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WEBINAR: Local bicycle safety and new bicycle helmet law change

Free statewide webinar focused on bicycle safety programs, and new CA bicycle helmet law changes WHEN : Thursday, Jan 23, 2020, at 10:30am to 11:55am RSVP to Gerry Root , CCCSH at rootge@gmail.com . Focuses or topics of this Jan 23 webinar : There are two parts to this local unintentional injury coalition and program webinar. This is part of a series of on-going webinars hosted by CCCSH, in partnership with CA Department of Public Health Injury and Violence Prevention Branch Kids Plates...

WEBINAR SERIES: The Promise of Adolescence: Realizing Opportunity for All Youth

Join the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for a new webinar series, based on the recent report The Promise of Adolescence: Realizing Opportunity for All Youth. This report from the Board on Children, Youth, and Families examines the neurobiological and socio-behavioral science of adolescent development and identifies how these findings can be applied to four key sectors: health, education, justice, and child welfare. The webinar series will discuss how systems can...

REPORT: The Water of Systems Change from FSG

The Water of Systems Change, an FSG article, aims to clarify what it means to shift the conditions holding problems in place and provides an actionable model for those interested in creating systems change. Through defining the 6 conditions of systems change and highlighting organizations that are shifting systems, the article explores: How systemic conditions perpetuate inequity and reinforce racism, sexism, or ableism. The critical need for foundations to focus on changing relationships...

COLLABORATIVE MEETING: Foster and Homeless Youth Liaison Meeting

The Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program and Homeless Education Services program at Yolo County Office of Ed hosts a monthly collaborative for networking, professional development, training opportunities, program updates, current work serving youth, and a place to share community strengths and needs (please see attached meeting dates). This is great opportunity to meet others doing similar work in various settings as well as honor the voice of community members. Please remember during...

TRAINING: Youth Mental Health First Aid on 2/19 and 2/20

In partnership with the City of West Sacramento, Yolo County Health and Human Services is pleased to present a Youth Mental Health First Aid training at the West Sacramento Community Center. This training teaches the signs, symptoms and risk factors you may see in a young person struggling with emotional challenges or in crisis, and how to assist. It is free to all who live, work or volunteer in Yolo County. Please see the attached flyer for more information and to register.

PODCAST: NPR Addresses Women’s Mental Health

National Public Radio aired a special series last week entitled WOMEN'S MENTAL HEALTH AT KEY STAGES IN LIFE: How Puberty, Pregnancy, and Perimenopause Affect Mental Health. Topics included: How Puberty, Pregnancy, and Perimenopause Impact Women’s Mental Health A “Lifeline” for Doctors Helps them Treat Postpartum Depression As Menopause Nears, Be Aware It Can Trigger Depression and Anxiety We Answer Your Questions about Perimenopause Menopause Starts Younger than You Think: Here’s What You...

REPORT: State of Babies Yearbook

ZERO TO THREE and Child Trends has produced a first-of-its-kind publication to answer how the 12 million infants and toddlers are faring in the United States. The State of Babies Yearbook was developed as a part of Think Babies, an effort to make the potential of every baby a national priority. The State of Babies Yearbook set out to create a baseline understanding of how young children in this country are doing in three key domains: good health, strong families and positive early learning...

Mapping the Link between Life Expectancy and Educational Opportunity

A new interactive map from Child Trends allows users to explore the link between life expectancy and high school educational opportunity for teenagers in neighborhoods across the United States. Life expectancy varies dramatically across neighborhoods in the United States: While teenagers in neighborhoods with the longest life expectancies can expect to live to age 91, teenagers in neighborhoods with the lowest life expectancy should expect to live just to age 70, on average. Child Trends’...

REPORT: Advancing Frontline Employees of Color

Employers of frontline talent face an unprecedented opportunity to advance racial equity as a source of competitive advantage. The United States is experiencing dramatic demographic shifts, its workforce is becoming increasingly racially diverse and the nature of work is fundamentally changing due to automation. Approximately nine million of the country’s 24 million frontline employees—entry-level employees who engage closely with customers—are people of color who represent a reservoir of...

