Calendar of Events

ASIST Training @ Endicott Visitor Center
May 19 @ 8:30 am – May 20 @ 4:30 pm

*This training is not sponsored by Care Compass Network. The ASIST Training is being hosted by the Addiction Center of Broome County (ACBC). 

Health Literacy Series: Building a Health Literate Organization @ Webinar
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

*This is not a CCN sponsored event. The Health Literacy webinar series is being hosted by Ithaca College. 

This presentation will familiarize the audience with the definition and concept of the health literate organization, and why it is important to adopt health literacy universal precautions. It will share health literacy tools that can be used to promote patient-centered communication and shared decision-making.


  • Attendees will be able to describe to colleagues and organizational leaders the importance of becoming a health literate organization.
  • Attendees will be able to identify health literacy resources from the Department of Health and Human Services to support health literate care.
  • Attendees will be able to use tools to support patient-centered communication and shared decision-making.
Elder Abuse Prevention Webinar @ Webinar
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

*This is not a Care Compass Network sponsored event. This event is hosted by the Broome County Family Violence Prevention Council.

This webinar is geared towards professionals that work with seniors and will cover:

  • Changes to Power of Attorney Law
  • Adult Protective Services
  • Age-Friendly Practices
  • Scams

RSVP by May 14, 2021. All registrations and questions should be directed to Kristin Beylo at

Workplace Wellness: Virtual Stress Management Workshop
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

*This is not a CCN sponsored event. The Workplace Webinar is being hosted by United Way of Broome County.

Many of us may have experienced increased amounts of stress and uncertainties throughout the pandemic. Sources of strain can come from anywhere, including work, home, or even internally. Join Jennifer Wegmann, lecturer in Health and Wellness Studies at Binghamton University, as she shares her expertise in stress mindset and response. Professionals and non-profit partners are invited to join this open discussion on cultivating resilience and turning stress into a positive experience.


Jennifer Wegmann is a lecturer in the Decker School of Nursing, department of Health and Wellness Studies. In 2012 Princeton Review named Wegmann one of the top 300 professors in the country. She received a bachelor’s degree in Biology, a masters in Human Development, and an interdisciplinary PhD, from Binghamton University. Her area of research and expertise lies in stress, eating disorders, and body image.

Integrating Trauma-Informed Behavioral Healthcare with Medical Care: Pivoting to Serve Multiple Settings During the COVID-19 Pandemic @ Webinar
May 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Care Compass Network’s May Lunch and Learn Webinar

In 2020, Ithaca College was awarded an Innovation Fund grant from Care Compass Network that aimed to integrate behavioral health care into medical care for older adults using a trauma-informed elder care model. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ithaca College expanded their target audience to include primary care, hospital-based care, and hospice organizations in addition to long-term care facilities. The program also pivoted to include self-care and stress resilience for medical workers, as this aspect of trauma-informed care emerged as essential during the pandemic. In parallel, Ithaca College is developing a library of training videos on trauma-informed long-term care which will be available in the near future.

Barbara Ganzel, PhD, LMSW, is a research neuroscientist, hospice-trained clinical social worker, with over 20 years of experience in the study of stress and its impact on brain, body, and behavior across the lifespan. She is currently the director of the Ithaca College Gerontology Institute. Dr. Ganzel’s current work focuses on trauma-informed elder care and the development of behavioral approaches to reducing symptoms of stress and psychological trauma for people, at or near, the end of life.

Continuing the Conversation: Breaking the Stigma @ Webinar
May 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
*This webinar is being hosted by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. 
Mental Wellness and Suicide Prevention. Those are two broad topics and we often shy away from discussing them with our loved ones, co-workers, and friends. There are lots of questions: Why is it so hard to talk about mental health? If we talk about suicide does that increase the likelihood of it occurring? I’m concerned about a veteran in my life but they don’t want to get help, so what should I do?
Join Dominica Potenza and Frank Salvadore for a more personal conversation than our previous lunch and learn panels. Ask your own questions and find out more about available resources.
*Registration is required and a Zoom webinar link will be sent to the email address you provide 24-48 hours prior to the program. This program will NOT be recorded.
Suicide Postvention: From Research to Practice @ Webinar
May 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Health Literacy Series: Health Literacy and Clear Communication Best Practices @ Webinar
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

*This is not a CCN sponsored event. The Health Literacy Webinar Series is being hosted by Ithaca College. 

During the pandemic, healthcare and other professions were asked to support social distancing measures by offering appointments by telephone or two-way video mechanisms.  Learn more about how to implement health literacy best practices to communicate health information while on the phone or by video conferencing.   CME and social work CEU’s are pending evaluation for this session.

Creating Inclusive Environments in Peer Roles: Navigating Mental Health in the LGBTQ+ Community and Understanding Gender @ Webinar
Jun 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

*This is not a Care Compass Network sponsored webinar. This webinar is hosted by CTAC.


Robbie Lettieri, the Youth Peer Services Training and Credentialing Manager at Families Together in NY State (FTNYS), will discuss the meanings of gender, sex assigned at birth/biological sex, intersex, transgender, gender fluidity, and more!

A diverse group of panelists will share their experiences and address common struggles within the LGBTQ+ community regarding emotional wellbeing and access to support services. We will also dive into how culture impacts the LGBTQ+ community, specifically within the BIPOC community. We’ll engage in some brief activities to uncover our own prejudices and explore opportunities to create inclusive youth peer environments.

June Stakeholders Meeting – The Power of ONE: Building Community Driven Networks @ Webinar
Jun 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Join us on Friday, June 11th, for an interactive and engaging presentation on building a community-driven network. Nationally recognized speaker, Karis Grounds, Vice President of Health and Community Impact at 211 San Diego Community Information Exchange (CIE), will be sharing some of the key components necessary to build a strong and sustainable CIE network. Karis will share how communities working within the CIE have experienced meaningful community impacts which allowed them to shift away from a reactive approach towards a proactive, person-centered care approach that focuses on inclusivity and health equity. Their CIE has brought partners together from across the continuum of care, creating one cohesive unit that utilizes a shared language, a database of community resources, and integrated technology platforms. These elements have promoted a cross-sector collaboration which is well positioned to deliver enhanced and high-quality community care.