SPD: Back to School Youth Safety Tips: Metro, Sound Transit Safety & more..

Safety at School

Safety at school should be your number one priority.
Report all crimes and suspicious activities to school staff and police.
Always say no to things that make you uncomfortable.
If you see or receive information about a gun on school campus, get to safety and call 9-1-1 immediately.

Safety on Metro/Sound Transit Routes

Pay attention to your surroundings when walking to or from transit stops and on buses or trains.
Thieves on transit are on the lookout for cellphones, jewelry or other valuables.
If there is a problem on the bus or train, notify the driver and/or call 911.
Keep all personal belongings close by.
If you have concerns about safety at or near your stop, contact your driver or call 911.

Street Smarts

Know your transit routes.
If a person or group makes you feel uncomfortable, cross the street, walk in another direction, or ask other people you trust to walk with you.
Make eye contact with people around you carry yourself with confidence.

If you are Targeted in a Crime

If someone tries to grab you, make a scene. Scream, kick, fight . . . Depending on the situation, do what you feel is right to get away.
If someone demands your wallet or phone it’s always safer to hand it over than risk injury.
Seek help from a neighbor, business or bystander as quickly as you can and call 9-1-1.

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Deadline August 27: DHS proposes $1.8 million grant to provide ‘trauma training’ for students

In the wake of recent school shootings, the Department of Homeland Security has proposed a grant to implement a program aimed at teaching students how to properly “control severe bleeding” in the event of a mass casualty event.

The School-Age Trauma Training will provide $1.8 million in free trauma training sessions to the public and high schoolers in the U.S. to train people on how to help victims with a wound.

If all three phases of the program’s preparation go smoothly, it could be at least 36 months before it is officially offered.

“Uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from trauma,” the grant’s proposal states. “This initiative is designed to enhance a bystander’s ability to take decisive, life-saving action to assist victims with traumatic injuries.”

John Verrico, a spokesman for the DHS’ Science and Technology Directorate, told ABC News the grant will focus on training high school students in basic first aid to use in “any sort of disaster.”

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Free Summer Meals and Recreation Activities

Free Summer Meals and Recreation Activities
May 17, 2018 by Christina Hirsch

FREE SUMMER MEALS

This summer, Seattle Parks and Recreation, Seattle Human Services Department, and United Way of King County are partnering to host a drop-in summer program offering free meals and recreation activities. Recreation activities are open for kids and teens ages 1 to 18 and may include arts, crafts, board games, and organized recreational games. A free lunch and snacks will be offered to youth ages 1 to 18. The program will run daily from June 27 to August 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday rain or shine at 19 park sites across Seattle.

2018 Summer Meals and Recreation Field Days locations:

• Beacon Hill Playground: 1902 13th Ave. S
• Beer Sheva Park: 8650 55th Ave. S
• Brighton Playground: 6000 39th Ave. S
• EC Hughes Playground: 7907 30th Ave. SW
• Georgetown Park: 750 S Homer St.
• Greenwood Park: 602 N 87th St.
• Highland Park: 1100 SW Cloverdale St.
• Judkins Playground: 2150 S Norman St.
• Lakewood Playground: 5013 S Angeline St.
• Lakeridge Playground: 10145 Rainier Ave. S
• Little Brook Park: 140th and 32nd Ave. NE
• Madrona Playground: 3211 E Spring St.
• Maplewood Playfield: 4801 Corson Ave. S
• North Acres Park: 12718 1st Ave. NE
• Othello Playground: 4351 S Othello St.
• Peppi’s Playground: 3233 E Spruce St.
• Powell Barnett Park: 352 MLK Jr. Way
• Pratt Park: 1800 S Main St.
• Roxhill Park: 2850 SW Roxbury St.

FREE SUMMER MEALS

For questions or more information about the program, please contact Nicholas Farline, Sr. Recreation Program Specialist at 206-615-0303 or nicholas.farline@seattle.gov.

Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion

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LEAD (Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion) caseworker Tim Candela, right, attends a LEAD meeting at the SPD West Precinct

From: CapitolHillSeattle

In recent weeks, East Precinct officers have been trained to participate in the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion program. LEAD now joins the already functioning Multi-Disciplinary Team program on Capitol Hill in giving law enforcement new options and resources for dealing with addiction. Officials are looking at ways the two programs can work together.

