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CYSNetwork News Exchange – 06/11/15

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ADDICTIONS LITERACY TRAINING:  The Youth Diversion Program is excited to be providing a training session for professionals working with children and youth on early identification and intervention for youth with substance use and addictions issues.  Training will be offered on Monday, November 23rd, 9am-4pm at the John Howard Society, 19-21 Wallbridge Crescent in Belleville.  This training is designed to enhance the level of support to youth, and to ensure that children and youth receive an optimal level of service.  Please see INVITATION and OUTLINE.  There is no cost for this training and participants are asked to provide their own food.  To register, please respond to  jmanning@youthdiversion.org or squigley@youthdiversion.org by November 16th.

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NOMINATE AN ENGAGED RURAL YOUTH TODAY!  Rural communities across Ontario have until November 29, 2015 to nominate young leaders for recognition in the Youth Engagement Showcase, the most recent initiative of the Rural Ontario Institute (ROI). The showcase will profile compelling stories of youth taking charge and tackling important issues, highlight the impact youth can have in their communities and demonstrate how different types of rural communities can successfully involve youth in addressing local challenges.

Up to eight final nominees will be profiled through individual video documentaries, each being filmed in their respective hometown. These documentaries will showcase involvements and accomplishments as well as community programs and organizations that are successfully engaging youth.

Nomination information is available here. Please support the Youth Engagement Showcase by sharing this information within your networks.

ROCK YOUR MOCCS:  The Aboriginal Family Literacy Circle would like to challenge your organization to encourage those who self identify as being First Nations, Metis or Inuit to wear their moccasins during the week of November 8 – 15. This challenge is intended to provide an opportunity for individuals to feel safe while self identifying and embracing their FNMI culture and traditions.  Please CLICK HERE for flyer.

TRAIN-THE-TRAINER: Breastfeeding Peer Support Training will be offered in Brockville on Nov 24 and 25 and in Bowmanville on Nov 26 and 27.  The cost is $50 and includes lunches and refreshments as well as a copy of the peer support training toolkit. For details and registration, CLICK HERE and see the events listed on the right hand side.

Wendy Anderson, Coordinator, Children and Youth Services Network

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