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500+ people in Yolo County moved by "Paper Tigers"

  Just as the screening of Paper Tigers ended on the night of Oct. 7, 2015, the 400-plus people who nearly filled Brunelle Hall at Davis High School burst into a sustained applause. Many had tears streaming down their faces -- tears of...
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8th Annual Foster Care Youth Conference- 3/21

Bonnie Berman ·
Registration is now open for the 8th Annual Foster Care Youth Conference! The conference is open to all foster care and transitional aged youth (ages 14-24) in Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano or Yolo counties. The conference will provide approximately 150 foster care/kinship and transitioning youth with an opportunity to participate in workshops covering resumes and interviewing, communication, trade demos, hair and barbering, fashion, art and sports. Eligible youth will receive a stipend for...
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ACEs Connection Network and The Kennedy Forum host pre-premiere of the documentary "Paper Tigers"

Please read article below by ACEs Connection staff member, Elizabeth Prewitt, about the screening of Paper Tigers as we in Yolo plan for a screening of the documentary this Fall! - Gail   When I heard this vignette, I realized the full potential...
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ACEs is gathering crowds

This was posted by Jane Stevens last night. Read about Yolo Co efforts which are featured prominently in her story!   Last Thursday, on opposite sides of the country, two groundbreaking projects launched. In Philadelphia, 14 communities were...
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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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Caring for the Caregiver - Parent Engagement mtg Oct 1st

Bonnie Berman ·
Yolo County SELPA presents a Parent Engagement night for parents or caregivers of children who have disabilities. WHEN: October 1, 2018 TIME: 7pm WHERE: YCOE Conference Center in Woodland. Please see below for more information and a link to flyers. Please share with parents who you think might be interested! To register or for any requests (interpretation, seating, etc), please contact Lisa Young at lisa.young@ycoe.org or 530-668-3760.
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CASA fundraiser tugs on Yolo residents’ heartstrings [DavisEnterprise.com]

Dozens of Yolo County CASA supporters came together under the country sky at Park Winters on Sept. 11 to raise money for the 400-plus foster children in the county. The “I Am For the Child” Dinner and Auction is Yolo County CASA’s biggest annual fundraiser and accounts for a significant portion of the nonprofit agency’s budget. This year’s event was its most successful yet at a time when it is critical in order to meet Yolo County CASA’s 2020 goal of providing every foster child with a CASA...
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Census Bureau is hiring people living in Yolo County

Bonnie Berman ·
The Census Bureau is hiring and they are specifically looking for people who live in Yolo County. Work is part time and full time, pays $18 - $20/hour, and you do NOT need to be a citizen. Please encourage community members to apply! A flyer is attached.
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CHANGES to Yolo ACEs Connection Monthly Meetings

Mark your calendars!!!   We have moved our Yolo ACEs Connection Monthly Meeting to the  4 th Thursday of the month from 3-4:30pm (Jun 25 th , July 23, Aug 27, Sept 24, Oct 22, Nov 26, no meeting in Dec as it is on Christmas eve!) We have...
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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 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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Child, Youth, and Transitional Age Carnival!

Bonnie Berman ·
The Child, Youth, and Family Branch of Yolo County Health and Human Services is holding a resource fair on May 28th. Food, activities, music and spoken word artists will be there. Please see the attached flyer for more information. DATE: May 28th TIME: 4pm-7pm LOCATION: 137 N . Cottonwood Street, Woodland CA 95695
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Childhood Trauma: America's Hidden Health Crisis

"We're beginning to see a shift in thinking." I saw this short video for the first time today after viewing Jen Hossler's post of it on the San Diego ACEs Connection site (thanks Jen!). Produced by The California Endowment it is a great tool for engaging folks throughout our community, or within your own organization. Yolo County is part of the "growing network" of people coming together to make an impact to address childhood adversity and trauma throughout our community. ClICK HERE to view...
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Children's Mental Health Awareness Day Carnival

Bonnie Berman ·
Join us on Thursday, May 10th from 3pm-5pm at the Woodland HHSA Bauer Building for fun and community engagement. Feel free to set up a table at our lobby for your programs if you'd like, or just have materials at the Provider table we are setting up. Invite your clients (not limited to children clients) and staff. Please read the attached flyer for more details. Contact Kim Narvaez, the Children's Mental Health Program Manager, at 530-666-8513 with questions.
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CLASSES FOR KIDS: Virtual music classes from Help Me Grow!

