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2021 Annual Conference – IN-CAA

Indiana Community Action Association

2021 Annual Conference

Together Again

December 2-4 in French Lick, IN

Conference program

Conference web page

General Sessions

Welcome – Steve Hoffman. IN-CAA Board President

Recognition Luncheon: Advocacy Heroes, Legislative Champion and the Tenacious Trio of CAA Directors – Bertha Proctor, Pace CAA CEO


Workshop sessions are grouped under six tracks.  See conference program for the daily schedule and speaker bios

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

  • Serving Equitably
  • Trans People are People
  • Implicit Bias (90 minute session)
  • Implicit Bias (cont.)
  • Access to Health, A Hispanic Perspective
  • Successful Outreach Strategies to Connect with the African-American Community

Head Start

  • Self-Care with Laughter
  • Volunteer Recruitment and Retention
  • Family Mapping - The Genome Information
  • Developmental Stages of Adulthood - Where Clients are Stuck
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Childhood Trauma and Trauma Informed Care

The Front Line

  • The Five Categories of Crisis Intervention
  • Four Indiana CAA Approaches to Family Development
  • Skills to Defuse an Agitated Client
  • Promoting High Level Client Service in Today’s Environment
  • Pandemic Related Secondary Trauma in Human Service Work
  • Self-Care for the Human Service Worker

Good Trouble

  • The History of Community Action
  • The History of Community Action (cont.)
  • Advocacy in the State House
  • Intervention in Utility Rate Cases
  • Glitter Required - The Decades Long Battle of the Indiana Bag Ladies to Support Hoosiers Battling HIV and Aids
  • The Predatory Lending Siege

Governance & Management

  • Understanding and Using Financial Reports and Financial Audits
  • Wealth Management - Safely and Wisely Investing Corporate Resources
  • Policy Updates from IHCDA – Panel covering the major updates for the coming year
  • The Community Action Code of Ethics as a Tool to Improve Your Management Team
  • Income Eligibility for CSBG Supported Operations
  • Look Before you Leap - Social Enterprise


  • Effective Use of the XRF in the Wx Assistance Program
  • Asthma Triggers and Indoor Air Quality
  • Combustion Safety Including Methane and Combustion Study Results
  • A Deep Dive into Moisture and Indoor Air Quality
  • Panel Presentation including Audience Q&A on Weatherization
  • Reasonable Expectations for Production by Energy Auditors, QCIs, & Wx Crew


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