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Family Leader Resources: September, 2017



The events and information featured in these posts are also cross posted on our Facebook page and Resources webpages as we become aware of them.

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Practitioner Tool to Build Life Skills
by Harvard University Center on the Developing Child

New Resources Available in Spanish and Portuguese
by Harvard University Center on the Developing Child

From Innovation to Impact at Scale:
Lessons Learned from a Cluster of Research-Community Partnerships

Article published in Child Development about an interdisciplinary group of researchers, community-based programs, parents, and state agencies have joined together to design, test, and scale a suite of innovative intervention strategies rooted in new knowledge about the biology of diversity.

Various Articles on Issues Impacting Child Development
by  Harvard University Center on the Developing Child

Count on Families! Engaging Families in Math
by Global Family Research Project

Aurora Rising
This rapidly diversifying community is one to watch as planning for cultural inclusion, social equity, and environmental sustainability become priorities for the American city.

Leadership/Community Engagement Opportunities

Taking the Temperature of Denver’s Civic Health
Friday, September 1, 2017, 7:30 am-9:00 am
CU-Denver School of Public Affairs
1380 Lawrence Street, Suite 500
Denver, CO 80204
Can also attend remotely via Zoom.

CPHA Call for Ignite Submissions at Public Health in the Rockies Conference
Presenters talk on any subject related to their life or work: something they are personally or professionally passionate about. It does not have to be public health related or tied to research.
Apply by September 1, 2017

2017 NoCO Down Syndrome Awareness Walk
FLTI of Larimer County alum and facilitator, Tena Green invites you to participate in this event. Tena is leading the Brady’s Bunch team and welcomes anyone who would like to join them.Fossil Creek Park, Fort Collins
September 9, 2017, 10:00 a.m.

Great Conversations: Civic Engagement and Governance in a Polarized Society
September 28, 2017, 6 pm
Iris and Michael Smith Alumni Center
701 W. Pitkin St. | Fort Collins, CO 80523
by CSU College of Liberal Arts

Professional Development

Promoting Equity in Local Food Systems Through Cooperative Extension
How can we apply equity and anti-racism principles to our food system work? In answer to this question, this webinar provides three examples from the Cooperative Extension System of efforts to promote equity and undo racism in local food systems.
September 6, 2017, 1:00 p.m.
Register here

Youth Leadership Job Opportunity 
with Denver Public HealthCommunities that Care
Apply by September 8, 2017

Fostering Civil Discourse Webinar Series
Part 1: September 13, 2017 – Register here
Part 2: September 28, 2017 – Register here
by Facing History and Ourselves

Chinook Fund Giving Project Session
Are you passionate about social change and interested in building your skills in fundraising, grantmaking, and community building?

Join us for an information session about our innovative program, The Giving Project! Meet our staff, hear from an alumni participant, and learn how you can support definite, statewide impact for social justice.
1031 33rd St, Denver, Colorado 80205
September 19, 2017, 6 pm – 7:30 pm

NPLI webinar: The Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES):
What Parents Should Know About Early Trauma

September 24, 2017, 6 pm MDT
Register here

The Best Start in Life: Early Childhood Development for Sustainable Development
Massive online open course (MOOC) that draws from research in neuroscience, psychology, economics, anthropology, and program implementation and evaluation to examine early childhood development and explore its role in achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
Course begins September 25, 2017

Heart and Soul Talks: Bridge Divides with Discourse that’s Civil
Taking on controversial issues is a challenge that every community faces. How those issues are approached can make the difference between a community that thrives and one where divides erode a community’s vitality.
September 28, 2017, Noon-1pm, MDT

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