Resilient Yolo Monthly Meeting this Friday

Open to anyone with an interest in raising awareness about ACEs and supporting resilience building efforts in our community. Meeting Friday, July 6th from 2:30 - 4:00 pm at 722B Main St., Woodland - the offices of Yolo County CASA and Yolo Conflict Resolution Center. Networking encouraged for those who can stay after 4pm.

Training Series: A Multi-Tiered System of Support for the Mental Wellness of Students

Yolo County SELPA (Special Education Local Plan Area) is hosting a series of three trainings designed for educators to support the mental wellness of students through universal practices, targeted interventions, and analyzing social-emotional assessment data. Two trainings will be held on September 25, 2018 and the other on October 24, 2018 at the YCOE Conference Center in Woodland, CA. Community members are welcome. Please see the attached flyers for additional information and how to register.

FREE webinar- Adverse Childhood Experiences: Implications for Policymakers and Practitioners

David Murphey, Ph.D., research fellow and DataBank director at Child Trends, will review the science of childhood trauma and the prevalence of childhood experiences that can create it. Trauma, or toxic stress, can have lasting, harmful effects on multiple body systems, affecting lifetime health and well-being. Drawing on recently released data collected nationwide, the presentation will highlight implications for those who work with children and families, or on their behalf. Learning...

Building A Resilient Yolo Research Project

Several of Yolo County's community-based agencies (e.g., Yolo County Office of Education, Yolo CASA, Yolo Conflict Resolution Center, Family Hui, Yolo County Health and Human Services, Yolo County Probation, Yolo County Special Education Local Plan Area, etc.) came together to conduct a research project aimed at understanding how to better serve Yolo County’s students and their families. Data was gathered from two sources: 1) literature in academic journals; and 2) six focus groups (i.e.,...

Yolo County Child and Family Initiatives

In an effort to help us know more about the great work that is happening in Yolo County and to increase opportunities for collaboration, Natalie Audage of YCCA created a spreadsheet of Yolo County child and family initiatives. For this effort, initiatives are defined as multi-organization or agency collaboratives, meetings, or committees related to children and families in Yolo County. Natalie will revise this document on an ongoing basis. If you have any additions or changes, please let...

Conference on Young Latino Males by Dr. Victor Rios

Please join us for this very important conference - From At-Risk to At-Promise: Supporting the Lives of Marginalized Students. DATE: Friday September 7, 2018 TIME: 8:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m PLACE: Yolo County Office of Education 1280 Santa Anita Court, Woodland CA 95695 (salad lunch included) Please RSVP by September 1st by clicking the link below: A conference with nationally known U.C.Santa Barbara professor and TED Talk speaker Dr. Victor Rios.

Free summer program for youth at West Sacramento Family Resource Center

Fun in the Sun program allows children ages 7 to 15 to get outside, meet people, learn new skills, eat snacks and try new activities. Join us! Every Wednesday 9:00am-1:00pm JUNE 27th - AUGUST 2nd (We will take a break 7/4) West Sacramento Family Resource Center 637 Todhunter Ave. Portable 21B West Sacramento CA 95605 TO SIGN UP CALL (916) 572-0560. It's FREE Presented by Yolo County Children's Alliance See the attached flyer for more details.

Teen summer program in Knights Landing

Join us for Summer Days! Loads of fun activities for teens. Sponsored by Empower Yolo. Monday-Friday 10:00 am-4:00 pm Knights Landing Resource Center 9544 Mill St, Knights Landing , CA 95645 For more information, Contact Gabi at (530) 324 - 6622 and see the attached flyer for hints at the fun planned for this summer!

#Unstoppable: helping kids be resilient through Baptiste Yoga and mindfulness

The #unstoppable program exists to create a resilient generation of children that use Baptiste Yoga as a life skill. This is a training for anyone who works with youth - school teachers, school counselors, aides, coaches, community center employees, police officers, etc. August 18, 2018 11:00am-7:00 pm FIT House Davis 302 G Street Davis, CA 95616 Register: You will learn through an embodied experience, a set of tools to teach basic yoga poses, breathing exercises,...

