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Community Advocates Public Policy Institute

Community Advocates Public Policy Institute The Community Advocates Public Policy Institute is dedicated to developing, demonstrating, and imple The Community Advocates Public Policy Institute is dedicated to preventing and reducing poverty while fostering wellness for individuals and families.

Our current programs include Pathways to Ending Poverty, Transitional Jobs, the Effective ACA Implementation Project, the City of Milwaukee Tobacco-Free Alliance, Milwaukee County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (a county-wide AODA prevention initiative), Milwaukee Brighter Futures Initiative, Minority Male Achievement, and Conversations with Policy Leaders..

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Spending time together doing family activities can promote unity and build trust among family members. These trusting fa...
04/18/2022

Spending time together doing family activities can promote unity and build trust among family members. These trusting family relationships can help families survive the tough times, as well as strengthen and support individual family members through their own personal struggles. Check out this workbook full of activities aimed at building trust, and strengthening family relationships! Also head over to the @The Parenting Network for more resources this week on building trust within your family. #FamilyStrengtheningMonth2022 #PinWheelsforPreventionWIhttps://www.livehealthyiowakids.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Helping_Youth_Succeed.pdf

We still have a few spots available for our Adult and Youth #MentalHealthFirstAid courses on April 27, 28 & 29. If you w...
04/15/2022

We still have a few spots available for our Adult and Youth #MentalHealthFirstAid courses on April 27, 28 & 29. If you want to learn more about understanding and helping someone who may be experiencing a #mentalhealth issue like #anxiety or #depression, whether they are a child, friend, relative, or someone you work with, this workshop is for you. It's FREE and open to anyone who lives or works in #MilwaukeeCounty. Deadline to apply is April 20/21/22. Don't miss this opportunity! Check out the details on our calendar.

https://ppi.communityadvocates.net/news-events/event-calendar.html

We believe survivors. Join one of these amazing events to learn, share, and heal.
04/14/2022

We believe survivors. Join one of these amazing events to learn, share, and heal.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month! Please join us as we honor survivors and raise awareness. #saammke

Being an active listener when speaking to your child is an important skill to practice. Giving your child your full atte...
04/14/2022

Being an active listener when speaking to your child is an important skill to practice. Giving your child your full attention during your conversations lets them know that you are interested in what they have to say. This includes making eye contact and setting distracting things, like your cellphone, aside. Try using these age-appropriate conversation starters from Children’s Wisconsin - Child Abuse Prevention to hone those listening skills! #PinWheelsForPreventionWI #FamilyStrengtheningMonth2022 #learnlistenlove
Preschool:https://childrenswi.org/-/media/chwlibrary/files/childrens-and-the-community/pcaw/resources/conversation-starters-tip-sheets-preschool.pdf

Elementary:https://childrenswi.org/-/media/chwlibrary/files/childrens-and-the-community/pcaw/resources/conversation-starters-tip-sheets-elementary.pdf

Teenager:https://childrenswi.org/-/media/chwlibrary/files/childrens-and-the-community/pcaw/resources/conversation-starters-tip-sheets-teenager.pdf

Healthy communication is at the heart of building a strong relationship with your children. Children want to have a warm...
04/11/2022

Healthy communication is at the heart of building a strong relationship with your children. Children want to have a warm and loving connection with each of their parents, and being able to communicate well with one another can make that happen! This week, try to use the “in between time” like car rides, or before bed to just chat with your children. Even finding a few minutes a day can make a huge difference. Check out the The Parenting Network 's page this week for more activities to build communication in your household. #LearnListenLove #PinwheelsForPreventionWI

Congratulations to the staff and volunteer attorney's involved in Legal Action of Wisconsin's Eviction Defense Project! ...
04/08/2022
Eviction Defense Project receives national recognition for helping residents facing eviction

Congratulations to the staff and volunteer attorney's involved in Legal Action of Wisconsin's Eviction Defense Project! Your work is helping #Milwaukee's renters get legal representation when faced with potential #eviction.

Legal Action of Wisconsin's Eviction Defense Project has represented hundreds of tenants facing eviction in court since it launched in 2017.

Want to be an ally to someone who is experiencing a #mentalhealth issue like #anxiety, #depression, or #trauma? We are o...
04/08/2022

Want to be an ally to someone who is experiencing a #mentalhealth issue like #anxiety, #depression, or #trauma? We are offering workshops on #MentalHealthFirstAid and #suicide prevention -- free and open to you if you live or work in #MilwaukeeCounty. Check out our calendar and RSVP now!

https://ppi.communityadvocates.net/news-events/event-calendar.html

We've got a few open spots for this workshop on #MentalHealthFirstAid for #youth. If you work with or love a child or te...
04/05/2022

We've got a few open spots for this workshop on #MentalHealthFirstAid for #youth. If you work with or love a child or teen who may be experiencing a #mentalhealth or #substanceuse issue, this workshop will help you identify and understand what's going on -- and learn how to get them the help that's right for them. RSVP in the link below. It's open and free of charge to people who live or work in #MilwaukeeCounty. Registration ends FRIDAY.

