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  1. 1. CYP Update 7 May 2012 Policy and process news from CNIC for CYP ProfessionalsNavy Teen Council (NTC) - 19-25 March set a milestone for Navy CYP. 10 Navy teens from 10different Navy installations representing six NavyRegions came together at the BGCA KeystoneConference in Ft. Worth, TX. This group of teens haseffectively formed our Navy Teen Council (NTC).Through various trainings on teen advocacy, publicspeaking, bullying prevention, etc. the NTC hasbegun to build its goals, expectations, andcommunication plan. The overall mission of theNTC is to 1) Increase and improve communication between Navy teens and Navy leadership, 2) Increase the relevancy of Navy Youth Programs in teens lives, and 3) Initiate change that will improve the quality of life for Navy teens worldwide.NEW CNIC Standardized Parent Handbook: All programs are required to provide ahandbook to parents with children participating in Navy CYP. A standardized Navy CYP parent handbook hasbeen developed to assist program directors in meeting this requirement and to ensure a standardized message isarticulated to families registered in Navy CYP. The attached policy letter, CYP directors shall use the attachedparent handbook to meet this requirement. Installation specific information is needed for some of the topic areas.Instructions are provided on how to use the parent handbook template to add installation information. The CNICPOC is Ms. Diane Brewer at DSN 882-6702, (C) 901-874-6702, or diane.brewer@navy.mil.POLICY MEMO LINK: http://www.slideshare.net/chuckbev2000/parent-handbook-policy-letterPARENT HANDBOOK LINK: http://www.slideshare.net/chuckbev2000/2012-05-07-cnic-parent-handbook-protected-2 7 May 2012 – Weekly CYP Update| 1
  2. 2. Summer Camp Opportunities:OMK Camps – An offshoot of Army’s Operation: Military Kids Program, OMK camps are offered across theUS for military children and youth who find themselves in the deployment cycle. Camps vary in the age groupthey serve and the activities involved. For more information visithttp://www.operationmilitarykids.org/public/EventDetail.aspx?ID=3193.Teen Adventure Camps - These camps opportunities are offered for all military teens age 14-18. Camps varyin length and activities but are all designed for teens to explore high adventure activities such as climbing,kayaking, rafting, camping, etc. More information can be found athttp://www.extension.purdue.edu/Adventure_camps/campshome.html. As part of the Adventure Camp program,three camps are also offered for children and youth with special needs.The NTC holds monthly conference calls and is continually communicating with CNICs SAC/YP Coordinatorand Program Specialists to mobilize teens on their installations and to initiate various projects. Installationsinterested in following the progress of the NTC are asked to visit www.facebook.com/NavyTeenCouncil.BGCA Keystone Conference - Approximately 2000 teens attended the BGCA KeystoneConference in Ft. Worth, Texas this past March. After several motivational speakers, well known music artists,and intentional training sessions, teens departed to better their clubs and communities. The Navy Teen Councilmember from NAS Patuxent River (John C.) reflected on his experience.(CLICK to Read Reflection)NAYS Chapter Management Website Update - The NAYS Chapter ManagementWebsite has been updated and now reflects "official" Navy installations titles. Please ensure that this title is usedwhen utilizing NAYS services.Navy FitFactor - New Incentives Incoming!!! - Youth Programs will be excited toknow that new FitFactor level incentives have finally been shipped to all installations! Programs can expect toreceive their shipments by the end of May 2012. Based on youth feedback, all the incentive level prizes andmonthly bonus prizes have changed! Prizes can be viewed at www.ncypstore.com (under FitFactor - Navy). The"Prizes" page on the Navy FitFactor website will be updated shortly. Please readMEMO: http://www.slideshare.net/chuckbev2000/2012-05-07-navy-fit-factor-2012-new-incentives-incomingCDH Business News: Smart phones make paying by credit card faster and easier!Finally, there is a way for small business owners to break into the 21st Century! The following are two websitesthat CYP Professionals can share with CDH Providers who are looking for better, easier and faster ways toreceive payments from parents.https://squareup.com/http://gopayment.com/ 7 May 2012 – Weekly CYP Update| 2
