This page includes information and links to workshops, community events and resources related to health, social and basic needs services that may be of interest to clients, staff, partner agencies and community members. Resources included are for informational purposes only and should not be considered an endorsement of events, services nor agencies.
Trainings, Events and Opportunities
(newest to oldest)
ACCEPTING WAITLIST APPLICANTS
Free Community Seminar Series – The Foundations of Our Republic
Monday, November 25th (2nd and 4th Mondays of each month)
12:00 – 1:00PM
What are the fundamental principles of our Republic? Are these principles based on a view of objective reality/nature, or simply the “consent of the governed”? Depending on how one addresses the previous question: Are these principles changeable, and if so on what grounds? How should one read the founding documents? What authority does the Executive, Legislative, and Judiciary branches have? What are rights? Are they based on nature or consent? Are they inalienable?
This will not be a lecture or a class. Instead, we will come together as careful readers of the Federalist Papers, avoiding outside resources and references, and through inquiry and conversation come to a considered understanding of the text. The teachers in the room are Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, and we will do our best to understand their intentions through these historic documents.
Reservations are required and attendees read the scheduled material prior to
participating at each event.
Declaration of Independence, Selected Federalist Papers, The U.S. Constitution, Dred Scott Decision and Dissenting View (edited), Plessy v. Ferguson, Brown v. Board of Education, Lincoln Douglass Debates (edited), Letter from Birmingham Jail
The Ojai Library
111 East Ojai Avenue, Ojai
Thurs., Nov. 28th, 5 p.m. - Please feel free to bring your favorite festive side dish or dessert!
Monday, Dec. 2, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Cancer Support Community
530 Hampshire Rd., Westlake Village
For those who wish for more joy and connection in their lives, Laughter Wellness is a fun and gentle way to boost your well-being! Based on the premise that laughter can be generated with simple, guided techniques, it evolves into genuine laughter that leaves you radiating positive energy. Though Laughter Wellness is rooted in laughter yoga, think of it less as a yoga class, more of a “childlike play and movement” class.
While Laughter Wellness is performed within your own capability, it is highly recommended that you seek your physician’s approval before participating.
RSVP at (805) 379-4777 or HERE
Senior Citizen Driver Education Class
December 2nd, 2019, 5 p.m.
Camarillo Police Station/ Ventura County Sheriff’s Office
3701 East Las Posas Road, Camarillo
The Senior Citizen Driver Education Class is designed to help senior drivers understand how age could affect a person’s ability to operate a motor vehicle. The Senior Citizen Driver Education Class will cover topics related to the safe operation of a motor vehicle. The presentation will provide information to caregivers and family members as well. Information will also be provided for alternative transportation and community resources available to our senior citizens as well for their caregivers and family members. Senior drivers, their caregivers and their family members are welcomed and highly encouraged to attend this presentation.
If you are interested in attending this presentation contact the Camarillo Police Department’s Community Resource Unit at (805) 388-5155. Space is limited to 40 participants. This is a voluntary program and there is no cost to attend. More Information.
The Senior Citizen Driver Education Class is a collaborative effort between the Camarillo Police Station, Camarillo Health Care District, Department of Motor Vehicles and our community’s senior drivers.
Worried about losing power during a scheduled power outage? Mon, Dec. 2, 5:30 - 7:15 p.m. - Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura
Tues. and Weds., Dec. 3, 4, 10 & 11 - 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday., Dec. 3, 6-7 p.m. - Hill Road Library, Ventura -Click below to RSVP
Learn to Code! Fri, Dec 6, 7:00 p.m. – Sat, Dec 7, 2019, 4:30 p.m. - VCOE Camarillo
Understanding Your Teen’s Development
December 7, 2019
10:00-11:30 AM English ▪ 12:00-1:30 PM Spanish
Rainbow Connection FRC- Oxnard Office
2401 E. Gonzales Rd., #100, Oxnard
The teenage developmental stage can be difficult, not only for the teenager, but also the parent.
Between the hormonal changes, new academic and social challenges, emotional volatility, and shifting family dynamics, so much is changing.
Teenagers still need the love, support, and encouragement from their parents. Instead of being pulled along as little children,
teens need their parents alongside them. In this workshop we will explore:
▪ What behavior analysis is and what it can do
▪ What to expect with teenagers – the positive and potential difficulties
▪ How to address social skill deficits in teenagers
Dimensions of Gender in Accessing Health Care
Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Engage – 660 Hampshire Road, Suite 102, Westlake Village
Join us for a CEU (1.5) event with Sean Baker, LMFT!
Transgender and Gender Diverse individuals face several barriers to accessing health care that is sensitive to their needs. As a result, many Transgender and Gender Diverse patients either do not seek medical care or under-report the issues that are impacting their mental and physical well-being. Health care practitioners can be better equipped to discern the needs of these patients and then be better able to provide quality care.
During this presentation, health care professionals will learn about the importance of gender identity in the context of health care best practices. Practitioners will learn about being culturally sensitive providers to transgender and gender expansive patients and how to create safe and welcoming climates in their clinical environment.
Money Management International presents a free webinar:
Identity Theft, Scams, and Fraud: Raising Awareness
Thursday, December 12, 2019, 11 a.m.
The primary purpose of this webinar is to raise awareness of potential scams and fraud and how to avoid being a victim.
Topics covered include:
- Why scams and fraud happen
- Who are the likely victims
- Types of scams
- How to minimize the risk of becoming a victim
- Where to go for help and information
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Featured Community Resources
If you, or a member of your household, receive benefits from one of many programs such as CalFresh, Medi-Cal, CalWORKs, Social Security Income (SSI), Welfare-to-Work, Woman, Infants & Children (WIC), National School Lunch Program (NSLP) or if you have an annual household income below $37,300, the following programs may help you put internet or phone access in your home or reduce your monthly bill. Check out the eligibility requirements in the links below.
Spectrum Internet Assist Program
High-speed Internet for new Spectrum members. Recipients of free or reduced school lunch or SSI (age 65+); More information.
AT&T Access Program
Low-cost internet services. Recipients of (CalFresh) or SSI; More information.
Frontier Lifeline Program
Internet and phone discounts for existing Frontier customers. Recipients of many program-based services or based on income eligibility; More information.
Call/Text 2-1-1 24/7 to Learn About Resources in Your Community
FREE AUTISM SUPPORT GROUP
Free Non-Emergency Emotional Support and Referrals
via Telephone or Instant Messaging
The California Peer-Run Warm Line is:
and will initially be staffed:
Monday – Friday: 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Saturdays: 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sundays: 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
The call center is scheduled to ramp up to 24/7 service by the end of the year. This new mental health line builds upon the city-funded San Francisco Peer-Run Warm Line, run by the Mental Health Association of San Francisco (MHASF).