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RESOURCES FOR PROVIDERS on Trauma-Informed Care

Trauma-Informed Care resources from Relias: Training and resources to help organizations implement the trauma-informed care framework . The experience of trauma has widespread impact on the lives of those we serve, leading to or exacerbating mental illnesses, substance use, and physical health conditions. In a truly integrated whole health system of care, effectively treating behavioral and physical health conditions must involve addressing the impact of trauma. If you’re working towards...

Survey for ACEs Connection: Positive Childhood Experiences (PCEs), ACEs, and Health Outcomes

HOPE National Resource Center is performing a research study to better understand the relationship between positive childhood experiences (PCEs), ACEs, and health outcomes in adulthood. Please take 5-10 minutes to complete the following anonymous survey . With your help, the researchers hope to find a better way to combat ACEs and to support the development of children into resilient adults. Here’s a little bit more about the survey: This survey is sponsored by the HOPE National Resource...

Role of policy in addressing ACEs

Adversity in Early Childhood: The Role of Policy in Creating and Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences “provides new data on the prevalence of adverse events among children from birth through age 3. It reveals that 1 in 4 young children have already experienced adversity before age 4, with significant racial and geographic disparities. It concludes with policy recommendations for preventing, identifying, and mitigating the harmful effects of adversity, with an eye toward achieving racial...

SEPTEMBER IS SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH

SEPTEMBER IS SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH We can all help prevent suicide. Every year, the Suicide Prevention Lifeline and other mental health organizations and individuals across the U.S. and around the world raise awareness of suicide prevention during September, National Suicide Prevention Month. This year, more people than ever are struggling with mental health issues as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We need to come together to support each other during this challenging time. THE DATA A...

RESOURCES related to Fires and Restorative Justice book discussion

Current Fire Map , Evacuation Points, and Shelters Getting help: If you sustained losses from the Northern California fires in Lake, Monterey, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, or Yolo Counties, you can now apply for assistance. o To begin the process: 1) Apply online with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at www.disasterassistance.gov OR 2) Call 800-621-FEMA (3362) or 800-462-7585 (TTY). Please see the attachment for more information about evacuation points and...

Yolo Elections Office UPDATE

Yolo County Elections announces the proposed Voter Assistance Centers (VAC) and Ballot Drop-off Box (BDB) locations for the November 3rd, 2020 General Election. Yolo County will have 12 VACs and 12 BDBs spread out throughout each community for ease of accessibility. A map of the locations is available on our website here: https://www.yoloelections.org/voting/locations . VACs will be open beginning Saturday, October 31, 2020, through Monday, November 2, 2020, for a period of 8 hours each day.

Videos from Positive Parenting in English and Spanish

· 2020 Grads and Grief in a Pandemic : For high school seniors, COVID-19 has meant that important events like graduation or prom couldn't happen. Mental health experts say U.S. teens were experiencing alarming levels of anxiety and depression before COVID-19. Now, they say kids have increased feelings of loss. Parents should watch for signs their teen is struggling with depression, validate their child’s feelings of loss, and support them as they move to the next chapter. · Supportive...

WILDFIRE RESOURCES

· Yolo County Current Emergencies and Incidents · Sign up for Alerts · Air Quality Information · National Interagency Fire Center Map (the darker the dot, the more recent the fire) · CAL FIRE Map · CAL FIRE LNU Lightning Complex details

RESOURCE FOR PROVIDERS on Supporting families and child care providers; Adolescent health behaviors

· Supporting Families and Child Care Providers during the Pandemic with a Focus on Equity A new resource from Child Trends outlines the challenges facing families and child care providers disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, and offers potential strategies that state and local policymakers and administrators can use to address those challenges. For example, state and local policymakers should consider that job losses affect parents’ ability to pay for care and that, as a result, more...

RESOURCES FOR PROVIDERS on opioids and substance use disorder, sensory strategies for children, mental health, and disabilities

· Key Messages for Providers Related to Opioids and Substance Use Disorder The Mom and Baby Substance Exposure Initiative from Addiction Free CA has also written Key Messages for Providers in English and Spanish. Please scroll down to the bottom of the website to view these documents. · Calming the body before calming the mind: Sensory strategies for children affected by trauma This short article describes how understanding brain development can help inform approaches to working with...

WEBINARS on self-care, online teaching, Standards of Quality, VT Parent Child Center Network, State of Babies Yearbook, kids’ stress response

Resilience and Self-Care for Helping Professionals in Uncertain Times on 8/11 11am on August 11 Join Dr. Sam Himelstein, a Clinical Psychologist who specializes in resilience, mindfulness, and sustainable self-care strategies for this FREE and LIVE webinar from the Center for Adolescent Studies. Online Teaching Strategies: Tips and Guidance from the Field on 8/12 1-2pm on August 12 We are starting this school year with many questions. Will we teach students in classrooms? Or, will we engage...

Strategies to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in out-of-school time programs

New research highlights strategies that local YMCAs use to support diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in their programming; these strategies can inform other out-of-school time programs working to become more equitable. Strategies include offering DEI training, technical assistance, and coaching opportunities to staff; tailoring programming to focus on equity rather than equality; and more. Click HERE to view these strategies.

DATA RESOURCE: Safe & Sound's New Website on the Economic Impact of Abuse in California

Safe & Sound has developed an interactive website that details the rates of child abuse and the economic impact of abuse on California’s community, as well as the factors that both help to protect children and those that place them in greater risk. The information unveils the ongoing ills of child abuse underlying each community, and its impact on each of us. The data is viewable by county or region, downloadable, and is shareable. The Yolo County Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC)...

Yolo Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC) presentation to the Board of Supervisors

Counties throughout California have a child abuse prevention council (CAPC) charged with evaluating local data and identifying strategies to reduce child abuse and neglect. One of the underlying principles to CAPC’s work is that preventing child abuse is a much more effective intervention than trying to treat the lifelong effects of child abuse . On Tuesday, July 7, Tracy Fauver, the Chair of Yolo’s Child Abuse Prevention Council, provided the Yolo Board of Supervisors their annual report...

RESOURCES from Office of Child Abuse Prevention on racism and inequality

The consequences of system racism and inequalities are experienced at the individual, community, societal, and institutional levels. They impact short- and long-term health outcomes throughout the entire lifespan, contribute to inter-generational trauma, and disrupt and harm families. While overwhelming to address, change is possible and individuals, organizations, and systems can contribute to meaningful progress. The following links are starting points to begin understanding how we can all...

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