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July 2018

Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts #6: Improving Foster Care for Refugee Minors [chronicleofsocialchange.org]

The Chronicle of Social Change is highlighting each of the policy recommendations made this summer by the participants of the Foster Youth Internship Program (FYI), a group of 10 former foster youths who have completed congressional internships. The program is overseen each summer by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute. Each of the FYI participants crafted a policy recommendation during their time in Washington, D.C. Today we highlight the recommendation of Noor Kathem, 23, an...

TIC training update: Los Angeles training canceled

Hi everyone, We are no longer holding a TIC training in Los Angeles in September. There's a conference in San Diego the same week we want to encourage people to go to, as it's a nice complement to this work: http://www.earlychildhoodmentalhealth-sandiego.com/ The August 28-29 training in Sacramento is still taking place- we will send out the registration shortly. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes, and appreciate your patience throughout this process. Please don't hesitate to...

California Data Dashboard: Child Adversity and Well-Being

A product of the CA Essentials for Childhood Initiative, the California Data Dashboard contains up to 23 select indicators of child adversity, health and well-being, utilizing data available on kidsdata.org. The dashboard below includes state-level indicators. We have also created data dashboards for California counties ( CLICK HERE to see if your community has one and if not, how you can get one for your community!). For more information about this project please go here. The California...

Free webinar from Chandra Ghosh Ippen, PhD on "When We Are Scared..."

In this excellent free webinar, Chandra Ghosh Ippen, PhD, Associate Director of the Child Trauma Research Program at University of California, San Francisco, and Director of Dissemination and Implementation for Child-Parent Psychotherapy, talks about how to use her picture story book Once I Was Very Very Scared to help children and families heal from acute and chronic trauma. The webinar will be available in Spanish soon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcAPbDpgoso

Trauma-Informed Training & Coaching E-Newsletter July 2018

Contents Updates Welcome, Charlotte Williams! Conferences & Trainings Save the Date! Trauma-Informed Care Training Moving Toward Neuroscience-Based Social Work Conference, 9/21 Webinars & Calls Bridge Program TA Call, 7/31 TIC Training & Coaching Learning Community Call, 8/14 Resources TIC Training & Coaching Tracking Tools Staff Recruitment Resources Technical Assistance Contact Information ACEsConnection Monthly Highlights Updates Welcome, Charlotte Williams!

REPORT and WEBINAR: Accelerating 2Gen Approaches at Educare

New Report and Webinar: Accelerating 2Gen Approaches at Educare Ascend is proud to release Accelerating 2Gen Approaches at Educare to capture two-generation (2Gen) lessons learned and share replicable best practices for early education programs. Early childhood programs have proven to be strong platforms for 2Gen approaches. Over the last three years, the Educare Learning Network and Buffett Foundation supported four dynamic Educare sites around the country in exploring and advancing 2Gen...

ACEs Presentations for Parents of Young Children

Follow this link to see the community forum post below, and follow people's responses: https://www.acesconnection.com/topic/aces-presentation-for-preschool-parents-experiences-tips-etc I work at an Early Learning Center that serves Head Start and ECEAP preschool families. We are looking to bring ACES and Resiliency to parents, but want to do so in a way that is strengths-based and does not leave families feeling at a loss for what they can do to move forward from ACES they and their families...

Connections between early childhood program and teenage outcomes [sciencedaily.com]

A new study published in PLOS ONE by researchers from New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development examined the long-term impacts of an early childhood program called the Chicago School Readiness Project (CSRP) and found evidence suggesting that the program positively affected children's executive function and academic achievement during adolescence. The program targeted children's self-regulation skills while also raising the quality of inner-city...

Modeling prosocial behavior increases helping in 16-month-olds [sciencedaily.com]

Shortly after they turn 1, most babies begin to help others, whether by handing their mother an object out of her reach or giving a sibling a toy that has fallen. Researchers have long studied how this helping behavior develops, but why it develops has been examined less. A new study looked at the role of imitation to find that when 16-month-olds observe others' helping behavior, they're more likely to be helpful themselves. The findings come from researchers at the University of Münster and...

Help public radio with a story: How did separation from your parents as a child impact you?

Please see the post below from Laura Klivans of KQED: KQED is the National Public Radio affiliate in San Francisco, CA. We’d like to hear from adults (18+) who were separated from their parents when they were children. Perhaps the separation was due to economic reasons, war and conflict, incarceration, foster care, or something else. How did that period of separation impact you in the long-run? How has it impacted your connection to others and how you build relationships? If you're a parent,...

Protecting Brains, Stimulating Minds: The Early Life Roots of Success in School

Below is an Askwith Forum with Dr. Jack Shonkoff of the Harvard Center on the Developing Child. You can also find this video uploaded under the Videos section of the Resources widget. Understanding both the biology of adversity and the science of early learning is essential for building a strong foundation for reducing disparities in educational achievement. The benefits of evidence-based curricula in the early childhood years cannot be fully achieved without effective strategies for...

Medicaid is Not Just for Doctor’s Visits: Innovative Early Childhood Funding Strategies [chcs.org]

If a family has no means of transportation, consistent prenatal care becomes extremely difficult. If a mother is homeless, she is less likely to attend a child wellness visit. If a one-year-old is hungry, brain development is detrimentally impacted. And if a toddler is experiencing trauma at home, he or she cannot focus on learning. While there is significant evidence around the value of investing in early childhood to improve physical, social, and emotional development later in life, more...

Early Childhood Is Critical to Health Equity [rwjf.org]

The first few years of life are crucial in establishing a child’s path toward—or away from—health and well-being across the entire lifespan. This report, produced in partnership with the University of California, San Francisco, examines some of the barriers to health equity that begin early in life, and promising strategies for overcoming them. Key Findings Poverty limits childrens’ and families’ options for healthy living conditions. Poverty can limit where children live, and can lead to...

 
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