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Dana
Sep 18, 2020
In WORKING GROUP
Collaborative Host is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Resources & Staff Training Working Group Time: Oct 1, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85035029452?pwd=MGtnU0txVE1sd3ZrS1RpMUdBRzNSZz09 Meeting ID: 850 3502 9452 Passcode: 845654 One tap mobile +16468769923,,85035029452# US (New York) +13017158592,,85035029452# US (Germantown) Dial by your location         +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)         +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)         +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)         +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)         +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)         +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) Meeting ID: 850 3502 9452 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kpd6qhqmR
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Dana
Jul 09, 2020
In WORKING GROUP
Meeting Notes and Agenda Zoom Meeting Recording
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Dana
Jan 18, 2020
In WORKING GROUP
Zoom Video Recording Meeting Notes HAB Training Outline HAB PowerPoint Principles of Andragogy: A Review (and takeaways for HAB Training) Training Video - Content Discussion Points Defining the Human-Animal Bond using legitimate sources as inspiration but modified to our goals Develop clear goals and objectives Organizing content - should these be combined or divided into three different modules? Human-Animal Bond (general) Human-Animal Bond (homelessness) Human-Animal Bond (domestic violence) For case studies, we should develop separate content materials related to DV and homelessness Expand on specifics related to service animals and questions that can be asked related to them, as well as distinguishing between Service Animals, ESAs and pets Consider: Do we also need a separate training on this, including Fair Housing and ADA? It is important to remember the importance of the tone and intention of the training Accommodating pets is integral to providing holistic and effective services for pet-owning individuals and families. They are a family unit and should be treated as such. Use the word “Challenges” instead of “Liabilities”. This removes legal connotation and also suggests that there are avenues for resolution (overcoming challenges). What about using “Opportunities” instead of “Benefits”? Use positive and encouraging word choices Try to emphasize individuals’ roles in contributing to positive outcomes Avoid words like “failure” Potential “Challenges” identified in the training may outnumber the “Benefits”. Attempt to balance them so it is more evenly weighted Identify one time/start-up challenges and separate these out from ongoing issues Implementing SOPs may address many start-up issues and manage certain issues Some challenges may require ongoing management The training materials should highlight the benefits for social service workers. “What’s in it for them?” Establish trust in relationships with pet owning clients Increase feelings of competence with changing workplace expectations Expand avenues for personal and professional growth Increase job skills and responsibilities Expand professional network Others? Video content should be comprehensive and show both client and staff experiences with co-sheltering programs Next Steps Review HAB PowerPoint and review content, add thoughts and notes Keep an eye out for Collaborative communication regarding next steps Training Material: “Service Animal, Emotional Support Animal, or Pet?” (document in progress) California Grant Opportunity “Pet Assistance and Support” This grant opportunity is currently open to those providing pet-friendly sheltering services to those experiencing homelessness in California. Please review the slides below for an overview of the details and application requirements. Contact PetAssistanceSupport@hcd.ca.gov with questions. It is recommended that applications be submitted ASAP and that applicants do not wait until the application deadline, as the grant is non competitive and is first-come first served. My Dog Is My Home may consider ways to support these applicants, possibly including partnering with a shelter or providing support related to applications (such as by outlining examples of what shelters may be able to claim for eligible expenses).
