New from ACT for Youth and Friends
The quality of youth programming depends on a well-trained, well-supported staff. In this new edition of Research fACTs and Findings, Mary Maley describes what we know about best practices for technical assistance.
Check out this video PSA produced by Community Place of Greater Rochester youth peer leaders.
In this podcast,
Karl Pillemer, director of the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational
Research at Cornell, interviews Andrew Turner, who heads the 4-H Youth
Development Program in New York State, about his work with 4-H and the
future of youth development.
The Cornell Research
Program on Self-Injury and Recovery: Do you know someone who might
benefit from some specialized education in Non-Suicidal
Self-Injury in youth? The instructor-led version of the
new NSSI 101 Training Course debuts on May 1 and is
enrolling students now. This course was designed especially for
professionals who work in schools or other youth-serving settings and
who are looking for detailed information on the who, what, where, when
and why of self-injury as well as information related to detection and
intervention, treatment, and prevention. Work through the content with a
trained facilitator - enroll for the course beginning May 1st here.
Webinar: May 6, 12:00 ET
NYPATH: FPBP is a
public health insurance program for New Yorkers that helps them access
family planning services they may not be able to afford and can provide
adolescents with insurance coverage for confidential sexual and
reproductive health services. Learn about program details,
eligibility requirements and covered services, confidentiality as it
relates to enrollment and coverage, and more.
National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse: This research brief
provides information and resources to help fathers improve their own
health and well-being, and the health and well-being of their children.
Specifically, the brief focuses on healthy eating and sleeping habits
and provides tips for healthy physical activity. It also highlights how
fathers can take advantage of the preventive services provided in the
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to promote their health and
the health of their children.
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services: The Office of Adolescent Health has highlighted 3 tips and resources to help adolescents make the most of their out-of-school time. Topics include: leadership and skill development; access to high quality health care; and healthy eating and exercise.
National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth: This toolkit will help you find screening and assessment tools
you can use to decide what types of interventions and services each
young person in your care needs. It contains information on more than 50
tools of possible interest to runaway and homeless youth programs.
My JumpVault is a Web-based and mobile application
that gives foster youth and their allies a place to upload, store, and
manage their documents. In addition to housing personal records, the
tool includes information about young people's rights in foster care and
a list of available services. Inquire about using My JumpVault in your
community through a link on this National Clearinghouse on Families and
State Farm: The
Youth Advisory Board is currently funding service-learning projects
between $25,000 and $100,000 that address the root cause of one of the
following issue areas: access to higher education and closing the
achievement gap; economic empowerment and financial literacy; community
safety and justice; health and wellness; environmental responsibility;
and arts and culture.
Deadline: April 29
The Citi Foundation and America's Promise Alliance are looking
for organizations eager to launch or expand innovative programs that
prepare low-income young adults, 16 to 24, for continuing education,
careers, and lifelong success. The Youth Opportunity Fund
will award one-year grants of up to $250,000 to nonprofits in 10 major
U.S. cities: Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New
York City, St. Louis, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Programs
should: use strategies including, but not limited to, entrepreneurship
training, mentorship, service/leadership opportunities, and/or
internships; partner with municipal governments; leverage technology and
collaborate across key sectors; and serve as models for replication and
Deadline: May 2
ACT for Youth Center of Excellence
ACT (Assets Coming Together) for Youth connects positive youth
development resources and research to practice in New York State and
beyond. Visit the Center of Excellence at
The Center of Excellence is a partnership among:
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