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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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Bay Area Tutoring Association

Bay Area Tutoring Association | Community Connections: Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"The Strength of Community. The Power of Education" 


'The Bay Area Tutoring Association is a dynamic academic support and enrichment 501c(3) organization designed to complement our education system. It is comprised of a collective of educators, tutors, parents, students, community members, grass roots organizations and business leaders with a shared desire to invest in the future prosperity of the San Francisco Bay Area through the facilitation of student academic development, parent empowerment and quality extended learning programs.

Our Organization

Our core pillars are tutor training, educational programs and services, parent and student awareness. We strongly believe a trained, properly equipped and confident tutor can be a critical component to the life success of anyone, especially a child in need of academic support. We also believe parent and student awareness increase opportunity and equity for all. Every employee, contractor and volunteer affiliated with the Bay Area Tutoring Association is required to perform with integrity and adhere to ethical standards beyond reproach.  


Our Social Commitment to Community

The Bay Area Tutoring Association is socially committed to the S.F. Bay Area community at large. We continually strive to develop an environment that nurtures life long learning and community support so individuals may achieve their greatest personal and professional aspirations, and lead happier, more meaningful lives."...

 

For main webpage and more information, please visit: 

http://www.bayareatutor.org/

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Free Minds, Free People // July 9-12th, 2015, Oakland, CA

Free Minds, Free People // July 9-12th, 2015, Oakland, CA | Community Connections: Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

Free Minds, Free People is a national conference convened by the Education for Liberation Network that brings together teachers, high school and college students, researchers, parents and community-based activists/educators from across the country to build a movement to develop and promote education as a tool for liberation. Read more about our mission and goals.
 

The next Free Minds, Free People will take place in Oakland, CA, July 9 – 12, 2015!
 

Our last conference in Chicago was a huge success! About 1,000 people from across the country came together and enjoyed nearly 100 workshops, panels and assemblies.  For those who were at the Chicago conference last year, you may remember the awesome turnout of folks from California and the Bay Area who presented and participated in that conference."...

 

For main page, click on title above or here:

http://fmfp.org/

 

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C.A.R.E. Foundation // California Autism Resource & Evaluation Foundation

C.A.R.E. Foundation // California Autism Resource & Evaluation Foundation | Community Connections: Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"CARE Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit charity organization devoted to improve the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders. In support of that mission we provide funding for innovative research projects that hold considerable promise for all types of autism to the causes of autism."

 "CARE Grant Program is for helping families with medication, autism diagnosis/evaluation, therapy session (including speech, OT and ABA,) autism summer camps, autism service dogs, and anything related to improving the lives of children affected by autism." 
http://www.careautismfoundation.com/autism-family-funds/ 

 

For main website and more information, please click on title or image above or visit: http://www.careautismfoundation.com/ 

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Lighthouse of Hope Counseling Center

Lighthouse of Hope Counseling Center | Community Connections: Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it
"The mission of the Lighthouse of Hope Counseling Center is to assist people using their natural abilities to achieve their goals and to facilitate emotional and spiritual development."

http://www.lighthouseofhopecc.org/ 



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The May Campaign // National Coalition for Maternal Mental Health

The May Campaign // National Coalition for Maternal Mental Health | Community Connections: Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"The May Campaign is the first public awareness effort spearheaded by the National Coalition for Maternal Mental Health. During National Women's Health Week, The May Campaign is the first National public awareness effort spearheaded by the National Coalition for Maternal Mental Health to increase awareness of maternal mental health complications.


During National Women's Health Week, Monday, May 4th to Sunday, May 10th, the NCMMH will work to mobilize stakeholders, organizations and advocates to increase the knowledge about and recognition of the serious and devastating emotional complications that many women experience during pregnancy and after the birth of a child through a social media and poster hanging campaign that we hope you will be part of."...

 

http://www.mmhcoalition.com/

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The Respect Institute

The Respect Institute | Community Connections: 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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2nd Annual Northern California PBIS/School Climate Symposium 2015: Aligning Efforts to Create a Sustainable Positive School Climate // April 17th, 2015

2nd Annual Northern California PBIS/School Climate Symposium 2015: Aligning Efforts to Create a Sustainable Positive School Climate // April 17th, 2015 | Community Connections: Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"2nd Annual Norther California PBIS/ School Climate Symposium"

 

In case you missed this event, the workshop resources may accessed here 
http://pbis.sccoe.org/symposium/Pages/Workshops.aspx

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Family Resource Guide // San Jose Unified School District

Click on the title above or here http://www.sjusd.org/student-services/docs/FamilyResourceGuide_English.pdf to download pdf of the list. 


