Recent Blog Posts

Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 3:00pm: When Drinking Causes Secondhand Harm to Others – Secondhand Drinking -- It's a Problem

Greetings! We would like to invite you to our next presentation on Tuesday, July 14th, 2020 at 3:00pm. When Drinking Causes Secondhand Harm to Others – Secondhand Drinking -- It's a Problem Lisa Frederickson, https://www.breakingthecycles.com/blog/ , will share current research explaining how the brain wires, maps and develops and the "inputs" that can dramatically change those processes and thus a child/teen/adult's life. These inputs include alcohol or other drug use disorders, ACEs,...

WEBINARS on COVID-19, disabilities, Isms and well-being, ACEs screening, immigrants, racism

Reimagining service delivery for Hispanic families during COVID-19 on 7/9 11am on Thursday, July 9 Join the National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families for a webinar on Thursday, July 9. Representatives from organizations that serve low-income Hispanic families will discuss how they have adapted their service delivery during the pandemic. The COVID-19 crisis poses challenges to the delivery of parent and child education programs, relationship education curricula, mental...

RESOURCES from Office of Child Abuse Prevention on racism and inequality

The consequences of system racism and inequalities are experienced at the individual, community, societal, and institutional levels. They impact short- and long-term health outcomes throughout the entire lifespan, contribute to inter-generational trauma, and disrupt and harm families. While overwhelming to address, change is possible and individuals, organizations, and systems can contribute to meaningful progress. The following links are starting points to begin understanding how we can all...

Peer-Run Warm Line and Trauma-Informed Nutrition

• California Peer-Run Warm Line The Peer-Run Warm Line (1-855-845-7415) is a non-emergency resource for anyone in California seeking emotional support. We provide assistance via phone and webchat on a nondiscriminatory basis to anyone in need. Some concerns callers share are challenges with interpersonal relationships, anxiety, panic, depression, finance, and alcohol and drug use. • Tips for Trauma-Informed Nutrition Did you know there is a relationship between adversity, chronic disease,...

The Importance of Relationships and Equity in Foster Care [positiveexperience.org]

6/29/20, positiveexperience.org Today’s post is based on an interview with Victor Sims, an active advocate for children in foster care. Victor works as a case manager supervisor at SailFuture , won a 2020 Casey Excellence for Children Award , and is an American Bar Association Reunification Hero . Please introduce yourself and your work for our blog readers. My name is Victor Sims. I’ve lived in Florida my whole life, primarily in Polk County. I have been a child welfare advocate since I was...

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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