Is your teen lonely this summer?

Or do you know a teen who is? Perhaps a counseling group where teens can talk openly with other teens is just what they need? Please share information about these groups with anyone you think could benefit: Younger Teen Group, Mons, 4-5pm - ages 12-14 (2 openings) High School Teen Group, Tues, 4-5pm - ages 14-18 (waitlist) High School Teen Group, Weds, 4-5pm - ages 14-18 (1 opening) High School Teen Group, Thurs, 4-5pm - ages 14-18 (waitlist) Young Adult Group, Tues, 1-2pm - ages 18-25 (1...

Free workshop - Recognizing the Gifts of Conflict

Please join us at a free workshop from Yolo Conflict Resolution Center (YCRC) called Recognizing the Gifts of Conflict coming up on Saturday, June 30 ( 9am-1pm ) at the YCRC office 722B Main Street, Woodland. Space is Limited - Reserve your spot now by contacting: YCRC - (530) 564-2324 -

Deadline is Monday to submit your project for 2018 ACEs Conference Project Showcase

Are you rocking #ACEsScience and want to give your amazing work a shout out? Share your work in 500 words or less and submit it NOW! The ACEs Conference Project Showcase is a unique way to focus a spotlight on current research, programs, tools or other initiatives that use ACEs science to address childhood adversity and its impact. Before submitting, please consider the following: Project submissions should align with the conference theme of “Action to Access,” and its three intentions to...

The Future of Healing: Shifting From Trauma Informed Care to Healing Centered Engagement []

I wanted to share some points to ponder in the article below... The Future of Healing: Shifting From Trauma Informed Care to Healing Centered Engagement Shawn Ginwright Ph.D. From time to time, researchers, policy makers, philanthropy and practitioners all join together in a coordinated response to the most pressing issues facing America’s youth. I’ve been involved with this process for long enough to have participated in each of these roles. I recall during the early 1990s experts promoted...

Yolo CASA: Compassion changes everything, by Tracy Fauver [Davis Enterprise]

Gail's comments: please read this well written overview of Resilient Yolo efforts by Resilient Yolo co-chair Tracy Fauver! I want you to imagine the last time you were cut off on the freeway by a vehicle driving erratically. For most, this is a frustrating experience. We are immediately angry at the other driver and may even act out by way of honking our horn or giving the other driver an unkind look (… OK, maybe an unkind gesture!). We then may mumble something along the lines of, “What is...

Recognizing the Gifts of Conflict

Want to acquire tools that can help transform conflict into opportunities for growth? Yolo Conflict Resolution Center (YCRC) is offering a FREE workshop on Recognizing the Gifts of Conflict . WHEN: Saturday, June 30 TIME: 9am-1pm WHERE: the YCRC office at 722B Main Street, Woodland. Space is Limited - Reserve your spot now by contacting: YCRC - (530) 564-2324 -

Karen Larsen Highlighted as #MHAM Champion from Steinberg Institute Facebook page

May 30th - Today's # MHAM champion: Karen Larsen , for shining a beacon of innovation from Yolo County . Karen has led Yolo County Health & Human Services Agency since May 2016, with a special focus on knocking down silos and redefining what it means to provide whole-person, whole-community care. In her role as director, Karen has had the courage to embrace change and experimentation -- but always grounded in accountability. Decisions about structure, staffing and allocation of services...

Legal Services of Northern California (LSNC) has added after hours appointments

Beginning April 2 , Legal Services of Northern California will offer evening intake appointments to individuals who cannot either call or come to our office during normal business hours. I have attached Spanish and English versions of a flyer regarding these expanded services -- please feel free to distribute the flyers far and wide. Evening appointments are reserved solely for those who cannot make it to us by phone or in person between 8:30am and 5pm. They are not overflow appointments for...

