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Children, Youth, and Families at Risk (CYFAR) – USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (Deadline: April 9, 2018)

The purpose of this funding program is to improve the quality and quantity of comprehensive community-based programs for at-risk children, youth, and families supported by the Cooperative Extension System. The CYFAR program mission is to marshal resources of the Land-Grant and Cooperative Extension Systems to develop and deliver educational programs that equip limited resource families and youth who are at-risk for not meeting basic human needs with the skills they need to lead positive, productive, contributing lives.

Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Nutrition Training Program – Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) (Deadline: May 7, 2018)

This program will award funds to establish and enhance nutrition centers of excellence to improve access to comprehensive, community-based, nutrition-centered, and culturally competent coordinated care by increasing the availability of practitioners trained in MCH nutrition that are able to meet the needs of MCH populations.

Youth Grief Counseling and Bereavement Services Support – A Little Hope, Inc.  (Deadline: Ongoing)

A Little HOPE, Inc. is a not-for-profit, publicly supported charitable foundation, recognized by the IRS under 501 (c)(3), which grants funds to organizations that provide bereavement support services and grief counseling to children, teens and young adults, who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or loved one, regardless of the circumstances of the death.

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

At our weekly staff meeting on Wednesday, February 14 – Valentine’s Day – we spent considerable time brainstorming ideas for our next blog. Preparing for our presentation at the National Conference for Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools that upcoming weekend and putting finishing touches on an article about child trauma to be published in March, led us to settle on a focus of trauma-informed school approaches. We asked ourselves if the subject would be fully appreciated without a recent event to underscore the significance of the topic and decided that schools interact with youth who have experienced trauma on a daily basis, so it was important to have a general discussion on the impact stressors have on students and ways schools can effectively respond.

Little did we know that at about the same time a former student of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida was shooting former classmates and teachers. Our hearts were heavy when we learned of the incident. How could this happen again? Read More

Trending Topic: March 19th-23th is National Youth Violence Prevention Week

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  • In response to the horrific school shooting in Parkland, Florida on February 14th, The Schools Superintendents Association assembled a set of resources to support school system leaders, as well as their students and their community. These resources include an excellent guide onTalking To Children About Terrorist Attacks and School and Community Shootings In the Newsfrom a partner organization, the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement.
  • The Child Mind Institute shares guidelines for teachers to help students cope with grief and anxiety after a community tragedy. The Teacher’s Role When Tragedy Strikes provides useful tips on in – classroom practices to help children process their thoughts and feelings.
  • Edutopia shares An Inside Look at Trauma-Informed Practices by highlighting a Nashville elementary school that takes a comprehensive approach to trauma-informed practices, creating a space where students feel known and supported.

Job Opportunities

Project Associate, Public Health Program – Vysnova Partners Inc.  (Washington, D.C.)

The Project Associate (PA) will provide a range of administrative and technical support services to Estudio ZEN and Vysnova’s business development and capture activities. Specifically, this position is responsible for day to day backstopping support to the field team in close coordination with the client (CDC). The PA needs to work proactively at a high-performance level and as part of a team to anticipate project needs and ensure proper support to the field team.

High School Counselor – Austin, Minnesota Public School District #492  (Austin, Minnesota)

Austin High School is seeking a School Counselor that consults teachers, nurses, administrators, and parents regarding diagnosis, treatment plans and academic planning. Counselor will be responsible for facilitating various forms of student, teacher and administrator support groups, preparing various reports relating to student diagnosis, testing, progress and alternative programs, assisting students with the registration process and scheduling courses based upon academic and behavioral ability, and other duties of a similar nature or level.

Health Associate – National Association of Counties (Washington, D.C.)

This position sits within NACo’s County Solutions and Innovation department, which provides county leaders with educational programming and resources that help counties more effectively and efficiently provide services to their residents. The Health Associate duties include a variety of professional assignments aimed at informing, educating and assisting county officials across the United States who are working to build healthier communities.

Public Health Nurse – School Based Services (Olmsted County, Minnesota)

This candidate will provide health education in classrooms on a variety of topic such as hand washing, hygiene, nutrition, dental health, puberty, mental health and other topics as requested, provide referral and follow-up for community resources to students/families, provides disease and health condition surveillance in school-age youth, provides 1:1 health education and counseling for students, and performs related duties as assigned.

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