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June 2018


Adverse Childhood Experiences: A Driver of the Opioid Epidemic

Tuesday June 19

1:00 p.m.-EST

The webinar will cover the role of Adverse Childhood Experiences (AECs) as a driver of the opioid epidemic by Assistant Dean of Public Health Practice

Dr. Brumage. 

More >> here


Northside Storyville Community Film Screening + Discussion 

Thursday June 21 

7:00 p.m-8:30 p.m. 
Capri Theater
2027 W. Broadway Ave., Minneapolis 

More >> here

Actualizing Equity: Who Speaks for the Neighborhood? 

Monday July 9

12noon-1:30 p.m. 
Hope Community , 

611 E Franklin Ave., Minneapolis 

More>> here

Native American Curriculum for Substance Abuse Prevention

*Tuesday, July 24
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
*Thursday, July 26
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

American Indian OIC
1845 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN

The curriculum is  relevant for health, mental health and social work staff members, and other service providers working with Native Americans.

Register >> here


2018 Summer Literacy Workshop

Reframing Literacy in a Digital Age

Tuesday, August 7

8:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

U of MN St. Paul Campus


MCRR hosts this annual workshop for teachers, staff, and educational leaders, and others who work with PK-12 students in their literacy instruction. 

 Tickets >> here


PACER’s National Symposium on Children’s Mental Health and Learning Disabilities

Wednesday, August 8

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Minneapolis Convention Center. 

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for teachers and administrators. 

More >> here 


ACES Conference 

Resilience: the Science of Hope-Promoting PL-ACES

Tuesday,August 14

8:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

St Cloud River's Edge Convention Center

Flyer>> here

Tickets >> here

Training for Adults


Developmental Relationships Boot Camp


YCB Professional Development Calendar


Afterschool Alliance Recorded Webinars


Youth Work Matters Online


Leadership Matters Online


Behavioral Institute for Children and Adolescents


PACER Center

Free workshops to parents of children with disabilities and professionals working with families

Workshop Schedule >>Here


Center for Early Education and Development Courses




Employment for Adults 


Minnesota Communities Caring for Children

*Evaluation and Community Education Manager >> here

*Development and Communications Coordinator>> here


Northside Achievement Zone

* Institutional Resources Manager >> here


City of Minneapolis




Think Small


Venture Academy




Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities




Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities 


Camp Fire


Hennepin County 




Collaborative Job Board


Hiawatha Academies




YMCA Twin Cities  


U of M Extension 



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Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board Job Announcement

The Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board is hiring a Director of Projects.  Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Director of Projects will be responsible for oversight of the Minneapolis Afterschool Network and the Positive Corridors for Youth Project.  In addition, they will assume responsibility for the oversight and implementation of new projects as approved. To apply - submit a cover letter and resume by Friday June 22, 2018 to Ann DeGroot, Executive Director, Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board, 330 – 2nd Avenue S – Suite 540, Minneapolis, MN  55401. new hire is expected to start September 1, 2018.

  • Job Announcement >> here
  • Job Description >> here

    U of M Extesion

    Mental Health of Transgender Youth: The Role of Family, School, and Community in Promoting Resilience

    The focus of this eReview is on gender variance and trans identities among children and adolescents. The authors review what is understood at this point about gender variance in development, associated mental health considerations, and contexts such as families, schools, and community organizations that can serve to mitigate or exacerbate risks. 


    Report >> here


    National Suicide Prevention

    Suicide Prevention and Support Resources

    Suicide is a serious public health problem that causes immeasurable pain, suffering, and loss to individuals, families, and communities nationwide. 

    If you need to talk to someone, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress and prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and offers best practices for professionals.

    Contact the Lifeline

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    New Website for people experiencing the symptoms of psychosis

    People experiencing the symptoms of psychosis and their families need greater outreach efforts and access to information that helps them find the help they need. A new website, seeks to help fill that gap. is for those who experience psychosis, family or friends, and clinicians alike. helps people learn more about the symptoms of and treatment for psychosis, and is an effort to help close a gap in the care system by helping connect people as early as possible to treatment and information.


    Youth Opportunities

     Activities for Youth

    Summer Library Activities and Events for Youth

    The Hennepin County Library system has opportunities for youth on summer break as well as those enrolled in summer school or other structured learning programs.

    Summer Learning Activity dates are Saturday, June 9 through Saturday, Aug 25. Visit the summer learning page for all the information you need:


    Free events that highlight science, technology, arts, engineering, math and physical movement are offered at all library locations throughout the summer. For full details on summer events for all ages, check  complete list of summer learning programs

    What's Up 612! is an online resource for children and youth ages 5-21 where citywide afterschool programs, summer activities and resources can be found. 

    More >> here 


    Employment and Opportunity Guide for Minneapolis Youth


    YouthLink Opportunity Center Calendar


    Tools and Resources

    Educating Your Child with Mental Health, Emotional, or Behavioral Disorders: Information for Parents is now available upon request. This concise guide will help parents of children with mental health, emotional, or behavioral disorders to participate effectively in special education planning. Each chapter includes a set of questions to consider when thinking about developing the Individualized Education Program (IEP). One copy is free to Minnesota parents of children or youth with disabilities. For professionals it is $5 | 10+ copies, $4 each | 

    More >> here


    Youth in Transition

    Soft Skills to Pay the Bills — Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace


    Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success," is a curriculum developed by ODEP focused on teaching "soft" or workforce readiness skills to youth, including youth with disabilities. Created for youth development professionals as an introduction to workplace interpersonal and professional skills, the curriculum is targeted for youth ages 14 to 21 in both in-school and out-of-school environments. 

    More >> here



    New Web Resource Center for Behavioral Science-Based Information on Children, Youth and Families is an ongoing collaboration of the Consortium for Science-Based Information on Children, Youth and Families. The goal of the consortium is to promote healthy child and family development by highlighting science-based information for those who care for, or work with, children.
    More >> here

    How to Help Your Depressed Teenager

    Helpful read from the Child Mind Institute - "When kids are young, parents are used to swooping in and rescuing them whenever they need help. As your kids get older and their problems become more complex, you have to transition into more of a supporting role, and that can be difficult. This is especially true with teens who are struggling with depression. They need help to get better, but first, they have to want that help." 

    More >> here


    Intimate Partner Violence, Depression, and Child Growth and Development

    Evidence on the relationship between maternal depression and exposure to intimate partner violence (IPV) with child physical growth and development is equivocal.

    More >> here