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

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

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

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

RESOURCES from Office of Child Abuse Prevention on racism and inequality

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

Peer-Run Warm Line and Trauma-Informed Nutrition

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

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

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

WEBINAR: Applying Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP)’s Anti-Racist Intersectional Frame to Our Work (the Strengthening Families Framework) on 7/9

TIME: 12-1pm DATE: Thursday, July 9, 2020 REGISTER: https://cssp.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CSK4vy7JS5Ca5jCe99HcXw Current events have heightened issues of systemic racism and racial disparities to the forefront of our national conversation. This long-overdue reckoning with America’s racist past and present has challenged us to consider how we must advance anti-racist policies and practices – whether we are new to this work or have been in the struggle for years. Please join us for a...

State COVID Testing Site in West Sac Extended to July 25th

Due to the popularity and use of the testing site, the no-cost Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) testing site in West Sacramento, run by OptumServe in conjunction with the State of California, will be extended to Saturday, July 25. Testing in West Sacramento is by appointment only, Tuesdays through Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., by calling: (888) 634-1123 or completing an online application at: https://lhi.care/covidtesting . Usually, appointment slots are available by week and open the...

A Better Normal Tuesday, June 30th at Noon PDT: Reinterpreting American Identity, a Community Discussion

"I think that all of us, regardless of our racial or ethnic background, feel relieved that we no longer have to deal with the racism and the sexism associated with the system of slavery. But we treat the history of enslavement like we treat the genocidal colonization of indigenous people in North America, as if it was not that important, or worse, as if it never happened." —Angela Davis, "The Meaning of Freedom" Please join us for the ongoing community discussion of A Better Normal, our...

17th International Conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma

Septemer 21 & 22 Virtual Format - Four Hours Per Day Every two years, The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome has the privilege of hosting some of our industry’s most knowledgeable and impactful leaders and influencers during our conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma. With all of the unprecedented happenings and concerns around the world, we need information about the prevention, recognition of, and long-standing and life-altering effects regarding SBS/AHT and infant...

MEDI-CAL UPDATE: Family Therapy is now a Medi-Cal Benefit

Medi-Cal has just published new policy making family therapy a covered benefit for children and adults with mental health disorders and for children who are at risk for mental health disorders. This will be especially relevant for children with ACEs. Under the guidance of the California Department of Health Care Services, the Medi-Cal fee-for-service program aims to provide health care services to about 13 million Medi-Cal beneficiaries. The Medi-Cal fee-for-service program adjudicates both...

OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW AND COMMENT on NEW Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)

Yolo County Stakeholders: The draft Yolo County Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Three-Year Program & Expenditure Plan FY 2020-2023 has been posted to the MHSA page of the Yolo County website, at www.yolocounty.org/mhsa . This draft MHSA document will remain posted for Public Review and Comment until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 20, 2020. Please submit your written comments using the MHSA 30-Day Public Comment Form found at: www.yolocounty.org/mhsa (Submission instructions are included in...

WEBINARS on self-soothing, economic stability to reduce child maltreatment, gun violence as an ACE

Mind Matters Lesson One: Self-Soothing 2pm on Wednesday, July 8 Self-soothing is a skill that is developed over time, through practice. The goal of self-soothing is to dial-down the reactive response of the body’s central nervous system. A traumatized person needs a means of reducing the automatic reactivity of their nervous system. Self-soothing will help. You will learn and practice four self-soothing skills that you can use personally as well as share with colleagues, clients, and...

CONFERENCE: ZERO TO THREE Annual Conference 2020 is going virtual October 5-9

This unique virtual learning experience gives you the added flexibility to Be Connected safely and on your own schedule. Join thousands of colleagues from around the globe. Immerse yourself in the latest research and education. Be Inspired and prepared to move your practice forward in our changing and challenging world. Pre-Conference Forums available virtually beginning September 22 through October 1. Stay tuned for the full event schedule and expert speaker lineup! Registration opens on...

ONLINE EVENT: Forgiveness- Peace Building in Conflict; Perdón- Hacer la paz en Conflicto from YCRC on 6/30

Please join Yolo Conflict Resolution Center (YCRC) at 4-5:30pm on June 30 for an online discussion on Forgiveness with Eileen Barker, respected teacher, coach, and a leader in the movement to integrate emotional healing and forgiveness in conflict resolution. Please see the attached flyers in English and Spanish for more information and register here .

