January 2017

Davis Parent University (DPU) - Lisa Damour Ph.D., author of "Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood”

Lisa Damour Ph.D. is a psychologist, best-selling author, monthly New York Times online columnist, and regular contributor to CBS News. She blends years of experience with the latest research developments to provide sound, practical guidance to children and adolescents as well as their parents, teachers, and advocates. If you missed hearing Lisa's insightful, funny and frank presentation about raising a teenager (yes, I think there's lot of info here for parents of teenage boys too!), I...

GATHER: CULTIVATING HOPE AND WELLBEING, Friday, January 27, 5:45 pm Community Church, Davis

Gather (formerly Poetix) meets the last Friday of the month at 5:45pm. Childcare for nursery aged kids is provided. It’s a service aimed at the spiritual but not necessarily religious and invites people into about an hour of music, reflection, and guided meditation that provides inner renewal, spiritual experience, and gentle connection with others. This month’s service is about cultivating hope for healing, new beginnings, and the courage we need to foster the wellbeing of our communities...

How Iceland Got Teens to Say No to Drugs

Curfews, sports, and understanding kids’ brain chemistry have all helped dramatically curb substance abuse in the country. As Inga Dóra says: “We learned through the studies that we need to create circumstances in which kids can lead healthy lives, and they do not need to use substances, because life is fun, and they have plenty to do—and they are supported by parents who will spend time with them.” Easier said than done but seems like something to look into in local communities in Yolo...

We All Belong: Safe and Welcoming Schools for All Davis Schools Community Forum

Brunelle Theatre, Davis Senior High School Monday, January 23, 6:30-8:00 pm Over the last month, the Davis Joint Unified School District has communicated with parents, staff and the community our commitment to ensuring that school remains a safe place for all students and families, regardless of their immigration status, race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation,...

RISE, Inc - Helping youth gain work experience

RISE, Inc. is a non-profit public benefit corporation serving the rural community to enhance the quality of life and opportunity for self-sufficiency. RISE, Inc. provides services from pre-school experiences through senior citizen recreation and resource programs. Youth programs, employment services, emergency food, clothing, and a variety of resource and referral services are some of the programs that make us a “one stop shop” for social services in rural western Yolo County. RISE is there...

Trauma Informed Services in the Library: Understanding and Serving our Community Webinar

Announcing a new, 1 hour webinar from Info-people. Please let your staff and colleagues know about this event! Trauma Informed Services in the Library: Understanding and Serving our Community Presenter: Elissa Hardy Date : Wednesday, January 25, 2017 Start Time: 12 Noon Pacific What is meant by trauma informed services and how should libraries be involved? This webinar will explore the effects of trauma on society and how libraries are directly impacted by the trauma and stress carried by...

Dr. Vincent Felitti ACEs - January 17, 11am-12:30pm DHCS Auditorium

CA Department of Health Care Services and Department of Public Health welcome Dr. Vincent Felitti, Co-Principal Investigator of the O riginal CDC-Kaiser Adverse Childhood Experiences ( ACEs ) Study, 1995-1997 The DHCS Office of the Medical Director and CDPH would like to invite you to hear Dr. Felitti speak about the seminal ACE Study, one of the largest investigations of childhood abuse and neglect and later-life health and well-being. The ACE Study now includes more than 80 publications...

Yolo County’s poverty rate remains higher than before recession [Davis Enterprise]

Yolo County’s poverty rate remains higher than it was at the start of the recession nearly 10 years ago and higher than three of the four other counties in the greater Sacramento region. More than 18 percent of Yolo County residents were living below the poverty line in 2015, which for a family of three is equivalent to an annual income of $19,000, according to a report issued this week by the California Budget & Policy Center, which provides independent analysis of budget and tax...

Yolo County meetings set to explore mental health options [Woodland Daily Democrat]

Editorial from Gail Kennedy: If anyone from Yolo Resilience can attend and speak to the need for ACEs awareness building and response such as trauma-informed/ trauma-sensitive behavioral health services offered that would be great! A series of meetings have been schedule to explore future mental health programs in Yolo County. The purpose of the gathering is to present and receive feedback from the community regarding proposes programs and services funded by the Mental Health Services Act,...

Inaugural Day Yoga - 100% of Proceeds to Benefit Empower Yolo

January 20, 8:00-9:00am Akasha Yoga Davis - (140 F St. Davis) A yoga class offered as a community event to benefit Empower Yolo. All are invited to join Dion Wiedenhoefer and Wendi McCaskill for an hour of mindful movement, self-connection, and peaceful practice. We will bring our attention to the potential of calm and joy in the supportive company of our caring community. -100% of the proceeds will go to Empower Yolo http://empoweryolo.org/ -All levels and experience welcome

Serious childhood trauma can last a lifetime, but you can help [Sacbee.com]

As you contemplate your 2017 resolutions, consider investing time in the most vulnerable kids in our community. It might be the highest yielding investment of your life. Stories of neglect and abuse are tragically common. When the abuse ends, ramifications can, and often do, continue well into adulthood. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Kaiser Permanente conducted a study in the 1990s called the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACEs). Researchers found that in high...

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