Friday, November 16, 2018

Extended Deadline: Creating Supportive Environments RFA

The new Sexual Violence Prevention Program’s RFA (Creating Supportive Environments) has been released! 

Its RFA submission deadline has now been extended until November 26th, 2018 at 5pm.


The Sexual Violence Prevention Program is pleased to announce the availability of funds to enhance community-level primary prevention across Colorado in an effort to address root causes of sexual violence.

The SVP Program recognizes that there are important shared upstream factors that increase or decrease the likelihood of sexual violence perpetration and multiple other forms of violence such as: weak health, educational, and social policies/laws; diminished economic opportunities/high unemployment rates; community support/connectedness (Connecting the Dots). By funding strategies to impact these upstream factors and modifying characteristics of the community, we can influence healthy social, economic, and environmental conditions that have a sustainable impact for all communities.

This funding opportunity will support this work across two critical focus areas: Creating Protective Environments and Providing Opportunities to Empower and Support Girls and Women.

New Due Date: November 26, 2018 at 5pm MT

To Access the RFA Package:

Toolkit: Improving Media Coverage of Violence

Check out Public Health Institute's toolkit on changing the discourse about violence! Link is below!

Violence is a public health problem, but addressing it as such will require changing the way policymakers, advocates, and the public think, talk, and write. PHI's Berkeley Media Studies Group's new toolkit helps practitioners, advocates, residents, and others frame violence from a community perspective and harness the power of the media to achieve change. 

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Webinar: Fall Prevention & TBI Among Older Adults

Free Webinar: Fall Prevention & TBI Among Older Adults
Thursday, December 6, 2018
8:30am – 10:30am PST
 This webinar is part of a series designed for public health and medical professionals working with TBI causes, care, rehabilitation, prevention, and impacted communities. The series is a joint initiative of the University of Washington’s Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center and the Washington State Department of Health.
 Webinar: Fall Prevention & TBI Among Older Adults
Dec. 6, 2018
8:30-10 a.m. PST
Broadcast via Zoom
Register Now:
 Registered participants will also be invited to join the TBI Topics online discussion platform to continue the conversation.

Topics & Presenters
“TBI and Fall Prevention among Older Adults”
TBI researcher Hilaire Thompson, Ph.D., RN, ARNP, CNRN, AGACNP-BC, FAAN
Joanne Montgomery Endowed Professorship in Nursing, University of Washington

“Project Enhance: A community-based exercise and fall prevention program”

Community health provider Paige Denison, Director, Project Enhance, &
Director, Health and Wellness Department, Sound Generations, Seattle, WA
 Questions? Contact

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.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Webinar: The Community Engagement Toolkit

Listen: The Community Engagement Toolkit
An Opportunity360 Webinar

NOVEMBER 15, 2018 | 1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M. ET
Register Today

As we celebrate the one-year anniversary of Opportunity360, Enterprise Community Partners is excited to announce the launch of Listen: the Community Engagement Toolkit. This new tool brings together more than 40 resources to assist and enable effective community engagement.

Join us as we share this new feature of Opportunity360 and hear from a panel of experts and practitioners from across the country who specialize in community development. Presenters will share how engagement has shaped their work, from a small community in Maryland to a city-wide approach to community development in Detroit.
Moderator: Andy Masters, Strategic Partnership Manager, Enterprise Community Partners
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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Webinar: Involving Youth Advocates in Policy Change

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):

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

Article: CTC effort seeks youth input about mental health services

Vail Daily: Communities That Care effort seeks youth input about mental health services

NOV. 1ST, 2018
Check out the full article here!
EAGLE — Rachel Hanson, a senior at Red Canyon High School, offers a blunt assessment about the effectiveness of adults trying to solve teen problems.
"Adults only look in places where they know they will get a safe answer," Hansen said. "Adults, when they try to talk with kids, don't reach kids who never get asked."
Like teens through the ages, Hanson believes that adults think they know best. But if adults are dedicating themselves to provide programs to help kids, Hanson said they should spend more time finding out what kids say they need.
Therein lies a significant challenge as the Total Health Alliance — a group composed of 70 local governments, agencies and organizations — begins its efforts to address Eagle County's mental health needs. Fueled by alarming results tallied through the annual Healthy Kids Survey, youth mental health programing and resources were identified as the first priority for new services. Upon the recommendation of its Mental Health Advisory Committee, the Eagle County commissioners have allocated $400,000 to fund six new mental health counselors for local schools.
Hanson agrees that this is a great first step. Now, she is focused on what happens next, as are a lot of local adults.