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Oriki Theater // Rites of Passage // www.oriki.org

Oriki Theater // Rites of Passage // www.oriki.org | Community Connections: Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"Oriki Theater is a non profit community based theater, that provides opportunities for our communities to have a shared experience of the real Africa, its people and their way of life through a unique combination of dance, drama, music, poetry, chants, folk stories and the drum. Founded in 1992, Oriki Theater has over thirty public engagements yearly. From outreach programs in local schools to season productions, the theater seeks to provide various ways for participants to experience Africa, it’s people and their way of life."...

 

For main webpage, click on title above or here: 
http://www.oriki.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=44&Itemid=29

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(May 11th) 5th Annual Symposium: Status on Children's Health in Santa Clara County // Healthier Kids Foundation

(May 11th) 5th Annual Symposium: Status on Children's Health in Santa Clara County // Healthier Kids Foundation | Community Connections: Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"Healthier Kids Foundation is hosting its 5th Annual Symposium on the Status of Children's Health on Monday, May 11th from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM at Microsoft Sunnyvale Campus (1020 Enterprise Way, Sunnyvale, CA 94089). Emphasizing the importance of engaging in "Healthier Earlier" strategies, this year's Symposium will focus on the sugar pandemic. 
 

The Symposium's keynote speaker is Dr. Robert H. Lustig, MD, MSL, and Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology and Member of the Institute of Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Francisco.  Dr. Lustig is currently investigating the contribution of nutritional, neural, hormonal, and genetic influences in the expression of the current obesity epidemic and diabetes both in children and adults. 

Lustig graduated from MIT in 1976, and received his M.D. from Cornell University Medical College in 1980, and his Masters of Studies of Law from UC Hastings College of Law in 2013.  Dr. Lustig is the past Chairman of the Ad hoc Obesity Task Force of The Endocrine Society, and a member of the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association of the Bay Area."...

 

To register, click on title above or here: 

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-symposium-status-on-childrens-health-in-santa-clara-county-tickets-15696888817

 

 For more on the Healthier Kids Foundation, visit: 
http://www.hkidsf.org/

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Beyond Mentoring Day // January 28th, 2015 // CAAAE, ESUHSD, SCCOE // http://bit.ly/beyondmentoring

Beyond Mentoring Day // January 28th, 2015 // CAAAE, ESUHSD, SCCOE // http://bit.ly/beyondmentoring | Community Connections: Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

For full flyer, please click here: http://bit.ly/beyondmentoring. Due to space limitations, the event on the 28th is at capacity. For further information, to support, or if any questions, please contact info@caaae.org or Wilbur Jackson at wilburj@pacbell.net. 

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National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education (NCPIE)

National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education (NCPIE) | Community Connections: 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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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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Call To Action on Children's Health // Sept. 14th, 5:30-7:30pm // Social Services Agency Auditorium, 333 Julian St., San Jose 

Santa Clara County Children’s Health Assessment 
Help us make Santa Clara County a healthier place for children! 

 
The Santa Clara County Public Health Department conducted a study over the past year to learn about the health needs of our children and identify some priorities.
But there is more to do, and we need your help.
 
Wednesday, September 14
5:30-7:30 PM
 
Social Services Agency Auditorium
333 West Julian Street, First Floor
San Jose, CA 95110  
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Background
 
On April 7, 2015, Supervisor Cortese, President of the Board of Supervisor, directed the Health & Hospital Administration to conduct an assessment of the Health of Children in Santa Clara County.  
 
The goal of the assessment is to provide a countywide profile of behavioral health, preventive health and medical health status of children in Santa Clara County with a focus on the racial/ethnic disparities. The report can serve as a valuable tool for policy makers, foundations, non- profits, researchers, elected officials, and government agencies that want a better understanding of the health of this important population. Special studies focused on the health of children in our county reinforce the vision of "Better Health for All”, because information can be used to select the most salient priority areas and work with stakeholders to improve the health of children in Santa Clara County.  
 
