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Resource: Guide for Early Childhood Development

Healthy development in the early years of life provides the building blocks for lifelong health, educational achievement, and responsible citizenship. What can we do during this incredibly important period to ensure that children have a strong foundation for future development? This guide explains how children develop in their earliest years, why that time period is so important, and the practical ways we can support early childhood development (ECD) and improve outcomes for children and...

Survey: Foster Youth Needs Assessment

Foster Youth Services Coordinating Programs must describe the area of greatest need defined by their community. The needs assessment helps guide program practice and is also a reflective tool each year to identify what is working and what needs restructuring. At this time, Yolo County Office of Education is asking for your input. We appreciate your collaboration and guidance in serving and meeting the needs of our youth and families. Please see below for survey link: https://forms.gle/...

Transgender and Nonbinary Teen support group

This group will take place on Wednesday evenings 7:00-8:30pm in downtown Davis starting in April. It will be a place for teens to support one another around identity, friendships, school, family support, amongst other concerns. Please see the attached flyer and feel free to pass along and share! We would love for any of your clients who could benefit to attend. Warmly, Kimberly --Kimberly Alston-Stepnitz, Psy.D. Clinical Psychologist / Gender Specialist Pronouns: She/Her/Hers 530-230-3438...

Activity Calendars for Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Month

The Children's Bureau has created activity calendars that parents, programs, and community partners can use to participate in National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April. Discover ways to plan and engage with families through events related to the protective factors into Child Abuse Prevention Month activities. Calendars are available in English and Spanish. https://www.childwelfare.gov/t opics/preventing/preventionmon th/spread-the-word/activity-calendars/ Other resources for National...

2019 Prevention Resource Guide from Children's Bureau

The 2019 Prevention Resource Guide is designed to help individuals and organizations in every community strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect. This year's theme, "Strong and Thriving Families," aligns with the 21st National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect. The Resource Guide focuses on protective factors that build on family strengths to foster healthy child and youth development. It can be used along with the Protective Factors in Practice scenarios and the activity...

Prevention: Teaching people how to create healthy families

PREVENTION: a key solution to reducing ACEs. Bringing Baby Home Training of Trainers, Sacramento, April 25-26, 2019 Building healthy families is key to reducing ACEs. Even the strongest relationships are strained during the transition to parenthood. Lack of sleep, never-ending housework and new fiscal concerns can lead to profound stress and a decline in marital satisfaction — all of which affect baby’s care. Not surprisingly, 67% of new parents experience conflict, disappointment and hurt...

Virtual Screening of Broken Places on March 21st & Registration for ACEs Connection Members!

Please join us on Thursday, March 21st for a special virtual screening of Broken Places , the latest U.S. documentary on early childhood trauma and resilience. The film will be offered via a private Vimeo link with passcode to all registered members of ACEs Connection, for free, accessible in the United States and internationally. REGISTER TODAY: To register, please visit : https://goo.gl/forms/apdoINwgtQmydEXK2 The viewing portal for the film will open on Vimeo at 6am EST and close at 11pm...

Upcoming webinars from Strategies 2.0

Strategies 2.0 is offering four workshops in the coming months. See the course descriptions below. For more information and to register, visit https://strategiesca.asentialms.com/catalog/ PROMOTING RESILIENCE USING A TWO GENERATION MODEL Friday, April 19, 2019 Guest Speaker: Todd Sosna, Ph.D., Management Consultant The 90-minute professional webinar, intended for family support professionals and systems leaders, will provide a compelling case for the merits of two-generation programs in...

OCAP Kids' Day at the Capitol- April 11th

You are invited to participate in the second annual "Kids' Day at the Capitol" event put on by the California Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP) on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at the California State Capitol. Family resource centers, nonprofit organizations, public agencies, child abuse prevention centers, healthcare providers, and others working to strengthen families are invited to host a booth with a child-friendly activity and resources for families and community members. Help us...

Family Resource Events: Teen & Parent Cafe; Preparing for your IEP

WarmLine Family Resource Center introduces two exciting events: Teen Talk & Parent Cafe Saturday, April 13th in Sacramento Preparing for your IEP Meeting Tuesday, April 23rd in Davis Please see the attached flyers for more information about Warmline's upcoming special education workshop being offered in Yolo County and their Teen Talk & Parent Cafe. If you have questions, please contact Brandy Tuzon Boyd at 916-455-9500 or Brandy@warmlinefrc.org

NEW: Updated Yolo Child and Family Initiatives spreadsheet

In an effort to help us know more about the great work that is happening in Yolo County and to increase opportunities for collaboration, please find an updated version of the spreadsheet of Yolo County child and family initiatives attached below. For this effort, initiatives are defined as multi-organization or agency collaboratives, meetings, or committees related to children and families in Yolo County. If you have any changes or additions to make for the next version, please email me.

Mardi Gras Fundraiser for Yolo County Children's Alliance.

Let the good times roll! WHEN: Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM WHERE: West Sacramento City Hall, Civic Center Galleria 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691 Yolo County Children's Alliance has been part of the Yolo County community for 17 years and counting! We have expanded our programs and offer safety net services throughout Yolo County. We hope that you will be able to take part in one or more of the many exciting events that we are offering this year an...

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