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June 2020

A Better Normal Tuesday, June 30th at Noon PDT: Reinterpreting American Identity, a Community Discussion

"I think that all of us, regardless of our racial or ethnic background, feel relieved that we no longer have to deal with the racism and the sexism associated with the system of slavery. But we treat the history of enslavement like we treat the genocidal colonization of indigenous people in North America, as if it was not that important, or worse, as if it never happened." —Angela Davis, "The Meaning of Freedom" Please join us for the ongoing community discussion of A Better Normal, our...

17th International Conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma

Septemer 21 & 22 Virtual Format - Four Hours Per Day Every two years, The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome has the privilege of hosting some of our industry’s most knowledgeable and impactful leaders and influencers during our conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma. With all of the unprecedented happenings and concerns around the world, we need information about the prevention, recognition of, and long-standing and life-altering effects regarding SBS/AHT and infant...

MEDI-CAL UPDATE: Family Therapy is now a Medi-Cal Benefit

Medi-Cal has just published new policy making family therapy a covered benefit for children and adults with mental health disorders and for children who are at risk for mental health disorders. This will be especially relevant for children with ACEs. Under the guidance of the California Department of Health Care Services, the Medi-Cal fee-for-service program aims to provide health care services to about 13 million Medi-Cal beneficiaries. The Medi-Cal fee-for-service program adjudicates both...

OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW AND COMMENT on NEW Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)

Yolo County Stakeholders: The draft Yolo County Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Three-Year Program & Expenditure Plan FY 2020-2023 has been posted to the MHSA page of the Yolo County website, at www.yolocounty.org/mhsa . This draft MHSA document will remain posted for Public Review and Comment until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 20, 2020. Please submit your written comments using the MHSA 30-Day Public Comment Form found at: www.yolocounty.org/mhsa (Submission instructions are included in...

WEBINARS on self-soothing, economic stability to reduce child maltreatment, gun violence as an ACE

Mind Matters Lesson One: Self-Soothing 2pm on Wednesday, July 8 Self-soothing is a skill that is developed over time, through practice. The goal of self-soothing is to dial-down the reactive response of the body’s central nervous system. A traumatized person needs a means of reducing the automatic reactivity of their nervous system. Self-soothing will help. You will learn and practice four self-soothing skills that you can use personally as well as share with colleagues, clients, and...

CONFERENCE: ZERO TO THREE Annual Conference 2020 is going virtual October 5-9

This unique virtual learning experience gives you the added flexibility to Be Connected safely and on your own schedule. Join thousands of colleagues from around the globe. Immerse yourself in the latest research and education. Be Inspired and prepared to move your practice forward in our changing and challenging world. Pre-Conference Forums available virtually beginning September 22 through October 1. Stay tuned for the full event schedule and expert speaker lineup! Registration opens on...

ONLINE EVENT: Forgiveness- Peace Building in Conflict; Perdón- Hacer la paz en Conflicto from YCRC on 6/30

Please join Yolo Conflict Resolution Center (YCRC) at 4-5:30pm on June 30 for an online discussion on Forgiveness with Eileen Barker, respected teacher, coach, and a leader in the movement to integrate emotional healing and forgiveness in conflict resolution. Please see the attached flyers in English and Spanish for more information and register here .

Safer CA Unintentional Injury Prevention virtual conference (Nov 17 & 18)

This year’s virtual conference will cover prevention information and issues for all the leading causes of unintentional injury death and hospitalizations suffered by California’s children and youth through age 19, and much much more. (See attached overview of the agenda). The conference is co-sponsored by the CA Coalition for Children’s Safety and Health (CCCSH) and the CA Dept of Public Health Injury and Violence Prevention Branch (CA DPH IVPB). Please see the two attachments for more...

WEBINARS on Prop 47 and Racial Disparities in CA; Completing Adv. Care Directives

• Proposition 47 and Racial Disparities in California on 7/1 11-12 on Wednesday, July 1 While the COVID-19 pandemic has required changes to law enforcement and correctional policies, widespread protests over the police-involved deaths of African Americans have intensified concern about racial and ethnic disparities in our criminal justice system. In recent years, California has implemented significant reforms that, while not motivated by racial disparities, are narrowing them. Public Policy...

POSITIVE PARENTING VIDEOS in English and Spanish

Discussing Death with Kids : Death is a difficult topic to talk about, but child psychologists say even among families who have experienced previous loss, parents can provide kids with supports to help them during these difficult times. Single Moms’ Challenges During COVID-19 : In the United States, almost one in four moms are taking on the challenge of raising kids alone as a single parent. COVID-19 and the social distancing that’s required to keep families healthy during the pandemic may...

REPORT: State of Babies Yearbook: 2020

This comprehensive report and advocacy tool from ZERO TO THREE tells the story of how the United States' babies are faring and provides a clear view of the significant disparities in opportunity for our youngest children throughout the country. The State of Babies Yearbook: 2020 shows that the state in the U.S. where a baby is born impacts their chance for a strong start in life. By nearly every measure across all states, children living in poverty and children of color face the biggest...

EVENT: Yolo Under the Rainbow (YOUR) Night! LGBTQIA+ Teen Group

Yolo Under the Rainbow, CommuniCare’s LGBTQI+ youth group is excited to celebrate Pride month! In 2019, The Family Wellness Center began hosting our first LGBTQI+ group in September. The group started as a physical drop-in for youth across Yolo County as a safe space to meet friends, allies and to find support, as well as celebrate who they are! Since that time, the group has served 22 youth, ages 12-17, between September 2019 and March 2020. Our space is decorated with great Pride flags,...

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