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Standing Up, Not Standing By: Cyberbullying Toolkit | Common Sense Media

Standing Up, Not Standing By: Cyberbullying Toolkit | Common Sense Media | Community Connections: Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"Every day, you see how cyberbullying hurts students, disrupts classrooms, and impacts your school's culture. So how should you handle it? What are the right things to do and say? What can you do today that will help your students avoid this pitfall of our digital world?
We created this free toolkit to help you take on those questions and take an effective stand against cyberbullying. So start here. Use it now. Rely on it to start your year off right." - Common Sense Media Website
http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/cyberbullying-toolkit

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Team California for Healthy Kids - California Department of Education

Team California for Healthy Kids - California Department of Education | Community Connections: 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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Domestic Violence Council Annual Conference // Friday, October 3, 2014

Domestic Violence Council Annual Conference // Friday, October 3, 2014 | Community Connections: Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

Looking at Domestic Violence Through a Legal Lens

REGISTER NOW!

Friday, October 3, 2014
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Santa Clara Marriott Hotel
2700 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara
 

The 21st Annual Santa Clara County Domestic Violence Council Conference confronts the realities of the involvement of the legal system in domestic violence response. It will focus on the range of responses available through the legal  system, and is an opportunity to spotlight key entry points, identify best practices, and recognize the value and need for collaboration among the different professions and professionals.

Free continuing education credit will be offered for MFT, LCSW, and JD.  A $10 fee will be charged for Psy.D or Ph.D. Registrants desiring continuing education credits need to sign in and sign out, and attend the entire program – no partial credit will be awarded.
 

If you need to pay by check, download the Registration Form HERE and mail in the form to the address provided.  Online registration is preferred.
 

Keynote Speakers: 

Meg Garvin, MA, JD
Executive Director, National Crime Victim Law Institute
Ms. Garvin will provide a history of victims’ rights in the US, and discuss why enforcement of victims’ rights creates a more fair and functional justice system. She will show how professionals working can ensure victims are empowered rather than re-victimized by their interaction with the legal system.
 
Steve Baron, LMFT
Lecturer, Santa Clara University, School of Psychology
Mr. Baron will show that efforts to prevent intimate partner violence do not begin and end with the involvement of the legal system, but rather, begin with an understanding that emotional and physical safety of children and adults must be supported in homes, neighborhoods, schools and workplaces as well as the institutions and agencies with which they interact.
 
Workshop Sessions:
Eight workshops will explore a wide range of topics that arise when the legal system is involved. These sessions speak to social workers, juvenile justice and child welfare professionals, victim advocates, attorneys, educators, healthcare providers, judges and court personnel. See the attachment below for workshop descriptions and speaker lists.
Attachments


For full post, click on title above or here; 
http://www.sccgov.org/sites/owp/dvc/Pages/conference.aspx 

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Imani Village Program (SLS) // Unity Care

Imani Village Program (SLS) // Unity Care | Community Connections: Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

The Imani Village School Linked Services (SLS) program seeks to improve the overall academic success and well being of African Ancestry and other underserved students by reducing risk factors that lead to poor academic outcomes for students of color. The program will deliver coordinated and effective academic support, mental health and social services on school campuses and in communities to meet the needs of children and their families.

 

Program Goals:
• Reduce school suspensions and expulsions
• Increase academic achievement
• Increase parent involvement and participation in child’s education
• Increase social/emotional well-being of students and family members
• Increase access to resources for families facing multiple significant risk factors

Students Served

Students in grades 6-12 may be referred based on the following concerns, but are not limited to:
• Behavioral issues in the classroom
• Repeated suspensions
• Low academic performance
• Concerns of emotional well-being
• Repeated truancy

 

Referral Process:
School Personnel, parents and community partners may contact Unity Care’s Welcome Center: (408) 971-9822 x 121.
Interested individuals may complete this referral form. 

 IMANI VILLAGE Referral Form 2014 (231.0 KiB)

 SLS Imani Village Program 2014 (131.5 KiB)

 SLS Imani Village Program 2014 - Parents (292.0 KiB)


For main website, please visit: http://www.unitycare.org/imanivillage/ 

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

Helping Families and Kids // Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County | Community Connections: 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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2-1-1 Call Center Search

2-1-1 Call Center Search | Community Connections: Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"Online searchable database of 2-1-1 call center services in the U.S.A."
http://www.211.org/

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Inclusion Support Warm Line // FIRST 5 Santa Clara County

Inclusion Support Warm Line // FIRST 5 Santa Clara County | Community Connections: 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

Look for Support
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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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 | Community Connections: 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) 

http://www.hkidsf.org/content/focusfirst

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Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Alliance for a Healthier Generation | Community Connections: Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"The Alliance was founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation as a response to the growing rate of childhood obesity. And just like our founders, our goal as an organization has always been to create systemic change, change that is not isolated to one home, or community, to one school, industry, or state. We want to create healthy changes that build upon one another and create a system, a nation, that makes the healthy choice the easy choice.

