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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...

Screening of Resilience in Woodland and West Sacramento

Please join us in watching a FREE screening of the movie RESILIENCE: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope Following the movie, we will have a panel of experts answer your questions. Light refreshments will be provided. In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month, Yolo County Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC), Resilient Yolo, and Foster & Kinship Care Education are hosting a community event to learn about community resources and how to promote resilience in children.

Resource: KIDSDATA has expanded demographics for children

Kidsdata has expanded its demographic topic content with 22 new indicators and 14 updated indicators. New indicators include sexual orientation, transgender youth, and projected population to 2060. Updated indicators include births, child populations, and school enrollments. Use demographic data to understand the size and composition of the populations in your area and plan appropriate programs to meet your changing community needs. Learn more at ...

Resource: What is epigenetics?

How does epigenetics relate to child development? New resource from the Harvard Center on the Developing Child explains. Science tells us that the interactions between genes and environment shape human development. “Epigenetics” is an emerging area of scientific research that shows how environmental influences—including the experiences we provide for children—actually affect the expression of their genes. This means that the old idea that genes are "set in stone" has been disproven. Nature...

Free Mandated Child Abuse Reporting Training

The CAP Center is currently offering three free and open to the public Mandated Child Abuse Reporting Training sessions this year. This workshop teaches mandated reporters their legal responsibilities to report known or suspected child abuse and neglect in California, how to recognize indicators (red flags) of the different types of abuse and neglect, and how to make a Suspected Child Abuse Report. This training is for participants who work with children and/or families. Mark your calendar...

TODAY: Hearing on Trauma Screening (Assembly Bill 340)

February 25, 2019 from 2:30-4:30pm Sacramento, State Capitol, Room 4202 Join the California Campaign to Counter Childhood Adversity (4CA) and advocates at the Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services hearing. We'll be there to advocate for ACEs screening and improving referral support services to ensure children and families are connected to resources.

Toxic Stress Is The Hidden Public Health Crisis California's New Surgeon General Wants To Solve [laist.com]

Our brains grows so much in the first few years of life that any trauma we experience during that time can affect our health forever. California's new, first-ever surgeon general, Dr. @Nadine Burke Harris, has made the link between childhood adversity and long-term health the focus of her work. She was sworn in by Gov. Gavin Newsom last week and calls her new role a "dream job." [For more on this story by PRISKA NEELY, go to ...

UC Davis Principles of Community Week - Feb 25th - March 1st

See info about events for the entire week at Davis campus and at UCD Health in Sacramento. One of particular interest to me: Monday, February 25 Racial Healing Circle 5:00 PM -- 8:00 PM Student Community Center, Multipurpose Room Refreshments provided Join us and share your stories about race, culture, color, language and class to promote healing. Please RSVP to aahluwalia@ucdavis.edu by Feb 22. Sponsored by Office of Campus Community Relations and UCDH Center for Reducing Health Disparities

Budget Hearing on Trauma Screening (Assembly Bill 340)

Our state is leading the way in addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)! This year, California will become the first state to require and pay for ACEs screening for children under the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment program, per recommendations from the Trauma Screening Advisory Workgroup created as part of Assembly Bill 340 . The Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services hearing on Monday, February 25th will discuss the recommendations from the AB 340...

RESOURCE: Theory of Change to Prevent Child Neglect

Child neglect is the most prevalent form of child maltreatment, with serious and long-term consequences. It is also the least clearly defined, understood and publicly recognized. The National Alliance of Children’s Trust & prevention funds, from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, is conducting a targeted effort to raise the visibility of this issue and expand the national conversation about preventing neglect. The work builds on the Alliance’s extensive work to promote the Protective...

RESOURCE: 2018-19 California County Scorecard of Children’s Well-Being

The 2018-19 California County Scorecard of Children’s Well-Being – a dynamic tool that provides a snapshot of how children are faring in each of the state’s 58 counties, over time, and by race and ethnicity – is now available in a mobile version. With all the functionality of the desktop edition, including the new interactive mapping feature, the mobile Scorecard makes accessing county-specific data a breeze. Designed to provide data that anyone can use and understand, the Scorecard is a...

PROVIDER OPPORTUNITY: The Capital Learning Community Schedule for 2019: 3/7, 5/9, 6/27

2019 brings in a new governor to California with new ideas, resources, and funding. The Capital Learning Community will discuss the state funding opportunities and align them with local priorities at the first meeting in the new year. We will also provide training and evaluation of the Community Resilience Toolkit that was launched late last year. Our convening schedule, including our Kick-off session in March, is: Thursday, March 7, 2019 (see below for more information) Understanding and...

