National Endowment for the Arts-The Big Read 2016 (Deadline: 1/27/16)
The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and to encourage citizens to read for pleasure and enlightenment.
Youth As Resources-YAR Service Project Grants (Wisconsin) (Deadline: 11/11/15)
Youth As Resources is a grant-giving organization that funds youth-designed and youth-led community service projects.
Rainmakers Giving Circle-Grants for Girls in Washington, DC (Washington, DC) (Deadline: 12/4/15)
The Rainmakers Giving Circle is pleased to issue a request for proposals for its 2015-16 grant-making cycle from nonprofit organizations serving economically disadvantaged girls and young women living in the District of Columbia.
Department of Education-Preparation in Special Education, Early Intervention, and Related Services: Preparing Personnel to Serve Infants, Toddlers, and Preschool- Age Children with Disabilities (Deadline: 12/14/15)
The purposes of this program are to (1) help address State-identified needs for personnel preparation in special education, early intervention, related services, and regular education to work with children, including infants and toddlers, with disabilities; and (2) ensure that those personnel have the necessary skills and knowledge, derived from practices that have been determined through scientifically based research and experience, to be successful in serving those children.
The Healthcare Foundation of NJ-Health Grants for New Jersey (NJ) (Deadline: 11/20/15)
To be considered for support, a proposal must fit the Foundation’s mission and address key physical and/or mental health issues in the Foundation’s priority areas, including health of vulnerable populations and at risk individuals and families.
Variety the Children’s Charity-Grants for Nonprofits (NY, NJ, CT) (Deadline: 11/20/15)
Variety the Children’s Charity of New York supports grassroots non-profit organizations in the New York Tri-State area whose programs use the arts as a catalyst to transform the lives of children in underserved communities.
“Two stories from NPR at the end of last week gave me pause to think about the underlying connection between them. The first, a story about mentors hired at a West Baltimore high school to help address student issues such as aggression and truancy, that are symptoms with deep roots from growing up in an impoverished neighborhood. The second, a story from the Oakland Unified School District in California presents a new approach to dealing with school misconduct and discipline. Instead of suspending or expelling students, the restorative justice approach aims to resolve conflicts through student-led group dialogue.
So what’s the link? Both stories point to more than just programs or policies to change conditions – their theories of change rest on relationships and creating a broader culture of support in schools. And in both cases, attending to the social and emotional needs of students has had demonstrable impact on student behaviors, including those needed to succeed academically. Ultimately the examples from Baltimore and Oakland highlight the importance of focusing not just on curriculum and testing, but on building a safe community for students to learn and grow.”
Youth & Media Usage
The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) Survey Toolkit for Providers, a new resource from The National Crittenton Foundation, provides recommendations for service providers to administer the Adverse Childhood Experiences survey in order to use the results and data for purposes of public education and advocacy.
Parents Behind Bars: What Happens to Their Children? a new report from Child Trends, uses the National Survey of Children’s Health to examine both the prevalence of parental incarceration and child outcomes associated with it.
Let Girls Be Girls: How Coercive Sexual Environments Affect Girls Who Live in Disadvantaged Communities and What We Can Do about It, a new report from the Urban Institute, describes the Coercive Sexual Environments (CSE) phenomenon, as well as next steps for research and action.
University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Social Work-Senior Research Analyst (Baltimore, MD)
The University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Social Work is currently seeking a full-time Senior Research Analyst for the Institute for Innovation and Implementation. Responsibilities of the position include developing effective methods of data collection and assessment for projects related to the child welfare, juvenile justice, and public mental health systems, conducting quantitative research projects, maintaining database files, and summarizing and preparing manuscripts. Qualifications for the the position include a Master’s Degree, at least two years of experience in a research environment, knowledge of design of research studies and preparation of reports, and ability to provide conceptual and writing support on research analysis and findings. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/8thGShh6xtnp/
American Academy of Pediatrics-Manager of Obesity Prevention Initiatives (Chicago, IL)
The American Academy of Pediatrics Illinois Chapter is currently seeking a full-time Manager of Obesity Prevention Initiatives. Responsibilities of the position include developing and managing continuing medical education (CME) and quality improvement (QI) activities, identifying continued funding sources to sustain projects and writing grants, assisting with project evaluation, maintaining a database of physical activity and nutrition programs and other resources, and supporting project marketing and communications. Qualifications for the position include a Master’s Degree in public health or health-related field, at least three years of work experience, and prior project experience or grants management experience with a medical or public health organization. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/FNjc5TnN6FsP/
California Child Care Resource & Referral Network-Director of Public Policy (San Francisco, CA)
The California Child Care Resource & Referral Network is currently seeking a full-time Director of Public Policy. Responsibilities of the position include reviewing and analyzing budget proposals for impact to families and childcare providers, summarizing budget and legislative analyses, preparing and presenting testimony at hearings and advocacy events, and collaborate with other advocates for children, families and childcare providers. Qualifications for the position include at least three years of experience in the childcare field, experience advocating for public policy change or legislation, ability to research and synthesize complex legislative policy reports and data, and a Master’s Degree in Child Development, Education, Public Policy or Public Administration or related field is desirable. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/WhBwf2Cm8MJd/
Project Avary-Program Director (San Rafael, CA)
Project Avary is currently seeking a full-time Project Director. Responsibilities of the position include overseeing implementations of camp evaluations, overseeing staff and volunteer training each season, update camp policies and procedures, manage the preparation of camp budget forecasts, and recruiting staff. Qualifications for the position include three to five years of previous experience in developing and implementing camp programs and activities, a Master’s Degree in Education, Child Psychology, Social Work, or related field, and knowledge of trauma-informed care. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/p8JcbhKnGSXd/
November 13-14, 2015. Baltimore, MD: Gender Conference East. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.genderconferenceeast.org/?ct=t%282015_2_2_GGU_copy_04_1_27_2015%29
November 18, 2015, 1:00-2:00 PM EST. Webinar: Risk-Need-Responsivity: Managing Risk and Mental Health for Juvenile Justice-Involved Youth. For more information about this event, please visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5295080144122322945
December 12, 2015, 2:00 PM ET. Webinar: Update on Trends in Child Welfare. For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.nttac.org/index.cfm?event=trainingCenter.traininginfo&eventID=1037
November 12, 2015. Washington, DC: CEHN Tenth Annual Child Health Advocate Awards Reception. For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1741040
November 19, 2015, 2:00 PM ET. Webinar: Identifying Opportunities for Prevention and Intervention in the Youth Depression Cascade. For more information about this event, click here.
December 1-3, 2015. Washington, DC: Achieving Collective Impact: How Partnerships Change Community Outcomes. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.readyby21.org/events/achieving-collective-impact-how-partnerships-change-community-outcomes-3