Safer CA Unintentional Injury Prevention virtual conference (Nov 17 & 18)

This year’s virtual conference will cover prevention information and issues for all the leading causes of unintentional injury death and hospitalizations suffered by California’s children and youth through age 19, and much much more. (See attached overview of the agenda). The conference is co-sponsored by the CA Coalition for Children’s Safety and Health (CCCSH) and the CA Dept of Public Health Injury and Violence Prevention Branch (CA DPH IVPB). Please see the two attachments for more...

WEBINARS on Prop 47 and Racial Disparities in CA; Completing Adv. Care Directives

• Proposition 47 and Racial Disparities in California on 7/1 11-12 on Wednesday, July 1 While the COVID-19 pandemic has required changes to law enforcement and correctional policies, widespread protests over the police-involved deaths of African Americans have intensified concern about racial and ethnic disparities in our criminal justice system. In recent years, California has implemented significant reforms that, while not motivated by racial disparities, are narrowing them. Public Policy...

POSITIVE PARENTING VIDEOS in English and Spanish

Discussing Death with Kids : Death is a difficult topic to talk about, but child psychologists say even among families who have experienced previous loss, parents can provide kids with supports to help them during these difficult times. Single Moms’ Challenges During COVID-19 : In the United States, almost one in four moms are taking on the challenge of raising kids alone as a single parent. COVID-19 and the social distancing that’s required to keep families healthy during the pandemic may...

REPORT: State of Babies Yearbook: 2020

This comprehensive report and advocacy tool from ZERO TO THREE tells the story of how the United States' babies are faring and provides a clear view of the significant disparities in opportunity for our youngest children throughout the country. The State of Babies Yearbook: 2020 shows that the state in the U.S. where a baby is born impacts their chance for a strong start in life. By nearly every measure across all states, children living in poverty and children of color face the biggest...

EVENT: Yolo Under the Rainbow (YOUR) Night! LGBTQIA+ Teen Group

Yolo Under the Rainbow, CommuniCare’s LGBTQI+ youth group is excited to celebrate Pride month! In 2019, The Family Wellness Center began hosting our first LGBTQI+ group in September. The group started as a physical drop-in for youth across Yolo County as a safe space to meet friends, allies and to find support, as well as celebrate who they are! Since that time, the group has served 22 youth, ages 12-17, between September 2019 and March 2020. Our space is decorated with great Pride flags,...

RESOURCES related to anti-racism

ACEs Connection Anti-Racism Resources List : This list is culled from ACEs Connection, Learn4Life, Prevention Institute., Rise Magazine, VA TICN, Vital Village, and 10% Happier. Resources are divided into the following categories: Racial Trauma, Historical Trauma, & Healing Police Brutality & Reform Anti-Racism Work & Talking to Kids about Race & Racism Videos for parents from Positive Parenting in English and Spanish Is Social Bias Learned from Parents? You teach your...

WEBINARS about COVID-19; Coordinating approaches to support children; ACEs screening; Traffic safety

Talking to Kids About COVID-19 (Relias) 12-12:45pm on Thursday, June 18 The COVID-19 pandemic is incomprehensible for even the most informed adults. For children, many of whom had their daily routines abruptly interrupted and replaced by confusing new restrictions, this can be a particularly confusing and stressful time. Join us Thursday, June 18 for a live webinar to learn how we can speak to children about COVID-19 in ways that support their health and the well-being of the entire family.

FREE OPPORTUNITY FOR YOLO YOUTH: Virtual interactive groups for elementary, middle, and high school youth this summer (registration due by June 15)

During the summer, Victor Services, Mental Health Services Provider, will be offering small virtual interactive groups for elementary, middle, and high school youth. This is a great way to keep our youth connected and feeling healthy during this uncertain time. All groups are offered at no-cost and will run eight weeks in length. Registration must be completed by June 15th , please see attached flyer for all information in English and Spanish. Victor Services Prevention and Early...

Announcing the Connected Care Accelerator (Request for Applications) [Center for Care Innovations]

The Connected Care Accelerator, an initiative of the California Health Care Foundation , has been designed in partnership with the Center for Care Innovations to support safety net practices — including community health centers and independent physician practices that predominantly serve low-income communities — in different implementation phases of “virtual care,” also commonly known as “telehealth” or “telemedicine.” The accelerator has two separate tracks: For the Infrastructure and...

