On Wednesday, March 25th the Vermont Resident Service Coordinators will be hosting a training titled “Engaging Residents in Conflict Resolution” with Stephan LaTulippe & Christalee McSweeney from Williston Community Justice Center at the Royalton Academy Building in South Royalton, VT. Below is a description of the training (to view the flyer, click here):
Working with residents in affordable housing can be challenging if the issues involve bullying or harassment of a resident or group of residents versus another group of residents. There is a specific process that can be used to help residents “buy in” to discussions surrounding the issue of bullying and harassment.
This training will give you some specific ways to engage residents and help them look at their behaviors in a non-threatening way and to engage in a restorative process which includes all stakeholders. Who bullies and why is an important aspect of this training. Giving residents and staff members tools to deal with this particular behavior is highlighted in this training. People are reluctant to engage for a number of reasons. Finding ways to help residents engage and be accountable for their actions requires teamwork between RSCs, property management, and residents and maybe even an outside agency that can be seen as neutral.
Admission is FREE for Vermont Resident Service Coordinators & Vermont Housing Managers Association members. Non-Members are invited to attend for $10 (includes admission & lunch). RSVP to email@example.com. 2.5 Continuing Education Units issued by VHFA.
Vermont Resident Service Coordinators will be having their next membership meeting on Wednesday, March 19. Prior to the membership meeting a special training by Ginny Sassman will be offered on Nurturing Happiness Relationships. The event is being co-sponsored by Vermont Housing Managers Association, Vermont Housing Finance Agency, Bennington Housing Authority, and Shires Housing.
Admission is FREE for Vermont Resident Service Coordinators and Vermont Housing Managers Association members. Non-Members are invited to attend for $10 (includes admission and lunch!). More logistics:
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
American Legion, 33 Washington Street, Rutland, VT
Registration 9:30 am—10 am
Training 10:00 am—Noon
Lunch & Networking Noon-12:45pm
VRSC Member Meeting: 12:45-2:00 pm
Two Continuing Education Units will also be issued by VHFA for those attending the training. Additional information can be found about the event here.
RSVP today by emailing Doug Hemmings at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On October 2 at the Knights of Columbus in Barre the Vermont Resident Services Coordinators Association will putting on a training in Motivational Interviewing:
Jennifer Hunter and Pamela Paré of Cathedral Square Corporation will give a presentation on the spirit of Motivational Interviewing (MI). Motivational Interviewing is a directive, client-centered counseling style for eliciting behavior change by helping clients explore and resolve ambivalence. During this training, participants will learn and practice basic counseling skills that are essential in MI. Participants will look at the natural aspects of resistance and how MI skills can meet a person where they are at and can promote change.
Admission is free for Vermont Resident Service Coordinators & Vermont Housing Managers Association members. Non-Members are invited to attend for $10 (includes admission & lunch). RSVP to email@example.com. 2 Continuing Education Units will be issued by VHFA.
October 2, 2013
Knights of Columbus, 84 Pine Hill Road, Barre, VT
Registration 9:30 am—10 am
Training 10:00 am—Noon
Lunch & Networking Noon—12:45pm
VRSC Member Meeting: 12:45—2:00 pm
For more information: Vermont Resident Services Coordinators Association
Vermont Resident Service Coordinators (VRSC) present Practical Techniques for Deterring, Diffusing & De-escalating Aggressive Interactions
When: March 21, 2013, 10:00am – noon
Where: Knights of Columbus, 84 Pine Hill Road, Barre, VT
Admission is FREE for Vermont Resident Service Coordinators & Vermont Housing Managers Association members. Non-Members are invited to attend for $10 (includes admission & lunch).
*RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
View VRSC informational workshop poster
Elder Abuse – Raising Awareness workshop, with Janette Floyd, Former Chief of Adult Protective Services
This workshop will provide information that will assist you in identifying possible abuse, neglect or exploitation and what to do with that information. There will be a discussion about what happens during the investigation process and there will be opportunity to ask questions about cases you are unsure where they fall within the realm of the Vermont Statues, which protect vulnerable adults.
Thursday, October 18, 2012—10:00 am, Thayer House -1197 North Avenue, Burlington, VT Training is 10:15-11:15 am followed by networking, lunch and the annual VRSC meeting.
- Admission is FREE for Vermont Resident Service Coordinators & Vermont Housing Managers Association members.
- Non-Members are invited to attend for $10, which includes admission & lunch.
RSVP to email@example.com
1 Continuing Education Unit issued by VHFA
Check out the Vermont Resident Service Coordinator website at www.vrsc.org