WEBINAR: Exploring Social Poverty: Low-Income Populations & Impact of Family/Community Ties

Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 1:00-2:00 pm The impact of financial poverty has been a focus of researchers for decades. In this Dibble Institute webinar, Dr. Sarah Halpern-Meekin, author of Social Poverty: Low-income Parents and the Struggle for Family and Community Ties , examines another dimension of poverty that has been considerably understudied: social poverty. Social poverty—or lacking adequate close, dependable, and trusting relationships—is an often-ignored form of hardship that is...

Screening event to increase awareness of the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) on 1/29

Children's Forgotten Children will be screened at the Woodland Community Center at 6pm on Wednesday, Jan 29th . Service providers, victim advocates, and non-profits will be present after the film screening to discuss services and volunteer opportunities to combat human trafficking. Please see the attached flyer for more information and to register.

Be the One workshop Feb 7

Did you know that one positive connection can change a person's life? Join us at this community-wide workshop to learn about simple practices that build stronger, more resilient families, neighborhoods and communities. You can make a difference. DATE: Friday, February 7, 2020 WHEN: 2:30-4:00PM LOCATION: City Council Chambers at 23 Russell Blvd, Davis 95616 FREE Please post the attached flyer, and click on the link below to register or RSVP. http://events.constantcontact.

CREO workshop for Latino/Hispanic individuals and families in Yolo County

The Creating Links to Resources and Opportunities (CREO) program cordially invites you to our workshop (plática) this Friday, January 17 th . at 5:00 pm . in CommuniCare Hansen Clinic in Woodland . The Creating Links to Resources and Opportunities (CREO) program provides outreach and health engagement services to Latino/Hispanic individuals and families residing in Yolo County. Their services cover primary care, mental health, case management, advocacy, and educational talks. Please forward...

Opportunity to meet leader of cutting-edge, trauma-informed online high school!

Meet Dr. Christine Kasitz, leader of a FREE on-line trauma-informed school. Dr. Kasitz, is the superintendent of Mission Academy and will be in the Sacramento area all day Thursday, January 16th and in the morning on Friday, January 17th. Dr. Kasiz is interested in meeting with folks that work with high-needs youth who have disengaged and dropped out of public education. My colleague Dana Brown says that Mission Academy is a cutting-edge, trauma-informed online high school that supports the...

TRAINING: Suicide Prevention in the Workplace on 1/17

Please register ASAP for this important training opportunity! TIME: 8:30AM - 11:30AM DATE: this Friday, January 17, 2020 LOCATION: the Atrium training room at 625 Court Street in Woodland. See attachment for more details. This training fills quickly , Please contact Tessa Smith if you have questions: Tessa.Smith@yolocounty.org

2020 Census Jobs!

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting to fill hundreds of thousands of temporary positions across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. Please share with anyone who might be interested: https:// 2020census.gov/en/jobs.html

Your Help is Needed with the 2020 Census!

Please help make sure that as many Yolo County residents as possible complete the 2020 Census this April. Federal funding supports so many local programs and services for children, adults, seniors, and families based on the Census count. In the past, Yolo County has received about $60 million dollars of federal funding that is directly tied to data from the Census. Please help encourage people to complete the Census by explaining its importance and dispelling myths and concerns. Yolo County...

RESOURCE: Equity and the Social Determinants of Health from Strategies 2.0

Why do some individuals experience more positive health outcomes than others? The answer lies not only in genetics, personal choices, or luck, but rather a complex mix of factors within the circumstances of a person’s life. These factors, termed “social determinants of health (SDOH)” are defined as “conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks” (U.S.

RESOURCE: Building Community Resilience Toolkit- Volume 3

Based upon the framework for addressing Adverse Childhood and Community Experiences: The Building Community Resilience Model by Wendy Ellis and William Dietz (2017), Strategies 2.0's Building Community Resilience Toolkit Series is designed to guide family and community strengthening organizations in the necessary balance between ideas grounded in research and data with the community’s own lived experience and perceptions of adversity and assets. The tools provided in this Volume III can be...

PODCAST: Child Trends expert discusses ACEs screenings on Southern California’s NPR affiliate

Child Trends expert Jessica Dym Bartlett appeared as a guest on KPCC’s Air Talk with Larry Mantle to discuss the challenges for California’s plan to screen children for adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) during routine pediatric visits. Screening for ACEs without an understanding of a child’s full range of traumatic experiences—and without providing families with adequate access to providers trained to care for children who have experienced trauma—risks doing more harm than good. To...

