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MOVIE: Broken Places airing Friday, April 10th

Broken Places will be airing on KVIE (our local PBS Affiliate) on Friday, April 10th at 4pm and 9pm. See here for more details: https://www.kvie.org/ tv-schedules/?gclid= EAIaIQobChMIn42jlbzU6AIVGKSzCh 3GhAdQEAAYASABEgK3YvD_BwE# page=search&day=20200401& provider=Broadcast&search= broken%20places&sorted= relevance " Broken Places tells the story of adversity and child development like no other film . We were completely captivated by the scenes filmed during early childhood...

COVID-19 INFORMATIONAL MATERIALS TO SHARE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Attached please find some infographics for Stay at Home guidelines in English, Spanish, and Russian that First 5 Yolo developed this in coordination with County of Yolo. Please share widely! COVID-19 informational handouts in 24 languages (created by the Refugee Alliance of Central Iowa): https://www. refugeeallianceofcentraliowa. org/covid19-information? fbclid=IwAR1rplWNAnT2- 6LcRM0e0oCNWTn63q-qR6aA_ 9wXJD2IqolHwiCtjoHXiyE

LOCAL RESOURCES: Food and internet

FOOD AVAILABLE Please share that anyone needing food can show up Monday – Friday between 3-4pm at 509 College Street, Woodland, 95695 to get a 3 day supply of food. Enter through BACK of church. FREE INTERNET FROM COMCAST We realize online resources or plentiful, but not all families have access to the internet. Comcast is offering 60 days of complimentary broadband internet to new customers in low-income households. To review additional requirements and apply for this program, click the...

MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE USE SERVICES: CommuniCare Health Centers is accepting referrals!

Davis: (530) 758-2060 Woodland: (530) 405-2800 West Sacramento: (916) 403-2900 Navigation Center: (Davis) – (530) 204-9467 Substance use treatment: For screening and referral to substance use treatment, the 24/7 access line is still staffed and working. If clients present at an HHSA location they are being helped with calling the access line and referral for services. CommuniCare is also continuing to offer screening and referral via telephone/telehealth at the below numbers. Substance use...

How To Help Your Teen Deal With Social Isolation [yourtango.com]

By Elayne Daniels, Your Tango, April 4, 2020 For teens, friends are a lifeline, but you can help them manage loneliness and depression. Life as you've known it probably goes something like this: school ends in June and summer vacation begins, offering a predictable, planned for, and welcomed change of pace. As a teen in the United States, you go to the beach, hang out with friends, and go to family or neighborhood barbecues. Maybe you work at a camp, restaurant, or other establishment with...

April marks Child Abuse Prevention Month [davisenterprise.com]

By Special to The Enterprise, Davis Enterprise, April 4, 2020 As the community responds to measures put in place to “flatten the curve” and conserve our medical resources in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), many families are placed in a state of unprecedented stress — financially, emotionally, personally and professionally. Families and children face fear and anxiety due to the increasing severity of restrictions, ongoing disruptions in routine, uncertainty about the future, and...

YOLO COVID-19 Information from Yolo Health and Human Services

Yolo County extends Shelter-in-Place to May 1st. Please see www.yolocounty.org/ coronavirus for more information. For the new COVID-19 dashboard visit: www.yolocounty.org/ coronavirus-dashboard For information about COVID-19 in Yolo County, visit: www.yolocounty.org/coronavirus For guidance regarding the shelter in place order, visit: www.yolocounty.org/ coronavirus/shelter-inplace Residents can also call Yolo 2-1-1 for resource information. For additional updates follow Yolo County on...

Davis Respite Center is Open

Davis Respite Center is a safe space for those living homeless in Davis. Open Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4pm, Davis Respite Center (530 L St. in Davis) offers showers, laundry, storage, food, drinks, a rest area, vet services, and case management services and linkages to other programs to homeless adults. For more information, please call (530)-758-0354. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Handling Your Child’s Challenging Behaviors at Every Age: New Parenting Guide from Yolo Child Abuse Prevention Council/Yolo County Children's Alliance

The Yolo County Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC) and Yolo County Children’s Alliance (YCCA) are excited to share our new parenting guide: Handling Your Child’s Challenging Behaviors at Every Age. This resource for parents and caregivers provides positive discipline tips and resources to handle challenging behaviors in babies, toddlers, preschoolers, school-age children, and teenagers. Each age group page has: tips on how parents can connect with their child, some common challenging...

