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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Connections Matter

Start Date: 4/2/2019 8:00 AM EDT
End Date: 4/3/2019 4:30 PM EDT

Venue Name: WVPCA Office | Columbia Gas Building Auditorium

Organization Name: WVPCA

John Kennedy
Email: john.kennedy@wvpca.org
Phone: 304-346-0032

WVPCA Launches Connections Matter Program!
About the Program:
The West Virginia Primary Care Association (WVPCA) is excited to announce our partnership with the WV ACEs Coalition and the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation in sponsoring Connections Matter®. This initiative is a research-driven, evidence-informed, strength-based community engagement and awareness training designed to foster meaningful social supports and develop resiliency among children, families and communities utilizing trauma-informed prevention and care approaches associated with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). The Connections Matter® program promotes caring connections as the foundation for developing healthy brains, supportive relationships and strong communities.Studies have proven that communities connected through caring relationships have less crime, violence, substance abuse and homelessness, better school success, better physical and mental health for everyone. The simplicity of Connections Matter® allows and encourages every individual to share in building stronger communities one person at a time. 

Click here for more details about the positive change that happens when we invest in each other through building relationships. 
About the Training:
The WVPCA, along with our partners, are offering this community engagement and awareness Train-the-Trainer Program to Community Health Center staff and other state stakeholders to learn how to implement Connections Matter® in health centers and communities. This two-day training will provide the necessary information and resources to implement the program. 

Join us and speaker Liz Cox, Executive Director of Prevent Child Abuse Iowa as she promotes caring connections as the foundation for developing healthy brains, supportive relationships and strong communities. 

As part of the training, participants will:

  • Learn how relationships impact the development of the brain and improves one’s ability to learn, live and improve the quality of their life.
  • Understand the importance of building resilience in our children to further their success and to mediate adverse childhood experiences.
  • Receive training and resources that will enable them to train others about Connections Matter.

Please note - space is limited to 25 attendees, with a maximum of 4 attendees per health center.


This webinar is only for FQHC and Look-Alike staff including:
  • School-Based Health Staff
  • Behavioral Health Staff
  • Care Coordinators

Registration closes on March 28 at 5:00 PM EST.

To Register:
The cost of this training is $25 per CHC staff member.

Select "Individual Member" if you have a log in (user name and password). If you would like to request a log in, please contact Warne Dawkins at the WVPCA at 304.346.0032 or click here for a temporary log in.
If you do not have a log in, please select "Individual Non-Member."

Hotel Accommodations: The WVPCA has a room block reserved with the Holiday Inn Express Civic Center. To access the group block, call call 855.729.5133 and reference WV Primary Care Association (Group Code- PCA) or click here. The group rate is $109.00 and includes hot buffet breakfast, ground-level parking, and high-speed internet. To ensure access to this room block, make reservations by March 11, 2019.

Marketing Release: Classes or events sponsored by the West Virginia Primary Care Association (WVPCA) may be photographed, video-recorded, or audio-recorded. Attendance at a WVPCA class or event constitutes the consent of all attendees. The future broadcast, publication, or other us of photographs, videos, or recordings is solely at the discretion of WVPCA.
Funding: This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $900,880, with 5 percent financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.

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