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2019/20 Prevention Resource Guide

Bonnie Berman ·
Download your free copy of the 2019/2020 Prevention Resource Guide today! Find strategies to strengthen families by promoting key protective factors that prevent child abuse and neglect. Use the guide year-round and share it with schools, after-school programs, community and sports centers, tutoring programs, and with anyone who works with children and youth. Here's what's inside: Examples of protective factors that strengthen families and prevent child maltreatment State examples of...
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2019 Prevention Resource Guide from Children's Bureau

Bonnie Berman ·
The 2019 Prevention Resource Guide is designed to help individuals and organizations in every community strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect. This year's theme, "Strong and Thriving Families," aligns with the 21st National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect. The Resource Guide focuses on protective factors that build on family strengths to foster healthy child and youth development. It can be used along with the Protective Factors in Practice scenarios and the activity...
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4-12-15 Free Childhood Trauma Conference in Davis, CA

Andrea W. Ransdell ·
Please share this flyer and forward it to others:  You are cordially invited to attend the 21st Annual Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Conference, on Sunday April 12, 2015, from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm at the Veterans Memorial Center, 203 E 14th...
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Cherokee Point Youth Leaders learn about Child Abuse Prevention month

Jennifer Hossler ·
Read below about what Cherokee Point, San Diego Youth Leaders are doing. Something to strive for to engage our youth voices in Yolo County? Some days at work are better than others. Yesterday was one of the best days I've had in awhile! I had the chance to speak to a small group of youth leaders from Cherokee Point Elementary School on Wednesday. As a representative of the Chadwick Center for Children & Families, I came to talk with them about Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) month, which is...
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Child Abuse Prevention Month; Wear Blue!

Bonnie Berman ·
April is here and it’s officially Child Abuse Prevention Month! We are so excited to see what amazing things are planned throughout the month to celebrate children and families! Tell us about your CAP Month activities and share photos by emailing OCAP@dss.ca.gov , and we will highlight them on our website at the end of April! Reminder: Throughout the month of April, we ask that everyone wear blue, take photos, and post to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with #PassthePinwheel , #WearBlue4Kids...
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Activity Calendars for Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Month

Bonnie Berman ·
The Children's Bureau has created activity calendars that parents, programs, and community partners can use to participate in National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April. Discover ways to plan and engage with families through events related to the protective factors into Child Abuse Prevention Month activities. Calendars are available in English and Spanish. https://www.childwelfare.gov/t opics/preventing/preventionmon th/spread-the-word/activity-calendars/ Other resources for National...
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April 5 conference program

Save The Date!   Saturday April 5, 2014   Twentieth Anniversary Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Conference   9:00 am to 5:00 pm Veterans' Memorial Center 203 E 14th Street, Davis CA 95616 Conference is free -- no cost, no registration....
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2015 "Toolkit for Families" from the Yolo Family Strengthening Network

APRIL is National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month and to recognize this, the Yolo Family Strengthening Network is excited to share our 2015 Toolkit for Families! This year's Child Abuse Prevention Month theme is the following: Talk + Play =...
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ARTICLE by Yolo County Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC)

Bonnie Berman ·
Commentary: Support children and families in Davis Enterprise During this extraordinary time, the Yolo County Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC) recognizes that now, more than ever, we need concrete ways to support Yolo children and families. Please read the full article to learn about some of the ways the CAPC recommends supporting children and families in Yolo County.
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Belongingness Can Protect Against Impact of Trauma, Study Suggests

Bonnie Berman ·
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. https://www.madinamerica.com/2 018/12/belongingness-can-prote ct-impact-trauma-study-suggests/
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Capital Learning Community meetings

Bonnie Berman ·
June 20, 12-3pm: Building Community Trust for Programs Learning Community participants will share with speakers promising programs and best practices to help mitigate the increased fear and anxiety among immigrant families. The Learning Community Session will begin with a panel of speakers involved in better understanding the growing issue and impacts of anti-immigrant climate in our communities. June 24, 1-4pm: County Collaborations to End Child Abuse Prevention and child welfare leaders...
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Dr. Melissa Merrick Explains CDC's Vital Signs/ACEs Report

Bonnie Berman ·
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
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Empower Yolo: Support survivors and families in need during COVID-19

