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September 2020

RESOURCES FOR PROVIDERS on ACEs; the link between early childhood experiences and health

Research Paper: Trends in Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in the United States This paper by David Finkelhor found that “overall, there appear to have been more historical and recent improvements in the burden of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) than deteriorations in the 20th and 21st centuries.” Results: “Available trend data on ACEs from the 20th century show multi-decade declines in parental death, parental illness, sibling death, and poverty, but multi-decade increases in...


Yolo County Office of Education is thrilled to have hired three AmeriCorps members, Shannon Feil, David Benitez, and Zahira Elmansoumi. See their wonderful bios attached! They are available to provide the following to foster youth ages 12-21: tutoring, life skills, financial literacy, college and career readiness, job skills, and mentoring. Services can be provided virtually or in-person practicing social distancing with masks. In addition, the members can connect youth to the Independent...

RESOURCES FOR CLIENTS on Tenant Relief Act; COVID-19 PSAs for kids

· Know Your Rights: California’s COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act of 2020: Please see the attached documents created by Legal Services of Northern California (LSNC) regarding tenant's rights under AB 3088. · Governor Newsom Unveils Partnership with Sesame Workshop for Back-to-School Public Service Announcements There are four new back-to-school PSAs from the Sesame Workshop featuring Elmo, Oscar, and Grover. The PSAs are available in English and Spanish, and are designed as resources to help kids...

RESOURCE: New CDPH COVID-19 Health Equity and Multilingual Resources Web Page

To make COVID-19 health equity-related information easier to find and use, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has created a new webpage to collect and organize vetted COVID-19 communication materials available in different languages as well as other materials for specific populations, such as older adults and tribal communities. Rather than serving as a comprehensive catalog of COVID-19 resources, this site aims to be an organized, targeted, and regularly updated collection of...

WEBINARS on race, suicide, remote learning for young children, addiction, nutrition

Same Family, Different Colors: Talking About Colorism and Skin Color Politics in the Family on 9/24 5:30pm on September 24 Colorism—the preference for or presumed superiority of people based on the color of their skin—is related to racism but can be more subtle and, for many of us, feels less familiar. Colorism, at once an interracial and intra-racial phenomenon, can be particularly devastating when perpetrated within racial groups, often within families. Join Embrace Race for a deep-dive...

RESOURCE FOR PROVIDERS: Conducting Successful Virtual Focus Groups

Virtual focus groups offer researchers a promising alternative to in-person data collection. A new Child Trends resource highlights potential benefits, considerations, and tips for conducting successful virtual focus groups. For example, running focus groups in virtual settings may reduce some key barriers to participation and increase participants’ comfort and safety in speaking up.

PARENTING RESOURCES: Webinar on nutrition, talking about wildfires, oral health, parenting videos

· Webinar on Nutrition o 1PM-2:30PM on October 2 o Join CalWorks for an Art of Parenting Webinar…Food is a key component to our wellbeing and the wellbeing of our children. Learn about healthy eating and ways to improve your diet and the diet of your child. o Webinar on Zoom: 88424218719?pwd= N1lHM1BDN0kwWEozakIrRHFOWUZWdz 09 o For more information contact: Martha (530) 574-7921. Please share the attached flyer! · Parenting Now!: Ways to talk to kids about...

Yolo County hires Sisson as health officer (The Enterprise)

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy Just two weeks after she resigned as Placer County’s health officer following that county’s termination of its COVID-19 health emergency, Dr. Aimee Sisson has been hired as Yolo County’s new health officer. Sisson fills the position vacated by Dr. Ron Chapman’s retirement earlier this summer. The Board of Supervisors is expected to appoint Sisson public health officer on Sept. 29 and she will assume office on Oct. 26. Read full article

Free Resilience Training for MediCal Providers

Dovetail Learning is offering resilience training for MediCal providers to increase provider resilience to mitigate the affects of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue that comes with doing the ACEs screening itself. We Are Resilient™ is a research based set of skills for providers and patients to become their most resilient self. Here is the link to register for Part 1 of 2 for a 90 minute training: We Are Resilient™ Training (free to medical providers) in October (date TBD) For a little...

ACEs & Trauma-Informed Pediatric Care in COVID-19 []

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Portal & Center for Child & Community Health Register now and be eligible for 5 hours of AMA Category 1 CME credit and ABP MOC Part 2 credit. Saturday, October 10, 2020 8am - 3:30 pm Recognizing & Addressing Childhood Trauma - Dayna Long MD Trauma-Informed Care Principles in COVID-19 - Saun-Toy Trotter MFT & Ken Epstein LCSW, PhD Patient Perspective - Jen Leland MFT & Joan Jeung MD Early Adopters Discuss...

WEBINARS on cross-cultural communication, ACEs, addiction, compassion fatigue, poverty, and child maltreatment

Building Skills for Cross Cultural Communication Part 2 on 9/23 (Part 1 is available any time here ) 3-4:30pm on Wednesday, September 23 Cultural competence is essential to achieve patient-centered or client-centered care. This workshop from the Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network will continue the work of enhancing skills and knowledge to work more effectively in a multicultural setting. Participants will explore stereotypes and enhance skills for interrupting bias. Sometimes...


Trauma-Informed Care resources from Relias: Training and resources to help organizations implement the trauma-informed care framework . The experience of trauma has widespread impact on the lives of those we serve, leading to or exacerbating mental illnesses, substance use, and physical health conditions. In a truly integrated whole health system of care, effectively treating behavioral and physical health conditions must involve addressing the impact of trauma. If you’re working towards...

Sesame Street in Communities Provides Support for Kids Impacted by Wildfires

To help you as you begin your recovery, we’ve developed “ Here for Each Other .” This family guide offers tips and activities to do with your child that offer comfort and assurance. We hope some of these ideas can help you create a warm and soothing environment that will allow both you and your child to look toward sunnier days to come. And remember, you are not alone. We are here for each other!

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