Grant Alerts

Freeport Community Foundation-Drogosz Youth Substance Abuse Prevention/ Treatment Fund (Deadline: 6/1/16)
The purpose of this funding is to support non-profit organizations with educational, prevention and/or treatment of substance abuse programs focused on helping youth ages 21 or younger in Stephenson, Jo Daviess, and Carroll Counties in Illinois.

First Nations Development Institute-Native Youth & Culture Fund (Deadline: 3/9/16)
First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) began investing in Native youth by launching the Native Youth and Culture Fund (NYCF) in 2002 to partner with tribes, Native nonprofit organizations and Native community groups working in rural and reservation-based communities seeking ways to preserve, strengthen and/or renew Native culture and tradition among youth.

The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina-Black Mountain-Swannanoa Valley Endowment Fund (Deadline: 3/1/16)
The Black Mountain-Swannanoa Valley Endowment Fund (the Fund) seeks to inspire philanthropy and strengthen charitable organizations serving the Swannanoa Valley by making grants relating to health and wellness, education, cultural and natural resources, and people in need.

 


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Hundreds of black men turn out to encourage students, dispel stereotypes

“As a native north westerner, I am always heartened to see good news featuring my hometown. In this case, hundreds of African American men turned out to welcome kids to school as part of “National African American Parent Involvement Day.” The goal of this effort was to dispel negative stereotypes of black men by showing students examples of successful black professionals – as part of a bigger effort improve the narrative and modeling for black youth.”


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February is National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month


New Resources

Dating Matters: Understanding Teen Dating Violence Prevention (Web-based), a free, online training from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (with Continuing Education available), is available to educators, school personnel, youth mentors, and others dedicated to improving teen health. Follow a school administrator throughout his day as he highlights what teen dating violence is and how to prevent it through graphic novel scenarios, interactive exercises, and information gathered from leading experts.

Internet Alcohol Marketing and Underage Alcohol Use, a recent article from Pediatrics, examines the longitudinal associations between self-reported engagement with Internet alcohol marketing and alcohol use transitions in youth.

Does Seeing Faces of Young Black Boys Facilitate the Identification of Threatening Stimuli?, research recently published in Psychological Science, explores the implicit cognitive biases related to stereotyping black male youth. The authors found that perceived threat commonly associated with black men might generalize to younger black boys.


Job Opportunities

Communities in Schools of Chicago-School-Based Student Support Manager (Chicago, IL)
Communities in Schools of Chicago is currently seeking a full-time School-Based Student Support Manager. Responsibilities of the position include leading the delivery of evidence-based services based on best practice and risk-factor research, leading assessment process of needs for student and school community, leading the development and implementation of the site plan, and researching and cultivating potential service providers to meet identified needs at the school. Qualifications for the position include a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Education, Counseling, or other youth development field, at least three years of experience working with adolescents, their families, and urban public schools, and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/k4C6pCCBG3cp/

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene-School Mental Health Specialist (Long Island City, NY)
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is currently seeking a full-time School Mental Health Specialist. Responsibilities of the position include coordinating and guiding all aspects of school mental health activities, managing key projects, coordinating an impact evaluation of mental health services in 130 Community Schools, and compiling information of school mental health activities to general comprehensive project reports. Qualifications for the position include a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Public Health, Public Administration, and or Education, at least three years of managing mental health programs or projects, and experience collaborating with multiple stakeholders. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/bxth2m5m7KMD/

Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey-Adolescent Immunization Specialist (Newark, NJ)
The Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey is currently seeking a full-time Adolescent Immunization Specialist. Responsibilities of the position include providing technical assistance on best practices to improve adolescent immunization coverage to health care facilities and providers with low coverage rates, assess vaccination coverage levels providing education and outreach to community groups and health care professionals, and addressing barriers and identifying strategies for adolescent immunization. Qualifications for the position include a Master’s Degree in Public Health and at least two years of community health experience. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/SbmXN7cwzsCp/

Mental Health Association of Montgomery County-Bi-lingual Mental Health Therapist (High School Wellness Location) (Rockville, MD)
This position will be responsible for completing mental health assessments of high school age students, offering individual and family therapy, as well as providing psycho-educational groups. Successful candidates will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and have demonstrated integrity, responsibility, and cultural competency. This position requires the ability to successfully engage youth and their families to participate in treatment, excellent communication skills to coordinate treatment services with school staff and outside professionals, and strong community building skills. Qualifications for the position include a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, or a related field, and current licensure in the state of Maryland. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.mhamc.org/html/pages/about/employment.html

Mental Health Association of Montgomery County- Bi-lingual Mental Health Therapist (Regional Youth Services/ Voices vs. Violence) (Rockville, MD)
This position will be responsible for providing individual and family therapy, case management and psycho-educational groups to a diverse population of students across elementary, middle and high school settings. Some youth may be court involved. Responsible for tracking and reporting data relevant to contracts and grants associated with program work. Strong collaboration and communication with school system and community-based partners is required. Qualifications for the position include a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, or a related field, and current licensure in the state of Maryland. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.mhamc.org/html/pages/about/employment.html

School-Based Health Alliance-Research and Evaluation Manager (Washington, DC)
The School-Based Health Alliance is currently seeking a full-time Research and Evaluation Manager. Responsibilities of the position include supporting data collection activities, supporting the development and implementation of evaluation frameworks for SBHA projects, leading efforts to compile information on best practices and promising initiatives in areas related to school-based health care for use as resources, and serving as a primary writer and contributor to new reports and tools for the school-based health care field. Qualifications for the position include a Master’s Degree in Public Health, Behavioral Health, Cultural or Medical Anthropology, Health Education or a related field, 3 to 7 years of combined research, evaluation, quality improvement, and project management experience, and demonstrated management skills. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/D8pF3HBCKXNp/


Upcoming Meetings

February 26, 2016, 2:00-3:30 PM EST. Webcast: The Role of Public Health in Social Justice. For more information about this event, please visit: http://minorityhealth.web.unc.edu/conference/keynote-webcast/

April 18-19, 2016. Ypsilanti, MI: Conference on Adolescent Health. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.cvent.com/events/2016-conference-on-adolescent-health/event-summary-549f2efc20684f5fafa94a7e2308aac4.aspx

May 19, 2016, 3:00-4:15 PM EDT. Webinar: Identifying Peer Abuse and Clearing the Haze: Eliminating Hazing from Our Schools. For more information about this event, please visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7033325563472632322


Previously Posted Meetings

March 6-9, 2016. Savannah, GA. National Youth-At-Risk Conference. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.ojjdp.gov/events/EventDetail.asp?ei=25233&p=list

March 12, 2016. Raleigh, NC: National SAVE Youth Summit. For more information about this event, please visit: http://nationalsave.org/summit/

April 2-4, 2016. Atlanta, GA: ASCD Annual Conference. For more information about this event, please visit: http://annualconference.ascd.org/Default.aspx

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