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Your Help is Needed with the 2020 Census!

Please help make sure that as many Yolo County residents as possible complete the 2020 Census this April. Federal funding supports so many local programs and services for children, adults, seniors, and families based on the Census count. In the past, Yolo County has received about $60 million dollars of federal funding that is directly tied to data from the Census. Please help encourage people to complete the Census by explaining its importance and dispelling myths and concerns. Yolo County...

RESOURCE: Equity and the Social Determinants of Health from Strategies 2.0

Why do some individuals experience more positive health outcomes than others? The answer lies not only in genetics, personal choices, or luck, but rather a complex mix of factors within the circumstances of a person’s life. These factors, termed “social determinants of health (SDOH)” are defined as “conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks” (U.S.

RESOURCE: Building Community Resilience Toolkit- Volume 3

Based upon the framework for addressing Adverse Childhood and Community Experiences: The Building Community Resilience Model by Wendy Ellis and William Dietz (2017), Strategies 2.0's Building Community Resilience Toolkit Series is designed to guide family and community strengthening organizations in the necessary balance between ideas grounded in research and data with the community’s own lived experience and perceptions of adversity and assets. The tools provided in this Volume III can be...

RESOURCE: Adolescent Development Explained from US Department of Health and Human Services

This website examines the major developmental changes that occur in adolescence and provides suggestions on how parents and caring adults can support young people as they navigate through this critical period. It builds on The Teen Years Explained: A Guide to Healthy Adolescent Development - PDF ( https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/center-for-adolescent-health/_docs/TTYE-Guide.pdf ), the seminal report developed by the Center for Adolescent Health at the Johns Hopkins...

RESOURCE: Family Strengthening Research (FY2018) from US Department of Health and Human Services

This report describes the major research investments of our Division of Family Strengthening through Fiscal Year 2018. This division has primary responsibility for research and evaluation projects related to strengthening relationships within families, supporting fatherhood, nurturing children through their families, reducing teen pregnancy, supporting youth in their transition to adulthood, and preventing family violence. This report presents the research organized into six different...

RESOURCE: Protecting Children: Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect in Yolo County

An important way to protect children is to report any suspicions of child abuse and neglect to Child Welfare Services (CWS). Mandated reporters and community members can use Protecting Children: Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect to learn the warning signs of abuse and neglect and how to report suspected child abuse and neglect. YCCA prepared this document as a project of the Yolo County Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC) in collaboration with Yolo County CWS. If you suspect that a child...

Article: California unveils ACEs Aware initiative to screen for trauma

Will screening for adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in California be mandatory? No, but it’s recommended. Will there be training for physicians and staff on how to screen? Yes. Who will be reimbursed for screening patients in California? Physicians who serve patients in the state’s Medi-Cal program — for now. For more answers to these and other questions that surfaced during a Dec. 4 webinar introducing Californians to a new statewide initiative, read on. Come January 1, California will...

RESOURCES from Harvard Center on the Developing Child

In case you missed them, here are all of the resources that Harvard Center on the Developing Child released in 2019: Infographics: https:// developingchild.harvard.edu/ resourcecategory/infographics/ What are ACEs? And how do they relate to toxic stress? What is Epigenetics? And how does it relate to child development? What is executive function? And how does it relate to child development? What we can do about toxic stress: From surviving to coping to resilience Putting science into action:...

A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty

In 2015, Congress charged the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to identify strategies for a quick and significant reduction in child poverty. The resulting report, A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty , finds that many poverty-reducing programs, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit Program and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, promote babies’ healthy development. https://www.nap.edu/read/ 25246/chapter/2

Dr. Melissa Merrick Explains CDC's Vital Signs/ACEs Report

Dr. Melissa Merrick, president & CEO of Prevent Child Abuse America, provides four key takeaways from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest Vital Signs/ACEs report , of which she is the lead author. https://www.acesconnection. com/g/california-essentials- for-childhood-initiative/blog/ dr-melissa-merrick-explains- cdc-s-vital-signs-aces-report- prevent-child-abuse-america

Resource: Census Information from Yolo County

The Census takes place every 10 years and the goal is to count everyone. The Census is one of the main tools that the government uses to determine how much money states get in order to serve their residents. This includes things like funding Head Start/Early Head Start, MediCal, CalFresh, roads, schools, etc. Yolo County has put together a website with lots of information about the census: https://www.yolocounty.org/ general-government/general- government-departments/county- ...

RESOURCE: kidsdata.org

Kidsdata.org provides a tool for assessing community needs, setting priorities, tracking progress, preparing grant proposals, and making program and policy decisions. Users easily can find and customize more than 500 data measures of child health and well-being, sorted by topic, region, or demographic group. Data are available for every county, city, school district, and legislative district in California, and many measures include national comparisons. Kidsdata.org has compiled a...

New study finds positive childhood experiences are crucial for adult health

Ways to Counter the Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences: Groundbreaking research conducted in the 1990s found that the greater number of negative childhood experiences a person had, the more likely they were to experience poor health outcomes later in life such as heart disease, liver disease, and cancer. A new study published in the journal Child Abuse and Neglect has found that positive experiences, such as having a teacher who cares about them, can buffer against these negative...

RESOURCE: A Guide to Serve and Return: How Your Interaction with Children Can Build Brains

Young children develop in an environment of relationships. Responsive interactions between children and the people who care for them—also known as serve and return interactions—help children grow and reach their full potential. This guide from Harvard’s Center on the Developing Child explains what serve and return interactions are, why they're crucial for a child's development, and how to participate in them. Find the guide at ...

REPORT: Children Living in High-Poverty, Low-Opportunity Neighborhoods

Children Living in High-Poverty, Low-Opportunity Neighborhoods, a new KIDS COUNT® data snapshot was released this week by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Using the latest data available from the U.S. Census Bureau, the snapshot examines where concentrated poverty has worsened across the country, despite a long period of national economic expansion. While California has seen some improvement since the last snapshot was released in 2012, there are still more than 1.1 million children living in...

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