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Pursuing Justice for Children and the Poor with Urgency and Persistence: A Community and Youth Empowerment Conference
Conference
July 22, 2012 - July 25, 2012
Cincinnati, OH
On July 22-25, 2012, the Children’s Defense Fund will sponsor, “Pursuing Justice for Children and the Poor with Urgency and Persistence: A Community and Youth Empowerment Conference,” in Cincinnati, OH. The conference will present the information on research findings, best practices, community-building models, and empowerment strategies to meet the needs of children and the poor, including a focus on diminishing child and youth involvement in the juvenile justice system.

Measuring Flourishing Among Youth: Findings from the Flourishing Among Youth Positive Indicators Project
Web-based Event
July 19, 2012
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   (Eastern)
Historically, researchers have focused on negative indicators of child wellbeing. Child Trends is leading an initiative, with support from the John Templeton Foundation, to develop rigorous, brief indicators of flourishing among children and youth. Establishing indicators of well-being can help decision makers understand how children and youth develop, set positive goals, and provide measures to monitor and assess positive outcomes in evaluation studies. The webinar will discuss new scales that have been developed, as well as their psychometric properties, and relationships to child well-being outcomes, findings for various adolescent subgroups, and recommendations for construction scales based on our cognitive interviews The project has focused on the indicators of positive development in the areas of school and work, relationships, relationship skills, helping others flourish, environmental stewardship, an personal flourishing.

Federal Policy Update
Web-based Event
July 19, 2012
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM   (Eastern)
The Alliance for Excellent Education will host a “Federal Policy Update” webinar on July 19, 2012. Much has happened in federal education policy over the last few weeks. The Obama administration has approved 26 states for greater flexibility under the No Child Left Behind Act, released a plan to improve career and technical education, and announced its Race to the Top District competition. Additionally, the House and Senate Appropriations Committees have begun work on federal education spending bills. The webinar will provide a high school perspective as it relates to the aforementioned polices. Panelists have a variety of expertise and will answer questions from the audience related to other secondary school practices.

PEPNet 2.0 Training Institute
Training Institute
July 9, 2012 - July 14, 2012
New Orleans, LA
The PEPNet 2.0 Training Institute (PTI) will be held in conjunction with the Association of Higher Education and Disabilities (AHEAD) 2012 Conference in New Orleans, LA, July 9-14, 2012 and focus on issues related to enrolling, retaining, and instructing students who are deaf or hard of hearing and their varying communication needs and methods used, such as oral transliteration services, cued language transliteration services, sign language transliteration and interpreting services, and transcription.

Job Development (VCU RRTC)
Web-based Event
July 2, 2012 - July 30, 2012
No Location Specified
The Virginia Commonwealth University Rehabilitation Research & Training Center (VCU RRTC) offers an online course in “Job Development,” posted July 2 and available through July 30, 2012. Job development is the process of locating and creating work opportunities for individuals with disabilities, achieved by earning an opportunity to engage an employer and then earning a commitment to meet, interview, and hire a specific job seeker. This course covers specific principles associated with job develop¬ment via online lectures and readings and then requires the learner to take action on his or her behalf to further develop a particular skill. Participants also reflect upon what he or she learned from both the online content and field based experiential activity by sharing personal insights with other course members.

Learn, Serve, Succeed: Tools and Techniques for Youth Service-Learning
Web-based Event
June 29, 2012
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM   (Central)
The National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC) will present a webinar on NYLC’s “Learn, Serve, Succeed: Tools and Techniques for Youth Service-Learning” guide. This handbook for classroom teachers and youth program leaders looking for material on service-learning is a how-to guide with a step-by-step approach through the stages of service-learning from choosing the appropriate assignment to planning, organizing, and evaluating results upon completion.

Fifth National Research Conference on Child and Family Programs and Policy
Conference
June 24, 2012 - June 26, 2012
Bridgewater, MA
The Fifth National Research Conference on Child and Family Programs and Policy will be held July 24-26, 2012, at the University of Bridgewater (Massachusetts). This national conference focuses on policy issues pertaining to child and family well-being and draws researchers from many disciplines, including family studies, psychology, sociology, social work, public policy, political science, economics, criminal justice, child development; practitioners from social and human services; and policy/decision-makers who are concerned about programming and policy to support child and family well-being. The keynote speeches are on “Research & Practice of Bully Prevention” and “Latino Children Across the Life Course in the Context of Social Disparities.” There will be pre-conference workshops on “Using Your Research to Influence Policy” and “Building and Sustaining Relationships for Community-Based Research Partnerships.” Registration deadline: July 16, 2012.

National Conference on Volunteering & Service: Turning Point 2012
Conference
June 17, 2012 - June 20, 2012
Chicago, IL
National and community service can be opportunities for individuals to give back to their community while developing networks, enhancing work skills and earning assistance for postsecondary education. Nonprofit leaders, community-based programs, volunteer leaders, disability organizations and others interested in the field of volunteerism and national service can attend this year’s National Conference on Volunteering and Service, “Turning Point 2012” to learn more about the inclusion of people with disabilities in national and community service.

NC4YC To Host Webinar on Juvenile Justice Reform
Web-based Event
June 13, 2012
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM   (Eastern)
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s National Center for Youth in Custody (NC4YC) will host a webinar, “Is the Juvenile Justice Realignment Train Slowing Down?” It will address the future of juvenile justice reform, assessing the changes that occurred over the past decade in policy and practice, and discussing whether these reforms will be maintained in the years ahead.

AYPF: Dual Enrollment: Latest Research and Policy Development
Web-based Event
June 12, 2012
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   (Eastern)
The American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) and National Center for Postsecondary Research (NCPR) will host an online conversation on the latest research and policy development on dual enrollment. The presenters will discuss the growing body of research on dual enrollment, examine recent policy trends, and answer question from the audience.

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