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BTS Family Engagement Forum - Jan. 22Parent Groups and Service Providers,
You are invited to attend and participate in the BTS Family Engagement workgroup Forum for Parent Groups and Service Providers, "Best Practices in Family Engagement - Lessons Learned - Getting Waterbury Families Involved" being held on Wed., Jan. 22, 2014, from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at The Bible Church community room, 240 Dwight Street, Waterbury. This event is targeted specifically to parent groups, councils, organizations and service providers that regularly interact with families. Please forward to any Waterbury colleagues that may be interested.
The agenda will feature:
Speakers Mary Ann Marold and Linda Riddick-Barron, Waterbury Public Schools, and Anthony Gay, Fatherhood Engagement Leadership Team, Dept. of Children and Families
Roundtable and Panel discussions (Panel: Marilyn Calderon, CT Parent Power; Barbara Tacchi, WPS School Readiness Coordinator; Gladys Wright, Parent Liaison Coordinator)
Attached is the Agenda for the day. Let's learn from each other about how to get families involved and continue to stay engaged!
PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO REGISTER YOUR ATTENDANCE, BY JANUARY 10.
If you have any questions, please contact: Linda Janowitz at email@example.com, Alba Reveron at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kris Durante at email@example.com.
Building Family Futures Training (BFF)Building Family Futures (BFF) Training
Facilitator: Carol Corliss, Bristol FRC
Dates: January 25, February 22, and March 15
Location: Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Meeting Rm #2, Bristol, CT 06010
Fee: $350.00 (includes curriculum CD and all other materials)
Attendance for the entire session on all three dates is required in order to qualify for certificate of completion.
Register no later than January 6, 2014 by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Payment (checks or money orders payable to CT-PEN) must be received by January 20, 2014. Send payment to CT-PEN, c/o KIDSAFE CT, 19 Elm St., Rockville, CT 06066.
CT-PEN ConferenceRemember to save the dates: March 28 & 29, 2014. We will be holding our annunal conference in conjunction with the Early Childhood Conversations Conference in Windsor. More information about this event will be coming! We look forward to reconnecting with our friends across Connecticut.
Full Time Home Visitor PositionHI,
As Program Manager of the VNA/SCC Nurturing Families Network (NFN) program, I want to let you know I currently have one open position for a full time Home Visitor. The position does offer benefits.
NFN is a home visiting program which provides parent education, resources, referrals and support to first time parents.
The position requires a minimum of an Associates Degree in a related field.
Resumes may be sent to me via email or if you have any questions about the position do not hesitate to contact me.
Thanks for getting the word out!!!
Pamela A. Lorenzo, MSW
Program Manager/Clinical Supervisor
Nurturing Families Network
VNA of South Central Connecticut, Inc.
One Long Wharf Drive
New Haven, CT 06511
Job Opening at Parent Child Center at Bristol HospitalParent & Child Center at Bristol Hospital
Parent & Child Center, 9 Prospect Street, Bristol
Full-time, 36 hours
9A-5P Monday-Thursday and 8A-2:30P Friday w/flexibility & occasional evenings
Post-high school graduate experience required. Associate's degree in Human Services or related field preferred.
Experience working with children and families in crisis or similar experience required. Knowledge of child abuse and neglect reporting criteria preferred. Good communication skills, written and verbal. Ability and willingness to work with families of all racial and socio-economic backgrounds.
Bi-lingual Spanish/English speaking candidates preferred.
Must have a car to drive to home visits. Connecticut State driver's license, $100,000-$300,000 automobile liability insurance.
The Parent & Child Center Home Visitor will have the following responsibilities:
Provide support and education in the home environment to first time parents and their children (pre-natal to age 5) who are at risk for child abuse and neglect.
The Home Visitor works in collaboration with service providers to reduce abuse or neglect, develops trusting relationships, identifies families' strengths, and areas for growth.
Serves as a role model and educator, finds needed community resources, advocates on behalf of families and serves to coordinate services with a focus on child growth and development
Position requires traveling to home visits in all weather conditions, some occasional evening hours to facilitate focus groups and attend program events.
To apply, candidates should go to the following website:
Job Opening at St. Francis Hospital
This position provides in-home education utilizing Triple P parenting and family support strategies to parents referred by DCF residing in Hartford, West Hartford, Windsor and Bloomfield. Knowledge of strategies working with families dealing with issues of trauma including child abuse and neglect. Competency in English composition required for documentation and report writing. Ability to function in a team environment and independently.
Under the direction of the Family Enrichment Supervisor, Family Enrichment Specialist interviews families, develops trusting relationships, identifies families' strengths and areas for growth, serves as a role model and educator, finds needed community resources, advocates on behalf of families, and serves to coordinate treatment with other providers, with a focus on the developmental needs of children. Family Enrichment Services focus on the adult parent(s) and adolescent(s) or young child(ren) within the family unit. Position may require working at multiple sites.