First, we set our sights on schools. It’s where kids spend most of their time outside the home so it seemed like a good place to start. We created our Healthy Schools Program in 2006 and launched in 231 schools in 13 states. The Healthy Schools Program has since grown to become the nation’s most extensive effort to prevent childhood obesity in schools now including more than 20,000 schools in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico."
https://www.healthiergeneration.org/
 

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In the "Programs" tab, which do you think would suit our school? How do you think this will help you to becoming a "Healthier Generation?"

 

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Using the "About ChildHood Obesity" tab, Write around 100 words To inform me of what it means in your words and why it is so important.. 

 

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Safe Schools & Communities

Safe Schools & Communities | Community Connections: Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

Updated resources for preventing school violence and creating safe schools & communities

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/safe-schools-communities

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"Marijuana - What Are The Facts?" - Santa Clara County Health & Hospital System - Department of Alcohol and Drug Services | Children, Family, & Community Services Division

Santa Clara County Health and Hospital Systems Department of Alcohol & Drug Services has summarized recent research on Marijuana use. Please click on the title above to access and download the full document.  For more information, please contact the Children Family, & Community Services Division at (408) 272-6518 or visit http://www.voicesunited.net  

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RAFT Bay Area - Resource Area For Teaching

RAFT Bay Area - Resource Area For Teaching | Community Connections: Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"RAFT's mission is to help educators transform a child’s learning experience through hands on education to one that inspires the joy and discovery of learning. We are doing this today in the Bay Area with some 8,000 educators, who teach both inside and outside the classroom. RAFT’s products (Activity Kits & Idea Sheets), services (professional development and mentoring) and low-cost teaching supplies enrich and improve the education of over 600,000 young people each year."
http://www.raftbayarea.org/

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Title IV-E Collaborative Training

Title IV-E Collaborative Training | Community Connections: Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"Title IVE Training Collaborative is a partnership between West Valley College, EMQ Families First, and the Santa Clara Department of Social Services. Our mission is to provide high-quality responsive training to those who serve and care for vulnerable children and families in Santa Clara County, intentionally increasing the quality of care for children.
 

Program Objectives:
* Offer Title IV-E Training resources to Santa Clara County state-licensed or approved child care institutions providing care to foster and adopted children, and current and prospective foster and adoptive parents.

 * To build and strengthen state-licensed or approved child care institution’s capacity to serve Santa Clara County children and youth with emotional and behavioral needs.

* To provide collaborative trainings in a coordinated fashion with both child welfare staff and community based agencies working with our common clients.
 * To offer collaborative trainings that foster strength-based relationships with clients and the community.Eligible Participants

Title IV-E Collaborative training events are free for all who qualify.

Eligible participants include:

Staff of residential treatment facilities
Foster and adoptive parents
Prospective foster and adoptive parents
County social workers
County children’s mental health providers
Staff of community based organizations that serve children and families
College and university students in academic preparation to work with families and children in Santa Clara County
 

Calendar of Trainings is available here:
http://t4etrainingcollaborative.org/calendar.php

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Teen Confession Sites: What They Are And What Parents Can Do About Them - SJ Mercury News

Teen Confession Sites: What They Are And What Parents Can Do About Them - SJ Mercury News | Community Connections: Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

By Susan Jennings - Digital Media First via San Jose Mercury News: 
"Last week my husband stumbled on a Twitter account that shared “compliments” about local high school students. While many of the Tweets were harmless – “The juniors have the hottest guys” or “Kelly is the sweetest girl I know” – frequently, they veered into more explicit territory, commenting on students' sexual prowess and worse. Some posts were anonymous; others included Twitter handles or the students' full names.

 

Then we found another account, this one sharing anonymous “confessions” (many appear to be rumors) from area students. Most of the posts involve drug abuse and casual sex. Many include first and last names and/or the name of the school the “confession” originated from.

Few are fit to be reprinted here.

 

Reading through these was enough to make me want to ban both of my girls from the Internet and social media until they've graduated from college.  After the local paper reported on the confessions account, I checked in with Google to see if this was just a local phenomenon. Unfortunately, it's not."...

