Whole Kids Foundation-School Garden Grant Program 2015 (Deadline: 10/31/15)
In collaboration with FoodCorps, the Whole Kids Foundation is accepting applications for the School Garden Grant Program, which supports school garden projects that help students learn about complex topics such as nutrition and health, sustainability and conservation, food systems, and community awareness.
Texas PTA-Every Kid Healthy Grants (Texas) (Deadline: 9/25/15)
CSX Transportation’s How Tomorrow Moves Campaign, the IU Health Strong Schools initiative, and Let’s Move! Active Schools, have made Every Kid Healthy Grants available in select states.
Vermont Afterschool, Inc.-Lights on Afterschool Mini Grants (Vermont) (Deadline: 9/21/15)
The purpose of this funding is to support local afterschool programs in helping offset event costs.
Ezra Jack Keats Foundation-Mini-grants for Public Schools and Libraries (Deadline: 3/31/16)
The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation grants are intended to support projects that foster creative expression, collaboration, and interaction with a diverse community.
Lawrence Foundation-2015 Charitable Grants (Deadline: 11/1/15)
The foundation is focused on making grants to support education, environmental, human services and other causes although interests are fairly diverse and may lead into other areas on an occasional basis.
Idaho Department of Education-School Wellness Sub-Grants (Idaho) (Deadline: 9/23/15)
The purpose of this funding is to provide funding to Idaho schools to promote a healthy environment to students.
“The recent death of a local teenager has had a personal impact on some Center affiliates, but as this article depicts, her life had a much greater impact on so many people. And not because she was an accomplished student and swimmer, but because of her strength of character. Sometimes harrowing stories such as these, give pause to thinking about the skills that are taught and emphasized during youth. Perhaps an outstanding test score is important for the moment, but building resilience and empathy are the types of social emotional learning that are important throughout life – shaping the people we become and how we are remembered.”
September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
Mental Disorders and Disabilities Among Low-Income Children, a recent report from the National Academies of Sciences, provides evidence-based findings and conclusions concerning trends in the prevalence of mental disorders in children and also the diagnosis and treatment of these children. This report includes a novel review of previously unreleased data on the rates of mental disorders and disabilities among low-income children from the SSI program and from Medicaid.
Mental Health Service Needs in the Prison Boom: The Case of Children of Incarcerated Mothers, recent study published in Criminal Justice Policy Review, identifies the factors related to mental health service use among children of incarcerated mothers. Data on 700 children collected from a diverse sample of mothers in Arizona are used, and a two-stage probit model with sample selection is estimated to assess the various child, mother, and caregiver characteristics associated with children’s use of mental health services. Results indicate that children involved in child protective services (CPS) and children cared for by grandparents are more likely to receive mental health services, whereas children of Native American mothers and children who have been exposed to violence are less likely to receive services for their mental health needs. These findings have important implications for correctional policy regarding the intake screening of female inmates and suggest that criminal justice agencies communicate more closely with CPS and community-based services to ensure children’s mental health needs are addressed while their mothers are in prison.
National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), the latest report from SAMHSA, shows progress in reducing some forms of substance use – especially among adolescents. Substance use levels in many areas, however have remained relatively constant. Mental illness levels have also remained constant over time, but adolescents are experiencing higher levels of depression than in past years.
Center for the Study of Social Policy-Senior Associate, Stronger Evidence for Better Results (Washington, DC)
The Center for the Study of Social Policy is currently seeking a full-time Senior Associate, Stronger Evidence for Better Results. Responsibilities of the position include meeting the current challenge of developing the knowledge base to guide investments to achieve bigger results for children, youth, and their families, developing and supporting a network of innovators, assisting policymakers, foundations, and other stakeholders to generate and apply evidence in more effective ways, and linking the Center’s work with other similar efforts. Qualifications for the position include a Master’s Degree, at least 8 to 10 years of progressive experience in leadership roles, and experience in evaluation or in the development of quality improvement. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/nSpjk88Nm3p/
Seattle Public Schools-School Nurse (Seattle, WA)
Seattle Public Schools are currently seeking a full-time School Nurse for John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence. Responsibilities of the position include assessing the physical and emotional health of students, performing professional nursing tasks, and planning health education curricula. Qualifications for this position include current ESA certification in Washington state, a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, and experience in community health nursing, teaching, or the supervision of staff. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/seattleschools/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1189576
The Child Center of NY-Community School Director (Borough of Queens, NY)
The Child Center of New York is currently seeking a Director for Beacon Community School. Responsibilities of the position include implementing and maintaining effective structures and systems to operate safe and quality after school programs, maintaining efficient attendance reporting and meal systems, and maintaining all important program files and documents in relation to budget, participants, staffing, co-locators, volunteers, licensures, and funders. Qualifications for the position include a Bachelor’s Degree in the area of Social Work, Education, or a related field, at least three years administrative experience in the afterschool, education, or youth development field, and knowledge of New York state and city educational standards. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/ncgdZFtdchSP/
Association to Benefit Children-Coordinator for Mental Health Program (New York, NY)
The Association to Benefit Children is currently seeking a full-time Coordinator for Mental Health Program. Responsibilities of the position include administering mental health screenings for children, maintaining relationships with community partners such as schools and health care providers, engaging families to follow up with services, and engaging with socially isolated families. Qualifications for the position include a Bachelor’s Degree in social work, psychology, nursing, education, or a related field, at least four years of experience in providing direct services to children and their families, and familiarity with social-emotional screening instruments. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/KsH8NSZ2CSCp/
September 17, 2015, 2:00 PM ET. Webinar: Integrating Early Childhood Data: What Legislators Need to Know. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.ncsl.org/research/human-services/integrating-early-childhood-data-strategies-what-legislators-need-to-know.aspx
September 30, 2015, 7:00-8:00 PM EDT. Webinar: Head Lice Treatment – Heading Off an Ancient Adversary. For more information about this event, please visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/448978245833294594
June 26-29, 2016. Arlington, VA: 2016 National School-Based Health Care Convention. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.sbh4all.org/training/national-school-based-health-care-convention/
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.