Tagged With "Child"

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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 Care Bridge Program with Trauma-Informed Training

Jennifer Rexroad ·
More foster and relative homes are needed across the country. One barrier is child care access. A new bill seeks to solve this problem by providing a child care bridge program with a trauma informed training component. http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/op-ed/soapbox/article147546504.html
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Relationships and early development

Julie Langston ·
Here is another example of how important relationships are for early development. Although this study specifically looked at parents - I encourage you to think beyond parents to all caregivers and those who impact children's lives. We can all make a difference in a child's life to help them build resilience and overcome Adverse Childhood Experiences. TUESDAY, Sept. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A strong and loving bond with parents may help protect kids' health for decades, a new study...
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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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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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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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Car Seat Check Event

Bonnie Berman ·
Yolo County Child Passenger Safety Program & CommuniCare Davis are hosting a car seat check event where nationally certified technicians can help you properly install your cal seat. WHEN: Friday, September 28th TIME: 4:00-6:00pm WHERE: Sutter Health Parking lot; 2000 Sutter Place, Davis For more info call 530-666-8715 or Yolo.CarSeats@yolocounty.org
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Job Announcement: YCCA seeking Child Abuse Prevention Program Director

Natalie Audage ·
Yolo County Children's Alliance (YCCA) is hiring a Child Abuse Prevention Program Director: https://www.yolokids.org/post/job-announcement-program-director-child-abuse-prevention-programs Please share with anyone who you think might be interested. Thank you!
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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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Child Safety Fair and Resource Family Recruitment

Bonnie Berman ·
Child Safety Fair and Resource Family Recruitment hosted by HHSA Child, Youth and Family Branch WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 23rd TIME: 5:30-7:00 pm LOCATION: 137 N. Cottonwood in Woodland. If you are interested in learning more about fostering Yolo youth, we invite you to attend. If you have questions, please contact Renee Hemsley at renee@hopes-anchor-inc.org .
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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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2016 Talk+Play=Connect Child Abuse Prevention Month Campaign from YCCA

Natalie Audage ·
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...
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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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Two New Grant Opportunities for Youth Development and Diversion Services

Briana S. Zweifler ·
In 2019, more than $40 million will become available to fund community-based, culturally rooted, trauma-informed services for youth in California as alternatives to arrest and incarceration. Thousands of California youth are arrested every year for low-level offenses. Youth who are arrested or incarcerated for low-level offenses are less likely to graduate high school, more likely to suffer negative health-outcomes, and more likely to have later contact with the justice system.
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Kids' Day at the Capitol! Save the Date!

Bonnie Berman ·
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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Training for families of children who have emotional challenges

Bonnie Berman ·
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...
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Film screening: California's Forgotten Children documentary

Bonnie Berman ·
THIS IS A FILM SCREENING EVENT January 15, 2019 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m . Yolo County Office of Education 1280 Santa Anita Court Woodland, CA 95695 This event is FREE and open to educators, those who work with at-risk youth, and community members who wish to learn more about child sexual exploitation. Following the film, we will have a panel of experts To register please contact: Jennifer Davis at (530) 666-8372 or Jennifer.davis2@yolocounty.org Sponsored by the Yolo County District Attorney's...
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Five Facts About Motivation That Are Often Misunderstood

Bonnie Berman ·
Five Facts About Motivation That Are Often Misunderstood from the Harvard Center on the Developing Child Motivation is a popular topic in early childhood development. Parents want to motivate their children to reach developmental milestones. Teachers want to motivate their students to be more productive. Program leaders want to motivate participants to remain engaged with their program. With the strong desire to understand and promote motivation, there are often misconceptions about this...
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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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2019 Child Development Conference

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2019 Child Development Conference: Building Resilient Children: Request for speakers and vendors

Bonnie Berman ·
The theme is "Building Resilient Children." This year will feature Keynote Speaker Julie Kurtz, LMFT. Ms. Kurtz is the Co-Director for Trauma Informed Practices for Early Childhood Education at the Center for Family & Child Studies at WestEd. WHAT : 2019 Child Development Conference WHEN : April 20, 2019 WHERE: UC Davis Activities and Recreation Center TIME : 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The conference is free to the community, and lunch is included. Registration details will follow. Attached...
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Webinar: Leveraging Advances in Science to Achieve Breakthrough Impacts at Scale for Young Children Facing Adversity