According to Public Defender Association director Lisa Daugaard, all East Precinct police officers will be trained to participate in LEAD by the end of the month. Until now only West Precinct officers have been able to recommend people for LEAD participation. There was initial talk of only expanding the program to Capitol Hill, but “Capitol Hill community leaders actually pushed for inclusion of the rest of the precinct on racial justice grounds,” because, according to Daugaard, community leaders felt that parts of the East Precinct with a higher percentage of minorities than Capitol Hill should also benefit from the program. Daugaard said she anticipates that once East Precinct officers have been trained, “there will probably be significantly more referrals” for the LEAD program.

Mayor Ed Murray announced the planned expansion of the MDT and LEAD programs to Capitol Hill in fall 2015. MDT was expanded to Capitol Hill in January, and Metropolitan Improvement District vice president Dave Willard said so far results have been “pretty encouraging.” Outreach workers for MDT joined East Precinct officers on patrols, and now those officers are being trained to do some outreach of their own.

Visit the LEAD website

Seattle Youth Summer and Fall Employment 2016

YOUTH EMPLOYMENT

3rd Trimester
Application opens: August 1, 2016
Application deadline: September 1, 2016
Internships: Oct. 19th – December 9th
150 hours, up to 8 weeks

ENROLLMENT OPEN:
Aug 1st, 2016 – Sept 9th, 2016

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The City of Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP) supports participants with comprehensive internship opportunities aimed at meeting the employment needs of underserved youth and young adults in our community; promoting their work readiness and ultimately strengthening their career development.

How to Get Involved
The Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP) would like to introduce to you its new Internship Program for 2016!

As part of Mayor Ed Murray’s Mayor’s Youth Employment Initiative, SYEP has shifted its programming focus to continue increasing internship and work readiness opportunities. Starting in 2016, SYEP’s internship program will be available in a year-round trimester based model.

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1st Trimester
Applications closed

2nd Trimester
Application opens: April 1, 2016
Application deadline: May 2, 2016
Internships: June 29th – Aug. 19th
150 hours, up to 7 weeks

Not all youth who apply will be placed or be eligible to be placed. Eligible participants are provided with:

Job coaching and encouragement
Job readiness training
Career exploration
Transportation support to/from internship site
Internships and jobs with a variety of Seattle area businesses
There are a limited number of spots and every effort will be made to place those picked in preferred locations.

To apply, call 206-386-1375 or submit an application online.

If you are in need of computer access, please connect with your local community center or library branch for support. Official hard copy applications will be available by contacting the SYEP office.

For more information on SYEP’s program, including eligibility requirements, please contact our office.

Community Providers
If you are interested in recommending a youth or young adult to the Seattle Youth Employment Program, please contact our main office to submit an SYEP Recommendation Form and for additional support.

Internship Host
If you are interested in hosting a youth or young adult in your company or organization, please see the Mayor’s Youth Employment Initiative here!

Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP)

Guiding Good Choices: Rainier Community Center

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With a focus on prevention, Communities in Action is offering its next Guiding Good Choices workshop beginning Tuesday (6/14) evening at Rainier Community Center (4800 38th Avenue S, Seattle).

This 5-session Guiding Good Choices series will be offered on 6/14, 6/16, 6/21, 6/23, and 6/30 with dinner provided at 5:30 pm.

Parents, grandparents, guardians, coaches and mentors of young people ages 9 – 14 will have a chance to learn and discuss:

-risks facing children today;
-setting guidelines;
-ways to help kids avoid trouble;
-dealing with family conflict
-cool ways to bond with the teens and pre-teens in their lives

With new laws and policies—in our ever changing world—we want to give young people many tools and opportunities.

Attached is a flier to share with clients, coaches, foster parents, friends, grandparents, guardians, mentors, staff, and teachers.

Space is limited.
To register call or text Liletha Williams at:
206.250.0853
lilethasrighthere@yahoo.com

Saturday April 30 – The Mayor’s Education Summit Garfield High School Seattle, WA

The Mayor’s Education Summit

Mayor Edward B. Murray’s Education Summit builds on the City’s existing partnership with Seattle Public Schools to address the disparity in educational opportunity and outcomes that disproportionately impact students of color and those from lower-income families. Community voices and local leaders will share what’s working well in our schools, where more support is needed, and what strategies the City should support to help all students succeed in Seattle’s schools.

“Perhaps the greatest challenge we face in addressing the opportunity gap is the persistent disparities in our public schools,” said Mayor Murray. “This is not just the responsibility of the Seattle school district. All of us have a responsibility to support the success of these students. These children are our children and we must not fail them.”

