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WEBINAR: Strengthening Families Webinar: Technical Assistance Clinic on 8/13

12-1pm on Thursday, August 13 In August, the Center for the study of Social Policy will use their regular monthly webinar time for a Strengthening Families Implementation Technical Assistance Clinic. Bring your questions about Strengthening Families. All questions are welcome, from the mundane to the philosophical—things you’ve been wondering about for a while and things that just came up. We will answer as many as we can! Whether you have questions or not, please come ready to share your...

Yolo Conflict Resolution Center (YCRC) services

All over the region, YCRC offers mediation and restorative justice conference services. Additionally we offer training on conflict resolution skills as well as trainings on how to be a mediator or RJ conference facilitator. We all must deal with conflict. It is a part of the human condition to encounter conflict, problems and challenges. If you, your family, your workplace etc., need help with a situation or want to build on your skills, consider one of the following YCRC program offerings:...

Strategies to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in out-of-school time programs

New research highlights strategies that local YMCAs use to support diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in their programming; these strategies can inform other out-of-school time programs working to become more equitable. Strategies include offering DEI training, technical assistance, and coaching opportunities to staff; tailoring programming to focus on equity rather than equality; and more. Click HERE to view these strategies.

2020 US CENSUS UPDATE: We have 3 months left…Let’s make sure everyone is counted!

According to the Children’s Movement, 63.9% of Californians have completed the 2020 Census as of July 27. Please complete the 2020 Census yourself and please encourage your clients to do so as well. Some additional information: The California Complete Count – Census 2020 Office estimates that for every person not counted, California could lose $1,000 a year for ten years. That would mean a total of $10,000 lost per person in funds over the next decade. During a time of unprecedented crisis...

WEBINARS on Raising Multiracial Children, COVID-19 and Native Americans, Racial Trauma Raising Multiracial Children from EmbraceRace

Raising Multiracial Children from EmbraceRace Part 1: Examining the Complexity of Multiracial Identity on 7/23 5:30pm on Thursday, July 23 Roughly one in seven U.S. infants (14%) are multiracial or multiethnic (Pew, 2017), but what does it mean to be multiracial? It’s complicated! During this first webinar of a two part series on raising multiracial kids, our guests break down some of the complexities of identifying with more than one race, including the pivotal role caregivers and families...

RESOURCE FOR PARENTS: Hard copies now available of Handling Your Child’s Challenging Behaviors at Every Age

In April, the Yolo County Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC) and Yolo County Children’s Alliance (YCCA) released Handling Your Child’s Challenging Behaviors at Every Age . This resource for parents and caregivers provides positive discipline tips and resources to handle challenging behaviors in babies, toddlers, preschoolers, school-age children, and teenagers. We were unable to hand out hard copies in April because of COVID-19. Now that Yolo County is allowing more services, please...

Educational presentation on youth opioid use for parents

CommuniCare Health Centers, Youth Opioid Response team, is hosting a virtual parent education night on youth opioid use and would like to invite as many community members as possible. There will be two English events on 8/4 (4:30pm and 6:30pm) and one Spanish (3pm) on 8/14. The event will cover what opioids are, ways they are used/misused, ways to talk to kids about them, and what to do if parents are concerned about a loved one or want to learn more. Registration is available at...

ONLINE SCREENING: CAREgivers film from August 1-8

We invite you to a FREE online tribute screening(s) of CAREgivers film from August 1-8 through our website as a way to honor our healthcare, EMT, and many other essential workers during the COVID epidemic. Given the suffering of so many people and the stigma that caregivers sometimes have about seeking emotional support, we hope you’ll spread the word about the film’s online availability with friends, family, and colleagues. Although produced before COVID, during what used to be called...

FREE TRAININGS from Strategies 2.0

Please visit https://strategiesca.inquisiqlms.com/catalog/ to enroll in one or more of the following free online trainings! Trauma-Informed Care: 8/12 & 9/3 Trauma-Informed Care: Spanish Discussion: 8/20 & 9/14 Case Management 101: 8/31 & 9/17 Self-Care: 8/25 & 9/16 Culturally Proficient Professional: 9/10 & 9/16 Reflective Supervision: 8/27 Introduction to Protective Factors: 7/29 & 8/6 Parental Resilience: 8/5 & 8/18 Social-Emotional Competence of Children: 8/17...

DATA RESOURCE: Safe & Sound's New Website on the Economic Impact of Abuse in California

Safe & Sound has developed an interactive website that details the rates of child abuse and the economic impact of abuse on California’s community, as well as the factors that both help to protect children and those that place them in greater risk. The information unveils the ongoing ills of child abuse underlying each community, and its impact on each of us. The data is viewable by county or region, downloadable, and is shareable. The Yolo County Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC)...

Resources for Parents and people working with youth

Center for Adolescent Studies publications 4 Tips To Practice Trauma-Informed Care with Youth 8 Principles for Teaching Mindfulness to Teens Videos for parents from Positive Parenting in English and Spanish Vaping, Teens, and COVID-19 : Scientists surveyed over 2,000 11th and 12th graders’ e-cigarette use and found that students who vaped were more susceptible to lung inflammation and respiratory symptoms. Fernando Holguin, MD, a pulmonologist from the University of Colorado School of...

RESOURCES FOR CLIENTS for free legal assistance and on self-care

· Free legal assistance: Voluntary Legal Services Program of Northern California is a volunteer-based “pro bono” legal aid program that provides free assistance with civil and legal matters to low income clients living in the Sacramento region (Yolo, Sacramento, San Joaquin, El Dorado and Placer counties). Voluntary Legal Services Program is still open and is accepting calls regarding unemployment insurance benefits, bankruptcy and debt collection defense, guardianship and conservatorship,...

OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUTH: Recruitment for Youth Innovation Lab virtual event in mid-August

Message from Tessa Smith, Family Partner/Outreach Specialist II with Yolo County HHSA: Earlier this year, Yolo County was preparing to join Sac and Solano counties in hosting a Youth Innovation Lab sponsored by the Mental Health Oversight and Accountability Commission’s Youth Innovation Project Committee. Due to Covid-19, the event was canceled. Like so many events, we are now proceeding with this important endeavor using a virtual platform for engagement. In the spirit of “Nothing about us,...

A Resolution Denouncing Racism and White Supremacy, and Supporting Equity, Wellbeing and the Safety of Black People and #BlackLivesMatter

WHEREA S , since our nation ' s inception , institutional and structural racism and injustice , namely the ma li gnancy and toxicity that i s white suprem acy , ha ve led to deepening racial disparities across all sectors of society and have lasting negative consequences for our communities , cities , and nation , robbing countless lives and futures of people of color in the process ; and WHERE AS , hist o rically , when Black people have fought for a more democratic society , the lives of...

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