Community 4 Unity Cafe

Yolo County Office of Education, Conference Center

Identifying & Responding to Non-Fatal Strangulation Cases training

Hosted by: Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig and the Davis Police Department WHO SHOULD ATTEND: • Law Enforcement Officers • Victim Advocates • Paramedics/EMTs • Firefighters • Medical Providers* • Prosecutors* You will learn: The lethality of strangulation; signs and symptoms; anatomy and medical aspects; best practices for investigation, evaluation and prosecution of strangulation events; advocacy for survivors and available resources from the Training Institute on Strangulation...

FREE workshop: Calming the Tantrum- Five Love Languages of Children

Hosted by Life Compass Coaching & Counseling and Kristina Boswell, Registered Associate MFT Date: Thursday, May 31 Time: 7:30pm - 8:15pm Location: 105 E Street, Ste 2E Davis, CA Calming the tantrum- five love languages of children and how to incorporate them in your parenting. Sometimes calming a tantrum starts with nurturing children in a way they can absorb as much love as possible. Therefore, when adversity strikes; at school, home, in the car, at the park etc. the list can be...

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I am not sure I am exciting enough to present but I will consider it. I do have a meeting with key players at the district and high...

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When can we register for this? I have to go again. Michelle Flowers530-979-7011 On Sunday, May 6, 2018, 4:18:50 PM PDT, ACEsConnection...

Yolo County Trauma and Resilience Network One Pager

Attached find a 2018 version of Yolo County community profile detailing information about your community ACEs initiative. This will be shared with CA legislators at the Trauma-Informed Policymaker Awareness Day on May 22nd in Sacramento. I attach it here as a PDF and a word document ready to print and share! I also have uploaded into 'Resources for Downloading' the same PDF, and an editable Word document so that you can update or otherwise improve it. If you have any questions, don't...

Yolo Family Strengthening Network (YFSN) meeting

Attached please find the YFSN agenda for our upcoming meeting next Tuesday, May 29, 9:30-11am. The meeting will be held in the following location: Yolo County HHSA Community Room-Gonzales Building 25 N. Cottonwood St. Woodland, CA 95695 We'll have 2 wonderful presentations: * Anna Sutton will talk to us about Maternal Mental Health efforts in Yolo County. * Lynn Arner, Joyce Lee, and Lana Magness from Quality Counts will tell us about Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework...

Do You Have a Story to Tell? Speak at the 2018 Fall Trauma-Informed School Conference

Beyond Consequences is excited to announce that our Call for Proposals for the 2018 Fall Trauma-Informed School Conference has been extended. If you have a great story to share about your experience in working with students who’ve had adverse childhood experiences, we would love to hear from you! Here are some examples of sessions that fit in at our nationally recognized conference: Administrative/School-Wide Track • Mindfulness Instead of Suspension • Special Education Law & Advocacy •...

Summer Reading Program kickoff party!

Reading takes you everywhere! Join us for our Summer Reading Program kickoff party! Come share a meal with your neighbor, get signed up for the Summer Reading Program, and enjoy all that your library has to offer! You are invited to bring a prepared food dish to the Arthur F. Turner Community Room for a celebration of community and culture. Please contact Vaile Fujikawa (916) 375-6468 to sign up or for more information. What: Community Potluck! Date and Time: Sunday, May 20, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Strategies 2.0 Learning Community Strategy Session

Please join us on June 12th! We will review survey results and data on the needs of families in our region and Strategies 2.0 Senior Trainer Troy Nichols will help us generate ideas for building community resilience. This will be our launching point to develop plans and priorities for concrete, shared learning and action toward change in our region in the coming year. Enrollment available at this link: services/learning-communities/ Help assure the needs of children...

Children's Mental Health Awareness Day Carnival

Join us on Thursday, May 10th from 3pm-5pm at the Woodland HHSA Bauer Building for fun and community engagement. Feel free to set up a table at our lobby for your programs if you'd like, or just have materials at the Provider table we are setting up. Invite your clients (not limited to children clients) and staff. Please read the attached flyer for more details. Contact Kim Narvaez, the Children's Mental Health Program Manager, at 530-666-8513 with questions.