March 30, 2015
ISSUE 5-7
       

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Community Advocates will participate in national pay for success feasibility study

On March 18, the Community Advocates Public Policy Institute announced that it has been selected by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD), a grantee of the Social Innovation Fund's Pay for Success program, to assess feasibility and develop Pay for Success capacity.

 

"We are happy to be a part of the innovative, national movement to reform our criminal and juvenile justice system," said Robert Cherry, director of the Public Policy Institute. "In studying the feasibility of implementing Pay for Success in Milwaukee, we hope to gain more tools to narrow racial disparities in juvenile justice and to help more of Milwaukee's young people positively contribute to their community."


Read more about this exciting achievement from Milwaukee NNS 

Prescription drug drop boxes unveiled in MPD district stations

Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn, along with Mayor Tom Barrett, Common Council President Michael Murphy, and other community organizations unveiled new prescription drug drop box receptacles in MPD district stations on Wednesday, March 25.

 

CVS' Drug Disposal for Safer Communities Program donated seven household pharmaceutical waste receptacles to MPD. These will be located at Municipal Court and District Stations 2-7. The Milwaukee Health Department, the Milwaukee County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, and the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District are also taking part in the program.

 

Read full coverage from WTMJ

KIDS COUNT Data Center: A valuable tool for advocates for children

The KIDS COUNT Data Center  is an easy-to-use source for data on child and family well-being in Wisconsin and nationally. You can use the Data Center to access hundreds of indicators, download data, and create reports and graphics that support smart decisions about children and families.

Marijuana: Just tell me what to say

Marijuana is a hot topic. Between legalization, the normalization of the drug in the media and different ways of using (like "edible" cookies and candies, or vaporizers that minimize the telltale smell), it's becoming harder and harder for parents to talk to teens about weed.


The "Marijuana Talk Kit" was created to help families navigate through a changing marijuana landscape and have productive, impactful conversations with their teens.

Inner-city violence: Battling America's other PTSD crisis

This story shows how inner-city violence leaves survivors with more than just physical wounds. It details the problem with the "treat 'em and street 'em" mentality, where hospitals fail to evaluate and address victims' physiological injuries in the process. 

"Forty-five years ago, the medical establishment in America grasped the severe psychological injury that soldiers could sustain from exposure to the violence of war. We are just now starting to understand that the same is true of residents of violent urban neighborhoods, and that their trauma is both a public health and a public safety issue."

Applications open for the Family Therapy Training Institute

Family Therapy Training Institute is currently accepting applications for next year's cohort of trainees who are interested in pursuing a psychotherapy license in Marriage and Family Therapy.
 

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In This Issue
Community Advocates will participate in national pay for success feasibility study
Prescription drug drop boxes unveiled in MPD district stations
KIDS COUNT Data Center: A valuable tool for advocates for children
Marijuana: Just tell me what to say
Inner-city violence: Battling America's other PTSD crisis
Applications open for the Family Therapy Institute
Event Announcements

UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF ASSETS IN EFFORTS FOR BMOC

April 9, 2pm

Webinar

More information & registration available online.

 

2015 WACYCP ANNUAL CONFERENCE

April 30

Milwaukee, WI

More information available online.

 

2015 WACYCP YOUTH WORK AWARDS CELEBRATION

April 6 (Nominations)

May 7 (Event)

Information on the event and submitting nominations can be found online.

 

2015 LAW DAY

May 9, 10am-2pm

Milwaukee, WI

The Milwaukee Bar Association will be holding free walk-in legal clinics in honor of Law Day 2015. Informational flyer available here.

 

NATIONAL PREVENTION NETWORK CONFERENCE

November 17-19

Seattle, WA

More information on the conference is available online.

Job Announcements

CHILD & FAMILY THERAPIST

SaintA is seeking a Child & Family Therapist in Milwaukee.

COMMUNITY ORGANIZER
The Northwest Side
Community Development Corporation is hiring a Community Organizer.

MHA WISCONSIN OPENINGS
MHA Wisconsin is hiring a Certified Peer Specialist and a Family Advocate. More information available online.

VISION FORWARD ASSOCIATION JOB OPENINGS
Vision Forward Association has two job openings: Program Assistant and Special Education Teacher. More information available online.
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