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Resilience: A Conversation

Rebecca Lewis-Pankratz and I were having an exchange on social media about the word resilience. It went on and on. It lasted days. And days. It started on Twitter, moved to Facebook, and then crossed over to text messaging. There was no last word, no meet-in-the-middle moment or any kind of closure. Just confusion. Rebecca suggested we dive deeper, face to face, via a Zoom conversation to be shared on ACEs Connection. We wanted to know why some recoil at or reject the use (overuse) of the...

Virtual Screening of Cracked Up for ACEs Connection Members: June 9-10 - Register Now!

We are excited to offer an exclusive virtual screening to all ACEs Connection members of the new, acclaimed film, CRACKED UP . This documentary film is about the long term effects of childhood trauma, told through Saturday Night Live veteran Darrell Hammond’s journey in discovering adverse childhood experiences at the root of his lifelong battle with self-harm, addiction, and misdiagnosis. The film’s director, Michelle Esrick, and other special guests will join us after the screening window...

5 Steps for Brain-Building Serve and Return (Center on the Developing Child)

Serve and return interactions are fun, easy, and an excellent way to build a strong foundation in a child's brain for future learning and development. Is a child pointing at something? Babbling or moving those little arms and legs? That's a serve! By returning a serve with a simple acknowledgement or smile, you are rewarding a child's interest and curiosity. Want to learn how serve and return can be a part of your daily interactions with children? Check out our new, practical, how-to video...

Yolo County Juneteenth!

Join us to celebrate Yolo Juneteenth 2019 “Beautiful – Strong – United” June 2, 2019, noon to 5 pm Veteran's Memorial Center, 203 E 14th Street, Davis CA 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...

The many faces — and aspirations — of all of us at ACEs Connection

All of us at ACEs Connection have experienced ACEs during our childhoods, either in our own families or vicariously through friends; some of us accumulated pretty high ACE scores, with not enough resilience factors, and we’ve suffered the consequences. That history propels us up and out of bed every single morning to grow this network of amazing people (that’s you!) to reach even more people so that kids don’t have to repeat what we went through. We want more of our taxes to go to such...

RESOURCE: Marijuana and Motherhood

With the legalization of marijuana, new resources have been made available by the California Department of Public Health to educate women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or plan to become pregnant, about the health risks it can pose on their babies. Learn more at the California Department of Public Health's website: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/DO/letstalkcannabis/Pages/pregnantbreastfeedingwomen.aspx Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women - cdph.ca.gov Research shows that if you use cannabis...

Community meeting: MHSA Empowerment and Education Session 2

Please see the attached flyer for more information about the second Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Empowerment and Education Series meeting on June 11th at 1pm at the Davis Branch Library . If you would like more information about MHSA, please see the attached “What is MHSA” and timeline documents. These Empowerment and Education meetings will lay a foundation of knowledge for stakeholders who want to participate in the community planning process that drives the next three year MHSA plan...

TRAINING: Partnerships to Support Our Kids - May 30, 2019

Please plan to come to this impactful training. You will examine data that will astound you, and exposes critical gaps we have in terms of services for some of our families in Yolo County. I CHALLENGE YOU TO BRING AT LEAST 5 COLLEAGUES FROM YOUR DISTRICT WITH YOU. I have viewed this presentation, and this is not one to miss! Who can I count on to be there and to bring a team? This training would not only be great for your special ed staff, but also nurses, social workers, site admin, etc.

Input needed on Nurturing Children During Times of Stress

Dear Provider of Services for Families in Yolo County, In early April, I posted information about Nurturing Children During Times of Stress: A Guide to Help Children Bloom , a parenting guide from Yolo County Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC) and Yolo County Children’s Alliance (YCCA) . We would love your feedback on this guide. Can you please fill out this short survey by Friday, May 17th? LINK TO SURVEY: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FKC8CYT If you haven’t had a chance to look at the...

