[lcc4hl] Fwd: FW: [PREVENTIONED] New Format: 03-21-2014--ED's OSHS PREVENTION NEWS DIGEST-Vol. 9 No. 11

  • From: Bill Slater <bslater@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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From: Melissa White <Melissa.White@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 2:27 PM
Subject: FW: [PREVENTIONED] New Format: 03-21-2014--ED's OSHS PREVENTION
NEWS DIGEST-Vol. 9 No. 11
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Please note the new format for OSHS Prevention News Digest!

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   March 21, 2014  |  Sign
receive *Prevention
News Digest* Webinar on Guiding Principle #2-Clear, Appropriate, and
Consistent Expectations and Consequences

The U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice is
pleased to announce the next Supportive School Discipline Webinar Series
event, Guiding Principle #2: Clear, Appropriate, and Consistent
Expectations and Consequences, which is scheduled for Thursday, March 27,
2014, from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EDT.

This Webinar will provide an in-depth review of Guiding Principle #2 as
outlined within the Guiding Principles: A Resource Guide for Improving
School Climate and
a key document in the recently released School Discipline Guidance
In particular, it will walk through each Action Step identified for
Principle #2 implementation, including concrete examples of how it can be
implemented. The Webinar will also be accompanied by a "tracking guide"
that will allow participants to complete a short self-assessment aligned
with the Action Steps of Guiding Principle #2 and a list of related
resources to support effective implementation.

The Webinar will be moderated by *David Osher, Ph.D*. (American Institutes
for Research, Washington, DC), and feature key experts in the field who
have implemented or experienced elements of Principle #2, including: *Ramiro
Rubalcaba* (Principal, Azusa High School, Azusa, CA), *Kalabrya G., *(Student
from Benton Harbor, MI), *Robert Murphy *(Maryland Department of
Education), and *Jillian Ahrens *(Cleveland Teachers' Union, Cleveland,

For more information and to register, visit

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  U.S. Department of Education, OSESE/OSHS is Seeking Qualified Peer
Reviewers for FY 2014 Grant Competitions

The Office of Safe and Healthy Students (OSHS) is seeking qualified peer
reviewers to read and evaluate discretionary grant proposals for the
following FY 2014 grant competitions:

*Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Program *

*Project Prevent Grant Program *

*Grants to SEAs for Emergency Management *

*School Climate Transformation Grant Program *

For OSHS discretionary grant competitions, a background in one or more of
the following content areas is particularly helpful: alcohol, tobacco, and
other drug prevention; character education and civic education; state
education and/or local education agency-level school emergency management
and disaster response and/or school safety and security; physical education
and school nutrition, school counseling and mental health; violence
prevention, and school climate improvement; multi-tiered behavioral
frameworks such as Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS),
and/or significant experience working at the elementary and secondary
educational levels. Peer reviewers may be required to review and evaluate
the evidenced-based practice and programs grant applicants proposed to
implement school-based programs in the above mentioned content areas.

The OSHS Grant Application Peer Review Process is designed to ensure that
each discretionary grant is awarded on the basis of how well the evaluation
selection criteria are responded to.  Therefore, we rely on qualified,
external peer reviewers to critically evaluate all submitted grant
applications to ensure we receive objective and independent ratings.  Each
year we assemble panels of educators, policymakers, and experts to
participate in our peer review process.  We would like your assistance in
identifying possible candidates for consideration, or for registering to be

The peer review process consists of an orientation, evaluation and scoring
of applications consistent with established selection criteria, written
reviews of each application to support the scores, and discussions with
other panelists.  The review process for each program is conducted
electronically via the Internet, eliminating the need for any travel to
Washington, D.C.  Each peer reviewer is expected to commit approximately
35-40 hours to complete a review of applications on schedule.  They are
expected to review 10-12 applications assigned to their panel and
participate in three conference calls.  The time for each review is
generally compressed, reviewers can have as little as two weeks, meaning
that the commitment can be very intense.