  3. 3. May 11, 2012 is Provider Appreciate Day! How will you celebrate your providers? Email Debbie Enright, CDH Program Coordinator with ways your program celebrated Provider Appreciate Day. Pictures are requested if available. Your entry may appear in the next CYP Update!Save the Date: NAFCC Annual Conference: The 22nd Annual NAFCCConference will be held 26-28 July in Atlanta, Georgia. This year’s theme is “The Magic of Family ChildCare.” For More information visit: www.NAFCC.org/Conferences • NAFCC Observer training will be offered during the NAFCC National Conference. This two day session runs July 25-26 from 8-5 each day. • NAFCC Observer Refresher Training is being held Thursday 26 July from 1-5 pm.DoDEA School Talk is a NEW monthly forum for the community of the Department of DefenseEducation Activity -- your chance to interact directly with DoDEAs leaders as they discuss topics related toeducating the children of Americas service members.On the first edition, Director Marilee Fitzgerald introduced DoDEAs new show, "School Talk"; shared someobservations, priorities, and points of celebration for the system; addressed how parents, students and teacherscan become involved in the discussion; and talked to the 2012 DoDEA teacher of the Year, Angela Wilson.To listen to the first show, go to: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/dodea/2012/05/01/school-talk-with-marilee-fitzgerald-americasddess-editionNAVY FEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS Child Care Aware® of America (formerlyNACCRRA) is working with the U.S. Navy to help parents find and afford child care that suits their uniqueneeds. Through the fee assistance program, Navy families are eligible to receive monthly fee assistance to helpoffset the cost of child care in their communities.Programs AvailableOperation Military Child Care (OMCC)The OMCC program provides fee assistance for Families of Sailors who are deployed or attached to a ship.Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood (MCCYN)The MCCYN program provides fee assistance for families of Active Duty Sailors who are unable to access on-installation child care. Families living within 15 miles or 20 minutes of a Naval Base must be on the base childdevelopment center waitlist before applying for fee assistance. 7 May 2012 – Weekly CYP Update| 3
  4. 4. Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Respite CareThe EFMP program is specifically designed for Navy families who have children ages birth to 18 identified asExceptional Family Members, category IV or V. The program provides 40 hours of respite care per month tosupport the unique child care needs of EFMP families. Please contact Child Care Aware® at 1-800-424-2246for more information regarding eligibility and how to apply.Eligibility Requirements for OMCC & MCCYN• Fee assistance programs are provided for children ages birth through 12 years.• The Service Member’s spouse must be working or enrolled in school for the OMCC or MCCYN programs. Temporary assistance is available for spouses who are seeking employment.• All programs require families to use a provider with a state child care license who has been inspected within the last 12 months. For the MCCYN program, providers must meet additional high quality standards.How to ApplyTo apply for fee assistance, please visit our website at www.naccrra.org/navy/how-to-applyEXCEPTIONAL FAMILY MEMBER PROGRAM (EFMP)School Liaison Officers (SLO) and EFMP Case Liaisons (CL) partner to provide quality support services tospecial needs families:EFMP CLs provide information and referral regarding community support services that meet the specific needsof EFMP families, and help them navigate an often confusing and cumbersome support system. They serve as alink between families and military, national and local community resources. CLs also provide non-medical casemanagement, and assist families in the development and maintenance of Individualized Services Plans (ISP).SLOs Together, SLOs and CLs will provide you with information, education and the tools you need tosuccessfully advocate for yourself, your family and your EFM. Contact your local Fleet and Family SupportCenter to get in touch with your EFMP Liaison or School Liaison Officer.CNIC CYP Team Points of ContactCDC = Nichelle Murphy Nichelle.murphy@navy.milSAC/YOUTH/TEEN/YOUTH SPORTS = Brent Edwards brent.a.edwards@navy.milCDH = Deborah Enright Deborah.enright@navy.milOUTEACH/EFMP/NACCRRA = Terri Dietrich terri.dietrich@navy.milINSPECTIONS = Janie Heisner janie.heisner@navy.milTRAINING = Maryann Coutino Maryann.coutino@navy.milFollow CYP:(Click on logo) Navy CYP Navy SLO Youth CYP Professional 7 May 2012 – Weekly Sponsorship CYP Update| 4
  5. 5. CYP AROUND THE WORLD Old Dominion University Brings Seven Connection Centers and a Strong Partnership to Norfolk:KCMS News Team Salutes Military Students: http://vimeo.com/40119753The NAF CYP kicked off the Month of the Military child with a parade to the flagpole. The children rode their bikes, scooters, walked, and was pushed in strollers and wagons to the flagpole. Then the children recited the national anthem, sang the grand old flag and then proceeded to the front of the thrift store to plant flowers and trees for earth day.NAS Jacksonville School Liaison Officer DawnMills, recently held a class for parents detailing the steps necessary to enrolltheir children in kindergarten for the upcoming school year. Parents whoattended the meeting were impressed with the amount of information thatMs. Mills was able to provide them with, including information on magnetprograms, impact aid, and the importance of parents filling out documentsidentifying their child as a military dependent when enrolling in local schoolsystems. Ms. Mills was also instrumental in a recent visit to NASJacksonville by First Lady, Michelle Obama. Mrs. Obama held aconversation with 300 high school junior and senior girls as part of her JoiningForces initiative. The visit withMrs. Obama also included a video feed of the "Ellen" show which subsequently aired on 16 April 2012. Eachhigh school junior and senior girl in attendance received a $250 gift card from JC Penney, along with a gift bagof goodies. It was Ms. Mills who worked with the local schools to identify the junior and senior girls, get themofficial White House invitations, and ensured that they were taken care of while at the event.Link to Ellen show:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZMme7EFOWg&list=UUp0hYYBW6IMayGgR-WeoCvQ&index=3&feature=plcp 7 May 2012 – Weekly CYP Update| 5
