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Resilient Yolo Meeting 11-12:30

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RESOURCES FOR PROVIDERS on ACEs; the link between early childhood experiences and health

Research Paper: Trends in Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in the United States This paper by David Finkelhor found that “overall, there appear to have been more historical and recent improvements in the burden of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) than deteriorations in the 20th and 21st centuries.” Results: “Available trend data on ACEs from the 20th century show multi-decade declines in parental death, parental illness, sibling death, and poverty, but multi-decade increases in...

OPPORTUNITY FOR FOSTER YOUTH: YCOE Mentors Available!

Yolo County Office of Education is thrilled to have hired three AmeriCorps members, Shannon Feil, David Benitez, and Zahira Elmansoumi. See their wonderful bios attached! They are available to provide the following to foster youth ages 12-21: tutoring, life skills, financial literacy, college and career readiness, job skills, and mentoring. Services can be provided virtually or in-person practicing social distancing with masks. In addition, the members can connect youth to the Independent...

RESOURCES FOR CLIENTS on Tenant Relief Act; COVID-19 PSAs for kids

· Know Your Rights: California’s COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act of 2020: Please see the attached documents created by Legal Services of Northern California (LSNC) regarding tenant's rights under AB 3088. · Governor Newsom Unveils Partnership with Sesame Workshop for Back-to-School Public Service Announcements There are four new back-to-school PSAs from the Sesame Workshop featuring Elmo, Oscar, and Grover. The PSAs are available in English and Spanish, and are designed as resources to help kids...

RESOURCE: New CDPH COVID-19 Health Equity and Multilingual Resources Web Page

To make COVID-19 health equity-related information easier to find and use, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has created a new webpage to collect and organize vetted COVID-19 communication materials available in different languages as well as other materials for specific populations, such as older adults and tribal communities. Rather than serving as a comprehensive catalog of COVID-19 resources, this site aims to be an organized, targeted, and regularly updated collection of...

WEBINARS on race, suicide, remote learning for young children, addiction, nutrition

Same Family, Different Colors: Talking About Colorism and Skin Color Politics in the Family on 9/24 5:30pm on September 24 Colorism—the preference for or presumed superiority of people based on the color of their skin—is related to racism but can be more subtle and, for many of us, feels less familiar. Colorism, at once an interracial and intra-racial phenomenon, can be particularly devastating when perpetrated within racial groups, often within families. Join Embrace Race for a deep-dive...

RESOURCE FOR PROVIDERS: Conducting Successful Virtual Focus Groups

Virtual focus groups offer researchers a promising alternative to in-person data collection. A new Child Trends resource highlights potential benefits, considerations, and tips for conducting successful virtual focus groups. For example, running focus groups in virtual settings may reduce some key barriers to participation and increase participants’ comfort and safety in speaking up.

PARENTING RESOURCES: Webinar on nutrition, talking about wildfires, oral health, parenting videos

· Webinar on Nutrition o 1PM-2:30PM on October 2 o Join CalWorks for an Art of Parenting Webinar…Food is a key component to our wellbeing and the wellbeing of our children. Learn about healthy eating and ways to improve your diet and the diet of your child. o Webinar on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/ 88424218719?pwd= N1lHM1BDN0kwWEozakIrRHFOWUZWdz 09 o For more information contact: Martha (530) 574-7921. Please share the attached flyer! · Parenting Now!: Ways to talk to kids about...

Yolo County hires Sisson as health officer (The Enterprise)

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy Just two weeks after she resigned as Placer County’s health officer following that county’s termination of its COVID-19 health emergency, Dr. Aimee Sisson has been hired as Yolo County’s new health officer. Sisson fills the position vacated by Dr. Ron Chapman’s retirement earlier this summer. The Board of Supervisors is expected to appoint Sisson public health officer on Sept. 29 and she will assume office on Oct. 26. Read full article

Free Resilience Training for MediCal Providers

Dovetail Learning is offering resilience training for MediCal providers to increase provider resilience to mitigate the affects of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue that comes with doing the ACEs screening itself. We Are Resilient™ is a research based set of skills for providers and patients to become their most resilient self. Here is the link to register for Part 1 of 2 for a 90 minute training: We Are Resilient™ Training (free to medical providers) in October (date TBD) For a little...