UC Davis Foster Care Awareness Month

UC Davis Foster Care Awareness Month is a time to celebrate the achievements of our current and former foster youth students at UC Davis, as well as provide education and awareness of the challenges children face before, during, and after foster care. These activities are hosted by the Guardian Scholars Program and open to all campus communities. To view all the events, go to: https://opportunity.ucdavis.edu/foster-care-awareness-month If you have any questions about these events, contact...

A Trauma-Informed Approach to Supporting Families Impacted by Addiction

RFQ ANNOUNCEMENT: Celebrating Families! California Expansion Project Update: Due to the expanding ACEs response in California, and subsequent interest in Celebrating Families! we are extending the due date for proposals to May 24 th. Invitation to Expand Celebrating Families!™ Statewide The California State Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP) recognizing the effectiveness of Celebrating Families! (CF!), has awarded Prevention Partnership International (PPI) a $100,000, 2-year challenge...

2 Webinars: Parent and Community Engagement & Prevent Sex Trafficking

Strategies 2.0 is offering two workshops in the coming months. See the course descriptions below. For more information and to register, visit https://strategiesca.asentialms.com/catalog/ PARENT & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT DYNAMICS Tuesday, May 7, 2019 Guest Speakers: Gregory Bourne, Executive Director, Lead4Tomorrow Lucy Roberts, Director, Family Hui This webinar will help family support professionals gain additional insights into the dynamics associated with parent engagement in their...

TRAINING: Free Maternal and Adv Perinatal Mental Health Training in May

There are still spots available for the 5/10 Maternal Mental Health (MMH) Training which is designed for front line staff who are not licensed clinicians or healthcare providers. It is also ideal for anyone who wants an all day MMH 101. Tegwin Millard’s training is wonderful, and she weaves in ACEs and trauma informed principals throughout. This FREE training includes lunch and is being hosted by Dignity Health in Woodland. Additionally, there are also still spots for the 5/13 Advanced...

SURVEY: Foster Youth Services seeking input on greatest need

Foster Youth Services Coordinating Programs must describe the area of greatest need defined by their community. The needs assessment helps guide program practice and is also a reflective tool each year to identify what is working and what needs restructuring. At this time, Yolo County Office of Education is asking for your input. Please fill out this survey to help guide services for Yolo County's youth and families: https://forms.gle/gb8hF1BhkfNs LKJF8

Meet Derek Clark: An Inspiring Story of Resilience

Derek Clark was recently a keynote speaker at the 34th Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment. His story features a traumatic past of child abuse and neglect, to a story about resilience, renewed relationships, and hope. Clark now travels the world to inspire educators and professionals to continue to foster positive and consistent relationships with children and teens who may seem "difficult" or "troubled". He emphasizes the importance of one single...

Release Your Grief - Free community event

Dr. Florie Wild will be leading this community event. * Release grief to bring joy and creativity * Feel deeper support and belonging * Live your purpose with out fear or judgement * Find greater peace and meaning Saturday, May 4th from 10am - 12:30pm Rivendell Nursery School, Village Homes, Davis 95616 Follow this link to register: https://drfloriewild.com/grief-event/

Resource Fair for People Experiencing Homelessness

CLIENT and OUTREACH OPPORTUNITY: Resource Fair for People Experiencing Homelessness on 4/27 in West Sacramento. Please let your clients know that there will be a Resource Fair for people experiencing homelessness, put on by Yolo County Children's Alliance Youth Promotores. DATE: Saturday, April 27th from 10:00am to 1:00pm LOCATION: 500 Jefferson Blvd #A, West Sacramento Items being distributed include hygiene bags, hot lunch, clothes, and dog food as well as other services. If you are...

Webinar — Moving to universal ACEs screening: Findings from a CA advisory group on screening children for trauma

On April 23rd, 2019 from 12:00pm-1:30pm PST the National Pediatric Practice Community on ACEs (NPPC) , an initiative of the Center for Youth Wellness, will be hosting a webinar to support efforts to screen all children for adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and additional adversities. This webinar will summarize the findings of a state advisory group assigned to review tools and protocols for screening children for trauma, and provide an introduction to two tools the advisory group...

