YIP Meeting June 19th

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Greetings Community Partners!

Thank you for your continued support and dedication to the Youth Initiative Program. Our YIP meeting will be Thursday, June 19th at 10:00 a.m. at Sierra Providence Memorial Hospital.

Our presenters are Lilia Herrera-Estrada to provide updates on  Health & HumanServices Commission programs and Jennifer Mansion with Peak Behavioral Hospital.

Attached you will find the flier with the location, and directions.  Refreshments will be provided.  Please note that parking is available.  Be safe and see you there!!

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FREE registration for Culture, Caring and the Classroom Conference

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Provided is a direct link to register for the biggest summer training opportunity for educators offered by Education Service Center – Region 19. This event will only be open for a short time so please register now.  Registration is free however, it will fill up and close soon.  Thank you for the opportunity for us to be of service to you.  Wes Temple & Barbara Amaya




Culture, Caring and the Classroom

6th Annual Education Conference

Plaza Theatre

July 10, 2014

Culture, Caring and the Classroom is a one – day conference sponsored by Education Service Center – Region 19’s Alternative Certification and Special Education Departments. This conference is brought to the public in an effort to show our appreciation to educators in the region 19 area by presenting a variety of special guest speakers as well as dynamic entertainment from various campuses. This conference brings in approximately 1500 area educators and parents looking for ideas and products to take back to the children of El Paso. Vendor display time will be from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm during the lunch portion which will be held outside in the shaded area in front of the El Paso Convention Center http://elpasolive.com/venues/el_paso_convention_center.


Below you will find a link where you may view a short clip of last year’s conference in order for you to have an idea of what the event is like, and attached you will find our vendor application. Should you have any questions please do not hesitate in contacting me via telephone or email. Thank you for your consideration, I look forward to hearing from you.



Poverty Simulation

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Each year on June 21, United Ways around the world invite their communities to improve the conditions in which they live by volunteering and advocating with United Way during the annual United Way Day of Action.


On this year’s Day of Action, the Young Leaders Society (YLS) of United Way of El Paso County invites you to join us for a day focused on income security.


22% of El Pasoans live in poverty, 31% are children under the age of 18. It is difficult to truly understand the situation that families living in poverty experience every day – the decisions they have to make, and the fears and frustrations they feel.


YLS invite the community to walk a mile in their shoes by participating in this year’s Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS). CAPS provides participants with the opportunity to assume the role of a low-income family member living on a limited budget. They will have the stressful task of providing for basic necessities and shelter on a limited budget during the course of four 15-minutes “weeks”. Participants will interact with human service agencies, grocers, pawnbrokers, bill collectors, job interviewers, police officers and others. The simulation enables participants to look at poverty from a variety of angles and then to recognize and discuss the potential for change within their local community.


CAPS will be held from 9:00am to 12:00pm on Saturday, June 21st in the conference room at Stanton Tower, 100 N. Stanton. Breakfast will be provided. The program is FREE for UWYLS members and $10 for non-members. Membership in UWYLS is open to United Way donors who have pledged to contribute $100 or more to the organization for the 2014-2015 year.


Please RSVP by emailing rvorel@unitedwayelpaso.org or calling Becca Curry at 915-533-2434 ext. 228. Space is limited. 

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Training on Anxiety and PTSD in IDD (Intellectual and Developmental Disability) Populations

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The El Paso START program will be providing a community-based training on Anxiety and PTSD in IDD ( Intellectual and Developmental Disability) Populations on Thursday June 26th.


There will be two trainings available at the EHN LALO Building, 8730 Boeing Street.  Participants may register for the11:00 a.m. or the 3:30 p.m. session. Each session will be about 45 minutes.


This training will provide an overview of Anxiety and PTSD in the IDD population and will provide tools on how to recognize and address these issues.


To register for one of the sessions listed please RSVP through our EHN academy: ehnacademy@ehnelpaso.org .


The El Paso START ( Systemic, Therapeutic, Assessment, Resources & Treatment)  Program is a national initiative that works to strengthen efficiencies and service outcomes for individuals with intellectual & developmental disabilities and behavioral health needs in the community.


If you have any questions regarding these training opportunities please contact Lupita Pena, Director of EHN Academy, at 915-235-6996 or lpena@ehnelpaso.org .

Vendor Registration for Rally on the River due June 20th

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Just a friendly reminder:

For those organizations that plan to participate: Please send in your registration form by June 20th for Rally on the River! We require a substance abuse prevention activity at each table. If you have not received an acknowledgment email from me, then I may have not received your email/fax. Please contact me if there are any questions!


email: rgscc@umclepaso.org
fax: 915-521-7397

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