ARTICLE: ACEs Aware: On Jan. 1, 2020, Medi-Cal Providers Can Receive Payment for ACEs Screenings

ACEs and toxic stress represent a public health crisis that has been, until recently, largely unrecognized by our state’s health care system and society, but there’s hope. Together, we can screen for ACEs, respond with trauma-informed care, and significantly improve physical and mental health across the state. All Medi-Cal providers are encouraged to get trained today. Beginning on January 1, 2020, eligible Medi-Cal providers can receive a $29 payment for conducting qualifying ACEs...

WEBINAR: Leadership Models for Improving Impact on 2/18

10-11:30am on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 This 90-minute professional webinar from Strategies 2.0 will give additional insights into approaches to leadership that can improve outcomes. The webinar will explore how individuals in various settings can expand their capacity and effectiveness to advocate for children and families. This webinar explores various approaches to leadership and, more specifically, styles of leadership that can contribute to achieving the goals of reducing child abuse...

WEBINAR: Growing Resilient Communities 2.1 Framework to Accelerate Your ACEs Initiative on 2/6

10-11:30am on Thursday, February 6, 2020 This 90-minute professional webinar from Strategies 2.0 will introduce family support professionals and others to the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and look more deeply into strategies community members can utilize to accelerate local ACEs initiatives. Together we will explore the five elements of Growing Resilient Communities 2.1 Framework. For more information and to register: https:// strategiesca.asentialms.com/ catalog/

WEBINAR: Supporting Parents in the Earliest Years

10-12PM PT, January 15, 2020 Promise Venture Studio and the National Family Support Network would like to invite you to Show+Tell, a first-of-its-kind series of online, interactive events showcasing the most promising innovations in early childhood development with the potential for scaled impact for children facing the greatest adversities. This first Show+Tell will feature a 3 min "demo" about Family Resource Centers, developed by the NFSN and selected by Promise Venture Studio for...

RESOURCE: Adolescent Development Explained from US Department of Health and Human Services

This website examines the major developmental changes that occur in adolescence and provides suggestions on how parents and caring adults can support young people as they navigate through this critical period. It builds on The Teen Years Explained: A Guide to Healthy Adolescent Development - PDF ( https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/center-for-adolescent-health/_docs/TTYE-Guide.pdf ), the seminal report developed by the Center for Adolescent Health at the Johns Hopkins...

RESOURCE: Family Strengthening Research (FY2018) from US Department of Health and Human Services

This report describes the major research investments of our Division of Family Strengthening through Fiscal Year 2018. This division has primary responsibility for research and evaluation projects related to strengthening relationships within families, supporting fatherhood, nurturing children through their families, reducing teen pregnancy, supporting youth in their transition to adulthood, and preventing family violence. This report presents the research organized into six different...

Nominate parents for Parent Leadership Awards!

February is National Parent Leadership Month. The Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP) has created new promotional materials and is excited to announce the Third Annual Parent Leadership Awards! The Parent Leadership Awards honor parents for the work that they do to improve their communities and build strong families. The OCAP will be accepting nominations from February 1, 2020 to March 6, 2020 by 5:00 p.m., and winners will be announced on March 23, 2020. Winners will receive their...

TRAINING: Conflict Resolution and Mediation Certificate Training from Yolo Conflict Resolution Center

The Mediation Certificate Training program includes lectures, discussions, communication skills exercises, and mediation process role-play. The 2020 dates for this 36-hour Community Mediation Certification training are the following Saturdays: February 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2020. The trainings are 9am-6pm each day, and the training will take place in Woodland. Prior approval is required to attend. Please call the YCRC office for details: 530.564.2324. For more information, please visit...

RESOURCE: Parent guide information

Please share the with the families you serve the attached a 2-page document for parents and caregivers about the parent guides that Yolo County Children's Alliance has produced as a project of the Yolo County Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC). All of the guides are available at www.yolokids.org/forfamilies . There are some hard copies of the following guides and we would love for them to get into the hands of parents. Please let me know if you would like some of these materials!

