Tagged With "California"

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A New Suite of Data on Safeguards for Youth from kidsdata.org

Bonnie Berman ·
Safeguards for Youth is a compilation of the latest data on promoting California children’s health and well-being. The data describe protective factors and supportive services, both of which are critical to building a solid foundation for life and addressing the effects of childhood adversity. Protective factors highlight the importance of preventive health care, a strong start in education, and a nurturing school community. Supportive services address adverse experiences such as health...
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Childhood Poverty Series from KQED News

Lori Turk ·
Dear Kidsdata Community, A new series from National Public Radio affiliate, KQED News, examines the role of public policy in addressing poverty among California’s children and their families. Kidsdata, in partnership with the Population Reference Bureau (PRB), took a new look at poverty data and provided them for several articles. The articles delve into poverty among infants under three years old and focus on Merced County, an area of particular concern but also great potential. In...
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CONFERENCE: Safer California 2020 (unintentional injury prevention)

Bonnie Berman ·
Save the date for a Safer California 2020: A Conference to Promote Unintentional Injury Prevention for Children and Youth in Sacramento. WHEN and WHERE; November 17 and 18, 2020 in Sacramento, CA at the Double Tree Hotel. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
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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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CYW releases "Children Can Thrive: A Vision for California's Response to ACEs"

The  Center for Youth Wellness  released a new report “Children Can Thrive: A Vision for California’s Response to ACEs”.     This report is a follow up to last November’s Children Can Thrive Summit.  ...
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ARTICLE: Children’s mental health a cause for concern in report on California youth policies

Bonnie Berman ·
According to the 2020 California Children’s Report Card California from Children Now, California is doing a better job serving children in some areas like health insurance, discipline, and absenteeism. However, CA received an 'F' grade for its school mental health services. https://edsource.org/2020/childrens-mental-health-a-cause-for-concern-in-report-on-california-youth-policies/623070?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email
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California Care Force offering free healthcare services!

Bonnie Berman ·
California Care Force will be at the Cal Expo September 21st to September 23rd. California Care Force provides free healthcare services with no insurance and no co-pays required. Please see the attached flyers and distribute them as you deem appropriate.
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California plans to end 'lunch shaming' with a new bill that guarantees meals for all students

Bonnie Berman ·
A bill signed Saturday by California Gov. Gavin Newsom plans to cut the recent trend in schools of "lunch shaming." https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/10/14/california-signs-bill-end-lunch-shaming-meals-all-students/3972897002/
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California Schools Will Not Reopen This Year Due to Coronavirus, Superintendent Says [sfchronicle.com]

By Jill Tucker, San Francisco Chronicle, March 31, 2020 California schools will be unable to reopen this year given current safety concerns and ongoing social distancing, the state superintendent told county officials Tuesday. The letter, obtained by The Chronicle, was not a directive, but rather an acknowledgment that the still growing coronvirus crisis will mean schools must stay shuttered. While classrooms will remain closed, education will continue, Superintendent of Public Instruction...
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EMERGENCY CHILD CARE for essential workers and at-risk children/families from Children’s Home Society of California

Bonnie Berman ·
Attached please find updated flyers for Children’s Home Society of California’s emergency child care funding. Children’s Home Society of California is accepting applications for not only essential workers but for at-risk children/families (including CPS, foster children, those experiencing homelessness, domestic violence, and children with IEPs). Please see updated flyers in English and Spanish. If you have questions, please contact Kristy Weber, Program Manager or Children’s Home Society of...
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Farmworkers Face Daunting Health Risks In California's Wildfires [californiahealthline.org]

By Anna Maria Barry-Jester, California Healthline, October 28, 2019 Farm laborers in yellow safety vests walked through neatly arranged rows of grapes Friday, harvesting the last of the deep purple bundles that hung from the vines, even as the sky behind them was dark with soot. Over the hill just behind them, firetrucks and first responders raced back and forth from a California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection staging area, working to contain a wildfire raging through the rugged...
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Film screening: California's Forgotten Children documentary

Bonnie Berman ·
THIS IS A FILM SCREENING EVENT January 15, 2019 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m . Yolo County Office of Education 1280 Santa Anita Court Woodland, CA 95695 This event is FREE and open to educators, those who work with at-risk youth, and community members who wish to learn more about child sexual exploitation. Following the film, we will have a panel of experts To register please contact: Jennifer Davis at (530) 666-8372 or Jennifer.davis2@yolocounty.org Sponsored by the Yolo County District Attorney's...
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Film screening of California's Forgotten Children on 4/16