Webinar featuring Laura Porter on Self-Healing Communities Model to be held Feb. 28

Please join ACEs Connection and the Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice (CTIPP) for a free 60-minute webinar on Thursday, Feb. 28 starting noon PT/3:00 pm ET that features the Self-Healing Communities Model (SHCM) presented by Interface, Inc. co-founder, Laura Porter. The webinar is the second in a series on state-to-state best practices; the first webinar was on Alaska’s new statute directing state policy to incorporate principles of brain development. Self-Healing Community...

Fact Sheet on Family Mental Health Services from CBFS and YCCA

Stanford Youth Solutions has launched their new fact sheet about the Community Based Family mental health services (CBFS) that they and Yolo County Children's Alliance (YCCA) will be offering within Yolo county. Please see the attached flyer for more information, including how youth and families can request services. For more information on the CBFS Program, please contact the CBFS Program Director at 916.344.0199.

Now Enrolling Families; Children’s Home Society of CA and the Alternative Payment Program (APP)

Children’s Home Society of California (CHS) is currently enrolling eligible families for assistance with child care payments in the Alternative Payment Program (APP). Attached are flyers in Spanish and English, and a cover letter for agencies requesting that the flyers be distributed to families who are eligible for subsidized child care services. If you have questions, please contact Ann Panzica, Program Manager, at 530.723.5226 or AnnP@chs-ca.org .

Support teen dating violence awareness

Join us in the movement to support our teens with healthy relationships in the following ways: 1) make a donation any time to Empower Yolo's Prevention Education Program; donate here to support healthy relationships. 2) wear orange on Tuesday, February 12 in support of #Orange4Love Day to raise awareness about teen dating abuse. 3) support local teens and sponsor t-shirts for the "My Strength" and "Be Strong" groups; contact juan@empoweryolo.org . 4) participate in our Steve's Pizza...

Education Preventing Teen Dating Violence

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month Did you know? *Nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year. ( loveisrespect.org ) *Girls and young women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the hightest rate of intimate partner violence. *Violent behavior typically begins between the ages of 12 and 18. Prevention Education: Empower Yolo's Prevention Education Program is focused on promoting healthy relationships and...

WEBINAR: Preventing Child Neglect by Building Protective Factors on 2/14

Join Strengthening Families for a webinar on Thursday, February 14, 12-1pm. Explore ways that it is "Everyone's Responsibility" to help prevent child neglect and how building protective factors at all levels of the social ecology can be an effective strategy to prevent child neglect. The session will include segments from one of the training sequences from the National Alliance of Children's Trust and Prevention Funds' new four-part training, "Let's Talk About . . . Preventing Child...

Warmline Family Resource Center (Davis event on 3/9)

WarmLine provides free support, training and consultation to families of children with disabilities birth to age 26 in 26 counties of Northern California. Warmline can help parents learn what their rights are, brainstorm options and help find appropriate resources. Attached are WarmLine's activity calendars for February and March in both English and Spanish. Please note that the Music to Grow on Event is at the Yolo County Library in Davis on March 9. The February 2018 e-newsletters will be...

VIDEO: Bikers Against Child Abuse (B.A.C.A.) International

Bikers Against Child Abuse, Inc. (B.A.C.A.) exists with the intent to create a safer environment for abused children. Bikers empower children to not feel afraid of the world in which they live. BACA works in conjunction with local and state officials who are already in place to protect children. BACA works to send a clear message to all involved with the abused child that this child is part of their organization, and that they are prepared to lend physical and emotional support to them by...

Webinar: Leveraging Advances in Science to Achieve Breakthrough Impacts at Scale for Young Children Facing Adversity

DATE: Thursday, February 21, 2019 TIME: 11:00-11:45am Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D., Director of the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, will address how new science is changing how we think about early childhood adversity and resilience – and how early experiences affect lifelong health and development. He will emphasize the need to address (and measure) individual differences in response to adversity and to intervention in very young children. He will also show how we can move...

Starting & Growing Resilient Communities: Series Overview [Video]

The first session of the Starting & Growing Resilient Communities: Online & IRL (In Real Life) was a success. Over 100 ACEs Connection members tuned in despite some issues with registration. I have embedded the video in this post. You have also find the video on the ACEs Connection site here . If you have any questions about the series, please contact Ingrid Cockhren , TN & Midwest Community Facilitator.

Yolo County Housing Spring Fling event in March

Yolo County Housing is planning their annual Spring Fling event which will be held at their Public Housing properties in Winters, Woodland, and West Sacramento in late March. If your organization is interested in participating and staffing a booth, please fill out the attached registration form. If you have questions, please contact Ricardo Lopez at 530-669-2264 or rlopez@ych.ca.gov .

Strategies 2.0 Capitol Regional Learning Community 2019 kick-off

Please join the 2019 kick-off session of the Strategies 2.0 Capitol Regional Learning Community on March 7. The Capitol Learning Community will discuss the State funding opportunities and align them with local priorities at the first meeting in the new year. The meeting will also provide training and evaluation of the Community Resilience Toolkit which was launched late last year. Please see the attachment for more information. Date: Thursday, March 7, 2019 Time: 12PM to 2:30PM Location:...

