CHW Training Spring 2021 CEU Offerings

Spring 2021 Training Series Presented by El Buen Samaritano in collaboration with People’s Community Clinic, The Texas Council on Family Violence, CARDEA, UT School of Nursing, and The Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.

This Spring, El Buen Samaritano’s Community Health Worker Training and Leadership Center will host our second inaugural CHW training series.  The series will be hosted virtually and open to all whom are interested.  CHW and other Continuing Education Credits, such as those for social workers will be available for most of these trainings, as noted.*  They will be held from 9AM – 12PM every other Wednesday morning, unless otherwise noted.  The training sessions will begin March 24, 2021 and run through June 30, 2021.  To register for these trainings please contact Amanda Doenges, Associate Director of Health Literacy by email at

March 24, 2021*
People’s Community Clinic Adolescent Health Symposium
5:30PM – 8:00PM

Join us at the virtual 2021 People’s Adolescent Health Symposium where healthcare providers, adolescents and young adults (AYA), adolescent health experts, and youth-focused professionals will present on topics that impact young people. Topics include: reproductive health, maintaining physical and mental health during a pandemic, engaging youth and families of color, civic engagement, and nursing perspectives during the COVID pandemic. Application for CME Credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Application for CEU Credit will also be filed with the National Association of Social Workers, Texas Chapter. Determination of AAFP and NASW credit is pending.

Link to register:

Event webpage with more info:


April 2, 2021
COVID Vaccine Program, Austin Public Health
12PM – 1PM

Join us at our rescheduled Community Health Worker (CHW) Dialogue and Networking meeting.  Hosted by CARDEA and the University of Texas School of Nursing with support from Austin Public Health (APH), we will share information and resources on the local COVID vaccine program.  There will be an opportunity to ask questions and dialogue with APH and other CHWs.

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


April 21, 2021
Teen Dating Violence 101 & Prevention, Texas Council on Family Violence

Understanding the foundations of prevention are vital to ending gender-based violence (GBV). This workshop will provide participants with a primer for understanding prevention and the stake all practitioners have in prevention strategies. It will also explore GBV’s impact on youth and elevate engaging and empowering young people as a form of prevention. Through interactive and discussion-based learning, participants will be grounded in prevention theory, youth engagement strategies, and how to connect with partners in the field.


May 5, 2021*
Trauma Informed Care, CARDEA

In this course, participants will learn about the types of trauma, how they affect the brain, the impact of trauma on behaviors and health outcomes, and ways to provide trauma-informed care.  2 DSHS-Certified Continuing Education Hours for Community Health Workers: 1.5 hours Knowledge Base, .5 hours Interpersonal

Registration link will be made available closer to this date.


May 19, 2021
Unnatural Causes: Inequality is Making Us Sick, El Buen Samaritano

This course will address the impact of how race and social class impact our health.  We will discuss and examine how racial inequality imposes an additional burden on people of color and negatively impacts their health.  Note: This session will be based on the Unnatural causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? Produced by California Newsreel with Vital Pictures.  Presented by the National Minority Consortia.


June 9, 2021*
Motivational Interviewing, University of Texas School of Nursing

In this course, participants will learn and practice the underlying philosophy and spirit of Motivational Interviewing that helps people want to make health-related behavior changes. You will also practice core skills to start a behavior change conversation that engages and empowers your clients to take next steps.


June 16, 2021*
Navigating the Maze: Consent, Confidentiality, and Access to Health Care for Texas Youth, Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

This course will be presented by one of our region’s experts on Texas laws around minor consent to health care, specifically focusing on reproductive healthcare.  We will discuss patient confidentiality, reporting requirements, programs that provide reproductive care (including Title X) and the consent requirements within these programs, as well as focus on activities to identify personal value systems and beliefs that practitioners may bring into the clinic.


June 30, 2021
Our Health and Domestic Violence: The Intersection, Texas Council on Family Violence

The health impacts of intimate partner violence can span the life course and greatly impact a survivor’s ability to live a safe, well, and stable life. Survivors may not readily recognize the connection between the violence they have experienced and their health outcomes. Advocates and healthcare professionals often lack confidence or resources to broach makes these connections or to have these conversations with survivors/patients. This training will provide attendees with information and best practices to maximize survivors’ resources and entry points to services.