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RESOURCES FOR PARENTS: Help Me Grow Developmental Screening events; Videos from Positive Parenting

* Help Me Grow FREE Virtual Developmental Screening event for families with children 0-5 This virtual event will take place Thursday, December 10th between 3pm-5pm on Zoom. We will have online screening tools. staff available to assist, and real-time answers to child development questions. Registration is required and we recommend you register ahead of time so we can schedule a staff member to assist you in your own private virtual “room”. Families can register at this link...


This is an overview of the 2011 -2017 Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) data from the California Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). Read the report here. This data report has been produced by the California Essentials for Childhood (EfC) Initiative, a project of the California Department of Public Health, Injury and Violence Prevention Branch (CDPH/IVPB) and the California Department of Social Services, Office of Child Abuse Prevention (CDSS/OCAP), in collaboration with...

SURVEY REQUEST FOR PROVIDERS: YCOE requests your input on children and youth experiencing homelessness by 11/6

Yolo County Office of Education (YCOE) is in the process of applying for the 2021-2024 federally funded Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) grant administered through the California Department of Education. The intent of the grant is to facilitate the identification, enrollment, attendance, and success in school for children and youth experiencing homelessness. In addition, the grant will help ensure children and youth experiencing homelessness have equal access to the same...

Greater Sacramento Community Network Information Session on 10/23

Information session at 9:00AM on Friday, October 23rd Want to know more about the Greater Sacramento Community Network ? Increase the health and well-being of their clients/patients by facilitating connections with network partners. Collaborate with other organizations serving the same clients to ensure those clients’ needs are met. Save staff time by making the referral and follow-up processes more efficient. Demonstrate impact by tracking the referrals and outcomes of services delivered.

RESOURCE FOR PROVIDERS: A Child Is a Child: A Snapshot of Children’s Health in California

To provide a snapshot of the health needs of our children, The Children’s Partnership developed a series of fact sheets as part of its “ A Child is a Child” campaign . This campaign unites a strong and diverse coalition of individuals and organizations to fight for the right of every child. Across issue areas, our shared resources, experiences and perspectives will help ensure a healthy and bright future for all children. The fact sheet series will discuss factors that contribute to...

RESOURCE FOR PROVIDERS: Conducting Successful Virtual Focus Groups

Virtual focus groups offer researchers a promising alternative to in-person data collection. A new Child Trends resource highlights potential benefits, considerations, and tips for conducting successful virtual focus groups. For example, running focus groups in virtual settings may reduce some key barriers to participation and increase participants’ comfort and safety in speaking up.


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 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 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: . 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...


· 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

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