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WEBINAR: Stretching Grant Dollars and Expanding Reach: “Teachers as Facilitators” of Healthy Relationship Programming

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Non-profits often struggle to stretch their limited funds and still provide effective programming for the young people they serve. In the wake of the pandemic, school-aged youth deserve access to social-emotional learning that is trauma-informed and yields results. Yet, many evidence-based programs are often out of reach for school budgets. Non-profit organizations may have grant funding but the ability to find qualified facilitators and deliver in-school programming may be beyond their reach. During this webinar, discover how your non-profit can build relationships with state education offices, schools, and teachers to partner with them in your grant activity. This synergistic approach can result in providing quality evidence-based programming in classrooms that cost-effectively reaches scores of students. Join Sarah Simister, the Director of Positive Youth Development Programs at Social Innovation Laboratory, as she discusses how to build a sustainable program offering healthy relationship programming in schools and how your grant dollars will...

WEBINAR: Mind Matters: Overcoming Adversity and Building Resilience: Theories and Practices that Work!

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The University of Louisville, Center for Family and Community Wellbeing study found that Mind Matters: Overcoming Adversity and Increasing Resilience significantly reduced Post Traumatic Stress Symptoms and increased trauma coping skills. What makes Mind Matters so effective? In this webinar author Carolyn Curtis reviews the research behind Mind Matters’ effectiveness. She discusses the program’s theory of change as well as the individual lessons that bring results. Objectives: Participants will be able to: Understand what the University of Louisville study results say about the effectiveness of Mind Matters. Explain the theories used in Mind Matters. Describe the research behind the Mind Matters Pinwheel Curls. Presenter: Carolyn Curtis, Ph.D., Author of Mind Matters Who should attend: People who work with youth-in-care, community based organizations who work with youth in challenging circumstances, those who help people heal from trauma, organizations that focus on dating and interpersonal violence, adolescent group facilitators, secondary educators, state and federal...

WEBINAR: The Success Sequence: New Research Findings

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The “Success Sequence” refers to the concept of milestones a young person should complete in their life that are associated with greater economic self-sufficiency and family stability. These steps are most commonly understood as 1) finishing high school, 2) having a full-time job, and 3) waiting for marriage to have children. Up until now, a key part of the Success Sequence has been the order in which a young person achieves these milestones. With funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Mathematica conducted an economic analysis of the Success Sequence steps to assess their actual benefits for young people. Join us to discuss Mathematica’s findings about the Success Sequence including new thinking about the order of the milestones, what some alternative pathways may be for young people, and the significance of their order in creating economic self-sufficiency and family stability. Objectives: Participants will be able to explain:...