Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation-Catalyst Fund Organizational Capacity Building Grants (Massachusetts) (Deadline: Rolling)
The Catalyst Fund provides one-time non-renewable grants to help community-based health care organizations strengthen their capacity to expand access to health care in Massachusetts.
Northwest Regional ESD Foundation-Special Education Grants for Teachers (Oregon) (Deadline: 10/16/15)
The purpose of this funding is to support public school programs for special needs and at-risk students.
City of Casa Grande Arts & Humanities Commission-Educational Partners Program Mini-grants (Arizona) (Deadline: 3/22/16)
The Casa Grande Arts & Humanities Commission is pleased to partner with Casa Grande Schools to make available funds to enrich students’ concepts of the Arts & Humanities.
RGK Foundation-Education, Community and Health Grants (Deadline: Rolling)
The Foundation’s primary interests within Education include programs that focus on formal K-12 education (particularly mathematics, science and reading), teacher development, literacy, and higher education.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation-Healthy Habits for Life Grants 2015 (Kansas) (Deadline: 10/10/15)
Healthy Habits for Life is a major grant-giving program of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation.
Peoria Public Schools Foundation & the Yeomans Fund of the Community Foundation of Central Illinois-District 150 Classroom Grants (Peoria, IL) (Deadline:10/1/15)
District 150 Classroom Grants are available to any Peoria Public Schools District 150 teacher interested in additional projects to enrich the classroom experience for the students.
Class Divide: Are More Affluent Kids Opting Out Of School Lunch?
“Though the CDC has found that the passage of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act has resulted in more schools serving healthier food options each day and students throwing away less food, an unintended consequence of the reform is the drop in the number of students actually buying lunch at school. This is negatively affecting schools in some cases, causing school lunch programs to operate at a loss and use general funds to support lunch programs, when that funding would otherwise go towards classroom needs. Several solutions to this are being proposed, including relaxing the current standards for school lunches, as well as providing grants that support school nutrition professionals. As kids head back to school for the 2015-2016 year and the reauthorization of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act begins in the coming weeks, it will interesting to see what the future of this legislation holds.”
National Suicide Prevention Week
Diagnostic Experiences of Children With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, a new report from the National Center for Health Statistics, describes the diagnostic experiences of a sample of children in the United States diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as of 2011–2012.
Residential exposure to air toxics is linked to lower grade point averages among school children in El Paso, Texas, USA, recently published in Population and Environment, examines the effects of exposure to residential environmental toxics on academic performance for individual children for the first time and adjusts for school-level effects using generalized estimating equations. The authors find that higher levels of residential air toxics, especially those from non-road mobile sources, are statistically significantly associated with lower grade point averages among fourth- and fifth-grade school children in El Paso (Texas, USA).
High school athletes using smokeless tobacco more than non-athletes, finds the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Data from national Youth Risk Behavior Surveys (YRBS) show that while current use of combustible tobacco products (cigarettes and cigars) dropped dramatically from 2001 to 2013 among all high school students (31.5 percent to 19.5 percent), current use of smokeless tobacco remained unchanged among non-athletes (5.9 percent) and increased among athletes (10 percent to 11.1 percent).
Children’s Health Fund-School Health Coordinator, Healthy and Ready to Learn Initiative (New York, NY)
Children’s Health Fund is currently seeking a full-time School Health Coordinator for the Healthy and Ready to Learn Initiative. Responsibilities of the position include providing leadership support and coordination of activities, working with teachers to identify and refer children for school-based screenings, providing ongoing support and technical assistance for teachers, and engaging students and their guardians in addressing health concerns. Qualifications for the position include a Master’s Degree, five to seven years of work experience related to health, education, or social services, and fluency in English and Spanish is preferred. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/C9K4m4kpCJ74/
Northern Children’s Services-School-Based Clinician (Contractor) (Philadelphia, PA)
Northern Children’s Services is currently seeking a full-time School-Based Clinician to work in the School Therapeutic Services Department. Responsibilities of the position include providing crisis intervention, implements treatment plan, coordinating the overall clinical direction of treatment, and assesses the strengths and needs of the child and family. Qualifications for the position include a Master’s Degree, mental health clinician licensure, and at least one year of post-master’s experience providing psychotherapy or counseling to children. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/hPDdTt3SxzMD/
Collaborative for Children and Families-Executive Director (New York, NY)
The Collaborative for Children and Families is currently seeking a full-time Executive Director. Responsibilities of the position include implementation and ongoing operation of the CCF health home, directing the strategic planning process, arranging the necessary resources to accomplish strategic and operational goals, and representing CCF to the public, various stakeholders, government agencies, and others. Qualifications for the position include at least eight years of relevant healthcare delivery experience, knowledge of the Medicaid Managed Care environment in the NYC metropolitan area, and a Master’s Degree in Business, Public Health, Social Work, Healthcare, or a related field. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/dTxMP4g3pTBD/
Staten Island Partnership for Community Wellness-Manager of Collective Impact Health and Wellness Initiative (Staten Island, NY)
The Staten Island Partnership for Community Wellness is currently seeking a part-time Manager of the Collective Impact Health and Wellness Initiative. Responsibilities of the position include overseeing the collective impact project, ensuring deliverables are met and grant reporting is complete, creating and mobilizing partnerships among multiple sectors, and serving as an informed facilitator to partners and the community to communicate and catalyze relevant issues. Qualifications for the position include a Master’s Degree in Public Health, knowledge of health promotion, particularly in regard to policy and environmental change, and ability to manage evaluation activities. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/dghkpDx9JdbD/
Mott Hall Charter School-ESL Teacher (Bronx, NY)
Mott Hall Charter School is currently seeking a full-time Middle School ESL Teacher. Responsibilities of the position include employing progressive approaches to students’ social, emotional, and character development, participating in collaborative planning, using formative assessment to provide ongoing feedback to measure student learning, and incorporating explicit reading and writing strategies into daily routines and classroom activities. Qualifications for the position include New York State certification in the appropriate subject area, prior experience in an urban, low-income classroom, and belief in a whole child approach. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/34DWx5D4ffgnp/
October 9, 2015. Los Angeles, CA: Trauma-Informed Care: A National Conference For Helping Professionals. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.childrensinstitute.org/events/details/148
November 5-9, 2015. Austin, TX: Strengthening Youth and Families Conference. For more information about this event, click here.
November 20-22, 2015. National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health Annual Conference. For more information about this event, click here.
September 10, 2015, 2:00 PM ET.Webinar: How One School-Based Health Center Network Transformed a Community by Addressing Asthma. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.sbh4all.org/events/how-one-school-based-health-center-network-transformed-a-community-by-addressing-asthma/
September 15, 2015, 3:00 PM ET. Webinar: Key Findings from the Fiscal Year 2014 State Policy Survey. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.sbh4all.org/events/key-findings-from-the-fiscal-year-2014-state-policy-survey/
October 26, 2015, 8:00-10:30 AM ET. Boston, MA: Social-Emotional Learning Policy Forum. For more information about this event, please visit: https://renniecenter.wufoo.com/forms/rsvp-socialemotional-learning-policy-forum/