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National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day

May 5 is Awareness Day 2017 and the theme of "Partnering for Help and Hope" will focus on the importance of integrating behavioral health and primary care for children, adolescents and young adults with mental and/or substance use disorders. Each year, the Awareness Day national event invites participants both in person, in Washington DC, and across the country via live webcast.

We encourage you to be part of the national event on Thursday, May 5, 2017 by gathering with your colleagues, partners, families, and young people to participate in Awareness Day Live! . Watching also gives you the opportunity to join the conversation on social media by sharing thoughts and questions on Twitter using the hashtag  #heroesofhope.

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Upcoming Events & Important Dates  

May 4
Becoming a Trauma-informed Community
May 4
Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) Community Workshop
May 4
Identifying Community Assets to Mitigate Place-Based Disparities in Health
May 4
How Even Small Nonprofits Can Raise Big Gifts
May 5
National Mental Children's Mental Health Awareness Day
May 5-6 
Impact Youth 2017 
May 6 
Chicago Freedom School Freedom Fellowship Application Deadline
May 6 
History of Voter Suppression
May 9
Public Health Leadership in Challenging Times
May 10 
How Even Small Nonprofits Can Raise Big Gifts
May 11
Promising News in Mental Health Policy
May 11
Employing Youth Adult Peer Support Workers
May 11
Tools to Empower Adolescent Moms Open Forum
May 12
Conversation about Prevention Diaries
May 16
On the Table Forum
May 16
How to Create a Strategic Nonprofit Communications Plan
May 17 
Health Care Summit on Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking & Sexual Assault
May 17 
Great Management is Great Mentoring
May 17 
Tools to Empower Adolescent Moms Open Forum
May 18
Diversity in Interdisciplinary Teams: The Role of Work Area Breadth
May 18-21 
RevUp 4-Day Institute 
May 18
Tools to Empower Adolescent Moms Open Forum 
May 20
Expungement and Sealing Workshop
May 22
Tools to Empower Adolescent Moms Open Forum
May 23  
Healthy Chicago 2.0 Partner Celebration
May 23  
Lunch & Learn: Resolving the Data Wars on Human Trafficking 
May 24-26
The Whole Student:
Intersectionality and Well-Being 
A Bringing Theory to Practice Project National Conference
May 26
Call for Abstracts Submission Deadline: Forging New Frontiers: Moving Forward with Childhood Injury Prevention
May 31
SAVE THE DATE
Communities for All: Supporting Inclusion and Positive Gender Norms for Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention
June 3
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22nd Annual Walk for Peace
June 6
Tools to Empower Adolescent Moms Open Forum
June 8
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Youth Safety and Violence Prevention Series
June 21
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From Private to Community Accountability: Building Capacity to Make Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention
June 22
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SCY Quarterly Meeting
July 17-20
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Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy Summer Education Workshop: Advancing Racial Justice in Schools
July 19
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Organizing for Economic Opportunity: Movements and Strategies to Improve Economic Opportunities for Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention
July 24-26
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2017 Summer Institute in Adolescent Health: Talking with Teens about Sexuality (St. Paul., MN)
August 16
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A Safe Place to Call Home: Strategies and Movements to Transform the Physical/Built Environment for Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention
August 30
SAVE THE DATE
SCY Quarterly Meeting
September 18-20
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Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR) 6th National Conference (Ann Arbor, MI)
September 20
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From Research to Practice: Addressing Shared Underlying Factors to Prevent Sexual and Domestic Violence
November 1
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SCY Quarterly Meeting
November 4-8
SAVE THE DATE
APHA 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo (Atlanta, GA)
December 1-3
SAVE THE DATE
Forging New Frontiers: Moving Forward with Childhood Injury Prevention (Fort Lauderdale, FL)

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To have an event or article included in SCY's bi-monthly update, email Kirstin Grabski.
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Join the Discussion on Youth Violence Prevention in Chicago
 
SCY's blog is another avenue to share information, connect with partners, and encourage conversations. This platform allows us to take a deeper look at timely topics and relevant resources, highlight partners and evidence-based programs, promote and raise awareness, and reflect on issues of social justice and violence prevention. 

We encourage you to use this blog as a space for open dialogue, debate, and brainstorming to realize community-based solutions to youth violence and the various factors playing into it.

If you interested in being a guest blogger, check out our Blog Guidelines to get started. Contact Kelli Day with questions!

 

One of SCY's focus areas is equitable access to high quality mental health services. May is recognized as Mental Health Month and provides an additional opportunity to work with our partners to provide support and share resources. Reducing the stigma around mental health issues can be a challenge, but it is crucial to recognize it as an integral part of preventing violence.

Sincerely,
 
Rebecca Levin, MPH 
Director, Strengthening Chicago's Youth Strategic 
Director, Injury Prevention and Research Center 
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
AllianceforResearchinChicagolandAlliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) Community Workshop
Ensuring Research Benefits Your Organization's Mission

Presented by ARCC, this session will focus on presenting strategies for community-based organizations to build and strengthen research readiness and capacity.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wiebolt Hall South Entrance, Room 412
340 E. Superior St
Chicago, IL 60611

More information and registration here
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InstituteforPublicHealthandInstitute for Public Health and Medicine
Seminar Series

This Northwestern Medicine speaker series is intended to foster research collaboration and engagement on various topics.

