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Links to Reports & Resources

Content focuses on the subjects for which AAWGT has sponsored educational sessions to better inform our members and the community at large.  

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Craving a Solution to Hunger; The Path to Food Security

June 12, 2019, Education Meeting

Presenters' Powerpoint Slides in PDF:

Karen Bassarab, Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future

Christine Melendez Ashley, Bread for the World

Anne Heiser Buzzelli, AA County Dept. of Health and Jodi Risse, Anne Arundel County Public Schools

Michael Wierzbicki, North County High School 

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Other Resource Materials: 

Anne Arundel County Foodbanks

Ending Hunger in Maryland

Ending US Hunger and Poverty by Focusing on Communities Where It's Most Likely

FoodSpan Lesson Plans

Hunger In Our Schools

Hungry Kids In Anne Arundel County

JHU Food Span Curriculum

Racial Equity Within Child Nutrition Programs

Recommendations to Promote Racial Equity Within SNAP

Recommendations to Promote Racial Equity Within WIC

Salvation Army Opens First-Ever Supermarket

Zero Hunger by 2030


Aging

The Greenhouse Project

Economic Insecurity in Maryland & Anne Arundel County: Wider Opportunity for Women's Elder Economic Security Index - PowerPoint presentation by Jo Reed and local Elder Index data

Children & Families

BrenĂ© Brown video on Empathy v. Sympathy 

Early Childhood Resources in Anne Arundel County 

Joan Gillece's PowerPoint Presentation on Trauma Informed Care  and website resources 

(Education Session on Derailing the Impact of Early Childhood Trauma, February 15, 2017) 

Domestic Violence

Get the Facts: Statistics and Definitions from Anne Arundel County and Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence

List of Hyperlinks to Comprehensive Domestic Violence Programs

Giving Circles Around the Country

AAWGT is a proud member of the Catalist: Women Accelerating the Power of Collective Giving

AAWGT's Suicide Prevention Grants Spotlighted - WCGN Newsletter, September 2014 [pdf]

Women's Collective Giving Grantmakers Network (WCGN) Conference:  Leveling the Playing Field; Fairness in Grantmaking Roundtable Notes - Charlotte, NC (pdf)  October, 2015

Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers' (ABAG's) List of Region's Giving Circles


Giving Circles: Background Information

Giving Circle Information Center: national statistics, trends:  givingforum.org

National estimate of giving circles' reach:  The Impact of Giving Together, May 2009 (Eikenberry and Bearman) 

Booklet on Giving Circle Founders: Founders Stories Giving Circles [pdf]

Handbook for Giving Circles:  Handbook for Giving Circles [pdf]


Grief and Bereavement

Anne Arundel County Chapter/ Parents of the USA 
Talking Tips for Bereaved Parents #1, #2, #3, #4

Bereavement and Support Services in the Area (Rev. 6/18 pdf)

Evermore: Child & Parent Grief  Support Directories

Hospice of the Chesapeake: Chesapeake Life Center


Health Care

The Weakening Link Between Marriage and Childbirth: Does It Matter?  PowerPoint presentation  by Katy Suellentrop, National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, September 12, 2013 [pdf]

AA County Dept. of Health: www.aahealth.org

Recent rankings on health indicators in Anne Arundel County from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

2011 Report Card on Anne Arundel County Community Health Indicators [pdf]

Consumer Health Site (in English and Spanish): medlineplus.gov

Information on Children's Health: kidshealth.org

Information on Women's Health:  womenshealth.gov


Unsung and Unserved: The Double-Edged Sword Facing Today’s Women Veterans

February 13, 2019, Education Meeting

Presentation handouts:

Anne Arundel County Statistics on Veterans
Baltimore Sun Article: Women Veterans Do Not Recognize Themselves as Veterans
Challenges and Barriers for Military and Veteran Women
Domestic Abuse Now a Crime
Inconvenience of Being a Woman Veteran
Pew Survey of Women Veterans, December 2011
Rethink Veterans - Who is the Woman Veteran
Who is a Woman Veteran
Women Veterans Strategic Plan and Timeline by Women Veterans Task Force

Homelessness and Affordable Housing

Homeless data profiles by state are available here.  More than 1.5 million children across the U.S. (1 out of every 50) experience homelessness at least once a year and, in Maryland, 1 out of 28 children do not know where they will get their next meal.

Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking Bibliography

Immigration

Immigration Resource List - June 2018 - Provided by Maria M. Casasco, Officer, Immigrant & Multicultural Affairs (MCA),  Office of Anne Arundel County Executive Steve R. Schuh 

Migration Policy Institute Report: Immigrants in the United States: How Well Are They Integrating into Society?    by Tomas R. Jimenez, May 2011

Migration Policy Institute: Website for MPI's E Pluribus Unum Prizes for Integration


Poverty/Economic Insecurity

Poverty Amidst Plenty VI: On The Road to Progress for All produced by the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County and the Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth and Families. Sixth Edition, 2018  - NEW


May, 2018 PPT update on Community Plan from The Partnership for Children Youth and Families [pdf] - presented by Pamela Brown and Lauren Maddox at AAWGT grants voting meeting on 5/19/18 

BenefitsCheckup.org - online tool to help family, friends or neighbors learn about all the public benefits for which they may be eligible

Anne Arundel County Data and Poverty Snapshot 2014 and US Poverty Income Thresholds by Family Size 2013, handouts from Marci Kennai, Director, Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services

New Data from Maryland (2010) by Lester M. Salamon and Stephanie Lessans Geller is available at the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies website: ccss.jhu.edu.

The Guide for Funding Basic Human Needs in a Challenging Economy produced in 2009 by the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers.


Racial Inequity - NEW

Local Events - February/March 2019:

London Town: Winter Lecture Series: African American Experience - Saturdays in February at 10 am

Northern Arundel Cultural Preservation Society Events - February 3 and February 9 

Bannecker-Douglass Museum - February 9 and 11 

William Paca House,  African American Life in Colonial Annapolis - March 28, 10 am

Recommended Reading

Waking Up White by Debby Irving

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

Recommended Viewing:

YouTube:  Robin DiAngelo and others  #1.  #2.  #3 

Racial Justice Listserv for upcoming events and workshops in the pursuit of racial justice in the Mid-Atlantic Region (DC, DE, MD, PA, NC, SC and VA)     - send a subscription request to Lynda Davis by email to lyndadvis@aol.com

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