Film ‘Resilience’ explores effects of toxic stress

Two free screenings coincide with Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month - Download the attached movie flyer. Article from The Davis Enterprise published April 15, 2019 WOODLAND — What’s predictable is preventable. This theory is behind research aimed at averting the physical effects caused by negative childhood experiences on an adult’s health. “We’d all like to think of childhood as this time of joy and innocence, but for many of us it’s just not true,” says a narrator in a newly-released...

The Economics of Child Abuse: A Study of California

While the impact of maltreatment on a child and their family is devastating, child maltreatment also has serious effects far beyond those for the victim. Maltreatment results in ongoing costs to taxpayers, institutions, businesses, and society at large. Local communities bear the brunt of these costs in the form of medical, educational, and judicial costs, though more tragic signs are seen in homelessness, addiction, and teen pregnancy. To create a concrete understanding of the widespread...

Participate in the YC Mental Health Services Act Community Planning Process

The Yolo County Mental Health Services Act community planning process begins this spring. The first meeting is on 5/3/19 in Woodland . For those interested in engaging with the MHSA program staff and stakeholders on planning prevention programs that encompass all facets of health, and for those who want to be involved as stakeholders in the community planning process, this meeting may interest you. Please see the flyer for details.

Childhood Poverty Series from KQED News

Dear Kidsdata Community, A new series from National Public Radio affiliate, KQED News, examines the role of public policy in addressing poverty among California’s children and their families. Kidsdata, in partnership with the Population Reference Bureau (PRB), took a new look at poverty data and provided them for several articles. The articles delve into poverty among infants under three years old and focus on Merced County, an area of particular concern but also great potential. In...

Film screening of California's Forgotten Children on 4/16

California's Forgotten Children will be shown in Woodland on April 16th. This event is FREE and open to educators, those who work with at-risk youth, parents, youth serving organizations, and community members who wish to learn more about child sex trafficking. Following the film, we will have a panel of experts. Please see the attached flyer for more information. April 16, 2019 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Woodland Community College - Room 101 2300 East Gibson Rd. Woodland, CA 95695

HHSA Psychotherapy Groups for parents & children 0-2 yrs old

Attached please find the updated version of the I Need My Person flyer (psychotherapy group for parents and children 0-2). This is offered by Yolo County HHSA, Child, Youth and Family Branch. Please share the attached flyer with families who you think might benefit. Parents do not need Medi-cal to attend these groups. Registration information is included on the flyer.

Workshop: HOW TO LIVE FROM YOUR HEART: a free(ing) workshop for men and folks on the masculine spectrum

I am happily anxious. In just two days, men and folks on the masculine spectrum will meet for another deep dive into the heart, and I really hope you come and/or invite folks to come. These workshops are nurturing and juicy: alive with what presents itself in the room and tuned to unpacking and reclaiming our masculinity in a nurturing community. DATE: Wednesday, April 10, 6:00-8:00 LOCATION: Friends Meeting House (Quaker House) 345 L st, Davis CA Come, seeker of healing, of empowerment, of...

RESILIENCE movie this month!

The movie Resilience: the Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope will be airing twice this month, April 24th in Woodland and April 29th in West Sacramento . Please share with your networks!! Make copies of the attached flyer and post them in your office. Help us get the word out. No registration needed. This is a 1 hour movie followed by a panel talking about local efforts.

Psychotherapy youth groups

Psychotherapy youth groups by HHSA, Child, Youth, and Family Branch Yolo County Health and Human Services, Child, Youth, and Family Branch is currently taking referrals for their Girls Circle group. They will also be starting another Dialectical Behavior Therapy group after this current cycle ends. Please see the attached flyers for more information. Stay tuned for information about two upcoming attachment groups for parents and young children. If you have questions, please contact the...

