CSI: Child Safety Initiative Conference Tuesday, April 11

“Laying the Foundation of Safe Play for Kids” Tuesday, April 11, 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Kauffman Foundation Conference Center 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City MO 64110 Registration is $60 per person and covers breakfast and lunch, and all conference materials. Register today: HERE Purpose of conference: Play is the work of children. We need to create safe play environments for children to promote healthy lifestyles through their lifespans, focusing on safe play at each developmental stage of childhood, This conference will: • Increase awareness of the importance of play in the physical, cognitive and emotional well-being of children • Promote increased access for safe play activities • Develop strategies to decrease risk of injuries at play • Enhance advocacy efforts for safe play in the home, school and community settings Continuing Education: • This educational activity has been awarded 6 contact hours. Children’s Mercy Kansas City is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. • 6 Social Work CEUs will be provided to licensed social workers. Children’s Mercy Hospital’s Department of Social Work & Community Services has been approved as a Continuing Education Provider by the State of Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Successful Completion for continuing education credit: • Participate in conference presentations and activities • Sign in at beginning of the conference • Completion of electronic evaluation Registration Fee: $60 by April 6. NOTE: Payment CANNOT be accepted at Kauffman; all registration fees MUST be received in advance.  Cancellations must be received by April 6; After April 6 there will be a $15 cancellation...

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Spread the Word  Keep kids in our communities safe by knowing the signs of child abuse and neglect, what to do and who to contact. You can download the following materials to help you share this important information within your community: 2017 Child Abuse Prevention Month flier:  CAPM2017Flyer Wear Blue Day flier: CAPM2017wearBlueDayEngSpa 2017 Child Abuse Fact Sheet: CAPM2017FactSheet If you suspect child abuse or neglect, you can call these numbers: Missouri: 1-800- 392-3738 Kansas:    1-800-922-5330 For more information on child abuse prevention, visit these Web sites: Prevent Child Abuse America Missouri Children’s Division Children’s Trust Fund of Missouri Missouri KidsFirst Kansas Child Protection...

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WANTED: Social Media & Internet Marketing Intern for Mother’s Day 2017 Project

 INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION Social Media & Internet Marketing Intern for Mother’s Day 2017 Project Agency: Mother & Child Health Coalition  Department name: Communications  Overview of the program: Mother & Child Health Coalition (MCHC), a recognized non-profit leader in the field of maternal & child health with particular expertise in combating health inequities and social determinants of health all focused on decreasing infant mortality within the Kansas City metropolitan area, believes that every child deserves a healthy start.  MCHC’s work is aimed at improving health outcomes and addressing health disparities through community intervention activities and public awareness campaigns.   Overview of the internship: Social Media & Internet Marketing Intern We are seeking an avid social media user, excellent communicator, good graphic designer and writer as a communication intern to create a targeted marketing campaign for Mother’s Day 2017. This internship is intended for an individual interested in learning more about non-profit communication and marketing.   Major functions of work will include: Research effective marketing strategies using social media and crowd sourcing tools. Write and design a multi-faceted campaign to raise funds for MCHC around Mother’s Day. Create elements of the campaign for MCHC’s website, FaceBook page and Twitter feed. Regularly communicate with staff to ensure coordination. Utilize word of mouth marketing, and Internet marketing techniques to increase traffic, brand awareness. Leverage social networks to strengthen relationships with existing clients and increase the number of impressions on potential clients. Utilize Blogging, SEO (search engine optimization), social networking, and backlink building to raise our web presence and placement on web searches.   Key Performance Metrics: Increased number of requests for information. Increased number of clients utilizing the website. Increased number of client connections on social networks. Increased donations.   Knowledge and Skills Required: Excellent researching, communication, writing, technology-related and organizational skills. Understanding of various platforms such as WordPress, Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, HootSuite, Steller, and You Tube. Understanding of crowd sourcing and/or mobile fundraising technology. Solid understanding of the internet and social media marketing best practices. Fearless attitude towards technology and a willingness to learn. The intern should be driven, creative, and keep up with the latest social media trends to help develop strategies to effectively use social media and monitor the results of their use. Familiar with public health issues. Previous experience with HTML coding preferred but not required. Graduate students (public health, communication, and marketing) preferred.   When are these positions offered?...

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Vaccine Safety- MAIC Quarterly Meeting March 15

Slide show: “Mumps ” – Ellen Dorshow-Gordon, MPH, MT (ASCP), Epidemiologist, Jackson County Health Department...

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April Child Abuse Prevention Month Activities

The KC Child Abuse Prevention Month Planning Committee is preparing for April and each child focused agency in the metro area is asked to provide information about special events/activities/trainings that are being planned for April, National Child Abuse Prevention Month 2017.  This information will be included in the ½-page ad that The Kansas City Star donates to our cause each April.  This is a huge donation by The Star and we are most grateful, so please get your events planned and submit your information on this simple Survey Monkey form below.  This special ad will be published in the paper on Saturday, March 25, 2017.  Many thanks to Sarah Watts at MOCSA for updating the survey form for us, and to Kristin Mills-Trowbridge, also with MOCSA, for compiling and submitting it to the Star. We need your information by Friday – March 10, so please finalize your agency’s plans for April and complete the Survey Monkey form HERE. Here is last year’s calendar as an example: CAPM2016STAR Calendar Spread the Word Keep kids safe by knowing the signs of child abuse and neglect, what to do and who to contact. You can download the following materials to help you share this important information within your community: 2017 Child Abuse Prevention Month flier:  CAPM2017Flyer Wear Blue Day flier: CAPM2017wearBlueDayEngSpa 2017 Child Abuse Fact Sheet: CAPM2017FactSheet For more information on child abuse prevention, visit these Web sites: Prevent Child Abuse America Missouri Children’s Division Children’s Trust Fund of Missouri Missouri KidsFirst If you have any questions, please contact Anne Biswell at abiswell@mchc.net or (816) 283-6242 ext 226....

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CHILD SAFETY INITIATIVE CONFERENCE: Laying the Foundation of Safe Play for Kids Tuesday, April 11, 2017 MORE INFO REGISTRATION FORM We’ve set an ambitious goal of $10,000 for our year-end giving campaign.  Your gift will help families right here in the Kansas City metro area feel the peace of knowing that they and their children are a part of a caring community. DONATE We proudly use diapers from REGISTER Celebrate this Father’s Day by joining MCHC in combatting infant mortality. Donate today to ensure every day is a Happy Father’s Day!  Make a tax-deductible donation today ONLINE or via this PRINTABLE FORM.   Please join MCHC in combatting infant mortality by making a tax-deductible donation today. CLICK HERE                                             member of:              ...

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