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2018 Human Services Conference – MCAP

Maryland Community Action Partnership

2018 Human Services Conference

Strong Families, Strong Communities

May 1-3 in Annapolis, MD

sConference Guide

Conference website

Conference Overview

This year's theme, "Strong Families, Strong Communities" provides a platform for learning and sharing the important work of human service and the impact it has on families and communities.  We will highlight improvements within our communities as a result of human service and partnerships. Including, positive changes in the community’s infrastructure to improve living conditions for low income individuals and families.

A Partnership Awards Breakfast and a Parent and Volunteer Awards Luncheon will be held during the conference.


The conference will feature a number of workshops focusing on management/administration, homelessness, board governance, professional development, weatherization and more – see the Conference Guide for presenters, descriptions and target audiences for each session

Tuesday, May 1

  • Providing Training for Your Case Management Staff
  • Creating Culture Change through Coaching
  • Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • CSBG Annual Report
  • Update from MD DHCD Housing and Building Energy Programs
  • Cultural Competency: How to Expand Our Circle of Humanity
  • Whole Brain Leadership: Putting Your Preferences To Work For You
  • Financial Capability and Financial Coaching -Moving Clients Toward Self Sufficiency
  • Board Development and Engagement
  • Update from MD DHCD Housing and Building Energy Programs

Wednesday, May 2

  • Working with Volunteers: Legal and Practical Issues
  • Self-Management: Maintaining Your Boundaries and Following Through
  • Fatherhood Engagement is Everyone’s Business
  • Creating the Ask: Fundraising Strategies for Board and Staff
  • Manufactured Housing - Part 1
  • Incorporating Scientific Research into Your Organization
  • Authentic Communication in the Workplace
  • Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope Film Screening & Discussion
  • How to use Board Member’s Time, Talents and Treasures
  • Manufactured Housing - Part 2
  • Top 7 Head Start Performance Standards for CAAs
  • Preparing Youth for Career Pathways
  • Incorporating Financial Education and Access to Safe, Affordable Bank Accounts
  • Building the Foundation for Service Integration and a Whole Family Approach
  • Quality Assurance in the Field Updates
  • Successfully Competing for Funding
  • How to Make the Most of Your Minimal Marketing Budget
  • Building and Strengthening Partnerships with your Continuum of Care
  • 2-G Whiz, What’s Next?
  • How to Leverage Funds

Thursday, May 3

  • Complying with the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act
  • Goal Cartography-Working Backwards Towards Success
  • Harm Reduction 101- Strategies that reduce negative consequences of substance use
  • Interactive Self-Sufficiency Standard
  • Working together to keep people housed!
  • Serving Opportunity Youth
  • Are You Feeding the Energy Hog: Tips on Lowering Utility Bills and Weatherizing Homes
  • CSBG State Update


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