ACEs & Trauma-Informed Pediatric Care in COVID-19 [ucsfbenioffchildrens.org]

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Portal & Center for Child & Community Health Register now and be eligible for 5 hours of AMA Category 1 CME credit and ABP MOC Part 2 credit. Saturday, October 10, 2020 8am - 3:30 pm Recognizing & Addressing Childhood Trauma - Dayna Long MD Trauma-Informed Care Principles in COVID-19 - Saun-Toy Trotter MFT & Ken Epstein LCSW, PhD Patient Perspective - Jen Leland MFT & Joan Jeung MD Early Adopters Discuss...

WEBINARS on cross-cultural communication, ACEs, addiction, compassion fatigue, poverty, and child maltreatment

Building Skills for Cross Cultural Communication Part 2 on 9/23 (Part 1 is available any time here ) 3-4:30pm on Wednesday, September 23 Cultural competence is essential to achieve patient-centered or client-centered care. This workshop from the Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network will continue the work of enhancing skills and knowledge to work more effectively in a multicultural setting. Participants will explore stereotypes and enhance skills for interrupting bias. Sometimes...

RESOURCES FOR PROVIDERS on Trauma-Informed Care

Trauma-Informed Care resources from Relias: Training and resources to help organizations implement the trauma-informed care framework . The experience of trauma has widespread impact on the lives of those we serve, leading to or exacerbating mental illnesses, substance use, and physical health conditions. In a truly integrated whole health system of care, effectively treating behavioral and physical health conditions must involve addressing the impact of trauma. If you’re working towards...

Sesame Street in Communities Provides Support for Kids Impacted by Wildfires

To help you as you begin your recovery, we’ve developed “ Here for Each Other .” This family guide offers tips and activities to do with your child that offer comfort and assurance. We hope some of these ideas can help you create a warm and soothing environment that will allow both you and your child to look toward sunnier days to come. And remember, you are not alone. We are here for each other!

WEBINAR: Parental ACEs and Pediatrics: Transforming Well Care on 9/17

12-1pm on September 17 Registration for the CALIFORNIA ACES ACADEMY- Second Free Live Webinar with Free CME/CE is now available. Dr. RJ Gillespie will present Parental ACEs and Pediatrics: Transforming Well Care. This is a supplemental training. For Aces Aware Medi-Cal certification visit ACEsAware.org . Please see the attachment for more information

RESOURCES for Providers: COVID-19 and the social safety net; Youth Thrive Survey

Policy Brief: COVID-19 Recession Highlights Need for Expansion of Social Safety Net A new policy brief from the UC Davis Center for Poverty Research suggests that broad changes to our work-based social safety net could enable it to function more effectively in economic downturns. Key Facts: The recession brought about by COVID-19 has hit low-income families especially hard. Federal relief efforts have eased hardship, but there remains tremendous unmet need, and food insecurity is spiking.

YOLO PROGRAM UPDATES: Family Hui, Empower Yolo, and Turning Point

· FAMILY HUI is starting a group for parents/caregivers in Yolo this September. The group will meet online and is being organized with parents from UCDavis but all are welcome. Please contact mlopez@familyhui.org for more information. These groups (hui) have offer a powerful system of support always but especially at this time. 96% of online participants said they will would recommend the program to a friend. If you know of a parent in need, please reach out. www.familyhui.org · EMPOWER YOLO...

YOLO COUNTY LIBRARY offering free hotspots to families for 2020-21 school year

To help families access the internet to complete distance learning, Yolo County Library has purchased 100 hotspots with unlimited T-Mobile data plans that we will assign to select families for the 2020-21 school year. In order to participate, an applicant must have a minimum of one child enrolled in a school located in Yolo County. Please help the Library spread the word about this program. Please share the attachments (in English and Spanish) with potential applicants. To participate,...

DISASTER RELIEF: CalFresh Benefits; Individual and Small Business Relief

Wildfire Response: Hot Foods and CalFresh Benefits Replacement Outreach Materials in Spanish CalFresh Food benefit recipients in Yolo (and many other counties) have been approved for a Hot Foods Waiver and a Timely Reporting Waiver because of the wildfires. Please see the attached flyers regarding wildfire CalFresh benefits in Spanish. From Congressman Garamendi: On August 22nd, California received a Major Disaster Declaration for the destructive wildfires that have destroyed parts of our...

