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Cindi Hobbes


The RCPA Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Committee created this resource to answer frequently asked questions regarding DEI policy development and refinement. Following a survey of available resources, this compilation was developed as a guide for interested parties and is intended as a springboard to further research with links to additional resources to aid their DEI policy development process. Please send questions or feedback to Cindi Hobbes or Jim Sharp.

DATES: 3/24/21 – 5/19/21

The University of Southern Florida Muma College of Business is offering this free course and certificate to the public. The two-hour weekly modules will begin on March 24 with a new module offered every Wednesday until May 19. Modules/work do not need to be completed live.

Dates: April 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2021

Time: 7:00 – 8:00 pm ET

Temple University’s Institute on Disabilities is hosting a four-part virtual webinar/conversation, Healthy Sexuality: Talking to your child, youth or adult about healthy sexuality. All are welcome to attend, but this conversation series is designed for parents, support coordinators, adults with disabilities, educators, and other professionals.

Conversation Leaders

  • Beverly L. Frantz, PhD, and Parris A. Boyd, LSW, Institute on Disabilities at Temple University
  • Loretta A. Sachs, Behavioral Health Specialist, Milestone Centers Inc., Health Care Quality Unit West

Webinar Schedule

  • Session 1, Wednesday, April 7 – How to start a conversation about healthy sexuality, how to answer questions, and what topics to start with.
  • Session 2, Wednesday, April 14 – The Good-Hearted Living model will be explored. How to incorporate positive thinking and joy into our lives.
  • Session 3, Wednesday, April 21 – This session will explore the intersection between the Good-Hearted Living model and healthy sexuality.
  • Session 4, Wednesday, April 28 – How to achieve good boundaries and positive consent, especially virtually?

There are no fees for these events, but registration is required for each session. For more information, email parris.boyd@temple.edu.

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Today, Secretary Miller held a media briefing to release the first edition of the Department of Human Services’s (DHS) Racial Equity Report – a document detailing their focus on racial equity and anti-racism. The report covers health equity, economic justice, early childhood education, child welfare, juvenile justice, and DHS as an organization.