Issue 6-31  
              April 17, 2017 
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Prevention Services Manager, Public Policy Institute
Milwaukee Teen Pregnancy Prevention Network Meeting

On Thursday April 27 Neu-Life Community is hosting their annual Milwaukee Teen Pregnancy Prevention Network Meeting. The event will be held at the Neu-Life Community Development at 2014 W. North Avenue. Go through the side door entrance. 

The event will feature Maria Barker, the multi-cultural programs manager at Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin. She will be discussing topics from Planned Parenthood's annual Safe Healthy Strong Conference and Planned Parenthood resources in general. She will discuss resources for family planning and other health services. 

Street parking is available for the event on 22nd street. Lunch will be served during the event. To RSVP, email Jody Rhodes. The event is open to the public. 
May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

Every May, the nation turns its attention to teen pregnancy prevention for a full month. National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month (NTPPM) highlights the historic declines in the rates of teen births in the United States. Significant declines have occurred in all 50 states and among all racial/ethnic groups, yet disparities continue.

2017 Events:
  • Webinar: Get Involved. Join Office of Adolescent Health for a webinar about how to get involved in NTPPM, including how to engage youth in the planning and implementation of activities.  Register here
  • #NTPPM Twitter Chat. 
    • Join OAH, BCBG Greater Milwaukee, Touchstone Behavioral Health, the University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio, and Youth Services of Tulsa for a Twitter chat to get great ideas about how you can support NTPPM. Follow the conversation and participate using #NTPPM.
Marcus CineLatino Milwaukee Film Festival 2017 Sponsorship Opportunities 
During the last weekend of April (27-30) 2017, Marcus Theatres will host the inaugural Marcus CineLatino Milwaukee, a four-day film festival showcasing a celebration of Hispanic culture with feature-length movies. Films will feature Hispanic topics of interest, Latino actors/directors, and more. The festival will be held at the newly renovated Marcus South Shore Cinema in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.

You will reach an audience of 10,000 people by sponsoring the event with a broad community base. Attendees include organizations, business leaders, professionals, students, and the general Milwaukee community. 

By supporting Marcus CineLatino Milwaukee, you will support movie entertainment that focuses on Hispanic culture and the Latino community - a growing population in southeastern Wisconsin and the highest demographic among frequent industry moviegoers.
Ethics in Prevention: A Guide for Substance Abuse Prevention Practitioners
The Ethics in Prevention online course goes from May 22 to June 2, 2017. The event is open to the public. Registration for the event is available here.

This moderated online course addresses the role and application of ethics in substance abuse prevention. Using cases and interactive activities, participants will explore the six standards in the Prevention Code of Ethics and learn to use a 4-step decision-making process to assess, address, and evaluate a range of ethical issues. 

In addition, five discussion forums, facilitated by an experienced course moderator, provide opportunities for participants to apply lessons learned. 

If there are any questions, you can email Jill Pohren.

Calling all adolescent health stakeholders

The Wisconsin Maternal Child Health Program is partnering with the Department of Public Instruction and Health Care Education and Training to host two bi-annual collaborative meetings on adolescent health.  

The annual collaborative meetings are part of the Adolescent Health System Building Initiative and will take place in Madison on October 10th.  Join a statewide network of health departments, schools and non-profits to work together to ensure all young people grow up healthy and ready for adulthood.  Partners and stakeholders from diverse sectors, such as law enforcement, business leaders, and academia, are strongly encouraged to join in April.  

Contact Amber Arb for more information. 

Know Your Rights Training

9to5 Wisconsin is hosting "Know Your Rights Training" Saturday April 29 at the  MLK Public LibraryƂ from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Join 9to5 Wisconsin to answer workforce with the upcoming "Know your Rights Training" featuring Attorney Antonique Williams and a panel discussion from professionals of color in the area. 

Answer questions regarding:
-Kinds of EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Center) violations
-How to wear locs and other natural styles in the workplace

The event is free and open to the public. 

Stand Against Racism Panel

On Thursday April 27 the YWCA is hosting their  Stand Against Racism Conferenc e  at  the YWCA of Southeast Wisconsin   from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The panel this year will feature Women of Color Leading Change. 

Stand Against Racism
 is a signature campaign of YWCA USA. The focus for 2017 is "Women of Color Leading Change." They have invited a panel of women, in various stages of their lives.
he panel includes several Milwaukee leaders  here . Tickets and more information are available  here


Community Case Manager at AIDS Resource of Wisconsin 

The Community Case Manager provides a wide range of intensive, client-centered services to persons with HIV/AIDS in a variety of settings to expedite access to medical care with the goal of HIV viral suppression, to address medical, psychosocial, and other issues that are barriers to care, and to collaborate with other programs within ARCW and with local service providers for the benefit of clients and patients. This position will be based at our Milwaukee location.

Bilingual-Spanish speakers are encouraged to apply. The position is full time. Applications are available here

Fill-In Crisis Advocate at FRIENDS

A fill-in crisis advocate will provide crisis intervention and advocacy services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Position is on call when full time staff go on vacation or are sick; hours are not guaranteed.

The position is in West Bend, Wisc., and is a part-time position at Friends. 

The application is available here along with more information about the position. 

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