Bonnie Berman ·
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...
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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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WEBINAR: Preventing Child Neglect by Building Protective Factors on 2/14

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

Bonnie Berman ·
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 .
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RESOURCE: Theory of Change to Prevent Child Neglect

Bonnie Berman ·
Child neglect is the most prevalent form of child maltreatment, with serious and long-term consequences. It is also the least clearly defined, understood and publicly recognized. The National Alliance of Children’s Trust & prevention funds, from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, is conducting a targeted effort to raise the visibility of this issue and expand the national conversation about preventing neglect. The work builds on the Alliance’s extensive work to promote the Protective...
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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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Resource: What is epigenetics?

Bonnie Berman ·
How does epigenetics relate to child development? New resource from the Harvard Center on the Developing Child explains. Science tells us that the interactions between genes and environment shape human development. “Epigenetics” is an emerging area of scientific research that shows how environmental influences—including the experiences we provide for children—actually affect the expression of their genes. This means that the old idea that genes are "set in stone" has been disproven. Nature...
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Screening of Resilience movie

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Screening of Resilience movie

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NEW: Updated Yolo Child and Family Initiatives spreadsheet

Bonnie Berman ·
In an effort to help us know more about the great work that is happening in Yolo County and to increase opportunities for collaboration, please find an updated version of the spreadsheet of Yolo County child and family initiatives attached below. For this effort, initiatives are defined as multi-organization or agency collaboratives, meetings, or committees related to children and families in Yolo County. If you have any changes or additions to make for the next version, please email me.
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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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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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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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HHSA Psychotherapy Groups for parents & children 0-2 yrs old

Bonnie Berman ·
Attached please find the updated version of the I Need My Person flyer (psychotherapy group for parents and children 0-2). This is offered by Yolo County HHSA, Child, Youth and Family Branch. Please share the attached flyer with families who you think might benefit. Parents do not need Medi-cal to attend these groups. Registration information is included on the flyer.
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Childhood Poverty Series from KQED News

Lori Turk ·
Dear Kidsdata Community, A new series from National Public Radio affiliate, KQED News, examines the role of public policy in addressing poverty among California’s children and their families. Kidsdata, in partnership with the Population Reference Bureau (PRB), took a new look at poverty data and provided them for several articles. The articles delve into poverty among infants under three years old and focus on Merced County, an area of particular concern but also great potential. In...
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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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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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Mandated Reporter TRAINING from the Office of Child Abuse Prevention

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 is available online so that mandated reporters may understand their responsibilities. There are specific modules for the following mandated reporters: School personnel Child care providers Medical professionals Mental health and social workers Law enforcement Clergy General training (ideal for...
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Infographic on toxic stress from Harvard Center on the Developing Child

Bonnie Berman ·
Toxic stress is a very serious issue, but it is not the end of the story. Toxic stress doesn't have to lead to negative outcomes. No matter who you are, there are concrete actions you can take to help prevent the effects of toxic stress and support those who have experienced them. This new infographic from the Harvard Center on the Developing Child shows how individuals, communities, and policy-makers can lessen the burden of toxic stress: ...
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Kids Count Data Book

Bonnie Berman ·
The 30th edition of the KIDS COUNT® Data Book – a data study that is based on U.S. Census and other publicly available data, represents all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and is the most comprehensive annual report on child well-being – was recently released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. To read the full KIDS COUNT Data Book, visit www.aecf.org/databook
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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: Whole Child Model workshop; English & Spanish speaking families encouraged to attend!

It's free, plus gift cards for families! Families and providers - sign up now for The Whole Child Model workshop! The workshop is FREE and a light meal will be provided to all. To register , contact Molly Keithly mollyk@lakefrc.org | 707-279-0563 *See attached for details in English & Spanish This workshop is for: Professionals who work with CCS families, Families who have a child in both CCS and Medi-Cal 14 counties: Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Marin, Modoc, Napa,...
 
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