[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

SCVNews.com | Sheriff’s Youth Foundation Welcomes New Program Director | 05-15-2013
Inside
Weather
Santa Clarita CA
Clear
Clear
69°F
 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
September 30
1955 - Actor James Dean, 24, drives through Castaic Junction en route to his final resting place [watch]


Dr. Kathleen Van Antwerp

Dr. Kathleen Van Antwerp

 

The Sheriff’s Youth Foundation announced the hiring of Dr. Kathleen Van Antwerp as its new Program Director, bringing a new element to the nonprofit organization’s mission to help at-risk children throughout Los Angeles County.

Specializing in child and adolescent development, Van Antwerp has spent more than 20 years teaching and working with at-risk students, in addition to being published internationally and interviewed on media outlets such as CNN. As Program Director for the Foundation, she will oversee development of youth programs and training for deputies and staff.

“Having Dr. Van Antwerp as part of the Foundation family is a sign of very good things to come,” said Sheriff Leroy Baca, chairman of the foundation board. “With an expert’s training and a mother’s heart, she has a gift for helping children be successful, and I know she will be an asset to the excellent team of staff and volunteers we have.”

Van Antwerp designs behavioral intervention plans for children and families in crisis, for a variety of settings including education, juvenile justice, family preservation and mental health. She is the educational consultant to the Hero Appreciation Network, which works with politicians and law enforcement to provide educational scholarships for at-risk kids in the name of fallen law enforcement heroes.

She is the co-founder of ONE CIRCLE Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to leading communities in a proactive human rights movement for abused and neglected children. The organization recently opened a learning center in Norwalk, in conjunction with the Sheriff’s Department PRIDE (Pico Rivera Individual Development & Ethics) program.

“It wasn’t long after meeting Dr. Van Antwerp and having her provide some deputy training that we realized she’d be a perfect fit for the foundation,” Executive Director Sgt. A.J. Rotella said. “She brings a level of experience and education that we’ve needed and never had before.”

Rotella said that adding a Program Director position will allow the foundation to better craft outreach strategies and measure the outcomes of its various programs.

“Most importantly, I believe our growing programs will have even more success as a result of her energy and dedication,” Rotella said.

The Sheriff’s Youth Foundation programs reach a diverse age range – from elementary through high school – and Van Antwerp will oversee development of programs to best reach every age.

“The Sheriff’s Youth Foundation programs provide what at-risk children need most: a constructive environment where adults surround them, protect them and guide them,” Van Antwerp said. “I have seen firsthand the dedication these deputies have to these children and it is an honor to stand united with them. The most important indicator of a high- quality program for children is a well-educated and experienced staff.”

As the Program Director, Van Antwerp said she will be focused on providing ongoing professional development opportunities and working closely with the Foundation team to create child/adolescent-centered programs grounded in a holistic view of human development and empowering at-risk children to succeed.

With a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Change from Fielding University, Dr. Van Antwerp has written and presented trainings on recognizing and reporting child abuse to childcare organizations, educators and child care professionals throughout California. She presents a symposium on Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention at college campuses each spring, and she also teaches graduate-level courses at

National University in Ventura County. Van Antwerp taught at California State University, Northridge, for 10 years and currently teaches in the Ventura County Community College District. She has also served as a consultant to the Los Angeles, Newhall and Ventura unified school districts and the National Association Against Child Cruelty.

About the Sheriff’s Youth Foundation

The Sheriff’s Youth Foundation works with at-risk children throughout Los Angeles County. Programs include nearly 20 Youth Activities League centers; 999 for Kids; Stop Hate and Respect Everyone (SHARE); Vital Intervention Directional Alternative (VIDA); Bicycle Education and Registration (BEAR); Sheriffs Teaching At-Risk Teens (START); and Success Through Awareness and Resistance (STAR). For more information, visit www.SheriffsYouthFoundation.org or call (323) 526- 5120

Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.

Comments are closed.

SCV NONPROFIT LINKS

NONPROFIT HEADLINES
Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 6:25 pm
The ducks have landed and appear to be ready for the 12th Annual Rubber Ducky Regatta on Saturday at Bridgeport Park in Valencia.
Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 11:37 am
Zonta Club of SCV will offer three of its LifeForward free workshops for women, with a focus on skills necessary in finding a job or seeking a promotion.
Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 10:04 am
Zonta Club of SCV will offer three of its LifeForward free workshops for women, with a focus on skills necessary in finding a job or seeking a promotion. The series begins Saturday, Oct. 18, with Job Search & Networking, followed by Resume Writing & Job Applications on Oct. 25 and Techniques of Interviewing on Nov. 15.
Monday, Sep 29, 2014 4:06 pm
Many Santa Clarita residents help out the community by participating in local nonprofits, and 22 people recently spent their weekend in training at the Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita Valley. Linda Davies, executive director of the DVC of SCV, and her team, bring in local officials including Deputy Josh Dubin of the Santa Clarita Sheriff's Station to train individuals interested in being domestic violence advocates and counselors.
Monday, Sep 29, 2014 3:22 pm
This year's Tribute honors two outstanding local women with global impact—Dianne Curtis and Cheri Fleming.
Friend Activity

Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
Funding top-notch law enforcement service, investing in our infrastructure, protecting our beautiful open spaces, adding state-of-the-art amenities such as parks, bike paths, community centers, libraries, transit and trails all contribute to this wonderful place we love to call home.
Message from the Mayor | Laurene Weste
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak: Gov. Jerry Brown signed a statewide plastic bag ban into law on Tuesday. Plus, Santa Clarita city officials are beginning the process for looking into a potential library in Saugus. More on those stories and other local news.
SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Patrol deputies assigned to four L.A. County Sheriff stations - Lancaster, Temple, Century and Carson - will be testing a wearable camera system as part of a pilot program that could lead to as department-wide rollout.
Lancaster Deputies to Test Body Cams; Potential for Countywide Rollout
The ducks have landed and appear to be ready for the 12th Annual Rubber Ducky Regatta on Saturday at Bridgeport Park in Valencia.
Annual Sam Dixon Duckfest Coming Saturday
Three Los Angeles County-sponsored bills that aim to crack down on the demand-side of the illicit child sex trafficking industry were signed into law by California Governor Jerry Brown over the weekend.
New Laws Authorize Wiretaps for Human Traffickers, more
Upcoming training sessions for local entrepreneurs, from the Small Business Development Center at College of the Canyons.
SBDC: How to Use LinkedIn for Business Development; more
Santa Clarita city officials are welcoming public input at a meeting about a possible library location in Saugus.
Where in Saugus Should a Library Go? Meeting Tuesday
Historic legislation signed Monday by Governor Jerry Brown could provide local residents with another option to earn a bachelor’s degree in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Signed Bill Could Lead to One 4-Year Degree Program at COC ‘Proper’
A solar observatory just south of Santa Clarita is being moved to the California State University, Northridge campus, where students and faculty will find it easier to access the facility to monitor the sun’s radiation as it nourishes the earth.
Solar Observatory Moving from DWP Land to CSUN Campus
Learn the basics social media and how to maximize varoius platforms in your job search during a free workshop at COC's Career Center on Oct. 23.
Learn How to Maximize a Job Search Using Social Media
The Santa Clarita WorkSource Center nominates local movies buffs to apply for more than 100 positions as assemblers to package DVDs for the Academy Awards.
Job Opportunity: Packaging Screener DVDs for Academy Awards
Senate Bill 270 will phase out single-use plastic bags in grocery stores and pharmacies beginning July 2015, and in convenience stores one year later.
Brown’s Signature Bans Plastic Bags Statewide
eBay Inc. said Tuesday its Board of Directors, following a strategic review of the company’s growth strategies and structure, has approved a plan to separate the company’s eBay and PayPal businesses into independent publicly traded companies in 2015
eBay, PayPal to Split in 2015
SB 844 requires the Secretary of State to list the amount of total contributions and the names of the top 10 donors for and against each ballot proposition online.
Brown Signs Pavley Bill to Disclose Ballot Measure Funders
Zonta Club of SCV will offer three of its LifeForward free workshops for women, with a focus on skills necessary in finding a job or seeking a promotion.
Oct.-Nov. Zonta Workshops for Women Focus on Job Skills
Zonta Club of SCV will offer three of its LifeForward free workshops for women, with a focus on skills necessary in finding a job or seeking a promotion. The series begins Saturday, Oct. 18, with Job Search & Networking, followed by Resume Writing & Job Applications on Oct. 25 and Techniques of Interviewing on Nov. 15.
Zonta Club Offers Free Career Development Workshops for Women
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies arrested a suspect on assault with a deadly weapon charges Monday after a confrontation in Saugus led to an alleged knife attack.
Fight Ends in Arrest of Saugus Man Wielding Knife
The latest news from the Valley Industry Association.
Santa Clarita Valley Industry News (9-30-2014)
Can you imagine being on the long flight from Chicago to Burbank, and as you are preparing to land, you get word you’d be landing in a pasture near a dry wash between Saugus and Newhall? That’s about how the landing field looked. Gravel and grass for a runway. A few lights for early and late landings.
Newhall Itinerary
1955 - Actor James Dean, 24, drives through Castaic Junction en route to his final resting place [watch]
I’m fighting to protect your rights and bring about fair tax policies that help grow our economy and jobs. As your taxpayer advocate and elected member of the California State Board of Equalization, I welcome your ideas about how we can work together to solve the problems facing our state.
Tax News & Views from George Runner
Los Angeles County supervisors are expected to approve about $337 million to pay for AB 109 programs this week. Gov. Jerry Brown signed a local legislator’s bill extending the sunset date of California’s wiretap law. Hundreds of Santa Clarita families attended the fifth annual Family Promise Box City event in Valencia this past weekend.
SCV NewsBreak for Monday, September 29, 2014
Amber Raskin, co-founder of SCVi Charter School, has been invited to visit Pinegrove School in India as guest of honor and speaker at its Annual Founder’s Day Celebration on Oct. 18. She is the first woman to be invited to speak at this event.
SCVi Charter Co-Founder to Speak at Conference in India
Upcoming job workshops and hiring events hosted by the Santa Clarita WorkSource Center at College of the Canyons.
Get a Job: Upcoming Workshops, Recruitments