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Latina Mothers Experienced Jump in Preterm Births After 2016 Election [publichealth.berkeley.edu]

By Public Affairs UC Berkeley, July 23, 2019 Latina mothers living in the United States experienced a significant jump in preterm births in the nine months following the Nov. 8, 2016, election, according to a study by researchers at UC Berkeley and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The analysis, based on U.S. government data on more than 33 million live births in the country, found an excess of 2,337 preterm births to U.S. Latina mothers, compared to projections about...

The Compassionate Christian Response to Adverse Childhood Experiences

3:41 PM (0 minutes ago) Childhood Adversity and The Compassionate Christian Response Did you know adverse childhood experiences are very common, yet they are often unrecognized as contributors to poor physical and emotional well being across generations? This 8 week Bible based small group study held at Davis Community Church 412 C street, is designed to promote the well being of children and to decrease the adverse life long public health impact of trauma on the developing child. This is...

Child poverty declines even as disparities persist among the nation’s youngest children

Article by Katherine Paschall and Jessical Dym Bartlett in the publication ChildTrends. September 12. 2019 The most recent Census data show a small decrease in the poverty rate among the overall U.S. population, from 12.3 percent in 2017 to 11.8 percent in 2018. Poverty rates were highest among infants and toddlers (birth through age 2), Black and Hispanic young children, and young children living in single parent-headed households—particularly female-headed households—relative to children...

CLIENT AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Free Health Clinic in Sacramento in October

California CareForce provides completely free medical, vision, and dental care to anyone who shows up, regardless of income, employment, age, family size, or immigration status. They do not require insurance or ID to serve patients and all services are provided at absolutely no cost to the patients. This event will be held on October 25th and 26th in Sacramento at the Cal Expo . You can learn more information at https://www.californiacareforce.org/patients/sacramento/ Feel free to let your...

Transition Age Youth (TAY) Conference in March 2020

TAYCON 2020 is the third annual Transition Age Youth (TAY) conference, which will be held on March 2nd and 3rd, 2020, in the City of Industry. This conference brings together transition age youth and professionals from across the state for collaboration and learning opportunities. This year’s conference theme is “Creating a Web Self-Sufficiency, Stability, and Support”. We selected this theme because, like superheroes, our youth overcome adversity to discover their potential. As with...

Foster & Homeless Legislative Training on 10/21 in Sac

Placer County Office of Education (COE) and Sacramento COE are hosting a Foster & Homeless Legislative Training on October 21, 2019 in Sacramento. Spaces are still available and the registration link is included in the attached flyer. Focus of Training: Learn about state and federal laws intended to improve educational opportunities, school stability, and academic/social outcomes for foster and homeless youth, from legal experts at the National Center for Youth Law. Target Audience: •...

New Research Analyzes State-Level Impact of USDA Proposal to End SNAP Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility [stateofobesity.org]

By The State of Obesity, September 8, 2019 A proposed rule from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that would eliminate the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)’s broad-based categorical eligibility (BBCE) would cause SNAP households in 39 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands to lose program eligibility, according to an impact assessment conducted by Mathematica. The analysis, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, finds that...

Moving Upstream: Improving Care and the Social Determinants of Health (Rishi Manchando, MD, MPH)

We invite you to join us for an exciting evening with Rishi Manchanda, MD, MPH for the George G. Snively Lectureship with the University of California, Davis Department of Family and Community Medicine. Moving Upstream: Improving Care and the Social Determinants of Health In this lecture, Dr. Manchanda will focus on an approach to improve care by addressing individual social needs while educating health care professionals about opportunities to improve community level social and structural...

Article: It Starts with the Kids

It Starts with the Kids by Tracy Fauver, Executive Director of Yolo County CASA Even in the very early grades, I noticed my kids had back to school radar. After all, there were a lot of clues. We always went shopping for new clothes to fit their rapidly growing bodies. Then there was the mail. Each day, as the school year was coming around, my girls would start to care ALOT about the mail. They knew class assignments were coming... and they wondered which teacher they would get, and which...