WEBINARS on sexual assault, stress, and structural racism

Web Conference Series: “Seeing Survivors in Familiar Spaces: Building Sexual Assault Awareness for Everyone” in September These web conferences are designed for community based organizations (i.e. schools, faith based, recovery programs, etc.) seeking to build their capacity to address sexual assault among their service populations, and who want to work more collaboratively with their local sexual assault agencies. 9/15, 10-11am: It Impacts Us All: Sexual Assault 101 9/16, 10-11am: Children...

Survey for ACEs Connection: Positive Childhood Experiences (PCEs), ACEs, and Health Outcomes

HOPE National Resource Center is performing a research study to better understand the relationship between positive childhood experiences (PCEs), ACEs, and health outcomes in adulthood. Please take 5-10 minutes to complete the following anonymous survey . With your help, the researchers hope to find a better way to combat ACEs and to support the development of children into resilient adults. Here’s a little bit more about the survey: This survey is sponsored by the HOPE National Resource...

RESOURCE FOR PROVIDERS: All Children Thrive, California (ACT-CA)

All Children Thrive, California (ACT-CA) project has two upcoming opportunities to improve child wellbeing that may be of interest to you. Engagement opportunities follow: ACT-CA has opened its Request for Applications (RFA) to public comment. Consider sharing your feedback on the RFA’s city eligibility criteria and funding requirements with Belinda C. Bresnahan, Public Health Advocates, Program Manager, at BC@PHAdvocates.org by September 22, 2020. Please consider attending the Virtual...

NOW AVAILABLE: Farsi version of Talk+Play=Connect parent guide

Thanks to Family Hui’s support, the Talk+Play=Connect YCCA/CAPC parenting guide is now available in Farsi in addition to English, Spanish, and Russian! Here’s a description of the guide that you can share with parents from Afghanistan: Parents and caring adults make such a difference in children’s lives in so many ways. Talking and playing are two ways that you can nurture and connect with your children. Even just spending 10 minutes every day with your child, talking and playing with them...

CCCAOE Conference Sept 30-Oct 2 info

It's the CA Community College Assoc for Occupation Education conference! Keynote Speaker, Susan Jones of Creative Behavior Systems The impact of ACEs on children can manifest in difficulties focusing, self-regulating, trusting others, and can lead to negative cognitive effects. One study found that a child with 4 or more ACEs was 32 times more likely to be labeled with a behavioral or cognitive problem than a child with no ACEs. CCCAOE is looking for ways to educate participants about ACEs...

You're Invited! Growing as a Community: Addressing Structural Racism, Friday, September 25, 2020 from 12 - 1 PM

As our communities grapple with the historic social injustices across our nation, it’s critical to hear from our leaders about the importance of adopting an equity and anti-racism lens to aid in the healing and well-being of our communities. Join us on Friday, September 25th from 12 - 1 p.m. for the next installment in our series - Growing as a Community: Addressing Structural Racism. We will discuss the following: What is structural racism and its impact on our community's well-being and...

WEBINARS on COVID, ACEs, Trauma-Informed Care, Racism, Strengthening Families, Social and emotional development, and Child Maltreatment

Protecting Our Children: COVID-19's Impact on Early Childhood and ACEs on 9/10 10am on September 10 This webinar from the National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation will bring together experts to provide insight on early childhood development, ACEs and COVID-19’s impact on children. Trauma-Informed Care 101: Basics of Trauma and the TIC Framework on 9/11 11am-noon on Friday, September 11 Current events like the COVID-19 pandemic, public images of police brutality, and...

Together for Families Conference (October 14-16)

Cost: $375 – $450 The virtual 2020 Together for Families Conference , co-hosted by the Center for the Study of Social Policy, the National Family Support Network, Be Strong Families, and Families Canada, connects stakeholders from across the U.S. and Canada in the family support and strengthening field to focus on best and promising practice for supporting families. Designed for practitioners at the program, systems, and funder levels, the conference will provide valuable opportunities for...

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS: Head Start/Early Head Start now accepting applications; COVID resources

· YCOE Head Start/Early Head Start Now Accepting Applications! Parents and caregivers can call 530-668-3055 or visit www.ycoe.org to learn more about early childhood education services for children ages 0-5. Full-time center base and home base services are available. Programs are FREE for income qualifying families. · Families Doubling Up during COVID (video from Positive Parenting in English and Spanish) High rates of unemployment during the pandemic and economic uncertainty have led many...