Bonnie Berman ·
- In these trying times you can make a difference - We hope you and your families are healthy and safe. We know that each day brings a new challenge for the community. Empower Yolo's services are considered essential and we remain open during regular office hours to provide services for the community. Empower Yolo's clients have urgent needs, and we need your support now more than ever . Please see how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting Empower Yolo and the clients that we serve: 1)...
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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Bonnie Berman ·
Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM) is a movement to help raise awareness about teen dating violence. Abuse in teen relationships is a national problem affecting youths in every community crossing all racial, gender and socioeconomic backgrounds; see www.loveisrespect.org . Dating violence is more common than people think. One in three adolescents in the U.S. will experience physical, sexual or emotional abuse by someone they are in a relationship with before they become adults, a...
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Free Mandated Child Abuse Reporting Training

Bonnie Berman ·
The CAP Center is currently offering three free and open to the public Mandated Child Abuse Reporting Training sessions this year. This workshop teaches mandated reporters their legal responsibilities to report known or suspected child abuse and neglect in California, how to recognize indicators (red flags) of the different types of abuse and neglect, and how to make a Suspected Child Abuse Report. This training is for participants who work with children and/or families. Mark your calendar...
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Yolo Family Strengthening Network (YFSN) meeting

Bonnie Berman ·
Attached please find the YFSN agenda for our upcoming meeting next Tuesday, May 29, 9:30-11am. The meeting will be held in the following location: Yolo County HHSA Community Room-Gonzales Building 25 N. Cottonwood St. Woodland, CA 95695 We'll have 2 wonderful presentations: * Anna Sutton will talk to us about Maternal Mental Health efforts in Yolo County. * Lynn Arner, Joyce Lee, and Lana Magness from Quality Counts will tell us about Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework...
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Ritual Abuse and Mind Control: History and Scope

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Symposium: Thriving through the Inevitable Impact of Trauma-Fresno 9/16

Bonnie Berman ·
The Coalition for Victims of Child Abuse, in collaboration with the CAP Center and OES, will be hosting a symposium in Fresno on September 16, 2019. Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, from The Trauma Stewardship Institute, and Gabriella Grant, MA, from the California Center of Excellence for Trauma Informed Care, will speak on Thriving through the Inevitable Impact of Trauma. The focus will be on developing support for leaders and advocates that work in child victim services. For more information, or...
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The Economics of Child Abuse: A Study of California

Jenny Pearlman ·
While the impact of maltreatment on a child and their family is devastating, child maltreatment also has serious effects far beyond those for the victim. Maltreatment results in ongoing costs to taxpayers, institutions, businesses, and society at large. Local communities bear the brunt of these costs in the form of medical, educational, and judicial costs, though more tragic signs are seen in homelessness, addiction, and teen pregnancy. To create a concrete understanding of the widespread...
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The New Child Maltreatment Report Is Now Available

Bonnie Berman ·
The Child Maltreatment Report 2018 is the most recent collection of child maltreatment data from across the country. Since 1991, this important resource breaks down the data at the national and state levels and shows trends in data. https://www.acf.hhs.gov/ cb/resource/child- maltreatment-2018 Here are the key findings from the 2018 report: The national rounded number of children who received a child protective services investigation response or alternative response increased 8.4 percent,...
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Tip Sheet: Help Kids Identify and Report Child Abuse and Neglect

Bonnie Berman ·
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...
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Tools on Knowledge of Parenting & Child Development: A Protective Factor

Bonnie Berman ·
Action Brief on Knowledge of Parenting & Child Development: A Protective Factor Enhanced knowledge of parenting strategies and child development is especially important as a protective factor against child abuse and neglect. Understanding what children can and cannot reasonably do at various developmental stages, and being able to effectively respond to and guide appropriate behavior, can decrease the likelihood of unrealistic expectations and frustration and reduce child maltreatment...
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FREE updated Mandated Reporter training

Bonnie Berman ·
The Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP) has funded a re-design of its online Mandated Reporter Training for mandated reporters of child maltreatment. The FREE updated Mandated Reporter training will be available online so that mandated reporters may understand their responsibilities. Modules for the general public, school personnel, childcare providers, medical professionals, mental health professionals, law enforcement and clergy are also being updated and will be available soon. Please...
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Handling Your Child’s Challenging Behaviors at Every Age: New Parenting Guide from Yolo Child Abuse Prevention Council/Yolo County Children's Alliance

