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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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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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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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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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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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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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Preventing and addressing intimate partner violence in fatherhood programs

Bonnie Berman ·
DATE: Monday, March 16 TIME: 10:30am PT on Join Child Trends experts for a webinar on how fatherhood programs can help prevent and address intimate partner violence. Presenters will go over findings from the Preventing and Addressing Intimate Violence when Engaging Dads study and discuss practical strategies to help fatherhood programs strengthen their efforts. To register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6539969233850893323
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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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REPORT: State of Babies Yearbook

Bonnie Berman ·
ZERO TO THREE and Child Trends has produced a first-of-its-kind publication to answer how the 12 million infants and toddlers are faring in the United States. The State of Babies Yearbook was developed as a part of Think Babies, an effort to make the potential of every baby a national priority. The State of Babies Yearbook set out to create a baseline understanding of how young children in this country are doing in three key domains: good health, strong families and positive early learning...
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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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WEBINAR: New data on state early care and education quality initiatives on 2/26

Bonnie Berman ·
Wednesday, February 26 @ 12:00 - 1:00PM Join the BUILD Initiative and Child Trends to learn about updates to the Quality Compendium ( https://qualitycompendium.org/ ), including new data, features of the website, and how researchers are using the data. The Quality Compendium ( qualitycompendium.org ) is a catalog and comparison of quality initiatives including Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) to promote thoughtful design, analysis and ongoing improvement in early care and...
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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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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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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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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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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: 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: Keeping Kids and Families Safe During the COVID-19 Crisis on 5/8

Bonnie Berman ·
12:30-1:30pm on Friday, May 8 https://ncg.org/events/keeping-kids-and-families-safe-during-covid-19-crisis For many kids, home is not a safe place. School closures and the statewide shelter in place order, combined with health fears, massive layoffs, and economic uncertainty has resulted in increased stress for families and fewer eyes on children. Current data on child abuse are hard to assess, as experts believe there is under-reporting while kids are cut off from schools, friends, and...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Libby Buchanan talks about Children with PTSD - 9/19

Bonnie Berman ·
Libby Buchanan, a respected abuse survivor, child welfare advocate and educator specializing in children with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, will speak about The Inner World of a Child with PTSD: Making Sense of Behaviors that Make No Sense. Libby will draw the attendees into the world of children with PTSD in order to see, experience, and interpret the environment through the child’s eyes. Upon completion, learners will be better equipped to translate and unravel the complexities of an...
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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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Mapping the Link between Life Expectancy and Educational Opportunity

Bonnie Berman ·
A new interactive map from Child Trends allows users to explore the link between life expectancy and high school educational opportunity for teenagers in neighborhoods across the United States. Life expectancy varies dramatically across neighborhoods in the United States: While teenagers in neighborhoods with the longest life expectancies can expect to live to age 91, teenagers in neighborhoods with the lowest life expectancy should expect to live just to age 70, on average. Child Trends’...
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Re: 2019 Child Development Conference

Ann Panzica ·
Thank you!!!! ☺ Ann Panzica Program Manager Children’s Home Society of California 1100 Main Street, Suite 120 Woodland, CA 95695 (530) 723-5226 Fax: (530) 723-5223 [CHS Logo+URL and BBT logo sig_1]
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Re: April 5 conference program

I'd like to wrap up the day by doing a 10-minute overview of what other communities across the U.S. are doing, and then issue a challenge to the conference participants to make Yolo County the first trauma-informed county in California. What do you think?
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Re: April 5 conference program

Tracy Fauver ·
I really like your idea of the wrap up Jane. Only wonder if ten minutes will be enough?
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Re: April 5 conference program

Maybe we use the 4:30-5 pm for my short presentation, and then ask for ideas from the participants, set the next meetup date....maybe that one will be more formal???? What do y'all think?
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Re: April 5 conference program

I added Cherie Schroeder's layout to the end. Don't worry about the text in there...it's the original. Just OK the layout. And once we get the text set, then Cherie, will you copy and paste and send a version to Gail, so that she can print it out for her meeting on Wednesday? I can send a version to Shaunda for the Feb 4-5 workshops. -- J.
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Re: April 5 conference program

For the panel: Did we decide on these four people? If so, I'll begin assembling. Alissa Sykes - Division Manager, Child Welfare Services - alissa.sykes@cws.state.ca.us Shaunda Cruz - Juvenile Program Manager, Yolo County Probation Department - shaunda.cruz@yolocounty.org Karleen Watson - Adolescent Services Supervisor, CommuniCare Health Centers, Behavioral Health Program - karleenw@communicarehc.org Cherie Schroeder, Instruction Specialist/Program Director, Foster & Kinship Care...
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Re: April 5 conference program

Andrea W. Ransdell ·
I think we should change it to "registration optional" because most years had people who wanted to register even though they didn't want CEU's. They mailed in the registration form even though it said "no registration". When I told them they didn't need to, they always explained that they wanted to make sure they had a seat reserved. What do you think?
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Re: April 5 conference program

Andrea W. Ransdell ·
I started the process for Alliant University to sponsor the CEU's.
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Re: April 5 conference program

Andrea W. Ransdell ·
Something very important: we are required to put the IVAT logo on all marketing materials. I put it on my version of the flyer, in the bottom corner, and changed the bottom line to "Co-sponsors include Yolo County CASA and IVAT" followed by the logo.
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Re: April 5 conference program

Andrea W. Ransdell ·
Here is the pdf for the flyer I am using for now. It has the IVAT logo on it. Save the Date April 5 ISSB draft
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Re: 2016 Talk+Play=Connect Child Abuse Prevention Month Campaign from YCCA

Julie Langston ·
Hi Natalie, Are there any events planned for April by YCCA around Child Abuse Prevention month? The Project Run Way doesn't sound like a presentation or information fair, more of an event. Please let me know and if there is an opportunity for YRN to have a table or give a short presentation we would love to link up. If not in April perhaps another time. Thanks, Julie Langston
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