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October 2017

Parent Workshop - Improving Communication with your Teen - Thursday, Oct 26th, Cesar Chavez Community School, Woodland

Attend a free parent workshop on Thursday night in Woodland on improving communication with your teen. The presentation is based off of Nancy and Paul Aikin’s Hold Me Tight/Let Me Go for teens workshop. Incorporating a hands on piece, this helps parents understand the negative cycle that they get into with their kids. It that has been really powerful when done it in the past. (says the therapist that is offering it!) The flyer is attached. The presentation will be translated into Spanish.

2nd Annual Building a Resilient Yolo Summit

In Partnerhsip with: Resilient Yolo, Yolo CASA , Yolo County Child Welfare Services, Yolo County Health and Human Services Agency, Yolo SELPA We will learn about the latest in relationship-based strategies for keeping youth engaged in school and throughout our community and how to increase our collective impact in creating and sustaining a positive school and community climate. Date: Monday, October 30th Location: Yolo County Office of Education, 1280 Santa Anita Ct., Ste. 120, Woodland, CA...

Supportive Housing for Yolo County

It’s no secret that Yolo County, like the rest of California, has a severe shortage of affordable housing, including supportive housing for people with disabilities. County public health officials are exploring ways to develop a range of housing options, including Board & Care facilities, for people with mental illnesses. Combining affordable housing with intensive services to such a high-needs group saved an average of $6,000 a year per person in health care costs, reduced their days in...

Community invited to join unifying interfaith walk [Davis Enterprise]

It is in the spirit of sharing a common message of love and understanding, which the Celebration of Abraham has fostered for 15 years, that the organization is sponsoring “Living with Religious Diversity: Walking Our Faith and Sharing a Meal” on Sunday, Oct. 22. During the event, which will run from 4:30 to 8 p.m., participants will walk approximately one mile from Congregation Bet Haverim to the Islamic Center of Davis, then approximately one mile to the United Methodist Church, where a...

Empower Yolo Special Event

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month Join Empower Yolo for this special, hands on, art event at the Pence Gallery. Help us create a unique art piece for the shelter in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Empower Yolo's 40th Anniversary. The project will be led by local artist and teacher, Judy Catambay. Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Pence Gallery, 212 D Street, Davis $40 per person includes beverages and snacks. This will be a fun and...

Yolo County Data Dashboard: Child Adversity and Well-Being

A product of the CA Essentials for Childhood Initiative, the Yolo County Data Dashboard contains 23 select indicators of child adversity, health and well-being, utilizing data available on kidsdata.org . For more information about this project please go here. The Yolo County Data Dashboard contains select indicators of child adversity and well-being. The dashboard is a product of the Shared Data and Outcomes Workgroup of the California Essentials for Childhood (EfC) Initiative, a CDC-funded...

UpStander Carnival Sunday, October 15th, 2-4 pm, Vets Memorial, Davis

At some time, every kid becomes a bystander — someone who witnesses bullying but doesn’t get involved out of fear or lack of knowing what to do. But that child can be an “upstander” instead — the person who knows what’s happening is wrong and does something to make things right. It takes courage to speak up on someone’s behalf. The coalition will host a free Upstander Carnival for pre-school through elementary-aged children from 2 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at the Veterans’ Memorial...

UCD Event: Re-Thinking Race, Identity, and Opportunity to Learn: Foundation for Transformative Justice.

The UC Davis School of Education is hosting an evening lecture on October 19 at 5:00pm that might be of interest. Dr. Carol Lee from Northwestern University will be giving a talk on the Davis campus titled Re-Thinking Race, Identity, and Opportunity to Learn: Foundation for Transformative Justice. If you’d like to join you just need to RSVP here: https://education.ucdavis.edu/tje/Lee Feel free to share with anyone you think may be interested! Hope to see you there!

Sesame Street's Traumatic Experiences Website / First 5 CA Care, Cope Connect Resource

Thanks to Alejandra Labrado from First 5 Sacramento for providing the links to these resources! Sesame Street's Traumatic Experiences: https://sesamestreetincommunities.org/topics/traumatic-experiences/ When a child endures a traumatic experience, the whole family feels the impact. But adults hold the power to help lessen its effects. Several factors can change the course of kids’ lives: feeling seen and heard by a caring adult, being patiently taught coping strategies and...

Yolo County Community Profile

CA communities and organizations from across the state shared information about their trauma informed and resilience building initiatives at the Child Adversity Policymaker Awareness Day on July 11, 2017 in Sacramento. The event, organized by 4CA ( California Campaign to Counter Childhood Adversity) , educated state legislators about the impacts of child adversity across the lifecourse and strategies for preventing ACEs, healing trauma and creating resilient communities. A series of twelve...

Trauma Sensitive Yoga offerings in Davis

Located in Davis, herSpace offers private sessions and small group interoceptive yoga classes as a healing modality for the treatment of trauma, secondary trauma for caregivers and general well-being for all. A guided meditation and intention setting class is also on the weekly schedule. The practice of yoga from a trauma-informed perspective, is an empirically validated method of bringing your body into the healing process, to integrate and transcend the effects of trauma. The concept of...

Workshop: SUPPORTING FAMILIES with PARENTAL DEPRESSION

The River Valley chapter of the Infant Development Association is giving a presentation on Parental Depression. The event is on Friday, November 3 at the Sacramento County Office of Education Office. There is a fee for the event and registration is required. The flier and registration form are attached. Please direct any questions to Maurean Stephenson: mstephenson@scoe.net

'Community Indicator Dashboard’ launched by Yolo County [Woodland Democrat]

From Gail: Interesting new dashboard to check out. I wonder if we can include some of the kidsdata data on this dashboard? People curious about the “status” of the economy, education, or housing in the Yolo County now have a means of learning the metrics. They can now get real data on these topics and more on a just-launched “Community Indicator Dashboard,” according to Public Information Officer Beth Gabor. Developed through combining data from a variety of federal, state, county and...

Preparations begin for 2018 State Legislative Sessions—Tools to help you communicate with your state legislators

With the majority of states convening legislative sessions in 2018*, now is the time to begin preparations to advance trauma-informed proposals and educate lawmakers on the impact of trauma on the health and wellbeing of their constituents. ACEs Connection Network (ACN) will be sharing tools to help in this process over the next months. Two are now available—“How to Create a Community Profile” and “Tips on How to Build Relationships with Your Legislators.” One of the most effective tools...

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