WEBINARS on evaluation, COVID-19, racism, and trauma

Inclusion Through Evaluation - A Strategies 2.0 Toolkit 10-11:30am on Tuesday, June 9 , 2020 This professional webinar will provide an overview of the new Inclusion Through Evaluation Toolkit that was developed by Strategies 2.0 as part of an integrated learning system for California. Many in the family strengthening field are responsible for data entry and analysis regardless of their professional background, training or roles. As a result of this knowledge gap, there is the risk that...

Strategies 2.0 will now become Strategies TA.

As of July 1, 2020, Strategies 2.0 will become Strategies TA. Our work with the Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP) will focus on technical assistance to counties undertaking collaborative child abuse prevention planning. Though our online e-learnings, webinars, and recordings of our virtual trainings and Learning Community convenings will continue to be available through our website, we no longer will offer on-request trainings to the family strengthening field. The new provider of...

I found my voice and I am going to use it

People are angry. Angry about institutional racism, angry about racial profiling, angry about police brutality, and angry about so many other displays of inequity that are happening in our country. People of color have always been marginalized in our society and people of all colors are finally saying enough is enough.

WEBINARS on unintentional injury prevention and homelessness

Local unintentional injury prevention coalition and program staffing and volunteers 10:30am on Thursday, June 18 Explore how local unintentional injury coalitions and programs are staffed and how volunteers are recruited, managed, and retained – especially in these pandemic times. To register for the Local Coalition and Program Staffing and Volunteers Webinar click and register https://us02web.zoom.us/ webinar/register/WN_ lusdB6g2S8q6MGV3LGFL0Q or email rootge@gmail.com Tackling...

YCCA is hiring a Family Resource Center Assistant Manager

The Family Resource Center Assistant Manager is responsible for developing, coordinating and conducting/facilitating all FRC program activities, including the CalFresh program, staff supervision, and case management. Plans, coordinates, and supervises all events at the Family Resource Center as well as provides work direction, guidance, and case management to AmeriCorps members and FRC volunteers. Please visit https://www.yolokids.org/post/ family-resource-center- assistant-manager for more ...

Free Virtual Developmental Screening Event from Help Me Grow on 6/11

Please find the attached flyer for an upcoming developmental screening event. This will be a virtual event and families will have to register ahead of time using the following link tinyurl.com/ HMGYCJune2020 . The attached document also includes all the other flyers for the developmental playgroups offered by Northern California Children's Therapy Center/ Help Me Grow Yolo County funded by First 5 Yolo.

COVID-19 TESTING in West Sacramento from June 2-20

As planned, following four weeks of testing residents for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Woodland, the State testing facility in Yolo County has moved to West Sacramento for the next three weeks, from June 2–June 20. Yolo County is one of 80 community testing sites across the state focused on underserved communities, provided by the State of California Testing Task Force in conjunction with OptumServe. Please note this is not antibody testing; this is to test if individuals currently have...

North American Libraries Send Strong Message of Inclusion, Commitment to Racial and Social Equity, to Their Communities (Urban Library Council)

June 1, 2020, Urban Libraries Council Newsroom Blog. In a strong act of commitment to a more equitable society, 164 public libraries across North America signed the Urban Libraries Council’s Statement on Race and Social Equity . This statement serves as a baseline upon which libraries can build policies and actions that make their communities more inclusive and just. [ Please click here to read more. ]

Coping as a Community: A Discussion on Community Healing

Sent on behalf of Dr. Hendry Ton, Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at UC Davis Health As our communities across the nation grapple with the injustices of violence, we must actively confront these systemic injustices and understand the importance of healing racial trauma for the wellbeing of all our communities. Join us on Thursday, June 4th from noon to 1 pm for our next installment of our series - Coping as a Community: A Discussion on Community Healing.

WEBINARS from Public Policy Institute of CA and ACEs AWARE

Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government 11am-12 on June 4 PPIC’s latest survey tracks views on federal and state elected officials. It looks at concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, as well as perceptions of economic conditions and the state budget. The survey also examines attitudes around health care policy and candidate preferences in the November election. PPIC researchers will outline these and other key findings. A...