Nurturing relationships in childhood boost adult mental health, relationships

We're proud to announce major research that suggests that positive childhood experiences — such as supportive family interactions, caring relationships with friends, and connections in the community — are associated with reductions in chances of adult depression and poor mental health, and increases in the chances of having healthy relationships in adulthood. This association was true even among those with a history of adverse childhood experiences.

APA Sacramento Valley Speaker Series: Making Communities Stronger Through Housing Affordability – Focus on ADUs

DATE: Friday, September 27 TIME: 8.30-10.30am LOCATION: West Sacramento Community Center 1075 West Capitol Ave, West Sacramento Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are an innovative, affordable, and effective option for adding much-needed housing in California. How can communities encourage the development of ADUs? The American Institute of Architects California has developed a website to assist homeowners. Come learn about the new website, discuss real life challenges, and discover how local...

MOSAIC Children’s Museum Wine Grab on 9/28

Come enjoy the evening at Lawley Ranch in Woodland and support the MOSAIC Children's Museum. MOSAIC's fundraiser will include wine, food pairings, beer tasting, music, a great raffle, and a silent auction. Each attendee will go home with a wine glass with the MOSAIC logo as well as a "mystery" bottle of wine in a bag decorated by local children. If you are there, you will hear MOSAIC's exciting announcement, too. If you have questions or would like to purchase tickets, please contact Lynn...

WEBINAR: The Youth Thrive Survey on 9/18

The Youth Thrive Survey: Measuring and Advancing Well-being for Youth and Young Adults This webinar, on September 18, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET, will provide information about the Youth Thrive Survey, a valid instrument that measures the presence, strength, and growth of the Youth Thrive Protective and Promotive factors; which research literature has identified as integral to advancing healthy development and well-being for youth and young adults ages 12–26. Presenters from various organizations...

Hope’s Anchor’s 1st Annual Family Fun Day and Fundraiser on 9/22

Come enjoy a day of family fun in Woodland and support a good cause! Tickets on sale until 9/20! No tickets will be sold at the gate so purchase your tickets early. Please see the attached flyers for more information. Adult Ticket Includes - Entrance into event as well as lunch of Pork Tri-Tip sandwich, baked beans, cookie and bottled water. Child Ticket Includes - Entrance into the event as well as lunch of hot dog, chips, ice pop and Capri Sun. Infants 0-2 are free to attend the event. No...

The Cost of Darkness documentary screening on 10/10

Join The Culture C.O.-O.P. for a preview of a powerful documentary called the The Cost of Darkness. The movie will be screened at Second Baptist Church in Woodland, on October 10th from 6-8:30pm. A light dinner is served at 6pm, and childcare will be provided. The event is free but donations are welcome. Everyone is invited to attend. Please see the attached flyer for more information or visit the Culture Co-op here: http://www.cultureco-op.com/the-cost-of-darkness

Yolo County Residents Graduate from Steps to Success [dailydemocrat.com]

By Woodland Daily Democrat, September 7, 2019 Four Yolo County residents graduated from the Steps to Success diversion program recently. The well-attended ceremony on Aug. 28 in Woodland honored Jose Maldanado, Jose Mariscal, Dennis Cortopassi and Javier Padilla. “S22, as it it is called, reported Deputy District Attorney Jonathan Raven, is a voluntary diversion program that uses restorative justice as well as trauma-informed care principles and practices to provide treatment and wrap-around...

WEBINARS: How to keep teens, youth and young children safe in cars

These webinars are part of the Kids Plates Local Coalition Development. CCCSH hosted 13 webinar series planned for 2019-20 fiscal year. 1) The Teen Driver Safety webinar explores the role and actions local coalitions can take to support successful programs to help keep teen and other young drivers safe, especially during their first years of driving. This webinar will provide you with information why this traffic safety and public health issue is so important, and links to resources for...

