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August 2020

WEBINARS on children’s social needs and the Power of Play

Is My Child Missing Out? Re-imagining the social needs of young children on 9/10 9am-10 on September 10 Join esteemed UCSF professor Alicia Lieberman, PhD (author of The Emotional Life of the Toddler) in conversation with SAMHSA Infancy and Early Childhood Mental Health project co-director Barbara Ivins, PhD as they delve into the question of what our youngest children need right now, and how we can together to handle the challenges of shelter in place. To learn more, visit here . To...

Capital Pro Bono Inc. (legal services)

Voluntary Legal Services Program of Northern California (VLSP) is now Capital Pro Bono Inc ! Their new website will be coming soon. Their new address is 1860 Howe Avenue, Suite 130, Sacramento, CA 95825, but their main intake line remains the same - 916-551-2102. Capital Pro Bono Inc. remains available to help eligible low-income residents in Yolo County on civil matters such as employment law, bankruptcy and debt collection defense. The attached flyer summarizes their current services.

RESOURCES related to Fires and Restorative Justice book discussion

Current Fire Map , Evacuation Points, and Shelters Getting help: If you sustained losses from the Northern California fires in Lake, Monterey, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, or Yolo Counties, you can now apply for assistance. o To begin the process: 1) Apply online with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at www.disasterassistance.gov OR 2) Call 800-621-FEMA (3362) or 800-462-7585 (TTY). Please see the attachment for more information about evacuation points and...

Help us Count All Kids in the 2020 Census!

With the pandemic and a shortened timeline for collection that is quickly coming to an end, response rates are exceptionally low, with only about 65% of households counted. ZERO TO THREE has 3 ways that you can make a difference. This is urgent work for babies and toddlers in your community. Thank you for taking these simple steps to make sure that we Count All Kids in 2020. Talk to families about the Census. Copy and paste the message below in an email or share it with families over the...

Yolo Elections Office UPDATE

Yolo County Elections announces the proposed Voter Assistance Centers (VAC) and Ballot Drop-off Box (BDB) locations for the November 3rd, 2020 General Election. Yolo County will have 12 VACs and 12 BDBs spread out throughout each community for ease of accessibility. A map of the locations is available on our website here: https://www.yoloelections.org/voting/locations . VACs will be open beginning Saturday, October 31, 2020, through Monday, November 2, 2020, for a period of 8 hours each day.

WEBINAR: Advancing a Family-Centered Community Health System: A Community Agenda Focused on Child Health Care, Foundational Relationships, and Equity

10am on September 22 Join The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) for the web release of CSSP’s white paper on “Advancing a Family-Centered Community Health System: A Community Agenda Focused on Child Health Care, Foundational Relationships, and Equity.” This webinar will discuss the elements of the family-centered community health system (FCCHS), that when adopted and coordinated, can drive transformation at the system, community, and policy levels and bring forward commentaries...

RESOURCE FOR TRIBES: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in Indian Country

The National Indian Health Board, in collaboration with CDC, has launched a new resource hub! Many Tribal individuals, families, and communities have been impacted by childhood experiences causing physical and mental health adversities throughout the lifespan. However, with understanding and effort, individuals and communities can confront Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) for positive health outcomes. This information hub, launched by the National Indian Health Board includes a "resource...

Videos from Positive Parenting in English and Spanish

· 2020 Grads and Grief in a Pandemic : For high school seniors, COVID-19 has meant that important events like graduation or prom couldn't happen. Mental health experts say U.S. teens were experiencing alarming levels of anxiety and depression before COVID-19. Now, they say kids have increased feelings of loss. Parents should watch for signs their teen is struggling with depression, validate their child’s feelings of loss, and support them as they move to the next chapter. · Supportive...

RESOURCE FOR YOUTH: Understood by Us website and request for feedback

Understood has launched a new website called Understood By Us . Understood is dedicated to shaping the world for difference. Their programs focus on empowering people who learn and think differently by offering customized, accessible resources, and a compassionate community. Until now, Understood’s resources have been mainly for families, educators, and employers. Understood is now expanding its focus to feature and support more young adults who learn and think differently. This week they...

CENSUS UPDATE: Only 5 more weeks!

The Census Bureau has recently updated their Census operations timeline, which now shortens the timeframe to return your completed 2020 Census form by one month. The new deadline is September 30. We only have five more weeks to ensure every person in the country is counted. As of August 19, the response rate in the state of California is 65.9% - up 2% from three weeks ago. We are making progress! Let's get our count even higher before September 30! Some of our hardest to count communities...

WILDFIRE RESOURCES

· Yolo County Current Emergencies and Incidents · Sign up for Alerts · Air Quality Information · National Interagency Fire Center Map (the darker the dot, the more recent the fire) · CAL FIRE Map · CAL FIRE LNU Lightning Complex details

‘Trauma on top of trauma’: Bay Area students under stress from pandemic face wildfire risks [sfchronicle.com]

By Jill Tucker, San Francisco Chronicle, August 25, 2020 Students in the Bonny Doon school district had been back in class — virtually — for two days before the wildfires forced them to evacuate, many fleeing for their lives in the middle of the night Wednesday. Teachers and students lost homes to the powerful wildfires raging through the charming, wooded town in the Santa Cruz Mountains. School had just started, but now Superintendent Mike Heffner, who is also the principal of the...

WEBINARS on babies, Supporting Families with Young Children, ACEs, and policy

The State of California’s Babies on 8/25 10am on August 25 Join ZERO TO THREE, Early Childhood Orange County, and the First 5 Center for Children’s Policy on August 25 at 10 am PT for a discussion on the state of babies in California. Register to learn from national and California state and local leaders about how you can use state data to make the case for babies and inform policy and systems change efforts. Supporting Families with Young Children on 8/26 11am-12 on August 26 Reaching...

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