YOLO LIBRARY RESOURCES: Visit the Library from your home!

Visit Yolo County Library online 24/7: Check out our library resources and collections from home for free using your library card: https:// yolocountylibrary.org/ Spring into Reading! March 29 – April 30: Participate in an online community reading event at https://yolocountylibrary. beanstack.org/reader365 . Enjoy some reading, then follow writing prompts to earn activity badges. Complete 10 badges to be entered into a prize drawing! Social distancing doesn't have to mean isolation. Engage...

Next "A Better Normal" community discussion series: April 2, 2020/ Secondary Traumatic Stress and Caregivers

Our next COVID-19 "Better Normal" community discussion is Thursday, April 2, with Vic Compher and Rodney Whittenberg, producers of CAREGIVERS (Portraits of Professional CAREgivers: Their Passion, Their Pain). These wonderful folks are bringing an entire team of people from the secondary traumatic stress committees from the Philadelphia ACE Task Force (PATF).

COVID-19 case tracker by county in CA

Track cases by county: http://www.capradio.org/ articles/2020/03/31/track- covid-19-cases-in-california- by-county/?utm_source= luminate-members&utm_medium= email&utm_campaign=covid19- member-update-03312020 About the data: As of March 23, 2020, case and death data for California counties is collected by hand by reporters for CapRadio, KQED and KPCC from each public health department or county’s individual site each evening. We update the data daily at 7 or 8 p.m, and many...

California Schools Will Not Reopen This Year Due to Coronavirus, Superintendent Says [sfchronicle.com]

By Jill Tucker, San Francisco Chronicle, March 31, 2020 California schools will be unable to reopen this year given current safety concerns and ongoing social distancing, the state superintendent told county officials Tuesday. The letter, obtained by The Chronicle, was not a directive, but rather an acknowledgment that the still growing coronvirus crisis will mean schools must stay shuttered. While classrooms will remain closed, education will continue, Superintendent of Public Instruction...

YCCA PROGRAMS: YCCA services during COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 situation, YCCA has re-tooled our approach to providing service so that we can continue to do so in a way that is safe for our staff and for the communities that we serve. Please note and share these changes so that people can contact us if they are needing service. Below is a summary of services, a description of our approach, and phone numbers to call. Healthy Families Yolo County (HFYC): Home visiting program for pregnant/new moms and their infant children...

Webinars: Family Justice Centers AND Family Environment Instability

Family Justice Centers, COVID-19 and HOPE on 4/2 Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 8:30-10 AM PST Join us for a webinar hosted by Alliance President Casey Gwinn and CEO Gael Strack to provide valuable information about COVID-19 and the work of Family Justice Centers and other collaboratives across the country and around the world. Victims of domestic and sexual violence need hope now more than ever. They need services to be available and accessible even if some of those services must be impacted by...

COVID-19 resources for Health Care Providers

SUPPORT GROUP: Healthcare Professionals Online Support Group Attention doctors, nurses, EMT's, paramedics and front line medical staff. We are here for you! You are not alone! Join our ProBono Telehealth Group starting now every Thursday 5:00PM - 6:00PM. Call 707-514-5812 to sign up and obtain video access code. For more information see the attachment. DENTAL CARE: The California Office of Oral Health has put together a list of various resources pertaining to dental care and COVID-19. Please...

COVID-19 resources for Families/Clients

COVID-19 Fact Sheet for Grandfamilies and Multigenerational Families from Generations United Find lots of great resources for grandparents and kinship care families in the attached document. Futures without Violence: Tip sheet for Family and Friends of Families Experiencing Violence at Home Attached please find 8 different ways to help children and adults living with violence. Renter protection videos from Legal Services of Northern CA (LSNC) LSNC staff created these accessible videos hoping...

