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Free Vision Screenings and Follow-Up: FocusFirst // Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County

Free Vision Screenings and Follow-Up: FocusFirst // Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County | Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"Using a high-tech optic scan camera the FocusFirst program conducts vision screenings among children ages 6 months to 5 years old in child care and preschool settings to detect vision problems and provide immediate follow-up care so that the children can access corrective services.  In this fiscal year, FocusFirst intends on serving up to 6,000 children in a pilot program and 36,000 children the following year."
To schedule vision screenings, contact FocusFirst@hkidsf.org, or 1.855.5FOCUSi (1-855-536-2874) 

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Team California for Healthy Kids // California Department of Education

Team California for Healthy Kids // California Department of Education | Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI) Tom Torlakson has initiated the Team California for Healthy Kids (TCHK) to promote healthy eating and physical activity throughout the day, every day, in schools, before and after school agencies, early childhood programs, and communities. The campaign will focus on making healthy choices the easy choices.


Rigorous research confirms the clear connection between health, learning, and attendance:


Healthy children are:
* more successful in school
* miss fewer days of school
* are more attentive and well-behaved, and
* are more likely to graduate from high school and go to college.

Health disparities contribute to the achievement gap


Superintendent Torlakson has long been a champion for students’ health.  He knows that healthy students not only excel academically, but also are more likely to be positively engaged in social, community and extra-curricular activities. The benefits of supporting student health are far reaching.

 

The goals for the first two years of the campaign are to:
* Increase physical activity, especially moderate-to-vigorous physical activity throughout the day, every day, in schools and communities.
* Increase access to water and fresh foods, particularly salad bars."

 

For more information and resources, click title above or here: 
http://www.cde.ca.gov/eo/in/tchk.asp

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Media and Digital Literacy: Resources for Parents

Media and Digital Literacy: Resources for Parents | Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it
Young people are immersed in technology in ways previous generations could not have imagined. Common Sense Media has compiled this list of resources for parents seeking advice and information about how to help their children explore smartly and stay safe.

 

For more, click on title above or here: http://www.edutopia.org/digital-literacy-technology-parent-resources

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Helping Families and Kids // Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County

Helping Families and Kids // Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County | Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"Previously known as Santa Clara Family Health Foundation, Healthier Kids Foundation (HKF) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization whose focus is on raising funds to ensure access to and advocacy for health care services for all children through family-centered and innovative approaches. Through the Foundation, community leaders, community members, foundations, corporations, local businesses, friends, and other supporters can contribute funds to help achieve the goal of providing every child in Santa Clara County with access to quality health care through insurance."


http://www.hkidsf.org/

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Second Harvest Food Bank // Serving Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties

Second Harvest Food Bank // Serving Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties | Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties is the trusted leader dedicated to ending local hunger. Since its inception in 1974, Second Harvest has become one of the largest food banks in the nation, providing food to an average of nearly one quarter of a million people each month. The Food Bank mobilizes individuals, companies, and community partners to connect people to the nutritious food they need. Nearly half of the food distributed is fresh produce. Second Harvest also plays a leading role in promoting federal nutrition programs and educating families on how to make healthier food choices."
http://www.shfb.org

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Santa Clara County // School Linked Services

Santa Clara County // School Linked Services | Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"School-Linked Services (SLS) offers on-site school-based services to heal and strengthen individuals, families and systems by addressing needs and risks faced by children, youth and families.  SLS coordinates services provided by schools, public agencies and community-based organizations throughout Santa Clara County to improve results, enhance accessibility, and to support children’s success in school and in life."


