SJC to Host Summer Workshop Series in Health and Human Services

April 29, 2014

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. APRIL 30, 2014 St. Josephs College (SJC) is pleased to announce that it will offer a series of continuing education workshops in Human Services and Health Administration during the months of May and June on its Long Island Campus in Patchogue, N.Y.

"This is an affordable training option for community members and not-for-profit staffs, said Carolyn Gallogly, Ph.D., associate professor of human services at SJC. "Those who are seeking to enhance their knowledge in one or more areas, such as grant writing or social media, will find these courses extremely beneficial. 

The workshop schedule is as follows:

Workshop #1: How to Develop Fundraising for an Organization
June 7 and 21, 8:30 a.m. 4 p.m.
A key component in maintaining a not-for-profit agency is choosing and developing funding sources, funding approaches and creating a fundraising plan. This course will help you design a plan that will include individual giving, an annual appeal and special events. Topics will include designing a direct mailing, creating a database, using the internet and other networking resources, maintaining relationships with donors, managing a campaign and planning events. Light complimentary lunch will be served.

Workshop #2: Grant Proposal Writing
June 4, 5, 11 and 12, 6 9:45 p.m. 

Learn how to plan and research your grant writing options and then organize, write and package your proposal. Three experts in grant writing will present this workshop, including a not-for-profit grant proposal writer, a professional grant writer and a health care professional. This workshop will combine instruction with interactive exercises to help you become detail-oriented by using concise, persuasive writing techniques. Each expert will provide you with the skills you need to get results for your organization. Light complimentary supper will be served the first night.

Workshop #3: Event Planning
June 25 and 26, 6 9:45 p.m. and June 29, 8:30 a.m. 4 p.m.

Explore the best practices for planning, organization, implementation and evaluation of special events. Included is an overview of the human, fiscal and physical resources required for successful event planning and execution. Light complimentary supper will be served the first night.

Workshop #4: Medicaid
June 2, 3, 9 and 10, 6 9:45 p.m. 

Learn who and what Medicaid covers, how to apply for Medicaid and when to seek legal assistance in applying. Every registrant will complete a Medicaid application. All of the special categories of eligibility will be presented. Three experts will teach this workshop: a professional geriatric care manager and two lawyers who specialize in Elder Law. Light complimentary supper will be served the first night.

Workshop #5: Health Care Advocacy
June 16, 17, 23 and 24, 6 9:45 p.m.

The extraordinary complexity of the U.S. Health System leaves patients and the general public exposed to adverse health outcomes, creates disparities among vulnerable populations and can lead to large, unexpected financial outcomes. By understanding how things work and who makes decisions, health care consumers can make better choices, protect their rights and make the system fairer to all parties. Light complimentary supper will be served the first night.

Workshop #6: Social Media in Health Care
May 27 and 29, June 10 and 12, 6 9:45 p.m.

The means by which health care is being delivered, managed and communicated is being reshaped by social media. Patients, health care professionals, employers and insurers need to better understand the opportunities and challenges as the health care industry is being transformed, and develop a meaningful strategy that enables them to successfully participate in this new landscape. Light complimentary supper will be served the first night.

Workshop #7: Gambling as an Addiction
June 7 and 21, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

This workshop will review the current theories of gambling and problem gambling, along with problem prevalence rates, both statewide and nationally. The instructor will discuss the five types of gamblers, profiles of problem gamblers (men vs. women), escape vs. skill-based gambler progression for problem gamblers and spouses, phases of problem gambling, warning signs of problem gambling, a review of problem gambling from DSM-IV (changing to DSM-V), knowledge of gambling venues and special populations and their gambling practices. A list of available resources provided throughout New York State will be provided, including treatment, prevention and self-help. Light complimentary lunch will be served both days.

Registration is required. Workshops cost $100 if paid in advance; $150 at the door. Payment is due at registration. SJC students who wish to take the workshops for credit will be billed the cost of one credit. For more information, contact Jo-Anne Petrone at [email protected] or 631.687.1244.