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Identifying Trainers/Facilitators for the Youth Development Community of Practice Open Solicitation #2016-52

Youth Development Community of Practice: Open Solicitation #2016-52

Re-issue Date: December 4, 2017

Closing Date: Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 4:00 p.m.

The Community of Practice (CoP) of the Collaboration Council coordinates the training and education/academic programs for youth development practitioners working in youth-serving fields such as workforce development, mentoring, recreation, and juvenile justice, with a focus on disconnected youth ages 16-24.

The Collaboration Council seeks letters of interest/proposals from organizations and qualified individuals to conduct workshops identified from meetings and surveys of youth development practitioners in Montgomery County. This solicitation seeks to identify qualified trainers to deliver workshops with content that build/strengthen the core competencies of youth development practitioners and deepen the learning experience with facilitation guided by adult learning principles. A few solicited topics for reissue include:

  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Creating Gender Specific Programming for Girls of Color
  • Adolescents and Social Media in Youth Programs.
Click here for more topic areas, the complete details and how to submit your Letter of Interest

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“More than Just Stress” aims to raise awareness among Asian American youth on mental health and wellness

Montgomery County’s Department of Health and Human Services’  Asian American Health Initiative (AAHI) program has recently published the third volume of their mental health photonovel series! As part of the Be the One That Makes a Difference  project, the photonovels aims to destigmatize mental health in the Asian American community.

All photonovels are available in multiple languages including ChineseHindiKorean, and Vietnamese in addition to English. You can download the electronic versions of volume 1, 2, and 3 from the AAHI Resource Library

October is National Bullying Prevention Month Part II

October is
National Bullying Prevention Month

You can help create a world without bullying!

A nationwide campaign founded in 2006 by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center that unites communities around the world to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention.

Share the classroom toolkits

One-day or single event classroom lesson plans

October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Bullying among school-age youth is a pervasive problem that challenges the teaching and learning environment, increases mental health and behavior problems, diminishes school connectedness and violates the right of students to receive equal educational opportunities in a safe environment. In response, schools have an ethical and legal responsibility to prevent bullying of any kind, ideally as part of a comprehensive approach to ensuring school safety and promoting positive behavior.
Visit this post from the American Psychological Association, for information on Bullying, Electronic Harassment and Aggression Prevention. In Montgomery County, these agencies are working to address the problem locally.  

Register Now for October Community of Practice Workshops!

Our Youth Development Community of Practice (CoP)offers professional learning opportunities for youth development practitioners serving young people in Montgomery County. Please join us at our upcoming CoP Workshops:
  • October 9, 2017 9:30-2:00PMLGBTQ Ally TrainingMid-County Rec Center, 2004 Queensguard Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20906
  • October 10, 2017 9:00-3:00PM Youth Development Practices for Old-er Youth: Increasing Engagement and Building CommunityMid-County Rec Center, 2004 Queensguard Rd, Silver Spring, MD, 20906
  • October 14&28 2017 9:00-4:00 PM2-Day Advancing Youth Development Training for TeachersNorbeck-Muncaster Mill Neighborhood Park 4101 Muncaster Mill RD, Norbeck, MD, 20853
  • October 17-18 2017 9:30-2:30 PMYouth Mental Health First AidSilver Spring Civic Center 1 Veterans Pl, Silver Spring, MD 20910
  • October 19, 2017 9:30-12:30 PMRestorative Practices for Youth and FamiliesConference Center, 1801 Research Blvd, Rockville, MD 20850
  • October 24, 2017 9:30-2:00 PMKeys To A Successful Mentoring ProgramConference Center, 1801 Research Blvd, Rockville, MD 20850
  • October 25, 2017 12:00-1:30 PMCreating Safe Space: Reducing Bullying and Harassment; Building Positive Climate Webinar
  • October 26, 2017 9:30– 2:00 PMEngaging African American Males in Youth ProgramsSilver Spring Civic Center 1 Veterans Pl, Silver Spring, MD 20910
  • October 27, 2017 9:30– 12:30 PMTrauma Informed Care Conference Center, 1801 Research Blvd, Rockville, MD 20850
To register and for more details view the CoP flyer.

Free Video Production Classes for high school students

Registration is underway for free 12-week video production classes for high school students that will begin September 25. The classes are being offered by Gandhi Brigade Youth Media at their location in the Silver Spring Black Box Theatre at 8641 Colesville Rd. and at five county library locations.
  • All programs meet after school from 3:30 – 5:30pm
  • Rockville Memorial Library (Mondays)
  • Marilyn Praisner / Burtonsville Library (Mondays)
  • Long Branch Library (Tuesdays)
  • Kensington Park Library (Tuesdays)
  • Aspen Hill Library (Wednesdays)
  • Silver Spring Black Box Theater (Thursdays).
Gandhi Brigade Youth Media is an after-school program that empowers young people in Montgomery County to use multimedia tools to promote community building, multicultural understanding, and the common good.

Register Now for September Community of Practice Workshops!

Our Youth Development Community of Practice (CoP)offers professional learning opportunities for youth development practitioners serving young people in Montgomery County.

Register here for September Workshops with our Community of Practice:
September 15th: Building Community

September 15th: Planning and Reflection

September 22nd: Homework Help

September 25-28th: Advancing Youth Development

September 29th: Ask-Listen-Encourage

September 29th: Cooperative Learning

Register Now for September Community of Practice Workshops!

Our Youth Development Community of Practice (CoP)offers professional learning opportunities for youth development practitioners serving young people in Montgomery County. Please join us at our upcoming CoP Workshops: “The Friday Series”
  • Active Learning ( 9/1/17)
  • Youth Voice (9/8/17)
  • Reframing Conflict ( 9/8/17)/em>)
To register and for more details visit the CoP registration page.
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