RESOURCE FOR PARENTS: Resilience Booster: Parent Tip Tool

Developed by American Psychological Association's Children, Youth, and Families Office and its Office on Socioeconomic Status, this site provides parents and caregivers with tips on how to boost children’s resilience in the face of adverse experiences. This site is organized around the various places where children spend their time—home, school, child-care settings, neighborhoods and communities—and outlines how each environment can help build resilience among children living in poverty.

Symposium: Thriving through the Inevitable Impact of Trauma-Fresno 9/16

The Coalition for Victims of Child Abuse, in collaboration with the CAP Center and OES, will be hosting a symposium in Fresno on September 16, 2019. Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, from The Trauma Stewardship Institute, and Gabriella Grant, MA, from the California Center of Excellence for Trauma Informed Care, will speak on Thriving through the Inevitable Impact of Trauma. The focus will be on developing support for leaders and advocates that work in child victim services. For more information, or...

Yolo County federal contract for immigrant teen detention ctr ending?

Article from the Sacramento Bee by Elliott Wailoo, Aug 9, 2019, updated Aug 10 https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article233668107.html Yolo County appears ready to end federal contract for immigrant teen detention center Yolo County supervisors appear ready to terminate a decade-old contract with federal immigration authorities to house unaccompanied migrant teenagers in a high-security detention center in Woodland. This fall, the five-member Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote on...

Dr. Mona Delahooke Will Present at The Trauma-Responsive Schools Conference in California

Have you been hearing all the buzz about Dr. Mona Delahooke's new book, Beyond Behaviors ? In my opinion, it’s the best new book of 2019. Dr. Delahooke is a practicing pediatric clinical psychologist of thirty years. She is gaining critical acclaim and grassroots support for challenging the prevalent and pervasive behaviorist bias in schools. As a result, she is an emerging authority in the growing revolution to re-interpret children's misbehavior. She highlights much of the books' content...

Managing school stress by bringing yoga into the classroom

The back-to-school period can mean a stressful transition for students, parents and teachers alike. To help them manage that anxiety, the nonprofit program Y.O.G.A. for Youth is bringing techniques for mindfulness and relaxation to the classroom. Damien Henson of Student Reporting Labs has the story. https://www.pbs.org/newshour/ show/managing-school-stress- by-bringing-yoga-into-the- classroom

Relationships Make ALL the Difference!

Article by Tracy Fauver, Executive Director of Yolo County CASA As I write this month's column, two mass shootings have again rocked our nation. Like everyone else, these events leave me saddened, shaken to my core, and in deep thought about our future. After these types of events, in a quest for deeper understanding and comfort, two questions seem to arise. 1) What causes these events to happen? 2) How can we prevent this from happening again? The answers to these questions are largely why...

Mayors’ Climate Commission HS Student Climate Change Summit 10/19

Please share the flyer and Eventbrite link with your Sacramento and West Sacramento partners to invite the region’s high school students to share their vision of what a sustainable future can look like. Join us to learn how climate change is affecting our community, meet high school students from our area, and brainstorm actions we can take to reach the mayors’ goals of carbon zero by 2045. Many thanks to Commissioner Chris Ledesma and the staff at River City High School for facilitating...

Dr. Mona Delahooke Will Present at The Trauma-Responsive Schools Conference in California

Have you been hearing all the buzz about Dr. Mona Delahooke's new book, Beyond Behaviors ? In my opinion, it’s the best new book of 2019. Dr. Delahooke is a practicing pediatric clinical psychologist of thirty years. She is gaining critical acclaim and grassroots support for challenging the prevalent and pervasive behaviorist bias in schools. As a result, she is an emerging authority in the growing revolution to re-interpret children's misbehavior. She highlights much of the books' content...

WEBINAR: Amplify Impact from National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation on 8/29

High-quality early childhood education (ECE) has an enormous positive impact on lifelong health, serving as a protective factor against adult disease and disability. Children who receive high-quality ECE stay in school longer and earn more income as adults, helping to close the income inequality gap. Yet parents sometimes struggle to access or pay for available programs, and only about 16% of children who were eligible for federal childcare subsidies in 2015 received them. Given the high...