RESOURCE: Protecting Children: Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect in Yolo County

An important way to protect children is to report any suspicions of child abuse and neglect to Child Welfare Services (CWS). Mandated reporters and community members can use Protecting Children: Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect to learn the warning signs of abuse and neglect and how to report suspected child abuse and neglect. YCCA prepared this document as a project of the Yolo County Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC) in collaboration with Yolo County CWS. If you suspect that a child...

“Youth College Night” (for foster and McKinney Vento youth) on 1/17

As part of the Foster Youth FAFSA Challenge, Yolo County Office of Education is hosting a Youth For College Night with a focus on Foster and McKinney Vento (homeless and foster) youth. Youth in their senior year of high school and their caregivers are invited to attend and complete the FAFSA, Dream Act, and Chafee application with trained experts. During the event, dinner will be provided. There will also be special giveaways to seniors in attendance. Although the event has a focus on...

Nurturing Parenting Program from Yolo County Children’s Alliance (YCCA)

Starting next week, YCCA will be offering English and Spanish classes at the Woodland's Unified School District office. YCCA will also be offering a Spanish class at the Science and Technology Academy in Knights Landing. Please see the attachments for more information. All classes are free of charge and offer free child care. Meals and other incentives are also provided. Feel free to share with families that you work with as well as other partners. If you have questions, please contact Nancy...

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration - January 22

Join us at YCOE's annual Dr. Martin Luther King celebration: DATE: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 TIME: 5:30PM - 6:30PM LOCATION: Yolo Office of Education Conference Center (1280 Santa Anita Ct, Ste 120, Woodland) Featuring: Dr. Rex Fortune and accompanied by a brief presentation from: Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center. Dinner will be provided. Register here: https://yolocoe.k12oms.org/2495-180627 See attached flyer for more details. Questions? Contact Yvette Seibert yvette.seibert@ycoe.org...

Save the Date for Juneteenth 2020 on June 7

This annual festival celebrating freedom and the rights gained with it, continues the tradition of the oldest African American holiday, celebrating the Emancipation Proclamation and the end of slavery in the United States. This free, family-friendly event includes a fashion show, live entertainment, educational presentations, activities for all ages, delicious food and artisan vendors from all over the region. Attendees are encouraged to bring a dessert to share at the potluck which beings...

WEBINARS: Getting Started with Mindfulness in the Early Childhood Workplace from ZERO TO THREE

Part 1: An Introduction to Mindfulness in the Early Childhood Environment : Wednesday, January 15, 2020; 11am Part 2: Promising Applications of Mindfulness in Early Childhood Settings: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 11am Part 3 (available for ZERO TO THREE members only): Mindfulness in the Early Childhood Workplace Q and A : Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 11am How can mindfulness help your early childhood organization support the well-being and resilience of staff and promote the delivery...

Seeking input from young adults with learning differences/disabilities and attention issues going to school, working, or both by 1/10

The Culture C.O.-.O.P, in partnership with the National Center for Learning Disabilities and Understood.org, are conducting a national survey which will inform and guide national organizations who want to serve young adults with learning differences/disabilities, and attention issues, aged 18-26, who are in some form of higher education (2 or 4-year schools), or those who are in the workforce or a trade program. They can also be getting ready to transition to college or work. These two...

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES for students from the National Center for Learning Disabilities

The Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship is a one-time $2,500 scholarship awarded to a student who will be enrolled in a two-year community college, a vocational or technical training program, or a specialized program for students with LD and/or ADHD in the fall. The Anne Ford Scholarship is a $10,000 scholarship ($2,500/year over four years) for a student who will be enrolled in a full-time bachelor’s degree program in the fall. Applications are open now until January 17, 2020. Students can...

Movie screening of The Cost of Darkness on 1/9

6:00PM-8:30PM on Thursday, January 9 at the Davis Branch Library (315 E. 14th St.) This documentary explores the continuing challenge of inequity, oppression, injustice and so forth in our major institutions that dark-skinned people face. Watching this documentary will provide a core understanding of nefarious practices and help people be more informed when coming up with interventions that benefit all. Join us for a preview of a portion of this powerful documentary by Sandy Holman and The...