INTERNSHIPS: West Sacramento Home Run now accepting internship applications

Apply for a full time internship with the West Sacramento Home Run. Internships are 20-40 hours per week and 8 weeks long. Students will be paid $13/hour and will receive mentorship in a career path of their choice. Accepting applications until Sunday, April 26. Resume and cover letter help available for free for all students through LRNG: https://www.lrng.org/ west-sacramento Internship Dates: Mandatory Paid Training: June 15 and 16 Internship Dates: June 18- August 4 Requirements: 16 years...

Donating Items to Survivors and Families in Need during COVID-19

Empower Yolo relies almost entirely on donations to supply our shelters, main office, resource centers, and clients with basic necessities and emergency supplies. Please consider donating some of these essential items: Disinfecting cleaning supplies (Clorox wipes, Lysol spray) Paper goods (toilet paper, paper towels) Hand sanitizer Antibacterial liquid hand soap (pumps & refill size) Diapers (any sizes) Wipes Trash bags (30 gallon size) Hygiene items, travel or regular size (deodorant,...

Sesame Workshop and BTC Team Up to Help with Big Scary Feelings during the COVID-19 Crisis

Caring for Each Other: How to Use Sesame Street in Communities Resources for Health Emergencies with Families Now Wednesday, April 1, 2020 @ 3 PM ET We're all in this together, and that's why we're all coming together. Sesame Workshop and the Brazelton Touchpoints Center are partnering on a webinar series, beginning April 1st, to share online resources that can help us handle the sudden changes in our lives when we face health emergencies like the one that confronts us today. As a result of...

Empower Yolo: Support survivors and families in need during COVID-19

- In these trying times you can make a difference - We hope you and your families are healthy and safe. We know that each day brings a new challenge for the community. Empower Yolo's services are considered essential and we remain open during regular office hours to provide services for the community. Empower Yolo's clients have urgent needs, and we need your support now more than ever . Please see how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting Empower Yolo and the clients that we serve: 1)...

New Covid-19 Yolo Community Resource on Facebook

This is a new facebook community designed as a resource to the greater Yolo community and especially the most vulnerable. Accessibly to resources, child care help, helping our local businesses stay afloat, getting folks tested, running errands for older/compromised folks. We need to stay safe, healthy and strong and to do this we need people to care about other People. https://www.facebook.com/ groups/YoloCommunityResponse/ members/

Local COVID-19 resources all in one place

Local County Resources: Health & Human Services Agency for Local Health Resources and General Questions https://www.yolocounty.org/ health-human-services/adults/ communicable-disease- investigation-and-control/ novel-coronavirus-2019 Davis Service Center: (530) 757-5502 Mental Health: (530) 757-5530 Woodland Service Center: (530) 661-2750 Mental Health: (530) 666-8630 Public Health: (530) 666-8643 Winters Service Center: (530) 406-4444 West Sacramento Service Center: (916) 375-6200...

WEBINAR: Resilience and Self-Care for Helping Professionals in Uncertain Times on 4/3

10:30AM PT on April 3 Resilience is the ability to overcome difficulty. Self-care strategies are how we manage stress to overcome that difficulty. Join this fee live webinar to learn how to effective develop resilience and self-care routines that work. We'll take a deep dive into what self-care and resilience is and review pragmatic and concrete tools you can implement immediately! https://zoom.us/webinar/ register/WN_Z9slZFRlQcqJj- 8thN6Qpw?

LOCAL RESOURCES

Yolo County Health and Human Services Coronavirus website Please visit https://www.yolocounty. org/health-human-services/ adults/communicable-disease- investigation-and-control/ novel-coronavirus-2019 for more information on the following: Confirmed cases If you're sick Should you be tested? Should you wear a mask? How you can help Local school closures Articles about local Coronavirus Frequently asked questions What is it? Symptoms and prevention Resources, including a printable PDF with...

Where can I find emergency financial resources to help with COVID-19 hardships? [grantspace.org]

From Grantspace, Candid, March 2020 With an increase in hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have started this list to point you to emergency financial resources. NOTE: this is not a comprehensive list; we are simply adding resources as we become aware of them. *Funds in development (i.e., not yet giving funds out) are marked with an asterisk (*) Have a fund for this list? Email it to grantspace@candid.org. [ Please click here for more resources .]

