FTC to Review Alcohol Marketing Compliance, Seeks Public Comment

March 31, 2011

JoinTogether.org reports on The Federal Trade Commission’s review of alcohol marketing compliance. FTC will review the effectiveness of the alcohol industry’s voluntary marketing guidelines, which are primarily intended to avoid advertising to youth under age 21, The New York Times reported March 8.

The review is the fourth in 12 years. The agency is expected to focus on how alcohol is marketed on social networks, which were much less dominant in June 2008, when the FTC’s most recent review was completed.

Click here for full article.


Professional Development Webinar – Open to the Public

March 29, 2011

Webinar: Effective Classroom Management Strategies for Educators

When: Tuesday, April 5th, 4 p.m. Eastern Time

Looking for hints on how to better manage your classroom? During this webinar, you will learn engagement strategies to increase class participation and help keep students on task while creating an optimal learning environment.

Who should attend?  Teachers, program specialists, coordinators, educators, and directors, after-school personnel, therapists, counselors, behavioral specialists, and anyone else looking to engage students.

What is the Registration fee?  The cost for this webinar is $99.  Click here to register.

LST Spring Newsletter Now Online

March 23, 2011

The Botvin LifeSkills Training Spring Newsletter can now be found online at  http://lifeskillstraining.com/lst_newsletter.php.

The Spring 2011 issue includes information on funding, prevention, and the keynote speech given by Dr. Gilbert J. Botvin at a prevention conference in Milan, Italy, on January 28, 2011 and more!

New Training Dates Added To Schedule

March 23, 2011

New training dates added to schedule in April 2011:

Wednesday April 6th at 3:00 pm EST – High School
Thursday April 7th at 3:00 pm EST – Middle School
Monday April 18th 9:30 am  EST – Middle School
Thursday April 21st 9:30 am EST – High School
Thursday April 28th 9:30 am EST – Middle School

Click here to view full schedule and Register Today!

Funding Announcement: Grant Opportunity

March 18, 2011

OJJDP FY 2011 Second Chance Act Juvenile Mentoring Initiative

Grant: The Second Chance Act (P.L. 110-199) authorizes grants to government agencies and nonprofit groups to provide employment assistance, substance abuse treatment, housing, family programming, mentoring, victims’ support, and other services to help adult and juvenile ex-offenders to transition successfully from incarceration to the community. OJJDP will provide grants to support mentoring and other transitional services essential to reintegrating juvenile offenders into their communities.

Funder: OJJDP

Eligibility: public agencies, including state agencies, units of local government (including federally-recognized Indian tribal governments as determined by the Secretary of the Interior), public universities and colleges (including tribal institutions of higher education), and private, nonprofit organizations (including faith-based, tribal, and community organizations)

Amount: Multiple awards of as much as $625,000 per award for a project period of as long as 3 years.

Contact: For technical assistance with submitting an application, call the Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline at 1-800-518-4726 or e-mail support@grants.gov. For assistance with any other requirements of this solicitation, contact the Justice Information Center at 1-877-927-5657 or via email to JIC@telesishq.com.

Application deadline is 5/2/11

Professional Development Webinar

March 16, 2011

Professional Development Webinar
Prevention in the Afternoon: Crafting an Engaging Program After School and Making it Fit

Monday, April 18th, 12p.m. – 1p.m. Eastern Time
**Space is limited**
Register Now!

Funding Announcement: Grant Opportunity

March 15, 2011

Grant: Colorado Youth Programs – Supports organizations providing proactive and preventative services to Colorado’s at-risk youth.

Funder: Liberty Media Corp.

Eligibility: Colorado nonprofits serving at-risk youth.

Deadline: May 31.

Amount: Multiple grants ranging from $1,000 to $150,000 each.

Contact: www.libertymedia.com/liberty-gives.aspx.

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