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Strategies to Address Disproportionality Webinar | Fix School Discipline Now

This specific webinar on "Strategies to Address Disproportionality" took place on November 14th, 2013 and the direct link to view it is available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hE2W67em5hY&feature=youtu.be 


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"'Disproportionate Discipline: Addressing Implicit Racial Bias in Suspensions' will focus on how unconscious biases affect everyone and how they can factor into school decisions about student discipline. This webinar will cover tools and strategies that are effective for combating disciplinary practices that disparately affect students of color. Tia has over 25 years of experience doing social change work in low income communities in the United States and is currently doing consulting work on dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline and transforming life chances for boys and men of color."

ALL PAST WEBINARS may be accessed here: 

http://www.fixschooldiscipline.org/toolkit/webinar-archive/

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Announcements below include local events and resources for Santa Clara County and the greater SF Bay Area. For additional education related updates and news, see Educator Resources tab at http://EduResearcher.com [Links to external site].
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Team California for Healthy Kids // California Department of Education

Team California for Healthy Kids // California Department of Education | Community Connections: Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

 

 http://www.cde.ca.gov/eo/in/tchk.asp

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Safe & Green Halloween // Friday, October 20th 3-6pm McKinley Elementary School, San Jose

Safe & Green Halloween

October 20th, 3-6pm

McKinley Elementary 

 

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East Side Union High School District Parent Empowerment Conference // Saturday, September 30th, 2017 8am - Noon, Evergreen Valley High School, 3300 Quimby Road, San Jose 

East Side Union High School District Parent Empowerment Conference

Saturday, September 30th, 2017 // 8am - Noon

Evergreen Valley High School 

3300 Quimby, San Jose, CA 95148

 

To download fliers, please click on title or arrow above. 

 

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A Conversation with Alexs Pate // Thursday 9/7/17 4-6pm Student Union 3B, San Jose State University 

A Conversation with Alexs Pate // Thursday 9/7/17 4-6pm Student Union 3B, San Jose State University  | Community Connections: Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

 "Alexs Pate is founder and president of Innocent Technologies (http://innocentclassroom.com/).  His company partners with school districts to offer professional development workshops focused on building cultural proficiency and competence while creating strong and productive relationships between teachers and students of color.  Alexs is also an American author and writing professor.  His best-known work is the New York Times Bestseller, Amistad: A Novel (Signet, 1997).  

 

RSVP to tinyurl.com/alexspate

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San Andreas Regional Center 

San Andreas Regional Center  | Community Connections: Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"San Andreas Regional Center is a community-based, private nonprofit corporation that is funded by the State of California to serve people with developmental disabilities as required by the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Act. The Lanterman Act is part of California law that sets out the rights and responsibilities of persons with developmental disabilities. San Andreas is one of 21 Regional Centers throughout California serving individuals and their families who reside within Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz Counties." 

 

http://www.sanandreasregional.org/


http://www.facebook.com/sanandreasregionalcenter
 

 

 

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African American Community Service Agency: Strength in Unity // San Jose, CA 

African American Community Service Agency: Strength in Unity // San Jose, CA  | Community Connections: Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"The African American Community Service Agency (AACSA), founded in 1978, is one of the only African American cultural centers in the Silicon Valley. Our mission-providing quality educational, cultural, social and recreational programs, services and activities in order to perpetuate and strengthen African American identity, culture, values, traditions, knowledge and family life-is at the heart of all programs. AACSA's membership is open to everyone, regardless of race, religion, age or disability. The Agency's diverse activities and services offer a natural gateway to African American life.

 

 

 

For a list of AACSA Programs and for more information, please click on title above or here: http://sjaacsa.com 

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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 | Community Connections: 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."...

 

For full post and more information, please click on title above or here:

http://www.momentumformentalhealth.org/REACHProgram

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CAAAE 12th Summer Institute @ Stanford // June 12-13, 2017 

(To download flyer, click on title above)

To register, click here: 

https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NTcyMQ== 

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Bay Area Nutrition & Physical Activity Collaborative!

