Check out the recording of KSOC-TV’s live webisode, “Intersecting Identities: Improving Health Outcomes for LGBTQI2-S Youth of Color.” where a panel of experts share evidence-based strategies for helping LGBTQI2-S (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex, Two-Spirit) youth of color!
Congress’s rush to repeal health care will have devastating consequences for Millennials’ physical, mental, and financial health. A recent report found that if Congress doesn’t slow down and come up with a plan to improve health care so that it better meets our state’s needs, our generation’s premiums will go up on average $725 next year. Tell Speaker Ryan that the 8 million Millennials who have gained coverage under the ACA -- and the millions more who have higher quality coverage they can count on -- can’t afford to go back. Sign the petition: https://act.myngp.com/Forms/-3135500897803171840 #ProtectOurCare
Have you been involved in the adult justice system as a youth, or has a member of your family or loved one had this experience? Do you want to share your story to help spark change and make sure this doesn't happen to more young people? We want to hear from you!
The Campaign for Youth Justice (CFYJ) is looking to expand our National Spokesperson Bureau, and we want you to apply! CFYJ will host a Spokespeople Training from May 17-19 2017, in Washington, DC.
During our training you will learn how to share your experience as a powerful tool that can help others make positive changes. We will work on developing your narrative and putting a relatable face on the people that are in the criminal justice system, shattering stereotypes and misconceptions about what our justice system is or is not. We will explore how your story can affect change, and how you can use it to educate others.
**The deadline to apply is March 3, 2017.
Want to join the National Youth Advisory Council? Now is your chance!
The National Youth Advisory Council provides guidance and expertise to Doors to Wellbeing (D2W) staff on matters related to projects and activities. Council members typically have expertise in fields related to the D2W Focuses. These Focuses include:
- Youth Leadership
- Evidence Based Practices & Self-Help Services within Consumer-run Organizations
- Education & Training of EBP& Self-Help Services for Veterans from the war in Afghanistan & Iraq
- Implementation of Best Practices for Consumer-Run Organizations and Peer Specialists
Let Congress Know You Want It to Save Medicaid for Former Foster Youth!
Across the country, about 23,000 young people age out of the foster care system each year, and they are more likely than their peers to suffer from health issues due to exposure to trauma, homelessness, and neglect. Medicaid for Former Foster Fouth has positively impacted the lives of thousands of former foster youth, ensuring that they are also able to stay covered until age 26 as a provision of the Affordable Care Act.
We want to ensure that in the current debate over health care policy in this country, this provision is not lost!
Join us Wednesday, February 15th for a Call-In Day asking your elected officials to preserve Medicaid for Former Foster Youth!
Learn more, here: buff.ly/2kK122l
Calling all Youth Leaders!!!
Don’t miss your opportunity to join us TODAY at 3:30pm-5pm ET for the highly interactive Direct Connect National Learning Community for Young Leaders on with working with "hard to reach" populations hosted by Linda M. Callejas, Ph.D. & Catalina Booth, J.D. from the Cultural & Linguistic Competence Team at the TA Network for Children’s Behavioral Health!
Join using the following link: https://theinstitute.adobeconnect.com/r2kkgt50ucy/
We look forward to connecting with you and supporting you in developing skills and relationships that will help you in your work to transform the behavioral health system and expand Systems of Care.
Have you heard of the"Start with Hello" campaign that helps teach children, teens and young adults about social inclusion and how to become more connected with one another? This campaign is meant to help others feel included and welcomed by simply starting with hello! Whether you’re a teacher, student, parent, or community member, Madison Cares invites you to join in the Start with Hello campaign, this coming week February 6th-10th!
Learn more, here: http://www.mymadisoncares.com/overview-swh/
We're so proud to have Teens4Change as a Vermont Youth M.O.V.E. Chapter, although they are relatively new to the family they have done and continue to do some really amazing and inspiring work in their community! Check out their latest photos from Mental Health Advocacy Day.
"When you face a really tough situation, you often feel vulnerable, perhaps even hopeless. But you’re not alone in the situation. You often have quite a number resources to use — mentors, colleagues, or friends to go to for guidance, or steps you can take when preparing. You can even make slight adjustments to the event itself to make it more manageable."