Grant Alerts

U.S. Soccer Foundation-Safe Places to Play Grant (Deadline: 1/29/16)
The U.S. Soccer Foundation awards grants on an annual basis to support field-building initiatives in underserved areas nationwide.

Kresge Foundation-Fresh, Local and Equitable Food Initiative (Deadline: 12/14/15)
Food-oriented initiatives that contribute to economic revitalization, cultural expression and health in low-income communities are eligible for a new grant opportunity announced by the Kresge Foundation.

Kids ‘N Community Foundation-Game Changer Grants (North Carolina)
(Deadline: 12/14/15)
The Kids ‘N Community Foundation will accept proposals for a Game Changer Grant from non-profit organizations that specialize in working with children.

 


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Talking to Children About Terrorism

How to Talk to Your Kids About the Attacks in Paris

“The attacks in Beirut and Paris this past weekend have stirred people’s emotions and reignited public conversations about terrorism. These things are hard enough for adults to process, but can be particularly confusing for children/adolescents. This is why I was pleasantly surprised to see resources for ‘talking to kids about terrorism’ in the wave of post-attack media, specifically a great resource for teacher/educators from the Youth Violence Project at the University of Virginia.

Another source from mainstream media is geared more towards parents but offers a helpful acronym of things to do: ‘SAFE’ stands for Search for hidden questions or fears; Act to keep routines going; Feel feelings – let kids know their feelings are validated; and Ease minds by reassuring them that there are people working to help others and prevent future attacks.”


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Exploring the Business Case for Children’s Telebehavioral Health, a TA Tool from the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine, explores terminology, reimbursement and business issues, and provides examples from the field in the development of telebehavioral health (TBH) services. This resource was informed by a national study of telemental health in rural health systems conducted by the authors.

Birth Through Eight State Policy Framework: Research At A Glance – Revised, a recent report from the Alliance for Early Success, outlines the research that supports each of the policy areas in the Alliance’s recently revised Birth through Eight State Policy Framework. Research at a Glance provides an overview of the evidence base for the policy choices in the Framework, summarizing the factors that contribute to, and sustain, the healthy growth and development of young children. The revised Framework emphasizes policy options in the areas of health, family support, and learning, and policy options that bridge these three areas.

Federal Expenditures on Children: What Budget Policy Means for Children’s Policy, a new report from Urban Institute, 1) examines spending on children in the broad budgetary context, 2) closely examines the historical and current distribution of federal spending on children among different programs, types of programs, and types of spending, and 3) projects future federal spending on children, if current laws and policies remain unchanged.


Job Opportunities

National Alliance on Mental Illness-Program Manager, Child and Adolescent Action Center (Arlington, VA)
NAMI is currently seeking a full-time Program Manager for the Child and Adolescent Action Center. Responsibilities of the position include managing programs that focus on youth and young adults impacted by mental health issues, responding to inquiries from the field, managing interns, and providing policy, federal, and state legislative support on a range of issues. Qualifications for the position include four to five years of experience in a similar field, a Bachelor’s Degree, and strong project management skills. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/33sNg86WJZwmD/

David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality-Managing Director (Ypsilanti, MI)
The David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality is currently seeking a full-time Managing Director. Responsibilities of the position include preparing an annual business and operating plan and monitoring progress, preparing and monitoring the annual budget implementation, and providing support and management of projects and initiatives as needed. Qualifications for the position include a Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline, project management experience, and prior experience in a related field such as education, youth development, human services, or public health. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/gj8gx5jXTpw4/

New Alternatives for Children of New York City-Pediatric Nurse (New York, NY)
New Alternatives for Children of New York City is currently seeking a full-time Pediatric Nurse. Responsibilities of the position include assessing the medical needs of each child, making referrals for community-based care, helping complete and process forms for school, day camps, treatment centers, and courts, providing direct care to patients including treatment of asthma, measuring vital signs, and delivering emergency care. Qualifications for the position include valid Registered Nursing licensure in the state of New York, a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, post-graduate experience in pediatrics, maternal and child health, or home care, and fluency in Spanish is a plus. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/B5mdBkttsHSP/

The Child Mind Institute-Intake Coordinator (New York, NY)
The Child Mind institute is currently seeking a full-time Intake Coordinator for the Healthy Brain Network. Responsibilities of the position include providing information about the network and answering frequently asked questions, completing screening and scheduling of all appointments, reviewing newly schedule cases with the clinical and research teams, and providing coverage for research or administrative staff as needed. Qualifications for the position include a Bachelor’s Degree, one to two years of work experience, prior experience within a clinical setting, and passion for the Institute’s mission. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/BMK8df3Mm2Jd/

Oregon Child Development Coalition-Program Director for Head Start (Klamath Falls, OR)
Oregon Child Development Coalition is currently seeking a full-time Program Director for Head Start. Responsibilities of the position include managing county operations, ensuring programs’ compliance with local, state, and federal regulations, developing community partnerships, advocating for migrant and low income families, developing a cohesive environment that allows programs, staff, and families to function at their best, and maintaining the coalition budget. Qualifications for the position include a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, business, or strongly related field, at least four years of related management experience, and a passion for community development. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/5ZpFbSsKp6np/


Upcoming Meetings

December 2, 2015, 1:00-3:30 PM ET. Washington, DC: A Bipartisan Approach to Reducing Poverty and its Consequences via Evidence-Based Prevention Science. For more information about this event, click here.

February 10-13, 2016. New Orleans, LA. National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.nasponline.org/professional-development/nasp-2016-annual-convention

March 20-23, 2016. Las Vegas, NV: National Conference on Juvenile Justice. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.ncjfcj.org/national-conference-juvenile-justice


Previously Posted Meetings

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

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