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Up to 1 million California students may still lack connectivity during distance learning [edsource.org]

By Sydney Johnson, EdSource, October 15, 2020 Nearly two months into the school year, hundreds of thousands of California students are still without internet access at home needed to connect to teachers and peers during distance learning. California school districts are required to ensure that students have access to computers and the internet from home if they are participating in online distance learning. But due to global backorders on computing devices and a lack of broadband...

Supporting Student Parents in Community College CalWORKs Programs [ppic.org]

By Shannon McConville, Sarah Bohn, Bonnie Brooks, Public Policy Institute of California, October 2020 Summary Many Californians face difficulties connecting to good jobs because of limited education. This is especially true for poor families who receive cash assistance from the state’s CalWORKs (California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids) program. Few CalWORKs parents have more than a high school degree, and many struggle to balance family and work responsibilities. Quality jobs...

NEW WEBINAR: Supporting Student Mental Health: A County Perspective [childrennow.org]

Too few children in California have access to mental health care services. By locating services at schools, we can effectively and efficiently reach children and youth with the mental health supports they need, because school-based health systems meet students where they are and can improve both health and education outcomes. Fresno and Sacramento Counties are great examples of programming that supports student mental health. Join Children Now and the Steinberg Institute to hear from...

Supporting Patients in Pregnancy: ACEs and Maternal Health [acesaware.org]

This webinar will offer information around the importance of ACE screening as it relates to maternal health. Speakers will share resources for providers looking to introduce ACE screening, examples of how to create a healing environment for patients, and case studies on how to respond with trauma-informed care. Upon completion of the activity, participants should be better able to: • Recognize the science and impact of ACEs and toxic stress, understand the value of ACE screening, and apply...

Report on WIC Role in Reducing Maternal Mortality (California WIC Association)

CWA Flash Newsletter - October 13, 2020 (Blue text=hyperlinks) Report on WIC Role in Reducing Maternal Mortality The National WIC Association released a report titled " The Role of WIC in Reducing Maternal Mortality ." NWA’s Maternal Mortality Task Force created the report to consider ways in which maternal mortality is addressed and discussed with program participants throughout the WIC appointment, as well as explore opportunities for additional focus on the topic. The report highlights...

California Alliance and Catalyst Center Fall Institutes: Better Together: Resilience Through Connection [cacfs.org]

The California Alliance and the Catalyst Center are going virtual! New Fall Institutes with the theme Better Together: Resilience through Connection will bring together Alliance member organizations, educators, mental health professionals and caregivers serving California’s most vulnerable children, youth and families. Instructions for the Fall Institutes Day One "Leadership in Uncertain Times" has been sent out. If you did not receive them, contact Max Geide at mgeide@cacfs.org. To enter...

CALIFORNIA ACES ACADEMY WEBINAR SERIES LIVE & ON-DEMAND [avahealth.org]

American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) in collaboration with the Academy on Violence and Abuse (AVA), the California Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (CAPSAC), and the Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. (CIR), are working to support California's ACEsAware initiative. The CALIFORNIA ACES ACADEMY webinar series is one effort to promote and educate MediCal providers and others about the ACEsAware initiative throughout the state. To register for a...

Building Resilience in These Uncertain Times [American Academy of Pediatrics]

The fear and stress families are experiencing during COVID-19 offers the chance to build lifelong resilience in children and teens. To assist you during this challenging time, the American Academy of Pediatrics is offering this free online-exclusive chapter from Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg’s book, Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings, 4 th edition . The special bonus chapter includes expanded information about building resilience during this pandemic, including...

Govenor Newsom Signs Brady's Bills into Law (ca.bradyunited.org)

We just received word that Governor Newsom signed microstamping bill, AB 2847! We'd like to thank Assembly Members Chiu & Gabriel, and coauthoring Assembly Members Bauer-Kahan, Gipson, Gloria, Muratsuchi, M. Stone, Ting, and Wicks. We'd also like to thank coauthoring Senators Jackson & Wiener, and of course, Governor Newsom. Congratulations to the thousands of Brady supporters who helped steward this lifesaving bill through the state legislature and onto the governor's desk. Your...

A Better Normal- Education Upended, A Focus on Educator Wellness and Resilience with special guest Bryan Clement, MEd

Please join us on 10/15 along with special guest Bryan Clement, MEd from Dovetail Learning as we discuss educator well-being. Educators are being asked to learn and grow professionally and personally during this unique time. During this week's session you will explore your own self-awareness regarding your 'protective patterns' and learn practical skills for resilience to remain 'centered' while navigating telehealth support and teaching at a distance. As a trauma informed, healing centered...

Developing a Resilient Organizational Culture Can Start at Home

“So I want to get this straight...in our family, when something gets tough, we just give it away?” That’s what Jill Stamm’s daughter, who was six years old at the time, asked her parents after they concluded they would have to find another home for their rambunctious puppy who was destroying furniture and eating everything in sight. Stamm was stunned. That was not a value she embraced at all...

Now Available: Provider Attestation Data Request Form [acesaware.org]

From ACEs Aware, October 2020 ACEs Provider Attestation Data Request Form Entities that bill Medi-Cal may now submit a request for the list of providers that have completed the ACEs Aware training and are eligible to bill Medi-Cal. This attestation data should be used for program implementation purposes only. If you are a provider interested in completing the ACEs Provider Training Attestation Form, please visit the Medi-Cal website . [ Please click here to access Attestation Data Request...

On the Frontlines: Nonprofits Led by People of Color Confront COVID-19 and Structural Racism [buildingmovement.org]

Building Movement Project’s latest report, On the Frontlines: Nonprofits Led by People of Color Confront COVID-19 and Structural Racism , shines a spotlight on how 2020’s social upheavals are affecting people of color-led (POC) nonprofit organizations and their communities, programs, leadership, and financial sustainability. BMP surveyed 433 nonprofit leaders of color and conducted 41 in-depth interviews over the past few months to understand the impact of leading during times of crisis and...

Reaching for Resilience

By Iridain Casarez, October 1, 2020, North Coast Journal. New programs were beginning to address the traumatic foundation of Humboldt's health problems. Then came COVID. Mary Ann Hansen probably understands the landscape of early childhood education in Humboldt County better than most. Before she became the director of First 5 Humboldt in 2015, she worked as a full-time lecturer in the Child Development Department at Humboldt State University and had been the head preschool teacher at the...

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