Comment by Ann Panzica

Thank you!!!! ☺ Ann Panzica Program Manager Children’s Home Society of California 1100 Main Street, Suite 120 Woodland, CA 95695 (530)...
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2019 Child Development Conference: Building Resilient Children: Request for speakers and vendors

The theme is "Building Resilient Children." This year will feature Keynote Speaker Julie Kurtz, LMFT. Ms. Kurtz is the Co-Director for Trauma Informed Practices for Early Childhood Education at the Center for Family & Child Studies at WestEd. WHAT : 2019 Child Development Conference WHEN : April 20, 2019 WHERE: UC Davis Activities and Recreation Center TIME : 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The conference is free to the community, and lunch is included. Registration details will follow. Attached...

Five Facts About Motivation That Are Often Misunderstood

Five Facts About Motivation That Are Often Misunderstood from the Harvard Center on the Developing Child Motivation is a popular topic in early childhood development. Parents want to motivate their children to reach developmental milestones. Teachers want to motivate their students to be more productive. Program leaders want to motivate participants to remain engaged with their program. With the strong desire to understand and promote motivation, there are often misconceptions about this...

New Book from Be Strong Families

Living the Protective Factors: How We Keep Our Children Safe and Families Strong This book offers 57 ways for parents to live the protective factors. There are descriptions, questions for reflection and discussion, and activities. These ways spark creativity, are food for thought, and a source of guidance and support when we're feeling stuck as parents. To order: https://www.bestrongfamilies.o rg/products/living-the-protect ive-factors-how- we-keep-our-children-safe-and- families-strong

Tip Sheet: Help Kids Identify and Report Child Abuse and Neglect

New Kid-Friendly Tip Sheet Now Available from Child Welfare Information Gateway Many children and youth may not know what to do if they or a friend are being abused or neglected. This new tip sheet< https://lists.icfwebserv ices.com/t/420738/3948237/ 44276/2/ > helps kids recognize and respond to the signs of child abuse and neglect. How You Can Help Someone Who Is Being Abused or Neglected< https://lists.icfweb services.com/t/420738/3948237/ 44276/4/ > provides age-appropriate...

Ellen, Slow Drivers, & Why #WeAdapt

Sitting on my bookshelf in my office is a framed copy of Time Magazine from April 14, 1997. On the cover is a picture of Ellen DeGeneres with the headline “Yep, I’m Gay,” When President Obama awarded Ellen the Presidential Medal of Freedom in November 2016, he said “It’s easy to forget now just how much courage was required for Ellen to come out on the most public of stages 20 years ago.”

Governor Newsom announces Nadine Burke Harris to be CA's first-ever surgeon general

Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the appointment of Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, a national leader in pediatric medicine, to serve as California’s first-ever surgeon general. There is overwhelming consensus in the scientific community around early warning signs and childhood determinants of serious health outcomes. As surgeon general, Dr. Burke Harris will urge policymakers at every level of government and leaders across the state to consider the social determinants of health, especially...

Educate, Equip and Support parent training

We still have spots available! This training takes “the mad, sad, and scared” out of parenting a child with challenging behaviors or emotional disturbances. It empowers parents to become staunch allies for their kids, and prepares them to work with schools, child welfare, and/or probation. Please take a moment to identify parents who may benefit from this training and share this information with them. In partnership, Tessa Smith Family Partner/Outreach Specialist Mental Health Services...

Parent Handouts Now Available in Dari (thanks to Family Hui)

Please use this link to go to our Resources Center where you can find Understanding ACEs and Parenting to Prevent and Heal ACEs handouts in Dari as well as in English. Both flyers were made with generous support from Family Hui, a Program of Lead for Tomorrow . Family Hui has made both flyers available in Dari, which is the national language of Afghanistan, so that they will can be useful to more families (Spanish translations are coming). These flyers can be downloaded, distributed, and...

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Please see Empower Yolo's January article in the Davis Enterprise on Human Trafficking Awareness Month at: www.davisenterprise.com/ features/news-columns/empower- yolo-its-human-trafficking- awareness-month/ . Empower Yolo is participating in two awareness events this month; please join us: 1) California's Forgotten Children, Let their voices be heard - film screening - Tuesday, January 15, 2019 ; Yolo County Office of Education, 1280 Santa Anita Court, Woodland; 6-8 p.m. Please register...

Webstream on Community Trauma and Child Well-Being

January 31, 2019 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM PST Join NW Children's Foundation for a conversation about how childhood trauma is experienced not only individually but also collectively, requiring a more holistic approach to healing. The NWCF Forum, Community Trauma and Child Well-Being: Trauma-Informed Care and the Future of Healing , is Thursday, January 31 , at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. The event is sold out, but there is a webstream option available, with an on-demand...

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