PW! Prevention Update 7-13-18
July 13, 2018
Partnership Center Summer Webinar Series/The Science and Practice of Community-based Prevention of Substance Use
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Partnership Center is offering a 3-webinar series related to substance abuse and addiction that is aimed at leaders working with youth, teens themselves and their families. This series is free, downloadable, and ready to use in communities.
Brain Under Construction: Building Pathways to Resilient Futures
Thursday, July 26, 9:00 – 10:00 am, Webinar
Ruben Baler, PhD, health scientist at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), teaches us how different parts of the brain develop at different rates, what brain development means, and how teens can make choices now that may help strengthen their brain and their resiliency as they meet life’s challenges.
ACEs: The Role of Life Experiences in Shaping Brain Development
Thursday, August 9, 9:00 – 10:00 am, Webinar
A one-hour training by public health experts in Tennessee on their curriculum Building Strong Brains: The Role of Life Experiences in Shaping Brain Development. A certificate of completion will be provided to participants who take the entire webinar training.
Prevention in Practice: Building Communities that Strengthen the Resiliency of Future Generations
Wednesday, August 15, 9:00 – 10:00 am, Webinar
Chicago’s Jewish Center for Addiction and the Georgia Prevention Project share strategies and youth-led programs they are using to strengthen the resiliency of young people and prevent future generations from harm.
Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood
The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood supports nonprofit organizations throughout the United States that offer programs that will significantly enhance the development, health, safety, education, or quality of life of children from infancy through seven years of age. The Foundation's areas of interest are Early Childhood Welfare; Early Childhood Education and Play; and Parenting Education. The Foundation's goal is to serve as an incubator for new, innovative projects and research; they do not fund the revision or implementation of existing programs or research. LOI due September 30.
Change Happens Foundation
The philanthropic goal of the Change Happens Foundation funding initiative is to assist innovative charities with a high-level of impact and a strong history of making good change happen. The top three areas of focus for the Change Happens Foundation grantmaking are science, the environment, and education. LOI accepted on a rolling basis.
Notah Begay III: Water First
This grant supports Native American communities working to improve the health of children. Applications will be accepted from tribes and Native-led organizations to focus on the reduction of sugar-sweetened beverages and increase the consumption of healthy beverage alternatives (such as water, breastfeeding, indigenous teas, etc.) for Native children. One-year grants of $15,000 will be provided for either a community health assessment or program implementation (based off previous work done on this issue). Deadline: August 15.
Social Justice Fund Northwest
Social Justice Fund Northwest is a member-funded foundation working to strengthen grassroots efforts in the broad-based movement for progressive, systemic social change. The Fund's Giving Project Grants supports the operations of grassroots community organizing groups working on struggles for justice, equity, and liberation. Grants are typically for $10,000 per year for one or two years. The foundation also has a spreadsheet with information on funders of social justice programs.
NEWS / RESEARCH
2018 KIDS COUNT Data Book
The Annie E. Casey Foundation released the 2018 KIDS COUNT Data Book at the end of June. Washington state ranked 15th overall for child well-being. This report could be useful for grant writing. If you don’t have time to read it now, take a minute to open it and bookmark it for later.
Parenting Knowledge Among First-Time Parents of Young Children
This Research Brief, published by Child Trends, discusses findings from research on first-time parents of young children (under age 3) and their knowledge of parenting and child development. Researchers found that parents want information on parenting, but they are often overwhelmed by the amount available online. Parents prefer information from trusted sources, such as pediatricians, family, and others with a personal connection; often seek information when their children are transitioning from one stage to another; and would like more information on social and emotional development.
Seriously, Juice is Not Healthy
We all know that drinking too much sugar from soda and sports drinks isn’t healthy, but for some reason, juice “gets a pass.” Parents often don’t view juice the same way; over half of pre-school age children drink it regularly. This article discusses some possible reasons why. It also reminds us that “one 12-ounce glass of orange juice contains 10 teaspoons of sugar, which is roughly what’s in a can of Coke.”
What Babies Know About Their Bodies and Themselves
This NYT article discusses new research from the University of Washington on how infant brains are stimulated by touch
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