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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,...

Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Focus Group for parents/caregivers; 11/5

On Tuesday, November 5, at 5:30PM , Help Me Grow Yolo County is hosting a Family/Caregiver Focus group for families and primary caregivers to have a chance to voice their thoughts on Yolo County Mental Health Services for children 0-5 and their families. Attached please find the flyers with all the details. Feel free to share the Family Focus Group Flyer with families that you work with. Please RSVP to Liz Sardinas at Help Me Grow Yolo County via phone 1-844-410-4769 or email...

The League of Women Voters Davis Area (LWV) and CivEnergy Present "Housing...Past is Prologue"

By League of Women Voters Davis Area, November 18, 2019 The LWV and CivEnergy bring noted author and speaker Richard Rothstein to Davis. Mr. Rothstein's book deals with how our government enacted Housing Policies produced and maintained segregation—and he discusses how this history effects housing and housing policies today. This is an impactful and interesting topic, we hope you will join us. [ Please click here for more information .]

Farmworkers Face Daunting Health Risks In California's Wildfires [californiahealthline.org]

By Anna Maria Barry-Jester, California Healthline, October 28, 2019 Farm laborers in yellow safety vests walked through neatly arranged rows of grapes Friday, harvesting the last of the deep purple bundles that hung from the vines, even as the sky behind them was dark with soot. Over the hill just behind them, firetrucks and first responders raced back and forth from a California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection staging area, working to contain a wildfire raging through the rugged...

[Re-Post] "Building Violence Free Schools & Communities " ONE DAY CONFERENCE!

Tulare County CAPC is proud to provide this ONE DAY conference November 13th from 8:30am-4pm on "Building Violence Free Schools & Communities" featuring 3 nationally know speakers with first hand experience and expertise in the field of violence prevention. Dr. Melissa Reeves (Columbine, CO shooting) Scarlett Lewis (Parent of a child lost in Sandy Hook shooting) and Clayton Douglas (former student who planned a shooting) will provide us with critical knowledge and skills in violence...

FOCUS Program Aids Children Exposed to Trauma [davisenterprise.com]

By Special to The Enterprise, The Enterprise, October 25, 2019 Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig and Yolo County Superintendent of Schools Garth Lewis announced the launching of FOCUS, a notification system designed to decrease the negative impacts on children who are exposed to violence and trauma. The goal of the FOCUS program is for children to succeed to the best of their ability, regardless of the environment in which they live. Under FOCUS, law enforcement officers and other...

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on 10/26 (10am-2pm)

On Saturday, October 26, the Drug Enforcement Agency and its national, tribal and community partners will hold the 18th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day across the country. The service is free and anonymous . The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Initiative continues to remove ever-higher amounts of opioids and other medicines from the nation’s homes, where they are vulnerable to misuse, theft or abuse by family members and visitors, including children and teens. For the first...

Seeking input on delivery of services to children and families- 11/7

Stanford Youth Solutions and Sierra Forever Families are seeking input on delivery of services to children and families in a Yolo County community forum on November 7th . J oin us and give your input! DATE: November 7th; 3pm-5pm LOCATION: 2726 5th St, Davis (Carlton Senior Living, 3rd Floor, Activity Room) RSVP: bhoneyman@youthsolutions.org Light refreshments will be served Please see the attachment for more information.

WEBINAR: 90by30—Engaging Active Partners in Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention

DATE: Thursday, October 24, 2019 TIME: 11:00am - 11:45am PDT In 2012, Lane County, Oregon took on a bold goal: to reduce child abuse and neglect by 90% in 30 years, identifying a community engagement model as the road to success. Achieving such an aspirational goal requires a county-wide effort to engage everyone, including community-based service providers, businesses, the faith community, seniors, health care providers, first responders—and of course, families themselves in implementing...

High School Student Climate Change Summit - OCT 19TH

Calling all Sacramento & West Sacramento Youth: West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon and Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg invite you to share your vision of what a sustainable future can look like. Join us at the High School Student Climate Change Summit to learn about how climate change is affecting your community, meet and connect with students from the region, and brainstorm actions we can take to reach the mayors’ vision of carbon zero by 2045. WHEN | Saturday, October 19th,...

