Posted by: ccenys4h | May 21, 2012

CYFAR Program Announcements & Opportunities

Program Announcements:

1) Federal Children’s Bureau Celebrates Centennial Year (resources)
2) Toddler Express Newsletter series (available for a fee)
3) Funding Opportunity for Violence Prevention Research (US OJJDP)
4) Webinar 5/29: Nutrition, Physical Activity & Obesity (US Dept HHS)
5) Job Posting: 4-H Evaluation Academic Coordinator (Univ of California, Yolo County)

April marked the beginning of the Children’s Bureau’s (CB’s) centennial year. Several exciting activities have already taken place, and others will occur over the course of 2012 and into 2013 to honor CB’s rich history of protecting children and strengthening families. CB kicked off the centennial year with the following: For more information, contact cbcentennial

CB website:

Centennial website:


Historical and topical webinars:

The first webinar The Story of the Children’s Bureau, The Early Years: 1912–1937 is now archived on the website.

The Children’s Bureau, 1912–2012: A Passionate Commitment. A Legacy of Leadership., video:

Children’s Bureau Express Centennial Series:

Stay connected to learn about CB’s history of addressing critical issues affecting children and families, and as we set the stage for the future of child welfare.

TODDLER EXPRESS: The University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UCANR) is pleased to announce the release of the new Toddler Express newsletter series. Designed for parents of children ages 18 months to 3 years, the new Toddler Express newsletters are geared towards helping parents better understand their toddlers and the various stages of child development. This is an extension of the last year’s Parent Express newsletters, which focus on new parents-to-be, newborns and infants.

The series comes in two different versions. The first Age-Paced version consists of 5 printed newsletters organized chronologically by age, focuses on a different age-range of toddlerhood providing valuable information about toddler development (thinking, social skills, physical growth, eating, and nutrition). Ideal for parents wanting to follow along as their children grow.

The second Issue-Oriented version consists of 11 online newsletters and is organized by developmental issue. These downloadable newsletters deliver more targeted information on each developmental topic, including communication, relationships, play, school readiness, and more. This version is geared towards parents looking to learn more about their child’s developmental stages.

Both versions are suitable for parenting, child development, and in home-visitor programs at community and health organizations. They can also be used as mailings to clients. Volume discounts are available. Toddler Express Age-Based version, ANR publication #21641T, can be ordered for $15.00 The Toddler Express Issue-Oriented version, ANR publication #9006, can be ordered for $10.00 by visiting Last year’s Parent Express newsletters, ANR publication #21634, can be ordered for $10.00 by More information about these publications can be found at


OJJDP Announces Funding Opportunity for Violence Prevention Research

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) FY 2012 Community-Based Violence Prevention Field-Initiated Research and Evaluation Program ( This project provides funding to support new and ongoing rigorous, scientific research and evaluation that has practical applications for communities seeking to prevent and reduce youth violence. The goals of this project are to increase and improve the research about the factors that may influence youth violence and youth violence prevention efforts, assess the effectiveness and cost efficiency of existing community-based violence prevention programs, and identify and evaluate new or emerging community-based violence prevention models. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. E.T., on June 28, 2012. To obtain further information about the above and other current OJJDP solicitations, including eligibility criteria, application deadlines, and frequently asked questions, visit


Register for a Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Webinar: Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month! Jjoin us for a Healthy People 2020 Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Webinar: Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity on Tuesday, May 29, from 12–12:45 p.m. EDT. During this 45-minute event, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will present data on nutrition, physical activity, and obesity—with a focus on health disparities. We will also highlight a program that has had success promoting physical activity and healthy food choices in schools.

To Register:

For more information:


4-H Evaluation Academic Coordinator II

Location: Yolo County

Date Posted: May 18, 2012 Closing Date: Until Filled

Job Description Available at:

Download Application at:

The Youth, Families and Communities Program Evaluation Coordinator is responsible for providing overall leadership to build the capacity of academics and staff for program evaluation. The Evaluation Coordinator will develop and implement statewide evaluations for non-formal youth development programs, curriculum and content delivery. The innovative researcher will also create staff training programs and resource development tools to build capacity in program evaluation and data analysis using the latest evaluation research methods and assist in delivery of ongoing professional development. The successful candidate will effectively convey program outcomes and impacts to stakeholders using a variety of traditional and innovative tools. The Evaluation Coordinator will also be a collaborator who can develop partnerships and leverage resources to develop and strengthen 4-H program evaluation statewide.

To assure full consideration, application packets must be received by July 9, 2012. The position is open until filled.

Shannon J. Dogan, MS, PhD sjdogan




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