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A Health Affairs Press Conference -Trauma Informed Care is critical....

Anna Sutton ·
Today I had the privilege of attending a Health Affairs briefing at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. In the photo is Alan Weil, Editor-in-chief of Health Affairs. He, along with 4 panels of researchers/principal investigators talked about this particularly special June 2016 issue that focuses on Behavioral Health. What was striking was the statement from one of the principal investigators -- " trauma informed care is critical '" And there it is again...at a National platform, at a...
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Children's Mental Health Awareness Day Carnival

Bonnie Berman ·
Join us on Thursday, May 10th from 3pm-5pm at the Woodland HHSA Bauer Building for fun and community engagement. Feel free to set up a table at our lobby for your programs if you'd like, or just have materials at the Provider table we are setting up. Invite your clients (not limited to children clients) and staff. Please read the attached flyer for more details. Contact Kim Narvaez, the Children's Mental Health Program Manager, at 530-666-8513 with questions.
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Webinar Series – Putting Trauma-Informed Care into Practice: Lessons from the Field

Mariel Gingrich ·
Health policymakers and practitioners increasingly recognize trauma as an important factor that influences health throughout the lifespan. By incorporating trauma-informed approaches to care into their practice settings, provider organizations can more effectively care for patients and support efforts to improve health outcomes, reduce avoidable hospital utilization, and curb excess costs. This two-part CHCS webinar series will explore innovative strategies for implementing a trauma-informed...
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Yolo County HHSA First Responders' Mental Health Urgent Care in West Sac

Bonnie Berman ·
The Yolo County First Responders’ Mental Health Urgent Care is here to support our community. The center is OPEN now, but Nurse Practioners and Peer Support workers won't be staffed until July 2018. Who do we serve: Adult (18 years and older) residents of Yolo County Services: Crisis assessment and supportive counseling; referrals to other local community services Coming July, 2018: Medication intervention Staffing: Mental Health Clinicians providing Crisis Intervention; Case Managers...
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Yolo Welltopia: A Novel Health Website Promoting Local, Free or Low Cost Credible Resources

Rachel Robins ·
Welltopia ( www.MyWelltopia.com ), a partnership between the California Department of Health Care Services and the UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement has exciting news for Yolo County! A brand new localized site, Yolo Welltopia ( www.MyWelltopia.com/Yolo ) is here, thanks to a partnership with ACEs Connection Network, Yolo Resilience Network, Yolo County Health and Human Services Agency, and Yolo County 2-1-1. The purpose of the collaboration is to leverage state and local...
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YOUTH Mental Health First Aid training!

Bonnie Berman ·
Yolo County HHSA still has space in the YOUTH curriculum trainings in April and May. Mental Health First Aid (Youth) Thursday & Friday April 19 & 20, 2018 8:30 am to 12:30pm each day (must attend both days) HHSA Gonzales Bldg. Clarksburg Conference Room 25 N. Cottonwood Street Woodland, CA 95695< https://maps.google.com/ ?q=25+N.+Cottonwood+Street+ Woodland,+CA+95695& entry=gmail&source=g > Mental Health First Aid (Youth) Wednesday & Thursday May 9 & 10, 2018...
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Navigator Training Academy!

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OUTREACH OPPORTUNITY: YCCA Back to School Health Fair in West Sac on 8/11

Bonnie Berman ·
Yolo County Children's Alliance is excited to announce our annual Back to School Health Fair! This event will be held Saturday, August 11th, 2018 at our Family Resource Center, 637 Todhunter Ave, West Sacramento, CA 95605 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. We'd love for you to join us! The focus of the event is to provide West Sacramento youth with school supplies and to equip families with valuable local resources. Youth grades K-12 will be receiving backpacks through the hard work of our...
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Webinar: Impact of an Anti-Immigrant Climate on the Mental Health and Well Being of Children in California.

