March 2018

Yolo County considers scrapping contract with feds to lock up undocumented teens [sacbee.com]

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors is considering canceling its contract with federal authorities to detain two dozen immigrant teens in its high-security facility following disclosures last year that some youths there were improperly labeled as gang members . Brent Cardall, chief probation officer for the county, recommends Yolo end its three-year, nearly $9 million contract with the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement, the federal agency given custody of unaccompanied children in the...

UCDH DIVERSITY & INCLUSION DIALOGUE SERIES Cultivating Respect & Safety for Everyone in the Community: The Trauma-Informed Approach

Toxic stress impacts individuals and communities every day. Come hear from a panel of subject matter experts who used the Trauma-Informed Approach to mitigate toxic stress and build Resilient Communities in our region. Learn about the Trauma-Informed System’s Principles 1.Trauma Understanding 2.Cultural Humility & Responsiveness 3.Safety & Stability 4.Compassion & Dependability 5.Collaboration & Empowerment 6.Resilience & Recovery Facilitators: Kaytie Speziale, MFT UCDH...

Free RESILIENCE Virtual Screening - register by 3/28 at 2pm PST

Join us on Tuesday, April 3rd for a VIMEO Virtual Screening of the award-winning film, RESILIENCE: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope - a critically acclaimed documentary chronicling a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities, who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease. RESILIENCE: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope is the latest film from documentary Director-Producer James Redford...

Announcing a Resilient Yolo/Davis chapter!

Resilient Yolo intends to start a local Davis chapter, Resilient Yolo/Davis. Resilient Yolo is a grassroots movement educating people in Yolo County about ACEs, adverse childhood experiences and their relationship to long term health outcomes. Our intent is that everyone in Yolo County integrate trauma-informed and resilience-building practices into their work, family, community and individual lives. To become involved in the creation of the Resilient Yolo/Davis chapter join us at an...

The Capital Region Climate Readiness Collaborative (CRC) first Quarterly Adaptation Exchange in 2018

The Capital Region Climate Readiness Collaborative (CRC) conducted our first Quarterly Adaptation Exchange in 2018 on how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and trauma can be a detriment to an individual’s physical, social, and mental health that has lasting effects into adulthood. Climate impacts and an individual’s and/or community’s capacity to respond to trauma with resilience is intrinsically tied to access to a support system, resources, and past traumas. The reality is with Climate...

Seeking Businesses to Host Youth Interns

YCCA's Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) program is looking for new worksite options to host WIOA paid interns. These interns (16-24 year old Yolo County youth) are placed at a worksite and are paid through YCCA for up to 300 hours. The WIOA participants often have little to no work experience, which is why YCCA takes on the financial and legal responsibility. If you know of any West Sacramento or Davis businesses or organizations that might be interested, please contact; Eric...

Free conflict resolution workshop

YCRC will be offering a free community workshop on Saturday, April 21st , that covers some basics of communication and conflict resolution. The workshop will take place from 9am-1pm in the Redwood Building, 1001 Anderson Road, Davis. Please RSVP to programs@yolocrc.org <mailto: pr ograms@yolocrc.org > or (530) 564-2324 by Wednesday, April 18th , as space is limited.

Trauma Informed Practices for Schools Training April 23, 2018

Trauma Informed Practices are the link to academic achievement and social/emotional success for students who’ve experienced toxic stress and trauma. Due to repeated triggering of the fight or flight system, the neurology of these students is different than their grade level counterparts, and taking in new knowledge can often be challenging. Navigating social/emotional situations can also be difficult. Trauma Informed Practices help teachers and students to be better regulated, which...

Our Police, Ourselves

I wrote this article in Sept 2017 after attending a forum on Trauma informed law enforcement. When I send my officers out each day I say to them “Just come back alive. Make sure you come back.” (pauses) I am not sure that that should be my biggest concern but that is what I think about every day. - Police Captain at a community forum on policing I have two adult male children—brown children. When they leave the house, I say “Be careful out there. If you get stopped by an officer get down on...

Suicide: The Ripple Effect - Film at Regal Davis Holiday 6 - Weds. April 4th, 2018 , 7:30pm

Please join me for an important documentary I am bringing to Davis for one night only on April 4th. The movie, Suicide-The Ripple Effect, tells the story of Kevin Hines who survived his suicide attempt after jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge 18 years ago. He has dedicated his life to educating people about mental health issues and suicide in an effort to decrease stigma and save lives. His movie focuses on hope and is an effort to have a ripple effect on others so they will spread the hope...

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