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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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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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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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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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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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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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Getting Relationships Right: Helping Young People Strive to be Their Best through Developmental Relationships

Getting Relationships Right: Helping Young People Strive to be Their Best through Developmental Relationships | Community Connections: Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

Search Institute has launched a major, multi-year effort to develop strategies and techniques to build positive relationships with kids. The institute’s first studies have identified five common characteristics of developmental relationships through which kids learn to strive to be their best. These qualities are

• Express care
• Challenge growth
• Provide support
• Share power
• Expand possibilities

During the Getting the Relationships Right webinar, participants will learn practical ways to put these concepts into practice while strengthening motivation, persistence, and other skills that are essential for success in school and beyond...."

 

For registration link, click on title above or here: 
https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/192973775

 

For main website: http://www.search-institute.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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Bay Area Nutrition & Physical Activity Collaborative!

Bay Area Nutrition & Physical Activity Collaborative! | Community Connections: 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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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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For Parents: A Guide to Resources in Santa Clara County

"'For Parents: A Guide to Resources in Santa Clara County' is

a publication of the Santa Clara County Department of

Child Support Services in San Jose, California. It is in-
tended as a quick reference for parents seeking immediate

assistance on a wide variety of issues." 
http://www.fofv.org/docs/santaclara-parent-resources.pdf

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Marijuana: Facts for Teens | NIDA

Marijuana: Facts for Teens | NIDA | Community Connections: Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"Presented in question-and-answer format and targeted to teens, provides facts about marijuana and its potential harmful effects."
http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/marijuana-facts-teens

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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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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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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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"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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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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The Respect Institute

The Respect Institute | Community Connections: 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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2014 Professional Development Calendar for First5 Santa Clara County

To link to the calendar above directly, visit:http://www.cacscc.org/ProTraining/FIRST5December2013.pdf

 

For workshop registration and professional development calendar updates, please visit http://communityoflearning.first5kids.org/

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Mental Health & Wellness Resource Guide for Santa Clara County

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Alum Rock Counseling Center

Alum Rock Counseling Center | Community Connections: 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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