 

For full post, click on title above or here:

http://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-living/ci_25066359/teen-confession-sites-what-they-are-and-what

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FIRST 5 Santa Clara County

FIRST 5 Santa Clara County | Community Connections: Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"...Research shows that a child’s brain develops most dramatically during the first five years of life. During this critical period, a window of opportunity exists to help shape how a child’s brain matures and to lay the foundation for all of the years that follow. While the early period in children’s development is absolutely critical to their future success, it is also where public investments are lowest.
 

FIRST 5 provides all children ages 0-5 with programs and services that ensure children are born and remain healthy, receive more from their education, and become productive adults."

http://www.first5kids.org/

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The Arts Really Teach // Marion Cilker Arts Conference // SJSU

The Arts Really Teach // Marion Cilker Arts Conference // SJSU | Community Connections: Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"The Marion Cilker Conference for the Arts in Education is an annual event devoted to demonstrating the importance of infusing the arts into the classroom curriculum. It began in 2009 through a generous donation from Marion Cilker, an SJSU graduate and local artist. This conference is co-sponsored by the Connie Lurie College of Education at San José State University and the Santa Clara County Office of Education and brings together students, teachers, and parents with local artists and arts organizations to share the joy of teaching through the arts.
 

Registration will open September 15th for the sixth annual Marion Cilker Conference for the Arts in Education on Nov. 21st and 22nd, 2014.

Participants will have the opportunity to attend workshops that demonstrate hands-on ways to incorporate arts education into the standard preschool through 8th grade classroom curriculum. And on Saturday, Nov. 22nd attendees will have the opportunity to visit some of San Jose’s wonderful non-profit arts organizations and find out about their resources for students and educators. Space is limited so register right away!
 

Registration Information: 

  • Friday, Nov. 21st - 8:00 am to 12:45 pm (on the SJSU campus) is the conference day for San Jose State students. SJSU students can register for FREE. The conference link is http://santaclara.k12oms.org/1050-89447

  • Saturday, Nov. 22nd – 8:00 am to 12:45 pm (at the San Jose Museum of Art in downtown San Jose) is the conference day for Pre-K to 8th grade teachers, parents, administrators, and interested community members. Teachers from Santa Clara Co. Title I schools can register for $10. The registration fee for all others is $40. Follow this link to sign up: http://santaclara.k12oms.org/1050-89464


We have a great early-bird registration deal for those attending the Sat., Nov. 22nd conference! If you register by Oct. 31st – registration is only $20.00 per person.
 

Continuing Education Units are available through SJSU (for an additional fee of $60 for 1 unit). And certificates of Professional Development hours are provided at no cost.


The Marion Cilker Conference for the Arts in Education has a Facebook page. This is a place to hear about upcoming conference plans and also a site where you can share resources and network with other people who are interested in arts education year-around. If you are on Facebook – come and visit the “Arts Really Teach” Conference page."

For more information, please click on the title above or here: 
http://www.sjsu.edu/education/newsandevents/mcc/  

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America's Hispanic Children // Child Trends Webinar - September 25th, 2014 (10am-11am PST)

America's Hispanic Children // Child Trends Webinar - September 25th, 2014 (10am-11am PST) | Community Connections: Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"Join ChildTrends Thursday, September 25th 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET  for a webinar highlighting America's Hispanic Children: Gaining Ground, Looking Forward, a new report issued by the Child Trends Hispanic Institute with support from the Televisa Foundation. With more than 22 statistical charts, the report provides a comprehensive portrait of Hispanic children across six areas: demographics, economics, family, education, health, and media use. It documents important areas where Hispanic children are gaining ground, especially in education, and examines challenges such as high rates of poverty, some troubling health indicators, and high rates of teen childbearing among the country's 17.5 million Hispanic children and youth.

The webinar will include opening remarks by a representative of the Televisa Foundation.
 

Presenters:

* Lina Guzman, Ph.D., Director, Child Trends Hispanic Institute

* David Murphey, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, Child Trends


Discussants:

* Maribel Duran, Chief of Staff, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans

* Carola Suárez-Orozco, Ph.D., Professor, Human Development and Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles
 

Register at this link.


