Webinar: Leveraging Advances in Science to Achieve Breakthrough Impacts at Scale for Young Children Facing Adversity

DATE: Thursday, February 21, 2019 TIME: 11:00-11:45am Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D., Director of the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, will address how new science is changing how we think about early childhood adversity and resilience – and how early experiences affect lifelong health and development. He will emphasize the need to address (and measure) individual differences in response to adversity and to intervention in very young children. He will also show how we can move...

Belongingness Can Protect Against Impact of Trauma, Study Suggests

A new study, published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, investigates the effects of belongingness on adult mental health, outcomes of childhood trauma, and risky alcohol use. The results of the study suggest a feeling of belonging in childhood may serve as a protective factor for difficulties with mental health and adverse outcomes of childhood trauma later in life. 018/12/belongingness-can-prote ct-impact-trauma-study-suggests/

Pediatric, Child, and Adult CPR & First Aid

Foster & Kinship Care education class with Certified Red Cross Instructors Antonio Acosta & Mike Smith Saturday, Jan. 19 th , 2019 RSVP Required as we are limited to 15 participants -Please Email Cherie if you want a seat. Two Yr. Red Cross Certification (Pediatric, Child & Adult) and First Aid Cards are Issued CPR starts at 9:00 am sharp & First Aid at Noon - Generally 3:30 or 4:00 pm Location: Woodland Community College – Building 100, Room 101

Basic Mediation Skills Training

Whether you want the skills to be a YCRC mediator or are looking to sharpen your communication skills for work, our 33-hour training is an opportunity to learn, practice, and receive feedback on different techniques for addressing conflict. This training includes lectures, discussions, communication skills exercises, and mediation process role-plays. For further details on this training and to download our application form, please visit d.html on our website.

Bringing Trauma-Informed Yoga into Mental Health Clinical Practice

PESI, which does continuing education seminars, conferences, in-house training, webcasts and products for mental health professionals, is offering a trauma informed yoga information for mental health practitioners in our area. When: Monday, January 16, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where: CROWNE PLAZA SACRAMENTO NORTHEAST, 5321 DATE AVENUE SACRAMENTO,CA 95841 Cost: $219.99 Single Registration $199.99 Single Registration Advance Price (ends 12/27/2016) $199.99 2+ Group Rate: per person For more...

Nurturing Your Resilience Network Celebration was very festive

Thank you to all who attended our Nurturing Celebration on Thursday 12/8/16. There was relaxing & rejuvenating yoga, lots of great drinks and food (including a wonderful chocolate fountain) and, most important, plenty of time to visit and share with friends. Special THANKS go out to: Lindsey for leading us in a wonderful yoga class. If you're in Woodland be sure to check out her new studio @ 1059 Court St, Suite 119 or on the web at Tracy for hosting the event...

Sacramento Minority Youth Violence Prevention (SMYVP) Collective

Health Education Council's 25th Anniversary Celebration 2016 marks HEC's 25th year of promoting health and prioritizing prevention throughout underserved communities. Help us celebrate by joining us for our 25th Anniversary Celebration! Thursday, October 13th 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm Yolo Brewing Company Guests will enjoy farm-fresh food, local libations and live music all while making it possible for the Health Education Council to continue to improve the health and vitality of underserved...

Yoga for Children - starts next week

There are still a few slots remaining for children 4-10 years of age to participate in a 6 week yoga & art program designed especially for them! The classes are Wednesdays, September 14th - October 19th from 3:00 to 4:00pm at Akasha in Davis. The details can be found here: https://clients.mindbody id=9553 .

Restoring the Body: Yoga, EMDR, and Treating Trauma - Bessel van der Kolk

THIS IS A GREAT PODCAST! I had a couple of "ah-hah" moments about my own healing and some possible things to prioritize here in Yolo county. Well worth a listen!! Human memory is a sensory experience, says psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk. Through his longtime research and innovation in trauma treatment, he shares what he's learning about how bodywork like yoga or eye movement therapy can restore a sense of goodness and safety. What hes learning speaks to a resilience we can all cultivate in...

Four free webinars from Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR)

Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR) is offering four free webinars from January 12-20th on When Terrible Things Happen: Helping yourself and your community address trauma and build resilience.  https://carolynyoder.leadpages...webinar-information/   These webinars offer: Insights that will help you keep going when the going gets tough. Knowledge and skills of a trauma-informed lens to increase the impact you and your organization have.

Mindfulness: Helping Youth Learn to Feel Emotions and Choose Their Behavior

photo by JOE GUSZKOWSKI Holistic Life Foundation instructors Michelle Lee (left) and Jazmine Blackwell lead students through an exercise during an after-school yoga and meditation program at Lillie May Carroll Jackson Charter School. The instructors told the girls to pull the "weight of the room" toward them and push it back away from them. Neuroscience has revealed in recent years that trauma resulting from adverse childhood events can actually change the brain — for the worse...