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Winter 2010 - Children's Aid Newsletter

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Contents

  • Looking for Foster Parents
  • From the CEO: Continuing Our Critical Work
  • Keeping Supporters Up-To-Date: The Children's Aid Blog
  • Partner Spotlight: EXCEL at NYU Academy
  • Our Work at a Glance: Hope Leadership Academy Expands
  • We Care Gift Workshop
  • Meet Lena Marie, Past Participant in the EXCEL Program and Current NYU Student
  • Monthly Giving — A Simple Way to Increase your Impact

Domestic Violence Prevention and Intervention Services

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The Children’s Aid Society believes that when there is violence in the home, every member of the family is affected. That's why the Family Wellness Program addresses domestic violence from the perspective of the entire family.

A wide range of services is available for those who have experienced violence in their homes or in dating relationships. They include:

What's Informing Our Thinking

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Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why

By Paul Tough, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016

Visitors Profiles

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July 22  
Franklin McKinley School District, Santa Clara County, San Jose, California

My Journey in Developing Two Community Schools in Western Australia

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This Is Not Working

Positive Visibility and Communication: Essential to the Sustainability of Community Schools

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As community schools across the country get ready to start the school year, we would like to remind our colleagues about the crucial role marketing and communications play in the long-term sustainability of big and small initiatives. Community school’s leaders must be aware of the importance of communicating the concept, vision, and process to all stakeholders within the school, the community, and beyond: funders, legislators, the press, and business groups—in short, anyone who might benefit from the initiative.

Curtis High School: A Fruitful Journey in Uncharted Waters

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In 2010, Seth Edwards, regional director for the JP Morgan Chase Foundation (JPMCF), came to Curtis High School in northern Staten Island and asked to meet with the former principal, Dr. Aurelia Curtis. He wanted to talk about community schools.

Hands Across the Water: Community Schools in the Netherlands

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Two community schools conferences in May in the Netherlands marked the latest development in a 20-year partnership between The Children’s Aid Society National Center for Community Schools (NCCS) and our Dutch colleagues.

What's Informing Our Thinking

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Breakthrough Principals: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building Stronger Schools

By Jean Desravines, Jaime Aquino and Benjamin Fenton; Published by Jossey-Bass, March 2016

Visitors Profiles

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June 1-3
Zurich University of Applied Sciences, ZHAW School of Social Work, Switzerland

Dr. Emanuela Chiapparini, lecturer at ZHAW School of Social Work, at Zurich University, visited for the second time to continue studies on best practices in community schools. She coauthored a preliminary study about the opportunities and challenges of collaboration in community schools, and is part of the international network PowerUs, developing gap-mending strategies in social work, education, and research.

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