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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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4th Annual Symposium: Status on Children's Health in Santa Clara County - Thursday May 29th, 8:30am-Noon

4th Annual Symposium: Status on Children's Health in Santa Clara County - Thursday May 29th, 8:30am-Noon | Community Connections: Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it
Healthier Kids Foundation is hosting its 4th Annual Symposium on the Status of Children’s Health on Thursday, May 29th from 8:30am to Noon at Cadence Design Systems in San Jose.  Emphasizing the importance of engaging in “Healthier Earlier” strategies, this year’s Symposium will focus on accessing preventive health services in an effort to create healthier children at an earlier age.
 
The Symposium’s keynote speaker is Douglas Jutte, M.D., M.P.H., pediatrician and professor and population health researcher at UC Berkeley's School of Public Health.  Dr. Jutte teaches in the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program and serves as associate director of the master's degree in Health & Medical Sciences. He has been a leader in the nationwide Federal Reserve System's Healthy Communities Initiative that aims to increase the positive impact of community development and public health by better integrating the work of these two sectors, and he is the Executive Director of the newly formed National Partnership for Community Development & Health. Dr. Jutte will be speaking on the topic of health care does not equate to healthy.
 
Other topics to be presented during this year’s Symposium are the importance of developing and integrating healthy lifestyles among low-income children and their families and the impact of engaging in dental and vision screening among preschoolers and early readers to facilitate a jump on early learning.

 

For registration link, click on title above or here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-symposium-status-on-childrens-health-in-santa-clara-county-tickets-8521276367?aff=e%20%20org

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Getting Relationships Right: Helping Young People Strive to be Their Best through Developmental Relationships - Search Institute Webinar Tuesday May 6th, 2014 - 10am-11am PST

Getting Relationships Right: Helping Young People Strive to be Their Best through Developmental Relationships - Search Institute Webinar Tuesday May 6th, 2014 - 10am-11am PST | 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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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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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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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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SELPA - Making Mental Health Doable in Schools: How to Design School-based Mental Health Programs so Teachers can Teach and Students Can Learn - Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) March...

"Changes to state law now require schools to develop mental health based programs to serve students with emotional and behavioral needs within students’ neighborhood schools. 

This training will address how to design and implement mental health based supports within the school setting.  Strategies and interventions will focus on addressing how to support student access to curriculum when mental health issues are getting in the way.

Participants will:
• Review the basic mental health disorders and evidence based practices for therapeutic intervention
• Explore how to integrate mental health supports and practices into classroom instruction and behavior management systems
• Discuss how development of a school based mental health model looks across school settings
• Walk away with a plan for how to use resources and design mental health interventions at their school sites

 

For more information and registration, click on title above or here: http://santaclara.k12oms.org/eventdetail.php?id=73633 

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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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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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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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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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"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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Mental Health & Wellness Resource Guide for Santa Clara County

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Implicit Social Cognition and the Justice System

Implicit Social Cognition and the Justice System | Community Connections: Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

Implicit Social Cognition and the Justice System: The Pros and Cons of Autopilot 
Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m
Location: Sobrato Community Conference Center, Cupertino B1400 Parkmoor Avenue, San Jose

Presenter: Shawn Marsh, Ph.D. National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

Social cognition—the way we acquire and act on information about others—has a substantial role in decision-making at all points in the justice system. Shawn C. Marsh, Chief Program Officer of Juvenile Law at the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, will help participants better understand social cognition—particularly implicit bias—within a justice context and provide potential strategies to improve decision-making.

 

For registration link, click on title above or here: 
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/implicit-social-cognition-and-the-justice-system-note-new-time-tickets-10754118859?aff=eorg&nbsp

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Insidious Trauma: An Examination of Race, Trauma, and Resiliency - Thurs. June 19th, 8:30am-4pm

Insidious Trauma: An Examination of Race, Trauma, and Resiliency - Thurs. June 19th, 8:30am-4pm | Community Connections: Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it
Gena Castro Rodriquez, PsyD, in partnership with San Francisco Mental Health Education Funds, Inc. and Psycho Legal Associates, Inc. is presenting Insidious Trauma: An Examination of Race, Trauma and Resiliency. This training is for those working with adolescents and young adults who are involved in the mental health/health, child welfare, education, juvenile justice systems or other public services. Continuing Education Credits (CEU) will be offered for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs, Psychologists, RNs, CAADAC, CRCs, NRCs and OTs.


