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April "Shower for the Shelter"

Join the "Friends of Empower Yolo" for an April "Shower for the Shelter" in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and Child Abuse Prevention Month In 2020, Empower Yolo advocates served 119 survivors of sexual assault, 60 were children. 272 domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking survivors (of which 76 were children) received shelter or transitional housing for 15,331 bed nights in 2020. Empower Yolo continues to provide survivors of abuse a place to turn to...

Workshops for Caregivers

Foster & Kinship Care Education is presenting a new parenting series with classes offered once a month, starting tomorrow morning at 10:30am. Please pass this along to any parent who you believe would benefit from these trainings. The focus will be on children who have experienced trauma and, of course, on children in foster care. The information will be valuable to any parent. Please see the attached flyers for more information.

New Toolkit Helps Communities Address Trauma to Shape Their Own Neighborhoods [nextcity.org]

Seven years ago, trying to recover from the death of her daughter, Brenda Mosley was introduced to the concept of trauma-informed care. “I was in a state of grief, darkness and despair,” she says. Then she began a three-year, trauma-informed program offered by an organization in her neighborhood of Kensington, Philadelphia, the New Kensington Community Development Corporation (NKCDC). “It was 10 women and we were introduced to all the models of trauma-informed care,” Mosley recalls. “I was...

NAMI Yolo County is hiring a new Executive Director

NAMI Yolo County is hiring a new Executive Director . The Executive Director will partner with a reinvigorated Board and a dedicated group of volunteers to fulfill the organization’s programs, which include education and support classes, a helpline, and advocating for mental health in the County. Responsibilities include Administration; Planning; Budget and Finance; Program Management; Community Representation and Outreach; Board, Staff, and Volunteer Relations. The salary range is $65-$75K,...

California's COVID-19 Rent Relief Program

(Yolo County, CA) - On March 15, 2021 the state launched California COVID-19 Rent Relief Program where income-eligible residents and landlords in Yolo County who need financial assistance for past or future rent and utilities will be able to apply for financial help at: Housingiskey.com . Governor Newsom signed SB91, establishing the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Program, allocating $2.6 billion in federal rent assistance. Yolo County received $13.6 million in federal rental assistance funds,...

April is child abuse prevention month

Dear Yolo County CASA Supporters, April is child abuse prevention month and this year is especially important. Schools are often a safe haven for foster children. After all, when their lives become quickly unfamiliar with new family members, foods, and traditions, school is often the place that stays the same. It also used to be a place where about a fifth of child abuse and neglect cases were reported to child protective services. When the pandemic hit and schools closed, we were concerned…...

Seeking Children's Mental Health Policy Specialist/Advocate

United Parents is seeking a Children's Mental Health Policy Specialist/Advocate who resides in or in close proximity to Sacramento (travel to meetings will be required). We are looking for candidates who have a strong background in California Mental Health Policy and also has experience working with parents/caregivers who have children with mental health needs. Please check out our job description here: https://www.unitedparents.org/...h-policy-specialist/ or on the attached document. Send...

New website- Strong Families Yolo

We all want Yolo children and youth to be safe, but it’s sometimes hard to know how to prevent child abuse and neglect. Strong Families Yolo is a new website that encourages everyone to play a part in caring for Yolo children and strengthening Yolo families. Whatever our role in the community – friend, educator, business owner, parent, person of faith – there are ways we can support children and families in Yolo County. The website also has resources for parents and youth. There are...

Foster and Homeless Education collaborative meeting 4/12

Our Foster and Homeless Education Services program hosts an open or closed monthly Foster and Homeless Education Services Collaborative. The purpose of the collaborative is to increase collaboration and communicatio n while providing relevant information to support youth experiencing homelessness and youth in foster care. Our goal is to share community resources, provide updates, facilitate training, and create a space for professional development. During the open meetings, we welcome...

Special Web Event for CA Students "How I Can Turn My Pain Into Power"

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to be really good at dealing with challenges and then others will struggle and shut down with the same challenge? What is the difference between them? It's RESILIENCE ! So is that something that you are just born with or do you think we can learn to be resilient? Come listen to Christian Moore, best selling author of The Resilience Breakthrough, a world famous expert on FEAR and FAILURE, as he answers this question and shares his secret to how you...

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