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Newsletters

Current Issue

Fall 2023
 

In this Fall 2023 issue of UPLIFT, you will find information about CRESTSprogram's commitment to addressing your immediate and long-term training needs, an overview of our recent and upcoming events, and updates about important topics (i.e., staffing changes, trademark applications, etc.).

Archived Issues

Summer 2023
 

In this Summer 2023 issue of UPLIFT, the newsletter for the CRESTSprogram, you will find an article on the 2024 Juneteenth holiday, lists of June events related to upcoming/ongoing holidays, an article on the recent additions to CRESTSprogram’s “Videos on Demand” library, and information about recent/upcoming CRESTS-Achieve training events.

Spring 2023
 

In this Spring 2023 issue of UPLIFT, the newsletter for the CRESTSprogram, you will find information and resources to enhance your ability to more effectively with (and on behalf of) Black youth and other children of color.

Winter 2023

In this Winter 2023 issue of UPLIFT, the newsletter for the CRESTSprogram, you will find information and resources to enhance your ability to more effectively intervene with (and on behalf) of these youth.

Black History Month Communique 2023
 

We encourage you to utilize this issue to creatively use lessons from history to inform, inspire, movate, encourage, liberate, and uplift Black youth (and their families and communities). We will be hosting a Black History Month (BHM) webinar entitled, "Counteracting the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Black Youth: Educational, Juvenile Justice, & Mental Health Perspectives." In addition to listing relevant webinars, we've also included events sponsored by national organizations. We ask that you continue reading this communique, raise your awareness, enhance your knowledge and skills, apply what you learn to uplift Black children, and spread the word!

Fall 2022

This Fall 2022 issue of UPLIFT, the newsletter for the CRESTSprogram, includes information about our most recent past events, African Americans reinventing Thanksgiving, a deeper look into CRESTSprogram training programs, and more.  

 

Summer 2022

This Summer 2022 issue of UPLIFT, the newsletter for the CRESTSprogram, includes an article about the recent upgrades to the CRESTSprogram website (www.crestsprogram.com). In addition, this current issue includes information about our recent/upcoming training events and credentialing programs (i.e., CRESTS-Achieve and CRESTS- Liberate).

Spring 2022

This Spring 2022 issue of Uplift contains articles and links that will allow you to REFLECT on CRESTS-Achieve’s recent activities (i.e., past training events, ESEA conference participation, and Black History Month communique). In addition, this issue includes an article focused on RESTORING honor to Black women and mothers across the African Diaspora. 

 

Black History Month Communique 2022

This issue of Uplift includes: an article on Kwanzaa, an article providing a review of the first year of the CRESTS Program (with a preview of what’s to come in 2022), an announcement about the upcoming Social Media contest, adescription of the 12/14 training event, and information about other future and past CRESTS events and activities.

 

December 2021

This issue of Uplift includes: an article on Kwanzaa, an article providing a review of the first year of the CRESTS Program (with a preview of what’s to come in2022), an announcement about the upcoming Social Media contest, adescription of the 12/14 training event, and information about other future and past CRESTS events and activities.

October 2021

This edition of our newsletter includes: discussion about many important holidays ,milestones, and events (historical, recent, and upcoming) that are worthy of acknowledgment.

June 2021

This edition of our newsletter includes: discussion about many important holidays ,milestones, and events (historical, recent, and upcoming) that are worthy of acknowledgment.

March 2021

This edition of our newsletter includes: highlights from our National Black History Month communique (February 2021), a video message from the program’s Co-Founders in celebration of Women’s History Month, a summary of a recent concept paper generated by Dr. Samuel Burbanks, an introduction to our new Social Media Intern (Ms. Jonae Bond), and announcements regarding upcoming webinars.


Black History Month Communique 2021

We kicked off Black History Month (BHM) with a webinar entitled, “Young, Gifted, and Black: Black Children as Agents in Their own Liberation”, featuring Drs. V.P. Franklin, Carmen Sidbury, and Michael White. In addition to listing relevant webinars and events sponsored by national organizations, we also included a dance video by Prof. Kehinde Ishangi (Florida State University) and a BHM message by indigenous healer, DrRaSon. We ask that you continue reading this communique, raise your awareness, enhance your knowledge and skills, apply what you learn to uplift Black children, and spread the word!

December 2020

 

In this issue, we introduce the co-founders of CRESTS-Achieve, Drs. Constance West and Cirecie West-Olatunji, and provide an overview of the CRESTS-Achieve credentialing program (coming soon!). Additionally, we offer a recap of the November webinar, “Trauma-Informed Care for Black Children: What’s Culture Got to Do With It?”, featuring Dr. Joyce E. King (Georgia State University) and jazz clarinetist, Dr. Michael White (Xavier University of LA). We also introduce the first Concept Paper, Academic Achievement and Traumatic Stress, and share the highlights of the December 8th Twitter Chat. This issue also includes reference to the training series, “Culture-centered Mondays, currently available for professional development.

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