ARTICLES AND BRIEFS on postpartum mood and anxiety disorders; poverty and domestic violence

Experts Fear Increase in Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders (NY Times): New and expecting moms are facing pandemic-related fears on top of social isolation. Poverty and Domestic Violence from the UC Davis Center for Poverty Research Income Support May Reduce Violence for Poor Families : Katherine Maurer finds that income support may help reduce family violence, especially among high-risk, poor families. Reporting Domestic Violence Improves Long-term Achievement of Affected Children and...

RESOURCE FOR SENIORS: Great Plates Delivered

Residents 65 and older and adults 60-64 who are at high risk from COVID-19 can now sign up for Great Plates Delivered in Yolo County! Qualified recipients can receive up to 3 meals a day, prepared and delivered by local restaurant partners. Interested residents can apply for Great Plates Delivered by calling 211 or (530) 392-4182. Please see the attachment for more information. https://www.yolocounty.org/Home/Components/News/News/11684/26

Welcome to the NAEYC Virtual Institute!

Starting June 1, NAEYC will offer weekly presentations of content shared by NAEYC experts and a diverse group of presenters from all sectors of the industry - over 100 in total! Our presenters include policy experts, higher education faculty, school leaders, researchers and educators. While typically this type of content is only offered at NAEYC Professional Learning Institute, we are providing access to these presentations during the NAEYC Virtual Institute at no charge as our gift to you...

WEBINAR: Tackling Child Poverty in the Wake of COVID-19 on 6/18

11:00AM on June 18 https://nasem.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nIUySdNGR0eHXwLVYvLcng Growing up in poverty has life-long consequences for a child’s physical and mental health and economic well-being. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated conditions for millions of children and families. Yet, child poverty is not an intractable problem. Join leading national experts in an engaging dialogue on actions that can be taken to address urgent threats to children and our stubbornly high child poverty...

EVENT: Cost of Darkness Documentary Preview on 5/30

Message from Sandy Holman, Director of The Culture C.O-.O.P, www.cultureco-op.com : Please join The Culture C.O-.O.P. virtually, this Saturday, May 30th, from 2-4pm to preview our Cost Of Darkness Documentary done in collaboration with UC Davis Students, nationally and internationally renowned experts, courageous community activists, families, and communities nefariously impacted by entrenched, “dark skin,” racism, supremacy ideology, systemic oppression, injustice and insidious inequity,...

Becoming Your Healthiest Self: An Eat-Well, Get-Fit, Feel-Great Guide for Teens [jamanetwork.com]

By Michelle Cardell, Aaron S. Kelly, and Lindsay A. Thompson, JAMA Pediatrics, May 26, 2020 Parents, empower your adolescents so they can make choices that promote their healthiest self. Teens, getting older means making decisions about what matters to you most. Making healthy choices is a great place to start. Taking care of your physical, emotional, and mental health is what makes it possible for you to do all the things you want to do. Fuel Up You are in charge of what you eat and drink.

How to Help Families and Staff Build Resilience During the COVID-19 Outbreak [developingchild.harvard.edu]

From Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University, May 2020 The worldwide outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a source of unexpected stress and adversity for many people. Resilience can help us get through and overcome hardship. But resilience is not something we’re born with—it’s built over time as the experiences we have interact with our unique, individual genetic makeup. That’s why we all respond to stress and adversity—like that from the COVID-19...

RESOURCE for families with LGBTQIA and genderfluid members: Davis Phoenix Coalition

The Davis Phoenix Coalition is a support and advocacy group for families with LGBTQIA and genderfluid members in Yolo County. Two groups that might interest clients: Yolo Rainbow Families has monthly meetings. For more information: please contact Anoosh Jorjorian at anoosh@ucla.edu Davis LGBTQ+ Youth Group is open to youth in junior and high school. For more information, please contact Joel ( davisqtyouth@gmail.com )

WEBINARS on health, gun violence, health of babies, organizational policies to prevent child sexual abuse

Primary Care & Telehealth Strategies for Addressing the Secondary Health Effects of COVID-19 on 5/27 Noon – 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27 This webinar will focus on building understanding and identifying primary care and telehealth strategies and tools to address the secondary health effects of the COVID-19 emergency. Widespread stress and anxiety regarding COVID-19, compounded by the economic distress due to lost wages, employment and financial assets; mass school closures; and necessary...

