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Department of Commerce – Building Capacity for Environmental Literacy (Deadline: April 09, 2018 )

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to build capacity for environmental literacy in support of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) mission goals through a cooperative agreement with a non-profit organization. In order to further the efforts of the external community that supports NOAA’s environmental literacy-related priorities, NOAA is seeking a partnership with a nonprofit organization with a mission of environmental education and/or conservation to work with NOAA to implement formal and informal education efforts, outreach, and professional development in support of environmental literacy.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – Substance Abuse Treatment for Children and Adolescents (Deadline: April 10, 2018)

The purpose of this program is to enhance and expand comprehensive treatment, early intervention, and recovery support services for adolescents (ages 12-18), transitional aged youth (ages 16-25), and their families/primary caregivers with substance use disorders and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders. Applicants will be expected to identify and reduce differences in access, service use, and outcomes of services among females and racial and ethnic minority populations to address health disparities.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Promoting Adolescent Health through School-Based HIV Prevention (Deadline: April 13, 2018)

This award will provide support for education agencies and NGOs to help school districts and schools develop and implement sustainable program activities to reduce HIV infection and other STDs among adolescents and reduce disparities in risk for HIV infection and other STD infection. Throughout the 5-year cooperative agreement, awardees will conduct activities demonstrated to improve the health of middle school and high school students by collection and use of quality surveillance data, the implementation of effective prevention practices, and demonstration and evaluation of innovative strategies within their jurisdictions.

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Tragedies such as yesterday’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida can be traumatizing. Students, families, teachers, and staff may feel, grief, distress, and fearful over the tragedy that took the lives of 17 people. We hope that the resources below will assist in coping with grief, trauma, or other reactions as a result of this tragedy.

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By Olga Acosta Price, Director at the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools and Linda B. Sheriff, Deputy Director at the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools

We are excited to welcome you to our monthly blog. In our work at the intersection of health and education we recognize the necessity for cross-sector collaboration and aim to advance a holistic view of children’s health, well-being and learning. As you well know, there is a tremendous amount happening in the fields of education and health: states will soon be implementing their new education plans under the Every Student Suceeds Act (ESSA); Federal regulations on education, health, nutrition, and more are being revised; districts are looking for ways to prepare students with the skills they need to navigate the 21st Century; and schools, students, and communities are trying to handle an increasing array of challenges, from bullying to suicides to addiction to violence of all kinds. Read More

New Resources – The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

  • Cultural and Contextual Considerations in the Treatment of Childhood Traumatic Grief is a webinar where Chandra Ghosh Ippen and Susana Rivera discuss culture, context, and perspective as related to the treatment of child traumatic grief. Questions addressed include “Does the child need treatment?” “How is death experience affected by cultural and contextual factors?” and “How is the experience influenced by family values?”
  • Childhood Traumatic Grief: Issues and Interventions Related to Military Children is a webinar where Heather Campagna and Robin Goodman address child traumatic grief within the context of a military family, including why a military death is different, the use of  TF-CBT, and the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors.
  • Schools and Grief: Helping Students Cope with Death is a webinar where presenters focus on childhood grief in the school setting: physical and behavioral responses, the effects of development and culture, and the difference between CTG and grief. Presenters also provide strategies for helping children cope with grief in school.grief. Presenters also provide strategies for helping children cope with grief in school.

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Seneca Family of Agencies – Executive Director: Child Welfare and Mental Health Programs (Salinas, CA)

The Executive Director will lead and oversee all programs and services in the Central Coast region, including Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Benito and San Luis Obispo Counties. This includes overall management of the program, ensuring the delivery of high quality services to children and families, and providing continuity throughout Seneca’s Central Coast programs. The Executive Director also plans for future program growth and development within the Central Coast.

School District of Beloit – Director of School Health (Beloit, WI)

The School District of Beloit is seeking a Director of School Health. This position is responsible for supervising the school nurses and health room assistants while supporting the full school health program while overseeing healthy mental, physical and emotion health for students.

The Phillips Academy – School-based Mental Health Counselor (Alameda, CA)

The Phillips Academy (formerly, The Children’s Learning Center) is seeking a full time therapist to provide mental health services to middle and high school students attending a non-public school.

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