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May 2020

Community Action Network COVID-19 Weekly Update

May 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join Community Action National Partners CAP, CAPLAW and NASCSP for a weekly update on the impact of COVID-19 on the network, every Thursday at 3 ET / 2 CT / 1 MT / 12 PT  (3 AST / 10 AKST / 9 HST). NCAF will participate as schedules allow. The content for these national partner calls will vary from week to week and the calls are intended to be a standing meeting for the Network to share information and hear about…

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Conducting a Community Assessment during the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Community Needs Assessment (CNA) is an important part of planning for Community Action in response to local community needs and resources. Part of this CNA process includes data collection that is traditionally done in-person, such as focus groups, key informant interviews, or town hall meetings. Modifications that can be made to the CNA process will be discussed, as well as techniques for data prioritization as agencies are juggling both long-standing and crisis needs. In addition, this webinar will review the COVID-19 Community Assessment Update Template & Data Resource Guide as one option for a tool to update the CNA to assist with identifying needs to address in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Community Action Network COVID-19 Weekly Update

May 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join Community Action National Partners CAP, CAPLAW and NASCSP for a weekly update on the impact of COVID-19 on the network, every Thursday at 3 ET / 2 CT / 1 MT / 12 PT  (3 AST / 10 AKST / 9 HST). NCAF will participate as schedules allow. The content for these national partner calls will vary from week to week and the calls are intended to be a standing meeting for the Network to share information and hear…

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Utility Debt in the Pandemic: How to Change Shutoff and Collection Policy

May 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join in on this webinar hosted by the National Community Action Partnership and the National Community Action Foundation.  CAAs and other LIHEAP agencies foresee a coming tsunami of debt.  A few states have enlightened debt-management and forgiveness policies. If yours is not one of them, this presentation by John Howat, Senior Energy Analyst with the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC), will provide model approaches and what to present to state policy makers to win changes. You will learn how utilities…

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Lessons in Trauma-Informed Care: A Deeper Dive into Caring for Self

May 27 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Community Action Agencies all across the country are on the front-lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, providing critical services for your communities in the midst of a life-threatening situation. Being a highly-responsive social service professional in these times can cause a considerable amount of personal stress, and both acute and secondary trauma, while working with our communities experiencing their own long-term and COVID-related traumas. Join us for Webinar Wednesday to continue our conversation with Denese Shervington, MD, MPH who will lead…

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