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2017 DJUSD Parent Engagement Night

Bonnie Berman ·
Tuesday, April 11, 6:00 - 8:00 pm Harper Jr. High MPR, Davis Join DJUSD parents, community and staff for the 2017 Parent Engagement Night. Explore a range of Socio-Emotional Learning topics: our children's sense of safety, their resilience and connection to others, their expanding awareness that they can grow, have fun and develop new skills. Come and learn together how we can support our children. For details on the specific topics to be covered and the list of presenters and to register...
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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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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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Make Time for Yourself—A Self-Care Guide for Busy Parents from Yolo County Children's Alliance

Natalie Audage ·
Yolo County Children’s Alliance is excited to share our new self-care resource for parents and caregivers for Child Abuse Prevention Month. Make Time for Yourself—A Self-Care Guide for Busy Parents talks about the importance of self-care and provides many ideas to try. The guide is available in English, Spanish, and Russian at www.yolokids.org/forfamilies/ . To help parents prioritize self-care, the guide divides specific self-care ideas into those that only take 5 minutes to do and those...
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Announcing a New Parenting and ACEs Blog from Stress Health, an Initiative of the Center for Youth Wellness

Diana Hembree ·
Research shows that the right kind of support and care can mitigate the impact of toxic stress in children and help them bounce back.
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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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Educate, Equip and Support parent training

Bonnie Berman ·
We still have spots available! This training takes “the mad, sad, and scared” out of parenting a child with challenging behaviors or emotional disturbances. It empowers parents to become staunch allies for their kids, and prepares them to work with schools, child welfare, and/or probation. Please take a moment to identify parents who may benefit from this training and share this information with them. In partnership, Tessa Smith Family Partner/Outreach Specialist Mental Health Services...
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Empower Yolo offers new Parent Support group for caregivers whose children have experienced sexual abuse

Flyer attached. Caregivers whose children have experienced sexual abuse may experience: -­‐conflict with family members or their spouse -­‐reminders of own abuse from childhood -­‐difficulty navigating legal and child welfare systems -­‐feelings of distrust, guilt, shame You are not alone.
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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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YOLO PROGRAM UPDATES

Bonnie Berman ·
POSTPONED: Partners in Parenting Groups from Help Me Grow of Children’s Therapy Center Attached please find information about groups for 5/12 (Understand Your Child’s Sensory System) and 6/23 (Sensory Development) that have been postponed until further notice. If you have questions, please contact Mayra Gonzalez: mayra.gonzalez@ctchelpskids. org . COMMUNICARE UPDATE: Davis CommuniCare is undergoing renovation, but services continue in a new location As a temporary measure, Davis Community...
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A Parent's Message Certification Training

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Supporting & Empowering Parents & Caregivers

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SUPPORT GROUPS: Empower Yolo Teen Sexual Trauma and Parent/Caregiver groups

Bonnie Berman ·
Empower Yolo is starting two new sexual trauma support groups for teens who have experienced sexual trauma and for parents/caregivers. Groups start 2/21 and registration is required. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
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The 'Overparenting Crisis'

And how schoo ls are handling it.  Read this great NPR interview of two authors of books on this subject.     One of the authors,  Julie Lythcott-Haims, will be coming to Davis to speak through Davis Parent University in December....
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Tools on Knowledge of Parenting & Child Development: A Protective Factor

Bonnie Berman ·
Action Brief on Knowledge of Parenting & Child Development: A Protective Factor Enhanced knowledge of parenting strategies and child development is especially important as a protective factor against child abuse and neglect. Understanding what children can and cannot reasonably do at various developmental stages, and being able to effectively respond to and guide appropriate behavior, can decrease the likelihood of unrealistic expectations and frustration and reduce child maltreatment...
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Top parenting resources from psychologists

Bonnie Berman ·
These scientifically supported sites, programs and books are among psychology’s best for helping parents raise their kids. To view these recommendations from the American Psychological Association, please visit https://www.apa.org/ monitor/2018/04/parenting- resources
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Training for families of children who have emotional challenges

