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Diverting the School to Prison Pipeline Through School Connectedness

What if the we could stifle the School to Prison Pipeline by simply creating a culture of belonging and inclusion in elementary school? The need for caring classrooms that promote a sense of connectedness and belonging is essential and must begin the day a child begins their educational experience. In many, not all, underserved communities, minority students are being taught by less experienced teachers who have emanated from culturally and economically incongruent backgrounds. Furthermore,...

Building Equity Through Trauma-Sensitive Schools

The Yolo County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) hosted two workshops this month with Dora Dome from Dora Dome Law to explore how trauma-sensitive schools can be a powerful equity-building tool. Dora Dome provided an overview of the 2013 AB 1729 Amendments, which were passed to support districts in reducing the use of exclusionary discipline for all students and minimize the disproportionate impact on students of color and other marginalized groups. Participants were able to discuss...

YFSN MEETING on 11/13: Yolo Family Strengthening Network

Yolo Family Strengthening Network will meet next week. DATE & TIME: Tuesday, November 13th at 9:30am-11:00am. LOCATION: Yolo County HHSA; Community Room-Gonzales Building; 25 N. Cottonwood St.; Woodland, CA 95695 At the meeting, Child Welfare Service’s Jennifer Edwards will present child maltreatment data, and we’ll also learn about Resilient Yolo’s Be the One campaign. AGENDA IS ATTACHED. Natalie Audage, MPH Child Abuse Prevention Coordinator Yolo County Children's Alliance | 600 A St.

New Davis Parent Support Group for Tweens/Teens Forming

Do you know someone who is navigating parenting their tween or teen alone? Do you hear them say sometimes that they feel like they have tried EVERYTHING to get their child on board to cooperate and make the right choices? This group will help other parents get support for their experiences, connecting with others who can relate, and learning specific parenting skills to help them become the best parent they can be. WHEN: This group happens every 3rd Saturday of each month, beginning November...

Diversion Can Help Us Reduce Youth Violence By Aligning Caseloads With Risk Factors [jjie.org]

Juvenile probation professionals know better than most the multitude and complexity of issues our justice-involved youth are facing, and what puts these young men and women at risk for violence. Get IN Chicago , as a youth violence prevention funder working to support the most effective and promising interventions in Chicago, wanted to better understand the youth probation population to inform quality service provision. Toward that end we commissioned Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago...

Greater Access to Education Reduces Rates of Incarceration [poverty.ucdavis.edu]

n the United States, poverty, incarceration, and race are linked in complex ways, with much evidence that poverty may be both a cause and a consequence of incarceration. Black men are disproportionately more likely than white men to be arrested and incarcerated, a racial gap that first emerged in the early 20th century. In a new study, I explore the historical role played in that gap by education. I find that black men fully exposed to an expansion of rural primary schools between 1913 and...

Third Annual Building a Resilient Yolo Conference, held Oct. 30th

My daughter and I just returned from the 3rd Annual 'Building a Resilient Yolo Conference' held at the Yolo County Office of Education. It was a powerful day packed with ACEs & resilience awareness, information and personal stories from Yolo County, introduction of the Yolo County "Be the One" campaign ( read about it here ) presented by Yolo County youth (including my daughter!), and a powerful keynote from Tia Martinez from the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights , who spoke from a...

Event: Student research discussing Sexual Harassment at Davis Senior High School

Jann Murray-Garcia, at Davis Enterprise columnist details a student research project on the stunning disconnect between what boys and girls at Davis High define as sexual harassment. An event discussing this research, "Sexual Harassment at Davis Senior High School," is Tuesday, Oct 30th at 7pm at the Discovery Christian Church office at 132 E Street, Suite 250. Light refreshments. Read her column here: ...

Resource: Supporting Families Impacted by Incarceration: A Dialogue With Experts

Supporting Families Impacted by Incarceration: A Dialogue With Experts CANTASD hosted a discussion among experts and practitioners in the field to discuss the impact of parental incarceration on children and families. The result was a 7-page report, Supporting Families Impacted by Incarceration: A Dialogue With Experts, that identifies needed resources and tools to support children and families impacted by incarceration, as well as the workforce. It also offers a practical framework of key...

