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Community Collaborations to Strengthen and Preserve Families – Administration for Children and Families (Deadline: June 3, 2018)

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to fund five-year demonstration projects that support the development, implementation, and evaluation of strategies that embrace proactive efforts to build on the strengths of families, including those at high risk for child maltreatment. The projects will enhance the capacity of communities to address the well-being needs of families before more formal strategies, practices, or activities are warranted. It will also address site specific barriers in order to reduce the number of referrals to the public child welfare agency. The cooperative agreements will fund activities that include the planning necessary to implement a multi-system collaborative to support community-based and prevention-focused services and the coordination of a network of community-based services to foster the development of a continuum of preventative services.

Assistance for Arts Education Program: Arts in Education National Program – Department of Education (Deadline: June 6, 2018)

The purpose of the Assistance for Arts Education program is to promote arts education for students, including disadvantaged students and students who are children with disabilities. Specifically, the Arts in Education National Program supports national-level, high-quality arts education projects and services for children and youth, with special emphasis on serving children from low-income families and children with disabilities through community and national outreach activities that strengthen and expand partnerships among schools, local educational agencies, communities, or centers for the arts, including national centers for the arts.

Delta Dream Grants – Nationals Dream Foundation (Deadline: June 22, 2018)

Delta Dream Grants are awarded annually to nonprofits that directly provide services to children and teens in the Washington, D.C. region in the areas of academics, the arts, nutrition and sports. Additionally, Delta Dream Grants support nonprofits that refurbish youth baseball fields. At the start of each baseball season, Delta Dream Grants will solicit grant requests from organizations that provide services in one of the Dream Foundation’s areas of focus: academics – after-school or summer academic mentoring and tutoring programs,  the arts – programming that provides arts education and experience, nutrition – programming focused on healthful nutrition and food preparation, and sports – programming that provides athletic instruction and play.

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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

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  • The Education Redesign Lab at the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s overarching goal is to create integrative approaches to fully address the needs of children, particularly those in poverty. In 2016, the Education Redesign Lab launched the By All Means Initiative to better understand the theory that a system wide approach is necessary to provide youth with the tools to succeed. Six cities joined the initiative for a two and a half year project of designing and implementing new systems to serve children. The mayors, in partnership with school leadership and other existing local efforts, play a leading role by creating local children’s cabinets to guide the collective impact aspect of the initiative.
  • Medicaid pays for health and related services in schools when covered services are provided to Medicaid-enrolled children and adolescents, including through school-based health centers, or when services are provided to a child through his or her individualized education plan under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA, P.L. 101-476). States may also provide Medicaid payments to schools for Medicaid outreach and enrollment, among other activities. This issue brief describes coverage of health and related school-based services under Medicaid and how states pay for them.
  • The Power of the Adolescent Brain with Frances Jensen, M.D.” reviews adolescent brain development and how it affects learning, health, and behavior. It features Frances Jensen, M.D. of the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. Drawing on clinical experience and research, and inspired by her personal experience parenting two teenage boys, Dr. Jensen shares what is known about adolescent brain development, functioning and capacity.

Job Opportunities

Community Health Worker – Maricopa County (Phoenix, AZ)

The Community Health Worker provides required Healthy Start services of recruitment and enrollment, case management, health and safety questionnaires, health information, and community referrals for assistance to at-risk families of South Phoenix, Laveen and Maryvale.

Public Health Analyst – RTI International (Washington, D.C.)

RTI is seeking a Public Health Analyst to support military health studies. The candidate will create data records for Veterans who were potentially exposed to ionizing radiation, chemicals and toxic agents, or other hazards during active military service. The successful candidate with provide insight and advice concerning task or project strategic direction and outcomes and contribute to the evaluation, analysis and development of recommended solutions. Other areas of expertise may include, business process re-engineering, statistical analysis methods, individual and organizational assessment and evaluation, process modeling and simulation, strategic and business planning, change management, organizational development, and the development of leadership/management skills.

School Nurse – Loudoun County Public Schools (Aldie, VA)

The school nurse is responsible for providing for the health needs of students during school hours. The employee provides direct nursing service for routine and emergency situations and prepares and maintains medical records. Existing guides and regulations govern the work, but employees use considerable judgment in interpreting and applying them to unusual or nonstandard situations. The individual will also perform related work as required.

School Counselor – Center City Public Charter School (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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