Portraits of Professional Caregivers documentary available for viewing from ACEs Connection this weekend

Our Transform Trauma with ACEs Science film festival launches this weekend. We are thrilled to share the documentary , P ortraits of Professional CAREgivers: Their Passion, Their Pain on Saturday, September 12th, and Sunday , September 13th. The documentary will be streamed from our Transform Trauma with ACEs Science Communit y . Click here to join. Registration is not required for viewing. You need to be a member of ACEs Connection and join this community site to watch the film this...

Governor Newsom Unveils Partnership with Sesame Workshop for Back-to-School PSAs

SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom today unveiled a new PSA partnership on back-to-school safety with Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind Sesame Street , and facilitated by the Skoll Foundation and Participant, with the first PSA featuring Elmo to be released today in media markets in California, nationally through the Ad Council and PBS Stations, as well as globally. The new PSAs build on California’s “Your Actions Saves Lives” COVID-19 public awareness and education campaign. The new...

CALIFORNIA ACES ACADEMY: Parental ACEs and Pediatrics: Transforming Well Care [avahealth.org]

CALIFORNIA ACES ACADEMY (CAA) , funded by ACEs Aware, is providing free online training to Medi-Cal providers and others featuring: Practical strategies for integrating trauma-informed health care into your team’s practice that improves patients’ well being and the productivity of your practice. Meet colleagues with experience and success providing trauma-informed health care in their practices. Learn from national and local experts. Talk to other professionals from your region in small...

Community Trauma Prevention Starts with Parent-Infant Relationships

The COVID-19 pandemic has called on us to find creative ways to connect and learn. In rural western Massachusetts I had scheduled a training for 20 practitioners who work with parents and infants to meet together for two days of learning on April 15 and 16th. Instead I rapidly adapted the training to the online setting. I have had the pleasure of meeting weekly with an extraordinary group that includes peer recovery coaches on the front lines supporting moms with opioid use disorders,...

ACEs Aware Seeking Applicants to Support Clinical Work [acesaware.org]

ACEs Aware Seeking Applicants to Support Clinical Work Apply by September 15, 2020 ACEs Aware , led by the Office of the California Surgeon General (CA-OSG) and the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), is hiring for three new positions to further the mission of supporting Medi-Cal providers across California with training, clinical protocols, and payment for screening children and adults for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Aurrera Health Group is the project management...

Yoga for Embodiment & Agency Live Online Movement Practice- Dion Wiedenhoefer

Hi There Friends ~ Hello September! Does your nervous system need a reset? If yes, I am so with you! It's been awhile since we've met in community for an embodied practice of breath, movement and connection, and I am looking forward to gathering again. I've missed y'all! September 10 - October 15, 2020 Six Week Class Series Thursdays, 12:00-12:50 To learn more visit my website at www.dionwiedenhoefer.com Persons of all identities and abilities welcome! Please connect with me to receive the...

MOSAIC annual fundraiser

MOSAIC Children’s Museum is continuing to reach out to the children in and around Yolo County. Despite the current pandemic challenges, our vision remains the same. We believe that children are STILL the best investment in our futures. We are continuing to provide hands-on educational activities using social media sites and other COVID-SAFE methods. MOSAIC is hosting our 3rd ANNUAL WINE GRAB fundraiser a little differently this year (COVID Style!). We will be hosting a DRIVE-BY Wine &...

Childcare resources; Parental warmth

· Childcare Resources for Working Parents Please see the attached list of child care resources that Yolo County Human Resources compiled. · Article: Parental warmth on high-conflict days helps teens to feel loved While parent-teen conflict is inevitable, parents expressing warmth and support on high-conflict days can bolster how much their teen feels loved, according to a study conducted by Gregory Fosco, Penn State associate professor of human development and family studies and associate...

RESOURCES FOR CLIENTS: Tenant protection; YCCA FRC calendar; Waste Management job opportunities; Tuesday Table in Davis

· Extended tenant protection for COVID-10 information o The California Legislature passed AB 3088, which adds broad protections for tenants during COVID-19. Legal Services of Northern California had shared the links below to videos in English and Spanish that provide general information about the new law: § AB 3088 Tenant Relief Act 2020 English Video o AB 3088 Tenant Relief Act 2020 Spanish Video · YCCA West Sacramento Family Resource Center (FRC) September Newsletter · Waste Management is...

COVID-19 grief and loss; ACEs Sciences Film Festival

Responding to COVID-19 Grief, Loss, and Bereavement This website from Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC) has multiple resources for mental health and school mental health professionals to help patients manage grief, loss, and bereavement especially in the types of situations seen during this pandemic. Resources include: Grief Sensitivity Virtual Learning Institute to support the mental health and school mental health workforce in development and enhancing grief...

