Parenting & Family

Fact Sheet on Family Mental Health Services from CBFS and YCCA

Stanford Youth Solutions has launched their new fact sheet about the Community Based Family mental health services (CBFS) that they and Yolo County Children's Alliance (YCCA) will be offering within Yolo county. Please see the attached flyer for more information, including how youth and families can request services. For more information on the CBFS Program, please contact the CBFS Program Director at 916.344.0199.

Now Enrolling Families; Children’s Home Society of CA and the Alternative Payment Program (APP)

Children’s Home Society of California (CHS) is currently enrolling eligible families for assistance with child care payments in the Alternative Payment Program (APP). Attached are flyers in Spanish and English, and a cover letter for agencies requesting that the flyers be distributed to families who are eligible for subsidized child care services. If you have questions, please contact Ann Panzica, Program Manager, at 530.723.5226 or AnnP@chs-ca.org .

WEBINAR: Preventing Child Neglect by Building Protective Factors on 2/14

Join Strengthening Families for a webinar on Thursday, February 14, 12-1pm. Explore ways that it is "Everyone's Responsibility" to help prevent child neglect and how building protective factors at all levels of the social ecology can be an effective strategy to prevent child neglect. The session will include segments from one of the training sequences from the National Alliance of Children's Trust and Prevention Funds' new four-part training, "Let's Talk About . . . Preventing Child...

Warmline Family Resource Center (Davis event on 3/9)

WarmLine provides free support, training and consultation to families of children with disabilities birth to age 26 in 26 counties of Northern California. Warmline can help parents learn what their rights are, brainstorm options and help find appropriate resources. Attached are WarmLine's activity calendars for February and March in both English and Spanish. Please note that the Music to Grow on Event is at the Yolo County Library in Davis on March 9. The February 2018 e-newsletters will be...

New Book from Be Strong Families

Living the Protective Factors: How We Keep Our Children Safe and Families Strong This book offers 57 ways for parents to live the protective factors. There are descriptions, questions for reflection and discussion, and activities. These ways spark creativity, are food for thought, and a source of guidance and support when we're feeling stuck as parents. To order: https://www.bestrongfamilies.o rg/products/living-the-protect ive-factors-how- we-keep-our-children-safe-and- families-strong

Tip Sheet: Help Kids Identify and Report Child Abuse and Neglect

New Kid-Friendly Tip Sheet Now Available from Child Welfare Information Gateway Many children and youth may not know what to do if they or a friend are being abused or neglected. This new tip sheet< https://lists.icfwebserv ices.com/t/420738/3948237/ 44276/2/ > helps kids recognize and respond to the signs of child abuse and neglect. How You Can Help Someone Who Is Being Abused or Neglected< https://lists.icfweb services.com/t/420738/3948237/ 44276/4/ > provides age-appropriate...

Educate, Equip and Support parent training

We still have spots available! This training takes “the mad, sad, and scared” out of parenting a child with challenging behaviors or emotional disturbances. It empowers parents to become staunch allies for their kids, and prepares them to work with schools, child welfare, and/or probation. Please take a moment to identify parents who may benefit from this training and share this information with them. In partnership, Tessa Smith Family Partner/Outreach Specialist Mental Health Services...

Parent Handouts Now Available in Dari (thanks to Family Hui)

Please use this link to go to our Resources Center where you can find Understanding ACEs and Parenting to Prevent and Heal ACEs handouts in Dari as well as in English. Both flyers were made with generous support from Family Hui, a Program of Lead for Tomorrow . Family Hui has made both flyers available in Dari, which is the national language of Afghanistan, so that they will can be useful to more families (Spanish translations are coming). These flyers can be downloaded, distributed, and...

Training for families of children who have emotional challenges

Educate, Equip and Support: Building Hope; A training for parents, grandparents and resource family members of children who have emotional challenges. . . This evidence-based parent training provides education on common emotional disturbances in children; Equips parents to work with Child Welfare, Probation, and Court systems; Empowers parents to be successful advocates navigating the Special Education (IEP) process on behalf of their child; Offers strategies for parenting, self-care and...

Attachment, Loss, Grief and the Holidays - Building Resiliency

Foster & Kinship Care education class Thursday Evening, Dec. 20 th , 2018 – 6:30 to 9:30 pm Resilience is a Strength to Overcome Early Adversity. This workshop will be presented by Debra Wiegel, Marriage Family Therapist with 25 years’ experience working with foster and adoptive families. Date: Dec. 20 th , 2018 - Thursday Evening Time: 6:30 to 9:30 pm Location: At the College: 2300 E. Gibson Rd., Woodland – Room 101 With the holiday season upon us, over and over we hear advertisements...

Birth Families, Addiction, Recovery & Re-Establishing & Maintaining Relationships class

Foster & Kinship Care education class Tuesday Evening, Dec. 18 th , 2018 – 6:30 to 9:30 pm Presented by Rebekah Couch , Birth Parent in Recovery, Member of the CA Child Welfare Council, and Recognized Statewide Trainer Date: Dec. 18 th , 2018 – Tuesday Evening Time: 6:30 to 9:30 pm Location: At the College: 2300 E. Gibson Rd., Woodland – Room 101 Research shares that for children who have experienced foster care, their best outcomes occur when birth, foster and kinship families hold a...

Kids' Day at the Capitol! Save the Date!

The Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP) is proud to be partnering with The Child Abuse Prevention Center to host Kids' Day at the Capitol on April 11, 2019 ! This will be a fun-filled, educational event with balloon artists, face painting, and resources for parents and caregivers. Please see the attachment or visit https://www.cdss.ca.gov/infore sources/OCAP/CAP-Month for more information. Also presenting the 1st Annual Child Abuse Prevention Month: Kids' Art Contest. The Contest is open...

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