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2020 Sex and Perinatal Mental Health Conference

Bonnie Berman ·
Sex & Perinatal Mental Health Conference on January 13th and 14th, 2020 at The California Endowment. This dynamic training will delve into areas such as postpartum sex, birth trauma, cultural attitudes about sex, gender and sexuality, gender affirming care, personal stories and more. We have an amazing lineup of speakers and wanted to introduce you to a few over the next couple of weeks. Two day training that will explore how sex and sexuality impact and interact with mental health...
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3 WEBINARS: Supporting emotional, psychological, and physical health of children

Bonnie Berman ·
WEBINARS Supporting our children in the struggle against COVID-19 on 3/24 5:30-6:30pm PT on Tuesday, March 24 Please join Embrace Race for this webinar. We'll be joined by two special guests - clinical psychologist, Dr. Allison Bricoe-Smith, and developmental behavioral pediatrician, Dr. Adiaha Spinks-Franklin - for a conversation about how adults can support the emotional, psychological, and physical health of children in this shelter-in-place moment. As always, we'll leave lots of time for...
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4th Annual Bay Area Maternal Mental Health Conference

By UCSF Continuing Medical Education, December 12, 2019 This is the fourth annual conference here in the Bay Area focusing on maternal mental health and well-being, with speakers from throughout the area covering important topics that will improve the care our patients are receiving. We welcome anyone with a personal or professional interest in maternal mental health. Participants will: Review the state of the current opioid crisis in this country and learn about tools to help identity...
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A Guide to Providing Telehealth During the COVID-19 Crisis

Daren Casagrande ·
Many of us in the mental health field are being thrust into unfamiliar territory as clinicians in the midst of the COVID-19 response. We either risk personal health (and the health of our clients) by seeing people in person, or needing to utilize technologies that we may be unfamiliar with. Further, those technologies have fluid legal/ethical standards (and is even more fluid at present to accommodate the pandemic), and which require different skill sets that in-person therapy. I am...
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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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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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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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Children with Special Health Care Needs Face Challenges Accessing Information, Support, and Services on 11/20

Bonnie Berman ·
Join Child Trends researchers for a webinar on Wednesday, November 20th at 11am PT to learn about the challenges and disparities experienced by children and youth with special health care needs, and the barriers they face to accessing supports and services. The webinar will highlight national and state demographic data on children and youth with special health care needs and their access to social services and quality health care. https://register.gotowebinar. com/register/ 1799987798681001739
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COMMUNICARE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES are still available!

Bonnie Berman ·
All Counseling, Medication Assisted Treatment, and Substance Use Disorder Treatment services are still available, and we are accepting new referrals. In order to support staff and patient safety, we have implemented telehealth options and those services continuing in our clinics will abide by all the recommended precautions intended to reduce exposure risk to COVID-19. While all the Behavioral Health services we are known for continue, we felt it was important to highlight a few: Substance...
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Community Engagement Workgroup supporting MHSA 9/26

Bonnie Berman ·
Join us! The Community Engagement Workgroup is an ongoing engagement workgroup to support the Mental Health Services Act planning in Yolo County. This workgroup involves the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Focus Group Discussion led by the MHSA Team and C.A.R.E. - Community Advocacy Research & Evaluation Consulting Group. Attached please find a flyer about an upcoming opportunity to participate in this effort. If you have questions, please contact Anthony Taula-Lieras (...
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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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Community of Practice Webinar Series

Bonnie Berman ·
October's Topic: Homicide Prevention – Part II Primary Prevention Efforts to Decrease Homicide Rates in CA Thursday, October 17, 2019 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (PST) Please join us for the next VPI Community of Practice webinar on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (PST) to learn more about the California Violence Intervention and Prevention (CalVIP) Program, administered by the Board of State and Community Corrections, and the first public health department to receive a CalVIP...
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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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Coping As A Community: COVID-19 - Zoom Webinar with Dr. Andres Sciolla

Bonnie Berman ·
DATE: Thursday, April 9, 2020 TIME: 12:00PM Many people have questions about ways to cope with stress experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to this, the UC Davis Office for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion has organized a weekly webinar series focused on Inclusive Practices, Holistic Health and Wellbeing. Please join me and Dr. Andres Sciolla, MD as we discuss Stress, Trauma and Resilience this Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 12 PM via Zoom. You can register at...
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COVID-19: Free Online Self-Help Mental Health Resources

Daren Casagrande ·
Hello All, I avoided it for a long time, but I made a Facebook page for my counseling office (Clarity Counseling) to better send support and resources to my clients and the broader community during a time that is an impactful on people's mental health as it potentially is on their physical health! My office Facebook page will be posting resources and videos for coping with anxiety, panic, loneliness, sadness or depressive symptoms. We will also be doing some Facebook Live events (such as...
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COVID-19 Materials Developed for Tribal Use [caih.jhu.edu]

From Center for American Indian Health, Johns Hopkins University, April 17, 2020 The Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health and Indian Health Service are working together to produce relevant materials related to COVID-19 for tribes to distribute. Currently, there are nearly 20 fliers with information ranging from Talking to Your Kids About COVID-19 and Caring For Yourself at Home to Elder Mental Health . Social media messages are also available for use. Radio messages are currently...
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COVID-19 resources for Families/Clients