Overview:
"Oppression, discrimination, and marginalization are experiences that are pervasive and have a cumulative impact that can affect function, ability and quality of life.  Individuals, families, and communities who manage ongoing stress and strain from racism, discrimination and violence have both risks and resiliencies from these experiences. In this workshop we will explore some of the major theorists and researchers and engage in hands on exercises to further self-awareness and understanding. We will discuss major issues related to race, class, gender and trauma, as well as discusses effective models for implementing cultural humility and responsive approaches to treatment and services."

 

When: Thursday June 19th, 8:30am-4pm
Where: California Endowment 
1111 Broadway, 7th Floor
Oakland, CA 94607  

For more information and registration link, please visit:
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e973vhdg8556cf22&llr=plmcyajab

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2014 Children’s Summit Spring Workshops - Kids in Common

2014 Children’s Summit Spring Workshops - Kids in Common | Community Connections: Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

Upcoming 2014 Children's Summit Spring Workshops

Implicit Social Cognition and the Justice System: The Pros and Cons of Autopilot   
Register here:http://kidsincommon.eventbrite.com
Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Location: Sobrato Community Conference Center, Cupertino B
1400 Parkmoor Avenue, San Jose
Presenter: Shawn Marsh, Ph.D. National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Social cognition—the way we acquire and act on information about others—has a substantial role in decision-making at all points in the justice system. Shawn C. Marsh, Chief Program Officer of Juvenile Law at the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, will help participants better understand social cognition—particularly implicit bias—within a justice context and provide potential strategies to improve decision-making.

Helping Youth Develop a Growth Mindset  
Register here: http://kidsincommon.eventbrite.com
Date: Friday, May 16, 2014
Time: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Sobrato Community Conference Center, Cupertino A
1400 Parkmoor Avenue, San Jose
Presenter: Caitlin Bitcon, YMCA of Silicon Valley. Participants will learn about teenage brain development and how to support teens through this stage of their lives. They will also learn the 
importance of having a Growth Mindset and how to apply this knowledge to their work.
 

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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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Courageous Conversations About Race - Dr. Glenn Singleton | SV/SJ 2020 Symposium

Courageous Conversations About Race - Dr. Glenn Singleton | SV/SJ 2020 Symposium | Community Connections: Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

March 13, 2014 and
May 20, 2014
Dr. Glenn Singleton
Courageous Conversations about Race

"Educators are acutely aware of the statistical gaps in achievement between different racial groups. Considering the rapidly changing racial composition of student populations, how can educators reach a level of cultural proficiency necessary to eliminate this disparity. Examining the achievement gap through the prism of race, Dr. Glenn Singleton explains the need for candid, courageous conversations about race so that educators may understand why performance inequity persists, and learn how they can develop a curriculum that promotes true academic parity. Only when educators have established both a language and a process for addressing the intersection of race and achievement will they be able to restructure their schools in ways which improve student performance and fulfill the promise that every child has the right to learn regardless of their race, culture or class."

 

For more information and registration, click title above or here:

http://santaclara.k12oms.org/eventdetail.php?id=79442&nbsp

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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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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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Educational Psychology & Technology

Educational Psychology & Technology | Community Connections: Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"Resources and strategies for inspired teaching and learning"

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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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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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California Local Control Funding Formula Guide | EdSource Today

California Local Control Funding Formula Guide | EdSource Today | Community Connections: Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"Welcome to EdSource’s guide to the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), along with news and information about California’s new K-12 finance system.

The section includes:

* A short video of why the formula is important
* A quick primer on the formula and accountability requirements: 10 frequently asked questions
* A full explanation of how the formula works, when it will be phased in and how districts will be held accountable for spending decisions
*A tool that allows you to compare how much different school districts will get
*A timeline for implementation
* A short history of school finance reform in California
* Additional resources

The state law creating the new funding system shifts decision making on K-12 spending from the Legislature to local districts. It requires that school boards reach out and listen to parents, teachers and community members before setting priorities.
 

We welcome your comments and suggestions on the section. Send them to edsource@edsource@org."

 

For video and full post, please click on title above or here: http://edsource.org/today/local-control-funding-formula-guide

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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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