Grant Alerts

Department of Housing and Urban Development-Juvenile Re-entry Assistance Program (Deadline: 1/4/16)
The purpose of this funding is to provide support to “Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) who have established a partnership with a legal aid organization, university legal center, public defender’s office, or other legal service organization that is a non-profit and has experience providing legal services to juveniles (including expungement and/or sealing the juvenile and/or adult criminal records) for 1) current public housing resident youth up to 24 years old who have a criminal record and/or 2) former household members (who are youth up to 24 years old) of current public housing residents who, but for their criminal record, would be living in public housing.”

Many Hands-Grants for Women, Children, and Families (Washington, DC) (Deadline: 11/30/15)
Many Hands makes grants in four areas: Education, Health, Housing, and Job Readiness.

CenturyLink-Teachers and Technology Program Grants (Select Locations) (Deadline: 1/12/16)
The CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation’s Teachers and Technology grants are designed to help fund projects that advance student success through the innovative use of technology.

 


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“A study designed to measure self-esteem in five year olds has reinforced the notion that the early years are a crucial window in which positive self-image can be developed in children. The authors of the study, however, acknowledge that self-esteem is malleable and trauma may still have a negative impact. This research supports the argument for promoting continued social and emotional development in schools in order to encourage positive development of self-esteem in kids.”


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State Health Gaps, a new set of reports from County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, explores how wide gaps in the health of residents are throughout each state and what is driving those differences. This information can help state leaders as they identify ways for everyone to have a fair chance to lead the healthiest life possible.

Beyond Health Care: The Role of Social Determinants in Promoting Health and Health Equity, a recent issue brief from the Kaiser Family Foundation, provides an overview of the broad factors that influence health and describes emerging efforts to address them, including initiatives within Medicaid.

Learning Community Supports Interagency Planning for Youth with Co-occurring Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health Disorders, a recent report from the Georgetown University National Technical Assistance for Children’s Mental Health, describes lessons gleaned from a Learning Community to assist cross-agency teams and families in three states to improve care for children with intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD) who also have mental health or behavioral disorders.


Job Opportunities

School-Based Health Alliance-Associate Director of Research and Evaluation (Washington, DC)
The School-Based Health Alliance is currently seeking a full-time Associate Director of Research and Evaluation. Responsibilities of the position include leading the development and implementation of evaluation frameworks for the Alliance’s initiatives spanning content areas including child and adolescent healthy eating and active living, behavioral health, substance use, oral health, as well as SBHC performance and sustainability, leading and supporting data collection activities, and cultivating partnerships with organizations working in the field. Qualifications for the position include a Master’s or Doctoral degree in public health, behavioral health, cultural or medical anthropology, health education or a related field, five to ten years of experience in research, evaluation, quality improvement, and project management, and strong evaluation skills including in the development of logic models and conceptual framework. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/7Jbdx2XNbDbD/

DREAM Charter School-School Social Worker or Mental Health Counselor (New York, NY)
DREAM Charter School is currently seeking a full-time School Social Worker or Mental Health Counselor to serve students in grades K-8. Responsibilities of the position include providing mandated counseling services to students with IEPs, working with students and their families to provide assessment, counseling, case management, and referrals, and collaborating with school staff to support both mandated and at-risk students. Qualifications for the position include a Master’s Degree in Social Work or Mental Health Counseling, strong clinical skills, three to five years of previous school based counseling experience preferred, and experience facilitating groups. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/d8HSbfhxjb3p/

NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene-Director of Research and Evaluation (Long Island City, NY)
The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is currently seeking a full-time Director of Research and Evaluation for the Bureau of Children Youth and Families. Responsibilities of the position include staying informed of the epidemiological research literature on prevalence and treatment of child/adolescent mental health disorders and estimations of unmet need, planning and overseeing the implementation of research and surveillance activities, and leading efforts to design and implement program evaluations. Qualifications for the position include a Master’s or Doctoral Degree, education or experience in psychiatric epidemiology, and knowledge of program evaluation. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/7Hxt8H6jwjjd/

Massachusetts Healthy Families Evaluation-Data Analyst/ Manager (Medford, MA)
The Massachusetts Healthy Families Evaluation is currently seeking a part-time Data Analyst/ Manager. Responsibilities of the position include assisting with data management and analysis for an evaluation of a statewide home-visiting program for first time parents under the age of 21, and another program aimed to enhance home visiting services in 17 high-need Massachusetts communities. Qualifications for the position include proficiency in SPSS and experience with Stata, a Master’s or Doctoral Degree in psychology, public health, policy, or related discipline, and ability to provide oversight on data cleaning, coding, merging, and variable derivation using syntax. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/34Hm7h8bpS5Cp/

Coalition for Asian American Children and Families-Policy Manager (New York, NY)
Coalition for Asian American Children and Families is currently seeking a full-time Policy Manager. Responsibilities of the position include collaborating in the areas of child care, education, health, youth services, and Asian American issues, building relationships with policymakers and government agencies to address administrative and legislative issues, and writing policy position papers, public testimony, and memoranda. Qualifications for the position include a Master’s Degree, knowledge of state and/ or city government, ability to work effectively with varied constituencies, understanding of legislative, budget, and administrative advocacy and policymaking, and a background in coalition building, research, and program development. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/BkMPSJ2GDCxd/


Upcoming Meetings

November 12, 2015, 7:00-8:00 PM EST. Webinar: Eradicating School to Prison Pipeline Webinar Series. For more information about this event, please visit: https://events-na5.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/932539447/en/events/event/shared/1465193607/event_registration.html?sco-id=1605196420&_charset_=utf-8

November 13, 2015, 1:00-2:15 PM ET. Webinar: Policymaker Engagement for Researchers: Tips from the Pros. For more information about this event, please visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=r2i4spcm5prs

June 6-8, 2016. Seattle, WA: Catalyzing Large Scale Change: The Funder’s Role in Collective Impact 2016. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.collectiveimpactforum.org/events/catalyzing-large-scale-change-funder%E2%80%99s-role-collective-impact-2016


Previously Posted Meetings

November 13-14, 2015. Baltimore, MD: Gender Conference East. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.genderconferenceeast.org/?ct=t%282015_2_2_GGU_copy_04_1_27_2015%29

November 18, 2015, 1:00-2:00 PM EST. Webinar: Risk-Need-Responsivity: Managing Risk and Mental Health for Juvenile Justice-Involved Youth. For more information about this event, please visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5295080144122322945

December 12, 2015, 2:00 PM ET. Webinar: Update on Trends in Child Welfare. For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.nttac.org/index.cfm?event=trainingCenter.traininginfo&eventID=1037

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