Resources/ Toolkits

Yolo County Child and Family Initiatives

In an effort to help us know more about the great work that is happening in Yolo County and to increase opportunities for collaboration, Natalie Audage of YCCA created a spreadsheet of Yolo County child and family initiatives. For this effort, initiatives are defined as multi-organization or agency collaboratives, meetings, or committees related to children and families in Yolo County. Natalie will revise this document on an ongoing basis. If you have any additions or changes, please let...

Yolo County Trauma and Resilience Network One Pager

Attached find a 2018 version of Yolo County community profile detailing information about your community ACEs initiative. This will be shared with CA legislators at the Trauma-Informed Policymaker Awareness Day on May 22nd in Sacramento. I attach it here as a PDF and a word document ready to print and share! I also have uploaded into 'Resources for Downloading' the same PDF, and an editable Word document so that you can update or otherwise improve it. If you have any questions, don't...

Yolo County Community Profile

CA communities and organizations from across the state shared information about their trauma informed and resilience building initiatives at the Child Adversity Policymaker Awareness Day on July 11, 2017 in Sacramento. The event, organized by 4CA ( California Campaign to Counter Childhood Adversity) , educated state legislators about the impacts of child adversity across the lifecourse and strategies for preventing ACEs, healing trauma and creating resilient communities. A series of twelve...

2016 Talk+Play=Connect Child Abuse Prevention Month Campaign from YCCA

Yolo County Children’s Alliance is excited to share our expanded 2016 Talk+Play=Connect Toolkit for Families for Child Abuse Prevention Month. In addition to all of the information and ideas about talking, playing, and connecting that we disseminated last year, we have included new information and tip sheets on Times to Connect . The toolkit is available in English, Spanish, and Russian, and can be found at www.yolokids.org/forfamilies/ What information is in the expanded Toolkit for...

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...

Empower Yolo and Center for Families Have Merged!

We have exciting news: Empower Yolo is now bigger and better than ever as we have merged with Center for Families so as to increase and improve reach of services in our community! A huge thank you goes out to everyone who has supported these two agencies in the past, we look forward to sharing more good news as we move through this first year as one agency.  The press release is attached. If you did not receive it by email, please consider joining our list serve. You can send a request...

Empower Yolo offers new Parent Support group for caregivers whose children have experienced sexual abuse

Flyer attached. Caregivers whose children have experienced sexual abuse may experience: -­‐conflict with family members or their spouse -­‐reminders of own abuse from childhood -­‐difficulty navigating legal and child welfare systems -­‐feelings of distrust, guilt, shame You are not alone.

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.

Could We Have a Revolution in the Lives of Teachers and Students?

Rebecca Pepper Sinkler- former editor of The New York Times Book Review and editor of SafeKidsStories shares the perspective of staff who attended a course given by the Institute for Family Professionals (IFP) , an organization based in Philadelphia that, since 2003, has provided training for professionals who work with children and families. Using recent research on brain theory and the effects of childhood trauma, IFP provides researched and proven best practices on topics such as...

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 2-Day Training Conducted by certified trainer Alison Hendricks, LCSW Another Choice Another Chance

January 13-14 th , 2016 Wednesday 9:00 am 5:00 pm & Thursday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Location: 75 Quinta Court, Suite D Sacramento CA 95823 Objectives for the initial 2-day TF-CBT training: Learn about TF-CBT as an evidence-based model to treat children exposed to trauma Learn how to implement the TF-CBT PRACTICE skills (Psychoeducation and Parenting Skills, Relaxation, Affect Expression and Modulation, Cognitive Coping and Processing, Trauma Narrative Development and...

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...

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