Tagged With "Families"

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10 Nature Activities to Help Get Your Family Through the Coronavirus Pandemic [childrenandnature.org]

By Richard Louv, Children & Nature Network, March 16, 2020 If the coronavirus spreads at the rate that experts believe it will, schools, workplaces and businesses will continue to close. Here’s a thread of silver lining. We’ll have more time for each other and nature. And, at least so far, nature’s always open. Getting outside — but at a safe distance from other people — can be one way to boost your family’s resilience. If you spend too much time indoors, “your vitamin D level goes...
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2016 Talk+Play=Connect Child Abuse Prevention Month Campaign from YCCA

Natalie Audage ·
Yolo County Children’s Alliance is excited to share our expanded 2016 Talk+Play=Connect Toolkit for Families for Child Abuse Prevention Month. In addition to all of the information and ideas about talking, playing, and connecting that we disseminated last year, we have included new information and tip sheets on Times to Connect . The toolkit is available in English, Spanish, and Russian, and can be found at www.yolokids.org/forfamilies/ What information is in the expanded Toolkit for...
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2019 Child Development Conference: Building Resilient Children: Request for speakers and vendors

Bonnie Berman ·
The theme is "Building Resilient Children." This year will feature Keynote Speaker Julie Kurtz, LMFT. Ms. Kurtz is the Co-Director for Trauma Informed Practices for Early Childhood Education at the Center for Family & Child Studies at WestEd. WHAT : 2019 Child Development Conference WHEN : April 20, 2019 WHERE: UC Davis Activities and Recreation Center TIME : 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The conference is free to the community, and lunch is included. Registration details will follow. Attached...
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2019 Prevention Resource Guide from Children's Bureau

Bonnie Berman ·
The 2019 Prevention Resource Guide is designed to help individuals and organizations in every community strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect. This year's theme, "Strong and Thriving Families," aligns with the 21st National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect. The Resource Guide focuses on protective factors that build on family strengths to foster healthy child and youth development. It can be used along with the Protective Factors in Practice scenarios and the activity...
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3 WEBINARS: Supporting emotional, psychological, and physical health of children

Bonnie Berman ·
WEBINARS Supporting our children in the struggle against COVID-19 on 3/24 5:30-6:30pm PT on Tuesday, March 24 Please join Embrace Race for this webinar. We'll be joined by two special guests - clinical psychologist, Dr. Allison Bricoe-Smith, and developmental behavioral pediatrician, Dr. Adiaha Spinks-Franklin - for a conversation about how adults can support the emotional, psychological, and physical health of children in this shelter-in-place moment. As always, we'll leave lots of time for...
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A Trauma-Informed Approach to Supporting Families Impacted by Addiction

Melissa Santos ·
RFQ ANNOUNCEMENT: Celebrating Families! California Expansion Project Update: Due to the expanding ACEs response in California, and subsequent interest in Celebrating Families! we are extending the due date for proposals to May 24 th. Invitation to Expand Celebrating Families!™ Statewide The California State Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP) recognizing the effectiveness of Celebrating Families! (CF!), has awarded Prevention Partnership International (PPI) a $100,000, 2-year challenge...
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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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Coffee Chat for Post Adoption Families by Lilliput Families

Bonnie Berman ·
Please see the attachment for more information about this group that meets the 3 rd Tuesday of the month in West Sacramento.
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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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COVID-19 resources for Families/Clients

Bonnie Berman ·
COVID-19 Fact Sheet for Grandfamilies and Multigenerational Families from Generations United Find lots of great resources for grandparents and kinship care families in the attached document. Futures without Violence: Tip sheet for Family and Friends of Families Experiencing Violence at Home Attached please find 8 different ways to help children and adults living with violence. Renter protection videos from Legal Services of Northern CA (LSNC) LSNC staff created these accessible videos hoping...
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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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Data on Family Structure from kidsdata.org

Bonnie Berman ·
Learn more about California children’s living arrangements by visiting the re-designed Family Structure topic. New and updated data include expanded information about family demographics and housing situations: -Households with and without children -Dual-parent and single-parent households -Cohabiting, same-sex and grandparent-led households -Housing situation such as living in a friend’s home or motel The first three sets of data are available for counties, cities, school districts, and...
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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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West Sac Back to School Health Fair - Aug 1st