Reviewers will receive an honorarium after completion of required work
assigned to them and submission of mandatory forms.  Persons interested in
serving as peer reviewers may apply at any time.

The following are essential in what we seek in peer reviewers and should be
noted when applying:

-proficient writing, listening, and speaking ability;

-access to the internet, a phone, and a printer, and the ability to
interact in a web-based environment;

-superior analytical skills, including the ability to provide thoughtful,
objective evaluations of proposals using the designated selection criteria;

-relevant education, training, and/or experience in the subject area of the
grant program, and knowledge of related evidenced-based programs and

-knowledge of and/or experience with program planning, implementation,
and/or research and evaluation processes;

-ability to work collegially with others in a team environment, and meeting
established deadlines; and

-experience working with diverse communities.

Also, please be aware that participation in the peer review process will
require reviewers to determine if they have a conflict of interest, or the
appearance of a conflict, in reviewing assigned grant applications.  A peer
reviewer is considered to have a conflict of interest when the reviewer, or
certain individuals and entities with which the reviewer has a
relationship, has a financial interest in the outcome of the competition
for which he/she is serving as a reviewer.

If you are interested in serving as a reviewer, please register, provide
your background information, and upload your most recent resume at
www.g5.gov.  This will allow your information to be available to other
offices in the Department that are searching for reviewers.  If you have
trouble registering, you may contact the G5 Help Desk for assistance.
Their contact information is located on the G5 login screen.

For further information about the review process or how to apply to be a
peer reviewer, please contact Christine Pinckney at

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  Infographic Resource Addresses Commerical Sexual Exploitation and
Trafficking of Minors

The Institute of Medicine <http://www.iom.edu/> and the National Research
Council <http://www.nationalacademies.org/nrc/index.html> have released an
on highlights of their OJJDP-funded report "Confronting
Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United
The infographic illustrates how schools, police, victim services,
businesses, the legal system, and health care providers can collaborate in
preventing, identifying, and responding to commercial sexual exploitation
and sex trafficking of minors. Professionals who interact regularly with
youth may not recognize those who are at risk or who may be victims of
commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. The report offers
strategies, legislative approaches, and a research agenda around this
victimization. Launch the
access the full

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  Finding, Buying and Serving Local Foods: Working with Distributors

During this this webinar, hosted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, on
Thursday, March 27, at 2:00 p.m. ET, participants will learn how schools
can purchase local products through distributors. We'll be joined by a food
service director from Tennessee and a farm to school coordinator from
Georgia; both will share how they've been able to work with distributors to
buy local foods. Tune in to learn about the many ways schools can express
their desire for local in a distribution solicitation (hint: it might be as
simple as stating your goals for purchasing local).

To register for this webinar or any future sessions, please click
a complete schedule of webinars in this series, click

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  NIJ Annouces Funding for Research to Increase School Safety

The National Institute of Justice <http://www.nij.gov/> (NIJ) has announced
the fiscal year 2014 funding opportunity, Investigator-Initiated Research:
The Comprehensive School Safety
Under the Comprehensive School Safety Initiative, NIJ will make available
approximately $15 million for multiple grants to fund research to examine
the root causes of school violence and to develop new technologies, apply
evidence-based practices, and test pilot programs to enhance school safety.

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on May 20, 2014.

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  Webinar: Collaborating to Implement and Evaluate a State Suicide
Prevention Program

In this Injury Control Resource Center for Suicide Prevention Community of
Dr. John Bartkowski will discuss accomplishments and challenges in
implementing and evaluating Shatter the Silence, Mississippi's youth
suicide prevention initiative, and strategies for overcoming cultural
barriers and resource constraints. March 31, 3-4 p.m. ET.

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Safe and Healthy Students or the U.S. Department of Education. The
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and should not be considered as an endorsement of those sources by the U.S.
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