For registration, click on title above or here: 
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/987563608  

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Santa Clara County - School Linked Services

Santa Clara County - School Linked Services | Community Connections: 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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Santa Clara County Office of Education: Coordinated School Health Services (CSH)

Santa Clara County Office of Education: Coordinated School Health Services (CSH) | Community Connections: Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"The Coordinated School Health (CSH) Program provides technical support to schools and district in the areas of student health and safety, including: California Healthy Kids Survey, Oral Health Assessment Reporting, HIV/STD Program, Tobacco-Use Prevention Education (TUPE) Program Title IV Part A, and the Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Act (SDFSCA). Additional services provided include professional development and training opportunities for teachers, staff, parents and students in areas relative to student health and wellness: suicide prevention and intervention, asset development, substance abuse and youth, and Coordinated School Health (CSH). This work is supported by a Coordinated School Health Collaborative which meets throughout the year."

http://www.sccoe.org/depts/csh/Pages/default.aspx

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Media and Digital Literacy: Resources for Parents

Media and Digital Literacy: Resources for Parents | Community Connections: 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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Second Harvest Food Bank | Serving Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties

Second Harvest Food Bank | Serving Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties | Community Connections: 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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Triple P - Positive Parenting Program

Triple P - Positive Parenting Program | Community Connections: Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program is one of the most effective evidence-based parenting programs in the world, backed up by more than 30 years of ongoing research. Triple P gives parents simple and practical strategies to help them confidently manage their children’s behaviour, prevent problems developing and build strong, healthy relationships. Triple P is currently used in 25 countries and has been shown to work across cultures, socio-economic groups and in all kinds of family structures."
 

For practitioners, agencies, and governments, please visit: http://triplep.net/glo-en/home

For parents, please visit: http://www.triplep-parenting.net/glo-en/home

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College Day @ San Jose State University // October 10th, 2014

College Day @ San Jose State University // October 10th, 2014 | Community Connections: Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"The 4th annual College Day will be held on October 10, 2014. The goal is to create a college-going culture among students in Santa Clara County, and to inspire and support first-generation students in their pursuit of a college education. Students take part in interactive activities to inspire and support their aspirations for a college education. Join this special day by talking with young people about going to college and creating a college-going culture for Santa Clara County students."...


For full website, click on title above or here: 
http://www.collegeday.org/ 



 

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Success By Design: Is It Possible? // Friday September 26th 7-9pm // Challenge Success @ Stanford // Parent Education Event

Success By Design: Is It Possible? // Friday September 26th 7-9pm // Challenge Success @ Stanford // Parent Education Event | Community Connections: Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"Join us for an interactive discussion about the meaning of success: What are the common beliefs about success we convey to kids in our overly scheduled and competitive society? What are the assumptions and misperceptions behind these beliefs? How can parents and educators help students design their own unique and authentic paths to success?"...


For main website, click on title or image above, or here:
http://challengesuccess.org

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How Families, Schools, and Communities are Reshaping Family Engagement to Reach All Learners // Harvard Family Research Project Webinar (10am-11am PST) 9/23/14

How Families, Schools, and Communities are Reshaping Family Engagement to Reach All Learners // Harvard Family Research Project Webinar (10am-11am PST) 9/23/14 | Community Connections: Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"In our expanded definition of family engagement, we at Harvard Family Research Project (HFRP) acknowledge that children and youth learn anywhere, anytime, not just in classrooms during school hours. So, how can families, schools, and community organizations -- like afterschool programs, museums, and libraries, to name just a few -- join together to share responsibility for children's learning throughout days and over years? To explore this question, we invite you to participate in an upcoming web conference, How Families, Schools, and Communities Are Reshaping Family Engagement to Reach All Learners. This web conference is part of our year-long strand of work exploring the idea of family engagement in anywhere, anytime learning. It will be held on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. (EST).

 

Presenters will be:

Margaret Caspe, senior consultant, Harvard Family Research Project

- Betsy Nikolchev, executive director, Family Engagement Institute (FEI)

- Carmen Ponce, director, FEI's Stretch to Kindergarten and Early Learning Programs.

 

Moderator: Christine Patton, senior research analyst, Harvard Family Research Project

 

Topics will include:

An exploration of the three principles of the expanded definition of family engagement in the context of anywhere, anytime learning

- Examples of how the Family Engagement Institute's Stretch to Kindergarten Program puts these principles into action.

 

Before and after the event, you can join the conversation online using#HFRPinteract and by following @HFRP.


For main registration page, click on title above or here: 
http://www.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2139059948 


For more about the Harvard Family Research Project, visit: http://www.hfrp.org 


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Safe School Ambassadors® (SSA) Community Matters

Safe School Ambassadors® (SSA) Community Matters | Community Connections: Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"The key to having safer schools - as well as increasing attendance, achievement and graduation rates - is by adopting and implementing an Inside-out Approach, one that focuses on:
Strengthening the relationships among the youth and adults
Viewing students as resources and contributors
Utilizing restorative justice practices and policies
Changing the social norms that allow bullying to occur."

http://community-matters.org

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