How to Report Suspected Child Maltreatment

There are ways you can help if you suspect or know that a child is being abused or neglected. If you or someone else is in immediate and serious danger, you should call 911. National and local resources are available to provide assistance and information about reporting suspected maltreatment. For more information, please visit this link from Child Welfare Information Gateway. https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/responding/reporting/how/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

WEBINAR: Understanding and Working Effectively with Grandparents on 10/16

9:30-10:30am PST on Wednesday, October 16 Across the country, grandparents are caring for their grandchildren in increasing numbers. Family Resource Centers, which work with families in a multigenerational approach, have developed intentional programming to ensure that these grandparents are supported and strengthened. This webinar from National Family Support Network will present new research findings about grandparents in the U.S. from ZERO TO THREE, highlight work with grandparents from...

RESOURCE: October is Safe Sleep Month

Did you know that each year about 4,000 infants die during sleep time from SIDS, accidental suffocation or other causes? The OCAP is raising awareness in October for Safe Sleep Month! Learning about safe sleep isn’t just important for parents, but for all caregivers. For more information and free resources to share with your community, visit: https://safetosleep.nichd.nih. gov/ .

Save the Date: Kids’ Day at the Capitol on Thursday, April 23, 2020

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and each year, California strives to work in unity across the state to raise awareness. The California Department of Social Services, Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP), is in process of creating materials and a toolkit that can support your awareness campaigns. We expect the materials and toolkit to be posted on the OCAP website in November 2020. Please be on the lookout! In partnership with the Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Center, the...

Community of Practice Webinar Series

October's Topic: Homicide Prevention – Part II Primary Prevention Efforts to Decrease Homicide Rates in CA Thursday, October 17, 2019 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (PST) Please join us for the next VPI Community of Practice webinar on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (PST) to learn more about the California Violence Intervention and Prevention (CalVIP) Program, administered by the Board of State and Community Corrections, and the first public health department to receive a CalVIP...

Webinar: Poverty and Opportunity in California on 10/15

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 12:05 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. PT Despite strong economic growth, California continues to experience high rates of poverty. Backed by strong fiscal reserves, state policymakers have taken several steps to assist struggling families, but the goal of reducing poverty remains elusive. In this conversation, PPIC will share the latest data from the California Poverty Measure, and a panel of experts will discuss the implications for decision makers, stakeholders, and families...

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Would you be surprised to hear that domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women? Even more than car accidents, muggings and rapes combined. But domestic violence doesn’t just affect women, it can also affect men. It isn’t always physical either, it can mean threatening, withholding money and other forms of emotional abuse. Domestic violence can affect so many and this month is a good reminder to take a stand against domestic violence and show our support for victims and...

Tip sheets on supporting children with an incarcerated parent

Two new tip sheets produced by the National Child Abuse and Neglect Technical Assistance and Strategic Dissemination Center in cooperation with the National Resource Center for Children and Families of the Incarcerated provide strategies for maintaining the bond between children and an incarcerated parent. Supporting Relationships Between Children and Their Incarcerated Parents Children who experience the incarceration of a parent, may experience trauma comparable to the loss of a parent...

Webinar Oct. 17 — Integrating ACEs science in pediatrics: Early adopters share lessons from the field

An ACEs Connection webinar co-sponsored with 4 CA In 2017, California became the first state in the country to pass a law supporting universal screening for adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in the 5.3 million children in the state’s Medicaid program. As clinicians around California await the state’s announcement of what this new policy will entail, many are wondering what it takes to integrate ACEs science in a pediatric practice. Meet Drs. Deirdre Bernard-Pearl, R.J. Gillespie and...

Financial Empowerment Center Partnerships! Apply by Oct 30

Please find attached an invitation to apply as a partner for the City of Sacramento’s Financial Empowerment Center, an in-development project that will launch in early 2020. Through this initiative, professionally-trained financial counselors will work with partners to help local households build financial health. As noted in the invitation, we will have a Q&A session about this opportunity this Friday, 10/18 at 2 p.m. We anticipate that many applicants will have questions about...

Local and national LGBTQ resources

Please see the attachment for a list of local and national resources provided by the Sacramento LGBT Community Center. If you have questions or would like more information about the Sacramento LGBT Community Center, please contact Rachel Henry ( Rachel.henry@saccenter.org or 916.442.0185 x 115). You can also talk to Rachel about presentations for organizations on LGBTQ issues.

