Daily Archives: June 19, 2012

Applications for 15th Annual HHF YOUTH AWARDS now online: HS Juniors

Latino high school juniors across America can apply to the Youth Awards program presented for the 15th
year by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF). The 2012 Youth Awards
applications are available at www.hispanicheritage.org.

Applications must be postmarked no later than Friday, July 6, 2012.
William Levy, who is the official spokesperson for the 2012 Youth
Awards, will be part of a national public awareness campaign in both
English and Spanish.

HHF President and CEO Jose Antonio Tijerino said, “As the fastest
growing segment of the population it is important we meet America’s
priorities in the education, community and workforce.  Beyond
celebrating the young leaders, they are funneled into our ‘leadership
cycle’ which will put them on a fast track for leadership in the
classroom, community and workforce.  But it starts with the Youth
Awardees who embody the promising future of America.”

Posted by Comadre Adriana Bardin Prestwood
Nora de Hoyos Comstock, Ph.D.
Connecting Latinas Around the World!

Also, The Hispanic Heritage organization has a link for a scholarship search engine to find all sorts of scholarships available for all students.  This is available in English and Spanish. Search here:


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Growing an Existing Business – Thursday, June 21, 2012 @ 6pm

The program will discuss how to grow an existing business through marketing, business plans, and targeting customers.

Date: Thursday, June 21, 2012 – 6:00pm
Location: Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3rd floor

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Job Opportunity with Victims to Victory, Inc.

About Us:  Victims to Victory is a faith-based non-profit that provides information, advocacy and support services to violent crime victims and family members.  Collaboration with law enforcement, criminal justice professionals and victim service agencies is central to program operations.  Educating and equipping the faith community is essential to program mission. 

Position Title:  Child Therapist,                    

Reports to:  Dr. Katherine Lawson, Executive Director        

Position Summary:  Child Therapist

Part-time master’s level therapist to provide counseling to children and youth exposed to violence related to domestic crime, homicide and other violent crime.  Primary responsibilities to include assessing trauma-related needs, and co-facilitation of youth homicide survivors support group.  Services will be provided through Victims to Victory in coordination with the  Shelby County Defending Childhood Initiative Grant. 

Responsibilities and Duties:   

Assesses trauma-related needs of children and families affected by homicide or other violent crime.

Develops individualized client service plans in coordination with pertinent staff.

Visits and conducts client follow through at agency or off site.

Provides therapeutic counseling and other supportive interventions to clients.

Serves children/families affected by domestic violence at Family Safety Center

 1 day/week

Interfaces with community agencies to refer and connect children and families to appropriate systems of resource.

Co-facilitates youth support group for homicide survivors.

Completes case documentation and collects outcome feedback as required by granting agency. 

Attends training as needed. 


Licensed, master’s degree in social work or other mental health related field, LCSW preferred

Five years therapeutic experience with children/adolescents

Satisfactory criminal background and references check.

Computer Literacy -Windows XP, MS Word, etc.

Skills and Knowledge Required:  

Experience in crisis intervention and trauma-focused counseling with children and families.

Trauma-focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.

Case management.

Trauma and grief.

Group processes.

 Knowledge of community resource networks and service providers. 

Personal Qualities: 

Ability to communicate professionally, good interpersonal skills with diverse clients and service providers.

Ability to work cooperatively with law enforcement, criminal justice professionals and social service agencies.

Self-motivated with ability to function effectively and with integrity. 

Salary: Grant funded, $25,000.                    

Submit resume electronically to Dr. Katherine Lawson, Executive Director, e-mail klawson@victimstovictory.org. Type: Child therapist in subject line. Position available, immediately.  All submissions must be received no later than June 27, 2012.  No calls, please. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interview. 

Employment requires satisfactory criminal background and references check.


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