Recent Blog Posts

Resource: Guide for Early Childhood Development

Healthy development in the early years of life provides the building blocks for lifelong health, educational achievement, and responsible citizenship. What can we do during this incredibly important period to ensure that children have a strong foundation for future development? This guide explains how children develop in their earliest years, why that time period is so important, and the practical ways we can support early childhood development (ECD) and improve outcomes for children and...

Survey: Foster Youth Needs Assessment

Foster Youth Services Coordinating Programs must describe the area of greatest need defined by their community. The needs assessment helps guide program practice and is also a reflective tool each year to identify what is working and what needs restructuring. At this time, Yolo County Office of Education is asking for your input. We appreciate your collaboration and guidance in serving and meeting the needs of our youth and families. Please see below for survey link: https://forms.gle/...

Transgender and Nonbinary Teen support group

This group will take place on Wednesday evenings 7:00-8:30pm in downtown Davis starting in April. It will be a place for teens to support one another around identity, friendships, school, family support, amongst other concerns. Please see the attached flyer and feel free to pass along and share! We would love for any of your clients who could benefit to attend. Warmly, Kimberly --Kimberly Alston-Stepnitz, Psy.D. Clinical Psychologist / Gender Specialist Pronouns: She/Her/Hers 530-230-3438...

Activity Calendars for Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Month

The Children's Bureau has created activity calendars that parents, programs, and community partners can use to participate in National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April. Discover ways to plan and engage with families through events related to the protective factors into Child Abuse Prevention Month activities. Calendars are available in English and Spanish. https://www.childwelfare.gov/t opics/preventing/preventionmon th/spread-the-word/activity-calendars/ Other resources for National...

2019 Prevention Resource Guide from Children's Bureau

The 2019 Prevention Resource Guide is designed to help individuals and organizations in every community strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect. This year's theme, "Strong and Thriving Families," aligns with the 21st National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect. The Resource Guide focuses on protective factors that build on family strengths to foster healthy child and youth development. It can be used along with the Protective Factors in Practice scenarios and the activity...

Community Questions & Discussions

TRAUMA INFORMED PRESENTER

My name is Brianda Plasencia and I work with Children’s Home Society of California. Each year we have a conference and select a theme. This year our theme is Trauma Informed Care and Special needs. I was wondering anyone knew or was interested in presenting a workshop at the conference. The audience will be anyone in the child development field mainly licensed home child care providers. The conference is scheduled for April 20, 2019 which is a Saturday. Please feel free to reach out to me...Read More...

Job Opportunities-Yolo County

Ann Panzica
Good Morning, Children's Home Society has two new positions available in the Woodland office. Please see the attached postings, and please submit a cover letter and resume if you are interested in applying. Thank you!Read More...
HI Everyone - I hope folks got tickets to see Dan Siegal this Weds in Davis at Brunelle Auditorium. His book is being released THAT DAY so we are the first community that gets to hear him speak about his new book! For folks that will be there, can we try to have a picture and make a post here about the event? I will be in the lobby at 6:40 if folks want to meet ahead of time. Im also hoping to get a chance to greet him after the event and tell him about Resilient Yolo (and other ACEs...Read More...
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