Trauma-Informed in Education - Oct 16th

This workshop brings together proven systematic, behavior communication and conflict resolution strategies to calm and heal trauma for schools to increase resiliency. Course led by Susan Jones, Founder and Principal of Creative Behavior Solutions. See the attached flyer for full details. DATE: Wednesday, October 16th TIME: 9:00am - 12:00pm LOCATION: 9800 Old Placerville Rd, Ste 100, Sacramento RSVP: jmccain@sia-jpa.org

RESOURCE: kidsdata.org

Kidsdata.org provides a tool for assessing community needs, setting priorities, tracking progress, preparing grant proposals, and making program and policy decisions. Users easily can find and customize more than 500 data measures of child health and well-being, sorted by topic, region, or demographic group. Data are available for every county, city, school district, and legislative district in California, and many measures include national comparisons. Kidsdata.org has compiled a...

Parent Drop-Ins at YCOE

Please see the attached flyer for more information about this program! During Parent Drop-Ins at Yolo County Office of Education (YCOE) in Woodland, parents can come by and chat with YCOE therapists and other parents about hot Topics. Topics include: Helping your child manage their emotions (10/15 and 10/16) and ADHD management tips (11/19 and 11/20). Please share the flyer with anyone who may find it useful.

OPPORTUNITY FOR WOMEN: Soroptimist Live Your Dream program grants for $2,000

The Soroptimist Live Your Dream: Education & Training Awards for Women program has been helping women around the world since 1972. This program provides cash grants to women who are working to better their lives through additional schooling and skills training. Eligible applicants must: Be a woman with primary financial responsibility for herself and her dependents Attend an undergraduate degree program or vocational skills training program Live in Yolo County. The Soroptimist...

Nurturing Parenting Program (NPP) classes and activities in Winters & Esparto

Please see the attached 4 flyers for information about the Nurturing Parenting Program classes and the family engagement activities happening this fall in Winters and Esparto. Please feel free to share with your clients, networks, etc. Both NPP courses will run for 27 weeks starting in November. These classes and family engagement activities will be hosted and facilitated by RISE, Inc. Thank you for sharing!

FREE preschool through Washington Unified School District

Washington Unified offers high-quality preschool programs in the mornings and afternoons at four amazing West Sacramento schools: Elkhorn Village, Riverbank, Westfield Village and Stonegate. Enroll today and kick-start your child’s future! Give us a call and ask for Marisela Oropeza at (916) 375-7600 ext. 1311 or email at moropeza@wusd.k12.ca.us . Read more online: http://bit.ly/FREEpreschool . Print the FREE preschool flyer . Half-day preschool programs are available to income qualifying...

Addicts Among Us - a hopeful documentary about ACEs and addiction in Humboldt County, California (YouTube Video)

Addicts Among Us is a hour-long documentary investigating the connection between childhood trauma in Humboldt County and the region’s skyrocketing addiction rates. Addiction experts have zeroed in on adverse childhood experiences as a cause for addictive behavior. By examining local lives and stories, KEET examines this connection and efforts in the community to see this addressed. The associate producer of the video, James Faulk - one of the central interviewees of the film - attended First...

New study finds positive childhood experiences are crucial for adult health

Ways to Counter the Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences: Groundbreaking research conducted in the 1990s found that the greater number of negative childhood experiences a person had, the more likely they were to experience poor health outcomes later in life such as heart disease, liver disease, and cancer. A new study published in the journal Child Abuse and Neglect has found that positive experiences, such as having a teacher who cares about them, can buffer against these negative...

Talking to Children About Tragedies & Other News Events

The American Academy of Pediatrics shares guidance on how to talk with children about tragedies, crises, and other disturbing news events, based on each child’s age and development. It includes that signs that a child is not coping well with distress. https://www.healthychildren. org/English/family-life/Media/ Pages/Talking-To-Children- About-Tragedies-and-Other- News-Events.aspx

RESOURCE: Tools to Measure Progress in a Program, School, or Organization

Are We Trauma-Informed? The Child Health and Development Institute has released a review of tools that effectively measure the progress of trauma-informed approaches in programs, schools, and organizations. https://www.chdi.org/index. php/publications/issue-briefs/ issue-brief-72-are-we-trauma- informed-tools-measure- progress-program-school-or- organization

"Building Violence Free Schools & Communities " ONE DAY CONFERENCE!

