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REPORT: The Water of Systems Change from FSG

The Water of Systems Change, an FSG article, aims to clarify what it means to shift the conditions holding problems in place and provides an actionable model for those interested in creating systems change. Through defining the 6 conditions of systems change and highlighting organizations that are shifting systems, the article explores: How systemic conditions perpetuate inequity and reinforce racism, sexism, or ableism. The critical need for foundations to focus on changing relationships...

REPORT: State of Babies Yearbook

ZERO TO THREE and Child Trends has produced a first-of-its-kind publication to answer how the 12 million infants and toddlers are faring in the United States. The State of Babies Yearbook was developed as a part of Think Babies, an effort to make the potential of every baby a national priority. The State of Babies Yearbook set out to create a baseline understanding of how young children in this country are doing in three key domains: good health, strong families and positive early learning...

Mapping the Link between Life Expectancy and Educational Opportunity

A new interactive map from Child Trends allows users to explore the link between life expectancy and high school educational opportunity for teenagers in neighborhoods across the United States. Life expectancy varies dramatically across neighborhoods in the United States: While teenagers in neighborhoods with the longest life expectancies can expect to live to age 91, teenagers in neighborhoods with the lowest life expectancy should expect to live just to age 70, on average. Child Trends’...

REPORT: Advancing Frontline Employees of Color

Employers of frontline talent face an unprecedented opportunity to advance racial equity as a source of competitive advantage. The United States is experiencing dramatic demographic shifts, its workforce is becoming increasingly racially diverse and the nature of work is fundamentally changing due to automation. Approximately nine million of the country’s 24 million frontline employees—entry-level employees who engage closely with customers—are people of color who represent a reservoir of...

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- ...

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