Kids in Need Foundation-2015 K-12 Teacher Grants Programs (Deadline: 9/30/15)
The Kids In Need Foundation, a national nonprofit organization that provides free school supplies to economically disadvantaged school children and underfunded teachers, is accepting applications from K-12 teachers for grants in support of classroom projects.
American Psychological Foundation-2015 Visionary Grant to Decrease Ethnic and Racial Discrimination in Education (Deadline: 10/1/15)
The purpose of this funding is to support research, education and intervention efforts that aim to reduce disparities in education and achievement as a result of discrimination, and help minority students achieve their maximum potential.
The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia-Community Investment Funds (Virginia) (Deadline: 10/15/15)
The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia conducts an annual grant cycle through the Community Investment Fund
Tomberg Family Philanthropies-Education and Health Grants for Nonprofits (Deadline: 9/18/15)
The Tomberg Family Philanthropies makes grants to support projects in the areas of education, the environment, health and poverty alleviation.
Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth-Healthy Communities Action Teams for Obesity Prevention Grants (Virginia) (Deadline: 10/19/15)
The purpose of this funding is to improve access to healthy foods and physical activities in order to prevent and reduce childhood obesity in Virginia.
ATMC-Smart Connections Grants for Education (Brunswick County, NC) (Deadline: 9/10/15)
The purpose of this funding is to support programs addressing the education needs of local residents and students.
“Tis the season of back-to-school! And increasingly teacher home visits are being used as a tool for engagement to bridge the transition from summer vacation to the beginning of a new academic year. With this approach, parents get involved early and meet their kids’ teachers; and teachers get a clearer sense of the challenges many of their students struggle with on a daily basis. The National Education Association has asked that more schools give teacher home visits a try, and there is even a national effort for this model called ‘The Parent/Teacher Home Visit Project.’ Ultimately all these efforts point to home visits as one way to increase communication, trust, and support between parents and teachers – who are invaluable partners for healthy child development.”
Parent Engagement in Schools
The Educational, Psychological, and Social Impact of Discrimination on the Immigrant Child, a recent report from the Migration Policy Institute, focuses on incidents of direct discrimination, as perceived and noticed by children of immigrants—incidents with identifiable educational, psychological, physical, and social repercussions. While discrimination can be difficult to counteract, the report also presents a number of recommendations on how to prevent these negative interactions, through anti-bullying policies, communicating effectively with immigrant families, and carefully evaluating services targeting immigrant children.
CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health has re-designed the Healthy Youth website. The site features content focused specifically on DASH’s work supporting HIV, STD, and pregnancy prevention efforts in the nation’s schools, as well as easily available Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System data and other tools.
School-Level Practices to Increase Availability of Fruits, Vegetables, and Whole Grains, and Reduce Sodium in School Meals — United States, 2000, 2006, and 2014, from the CDC, analyzes data from the 2000, 2006, and 2014 School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS) on school nutrition services practices related to fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and sodium. Almost all schools offered whole grain foods each day for breakfast and lunch, and most offered two or more vegetables and two or more fruits each day for lunch. The percentage of schools implementing practices to increase availability of fruits and vegetables and decrease sodium content in school meals increased from 2000–2014. However, opportunities exist to increase the percentage of schools nationwide implementing these practices.
District of Columbia Public Schools-School Psychologist (Washington, DC)
District of Columbia Public Schools are currently seeking a full-time School Psychologist. Responsibilities of the position include preparing evaluation reports, developing appropriate interventions and strategies to assist individual students in academic growth and school adjustment, and gathering background information on students via record review, staff, and parents. Qualifications for the position include a Master’s Degree in School Psychology, Educational or Clinical Psychology, and certification as a School Psychologist by the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/TwCns5ZHHjjd/
Cumberland Therapy Services-Registered Nurse (Oswego, IL)
Cumberland Therapy Services is currently seeking a full-time Registered Nurse (or Licensed Practical Nurse) for the schools in Oswego, Illinois. Responsibilities of the position include administering medication, caring for ill students, communicating effectively with parents, students, and staff, and responding to injuries or accidents. Qualifications for the position include Registered Nursing or Practical Nursing licensure in the state of Illinois, experience working with a feeding tube, and prior nursing experience and knowledge. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=1977084
Juvenile Justice Center of Philadelphia-Director of Behavior Health Services (Philadelphia, PA)
The Juvenile Justice Center of Philadelphia is currently seeking a full-time Director of Behavior Health Services. Responsibilities of the position include networking and forming partnerships in order to expand services to youth currently involved in juvenile justice, foster care, and human trafficking, monitoring compliance, managing program budget, and overseeing the audit processes. Qualifications for the position include licensure as a clinical psychologist or clinical social worker in the state of Pennsylvania, at least three years of administrative experience and two years of clinical experience providing comprehensive community based services to children. and experience in budgetary and administrative management. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/34nMkB6CpBH8d/
Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School-Registered Nurse (King of Prussia, PA)
Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School is currently seeking a full-time Registered Nurse (or Licensed Practical Nurse) to serve schools statewide in Pennsylvania (specifically, Bethlehem, Willow Grove, and York). Responsibilities of the position include traveling to health screening sites and Performing and documenting growth, vision, hearing, and postural screenings per Pennsylvania School Health law, and other responsibilities as assigned. Qualifications for the position include current Registered Nursing or Practical Nursing licensure, knowledge of state policies and screening practices, and school certification is a plus. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=1979184
NYC Office of the Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives-Senior Advisor for Mental Health (New York, NY)
The City of New York is currently seeking a full-time Senior Advisor for Mental Health. Responsibilities of the position include leading the implementation of mental health initiatives, developing an annual strategic plan, building the policy infrastructure and research agenda, and aligning policies, practicing practices and regulations to benefit New Yorkers facing mental health challenges. Qualifications for the position include a Master’s Degree in Public Policy or Public Health, at least ten years of experience, knowledge of mental health delivery systems, and experience bringing projects from conception to implementation. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/Td58mWDNpTBD/
Springfield Public Schools-School Nurse (Springfield, MA)
Springfield Public School District is currently seeking a School Nurse for John J. Duggan Middle School. Responsibilities of the position include evaluating student health, maintaining health records, developing individual health care plans as needed, and performing site mandated screenings. Qualifications for the position include valid Registered Nursing licensure in the state of Massachusetts, at least three years of professional experience in school nursing, and current CPR certification. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=1979154
September 10, 2015, 2:00 PM ET.Webinar: How One School-Based Health Center Network Transformed a Community by Addressing Asthma. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.sbh4all.org/events/how-one-school-based-health-center-network-transformed-a-community-by-addressing-asthma/
September 15, 2015, 3:00 PM ET. Webinar: Key Findings from the Fiscal Year 2014 State Policy Survey. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.sbh4all.org/events/key-findings-from-the-fiscal-year-2014-state-policy-survey/
October 26, 2015, 8:00-10:30 AM ET. Boston, MA: Social-Emotional Learning Policy Forum. For more information about this event, please visit: https://renniecenter.wufoo.com/forms/rsvp-socialemotional-learning-policy-forum/
September 15, 2015, 1:00-2:00 PM ET. CDC Grand Rounds: Preventing Suicide: A Comprehensive Public Health Approach. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.cdc.gov/cdcgrandrounds/
October 7, 2015. Washington, DC: 2015 Regional Latino Health Disparities Conference. For more information about this event, please visit: http://avancegw.org/annual-conference/regional-latino-health-disparities-conference/