TRAINING: Integrating Maternal Mental Health Education, Screening, and Referral into Your Clinic

These trainings are for clinical and non-clinical staff serving perinatal women and their families in Yolo County and surrounding communities. May 2nd , 9 AM - 5 PM Woodland Health Care Medical Office Building in Woodland May 10th , 9 AM - 5 PM Woodland Memorial Hospital in Woodland. Please see the attached flyer for more information and to register.

Real Life Resilience Champions 2.0

By: Andi Fetzner PsyD The recent appointment of Nadine Burke Harris as California’s first Surgeon General represents exciting opportunities for increased leadership and momentum around issues related to ACEs and toxic stress. But you don’t have to be a surgeon general to be a Resilience Champion. Anyone who is using (or who wants to use) a trauma-informed and resilience-building approach to lead change can make a difference! But what does it mean to be a Resilience Champion? I’m often asked...

TRAINING: Advanced Clinical Training in Perinatal Mental Health on 5/13

This training is for mental health clinicians serving Yolo County and the surrounding communities who want to enhance their expertise in serving pregnant and postpartum women and their families. The training is on May 13, 2019. 9 AM – 4:30 PM , at Woodland Health Care (Medical Office Building; 632 West Gibson Road, Woodland, CA). Please see the attached flyer for more information and to register.

Northern Valley Indian Health Woodland Community Health Fair on 5/7

Northern Valley Indian Health Woodland will be hosting its first ever community health fair on Tuesday, May 7 th from 11am-2pm in the front parking lot of their clinic. They’re inviting all interested vendors to email Arzoo Mojadedi (Outreach Director) at arzoo.mojadedi@nvih.org to reserve a spot by April 12 because they have limited booths. In the email, please include an email address or phone number for a contact person within your agency. This event is being put together by their...

Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros

Yolo County Library celebrates Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros in April! This event is celebrated at all 8 branches, and the attached flyer has all of the days/times listed. The Library is also doing a Library BINGO program for adults at all of our branches. Participants can pick up a BINGO card at any location and complete a row of activities for an entry into a grand prize drawing. There’s no limit to how many BINGO cards you can fill, but you can only participate at one location.

Child Abuse Prevention Month; Wear Blue!

April is here and it’s officially Child Abuse Prevention Month! We are so excited to see what amazing things are planned throughout the month to celebrate children and families! Tell us about your CAP Month activities and share photos by emailing OCAP@dss.ca.gov , and we will highlight them on our website at the end of April! Reminder: Throughout the month of April, we ask that everyone wear blue, take photos, and post to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with #PassthePinwheel , #WearBlue4Kids...

OCAP Presents Dr. Susan Biali workshop

Are you lacking work-life balance, feeling burnt out, suffering from staff turnover and need a positive boost? If this is you, then don’t miss this FREE one-time event, occurring on April 10th! The Office of Child Abuse Prevention is excited to present the full day workshop “ A Healthier, Happier You: Manage Stress, Prevent Burnout & Live a Resilient Life ” with Dr. Susan Biali Haas, renowned author, life coach, and medical doctor. Dr. Biali Haas will share the story of how she overcame...

TIC, MTSS and everything in between!

Join us! Offered April 9th or May 7th in Sacramento California! Addressing Social and Emotional Learning by using research-based, behavior-focused strategies for staff, students & families, building resilience in our schools and communities. Anxiety and depression in students is running rampant. Workplace stress for educators and staff as well as rising litigation costs for schools are also top concerns for communities across the country. How can we reduce tension and improve how staff,...

RESOURCE: Broken Brain 2 by Dr. Mark Hyman

Dr Hyman is a practicing family physician, a ten-time #1 New York Times bestselling author, and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in his field. He is dedicated to tackling the root causes of chronic disease by harnessing the power of Functional Medicine to transform healthcare and a proponent of ACEs. Read below about his new docu-series: My new docu-series, Broken Brain 2: Body-Mind Connection , takes a comprehensive look at emotional trauma and your...

