NEWS for Youth Work Professionals

news for youth work professionals

December 2018

Announcements and Events

Partners Conference

PARTNERS with Youth Conference Requests Workshop Presentations

The PARTNERS for Youth Conference requests workshop presentations for Friday, February 15, 2019 from 9:00am-3:00pm at Minneapolis College (previously MCTC). A workshop presentation should be a 45-60 minute session that supports and highlights trends, showcases innovative research, and/or demonstrates promising practices to support quality youth-serving programs. 

To submit a presentation, click here and click on the blue button to start the application process. Applications must be submitted by noon on Friday, December 14th, 2018. 



Friday, January 18, 2019 | M3 Huddle for Minneapolis

Making Meaning with Multiple Data Sets (M3) is a process led by a certified facilitator that supports organizations in using 2-4 data sets to intentionally reflect, plan and identify action steps to improve their afterschool programs. 

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Wallace foundation

Best Practices for Running High-Quality Summer Programs

It may be December but we’ve got summer in mind. Today we’re pleased to introduce two new products aimed at helping districts and community based organizations create high-quality summer programs.

  • A newly updated report by the RAND Corporation--Getting to Work on Summer Learning, Second Edition—explains the elements of successful summer programs, offering school districts, advice on staffing, recruitment, creating a positive climate and so much more.
  • The accompanying online Summer Learning Toolkit, mapped to RAND’s findings, features more than 50 practical tools and planning resources to help school districts and their partners design and deliver high-quality summer programs.

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Webinars and Training Opportunities

Dec.10 - NACO Webinar - Addressing Inequities in Health

Dec 12 - YIPA Training - Help all Youth Heal:  A Journey through Restorative Practices

Dec 14 - Webinar - Trauma -Informed Supervision


Youth Opportunities

Events and Activities for Youth

History Day Hullabaloos - Minnesota History Day staff and University of Minnesota mentors will help you make sense of and break down your project into workable phases. Hullaballoos are at Minneapolis Central from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m

Tutoring Help from Library Staff - For locations and times, see the Tutors at the library schedule. 

Live Chat with Library Staff - You and your students can receive in-person help from library staff at any library location.  Chat is available: Monday-Thursday 9-9, Friday-Saturday 9-5, and Sunday 12-5. 

Free Train Ride

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Tools and Resources

Prevalence of Adverse Childhood Experiences From the 2011-2014 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System in 23 States 

Summary Report on the Youth Villages Transitional Living Evaluation

Should Childhood Trauma Be Treated As A Public Health Crisis? | NPR

More Kids Are Showing Up In ERs with Mental Health Crises | NBC News

Suicide Surveillance Strategies for American Indian and Alaska Native Communities | SPRC

Perceptions of Middle School Youth about School Bullying | Journal of Adolescence

The Social Anatomy of Adverse Childhood Experiences and Aggression in a Representative Sample of Young Adults in the U.S. | Child Abuse & Neglect

Suicide and Youth: Risk Factors | Frontiers in Psychiatry

Child Trauma and Opiod Use:  Policy Implications / NCTSN

Trauma Sensitive Approaches for Home and School training videos


NAZ Featured in Film - Broken Places

Broken Places

New Film on Childhood Adversity and Resilience

BROKEN PLACES explores why some children are severely damaged by early adversity while others are able to thrive.  takes a bold look at the long-term effects of childhood trauma. Sondra Samuels from NAZ is featured in the film, illustrating how the two-generation approach uses family and academic coaches to promote healthy child development and school readiness.  

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Funding opportunities

Recent Federal Grant and Partnership Opportunities

The following content is for informational purposes only. For additional details on the opportunities below, and to find additional opportunities, please visit

United Way Request for Proposals Open until January 8

Greater Twin Cities United Way (GTCUW) is now accepting proposals for the Community Investments Request for Proposal (RFP). Consistent with GTCUW’s mission to galvanize our community to build pathways toward prosperity and equity for all, the focus of our grants is people living at or below 200% of poverty (as defined by the 2018 Federal Poverty Guidelines) in the nine-county metropolitan area. At this time, our impact areas focus on:  

  • Education: Early Learning, Career and Future Readiness
  • Household Stability: Housing and Food Security
  • Economic Opportunity: Increased Earnings and Financial Stability

The RFP is live on our website. Proposals will be due via our online grants portal by 3 p.m. on Tuesday, January 8, 2019



MDRC Seeking Paid Interns for Summer of 2019 in New York City

Are you a rising undergraduate senior with a strong interest in learning about education or social programs, policies, and research? Are you curious how program evaluations can inform public policy? Are you considering graduate education or a career in education policy or public policy? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you may be an ideal candidate for a paid summer internship at MDRC, one of the nation’s premier education and social policy research firms.

The eight-week position is located in MDRC’s New York City office and is expected to begin in mid-June 2019 and last through mid-August 2019. Exact start and end dates are flexible.

Applications are due February 1, 2019.

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Employment Opportunities for Adults


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