Download:
 
To download flyer, click on title above flyer.
 
Please join us for a Call to Action on Children’s Health.
If you have questions, please call (408) 792-5040.

For main page with more information and registration, please see: 

https://www.sccgov.org/sites/sccphd/en-us/Partners/Data/reports/child-health/Pages/child-health.aspx 
 
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Digital Citizenship Summit #digcitsummit

Digital Citizenship Summit #digcitsummit | Community Connections: Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"On Friday, October 28, 2016, Twitter will host the Digital Citizenship Summit launch event for U.S. Media Literacy Week at their San Francisco headquarters.  The Digital Citizenship Summit, a major gathering of organizations, industry, parenting experts, students, and more, will bring together new, well-known, and unexpected voices from a wide variety of backgrounds for a fast-paced and energetic mix of presentations, panels, videos, and awards. The day will be live-streamed to a large global audience, and seeks to broaden the appeal and accessibility to digital citizenship and media literacy. "Digital Citizenship" has been defined as "the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use." [Dr. Mike Ribble, author of Digital Citizenship in Schools.]

 

The Digital Citizenship Summit will serve as the kick-off event for Media Literacy Week (October 31-November 4) led by the National Association for Media Literacy. Media literacy “is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, communicate and create using all forms of media [NAMLE],” and an area of heightened relevance so close to the presidential election. “We are thrilled to be partnering with the Digital Citizenship Summit and Twitter on this event,” says Michelle Ciulla Lipkin, Executive Director of NAMLE. “We are excited about bringing thought leaders in digital citizenship and media literacy together. There is so much to be done to ensure a media literate world and exploring digital citizenship is a great way to get the conversation going.”

 

“Society has adopted new social media platforms and technologies before we have collectively had the chance to determine what constitutes safe, savvy, and ethical behavior,” says Digital Citizenship Summit co-founder David Ryan Polgar. “There are multiple stakeholders who desire an active role in the process, including students, educators, parents, administrators, media specialists, and organizational leaders. All of these groups have crucial insight, and the Digital Citizenship Summit was setup to bring these voices together to solve current issues regarding social media and tech use.” The issues, according to Polgar, are endless. “Some major areas of concern include how smartphones should or shouldn’t be used in the classroom, finding ways to improve civility online, adjusting to an Internet that never forgets our posts, and being able to determine the veracity of what we read online.”

 

By bringing together a broad range of experts, organizations, and interested parties, the Digital Citizenship Summit on October 28th will take a multi-stakeholder participatory approach to solving some of the vexing issues regarding social media and tech use. Partnering organizations include the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), Common Sense Media, Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), #iCANHELP, ConnectSafely, iKeepSafe, and Trend Micro’s Internet Safety for Kids & Families.

 

“We are thrilled to have the involvement of so many prominent organizations,” says co-founder Dr. Marialice B.F.X. Curran. “By collaborating on this event we can expose a wide audience with some incredible resources that can be used at home or in the classroom.” “At the same time,” chimes in her co-founder David Ryan Polgar, “the open and collaborative nature will bring forward new voices that can influence this important conversation around social media and tech use.”

 

“We want people impacted by tech and social media to feel empowered,” Curran continues. “Instead of being reactive, we want people to be active participants in the digital future. We want people to be the digital change.”...

 

More information can be found at http://DigcitSummit.com 

 

 

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Backpack Drive for Foster Youth // Unity Care

Backpack Drive for Foster Youth // Unity Care | Community Connections: Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

https://www.unitycare.org/backpack-drive/ 

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School Mental Health Professionals: Strengthening Community Connections, Boosting Student Outcomes // Libby Nealis // NEA.org

School Mental Health Professionals: Strengthening Community Connections, Boosting Student Outcomes // Libby Nealis //  NEA.org | Community Connections: Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"Observing May as Mental Health Awareness Month offers advocates the opportunity to stress that mental health is as important as physical health to children’s quality of life, directly impacting their learning and development. President Obama issued a Presidential Proclamation to spread the word of Mental Health Awareness Month and continue the national dialogue that his administration initiated in 2013, following the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

More than simply the absence of mental illness, mental health also means possessing the skills needed to cope with life’s many challenges. As such, it directly impacts children’s learning and development. Struggling with a mental health problem, such as depression, or feeling overwhelmed by academic, social, or family pressures severely limits children’s ability to learn and grow. [i] Students, families, and communities thrive when schools meet the needs of the whole child—fostering social-emotional skills and identifying and preventing mental health problems early.