Main website: http://www.schoollinkedservices.org

 

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$14 Million Awarded for 40 Special Education Parent Training and Information Centers // U.S. Department of Education

$14 Million Awarded for 40 Special Education Parent Training and Information Centers // U.S. Department of Education | Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it
$14 Million Awarded for 40 Special Education Parent Training and Information ... - U.S. Department ... http://t.co/nX2FdtScks

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School Mental Health Professionals: Strengthening Community Connections, Boosting Student Outcomes // Libby Nealis // NEA.org

School Mental Health Professionals: Strengthening Community Connections, Boosting Student Outcomes // Libby Nealis //  NEA.org | Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"Observing May as Mental Health Awareness Month offers advocates the opportunity to stress that mental health is as important as physical health to children’s quality of life, directly impacting their learning and development. President Obama issued a Presidential Proclamation to spread the word of Mental Health Awareness Month and continue the national dialogue that his administration initiated in 2013, following the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

More than simply the absence of mental illness, mental health also means possessing the skills needed to cope with life’s many challenges. As such, it directly impacts children’s learning and development. Struggling with a mental health problem, such as depression, or feeling overwhelmed by academic, social, or family pressures severely limits children’s ability to learn and grow. [i] Students, families, and communities thrive when schools meet the needs of the whole child—fostering social-emotional skills and identifying and preventing mental health problems early.

To kick off Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week on Capitol Hill, Representative Grace Napolitano (D-CA), sponsored a legislative briefing titled The Importance of School-Based Mental Health Programs. Napolitano has reintroduced the bipartisan Mental Health in Schools Act (H.R. 1211) to increase support for school mental health services as part of ESEA. At the briefing, Kana Enomoto, Principal Deputy Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) declared that, “Schools have an obligation to create healthy environments for children, where protective factors such as social connectedness are supported, and risk factors such as community violence are mitigated.”

 

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Inclusion Support Warm Line // FIRST 5 Santa Clara County

Inclusion Support Warm Line // FIRST 5 Santa Clara County | Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it
Inclusion Support Warm Line 
Free support, information and referrals for including children with special needs or disabilities in your community. Each Warm Line Specialist has over 5 years of experience working with parents and providers in special education and general education.

Tel. 408.453.6651
Email: inclusionwarmline@sccoe.org
www.inclusioncollaborative.org

Child Care Connection 
Your child will need more specialized care, and it’s important to make sure the child care provider or educator you choose has the training and resources to give your child the care she needs. The right care can make a big difference in your child’s future. For help finding care, call Child Care Connection 408.487.0749
www.4c.org

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Both you and your child may need emotional support and/or advice for finding the right information and resources. The most encouraging help may come from other parents who have children with disabilities or special needs FIRST 5 partner agency, Parents Helping Parents (PHP) helps Santa Clara County children with special needs receive the resources, love, hope, respect, health care, education, and other services they need to reach their full potential by providing them with strong families, dedicated professionals, and responsive systems to serve them. For more information visit www.php.com.

Download Warm-Line Flyers:
Inclusion Warm Line - English
Inclusion Warm Line - Spanish
Inclusion Warm Line - Vietnamese


For more information, click on title above or here: 
http://www.first5kids.org/health/inclusion  

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Akoma Arts // www.akomaarts.org

Akoma Arts // www.akomaarts.org | Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"Akoma" comes from the Akan language, the principal language of Ghana in West Africa. It means patience, endurance, consistency, and faithfulness and represented by a heart symbol. To say that one has his heart in his stomach is to say that one is very tolerant.The Adrinkra symbol for Akoma is the "Heart"
 

Akoma is a multi-ethnic group of musicians, singers, dancers and visual artists whose mission is to help bring together the various South Bay communities through performance. We take our audiences through several stages of the African and African American experience by utilizing African American and Praise songs and African American Folk Songs and Spirituals. Our message is positive, informative and promotes healing and unity"...

 

For main page, click on title above or here: 

http://www.akomaarts.org/

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2nd Annual Northern California PBIS/School Climate Symposium 2015: Aligning Efforts to Create a Sustainable Positive School Climate // April 17th, 2015

2nd Annual Northern California PBIS/School Climate Symposium 2015: Aligning Efforts to Create a Sustainable Positive School Climate // April 17th, 2015 | Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"2nd Annual Norther California PBIS/ School Climate Symposium"

 

In case you missed this event, the workshop resources may accessed here 
http://pbis.sccoe.org/symposium/Pages/Workshops.aspx

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Raising Early Awareness and Creating Hope Program (REACH) // Momentum for Mental Health

Raising Early Awareness and Creating Hope Program (REACH) // Momentum for Mental Health | Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"Seeking to prevent the early onset of mental illness in the youth population of Santa Clara County through early education and awareness, consistent treatment and community involvement, the Raising Early Awareness and Creating Hope (REACH) Program launched its services in an effort to help address this growing mental health issue.

