4th International Young Leaders Assembly
“Moral And Innovative Leadership: Vision, Service and Entrepreneurship”
Dear Friends of the Global Peace Foundation,
On behalf of the Global Peace Foundation, we would like to invite any bright young leaders ages 18-35 years of age to join us at the “International Young Leaders Assembly: Moral and Innovative Leadership 2014” at the United Nations on August 19th and/or at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. on August 15th.
Last year the IYLA brought 800 participants from 74 counties together for an experience that included exposure and networking at high profile events, venues and embassy receptions. IYLA brings top speakers such as the UN Secretary- General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, Co-founder of Ignite Good, Chelsea Brownridge, U.N. Permanent Representative, Jose Antonia Dos Santos and many others.
New Online Course on Working With LGBTQ Youth
The Family and Youth Services Bureau’s Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program is pleased to offer a new online course on working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning, or LGBTQ youth.
“Creating a Safe Space for LGBTQ Teens” (free registration required) was designed to help those who deliver teen pregnancy prevention programming to:
- Define key terms associated with sexual orientation and gender identity.
- Describe challenges that many LGBTQ youth face and why it is critical that teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection/HIV prevention messages and projects are inclusive of all youth.
- Identify key strategies for creating a safe and inclusive classroom setting for all youth.
As you may know, the issues of missing and exploited children impact all communities nationwide. We also know that when a child goes missing or is exploited, an entire community is deeply impacted. And, it is the entire community that is needed to support the family while a child is missing, upon recovery and reunification, and to prevent a child from abduction, running away, or sexual exploitation.
The Family Advocacy Division of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) seeks Spanish-speaking child and family-serving professionals, private practitioners or agency-based, to become partners in the Family Advocacy Outreach Network (FAON). We have a large number of Spanish-speaking children and families in need of family services in their native language. We believe that children receiving services from professionals who understand their language and culture will make a positive impact in their lives.
FAON is designed as a voluntary referral network to provide low sliding-fee or pro-bono service intervention to parents and legal guardians of missing and/or sexually exploited children. The network is national and international in scope and seeks the expertise of treatment professionals with experience in crisis management and/or victim/family trauma. Sometimes families need short term help, others need long term. The Network seeks to provide a local point of contact and referral for parents and legal guardians faced with the challenges of recovery and healing.
Fifty years ago, the Economic Opportunity Act was passed, launching the War on Poverty. The Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Act by convening a Symposium, From Poverty To Opportunity, on Tuesday August 12. The Symposium will highlight DYCD’s anti-poverty strategies and programs funded by DYCD via federal Community Services Block Grant funding. There will be three tracks throughout the day so attendees may focus on best practices in Youth, Adult, or Immigrant Services. It will also feature practical “how-to” workshops and resource opportunities.
Invited to attend are human service professionals, community advocates, members of faith-based and community-based organizations, students of law, public policy and social work, and members of the press. Event partners include the New York State Community Action Association (NYSCAA), the New York State Department of State, HealthFirst, Modells, and New York Law School. The Symposium represents New York City’s role as part of NYSCAA’s statewide public education and outreach effort to confront myths and misconceptions about poverty by highlighting successful anti-poverty programs and services provided by Community Action across New York State.