Learn more about the Public Charge from The Children's Movement

Please see the attachment on Public Charge for many resources from The Children's Movement. Click on the links to read Governor Gavin Newsom and CA Health & Human Services Secretary Mark Ghaly's statements on the Public Charge rule, get information about the Public Charge rule, and learn more about rights regardless of immigration status. For more information about the Children's Movement, please visit

Libby Buchanan talks about Children with PTSD - 9/19

Libby Buchanan, a respected abuse survivor, child welfare advocate and educator specializing in children with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, will speak about The Inner World of a Child with PTSD: Making Sense of Behaviors that Make No Sense. Libby will draw the attendees into the world of children with PTSD in order to see, experience, and interpret the environment through the child’s eyes. Upon completion, learners will be better equipped to translate and unravel the complexities of an...

RESOURCE: Vibrant and Healthy Kids: Aligning Science, Practice and Policy to Advance Health Equity

Health inequities in the United States prevent many children from realizing their full potential. A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine , Vibrant and Healthy Kids: Aligning Science, Practice, and Policy to Advance Health Equity , describes the systems that drive these inequities and outlines steps needed to reduce health disparities and move towards positive health trajectories for all children. ...

YOLO ORGANIZATION: The Culture C.O.-O.P.

The Culture C.O.-O.P. promotes understanding and respect for equity/diversity, cultural competency, literacy and a quality education for all. It offers keynotes, services, special events, seminars, and workshops. Please see the attached flyers for more information about The Culture C.O.-O.P. or visit http://www.cultureco-op. com/ .

RESOURCE: Teaching Tolerance from Southern Poverty Law Center

Teaching Tolerance provides free resources to educators—teachers, administrators, counselors and other practitioners—who work with children from kindergarten through high school. These resources include classroom lessons, webinars, grants, podcasts, policy guides and much more. Educators use our materials to supplement the curriculum, to inform their practices, and to create civil and inclusive school communities where children are respected, valued and welcome participants. The program...

What is Yoga Therapy? - Davis Free Information Seminar

Please come along to this Free Information Seminar to find out what yogic therapy is and how you might work with a Yoga Therapist as a useful complement to the work you do with your clients, or for your own well-being. Free Admission - All Welcome When: Wednesday August 14, 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm Where: Davis Shambhala Meditation Center, 133 D St H, Davis, CA 95616

Why Yolo County is signing hundreds of college students up for food stamps [ABC 10]

DAVIS, Calif. — More than 1,000 college students have applied for food stamps in the past year and a half at UC Davis, courtesy of focused outreach efforts from both the university and Yolo County. As applications for food stamps grew by hundreds, the number of students actively seeking help grew by thousands. “The amount of students that they [UC Davis] are seeing that are homeless, that are sleeping in their cars, that are using the showers in the locker room, that are food insecure, and...

UC Davis Immigration Law Clinic gets $1.15M

Special to The Enterprise By Carla Meyer Two nonprofit organizations have donated a total of $1.15 million to the UC Davis School of Law to help fund additional staff attorneys and serve immigrants through its Immigration Law Clinic . Read the full article here: https://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/ucd/ucds-immigration-law-clinic-gets-1-15m/?utm_source=DE&utm_campaign=2c09e788a4-Daily_Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_be64fee185-2c09e788a4-171003381

YC Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Community Planning Meeting on 8/29

Please plan on attending the Yolo County Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Community Planning Meeting on August 29th, 2019. The purpose of this meeting is to gather information on how the County should plan to use MHSA funding in Yolo County. MHSA will present the planning proposal for the community input process and seek feedback from you to guide the MHSA 3-Year Planning Process. DATE: Thursday August 29, 2019 TIME: 5:00 PM -7:00 PM LOCATION: Winter’s Fire Department, Community Room 700...

