Grant Alerts

Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) – U.S. Department of Education (Deadline: May 18, 2018)

The IAL program supports high-quality programs designed to develop and improve literacy skills for children and students from birth through 12th grade in high-need local educational agencies and schools. The U.S. Department of Education intends to promote innovative literacy programs that support the development of literacy skills in low-income communities.

Phase I New and Innovative Strategies (Tier 2) to Prevent Teenage Pregnancy and Promote Healthy Adolescence – HHS Office of Adolescent Health (Deadline: May 21, 2018)

The Office of Adolescent Health announces the availability of funds for organizations to develop and test new and innovative strategies to prevent teen pregnancy, promote healthy adolescence and address youth sexual risk holistically. The goal is to improve healthy decision-making and future thriving by enhancing protective factors with youth, with supplementary focus possible at the systems-level, with families and among caregivers. Projects are expected to have high potential to enhance protective factors shown to improve the health of adolescents.

Phase I Replicating Programs (Tier 1) Effective in the Promotion of Healthy Adolescence and the Reduction of Teenage Pregnancy and Associated Risk Factors – HHS Office of Adolescent Health (Deadline: May 21, 2018)

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to replicate and scale up programs that include the protective factors shown to be effective in the prevention of risk behaviors, including teen pregnancy. The overall goal is to promote healthy adolescence and to address youth sexual risk holistically or across the interrelated factors that promote optimal health and result in healthy decision-making, including teen pregnancy prevention.

John M. Drogosz Youth Substance Abuse Prevention/Treatment Memorial Fund – Freeport Community Foundation (Deadline: June 1, 2018)

The John M. Drogosz Youth Substance Abuse Prevention/Treatment Memorial Fund, a component fund of the Freeport Community Foundation, is accepting applications for youth-focused substance abuse programs. The fund supports nonprofit organizations with substance abuse educational, prevention, and/or treatment programs focused on helping youth age 21 or younger in Stephenson, Jo Daviess, and Carroll Counties (Illinois).

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Schools Connecting with Law Enforcement

By guest blogger John Rosiak, Principal and Founder of Prevention Partnerships, Lead-Deadwood-School District, Lead, South Dakota

The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools has a core focus on the important work of connecting schools to resources and organizations that can improve health outcomes of students. There are many different partners in our communities that can support our schools in the effort to keep students healthy and safe. A critical partner—particularly in these times of heightened security—is law enforcement. Many communities are rushing to put law enforcement officers in schools as a way to increase safety. But before posting officers on campus, it is important that schools, law enforcement, policymakers, as well as other community partners look at the many issues involved, so that communities can make a thoughtful decision. Read More

New Resources

  • The Journal of Youth Development has just published its latest issue. This special issue – just in time for summer – is dedicated to the Value of Camp Experiences for Positive Youth Development. Due to the tremendous response to this call, the journal has published their first double issue: 20 articles and 300+ pages!
  • Edutopia presents: Honing Students’ Speaking Skills. This article provides some guidelines for teaching all students to speak credibly and confidently—an essential skill for college and career success.
  • To better understand where the ed-tech pressure points are for principals, the Education Week Research Center conducted a nationally representative survey of 500 principals, assistant principals, and other school leaders. Technology Counts 2018 incorporates that data in this report, while taking a hard look at what principals are thinking and doing about some of the most vexing technology issues in their schools.

Job Opportunities

Research Analyst – Child Welfare (Bethesda, MD)

Child Trends invites applications for a Research Analyst position for quantitative aspects of research projects involving vulnerable families, including families with experience in the child welfare and criminal justice systems. The analyst will take part in the creation and development of new projects, prepare research designs and protocols; oversee and participate in data collection activities; and take a lead role in analysis and writing. The analyst will join the Child Welfare area, which focuses on issues such as prevention of maltreatment, reunification, child protection, court oversight, foster care, kinship care, adoption, and youth leaving foster care.

Site Nurse (Baltimore, MD)

The site nurse is responsible for overseeing medical issues at the center. The position is both administrative and clinical. Primary duties include processing student medical forms, dispensing prescription and nonprescription medications students bring with them to the site, conferring with parents, assessing and treating student illnesses and injuries, recording student health information using our online system, making referrals, and acting as a liaison to nearby clinics, physician’s offices, and/or hospitals.

Research Analyst – Youth Development (Bethesda, MD)

Child Trends has an opening for a Research Analyst in the youth development research area. Under the general direction of senior staff members, the Research Analyst will be responsible for conducting assigned parts of social science research projects; assisting in the development of the research approach, developing data collection instruments and field procedures; participating in and overseeing data collection; applying basic methods of statistical analysis; and reporting research findings in writing.

School Counselor (Washington, D.C.)

A Center City PCS School Counselor has the responsibility of developing and implementing a plan to support the social-emotional needs of all students as well as promoting school-wide initiatives that enhance the learning community. In addition to fostering a positive school culture and climate, the school counselor will also work closely with the eighth grade team, supporting students through the high school application process and ensuring they are ready for their transition to high school.

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