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

Bonnie Berman ·
SUPPORT GROUP: Healthcare Professionals Online Support Group Attention doctors, nurses, EMT's, paramedics and front line medical staff. We are here for you! You are not alone! Join our ProBono Telehealth Group starting now every Thursday 5:00PM - 6:00PM. Call 707-514-5812 to sign up and obtain video access code. For more information see the attachment. DENTAL CARE: The California Office of Oral Health has put together a list of various resources pertaining to dental care and COVID-19. Please...
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DATA SOURCE: Kidsdata

Bonnie Berman ·
Kidsdata is starting off the new year with optimism and determination. Our commitment to elevating children’s health and well-being across all California policies, programs, and services is unwavering. We recently updated 124 indicators across six topics that can inform advocacy efforts, needs assessments, grant proposals, and more. A summary of the latest data is available below. See the full list of recently released data here: https://www.kidsdata. org/pages/recentdata
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DISCUSSION: Coping as a Community: COVID-19- Strength, Inspiration and Hope

Bonnie Berman ·
12-1pm on April 30 Please join us this week for Coping as a Community: COVID-19- Strength, Inspiration and Hope. Our virtual discussion with UC Davis Health nurse leaders will share the current experiences of health-care providers working on the frontlines across our region. To register: bit.ly/copingasacommunity4-30
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Financial Empowerment Center Partnerships! Apply by Oct 30

Bonnie Berman ·
Please find attached an invitation to apply as a partner for the City of Sacramento’s Financial Empowerment Center, an in-development project that will launch in early 2020. Through this initiative, professionally-trained financial counselors will work with partners to help local households build financial health. As noted in the invitation, we will have a Q&A session about this opportunity this Friday, 10/18 at 2 p.m. We anticipate that many applicants will have questions about...
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First 5 Yolo scholarships for provider trainings in early childhood mental health

Bonnie Berman ·
First 5 Yolo is offering scholarship opportunities for the Napa Infant-Parent Mental Health Fellowship Program and the Child-Parent Psychotherapy Learning Collaborative. Please see the attached flyer for more information. Please share widely with your networks!
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Yolo County Health in Action on 2/18

Bonnie Berman ·
Please Save the Date to join us for Health In Action DATE: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 from 8:25 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. (Check in and refreshments will start at 8:00 a.m.) LOCATION: Yolo Food Bank (233 Harter Drive Woodland, CA). A calendar notice for this event will follow later this week. This event is brought to you by Dignity Health, Sutter Health, Yolo County HHSA Community Health Branch, CommuniCare Health Centers, and Winters Healthcare who have come together to produce a joint Community...
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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 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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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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YOLO COVID-19 Information from Yolo Health and Human Services

Bonnie Berman ·
Yolo County extends Shelter-in-Place to May 1st. Please see www.yolocounty.org/ coronavirus for more information. For the new COVID-19 dashboard visit: www.yolocounty.org/ coronavirus-dashboard For information about COVID-19 in Yolo County, visit: www.yolocounty.org/coronavirus For guidance regarding the shelter in place order, visit: www.yolocounty.org/ coronavirus/shelter-inplace Residents can also call Yolo 2-1-1 for resource information. For additional updates follow Yolo County on...
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YOLO MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Bonnie Berman ·
Attached please find two documents with the following information. Please share widely! Yolo County Children’s Mental Health Services are available during COVID-19 Pandemic: 24/7 ACCESS LINE: (888) 965-6647 COVID-19 Resources for Coping with Mental Health: Includes resources for families, parents & caregivers; online or phone supports; emotional support and wellness; and mindfulness meditation and yoga.
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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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YOUTH OPPORTUNITY: 2nd Annual Innovation Idea Lab on 3/23

Bonnie Berman ·
Our Yolo County Mental Health Services Act team is collaborating with Solano and Sacramento counties to host the 2 nd Annual Innovation Idea Lab. This very successful event is a project of the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission’s Youth Innovation Committee. It is an opportunity to hear the voice and choice of our Youth Leaders regarding preventative mental health services and strategies to increase the resilience of young people. In addition to the invitation for...
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2020 Sex and Perinatal Mental Health Conference

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Explore racial healing at Davis Community Church

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MHSA Empowerment and Education Session 2

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Navigator Training Academy!

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Supporting & Empowering Parents & Caregivers

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Teen Mental Health: Supporting Schools and Expanding Resources on 2/24

Bonnie Berman ·
Webinar: Noon-1:30pm, February 24, 2020 Rates of mental illness and suicide have risen markedly among teens in recent years, as has substance use. Given the importance of early screening and access to resources, leaders are working with schools and taking new approaches to get teens help when they need it most. This webinar will explore: Cross-sector strategies to prevent teen substance use and suicide The role of school-based health services in providing behavioral health care A program...
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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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Thriving Pink community workshops

Bonnie Berman ·
Our Thriving Pink Calendar has been updated with virtual programs, workshops, and support groups which continue to be provided at no cost and are open for all. Sunday, March 29, 5:00 pm: Pink Connection, "Navigating Social Distancing/Isolation" with Pam Cordano MFT Thursday, April 2, 10:30 am: Stitches of Love, "Making fabric face masks, quilts, and other thoughtful items for our community" with Patti Hadrava Monday, April 6, 7:00 pm: Writers Circle, "Reflective Writing Workshop" with...
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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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