  6. 6. NDW Participates in U.S. Department of Education Military StudentForum As part of the Obama administration initiative to support military families, the U.S. Department ofEducation has focused on providing strengthened educational opportunities for children of military families. Tothis end, 15 military-connected high school/college students, representing all branches of service, in the NationalCapitol Region, have been invited to attend a meeting with U.S. Department of Education Secretary ArneDuncan to discuss their personal experiences of being a military student, how they have been supportedthroughout their educational career, and how they could be better supported in schools. There is a possibility thatDr. Jill Biden will also be in attendance. The meeting will take place at the U.S. Department of EducationAdministration Building on Monday, April 16, 2012 from 1300-1500. As of today, NDW has three militarystudents confirmed for attendance all are from active duty families, and are from (1) NAS Pax River, (1) NSAAnnapolis, (1) NSA South Potomac - Dahlgren.GTMO CYP Youth Performers CYP youth joined localband Sounds Like Chicken in performing songs requested by the audience during "Songolian Night" at The Bay View club. The event combines live music and Mongolian a dinner. In the pictures, 7th grader Leah Mason plays flute and 8th grader Chris Harris plays tuba with the group. Twelve GTMO youth musicians, grades 6-12, will travel to San Juan, Puerto Rico and perform with the choir and band at Antilles High School in Ft. Buchanan. NCBC Gulfport/Stennis Child & Youth Programs joined the Department of Defense and military communities worldwide in celebrating April as the Month of the Military Child. Through collaborative efforts with on and off- installation entities, an array of innovative special events for parentsand children were hosted April 2-7, 2012. Approximately 800 childrenand parents had the opportunity to receive beneficial resources and takepart in the following special events: Easter egg hunts, CBC Fire Housesafety demonstrations, face painting, carnival games, moon bounces, a rock climbing wall, laser tag, StennisSpace Center Astro Camp, and interactive activities with Mobile Games. 7 May 2012 – Weekly CYP Update| 6
  7. 7. Garden Club at the Port HuenemeYouth Center on the base -- click toread morehttp://www.vcstar.com/news/2012/apr/17/at-base-gardening-helps-grow-youths/#ixzz1t5FrWgrV- vcstar.comNSA PC Honors Military Children In FirstAnnual Purple Up! Day Celebration by LyndaKent, School Liaison Officer, NSA PCMonth of the Military Child was celebrated this year at NavalSupport Activity Panama City in a special way. NSA PC partneredwith Florida Operation: Military Kids and Bay District Schools in support of OMK’s first Annual Purple Up! For Military Kids Day. April marks the nation’s “Month of the Military Child” as a time to recognize and honor the sacrifices that all military-dependent children make and especially those who are experiencing deployment of an active duty military parent. This year Florida OMK invited everyone to join them on 13 April in wearing purple in a show of support for and appreciation of military children for their strength and resilience andthe sacrifices they make on sometimes a daily basis. The color purple symbolizes allbranches of the military.Purple was seen throughout NSA PC as military members wore purple ribbon pinsand civilians wore purple clothing to commemorate the event. Employees of NavalSurface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) gathered in front ofthe divisions main administration building 110 wearing purple and sporting purpleballoons as a visible way to show support and thank military children for theirstrength and sacrifices. Jeff Prater, PAO at NSWC PCD, commented, “This was thefirst of what will hopefully become a fully-embraced annual military communitytradition.”School Liaison Officer, Lynda Kent, partnered with Janet Psikogios, OMK Regional Program Coordinator, byfacilitating the event with NSA PC and Bay District Schools. School Superintendent, William (Bill) Husfelt,relaxed the school uniform policy for Purple Up! and offered students the opportunity to join in and support their 7 May 2012 – Weekly CYP Update| 7
  8. 8. fellow military-dependent students by wearing purple to school. Employees in the district office were not to beoutdone by the student support and also joined the celebration by donning their favorite purple apparel. Kentsaid, “It was truly a fun day and very heartwarming to see all the support for our very deserving militarychildren.”Easter GTMO Style Pool Fun!! Face Painting!! Family Fun!! Easter Bunny!! Tattoos!! Races!! Crafts!! Story Time!! 7 May 2012 – Weekly CYP Update| 8