Bonnie Berman ·
California's Forgotten Children will be shown in Woodland on April 16th. This event is FREE and open to educators, those who work with at-risk youth, parents, youth serving organizations, and community members who wish to learn more about child sex trafficking. Following the film, we will have a panel of experts. Please see the attached flyer for more information. April 16, 2019 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Woodland Community College - Room 101 2300 East Gibson Rd. Woodland, CA 95695
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2020 Sex and Perinatal Mental Health Conference

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SUBSIDIZED CHILD CARE FOR ESSENTIAL WORKERS IN YOLO COUNTY: Children’s Home Society of California is now enrolling families

Bonnie Berman ·
Children’s Home Society of Californian is now enrolling families in subsidized child care for essential workers in Yolo County. I have attached a letter and a flyer that can be distributed to the community. If you have questions, please contact Kristy Weber at 530-665-4687 or KristyW@chs-ca.org .
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Tabling Opportunity at Yolo Child Development Conf; STEAM: Tools for Success

Bonnie Berman ·
Children's Home Society of California presents the 2018 Yolo Child Development Conference: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) Tools for Success held from 8:30am-4:00pm on April 7, 2018 at the Woodland Community and Senior center. The conference is open to all providers and parents at no cost. Call the office at (530) 723-5225 and speak with Ann Panzica to arrange tabling at the event. To register and to learn more about the presenters and workshops, please visit:...
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The 2020 California Children’s Report Card

Bonnie Berman ·
The 2020 California Children’s Report Card– the whole child report on children’s health, education and well-being in our state – is available now. This year’s Report Card grades California on 31 key children’s issues – and includes new sections on Family Supports, Adolescents & Transition Age Youth and Connected Cradle-to-Career. It also shines a spotlight on the impact racism, poverty and immigration threats have on our kids. Despite recent progress, this year’s grades show the urgent...
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The Economics of Child Abuse: A Study of California

Jenny Pearlman ·
While the impact of maltreatment on a child and their family is devastating, child maltreatment also has serious effects far beyond those for the victim. Maltreatment results in ongoing costs to taxpayers, institutions, businesses, and society at large. Local communities bear the brunt of these costs in the form of medical, educational, and judicial costs, though more tragic signs are seen in homelessness, addiction, and teen pregnancy. To create a concrete understanding of the widespread...
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FREE preschool through Washington Unified School District

Bonnie Berman ·
Washington Unified offers high-quality preschool programs in the mornings and afternoons at four amazing West Sacramento schools: Elkhorn Village, Riverbank, Westfield Village and Stonegate. Enroll today and kick-start your child’s future! Give us a call and ask for Marisela Oropeza at (916) 375-7600 ext. 1311 or email at moropeza@wusd.k12.ca.us . Read more online: http://bit.ly/FREEpreschool . Print the FREE preschool flyer . Half-day preschool programs are available to income qualifying...
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Help Your Community Safely with COVID-19

From California Volunteers, Office of the Governor, March 2020 DELIVER MEALS Vulnerable seniors are at greatest risk amid COVID-19. Let’s help keep them safe and cared for. Contact your local Meals on Wheels organization, visit www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org . DONATE TO A SHELTER OR FOOD BANK During this time organizations are running low on food items, help them stay well stocked for those in need. See below for a list of shelters and food banks in need. VOLUNTEER AT A FOOD BANK Food banks...
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Helping Children Heal: Fostering Love, Hope, and Justice

FYI, folks may want to attend “Helping Children Heal,” hosted by the California’s Defense Fund of California (CDF-CA). CDF-CA is launching a new advocacy emphasis: reducing the impact of trauma and adverse childhood events (ACEs) in...
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New Hotline Available to Help California's Most Vulnerable During Power Shutoffs

Bonnie Berman ·
The State of California, Health and Human Services Agency has established a non-emergency hotline to help medically vulnerable Californians and health and community care facilities find resources in their communities during power shutoffs. Please see the Word attachment for more information.
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Not 'Just in Your Head': California Rolls Out Mental Health Guides for Coping With Coronavirus [kqed.org]

