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Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) – Large Grant Program (Deadline: September 1, 2017)

This funding opportunity supports the development and publication of a clinical or translational project which will immediately impact research projects within CARRA or result in a larger collaborative grant that furthers the CARRA mission. New or early investigators are encouraged to apply and will be afforded special consideration.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) – Pilot Studies to Test the Initiation of a Mental Health Family Navigator to Promote Early Access, Engagement and Coordination of Needed Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents (Deadline: January 7, 2018)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage research applications to develop and pilot test the effectiveness and implementation of family navigator models designed to promote early access, engagement and coordination of mental health treatment and services for children and adolescents who are experiencing early symptoms of mental health problems. Of interest are navigator models that coordinate needed care strategies; determine the “personalized match” to the level of needed service amount, frequency, and intensity; and harness novel technologies to track and monitor the trajectory of clinical, functional and behavioral progress toward achieving intended services outcomes. 

Marcie Mazzola Foundation – Grants to Support Abused and At-Risk Children (Deadline: September 30, 2017)

The Marcie Mazzola Foundation works tirelessly to improve the lives of abused and at-risk children. To this end, they invest in programs that serve these children directly, and in initiatives that build community awareness about their unique and urgent needs. The Foundation supports non-profit organizations whose programs benefit abused and at-risk children.


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Trending Topic: Helping Students Feel Safe in the Face of Violence and Hatred

In the wake of the violence, hatred, and bigotry on display in Charlottesville and the unsettling national climate, creating a school environment where children, families, teachers, and staff feel respected, valued, and welcome is even more imperative. As schools open across the country, teachers, staff, and administrators should be prepared to deal with the effects of these violent acts and help students understand how best to handle what is happening around them. Bullying, harassment, discrimination, and violence of all sorts should be condemned and safe school environments should support children so that they can learn and grow into caring citizens. Below are a number resources that we think will help anyone who works with children understand and combat the fear, trauma, anxiety, and negative behaviors their students may exhibit, as well as some links to compilations from other organizations.


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National Alliance on Mental Illness- Manager, Advocacy and Public Policy (Washington, DC)

This position is responsible for planning and implementing strategies that increase the visibility of and action on behalf of NAMI’s policy priorities, including those related to criminal justice and early intervention for psychosis. The Manager is also responsible for executing strategies to increase the visibility and activities of NAMI’s grassroots advocates and affiliates to advance these policy priorities.

San Francisco State University – Director of Health Equity Institute (San Francisco, CA)

The HEI Director directs administration of the unit; creates an intellectual home at SF State for health equity research and practice; mentors faculty and works collaboratively in the development and management of externally funded projects; and maximizes funders’ understandings of HEI’s capacities to address issues of health equity. The Director also works collaboratively to strengthen the university’s research environment, supporting faculty in their diverse health-related scholarly pursuits, and ensures the participation students in HEI’s work, bolstering the university’s overarching efforts to increase student success.

King Phillip Regional School District– HS School Psychologists (Wrentham, MA)

The School Psychologist will conduct extensive psychological examinations of referred students; participate in case conferences when referred students are involved, or as requested; serve as a resource person concerning learning handicaps for other school personnel; interpret diagnoses to school personnel, other concerned professionals, parents and students; and make recommendations on ways to assist a student referred to him for examination, among other responsibilities.

Sheridan School District– School Nurse (Sheridan, AR)

Sheridan School District seeks a full-time school nurse who will administer health services for students.


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