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EVENTS, OPPORTUNITIES & RESOURCES
EVENTS
 
Maricopa Community Colleges will host a career and resource fair on October 28 at Phoenix College from 12:00pm-4:00pm. Resources include career exploration and free workshops, admissions and financial aid experts, college and community resources and more. Learn more here.   
 
Arizona Telemedicine Program in collaboration with the Practice Innovation Institute will host the 10th Annual Health Current Summit & Trade Show, October 30-31 at the Renaissance Phoenix/Glendale Hotel & Spa. This year the Summit & Trade Show invite you to engage and discuss The Power of Fully Informed Health with outstanding presentations. Register here.    
 
Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona will host a Job Fair & Hiring Event, Wednesday, November 1 from 1:00pm-4:00pm at Cesar Chavez Library. Participants must be 16 to 24 years old, out of school and out of work. Learn more here.    
 
Diversity Leadership Alliance will host Our Voices Make A Difference Conference on November 3 at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel. This event will be a safe place to have a meaningful conversation and bring a balanced perspective to current local, global and community challenges. Register here.  
 
Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) is hosting the Arizona Health Improvement Plan (AzHIP) Fall 2017 Summit on November 14 at Desert Willow Conference Center. ADHS will discuss and share progress on how the implementation of the AzHIP is impacting Arizonans. Register here    

OPPORTUNITIES
 
Guy Talk (Workshop)
Child & Family Resources Inc. will host a Guy Talk workshop on October 28 from 9:30AM-3:00PM. Learn about healthy masculinity, sexual and reproductive health, and healthy relationships while playing games and winning prizes. Learn more here  
 
Sex Ed Boot Camp: Getting in Shape for Those Tough Questions (Workshop) 
Planned Parenthood will be hosting a workshop designed to support adults who work in youth-serving programs, on how to better manage 'sex topics' or questions, so that kids get real information, stay safe, and adults feel they can answer questions in a more empowered, less stressful way. This workshop will be held on Wednesday, November 1 from 1:00PM-5:00PM.  R egistration is $15 for one person or $10 per person for 2 or more people from the same organization.  For more information please email education@ppaz.org.
 
Supporting Transgender Individuals & Communities through Excellence (Workshop)
The Transgender Training Institute will host a Training of Trainers on November 1-3 in Philadelphia, PA. Scholarships are available. Learn more here.
 
Collective STEP for Youth will host a free Bullying Prevention Training on November 7th at St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance from 9:00AM-4:30PM. This training is designed for professionals working with youth. Register by November 3.   
 
Texas Campaign Symposium: Call for Presentations. The Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy is seeking presentations for their 7th Annual Symposium. The theme, Empowering the Next Generation , will focus on creating opportunities for Texas youth, empowering them, helping them grow and learn, and equipping them with the tools they need to create a successful future for themselves, their peers and their future families.  Click here to access the Call for Presentations information; complete event details can be found at www.TxSymposium.org. Call for Presentations Deadline: Thursday, November 2.
 
The Arizona Department of Economic Security Director's Office of Community Engagement is extending an invitation to community leaders in the Central Region to attend an Informational Forum to enable us to continue a dialogue regarding ways to strengthen the efforts of our shared mission to serve Arizonans. The Forum will be held on Wednesday, November 8, 10am-2pm at the Phoenix Elementary School District No 1 Board Room, 1817 N 7th Street, Phoenix AZ 85006. Learn more here.  
 
Partnering with Community Health Workers (Webinar)
SCR CONNECTions is a monthly web conference presented by National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region on various topics of interest to health sciences librarians and others. This webinar will showcase the crucial role in improving the health literacy of communities and how to develop fruitful partnerships and more. Register here.  
 
The National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) Call for Proposals
The National Indian Child Welfare Association's 36th Annual Protecting Our Children conference is seeking abstract submissions for its April 15-18, 2018, conference to be held in Anchorage, AK. Key presentation topics are family and youth involvement, children's mental health, child welfare, and judicial and legal affairs.   Accepting proposals until Thursday, November 16. 
 
Immigration as a Social Determinant of Health (Workshop)
NASEM Health and Medicine will be hosting a roundtable, one day workshop on November 28 in Oakland, CA. This public workshop will feature invited speaker presentations and discussions that will consider the history of immigration laws and policies and how these laws and policies affect not only immigrant health, but population health more broadly. Register here

RESOURCES

De Colores is pleased to announce their new website! Please take a moment to explore the page and feel free to share it as a useful resource to clients and community members.
 
Museums for All is a cooperative initiative which offers a signature access program that encourages families of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits. This program offers individual admission fees ranging from free to $3.00 to individuals and families presenting an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, and a valid form of photo ID.  Learn more here about participating museums.

Talking to Children About Tragedies & Other News Events-This guide provides information about how to talk with children about events that any child may learn about from social media, friends at school or television. It provides some signs that a child is not coping well with the news about a shooting, natural disaster or some other incident.

The Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) shares tools to help parents and other adults talk with teens about sex and relationships. Have other tough conversations to get through? OAH offers similar guides to talking about drugs and alcohol, peer relationships, smart money management, and more. 

Two publications from Advocates for Youth offer resources and data on sexual health education for young people with disabilities. The first is written for educators; the second is for parents and guardians.    
 
Prepared, A Parent's Field Guide to Teen Relationships, is a brand new tool to help parents of younger teens navigate changing conversations about teen relationships. sexual health, and pregnancy prevention.  
 
New Web Resource for Teens by Teens. The Baltimore City Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative (TPPI) is pleased to announce the release of its new website, UChoose. UChoose was developed for local teens in partnership with the TPPI Youth Advisory Council, a group of Baltimore City teens working to ensure that the UChoose Campaign has youth voice and leadership. The site is full of clear, relevant, and accurate information on birth control, health relationships, and more--take a look today and share it with a young person in your life!    



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Educators Employ Strategies to Help Kids With Anxiety Return to School        
Anxiety is impacting children's ability to go to school. For those working with youth, it is important to know and to find ways to talk about anxiety and treatment options. Learn more here about how educators are using new strategies to help students return to school.      
 
HIV Prevention 2020 Road Map-Accelerating HIV prevention to reduce new infections by 75%    
This road map was prepared through a consultative process that brought together more than 40 countries and organizations, including civil society organizations, networks of people living with HIV, faith-based organizations, networks of key populations, and international organizations and foundations, to chart the way forward to achieving global HIV prevention goals by 2020. 
 
Why Teens Don't Report Cyberbullying
Youth tend not to report harassment or abuse. They often don't see it as a serious problem, and they don't want parents or other adults taking away their digital devices. Read more here about why teens do not report cyberbullying.    

Stunner On Birth Control: Trump's Moral Exemption Is Geared Toward Just 2 Groups      
Trump administration's rule unveiled last week to allow some employers with "sincerely held moral convictions" to bypass a health law requirement to provide no-cost contraceptives to women would exempt at least two anti-abortion groups: the March for Life and Real Alternatives. Read more here.  

Collective STEP for Youth shares resources for adolescent wellbeing as a service to its partner community.  
Any questions about a resource shared here should be directed to the organization it came from.
The project described is supported by Grant Number TP1AHOOO129 from the Office of Adolescent Health. 
Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.