Bonnie Berman ·
If you have West Sacramento clients, please share the attached flyer about the YCCA Back to School Health Fair on 8/1 from 4-7pm at the YCCA Family Resource Center. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
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Birth Families, Addiction, Recovery & Re-Establishing & Maintaining Relationships class

Bonnie Berman ·
Foster & Kinship Care education class Tuesday Evening, Dec. 18 th , 2018 – 6:30 to 9:30 pm Presented by Rebekah Couch , Birth Parent in Recovery, Member of the CA Child Welfare Council, and Recognized Statewide Trainer Date: Dec. 18 th , 2018 – Tuesday Evening Time: 6:30 to 9:30 pm Location: At the College: 2300 E. Gibson Rd., Woodland – Room 101 Research shares that for children who have experienced foster care, their best outcomes occur when birth, foster and kinship families hold a...
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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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Empower Yolo powers up its board after merger (Davis Enterprise)

Julie Langston ·
From Davis Enterprise, Sunday February 7, 2016. By: Cathy Farman Empower Yolo has long served survivors of other forms of violence too, including sexual assault, sex abuse, stalking, trafficking and child abuse. As a board member, I am proud of Empower Yolo’s founding mission to provide survivors of family and sexual violence with counseling and legal services, but even prouder this year as Empower Yolo broadens its mission to promote safety, health and resilience for our entire...
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Families with Teens - Let’s Talk!

Bonnie Berman ·
Want to Build Trust, Reduce Arguments, Increase Connection and Create a New Understanding with Your Teen? Join Danielle Bier, LCSW and Carin Lenk Sloane, MFT Associate for a Family Workshop on Friday, May 18th (parents only) & Saturday, May 19th (parents & teens). Designed for parents and their 13 - 19 year old teenagers This workshop will help you to: * Strengthen your bond with your teen(s) * Understand the negative cycles you get into * Learn new ways to communicate and work...
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Family events at Woodland Public Library

Bonnie Berman ·
Please see the attachments for information about Woodland Public Library's summer events. The Library will be serving free lunches Monday-Friday from 12-12:30 for children 18 and under from 6/10-8/2 . Families may also be interested in the following activities: Summer Kickoff Party on 6/8 Family Paint Party Mondays Special Event Tuesdays Family Yoga Tuesdays Teen Hangout Wednesdays Make and Explore Thursdays
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Family Resource Centers (FRCs): America's Best Kept-Secret

Bonnie Berman ·
New mini-video: The National Family Support Network was selected by Promise Venture Studio to work with a professional team to develop this new 3 min video that explains Family Resource Centers in a nutshell. The video had its debut recently as part of an online Show+Tell event for funders and investors, Supporting Parents in the Earliest Years, "showcasing the most promising innovations in early childhood development with the potential for scaled impact for children facing the greatest...
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Family Resource Events: Teen & Parent Cafe; Preparing for your IEP

Bonnie Berman ·
WarmLine Family Resource Center introduces two exciting events: Teen Talk & Parent Cafe Saturday, April 13th in Sacramento Preparing for your IEP Meeting Tuesday, April 23rd in Davis Please see the attached flyers for more information about Warmline's upcoming special education workshop being offered in Yolo County and their Teen Talk & Parent Cafe. If you have questions, please contact Brandy Tuzon Boyd at 916-455-9500 or Brandy@warmlinefrc.org
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Yolo County Child and Family Initiatives

Natalie Audage ·
In an effort to help us know more about the great work that is happening in Yolo County and to increase opportunities for collaboration, Natalie Audage of YCCA created a spreadsheet of Yolo County child and family initiatives. For this effort, initiatives are defined as multi-organization or agency collaboratives, meetings, or committees related to children and families in Yolo County. Natalie will revise this document on an ongoing basis. If you have any additions or changes, please let...
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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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YOLO PROGRAM UPDATES

Bonnie Berman ·
Family Hui goes online! Family Hui is offering programming via Zoom every Monday from 10 AM to 11 AM starting April 20th. The Hui will meet once a week for 12 weeks. Please see the attachment for more information. Partners in Parenting Class (4/21) postponed: Please see the attached flyers for more information.
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Strategies 2.0 free trainings (including NEW topics)