 

The program, based on the early detection models from the Portland Identification and Early Referral (PIER) Training Institute in Portland, Maine, is a collaboration of efforts between Momentum for Mental Health and Starlight Community Services.  The core mission of REACH is to help detect early warning signs of psychosis that may pose a threat to young adults, and to provide effective support and treatment.  Though often subtle, early symptoms of psychosis can be disabling and affect young people’s ability to complete schoolwork, interact socially, and accomplish daily tasks."...

 

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http://www.momentumformentalhealth.org/REACHProgram

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South Bay Mentoring Coalition

South Bay Mentoring Coalition | Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"In the South Bay Area (Santa Clara County + the Fremont area) there are currently more than 500 young people on waiting lists for Mentors. These are young people seeking support and guidance; we want to make sure they get it.

 

We have a simple goal: to connect adults in our community with young people seeking guidance and support. We are lucky to have a dozen agencies offering well-developed mentoring services to young people and volunteers. We know mentoring works; it always has. Mentoring is about relationships, and healthy relationships are the bedrock of human development. Healthy people need support, encouragement, and guidance. We are in the business of developing healthy people."...

 

Partners include:

Alum Rock Counseling Center

Asian Americans for Community Involvement

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area 

Boldly Me

Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley

Bright Futures

Child Advocates of Silicon Valley

Fresh Lifelines for Youth

Southwest Key

Teenforce

Youthbuild - a program of the San Jose Conservation Corps 

 

For more information and links to programs, click on title above or here: http://www.southbaymentoring.org/about.html

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Oak Grove High School Town Hall Meeting // Thursday March 26th 6:00-8:30pm

Oak Grove High School Town Hall Meeting // Thursday March 26th 6:00-8:30pm | Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

March 26th, 2015,  6:00pm- 8:00pm

Oak Grove High School Town Hall Meeting
Educating Parents on Important Topics that Involve their Studentsl

 

Topics include Social Media, Teen Substance Abuse, Bullying Prevention, and Sexting 


Oak Grove High School

285 Blossom Hill Road

San Jose, CA 95123

 

Presentation for the Bullying Prevention section is available at: 
http://bit.ly/bully_prev

 

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Resources for Families, Teachers, and Administrators // Santa Clara County Office of Education

Resources for Families, Teachers, and Administrators // Santa Clara County Office of Education | Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

This page links to resources for Parents, Teachers, and Administrators: http://www.sccoe.org/resources/Pages/default.aspx

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Alum Rock Counseling Center

Alum Rock Counseling Center | Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"ARCC fosters healthy communities by increasing family cohesiveness, school success, and personal development through counseling, mentoring, and life skills education among high-risk youth in Santa Clara County"


http://www.alumrockcc.org/

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VisionFirst Early Vision Screening with FIRST 5 and Healthier Kids Foundation-HD

"VisionFirst Early Vision Screening with FIRST 5 and Healthier Kids Foundation-HD" by Healthier Kids Foundation on Vimeo https://vimeo.com/121310999 


For more information, please visit: http://www.hkidsf.org/content/visionfirst 



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Your Child’s Right to Stay In School: What You Need to Know // Fix School Discipline Now

"An interactive webinar for parents, youth, and those who support them about students’ rights in school discipline. Learn about the legal protections for students, including those with special needs, and how to advocate for yourself or your child. Find out more about strong alternatives to class and school removal that hold students accountable while also helping improve school success."


Viewable above and on YouTube Video link at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=20&v=ErYjvo2hdLo 

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Lighthouse of Hope Counseling Center

Lighthouse of Hope Counseling Center | Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it
"The mission of the Lighthouse of Hope Counseling Center is to assist people using their natural abilities to achieve their goals and to facilitate emotional and spiritual development."

http://www.lighthouseofhopecc.org/ 



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Bay Area Nutrition & Physical Activity Collaborative!