FREE TRAINING: Social Media for Nonprofits: Getting Your Message Out1

Saturday, January 11 from 9:30am-1:30pm at Comcast Learn social media tips on a budget, hands-on tricks to get your message out and network with other organizations. The Sacramento chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association is hosting a FREE half-day panel to help nonprofits and community-based organizations understand how to use social media to tell their stories. Lunch will be provided as part of the Jan. 11, 2020 workshop, which is open to all nonprofit organizations in the...

WEBINAR: Building Blocks for Early Learning Communities

Join the Center for the Study of Social Policy for two webinar opportunities. WHEN: Thursday, January 9, 2020 TIME: 12:00pm-1:00pm PST To register: https://register.gotowebinar.c...r/605321136967928588 Learn about a new digital tool available for communities to assess and improve upon their efforts to work across systems to become an Early Learning Community - and learn about how the building blocks of Early Learning Communities point us toward opportunities to help families build protective...

WEBINAR: Project Rise: Bringing Relationship Education to Hispanic Youth

Join the staff from Project Rise as they share with you how they are successfully engaging the Latino community, including youth and their parents, in healthy relationship skills programming. Project Rise is utilizing Relationship Smarts PLUS (Sexual Risk Avoidance Adaptation) to prevent teen pregnancy, reduce associated risk behaviors, and promote healthy adolescent development among Latino teens aged 12-18. They are working in four neighborhoods of Los Angeles County where measures of...

Article: California unveils ACEs Aware initiative to screen for trauma

Will screening for adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in California be mandatory? No, but it’s recommended. Will there be training for physicians and staff on how to screen? Yes. Who will be reimbursed for screening patients in California? Physicians who serve patients in the state’s Medi-Cal program — for now. For more answers to these and other questions that surfaced during a Dec. 4 webinar introducing Californians to a new statewide initiative, read on. Come January 1, California will...

December declared “Be the One” Month by Yolo County Board of Sups.

Article from Woodland Daily Democrat. Published: December 17, 2019 https://www.dailydemocrat.com/ 2019/12/17/december-declared- be-the-one-month-by-yolo- supervisors/ December declared ‘Be the One’ Month by Yolo supervisors. Supervisors made their declaration on Tuesday, during their regular meeting. The “Be the One” campaign was organized by Resilient Yolo, in collaboration with Yolo County Library and other departments, agencies, organizations, and individuals the focus of which is to help...

Promoting Positive Adolescent Health Behaviors and Outcomes: Thriving in the 21st Century (2019)

Adolescence is a critical growth period in which youth develop essential skills that prepare them for adulthood. Prevention and intervention programs are designed to meet the needs of adolescents who require additional support and promote healthy behaviors and outcomes. To ensure the success of these efforts, it is essential that they include reliably identifiable techniques, strategies, or practices that have been proven effective. Promoting Positive Adolescent Health Behaviors and...

RESOURCES from Harvard Center on the Developing Child

In case you missed them, here are all of the resources that Harvard Center on the Developing Child released in 2019: Infographics: https:// developingchild.harvard.edu/ resourcecategory/infographics/ What are ACEs? And how do they relate to toxic stress? What is Epigenetics? And how does it relate to child development? What is executive function? And how does it relate to child development? What we can do about toxic stress: From surviving to coping to resilience Putting science into action:...

Job positions: Family Hui/Lead4Tomorrow is hiring childcare workers

The childcare workers will look after the children of women participating in a UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement wellbeing project. The childcare site is in the Mack Road area of Sacramento. The project lasts for 22 weeks. Childcare workers will receive $20/hr plus travel reimbursement. The job will start on January 21st and will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays only. Application deadline is January 1st. Please contact Lucy Roberts at lroberts@lead4tomorrow.org for more ...

A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty

In 2015, Congress charged the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to identify strategies for a quick and significant reduction in child poverty. The resulting report, A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty , finds that many poverty-reducing programs, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit Program and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, promote babies’ healthy development. https://www.nap.edu/read/ 25246/chapter/2

2020 Sex and Perinatal Mental Health Conference

Sex & Perinatal Mental Health Conference on January 13th and 14th, 2020 at The California Endowment. This dynamic training will delve into areas such as postpartum sex, birth trauma, cultural attitudes about sex, gender and sexuality, gender affirming care, personal stories and more. We have an amazing lineup of speakers and wanted to introduce you to a few over the next couple of weeks. Two day training that will explore how sex and sexuality impact and interact with mental health...

