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HI All- My daughter had an appointment with...

HI All-   My daughter had an appointment with her pediatrician, Dr. Kimberly Breneisen from Sutter Davis last week and I took the opportunity to talk to Dr. B about the ACEs study and the work we are doing in Yolo County. She had NOT heard from...
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On Wednesday night, Tracy Fauver did a...

On Wednesday night, Tracy Fauver did a presentation for parents of kids in the Davis Joint Unified School District. Gail Kennedy, who was at her presentation, will provide more details. She said Tracy knocked their socks off.    Yesterday...
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#1 Discharge Diagnosis in CA - Mental Health

Originally posted by Wendie Skala from Sacramento ACEs Connection Group - I will be looking at Yolo data and let you know what i find! (Gail Kennedy)   According to kidsdata.org, developed by Lucille Packard Hospital, the number one...
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1st Yolo Conflict Resolution Center Open House!

Bonnie Berman ·
Please join us on Thursday, August 1st to learn more about YCRC and hear what we are doing in the community. You will enjoy delicious snacks and drinks in our courtyard from Savory Cafe. TIME: 4:00-6:00 pm LOCATION: 722B Main Street in Woodland (located behind Savory Cafe, parking located in Doggone Alley). Please see the attached flyer for more information.
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2 Webinars: Parent and Community Engagement & Prevent Sex Trafficking

Bonnie Berman ·
Strategies 2.0 is offering two workshops in the coming months. See the course descriptions below. For more information and to register, visit https://strategiesca.asentialms.com/catalog/ PARENT & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT DYNAMICS Tuesday, May 7, 2019 Guest Speakers: Gregory Bourne, Executive Director, Lead4Tomorrow Lucy Roberts, Director, Family Hui This webinar will help family support professionals gain additional insights into the dynamics associated with parent engagement in their...
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2016 Talk+Play=Connect Child Abuse Prevention Month Campaign from YCCA

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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2017 Art Workshop Series with Yolo CANVAS

Bonnie Berman ·
Yolo CANVAS is a program of Davis Community Meals. Dori Marshall, Vicki Plutchok and Marilyn Moyle will provide materials and ideas for new projects. TUESDAYS, 1-3 p.m. October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 & November 7 , 14 Cesar Chavez Plaza Community Room 1220 OLIVE DRIVE, DAVIS These classes are open to anyone in the community. Fees are $10 per class. * To register or for more information, call Marilyn Moyle at (530) 756-8475 or email marilynamoyle@gmail.com These classes are financed by the...
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2nd Annual Building a Resilient Yolo

Bonnie Berman ·
In Partnerhsip with: Resilient Yolo, Yolo CASA , Yolo County Child Welfare Services, Yolo County Health and Human Services Agency, Yolo SELPA We will learn about the latest in relationship-based strategies for keeping youth engaged in school and throughout our community and how to increase our collective impact in creating and sustaining a positive school and community climate. Date: Monday, October 30th Location: Yolo County Office of Education, 1280 Santa Anita Ct., Ste. 120, Woodland, CA...
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2nd Annual Building a Resilient Yolo Summit

Bonnie Berman ·
In Partnerhsip with: Resilient Yolo, Yolo CASA , Yolo County Child Welfare Services, Yolo County Health and Human Services Agency, Yolo SELPA We will learn about the latest in relationship-based strategies for keeping youth engaged in school and throughout our community and how to increase our collective impact in creating and sustaining a positive school and community climate. Date: Monday, October 30th Location: Yolo County Office of Education, 1280 Santa Anita Ct., Ste. 120, Woodland, CA...
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2rd Annual Community Networking Conference

Wendie Skala ·
Help wanted. The 3rd Annual Community Networking Conference hosted by Communities & Health Professionals Together is scheduled June 7, 8:30A-1:00P at UC Davis Ambulatory Care Center. I believe this would be a great opportunity to inform the health care professionals about ACEs Connection, Yolo Resilience Network (YRN) and Resilient Sac. Unfortunately, I am booked that day. Could we pull together a team to represent YRN and Resilient Sac at the event that day. I would be happy to help...
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3 nonprofit mental health agencies aided by Dignity Health [Woodland Daily Democrat]

Published originally in the Woodland Daily Democrat on March 3, 1016. Dignity Health Woodland Memorial Hospital has awarded a $67,000 community grant to a collaborative proposal that will address the mental health needs in Yolo County. The proposal brings together Yolo County nonprofits Suicide Prevention of Yolo County, Yolo Community Care Continuum (Safe Harbor) and Yolo Family Service Agency to address the gap that exists within the community for short-term crisis residential and...
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3rd annual Building a Resilient Yolo conference October 30th!

Bonnie Berman ·
Don't miss this year's Building A Resilient Yolo summit. The summit will include discussions and learning opportunities about how to improve and restore the lives of children and families who have experienced adversity and trauma. DATE: October 30th TIME: 8:00am - 4:00pm LOCATION: Yolo County Office of Education Conference Center COST: $25 per person, lunch is included Tracy Fauver, a member of Resilient Yolo and executive Director of Yolo County CASA states, " We come together and take a...
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3rd annual Community Baby Shower!

Bonnie Berman ·
The Yolo County Children's Alliance - Step by Step Program and the Nurse Home Visiting Program will be hosting the 3rd annual Community Baby Shower for pregnant and parenting moms in Yolo County on September 29th from 10am-2pm . Attached you'll find the flyer (in English and Spanish) for this event. Please share! If you would like to register to have a table at this event, I've also attached the registration form. Please fill it out and submit it to Lilian Marquez at ...
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3rd Building a Resilient Yolo Summit on 10/30; "Be The One"!

Bonnie Berman ·
Please come to our 3rd Building a Resilient Yolo Summit on 10/30. Our theme is "Be The One". Share this link with anyone you think might be interested! Click here for a shortcut to registration.< https://docs.goo gle.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScnfg pWgMJAWwzyN1TBRx 0sF68DVnWexfaUGv-mxKrZ8gaIkQ/v iewform > See the attached agenda for more details. Join youth, partners, and community members in a county-wide inter-agency learning, networking, and planning opportunity. Together, we will learn...
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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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4th Annual Yolo County Community Baby Shower Fair

Bonnie Berman ·
The Yolo County HHSA and YCCA Community Baby Shower Collaborative will be hosting their 4th Annual Yolo County Community Baby Shower Fair! DATE: Saturday, September 28th TIME: 10am to 2pm LOCATION: Home Arts Hall, Yolo County Fairgrounds (1250 Gum Ave.) in Woodland. The main goal for this event is to educate families, who are either expecting or parenting a child less than 5 years of age, about Yolo County resources. This event is open to ALL Yolo county families, e.g. families from West...
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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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