Nov
6
9:30 AM09:30

Community Resilience Model Training

The Community Resilience Model offers participants a set of practical strategies to promote wellbeing in the face of ongoing stress or adversity. Simple, easy to understand tools are designed to support people of any age, education, or background. In this one day workshop, participants learn about the neuroscience of stress and trauma.   Developed as a response to the public health crisis of Adverse Childhood Experiences, the Community Resilience Model provides simple tools for self-care. Through demonstrations and group practice, participants learn to apply resiliency tools to: reset the nervous system after it has been thrown out of balance by stress and trauma; bounce back to their best selves; and support their family and community with a clear mind and balanced nervous system. 

Training facilitated by Rachel Galanter.

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Dec
3
to Dec 4

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

Join us as we examine the theory behind this client centered approach to working with individuals to help them prepare for and commit to making change. Motivational Interviewing is an evidence based communication style designed to help people identify their readiness, willingness and ability to make meaningful change in their lives. We will talk about techniques to draw out people in order to find out their motivations and help them become empowered to make change to meet their own goals rather than trying to externally mandate change. This introduction will involve a number of exercises to help distinguish the practice of Motivational Interviewing from other types of therapy or psychoeducation. Motivational interviewing can be added into other models to reduce attrition and increase the likelihood of participants’ success.

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Jun
9
to Jun 10

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

Join us as we examine the theory behind this client centered approach to working with individuals to help them prepare for and commit to making change. Motivational Interviewing is an evidence based communication style designed to help people identify their readiness, willingness and ability to make meaningful change in their lives. We will talk about techniques to draw out people in order to find out their motivations and help them become empowered to make change to meet their own goals rather than trying to externally mandate change. This introduction will involve a number of exercises to help distinguish the practice of Motivational Interviewing from other types of therapy or psychoeducation. Motivational interviewing can be added into other models to reduce attrition and increase the likelihood of participants’ success.

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Jun
17
9:30 AM09:30

Motivational Interviewing Advanced Clinical Training & Skill Development

Join us as we delve further into the practice of Motivational Interviewing. In this training, you will receive individual feedback regarding Motivational Interviewing practice, have intensive observed practice in Motivational Interviewing skills, and update knowledge of Motivational Interviewing (learning about new research and developments). Participants will strengthen and practice empathic counseling skills, understand and practice the directive aspects of MI, and build up the capacity to cultivate change talk and soften sustain talk.

(Introductory training in MI that included practice opportunities is a prerequisite.)

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Sep
27
8:00 AM08:00

50th Anniversary Golf Tournament | Exchange Family Center

Exchange Family Center's Annual Golf Tournament is our longest-running event and this year is our 50th Anniversary!!! The tournament occurs every year in the fall. Meet us on Friday, September 27th, 2019 at The Crossings Golf Club for a friendly tournament and a chance to help create safe safes and responsive environments for Durham's children and families.  We hope you will join us!

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Sep
10
to Sep 11

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

Join us as we examine the theory behind this client centered approach to working with individuals to help them prepare for and commit to making change. Motivational Interviewing is an evidence based communication style designed to help people identify their readiness, willingness and ability to make meaningful change in their lives. We will talk about techniques to draw out people in order to find out their motivations and help them become empowered to make change to meet their own goals rather than trying to externally mandate change. This introduction will involve a number of exercises to help distinguish the practice of Motivational Interviewing from other types of therapy or psychoeducation. Motivational interviewing can be added into other models to reduce attrition and increase the likelihood of participants’ success.

Click here for more information or to register now.

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May
21
to May 22

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

Join us as we examine the theory behind this client centered approach to working with individuals to help them prepare for and commit to making change. Motivational Interviewing is an evidence based communication style designed to help people identify their readiness, willingness and ability to make meaningful change in their lives. We will talk about techniques to draw out people in order to find out their motivations and help them become empowered to make change to meet their own goals rather than trying to externally mandate change. This introduction will involve a number of exercises to help distinguish the practice of Motivational Interviewing from other types of therapy or psychoeducation. Motivational interviewing can be added into other models to reduce attrition and increase the likelihood of participants’ success.

Click here for more information or to register now.

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May
14
9:30 AM09:30

Community Resilience Model Training

Online Registration

Overview: The Community Resilience Model offers participants a set of practical strategies to promote wellbeing in the face of ongoing stress or adversity. Simple, easy to understand tools are designed to support people of any age, education, or background. In this one day workshop, participants learn about the neuroscience of stress and trauma.   Developed as a response to the public health crisis of Adverse Childhood Experiences, the Community Resilience Model provides simple tools for self-care. Through demonstrations and group practice, participants learn to apply resiliency tools to: reset the nervous system after it has been thrown out of balance by stress and trauma; bounce back to their best selves; and support their family and community with a clear mind and balanced nervous system. 

