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PSN Partners June e-News

June 11, 2015

Dear PSN Partners,

We're pleased to announce the City of Palo Alto's Policy and Services Committee unanimously approved the Collective Impact Framework for Project Safety Net at Monday night's meeting. We'd like to thank all the PSN Leadership Team members and partners who attended this meeting to offer their support

The committee specifically liked the model's "Five Conditions to Collective Impact Success" which will better align us to build a roadmap toward developing effective, data-driven programs to promote youth well-being and suicide prevention in Palo Alto. Five conditions include: Common Agenda, Shared Measurement, Mutually Reinforcing Activities, Continuous Activities and Backbone Support.

What's next for PSN? In regards to the hiring of a transitional leader for Project Safety Net, the next step is the budget review process in front of the City Council on June 15th at which time the City’s budget for Project Safety Net efforts, which includes among other items funding for an interim executive director and security services at the rail line, will be discussed.

Just in case if you haven't had a chance to read it yet, earlier this week, the City of Palo Alto published a press release that highlights its comprehensive approach to address the recent teen suicide cluster in the community that involves both “means restriction” and the restructuring of PSN.

If you have any additional questions, thoughts or suggestions, please be sure to attend our next partners meeting on June 18th. If you haven't already done so, please RSVP to Tanya Schornack.

Minka van der Zwaag, PSN Co-lead
.PSN Partners Community Collaborative Mtg
May 18, 2015,
11 - 1 pm, Embarcadero room
Lunch provided

Mitchell Park Community Center
3700 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, 94306
Community Events & Initiatives

Please send submissions to Tanya Schornack, not directly to the partner email list.
Parent Education

The Parenting Project:Proven Method for Raising and Protecting Teens  
September 3 - November 19, 2015, Thursdays, 6 - 9 pm
Sponsored by the Palo Alto Police Department
Cubberley Community Ctr., Greendale Campus, 4000 Middlefield Rd, Rm. T2,
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Join other parents to improve your teen’s social and academic engagement, discipline, and any aspect of your relationship.
  • Learn to stop arguing
  • Control the use of electronics
  • Improve school attendance and performance
  • Prevent the use of drugs and alcohol, bad peer influence, and run-aways
  • Strengthen family unity and self-esteem
Youth Opportunities & Education
The Counter Culture Project 
The project aims to build a united community and promote positive mental health and well-being among Asian-American youth nationwide. The Project is accepting applications for its Youth Council and also submissions for its new Story Collective initiative, for more information, email Luba Botcheva.
Professional Development Opportunities
Gender Spectrum Professional Symposium
July 11 - 12, 2015, Saint Mary’s College of California, Moraga, CA
This event is ideal for professionals that work with Gender-expansive youth and/or their families. Participants will take part in programming, activities and immediately accessible resources designed to build the capacity of professionals for working with families and young people around issues of gender.
Leadership Palo Alto
Applications are now being accepted for Leadership Palo Alto's 2015-2016 class, the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce's leadership development class. Blend real world knowledge with practical volunteer and leadership skills to gain in-depth understanding that will catapult you into positions as leaders in our community, businesses and nonprofits. Online application can be found on the website or call for additional information at (650) 324-3135.



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