WEBINARS on trauma-informed care, resilience, self-care, equity, ACEs, child health, etc.

Strategies 2.0 Webinars in September September is your last-chance for Strategies 2.0 Trainings! All instructor-led trainings will take place online. Enroll here , and check out our eLearning classes! Trauma-Informed Care: Sept. 3, 2020 Facilitating Change Talk: Sept. 9, 2020 Culturally Proficient Professional: Sept. 10, 2020 & Sept. 16, 2020 Parental Resilience: Sept. 11, 2020 Trauma-Informed Care: Spanish Discussion: Sept. 14, 2020 Self-Care: Sept. 16, 2020 Case Management 101: Sept.

Root Your Culture in Values and Watch it Grow

“Change culture and you change lives. You can also change the course of history. Many well-meaning social activists overlook this essential fact. They focus relentlessly on strategy, but strategy means nothing to our bodies and our lizard brains. When strategy competes with culture, culture wins–every time.” ~Resmaa Menakem, My Grandmother’s Hands No one can dispute Valorie Kondos Field’s record of winning. During her 29 years as head coach of the UCLA women’s gymnastics team, she led her...

Role of policy in addressing ACEs

Adversity in Early Childhood: The Role of Policy in Creating and Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences “provides new data on the prevalence of adverse events among children from birth through age 3. It reveals that 1 in 4 young children have already experienced adversity before age 4, with significant racial and geographic disparities. It concludes with policy recommendations for preventing, identifying, and mitigating the harmful effects of adversity, with an eye toward achieving racial...

SAVE THE DATE! CALIFORNIA ACES ACADEMY: Parental ACEs and Pediatrics: Transforming Well Care [avahealth.org]

CALIFORNIA ACES ACADEMY (CAA) , funded by ACEs Aware, is providing free online training to Medi-Cal providers and others featuring: Practical strategies for integrating trauma-informed health care into your team’s practice that improves patients’ well being and the productivity of your practice. Meet colleagues with experience and success providing trauma-informed health care in their practices. Learn from national and local experts. Talk to other professionals from your region in small...

SEPTEMBER IS SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH

SEPTEMBER IS SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH We can all help prevent suicide. Every year, the Suicide Prevention Lifeline and other mental health organizations and individuals across the U.S. and around the world raise awareness of suicide prevention during September, National Suicide Prevention Month. This year, more people than ever are struggling with mental health issues as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We need to come together to support each other during this challenging time. THE DATA A...

WEBINARS on children’s social needs and the Power of Play

Is My Child Missing Out? Re-imagining the social needs of young children on 9/10 9am-10 on September 10 Join esteemed UCSF professor Alicia Lieberman, PhD (author of The Emotional Life of the Toddler) in conversation with SAMHSA Infancy and Early Childhood Mental Health project co-director Barbara Ivins, PhD as they delve into the question of what our youngest children need right now, and how we can together to handle the challenges of shelter in place. To learn more, visit here . To...

Capital Pro Bono Inc. (legal services)

Voluntary Legal Services Program of Northern California (VLSP) is now Capital Pro Bono Inc ! Their new website will be coming soon. Their new address is 1860 Howe Avenue, Suite 130, Sacramento, CA 95825, but their main intake line remains the same - 916-551-2102. Capital Pro Bono Inc. remains available to help eligible low-income residents in Yolo County on civil matters such as employment law, bankruptcy and debt collection defense. The attached flyer summarizes their current services.

RESOURCES related to Fires and Restorative Justice book discussion

Current Fire Map , Evacuation Points, and Shelters Getting help: If you sustained losses from the Northern California fires in Lake, Monterey, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, or Yolo Counties, you can now apply for assistance. o To begin the process: 1) Apply online with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at www.disasterassistance.gov OR 2) Call 800-621-FEMA (3362) or 800-462-7585 (TTY). Please see the attachment for more information about evacuation points and...

Help us Count All Kids in the 2020 Census!

With the pandemic and a shortened timeline for collection that is quickly coming to an end, response rates are exceptionally low, with only about 65% of households counted. ZERO TO THREE has 3 ways that you can make a difference. This is urgent work for babies and toddlers in your community. Thank you for taking these simple steps to make sure that we Count All Kids in 2020. Talk to families about the Census. Copy and paste the message below in an email or share it with families over the...