COVID-19 Quarantined with Dr. B

Hi ACE Friends and Family, I'm starting a FB Live Video for parents at 10am daily starting tomorrow (Thursday, 3/26/20), followed up with FB Live Video for children at 1030am. We'll talk about how to manage this new way of life and relationships while we "Shelter in Place." Here's the page please join us and share with others. https://www.facebook.com/dr.bconnections/ Love, Dr. B

Help Your Community Safely with COVID-19

From California Volunteers, Office of the Governor, March 2020 DELIVER MEALS Vulnerable seniors are at greatest risk amid COVID-19. Let’s help keep them safe and cared for. Contact your local Meals on Wheels organization, visit www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org . DONATE TO A SHELTER OR FOOD BANK During this time organizations are running low on food items, help them stay well stocked for those in need. See below for a list of shelters and food banks in need. VOLUNTEER AT A FOOD BANK Food banks...

Donations Needed! DCMH continuing services to the community during COVID-19 emergency

Davis Community Meals is continuing to provide food, housing and services to many of the most vulnerable in our community as has been our mission since 1991. We are continuing our meals program at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:45 pm and our lunch on Saturday at 11:30 am. In compliance with state and local guidelines, we have suspended our sit down eating service and are now preparing and handing out bagged sandwiches and other food items for take away. All of...

Call for Applications for COVID-19 Immediate Impact Grants

Immediate Impact Grants Are Available to Help Your Organization Serve People Without Homes in the COVID-19 Pandemic Apply for Unrestricted Grants of $25,000-$50,000 by 5 p.m. CT on March 30 In partnership with Kaiser Permanente, the National Health Care for the Homeless Council is now accepting grant applications for unrestricted funding to 501(c)(3) organizations in hard-hit areas that are meeting the health needs of people without homes in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. These...

Webinars related to COVID-19

Understanding Coronavirus and How to Keep You and Yours Safe on 3/25 11am-12 on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 As society grapples with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, questions around the virus and what individuals need to stay safe dominate the headlines. In this webinar, Ron Orth (RN, CMAC, CHC) and Heather Tuttle (BSN, RN, CEN, TCRN) discuss the basics of what we know today and practical steps to keep you healthy. http://go.relias.com/wbn- understanding-coronavirus-reg. html...

Know Your Rights: Paid Leave for Workers Impacted by COVID-19

From California Partnership to End Domestic Violence, March 23, 2020 As Californians are urged to stay home to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, workers across the state and their families are feeling the impact on their jobs and income, making the need for paid leave more apparent than ever. Join the California Work & Family Coalition, Legal Aid at Work, and the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence for short web-conferences addressing the access to paid leave and learning...

Protective Patterns and Centering Skills Webinar (free)

Dovetail Learning has been working in the Social and Emotional/Resilience field for over a decade, so we'd like to share our work. There is no doubt that we all feel the tension, stress, and uncertainty of these times. How can we be more kind and connected with all we have going on? Dovetail Learning is proud to share We Are Resilient practices to maintain wellness and self-care in this unique moment in our shared history. Please view our free webinar directed toward parents/care givers (but...

Thriving Pink community workshops

Our Thriving Pink Calendar has been updated with virtual programs, workshops, and support groups which continue to be provided at no cost and are open for all. Sunday, March 29, 5:00 pm: Pink Connection, "Navigating Social Distancing/Isolation" with Pam Cordano MFT Thursday, April 2, 10:30 am: Stitches of Love, "Making fabric face masks, quilts, and other thoughtful items for our community" with Patti Hadrava Monday, April 6, 7:00 pm: Writers Circle, "Reflective Writing Workshop" with...

Local Poetry Project "Quaran-zine" - call for submissions

We’re amazed by the incredible talent and willingness to participate in this poetry project. Because of the number of people who have stepped up and want to participate, we have a few updates. We want to call this project, “Quaran-zine” and we’re working with a graphic designer to have an end-product that can be published-- electronically, and as a hard copy. Our intention behind this is to raise money- from zine sales- for those who have been most impacted by this pandemic in trans, POC,...

