Tagged With "Families"

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Speaking and training services from a first-hand, tenaciously resilient experience

Rebekah Couch ·
My name is Rebekah Couch and I am a former teen mother of five children, the youngest child being my only clean & sober pregnancy allowed to remain in my care. I am a survivor of multiple sexual assaults and was afflicted with untreated mental health issues as an adolescent. My destructive journey began with self-medicating and illegal activities in Jr. High and a daily cocaine addiction by the age of fifteen that eventually advanced to methamphetamine abuse. My addiction and criminal...
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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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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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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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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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TUESDAY Sept 18th: Yolo Family Strengthening Network (YFSN) meeting agenda

Bonnie Berman ·
We're looking forward to seeing you at the next YFSN meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, September 18, from 9:30-11am in the Community Room of the Gonzales building at Yolo County Health & Human Services Agency (25 North Cottonwood Street; Woodland, CA 95695). At the meeting, Amara Reddick will give us a presentation on services provided by the Children's Mental Health Team, and we'll hear updates on various collaboratives and events. Attached please find the agenda for the meeting. Please let me...
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Webinar: Key findings from the Listening to Mothers in California Survey

Bonnie Berman ·
Webinar: Key findings from the Listening to Mothers in California Survey. For more information and to register, please see below. Webinar is Thursday, September 20 , from 12-1:00 PM In 2017, a team led by the National Partnership for Women & Families surveyed more than 2,500 women in California about their views and experiences with childbirth. The results, which will be released September 12, reveal what is and isn't working with maternity care in the Golden State. Join us Thursday,...
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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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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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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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Resource: Supporting Families Impacted by Incarceration: A Dialogue With Experts

Bonnie Berman ·
Supporting Families Impacted by Incarceration: A Dialogue With Experts CANTASD hosted a discussion among experts and practitioners in the field to discuss the impact of parental incarceration on children and families. The result was a 7-page report, Supporting Families Impacted by Incarceration: A Dialogue With Experts, that identifies needed resources and tools to support children and families impacted by incarceration, as well as the workforce. It also offers a practical framework of key...
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YFSN MEETING on 11/13: Yolo Family Strengthening Network

Bonnie Berman ·
Yolo Family Strengthening Network will meet next week. DATE & TIME: Tuesday, November 13th at 9:30am-11:00am. LOCATION: Yolo County HHSA; Community Room-Gonzales Building; 25 N. Cottonwood St.; Woodland, CA 95695 At the meeting, Child Welfare Service’s Jennifer Edwards will present child maltreatment data, and we’ll also learn about Resilient Yolo’s Be the One campaign. AGENDA IS ATTACHED. Natalie Audage, MPH Child Abuse Prevention Coordinator Yolo County Children's Alliance | 600 A St.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fact Sheet on Family Mental Health Services from CBFS and YCCA

Bonnie Berman ·
Stanford Youth Solutions has launched their new fact sheet about the Community Based Family mental health services (CBFS) that they and Yolo County Children's Alliance (YCCA) will be offering within Yolo county. Please see the attached flyer for more information, including how youth and families can request services. For more information on the CBFS Program, please contact the CBFS Program Director at 916.344.0199.
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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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Upcoming webinars from Strategies 2.0

Bonnie Berman ·
Strategies 2.0 is offering four workshops in the coming months. See the course descriptions below. For more information and to register, visit https://strategiesca.asentialms.com/catalog/ PROMOTING RESILIENCE USING A TWO GENERATION MODEL Friday, April 19, 2019 Guest Speaker: Todd Sosna, Ph.D., Management Consultant The 90-minute professional webinar, intended for family support professionals and systems leaders, will provide a compelling case for the merits of two-generation programs in...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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RESOURCE: Handouts on Protecting Immigrant Families

Bonnie Berman ·
Attached are updated handouts (English & Spanish) from Protecting Immigrant Families. Please share widely.
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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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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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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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WEBINAR: Understanding and Working Effectively with Grandparents on 10/16

Bonnie Berman ·
9:30-10:30am PST on Wednesday, October 16 Across the country, grandparents are caring for their grandchildren in increasing numbers. Family Resource Centers, which work with families in a multigenerational approach, have developed intentional programming to ensure that these grandparents are supported and strengthened. This webinar from National Family Support Network will present new research findings about grandparents in the U.S. from ZERO TO THREE, highlight work with grandparents from...
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Seeking input on delivery of services to children and families- 11/7

Bonnie Berman ·
Stanford Youth Solutions and Sierra Forever Families are seeking input on delivery of services to children and families in a Yolo County community forum on November 7th . J oin us and give your input! DATE: November 7th; 3pm-5pm LOCATION: 2726 5th St, Davis (Carlton Senior Living, 3rd Floor, Activity Room) RSVP: bhoneyman@youthsolutions.org Light refreshments will be served Please see the attachment for more information.
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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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Re: New date for Yolo Family Strengthening Network meeting

Carolyn Curtis ·
Where is this meeting and what time? Carolyn
 
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