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Binational Health Week 2013 - Public Health Department - County of Santa Clara

Binational Health Week 2013 - Public Health Department - County of Santa Clara | Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"Binational Health Week is one of the largest mobilization efforts in the Americas, encompassing an annual weeklong series of health promotion and health education activities and services. It involves a collaboration of government agencies, private and community-based organizations, sharing resources and services to improve the health and well-being of the underserved Latino population living in the United States and Canada.  In Santa Clara County alone, thousands participate and benefit from health activities conducted by dozens of County agencies, community-based organizations, and hundreds of volunteers.  For more information, please visit the Santa Clara County Public Health Department website at: http://bit.ly/17SjvwU."

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Kudos to the  Santa Clara County Department of Public Health for their facilitation of an excellent conference to highlight efforts and progress in promoting health in our communities. Check out their main website with community resources here: http://www.sccgov.org/sites/sccphd/en-us/AboutUs/Pages/default.aspx 

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Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development
This collection includes events and resource supports specific to Santa Clara County. For related articles on healthy youth development, the following pages may also be of interest: http://bit.ly/safe_schools_resources,  http://bit.ly/edpsychtech, and http://bit.ly/fitness_wellness
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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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Time Well Spent // Partnership for Children and Youth

Time Well Spent // Partnership for Children and Youth | Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"Partnership for Children & Youth is a California-based non-profit organization that finds funding, partners and solutions to help schools better serve students, and informs state and national public policy on education issues."


http://partnerforchildren.org/ 

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Santa Clara County School Climate Leadership Summit // Nov. 4th, 8:30-4pm SCCOE

Santa Clara County School Climate Leadership Summit // Nov. 4th, 8:30-4pm SCCOE | Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

Date: November 4th, 2014

Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Location: Santa Clara County Office of Education 

1290 Ridder Park Drive
San Jose, CA 95131-2304 


"The School Climate Leadership Summit is a one-day workshop for administrative-level staff and School Site or District Leadership Teams with responsibility for school safety, climate, and discipline. The workshop provides a “roadmap” to help make sense of school climate and offers the following:
 

  • A framework for understanding school climate and its impact on achievement and discipline;
  • Strategies for managing various initiatives and efforts (including PBIS, SEL and Restorative Practices) for achieving a positive school climate
  • Recommendations for reducing suspensions through restorative practices
  • A review of current initiatives, laws, and funding opportunities (including LCFF/LCAP and AB 1266) that are highlighting and driving school climate reform
  • Tools, tips and resources for effectively managing school climate improvements and gaining staff buy-in
     

Teams will work with Rick Phillips from Community Matters, taking a look at their school climate efforts and data to develop a functional plan that aligns and supports their Local Control Accountability Plan."... 


For full description and registration information, please visit: 

http://santaclara.k12oms.org/eventdetail.php?id=86636 

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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

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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Bill Wilson Center: Counseling Services, Housing, Youth Shelter

"Each year, Bill Wilson Center serves more than 10,000 clients in Santa Clara County through our various programs. Bill Wilson Center programs focus on housing, education, counseling, and advocacy.  Bill Wilson Center is committed to working with the community to ensure that every youth has access to the range of services needed to grow to be healthy and self-sufficient adults. Bill Wilson Center has been providing services to runaway and homeless youth since 1973."
http://www.billwilsoncenter.org/

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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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National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education (NCPIE)

National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education (NCPIE) | Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"At NCPIE, our mission is simple: to advocate the involvement of parents and families in their children's education, and to foster relationships between home, school, and community to enhance the education of all our nation's young people.


How We Make a Difference

Our coalition seeks to:

  • Serve as a visible representative for strong parent and family involvement initiatives at the national level.
  • Conduct activities that involve the coalition's member organizations and their affiliates and constituencies in efforts to increase family involvement.
  • Provide resources and legislative information that can help member organizations promote parent and family involvement."...


For main site, click on title above or visit: http://www.ncpie.org/ 

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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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Santa Clara County Office of Education: Coordinated School Health Services (CSH)

Santa Clara County Office of Education: Coordinated School Health Services (CSH) | 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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2-1-1 Call Center Search

2-1-1 Call Center Search | 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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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) 

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

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration // SAMHSA

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration // SAMHSA | Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities."


http://www.samhsa.gov/treatment/index.aspx

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Imani Village Program (SLS) // Unity Care

Imani Village Program (SLS) // Unity Care | 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
 

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

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The Arts Really Teach // Marion Cilker Arts Conference Nov. 21st & 22nd // SJSU & SCCOE

The Arts Really Teach // Marion Cilker Arts Conference Nov. 21st & 22nd // SJSU & SCCOE | 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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Groundspark // Respect for All Project Institute Training // Oakland, CA Feb. 6th & 7th, 2015

Groundspark // Respect for All Project Institute Training // Oakland, CA Feb. 6th & 7th, 2015 | Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"For the first time ever, GroundSpark is hosting a Bay Area two-day Respect for All Project Institute (tentative dates Feb 6 & 7, 2015) to provide professional development in creating inclusive, safe schools and communities for young people of all identities and cultures.

Join us for this rare opportunity for a low-cost, in-depth training program–providing tools, curriculum, personal growth and action planning opportunities for professionals working with students in grades K–12.


Register: Please fill out this online form.

Visit our website to learn more about attending a Respect for All Project Institute, and read more about what happened at a previous RFAP Institute."


For more information, click on title above or here: 
http://groundspark.org/rfap-institute-training-nov-8  

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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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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 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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CommonSense Media: Home-to-School Resources

CommonSense Media: Home-to-School Resources | Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"Common Sense Media believes in strong partnerships between home and school. That's why we've designed a free program to help parents and caregivers navigate and discuss the impact of digital media on kids' social, emotional, and intellectual development. Using resources based on our K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum, educators and parents, together, can empower young people to harness the power of the Internet and digital technology for learning and life -- both in the classroom and at home."  
 

http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/educate-families

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FIRST 5 Santa Clara County

FIRST 5 Santa Clara County | 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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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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PACT // People Acting in Community Together

PACT // People Acting in Community Together | Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"PACT helps everyday people win extraordinary victories by teaching them how to speak, act, and engage in the public arena for themselves through grassroots organization.
 

Founded in 1985, People Acting in Community Together is an inter-faith, grassroots organization that empowers everyday people to create a more just community."

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

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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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CommUniverCity San José

CommUniverCity San José | Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"CommUniverCity San José believes that everyone deserves to live in vibrant, healthy, and engaged communities. Every day we work with residents to develop great neighborhoods, because no one’s opportunities in life should be limited by the place where they live. We do this by engaging residents and students in service-learning projects that accomplish neighborhood-driven goals through a cross-sector partnership with the City of San José, the residents of Central San José neighborhoods, and San José State University students."
http://cucsj.org/

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

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