Yolo Elections Office UPDATE

Yolo County Elections announces the proposed Voter Assistance Centers (VAC) and Ballot Drop-off Box (BDB) locations for the November 3rd, 2020 General Election. Yolo County will have 12 VACs and 12 BDBs spread out throughout each community for ease of accessibility. A map of the locations is available on our website here: https://www.yoloelections.org/voting/locations . VACs will be open beginning Saturday, October 31, 2020, through Monday, November 2, 2020, for a period of 8 hours each day.

WEBINAR: Advancing a Family-Centered Community Health System: A Community Agenda Focused on Child Health Care, Foundational Relationships, and Equity

10am on September 22 Join The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) for the web release of CSSP’s white paper on “Advancing a Family-Centered Community Health System: A Community Agenda Focused on Child Health Care, Foundational Relationships, and Equity.” This webinar will discuss the elements of the family-centered community health system (FCCHS), that when adopted and coordinated, can drive transformation at the system, community, and policy levels and bring forward commentaries...

RESOURCE FOR TRIBES: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in Indian Country

The National Indian Health Board, in collaboration with CDC, has launched a new resource hub! Many Tribal individuals, families, and communities have been impacted by childhood experiences causing physical and mental health adversities throughout the lifespan. However, with understanding and effort, individuals and communities can confront Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) for positive health outcomes. This information hub, launched by the National Indian Health Board includes a "resource...

Videos from Positive Parenting in English and Spanish

· 2020 Grads and Grief in a Pandemic : For high school seniors, COVID-19 has meant that important events like graduation or prom couldn't happen. Mental health experts say U.S. teens were experiencing alarming levels of anxiety and depression before COVID-19. Now, they say kids have increased feelings of loss. Parents should watch for signs their teen is struggling with depression, validate their child’s feelings of loss, and support them as they move to the next chapter. · Supportive...

RESOURCE FOR YOUTH: Understood by Us website and request for feedback

Understood has launched a new website called Understood By Us . Understood is dedicated to shaping the world for difference. Their programs focus on empowering people who learn and think differently by offering customized, accessible resources, and a compassionate community. Until now, Understood’s resources have been mainly for families, educators, and employers. Understood is now expanding its focus to feature and support more young adults who learn and think differently. This week they...

CENSUS UPDATE: Only 5 more weeks!

The Census Bureau has recently updated their Census operations timeline, which now shortens the timeframe to return your completed 2020 Census form by one month. The new deadline is September 30. We only have five more weeks to ensure every person in the country is counted. As of August 19, the response rate in the state of California is 65.9% - up 2% from three weeks ago. We are making progress! Let's get our count even higher before September 30! Some of our hardest to count communities...

WILDFIRE RESOURCES

· Yolo County Current Emergencies and Incidents · Sign up for Alerts · Air Quality Information · National Interagency Fire Center Map (the darker the dot, the more recent the fire) · CAL FIRE Map · CAL FIRE LNU Lightning Complex details

‘Trauma on top of trauma’: Bay Area students under stress from pandemic face wildfire risks [sfchronicle.com]

By Jill Tucker, San Francisco Chronicle, August 25, 2020 Students in the Bonny Doon school district had been back in class — virtually — for two days before the wildfires forced them to evacuate, many fleeing for their lives in the middle of the night Wednesday. Teachers and students lost homes to the powerful wildfires raging through the charming, wooded town in the Santa Cruz Mountains. School had just started, but now Superintendent Mike Heffner, who is also the principal of the...

WEBINARS on babies, Supporting Families with Young Children, ACEs, and policy

The State of California’s Babies on 8/25 10am on August 25 Join ZERO TO THREE, Early Childhood Orange County, and the First 5 Center for Children’s Policy on August 25 at 10 am PT for a discussion on the state of babies in California. Register to learn from national and California state and local leaders about how you can use state data to make the case for babies and inform policy and systems change efforts. Supporting Families with Young Children on 8/26 11am-12 on August 26 Reaching...

RESOURCE FOR PROVIDERS on Supporting families and child care providers; Adolescent health behaviors

· Supporting Families and Child Care Providers during the Pandemic with a Focus on Equity A new resource from Child Trends outlines the challenges facing families and child care providers disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, and offers potential strategies that state and local policymakers and administrators can use to address those challenges. For example, state and local policymakers should consider that job losses affect parents’ ability to pay for care and that, as a result, more...

