WIC Local Agencies provide comprehensive nutrition services to women and families in their communities but often WIC participants need much more. It is an expectation that each WIC Local Agency will have developed a strong referral network built on community relations, strong partnerships, identification of gaps in services and the utilization of local data. This one-day training will assist WIC managers in exploring what a good referral includes, what are the required and recommended referrals, how to leverage community partnerships and how to develop a system within the local agency that staff can readily access and that can be kept current and appropriate. Special attention will be given to some of the more complex referrals involving intimate partner violence, alcohol and drug addictions, maternal depression and other mental health issues.
By the end of this training, participants will be able to:
- Describe the key components of an effective referral
- Review DOH policies as they relate to referrals and outreach
- Identify and examine three areas for referrals: Required, recommended, and outreach to new participants
- Utilize local data to identify resources and gaps and develop a plan for a comprehensive referral system
- Share best practices for maintaining an accurate and appropriate referral system
Target Audience: WIC Coordinators, Outreach Coordinators, Site Supervisors, Breastfeeding Coordinator, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Coordinator, Nutrition Coordinator, DOH Staff
Continuing Education: 6 CPEUs (Level 2), 6 CEUs
• Doors will open and sign-in will begin 30 minutes before the training start time.
• Participants that arrive at training by 9:30 AM (or 30 minutes after the official training start time) can make the decision to stay for the training and will receive a certificate of attendance.
• At 9:31 AM (or 31 minutes after the official training start time) the door will be closed and all late participants will be asked to reschedule.
• For your comfort, you may wish to bring a jacket or shawl to the training as it is often difficult to control the temperature in the meeting rooms.
• *If you are pumping and need a lactation space for this off-site training please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to request one or call 518-724-2801, so I may reserve one for you
• Please note that no food or beverage will be provided