FOSTER – Special movie screening and discussion

On behalf of HBO, Participant Media and Child Welfare Department Association (CWDA), we would like to invite you to a special screening and discussion of FOSTER on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. RSVP information and details are below. We hope you can make it! FOSTER – Special Screening and Discussion DATE: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 TIME: 6:00pm LOCATION: The Crest 1013 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814 Attire: Casual Seating is limited. Kindly RSVP by Friday, April 5 . ...

Nurturing Children During Times of Stress: A Guide to Help Children Bloom by Yolo CAPC and YCCA

The Yolo County Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC) and Yolo County Children’s Alliance (YCCA) are excited to share Nurturing Children During Times of Stress: A Guide to Help Children Bloom. This guide for parents and caregivers, which we are launching during Child Abuse Prevention Month, contains tips and resources that parents and caregivers can use to promote resilience in their children and themselves. Nurturing Children During Times of Stress explains the effects of intense stress or...

Resource: Guide for Early Childhood Development

Healthy development in the early years of life provides the building blocks for lifelong health, educational achievement, and responsible citizenship. What can we do during this incredibly important period to ensure that children have a strong foundation for future development? This guide explains how children develop in their earliest years, why that time period is so important, and the practical ways we can support early childhood development (ECD) and improve outcomes for children and...

Survey: Foster Youth Needs Assessment

Foster Youth Services Coordinating Programs must describe the area of greatest need defined by their community. The needs assessment helps guide program practice and is also a reflective tool each year to identify what is working and what needs restructuring. At this time, Yolo County Office of Education is asking for your input. We appreciate your collaboration and guidance in serving and meeting the needs of our youth and families. Please see below for survey link: https://forms.gle/...

Transgender and Nonbinary Teen support group

This group will take place on Wednesday evenings 7:00-8:30pm in downtown Davis starting in April. It will be a place for teens to support one another around identity, friendships, school, family support, amongst other concerns. Please see the attached flyer and feel free to pass along and share! We would love for any of your clients who could benefit to attend. Warmly, Kimberly --Kimberly Alston-Stepnitz, Psy.D. Clinical Psychologist / Gender Specialist Pronouns: She/Her/Hers 530-230-3438...

Activity Calendars for Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Month

The Children's Bureau has created activity calendars that parents, programs, and community partners can use to participate in National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April. Discover ways to plan and engage with families through events related to the protective factors into Child Abuse Prevention Month activities. Calendars are available in English and Spanish. https://www.childwelfare.gov/t opics/preventing/preventionmon th/spread-the-word/activity-calendars/ Other resources for National...

2019 Prevention Resource Guide from Children's Bureau

The 2019 Prevention Resource Guide is designed to help individuals and organizations in every community strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect. This year's theme, "Strong and Thriving Families," aligns with the 21st National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect. The Resource Guide focuses on protective factors that build on family strengths to foster healthy child and youth development. It can be used along with the Protective Factors in Practice scenarios and the activity...

Prevention: Teaching people how to create healthy families

PREVENTION: a key solution to reducing ACEs. Bringing Baby Home Training of Trainers, Sacramento, April 25-26, 2019 Building healthy families is key to reducing ACEs. Even the strongest relationships are strained during the transition to parenthood. Lack of sleep, never-ending housework and new fiscal concerns can lead to profound stress and a decline in marital satisfaction — all of which affect baby’s care. Not surprisingly, 67% of new parents experience conflict, disappointment and hurt...

Virtual Screening of Broken Places on March 21st & Registration for ACEs Connection Members!

Please join us on Thursday, March 21st for a special virtual screening of Broken Places , the latest U.S. documentary on early childhood trauma and resilience. The film will be offered via a private Vimeo link with passcode to all registered members of ACEs Connection, for free, accessible in the United States and internationally. REGISTER TODAY: To register, please visit : https://goo.gl/forms/apdoINwgtQmydEXK2 The viewing portal for the film will open on Vimeo at 6am EST and close at 11pm...

