KaBOOM!-Build it with KaBOOM! Grants (Deadline: Rolling)
A Build it with KaBOOM! grant provides the facilitation and support of an experienced Project Manager as community members embark on a 5–12 week planning process to transform their community space.
Grow to Learn-School Garden Mini-Grants (New York, NY) (Deadline: 11/9/15)
The purpose of this funding is to support projects that are well planned, attainable and have a positive impact on children with relation to nutrition and environmental education.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-New Jersey Health Initiative Round 2 (New Jersey) (Deadline: 1/14/16)
NJHI: Building a Culture of Health in New Jersey – Communities Moving to Action – Round 2 will support communities across New Jersey to make sustainable systems changes and policy-oriented, long-term solutions for healthier living.
Chesapeake Bay Trust-K-12 Environmental Education Grants (Maryland) (Deadline: 12/4/15)
The Chesapeake Bay Trust Environmental Education Grant Program awards funding to expand and enhance Bay environmental education programs for pre-K through 12 grade students in Maryland.
Evergreen Foundation-North Carolina Mental Health Provider Grants (North Carolina) (Deadline: 11/16/15)
The purpose of this funding is to support nonprofit service providers working with individuals with mental health, developmental delay, or substance abuse issues.
United Way of Lancaster County-Education and Health Grants for Community Programs (South Carolina) (Deadline: 11/20/15)
United Way of Lancaster County seeks funding partnerships with nonprofit organizations and agencies that operate programs with positive measurable results on several key community building issues.
“A new report from the Center for Financial Literacy at Champlain College finds that nearly one quarter of states receive a failing grade for their financial education efforts in U.S. high schools. Grading criteria included whether or not personal finance education is required in order for students to graduate and if it is offered in elementary, middle, and high schools. Considering the financial and employment challenges facing millennials today (such as increasing student loan debt), course requirements in this subject area would equip young people with knowledge about budgeting and saving before they are responsible for their own finances.”
October is National Bullying Prevention Month
Family Disadvantage and the Gender Gap in Behavioral and Educational Outcomes, a working paper from the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University, explores why boys fare worse than girls in low-socioeconomic status households—both behaviorally and educationally—by exploiting matched birth certificates, health, disciplinary, academic, and high school graduation records for more than 1 million children born in Florida between 1992 and 2002.
Ensuring the Health of Children in Disasters, a recent policy statement from Pediatrics, explores the key roles that pediatricians, including primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists, and pediatric surgical specialists, play in preparing and treating families in cases of disasters. The authors conclude that pediatricians should attend to the continuity of practice operations to provide services in time of need and stay abreast of disaster and public health developments to be active participants in community planning efforts. Federal, state, tribal, local, and regional institutions and agencies that serve children should collaborate with pediatricians to ensure the health and well being of children in disasters.
Mental Illness Drives Hospitalizations for Detained California Youth, a recent article in the Journal of Adolescent Health, aims to describe inpatient hospitalization patterns among detained and nondetained youth in a large, total population of hospitalized adolescents in California.
Aspen Institute-Executive Director of the National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development (Washington, DC)
The Aspen Institute is currently seeking a full-time Executive Director for the National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development. Responsibilities of the position include leading the soon-to-be-launched Commission by building a team and staff, setting strategy and implementation plans, managing partnerships with leading education, policy, and technical assistance organizations, and identifying allies in national and state policy. Qualifications for the position include an advanced degree, at least ten years of senior management and leadership experience, experience in the preK-12 education field, and passion for improving the social, emotional, and academic learning of young people. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/35NXHfng3xb3p/
Zero to Three-Senior Policy Analyst for Infant to Early Childhood Mental Health (Washington, DC)
Zero to Three is currently seeking a full-time Senior Policy Analyst for Infant to Early Childhood Mental Health. Responsibilities of the position include working to support development of the policy agenda, implementing advocacy engagement strategies, developing policy analyses, briefs, and congressional testimony, and gathering information relevant to infant-early childhood mental health policy. Qualifications for the position include a Master’s Degree in public policy, public health, social work, early childhood, mental health, or a related degree, demonstrated knowledge of infant-early childhood mental health and/or related policy, strong research and analytical abilities, and at least five years of relevant work experience. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/xzfPN2z8sgnp/
Lutheran Community Services Northwest-Clinical Supervisor for Refugee & Immigrant Children’s Program (Seattle, WA)
Lutheran Community Services Northwest is currently seeking a full-time Clinical Supervisor for the Refugee & Immigrant Children’s Program in the North Puget Sound Office. Responsibilities of the position include overseeing the needs of children in the program by supervising social workers on the development and implementation of case planning; providing consultation to staff as needed, as well as regular supervision; providing staff training in areas such as child development and trauma, grief/loss, and other related topics. Qualifications for the position include a Master’s Degree in a mental health-related field, at least five years of clinical practice experience in mental or behavioral health, and experience working with immigrant and refugee populations. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/xxPHS6thmgW4/
Native American Health Center-Head Start Program Dental Assistant (Oakland, CA)
The Native American Health Center is currently seeking a full-time Head Start Program Dental Assistant. Responsibilities include entering data, registering members, educating parents about the findings during their child’s exam, providing support to dentists, and providing translation services as needed. Qualifications for the position include Dental Assistance certification in the state of California, current CPR certification, and fluency in Spanish is preferred. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/dfWhpJJn4jNp/
November 2, 2015, 12:00-1:00 PM ET. Webinar: Towards Health Equity: School Based Health Care Effectiveness and Innovation. For more information about this event, please visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1F3le1UF-rf9U_jlBMYNDxo2bJKxyoWzAXP3k16PX2AE/viewform?c=0&w=1
November 22-24, 2015. Washington, DC: National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health Annual Conference. For more information about this event, please visit: http://ffcmh.org/conference/registration
January 27-29, 2016. Washington, DC: National Mentoring Summit. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.mentoring.org/national_mentoring_summit
November 9, 2015. Washington, DC: Healthy Schools: The Future of Children. For more information about this event, please visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1WXF6uAfb5I9_03HVsIzP0jaHyZORxekOZYX5AYLQr1U/viewform?c=0&w=1