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Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Strengthening Chicago's Youth January 2014 news
By tutormentor2 @ 10:53 AM :: 3760 Views :: 0 Comments :: Article Rating :: Conferences and Training Opportunities

I received this via email and am sharing so people who visit this site will know of events offered by SCY in Chicago which they may want to participate in.


Strengthening Chicago's Youth
January 21, 2014
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SCY's Focus Areas & Strategies
SCY is starting 2014 with a look back at 2013 - if you haven't had a chance to check out SCY's annual review, you can download the full version here or review a snap-shot on our website.
SCY is also refocusing our efforts around "Focus on Five" - SCY's central focus areas.  These focus areas are the "what SCY does" and we've refined our strategies to focus on "how."  These include:

Coordinate advocacy efforts around the SCY policy agenda

Support neighborhood-level engagement in violence prevention

Facilitate sharing of knowledge among and provide technical assistance and training to community organizations

Foster connections between community organizations and researchers

 Download more details here


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Newsletter Content 
To have an event or article included in SCY's bi-monthly update, please email Kelli Day at
Upcoming Events & Important Dates 
January 22
CDC's Division of Community Health Webinar:  Reimbursement Strategies for Community-Based Prevention Services
January 23
Treating Violence as a Contagious Disease Webinar:
The Role of the Health Care Provider
See SCY 1/8/14 Newsletter for details
January 29
Best Practices for Violence Prevention and Trauma Intervention
January 31
Grant Opportunity RFP Deadline - CVPP Job Readiness Training
February 6
SCY Quarterly Meeting
Topic: Storytelling
February 13
SCY Training: Youth Dating Violence
Youth Violence - Is it Sex, Drugs, or Rock and Roll?
Led by Between Friends
February 13
Creative Power: Combatting Violence & Empowering Youth
Learn More
February 15
CCPH Site Visit Host
See SCY 12/2/13 Newsletter for details
SCY Training: Themes of Youth Programming to Prevent Youth Violence
Led by Becoming a Man (BAM)
April 24
SCY Training: Strengthening Youth by Strengthening Families
Led by Kim Svevo-Cianci, Founder, Changing Children's World Foundation
April 30-May3
CCPH 13th International Conference
See SCY 12/2/13 Newsletter for details
May 1
SCY Quarterly Meeting
Topic: Youth Engagement
May 27
SCY Training: Comprehensive School Transformation
Led by Prevent School Violence Illinois and Caryn Curry, Mental Health America Illinois
August 13
SCY Quarterly Meeting
November 5
SCY Quarterly Meeting
Dear Daniel F.,

Part of working collectively to prevent violence in Chicago is being able to tell the story of how our collective action is making a difference. We hope you can join us for next month's SCY quarterly meeting on storytelling. We'll each share one of our own stories of working to make our community safer and stronger as we work toward developing the full story of violence prevention in Chicago.


Click here for more info and to register for the quarterly meeting.  


Rebecca Levin, MPH
Director, SCY
Strategic Director, Injury Prevention and Research Center
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
CDCReimbursement Strategies for Community-Based Prevention Services
Prevented by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The purpose of this Webinar is to highlight a new opportunity for funding community-based prevention services.


Wednesday, January 22, 2014
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm (EST)



As of January 1, 2014, a new Medicaid rule will allow reimbursement for preventive services delivered by non-licensed providers, upon referral from a licensed Medicaid provider. Presenters will discuss implementation requirements for states and communities, examples of successful strategies for preventive service delivery by non-licensed providers such as Community Health Workers, and collaboration with state Medicaid agencies and Managed Care Organizations to pursue coverage for new reimbursement. Challenges discussed will include implementing programs with non-licensed providers and developing partnerships with Medicaid.  Presenters will offer steps to overcome these barriers. This Webinar will also include discussion around identifying multiple opportunities for partnerships to address chronic disease prevention and establish long-term funding for sustainability.


By the end of this Webinar, awardees are expected to be able to: 

  • Describe the new opportunity for reimbursement of community prevention related to the Medicaid rule change.
  • Identify at least two tools/resources for guidance on working with Medicaid agencies and how to pursue Medicaid reimbursement or coverage for preventive services post-Webinar.
  • Initiate discussion around developing multiple partnerships for sustainability of chronic disease prevention efforts.


Presenting Organizations:

  • Trust for America's Health
  • Public Health Institute; University of California, San Francisco
  • Institute for Public Health Innovation


If you have any questions regarding this Webinar, please contact us at


bestBest Practices for Violence Prevention and Trauma Intervention

Urban Youth Trauma Center

Urban Youth Trauma Center's YOUTH CAN invites you to learn to use and apply Best Practices for Violence Prevention and Trauma Intervention, in efforts to support service provides improve the lives of youth and families affected by violence. In this training participants will

  1. Learn to apply Best Practices for violence prevention and trauma intervention.
  2. Connect with other service providers to review ways to apply these practices in collaboration
  3. Develop specific goals for implementation of these Best Practices with the option for ongoing consultation and support beyond this training date.


Wednesday, January 29, 2014
 9:30 am - 11:30am

University of Illinois at Chicago

Institute for Juvenile Research

1747 W Roosevelt Rd

Chicago, IL 60608





creativeCreative Power: Combatting Violence & Empowering Youth
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Thursday, February 13, 2014
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Members $10
Nonmembers $20
Gun violence is something young Chicagoans unfortunately know too well - almost half of all murder victims in Chicago last year were between the ages of 10 and 25. Violence also prevents children from receiving a quality education; Save the Children estimates that almost 50 million kids are out of school in conflict-affected countries.
Recognizing these and other challenges to youths around the world, local hip hop artist Jessica Disu, a.k.a. FM Supreme; this year's Chicago Council Koldyke Fellow Kiran Bir Sethi; and documentary filmmaker Jeff McCarter have sought to empower young people to be the change they wish to see in the world.
Join us for an evening of music, film, and discussion on lessons learned in promoting peace and improving education here in Chicago and overseas. For more details and to register, please visits
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