In the weeks leading up to the summit, the City, Seattle schools, and several community agencies will co-host a series of Community Conversations all over the city to gather ideas and comments about various issues in education from Seattle’s families, students, and communities.

The Mayor’s Education Summit will also be an opportunity to report on the ideas and comments collected at the Community Conversations.

After this event, the Education Summit Advisory Group, comprised of education and community advocates, educators, and business and philanthropic leaders, will help develop recommendations and action items about how the City can best align its resources and efforts around making education more equitable.

Timeline

9:00 am – Arrival and registration
9:30 am – Summit program begins
12:00pm – Lunch
3:15 pm – Closing remarks
3:30 pm – Resource fair

Additional agenda details can be found at:
http://www.seattle.gov/educationsummit

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National Workforce Development Week

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The Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County (WDC) is celebrating National Workforce Development Week!

In honor of National Workforce Development Week, the WDC will be highlighting strategic partnerships with industry, education, community organizations, and labor within King County’s regional workforce development ecosystem. Join the conversation on Twitter to learn more about how business-led local workforce boards lead a system that is nimble, flexible, and adaptable to generate economic opportunity for businesses and job seekers in our community. Follow us at @SeattleKingWDC and #WorkforceDevWeek.

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Project Safe Childhood

Project Safe Childhood

The United States Attorney’s Office vigorously defends children against exploitation under federal law. The office has a long history of prosecuting criminals that exploit children and steal their innocence. Before the inception of Project Safe Childhood, we prosecuted cases of exploitation on National Parks, as part of other violent crimes such as kidnapping, and through creation, distribution, or possession of child pornography.

Project Safe Childhood is a unified and comprehensive strategy to combat child exploitation. Initiated in May 2006, Project Safe Childhood combines law enforcement efforts, community action, and public awareness. The goal of Project Safe Childhood is to reduce the incidence of sexual exploitation of children. There are five essential components to Project Safe Childhood: (1) building partnerships; (2) coordinating law enforcement; (3) training PSC partners; (4) public awareness; and (5) accountability.

The Department of Justice is committed to the safety and well-being of our children and has placed a high priority on protecting and combating sexual exploitation of minors. Since the launch of Project Safe Childhood in 2006, the number of cases and defendants prosecuted by United States Attorney’s Offices has increased by 40%, with 2315 indictments against 2427 defendants filed in Fiscal Year 2009. PSC prosecutions by United States Attorney’s Offices have increased each year since the launch of the initiative.

The Northern District of Mississippi has seen a similar uptick in prosecutions, including those of persons using the internet to entice minors to engage in illicit sex or send images of themselves to the criminals, possession and distribution of child pornography, and even the abuse of minors by persons that create images of child pornography by photographing the exploitation of the children.

The United States Attorney’s Office has worked with federal agencies such as the FBI, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and Secret Service. The office also fully supports the Mississippi Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force sponsored by the Mississippi Attorney General and local and state agencies.

If you have information regarding the suspected exploitation of a child, please take the time to report it to authorities. One easy way to report is through the CyberTipline, sponsored by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

If you need a speaker for a local civic or religious group about Internet Safety or Preventing Child Exploitation, please contact us and we will be happy to provide one.

For more information about Project Safe Childhood, click the links below:
http://www.projectsafechildhood.gov

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)
http://www.ncmec.org [external link]

Read more DOJ FULL REPORT

Report suspicious online activity to NCMEC at http://www.cybertipline.com [external link]
or call: 800-843-5678

Applications open for Mayor’s 2016 Summer Youth Employment Program

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2016 YOUTH APPLICATION

This week, the Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) opened the 2016 application process for the 10th annual Summer Youth Employment Program. The Summer Youth Employment Program is a part of the Mayor’s Youth Employment Initiative—a citywide effort to address high youth unemployment (currently 13 percent), while bridging the talent divide and investing in our future.

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Last year, the Mayor’s Youth Employment Initiative offered 2,000 young people the opportunity to gain valuable work experience at businesses throughout the City. This year the City is expanding the program to 4,000 youth. The Summer Internship Program is open to youth and young adults, age 14-24, who live in the city of Seattle. Those interested in applying for summer jobs can complete the Online Application Information Form, or pick up a hard copy application at 810 Third Avenue, 4th Floor, Suite 420, Seattle, WA 98104 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

2016 YOUTH APPLICATION

Employers are encouraged to visit murray.seattle.gov/youthjobs for more details or to sign up for the Initiative.

Seattle Youth Employment Program

Email : youthemployment@seattle.gov

Phone : 206-386-1375