Recent Blog Posts

SURVEY on Housing needs

The CA Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) wants your input on housing needs in our communities. Please complete the survey (also available in Spanish) and share with individuals you serve, as they are looking for input from a broad array of sources. See the email below for more information! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: July 19, 2019 Contact: Alicia Murillo Office: (916) 263-7400 Alicia.Murillo@hcd.ca.gov California's Department of Housing Asks Californians to Share Their...

White Paper on 5 Key Elements to Trauma-Informed Care

The experience of trauma leads to or exacerbates mental illnesses, substance use, and physical health conditions, making it a vital component of any effective treatment plan. A trauma-informed care framework involves real-time strategies to promote staff and organizational wellness and equip organizations to retain their staff, reduce the number of critical incidents, and increase client engagement in their care. This white paper from Relias discusses the 5 key components in implementing and...

Strategies 2.0 free trainings (including NEW topics)

Remember to visit http://strategiesca.org/services/trainings/ to find out about FREE trainings from Strategies 2.0. They have recently added trainings on the following topics: Home Visiting Partnering with Families: Comprehensive Case Management 101 Partnering with Families: Comprehensive Case Management 201 Family Resource Centers: Vehicles for Change Protective Factors: Deeper Dives To read the full descriptions and request or enroll for a training, visit ...

Tools on Knowledge of Parenting & Child Development: A Protective Factor

Action Brief on Knowledge of Parenting & Child Development: A Protective Factor Enhanced knowledge of parenting strategies and child development is especially important as a protective factor against child abuse and neglect. Understanding what children can and cannot reasonably do at various developmental stages, and being able to effectively respond to and guide appropriate behavior, can decrease the likelihood of unrealistic expectations and frustration and reduce child maltreatment...

Building Community Resilience, Volume II

Building Community Resilience, Volume II: State of Readiness: System and Provider Abilities to Respond This second volume in the Strategies 2.0 toolkit series describes the organizational capacity needed for a shared approach to building community resilience within an organization or network. The tools in this volume will assist organizations to: Build a logic model to focus the work Assess their level of readiness to implement BCR efforts Identify the steps needed to increase readiness for...

Youth Thrive Survey Now Available FREE

The Youth Thrive Survey, which collects data on Protective and Promotive Factors data, is now available to all organizations free of charge! This valid and reliable web-based survey from the Center for the Study of Social Policy measures the presence, strength, and growth of the Youth Thrive Protective and Promotive Factors as proxy indicators of well-being. Co-designed with youth and young adults and taking less than 15 minutes to complete, the survey can be an effective tool for informing...

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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