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April 2019

A Trauma-Informed Approach to Supporting Families Impacted by Addiction

RFQ ANNOUNCEMENT: Celebrating Families! California Expansion Project Update: Due to the expanding ACEs response in California, and subsequent interest in Celebrating Families! we are extending the due date for proposals to May 24 th. Invitation to Expand Celebrating Families!™ Statewide The California State Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP) recognizing the effectiveness of Celebrating Families! (CF!), has awarded Prevention Partnership International (PPI) a $100,000, 2-year challenge...

2 Webinars: Parent and Community Engagement & Prevent Sex Trafficking

Strategies 2.0 is offering two workshops in the coming months. See the course descriptions below. For more information and to register, visit https://strategiesca.asentialms.com/catalog/ PARENT & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT DYNAMICS Tuesday, May 7, 2019 Guest Speakers: Gregory Bourne, Executive Director, Lead4Tomorrow Lucy Roberts, Director, Family Hui This webinar will help family support professionals gain additional insights into the dynamics associated with parent engagement in their...

TRAINING: Free Maternal and Adv Perinatal Mental Health Training in May

There are still spots available for the 5/10 Maternal Mental Health (MMH) Training which is designed for front line staff who are not licensed clinicians or healthcare providers. It is also ideal for anyone who wants an all day MMH 101. Tegwin Millard’s training is wonderful, and she weaves in ACEs and trauma informed principals throughout. This FREE training includes lunch and is being hosted by Dignity Health in Woodland. Additionally, there are also still spots for the 5/13 Advanced...

SURVEY: Foster Youth Services seeking input on greatest need

Foster Youth Services Coordinating Programs must describe the area of greatest need defined by their community. The needs assessment helps guide program practice and is also a reflective tool each year to identify what is working and what needs restructuring. At this time, Yolo County Office of Education is asking for your input. Please fill out this survey to help guide services for Yolo County's youth and families: https://forms.gle/gb8hF1BhkfNs LKJF8

Meet Derek Clark: An Inspiring Story of Resilience

Derek Clark was recently a keynote speaker at the 34th Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment. His story features a traumatic past of child abuse and neglect, to a story about resilience, renewed relationships, and hope. Clark now travels the world to inspire educators and professionals to continue to foster positive and consistent relationships with children and teens who may seem "difficult" or "troubled". He emphasizes the importance of one single...

Release Your Grief - Free community event

Dr. Florie Wild will be leading this community event. * Release grief to bring joy and creativity * Feel deeper support and belonging * Live your purpose with out fear or judgement * Find greater peace and meaning Saturday, May 4th from 10am - 12:30pm Rivendell Nursery School, Village Homes, Davis 95616 Follow this link to register: https://drfloriewild.com/grief-event/

Resource Fair for People Experiencing Homelessness

CLIENT and OUTREACH OPPORTUNITY: Resource Fair for People Experiencing Homelessness on 4/27 in West Sacramento. Please let your clients know that there will be a Resource Fair for people experiencing homelessness, put on by Yolo County Children's Alliance Youth Promotores. DATE: Saturday, April 27th from 10:00am to 1:00pm LOCATION: 500 Jefferson Blvd #A, West Sacramento Items being distributed include hygiene bags, hot lunch, clothes, and dog food as well as other services. If you are...

Webinar — Moving to universal ACEs screening: Findings from a CA advisory group on screening children for trauma

On April 23rd, 2019 from 12:00pm-1:30pm PST the National Pediatric Practice Community on ACEs (NPPC) , an initiative of the Center for Youth Wellness, will be hosting a webinar to support efforts to screen all children for adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and additional adversities. This webinar will summarize the findings of a state advisory group assigned to review tools and protocols for screening children for trauma, and provide an introduction to two tools the advisory group...

Film ‘Resilience’ explores effects of toxic stress

Two free screenings coincide with Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month - Download the attached movie flyer. Article from The Davis Enterprise published April 15, 2019 WOODLAND — What’s predictable is preventable. This theory is behind research aimed at averting the physical effects caused by negative childhood experiences on an adult’s health. “We’d all like to think of childhood as this time of joy and innocence, but for many of us it’s just not true,” says a narrator in a newly-released...

The Economics of Child Abuse: A Study of California

While the impact of maltreatment on a child and their family is devastating, child maltreatment also has serious effects far beyond those for the victim. Maltreatment results in ongoing costs to taxpayers, institutions, businesses, and society at large. Local communities bear the brunt of these costs in the form of medical, educational, and judicial costs, though more tragic signs are seen in homelessness, addiction, and teen pregnancy. To create a concrete understanding of the widespread...

Participate in the YC Mental Health Services Act Community Planning Process

The Yolo County Mental Health Services Act community planning process begins this spring. The first meeting is on 5/3/19 in Woodland . For those interested in engaging with the MHSA program staff and stakeholders on planning prevention programs that encompass all facets of health, and for those who want to be involved as stakeholders in the community planning process, this meeting may interest you. Please see the flyer for details.

Childhood Poverty Series from KQED News

Dear Kidsdata Community, A new series from National Public Radio affiliate, KQED News, examines the role of public policy in addressing poverty among California’s children and their families. Kidsdata, in partnership with the Population Reference Bureau (PRB), took a new look at poverty data and provided them for several articles. The articles delve into poverty among infants under three years old and focus on Merced County, an area of particular concern but also great potential. In...

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