For more information and to register, click here to connect to the online registration page.

About the facilitators:

Rachel Galanter (MPH, Maternal and Child Health), Exchange Family Center’s Executive Director,  is an NC Parenting Education Network certified Parenting Educator with over 25 years of experience with children, youth, and families.  She uses Motivational Interviewing, Anger Management and Bio-feedback to help families address the stress and emotional issues that can be barriers to making change. A member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), she provides training and coaching to professionals on parent engagement, coaching, and cultural awareness. Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina awarded her the Donna J Stone award in 2013 for going above and beyond to support families in their efforts to provide their children with the safe, stable, nurturing environments they need if they are going to be successful.

Joanne F. Pierce, MPH has broad experience working in health and human services, local and state government, as well as public and private sectors spanning twenty years. Joanne currently serves as Deputy Director with the Durham County Department of Public Health overseeing clinical services, administrative operations, and leading the County enterprise’s efforts to advance equity through racial and social justice principles and practices. Joanne has led two state offices of minority health as Executive Director with the Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities in North Carolina and as Director with the Texas Office of Minority Health in the Center for Elimination of Disproportionality and Disparities. Her leadership ensured that priorities, policies, and initiatives were addressed in a systemic way on a statewide basis.

Catherine Williamson-Hardy, MPA has over 25 years of experience in the human services field.  After serving five years as the Assistant Director of Customer Accountability and Talent Development at Durham County Department of Social Services (DSS), in 2018 she was named Deputy Director.    In addition, to Catherine’s human services experience she has spent a considerable amount of time in the training room conducting workshops and trainings.

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May
5
4:00 PM16:00

Pinwheels Mini Golf Tournament (Rain Date)

Exchange Family Center’s Pinwheels Mini Golf Tournament is returning for it's second year!  The adults-only event brings together friends, colleagues, and the greater community to generate awareness about the importance of supporting families and how we as a community can help children thrive now and as they grow. Click here for more information on the Pinwheels events.

This is the Rain Date in case inclement weather affects the original tournament date.

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Mar
19
9:30 AM09:30

Motivational Interviewing: Advanced Skill Building for Professionals

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based therapeutic technique designed to help people identify and act on their readiness, willingness and ability to make meaningful change in their lives. This training will further develop MI skills; participants need to have previous Motivational Interviewing training. Exercises and personalized feedback will help professionals to refine their ability to use MI to support individuals and families. . Focus will be on four processes; complex reflections, evoking change talk, amplifying change talk, and genuineness. This skill building training will strengthen the ability of professionals to utilize Motivational Interviewing as a communication style in the face of sustain talk in both client sessions and group settings.

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Feb
26
to Feb 27

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

Join us as we examine the theory behind this client centered approach to working with individuals to help them prepare for and commit to making change. Motivational Interviewing is an evidence based communication style designed to help people identify their readiness, willingness and ability to make meaningful change in their lives. We will talk about techniques to draw out people in order to find out their motivations and help them become empowered to make change to meet their own goals rather than trying to externally mandate change. This introduction will involve a number of exercises to help distinguish the practice of Motivational Interviewing from other types of therapy or psychoeducation. Motivational interviewing can be added into other models to reduce attrition and increase the likelihood of participants’ success.

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Feb
13
4:30 PM16:30

Celebrating Aviva Starr

EChO Program Manager Aviva Starr has accepted a new position at the UNC’s Center for Health Promotion and Disease Control with Go NAP SACC. While we will miss having her as a part of the agency family, we want to wish Aviva well on her next adventure!

Before her departure, the Exchange Family Center wants to celebrate Aviva, her work within the Early Childhood Outreach Program, and her contributions to early childhood development throughout Durham. Drop in whenever you can to say hello and wish her well on her new adventure.

Click here for more information and to RSVP.

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Jan
25
9:00 AM09:00

Resilience

El Centro Hispano in partnership with the Exchange Family Center and others will be hosting a viewing for the new documentary, RESILIENCE.

The new documentary reveals that toxic stress can trigger hormones in the human brain and thus, in the body of children. These hormones negatively affect children and increase their risk of serious disease, homelessness, imprisonment and even premature death.

There are several showings in September. Registration for the event is required.

To register, call (919) 684-8116 during regular business hours and remember to check the calendar for more upcoming shows!