Tulare County CAPC is proud to provide this ONE DAY conference on "Building Violence Free Schools & Communities" featuring 3 nationally know speakers with first hand experience and expertise in the field of violence prevention. Dr. Melissa Reeves (Columbine, CO shooting) Scarlett Lewis (Parent of a child lost in Sandy Hook shooting) and Clayton Douglas (former student who planned a shooting) will provide us with critical knowledge and skills in violence prevention. **** FLYER AND...

Empower Yolo: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month [davisenterprise.com]

By Natalia Baltazar, Davis Enterprise, October 4, 2019 October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and on Oct. 1, Empower Yolo, in partnership with local businesses and organizations in Yolo County, kicked off its fifth annual Paint Yolo Purple — Month of Action campaign. October’s Paint Yolo Purple (the color purple representing Domestic Violence Awareness) campaign is meant to raise awareness about domestic violence, and help fund Empower Yolo’s essential intervention and prevention...

RESOURCE: A Guide to Serve and Return: How Your Interaction with Children Can Build Brains

Young children develop in an environment of relationships. Responsive interactions between children and the people who care for them—also known as serve and return interactions—help children grow and reach their full potential. This guide from Harvard’s Center on the Developing Child explains what serve and return interactions are, why they're crucial for a child's development, and how to participate in them. Find the guide at ...

REPORT: Children Living in High-Poverty, Low-Opportunity Neighborhoods

Children Living in High-Poverty, Low-Opportunity Neighborhoods, a new KIDS COUNT® data snapshot was released this week by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Using the latest data available from the U.S. Census Bureau, the snapshot examines where concentrated poverty has worsened across the country, despite a long period of national economic expansion. While California has seen some improvement since the last snapshot was released in 2012, there are still more than 1.1 million children living in...

Community Engagement Workgroup supporting MHSA 9/26

Join us! The Community Engagement Workgroup is an ongoing engagement workgroup to support the Mental Health Services Act planning in Yolo County. This workgroup involves the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Focus Group Discussion led by the MHSA Team and C.A.R.E. - Community Advocacy Research & Evaluation Consulting Group. Attached please find a flyer about an upcoming opportunity to participate in this effort. If you have questions, please contact Anthony Taula-Lieras (...

Need housing? 1-day RENT READY! classes by YCH

Yolo County Housing is offering new 1-day class called Rent Ready! Finding housing can be challenging. Partner with YCH in the interactive Rent Ready course, where we explore the tools and tactics needed to secure and maintain affordable housing. There are 3 sessions available this Fall. See the attached flyer for information about class content and how to register. Please share! Questions, please contact Isaac Blackstock at iblackstock@ych.ca.gov .

Reports on Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in 2018

In 2018, babies continued to be the age group most at risk for poverty, and the uninsured rate for children under 19 increased from 5.0% to 5.5%. Last week, the United States Census Bureau released two reports related to child well-being in the United States: Income and Poverty in the United States: 2018 https://www.census.gov/ library/publications/2019/ demo/p60-266.html Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2018 https://www.census.gov/ library/publications/2019/ demo/p60-267.html

Happiness as a Skill: A Different Narrative

This is a FREE class promoted by The Happy Neighborhood Project. They are helping people learn that happiness is a skill not just an emotion. Edwin Edebiri will present ways to raise your happiness level through practice, even when life throws you curve balls. The Yolo County Library is hosting this class on 4 dates at 2 different locations (Davis and West Sacramento) . Please see the attached flyer for more information. Registration is required: www.hnpabc.com/class

TEEN EVENT: My Future Starts with Me on 10/5

Please help us bolster registration for this 10th annual event scheduled for October 5! Woodland Community College in partnership with Friends-CARE is hosting My Future Starts with Me. Share with families, counselors, teachers, students, etc. There is available space at this time and the registration deadline has been extended to September 25 . The registration flyer and more detailed information is attached! If you have questions, please contact Renee Collins ( renee.collins@ycoe.org ).

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...

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