that minimize measurement error; evaluate the
credibility of other people’s surveys; be educated consumers of survey data. Mon., Oct. 6, 2014, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
The ABC’s of IRB
withMichael Reichgott, MD. This session is a must for any group conducting
research, developing abstracts or presenting posters about their community
projects. Mon., Oct. 20, 2014, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Interviewing Strategies with Ellen L.
Short, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Dept. of Counseling and School Psychology,
Counseling Program, Long Island University/Brooklyn Campus.
Spend 3 hours learning about Motivational Interviewing
and applications for working within substance abuse or health care
environments. Mandatory for all Leadership; all students working with clients /
patients towards change of behavior or views in particular. This will be a full
day special event with working lunch held at Einstein College. TBA-November 2014
Social Work Skills to Your Community Service with John
Cancel, LCSW, Metropolitan Hospital Center, Coordinating Manager, Continuing
Day Treatment Program, Psychiatry. Date: TBA. Learn some of the basics of
social work in New York City including healthcare, housing, foster care, elder
care and more. Discover ways to use some of these new skills in your community
based group. Strongly Recommended: for all members of PACt, HOPE, E-VETS, SPHERE,
Cultural Competency Training to Your Community Project, Yolanda Sealey Ruiz, Assistant Professor, Teachers College
at Columbia University. Take your cultural competency training to another level
as you develop skills you can apply to your work with diverse communities in
the Bronx as you reflect on race, culture and our community in changing
times. Date: TBA-January 2015
Advocacy Campaign with Aaron Fox, MD, MS. Providing medical care for the
uninsured is a major challenge that will persist despite health care reform.
Students will learn to use a normal strategy chart in an effort to organize
physicians around this issue and plan for an advocacy campaign. – TBA -
Mid-Term Training: Program
planning, implementation and evaluation are discussed along with valuable information about your
budget, training members and the day to day management of your group. Included on the agenda – Legal Implications
of Your Community Projects, and developing research with Marni LoIacono Merves,
LMSW, MA Administrator, Medical Student Research & SOAR. Maria Marzan, Ed.D., MPH- Director,
CBSL and Ana Julia Cruz, MA, MCDP-Manager, CBSL. Mandatory for all E-CAN Leadership.
End of Year Professional
Development and Reflection – Maria Marzan,
Ed.D., CBSL Director, Ana Julia Cruz, M.A., MCDP, CBSL Manager. E-CAN leaders and members wrap
up the year with the CBSL management team, faculty advisors, and their E-CAN
team as students report back on their group activities, discuss obstacles and
share and celebrate their successes.