For more information on the event and listings, click here. 

In Spanish, click here.

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The Impact of Toxic Stress on Health and Your Role in Resilience
Jan
23
9:30 AM09:30

The Impact of Toxic Stress on Health and Your Role in Resilience

Many health professionals, including nurses, substance abuse providers, and mental health professional do not have a clear understanding of the impact of adverse childhood events (ACEs); how to mitigate the risks by building up protective factors, or; how to explain to their clients that toxic stress in childhood can have a sustained impact on their physical and behavioral health.

Together we will view the documentary Resilience, discuss social determinants of health (both risk and protective factors), review tools to screen for social determinants of health (including ACES, benevolent childhood events, and adult resilience) and explore their role within a two generational approach to supporting adults who experienced ACES and the children they will be/are raising.

Faculty

Rachel Galanter (MPH, Maternal and Child Health from UNC-CH and Bachelors in Psychology from Columbia University), is Exchange Family Center’s new Executive Director. A NC Parenting Education Network certified Parenting Educator, she has over 25 years of experience with children, youth and families. She uses Motivational Interviewing, anger management and bio-feedback to help families address the stress and emotional issues that can be barriers to making change. She employs proven models, such as, Attachment Bio-Behavioral Catch Up, SafeCare, Language Is the Key, Triple P and Parent Child Interaction Therapy to help families transform and improve their relationships as caregivers to children. A member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, she provides training and coaching to professionals on parent engagement, coaching, and cultural awareness to help other agencies engage clients who need support but are ambivalent about making change. In addition to her local efforts, she is a sought-after speaker for national conferences including: the National Birth to Three Institute, the National Head Start Association Parent Engagement Institute, the National Exchange Clubs Symposium and to her peers at the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers Forum. Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina awarded her the Donna J Stone award in 2013 for going above and beyond to support families in their efforts to provide their children with the safe, stable, nurturing environments they need if they are going to be successful. In additional to her professional work on behalf of families, Rachel was a foster parent for a decade and added two daughters (and now four grandchildren) to her family from that time.

The presenter, Exchange Family Center’s Executive Director, Rachel Galanter, is being supported through a partnership between UNC-CH School of Social Work and the NC AHEC Program.

Objectives

  • Explain the risk to physical and behavior health caused by adverse childhood events (ACEs) and toxic stress (including the stress caused by racial inequity and poverty).

  • Describe tools for screening for social determinants of health.

  • Examine a two generation approach to supporting adults who experienced ACEs/toxic stress and the children they will be/are raising.

  • Discuss a plan for mitigating the risk caused by ACEs/toxic stress within their role and within their community.

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Jan
13
12:30 PM12:30

Resilience

Watts Street Baptist Church in partnership with the Exchange Family Center and others will be hosting a viewing for the new documentary, RESILIENCE.

The new documentary reveals that toxic stress can trigger hormones in the human brain and thus, in the body of children. These hormones negatively affect children and increase their risk of serious disease, homelessness, imprisonment and even premature death.

There are several showings in September. Registration for the event is required.

To register, call (919) 684-8116 during regular business hours and remember to check the calendar for more upcoming shows!

For more information on the event and listings, click here. 

In Spanish, click here.

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Jan
12
2:00 PM14:00

Resilience

Southwest Regional Library in partnership with the Exchange Family Center and others will be hosting a viewing for the new documentary, RESILIENCE.

The new documentary reveals that toxic stress can trigger hormones in the human brain and thus, in the body of children. These hormones negatively affect children and increase their risk of serious disease, homelessness, imprisonment and even premature death.

There are several showings in September. Registration for the event is required.

To register, call (919) 684-8116 during regular business hours and remember to check the calendar for more upcoming shows!

For more information on the event and listings, click here. 

In Spanish, click here.

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Jan
10
5:30 PM17:30

Resilience

Duke Diet & Fitness Center in partnership with the Exchange Family Center and others will be hosting a viewing for the new documentary, RESILIENCE.

The new documentary reveals that toxic stress can trigger hormones in the human brain and thus, in the body of children. These hormones negatively affect children and increase their risk of serious disease, homelessness, imprisonment and even premature death.

There are several showings in September. Registration for the event is required.

To register, call (919) 684-8116 during regular business hours and remember to check the calendar for more upcoming shows!

For more information on the event and listings, click here. 

In Spanish, click here.

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Dec
13
5:30 PM17:30

Resilience

Duke Diet & Fitness Center in partnership with the Exchange Family Center and others will be hosting a viewing for the new documentary, RESILIENCE.

