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May 2020

WEBINAR: Tackling Child Poverty in the Wake of COVID-19 on 6/18

11:00AM on June 18 Growing up in poverty has life-long consequences for a child’s physical and mental health and economic well-being. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated conditions for millions of children and families. Yet, child poverty is not an intractable problem. Join leading national experts in an engaging dialogue on actions that can be taken to address urgent threats to children and our stubbornly high child poverty...

EVENT: Cost of Darkness Documentary Preview on 5/30

Message from Sandy Holman, Director of The Culture C.O-.O.P, : Please join The Culture C.O-.O.P. virtually, this Saturday, May 30th, from 2-4pm to preview our Cost Of Darkness Documentary done in collaboration with UC Davis Students, nationally and internationally renowned experts, courageous community activists, families, and communities nefariously impacted by entrenched, “dark skin,” racism, supremacy ideology, systemic oppression, injustice and insidious inequity,...

Becoming Your Healthiest Self: An Eat-Well, Get-Fit, Feel-Great Guide for Teens []

By Michelle Cardell, Aaron S. Kelly, and Lindsay A. Thompson, JAMA Pediatrics, May 26, 2020 Parents, empower your adolescents so they can make choices that promote their healthiest self. Teens, getting older means making decisions about what matters to you most. Making healthy choices is a great place to start. Taking care of your physical, emotional, and mental health is what makes it possible for you to do all the things you want to do. Fuel Up You are in charge of what you eat and drink.

How to Help Families and Staff Build Resilience During the COVID-19 Outbreak []

From Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University, May 2020 The worldwide outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a source of unexpected stress and adversity for many people. Resilience can help us get through and overcome hardship. But resilience is not something we’re born with—it’s built over time as the experiences we have interact with our unique, individual genetic makeup. That’s why we all respond to stress and adversity—like that from the COVID-19...

RESOURCE for families with LGBTQIA and genderfluid members: Davis Phoenix Coalition

The Davis Phoenix Coalition is a support and advocacy group for families with LGBTQIA and genderfluid members in Yolo County. Two groups that might interest clients: Yolo Rainbow Families has monthly meetings. For more information: please contact Anoosh Jorjorian at Davis LGBTQ+ Youth Group is open to youth in junior and high school. For more information, please contact Joel ( )

WEBINARS on health, gun violence, health of babies, organizational policies to prevent child sexual abuse

Primary Care & Telehealth Strategies for Addressing the Secondary Health Effects of COVID-19 on 5/27 Noon – 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27 This webinar will focus on building understanding and identifying primary care and telehealth strategies and tools to address the secondary health effects of the COVID-19 emergency. Widespread stress and anxiety regarding COVID-19, compounded by the economic distress due to lost wages, employment and financial assets; mass school closures; and necessary...

CNN and 'Sesame Street' to Host a Second Special Coronavirus Town Hall for Kids and Parents []

By CNN staff, on Tuesday, May 19th 2020, CNN is partnering with "Sesame Street" for a second special town hall about coronavirus, focused on kids and parents. "The ABCs of Covid 19: A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Parents" will air on Saturday, May 30, at 10 a.m. ET and tackle issues such as summer safety, play dates, schooling and how kids and families around the world are creatively coping during these challenging times. The 60-minute town hall will feature experts and...

Big Ideas - Center for Violence Prevention Research []

From Big Ideas, University of California at Davis, May 2020 Dr. Garen Wintemute is a leading expert on gun violence as well as a practicing emergency medicine physician and the director of the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program. He and his colleagues will discuss the latest findings in developing evidence-based, non-partisan solutions to violence that will enable us to build safer communities. Date of event: May 27, 2020 12:00 PM [ Please click here to register .]


Rebuilding Hope: Family Resource Centers and Disaster Response on 5/27 9:30-10:45am on May 27 In this time of global crisis, understanding how Family Resource Centers (FRCs) have previously been instrumental in supporting families and communities both through and in the aftermath of major disasters is especially timely. This webinar from National Family Support Network will highlight the experiences, reflections, and lessons learned from FRCs in Alabama, California, and New Jersey in...

RESOURCE FOR SENIORS (and volunteer opportunity!)

Please see the attached flyer for more information about how seniors can sign up for a phone call friend through the Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance. You can also use the following link to access the forms to become a volunteer or receive a phone friend call: https://www.yolohealthyaging. org/phone-friend-forms . For more resources and education information for seniors, please visit https://www.yolohealthyaging. org/covid-19-resources

TRAINING on Strengthening Families™ Protective Factors Framework implementation

The Children’s Trust Fund Alliance is pleased to partner with ProSolutions Training to make available an online training to support implementation of the Strengthening Families™ Protective Factors Framework in multiple settings. This curriculum includes new materials on partnering with parents and addresses promising strategies to strengthen families for practitioners. Trainings are available for free for providers and parents, but if you want to earn CEUs and state credits, there is a fee.

Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants

On April 15, Governor Newsom announced one-time disaster relief assistance for undocumented Californians impacted by COVID-19, who are ineligible for most other forms of pandemic assistance, including direct assistance under the CARES Act and unemployment insurance. Eligible Californians may receive one-time COVID-19 disaster relief assistance at a value of $500. A limit of two adults per household can receive this assistance (maximum assistance of $1,000 per household). The non-profit...

Additional food benefits for youth (Pandemic EBT)

During Covid, CDSS is offering additional food benefits for children and youth who receive free and reduced lunch or already receive Cal Fresh support. If the family is not currently receiving Cal Fresh, they would need to apply to the Pandemic EBT Program. For clients: Pandemic EBT: Get help buying food while schools are closed. Because schools are closed due to COVID-19, children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals can get up to $365 in food benefits in addition to their pick...

Davis Parent University Presents A FREE Webinar with Dr. Lisa Damour

Please join Davis Parent University on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 5 pm PT for a free webinar with Dr. Lisa Damour , renowned psychologist and New York Times bestselling author. Dr. Damour explains the psychological science key to understanding how stress and anxiety operate, both under everyday conditions and at times of heightened concern and disruption. Join us to learn more about: · how to keep pressure and tension from reaching toxic levels · how to parent effectively in the current...

A "Better Normal" Community Discussion - Trauma Sensitive Yoga for Embodiment and Agency

TCTSY (Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga) is the practice of bringing our bodies into the present moment to integrate and recover from the harmful effects of adverse life experiences. This evidence-based method focuses on the felt sense of the body, also known as interoception. Exercising interoception helps inform one’s choice-making and allows participants to restore their connection of mind with body and cultivate a sense of agency that is often compromised as a result of trauma. Dion...

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