Bonnie Berman ·
Starting April 6th, Help Me Grow will be offering virtual music classes! Families have to sign up using the following link tinyurl.com/CTCMusicGroup and must download the free Zoom Cloud Meeting app. For any questions, contact Help Me Grow Yolo at 1-844-410-GROW or email information@HelpMeGrowYolo. org. Please see the attached flyers for more information.
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CLIENT RESOURCE: Creating Links to Resources and Opportunities (CREO) at CommuniCare

Bonnie Berman ·
The Creating Links to Resources and Opportunities (CREO) program provides outreach and health engagement services to Latino/Hispanic individuals and families residing in Yolo County. Their services cover primary care, mental health, case management, advocacy, and educational talks. Check out their attached brochures in English and Spanish for more information, and please feel free to share with your clients!
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COLLABORATIVE MEETING: Foster and Homeless Youth Liaison Meeting

Bonnie Berman ·
The Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program and Homeless Education Services program at Yolo County Office of Ed hosts a monthly collaborative for networking, professional development, training opportunities, program updates, current work serving youth, and a place to share community strengths and needs (please see attached meeting dates). This is great opportunity to meet others doing similar work in various settings as well as honor the voice of community members. Please remember during...
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COMMUNICARE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES are still available!

Bonnie Berman ·
All Counseling, Medication Assisted Treatment, and Substance Use Disorder Treatment services are still available, and we are accepting new referrals. In order to support staff and patient safety, we have implemented telehealth options and those services continuing in our clinics will abide by all the recommended precautions intended to reduce exposure risk to COVID-19. While all the Behavioral Health services we are known for continue, we felt it was important to highlight a few: Substance...
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Communities Poised to Expand Groundbreaking Work in Childhood Trauma: 14 Localities to Join National Initiative on Adversity and Resilience Launched by The Health Federation of Philadelphia

  Fourteen communities from across the country (including Sonoma County and San Diego) now have an opportunity to expand their innovative work in addressing childhood adversity through a new project launched by The by  The Health...
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Community - Action Group meeting 7/14, 3-4:30 pm, Agenda

Julie Langston ·
Yolo Resilience Network Agenda Date: July 14, 2016 Time: 3-4:30 pm Location: Yolo CASA Please see Agenda attached
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Community Baby Shower on 9/28

Bonnie Berman ·
Please share the attached flyers with your clients! The Community Baby Shower is happening 10am-2pm at the Yolo County Fairgrounds in Woodland on Saturday, September 28 th .
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Community Engagement Workgroup supporting MHSA 9/26

Bonnie Berman ·
Join us! The Community Engagement Workgroup is an ongoing engagement workgroup to support the Mental Health Services Act planning in Yolo County. This workgroup involves the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Focus Group Discussion led by the MHSA Team and C.A.R.E. - Community Advocacy Research & Evaluation Consulting Group. Attached please find a flyer about an upcoming opportunity to participate in this effort. If you have questions, please contact Anthony Taula-Lieras (...
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'Community Indicator Dashboard’ launched by Yolo County [Woodland Democrat]

From Gail: Interesting new dashboard to check out. I wonder if we can include some of the kidsdata data on this dashboard? People curious about the “status” of the economy, education, or housing in the Yolo County now have a means of learning the metrics. They can now get real data on these topics and more on a just-launched “Community Indicator Dashboard,” according to Public Information Officer Beth Gabor. Developed through combining data from a variety of federal, state, county and...
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Community Mediation Certificate Training

Jennifer Creinin ·
Yolo Conflict Resolution Center (YCRC) is excited to offer a 40-hour mediation certificate training in January.  This is a professional certificate program for individuals who want to advance their conflict resolution and communication skills,...
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Community Meeting and Presentation

Julie Langston ·
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Community Meeting and Presentation Notes: Feb 24, 2016

Julie Langston ·
(The community meeting notes, below, are also attached.) Yolo County Health & Human Services Agency, Walker Room 137 N. Cottonwood St, Woodland, CA 95695 AGENDA Welcome - Gail, Julie - Mindfulness Moment, Tracy Introduction of all present. Cards for new members, sign in sheet. History/Overview of YRN started in probation with collaboration in community. Jane Stevens lives in our community and is founder of ACEsConnection.com, organization to help build collaboration and share...
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Community meeting: MHSA Empowerment and Education Session 2

Bonnie Berman ·
Please see the attached flyer for more information about the second Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Empowerment and Education Series meeting on June 11th at 1pm at the Davis Branch Library . If you would like more information about MHSA, please see the attached “What is MHSA” and timeline documents. These Empowerment and Education meetings will lay a foundation of knowledge for stakeholders who want to participate in the community planning process that drives the next three year MHSA plan...
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Community Planning Mtg to discuss County Mental Health Services -Oct 16

Bonnie Berman ·
We are asking for your participation in a process designed to evaluate and improve the service delivery of mental health programs funded by the Mental Health Services Act Plan for our county. The Mental Health Service Act funds mental health services for the unserved and underserved members of our community. This money, some $10 -14 million dollars, funds programs that are required to be evaluated and informed by community stakeholder input. Frankly, in past years, very few have participated...
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Conference on Young Latino Males by Dr. Victor Rios