The new documentary reveals that toxic stress can trigger hormones in the human brain and thus, in the body of children. These hormones negatively affect children and increase their risk of serious disease, homelessness, imprisonment and even premature death.

There are several showings in September. Registration for the event is required.

To register, call (919) 684-8116 during regular business hours and remember to check the calendar for more upcoming shows!

For more information on the event and listings, click here. 

In Spanish, click here.

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Dec
4
to Dec 5

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

Join us as we examine the theory behind this client centered approach to working with individuals to help them prepare for and commit to making change. Motivational Interviewing is an evidence based communication style designed to help people identify their readiness, willingness and ability to make meaningful change in their lives. We will talk about techniques to draw out people in order to find out their motivations and help them become empowered to make change to meet their own goals rather than trying to externally mandate change. This introduction will involve a number of exercises to help distinguish the practice of Motivational Interviewing from other types of therapy or psychoeducation. Motivational interviewing can be added into other models to reduce attrition and increase the likelihood of participants’ success.

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Dec
3
3:45 PM15:45

Resilience

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Franklin County Cedar Creek Middle School in partnership with the Exchange Family Center and others will be hosting a viewing for the new documentary, RESILIENCE.

The new documentary reveals that toxic stress can trigger hormones in the human brain and thus, in the body of children. These hormones negatively affect children and increase their risk of serious disease, homelessness, imprisonment and even premature death.

There are several showings in September. Registration for the event is required.

To register, call (919) 684-8116 during regular business hours and remember to check the calendar for more upcoming shows!

For more information on the event and listings, click here. 

In Spanish, click here.

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Nov
27
12:00 AM00:00

Giving Tuesday

Save the Date

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s #GivingTuesday will take place on November 27th and will kick off the giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give back.

The end of year is an important time for all nonprofits. It’s the time where people give the most and fund the causes they love and care about. This year, the Exchange Family Center would like to harness the power of all its supporters by ask you to become a friend-raiser!

It’s easy, just click to sign up or contact Calvin at calvinb@exchangefamilycenter.org for more assistance. You can set a goal of $20 to $10,000 or a goal to have your friends share our message 25 times each with their networks! It’s totally up to you.

We know, that with a little help from all of you, we will be able to help more families in need. Currently, our wait-list has over 150 families and children waiting to receive services. Will you tell a friend?

Become a monthly donor. Every little helping hand counts.

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Nov
16
3:30 PM15:30

Resilience

Franklinton Middle School in partnership with the Exchange Family Center and others will be hosting a viewing for the new documentary, RESILIENCE.

The new documentary reveals that toxic stress can trigger hormones in the human brain and thus, in the body of children. These hormones negatively affect children and increase their risk of serious disease, homelessness, imprisonment and even premature death.

There are several showings in September. Registration for the event is required.

To register, call (919) 684-8116 during regular business hours and remember to check the calendar for more upcoming shows!

For more information on the event and listings, click here. 

In Spanish, click here.

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Nov
8
5:30 PM17:30

Resilience

Duke Diet & Fitness Center in partnership with the Exchange Family Center and others will be hosting a viewing for the new documentary, RESILIENCE.

The new documentary reveals that toxic stress can trigger hormones in the human brain and thus, in the body of children. These hormones negatively affect children and increase their risk of serious disease, homelessness, imprisonment and even premature death.

There are several showings in September. Registration for the event is required.

To register, call (919) 684-8116 during regular business hours and remember to check the calendar for more upcoming shows!

For more information on the event and listings, click here. 

In Spanish, click here.

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Nov
7
12:00 PM12:00

Resilience

Durham Pediatrics in partnership with the Exchange Family Center and others will be hosting a viewing for the new documentary, RESILIENCE.

The new documentary reveals that toxic stress can trigger hormones in the human brain and thus, in the body of children. These hormones negatively affect children and increase their risk of serious disease, homelessness, imprisonment and even premature death.

There are several showings in September. Registration for the event is required.

To register, call (919) 684-8116 during regular business hours and remember to check the calendar for more upcoming shows!

For more information on the event and listings, click here. 

In Spanish, click here.

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Nov
7
9:30 AM09:30

Supervisor Training in Motivational Interviewing

This workshop supports supervisors in understanding the sequence of skills for acquiring Motivational Interviewing proficiency. In addition, you will learn observational/analytic methods for evaluating Motivational Interviewing in order to be able to give accurate feedback. Additionally, the class will include an introduction of methods for facilitating practice improvement over time.

Click here for more information or to register.

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