Bay Area Nutrition & Physical Activity Collaborative! | Community Connections: 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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Santa Clara County // School Linked Services

Santa Clara County // School Linked Services | Community Connections: 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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Media and Digital Literacy: Resources for Parents

Media and Digital Literacy: Resources for Parents | Community Connections: 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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Community Forum on Campus Climate // Monday, August 14th, 7pm // Levy Family Campus, 14855 Oka Rd., Los Gatos

Community Forum on Campus Climate // Monday, August 14th, 7pm // Levy Family Campus, 14855 Oka Rd., Los Gatos | Community Connections: Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

Community Forum on Campus Climate Issues: Respect Everyone, Every Day  
Monday August 14th, 7pm 

 

Students, parents, and community members are invited to a forum addressing campus climate at Los Gatos schools. In particular, we we want to address racism, anti-Semitism, and other bigotry that has surfaced at Los Gatos High School in the past year, and discuss educational solutions for creating a more inclusive school environment. 

 

Forum participants include school administrators, community representatives and anti-bias educators. 

 

Free and open to the public. Free parking available. Reserve seats by sending your name and number of seats to diane@jvalley.orgQuestions: Rev. Jeff Moore (408) 515--1114 or Diane Fisher (408) 357-7504.

 

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Imani Village Program (SLS) // Unity Care

Imani Village Program (SLS) // Unity Care | Community Connections: 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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Network for Public Education National Conference // October 14th/15th Oakland, CA

Network for Public Education National Conference // October 14th/15th Oakland, CA | Community Connections: Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

To register, click on title above or here: 

https://events.bizzabo.com/NPE17CA 

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Safe Schools & Communities Resources and Research

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

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

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Changing the Narrative for Justice Involved Women and Girls: The Journey from Reform to Transformation // December 11-13th, 2017  

Changing the Narrative for Justice Involved Women and Girls: The Journey from Reform to Transformation // December 11-13th, 2017   | Community Connections: Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

To register, please visit: https://www.ajfo.org/copy-of-register 

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Inclusion Support Warm Line // FIRST 5 Santa Clara County

Inclusion Support Warm Line // FIRST 5 Santa Clara County | Community Connections: 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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Middle School Mentoring and Support Program 

To download flyer, click on title above. Please also see: 

http://www.alumrockcc.org

 

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Akoma Arts // www.akomaarts.org

Akoma Arts // www.akomaarts.org | Community Connections: 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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7th Annual Symposium on Status of Children's Health in Santa Clara County May 23rd, 2017 // Healthier Kids Foundation 

7th Annual Symposium on Status of Children's Health in Santa Clara County May 23rd, 2017 // Healthier Kids Foundation  | Community Connections: Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"Healthier Kids Foundation is hosting its 7th Annual Symposium on the Status of Children’s Health on May 23rd from 8:30 AM to 12:30PM. Avoid traffic and arrive early for check-in, breakfast and networking at 8:00 AM. This year’s Symposium will emphasize the importance of engaging in “Healthier Earlier” strategies, and will feature Secretary Diana Dooley.

Diana Dooley was appointed Secretary of the California Health and Human Services Agency in December 2010 by Governor Jerry Brown. She leads 13 state departments within the Agency, chairs Covered California (the Health Benefit Exchange) and serves as chair or member of numerous other boards and commissions."


To register, please click on title above or here:

https://hkidsf.secure.force.com/default/CnP_PaaS_EVT__ExternalRegistrationPage?event_id=a2i31000001ISkIAAW

For more information about the Healthier Kids Foundation, please see: 

https://hkidsf.org/ 

 

 

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Santa Clara County Early Learning Master Plan Launch: Friday, September 29th, 2017, 2-4pm // MLK Library, SJSU 

The event will be held at the Martin Luther King Library, at San Jose State University from 2-4pm on September 29th, 2017.

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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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Silicon Valley Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force // svicac.org 

Silicon Valley Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force // svicac.org  | Community Connections: Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"The Silicon Valley Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program (SVICAC) helps state and local law enforcement agencies develop an effective response to technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation and Internet crimes against children. This support encompasses forensic and investigative components, training and technical assistance, victim services, prevention and community education."

 

http://svicac.org 

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Early Support Program for Autism // ESPA

To download flyer, click on title above. For more information, please visit:

 http://med.stanford.edu/espa.html 

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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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