February 2019

Screening of Resilience in Woodland and West Sacramento

Please join us in watching a FREE screening of the movie RESILIENCE: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope Following the movie, we will have a panel of experts answer your questions. Light refreshments will be provided. In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month, Yolo County Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC), Resilient Yolo, and Foster & Kinship Care Education are hosting a community event to learn about community resources and how to promote resilience in children.

Resource: KIDSDATA has expanded demographics for children

Kidsdata has expanded its demographic topic content with 22 new indicators and 14 updated indicators. New indicators include sexual orientation, transgender youth, and projected population to 2060. Updated indicators include births, child populations, and school enrollments. Use demographic data to understand the size and composition of the populations in your area and plan appropriate programs to meet your changing community needs. Learn more at ...

Resource: What is epigenetics?

How does epigenetics relate to child development? New resource from the Harvard Center on the Developing Child explains. Science tells us that the interactions between genes and environment shape human development. “Epigenetics” is an emerging area of scientific research that shows how environmental influences—including the experiences we provide for children—actually affect the expression of their genes. This means that the old idea that genes are "set in stone" has been disproven. Nature...

Free Mandated Child Abuse Reporting Training

The CAP Center is currently offering three free and open to the public Mandated Child Abuse Reporting Training sessions this year. This workshop teaches mandated reporters their legal responsibilities to report known or suspected child abuse and neglect in California, how to recognize indicators (red flags) of the different types of abuse and neglect, and how to make a Suspected Child Abuse Report. This training is for participants who work with children and/or families. Mark your calendar...

TODAY: Hearing on Trauma Screening (Assembly Bill 340)

February 25, 2019 from 2:30-4:30pm Sacramento, State Capitol, Room 4202 Join the California Campaign to Counter Childhood Adversity (4CA) and advocates at the Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services hearing. We'll be there to advocate for ACEs screening and improving referral support services to ensure children and families are connected to resources.

Toxic Stress Is The Hidden Public Health Crisis California's New Surgeon General Wants To Solve [laist.com]

Our brains grows so much in the first few years of life that any trauma we experience during that time can affect our health forever. California's new, first-ever surgeon general, Dr. @Nadine Burke Harris, has made the link between childhood adversity and long-term health the focus of her work. She was sworn in by Gov. Gavin Newsom last week and calls her new role a "dream job." [For more on this story by PRISKA NEELY, go to ...

UC Davis Principles of Community Week - Feb 25th - March 1st

See info about events for the entire week at Davis campus and at UCD Health in Sacramento. One of particular interest to me: Monday, February 25 Racial Healing Circle 5:00 PM -- 8:00 PM Student Community Center, Multipurpose Room Refreshments provided Join us and share your stories about race, culture, color, language and class to promote healing. Please RSVP to aahluwalia@ucdavis.edu by Feb 22. Sponsored by Office of Campus Community Relations and UCDH Center for Reducing Health Disparities

Budget Hearing on Trauma Screening (Assembly Bill 340)

Our state is leading the way in addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)! This year, California will become the first state to require and pay for ACEs screening for children under the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment program, per recommendations from the Trauma Screening Advisory Workgroup created as part of Assembly Bill 340 . The Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services hearing on Monday, February 25th will discuss the recommendations from the AB 340...

RESOURCE: Theory of Change to Prevent Child Neglect

Child neglect is the most prevalent form of child maltreatment, with serious and long-term consequences. It is also the least clearly defined, understood and publicly recognized. The National Alliance of Children’s Trust & prevention funds, from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, is conducting a targeted effort to raise the visibility of this issue and expand the national conversation about preventing neglect. The work builds on the Alliance’s extensive work to promote the Protective...

RESOURCE: 2018-19 California County Scorecard of Children’s Well-Being

The 2018-19 California County Scorecard of Children’s Well-Being – a dynamic tool that provides a snapshot of how children are faring in each of the state’s 58 counties, over time, and by race and ethnicity – is now available in a mobile version. With all the functionality of the desktop edition, including the new interactive mapping feature, the mobile Scorecard makes accessing county-specific data a breeze. Designed to provide data that anyone can use and understand, the Scorecard is a...

PROVIDER OPPORTUNITY: The Capital Learning Community Schedule for 2019: 3/7, 5/9, 6/27

2019 brings in a new governor to California with new ideas, resources, and funding. The Capital Learning Community will discuss the state funding opportunities and align them with local priorities at the first meeting in the new year. We will also provide training and evaluation of the Community Resilience Toolkit that was launched late last year. Our convening schedule, including our Kick-off session in March, is: Thursday, March 7, 2019 (see below for more information) Understanding and...

Webinar featuring Laura Porter on Self-Healing Communities Model to be held Feb. 28

Please join ACEs Connection and the Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice (CTIPP) for a free 60-minute webinar on Thursday, Feb. 28 starting noon PT/3:00 pm ET that features the Self-Healing Communities Model (SHCM) presented by Interface, Inc. co-founder, Laura Porter. The webinar is the second in a series on state-to-state best practices; the first webinar was on Alaska’s new statute directing state policy to incorporate principles of brain development. Self-Healing Community...

Fact Sheet on Family Mental Health Services from CBFS and YCCA

Stanford Youth Solutions has launched their new fact sheet about the Community Based Family mental health services (CBFS) that they and Yolo County Children's Alliance (YCCA) will be offering within Yolo county. Please see the attached flyer for more information, including how youth and families can request services. For more information on the CBFS Program, please contact the CBFS Program Director at 916.344.0199.

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