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WEBINAR: Innovative Approaches to Strengthening Families Training on 11/14

Bonnie Berman ·
Join the Center for the Study of Social Policy for a webinar on Thursday, November 14, 12-1 PT, to hear about innovative ways Strengthening Families training is being provided around the country. We will hear about online training modules for child welfare system of care workers in West Virginia and online learning activities from the Prevention Board in Wisconsin. We'll have plenty of time for discussion, including hearing about how you are getting training out to various audiences in your...
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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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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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YCCA is hiring a Family Skills Facilitator (FSF)

Bonnie Berman ·
The mission of the Yolo County Children’s Alliance (YCCA) is to assess, coordinate and act to strengthen and support the continuum of prevention and intervention services and resources for children, youth and their families. In partnership with Stanford Youth Solutions, YCCA now offers one-on-one mental health services and supports for children and youth. The Family Skills Facilitator works with youth, their families, and clinicians to develop an individualized plan focused on family...
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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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2019 Child Development Conference

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Save the Date: Kids’ Day at the Capitol on Thursday, April 23, 2020

Bonnie Berman ·
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and each year, California strives to work in unity across the state to raise awareness. The California Department of Social Services, Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP), is in process of creating materials and a toolkit that can support your awareness campaigns. We expect the materials and toolkit to be posted on the OCAP website in November 2020. Please be on the lookout! In partnership with the Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Center, the...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Reports on Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in 2018

Bonnie Berman ·
In 2018, babies continued to be the age group most at risk for poverty, and the uninsured rate for children under 19 increased from 5.0% to 5.5%. Last week, the United States Census Bureau released two reports related to child well-being in the United States: Income and Poverty in the United States: 2018 https://www.census.gov/ library/publications/2019/ demo/p60-266.html Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2018 https://www.census.gov/ library/publications/2019/ demo/p60-267.html
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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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Resource for Parents: Serve and Return

Bonnie Berman ·
Child-adult relationships that are responsive and attentive—with lots of back and forth interactions, called “serve and return,”—build a strong foundation in a child’s brain for all future learning and development. The Center for the Developing Child offers these five steps for parents to practice serve and return with their child. https://developingchild.harvard.edu/resources/5-steps-for-brain-building-serve-and-return/
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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: 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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RESOURCE: Tools to Measure Progress in a Program, School, or Organization

Bonnie Berman ·
Are We Trauma-Informed? The Child Health and Development Institute has released a review of tools that effectively measure the progress of trauma-informed approaches in programs, schools, and organizations. https://www.chdi.org/index. php/publications/issue-briefs/ issue-brief-72-are-we-trauma- informed-tools-measure- progress-program-school-or- organization
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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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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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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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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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Participation needed: Improving CA’s early learning and care system

Bonnie Berman ·
Laura Benn of the Yolo County Library seeks to share information about the Preschool Development Grant (PDG) and a survey/meeting notification for local community partners and caregivers with young children . These meetings are vital so that all voices can be heard in the early learning statewide conversations. It is also an important opportunity for folks to engage in the early learning conversation with their local community members and the state assessment teams. Please see below for more...
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PODCAST: Child Trends expert discusses ACEs screenings on Southern California’s NPR affiliate

Bonnie Berman ·
Child Trends expert Jessica Dym Bartlett appeared as a guest on KPCC’s Air Talk with Larry Mantle to discuss the challenges for California’s plan to screen children for adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) during routine pediatric visits. Screening for ACEs without an understanding of a child’s full range of traumatic experiences—and without providing families with adequate access to providers trained to care for children who have experienced trauma—risks doing more harm than good. To...
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Screening of Resilience movie

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Screening of Resilience movie

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Children with Special Health Care Needs Face Challenges Accessing Information, Support, and Services on 11/20

Bonnie Berman ·
Join Child Trends researchers for a webinar on Wednesday, November 20th at 11am PT to learn about the challenges and disparities experienced by children and youth with special health care needs, and the barriers they face to accessing supports and services. The webinar will highlight national and state demographic data on children and youth with special health care needs and their access to social services and quality health care. https://register.gotowebinar. com/register/ 1799987798681001739
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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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