3 WEBINARS: Supporting emotional, psychological, and physical health of children

WEBINARS Supporting our children in the struggle against COVID-19 on 3/24 5:30-6:30pm PT on Tuesday, March 24 Please join Embrace Race for this webinar. We'll be joined by two special guests - clinical psychologist, Dr. Allison Bricoe-Smith, and developmental behavioral pediatrician, Dr. Adiaha Spinks-Franklin - for a conversation about how adults can support the emotional, psychological, and physical health of children in this shelter-in-place moment. As always, we'll leave lots of time for...

A Guide to Providing Telehealth During the COVID-19 Crisis

Many of us in the mental health field are being thrust into unfamiliar territory as clinicians in the midst of the COVID-19 response. We either risk personal health (and the health of our clients) by seeing people in person, or needing to utilize technologies that we may be unfamiliar with. Further, those technologies have fluid legal/ethical standards (and is even more fluid at present to accommodate the pandemic), and which require different skill sets that in-person therapy. I am...

YOLO FOOD BANK WEEKLY FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS in West Sacramento and Davis

In case your families are in need of food there are 2 food distributions coordinated by the food bank each Saturday (flyers attached): 1) One will be at the West Sacramento City Hall at 9:30 am 2) The other will be at Davis Community Church at 2:30 pm The food bank is asking clients to bring their own bags/carts. If you have any elderly clients or clients with illnesses that prevent them from going to these food distributions, please contact the Yolo County Food Bank to sign up for delivery:...

TELEPHONE TOWN HALL ON CORONAVIRUS BY John Garamendi TODAY (3/23)

6:30pm on Monday, March 23 (TODAY!) Congressman John Garamendi is hosting telephone town hall on the coronavirus tonight, Monday, March 23rd at 6:30 p.m. PST . If you would like to participate please call (855) 962-1140 at the time of the event or you can stream the event at garamendi.house.gov/live We will be discussing the coronavirus crisis and ensure that you have the most up-to-date information regarding what is being done to protect you and your community. The event is free and every...

Trauma Informed Response During Uncertain Times

As we begin to navigate and find a new normal over the next few days with both our families and co-workers, we need to remember to be trauma responsive. The definition of trauma often includes the words “overwhelming sense of loss of control.” With the uncertainty the next few days or weeks may hold, we all may feel a loss of control. So, it is important to remember a few things to help us all respond rather than react to what is going on around us and inside us. If you haven’t heard of the...

COVID-19: Free Online Self-Help Mental Health Resources

Hello All, I avoided it for a long time, but I made a Facebook page for my counseling office (Clarity Counseling) to better send support and resources to my clients and the broader community during a time that is an impactful on people's mental health as it potentially is on their physical health! My office Facebook page will be posting resources and videos for coping with anxiety, panic, loneliness, sadness or depressive symptoms. We will also be doing some Facebook Live events (such as...

BREASTFEEDING RESOURCES from WIC

The WIC Program is working to serve all our clients. WIC staff is conducting appointments by phone. We want to ensure that all clients receive their benefits. For breastfeeding help they can call the Breastfeeding Warm Line at 1-800-663-8685 and leave a message. They can email me directly if have questions or need help. If you are interested in getting an extensive list of breastfeeding resources and links, please contact Lizeth Betancourt at lizeth.betancourt@ yolocounty.org .

Taking Care of Our Patients, Our Teams, and Ourselves: Trauma-Informed Practices to Address Stress Related to COVID-19

Join ACEs Aware Webinar for a webinar on: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Noon – 1 p.m. Register for the webinar Speakers: Edward Machtinger, MD Alicia Lieberman, PhD Brigid McCaw, MD, MPH, MS, FACP The webinar will cover how trauma-informed principles and practices can help providers and their teams sustain high quality care of patients, and take good care of themselves in the face of acute stress resulting from COVID-19. This includes ways to help patients increase buffering and protective...