Bonnie Berman ·
Please join us for this very important conference - From At-Risk to At-Promise: Supporting the Lives of Marginalized Students. DATE: Friday September 7, 2018 TIME: 8:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m PLACE: Yolo County Office of Education 1280 Santa Anita Court, Woodland CA 95695 (salad lunch included) Please RSVP by September 1st by clicking the link below: https://goo.gl/forms/gMogve87ZPtSigvt1 A conference with nationally known U.C.Santa Barbara professor and TED Talk speaker Dr. Victor Rios.
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Conflict Guide from Yolo Conflict Resolution Center

Bonnie Berman ·
Don't let conflict get you down! YCRC is here to help! Do the upcoming holidays have you worried about potential conflict with your family members and loved ones? Do you or someone you know struggle with what to do when conflict arises? Reach for YCRC's free Conflict Guide today and help create a peaceful community and holiday season, visit https://gallery.mailchimp.com/ 44fce01704d1178ec9837cb09/file s/bc45263e-d2c4-4b39-91f6-d1cd1530d41c/Conflic t_Guide_Oct_2018.pdf Questions? Concerns?
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Consumer Rights Clinic - Oct 20th

Bonnie Berman ·
Legal Services of Northern California with volunteers from King Hall are hosting a Consumer Rights Clinic on Saturday, October 20th. They will be addressing housing barriers and debt collection matters. A flyer in both English and Spanish is attached for you to post and/or distribute. Questions may be addressed to Legal Services of Northern California at the phone number listed above. Please pass this one to anyone that may benefit from these services. Thanks! Date: 10/20/2018 Time: 9:00am -...
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County draws up three-year mental health services plan [Davis Enterprise]

WOODLAND — Yolo County is looking to improve access to mental health services for children and adults as well as ensure that people who have spent time institutionalized due to mental illness get the services they need once they return to the community. The plan is to do so through the next round of Mental Health Services Act expenditures. Like all counties, Yolo receives a portion of the revenue raised under Proposition 63 — approved by voters in 2004 — which created a 1-percent tax on...
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County marks Child Support Awareness Month [Davis Enterprise - Community News]

August is Child Support Awareness Month, when Yolo County Child Support and local agencies statewide work together to engage parents and raise program awareness. Parents have a stressful job of raising children and often add pressure on themselves to be “the perfect parent.” This year’s theme reminds parents that, “They Don’t Need Perfect, They Just Need You.” Story time before bed, walks to the park, even simple family meals mean the world to kids; and when both parents participate, it...
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County supervisors begin in-depth look at child-welfare system [DavisEnterprise.com]

Yolo County supervisors have begun what one expert called a “remarkable” in-depth examination of the county’s child-welfare services program, with workshops, interviews, analysis and more that will continue well into the fall — all with the goal of determining how best to serve Yolo children at risk for abuse and neglect. The Board of Supervisors has contracted with the Child Family Policy Institute of California to evaluate the county’s child-welfare system over the next several months,...
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County supervisors want Basha out of juvenile dependency court

Comments from Gail: Tracy and I were texting about this tonight. Judge Basha has been a big supporter of Resilient Yolo and raising awareness of ACEs Science in our community. It seems we need to do some educating to the Yolo County Board of Supervisors about ACEs Science and how ACEs effect generations and how we must educate and create systems that do not re-traumatize the families we are trying to help... WOODLAND — The Yolo County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to ask Superior Court...
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Couple highlights need for foster parents [DavisEnterprise.com]

  [Pictured in photo are (l to r) Lynne Shockey, her son Jacob, and Cherie Schroeder, director of foster and kinship care education at Woodland Community College, and a member of Yolo County ACEs Connection.]   WOODLAND — Lynne Shockey couldn’t tell you how many foster children she and her husband, Skip Evey, have opened their hearts and homes to over the past two decades.   There have been 10 to 15 just in the past couple of years alone — children...
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COVID-19 INFORMATIONAL MATERIALS TO SHARE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Bonnie Berman ·
Attached please find some infographics for Stay at Home guidelines in English, Spanish, and Russian that First 5 Yolo developed this in coordination with County of Yolo. Please share widely! COVID-19 informational handouts in 24 languages (created by the Refugee Alliance of Central Iowa): https://www. refugeeallianceofcentraliowa. org/covid19-information? fbclid=IwAR1rplWNAnT2- 6LcRM0e0oCNWTn63q-qR6aA_ 9wXJD2IqolHwiCtjoHXiyE
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COVID-19 RESOURCES

Bonnie Berman ·
Yolo County COVID-19 web page: https://www.yolocounty. org/health-human-services/ adults/communicable-disease- investigation-and-control/ novel-coronavirus-2019 California Department of Public Health Website provides daily updates and further instructions regarding the ongoing response to the disease: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/ Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/ Immunization/ncov2019.aspx Center for Disease Control’s Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Website provides a comprehensive overview of the...
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COVID-19 RESOURCES: Flyers for clients and WHO advice on handling mental health