Natalie Audage ·
The Yolo County Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC) and Yolo County Children’s Alliance (YCCA) are excited to share our new parenting guide: Handling Your Child’s Challenging Behaviors at Every Age. This resource for parents and caregivers provides positive discipline tips and resources to handle challenging behaviors in babies, toddlers, preschoolers, school-age children, and teenagers. Each age group page has: tips on how parents can connect with their child, some common challenging...
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How to Report Suspected Child Maltreatment

Bonnie Berman ·
There are ways you can help if you suspect or know that a child is being abused or neglected. If you or someone else is in immediate and serious danger, you should call 911. National and local resources are available to provide assistance and information about reporting suspected maltreatment. For more information, please visit this link from Child Welfare Information Gateway. https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/responding/reporting/how/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
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Nadine Burke Harris: How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime [16 min]

 From TED Talks: Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse...
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National Child Abuse Prevention Month website

Bonnie Berman ·
The National Child Abuse Prevention Month (NCAPM) website is now live! Check it out and get started planning your April activities. https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/preventing/preventionmonth/
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New study finds positive childhood experiences are crucial for adult health

Bonnie Berman ·
Ways to Counter the Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences: Groundbreaking research conducted in the 1990s found that the greater number of negative childhood experiences a person had, the more likely they were to experience poor health outcomes later in life such as heart disease, liver disease, and cancer. A new study published in the journal Child Abuse and Neglect has found that positive experiences, such as having a teacher who cares about them, can buffer against these negative...
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NY Times article on talking to children about their bodies

Bonnie Berman ·
Give Your Child the Tools to Recognize Sexual Abuse: Talk to kids about their bodies and empower them to speak out. https://parenting.nytimes.com/ childrens-health/prevent- child-sexual-abuse
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OCAP Kids' Day at the Capitol- April 11th

Bonnie Berman ·
You are invited to participate in the second annual "Kids' Day at the Capitol" event put on by the California Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP) on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at the California State Capitol. Family resource centers, nonprofit organizations, public agencies, child abuse prevention centers, healthcare providers, and others working to strengthen families are invited to host a booth with a child-friendly activity and resources for families and community members. Help us...
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Online Mandated Reporter Child Abuse and Neglect Training

Bonnie Berman ·
The purpose of the training is for professionals who have contact with children in their professions to be informed about what mandated reporting means, what their duties are as a mandated reporter, and how to identify potential signs of abuse and neglect. Professionals should take the training to: Understand their role as a mandated reporter. Understand how this affects their daily activities within their professional environment and duties. Understand the Mandated Reporter law. PLEASE...
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Resilient Yolo Supporting #Wear Blue!

Bonnie Berman ·
In Honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month some members of Resilient Yolo and Yolo County CASA wore blue!
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WEBINAR: Safeguards for Youth Briefing on 3/5

Bonnie Berman ·
DATE: Thursday, March 5 TIME: 11:00 – 11:30 AM PST Kidsdata.org recently compiled data on Safeguards for Youth to highlight important protective factors and supportive services for California children. Learn about the Safeguards for Youth framework and where to easily access these data. Also, hear from a specialist at the Child Abuse Prevention Center about adopting a prevention mind-set and using trauma-informed practices to address adversity among children. Speakers will be available for...
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WEBINAR SERIES: Addressing Abuse and Neglect During COVID-19 from ZERO TO THREE

Bonnie Berman ·
Social distancing and sheltering are stressful. With little outside social support or respite, children are at a greater risk for harsh disciplinary practices, abuse, and neglect. And for those responsible for children, the stressors are tenfold and directly felt by babies and young children. Join us for a 5-part guided reflection webinar series to consider the impact on children, families, your staff and services. Connect with your community of support to gain actionable trauma-informed...
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WEBINARS related to resilience, racism, child abuse and neglect, self-care, and implementing programs

Bonnie Berman ·
Tips to help you get into your resilience zone and build your resilience muscle and new video on 4/15 from Origins Building from previous videos, Andi Fetzner from Origins offered some concrete practices that you can do to build that resilience muscle and keep yourself in that resilience zone. Be sure to follow Origins on Facebook @OriginsTC and tune in at 4:00 PST 4/15/20 where we will wrap up this video series and talk about how all of these concepts can be translated into practice in both...
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TRAININGS: Upcoming local trainings from Strateiges 2.0

