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Latina Mothers Experienced Jump in Preterm Births After 2016 Election [publichealth.berkeley.edu]

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 https://www.californiacareforce.org/patients/sacramento/ Feel free to let your...

Transition Age Youth (TAY) Conference in March 2020

TAYCON 2020 is the third annual Transition Age Youth (TAY) conference, which will be held on March 2nd and 3rd, 2020, in the City of Industry. This conference brings together transition age youth and professionals from across the state for collaboration and learning opportunities. This year’s conference theme is “Creating a Web Self-Sufficiency, Stability, and Support”. We selected this theme because, like superheroes, our youth overcome adversity to discover their potential. As with...

Foster & Homeless Legislative Training on 10/21 in Sac

Placer County Office of Education (COE) and Sacramento COE are hosting a Foster & Homeless Legislative Training on October 21, 2019 in Sacramento. Spaces are still available and the registration link is included in the attached flyer. Focus of Training: Learn about state and federal laws intended to improve educational opportunities, school stability, and academic/social outcomes for foster and homeless youth, from legal experts at the National Center for Youth Law. Target Audience: •...

New Research Analyzes State-Level Impact of USDA Proposal to End SNAP Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility [stateofobesity.org]

By The State of Obesity, September 8, 2019 A proposed rule from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that would eliminate the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)’s broad-based categorical eligibility (BBCE) would cause SNAP households in 39 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands to lose program eligibility, according to an impact assessment conducted by Mathematica. The analysis, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, finds that...

Moving Upstream: Improving Care and the Social Determinants of Health (Rishi Manchando, MD, MPH)

We invite you to join us for an exciting evening with Rishi Manchanda, MD, MPH for the George G. Snively Lectureship with the University of California, Davis Department of Family and Community Medicine. Moving Upstream: Improving Care and the Social Determinants of Health In this lecture, Dr. Manchanda will focus on an approach to improve care by addressing individual social needs while educating health care professionals about opportunities to improve community level social and structural...

Article: It Starts with the Kids

It Starts with the Kids by Tracy Fauver, Executive Director of Yolo County CASA Even in the very early grades, I noticed my kids had back to school radar. After all, there were a lot of clues. We always went shopping for new clothes to fit their rapidly growing bodies. Then there was the mail. Each day, as the school year was coming around, my girls would start to care ALOT about the mail. They knew class assignments were coming... and they wondered which teacher they would get, and which...

Nurturing relationships in childhood boost adult mental health, relationships

We're proud to announce major research that suggests that positive childhood experiences — such as supportive family interactions, caring relationships with friends, and connections in the community — are associated with reductions in chances of adult depression and poor mental health, and increases in the chances of having healthy relationships in adulthood. This association was true even among those with a history of adverse childhood experiences.

APA Sacramento Valley Speaker Series: Making Communities Stronger Through Housing Affordability – Focus on ADUs

DATE: Friday, September 27 TIME: 8.30-10.30am LOCATION: West Sacramento Community Center 1075 West Capitol Ave, West Sacramento Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are an innovative, affordable, and effective option for adding much-needed housing in California. How can communities encourage the development of ADUs? The American Institute of Architects California has developed a website to assist homeowners. Come learn about the new website, discuss real life challenges, and discover how local...

MOSAIC Children’s Museum Wine Grab on 9/28

Come enjoy the evening at Lawley Ranch in Woodland and support the MOSAIC Children's Museum. MOSAIC's fundraiser will include wine, food pairings, beer tasting, music, a great raffle, and a silent auction. Each attendee will go home with a wine glass with the MOSAIC logo as well as a "mystery" bottle of wine in a bag decorated by local children. If you are there, you will hear MOSAIC's exciting announcement, too. If you have questions or would like to purchase tickets, please contact Lynn...

WEBINAR: The Youth Thrive Survey on 9/18

The Youth Thrive Survey: Measuring and Advancing Well-being for Youth and Young Adults This webinar, on September 18, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET, will provide information about the Youth Thrive Survey, a valid instrument that measures the presence, strength, and growth of the Youth Thrive Protective and Promotive factors; which research literature has identified as integral to advancing healthy development and well-being for youth and young adults ages 12–26. Presenters from various organizations...

Hope’s Anchor’s 1st Annual Family Fun Day and Fundraiser on 9/22

Come enjoy a day of family fun in Woodland and support a good cause! Tickets on sale until 9/20! No tickets will be sold at the gate so purchase your tickets early. Please see the attached flyers for more information. Adult Ticket Includes - Entrance into event as well as lunch of Pork Tri-Tip sandwich, baked beans, cookie and bottled water. Child Ticket Includes - Entrance into the event as well as lunch of hot dog, chips, ice pop and Capri Sun. Infants 0-2 are free to attend the event. No...

The Cost of Darkness documentary screening on 10/10

Join The Culture C.O.-O.P. for a preview of a powerful documentary called the The Cost of Darkness. The movie will be screened at Second Baptist Church in Woodland, on October 10th from 6-8:30pm. A light dinner is served at 6pm, and childcare will be provided. The event is free but donations are welcome. Everyone is invited to attend. Please see the attached flyer for more information or visit the Culture Co-op here: http://www.cultureco-op.com/the-cost-of-darkness

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