Thursday, November 15, 2018

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Prevention Science Specialist


Communities That Care is Hiring! 

The CTC Team in CO is hiring a Prevention Science Specialist that will be housed in the evaluation contractor's unit at CU Boulder in the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence. This team both evaluates the statewide implementation of CTC in CO and helps support local communities to create and implement their local evaluation plans for the selected strategies in their Community Action Plans.

More information below

Job Summary:

The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV) seeks a Prevention Science Specialist, who will provide technical assistance and evaluation support to state and community partners involved with the Communities That Care (CTC) Colorado initiative. CTC is a prevention science model that supports local community coalitions to make data-driven decisions that reduce risk, promote protection, and address problems related to youth violence, substance use, and mental health. CTC in Colorado is supported by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) in 47 communities across the state. CDPHE contracted CSPV to lead the statewide evaluation efforts of CTC Colorado and provide technical assistance to communities on evidence-based practices for implementation and evaluation. This position is classified as a Professional Research Assistant who will report to the Project Manager. 

Who We Are:

Located at the Institute of Behavioral Sciences at CU Boulder, CSPV seeks to bridge the divide between research, practice, and policy to reduce problem behaviors and promote positive youth development. 

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be:
  • Translate scientific information in practical, applicable terms for a variety of audiences at the community, school, family, and individual levels in urban and rural contexts;
  • Build local capacity to collect, interpret, and understand data to support decision making;
  • Enhance understanding of scientific best practices to effectively address core issues;
  • Build community capacity to monitor and evaluate local-level interventions;
  • Learn from communities to inform research and scientific findings.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Webinar: Involving Youth Advocates in Policy Chage

Involving Youth Advocates in Policy Change  Webinar
Provided by Dover Youth to Youth
Tuesday, Nov. 13th, 2018 from 3-4 pm EST


TRAINING CONTENT: The focus of this webinar is to assist a youth group’s adviser in preparing youth advocates to participate in policy change activities – including state and local legislative activities, as well as non-legislative policy change efforts aimed at schools, retailers and other organizations.

WHAT YOU NEED FOR THE TRAINING: The handout. Please view here.

TO SIGN INTO THE WEBINAR: You do not need to sign up in advance to join the webinar. A few minutes before the webinar, follow this link to access the training (you do not need any special access code beyond this link): http://zoom.us/j/6035163274

Zoom is fairly intuitive, however, If you are unfamiliar with Zoom and you want a short tutorial on how it works – this quick video is very helpful:

ASKING QUESTIONS & INTERACTING WITH PRESENTERS: This particular software allows you to ask questions and interact with the presentation team – IF YOUR COMPUTER HAS A MICROPHONE. If not there is a chat feature where you can type questions. For the base presentation we will have you muted anyway. At some point we will open it up for questions and tell you that the audio connection has been activated. If your computer has a camera, the presenters and others on the webinar will be able to see you and you them. If not, there will be a blank tile with your name on it.

If you have any questions, please feel free to direct them to:
Vicki Hebert
Dover Coalition for Youth - Dover Police Department
46 Chestnut Street - Dover, NH 03820
Office: 603-516-3279

Monday, November 5, 2018

Funding: Student Leaders in Public Health

We are excited to share with you the Student Leaders in Public Health program!
Student Leaders in Public Health is a field placement and leadership program funded by
the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) through the Public Health Training
Centers Program. In this new round of funding, HRSA has increased the stipend amount to 
$3,500, increased the number of stipends to 27 for the Rocky Mountain Region, and 
extended the reach to other public health-related graduate and undergraduate programs 
(e.g., psychology, sociology, social work). We see this change as a great opportunity to 
increase the impact and visibility of the program.

RM-PHTC Student Leaders in Public Health Qualifications and Project Requirements
  • Student must be a US citizen, US national or foreign national possessing a visa                    permitting permanent residence in US
  • Student must be enrolled in higher education program in CO, MT, ND, SD, UT,                                 WY (undergraduate or graduate with priority given to public health students).
  • Project impact must be with an underserved community/population in the Rocky                    Mountain Region.
  • Project must involve at least 200 hours of effort and be substantially completed                                 by June 30, 2019.
  • Total of 27 available stipends for the Rocky Mountain Region. Projects may be                                field placements (internship/practicum/capstone) or faculty-student collaborations                  (research project, etc).
  • Students receive $3,500 and are required to have 2 final deliverables (paper                                      and a poster or presentation).
Timeline: There will be two application review time periods. Application deadlines are                            November 15, 2018 and February 15, 2019.

