January 19, 2015
ISSUE 5-2
       

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Yours in prevention,
Kari Lerch
Prevention Services Manager

"Precious Lives" radio series connects the community to gun violence

Launching January 13, with over 40 community partners including Community Advocates, "Precious Lives" will explore gun violence's victims and shooters, paths of the weapons, and factors contributing to the violence. LISTEN IN at: 1) Tuesdays on WUWM 89.7 at 10:50am; 2) Wednesdays on WNOV 806-AM at 10:50am; 3) Wednesday podcasts on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Check out their website for more information.

"Drugs" video released from Silver Spring Neighborhood Center


Check out Silver Spring Neighborhood Center's Teen Leadership Club's video about "Drugs."

Call for proposals: WACYCP Annual Youth Worker Conference

The Wisconsin Association of Child and Youth Care Professionals (WACYCP) are accepting proposals for the 2015 WACYCP Annual Youth Care Conference. The all-day conference will be held on Thursday April 30th at the UWM Youth Work Learning Center in Milwaukee, WI. The theme of this year's conference is "Safety: Creating Nurturing Environments." More information available here.

What heroin addiction tells us about changing bad habits

So what does science know about translating our resolve into actual changes in behavior? The answer to this question brings us - strangely enough - to a story about heroin use in Vietnam.

 

Listen to the full story on NPR

Apply for the 2015 Trauma-Informed Care Learning Community

The National Council's 2015 Trauma-informed Care Learning Community connects you with trauma experts and agencies like yours to make sure you are offering quality trauma-informed practices. The year-long learning community includes a series of coaching calls, webinars, two in-person summits, access to tools and resources, as well as lifetime membership to an exclusive listserv. Applications are due no later than 5:00 pm Eastern on January 30, 2015. Apply now.
 

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In This Issue
"Precious Lives" radio series connects the community to gun violence
"Drugs" video released from Silver Spring Neighborhood Center
Call for proposals: WACYCP Annual Youth Worker Conference
What heroin addiction tells us about changing bad habits
Apply for the 2015 Trauma-Informed Care Learning Community
Event Announcements

NURTURING PROGRAM FACILITATOR TRAINING

Jan. 29-30

Milwaukee, WI

This training will provide professional growth in: family and group dynamics; group work with teens and adults; communication strategies; facilitation techniques; & strength based parenting. Individuals who are willing to facilitate the Nurturing Program groups may attend for free. To learn more, call MaryPat or Erin at 414.645.3300 or e-mail mpoempowerment@sbcglobal.net.

Please register by January 16th.


COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SEMINARS
Various dates
Milwaukee, WI
Several different topics will be covered in various seminars. More information available here.

FASHION MATTERS: DESIGNING CULTURE AND CONFIDENCE
February 28
Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee Art Museum is offering a free one-day educational program for middle school age students (grades 6-8). More information available here.
Job Announcements

NARI JOB FAIR

The NARI job fair on February 12 is an excellent opportunity to find a great job with good wages and benefits. Informational flyer available here.

COC PROGRAM COORDINATOR
The Wisconsin Balance of State Continuum of Care is requesting bids from organizations that are interested in contracting with our organization to host an employee that will serve as the Wisconsin Balance of State Continuum of Care coordinator. More information here.
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