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Have you taken our latest survey?
With the recent Supreme Court decision in support of ACA, we can anticipate the expansion of health coverage to more children and youth in the coming years. We at the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools are interested in gathering information about current billing practices in school-based health programs and learning how SBHCs and SMH programs comply with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) Free Care rule.
We would appreciate your time in answering a brief survey which can be found at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KVVJW7D.
We will be posting the results on our website in a few weeks.
The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation—Toolbox for Education Grants
The purpose of this program is to support school improvement projects at K-12 public schools in the United States. The Walmart Foundation—State Giving Program
Through the State Giving Program, the Walmart Foundation supports organizations with programs that align with the foundation's mission to create opportunities for people to live better. GeneratiOn—Youth Community Action Heroes
GenerationOn, the youth division of the Points of Light Institute, and Hasbro, Inc., are inviting young people to use their summer to take action and make their mark through the summer 2012 "The World Needs More Community Action Heroes" campaign. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation—Health Impact Project
The Health Impact Project: Advancing Smarter Policies for Healthier Communities, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, encourages the use of health impact assessments (HIA) to help decision-makers identify the potential health effects of proposed policies, projects, and programs, and make recommendations that enhance their health benefits and minimize their adverse effects and any associated costs. The Mockingbird Foundation—Grants for Schools & Nonprofits
The Mockingbird Foundation, Inc. offers competitive grants to schools and nonprofit organizations that effect improvements in areas of importance focusing on music education for children. Nestle—Very Best in Youth Program
Nestlé helps young people who want to make a difference by donating $1,000 in the name of each winner to the charity of his/her choice. View all Grant Alerts
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Integrating Mental Health into Chronic Disease Prevention Strategies for Youth
“The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors has released a new resource on how to integrate mental health prevention into care of youth with chronic diseases. This document integrates the Public Health Approach to Children’s Mental Health. It is a wonderful resource for policy makers, educators, and health practitioners.”
Community-Monitoring Systems: Tracking and Improving the Well-Being of America’s Children and Adolescents
“This is an excellent monograph prepared by the Society for Prevention Research about Community-Monitoring Systems (CMS). The paper explains the importance of CMS for prevention of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders by having accurate monitoring systems at a community level.”
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Adolescent Dating Violence: A National Assessment of School Counselors’ Perceptions and Practices,
a recent article from Pediatrics, assesses high school counselors' knowledge, training, perceptions, and practices on dealing with adolescent dating violence incidents. Adolescent dating violence is a significant public health problem that, according to various estimates, affects 9% to 34% of adolescents in the United States. Schools can play an important role in preventing adolescent dating violence. However, little is known about school personnel’s practices and perceptions regarding adolescent dating violence.
America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2012, a report compiled by the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, finds that the infant mortality rate, the preterm birth rate, and the adolescent birth rate all continued to decline. Other findings include that average mathematics scores increased for 4th and 8th grade students, the violent crime victimization rate among youth fell, as did the percentage of young children living in a home where someone smoked. However, the percentage of children living in poverty increased, and the percentage of children with at least one parent employed full time, year-round decreased. The report uses the most recently available and reliable official federal statistics to describe the family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, and health of America's children and youth. Additional information about the report can be found here.
Improving the Lives of Adolescents and Young Adults: Out-of-School Time Programs That Have Significant Positive Impacts, the latest brief from Child Trends, identifies 43 programs that have somewhat to very sizable, statistically significant impacts on adolescent or young adult outcomes. The brief uses Child Trends' online database of experimentally evaluated social interventions for children and youth, Lifecourse Interventions to Nurture Kids Successfully (LINKS), to identify programs with manuals that have positive impacts on a range of outcomes, such as behavior problems, physical health, and education. The information on the program impacts, while somewhat technical, is useful for those interested in selecting or funding programs based on the magnitude of their impacts.