Bonnie Berman ·
Educate, Equip and Support: Building Hope; A training for parents, grandparents and resource family members of children who have emotional challenges. . . This evidence-based parent training provides education on common emotional disturbances in children; Equips parents to work with Child Welfare, Probation, and Court systems; Empowers parents to be successful advocates navigating the Special Education (IEP) process on behalf of their child; Offers strategies for parenting, self-care and...
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GRATITUDE: NOT JUST FOR THANKSGIVING ANYMORE. How to foster everyday gratitude in children living with parental addiction

Mary Beth Colliins ·
During the week of Thanksgiving, and increasingly throughout the entire month of November, many post on social media, or send notes or letters, expressing gratitude. At the Thanksgiving table many families treasure the tradition of allowing everyone a moment to speak about what they are thankful for. It’s a wonderful time of year to pause, to reflect and give appreciation for one’s many blessings. Gratitude doesn’t have to be reserved for holiday rhetoric; an attitude of gratitude can be an...
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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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Handling Your Child’s Challenging Behaviors at Every Age: New Parenting Guide from Yolo Child Abuse Prevention Council/Yolo County Children's Alliance

Natalie Audage ·
The Yolo County Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC) and Yolo County Children’s Alliance (YCCA) are excited to share our new parenting guide: Handling Your Child’s Challenging Behaviors at Every Age. This resource for parents and caregivers provides positive discipline tips and resources to handle challenging behaviors in babies, toddlers, preschoolers, school-age children, and teenagers. Each age group page has: tips on how parents can connect with their child, some common challenging...
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Help Me Grow; Free Developmental Screening Events on 10/12 and 11/8

Bonnie Berman ·
The Event is called Books, Balls, and Blocks; A Free Developmental Screening Event for children birth through five-years-old. WHEN: offered 2 dates * Friday, October 12th at 10:30am-12:30pm OR * Thursday, November 8th at 1:30pm-3:30pm LOCATION: 1301 College Street, Woodland
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HHSA Psychotherapy Groups for parents & children 0-2 yrs old

Bonnie Berman ·
Attached please find the updated version of the I Need My Person flyer (psychotherapy group for parents and children 0-2). This is offered by Yolo County HHSA, Child, Youth and Family Branch. Please share the attached flyer with families who you think might benefit. Parents do not need Medi-cal to attend these groups. Registration information is included on the flyer.
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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 Davis Parent Support Group for Tweens/Teens Forming

Bonnie Berman ·
Do you know someone who is navigating parenting their tween or teen alone? Do you hear them say sometimes that they feel like they have tried EVERYTHING to get their child on board to cooperate and make the right choices? This group will help other parents get support for their experiences, connecting with others who can relate, and learning specific parenting skills to help them become the best parent they can be. WHEN: This group happens every 3rd Saturday of each month, beginning November...
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New videos from Positive Parenting (in English and Spanish)

Bonnie Berman ·
Not Prepped for Preschool: Closing the Learning Gap: Research from Georgetown University finds that engaging in interactive activities, such as reading books and storytelling in English and Spanish, helps Latino children enter school with better reading skills, more attentiveness, and eagerness to learn. https://positiveparentingnews. org/news-reports/not-prepped- for-preschool-closing-the- learning-gap/ Teenage Conflict: The Body Remembers!: Research from the University of Virginia finds...
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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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Nurturing Children During Times of Stress: A Guide to Help Children Bloom by Yolo CAPC and YCCA

Natalie Audage ·
The Yolo County Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC) and Yolo County Children’s Alliance (YCCA) are excited to share Nurturing Children During Times of Stress: A Guide to Help Children Bloom. This guide for parents and caregivers, which we are launching during Child Abuse Prevention Month, contains tips and resources that parents and caregivers can use to promote resilience in their children and themselves. Nurturing Children During Times of Stress explains the effects of intense stress or...
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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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PARENT SUPPORT GROUP: Empower Yolo support group for non-offending caregivers of sexually abused children