Bonnie Berman ·
Trauma-Informed Care LOCATION: The Child Abuse Prevention Center, Sacramento, CA DATE: February 11, 2020, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Facilitating Change Talk LOCATION: The Child Abuse Prevention Center, Sacramento, CA DATE: Thursday, February 13, 2020, 9:00 - 4:00 pm For more information and to register: https:// strategiesca.asentialms.com/ catalog/
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VIDEO: Bikers Against Child Abuse (B.A.C.A.) International

Bonnie Berman ·
Bikers Against Child Abuse, Inc. (B.A.C.A.) exists with the intent to create a safer environment for abused children. Bikers empower children to not feel afraid of the world in which they live. BACA works in conjunction with local and state officials who are already in place to protect children. BACA works to send a clear message to all involved with the abused child that this child is part of their organization, and that they are prepared to lend physical and emotional support to them by...
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Weathering the Storms: A Guide to Healthy Expressions of Emotions for Parents and Children from YCCA

Natalie Audage ·
Yolo County Children’s Alliance is excited to share Weathering the Storms: A Guide to Healthy Expressions of Emotions for Parents and Children. This resource for parents and caregivers, which we are launching during Child Abuse Prevention Month, discusses how to identify emotions, the importance of empathy, and how to prevent and weather emotional storms. The guide is available in English, Spanish, and Russian at www.yolokids.org/weathering-storms-guide-healthy-expressions-emotions . The...
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WEBINAR: 90by30—Engaging Active Partners in Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention

Bonnie Berman ·
DATE: Thursday, October 24, 2019 TIME: 11:00am - 11:45am PDT In 2012, Lane County, Oregon took on a bold goal: to reduce child abuse and neglect by 90% in 30 years, identifying a community engagement model as the road to success. Achieving such an aspirational goal requires a county-wide effort to engage everyone, including community-based service providers, businesses, the faith community, seniors, health care providers, first responders—and of course, families themselves in implementing...
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WEBINAR: Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Month Kick-Off on 3/5

Bonnie Berman ·
Join us for the "Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Month Kick-Off!" webinar hosted by the Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP) and The Child Abuse Prevention Center (CAP Center). DATE: Thursday March 5, 2020 TIME: 1:00 – 2:00 pm. OCAP and The CAP Center invite all child abuse prevention partners and allies to a brief webinar to kick-off CAP Month in California! This webinar will discuss the goals of CAP month and highlight what’s new with this year’s toolkit. ...
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WEBINAR: Engage in Five Days of Action to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

Bonnie Berman ·
DATE: Wednesday, March 4 TIME: 11:00-11:45am PT Five Days of Action is an awareness building campaign about child sexual abuse prevention, led by the YMCA Guardians for Child Protection. Learn more about this campaign and how you can join YMCAs and more than 500 participating organizations in 49 states who are taking action to make their communities safer places for kids! A free customizable kit makes planning easy. Throughout the week of April 13-17, 2020 YMCAs and youth-serving...
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WEBINAR: Leadership Models for Improving Impact on 2/18

Bonnie Berman ·
10-11:30am on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 This 90-minute professional webinar from Strategies 2.0 will give additional insights into approaches to leadership that can improve outcomes. The webinar will explore how individuals in various settings can expand their capacity and effectiveness to advocate for children and families. This webinar explores various approaches to leadership and, more specifically, styles of leadership that can contribute to achieving the goals of reducing child abuse...
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RESOURCE: kidsdata.org

Bonnie Berman ·
Kidsdata.org provides a tool for assessing community needs, setting priorities, tracking progress, preparing grant proposals, and making program and policy decisions. Users easily can find and customize more than 500 data measures of child health and well-being, sorted by topic, region, or demographic group. Data are available for every county, city, school district, and legislative district in California, and many measures include national comparisons. Kidsdata.org has compiled a...
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RESOURCE: Parent guide information

Bonnie Berman ·
Please share the with the families you serve the attached a 2-page document for parents and caregivers about the parent guides that Yolo County Children's Alliance has produced as a project of the Yolo County Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC). All of the guides are available at www.yolokids.org/forfamilies . There are some hard copies of the following guides and we would love for them to get into the hands of parents. Please let me know if you would like some of these materials!
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RESOURCE: Protecting Children: Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect in Yolo County

Bonnie Berman ·
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...
 
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