COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy
A CVCA conversation on COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy August 19, 2021 Pearl P. English, DNP, RN, BSN, MS, Dr. English is currently a COVID Containment Clinician with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. She is an experienced professional nurse with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. Ms. Renwick is currently a Case Manager with the Health Federation of Philadelphia where she assists in improving access to and quality of health and human services for underserviced and vulnerable populations. How can we impact Vaccine Hesitancy to ensure well-being for all?
How COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines Work
A CVCA Conversation on Feb 12, 2021, reposted August 2021. Mitch Sternlieb MD, Delaware Valley Infectious Diseases Associates Update and Q & A on COVID-19. CVCA is committed to providing staff with accurate information about COVID and the vaccines. To this end, we are inviting physicians who specialize in infectious diseases to share their expertise with us. This month we will have a session with Dr. Mitch Sternlieb to learn more about the vaccines as well as variants of the virus.
A CVCA Conversation on Voter Suppression Friday, July 23,2021 @1:00 PM What does it mean for our right to vote? Across the country, the effort to restrict the vote continues with a wave of bills moving through state legislatures and becoming law - this includes efforts in Pennsylvania. Our guest experts will share critical information to keep CVCA staff aware of what voter suppression legislation means for our country, our state, and ourselves. Guest speakers include: Eddie T. Graham, Esq., Vice-President of the Springfield Township Board of Commissioners and President of the Cheltenham Branch of the NAACP Kadida Kenner, Activist, journalist, organizer, mobilizer, and Executive Director of New Pennsylvania
Gun Violence Prevention
A CVCA conversation on Gun Violence Prevention on June 30, 2021 with a PANEL DISCUSSION including PA State Representative Stephen Kinsey Max Milkman, Lead Organizer, CeaseFirePA Dr. Brian H. Sprowal, Police Lieutenant, Doctor of Criminal Justice, and Author Lt. Rebecca Mersky, Springfield Township Police Department moderated by Beverly Fries, CVCA Training Manager.
Mental Health Awareness
A CVCA Conversation in conjunction with Mental Health Awareness Month focusing on racial disparities in the behavioral health system featuring Dr. Faith Dyson-Washington Chief Executive Officer of Community Behavioral Health on May 26, 2021. Dr. Washington, a native Philadelphian, is a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of experience in the behavioral health field, including evidence-based practices, clinical operations, and behavioral health policy. Prior to accepting the CEO position at CBH, Washington served as senior director of behavioral health integration at Public Health Management Corp., where she oversaw behavioral health services across integrated health services. Washington received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and African American studies from Temple University and was awarded a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and an MBA from Drexel University. Dr. Washington will be interviewed by CVCA Director of Behavioral Health, Dana Grace.
Women’s History Month
A CVCA Conversation and Celebration of Women’s History on MARCH 24, at 1:00 PM. CVCA conversation is a Celebration of Women’s History Month. Our guest speaker, Dr. Johnson-Speight, Ph.D, MHS, LPC, is the Founder and Executive Director of Mothers In Charge, Inc. She is a highly regarded leader, advocate, speaker, guest radio/television commentator and a clarion voice against the war to end senseless acts of violent crime. Her work, though rooted in Philadelphia, has led to national appearances and presentations across the United States and abroad.
DHS Commissioner Kimberly Ali
CVCA Conversation with Commissioner Kimberly Ali, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28 @ 1:00 PM. Kimberly Ali began as a social worker at DHS in 2000 and rose through the ranks to the top position in the department. As Commissioner Ms. Ali oversees both child welfare and juvenile justice operations, including the child abuse hotline, child abuse prevention, juvenile justice diversion efforts, as well as the Philadelphia Juvenile Justice Services Center. During her tenure, Ms. Ali is credited with leading significant changes at DHS to improve outcomes for children and families. The Commissioner will be interviewed by CVCA Director of Community Based & Prevention Services Director Joseph Griffin.
Black History Month
A CVCA Conversation on Feb 26, 2021, in celebration of Black History Month we are very pleased to have as a guest speaker for this occasion the Honorable Steven C. Tolliver, Sr. of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas since 2014. Also, we will be treated to some poems and possibly a song composed by our campus students as part of the month-long observance of Black history.
How to Develop a Self-Care Plan
A CVCA Conversation with Dr. Tamika Thomas on How to Develop a Self-Care Plan. FRIDAY DECEMBER 18th at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM. This conversation picks up right where we left off! Dr. Tamika Thomas, Psy.D., M.Ed. joins us again! This is an interactive conversation walking us through the steps of building an effective self-care plan. Remember, self-care is not selfish! You don't want to miss this session!