May 2017

Power, Privilege, and Oppression in a Psychological Context; June 13th 6-8pm

Join us for the last of the Spring Diversity Series: Power, Privilege, and Oppression in a Psychological Context by Ryan A. Cheperka, Ph.D. on Tuesday, June 13th from 6 - 8pm. Dr. Cheperka is the past Diversity Chair for SVPA (2013 - 2016) and has intensive training/experience on presenting on introductory diversity concepts related to multicultural psychology. She previously was the coordinator for a Multicultural Immersion Program and has specialized with the LGBTQ communities. This...

Yolo Child Support Services receives achievement award [Woodland Daily Democrat]

The Child Support Directors Association of California awarded Yolo County Child Support Services the Outstanding Group Achievement Award at their Annual Awards Banquet in early May. The award recognizes child support professionals for exceptional efforts to improve program performance, customer service and for bringing exceptional services to the families they serve. The May 3 banquet was part of a three-day annual conference for child support professionals in Garden Grove. Each year the...

Trauma Sensitive Schools - June 12, 2017 - UPDATED INFORMATION FOR THOSE FROM OUTSIDE AGENCIES & DISTRICTS

UPDATED NOTE: For Outside Agencies and Districts – Thank you for your interest, we are happy to have you, please complete the form (Attached) below and email to Nicole LoBese ( nicole.lobese@sanjuan.edu ). by 5pm on JUNE 2, 2017. Brief summary of the day – Keynotes focus on ACEs study, physiology and neurology of the brain and impact of trauma on behavior. Participants would gain basic understanding of the brain science of reactivity and stress, how staff can prevent and intervene with...

Balancing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) With HOPE*

New Insights into the Role of Positive Experience on Child and Family Development *Health Outcomes of Positive Experience Abstract This report presents evidence for HOPE (Health Outcomes of Positive Experiences) based on newly released, compelling data that reinforce the need to promote positive experiences for children and families in order to foster healthy childhood development despite the adversity common in so many families. These data: Establish a spirit of hope and optimism and make...

4CA POLICYMAKER EDUCATION DAY JULY 11, 2017 - REGISTER BY JUNE 1 - Link Below.

Join 4CA in Sacramento on July 11 for Policymaker Education Day on Childhood Adversity! Our lawmakers need to hear from you about how childhood adversity affects your community and what they can do to help. Join with allies from across California to engage your elected officials on this important issue. (Bonus! lunchtime pep talk by Senator Holly Mitchell!) Who: 4CA Policymaker Education Day is designed for California residents who care about preventing and mitigating the effects of...

Empower Yolo: CARE Team provides support, advocacy [Davis Enterprise]

As we look back on April — designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month — we are mindful of all the survivors that Empower Yolo has worked with over the past 40 years. The agency, formerly known as the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center, has been providing services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking, and promoting safe, healthy and resilient communities for 40 years. Empower Yolo’s CARE Team (Concerned Advocates...

First ‘100 Men Who Give a Damn’ gathering raises $5,900 [Daily Democrat]

By Hans Peter, hpeter@dailydemocrat.com Skip the doilies, speeches and jazz combos — all this fundraising effort needs is beer and checkbooks. The debut “100 Men Who Give a Damn About Yolo County” fundraiser kicked off at Blue Note Brewery in Woodland on Wednesday; sure enough several men in the community appeared to give their damns — in the form of $5,900 — to a local nonprofit. Based on other successful groups including Davis’ “100 Women Who Care,” the fundraiser is based on efficiency...

FREE EVENT - Come learn about Trauma-Informed Care from National Experts Drs. Joyce Dorado and Chris Blodgett

Trauma-Informed Schools and the CLEAR-CA Intervention Model More Information: http://ext100.wsu.edu/clear/ Date: Friday, May 12, 2017 Time: 9:00AM-12:00PM Location: Yolo County Office of Education Conference Center (1280 Santa Anita Court, Suite 120, Woodland, CA) Event not limited to Yolo County residents. Please share with colleagues.

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