Convening about Building Community Resilience Toolkit

Capital Learning Community Convening Creating common approaches to promote community and family healing through resiliency WHEN: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 TIME: 9:30am - 12:30pm, Check-in at 9:00 am Join online or in-person in Sacramento To register: http://strategiesca.org/servic es/learning-communities/ This convening will guide participants in working toward developing a common understanding of the regional needs and issues. We will introduce the newly developed Strategies 2.0 the...

Child Safety Fair and Resource Family Recruitment

Child Safety Fair and Resource Family Recruitment hosted by HHSA Child, Youth and Family Branch WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 23rd TIME: 5:30-7:00 pm LOCATION: 137 N. Cottonwood in Woodland. If you are interested in learning more about fostering Yolo youth, we invite you to attend. If you have questions, please contact Renee Hemsley at renee@hopes-anchor-inc.org .

Job position: Support Staff for Winter Warming Centers

Mercy Coalition is hiring part-time people for their upcoming Winter Warming Center. If you know any clients who would be a good fit, please send them the attached job description. Mercy Coalition is planning to run 5-night-a-week Winter Warming Centers for the homeless this winter. They're accepting resumes on the attached job description, although interviews won't happen until they get a final approval from City Council on Nov. 7. If you have questions, please contact Don Bosley, Pastor of...

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development's (GO-Biz) Community Reinvestment Grant Program (CRGP)

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) has $10 million in its budget this year for its Community Reinvestment Grant Program (CRGP) and plans to make these grants to community-based non-profits and local health departments by June 2019 . The goal of this grant is to support communities disproportionately affected by past federal and state drug policies. This week, GO-Biz kicked off by leading the first 15 local workshops in California which will run through the...

Perinatal Mental Health training program

A few seats are still available Nov 29th & 30th for RNs, MSWs, lactation consultants, mental health clinicians and other community partners to become local champions and content experts in Perinatal Mental Health. Dignity Health Foundation and Yolo County Health & Human Services, in collaboration with Maternal Mental Health NOW, has developed a Perinatal Mental Health training program, presented by Gabrielle Kaufman, MA, LPCC, BC-DMT, Training, CEUs and refreshments will be provided...

Conflict Guide from Yolo Conflict Resolution Center

Don't let conflict get you down! YCRC is here to help! Do the upcoming holidays have you worried about potential conflict with your family members and loved ones? Do you or someone you know struggle with what to do when conflict arises? Reach for YCRC's free Conflict Guide today and help create a peaceful community and holiday season, visit https://gallery.mailchimp.com/ 44fce01704d1178ec9837cb09/file s/bc45263e-d2c4-4b39-91f6-d1cd1530d41c/Conflic t_Guide_Oct_2018.pdf Questions? Concerns?

Consumer Rights Clinic - Oct 20th

Legal Services of Northern California with volunteers from King Hall are hosting a Consumer Rights Clinic on Saturday, October 20th. They will be addressing housing barriers and debt collection matters. A flyer in both English and Spanish is attached for you to post and/or distribute. Questions may be addressed to Legal Services of Northern California at the phone number listed above. Please pass this one to anyone that may benefit from these services. Thanks! Date: 10/20/2018 Time: 9:00am -...

NEW: Living the Protective Factors

Be Strong Families (BSF) is excited to announce new and updated Living the Protective Factors resources. https://www.bestrongfamilies.o rg/resources/ Building on the initial message of empowerment - parents have a lot of control over how they raise their children, what environment they create in their homes and how they keep their children safe - BSF staff have built on this important foundation in three main ways. First, they recognize that a strong parent is a healthy parent. Building...

