Safe Routes to School as a Tool to Address Chronic Absenteeism
December 15th, 2:30-4:00 p.m. Eastern
What is the relationship between student transportation and attendance? The National Partnership is teaming up with Attendance Works to explore how we can help students get to school every day. This webinar will discuss how transportation can be a barrier to school attendance and highlight Safe Routes to School as a resource to help communities address chronic absenteeism. Panelists will share community based solutions, best practices, and opportunities to partner with organizations and groups that can be allies in ensuring students have access to safe and reliable transportation to school.
The Children’s Safety Network is hosting a webinar focused on e-cigarette poisoning among children and youth. According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers, the number of cases managed by Poison Control Centers involving e-cigarettes containing nicotine rose dramatically from about 270 in 2011 to over 3,000 in 2014, so far. Over half of these calls involved children under age 5.
The webinar speakers are Krista Osterthaler, American Association of Poison Control Centers, and Michael Freiberg, Tobacco Control Legal Consortium, who will discuss the scope of the problem and prevention strategies and describe state policies to address e-cigarette poisoning. Register here.
New Opportunity: Apply to the Performance Partnership Pilots Program
Monday, December 1, 2014 | 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Today, five Federal agencies are coming together to offer communities support in overcoming the obstacles they face in achieving better outcomes for disconnected youth. For the next 100 days, States, tribes, and municipalities can apply to become a Performance Partnership Pilot (P3) program. These pilot communities will test innovative, cost-effective, and outcome-focused strategies for improving results for disconnected youth.
You’re invited to register for an upcoming webinar on Monday, December 1, 2014, at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time to learn more about P3.
Register for the Webinar | View the Application Package
Grantees – Please consult with your liaison regarding questions about the appropriateness of attending any training or conference using TPEP or Healthy Communities funds. This list of training opportunities is provided as a resource for grantees and partners but is not an endorsement of any training or conference hosted by an external organization