Upcoming webinars from Strategies 2.0

Strategies 2.0 is offering four workshops in the coming months. See the course descriptions below. For more information and to register, visit https://strategiesca.asentialms.com/catalog/ PROMOTING RESILIENCE USING A TWO GENERATION MODEL Friday, April 19, 2019 Guest Speaker: Todd Sosna, Ph.D., Management Consultant The 90-minute professional webinar, intended for family support professionals and systems leaders, will provide a compelling case for the merits of two-generation programs in...

OCAP Kids' Day at the Capitol- April 11th

You are invited to participate in the second annual "Kids' Day at the Capitol" event put on by the California Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP) on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at the California State Capitol. Family resource centers, nonprofit organizations, public agencies, child abuse prevention centers, healthcare providers, and others working to strengthen families are invited to host a booth with a child-friendly activity and resources for families and community members. Help us...

Family Resource Events: Teen & Parent Cafe; Preparing for your IEP

WarmLine Family Resource Center introduces two exciting events: Teen Talk & Parent Cafe Saturday, April 13th in Sacramento Preparing for your IEP Meeting Tuesday, April 23rd in Davis Please see the attached flyers for more information about Warmline's upcoming special education workshop being offered in Yolo County and their Teen Talk & Parent Cafe. If you have questions, please contact Brandy Tuzon Boyd at 916-455-9500 or Brandy@warmlinefrc.org

NEW: Updated Yolo Child and Family Initiatives spreadsheet

In an effort to help us know more about the great work that is happening in Yolo County and to increase opportunities for collaboration, please find an updated version of the spreadsheet of Yolo County child and family initiatives attached below. For this effort, initiatives are defined as multi-organization or agency collaboratives, meetings, or committees related to children and families in Yolo County. If you have any changes or additions to make for the next version, please email me.

Mardi Gras Fundraiser for Yolo County Children's Alliance.

Let the good times roll! WHEN: Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM WHERE: West Sacramento City Hall, Civic Center Galleria 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691 Yolo County Children's Alliance has been part of the Yolo County community for 17 years and counting! We have expanded our programs and offer safety net services throughout Yolo County. We hope that you will be able to take part in one or more of the many exciting events that we are offering this year an...

California Looks To Lead Nation In Unraveling Childhood Trauma [californiahealthline.org]

Imagine identifying a toxin so potent it could rewire a child’s brain and erode his immune system. A substance that, in high doses, tripled the risk of heart disease and lung cancer and reduced life expectancy by 20 years. And then realizing that tens of millions of American children had been exposed. Dr. @Nadine Burke Harris, California’s newly appointed surgeon general, will tell you this is not a hypothetical scenario. She is a leading voice in a movement trying to transform our...

Seeking Input on Services for Low-Income Residents

The Community Services Action Board is seeking input on how to better address the needs of low-income individuals and families that reside in Yolo County. The feedback will be used to set service priorities for the 2020-21 Community Services Block Grant funding cycle. Examples of currently funded services in Yolo County include emergency food and shelter, as well as homeless prevention and housing related services. The survey will close on March 29th. To participate in the survey, visit: ·...

WORKSHOP: A Healthier, Happier You!

Mark Your Calendars and Don’t Miss Dr. Susan Biali Haas workshop; A Healthier, Happier You: Manage Stress, Prevent Burnout & Live a Resilient Life! Are you lacking work-life balance, feeling burnt out, suffering from staff turnover and need a positive boost? If this is you, then don’t miss this one-time event! The Office of Child Abuse Prevent is excited to present, a FREE full day workshop , Dr. Susan Biali Haas will share personal experiences and wisdom to get you motivated. Dr. Biali...

Free Community Workshop by Yolo Conflict Resolution Center

Restorative Circles is a free community Workshop offered Saturday, March 16th by Yolo Conflict Resolution Center. This workshop provides training on how to be a circle keeper in the restorative circle process. The training will discuss the components and uses of the circle process, tools for keeping a circle and also practice how to be a circle keeper. Please see the attached flyer for more information and to RSVP. DATE: Saturday, March 16th TIME: 9am-1pm LOCATION: Redwood Grove, 1001...

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