Yolo Food Bank Grand Opening and Open House on 8/24

Join a FREE community celebration for Yolo Food Bank Grand Opening and Open House. DATE: Saturday, August 24, TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. LOCATION: 233 Harter Avenue, Woodland. The event will include: -Ribbon Cutting & Civic Recognition -Tours -Activities For All Ages! No RSVP is necessary. For a detailed schedule & more information, please visit https://yolofoodbank.org/ grand-opening/ or contact joy@yolofoodbank.org

JOB: Director for the Center for Learning and Resilience

We are delighted to announce that the position of Director for the Center for Learning and Resilience has been released. Please click on the links below for further information or to apply. The Butte County Office of Education (BCOE) is located in Northern California and serves 14 districts and 18 charter schools in Butte County and provides services to students and educators in all 58 California Counties and employs 1500 people in Butte County and across the state. Link to job posting :...

Study of mass shooters shows early childhood trauma, exposure to violence

Op-Ed: We have studied every mass shooting since 1966. Here’s what we’ve learned about the shooters By Jillian Peterson and James Densley, Aug 4, 2019, O-Ed LA Times In the last week, more than 30 people have died in three separate mass shootings in Gilroy , El Paso and Dayton, Ohio . We believe that analyzing and understanding data about who commits such massacres can help prevent more lives being lost. For two years, we’ve been studying the life histories of mass shooters in the United...

Talking to Children About Tragedies & Other News Events

After any disaster, parents and other adults struggle with what they should say and share with children and what not to say or share with them. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) encourages parents, teachers, child care providers, and others who work closely with children to filter information about the crisis and present it in a way that their child can accommodate, adjust to, and cope with. ...

Restorative Justice Conference Facilitator Training from Yolo Conflict Resolution Center (YCRC)

Learn the central principles and concepts of Restorative Justice as well as how to responsibly conduct a Restorative Justice conference on August 24 (9am-4pm) and August 27 (6pm-9pm). Please RSVP to ensure that a space is reserved for you at this FREE training! Call 530-564-2324 or email programs@yolocrc.org . Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Trauma-informed training sessions offered

Origins Training & Consulting is currently offering two trainings online: 1) The Basics is a 90-minute training that provides an overview of the key concepts behind a trauma-informed and resilience-building approaching 2) The Resilience Champion is a self-paced 6-week training for individuals and teams who want to apply the concepts from The Basics and lead their organizations or communities on the path to resilience. See the attached flyer for more details about both training...

Participation needed: Improving CA’s early learning and care system

Laura Benn of the Yolo County Library seeks to share information about the Preschool Development Grant (PDG) and a survey/meeting notification for local community partners and caregivers with young children . These meetings are vital so that all voices can be heard in the early learning statewide conversations. It is also an important opportunity for folks to engage in the early learning conversation with their local community members and the state assessment teams. Please see below for more...

Empower Yolo: Connecting the county’s most vulnerable

Article in the Davis Enterprise By William Hodges Special to The Enterprise This article celebrates the successful partnership of Dignity Health and Woodland Memorial with Empower Yolo. This partnership created the ER Patient Navigator Program which is focused on health-care navigation, which assists patients in connecting with a medical home and helping them gain a better understanding of their benefits if they do have coverage. Empower Yolo is providing patients health and social services...

Webinar: Building Resilient Communities with Elaine Miller-Karas

2019 Webinar Series: Building Resilient Communities Thursday, August 8th, 2019 10:00AM PDT | 1:00PM EDT This webinar will explore integrating a biological based model to reduce the impacts of toxic stress for children and adults. It is a model both for prevention and to use in the aftermath of adverse event. The Community Resiliency Model has been integrated into the Social, Emotional, and Ethical (SEE) Learning Program, a curriculum for schools K-12, inspired by his Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Resource for Parents: Serve and Return

