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PHOTOS: JUHSD Youth Access Survey Training 10-5-2013

Youth volunteers participated in a Youth Access Survey (YAS) training today.  The training, led by Katrina Socco of Youth Leadership Institute, was designed to enhance the participants’ awareness of how alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD) affect various communities.  Upon participating in the activities and reflecting on the questions posed, the youth began to develop a critical consciousness of the importance of their role in shaping change in their environment.  They spent a major portion of the training time reviewing the 2008 Youth Access Survey tool administered in the Jefferson Union High School District (JUHSD), and engaged in a process of editing to remove, modify, add, and simplify survey questions based on current pop-culture trends and observations.  Youth also learned about the process of proctoring the YAS, and developed a collective identity for their group.  After a period of brainstorming and deliberation, the youth ultimately decided on calling themselves, “Be The Change,” a bold statement of their heartfelt convictions to action-orientedness and civic engagement.

“Be The Change” will receive additional trainings in the near future to engage with adult stakeholders at the students’ respective school in the District.  This training process will prepare the youth to work in tandem with school administrators, teachers, and their peers to collect the survey data.  In a future training, Be The Change will receive guidance on how to enter and analyze survey data to execute the next steps in the YAS process.

Stay tuned for more updates on this important and exciting project!

NCPP Staff would like to give a huge THANK YOU! to all the youth who took the time out of their Saturday to attend today’s training!

NEWS: October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month

In 2011, President Obama issued the first-ever Presidential Proclamation designating October as National Substance Abuse Prevention Month. The tradition will continue in 2013, as parents, youth, schools, businesses, and community leaders across the country join in this month long observance of the role that substance abuse prevention plays in promoting safe and healthy communities.

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Techniques for Abuse Recovery Class Fall 2013

TECHNIQUES FOR ABUSE RECOVERY (LGBT 4800)

Depressed? Anxious? Angry? Confused? Experience bullying, gay bashing, gender/sexual abuse or domestic violence? Release the past and connect with a deeper sense of self though self healing Techniques in Abuse Recovery

HEAL YOURSELF FROM TRAUMA & ABUSE. Learn recovery skills to assist healing and increase resilience to the physical and emotional trauma of violence and social prejudice.

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Register: www.ccsf.edu or come to the first class session and sign up. For questions: Dr. Trinity Ordona, trinity.ordona@mail.ccsf.edu, (415) 452-4895. To reserve a space in the class: http://tinyurl.com/LGBT4800-Fall2013

ANNOUNCEMENT: API Health Parity Coalition Meeting September 5, 2013

*****API Health Parity Coalition Meeting****

Thursday, September 5, 2013, 3:30-5p 

Chinatown Child Development Center, 720 Sacramento St, SF

*Welcome & Introductions

Led by APIHPC Co-Chairs Judy Young & Christina Shea

*Mental Health Project Updates

Led by APIHPC Coordinators Heidi Tuason & Natalie Ah Soon

*Digital Stories Screening & Discussion

Led by APIHPC Coordinator Heidi Tuason 

Please RSVP by Tuesday Sept 3 to apihpc@gmail.com.

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*****WHAT IS DIGITAL STORYTELLING?***** 

Digital Storytelling is a creative and innovative method of participatory practice that engages ordinary people to use digital tools (still & moving pictures, music, sound, text, and narrative voice) in an expressive way to tell their stories in short 3-5 minute films.

 API Health Parity Coalition, in partnership with the Center for Digital Storytelling, conducted intensive 3-day workshops that included reflective writing, shared group story circles, group affirmation and feedback, guided reflection and script writing, audio recording of the storytellers’ voice, video editing learning (even for people with limited computer skills), and assisted digital story crafting and refining. 

API Health Parity Coalition hopes to use these stories about mental wellness for community education, anti-stigma campaigns, and advocacy to policymakers/funders.

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The Asian & Pacific Islander Health Parity Coalition is a coalition of 30+ agencies in San Francisco that serve API communities. They envision healthy Asian & Pacific Islander (API) communities in San Francisco. Their mission is to achieve health parity for San Francisco’s Asian & Pacific Islander communities by identifying and addressing health and healthcare issues.

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API Digital Stories

Answers to Questions about Transgender People, Gender Identity, And Gender Expression

What does transgender mean?

“Transgender is an umbrella term for persons whose gender identity, gender expression, or behavior does not conform to that typically associated with the sex to which they were assigned at birth. Gender identity refers to a person’s internal sense of being male, female, or something else; gender expression refers to the way a person communicates gender identity to others through behavior, clothing, hairstyles, voice, or body characteristics. “Trans” is sometimes used as shorthand for “transgender.” While transgender is generally a good term to use, not everyone whose appearance or behavior is gender-nonconforming will identify as a transgender person. The ways that transgender people are talked about in popular culture, academia, and science are constantly changing, particularly as individuals’ awareness, knowledge, and openness about transgender people and their experiences grow.” – From the American Psychological Association.

Click here for more answers to questions about transgender people, gender identity, and gender expression.

If you would like to view the pamphlet instead of visiting the website, click the image below.

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For more information on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender terminology, feel free to refer to this stylebook supplement compiled by the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA), an organization of journalists, media professionals, educators, and students who work within the news industry to foster fair and accurate coverage of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues.

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Transgender Terminology

ANNOUNCEMENT: Presentation on Affordable Care Act and Behavioral Health Care

Daly City Youth Health Center will be hosting a presentation on the Affordable Care Act and Behavioral Health Care. Clara Boyden, with Behavioral Health and Recovery Services of San Mateo County, will share her vast knowledge of the Affordable Care Act implementation, specifically how that will impact Alcohol and Other Drug and Mental Health Services.

Details: Friday, September 6, 10:30-12 at Our Second Home on Price St. in Daly City, California 94015.

Space is limited. RSVP ASAP!

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Affordable Health Care Act