Monday, May 31, 2010

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: Creative Applications in Community-Based Settings is coming to Washington

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: Creative Applications in Community-Based Settings is coming to Washington, DC June 29 – July 2, 2010

Leading thinkers and practitioners in the field guide attendees through workshops designed to build skills and knowledge and increase participant confidence in using Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), an approach demonstrated to be effective when working with families.

Attendees can choose from a range of workshops on such topics as using SFBT in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems, with gangs and crews, and with young people aging out of foster care. Training institute attendees will be actively engaged in the event, asking questions, role playing, and challenging themselves and others.

So go to to review the program and to register for this event featuring world renowned trainers.

MW2 Block Party and Health Fair, July 10

Block Party Health Fair 20101

Thursday, May 6, 2010

New court procedure beneficial to tenants

In late April, DC Superior Court announced the Housing Conditions Calendar, a program allowing tenants to sue landlords on an expedited basis.   The program specifically deals with housing code violations.

According to the press release:

The Housing Conditions Calendar will be heard by Judge Melvin Wright, Deputy Presiding Judge of the Court’s Civil Division.   Judge Wright has worked closely with all the various stakeholders to develop an approach that is efficient, fair and easily accessible by all tenants, especially those not represented by counsel.   The forms required for the Housing Conditions calendar were designed to be ‘user friendly’ and the fee is $15.   The forms can be found at

Thanks to the DC Tenant Coalition electronic discussion list for sharing this useful information.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Free DC Latino Tenant Summit, May 15

Latino tenants, tenant associations, and tenant advocacy groups should plan on attending the free DC Latino Tenant Summit on May 15 from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm at Carlos Rosario International Charter School, 1100 Harvard Street, NW.
Latino Summit Flier (English)

Latino Summit Flier (Spanish)

La Ti No Summit Registration Form (Spanish)