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Weekly InsiderSeptember 09, 2010

The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools Weekly Insider is a web-enhanced newsletter that offers news alerts, grant announcements and general web site updates delivered directly to your email box on a weekly basis. The Center is located at the School of Public Health and Health Services at The George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, D.C.




New Resources

Choose Respect, assembled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is a tool kit concerning prevention of adolescent dating violence and how to form healthy relationships.

English Language Learner Information Center, by the Migration Policy Institute, is a collection of information on English Language Learners across the country

Cutting Costs, Keeping Quality: Financing Strategies for Youth-Serving Organizations in a Difficult Economy, published by the Finance Project, describes financing strategies that successful youth-serving organizations are using to maintain services despite difficult economic times.


New from the Center

Healthy Schools: A Social Justice Issue?, written by a blogger for the Neenan Company, is an new entry featured on the Center's blog. The Neenan Company works pro-actively to further health and education benefits for everyone through maximizing the possibilities of the built environment. For more information about the topic, the Neenan Company blog or the work of the Neenan Company, please feel free to contact Kirsti@neenan.com. To check out the blog entry, click here: http://www.healthinschools.org/en/Immigrant-and-Refugee-Children/Blog.aspx.

The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools posted a new report titled Comparative Case Study of Caring Across Communities: Identifying Essential Components of Comprehensive School-Linked Mental Health Services for Refugee and Immigrant Children. The report is an evaluation of the three-year Caring Across Communities grant program managed by the Center. The report, authored by Professor Clea McNeely and her colleagues at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, explored several aspects of the program, including the challenges experienced by the children and families the CAC programs served; the necessary components of comprehensive mental health services for refugee and immigrant children; and how partnerships between schools and multiple community agencies can work collaboratively to implement the necessary components of comprehensive mental health services. To view the report, please visit http://www.healthinschools.org/Immigrant-and-Refugee-Children/Caring-Across-Communities/CAC-Evaluation-Report.aspx

The archive of our webinar presentation “Promising Models for Funding and Sustaining School Mental Health Services to Immigrant and Refugee Families” held May 20, 2010 is now available. The presenters are Mark Sander, Minneapolis Public Schools, MN., Grace Valenzuela, Portland Public Schools, ME and Audrey Tucker, Family Service Association of Bucks County, PA. This webinar featured three different school based mental health models, partnerships and funding/sustainability strategies. All three presenters were part of the Robert Woods Johnson Caring Across Communities initiative, a national grant program that focused on school based and school connected mental health programs for immigrant and refugee students.

Caring Across Communities (CAC), a program of the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools, is featured in a new video from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The 15 participating CAC grantees developed community partnerships that supported school-based mental health programming for students, parents, and teachers.

Supporting Immigrant & Refugee Communities (SIRC) Listserv is now active! The listserv provides an opportunity to pose questions to the field, share information, and network with colleagues nationwide. We will also share lessons learned, tools, and information gained during the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Caring Across Communities grant initiative. For more information and to sign up, click here.


Important Topic

September is Whole Grains Month

Department of Agriculture: Serve More Whole Grains for Healthier School Meals

Center for Health and Health Care in Schools: Are Your Kids Eating Healthily at School?

The Whole Grains Council: Whole Grains Month


Upcoming Meetings

Arlington, VA: National Coordinating Committee on School Health and Safety Fall Contemporary Issues Meeting. September 16, 2010. For more information and to register for this event, please visit: http://mchb.hrsa.gov/healthystudents/index.htm

Albuquerque, NM: 15th Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health. October 7-9, 2010. For more information and to register for this event, please visit: http://csmh.umaryland.edu

Kansas City, MO: Healthy Students . . . Successful Learners - 84th Annual ASHA School Health Conference. October 13 - 16, 2010. For more information and to register for this event, please visit: http://www.ashaweb.org/84thConference

Denver, CO: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition. November 6 - 10, 2010. For more information and to register for this event, please visit: http://www.apha.org/meetings

Maryland: U. S. Department of Education: National Meeting on Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Violence Prevention in Higher Education. October 18 - 20, 2010. For more information and to register for this event, please visit: http://www.higheredcenter.org/natl

Orlando, FL: Dropout Prevention Institute/School Attendance Symposium. October 4-7, 2010. For more information and to register for this event, please visit: http://www.dropoutprevention.org/conferen/conferen.htm#2010SchoolAttendanceSymposium



Previously Posted Meetings

Raleigh, NC: Professional Grant Development Workshop: Master the techniques of writing superior and winning proposals. September 15-17, 2010. For more information and to register for this event, please visit: http://granttrainingcenter.com/

San Francisco, CA: School Psychology Research Collaboration Conference. February 20-21, 2011. For more information and to register for this event, please visit: http://www.education.ucsb.edu/jimerson/sssp.sprcc/

Chicago, IL: 2010 National Refugee and Immigrant Conference: Issues and Innovations. October 7-8, 2010. For more information and to register for this event, please visit: http://www.thecenterweb.org/alrc/refugee.html

Washington DC: 14th Annual Health Education Advocacy Summit. March 5-7, 2011. For more information and to register for this event, please visit: http://www.sophe.org/advocacysummit.cfm

New Orleans, LA: American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. April 8-12, 2011. For more information and to register for this event, please visit: http://aera.net/

Myrtle Beach, SC: 14th National School Social Work Conference. March 30 - April 2, 2010. For more information and to register for this event, please visit: http://www.sswaa.org/ConferenceRegistration.asp