Community Advocates Public Policy Institute will be hosting a Youth Mental Heath First Aid workshop where you can learn how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among children ages 6-18. Registration ends Friday! Click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/308983797857

Here's Sadie wearing BLUE! She's showing her support for Strengthening Families Month in April! Sadie works with the Mil...
04/01/2022

Here's Sadie wearing BLUE! She's showing her support for Strengthening Families Month in April! Sadie works with the Milwaukee Child Abuse Prevention Services Public Policy Committee, which brings together #Milwaukee and #Wisconsin stakeholders who are lifting up families, parents and kids. Keep checking this page for more information throughout #StrentheningFamiliesMonth. And show your love for our kids and families too. 🥰

Join The Parenting Network  for a virtual event on April 6th from 12pm-1:30pm. This #LearnListenLove event will draw on ...
04/01/2022
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: #LearnListenLove: Family Strengthening Month Awareness Event. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Join The Parenting Network for a virtual event on April 6th from 12pm-1:30pm. This #LearnListenLove event will draw on experiences on prominent Milwaukeeans as they reflect on some of their most funny and heartwarming parenting moments, and stories on how they weather the difficult times. Use this link to register:

Every parent needs, and deserves, a team to raise a champion. This #LearnListenLove Awareness Event will draw from the experiences of prominent Milwaukeeans as they reflect on some of their most funny and heartwarming parenting moments, and stories about how they weather the difficult times. These o...

April is Family Strengthening Month! Join us in spreading awareness by wearing blue on April 1st and sharing your photos...
03/31/2022

April is Family Strengthening Month! Join us in spreading awareness by wearing blue on April 1st and sharing your photos. We wear blue to spread the word about making positive childhood experiences possible for every child! Join us this month for parenting resources, and awareness education. How are YOU planning to get involved? #PinWheelsForPreventionWI Prevent Child Abuse America The Parenting Network

Want to learn how you can help a young person who may be having a mental health issue? This interactive workshop will en...
03/30/2022
Youth Mental Health First Aid

Want to learn how you can help a young person who may be having a mental health issue? This interactive workshop will enable you to learn the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues and how you can help a youth find the help that's best for them. RSVPs are required at this link. This online workshop is free and open to anyone who lives or works in #MilwaukeeCounty. #MentalHealth #MentalWellness #YMHFA #MentalHealthFirstAid

YMHFA teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among children ages 6-18.

Thanks, CBS 58 for covering this life-saving program. Milwaukee Fire Department will be offering newly legal #fentanyl t...
03/29/2022
Milwaukee fire department distributing free overdose prevention kits to community

Thanks, CBS 58 for covering this life-saving program. Milwaukee Fire Department will be offering newly legal #fentanyl test strips in their HOPE kits. This will help to save lives and give people a second chance so they can get into treatment. MCSAP, which is coordinated by Community Advocates Public Policy Institute, supports this step forward.

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee firefighters are looking to fight the opioid crisis with new overdose prevention kits.Every Milwaukee Fire Department truck, engine and MED unit now carries these HOP

We signed on to this letter to Tony Evers asking him to veto legislation that would hurt #Wisconsin's families and worke...
03/25/2022
Kids Forward: 34 groups urge Governor to veto restrictions on public assistance | WisPolitics.com

We signed on to this letter to Tony Evers asking him to veto legislation that would hurt #Wisconsin's families and workers by reducing access to access to health care, nutrition assistance and unemployment insurance benefits. Learn more at this link. Kids Forward

Press Releases Kids Forward: 34 groups urge Governor to veto restrictions on public assistance Kids Forward: 34 groups urge Governor to veto restrictions on public assistance March 23, 2022 Thirty-four Wisconsin organizations sent Governor Evers a letter today urging him to veto bills that would red...

To help prevent future #opioid-related deaths, Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Services is planning to distribute 1,6...
03/17/2022
As fentanyl testing strips become legal, Milwaukee County plans to give 1,600 to the community to help prevent opioid-related deaths

To help prevent future #opioid-related deaths, Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Services is planning to distribute 1,600 newly legal #fentanyl testing strips in the community, according to a Wednesday news release from Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley's office.

How do the testing strips work? They detect the presence of fentanyl in powders or injectables and can help prevent accidental overdoses.

Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Services plans to distribute newly legal fentanyl testing strips to help prevent opioid-related deaths.

Lots of good news from Tammy Baldwin about federal support for #Wisconsin and #Milwaukee projects, including #jobtrainin...
03/11/2022
Baldwin Works to Secure More Than $187 Million for Wisconsin in Omnibus Appropriations Legislation | U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin

Lots of good news from Tammy Baldwin about federal support for #Wisconsin and #Milwaukee projects, including #jobtraining for under-represented workers and Right to Counsel #eviction prevention services. Well done to all who advocated for these worthy projects!

