2013_02 ICAP Newsletter

Next ICAP Meeting: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 1:30pm.  

Member Agency Presentation by Kendria Jackson, Director of Operations and Programming, Generation Hope.

Location:   Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Montgomery County MD

401 Hungerford Drive, 1st floor Tan conference Room

Rockville,. MD 20850

Directions to 401 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, MD 20850

Visitor parking is available in front of and on the side of the building and on the top level of the garage, as well as next door behind 451 Hungerford.

 

Contact Ilene if you’d like a supply of the Teen Help Cards, available in English and in Spanish.

 


ICAP UPDATES

Montgomery College Visits

In lieu of a Teen Parent Conference (no State funding available), we will be offering visits to 2 Montgomery College campuses.  On Tuesday, March 12, students from schools in the lower part of the county will be visiting the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus.  On Wednesday, March 13, students from schools in the upper part of the county will be visiting the Germantown campus.  ICAP will be providing tote bags filled with information about county resources – so please contact Ilene if you have brochures, flyers or giveaways you’d like to have included.

 

NEWS

Project Reboot

Project Reboot http://reboot.cpcug.org is announcing that it has increased its capacity for producing refurbished Desktop PCs with enhanced quality control and improved customer service. All of the desktops, have a Mouse, Keyboard, DVD burner/reader, Monitor, and a set of free software that includes an Antivirus Checker, Internet Explorer Browser, Word Processor, Spreadsheet, DVD and CD burner, Adobe Reader. A limited amount of LCD monitors, printers and speakers are available at an extra cost. There are limited amounts of laptops now available, but for these items a priority list will be established based on the individual’s real need for a laptop. The disabled, sick, blind, infirm will get first priority. The cost of a laptop depends on the size, speed and operating system (Windows XP or 7). Every computer distributed has a valid Microsoft Operating System License. All computers are refurbished by knowledgeable volunteers under the supervision of the Capital PC User Group, Inc., a non-profit established in 1982 to help people to bridge the digital divide. All profits from Project Reboot are reinvested in the community to further that goal. Please contact reboot@cpcug.org if you have any questions or concerns. Normal business hours are: Mondays 1PM to 5PM and Wednesdays 10AM to 4 PM. Located at: 4 Choke Cherry Road (across from the Home Depot on Shady Grove Road) Rockville, MD 20850

 

My Reproductive Life Plan: 

Download a checklist for staying healthy and planning future pregnancies

http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/HHS-Program/Resources/Files/PHS%20Docs/MyReproductiveLifePlan(1-4-13).pdf

 

Montgomery County Child Care Subsidy Program

The Wait List for the Working Parents Assistance program, WPA, (County funded, serving families working and or attending school for a total of 30 hours per week) was lifted May 2012. The State funded Child Care Subsidy Program (SCCSP, formerly known as Purchase of Care or POC), began serving the lowest income families again on November 19, 2012. Through the State subsidy program, a family of four (4) with an annual gross income of up to $17,974 may be eligible to receive assistance paying their child care bills. Effective March 11, 2013 a family size of four (4) earning up to $28,185 (family of 4) may be served by the State subsidy program. The WPA program will serve working families with even higher incomes. Eligibility is based on gross household income, family composition, number of children in care and their ages and parent(s) work activity. Other factors may apply, but please encourage potentially eligible families to submit an application. René Williams, CCSP Program Manager, can be reached at 240-777-4377 if additional information is needed.

 

RESOURCES

For National Condom Week starting February 14

Healthy Teen Network’s Fast Fact sheet: Integrating HIV, STI, and Teen Pregnancy Prevention Education and Services explores an integrated approach means that youth receive information on a full range of sexual health issues and protective behaviors, including the use of condoms.  The Office of Adolescent Health has compiled a list of resources and information on contraceptive and condom use.

 

RESEARCH

Teen Childbearing and the Predictive Power of Literacy

Research published in the journal Contraception details the findings of a large study examining the link between literacy levels as a pre-teen and teen childbearing.Readinglevels as assessed by the performance on standardized tests of 12,000 girls in thePhiladelphia school system were linked to later teen birth data. Girls with a lower-than-average reading level were found to be two and a half times more likely to have children as teens when compared to those with average literacy levels.

 

Adolescent Parents and Their Children: Policy and Practice Update

A new clinical report from theAmericanAcademyof Pediatrics, published in the journal Pediatrics, addresses the question of how best to provide care to teen parents and their children. A previous policy position is updated, an assessment made of the risk factors associated with this population and suggestions provided as to potentially effective models and practices.              

