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Diverting the School to Prison Pipeline Through School Connectedness

What if the we could stifle the School to Prison Pipeline by simply creating a culture of belonging and inclusion in elementary school? The need for caring classrooms that promote a sense of connectedness and belonging is essential and must begin the day a child begins their educational experience. In many, not all, underserved communities, minority students are being taught by less experienced teachers who have emanated from culturally and economically incongruent backgrounds. Furthermore,...

Building Equity Through Trauma-Sensitive Schools

The Yolo County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) hosted two workshops this month with Dora Dome from Dora Dome Law to explore how trauma-sensitive schools can be a powerful equity-building tool. Dora Dome provided an overview of the 2013 AB 1729 Amendments, which were passed to support districts in reducing the use of exclusionary discipline for all students and minimize the disproportionate impact on students of color and other marginalized groups. Participants were able to discuss...

YFSN MEETING on 11/13: Yolo Family Strengthening Network

Yolo Family Strengthening Network will meet next week. DATE & TIME: Tuesday, November 13th at 9:30am-11:00am. LOCATION: Yolo County HHSA; Community Room-Gonzales Building; 25 N. Cottonwood St.; Woodland, CA 95695 At the meeting, Child Welfare Service’s Jennifer Edwards will present child maltreatment data, and we’ll also learn about Resilient Yolo’s Be the One campaign. AGENDA IS ATTACHED. Natalie Audage, MPH Child Abuse Prevention Coordinator Yolo County Children's Alliance | 600 A St.

New Davis Parent Support Group for Tweens/Teens Forming

Do you know someone who is navigating parenting their tween or teen alone? Do you hear them say sometimes that they feel like they have tried EVERYTHING to get their child on board to cooperate and make the right choices? This group will help other parents get support for their experiences, connecting with others who can relate, and learning specific parenting skills to help them become the best parent they can be. WHEN: This group happens every 3rd Saturday of each month, beginning November...

Diversion Can Help Us Reduce Youth Violence By Aligning Caseloads With Risk Factors [jjie.org]

Juvenile probation professionals know better than most the multitude and complexity of issues our justice-involved youth are facing, and what puts these young men and women at risk for violence. Get IN Chicago , as a youth violence prevention funder working to support the most effective and promising interventions in Chicago, wanted to better understand the youth probation population to inform quality service provision. Toward that end we commissioned Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago...

Greater Access to Education Reduces Rates of Incarceration [poverty.ucdavis.edu]

n the United States, poverty, incarceration, and race are linked in complex ways, with much evidence that poverty may be both a cause and a consequence of incarceration. Black men are disproportionately more likely than white men to be arrested and incarcerated, a racial gap that first emerged in the early 20th century. In a new study, I explore the historical role played in that gap by education. I find that black men fully exposed to an expansion of rural primary schools between 1913 and...

Third Annual Building a Resilient Yolo Conference, held Oct. 30th

My daughter and I just returned from the 3rd Annual 'Building a Resilient Yolo Conference' held at the Yolo County Office of Education. It was a powerful day packed with ACEs & resilience awareness, information and personal stories from Yolo County, introduction of the Yolo County "Be the One" campaign ( read about it here ) presented by Yolo County youth (including my daughter!), and a powerful keynote from Tia Martinez from the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights , who spoke from a...

Event: Student research discussing Sexual Harassment at Davis Senior High School

Jann Murray-Garcia, at Davis Enterprise columnist details a student research project on the stunning disconnect between what boys and girls at Davis High define as sexual harassment. An event discussing this research, "Sexual Harassment at Davis Senior High School," is Tuesday, Oct 30th at 7pm at the Discovery Christian Church office at 132 E Street, Suite 250. Light refreshments. Read her column here: ...

Resource: Supporting Families Impacted by Incarceration: A Dialogue With Experts

Supporting Families Impacted by Incarceration: A Dialogue With Experts CANTASD hosted a discussion among experts and practitioners in the field to discuss the impact of parental incarceration on children and families. The result was a 7-page report, Supporting Families Impacted by Incarceration: A Dialogue With Experts, that identifies needed resources and tools to support children and families impacted by incarceration, as well as the workforce. It also offers a practical framework of key...

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