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July 2019

Resource for Parents: Serve and Return

Child-adult relationships that are responsive and attentive—with lots of back and forth interactions, called “serve and return,”—build a strong foundation in a child’s brain for all future learning and development. The Center for the Developing Child offers these five steps for parents to practice serve and return with their child.

RESOURCE: How to Help Families Prepare for Immigration and Customs Enforcement Raids

In the face of potential immigration raids, families, providers, and communities must be prepared to support children and families who may be affected. The Center for Law and Social Policy recently compiled a list of resources for stakeholders and providers who want to keep their programs safe and trusted spaces for the families they serve.

YCCA is hiring!

YCCA is currently hiring for the following positions: 1 Housing Navigator 2 In Clinic Family Resource Specialists (Step by Step home visiting program) 2 Family Support Specialists (Step by Step home visiting program) 3 In Home Safety Specialists 1 Family Skills Facilitator (for community based mental health services being offered in partnership with Stanford Youth Solutions) All hiring information can be found in the Careers section on the YCCA website:...

4th Annual Yolo County Community Baby Shower Fair

The Yolo County HHSA and YCCA Community Baby Shower Collaborative will be hosting their 4th Annual Yolo County Community Baby Shower Fair! DATE: Saturday, September 28th TIME: 10am to 2pm LOCATION: Home Arts Hall, Yolo County Fairgrounds (1250 Gum Ave.) in Woodland. The main goal for this event is to educate families, who are either expecting or parenting a child less than 5 years of age, about Yolo County resources. This event is open to ALL Yolo county families, e.g. families from West...

Introductory Trauma-Informed Care Videos – in English and Spanish

How do our experiences as children shape our health as adults? What does it mean to be trauma-informed, and what does trauma-informed care look like in a health care setting? Two videos, “What is Trauma-Informed Care?” and “Trauma-Informed Care: From Treaters to Healers,” developed by the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS), seek to answer these questions and shed light on why health care providers across the nation are embracing a trauma-informed approach to care. The 3-4 minute videos...

Yolo welcomes Tim Wise

Today, our nation is led by a White Nationalist. White anger, White fragility, White resentment are new terms for our vocabulary. The [White] Active Shooter phenomenon is a result of this White anger according to Tim Wise. It takes a village to spread Love and end Hate. Come listen to Tim Wise's solution to the current affairs in America and Yolo county. This is a FREE event. Register here: DATE:...

SURVEY on Housing needs

The CA Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) wants your input on housing needs in our communities. Please complete the survey (also available in Spanish) and share with individuals you serve, as they are looking for input from a broad array of sources. See the email below for more information! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: July 19, 2019 Contact: Alicia Murillo Office: (916) 263-7400 California's Department of Housing Asks Californians to Share Their...

White Paper on 5 Key Elements to Trauma-Informed Care

The experience of trauma leads to or exacerbates mental illnesses, substance use, and physical health conditions, making it a vital component of any effective treatment plan. A trauma-informed care framework involves real-time strategies to promote staff and organizational wellness and equip organizations to retain their staff, reduce the number of critical incidents, and increase client engagement in their care. This white paper from Relias discusses the 5 key components in implementing and...

Strategies 2.0 free trainings (including NEW topics)

Remember to visit to find out about FREE trainings from Strategies 2.0. They have recently added trainings on the following topics: Home Visiting Partnering with Families: Comprehensive Case Management 101 Partnering with Families: Comprehensive Case Management 201 Family Resource Centers: Vehicles for Change Protective Factors: Deeper Dives To read the full descriptions and request or enroll for a training, visit ...

Tools on Knowledge of Parenting & Child Development: A Protective Factor

Action Brief on Knowledge of Parenting & Child Development: A Protective Factor Enhanced knowledge of parenting strategies and child development is especially important as a protective factor against child abuse and neglect. Understanding what children can and cannot reasonably do at various developmental stages, and being able to effectively respond to and guide appropriate behavior, can decrease the likelihood of unrealistic expectations and frustration and reduce child maltreatment...

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