RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.—In collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation and the University of North Carolina School of Government ncIMPACT Initiative, RTI International will host a series of trainings to help reentry programs working with individuals with criminal records improve their program participants’ well-being and economic mobility through social capital. For individuals returning to their communities following incarceration, the power of “social capital” – or the value that arises from relationships – can improve their reentry outcomes.
The “Leveraging the ‘Secret Sauce’ of Relationships to Improve Reentry Outcomes: The Value of Social Capital” training series will provide an overview of social capital and describe why increasing it can be so valuable for individuals with criminal records. Sessions will also offer participants concrete examples of the ways programs across the country are working to develop and foster relationships for this population and the outcomes they are seeing as a result and explore ways and considerations for measuring social capital and relationships in reentry programs.
- Tuesday, August 4, 2-3pm ET: “Valuing Data and Individuals with Similar Experiences”
- Tuesday, August 18, 2-3pm ET: “Developing Organic Connections, Peer Groups, and Accountability”
- Tuesday, September 1, 2-3pm ET: “Fostering Organizational, Participant, and Mentoring Relationships”
- Tuesday, September 15, 2-3pm ET: “Incorporating Relationship Building Practices in Your Organization”
Where: The trainings will be held via webinar. Attendees must register in advance on our registration page.
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