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee,...

03/08/2022
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Sign up for an upcoming #QPR Questions, Persuade, Refer Training hosted by Community Advocates Public Policy Institute! You will learn about reducing suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical and proven su***de prevention training.
WPHA has joined with a broad sector of partners for the Healthy School Meals for All coalition. The Healthy Meals for All bill would, once and for all, get rid of the stigma associated with free meals and end lunch shaming across Wisconsin. School meals play an important role in helping to ensure that every child in Wisconsin starts school ready to learn - and ensures that our kids can be as healthy as they can be! https://www.healthyschoolmealsforallwi.org/ Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin School Nutrition Association of Wisconsin (SNA-WI) Wisconsin Council of Churches Milwaukee AHEC Wisconsin Public Education Network Community Advocates Public Policy Institute Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance 9to5 Wisconsin
It's not too late to RSVP! The Milwaukee Career & Employment Summit is Tomorrow! Community Advocates Public Policy Institute
Community Advocates Public Policy Institute Milwaukee Career & Employment Summit is happening this Thursday from 10am to 2pm! If you are in search of a job or are struggling to find a career, Please join Community Advocates , Kohl's, Employ Milwaukee and their partners at this wonderful event. There will be many resources and a chance to connect with many employers.
Community Advocates Public Policy Institute is hosting a training on Delta-8 THC. The training will be presented by police officer Nick Place and Alliance for Wisconsin Youth Southeast Region coordinator Hannah Lepper. The training will present trending and upcoming drugs such as Delta-10, damage caused by drugs in the human body, and more. The training will be held on Friday, November 19, at 11 a.m. via Zoom. You can find the link to register on the public policy calendar here: https://ppi.communityadvocates.net/news-events/event-calendar.html
About 1 in 10 children live in poverty, with Black, Hispanic, and Native American children experiencing poverty at twice the rate of white children. Join our September 28 webinar on this important topic with Community Advocates Public Policy Institute Senior Fellow David Riemer:
Building a healthier society means we must reduce poverty. Register now to join our September 28 webinar, where we will discuss ways to address poverty so all residents have the opportunity to thrive. The CHR&R Data and Analytics Team Leader, Christine Muganda, will join us to show how our data tool can inform your work to reduce poverty. And David Riemer, Senior Fellow at the Community Advocates Public Policy Institute, will explore the root of poverty and ways to advance equity in all communities. Register today! https://chrr.zoom.us/webinar/register/9516297305447/WN_n_1U8uwoRC-ElToMjO93nQ
Building a healthier society means we must reduce poverty. Register now to join our September 28 webinar, where we will discuss ways to address poverty so all residents have the opportunity to thrive. The CHR&R Data and Analytics Team Leader, Christine Muganda, will join us to show how our data tool can inform your work to reduce poverty. And David Riemer, Senior Fellow at the Community Advocates Public Policy Institute, will explore the root of poverty and ways to advance equity in all communities. Register today! https://chrr.zoom.us/webinar/register/9516297305447/WN_n_1U8uwoRC-ElToMjO93nQ
Looking for resources about prevention efforts in Milwaukee? Check out the Milwaukee Prevention Journal by Community Advocates Public Policy Institute! “Community Advocates established the Public Policy Institute in 2008 to work toward preventing and reducing poverty while improving the quality of life for individuals and families in Milwaukee and throughout Wisconsin. Our varied programs and projects are united in their view that poverty is Milwaukee’s biggest problem.”
This is your chance to attend High in Plain Sight: Drug Trends Training with Jermaine Galloway, sponsored by Community Advocates Public Policy Institute. Join the live, online training on November 12 at either 9am or 1pm. For more info and to register for 9am training, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/high-in-plain-sight-drug-trends-training-with-jermaine-galloway-tickets-124470036229 For more info and to register for the 1pm training, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/high-in-plain-sight-drug-trends-training-with-jermaine-galloway-tickets-124472138517 #HighInPlainSight #DrugTrends #CommunityAdvocates
“The new moratorium will help our clients avoid homelessness, but it’s important for renters to know that they must continue paying rent and that rent assistance is available,” says Andi Elliott, CEO of Community Advocates, a Milwaukee nonprofit social service agency. Community Advocates Public Policy Institute Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee National Low Income Housing Coalition
Are you interested in racial equity work in public health and working toward organizational change? We are transforming our Racial Equity Workgroup to a committee - and are welcoming all those that are interested! This committee is forming to advise and make recommendations to our internal work. View the full scope and submit your interest by August 15th to join the initial committee: https://www.wpha.org/page/RacialEquity Please share with other organizations that may be interested! Kids Forward The Foundation for Black Women's Wellness Wisconsin Department of Health Services United Way of Dane County Community Advocates Public Policy Institute March of Dimes - Wisconsin Chapter