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FamilyWise Services- Community Capacity Development VISTA
Since 1976, FamilyWise Services (FWS) has been educating & empowering families struggling with poverty, substance abuse, mental health issues, homelessness & domestic violence, with a mission to strengthen families by promoting the safety, stability, & well-being of children. FWS fulfills this mission by educating communities about a collection of research called NEAR science (Neurobiology, Epigenetics & Historical Trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) & Resilience Research) so local champions can transform their understanding of how trauma impacts long-term health into action to support community resiliency-building efforts. FWS holds the state license for the ACE Interface curriculum & trains presenters to sustain awareness of NEAR science in their communities. FWS provides these presenters ongoing learning opportunities & technical assistance to embed the capacity development process into their local efforts, which emphasizes that equity & community wisdom are a vital part of the planning effort. Ultimately, FWS supports trauma-responsive policies & practices at the individual, family, organizational, community, & systems level across the state of Minnesota. Since 2013, ACE Interface presenters have educated over 20,000 people about NEAR science, & FWS is currently partnering with 50+ counties & 5 tribes across Minnesota. The VISTA will primarily focus on expanding the breadth & depth of offerings & resources for the presenter network & community partners.
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Member Duties : The 2021-2022 Community Capacity Development VISTA Coordinator will deepen & strengthen the depth of Prevention Services efforts & activities by: - conducting research to deepen our understanding of NEAR science & existing trauma-informed modules & sharing the report with the NEAR science network & community of practice - surveying the network to assess greatest needs for resources & supplemental educational opportunities that FWS can develop for the network - developing supports & pilot programming driven to meet the needs identified by the network - designing communications & tools to support community resiliency planning & implementation efforts. These activities will enhance the resources & supports for the statewide network, which will reach communities across Minnesota that are working to address ACEs, promote awareness of historical trauma, & build resilience.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education . 
Skills :
Leadership ,  General Skills ,  Team Work . 
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FamilyWise Services- Community Capacity Development VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/02/2021  -   08/01/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  02/26/2021  To  07/16/2021 

Contact Kyle Kline
2233 University Ave W
St. Paul   MN   55114

Listing ID 101780