Social Capital: A Blueprint for Engaging Citizens to Promote the Social and Civic Health of Communities

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Social Capital: A Blueprint for Engaging Citizens to Promote the Social and Civic Health of Communities

September 15, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Child and Family Agency


The Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

Social Capital: A Blueprint for Engaging Citizens to Promote the Social and Civic Health of Communities

 A Day Long Seminar on Social Capital, The Millenial Generation, and US Military Veterans


A light breakfast and lunch are provided without charge.

There is no cost for attending this seminar.


Date:  Monday, September 15, 2014

Time:  8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Registration:  8:00 a.m.

Place:  Hilton Garden Inn – Glastonbury, CT

85 Glastonbury Blvd., Glastonbury, CT  06033   ph 860-659-1025

Register online at (go to Education & Professional Resources and click on Professional Resources)
or call 860-443-2896 x1400 or email

Social Work CEU’S have been applied for.

Seminar Overview: The health of a community and the citizens within that community is found in the active involvement of its citizenry in the daily life of that community. It is in that involvement that needs are uncovered, that wrongs are corrected, and opinions are expressed and either gain currency or wither from lack of support. The measure of that involvement is called Social Capital. The literature is abundantly clear that groups high in social capital are healthier and more prosperous than low capital groups. This seminar: 1. Explores this concept, 2. Examines how social capital can be built, and 3. How it can be applied to the 18 to 29 year old age group to build civic engagement, decrease college debt, and encourage employment.


Registration: 8:00 am – 8:40 am (Coffee, juice, breads)


8:45 am – 9:45 am Panel One: The 18 – 29 Age Cohort and their Importance to the Future of this Nation

Panelists: Timothy Coons, Colonel US Army Reserve and Commander of the

U.S. Army Reserve, European Command and Jill Shinha Ph.d., Rutgers University School of Social Work


9:50 am – 11:10  am Panel Two: The Value of Social Capitalism and Is there such a thing as
Compassionate Capitalism?

Panelists: Sarah Chilenski Ph.d., Pennsylvania State University and Sharon Hunt Ph.d., American Institutes for Research


11:15 am – 11:45 am Building Social Capital from Inside Out
Presenter: Norris Haynes Ph.d., Southern Connecticut State University

11:50 am to 12:30 pm (Soup, sandwiches, dessert)


12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Panel Three: A Social Capital Primer: Definition, models, and tools

Panelists: LaShaune Johnson Ph.d., Creighton University, Bronwyn Hunter Ph.d , Consultation Center Yale University, and James Cook Ph.d., University of North Carolina


1:20 – 2:50 Panel Four: Serve Here CT: A Social Capital Demonstration Project Launching in 2015. Visit our web site at:


Panelists: Alva Gimbel Greenberg and Tom Gullotta


3:00 to 3:45 Panel Five: How Do You Evaluate Social Capital?

Panelists: Martin Bloom Ph.d. Professor Emeritus, UCONN School of Social Work and

Michael Fendrich Ph.d., Associate Dean, UCONN School of Social Work


September 15, 2014
8:00 am - 4:00 pm