More COVID-19 RESOURCES for parents and caregivers

Coronavirus Resources & Tips for Parents, Children & Others from Prevent Child Abuse America: https:// preventchildabuse.org/ coronavirus-resources/ 10 Nature Activities to Help Get Your Family Through the Coronavirus Pandemic: https://www.childrenandnature. org/2020/03/16/10-nature- activities-to-help-get-your- family-through-the-pandemic/? mc_cid=831655f09b&mc_eid= ae5adcd85e How School Closures Can Strengthen Your Family: Here are three ways to cope if your kid's school...

COVID-19 CA WEBSITE: California Launches New Comprehensive, Consumer-Friendly Website and Public Service Announcements to Boost COVID-19 Awareness

California Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the launch of a new Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) public awareness campaign to provide useful information to Californians and inform them of actions they can take to further prevent the spread of the virus. The campaign is anchored by a new, consumer-friendly website, www.covid19.ca.gov , that highlights critical steps people can take to stay healthy and resources available to Californians impacted by the outbreak, including paid sick leave and...

Resources for Supporting Children's Emotional Well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic [childtrends.org]

By Jessica Dym Bartlett, Jessica Griffin, Dana Thomson, Child Trends, March 19, 2020 The following guidance, recommendations, and resources are provided by child trauma experts at Child Trends and the Child Trauma Training Center at the University of Massachusetts. The Center is housed at the University of Massachusetts with Child Trends as the lead evaluating agency, with funding from SAMHSA and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and additional support from HRSA. While the Centers...

FREE school lunches and breakfasts available across Yolo County

School lunches and breakfasts are available across Yolo County during school closures for all children 18 years and younger. More information and a map of locations are available at Yolo County Office of Education website: https://www.ycoe.org/pf4/cms2/ news_themed_display?id= 1584169596163 (see “Food Locations for Students” at the bottom of the page). The following information is from Davis Joint Unified School District: Meals will be set up on a table outside the building for distribution...

What California Parents and Students should know about the Coronavirus: A Quick Guide [edsource.org]

By Theresa Harrington, EdSource, March 16, 2020 This Q & A is being updated to reflect latest developments. It was last updated March 17 at 2:08 pm. Q:How many districts have closed schools in California? A: More than 99 percent of the state’s school districts (939 districts) announced they will close this week due to the coronavirus as of noon on March 18. Schools will be closed for at least 6,065,337 students in California, about 99 percen t of all K-12 students in the state. Gov.

How You and Your Kids Can De-Stress During Coronavirus [pbs.org]

By Deborah Farmer Kris, Public Broadcasting Service, March 13, 2020 A few weeks ago, my eight-year-old daughter made a glitter jar for my students: “Tell them that when their brain has a glitter storm, they can shake this up and take deep breaths as the glitter falls.” We could all use some help settling our glitter right now. If you are feeling stress about the COVID-19 pandemic, your brain isn’t misfiring. Stress is a normal, healthy biological response to perceived threats and challenges.

10 Ways to Ease Your Coronavirus Anxiety [nytimes.com]

By Simran Sethi, The New York Times, March 18, 2020 “Life is one thing after another,” Dr. Harriet Lerner, a psychologist and author, said. “And just because the universe has already sent us one big stress, it doesn’t mean we won’t be hit with others.” Dr. Lerner has spent much of her career researching the effects of anxiety and fear on individuals, families and larger systems. She has also managed anxiety in her own life (documented in her best seller “The Dance of Fear”). That makes her...

Got time for a little brainstorming with ACEsConnection?

On Friday, March 20, 2020, you're invited to join me to talk about how we, as a community, can continue to guide and educate ourselves about to deal with the effects of the spread of Covid-19, and how to continue those efforts with people who don't yet know about ACEs science. And, given this last week, how we can provide more support to stay in the front of our brains instead of feeding our amygdala.

More COVID-19 related resources for parents and educators

Woodland Dignity Health has put together a guide for parents entitled “Emotional Health Survival Kit.” Please share the attachment with parents! Education resources, including mental health, for kids, families during coronavirus pandemic from ACEs Connection: https://www.acesconnection.com/g/yolo-county-ca-aces/blog/education-resources-including-mental-health-for-kids-families-during-coronavirus-pandemic The Creative Mom’s Guide to Learning at Home from ADDITUDE:...