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UCONN After School Position Children, Youth, Families at Risk (CYFAR) Sustainable Community Project:
4-H Teen Urban Gardening Program, Windham, CT
After School and Summer Activity Teacher Position Description - Part-time
Windham Middle School, Willimantic, CT
The University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System seeks a year-round, part-time activity teacher to conduct, in collaboration with a Program Assistant and Program Coordinator, a 4-H Teen Urban Gardening Program in Willimantic, CT. The program is a Children, Youth and Families at Risk (CYFAR) Sustainable Community Project funded by the United States Department of Agriculture USDA/National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).
Through a comprehensive gardening program and hands-on experiences, this 4-H program teaches teens, ages11-15, life skills and workforce readiness skills. Twenty five youth are expected to participate. During the school year, youth will participate in 4-6 hours of instruction each week, 2 days/week afterschool. During the summer session, youth will participate approximately 16 hours each week during the 3 week summer camp. Youth will spend time in the garden during the growing season. Curriculum provided. Activities are hands-on. The program components include:
Skills Learned by Youth
4-H youth development
Leadership, public speaking, team work
Horticulture, nutrition education, science and engineering
Workforce development Workforce skills, enterprise skills, working with others, punctuality, work ethic, creative thinking, math, customer service
Community service project
Citizenship and volunteerism
Computer literacy, power point, web page design and development, social media
Duties and Responsibilities of Activity Teachers
The Activity Teacher, with the Program Assistant, will work with 25 students. They are part of the Windham UConn CYFAR team. The Activity Teacher's primary duties and responsibilities are to:
Work directly with youth participants, teaching topics including but not limited to: gardening, plant science, life skills, workforce readiness, and citizenship. (Though curriculum is provided, teachers are encouraged to collaborate in the planning process.)
Teach, co-teach or assist with computer technology classes
Participate in Windham CYFAR staff meetings as planned
Work effectively with program volunteers
Conduct monthly 4-H meetings
Work with Site team to involve CYFAR youth in county and state 4-H activities and support the grant's 4-H component
Maintain several garden sites, storage area, and 4-H club meeting place for the life of the program (1.5 years)
Provide weekly program reports
Assist with collection and compilation of data to document results and activities to UConn CYFAR program coordinator as needed
Implement risk management plan
Perform other duties as needed
BA/BS in any youth development or science field or proven equivalent experience
Experience teaching middle school children, especially in an out -of-school setting
Background & experience on food production and ability to manage multiple gardens at the school
Physical ability to work in a garden
Garden experience and plant knowledge
Computer literacy and proficiency teaching youth using computers, video and cameras such as Microsoft Word, Excel, E-mail, Internet, Skype, Social Media, etc.
Technology education experience
Experience as volunteer manager or as a volunteer
Bi-lingual (Spanish and English)
Skills and Knowledge
Able to manage groups
Able to work as a team member
Able to work independently with minimal supervision
Creative, flexible, organized and patient
Effective problem solver
Effective communication skills
This is a purchase of service position that does not include benefits
Position from January 1, 2014 May 31, 2015 contingent upon funding
Valid driver's license or another form of reliable transportation for travel within CT
Mileage reimbursement provided (Base of operations Windham Middle School, Quarry Street, Willimantic)
Some nights and week-ends required
Average 8-10 hours/week
For more information - Contact Karen Filchak, 139 Wolf Den Road, Brooklyn, CT 06234 at Karen.email@example.com or 860-774-9600.
Position is open until filled.
Send/email cover letter and resume to Karen Filchak, 139 Wolf Den Road, Brooklyn, CT 06234 or Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System is an equal opportunity employer and program provider.
The National Parenting Education Network's (NPEN) Professional Preparation and Recognition Committee (PPRC) is sponsoring an online survey to learn more about peer educators and paraprofessionals working in parenting education, and their role with families.
Members of the PPRC are seeking peer educators and paraprofessionals working in parenting education to complete the online survey. The survey will provide NPEN with useful information to help advance our field. This is a research study and participation is voluntary! The survey is anonymous! It will take no more than 20 minutes to complete.
If you are a professional parenting educator with a degree and specialized training and experience in parenting education or a closely related field, please don't (do not) respond to this survey. At this time, we are most interested in the responses of peer educators and paraprofessionals. However, you can help us by forwarding this notice to peer educators and/or paraprofessional parenting educators that you know.
To take the survey now, please click the link below. Survey respondents can enter an optional drawing for a gift card. Upon completion of the survey, you will find a link to voluntarily enter your contact information for a gift certificate from the Parenting Press. If you choose to enter the drawing, your contact information will be kept confidential. There is a potential risk of loss of confidentiality in all email, downloading, and internet transactions.
This survey will be open for approximately six (6) weeks so please respond today!
Survey link: https://www.psychdata.com/s.asp?SID=157252
If you questions please contact Sandra McClintic at email@example.com
Thank you for your participation,
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