Bonnie Berman ·
Group will be held weekly on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30pm. Group will be located at the Empower Yolo West Sacramento office on 1025 Triangle Court, Suite 600. Groups will begin at the end of January and will continue for 8 weeks through the end of March. Please contact Jasmine Ali, MSW Therapy Intern at 530-661-6336 or Jasmine@empoweryolo.org to schedule an intake.
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Parenting Children with Trauma

Bonnie Berman ·
Can you please share the attached update flyer for “Parenting Children With Trauma” workshop? The FREE workshop is on seven consecutive Tuesdays in Woodland, and dinner is provided. Please see the attached flyer for more information and to RSVP.
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PARENTING CLASS: Nurturing Parenting Program (Spanish)

Bonnie Berman ·
Please see the attached flyer for more information about this Nurturing Parenting Program class in Spanish in March and April. For more information, contact Nancy Ledesma: nancy.ledesma@ yolocounty.org
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PARENTING GUIDES: Please share to support parents

Bonnie Berman ·
During this challenging time, parents need more resources than ever. Please let parents know about the following guides from the Yolo County Children's Alliance and the Yolo Child Abuse Prevention Council. All guides are available at www.yolokids.org/forfamilies , and I have attached a summary of the guides if you would prefer to share that. Please note that we will be releasing our positive discipline guide on 4/1/20 ( Handling Your Child's Challenging Behaviors at Every Age ). The guides...
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Partners in Prevention workshops

Bonnie Berman ·
Please share the attached flyers for upcoming Partners in Parenting groups that Children's Therapy Center and Help Me Grow Yolo County will be offering to the community. You will also find a document with all groups that are offered at CTC and new guidelines implemented. Please contact Mayra Gonzalez if you have any questions: 530.668.1010 or Mayra.Gonzalez@ ctcHelpsKids.org
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PREVENTION: A key solution to reducing ACEs

Carolyn Curtis ·
Bringing Baby Home Training of Trainers, Sacramento May 10-11, 2018 A friend of mine recently referred her grandchild and his pregnant wife to a Bringing Baby Home class, because she noticed that the wife had a horrible background of abuse and at times had difficulty functioning. What the grandmother noticed with this couple was a change in the family dynamics. The couple knows how to get along, the father is engaged in parenting, and the baby thriving. This is really starting at the root of...
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Prevention: Teaching people how to create healthy families

Carolyn Curtis ·
PREVENTION: a key solution to reducing ACEs. Bringing Baby Home Training of Trainers, Sacramento, April 25-26, 2019 Building healthy families is key to reducing ACEs. Even the strongest relationships are strained during the transition to parenthood. Lack of sleep, never-ending housework and new fiscal concerns can lead to profound stress and a decline in marital satisfaction — all of which affect baby’s care. Not surprisingly, 67% of new parents experience conflict, disappointment and hurt...
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Relationships and early development

Julie Langston ·
Here is another example of how important relationships are for early development. Although this study specifically looked at parents - I encourage you to think beyond parents to all caregivers and those who impact children's lives. We can all make a difference in a child's life to help them build resilience and overcome Adverse Childhood Experiences. TUESDAY, Sept. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A strong and loving bond with parents may help protect kids' health for decades, a new study...
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WEBINAR: Real Talk: Responding to Challenging Issues in Father Engagement

Bonnie Berman ·
Tuesday, June 11, 2019: 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time (i.e., 11-12:30 our time!) Compelling research makes the case for the importance of father engagement, but sometimes it’s not as easy to do as we would like. In this Digital Dialogue, we will be bringing together fatherhood practitioners from around the country to discuss some of the bigger challenges when trying to effectively engage fathers—and the solutions that work. We’ll be discussing issues ranging from gatekeeping, addressing...
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WEBINARS for parents/caregivers and providers on mental health, caregiving, the Census, and parenting education