Child-adult relationships that are responsive and attentive—with lots of back and forth interactions, called “serve and return,”—build a strong foundation in a child’s brain for all future learning and development. The Center for the Developing Child offers these five steps for parents to practice serve and return with their child. https://developingchild.harvard.edu/resources/5-steps-for-brain-building-serve-and-return/

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RESOURCE: How to Help Families Prepare for Immigration and Customs Enforcement Raids

In the face of potential immigration raids, families, providers, and communities must be prepared to support children and families who may be affected. The Center for Law and Social Policy recently compiled a list of resources for stakeholders and providers who want to keep their programs safe and trusted spaces for the families they serve. https://www.clasp.org/immigration-raid-resources

YCCA is hiring!

YCCA is currently hiring for the following positions: 1 Housing Navigator 2 In Clinic Family Resource Specialists (Step by Step home visiting program) 2 Family Support Specialists (Step by Step home visiting program) 3 In Home Safety Specialists 1 Family Skills Facilitator (for community based mental health services being offered in partnership with Stanford Youth Solutions) All hiring information can be found in the Careers section on the YCCA website:...

4th Annual Yolo County Community Baby Shower Fair

The Yolo County HHSA and YCCA Community Baby Shower Collaborative will be hosting their 4th Annual Yolo County Community Baby Shower Fair! DATE: Saturday, September 28th TIME: 10am to 2pm LOCATION: Home Arts Hall, Yolo County Fairgrounds (1250 Gum Ave.) in Woodland. The main goal for this event is to educate families, who are either expecting or parenting a child less than 5 years of age, about Yolo County resources. This event is open to ALL Yolo county families, e.g. families from West...

Introductory Trauma-Informed Care Videos – in English and Spanish

How do our experiences as children shape our health as adults? What does it mean to be trauma-informed, and what does trauma-informed care look like in a health care setting? Two videos, “What is Trauma-Informed Care?” and “Trauma-Informed Care: From Treaters to Healers,” developed by the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS), seek to answer these questions and shed light on why health care providers across the nation are embracing a trauma-informed approach to care. The 3-4 minute videos...

Yolo welcomes Tim Wise

Today, our nation is led by a White Nationalist. White anger, White fragility, White resentment are new terms for our vocabulary. The [White] Active Shooter phenomenon is a result of this White anger according to Tim Wise. It takes a village to spread Love and end Hate. Come listen to Tim Wise's solution to the current affairs in America and Yolo county. This is a FREE event. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yolo-welcomes-tim-wise-tickets-65770203449?aff=ebdssbdestsearch DATE:...

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...

FREE: Whole Child Model workshop; English & Spanish speaking families encouraged to attend!

It's free, plus gift cards for families! Families and providers - sign up now for The Whole Child Model workshop! The workshop is FREE and a light meal will be provided to all. To register , contact Molly Keithly mollyk@lakefrc.org | 707-279-0563 *See attached for details in English & Spanish This workshop is for: Professionals who work with CCS families, Families who have a child in both CCS and Medi-Cal 14 counties: Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Marin, Modoc, Napa,...

FUNDRAISER: I Dig CommuniCare on 7/25 in Woodland

Please join CommuniCare for a fundraiser to support the installation of the Hansen Family Health Center Garden and Outdoor Classroom. Mingle and network in the beautiful Edible Learning Garden. Delicious and locally-sourced appetizers and beverages in partnership with Savory Cafe. Decadent desserts provided by Nugget. DATE: Thursday, July 25th TIME: 5:30pm LOCATION: 300 First Street in Woodland CommuniCare Health Centers’ new food initiative fuses access to healthy food and clinical care to...

Infographic on toxic stress from Harvard Center on the Developing Child

Toxic stress is a very serious issue, but it is not the end of the story. Toxic stress doesn't have to lead to negative outcomes. No matter who you are, there are concrete actions you can take to help prevent the effects of toxic stress and support those who have experienced them. This new infographic from the Harvard Center on the Developing Child shows how individuals, communities, and policy-makers can lessen the burden of toxic stress: ...

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