Job Opportunities

Program in Education Afterschool and Resiliency - Program Director, RALLY (Belmont, MA)
DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Coorperation - Family Life and Sexuality Education Specialist (Washington, DC)
Riverside Community Care - Intensive Care Coordinator (Cambridge, MA)
West Gary Lighthouse Charter School – School Nurse
Child Trends – Research Analyst-Child Welfare (Washington, DC)
Youth Opportunities Upheld - Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coordinator (Southbridge, MA)


Grant Alerts

The Nathan Cummings Foundation - Health Program Grants (Deadline: Rolling)
The Nathan Cummings Foundation provides Health Program Grants as part of its commitment to improving people’s health and well-being, especially for those with low- to moderate-socioeconomic status and the disadvantaged. The Foundation defines health as the link between physical health and the economic, social, environmental and psychological factors that affect individuals, families and communities. The Foundation supports projects that address any of their three objectives: health access, environmental health, and capacity building.

Campbell Soup Foundation - Community Development Grants (Deadline: Rolling)
The Campbell Soup Foundation has provided financial support to local champions that inspire positive change in communities throughout the United States where Campbell Soup Company employees live and work. The Foundation focuses its giving on four key areas: hunger relief, wellness, education, and community revitalization.

Hershey Company - Corporate Contributions
(Deadline: Rolling)
The Hershey Company is committed to supporting the communities in which it operates and to society. Cash and product contributions are made to support a variety of worthy causes and nonprofit organizations which support education, health and human services, civic and community initiatives, arts and culture, and the environment. Particular emphasis is placed upon causes that support kids and kids at risk.


News Alerts


New Resources

Choose Respect, assembled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is a tool kit concerning prevention of adolescent dating violence and how to form healthy relationships. The tool kit contains links to websites containing resources to help teens learn at home, in school, and in the community.

English Language Learner Information Center,
by the Migration Policy Institute, is a collection of information on English Language Learners across the country. The Information Center has factsheets, maps, and state level data that track the demographics and trends of immigrants.

Cutting Costs, Keeping Quality: Financing Strategies for Youth-Serving Organizations in a Difficult Economy,
published by the Finance Project, describes financing strategies that successful youth-serving organizations are using to maintain services despite difficult economic times. It discusses how organizations have managed costs, generated new revenues and support, and created partnerships to manage the effects of funding cuts.


Job Opportunities

Program in Education Afterschool and Resiliency - Program Director, RALLY (Belmont, MA)
RALLY (Responsive Advocacy for Life and Learning in Youth) is an innovative program for youth that combines educational support and mental health services in school and in afterschool settings. The Program Director will oversee the graduate training program as well as work on prevention and clinical services with middle school students. A successful candidate will have a MSW, LICSW or PhD in psychology, a minimum of three years of clinical experience with youth, and two year supervisory experience. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/if/i/en/av/Job/396014-102/c

DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Coorperation - Family Life and Sexuality Education Specialist (Washington, DC)
The DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation and the Children’s Aid Society Carrera Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program are partnering to deliver an innovative program to help youth from high risk settings work towards a productive future by avoiding pregnancy and making responsible decisions. The Family Life and Sexuality Education Specialist will be responsible for teaching weekly holistic sexuality educational groups based on the Carrera curriculum, provide individual counseling, conduct educational workshops for participants, parents, and families, and keep accurate and confidential counseling records, case notes, and profiles. A successful candidate will possess a health related Bachelors degree and two years of experience as a sexuality educator, family life educator, or counselor. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/if/i/en/av/Job/395336-76/c

Riverside Community Care - Intensive Care Coordinator (Cambridge, MA)
Riverside Community Care seeks an Intensive Care Coordinator to join their new child mental health program. Position responsibilities include advocating and assisting families with goal development and coordination of services. A successful candidate will have a Bachelors degree in social work or another mental health field (Masters degree preferred), and experience navigating child and family serving systems. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/if/i/en/av/Job/396610-303/c

West Gary Lighthouse Charter School – School Nurse
West Gary Lighthouse School seeks a School Nurse. Position responsibilities include conducting health evaluations of students, providing first aid, administering medications, and developing and implementing health plans as required. A successful candidate will have previous experience as a school nurse. For more information and to apply to this position, please visit: http://www.hirebridge.com/jobseeker2/viewdetail.asp?joblistid=105757&come=&page=1&logo=yes&s=&cid=5577&acceptShift=0&source=Indeed.com

Child Trends – Research Analyst-Child Welfare (Washington, DC)
Child Trends seeks a Research Analyst-Child Welfare. The position will be involved in qualitative and quantitative aspects of research projects involving vulnerable families. Position responsibilities include the creating and developing new projects, preparing research designs and protocols, overseeing and participating in data collection activities, and taking a lead role in writing up results. A successful candidate will possess a Masters degree and two or more years of experience. For more information and to apply to this position, please contact: http://www.idealist.org/if/i/en/av/Job/395845-118/c

Youth Opportunities Upheld - Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coordinator (Southbridge, MA)
Youth Opportunities Upheld seeks a Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coordinator. The prevention coordinator is responsible for coordinating and implementing Focus on Youth workshops in Southbridge and Bay Path schools, developing and implementing peer leadership structure, organizing parent workshops, conducting state and site specific evaluations, overseeing data collection and reporting, and community networking. A successful candidate will have a Bachelors or Masters degree in social work, health education, youth development, or related field and two to five years of experience. For more information and to apply to this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/if/i/en/av/Job/396787-201/c