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Educate, Equip and Support parent training

We still have spots available! This training takes “the mad, sad, and scared” out of parenting a child with challenging behaviors or emotional disturbances. It empowers parents to become staunch allies for their kids, and prepares them to work with schools, child welfare, and/or probation. Please take a moment to identify parents who may benefit from this training and share this information with them. In partnership, Tessa Smith Family Partner/Outreach Specialist Mental Health Services...

Parent Handouts Now Available in Dari (thanks to Family Hui)

Please use this link to go to our Resources Center where you can find Understanding ACEs and Parenting to Prevent and Heal ACEs handouts in Dari as well as in English. Both flyers were made with generous support from Family Hui, a Program of Lead for Tomorrow . Family Hui has made both flyers available in Dari, which is the national language of Afghanistan, so that they will can be useful to more families (Spanish translations are coming). These flyers can be downloaded, distributed, and...

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Please see Empower Yolo's January article in the Davis Enterprise on Human Trafficking Awareness Month at: www.davisenterprise.com/ features/news-columns/empower- yolo-its-human-trafficking- awareness-month/ . Empower Yolo is participating in two awareness events this month; please join us: 1) California's Forgotten Children, Let their voices be heard - film screening - Tuesday, January 15, 2019 ; Yolo County Office of Education, 1280 Santa Anita Court, Woodland; 6-8 p.m. Please register...

Webstream on Community Trauma and Child Well-Being

January 31, 2019 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM PST Join NW Children's Foundation for a conversation about how childhood trauma is experienced not only individually but also collectively, requiring a more holistic approach to healing. The NWCF Forum, Community Trauma and Child Well-Being: Trauma-Informed Care and the Future of Healing , is Thursday, January 31 , at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. The event is sold out, but there is a webstream option available, with an on-demand...

2019 Starting & Growing Resilient Communities: Online & In Real Life (IRL) Webinar Series

ACEs Connection presents, "Starting & Growing Resilient Communities: Online & In Real Life (IRL)" , an interactive webinar training series focused on developing existing and potential online community managers and IRL ACEs champions. If you are not a current online community manager, please know that ALL are welcome. This series is dedicated to providing insight into creating sustainable and effective online & IRL ACEs intiatives. "Starting & Growing Resilient Communities:...

Film screening: California's Forgotten Children documentary

THIS IS A FILM SCREENING EVENT January 15, 2019 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m . Yolo County Office of Education 1280 Santa Anita Court Woodland, CA 95695 This event is FREE and open to educators, those who work with at-risk youth, and community members who wish to learn more about child sexual exploitation. Following the film, we will have a panel of experts To register please contact: Jennifer Davis at (530) 666-8372 or Jennifer.davis2@yolocounty.org Sponsored by the Yolo County District Attorney's...

Training for families of children who have emotional challenges

Educate, Equip and Support: Building Hope; A training for parents, grandparents and resource family members of children who have emotional challenges. . . This evidence-based parent training provides education on common emotional disturbances in children; Equips parents to work with Child Welfare, Probation, and Court systems; Empowers parents to be successful advocates navigating the Special Education (IEP) process on behalf of their child; Offers strategies for parenting, self-care and...

January Resilience Practice

Hi everyone! Happy New Year! To start off 2019's Resilience Practices, I wanted to share an eye-opening CNN article of a study done to assess loneliness. Please read the rest of the article here . The article highlights wisdom as the protective factor against loneliness. The 6 components of wisdom: - general knowledge of life - emotion management - empathy, compassion, altruism and a sense of fairness - insight - acceptance of divergent values - decisiveness -- the ability to make quick,...

Survey: Creating a Resilient Capital Region

Hi All, Happy New Year! We're excited to start 2019 with a new community survey that aims to gather input on climate change, housing, transportation, and other related issues. Survey responses will be used to inform ongoing regional planning efforts including the Capital Region Urban Heat Island Mitigation Project. We hope that you can take this survey as well as share it with your networks! The survey is available in English, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Arabic, Farsi,...

In ACEs Connection webinar, physicians talk trauma, offer tips for helping pediatric immigrant patients

Dr. Raul Gutierrez, a pediatrician in the San Francisco Bay Area, said he and his fellow clinicians see constant fear and its health consequences every single day among the largely immigrant and Latino population they serve. It’s all the result of anti-immigrant policies and the news cycle that feeds the fear. Dr. Raul Gutierrez “It is almost inescapable with the repercussions of immigration policy on the radio, television, social media and from friends and family,” Gutierrez told the 69...

Belongingness Can Protect Against Impact of Trauma, Study Suggests

A new study, published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, investigates the effects of belongingness on adult mental health, outcomes of childhood trauma, and risky alcohol use. The results of the study suggest a feeling of belonging in childhood may serve as a protective factor for difficulties with mental health and adverse outcomes of childhood trauma later in life. https://www.madinamerica.com/2 018/12/belongingness-can-prote ct-impact-trauma-study-suggests/

Yolo County has more abused children than state average [Daily Democrat]

By HEATHER KEMP | hkemp@dailydemocrat.com | PUBLISHED: December 12, 2018 at 8:03 am | UPDATED: December 12, 2018 at 11:10 am Children in Yolo County are experiencing abuse and neglect almost 5 percent more than average in California, according to a presentation given by the local Child Abuse Prevention Council. The presentation at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting served as an annual update and brought up some major concerns. Among them, the fact that the county has a rate of 12.3 per...

The debate over students with disabilities, suspensions and race [hechingerreport.org]

A look at raw numbers of who is most likely to be suspended from school indicates that black students and students with disabilities* are at the top of the list. For example, 23 percent of black students and 18 percent of students with disabilities were suspended from high school during 2011-12 school year, compared with fewer than 7 percent of white students overall. Combine the categories of black and disability with gender and the statistics are even more troubling. Almost 34 percent, or...

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