Message from Jamie Cotel & Lisa Vaeth, Co-Chairs
Dear JCANA Members,
We know that you are all dealing with our current crisis to the best of your abilities, developing new protocols, and trying to keep staff safe and healthy. Our sacred work continues, as it must, and we know communities are grateful for all you are doing. Our thoughts are with all of you during this difficult time.
We have a regular newsletter and important other updates for you, below, including a new forum for sharing ideas, questions, and protocols, which may be helpful to you, in particular during this time.
But first, we regret to inform you that the JCANA Conference, originally scheduled for June 7-10, 2020 in Cincinnati, has been postponed. We had hoped to reschedule for the fall of this year, but given the likelihood that economic disruptions, at the very least will continue for several months, we felt it best to postpone the conference this year and reschedule for spring 2021. We will confirm a new date as soon as possible.
We know how disappointing this news is for all us. We will work on providing virtual learning opportunities and will keep you posted as those plans develop. We know that you still need information and resources and a place to share best practices, and JCANA is committed to continuing to provide that for you.
To that end, Board member and Treasurer, Sherri Quint oversaw the redesign of the website and its JCANA Forum feature. The JCANA Forum was a response to members’ request at our last conference in Boston to have a way to communicate with JCANA members about issues, questions, best-practices, and to have a way to share documents/templates that might be useful for one another.
The forum is a password protected part of the site and for JCANA members only. Your posts or documents are not visible or accessible by the general public. If you wish to become a member or need to renew your membership, click here.
We think it looks great – THANK YOU, SHERRI! We hope you will spend some time on the site and we invite your feedback, so we can continue to improve on it in ways that serve YOU!
Enjoy the selection of articles we’ve curated below, and please feel free to send us interesting article you write or come across, so we can share them with all our members!
Stay tuned for updates, stay safe, and stay well!
Jamie Cotel and Lisa Vaeth