1/6/2020 Working Group Notes content media
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Dana
Oct 19, 2019
In WORKING GROUP
Meeting Notes (PDF) Zoom Recording Training Video - Content Basic information incorporating the science behind the HAB already exists. Rather than recreating the wheel, this working group should focus on how the HAB directly affects the shelter’s operations and their staff members directly. Incorporating stats into the presentation (perhaps integrated as text during a MDIMH video or similar storytelling example) How much and in what manner should we incorporate content that further describes the importance of the HAB for those who are hesitant or lack buy-in? For those who want more background on the science that exists on the HAB (or for those who need more convincing about the value of the HAB in their work) where will this training direct them? If a staff member does not support or value the importance of the HAB for his/her client, will this negatively affect the quality of care provided to clients with service animals, emotional support animals, or pets? Getting pet programs to a place where pet programs are integrated the way other services are, requires overall staff buy-in. If we find that more direct focus on HAB training itself is needed, we can always try to incorporate this in at a later time. Do we incorporate anything related to safety concerns of staff? Ffear of dogs, for example, was cited as a common concern for some staff. Training Video - Format Video storytelling is a compelling, engaging and efficient way to begin the training and demonstrate the value of the HAB for their clients Existing MDIMH training (clients) Consider creation of new videos of shelter providers and their reflections on and relationship with HAB in their work and with clients over time, especially those who were initially hesitant or resistent. Member Experiences/Comments Even now after co-sheltering has been in place for years, Danielle at URI still has a need for discussions with staff regarding the value of the program, especially for those staff members who are not directly involved. At URI, they now have dedicated staff for this program. Education is ongoing. Especially if a shelter is understaffed or feeling overworked, there is a need to demonstrate why they should feel that adding an extra layer to their work is needed. Hesitation over the value of co-sheltering programs when funds and efforts are needed elsewhere (such as for children) Possibility that co-sheltering programs may bring in more resources to the shelter overall, due to unique avenues for targeted fundraising and marketing Working Group Documents Human- Animal Bond Training Outline Human-Animal Bond PowerPoint Resources and Staff Training 10/18 Working Group Zoom video Next Steps Review HAB training outline Review HAB PowerPoint and spend 10-15 minutes adding thoughts or notes Keep an eye out for Collaborative communication regarding next steps
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Dana
Oct 19, 2019
In WORKING GROUP
Dana Teel (My Dog Is My Home) collaborative@mydogismyhome.org Christine Kim (NYC Mayor's Community Affairs Unit) CKim2@cau.nyc.gov Danielle Emery (Urban Resource Institute) DEmery@urinyc.org Jodi Polanski (Lost Our Home Pet Rescue) jodi@lostourhome.org Stacey Zeitlin (San Diego Humane Society) cp@sdhumane.org Emily Gelb (Asheville Humane Society) egelb@ashevillehumane.org Jasmine Martinez (St. Anne's) JMartinez@stannes.org Selena Darlim (My Dog Is My Home) selena@mydogismyhome.org Mayra Bermeo (My Dog Is My Home) mayra@mydogismyhome.org
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Dana
May 05, 2019
In WORKING GROUP
At this working group meeting we discussed progress with the Human-Animal Bond trainings and Christine shared with me the start of a PowerPoint document that she has created.  As we have discussed previously, we will try to be creating a training that is a little more unique, so please view this document as a place to develop the content and not necessarily as the vehicle for the final product. Animation had previously been discussed, but this seems to be a very complicated route that involves very little likelihood of anybody volunteering their time or skills, and being very expensive to produce. It is likely that live action film (perhaps with some still photographs, artwork, or other visuals woven into the production) may be the most attainable option. With that said, here is the link to this shared PowerPoint document that we can all access to build together: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ghUqltt67RG9_8JkucL4coRpjg7eqKEFQvV-i8zqvQQ/edit?usp=sharing We are hoping that we can have an edited version of this training ready to share during the Open House on May 20th, so we are asking that you please contribute to the initial draft by Monday, May 6th so that we can have sufficient time for revisions.  Please note: Since there is no option to suggest changes rather than make direct edits into this PowerPoint document, please note any significant proposed edits to existing text on any slide in the "notes" section rather than deleting content, so that we can address as a group. Please feel free to edit for grammar, spelling or sentence structure directly as needed. Using the previous working group discussion, we thought that an achievable to-do list would include creating each of these sections into this Human-Animal Bond training: Name 3 ways the human-animal bond affects their clients.Define emotional support animals, service animals, and pets. Name the benefits and liabilities of the human-animal bond, as they related to DV and homeless services clients.Identify signs of healthy and unhealthy human-animal relationships.We discussed the possibility of pulling out the intro and training goals and objectives content and putting this into its own shorter video, so that each section of training can be more focused. The intent would be for those being trained to be viewing each video in the series so each one would not have to repeat these initial intro/goals/objectives. Thoughts on this?   Also, we discussed that when there is an example of an already existing video (such as the Fear Free Happy Homes' video "Human Animal Bond 101") - how are we deciding if/when we should utilize existing materials in addition to (or instead of) creating our own? With limited resources and time, is it a better option to use these existing resources even if the messaging isn't exactly what we might prefer?  I also do not know if there are any restrictions if we were to formally utilize another group's content in this way.
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