CNN and 'Sesame Street' to Host a Second Special Coronavirus Town Hall for Kids and Parents [cnn.com]

By CNN staff, on Tuesday, May 19th 2020, CNN.com CNN is partnering with "Sesame Street" for a second special town hall about coronavirus, focused on kids and parents. "The ABCs of Covid 19: A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Parents" will air on Saturday, May 30, at 10 a.m. ET and tackle issues such as summer safety, play dates, schooling and how kids and families around the world are creatively coping during these challenging times. The 60-minute town hall will feature experts and...

Big Ideas - Center for Violence Prevention Research [bigideas.ucdavis.edu]

From Big Ideas, University of California at Davis, May 2020 Dr. Garen Wintemute is a leading expert on gun violence as well as a practicing emergency medicine physician and the director of the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program. He and his colleagues will discuss the latest findings in developing evidence-based, non-partisan solutions to violence that will enable us to build safer communities. Date of event: May 27, 2020 12:00 PM [ Please click here to register .]

Webinars

Rebuilding Hope: Family Resource Centers and Disaster Response on 5/27 9:30-10:45am on May 27 In this time of global crisis, understanding how Family Resource Centers (FRCs) have previously been instrumental in supporting families and communities both through and in the aftermath of major disasters is especially timely. This webinar from National Family Support Network will highlight the experiences, reflections, and lessons learned from FRCs in Alabama, California, and New Jersey in...

RESOURCE FOR SENIORS (and volunteer opportunity!)

Please see the attached flyer for more information about how seniors can sign up for a phone call friend through the Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance. You can also use the following link to access the forms to become a volunteer or receive a phone friend call: https://www.yolohealthyaging. org/phone-friend-forms . For more resources and education information for seniors, please visit https://www.yolohealthyaging. org/covid-19-resources

TRAINING on Strengthening Families™ Protective Factors Framework implementation

The Children’s Trust Fund Alliance is pleased to partner with ProSolutions Training to make available an online training to support implementation of the Strengthening Families™ Protective Factors Framework in multiple settings. This curriculum includes new materials on partnering with parents and addresses promising strategies to strengthen families for practitioners. Trainings are available for free for providers and parents, but if you want to earn CEUs and state credits, there is a fee.

Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants

On April 15, Governor Newsom announced one-time disaster relief assistance for undocumented Californians impacted by COVID-19, who are ineligible for most other forms of pandemic assistance, including direct assistance under the CARES Act and unemployment insurance. Eligible Californians may receive one-time COVID-19 disaster relief assistance at a value of $500. A limit of two adults per household can receive this assistance (maximum assistance of $1,000 per household). The non-profit...

Additional food benefits for youth (Pandemic EBT)

During Covid, CDSS is offering additional food benefits for children and youth who receive free and reduced lunch or already receive Cal Fresh support. If the family is not currently receiving Cal Fresh, they would need to apply to the Pandemic EBT Program. For clients: Pandemic EBT: Get help buying food while schools are closed. Because schools are closed due to COVID-19, children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals can get up to $365 in food benefits in addition to their pick...

Davis Parent University Presents A FREE Webinar with Dr. Lisa Damour

Please join Davis Parent University on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 5 pm PT for a free webinar with Dr. Lisa Damour , renowned psychologist and New York Times bestselling author. Dr. Damour explains the psychological science key to understanding how stress and anxiety operate, both under everyday conditions and at times of heightened concern and disruption. Join us to learn more about: · how to keep pressure and tension from reaching toxic levels · how to parent effectively in the current...

A "Better Normal" Community Discussion - Trauma Sensitive Yoga for Embodiment and Agency

TCTSY (Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga) is the practice of bringing our bodies into the present moment to integrate and recover from the harmful effects of adverse life experiences. This evidence-based method focuses on the felt sense of the body, also known as interoception. Exercising interoception helps inform one’s choice-making and allows participants to restore their connection of mind with body and cultivate a sense of agency that is often compromised as a result of trauma. Dion...

WEBINARS on Be the One Campaign; Professional Resilience; Safe Sleep; Primary Care and Telehealth; and NAEYC presentations

RESCHEDULED: Be the One Campaign on 6/2 1-2:30 on Tuesday, June 2 The Be the One webinar will present research and action steps designed to engage community members, agencies, and leaders in trauma/healing and resilience focused work. The overall goal is to present information that will assist agencies, leaders, and community members in building safer, more stable, more nurturing relationships and stronger, healthier communities. This is foundational work and can serve as a base for engaging...

