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Where Do You Find Data Describing Your Community?

Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Register at: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=e25075041097d3c6092d47fc1237bc6b7 external link opens in a new window

Data are critical as you work to find ways to serve communities in these challenging times and local data can provide a nuanced view of your county’s children and families.  The NYS Kids’ Well-being Indicators Clearinghouse or KWIC is a resource for local and state planners who participate in the monitoring of health status to identify community health problems. KWIC offers unique ways to visualize county and regional data needed to promote healthy communities. The map builder tool incorporates many different geographic boundaries including library systems. There are educational and demographic data for these different boundaries. Additionally, we have incorporated social media features. The new visualization and social media tools allow us to more accurately depict our communities; educate fellow New Yorkers about important issues that are impacting children’s daily lives; and guide our conversations and decisions around healthy child development.

The participants will be able to:

  • Find their county data and click on their county report.
  • Identify 3 new features on KWIC for displaying and sharing data.
  • Use the map builder to find their community (& library system) and examine the well-being indicators.

Cate Teuten Bohn, MPH, is a policy analyst with the Council on Children and Families. Ms Teuten Bohn has over twenty years’ experience in governmental public health administration in California and New York with strong skills in community assessment, strategic planning and staff development. She coordinates the Kids’ Well-being Indicators Clearinghouse (KWIC) for New York State.

Past Webinars

21 Minutes for 21st Century Libraries: Early Literacy

Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 2:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time

This supplement to the Ready to Read at New York Libraries “Everyone Serves Families with Young Children” component is intended primarily for library administration, but would be appropriate for any library staff wishing to learn more about early literacy. In this short webinar, early literacy will be presented as an essential service that must be among the top priorities of today’s public library.

Participants will learn about the latest research supporting early learning programming and services in libraries, as well as best practices. They will be able to see how their library measures up, and be inspired to support/develop new or improved early literacy services for their community.

Participants will also learn that libraries in turn greatly benefit from providing early literacy services, as this work positively impacts the current and future value of the library in the community.

This webinar will be archived.

Like, Share, and Get Noticed! Using Social Media to Connect with Your Community, October 4.

Using the Every Student Present Website: Helping Parents and Educators Utilize Strategies and Data Tools, September 19. Presented by Cate Teuten Bohn and Mary De Masi, Council on Children and Families

  • Notes from the Webinar

    Every Student Present is a public awareness campaign developed by the Council on Children and Families and intended to help families, school leaders, and community organizations understand the impact of multiple school absences on children’s learning.

    • Initiative to address chronic absence
    • The issue of chronic absence can be reduced by:
    • Every Student Present site for parents recommends helping children attend school by:
      • Boosting children’s confidence
      • Keeping children on track with schoolwork
      • Keeping children healthy
      • Protecting children from bullies
      • More information from http://www.everystudentpresent.org/ external link
    • Resources/Toolkits for combating chronic absence
    • How Libraries Can Help:
      • Help raise awareness (kids/parents not in school may be at the library)
      • Promote parents’ understanding on prolonged absence
      • Help keep children on track with schoolwork
      • Engage community partners in distributing information
      • Contact everystudentpresent@ccf.ny.govexternal link with questions or for additional information

Sharon Phillips is the Project Director for
Ready to Read at New York Libraries. For more information,
contact Sharon at 518-486-4863; Fax: 518-486-5254.
Last Updated: January 18, 2018 -- asm