Community Based Service Learning Program (CBSL)

Professional Development

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 EC001 - The Legal Implications of Your Community Service Project
Ms. Nakechi Watkins, Risk Management, Yeshiva University & John Scarfone, Associate General Counsel and Director of Research Compliance -Yeshiva University; 

Mon. Sept. 16, 4-6 pm; Location: Belfer

Working in the community comes with legal risk. Learn how to prepare yourself to work with diverse populations in the community. Topics to be covered include but are not limited to: release and permissions forms; working within your training limitations; collaborating with outside agencies. Mandatory for all group leaders. 


EC0001.1 - Working with Minors: an online mini course on Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse
Ms. Nackechi Watkins, Risk Management, Yeshiva University & Ana Julia Cruz, CBSL Manager, Einstein, 

Date: Arranged; Location: On-Line.This session can be offered for groups in classroom setting. Contact Ana Julia Cruz for more information. 

Spend an hour on line learning about identifying and reporting child abuse. Certificate is issued at the end which must be submitted to CBSL Manager. Mandatory for all students working with populations under 18 years of age. Contact CBSL Manager for log on instructions


EC002 - How to Get things Done at Einstein College
Martin Penn, CPA, Senior Administrator – Office of Education; Ana Julia Cruz, MA, CBSL Manager; Medina Byars, CBSL Assistant; 

Date: Mon., October 7, 4-6 pm @ Einstein

How do I order a cab? Can I get a Metro Card? How do I get pizza delivered without having to pay it out of my own pocket? How do I order an easel? How do I book a room? How do I get reimbursed? Free yourself from these tasks and focus on your meetings and projects as you learn about requisitioning services and purchases. These questions and more will be addressed at this seminar offered by CBSL staff and Einstein Administration. Mandatory for all E-CAN Leadership


EC0004 – Applying Basic Social Work Skills to Your Community Service
John Cancel, LCSW, Metropolitan Hospital Center, Coordinating Manager, Continuing Day Treatment Program, Psychiatry. 

Date: November 13, 2013, 6 pm - 8 pm. Location: Belfer Room 812-814

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 and HOPE.


EC0006- Applying Cultural Competency Training to Your Community Project
Dr. Yolanda Sealey Ruiz, Assistant Professor, Teachers College at Columbia University. 

Date: December 3, 6pm - 9pm. 

Take your cultural competency training to another level as you develop skills and learn to apply your knowledge while working with diverse communities in the Bronx. Reflect on race, culture and our community and ways to work with diverse populations in changing times. Strongly Recommended for all leadership and those working in Bronx community.


  EC007 - Planning an Advocacy Campaign  

Aaron Fox, MD MS  

Date: Mon., January 6, 6:00 - 8:30 pm  

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. 


EC005- Motivational Interviewing Strategies Workshop
Presenter to be announced

Date: February 2014 -TBA 

Spend 4 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.


EC005.01 - Coaching Patients Through Change: Motivational Interviewing & Trans-theoretical Model of Change Workshop
Ana Julia Cruz, MA & Maria Marzan, Ed.D.; Date:  Session arranged for E-CAN groups by request. 

Continue to learn about the process of change utilizing the Trans-theoretical model (TTM). Review and apply some basic principles of Motivational Interviewing skills beyond substance abuse and recovery. Time will be spent practicing Brief Intervention Strategies including M.I. 5 Easy Pieces. 


EC0003 - Social Media, Publicity & Publications for Your Community Service Group 

Einstein’s Marketing and Communications Staff; Date: SPRING 2014 TBA; Location: TBA

Learn the ins and outs of Social Media & Einstein’s guidelines for usage. Find out how to promote your events and projects while serving your community and working within Einstein’s guidelines. E-CAN group representation Strongly recommended.


Opportunities for Einstein Community Action Network Reflection:

Evening with E-CAN  - Orientation and information session for, with, and by E-CAN- Wednesday August 28, 2013 

Mid-Year Network Check-In -- social and reflection - Wednesday, January 15, 2014

End of Year Poster & Project Presentation and Social - May TBA


For registration information, contact Ana Julia Cruz, or click on seminar title for registration page. 

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