YCCA is hiring a Family Skills Facilitator (FSF)

The mission of the Yolo County Children’s Alliance (YCCA) is to assess, coordinate and act to strengthen and support the continuum of prevention and intervention services and resources for children, youth and their families. In partnership with Stanford Youth Solutions, YCCA now offers one-on-one mental health services and supports for children and youth. The Family Skills Facilitator works with youth, their families, and clinicians to develop an individualized plan focused on family...

Social Parenting and Learning Series

Parents with children ages 0-5 are invited to participate in a 6-week Social Parenting and Learning Series facilitated by a licensed pediatric Occupational Therapist and Social Worker. Weekly Sessions will be an opportunity to make connections with other parents sharing in a similar parenting journey. The objectives are to share parenting experiences, successes, and challenges, in a supportive environment and to develop a social network in your community. Attached please find flyers in...

Yolo County Health in Action on 2/18

Please Save the Date to join us for Health In Action DATE: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 from 8:25 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. (Check in and refreshments will start at 8:00 a.m.) LOCATION: Yolo Food Bank (233 Harter Drive Woodland, CA). A calendar notice for this event will follow later this week. This event is brought to you by Dignity Health, Sutter Health, Yolo County HHSA Community Health Branch, CommuniCare Health Centers, and Winters Healthcare who have come together to produce a joint Community...

“Youth College Night” (for foster and McKinney Vento youth) on 1/17

As part of the Foster Youth FAFSA Challenge, Yolo County Office of Education is hosting a Youth For College Night with a focus on Foster and McKinney Vento (homeless) youth. Youth in their senior year of high school and their caregivers are invited to attend and complete the FAFSA, Dream Act, and Chafee application with trained experts. During the event, dinner will be provided. There will also be special giveaways to seniors in attendance. Although the event has a focus on serving our...

4th Annual Bay Area Maternal Mental Health Conference

By UCSF Continuing Medical Education, December 12, 2019 This is the fourth annual conference here in the Bay Area focusing on maternal mental health and well-being, with speakers from throughout the area covering important topics that will improve the care our patients are receiving. We welcome anyone with a personal or professional interest in maternal mental health. Participants will: Review the state of the current opioid crisis in this country and learn about tools to help identity...

Updated YFSN Parent Resource Lists

Updated YFSN parent resource lists are here! They include the following: Concrete Support in Times of Need Resources Parental Resilience and Social Connections Resources Strengthening Parent-Child Interactions Resources for ages 0-5, 6-12, 13-18 For those of you who aren't familiar with this project, the YFSN (Youth & Family Services Network) Resource List Committee updated the Maternal Mental Health Collaborative's resource lists that were organized by protective factor (...

Toys for Tots now accepting referrals

It's that time again! We are now accepting referrals at the following locations and times. MUST bring photo ID and proof of residency in Yolo County. November 18th 3-6pm WINTERS HHSA (111 E Grant Ave) November 25th 3-6pm ESPARTO RISE (17317 Fremont St) December 2nd & 3rd 2-6pm WOODLAND HHSA (25 N. Cottonwood St) December 9th & 10th 2-6pm WEST SACRAMENTO HHSA (500 Jefferson Blvd.) For more information please contact Hope's Anchor, Inc. at 530-661-9575

Dr. Melissa Merrick Explains CDC's Vital Signs/ACEs Report

Dr. Melissa Merrick, president & CEO of Prevent Child Abuse America, provides four key takeaways from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest Vital Signs/ACEs report , of which she is the lead author. https://www.acesconnection. com/g/california-essentials- for-childhood-initiative/blog/ dr-melissa-merrick-explains- cdc-s-vital-signs-aces-report- prevent-child-abuse-america

Resource: Census Information from Yolo County

The Census takes place every 10 years and the goal is to count everyone. The Census is one of the main tools that the government uses to determine how much money states get in order to serve their residents. This includes things like funding Head Start/Early Head Start, MediCal, CalFresh, roads, schools, etc. Yolo County has put together a website with lots of information about the census: https://www.yolocounty.org/ general-government/general- government-departments/county- ...