May is Mental Health Month offerings: Listening Circles

Please invite and encourage our staff and colleagues to the Listening Circles. These are protected and confidential spaces to connect, reflect and be encouraged. They are based on the trauma-informed Group Peer Support Model which integrates the evidence-based modalities of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing in group settings. For more information, please see the attached flyer. For questions, please contact Tessa Smith at (530)...

WEBINAR: Asian Americans, racism, and antiracism in the COVID era from Embrace Race on 5/14

TODAY: May 14th, at 5:30 pm PT https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-CYakn_KR4S7A1y-jLQGow At once "model minorities" and "perpetual foreigners," Asian Americans communities have long occupied an uncertain status in the landscape of race and racial justice in the US. The xenophobic framing of COVID crisis at the highest levels of US public life has sparked a fresh wave of anti-Asian American bigotry. The STOP Asian American and Pacific Islander Hate site received over 1,100 reports of...

RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES from Davis Joint Unified School District

Meal Service Reminders Basic Needs Website - this list is updated weekly with information about financial assistance for housing, food assistance, and other agencies providing support to families during this time Social Emotional Referral Form and Support Process - Referrals will be sent to the appropriate staff member who will follow up by the next school day Healthy Living - resources and study lessons for families, students and staff around a variety of health topics Mental Health...

WEBINAR from Essentials for Childhood Initiative: Health Equity and COVID-19: Opportunities to Improve Child Wellbeing through Policy on 5/13

The Essentials for Childhood (EfC) Initiative invites your participation in a webinar entitled, “Health Equity and COVID-19: Opportunities to Improve Child Wellbeing through Policy” taking place on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM for a special guest presentation with Dr. Flojaune Cofer, Senior Director of Policy with the All Children Thrive (ACT) California project. This interactive webinar will examine what success could look like in addressing COVID-19 by describing equity...

POLICY BRIEF: Greater Resources Required to Protect People Experiencing Homelessness from COVID-19

In a new policy brief from UC Davis Center for Poverty Research, UC Davis' Ryan Finnigan writes that, with outbreaks of the novel coronavirus occurring in homeless shelters across the US, significant investment is needed urgently to protect this vulnerable group. Key facts: People experiencing homelessness have a heightened vulnerability to COVID-19 due to higher rates of other health conditions and inadequate access to health care, sanitation services, and physical distancing. Several...

PROGRAM UPDATE from Stanford Sierra Youth & Families (Community Based Family Services program openings & Job announcement)

The Community Based Family Services program has openings and is taking new referrals. Please see the attached flyer for more information. Job announcement: Clinical Program Manager position is now open. Please share the attached job description. We recently announced our new name: Stanford Sierra Youth and Families! For more information, visit youthsolutions.org

Supporting Safety and Well-being of Children and Families during COVID-19

The following information is from a tip sheet created by Sacramento County. To access the tip sheet for the full copy, please access it at the link below: The outbreak of COVID‐19 is a concern on everyone’s mind. While we may be comforted to know that the risk to our children’s physical health from the outbreak itself appears to be low, child and family serving agencies are worried about the increased risk for child abuse and neglect during this time of crisis and economic insecurity .

RESOURCE FOR CLIENTS: Virtual Tax Preparation

The local Free Tax Preparation coalition is pleased to inform you that we launched our virtual tax preparation model with our partners at GetYourRefund.org. Please see the attached flyers or use this link/url specifically to be assisted by a LOCAL partner! https://www.getyourrefund.org/ ?s=UWCCR Please share with your clients!

New Brief on Play & Trauma Available

Bay Area Early Childhood Funders have released a new brief, “The Power of Play for Addressing Trauma in Early Years,” available in both English and Spanish . The brief provides families, teachers and caregivers an easy-to-read, one-page online brief about the importance of play for addressing trauma in young children and tips for helping children cope. Additional materials on the importance of play are available here .

EVENT: Congressman Garamendi’s Town Hall Meeting on 5/5 at 3pm and other resources from his office

If you would like to participate please call (855) 962-1140 at the time of the event or you can stream the event at garamendi.house.gov and facebook.com/repgaramendi . Congressman Garamendi will be joined by two local experts to discuss available resources and answer questions. The event is free and every resident of California’s 3rd Congressional District is invited to participate. The local experts are: Carrie Ellinwood, who is the Lead Lender Relations Specialist with the Sacramento...