Mai Le ·
By Marisa Lagos Apr 7 Gov. Gavin Newsom opened his daily briefing Tuesday on the status of the coronavirus pandemic in California a bit differently than normal: With a mantra he says his mother used to repeat. "She said, 'Stand guard at the door of your mind,'" Newsom said. "Honestly, it took me a decade-plus to figure out what she was ultimately saying. But she was focused on, more than anything else, our capacity to be resilient and to meet challenges head-on, our capacity as human beings...
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Now Enrolling Families; Children’s Home Society of CA and the Alternative Payment Program (APP)

Bonnie Berman ·
Children’s Home Society of California (CHS) is currently enrolling eligible families for assistance with child care payments in the Alternative Payment Program (APP). Attached are flyers in Spanish and English, and a cover letter for agencies requesting that the flyers be distributed to families who are eligible for subsidized child care services. If you have questions, please contact Ann Panzica, Program Manager, at 530.723.5226 or AnnP@chs-ca.org .
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Our Police, Ourselves [davisvanguard.org]

Alicia Doktor ·
Davis, CA Mayor (and ACN member), Robb Davis writes about attending a recent trauma-informed law enforcement forum. I participated in a fascinating forum about “trauma-informed law enforcement” and before it began I wondered whose trauma we would be discussing: victims of crime, police, or other community members? It turns out the conversation was about all three, and I left wondering if trauma-based analysis might, perhaps, point to a way out of the mutual fear, and the attendant hostility...
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Position Open! BRIDGE program specialist

Bonnie Berman ·
Children's Home Society of California is seeking a program specialist. Please see the attached job description.
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Webinar: Poverty and Opportunity in California on 10/15

Bonnie Berman ·
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 12:05 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. PT Despite strong economic growth, California continues to experience high rates of poverty. Backed by strong fiscal reserves, state policymakers have taken several steps to assist struggling families, but the goal of reducing poverty remains elusive. In this conversation, PPIC will share the latest data from the California Poverty Measure, and a panel of experts will discuss the implications for decision makers, stakeholders, and families...
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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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WEBINAR: Consumer Privacy; "The Evidence Decision-Makers Want"

Bonnie Berman ·
February 6, 2020, 11-12 PT Join the Center for the Study of Social Policy for a webinar to take a deep dive into CSSP's (California Consumer Privacy Act) latest report, "The Evidence Decision-Makers Want." The author of the report and CSSP Senior Fellow Steven D. Cohen, with CSSP Director of Learning & Evidence Sarah Morrison, will present key findings and recommendations and respond to questions and comments from the audience. Click here to register: ...
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WEBINAR from Essentials for Childhood Initiative: Health Equity and COVID-19: Opportunities to Improve Child Wellbeing through Policy on 5/13

Bonnie Berman ·
The Essentials for Childhood (EfC) Initiative invites your participation in a webinar entitled, “Health Equity and COVID-19: Opportunities to Improve Child Wellbeing through Policy” taking place on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM for a special guest presentation with Dr. Flojaune Cofer, Senior Director of Policy with the All Children Thrive (ACT) California project. This interactive webinar will examine what success could look like in addressing COVID-19 by describing equity...
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RESOURCE: Public Charge and Health Insurance in California information from Western Center on Law and Poverty

Bonnie Berman ·
Beginning February 24, 2020, the new public charge rule used for immigrants entering the country or applying for permanent residency takes a close look at health insurance. But it does not penalize all immigrants for all kinds of coverage. For example, did you know that Medi-Cal is most often not counted? Medi-Cal does not negatively affect most immigrants for two reasons: (1) many immigrants are not subject to the public charge rule, and (2) the rule’s several exceptions exclude Medi-Cal...
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SAVE THE DATE! ACEs Aware Initiative Webinar [acesaware.org]

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Noon – 1 p.m. Join a live webinar with: Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, MD, MPH – California Surgeon General Dr. Karen Mark, MD, PhD – Medical Director, Department of Health Care Services Dr. Melissa Merrick, PhD – President & CEO, Prevent Child Abuse America Dr. Brigid McCaw, MD, MPH, MS, FACP – Clinical Advisor, ACEs Aware The webinar will provide an overview of the ACEs Aware initiative; why providers should screen for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs); the...
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Save the Date: July 11, 4CA Policymaker Education Day in Sacramento

