Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) Free DIVERSITY Trainings

Posted by Matt on September 18, 2014
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Follow the link to download a calendar of the DHHS free diversity trainings.

http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/main/groups/disabilities/documents/defaultcolumns/dhs16_188825.pdf

Dispelling the Myths: Deaf and Hard of Hearing 101
September 17, 11:30-1:30 (Space limited)
Location: St. Paul Area

Did you know that 1 out of 5 Americans has a hearing loss? There is great diversity found among people with a hearing loss. Learn more about people who are Culturally Deaf, “little d” deaf, late-deafened, DeafBlind, and hard of hearing.

Hard of Hearing in the Workplace
October 7, 1:30-3:30

Statewide Video Conference

There are nearly 29 million people with a hearing loss in the U.S. work force or educational setting! This workshop will identify effective communication strate- gies, helpful assistive technology, and valuable resources to help the employer and employee.

Deaf Culture
November 20, 1:30-3:30
Golden Rule Building

Learn more about the vibrant Deaf Community – its history, values norms and traditions. Participants will also be exposed to language and communication challenges that impact persons who are deaf in family settings, on the job and in everyday life.

Hearing Loss: National Health Alert!
December 11, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

444 Room 3146

Hearing loss is a growing public health issue. During this workshop you will gain an awareness of the impact of hearing loss and some strategies to use when working or living with a person who is hard of hearing or late-deafened.

Beginning Sign Language
January 15, 9:30-11:30

ELA Room 2370

Learn basic signs and become familiar with some of the characteristics of American Sign Language. Gain an understanding of the importance of gestures, mimes, and reading facial expressions and body language.

Deaf Panel
February 19, 9:30-11:30
Statewide Video Conference

Deaf panelists will share their “life
stories” as individuals with a hearing loss, and their personal philosophies on hearing loss related issues. Learn about the difference between “Big D” and “little d” deaf and what it means to be “culturally deaf” vs. “late-deafened”.

Beginning Sign Language
March 11, 1:30-3:30

ELA Room 2370

Learn basic signs and become familiar with some of the characteristics of American Sign Language. Gain an understanding of the importance of gestures, mimes, and reading facial expressions and body language.

Mental Health Services in the Deaf Community
April 15, 9:30-11:30
Statewide Video Conference

Learn about unique mental health needs that are often found in the Deaf Community including communication and cultur- al concerns. Also learn why it’s so important to work with a specialized mental health interpreter.

Dispelling the Myths: Deaf and Hard of Hearing 101
May 2015
Location TBD

Did you know that 1 out of 5 Americans has a hearing loss? There is great diversity found among people with a hearing loss. Learn more about people who are Culturally Deaf, “little d” deaf, late-deafened, DeafBlind, and hard of hearing.

Immersion into the World of Hearing Loss (Deaf, Deaf World)
June 2014
TBD, 2 1/2 hours

Set your destination for a world where all citizens are Deaf, DeafBlind or hard of hearing. In this interactive experience encounter communication challenges and learn effective communication strategies. Your journey includes “listening to” a panel of experts followed by a group discussion.

Registration Information:

Phone: (651) 431-5940 (voice or your preferred relay service) Email: dhhs.metro@state.mn.us

Please provide the following information when registering:
-Name -Phone number
-Title & Date of training -Employer & Job Title
-Email address

NOTE: Trainings are held at multiple locations. Check training info for locations.

State employees and partnering agencies are invited to attend and can register through the DHS Central Office Learning Center. If you do NOT have a unique key on Pathlore (CO Learning Management System) you may still register, but need to do so by contacting Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services directly.

Call (651) 431-5940 or e-mail dhhs.metro@state.mn.us

Accommodations

If you need a sign language interpreter, assistive listening device (ALD), or other accommodation, you must notify DHHS at least two weeks prior to the training session.

This information is in accessible formats for individuals with disabilities by calling (651) 431-5940 or by using your preferred relay service.

Location Key

ELA- Elmer L. Andersen Building, 540 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN
444 Lafayette Rd. N., St. Paul, MN
GRB – Golden Rule Building, Suite 105, 85 E. 7th Place, St. Paul, MN

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