Maynard Public School District—School Nurse (Maynard, MA)
Maynard Public School District is currently seeking a full-time School Nurse for Maynard High School. Responsibilities of the position include collecting information about the health and development status of the student, developing a nursing diagnosis and care plan for students with specific health needs, providing medically prescribed interventions, and collaborating with the school guidance department to respond to frequently encountered health issues. Qualifications for the position include a Registered Nursing license in the state of Massachusetts, a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Nursing, and at least two years of employment as a Registered Nurse in a child health, community health or other relevant clinical nursing setting. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=81188
Specialty Family Foundation—Director of Marketing and Development (Santa Monica, CA)
The Specialty Family Foundation is currently seeking a full-time Director of Marketing and Development in Fundraising. Responsibilities of the position include managing fundraising and relationship building from within the community that he/she serves, involving program development and implementation, leading partnership activities, and representing his/her school with range of influential internal and external stakeholders. Qualifications for the position include five to ten years of senior-level experience, a solid understanding of the non-profit and public sector delivery systems and public policy issues in Los Angeles as they relate to and impact education, and a Bachelor’s Degree. An advanced degree in early childhood, education, marketing, business or a related field is preferred. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/FK3WdkSndn2D/
Lawndale Christian Health Center—Director of Nursing (Chicago, IL)
The Lawndale Christian Health Center is currently seeking a full-time Director of Nursing. Responsibilities of the position include overseeing nursing staff, conducting regular team clinical meetings to provide group training, evaluating the quality of services provided by all members, maintaining written documentation on monthly nurse consultations, and facilitating communication with other agencies involved in the care of OB patients. Qualifications for the position are a strong working knowledge of delivery of primary care services, a Registered Nursing license for the state of Illinois, and 4-6 years of experience in community health or maternal and child health nursing. Ability to speak Spanish and a Master’s Degree in Public Health are preferred. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/B63fDc2xzGBD/
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley—Executive Director (Milpitas, California)
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley is currently seeking a full-time Executive Director. Responsibilities of the position include working closely with the board and staff to develop the organization’s strategic plan and vision, developing and implementing communication, and providing leadership in the implementation of strategic plans. Qualifications for the position include a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience, at least five years of management experience, experience with foster care, juvenile dependency, and/or juvenile justice systems, and a valid California driver’s license. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/4K6mP9MkbKh4/
Unlocking Potential—School Nurse (Lawrence, MA))
Unlocking Potential, a nonprofit school turnaround organization, is currently seeking two full-time School Nurses. Responsibilities of the position include overseeing student medical needs, maintaining medical records, communicating with families as necessary, and working with students on preventative health measures. Qualifications for the position include a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, a Registered Nursing license in the state of Massachusetts, current CPR and first aid certification, and experience working with children and adolescents in public school, agency, or human services setting. A Master’s Degree is preferred. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=81750
Dominican Sisters Family Health Service—Assistant Director (Bronx, NY)
The Dominican Sisters Family Health Service is currently seeking an Assistant Director for the Infant-Toddler Parent Program. Responsibilities of the program include collaborating on the development of a parent-child learning program within the infant-toddler classrooms, supervising the administration of child development assessments, and maintaining appropriate data collection and financial records. Qualifications for the position include a Master’s Degree in Education or a related human services field, New York State Teaching Certification in Education, and at least three years of post-Master’s experience in early childhood education. Fluency in Spanish is preferred. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/34h8jKbb57gBD/
Washington, DC: Forum on Children and the Budget. July 19, 2012, 12:00-1:30 PM EST. For more information about this event, or to view the live webcast, please visit: http://kidsshare2012.eventbrite.com/
Washington, DC: Meeting the Challenge: Building & Sustaining Capacity to Improve Conditions for Learning. August 8-9, 2012. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.ed.gov/oese-news/meeting-challenge-building-sustaining-capacity-improve-conditions-learning
Houston, TX: Bridging the Achievement Gap Through Integrated School and Community Partnerships. October 11, 2012. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.nfocus.com/news-events/communities-for-change?utm_source=Ready%20News%20July2&utm_campaign=Ready%20News&utm_medium=email
Previously Posted Meetings
Webinar: Measuring Flourishing Among Youth. July 19, 2012. 1:00-2:00 PM ET. For more information about this event, please visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/625895048
Indianapolis, IN: Council of the Great City Schools Annual Fall Conference. October 17-21, 2012. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.cgcs.org//site/Default.aspx?PageID=232