 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Free Organizational Consulting For Nonprofits

If your nonprofit could use the services of a consulting team to address organizational behavioral issues such as: strategic planning, staff (including volunteer) evaluation and development, succession planning, leadership development, competency modeling, employee engagement and retention; coaching, staff attitude surveys, needs assessment, team and board facilitation & development, strategy implementation, performance management, and change management, GWU (working adult) graduate students, under the direction of Professor Neal Chalofsky, will be providing this service to selected area nonprofits during the spring semester (starting late January, 2013).

Please contact Neal Chalofsky, Associate Professor, The Human and Organizational Learning Department, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, The George Washington University, at nealcha@gwu.edu with a brief description of your organization and the services you believe you need.                                             

 

TRAINING

College Lifelong Learning Institute -2013 Nonprofit Management Boot Camp

The Montgomery College Nonprofit Leadership Institute announces its 2013 Nonprofit Management Boot Camp for mid-level and new managers/programs directors. Maryland Nonprofits will be the lead facilitating organization for the 8 session program (April 19 & 22, May 17, June 20 & 21, July 19, August 8 & 9) at our Gaithersburg Business Training Center, 12 S. Summit Avenue, 402/403Gaithersburg. Tuition and fees for MD residents are $775. Non-MD residents add $350. Individuals over 60 pay $340. To apply, print an application form at http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/wdce/nonprofitleadership.html

For questions, contact Natasha Sacks at 240-567-1828 or natasha.sacks@montgomerycollege.edu. Deadline: February 15

 

EVENTS

Montgomery College Takoma Park /Silver Spring Campus Volunteer Fair

Date: Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013

Time: 10 am to 2pm

WHERE: Atrium (1st floor), Student Services Center Bldg. (ST), TP/SS Campus, Montgomery College, 7600 Fenton Street, Takoma Park, MD 20912

The Volunteer Fair provides organizations seeking volunteers an opportunity to share information about their organization and recruit volunteers. Please register as soon as possible, space is limited.

HOW TO REGISTER:

To register, contact Lucy Vitaliti at lucy.vitaliti@montgomerycollege.edu or call 240-567-1527

 

Montgomery College Rockville Campus Spring Volunteer Fair & Networking Lunch

Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Time: 11am-2pm 
To register online: http://sp13volunteerfair.eventbrite.com/#

 

Adolescents and Mental Health: A Balancing Act

Sponsored by the DC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy  

Thursday, February 14, 2013 from 9 a.m. until noon

American Public Health Association at 800 I Street, NW, Washington, DC.

Email Erica McKinney at emckinney@dccampaign.org to register

 

SAVE the DATE! 

4th Annual Choose Respect Montgomery Teen Dating Conference 

on Sunday, March 3, 2013 from 1:00pm to 4:30pm at MontgomeryCollege, Germantown Campus, Globe Hall. A fun event for students in grades 6 - 12, their parents and youth service providers to promote respect in dating relationships. To register, go to: www.chooserespectmontgomery.eventbrite.com, For more information, call 240 777-5573 http://bit.ly/o8j01.

 

Tour de Cookie! and Family Expo at Montgomery College’s Rockville Campus

Sunday April 14, 2013 at Montgomery College’s Rockville Campus

All child serving organizations are welcome to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to get your message out to Montgomery County families.

Promoting healthy families is an important part of Child Abuse Prevention Month.

The Tour de Cookie is The Treehouse’s inaugural, non-competitive bike race and scavenger hunt which appeals to children of all ages (and their parents). Please consider joining in for what will be a unique fun-filled event as well as a wonderful opportunity to promote your program and services.

The Family Expo will be adjacent to the start/stop line of the Tour de Cookie. Cookie lovers will have the opportunity to experience the expo before or after their “sweet” bike ride. We are planning on having child-friendly entertainment as well. And, there is ample parking for everyone!

The price to participate in the Family Expo is a $100 donation; $50 for non-profits.

Please note that this nominal fee guarantees you the chance to speak to families who are seeking your services. If your organization cannot afford the participation fee, please contact Tom Grazio, Executive Director of The Treehouse, at 240-777-4699 or visit www.treehousecac.org

 

Ilene Sparber, LCSW-C, Consultant

Interagency Coalition on Adolescent Pregnancy

Dept. of Health & Human Services,School Health Services

401 Hungerford Drive, 2nd floor

Rockville, MD 20850

240-777-1728

240777-1860 FAX

ilene.sparber@montgomerycountymd.gov

www.mcicap.org