ONLINE TRAININGS from Strategies 2.0

All instructor-led trainings will take place online. For more detailed descriptions and times and to register, visit https://strategiesca.asentialms.com/catalog/ Trauma Informed Care-Spanish Discussion on 5/15 Introduction to Protective Factors on 5/14 A Protective Factor Deeper Dive: Parental Resilience on 5/8 and 5/22 Case Management on 5/8 Trauma-Informed Care Discussion on 5/11 and 6/1 A Protective Factor Deeper Dive: Social and Emotional Competence of Children on 5/12 A Protective...

LEARNING COMMUNITY CONVENINGS from Strategies 2.0

Although we are part of the Capitol Learning Community, you are welcome to join these other convenings if you are interested. For more detailed descriptions and times and to register, visit https://strategiesca.asentialms.com/catalog/ 5/7: Northern Learning Community Convening: Applying an Early Childhood Mental Health Relationship-based Perspective in all Systems of Care for Young Children to Promote Resilience in Northern CA Counties. 5/13: Sierra Learning Community Convening: Further...

WEBINAR: Keeping Kids and Families Safe During the COVID-19 Crisis on 5/8

12:30-1:30pm on Friday, May 8 https://ncg.org/events/keeping-kids-and-families-safe-during-covid-19-crisis For many kids, home is not a safe place. School closures and the statewide shelter in place order, combined with health fears, massive layoffs, and economic uncertainty has resulted in increased stress for families and fewer eyes on children. Current data on child abuse are hard to assess, as experts believe there is under-reporting while kids are cut off from schools, friends, and...

Empower Yolo: Resiliency amid the crisis

Article in The Davis Enterprise by Natalie Baltazar; Special to The Enterprise https://www.davisenterprise. com/features/empower-yolo- resiliency-amid-the-crisis/ Everyone at Empower Yolo — from volunteers, staff, managers, executive director to the board of directors — has been working tirelessly to ensure Empower Yolo is able to serve the most vulnerable members of our community.

Capital Public Radio interview by a psychologist who is a survivor of sexual abuse

Dear Friends, Please see the link below to my interview last Thursday on Insight with Beth Ruyak. I discuss my book The Gifts of Adversity and my experience of sexual abuse by a priest. I hope my book and interview can be a resource for you and others you know. https://www.capradio.org/news/insight/2020/04/30/local-author-carolee-tran-and-her-new-memoir-the-gifts-of-adversity/ Take good care friends and be well. Warmly, Carolee

YOLO PROGRAM UPDATES

POSTPONED: Partners in Parenting Groups from Help Me Grow of Children’s Therapy Center Attached please find information about groups for 5/12 (Understand Your Child’s Sensory System) and 6/23 (Sensory Development) that have been postponed until further notice. If you have questions, please contact Mayra Gonzalez: mayra.gonzalez@ctchelpskids. org . COMMUNICARE UPDATE: Davis CommuniCare is undergoing renovation, but services continue in a new location As a temporary measure, Davis Community...

EMERGENCY CHILD CARE for essential workers and at-risk children/families from Children’s Home Society of California

Attached please find updated flyers for Children’s Home Society of California’s emergency child care funding. Children’s Home Society of California is accepting applications for not only essential workers but for at-risk children/families (including CPS, foster children, those experiencing homelessness, domestic violence, and children with IEPs). Please see updated flyers in English and Spanish. If you have questions, please contact Kristy Weber, Program Manager or Children’s Home Society of...

Cracked Up: 3 Exciting Announcements [crackedupmovie.com]

By Michelle Esrick, Cracked Up Movie, April 2020 — A letter from Director Michelle Esrick — Dear friends, My heart goes out to everyone during this extremely challenging and unprecedented time. We are all experiencing what a traumatic event this is for everyone around the world -- from the reports we all hear on the news, to stories from family and friends, and for me personally being hospitalized with Covid-19. Many trauma survivors, including myself, are experiencing higher levels of...

Message from Lucy Roberts and Tracy Fauver

Hi Everyone, Can you all believe that May 2020 is just around the corner? Friday is May 1st. We wanted to let you know that there will not be a Resilient Yolo meeting this month, virtual or otherwise. But there is plenty of resilience happening in our community and behind the scenes. On Friday, June 5th at 2:30pm we will hold a Resilient Yolo meeting - likely via Zoom rather than in person. Details to follow. Until then, we hope that you are finding ways to Be The One - for yourself first...

COMMUNICARE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES are still available!

