Grant Alerts

Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon-Summer Meals Support Fund (Deadline: 4/15/16)
The Summer Meals Support Fund is for new or growing summer meals sites and sponsors to support community-based programs in connecting more kids to summer nutrition and enrichment while school is out.

Ravens All Community Team Foundation-Youth Football Apparel Grants (Maryland) (Deadline: 4/29/16)
Over the last five years, the Ravens Foundation, Inc., with the support of Under Armour, has provided apparel grants to over 100 qualifying nonprofit youth football teams through the Ravens Youth Football Grant.

Jubilation Foundation-Grants for Music and Dance Organizations (Washington and Oregon)
(Deadline: 7/15/16)
The purpose of this funding is to support programs and individuals through fellowships, furthering skill building and working with children in the areas of music and dance.

 


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U.S. states should ban solitary confinement for kids, doctors say

“Though President Obama recently banned solitarily confinement for juvenile offenders in federal prison, doctors recently noted in an article in Pediatrics that the majority of youth in prison are incarcerated in state and local prison facilities. The authors cite the long-term effects of isolation (such as depression, anxiety, and social withdrawal) as reason why youth should be rehabilitated, rather than imprisoned.”

Full article available here.


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April 10th is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day


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Quick Guide on Making School Climate Improvements, part of the School Climate Improvement Package from the U.S. Department of Education, provides district and school leaders, teachers, school staff, and other members of the school community with the basics on how to initiate, implement, and sustain school climate improvements. Also available are the ED School Climate Surveys, high-quality, adaptable surveys and an associated web-based platform that allows States, local districts, and schools to collect and act on reliable, nationally-validated school climate data in real-time.

Substance use disorders extremely common among previously incarcerated youth, highlighted research from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, examines the prevalence of substance use disorders among youth that have been previously incarcerated.

Health Care, Family, and Community Factors Associated with Mental, Behavioral, and Developmental Disorders in Early Childhood, a recent MMWR from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, analyzes the most recent parent-reported data from the National Survey of Children’s Health to assess Sociodemographic, health care, family, and community attributes that have been associated with increased risk for mental, behavioral, and developmental disorders in children ages two to eight.


Job Opportunities

The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools-Graduate Research Assistant for Teens Run DC (Washington, DC)
The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools (CHHCS) is seeking a Masters or Doctoral student to support the evaluation of a school-connected program for DC middle and high schools students called Teens Run DC. Teens Run DC is a community-based, non-profit organization that empowers at-risk youth to envision and work towards achieving personal goals through a mentoring and distance running program. The ideal candidate will have interest in child/adolescent health, applied research and/or evaluation of health promotion programs, and have experience using a statistical package for data management and analysis (e.g. STATA, SPSS, SAS, R). Responsibilities of the position include revising the conceptual framework and logic model for the evaluation, review relevant empirical studies and evaluation instruments, assisting with data entry, and helping with focus groups and interviews as necessary. Qualifications for the position include a Masters or Doctoral student currently enrolled in a public health program, familiarity with STATA preferred, experience working with Qualtrics will be beneficial, and willingness to travel to different site locations in the DC metro area. To apply, send cover letter and resume to Molly Biehl, mbiehl@gwu.edu.

Action for Boston Community Development-School Adjustment Case Manager (Boston, MA)
Action for Boston Community Development is currently seeking a full-time School Adjustment Case Manager. Responsibilities of the position include providing student participants with mental health, academic, career and other life skills counseling, support services and clinical referrals where appropriate, in order to support them in achieving program goals. Qualifications for the position include a Master’s Degree in Education, Social Work, or a related field, one to three years of experience with urban youth, and a background in social work or mental health counseling. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/TcKtxbWXKCcp/

Frontier Regional & Union 38 School District-School Nurse (South Deerfield, MA)
Frontier Regional & Union 38 School District are currently seeking a full-time School Nurse for Deerfield Elementary School. Responsibilities of the position include managing all aspects of the school health office, developing and implementing individualized health care plans, managing daily visits to the health office from students and staff, and overseeing all health promotion and education. Qualifications for the position include the ability to work collaboratively with school based team, families, and outside providers, valid Registered Nursing licensure, a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, and at least two years of clinical experience in pediatrics, community, or school health. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=2558044

Food Roots-Farm to School Coordinator (Tillamook, OR)
Food Roots is currently seeking a full-time Farm to School Coordinator. Responsibilities of the position include developing and leading educational programs including School Field Trips, School to Market, Family Farm to School nights and other family engagement, maintaining school garden sites, and maintain relationships with school administrators and food service directors and farmers. Qualifications for the position include a Bachelor’s Degree in education, community food systems, public health, environmental/ food policy, nutrition or a related field, at least two years of experience working with K-12 students in an educational setting, and Spanish language skills are desired. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/hJDDtbB24n2D/

Academics Plus Charter School-School Nurse (Scott, AR)
Academics Plus Charter School is currently seeking a full-time School Nurse. Responsibilities of the position include developing and implementing a comprehensive program of health services for the school, providing direct health services, and serving as a health advocate for students. Qualifications for the position include valid Licensed Practical Nursing licensure in the state of Arkansas and citizenship or work VISA in the United States. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=2552524

Teen Success, Inc.-Program Manager (Fresno, CA)
Teen Success is currently seeking a full-time Program Manager. Responsibilities of the position include managing all partner sites, oversee the implementation of the new pilot program, oversee collection and review of all quarterly reports, annual plans, program improvement plans, and biannual financials, and building community relationships for program promotion, referral sources, and resources. Qualifications for the position include at least five years of experience in program management, a Master’s Degree in a related field, five to seven years of experience in a relevant field, and experience development and delivering programming for youth. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/35fcKw9FCbDbD/


Upcoming Meetings

April 6-9, 2016. Washington, DC: AMCHP Annual Conference (Registration on-site still available). For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.amchp.org/Calendar/Conferences/amchp-conference/Pages/default.aspx

April 13, 2016, 2:00-3:30 PM EDT. Webinar: Capacity Assessment for DV/SV Programs on Supporting Parents. For more information about this event, please visit: https://events-na10.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/1043228040/en/events/event/shared/default_template_simple/event_registration.html?sco-id=1184885693&_charset_=utf-8

May 5, 2016, 7:00-9:00 PM ET. Washington, DC: National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day 2016. For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1829309


Previously Posted Meetings

September 29-October 1, 2016. San Diego, CA: 21st Annual School Mental Health Conference. For more information about this event, please visit: https://ww2.eventrebels.com/er/Registration/StepRegInfo.jsp?ActivityID=16518&StepNumber=1

October 4-6, 2016. Garden Grove, CA: Conference on Children, Youth, and Families. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.nccdglobal.org/events/nccd-conference-on-children-youth-and-families-creating-solutions

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