MCAP: November News! (Maryland CoCs)

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November 2019
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Community Action Agencies Gather in Annapolis for Whole Family Approach Training  

Community Action Agencies from across the state gathered during a Retreat to work through plans to implement a Whole Family Approach.  A Whole Family Approach also known as 2-Generation Approach will allow agencies to involve families in analyzing where previous efforts have fallen short and what needs to be changed to work for all families.  Agencies will build upon the families' aspirations, and strengths to move them toward economic well being. To help families articulate their aspirations and goals, additional training focused on Holistic Coaching for the whole family is being held on December 12th.  See events below for additional information and registration.  This training is open to the public.  

What Is the 2020 Census? - A New PSA

The 2020 Census counts every person living in the United States and five U.S. territories. Each home will receive an invitation to respond to a short questionnaire-online, by phone, or by mail.  

Watch this new Public Service Announcement (PSA) by the U.S. Census Bureau to learn more about what the 2020 Census is, why it's written in the U.S. Constitution, and why it's important.

2020 Census PSA: Census Made Simple (2:20)


OCS also released DCL-2020-02 on Thursday, October 10th to announce that the Federal Register Notice for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Annual Report is now open. This clearance process began with a 60-day comment period on October 2nd. 

Comments are due to OCS by December 1, 2019 and are requested to focus on module 1 and technical enhancements. A 30-day comment period will follow once OCS makes revisions with anticipated OMB clearance in February 2020. 

An additional comment period is expected in 2020 for modules 2-4 of the CSBG Annual Report. Further instructions on submission and the feedback that is being requested can be found here
A Framework for Effectively Partnering with Young People

The practice of authentic youth engagement utilizes emerging research on adolescent brain development. It considers trauma's impact on the brain, how the brain heals and the role that experiential learning plays in helping youth grow.

This guide explores authentic youth engagement, including how it benefits young people, why it works and what it looks like in real life.
Federal Courts Block Public Charge Rule

On October 11, 2019, three different federal courts issued preliminary injunctions blocking the final Department of Homeland Security (DHS) rule (commonly known as the new "public charge rule") from taking effect on October 15. 

The rule, which would have made it more difficult for immigrants who use federal, state, or local government benefits to obtain green cards, is temporarily suspended nationwide, pending further adjudication in the courts. In their orders granting the injunctions, judges in New York, California and Washington found that the plaintiffs in each case were likely to succeed on the merits of their claims that the new public charge rule exceeded DHS's congressionally-granted authority to issue regulations, and that the rule was arbitrary and capricious.

Read more, here
Holistic Coaching Training

On December 11, 2019 MCAP is pleased to offer a training seminar on holistic coaching.  Holistic coaching seeks to build a long term relationship between the service provider and the family.  

It seeks to discover and help a family articulate their aspirations, strengths and needs in order to better define goals and bundle services.

Taught by staff from Garrett County Community Action who have been working holistically for several years, the session will provide insights into why the coaching model is preferred with the Whole Family Approach, gain an understanding of motivational interviewing, and­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ learn how to support frontline coaches who work directly with families.

Call for Presenters is Open!

MCAP conducts a Call for Presentations each year for its Annual Human Services Conference. MCAP is seeking  dynamic subject matter experts who will educate, inspire and motivate government and nonprofit organizations located throughout Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia at it's annual Human Services Conference. 

The conference will be held May 5-8, 2020 at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, Maryland. Please make sure you are subscribed, to receive updates relating to the conference. The deadline to submit a proposal is December 2, 2019.

Submit Your Proposal
Nat'l Community Action Partnership Webinars

November 20 @ 2:00 pm  

Click here to find out more and register.

Communications Coordinator
Maryland Community Action Partnership
Maryland Community Action Partnership
Vice President, Organizational Capacity Building
National Community Action Partnership
Project Director, Whole Family Approach Initiatives National Community Action Partnership
Supervisory Community Services Program SpecialistDepartment of Health And Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Multiple PositionsSouthern Maryland Tri-County Community
Action Committee
Multiple Positions United Planning Organization
Multiple PositionsMaryland Rural Development Corporation
Energy Technical Project Specialist - Open to PublicDepartment of Energy
Food Pantry ManagerCommunity Assistance Network
Multiple PositionsHuman Resources Program of Carroll County
Maryland Department of Housing
and Community Development

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