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Diverting the School to Prison Pipeline Through School Connectedness

What if the we could stifle the School to Prison Pipeline by simply creating a culture of belonging and inclusion in elementary school? The need for caring classrooms that promote a sense of connectedness and belonging is essential and must begin the day a child begins their educational experience. In many, not all, underserved communities, minority students are being taught by less experienced teachers who have emanated from culturally and economically incongruent backgrounds. Furthermore,...

Building Equity Through Trauma-Sensitive Schools

The Yolo County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) hosted two workshops this month with Dora Dome from Dora Dome Law to explore how trauma-sensitive schools can be a powerful equity-building tool. Dora Dome provided an overview of the 2013 AB 1729 Amendments, which were passed to support districts in reducing the use of exclusionary discipline for all students and minimize the disproportionate impact on students of color and other marginalized groups. Participants were able to discuss...

YFSN MEETING on 11/13: Yolo Family Strengthening Network

Yolo Family Strengthening Network will meet next week. DATE & TIME: Tuesday, November 13th at 9:30am-11:00am. LOCATION: Yolo County HHSA; Community Room-Gonzales Building; 25 N. Cottonwood St.; Woodland, CA 95695 At the meeting, Child Welfare Service’s Jennifer Edwards will present child maltreatment data, and we’ll also learn about Resilient Yolo’s Be the One campaign. AGENDA IS ATTACHED. Natalie Audage, MPH Child Abuse Prevention Coordinator Yolo County Children's Alliance | 600 A St.

New Davis Parent Support Group for Tweens/Teens Forming

Do you know someone who is navigating parenting their tween or teen alone? Do you hear them say sometimes that they feel like they have tried EVERYTHING to get their child on board to cooperate and make the right choices? This group will help other parents get support for their experiences, connecting with others who can relate, and learning specific parenting skills to help them become the best parent they can be. WHEN: This group happens every 3rd Saturday of each month, beginning November...

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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...