Promotion: Attached you will find a flyer for students and for potential preceptors/mentors.                      Please spread the word about this exciting opportunity. It's a win-win for students and our          understaffed/over-worked public health workforce!

Monday, October 22, 2018

Funding: Pedestrian Safety Mini Grants

America Walks wants to give you $1,500 to kickstart change in your 
community. Apply today for one of the 2018 Community Change Grants 
and take a step in making your community health, active, and engaged. 

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Shared Risk and Protective Factor Conf. Call for Abstracts!

The 3rd Annual Shared Risk and Protective Factors Conference will be held at Keystone Conference Center in Frisco, CO, May 29-31st, 2019.

As prevention professionals, you have likely seen issues that are common​ among the youth, families and communities you work with - issues like poverty, families dealing with substance abuse, and youth who are not connected to or do not feel safe at school. We often refer to these issues as "shared risk and protective factors". This conference focuses on learning and implementing ​strategies that take ​a shared risk and protective factor approach to prevent multiple forms of violence, injury and substance abuse​, helping ​multiple programs and agencies​ achieve their desired outcomes​.
THE 2019 CONFERENCE CALL FOR ABSTRACTS IS NOW OPEN!!!
Do you have stories of successful collaboration to share? Do you have examples of using a shared risk and protective factor approach to create connected communities? Or maybe expertise around using a positive youth development approach, or changing systems to support youth development, or identifying and addressing the root causes of violence, injury, and substance abuse?
This conference draws young people and adults who are engaged in creating connected communities and safe, healthy, and successful youth. Attendees include adults and young people working with nonprofits and government agencies from across Colorado including stakeholders of the following: CDPHE Violence & Injury Prevention Program, Collaborative Management Program, Communities that Care, Department of Education, Office of Behavioral Health, Tony Grampsas Youth Services Program, Youth Partners, and many more.
Read the Proposal Submission Questions HERE: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1P1rc8X9KSKRy2SYhhhtbmdB3W8Lia-7hIGcACBUYJ8k/edit?usp=sharing 
Create a Presenter Account and Submit your session proposal HERE: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/SRPFC2019
Instructions: At the Login page, click "Create Account", once confirmed and logged in select "+ Create New Submission". You can add co-presenters to your session by providing their email address on the form.
*The submission site is best viewed on a desktop.
***Once you click “Submit,” your session will be automatically recorded and you will be taken to a “Submission Summary” page. You can log-in to your account and edit or delete your submission before the Call for Proposals Close date, November 15th.***
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To be notified when registration opens, please complete this form HERE
Have questions about the conference? Email us at info.rmphtc@ucdenver.edu

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

New Dates Released: Parent & Young Driver GDL Class

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Educating Youth to be Responsible Drivers:
A Class for Parents and Their New Drivers

Learn the laws of your teen’s restricted license before you hand over the keys.
You will learn about:
  • The risks of young adult driving
  • What Graduated Driver Licensing is and how it impacts you and your teen
  • Adding a youth to your insurance policy
  • Tips on how to teach your young driver to be safe


All sessions run 6:30pm to 7:30pm
RSVP via phone 1-866-779-3347

or online at www.swedishhospital.com

2018 class schedule:
November 7, 2018


2019 class schedule:
January 16, 2019
March 20, 2019
May 15, 2019
July 17, 2019
September 18, 2019

Class Location
Swedish Medical Center
501 E. Hampden Ave.
2nd Floor Conference Room Pine B
Englewood, CO 80113

Prize drawing discounts towards Drivers’ Education provided by:


Monday, October 15, 2018

Job Opportunity: Youth Program Specialist



Boulder County Public Health is hiring a part-time Healthy Futures Coalition Youth Program Specialist! This position is responsible for coordinating the Healthy Futures Youth Leadership Team. It works closely with the Healthy Futures Coalition coordinator, two part-time youth staff, and community agencies and coalitions to plan, implement, and evaluate a range of prevention strategies to increase healthy behaviors within Boulder County, with a focus on youth.

The Community Health Division at Boulder County Public Health (BCPH) works on the social factors that research has shown to improve health and well-being. The division's Community Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) Program works to engage people in Boulder County by building a thriving community where people do not abuse substances and where all community members have a positive role to play in this effort. In particular, the program works from a Positive Youth Development framework, in which young people actively participate.

The person in this position must be interested in supporting young people to learn and develop skills to thrive. The position provides a context in which to develop skills in project management, working with young people and adults in various settings, and communicating about challenging issues in a practical and effective way. It also provides an opportunity to practice implementing public health theory, including Positive Youth Development, health equity, population-based approaches, prevention theory and practice, strengths-based perspective, and harm reduction. 

Please apply by 10/19/18: Youth Program Specialist