Bonnie Berman ·
On behalf of The Children's Partnership (TCP) and the California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC), I would like to invite you to attend our webinar, Healthy Mind, Healthy Future: A Webinar Exploring the Impact of an Anti-Immigrant Climate on the Mental Health and Well Being of Children in California. August 7, 2018, 10:00AM-11:15AM PT / 1:00-2:15PM ET Registration Link: bit.ly/WebinarHMHF Facebook Link: bit.ly/FBWebinarHMHF In solidarity, Tessa Smith Family Partner/Outreach Specialist Yolo...
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Perinatal Mental Health training

Bonnie Berman ·
Co-sponsored and hosted by Dignity Health and Yolo County HHSA is set and registration < https://www. eventbrite.com/e/perinatal- mental-health-training-g reater-sacramento-tickets- 48579025172 > is now live!. The Perinatal Mental Health training program September 29th & 30th is presented by Gabrielle Kaufman, MA, LPCC, BC-DMT. The program is designed for RNs, MSWs, lactation consultants, mental health clinicians and other community partners who want to become local champions and...
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YOLO COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES COMMUNITY MEETINGS

Bonnie Berman ·
Greetings Community Partners, Yolo County Health and Human Services Agency has scheduled a series of meetings throughout the area to discuss the mental health services and needs of our community. We want to hear from you – and your neighbor ! Please share this announcement far and wide. Robust discussion is encouraged to gain insight into what is working, and to identify areas that may need more attention to better serve the mental health needs of our community. We look forward to seeing you...
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Help plan how MHSA funds are allocated in Yolo County

Bonnie Berman ·
Yolo County Health and Human Services (HHSA) invites the public to participate in the community planning process to inform how the county should use the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) resources allocated each year to Yolo County. Yolo County HHSA uses MHSA funds to expand and enhance the mental health system of care throughout the county and are inclusive of Full Service Partnership, Prevention, Access and Linkage, Early Intervention, and Outreach. We encourage broad support and feedback...
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Community Planning Mtg to discuss County Mental Health Services -Oct 16

Bonnie Berman ·
We are asking for your participation in a process designed to evaluate and improve the service delivery of mental health programs funded by the Mental Health Services Act Plan for our county. The Mental Health Service Act funds mental health services for the unserved and underserved members of our community. This money, some $10 -14 million dollars, funds programs that are required to be evaluated and informed by community stakeholder input. Frankly, in past years, very few have participated...
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Perinatal Mental Health training program

Bonnie Berman ·
A few seats are still available Nov 29th & 30th for RNs, MSWs, lactation consultants, mental health clinicians and other community partners to become local champions and content experts in Perinatal Mental Health. Dignity Health Foundation and Yolo County Health & Human Services, in collaboration with Maternal Mental Health NOW, has developed a Perinatal Mental Health training program, presented by Gabrielle Kaufman, MA, LPCC, BC-DMT, Training, CEUs and refreshments will be provided...
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Sacramento Minority Youth Violence Prevention (SMYVP) Collective

Julie Langston ·
Health Education Council's 25th Anniversary Celebration 2016 marks HEC's 25th year of promoting health and prioritizing prevention throughout underserved communities. Help us celebrate by joining us for our 25th Anniversary Celebration! Thursday, October 13th 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm Yolo Brewing Company Guests will enjoy farm-fresh food, local libations and live music all while making it possible for the Health Education Council to continue to improve the health and vitality of underserved...
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WEBINAR: Maternal Mental Health 101

Bonnie Berman ·
Learn about the range of maternal mental health disorders, prevalence, signs, symptoms, and recommended treatment options on Thursday, December 13, 2018 . This webinar is hosted by 2020 Mom and presented by Postpartum Support International. Register for 2020 Mom's 12/13/2018 Webinar by visiting https://register.gotowebinar.c om/register/563661726062325762
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Spokane, WA, public health nurses create trauma-sensitive toolkit for caregivers

In lin e with the work we are doing with creating a Toolkit of self-care for Parents and Children, see below info about a Toolkit for Caregivers.   Public health nurses at Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) developed a 178-page toolkit...
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National Council Webinar: Organizational Approaches to Effective Trauma-Informed Services - Slides included!