Therapeutic Parenting - Children from Difficult Beginnings on 9/16 and 9/18

Join Foster and Kinship Care Education to deepen your understanding of challenging behaviors demonstrated by children who have experienced abuse and neglect in their early life. We will examine the variety of mental health problems presented by children in care, and the need to tailor responses to be helpful on an individual level. The presenter will be Ce Eshelman, LMFT, Attachment Specialist and Founder of The Attach Place Center for Strengthening Relationships. Please register in advance.

WEBINARS and COMMUNITY LISTENING SESSION on ACEs, COVID, shaken baby syndrome/abusive head trauma

The Catalyst Center Presents: Community Listening Session #1 Around Addressing ACEs on 8/26 10am on August 26 The Catalyst will be embarking on a yearlong systems change and engagement initiative, in close collaboration with the National Council for Behavioral Health, working to raise the capacity of providers and the agencies that structure their supports to Advance Trauma-Informed Communities. The Catalyst is a proud partner and grant recipient of the ACEs Aware Initiative. In the month of...

TRAININGS for Medi-Cal providers and others from California ACEs Academy (CAA)

California ACEs Academy (CAA), funded by ACEs Aware , is providing free online training to Medi-Cal providers and others featuring: Practical strategies for integrating trauma-informed health care into your team’s practice that improves patients’ well-being and the productivity of your practice. Meet colleagues with experience and success providing trauma-informed health care in their practices. Learn from national and local experts. Talk to other professionals from your region in small...

CREO Workshops in Spanish every Wednesday

Please encourage your clients to attend CREO Workshop "pláticas", which are held every Wednesday from 5:00 to 5:30 pm., in Spanish, via zoom. Please see the attached flyers about upcoming events and please share this information with your community. If you have questions, please contact MariaIsabel Mandujano at MariaisabelM@communicarehc.org . Zoom meeting invitation: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/9520712098?pwd=cXpPbjFWbzAyN20wbjdkc0JKMWJJQT09 Meeting ID: 952 071 2098 Passcode: creo

PolicyMatters: Will the kids be all right? [calmatters.org]

By Cal Matters, August 2020 How will this continued state of isolation during the pandemic affect the long-term mental health of children in California? If you’re a parent, teacher, care provider or guardian, join us as we explore this question and discuss the impact of this unprecedented time on our state’s youth. CalMatters mental health reporter Jocelyn Wiener will moderate the conversation about the potential long-term effects of COVID-19 on mental health, what behaviors to watch for in...

OPPORTUNITY FOR TEENS: Back to School Challenge from Travis Credit Union

Please see Back to School Challenge event. This is a great opportunity for our teens to learn more about managing money! Please share with your networks! Travis Credit Union just launched a Back-to-School Challenge. Before heading back to school, teens have a four-week opportunity to learn how to manage money at home! All teens who complete the activities will be entered into a drawing to win a brand new laptop ! The first 1,500 teens to complete all four weekly activities will win a prize.

TOOLKIT and WEBINAR: Developmental Screening and Referral Toolkit for Pediatric Clinics

The Developmental Screening and Referral Toolkit for Pediatric Clinics was developed by Help Me Grow LA as part of their First Connections partnership. The toolkit, the first of three to be designed to support different types of agencies in embedding developmental screening and linkage for young children, was unveiled in July at First 5 LA’s First Connections Forum . At 10:30am on Wednesday, September 9, please join the First 5 Learning Collaborative for a presentation on a toolkit designed...

Sebastopol Peace Bag concept has spread to Southern California

Local Sebastopol non-profit Peacetown is spreading joy and community engagement through the Family Village's project called Peace Bags. Every week for 13 weeks a different local organization "sponsors" a week by providing printed resources and an activity that supports community connection, family engagement, and some fun. The bags are distributed for FREE in collaboration with a local toy store. I happen to come across a conversation on one of the posts I made regarding Peace Bags. The post...

CALIFORNIA ACES ACADEMY (CAA), funded by ACEs Aware, is providing free online training to Medi-Cal providers and others [avahealth.org]

From CALIFORNIA ACES ACADEMY, Academy on Violence & Abuse, August, 2020 CALIFORNIA ACES ACADEMY (CAA) , funded by ACEs Aware , is providing free online training to Medi-Cal providers and others featuring: · Practical strategies for integrating trauma-informed health care into your team’s practice that improves patients’ well being and the productivity of your practice. · Meet colleagues with experience and success providing trauma-informed health care in their practices. · Learn from...

