Community Based Service Learning Program (CBSL)

Professional Development


 EVENING WITH E-CAN 2015 starts off with Culturally Competent Community Service, with Yolanda Sealey Ruiz, Ph.D., 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 in this dynamic interactive event.   Followed by  A Networking Event with the Einstein Community Action Network:  Share good food and great conversation as you meet student E-CAN leaders of the office of  Community Based Service Learning in an informal meet-and-greet setting.  Find out about opportunities available for you and hear from leaders about how to get involved at Einstein.TBA-August 2015.  

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. TBA 

Professionalism: Defining Boundaries Panel with Moderator: Maria Santos, MD; Dr. Carmelita Blake, Nurse Educator, faculty-New York University; Marilyn Otero, R-PAC -Physician Assistant, Veterans Hospital; and John Cancel, LCSW, Metropolitan Hospital Center, Coordinating Manager, Continuing Day Treatment Program, Psychiatry 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. TBA 

Working with 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. TBA  

The ABC’s of IRB Luncheon with Michael Reichgott, MD. This session is a must for any group conducting research, developing abstracts or presenting posters about their community projects. TBA 

Leadership Mid-Term Reflection and Training: TBA with Presenter and networking opportunities.  Mandatory for all E-CAN Leadership. 

End of Year Professional Development and Reflection – individual group sessions, and overall session.


Optional - By Request Only:   

E-CAN leaders are urged to contact CBSL about arranging for training and workshops for their project members, such as but not limited to:

Applying Motivational Interviewing Strategies  Spend 3 hours learning about Motivational Interviewing and applications for working within substance abuse or health care environments.  

Applying Basic Social Work Skills to Your Community Service with John Cancel, LCSW, Metropolitan Hospital Center, Coordinating Manager, Continuing Day Treatment Program, Psychiatry.  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.  

Planning an 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. 



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