November 2017

GRATITUDE: NOT JUST FOR THANKSGIVING ANYMORE. How to foster everyday gratitude in children living with parental addiction

During the week of Thanksgiving, and increasingly throughout the entire month of November, many post on social media, or send notes or letters, expressing gratitude. At the Thanksgiving table many families treasure the tradition of allowing everyone a moment to speak about what they are thankful for. It’s a wonderful time of year to pause, to reflect and give appreciation for one’s many blessings. Gratitude doesn’t have to be reserved for holiday rhetoric; an attitude of gratitude can be an...

Resilient Yolo Monthly Meeting

Open to anyone with an interest in raising awareness about ACEs and supporting resilience building efforts in our community. Meeting from 2:30 - 4:00 pm at 722B Main St., Woodland - the offices of Yolo County CASA and Yolo Conflict Resolution Center. Networking encouraged for those who can stay after 4pm.

Resilient Sacramento's No-Host December Social

No matter your feelings towards the holiday season, we would like to invite you to a no-host social to celebrate our work and community this past year. Please RSVP to Alicia ( by Friday 12/8 if you would like to attend. Friends, family or coworkers are welcome! Resilient Sacramento's No-Host December Social Tuesday, December 12 from 5:00pm-7:00pm Kasbah Lounge 2115 J St, Sacramento, CA 95816

Call for Presentations / E-Poster Sessions: The Eighth Annual Evidence-Based Practices Symposium: Building Lives Beyond Trauma

The California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS) is pleased to invite you to submit a proposal for an oral presentation or an E-Poster Session at this year’s Evidence-Based Practices Symposium 2018: Building Lives Beyond Trauma . This year’s symposium will be held at the Holiday Inn Sacramento Downtown Arena, in Sacramento, California on Thursday, April 5 th – Friday, April 6 th , 2018. Our theme is, “Building Lives Beyond Trauma,” this is a theme that inspires hope that...

Resilient Yolo meeting minutes - Nov 3, 2017

Attendees: Gail Kennedy, Lucy Roberts, Laura Adams, Bonnie Berman, Cara Messmore, Lori Chelius, Celina Alvarez, Regan Overholt, Linda Loessberg, Kaelin Souza, Julie Langston, Rami Husseini OPENING We began with a mindful breathing exercise. **Lucy will post the instructions and an image of the breathing exercise. UPDATES Regan- There is a current process to update the Foster Child Bill of Rights for 0-5yrs, 6-12yrs, and youth and will include trauma knowledge – stay tuned for more...

For Active Seniors, Cohousing Offers A Cozier Alternative To Downsizing []

The 5-mile hikes, yoga classes and communal dinners are now routines for the residents at PDX Commons Cohousing in Portland, Ore. These 39 individuals (about half partnered but largely strangers at first) started forging relationships well before they moved in late this summer to join a trend called cohousing . “Here, you walk in and know every one of the people and you know them well,” said Steve Fisher, 63, a retired transportation planner who leads the weekly hikes. He and his wife moved...

FREE workshop on Women’s Soul Journey and Vision Map with Dr. Florie Wild

Do you have a sense there is more you want from life, but you can’t quite envision it? Is there something exciting calling to you, asking you to step into a bigger, more powerful way of being? Maybe you can glimpse it, but struggle a bit with the confidence, plan, or support to get you there. In this workshop you will learn to deeply access your intuition and journey to a vision of what is possible for you. You will connect authentically with others in a playful, soulful way, and leave with...

Help feed Yolo County’s hungry with ‘Food for Fines’ program

This article by Daily Democrat Staff published 11/6/17 Join the Yolo County Library in its annual “Food for Fines” program! The program allows library cardholders who donate one food item to clear $1 from their Yolo County Library overdue fines and also feed the hungry this holiday season. All Yolo County Library cardholders can donate food from Nov. 20 through Dec. 31 at the circulation desk of any Yolo County Library location. There is no limit to the number of donations and no limit to...

Real Life Resilience Champions

As she describes in her TED Talk from 2015 , when Nadine Burke Harris stumbled into the world of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), it made her rethink her entire approach to practicing medicine. After finishing her residency, she went to work for California Pacific Medical Center and together they opened a clinic in Bayview-Hunter's Point in San Francisco. As she began her work there, she focused on improving many of the traditional health disparity measures for underserved communities.

Paid student assistant positions with Dept of Social Services

Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of fellow Californians while achieving your career goals? Do you set high standards for yourself and enjoy a collaborative and challenging work environment? The Department of Social Services serves, aids and protects needy and vulnerable children and adults in ways that strengthen and preserve families, encourage personal responsibility and foster independence. We are looking for compassionate self-starters interested in contributing to...