Bonnie Berman ·
Remember to visit http://strategiesca.org/services/trainings/ to find out about FREE trainings from Strategies 2.0. They have recently added trainings on the following topics: Home Visiting Partnering with Families: Comprehensive Case Management 101 Partnering with Families: Comprehensive Case Management 201 Family Resource Centers: Vehicles for Change Protective Factors: Deeper Dives To read the full descriptions and request or enroll for a training, visit ...
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Strengthening Families Webinar: Technical Assistance Clinic

Bonnie Berman ·
Join a webinar on Thursday, June 13, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT , to get answers to your questions about Strengthening Families implementation and help answer other people's questions! You can submit questions in advance by emailing cailin.oconnor@cssp. org or typing them in during the webinar. We will also hear from the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) and the National Alliance of Children's Trust and Prevention Funds about new resources and opportunities. To register:...
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TRAINING on Strengthening Families™ Protective Factors Framework implementation

Bonnie Berman ·
The Children’s Trust Fund Alliance is pleased to partner with ProSolutions Training to make available an online training to support implementation of the Strengthening Families™ Protective Factors Framework in multiple settings. This curriculum includes new materials on partnering with parents and addresses promising strategies to strengthen families for practitioners. Trainings are available for free for providers and parents, but if you want to earn CEUs and state credits, there is a fee.
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Free summer program for youth at West Sacramento Family Resource Center

Bonnie Berman ·
Fun in the Sun program allows children ages 7 to 15 to get outside, meet people, learn new skills, eat snacks and try new activities. Join us! Every Wednesday 9:00am-1:00pm JUNE 27th - AUGUST 2nd (We will take a break 7/4) West Sacramento Family Resource Center 637 Todhunter Ave. Portable 21B West Sacramento CA 95605 TO SIGN UP CALL (916) 572-0560. It's FREE Presented by Yolo County Children's Alliance See the attached flyer for more details.
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FUNDRAISER: I Dig CommuniCare on 7/25 in Woodland

Bonnie Berman ·
Please join CommuniCare for a fundraiser to support the installation of the Hansen Family Health Center Garden and Outdoor Classroom. Mingle and network in the beautiful Edible Learning Garden. Delicious and locally-sourced appetizers and beverages in partnership with Savory Cafe. Decadent desserts provided by Nugget. DATE: Thursday, July 25th TIME: 5:30pm LOCATION: 300 First Street in Woodland CommuniCare Health Centers’ new food initiative fuses access to healthy food and clinical care to...
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Great parenting resource for Strengthening Families 5 Protective Factors

Bonnie Berman ·
Here is a great website from the Five for Families public awareness campaign that explains the Strengthening Families 5 Protective Factors to parents. It has parent-friendly language, videos, questions to consider, and parenting ideas. https://fiveforfamilies.org/
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Hope’s Anchor’s 1st Annual Family Fun Day and Fundraiser on 9/22

Bonnie Berman ·
Come enjoy a day of family fun in Woodland and support a good cause! Tickets on sale until 9/20! No tickets will be sold at the gate so purchase your tickets early. Please see the attached flyers for more information. Adult Ticket Includes - Entrance into event as well as lunch of Pork Tri-Tip sandwich, baked beans, cookie and bottled water. Child Ticket Includes - Entrance into the event as well as lunch of hot dog, chips, ice pop and Capri Sun. Infants 0-2 are free to attend the event. No...
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More COVID-19 RESOURCES for parents and caregivers

Bonnie Berman ·
Coronavirus Resources & Tips for Parents, Children & Others from Prevent Child Abuse America: https:// preventchildabuse.org/ coronavirus-resources/ 10 Nature Activities to Help Get Your Family Through the Coronavirus Pandemic: https://www.childrenandnature. org/2020/03/16/10-nature- activities-to-help-get-your- family-through-the-pandemic/? mc_cid=831655f09b&mc_eid= ae5adcd85e How School Closures Can Strengthen Your Family: Here are three ways to cope if your kid's school...
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New Book from Be Strong Families

Bonnie Berman ·
Living the Protective Factors: How We Keep Our Children Safe and Families Strong This book offers 57 ways for parents to live the protective factors. There are descriptions, questions for reflection and discussion, and activities. These ways spark creativity, are food for thought, and a source of guidance and support when we're feeling stuck as parents. To order: https://www.bestrongfamilies.o rg/products/living-the-protect ive-factors-how- we-keep-our-children-safe-and- families-strong
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New date for Yolo Family Strengthening Network meeting