Bonnie Berman ·
Mental Health in the Age of the Coronavirus on 4/9 6am-6:45am on Thursday, April 9 The virus isn’t just a threat to physical health, it’s also causing anxiety and overwhelm. How is mental health being incorporated into the global public health response? What are the long-term consequences of the ongoing pandemic on people’s mental well-being? The National Institute for Mental Health just released some guidance on managing stress, fear and anxiety amid the pandemic. What else needs to be...
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WEBINARS related to resilience, parenting, COVID-19, and healthcare

Bonnie Berman ·
Coping as a Community: COVID-19: Developing a Healing Mindset on 4/16 12-1pm on April 16, 2020 - UC Davis Health In an effort to serve our communities during the COVID-19 crisis the UCDH Office for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is hosting weekly sessions on Inclusion Practices & Wellness. Please share with your colleagues. Developing a Healing Mindset: Whether it's the impacts of the Coronavirus on your life, a family emergency or an unexpected challenge, we can be prepared with...
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What California Parents and Students should know about the Coronavirus: A Quick Guide [edsource.org]

By Theresa Harrington, EdSource, March 16, 2020 This Q & A is being updated to reflect latest developments. It was last updated March 17 at 2:08 pm. Q:How many districts have closed schools in California? A: More than 99 percent of the state’s school districts (939 districts) announced they will close this week due to the coronavirus as of noon on March 18. Schools will be closed for at least 6,065,337 students in California, about 99 percen t of all K-12 students in the state. Gov.
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What can I do? Immigration Forum for Parents, Students and Community members

Bonnie Berman ·
Please join us! When? Wednesday, April 18th Time? 6:00- 7:00 pm Where? Cesar Chavez Community School 255 West Beamer Street Woodland, CA 95695 Guests: Amagda Perez, UC Davis Legal Clinic Jannet Esparza- Naturalization & Legal Services Outreach Dr.Maria Chairez-Yolo County Office of Education Moderator: Marco Ozorio Student, CCCS For Questions email: maria.chairez@ycoe.org Information in Spanish is attached.
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Updated YFSN Parent Resource Lists

Bonnie Berman ·
Updated YFSN parent resource lists are here! They include the following: Concrete Support in Times of Need Resources Parental Resilience and Social Connections Resources Strengthening Parent-Child Interactions Resources for ages 0-5, 6-12, 13-18 For those of you who aren't familiar with this project, the YFSN (Youth & Family Services Network) Resource List Committee updated the Maternal Mental Health Collaborative's resource lists that were organized by protective factor (...
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Weathering the Storms: A Guide to Healthy Expressions of Emotions for Parents and Children from YCCA

Natalie Audage ·
Yolo County Children’s Alliance is excited to share Weathering the Storms: A Guide to Healthy Expressions of Emotions for Parents and Children. This resource for parents and caregivers, which we are launching during Child Abuse Prevention Month, discusses how to identify emotions, the importance of empathy, and how to prevent and weather emotional storms. The guide is available in English, Spanish, and Russian at www.yolokids.org/weathering-storms-guide-healthy-expressions-emotions . The...
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Resource for Parents: Serve and Return

Bonnie Berman ·
Child-adult relationships that are responsive and attentive—with lots of back and forth interactions, called “serve and return,”—build a strong foundation in a child’s brain for all future learning and development. The Center for the Developing Child offers these five steps for parents to practice serve and return with their child. https://developingchild.harvard.edu/resources/5-steps-for-brain-building-serve-and-return/
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Social Parenting and Learning Series

Bonnie Berman ·
Parents with children ages 0-5 are invited to participate in a 6-week Social Parenting and Learning Series facilitated by a licensed pediatric Occupational Therapist and Social Worker. Weekly Sessions will be an opportunity to make connections with other parents sharing in a similar parenting journey. The objectives are to share parenting experiences, successes, and challenges, in a supportive environment and to develop a social network in your community. Attached please find flyers in...
 
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