Update from ACT for Youth Center of Excellence

Youth Development Opportunities, Research, and Resources 
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November 28, 2016 
New from ACT for Youth

What is the impact of social media on young people? In this
video we discuss both negative and positive effects on adolescent well-being, identities, and relationships. The video was created in collaboration with the Cornell University Social Media Lab
Newly updated, the Adolescent Development Toolkit here connects to resources on youth and digital technologies in the areas of trends and statistics, digital safety and citizenship, media and digital literacy, and incorporating technology into programming.
Professional Development

Listening Session on SMAIF and HIV among Transgender Women of Color
HHS Webinar: December 8, 2016 2:00 ET
The HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) will host a community listening session on strategies for improving HIV prevention and care for transgender women of color.

Getting Social: Best Practices for Social Media Accessibility
ADA Webinar: November 29, 2016 1:00 ET
Review of best practices to follow when preparing and deploying social media for an agency. It will also present an overview of the Federal Social Media Accessibility Toolkit. 

Research and Resources                                  

5 Things to Know About the Early Childhood Workforce
Child Trends: About 3 in 4 young children are in non-parental care. Research on early brain development highlights the importance of quality early care and education, yet low wages make it difficult to attract and retain qualified staff. Here are five critical facts about the early childhood workforce.
Words Matter: Using Language to Disrupt Rape Culture 
Healthy Teen Network: A list of things to keep in mind, and ways to help disrupt rape culture. 
Protect: Each year, more than 60,000 young people visit emergency rooms because they found medicines when an adult was not looking. The Put Your Medicines Up and Away and Out of Sight coloring book helps teach kids the correct usage and potential dangers of medicines.

 AIDS.gov: This blog post explores important things to know with regards to enrollment in Medicare this Fall.
Talking With Older Youth About Adoption
Child Welfare: This tip sheet provides child welfare professionals with a framework for how to talk with older youth about permanency and offers tangible tips and suggestions on ways to make these conversations more effective and meaningful.
Sexual and Reproductive Justice: The New Term Advancing Health Equity
TakePart: With workplace initiatives geared toward breaking the glass ceiling and activists battling everyday sexism, the fight for gender equality is ongoing. Now a new public awareness campaign in New York City is putting the sexual and reproductive rights of women at the heart of the struggle.
January 9, 2017
The COE program addresses the need for culturally competent resources in an increasingly diverse population.

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
actforyouth.net and the ACT Youth Network at nysyouth.net
The Center of Excellence is a partnership among:

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