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Nonprofit Management Certificate Course

CCRS has been supporting Delaware nonprofits for over two decades by providing valuable and needed training to nonprofit leaders so they may manage their organizations efficiently and effectively. The 16 week Nonprofit Management Certificate Course, which runs February through May each year, is currently in its 30th year.  CCRS is now accepting applications for the course that starts February 2020. For more information regarding the program, please visit the website or contact Signe Bell (signe@udel.edu).

KIDS COUNT in Delaware 25th Anniversary Celebration - Honoring Our Past; Building Kids' Futures

Wednesday, May 6, 2020; Dover, DE, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM                                 More information coming soon!     



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Call for Photos of Delaware's Kids: KIDS COUNT in Delaware is seeking photographs of Delaware children and families to use in our publications and products such as the annual KIDS COUNT in Delaware Fact Book. We prefer to use photos that friends of KIDS COUNT in Delaware send us, showing Delaware children in settings representative of our state. For this reason we solicit photos each year to update our collection. If you would like to submit photos for consideration, please email them to: kids-count@udel.edu or use the University's dropbox at www.udel.edu/dropbox for large file uploads.  

General Photo Preferences:

High-quality images featuring Delaware children                                    A variety of ages

Single or group shots                                                                                    Diversity is encouraged

Adult caretakers in photos are welcome                                                    Backgrounds that showcase Delaware are also desirable

THANK YOU to all the many Delaware children and families who have been showcased in our work over the years!


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Medicaid Research

SUPLN meeting: Steve Metraux, Director of CCRS and Mary Joan McDuffie, CCRS Medicaid Research Program Director attended the 2019 State University Partnership Learning Network (SUPLN) Annual Meeting in December in Washington, DC.  SUPLN is an AcademyHealth organization with the goal of facilitating collaborations among Universities that have partnerships with their state Medicaid agencies. 

DelCAN:  Erin Knight, Associate Director, CCRS, and policy scientists Mary Joan McDuffie, MA and Katie Gifford, PhD, along with Hira Rashid, PhD graduate student, continue working on the DelCAN evaluation.  DelCAN is an intervention within Delaware designed to increase access to contraceptives and decrease unintended pregnancy.  CCRS is in the fourth year of a six year evaluation.  An article in the Journal of Maternal and Child Health has been accepted and will be published shortly.

Multi-state opioidsMary Joan McDuffie, MA and Katie Gifford, PhD, continue working on a multi-state opioid project.  Eleven states are collaborating to produce standardized metrics about trends in opioid use and treatment.

Homelessness Research

Steve Metraux, Director of CCRS; Barbara Poppe, former executive director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness; and Alexa Timmreck, a PhD student and CCRS Research Assistant, submitted a report in November to the City of Albuquerque assessing the need for expanded shelter capacity given the recent dynamics of homelessness in this city.  For media coverage of this study, please see the recent article in the Albuquerque Journal.

KIDS COUNT in Delaware

In January 2020, KIDS COUNT in Delaware will be releasing a page-a-day style calendar to count down the days in our states legislative session. A print version of the calendar will be provided to legislators in both the House of Representatives and the Senate on Delawares first day of session. But the information contained in the calendar is not just for legislators - you can follow the year electronically too: get daily updates @dekidscount on Facebook and Twitter.

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Kalyn McDonough

Partnership for Healthy Communities

Kalyn McDonough, PhD graduate student, along with Erin Knight, Associate Director, is working on a Partnership for Healthy Communities ( PHC)-specific participatory evaluation. The evaluation, paralleling the larger Community Engagement Initiative evaluation, is being conducted to explore the breadth and depth of the work, and support process improvements in real time.

Kalyn also serves as the Community Relations Coordinator for the University of Delaware Womens Lacrosse team, and support them in a mentoring program with Serviam Girls Academy.  She has received an Emerging Scholars Award from the International Conference on Sport & Society.

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Cara Clase

Environment

This winter, Urban Affairs Ph.D. student Cara Clase will be attending the Environmental Grant Association's Innovation on the Ground Winter Briefing in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  She was one of 24 Alumni from the University of Michigan Environmental Fellows program selected to go to the conference. Cara will be using this opportunity to actively engage with environmentalists and academics about the research she did on the Puerto Rican Energy crisis this summer.


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