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SILENCE=VIOLENCE Webinar: Empowering People with Disabilities to Recognize and Report Abuse

November 1st, 2016 • 1:00pm

In 2014, the National Crime Victim Survey revealed that people with disabilities experience a much greater risk of being victimized compared to those without disabilities. The rate of violent victimization is nearly three times the rate compared to those without disabilities.

The webinar features the Board Resource Center’s self-advocates Kecia Weller and Molly Kennedy, co-producers of the national PSA video “Abuse of People with Disabilities: A Silent Epidemic”. They will be joined by Teresa Favuzzi, Executive Director of California Foundation for Independent Living Centers. The following topics will be addressed: what abuse is, the different forms of abuse and ways to be credible when reporting.

Together Molly and Kecia will talk about their experiences on how intimidation is used to control people with disabilities and Teresa will wrap up sharing ways all of us can make a difference in our communities.

Abuse is never acceptable!

Learn about:
• The Silence = Violence California State Network.
• The abuse epidemic impacting people with disabilities.
• Steps to identify abuse and report.
• “Having the Conversation” A new grant to educate medical professionals about talking to women with disabilities about violence.
• Ways to educate your community about reducing abuse.

Molly Kennedy is a consultant in the fields of health care disparities and disability rights. For eighteen years she managed the San Mateo County Health System’s federal program for homeless. Molly’s current emphasis is on self-determination for people who do not have an active voice in their own health care, mental health needs, and abuse prevention. As a person with cerebral palsy, Molly has struggled with and overcome disability discrimination. She advocates across the country to improve the lives of people with disabilities.

Kecia Weller has been a disability rights advocate for past 25 years with an emphasis on abuse prevention. She is a member of the National Center on Criminal Justice and Disabilities Advisory Committee. Kecia is one of the founding members of the California Silence = Violence Network. As an outspoken member of the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities and the California Developmental Services Task Force she is a voice for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities to be self-determined. Kecia works at the UCLA/Tarjan Center (since 2012), as their Self-Advocacy and Community Liaison.

The Board Resource Center (BRC) is committed to its founding principle of Making Complex Ideas Simple sm. Since 1994 we have assisted organizations, groups and individuals to transform their approach to leadership by integrating practical person-centered services based on self-determination and community inclusion. BRC and its director, Mark Starford, are active in developing easy-to-understand new media that educates the public about human and civil rights. In recent years, priority has been given to increasing quality of life for people with disabilities, underserved populations and seniors.

Accompanying Material:
a_outline_Silence=Violence_WebinarTraining_110116.rtf
a_transcript_S=V_Webinar_110116.rtf
Silence=Violence_WebinarTraining_110116.pptx

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Webinar: Developing Indirect Rates - Part 2

May 4th, 2016 • 1:00pm

Part 2: How to Develop Indirect Rates for Nonprofits with Federal Awards
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (PST)

Description
Cost Accounting Definitions
• Fundamental Indirect Rate Mechanics
• What You Should Consider Before Building Your Indirect Rate
• Importance of 3 mandatory requirements for a G&A indirect rate:
-Statement of Functional Expenses
 -Double Charging
 -Building an Indirect Rate
• Things to Consider
• The Steps for Building an Actual NFP Rate Using HHS Template

Trainer Bio:
As senior manager, Mr. Paul Calabrese provides accounting and consulting services to non-profit and government contracting clients for 30 + years. His area of expertise includes Federal grant compliance under the Uniform Guidance with respect to the development of policies and procedures for grants manuals, sub-recipient monitoring, training and the development of indirect cost rate proposals to several Federal agencies. He has successfully negotiated over (100) indirect cost rates. Paul works in the consulting department for the public accounting firm of Rubino & Company, located in the Washington, DC metro area.

Accompanying Material:
a_outline_Part2_IndirectRatesUnderForNFP.RTF

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Webinar: Developing Indirect Rates - Part 1

May 4th, 2016 • 11:00am

Part 1: What Happens to Indirect Rates Under the New Uniform Guidance
11:00 am - 12:00 noon (PST)

Description
We will provide the new features for indirect and direct cost allocations that has changed from the prior OMB Circulars. In addition we will discuss unique items under the Uniform Guidance such as:
• The de minimis 10% indirect rate
• Extending existing negotiated indirect rates
• Direct cost allocation principle
• Direct charging of administrative personnel
• Unallowable costs plus interest refunded to agencies
• What to do with indirect rates with unallowable costs
• New onerous certifications
• Four types of negotiated rates: provisional, final, fixed and predetermined
• What has not changed but with new citations for rate negotiations and the (4) allocation methods: Simplified, Direct Allocation, Multiple and Special Rates
• COFAR interpretations such as the new effective dates for indirect cost rate proposals and the associated negotiated indirect rates

Trainer Bio:
As senior manager, Mr. Paul Calabrese provides accounting and consulting services to non-profit and government contracting clients for 30 + years. His area of expertise includes Federal grant compliance under the Uniform Guidance with respect to the development of policies and procedures for grants manuals, sub-recipient monitoring, training and the development of indirect cost rate proposals to several Federal agencies. He has successfully negotiated over (100) indirect cost rates. Paul works in the consulting department for the public accounting firm of Rubino & Company, located in the Washington, DC metro area.

Accompanying Material:
a_outline_Part1_IndirectRatesUnderTheUG.RTF

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Webinar: California's New Hospital & Family Caregiver Law

April 6th, 2016 • 10:30am

Logo of AARP California.Nina Weiler-Harwell, Ph.D will provide an overview of the new Family Caregiver law that requires hospitals to give people admitted to a hospital the opportunity to identify a caregiver, have the caregiver notified about when discharge will occur, and make sure hospital staff provide information and instruction to the identified caregiver regarding home health care needs, medications and follow-up appointments following hospitalization.

Nina Weiler-Harwell Ph.D. has worked at AARP since 1997. She is an Associate State Director for Community. for AARP California. Nina has had experience managing both federal and state advocacy campaigns, You've Earned a Say (AARP's national conversation with Americans on the future of Social Security and Medicare), and the passage of the Affordable Care Act.

Nina earned her MA and Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in Political Science.

Accompanying Material:
HFCA-Act-PPT-Template.pptx
a_New_Caregiver_Law_in_California_040716.rtf

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FEMA and CFILC present: Promising Practices in Long Term Disaster Recovery for Disability Organizations

December 10th, 2015 • 11:00am

Presenters:
Charles Craig is the Voluntary Agency Liaison from FEMA that will be with us instead of Cheryl Brekke
Corey Nygaard will be joining us from the Federal Disaster Recovery Coordination, FEMA
Joann Scordino, Regional Disability Integration Specialist from FEMA Regional 9
Stephanie Brady, Assistant Executive Director, The Independent Living Center, Inc
Juli Gallup, Disability Integration Advisor with FEMA

Description:
This webinar event will cover:
• Steps to participate in community recovery efforts
• Sequence of delivery for disaster recovery
• Purpose and functions of Long Term Recovery Groups and how to get involved
• Purpose and functions of Federal Disaster Recovery Coordination and how to get involved
• Role of the Disability Partner Organizations in Long Term Recovery Groups

Accompanying Material:
a_transcript_FEMA_Webinar_121015.rtf
a_LongTermRecoveryGroupCA_120715.pptx
a_Outline_LongTermRecoveryGroupCA_120715.rtf