Bonnie Berman ·
Flyers for clients: I have the attached the info graphics that are being shared; please share with your clients. They are in English, Spanish and Russian. Article: WHO gives advice on handling mental health toll from the coronavirus https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/10/who-gives-advice-on-handling-mental-health-toll-caused-by-coronavirus.html Yolo COVID-19 website: https://www. yolocounty.org/health-human- services/adults/communicable- disease-investigation-and- control/novel-coronavirus-2019
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COVID-19 YOLO COUNTY RESOURCES

Bonnie Berman ·
Yolo Coronavirus web page : Please check for updates and important public health information, including guidelines for face coverings and masks. Yolo County Dashboard and Documents Coronavirus Youtube video explains the virus and what people can do to prevent its spread in Yolo County.
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‘Creating Safe Spaces’ features local youths [Davis Enterprise]

Be The Change Through Unity programs and the Yolo County Office of Education are collaborating to present “Creating Safe Spaces,” a program designed for educators, public agencies and civic-minded, caring adults. Participants will hear from leaders in the African-American, Latino and Muslim communities on issues of equity and community support, networking with others to continue “building a resilient Yolo” and receiving and sharing tools to help youths, families and clients in the current...
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CREO workshop for Latino/Hispanic individuals and families in Yolo County

Bonnie Berman ·
The Creating Links to Resources and Opportunities (CREO) program cordially invites you to our workshop (plática) this Friday, January 17 th . at 5:00 pm . in CommuniCare Hansen Clinic in Woodland . The Creating Links to Resources and Opportunities (CREO) program provides outreach and health engagement services to Latino/Hispanic individuals and families residing in Yolo County. Their services cover primary care, mental health, case management, advocacy, and educational talks. Please forward...
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CYW releases "Children Can Thrive: A Vision for California's Response to ACEs"

The  Center for Youth Wellness  released a new report “Children Can Thrive: A Vision for California’s Response to ACEs”.     This report is a follow up to last November’s Children Can Thrive Summit.  ...
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December declared “Be the One” Month by Yolo County Board of Sups.

Bonnie Berman ·
Article from Woodland Daily Democrat. Published: December 17, 2019 https://www.dailydemocrat.com/ 2019/12/17/december-declared- be-the-one-month-by-yolo- supervisors/ December declared ‘Be the One’ Month by Yolo supervisors. Supervisors made their declaration on Tuesday, during their regular meeting. The “Be the One” campaign was organized by Resilient Yolo, in collaboration with Yolo County Library and other departments, agencies, organizations, and individuals the focus of which is to help...
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Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros

Bonnie Berman ·
Yolo County Library celebrates Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros in April! This event is celebrated at all 8 branches, and the attached flyer has all of the days/times listed. The Library is also doing a Library BINGO program for adults at all of our branches. Participants can pick up a BINGO card at any location and complete a row of activities for an entry into a grand prize drawing. There’s no limit to how many BINGO cards you can fill, but you can only participate at one location.
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Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants

Bonnie Berman ·
On April 15, Governor Newsom announced one-time disaster relief assistance for undocumented Californians impacted by COVID-19, who are ineligible for most other forms of pandemic assistance, including direct assistance under the CARES Act and unemployment insurance. Eligible Californians may receive one-time COVID-19 disaster relief assistance at a value of $500. A limit of two adults per household can receive this assistance (maximum assistance of $1,000 per household). The non-profit...
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DISCUSSION: Coping as a Community: COVID-19- Strength, Inspiration and Hope

Bonnie Berman ·
12-1pm on April 30 Please join us this week for Coping as a Community: COVID-19- Strength, Inspiration and Hope. Our virtual discussion with UC Davis Health nurse leaders will share the current experiences of health-care providers working on the frontlines across our region. To register: bit.ly/copingasacommunity4-30
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Diverse December Holiday calendar

Bonnie Berman ·
Tessa Smith of HHSA is sharing the attached calendar, which is created every year by their Cultural Competence Committee. Please share liberally!
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ACEs Parent Handouts

Hi all-   See post on ACEs Daily Digests (if you haven't signed up for Daily Digest, I highly recommend it. Several great ACEs related posts highlighting new articles or commentary of interest come to your email daily!) This post (...
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ACEs/toxic stress color wheel for schools!

If you've seen the documentary Paper Tigers , you may remember the stress target -- or color wheel -- in Lincoln High School Principal Jim Sporleder's office. Now you can have one, too! The steering group members of the Yolo Resilience Network in Yolo County, CA, (you can find them on the Yolo County ACEs Connection group) realized the needed to have some tools that they could give to local educators for whom they did presentations about ACEs and trauma-informed practices. "We'd see people...
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