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September 2019

RESOURCE: A Guide to Serve and Return: How Your Interaction with Children Can Build Brains

Young children develop in an environment of relationships. Responsive interactions between children and the people who care for them—also known as serve and return interactions—help children grow and reach their full potential. This guide from Harvard’s Center on the Developing Child explains what serve and return interactions are, why they're crucial for a child's development, and how to participate in them. Find the guide at ...

REPORT: Children Living in High-Poverty, Low-Opportunity Neighborhoods

Children Living in High-Poverty, Low-Opportunity Neighborhoods, a new KIDS COUNT® data snapshot was released this week by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Using the latest data available from the U.S. Census Bureau, the snapshot examines where concentrated poverty has worsened across the country, despite a long period of national economic expansion. While California has seen some improvement since the last snapshot was released in 2012, there are still more than 1.1 million children living in...

Community Engagement Workgroup supporting MHSA 9/26

Join us! The Community Engagement Workgroup is an ongoing engagement workgroup to support the Mental Health Services Act planning in Yolo County. This workgroup involves the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Focus Group Discussion led by the MHSA Team and C.A.R.E. - Community Advocacy Research & Evaluation Consulting Group. Attached please find a flyer about an upcoming opportunity to participate in this effort. If you have questions, please contact Anthony Taula-Lieras (...

Need housing? 1-day RENT READY! classes by YCH

Yolo County Housing is offering new 1-day class called Rent Ready! Finding housing can be challenging. Partner with YCH in the interactive Rent Ready course, where we explore the tools and tactics needed to secure and maintain affordable housing. There are 3 sessions available this Fall. See the attached flyer for information about class content and how to register. Please share! Questions, please contact Isaac Blackstock at .

Reports on Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in 2018

In 2018, babies continued to be the age group most at risk for poverty, and the uninsured rate for children under 19 increased from 5.0% to 5.5%. Last week, the United States Census Bureau released two reports related to child well-being in the United States: Income and Poverty in the United States: 2018 library/publications/2019/ demo/p60-266.html Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2018 library/publications/2019/ demo/p60-267.html

Happiness as a Skill: A Different Narrative

This is a FREE class promoted by The Happy Neighborhood Project. They are helping people learn that happiness is a skill not just an emotion. Edwin Edebiri will present ways to raise your happiness level through practice, even when life throws you curve balls. The Yolo County Library is hosting this class on 4 dates at 2 different locations (Davis and West Sacramento) . Please see the attached flyer for more information. Registration is required:

TEEN EVENT: My Future Starts with Me on 10/5

Please help us bolster registration for this 10th annual event scheduled for October 5! Woodland Community College in partnership with Friends-CARE is hosting My Future Starts with Me. Share with families, counselors, teachers, students, etc. There is available space at this time and the registration deadline has been extended to September 25 . The registration flyer and more detailed information is attached! If you have questions, please contact Renee Collins ( ).

Latina Mothers Experienced Jump in Preterm Births After 2016 Election []

By Public Affairs UC Berkeley, July 23, 2019 Latina mothers living in the United States experienced a significant jump in preterm births in the nine months following the Nov. 8, 2016, election, according to a study by researchers at UC Berkeley and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The analysis, based on U.S. government data on more than 33 million live births in the country, found an excess of 2,337 preterm births to U.S. Latina mothers, compared to projections about...

The Compassionate Christian Response to Adverse Childhood Experiences

3:41 PM (0 minutes ago) Childhood Adversity and The Compassionate Christian Response Did you know adverse childhood experiences are very common, yet they are often unrecognized as contributors to poor physical and emotional well being across generations? This 8 week Bible based small group study held at Davis Community Church 412 C street, is designed to promote the well being of children and to decrease the adverse life long public health impact of trauma on the developing child. This is...

Child poverty declines even as disparities persist among the nation’s youngest children

Article by Katherine Paschall and Jessical Dym Bartlett in the publication ChildTrends. September 12. 2019 The most recent Census data show a small decrease in the poverty rate among the overall U.S. population, from 12.3 percent in 2017 to 11.8 percent in 2018. Poverty rates were highest among infants and toddlers (birth through age 2), Black and Hispanic young children, and young children living in single parent-headed households—particularly female-headed households—relative to children...

CLIENT AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Free Health Clinic in Sacramento in October

California CareForce provides completely free medical, vision, and dental care to anyone who shows up, regardless of income, employment, age, family size, or immigration status. They do not require insurance or ID to serve patients and all services are provided at absolutely no cost to the patients. This event will be held on October 25th and 26th in Sacramento at the Cal Expo . You can learn more information at Feel free to let your...

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