HELP NEEDED: Blood donors needed!

Please Schedule Your appointment to give blood at a Vitalant location nearby. Dr. Peter Marks from the Food and Drug Administration has stated: “We need people to start turning out in force to give blood.” If you are healthy, please give blood. While agencies are advising people to avoid “gatherings” blood donation operations—at blood drives and donation centers—are not gatherings but essential health care activities. Not having enough blood to meet basic patient needs will cause another...

Expensify.org is matching CalFresh benefits for up to $50/family

In response to recent events, Expensify.org, is shifting focus (and funds) with immediate effect to help supporting families in the US that may be struggling to support themselves right now. If you have a needy client struggling because of not being able to work, please share the information below about how to get their CalFresh benefits matched up to $50/family. These are unprecedented times, and it's inspiring to see communities rising to the challenge. However, not everyone has the...

How School Closures Can Strengthen Your Family (greatergood.berkeley.edu)

Here in the U.S., millions of families are dealing with school closures. The number of students around the world whose education has been interrupted by the coronavirus is approaching 400 million, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. As closed schools ramp up for online learning, we can retool in our families, too. Here are three practical ways families can cope—and even thrive—despite school closures, event cancellations, and a whole lot more...

10 Nature Activities to Help Get Your Family Through the Coronavirus Pandemic [childrenandnature.org]

By Richard Louv, Children & Nature Network, March 16, 2020 If the coronavirus spreads at the rate that experts believe it will, schools, workplaces and businesses will continue to close. Here’s a thread of silver lining. We’ll have more time for each other and nature. And, at least so far, nature’s always open. Getting outside — but at a safe distance from other people — can be one way to boost your family’s resilience. If you spend too much time indoors, “your vitamin D level goes...

Parenting in a Pandemic (www.tenpercent.com)

I just started tuning in to the Ten Percent Happier Live daily meditations and discussions. They are streamed on at 3 PM EST on YouTube. I like them because they help me feel o.k. about feeling anxious and offer me a way to get settled. Anyhow, I'm glad to know they also have a podcast about Parenting in a Pandemic which I'm just about to listen to. In case you are interested, here's some information on that from the Ten Percent Happier website.

Yolo County issues "Shelter in Place" Order - Please read and abide by order

On March 18, the Yolo County Public Health Officer issued a countywide health order for residents to shelter in place from March 19 through April 7, unless extended by the Public Health Officer. This order limits activity, travel and business functions to only the most essential needs and is intended to slow the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), protect those most vulnerable to the disease, and preserve local healthcare capacity. Shelter in place is a term used in emergency...

HOPE, Engagement, and COVID19

As children grow and develop, engaging with the larger community around them provides a sense of “mattering” — a sense that their participation in the community really does matter. The emergency conditions now in effect provide numerous opportunities to children and teens to pitch in. Here are a few ideas . . .

Coronavirus: Kind Canadians start 'caremongering' trend [bbc.]

By Tom Gerken, British Broadcasting Corporation, March 16, 2020 More than 35 Facebook groups have been set up in 72 hours to serve communities in places including Ottawa, Halifax and Annapolis County in Nova Scotia, with more than 30,000 members between them. People are joining the groups to offer help to others within their communities, particularly those who are more at risk of health complications related to coronavirus. The pandemic has led to acts of kindness around the world, from...

Education resources, including mental health, for kids, families during coronavirus pandemic

We have an abundance of helpful links and posts swirling online to support families and school systems as we adjust to our new normal of learning while self-isolating at home. Thousands of free academic resources from the NYT student writing prompts, to the Anti-Racist, Anti-Oppressive Homeschool Resource list, to this excellent collection from BuzzFeed, and the ever-growing crowd-sourced collection aptly named Amazing Educational Resources are being shared. Our schools do so much more than...