All Counseling, Medication Assisted Treatment, and Substance Use Disorder Treatment services are still available, and we are accepting new referrals. In order to support staff and patient safety, we have implemented telehealth options and those services continuing in our clinics will abide by all the recommended precautions intended to reduce exposure risk to COVID-19. While all the Behavioral Health services we are known for continue, we felt it was important to highlight a few: Substance...

NEW YOLO PARENTING PROGRAMS in Spanish

Family Hui: Please see the attached flyer to learn more about the new Family Hui that will be offered online in Spanish. YCCA’s Nurturing Parenting Class: Please see the attached flyer to learn more about this virtual class, which will be offered in Spanish and will meet twice a week via Zoom. Please feel free to share with the families you serve and partner agencies. If you have questions, please contact Nancy Ledesma at Nancy.Ledesma@yolocounty.org

Staying Home: Not an Option Available to All [chcf.org]

By Xenia Shih Bion, California Health Care Foundation, April 27, 2020 Stay home and save lives, governors have been telling residents since California’s Gavin Newsom led the way on March 19. But sheltering in place is a luxury that many Americans cannot afford, Claire Cain Miller, Sarah Kliff, and Margot Sanger-Katz wrote in the New York Times . “Service industry workers, like those in restaurants, retail, childcare, and the gig economy are much less likely to have paid sick days, the...

Love in the Time After Covid-19 [positiveexperience.org]

By Dr. Robert Sege, positiveexperience.org, April 23, 2020 A lot has happened in the month since we first published “ Love in the Time of Coronavirus ” in this blog space. We are now publishing regularly and have featured the perspectives of Drs. David Willis , Danielle Laraque-Arena , Heather Forkey, and Moira Szilagyi . We have also established our own community at ACEs Connection , and post contributions there frequently. Visit our blog to read all posts, our publications page for media...

The Building Blocks of HOPE – Block #4: Social-Emotional Development

We have been so encouraged to hear how HOPE (Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences) is resonating with the ACES Connection community and are thrilled to see our community continue to grow. Here we present the fourth mini-blog in our series on the Building Blocks of HOPE. Children need ample opportunities for productive social and emotional development. Developing social and emotional competencies describes the fourth of the 4 Building Blocks of HOPE . What do we mean by social and...

ARTICLE by Yolo County Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC)

Commentary: Support children and families in Davis Enterprise During this extraordinary time, the Yolo County Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC) recognizes that now, more than ever, we need concrete ways to support Yolo children and families. Please read the full article to learn about some of the ways the CAPC recommends supporting children and families in Yolo County.

California ACES Learning & Quality Improvement Collaborative (CALQIC) - Opportunity to be a part of the Learning Collaborative!

Apply to be a part of ACEs Aware's California ACES Learning & Quality Improvement Collaborative (CALQIC) In partnership with the UCSF Center to Advance Trauma-Informed Healthcare and other key partners, we'll select 15 organizations across California to participate in this 18-month learning collaborative to support clinics in screening for and responding to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in children and adults. This is a challenging time, and we know that many of our health care...

WEBINARS from Strategies 2.0 in May and June

Please see the attachment for more information. To register, visit https://strategiesca.org/ 5/22: Be the One 5/29: Protective Factors: Strengthening Children, Families, and Communities 6/2: Breathe Easier: Reduce Stress, Raise Relaxation and Serve Your Clients Better 6/4: Building Community Resilience: A Toolkit Series 6/12: Trauma in Young Children 6/16: Social Determinants of Health Be the One Campaign Webinar on 5/22 10am-11:30am on Friday, May 22 The Be the One webinar will present...

WEBINARS on remote trauma-informed support and equity

Trauma-Informed Support from Afar for Head Starts on 4/23 11am on April 23 Head Starts across the country are wrestling with two major challenges: creating new trauma-informed programming and providing critical family services from afar. Ready4K can help. The new Ready4K Trauma-Informed program is specifically designed to buffer the effects of trauma through TEXT MESSAGES. We reach families wherever they are with activities that build the Five Protective Factors during COVID-19 and beyond.

COVID-19 YOLO COUNTY RESOURCES

Yolo Coronavirus web page : Please check for updates and important public health information, including guidelines for face coverings and masks. Yolo County Dashboard and Documents Coronavirus Youtube video explains the virus and what people can do to prevent its spread in Yolo County.

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