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"Identifying Community Assets 
to Mitigate Place-Based Disparities"
Thursday, May 4, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

"Diversity in Interdisciplinary Teams:
The Role of Work Area Breadth "
Thursday, May 18, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Baldwin Auditorium
Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center
303 E. Superior Street, Chicago, IL

More information and registration here
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HowEvenNonprofitsCanRaiseHow Even Small Nonprofits Can Raise Big Gifts
A Step-by-Step Guide to Building Winning Relationships with Your Donors

Join this CharityHowTo webinar to walk through the process of building long-lasting relationships with your top donors and prospects to raise big gifts for your nonprofit. 

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Thursday, May 4, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
or
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Online

More information and registration here
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ChicagoFreedomSchoolFreedomDeadline Extended!
Applications for Freedom Fellowship

This Chicago Freedom School program brings together individuals from across the city to explore issues of injustice and gain skills in leadership and activism. You and a team will design and lead an action project to make real change in your school or community.

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Application Deadline:
Saturday, May 6, 2017

More information and registration here
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PublicHealthLeadershipinChallengingPublic Health Leadership in Challenging Times
Learning from the Past and Preparing for the Future

Join this live dynamic talk led by Dr. Margaret Hamburg, 21st Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. She is an internationally recognized leader in public health and medicine, where she is known for advancing regulatory science and modernizing regulatory pathways.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017
11:30 am
Online

More information and registration here
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PromisingNewsinMentalHealthPromising News in Mental Health Policy
A Mental Health Awareness Month Event with Mark Heyrman

This Cathedral Counseling Center presentation will describe the problem, the current efforts and what we can do to help the bipartisan movement in Illinois.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017
8:00 am - 9:30 am
50 E. Washington, Suite 301
Chicago, IL 60602

More information and registration here
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EmployingYouthAdultPeerEmploying Youth Adult Peer Support Workers
A Toolkit for Providers

This University of Massachusetts Medical School Transitions to Adulthood Research and Training Center webinar will discuss the factors that promote the success of young adult peers, and introduce for employers a new toolkit.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online

More information and registration here
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ToolstoEmpowerAdolescentTools to Empower Adolescent Moms Open Forum
Support the Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics 

Join one of these Tools to Empower Adolescent Moms (TEAM) events and share your perspective on what your community can do to positively impact teen moms' ability to raise developmentally healthy children.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Monday, May 22, 2017
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

More information and registration here
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ConversationAboutPreventionConversation about Prevention Diaries
The Practice and Pursuit of Health For All

In this special Dialogue4Health web forum, public health leaders and innovators Dr. Deborah Prothrow-Stith and Larry Cohen will discuss the role of prevention and equity in our current climate with a particular focus on preventing violence to advance health.

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Friday, May 12, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online

More information and registration here
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HowtoCreateaStrategicOnlineHow to Create a Strategic Online Nonprofit Communications Plan
A Step-by-Step Guide

Join CharityHowTo as they teach you how to create your very own customized, workable, user-friendly strategic online communications plan to help prioritize communication efforts for your nonprofit.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Online

More information and registration here
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GreatManagementisGreatGreat Management is Great Mentoring
Mentoring Youth in the Workplace

This summer, youth will be entering the workplace through employment programs and internships. This webinar has been developed to support the managers of those youth and prepare them with effective mentoring and management practices that will positively impact youth and the business.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online

More information and registration here
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ExpungementandSealingWorkshopExpungement and Sealing Workshop
Provided by the Alliance of Local Service Organizations (ALSO)

Please join ALSO to learn about qualifications and rights on criminal justice and juvenile records including disclosing records on job applications and other forms.

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Saturday, May 20, 2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
ALSO Offices
2401 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647

More information and registration here
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HealthyChicago20Healthy Chicago 2.0 Partner Celebration
Join Leaders from Across the City

Celebrate the successes of the past year and look forward to further improving health equity in the years ahead.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
9:00 am
Malcolm X College
1900 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60612

More information and registration here
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LunchandLearnLunch & Learn
Resolving the Data Wars on Human Trafficking

Join this Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority event in collaboration with DePaul College of Law to shed light on a hidden and clandestine crime and its problems and solutions.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
300 W. Adams St., 2nd Fl Conference Room
Chicago, IL 60606

More information and registration here
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Funding Opportunities 

Funding opportunity details are now located on the Strengthening Chicago's Youth website  here.

For assistance developing research projects or connecting with research partners, please contact  Rebecca Levin.
Job Postings

Details for the job postings are now located on the Strengthening Chicago's Youth website  here.

If you have a position you would like posted here, please send the position title, organization, contact person, brief description and full job description to  Kirstin Grabski .
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