12th annual human trafficking conference

Hosted by My Sister's House, the conference; "Human Trafficking in Businesses" will be on January 17, 2020 at California State University, Sacramento. This conference is open to law enforcement, victim advocates, services providers, educators, community leaders, and concerned citizens. Registration is now available and I encourage everyone to register and attend! General registration: $45 Student Registration: $20 Register Here: https://humantraffickinginbusinesses.bpt.me Early registration...

CAMPAIGN AND POLICY PAPER: Healing Together (to end intimate partner violence)

Healing Together is a new campaign from the Alliance for Boys and Men of Color that engages men, and people of all genders, in the work to build safe and accountable communities by focusing on healing, gender justice, and racial equity—instead of punishment—to end intimate partner violence. The campaign aim to shift away from punitive policies and systems that produce violence and expand community-based approaches that focus on prevention, accountability, and healing for all. Individuals and...

Children with Special Health Care Needs Face Challenges Accessing Information, Support, and Services on 11/20

Join Child Trends researchers for a webinar on Wednesday, November 20th at 11am PT to learn about the challenges and disparities experienced by children and youth with special health care needs, and the barriers they face to accessing supports and services. The webinar will highlight national and state demographic data on children and youth with special health care needs and their access to social services and quality health care. https://register.gotowebinar. com/register/ 1799987798681001739

WEBINAR: Innovative Approaches to Strengthening Families Training on 11/14

Join the Center for the Study of Social Policy for a webinar on Thursday, November 14, 12-1 PT, to hear about innovative ways Strengthening Families training is being provided around the country. We will hear about online training modules for child welfare system of care workers in West Virginia and online learning activities from the Prevention Board in Wisconsin. We'll have plenty of time for discussion, including hearing about how you are getting training out to various audiences in your...

YCOE, Foster and Homeless Education Collaborative (meets monthly)

COLLABORATIVE MEETING: Yolo County Office of Education, Foster and Homeless Education Collaborative (meets monthly) The purpose of the collaborative is to increase collaboration and communication while providing relevant information to support homeless and foster youth in Yolo County. Our goal is to share community resources, provide updates, facilitate training, and create a space for professional development. The first 15 minutes are held for introductions and organizations/program...

Do you live in Arizona, Hawaii, California, Nevada or the US Pacific Islands? Come to our no-cost mental and school mental health Winter Institute!

Do you live in Arizona, Hawaii, California, Nevada or the US Pacific Islands?If so...Check it out! 👇 NO COST. MENTAL HEALTH & SCHOOL MENTAL HEALTH WORKFORCE. AMAZING FACULTY. JANUARY 14, 15, & 16th! LONG BEACH, CA. JOIN US. 🤝 👏 Learn more here: http://bit.ly/mhttc-winterinstitute-flyer Register here: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07egq2f9gaebafa6bd&llr=8wdk4ubab

Register now: Free ACEs Connection Webinar on the Human Impact of Climate Change

A year after 85 people died in the wildfire that swept through Paradise, CA, and nearby towns, one of the town’s survivors will talk about how she and others are using resilience practices in their recovery from the trauma. On Wednesday, Nov. 13, Paradise resident Kelly Doty will have a conversation with Elaine Miller-Karas, who developed the Community Resiliency Model (CRM). Doty, who lost her home in the fire, and Miller-Karas will discuss resilience education skills designed to help...

Building Engaging, Inclusive Organizations on 12/10 in Sacramento

Capital Learning Community Convening: 10:00am-1:30pmon Tuesday December 10, 2019, in Sacramento and online. Engaging with communities builds leadership, transfers knowledge, and resources from community to organizations and vice versa. Different approaches are appropriate for each community, but meaningfully connecting with community will draw out deeper perspectives and voices from those who have a stake in the organization’s work and ultimately improve services and programs to those we...

Yolo County Library public survey

Help Yolo County Library offer services aligned with community interests and needs. Access the Yolo County Library public survey: http://yolocountylibrary.org/library-strategic-plan/ The survey is available in English, Spanish, Russian and Chinese. Please help us distribute the survey throughout Yolo County, especially in our underserved and underrepresented communities. All of the survey answers are anonymous and will remain confidential. If you have questions or comments about this survey,...

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