Bay Area Nutrition & Physical Activity Collaborative! | Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"BANPAC is a regional collaborative of over 200 health-related organizations dedicated to empowering communities to make system and environmental change to support better nutrition, physical activity and increased access to healthy foods."

http://www.banpac.org

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The May Campaign // National Coalition for Maternal Mental Health

The May Campaign // National Coalition for Maternal Mental Health | Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"The May Campaign is the first public awareness effort spearheaded by the National Coalition for Maternal Mental Health. During National Women's Health Week, The May Campaign is the first National public awareness effort spearheaded by the National Coalition for Maternal Mental Health to increase awareness of maternal mental health complications.


During National Women's Health Week, Monday, May 4th to Sunday, May 10th, the NCMMH will work to mobilize stakeholders, organizations and advocates to increase the knowledge about and recognition of the serious and devastating emotional complications that many women experience during pregnancy and after the birth of a child through a social media and poster hanging campaign that we hope you will be part of."...

 

http://www.mmhcoalition.com/

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The Respect Institute

The Respect Institute | Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

From The Respect Institute Website:
"Our mission is to make respect the status quo. We give youth and their influencers the tools to redefine respect and build self-respect so they can break cycles of disrespect and thrive."

 

For more information, please click on title above or link below: 

http://therespectinstitute.org/

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AFFIRM // Academic Force For Inspiration, Retention, and Matriculation

AFFIRM // Academic Force For Inspiration, Retention, and Matriculation | Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"AFFIRM is an academic program focusing on African American students which emphasize the successful completion of the “cognitive core” areas of study. The program identifies the English, Math, and Science disciplines as the “cognitive core” because these three disciplines lie at the heart of a student’s academic achievement and performance throughout the general/transfer educational curricula. A Guidance course is also offered as part of our program."

 

For main website, click on title above or here:

http://www.evc.edu/academics/special-academic-programs/affirm

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Free Minds, Free People // July 9-12th, 2015, Oakland, CA

Free Minds, Free People // July 9-12th, 2015, Oakland, CA | Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

Free Minds, Free People is a national conference convened by the Education for Liberation Network that brings together teachers, high school and college students, researchers, parents and community-based activists/educators from across the country to build a movement to develop and promote education as a tool for liberation. Read more about our mission and goals.
 

The next Free Minds, Free People will take place in Oakland, CA, July 9 – 12, 2015!
 

Our last conference in Chicago was a huge success! About 1,000 people from across the country came together and enjoyed nearly 100 workshops, panels and assemblies.  For those who were at the Chicago conference last year, you may remember the awesome turnout of folks from California and the Bay Area who presented and participated in that conference."...

 

For main page, click on title above or here:

http://fmfp.org/

 

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Family Resource Guide // San Jose Unified School District

Click on the title above or here http://www.sjusd.org/student-services/docs/FamilyResourceGuide_English.pdf to download pdf of the list. 


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Bay Area Tutoring Association

Bay Area Tutoring Association | Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"The Strength of Community. The Power of Education" 


'The Bay Area Tutoring Association is a dynamic academic support and enrichment 501c(3) organization designed to complement our education system. It is comprised of a collective of educators, tutors, parents, students, community members, grass roots organizations and business leaders with a shared desire to invest in the future prosperity of the San Francisco Bay Area through the facilitation of student academic development, parent empowerment and quality extended learning programs.

Our Organization

Our core pillars are tutor training, educational programs and services, parent and student awareness. We strongly believe a trained, properly equipped and confident tutor can be a critical component to the life success of anyone, especially a child in need of academic support. We also believe parent and student awareness increase opportunity and equity for all. Every employee, contractor and volunteer affiliated with the Bay Area Tutoring Association is required to perform with integrity and adhere to ethical standards beyond reproach.  


Our Social Commitment to Community

The Bay Area Tutoring Association is socially committed to the S.F. Bay Area community at large. We continually strive to develop an environment that nurtures life long learning and community support so individuals may achieve their greatest personal and professional aspirations, and lead happier, more meaningful lives."...

 

For main webpage and more information, please visit: 

http://www.bayareatutor.org/

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