Benita Tsao ·
Save the Date: Tuesday, July 11 4CA Policymaker Education Day on Childhood Adversity, Sacramento The California Campaign to Counter Childhood Adversity (4CA) invites you to Sacramento for Policymaker Education Day. Our lawmakers need to hear from you about how adverse childhood experiences and childhood trauma affect your community and what they can do to help. Join with allies from across California to engage your elected officials on this important issue. Who: 4CA Policymaker Education Day...
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Sesame Street's Traumatic Experiences Website / First 5 CA Care, Cope Connect Resource

Alicia Doktor ·
Thanks to Alejandra Labrado from First 5 Sacramento for providing the links to these resources! Sesame Street's Traumatic Experiences: https://sesamestreetincommunities.org/topics/traumatic-experiences/ When a child endures a traumatic experience, the whole family feels the impact. But adults hold the power to help lessen its effects. Several factors can change the course of kids’ lives: feeling seen and heard by a caring adult, being patiently taught coping strategies and...
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State of the State in California Education

Bonnie Berman ·
We hope you can join us at this annual event presented by Dr. Patti Herrera. DATE: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 TIME: 9AM - 11AM LOCATION: Yolo County Office of Education 1280 Santa Anita Court, Ste 120 Woodland, CA 95776 Please see the attached flyer for more information Click on link to RSVP: https://yolocoe.k12oms.org/2495-177945
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Staying Home: Not an Option Available to All [chcf.org]

By Xenia Shih Bion, California Health Care Foundation, April 27, 2020 Stay home and save lives, governors have been telling residents since California’s Gavin Newsom led the way on March 19. But sheltering in place is a luxury that many Americans cannot afford, Claire Cain Miller, Sarah Kliff, and Margot Sanger-Katz wrote in the New York Times . “Service industry workers, like those in restaurants, retail, childcare, and the gig economy are much less likely to have paid sick days, the...
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January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Bonnie Berman ·
Please see Empower Yolo's January article in the Davis Enterprise on Human Trafficking Awareness Month at: www.davisenterprise.com/ features/news-columns/empower- yolo-its-human-trafficking- awareness-month/ . Empower Yolo is participating in two awareness events this month; please join us: 1) California's Forgotten Children, Let their voices be heard - film screening - Tuesday, January 15, 2019 ; Yolo County Office of Education, 1280 Santa Anita Court, Woodland; 6-8 p.m. Please register...
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Know Your Rights: Paid Leave for Workers Impacted by COVID-19

From California Partnership to End Domestic Violence, March 23, 2020 As Californians are urged to stay home to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, workers across the state and their families are feeling the impact on their jobs and income, making the need for paid leave more apparent than ever. Join the California Work & Family Coalition, Legal Aid at Work, and the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence for short web-conferences addressing the access to paid leave and learning...
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Legal Services of Northern California (LSNC) has added after hours appointments

Bonnie Berman ·
Beginning April 2 , Legal Services of Northern California will offer evening intake appointments to individuals who cannot either call or come to our office during normal business hours. I have attached Spanish and English versions of a flyer regarding these expanded services -- please feel free to distribute the flyers far and wide. Evening appointments are reserved solely for those who cannot make it to us by phone or in person between 8:30am and 5pm. They are not overflow appointments for...
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Re: The Impoverishing Effects of Federal Immigration Policy in California: Psychological, Social, and Economic

Cherie Schroeder ·
Is it possible to include these workshop opportunities on the ACEs Calendar? Thank you, Cherie _____ Indian Child Welfare Act and Positive Indian Parenting Workshops February 15 & 16, 2018 – Reserve your seats Now Presented by National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) Hosted by Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation 18960 Puhkum Rd/County Road 75A in Brooks, CA Participants are welcome to attend one or all of the following workshops: Thursday, February 15, 2018 Introduction to ICWA 10:00 a.m.
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Re: The Impoverishing Effects of Federal Immigration Policy in California: Psychological, Social, and Economic

Tracy Fauver ·
Yes!! Great idea. On Thu, Jan 25, 2018 at 1:49 PM, Cherie Schroeder < cherie@yolofostercare.com > wrote: > Is it possible to include these workshop opportunities on the ACEs > Calendar? > > Thank you, Cherie > ------------------------------ > > > > [image: NICWA_Identity_Primary_Tag_2014]*Indian Child Welfare Act and * > > *Positive Indian Parenting Workshops * > > *February 15 & 16, 2018 – Reserve your seats Now* > > > >...
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