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Road Runners Club of America—Kids Run the Nation Fund
The Kids Run the Nation Fund assists running clubs, events, and schools that are interested in implementing or currently have a youth running program.Fiskars’ Project Orange Thumb—Community Garden Grants
Fiskars' Project Orange Thumb provides tools, materials, and other support to help communities reach their goals for neighborhood beautification, community collaboration, and healthy, sustainable food sources.Sioux Empire United Way—Community Impact Grants (South Dakota)
Sioux Empire United Way is accepting requests for grant funds in 12 different areas, including After-School, Basic Needs, Child Care, Counseling, Disabilities, Diversity, Emergency Services, Health & Healing, Success By 6, Youth Development, and Youth Outreach. Chicago Community Trust’s Asian Giving Circle—Mental Health and Wellness Programs (Chicago, IL)
A program of the Chicago Community Trust, the Asian Giving Circle provides funding to organizations serving the Asian American communities of metropolitan Chicago.Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota's Center for Prevention—Prevention Grants (Minnesota)
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota's Center for Prevention has announced a new funding initiative that will award contracts to eligible Minnesota-based organizations to develop culturally tailored approaches to reduce health inequities related to tobacco use, exposure to secondhand smoke, healthy eating, and active living.The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation—College Knowledge Challenge
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has provided $2.5 million to fund the College Knowledge Challenge, a competitive grant initiative for free and low-cost Facebook applications designed to make the college-going process more transparent, collaborative, and easy to navigate for low-income and first-generation students.View all Grant Alerts
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Catherine suggests... StopBullying.govNational Crime Prevention Council: Bullying Prevention
“October is Bullying Prevention Month and October 10th was Unity Day, sponsored by PACER National Bullying Prevention Center. In addition to the resources listed below, check out this page for ways to promote unity in preventing bullying at school, in communities, and online.”
View additional Tools & Resources
October is Children’s Health Month
national indicators of flourishing among children and youth developed by Child Trends, are designed for inclusion in national surveys, research studies, and program evaluations. This resource has recently been updated to include the webinar Measuring Flourishing Among Youth. The webinar reports information for constructs that had been analyzed as of July 2012. Final analyses will be completed during September 2012, and updates will be posted.
Online Professional Training on Asthma Care, two recorded webinars from the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved, aim to improve the quality of asthma care by training health care providers to incorporate in their care plans culturally and linguistically appropriate education on environmental asthma trigger management. One webinar is in English, and the second, intended for community health workers, is available in Spanish.
Assessing Peer Relations: A Guide for Out-of-School Time Program Practitioners, the latest brief from Child Trends, describes factors that promote positive peer relations; provides information about easy-to-use measures for assessing peer relations (both positive and problematic); and lists several resources for promoting positive peer relations in childhood and adolescence. Access the full brief here.
Baltimore County Public Schools—School Nurse (Timonium, MD)
Baltimore County Public School District is currently seeking a full-time School Nurse. Responsibilities of the position include administering first aid for injury and illness, identifying health barriers to student achievement, and coordinating health care interventions. Qualifications for the position include a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or related field, at least two years of professional nursing experience, a valid Registered Nursing license, and current CPR certification. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=63685
Inspirica, Inc.—Director of Children’s Services (Stamford, CT)
Inspirica, Inc. provides critical support services for the homeless population in Connecticut, and they currently are seeking a full-time Director of Children’s Services. Responsibilities of the position include leading the daily operations of the Youth Center, counseling parents and children, conducting needs assessments for the children living in Inspirica’s Family Program, and developing individualized service plans for each child. Qualifications for the position include a Master’s Degree in Mental Health, Social Work, or related field, teaching certification, and at least three years or experience working with at-risk/disadvantaged children. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/7fZZgs95ghmD/
Colchester School District—Wellness Coordinator/ Building Nurse (Colchester, VT)
Colchester School District is currently seeking a fulltime Wellness Coordinator/ Building Nurse. Responsibilities of the position include managing existing wellness programs and initiatives, facilitating district wellness committee meetings, collaborating with the State of Vermont Department of Health, and observing the physical, mental, emotional, and social development of students. Qualifications for the position include licensure as a License Practical Nurse and citizenship or work VISA in the United States. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=104652
Youth Outreach Services—Director of Juvenile Justice (Chicago, IL)
The Youth Outreach Services is currently seeking a full-time Director of Juvenile Justice. Responsibilities of the position include directly supervising staff, volunteers, and interns, ensuring quality of service delivery is maintained, and training staff members. Qualifications of the position include a Master’s Degree in Social Work or related field and at least five years of experience and knowledge of child behavioral health care, with substantial juvenile justice system experience and/or knowledge of the juvenile justice system and juvenile criminal law-related structures, procedures and issues. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/497k3GskGbfP/
Salem Academy Charter School—Substitute School Nurse (Salem, MA)
Salem Academy Charter School is currently seeking a part-time Substitutes School Nurse. Responsibilities of the position include providing direct professional nursing services, first aid, illness and emergency care, and administration of medication to students in grades 6-12. Qualifications for the position include a Registered Nursing license in the state of Massachusetts, current CPR certification, and at least three years of relevant experience. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=105092
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials—Senior Analyst, Health Promotion & Disease Prevention (Arlington, VA)
The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials is currently seeking a full-time Senior Analyst for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention. Responsibilities of the position include conducting research to support health promotion and prevention policy initiatives, responding to requests for assistance and information from members, affiliates and national organizations, tracking and analyzing appropriate state and federal policies, and assist with the evaluation of project activities and outcomes. Qualifications for the position include a Master’s Degree, at least three years of prior related experience in public health, public policy or related field, and knowledge of federal and state laws and administrative regulations relating to the administration and management of applicable programs utilizing federal and state funds. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/cKgd6m7p49MD/
Webinar: Everything you wanted (and didn't want to know) about Bed Bugs. October 18, 2012, 4:00 PM ET. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.rnsights.com/
Webinar: The Role of the School Nurse in School Wellness Policies and Practices. November 7, 2012, 3:00-4:00 PM EST. For more information about this event, please visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/326737690
San Diego, CA: National School Social Work Conference.March 20-23, 2013. For more information about this event, please visit: https://m360.sswaa.org/event.aspx?eventID=50714&instance=0
Previously Posted Meetings
Jacksonville, FL: Prevent Child Abuse America 2012 National Conference. October 12-15, 2012. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.preventchildabuse.org/conference/index.shtml
Seattle, WA: National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference. February 12-15, 2013. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.nasponline.org/conventions/2013/index.aspx
Tampa, FL: Children’s Mental Health Research & Policy Conference. March 3-6, 2013. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.cmhtampaconference.com/