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disAbility Law Center of Virginia needs a new logo!
They are having a contest with judges and prizes.
Submit your entry by February 28 and follow these rules.
1. Send each submission separately to info@dLCV.org. You may submit more than one entry. Include your name, phone number, email address and mailing addresses with each submission. The submitter’s name and postal address is required for exchanging legal papers.
2. Send submissions as JPGs.
3. Submit images for the printed letterhead and the website and Facebook presence both in color and in black and white. Submit samples of each style and color.
4. The design should convey our mission of respecting and advancing the rights of people with disabilities. More information on our mission can be found at our website, www.dLCV.org.
5. The logo should eventually be available in a high resolution source format, modifiable using PhotoShop Elements.
6. The winning submitter must agree to assign the copyright to the disAbility Law Center of Virginia and attach no other restrictions to the use of the logo. All submitters must declare that they do not infringe the rights of another party and that publishing their logos for the purpose of this contest is acceptable.
7. The contest will run until midnight February 28th, 2014. Any submissions received after this date will not be considered.
8. A jury will select the winning submission. Nominal prizes will be awarded to the top candidates.
9. Top candidates will be invited to our Gala on March 20, 2014.
10. Remember, dLCV uses a small “d” to emphasize the “Ability” in disAbility.
11. If you have any questions please contact info@dLCV.org.
Printable copy of the rules here.
- Community Integration
- Supporting Peers in the Work Place
- Trauma-Informed Care
- Health and Wellness
- Creativity & Alternative Approaches
- Recovery Centers
- Parents with Psychiatric Disabilities
- Youth Initiatives
- Peer Advocacy & Mutual Support
- Hospital Diversion Respite Centers
- Human Rights Initiatives
- New Employment Opportunities for Peers
- Research and Developments in the Peer Workforce
- Civic Engagement & Social/Political Activism
- Suicide Prevention, Assessment & Interventions
- Supervisory Roles
- Leadership Development
- Education & Credentialing
- Cultural Competence
- Health Care Reform
- First Break: New Initiatives
- Conflict Resolution
- Enhancing Job Skills for Peer Providers in the workplace
- Consistency and relevance to the theme of the conference
- Originality and innovation
- Clarity in description of subject matter
- Broad implications across peer workforce experience
- Qualifications and experience on subject matter
- Clear learning objectives
Seven New Grant Opportunities
Have you seen the latest grant opportunities from SAMHSA? Check out the latest funding opportunities that support programs for substance use disorders and mental illness. You can also visit samhsa.gov/grants to learn about the grant application, review, and management process.
Recovery Community Services Program-Statewide Network (RCSP-SN)
Statewide Consumer Network Program
Statewide Family Network Program
Planning Grants for Expansion of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families
Implementation Cooperative Agreements for Expansion of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families Program
Planning and Developing Infrastructure To Improve the Mental Health and Wellness of Children, Youth, and Families in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Communities (Circles of Care VI)
Cooperative Agreements for Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health (Project LAUNCH)
Actress Amy Hill (HBO’s Enlightened, Arrested Development, 50 First Dates, Couples Retreat) will headline this year’s Laughter is the Best Medicine event on November 2, 2013 in Oakland, CA with comedienne Esther Goodhart as the host. This fundraising event aims to raise awareness about the importance of mental health and disabilities in the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities. The event will also feature musician Dave Tauler, comedian Jeanny Yang and Steve Lee, who self identifies as “the only disabled Asian comic in America.”
NAAPIMHA is pleased to co-sponsor this event with the Oakland Asian Cultural Center, the National Asian American Pacific Islander Empowerment Network and the Asian Pacific Islanders with Disabilities of California. A portion of the proceeds will go towards supporting mental health consumers and those with disabilities in the AANHPI community.
We hope to see those of you living in the Bay area at this fun event. For those of you not able to attend in person, you can support this event by buying a ticket that can be used to sponsor a local consumer or student who otherwise might not be able to attend. The cost is minimal and your support would mean a lot.
Donations of any size, are of course always welcomed!
We would also appreciate a blast to any of your social networks to help spread the word.
For more information click on the following which will take you to the event site.
For further information contact JR Kuo at firstname.lastname@example.org