Bonnie Berman ·
Please save the NEW date for our May YFSN meeting: May 29 . Meeting time 9:30-11:00am at Yolo County HHSA; Community Room-Gonzales Building; 25 N. Cottonwood St.; Woodland The Yolo Family Strengthening Network (YFSN) is a group of Yolo County family-serving organizations and agencies dedicated to strengthening families and reducing child abuse and neglect. PURPOSE The YFSN supports family-serving organizations in their efforts to strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect by:...
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NEW: Living the Protective Factors

Bonnie Berman ·
Be Strong Families (BSF) is excited to announce new and updated Living the Protective Factors resources. https://www.bestrongfamilies.o rg/resources/ Building on the initial message of empowerment - parents have a lot of control over how they raise their children, what environment they create in their homes and how they keep their children safe - BSF staff have built on this important foundation in three main ways. First, they recognize that a strong parent is a healthy parent. Building...
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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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NEW YOLO PARENTING PROGRAMS in Spanish

Bonnie Berman ·
Family Hui: Please see the attached flyer to learn more about the new Family Hui that will be offered online in Spanish. YCCA’s Nurturing Parenting Class: Please see the attached flyer to learn more about this virtual class, which will be offered in Spanish and will meet twice a week via Zoom. Please feel free to share with the families you serve and partner agencies. If you have questions, please contact Nancy Ledesma at Nancy.Ledesma@yolocounty.org
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Nominate parents for Parent Leadership Awards!

Bonnie Berman ·
February is National Parent Leadership Month. The Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP) has created new promotional materials and is excited to announce the Third Annual Parent Leadership Awards! The Parent Leadership Awards honor parents for the work that they do to improve their communities and build strong families. The OCAP will be accepting nominations from February 1, 2020 to March 6, 2020 by 5:00 p.m., and winners will be announced on March 23, 2020. Winners will receive their...
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Parent Handouts Now Available in Dari (thanks to Family Hui)

Please use this link to go to our Resources Center where you can find Understanding ACEs and Parenting to Prevent and Heal ACEs handouts in Dari as well as in English. Both flyers were made with generous support from Family Hui, a Program of Lead for Tomorrow . Family Hui has made both flyers available in Dari, which is the national language of Afghanistan, so that they will can be useful to more families (Spanish translations are coming). These flyers can be downloaded, distributed, and...
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Parent Handouts: Understanding ACEs, Parenting to Prevent & Heal ACEs (English)

Please see the main post for these parent handouts in the ACEs Connection Resources Center. These two flyers ( Understanding ACEs and Parenting to Prevent & Heal ACEs ) can be downloaded, distributed, and used freely. One is brand new and the other is a revision. Both flyers were made with generous support from Family Hui, a Program of Lead for Tomorrow. Translations of these flyers are in progress and will be shared by Family Hui and updated on ACEs Connection when available.
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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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PROGRAM UPDATE from Stanford Sierra Youth & Families (Community Based Family Services program openings & Job announcement)

Bonnie Berman ·
The Community Based Family Services program has openings and is taking new referrals. Please see the attached flyer for more information. Job announcement: Clinical Program Manager position is now open. Please share the attached job description. We recently announced our new name: Stanford Sierra Youth and Families! For more information, visit youthsolutions.org
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Protective Patterns and Centering Skills Webinar (free)

Bryan Clement ·
Dovetail Learning has been working in the Social and Emotional/Resilience field for over a decade, so we'd like to share our work. There is no doubt that we all feel the tension, stress, and uncertainty of these times. How can we be more kind and connected with all we have going on? Dovetail Learning is proud to share We Are Resilient practices to maintain wellness and self-care in this unique moment in our shared history. Please view our free webinar directed toward parents/care givers (but...
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REPORT: Children Living in High-Poverty, Low-Opportunity Neighborhoods

Bonnie Berman ·
Children Living in High-Poverty, Low-Opportunity Neighborhoods, a new KIDS COUNT® data snapshot was released this week by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Using the latest data available from the U.S. Census Bureau, the snapshot examines where concentrated poverty has worsened across the country, despite a long period of national economic expansion. While California has seen some improvement since the last snapshot was released in 2012, there are still more than 1.1 million children living in...
 
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