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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 and education, the following pages may also be of interest: http://bit.ly/safe_schools_resources,  http://bit.ly/edpsychtech, http://bit.ly/SEL_Resources, http://bit.ly/fitness_wellness, http://bit.ly/youth_health, and http://bit.ly/testing_testing
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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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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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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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B.O.O.K. (Building Our Own Kids) Tutorial // Maranatha

B.O.O.K. (Building Our Own Kids) Tutorial // Maranatha | Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"The B.O.O.K. Tutorial Program is designed to provide academic assistance to students who express the need. The areas of concentration are Math and Science. Tutoring is provided on homework and test preparation. The commitment of time from the tutors is arranged through the director. Tutoring classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday with classes suspended when school is out.  The Building Our Own Kids (B.O.O.K.) and READING Academy are FREE after school programs that provide a safe and quiet atmosphere where students in grades K-12 can study, complete homework, receive academic assistance in all subject areas, and improve literacy skills. Both Academies’ collaborate with the Computer Advancement Center, (C.A.C.), during the after school hours."...

 

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Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County // Resources

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County // Resources | Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

For main website, click on title above or here:

http://catholiccharitiesscc.org/

 

For upcoming events and information: http://catholiccharitiesscc.org/events

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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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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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Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Alliance for a Healthier Generation | 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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RAFT Bay Area // Resource Area For Teaching

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

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

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

 

Presenters will be:

Margaret Caspe, senior consultant, Harvard Family Research Project

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

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

 

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

 

Topics will include:

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

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

 

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


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


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


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Triple P - Positive Parenting Program

Triple P - Positive Parenting Program | 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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Title IV-E Collaborative Training

Title IV-E Collaborative Training | 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 | 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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Students Keeping Students in School: Restorative Peer Courts // Webinar Tuesday Oct. 21st, 3:30-5:00pm

Students Keeping Students in School: Restorative Peer Courts // Webinar Tuesday Oct. 21st, 3:30-5:00pm | Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"Students Keeping Students in School will cover restorative practices and peer court at Davidson Middle School in San Rafael. When students get into trouble at Davidson, they go through a student-led, non-punitive, restorative court process in order to divert suspension and receive the additional academic and behavioral supports that they need.

Join Karen Junker, 6th Grade Math Teacher and School Culture and Climate Coordinator at Davidson Middle School, and Sarah Omojola, Statewide Education Rights Advocate at Public Counsel, on Tuesday, October 21, at 3:30pm for Students Keeping Students in School: Restorative Peer Courts part of the Let’s Fix School Discipline webinar series.


To register, please visit: 

https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/889135832761038594 


and for the Fix School Discipline Now website with other archived webinars: http://www.fixschooldiscipline.org/toolkit/webinar-archive/ 

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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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