Cooling Center Information

The National Weather Service is expecting a heat wave to start today (8/14) and last through at least Wednesday (8/19). More than 32 million Californians live in areas that will be under an Excessive Heat Warning or Heat Advisory during this time. To help stay cool, here are some cooling centers open in Yolo County: Multi-Purpose Room at the Davis Senior Center 646 A Street in Davis Open 8/14-8/19 from 12 pm - 7 pm. Residents must wear a face covering and social distance while at the cooling...

The Digital Divide

As the school year begins, access to technology, including suitable devices for schoolwork and a sufficient broadband internet connection, is both a requirement for effective learning and a source of division in this new mode of mass education. Educational inequities become more acute when some children lack a dedicated device or have an inadequate internet connection. This digital divide compounds inequities and may have long-term consequences on educational outcomes. Kidsdata.org now...

WEBINARS on resilience, self-care, and stress

· Resilience and Self-Care for Helping Professionals in Uncertain Times from the Center for Adolescent Studies (recording now available) · Regulating the Stress Response for Kids: Practical Tips for Primary Care Providers on 8/26 Noon-1pm on Wednesday, August 26 This webinar will offer practical tips and examples on how providers can incorporate stress regulation strategies into their treatment planning for pediatric patients.

RESOURCES FOR PROVIDERS on opioids and substance use disorder, sensory strategies for children, mental health, and disabilities

· Key Messages for Providers Related to Opioids and Substance Use Disorder The Mom and Baby Substance Exposure Initiative from Addiction Free CA has also written Key Messages for Providers in English and Spanish. Please scroll down to the bottom of the website to view these documents. · Calming the body before calming the mind: Sensory strategies for children affected by trauma This short article describes how understanding brain development can help inform approaches to working with...

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS related to food, positive attention, race, and opioids and substance use disorder

· West Sacramento: NEW Grab-N-Go Meal Distribution Updates for 2020-21 from Washington Unified School District (WUSD) The WUSD Food Services Department is committed to providing our families with opportunities to pick up nutritious meals of lunch and breakfast through a mobile walk up or drive-thru meal service option for enrolled WUSD students. Please see the announcement on the Washington District website for more information. · The Power of Positive Attention This Child Mind Institute...

WEBINARS on self-care, online teaching, Standards of Quality, VT Parent Child Center Network, State of Babies Yearbook, kids’ stress response

Resilience and Self-Care for Helping Professionals in Uncertain Times on 8/11 11am on August 11 Join Dr. Sam Himelstein, a Clinical Psychologist who specializes in resilience, mindfulness, and sustainable self-care strategies for this FREE and LIVE webinar from the Center for Adolescent Studies. Online Teaching Strategies: Tips and Guidance from the Field on 8/12 1-2pm on August 12 We are starting this school year with many questions. Will we teach students in classrooms? Or, will we engage...

TRAININGS on stress, Parent Advisory Committees, Collective Impact, Motivational Interviewing, and adolescence

Driving Out Stress: Overcoming Compassion Fatigue With Professional Resiliency on 8/13 8:30am-4:30pm on August 13 Join Dr. Roderick Logan in an intensive one-day experiential training from Arizona Trauma Institute for organizational leaders and employees to reduce stress and compassion fatigue in the workplace. This course serves to counter the impact stress and body arousal has on workplace communications and relationships. This training is also intended to improve current compassion...

Videos from Positive Parenting in English and Spanish

· COVID-19 Slump for Students Past research finds that students in under-resourced communities often lose more skills during summer break than their well-off peers. Due to the pandemic, the interruption to traditional learning may result in significant losses in math and reading skills that experts are calling the “COVID slump.” While it is difficult to know exactly how much learning will be lost, new research suggests that some students will lose the equivalent of a full year’s worth of...

CLIENT RESOURCES: Riverfront Farmstand, WIC, Medicaid, WIOA opportunity for youth

· Riverfront Farmstand now open The West Sacramento Urban Farm Program is opening an on-site farm stand at Riverfront Farm in West Sac. The Riverfront Farmstand will be open every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11am-1pm on the corner of Riverfront and Bridge Street. SNAP/EBT get 50% discount. Please see the attached flyer for more information. · Yolo County WIC is operating remotely Yolo WIC workers are working remotely. They continue to enroll parents for benefits and make sure new...

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