Incarceration and Childhood Disadvantage

Read this article by Siobhan Montgomery O'Keefe, with the center for Poverty Research at UC Davis. Incarceration in the United States has a serious impact on families and on children. Incarcerated adults have children at nearly the same rates as the non-incarcerated population, and children living in families with an incarcerated parent are more likely to experience certain hardships. https://poverty.ucdavis.edu/po st/incarceration-and-childhood -disadvantage?ut...

Trauma-Informed in Education - Training Series (Sacramento, CA)

For more information or to register, click here . See attached flier for detailed information. Bringing together proven systematic behavioral communication and conflict resolution strategies to diffuse, calm and heal so that schools become more resilient. 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...

RISE Mental Health Services

Access and Linkage Program This program places a RISE Access and Linkage Specialist at schools in rural communities of Yolo County to provide screening, assessment, and referral to treatment, for children/youth ages 6-18. The purpose is to identify mental health counseling needs and provide timely, effective linkage through warm handoffs to the most appropriate resource. Healthy Communities Through Accessible Counseling RISE Mental Health Services, provides preventative and therapeutic...

Trauma and the Body: an Introduction to Sensorimotor Psychotherapy workshop

November 3rd, 2018--9am-Noon in Davis; with Catherine LeBlanc, LMFT Come and get a taste of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy approach to trauma treatment! This workshop will be a fun, informative, and interactive introduction to this body-oriented talk therapy developed in the 1980s by Pat Ogden. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is based on attachment and neuroscience research, the Hakomi Method of somatic psychotherapy, the Rolf Method of Structural Integration, and the theory of trauma-related...

Trauma Informed Practice workshops!

Level 1/Day 1 Trauma Informed Practice: Fostering Resilient Learners. This day (October 25th) is for first time participants. Level 2/Day 2 Fostering a Trauma Sensitive Learning Environment. Sign up for Day 2 (October 26th) for additional, in-depth content. These workshops are sponsored by Yolo Co. Office of Education and Cal ASCD with Presenter Kristin Souers, MA LMHC. Dates: October 25 and October 26 Time: 8:30am - 3:00pm Yolo Co. Office of Education - 1280 Santa Anita Court Woodland, CA...

Resilient Yolo monthly meeting tomorrow

Open to all with an interest in raising awareness about ACEs and supporting resilience building efforts in our community. Agenda is attached Meeting from 2:30 - 4:00 pm at 722B Main St., Woodland - the offices of Yolo County CASA and Yolo Conflict Resolution Center.

Job openings at YCCA and Stanford Youth Solutions

Stanford Youth Solutions is currently looking to hire a Program Director for their Yolo County Community Based Mental Health Program: https://www.youthsolutions. org/document/employment- opportunities Yolo County Children’s Alliance is hiring a Director of Child Abuse Prevention Programs. This is a high level position overseeing our nationally accredited Healthy Families America home visiting program and some of our other family support programs. The salary range has been recently updated:...

Community Planning Mtg to discuss County Mental Health Services -Oct 16

We are asking for your participation in a process designed to evaluate and improve the service delivery of mental health programs funded by the Mental Health Services Act Plan for our county. The Mental Health Service Act funds mental health services for the unserved and underserved members of our community. This money, some $10 -14 million dollars, funds programs that are required to be evaluated and informed by community stakeholder input. Frankly, in past years, very few have participated...

MOSAIC Children's Museum's annual fundraiser!

MOSAIC Children's Museum's annual fund raiser is this Saturday. This year we are hosting a Wine Grab from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the Lawley Ranch, 40298 Best Ranch Road, Woodland on Saturday, September 29th. This should be a beautiful fall evening in the country. Tickets are $30 each in advance and $40 at the door. Your ticket entitles you to choose a bottle of wine to take home with you! Read below for more details on this evening of wine and food and entertainment. There will be wine tasting,...

UpStander Carnival on Oct 20th in Davis

UpStander Carnival on October 20 2018 at Davis Central Park 401 C street At some time, every kid becomes a bystander — someone who witnesses bullying but doesn’t get involved out of fear or lack of knowing what to do. But that child can be an “Upstander” instead — the person who knows what’s happening is wrong and does something to make things right. It takes courage to speak up on someone’s behalf. The Davis Phoenix Coalition will host a free Upstander Carnival for pre-K through...