To kick off Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week on Capitol Hill, Representative Grace Napolitano (D-CA), sponsored a legislative briefing titled The Importance of School-Based Mental Health Programs. Napolitano has reintroduced the bipartisan Mental Health in Schools Act (H.R. 1211) to increase support for school mental health services as part of ESEA. At the briefing, Kana Enomoto, Principal Deputy Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) declared that, “Schools have an obligation to create healthy environments for children, where protective factors such as social connectedness are supported, and risk factors such as community violence are mitigated.”

 

Click headline to read more and access links.


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Education Panel "How Do We Ensure Success for All Students?" // January 14th, 2016, 6pm Moreland Community Center, 1850 Fallbrook Ave., San Jose 95130

For resource collections that will be referred to by panelist Roxana Marachi, please see http://EduResearcher.com or link to pages below: 


Educational Psychology & Technology: http://bit.ly/edpsychtech 
 

Charter Schools & Choice: A Closer Look: http://bit.ly/chart_look 


Safe Schools & Communities:
http://bit.ly/sesap 


Resources for Social & Emotional Learning:
http://bit.ly/SEL_Resources


Health Education Resources:
http://bit.ly/sjsu_health  

EMF/Wireless, & Screen Time Research: 
http://bit.ly/wifi_radiation 
 


Resource for Teaching with New Standards: http://bit.ly/new_standards   


Resources for Teaching about Sustainability http://bit.ly/env_ed 


Testing, Testing, 1,2,3,... http://bit.ly/testing_testing



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South Bay Mentoring Coalition

South Bay Mentoring Coalition | Community Connections: Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"In the South Bay Area (Santa Clara County + the Fremont area) there are currently more than 500 young people on waiting lists for Mentors. These are young people seeking support and guidance; we want to make sure they get it.

 

We have a simple goal: to connect adults in our community with young people seeking guidance and support. We are lucky to have a dozen agencies offering well-developed mentoring services to young people and volunteers. We know mentoring works; it always has. Mentoring is about relationships, and healthy relationships are the bedrock of human development. Healthy people need support, encouragement, and guidance. We are in the business of developing healthy people."...

 

Partners include:

Alum Rock Counseling Center

Asian Americans for Community Involvement

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area 

Boldly Me

Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley

Bright Futures

Child Advocates of Silicon Valley

Fresh Lifelines for Youth

Southwest Key

Teenforce

Youthbuild - a program of the San Jose Conservation Corps 

 

For more information and links to programs, click on title above or here: http://www.southbaymentoring.org/about.html

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Oak Grove High School Town Hall Meeting // Thursday March 26th 6:00-8:30pm

Oak Grove High School Town Hall Meeting // Thursday March 26th 6:00-8:30pm | Community Connections: Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

March 26th, 2015,  6:00pm- 8:00pm

Oak Grove High School Town Hall Meeting
Educating Parents on Important Topics that Involve their Studentsl

 

Topics include Social Media, Teen Substance Abuse, Bullying Prevention, and Sexting 


Oak Grove High School

285 Blossom Hill Road

San Jose, CA 95123

 

Presentation for the Bullying Prevention section is available at: 
http://bit.ly/bully_prev

 

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Time Well Spent // Partnership for Children and Youth

Time Well Spent // Partnership for Children and Youth | Community Connections: 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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Umoja // San Jose City College

Umoja // San Jose City College | Community Connections: Events and Resources to Support Youth Development | Scoop.it

"Umoja is dedicated to enhancing the cultural and educational experiences of African-Americans students and other students as a community while increasing graduation and transfer rates.
 

We believe that when the voices and histories of students are deliberately and intentionally recognized, the opportunity for self-efficacy emerges and a foundation is formed for academic success."...

 

For full post, click on title above or here:

http://www.sjcc.edu/current-students/support-programs/umoja

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CommonSense Media: Home-to-School Resources

CommonSense Media: Home-to-School Resources | Community Connections: 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 | Community Connections: 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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