I viewed this webinar a couple of weeks ago and found it quite useful. https://www.thenationalcouncil...ars/webinar-archive/ Scroll down to find Organizational Approaches to Effective Trauma-Informed Services   Cheryl Sharp, Senior Advisor for...
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Trauma-Informed Care: Opportunities for High-Need, High-Cost Medicaid Populations

See link for a Brief from the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) which provides an introduction to trauma-informed care and how it can be adopted to better serve Medicaid populations with some examples from across the country....
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Nominate a Trauma-Informed Care Champion: #TICchampion

Mariel Gingrich ·
Becoming a trauma-informed organization requires clear communication about the transformation process, and support from staff at all levels of an organization. Often these efforts are spearheaded by “trauma-informed care champions”— individuals committed to raising awareness regarding the health effects of trauma and toxic stress and improving care for people who have experienced trauma. This week, the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) invites you to recognize people around you who...
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Belongingness Can Protect Against Impact of Trauma, Study Suggests

Bonnie Berman ·
A new study, published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, investigates the effects of belongingness on adult mental health, outcomes of childhood trauma, and risky alcohol use. The results of the study suggest a feeling of belonging in childhood may serve as a protective factor for difficulties with mental health and adverse outcomes of childhood trauma later in life. https://www.madinamerica.com/2 018/12/belongingness-can-prote ct-impact-trauma-study-suggests/
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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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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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Explore racial healing at Davis Community Church

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TRAINING: Advanced Clinical Training in Perinatal Mental Health on 5/13

Bonnie Berman ·
This training is for mental health clinicians serving Yolo County and the surrounding communities who want to enhance their expertise in serving pregnant and postpartum women and their families. The training is on May 13, 2019. 9 AM – 4:30 PM , at Woodland Health Care (Medical Office Building; 632 West Gibson Road, Woodland, CA). Please see the attached flyer for more information and to register.
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Northern Valley Indian Health Woodland Community Health Fair on 5/7

Bonnie Berman ·
Northern Valley Indian Health Woodland will be hosting its first ever community health fair on Tuesday, May 7 th from 11am-2pm in the front parking lot of their clinic. They’re inviting all interested vendors to email Arzoo Mojadedi (Outreach Director) at arzoo.mojadedi@nvih.org to reserve a spot by April 12 because they have limited booths. In the email, please include an email address or phone number for a contact person within your agency. This event is being put together by their...
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Real Life Resilience Champions 2.0

Andi Fetzner ·
By: Andi Fetzner PsyD The recent appointment of Nadine Burke Harris as California’s first Surgeon General represents exciting opportunities for increased leadership and momentum around issues related to ACEs and toxic stress. But you don’t have to be a surgeon general to be a Resilience Champion. Anyone who is using (or who wants to use) a trauma-informed and resilience-building approach to lead change can make a difference! But what does it mean to be a Resilience Champion? I’m often asked...
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Yolo County Housing Spring Fling Egg Hunt/Health & Education Fairs

Bonnie Berman ·
Join us at our 2019 Yolo County Housing Spring Fling Egg Hunt/Health & Education Fairs. Please see the attached flyer in English and Spanish for information. If you have questions, please contact Isaac Blackstock at iblackstock@ych.ca.gov .
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TRAINING: Integrating Maternal Mental Health Education, Screening, and Referral into Your Clinic

Bonnie Berman ·
These trainings are for clinical and non-clinical staff serving perinatal women and their families in Yolo County and surrounding communities. May 2nd , 9 AM - 5 PM Woodland Health Care Medical Office Building in Woodland May 10th , 9 AM - 5 PM Woodland Memorial Hospital in Woodland. Please see the attached flyer for more information and to register.
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Child, Youth, and Transitional Age Carnival!

Bonnie Berman ·
The Child, Youth, and Family Branch of Yolo County Health and Human Services is holding a resource fair on May 28th. Food, activities, music and spoken word artists will be there. Please see the attached flyer for more information. DATE: May 28th TIME: 4pm-7pm LOCATION: 137 N . Cottonwood Street, Woodland CA 95695
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Participate in the YC Mental Health Services Act Community Planning Process

Bonnie Berman ·
The Yolo County Mental Health Services Act community planning process begins this spring. The first meeting is on 5/3/19 in Woodland . For those interested in engaging with the MHSA program staff and stakeholders on planning prevention programs that encompass all facets of health, and for those who want to be involved as stakeholders in the community planning process, this meeting may interest you. Please see the flyer for details.
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Mental Health Month Awareness Events

Bonnie Berman ·
May is Mental Health month. Attached is a calendar of Mental Health Awareness Events that are happening in Yolo County. These events are open to the public. Please share! Sponsored by Yolo County Health & Human Services Agency
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TRAINING: Free Maternal and Adv Perinatal Mental Health Training in May