More COVID-19 resources

Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus from NPR modified for Scarlett Middle School: https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=x2EiBzCnn8U& feature=youtu.be Love in the time of Coronavirus: HOPE-informed thoughts for parents: https://www. acesconnection.com/blog/love- in-the-time-of-coronavirus- hope-informed-thoughts-for- parents Latest guidance from Gov Newsom on COVID-19 and how the ACEsConnection community will be handling COVID-19: https://www. acesconnection.com/g/...

Yolo Food Bank resources for Yolo County residents

I have some important information on food resources. Yolo Food Bank is doing all that we can to continue serving the community, and we are still distributing food at most of our sites. Here is the link to our website's Find Food page: https://yolofoodbank. org/get-help/ . Yolo Food Bank is now offering food box delivery to seniors, those with disabilities, and those with health conditions which increase risk of coronavirus illness. To sign up for a box delivered to their home, folks can call...

Webinar: Cultivating Our Best Selves in Response to COVID-19 | Tuesday, March 17 at Noon PDT

How to use the skills of the Community Resiliency Model (CRM) for self and others to be the calm in the storm as we face the unknown. Free Webinar Tuesday, March 17 at Noon PDT Speakers: Elaine Miller-Karas, LCSW Linda Grabbe, PhD, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC Zoom Webinar Registration Link: https://zoom.us/j/715837300 Additional ways to join are listed at the bottom of this post. About the webinar leaders: Elaine Miller-Karas is the Executive Director and co-founder of the Trauma Resource Institute and...

COVID-19 RESOURCES

Yolo County COVID-19 web page: https://www.yolocounty. org/health-human-services/ adults/communicable-disease- investigation-and-control/ novel-coronavirus-2019 California Department of Public Health Website provides daily updates and further instructions regarding the ongoing response to the disease: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/ Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/ Immunization/ncov2019.aspx Center for Disease Control’s Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Website provides a comprehensive overview of the...

PARENTING GUIDES: Please share to support parents

During this challenging time, parents need more resources than ever. Please let parents know about the following guides from the Yolo County Children's Alliance and the Yolo Child Abuse Prevention Council. All guides are available at www.yolokids.org/forfamilies , and I have attached a summary of the guides if you would prefer to share that. Please note that we will be releasing our positive discipline guide on 4/1/20 ( Handling Your Child's Challenging Behaviors at Every Age ). The guides...

Resilience During a Pandemic

Costco is out of toilet paper and CVS is out of cough syrup. Your group fitness class and your favorite restaurant are closed. Your cousin keeps posting memes on instagram about some conspiracy theory and your co-worker brags on about how she hasn’t been sick in years so she’s not worried about germs. This is not a nightmare. This is real life in 2020 thanks to COVID-19, aka the coronavirus.

COVID-19 RESOURCES: Flyers for clients and WHO advice on handling mental health

Flyers for clients: I have the attached the info graphics that are being shared; please share with your clients. They are in English, Spanish and Russian. Article: WHO gives advice on handling mental health toll from the coronavirus https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/10/who-gives-advice-on-handling-mental-health-toll-caused-by-coronavirus.html Yolo COVID-19 website: https://www. yolocounty.org/health-human- services/adults/communicable- disease-investigation-and- control/novel-coronavirus-2019

PROGRAMS CANCELED TEMPORARILY DUE TO CORONAVIRUS: For up to date information on Coronavirus in Yolo County visit www.yolocounty.org/coronavirus

a) Yolo County Library programs and community meetings b) Music Groups and Play Groups by Help Me Grow c) YCCA Homeless Resource Fair a) Yolo County Library programs and community meetings Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, all non-essential Yolo County Library programs and community meetings are cancelled through March 31, 2020. Keeping you safe is our priority. Standard hours of operation will continue at all Yolo County Library branch locations and at the Archives facility. You may also visit...

Capital Learning Convening: Engaging the Youth on 4/7

DATE: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 TIME: 9:30 am - 1:00 pm in Sacramento Youth involvement can benefit organizations and their programs as well as the youth themselves. Programs that are developed in partnership with youth are more likely to be effective at engaging the population and, therefore, to have a greater impact. The Learning Community will discuss types of youth participation, successful youth engagement programs, and tips and tools to effectively engaged youth. ...

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