APCYF Meeting Information and Notes
The full membership of the Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth and Families (APCYF) meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month, 6:00–8:00 pm at Sequoia Building Lower Level unless otherwise indicated.
All members of the community are invited to attend. For information about us, contact Kim Durand 703-228-1667.
2018 Meeting Dates: May 23, Jun 27, Jul 25, Aug 22, Sep 26, Oct 24, Nov 28, Dec 19 (TNB celebration)
Planning and Development: This committee works to foster group development as the Partnership evolves and changes over time. The committee works to build a shared understanding of the Partnership’s vision and mission among members and clarify and redefine the roles of members. This committee meets on the second Tuesdays of each month at 6:00 p.m.
Data – Works to support the research activities of the Partnership. Meets as needed, typically Fridays at 11 at DHS.
Developmental Assets – The Assets Committee guides our efforts to ensure that Arlington is an asset-building community. It sets priorities for outreach to different sectors of the community and works to develop strategies to increase awareness and implementation of the Developmental Assets Framework in Arlington. Group meets as needed, contact Michael Swisher for dates/times.
Early Childhood: Focus is on early childhood, connecting to parents and messaging the importance of early childhood development. Meets on the third Mondays at 5:30pm at Sequoia.
Teen Network Board (TNB) – This committee supports the TNB mission (Provide a voice for Arlington teens) by working with the teens to develop and implement plans focused on issues they have identified. The committee also works to sustain the TNB and create connections between the Partnership and TNB. Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesdays during the school year, 6:30-8:30pm at Central Library.
Community Engagement Process Committee (CEP) – The Partnership produces a Community Report Card every five years. This Committee looks at the findings of the Report Card and engages the community through work groups and meetings to identify community concerns and develop strategies to address those concerns. Meets as needed.
READY Coalition – Community members from Arlington Public Schools, the Courts, law enforcement, parents, faith communities, Civic Associations, the Community Service Board and others meet in an effort to reinforce the message that “Teen Drinking is Preventable not Inevitable,” and promote a message that marijuana use adds nothing to a teens’ lives while putting their futures at risk. Meets every other month, contact APCYF for schedule.
Care for a Change (CFAC): An initiative that promotes empathy messaging to parents and youth.
The Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth & Families seeks individuals interested in becoming community representatives on APCYF Board. Board members work with APCYF’s paid staff to facilitate conversations among various community and school groups in Arlington in an effort promote the Developmental-Asset-Based Model of child and adolescent development (More on the Assets Model). In addition, APCYF identifies the needs of the community through a series of surveys and it is responsible for producing the Community Report Card. Board membership involves regular attendance at a monthly meeting, active participation in one of our committees, and a commitment to building a healthy community in Arlington. Interested individuals should contact the Board Chair or Coordinator Kim Durand at 703-228-1667.
Notes from past meetings:
2018: Jan 24, Feb 21, Mar 21, Apr 25, May 23
2017: Jan 25, Feb 22, Mar 22, Apr 26, May 24, Jun 28, Jul 26, Aug 23, Sep 27, Oct 25, Nov 15, Dec 20
2016: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun – no regular meeting | Jul | Aug
2015: Jan 28 Retreat | Feb 25 | Mar 25| Apr 22 | May 27 | Jun/July 1 | Jul 22 | Aug 26 | Nov 18| Dec
2014: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Sept | Oct | Nov
2013: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Nov | Dec