Bonnie Berman ·
There are still spots available for the 5/10 Maternal Mental Health (MMH) Training which is designed for front line staff who are not licensed clinicians or healthcare providers. It is also ideal for anyone who wants an all day MMH 101. Tegwin Millard’s training is wonderful, and she weaves in ACEs and trauma informed principals throughout. This FREE training includes lunch and is being hosted by Dignity Health in Woodland. Additionally, there are also still spots for the 5/13 Advanced...
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Community meeting: MHSA Empowerment and Education Session 2

Bonnie Berman ·
Please see the attached flyer for more information about the second Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Empowerment and Education Series meeting on June 11th at 1pm at the Davis Branch Library . If you would like more information about MHSA, please see the attached “What is MHSA” and timeline documents. These Empowerment and Education meetings will lay a foundation of knowledge for stakeholders who want to participate in the community planning process that drives the next three year MHSA plan...
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MHSA Empowerment and Education Session 2

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Mental Health Counseling Services for Dunnigan residents through RISE

Bonnie Berman ·
Please see the attached flyers in Spanish and English for more details.
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RESOURCE: Marijuana and Motherhood

Bonnie Berman ·
With the legalization of marijuana, new resources have been made available by the California Department of Public Health to educate women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or plan to become pregnant, about the health risks it can pose on their babies. Learn more at the California Department of Public Health's website: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/DO/letstalkcannabis/Pages/pregnantbreastfeedingwomen.aspx Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women - cdph.ca.gov Research shows that if you use cannabis...
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RESOURCE: Stress Health from Center for Youth Wellness

Bonnie Berman ·
An initiative of the Center for Youth Wellness, Stress Health offers practical tips to parents and caregivers on how they can incorporate some key building blocks in their kid’s day. Visit Stress Health: https://www.stresshealth.org/ Elmo and Friends Team Up With Stress Health Over the past decades, the quirky, hilarious, big-hearted Muppets of Sesame Street have taken on some of the hardest issues confronting our country, including AIDs, foster care, homelessness and incarceration. The...
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RESOURCE: Mental health resource cards

Bonnie Berman ·
May was Mental Health Awareness Month. Attached please find mental health resource cards that were distributed at local libraries. Please print and share with your clients!
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RESOURCE: Overviews of some of CommuniCare’s programs

Bonnie Berman ·
Attached please find documents with an overview of some of the CommuniCare Health Centers (CCHC) Programs. These programs are coordinated by CCHC perinatal (PN), behavioral health (BH) and health prevention and wellness (HPAW) departments.
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Back to School Health Fair!

Bonnie Berman ·
Yolo County Children’s Alliance is excited to announce our annual Back to School Health Fair! DATE: Thursday, August 1st, 2019 LOCATION: Family Resource Center, 637 Todhunter Ave, West Sacramento TIME : 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. We’d love for you to join us! The focus of the event is to provide West Sacramento youth with school supplies and to equip families with valuable local resources. Youth grades K-12 will be receiving backpacks and there will be a bike raffle! Your participation will help...
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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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Introductory Trauma-Informed Care Videos – in English and Spanish

Mariel Gingrich ·
How do our experiences as children shape our health as adults? What does it mean to be trauma-informed, and what does trauma-informed care look like in a health care setting? Two videos, “What is Trauma-Informed Care?” and “Trauma-Informed Care: From Treaters to Healers,” developed by the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS), seek to answer these questions and shed light on why health care providers across the nation are embracing a trauma-informed approach to care. The 3-4 minute videos...
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YCCA School Supply Drive at Sail Inn Grotto on 7/28

Bonnie Berman ·
In preparation for YCCA's 4th Annual Back to School Health Fair in August, YCCA is collecting school supplies! Please consider donating supplies on July 28th, 10am – 2pm, at Sail Inn Grotto (Jefferson Blvd., West Sacramento). Please see the attached flyer for more information.
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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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Empower Yolo: Connecting the county’s most vulnerable

Bonnie Berman ·
Article in the Davis Enterprise By William Hodges Special to The Enterprise This article celebrates the successful partnership of Dignity Health and Woodland Memorial with Empower Yolo. This partnership created the ER Patient Navigator Program which is focused on health-care navigation, which assists patients in connecting with a medical home and helping them gain a better understanding of their benefits if they do have coverage. Empower Yolo is providing patients health and social services...
 
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