Other National Events Listed in Past Issues
Measuring Flourishing Among Youth: Findings from the Flourishing Among Youth Positive Indicators Project
July 19, 2012
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Eastern)
Historically, researchers have focused on negative indicators of child wellbeing. Child Trends is leading an initiative, with support from the John Templeton Foundation, to develop rigorous, brief indicators of flourishing among children and youth. Establishing indicators of well-being can help decision makers understand how children and youth develop, set positive goals, and provide measures to monitor and assess positive outcomes in evaluation studies. The webinar will discuss new scales that have been developed, as well as their psychometric properties, and relationships to child well-being outcomes, findings for various adolescent subgroups, and recommendations for construction scales based on our cognitive interviews The project has focused on the indicators of positive development in the areas of school and work, relationships, relationship skills, helping others flourish, environmental stewardship, an personal flourishing.
PEPNet 2.0 Training Institute
July 9, 2012 - July 14, 2012
New Orleans, LA
The PEPNet 2.0 Training Institute (PTI) will be held in conjunction with the Association of Higher Education and Disabilities (AHEAD) 2012 Conference in New Orleans, LA, July 9-14, 2012 and focus on issues related to enrolling, retaining, and instructing students who are deaf or hard of hearing and their varying communication needs and methods used, such as oral transliteration services, cued language transliteration services, sign language transliteration and interpreting services, and transcription.
Job Development (VCU RRTC)
July 2, 2012 - July 30, 2012
No Location Specified
The Virginia Commonwealth University Rehabilitation Research & Training Center (VCU RRTC) offers an online course in “Job Development,” posted July 2 and available through July 30, 2012. Job development is the process of locating and creating work opportunities for individuals with disabilities, achieved by earning an opportunity to engage an employer and then earning a commitment to meet, interview, and hire a specific job seeker. This course covers specific principles associated with job develop¬ment via online lectures and readings and then requires the learner to take action on his or her behalf to further develop a particular skill. Participants also reflect upon what he or she learned from both the online content and field based experiential activity by sharing personal insights with other course members.
Learn, Serve, Succeed: Tools and Techniques for Youth Service-Learning
June 29, 2012
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Central)
The National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC) will present a webinar on NYLC’s “Learn, Serve, Succeed: Tools and Techniques for Youth Service-Learning” guide. This handbook for classroom teachers and youth program leaders looking for material on service-learning is a how-to guide with a step-by-step approach through the stages of service-learning from choosing the appropriate assignment to planning, organizing, and evaluating results upon completion.
Fifth National Research Conference on Child and Family Programs and Policy
June 24, 2012 - June 26, 2012
The Fifth National Research Conference on Child and Family Programs and Policy will be held July 24-26, 2012, at the University of Bridgewater (Massachusetts). This national conference focuses on policy issues pertaining to child and family well-being and draws researchers from many disciplines, including family studies, psychology, sociology, social work, public policy, political science, economics, criminal justice, child development; practitioners from social and human services; and policy/decision-makers who are concerned about programming and policy to support child and family well-being. The keynote speeches are on “Research & Practice of Bully Prevention” and “Latino Children Across the Life Course in the Context of Social Disparities.” There will be pre-conference workshops on “Using Your Research to Influence Policy” and “Building and Sustaining Relationships for Community-Based Research Partnerships.” Registration deadline: July 16, 2012.
National Conference on Volunteering & Service: Turning Point 2012
June 17, 2012 - June 20, 2012
National and community service can be opportunities for individuals to give back to their community while developing networks, enhancing work skills and earning assistance for postsecondary education. Nonprofit leaders, community-based programs, volunteer leaders, disability organizations and others interested in the field of volunteerism and national service can attend this year’s National Conference on Volunteering and Service, “Turning Point 2012” to learn more about the inclusion of people with disabilities in national and community service.
NC4YC To Host Webinar on Juvenile Justice Reform
June 13, 2012
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern)
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s National Center for Youth in Custody (NC4YC) will host a webinar, “Is the Juvenile Justice Realignment Train Slowing Down?” It will address the future of juvenile justice reform, assessing the changes that occurred over the past decade in policy and practice, and discussing whether these reforms will be maintained in the years ahead.
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD): What You Need to Know to Help Your Clients
June 12, 2012
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Eastern)
The American Bar Association (ABA) will host a webinar, “Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD): What You Need to Know to Help Your Clients,” on June 12, 2012. Children and youth within the justice system are disproportionately affected by FASD, with ramifications for a variety of cases including delinquency, abuse and neglect, and education. This Webinar will help lawyers recognize individuals with FASD, especially those with IQ's above 70. Speakers will discuss how courts should treat individuals with FASD, the services they should receive, and the accommodations that courts should provide.
AYPF: Dual Enrollment: Latest Research and Policy Development
June 12, 2012
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Eastern)
The American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) and National Center for Postsecondary Research (NCPR) will host an online conversation on the latest research and policy development on dual enrollment. The presenters will discuss the growing body of research on dual enrollment, examine recent policy trends, and answer question from the audience.
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June 5, 2012 - June 26, 2012
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Eastern)
The Alliance for Excellent Education and the National High School Center in June will host weekly web meetings on college and career readiness. The June 5 web meeting will be on “The Complexity of College and Career Readiness,” to discuss challenges and strategies for addressing the increasingly complex landscape of college and career readiness. Deadline for registration: June 1, 2012. The June 12 session will focus on “Linked Learning,” a transformative approach for secondary education that integrates academic and technical curriculum through project- and work-based learning opportunities in small, career-themed pathways to increase student motivation, engagement, and achievement. Deadline for registration: June 8, 2012. The June 19 session will focus on “College and Career Readiness and Students with Disabilities” and will discuss challenges in actualizing college and career readiness for students with disabilities and suggest ways states and districts can develop frameworks addressing the needs and goals of all students. Deadline for registration: June 15, 2012. The June 26 session will focus on “Aligning Resources, Structures and Supports for Actualizing College and Career Readiness,” on the importance of aligning college and career readiness initiatives, such as the common core and career technical education standards and funding streams like Title I and Perkins with school structural changes such as expanded learning time and career academies. Deadline for registration: June 22, 2012.
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