FREE updated Mandated Reporter training

The Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP) has funded a re-design of its online Mandated Reporter Training for mandated reporters of child maltreatment. The FREE updated Mandated Reporter training will be available online so that mandated reporters may understand their responsibilities. Modules for the general public, school personnel, childcare providers, medical professionals, mental health professionals, law enforcement and clergy are also being updated and will be available soon. Please...

Esparto ESL class for beginners

Beginning ESL classes will be offered October 23-December 10. The class will be offered Tuesdays & Fridays from 9:00am-11:30am at the Esparto Regional Library. No textbook cost and only $10 to register. Join us for a Registration Open House! Come learn more about the class and get help with the application and registration. See the attached flyer for more details. WHERE: Esparto Regional Library DATE: October 9th TIME: 10 AM - 2:00 PM Questions? Contact Jessica Aggrey (530) 668-3682...

3rd Building a Resilient Yolo Summit on 10/30; "Be The One"!

Please come to our 3rd Building a Resilient Yolo Summit on 10/30. Our theme is "Be The One". Share this link with anyone you think might be interested! Click here for a shortcut to registration.< https://docs.goo gle.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScnfg pWgMJAWwzyN1TBRx 0sF68DVnWexfaUGv-mxKrZ8gaIkQ/v iewform > See the attached agenda for more details. Join youth, partners, and community members in a county-wide inter-agency learning, networking, and planning opportunity. Together, we will learn...

Screening of Angst - DJUSD Student Support Services Annual Parent Forum, October 3, 6:30 - 8:45 p.m., Brunelle Theatre

Student Support Services Annual Parent Forum, October 3, 6:30 - 8:45 p.m. Come and join us to view the film, Angst , on Wednesday, October 3 from 6:30 – 8:45 p.m. in the Brunelle Theater at Davis Senior High School. Parents and students of all ages are welcome. The film reflects what we see in our young people. Anxiety is the precursor to so many mental health challenges. By opening a dialogue and normalizing (not trivializing) anxiety we can help each other and ourselves. Following the...

FREE class: Caring for the Caregiver

The class will be geared towards parents caring for their children who have any types of special needs, adults caring for their aging or ill loved ones or parents caring for foster children who may require extra support due to previous health or life experiences. It will also be open for those of us in the helping or caring professions, who are providing services to folks in these aforementioned populations. The class is FREE and SPACE IS LIMITED (the first 90 people to RSVP will be given a...

Webinar: Key findings from the Listening to Mothers in California Survey

Webinar: Key findings from the Listening to Mothers in California Survey. For more information and to register, please see below. Webinar is Thursday, September 20 , from 12-1:00 PM In 2017, a team led by the National Partnership for Women & Families surveyed more than 2,500 women in California about their views and experiences with childbirth. The results, which will be released September 12, reveal what is and isn't working with maternity care in the Golden State. Join us Thursday,...

TUESDAY Sept 18th: Yolo Family Strengthening Network (YFSN) meeting agenda

We're looking forward to seeing you at the next YFSN meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, September 18, from 9:30-11am in the Community Room of the Gonzales building at Yolo County Health & Human Services Agency (25 North Cottonwood Street; Woodland, CA 95695). At the meeting, Amara Reddick will give us a presentation on services provided by the Children's Mental Health Team, and we'll hear updates on various collaboratives and events. Attached please find the agenda for the meeting. Please let me...

Caring for the Caregiver - Parent Engagement mtg Oct 1st

Yolo County SELPA presents a Parent Engagement night for parents or caregivers of children who have disabilities. WHEN: October 1, 2018 TIME: 7pm WHERE: YCOE Conference Center in Woodland. Please see below for more information and a link to flyers. Please share with parents who you think might be interested! To register or for any requests (interpretation, seating, etc), please contact Lisa Young at lisa.young@ycoe.org or 530-668-3760.

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