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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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Resource: What is epigenetics?

Bonnie Berman ·
How does epigenetics relate to child development? New resource from the Harvard Center on the Developing Child explains. Science tells us that the interactions between genes and environment shape human development. “Epigenetics” is an emerging area of scientific research that shows how environmental influences—including the experiences we provide for children—actually affect the expression of their genes. This means that the old idea that genes are "set in stone" has been disproven. Nature...
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NEW: Updated Yolo Child and Family Initiatives spreadsheet

Bonnie Berman ·
In an effort to help us know more about the great work that is happening in Yolo County and to increase opportunities for collaboration, please find an updated version of the spreadsheet of Yolo County child and family initiatives attached below. For this effort, initiatives are defined as multi-organization or agency collaboratives, meetings, or committees related to children and families in Yolo County. If you have any changes or additions to make for the next version, please email me.
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NY Times article on talking to children about their bodies

Bonnie Berman ·
Give Your Child the Tools to Recognize Sexual Abuse: Talk to kids about their bodies and empower them to speak out. https://parenting.nytimes.com/ childrens-health/prevent- child-sexual-abuse
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Promoting Positive Adolescent Health Behaviors and Outcomes: Thriving in the 21st Century

Bonnie Berman ·
This is a new resource from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine! Adolescence is a critical growth period in which youth develop essential skills that prepare them for adulthood. Prevention and intervention programs are designed to meet the needs of adolescents who require additional support and promote healthy behaviors and outcomes. To ensure the success of these efforts, it is essential that they include reliably identifiable techniques, strategies, or practices...
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RESOURCE: 10 Simple Steps for Reducing Toxic Stress in the Classroom

Bonnie Berman ·
Teachers want to offer social-emotional learning, but many are unsure how to do so. Here are 10 practical, low- or no-cost strategies to help. (Many are also applicable to parents and others who interact with children!) https://www.acesconnection.com/blog/10-simple-steps-for-reducing-toxic-stress-in-the-classroom
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RESOURCE: 2018-19 California County Scorecard of Children’s Well-Being

Bonnie Berman ·
The 2018-19 California County Scorecard of Children’s Well-Being – a dynamic tool that provides a snapshot of how children are faring in each of the state’s 58 counties, over time, and by race and ethnicity – is now available in a mobile version. With all the functionality of the desktop edition, including the new interactive mapping feature, the mobile Scorecard makes accessing county-specific data a breeze. Designed to provide data that anyone can use and understand, the Scorecard is a...
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RESOURCE: A Guide to Serve and Return: How Your Interaction with Children Can Build Brains

Bonnie Berman ·
Young children develop in an environment of relationships. Responsive interactions between children and the people who care for them—also known as serve and return interactions—help children grow and reach their full potential. This guide from Harvard’s Center on the Developing Child explains what serve and return interactions are, why they're crucial for a child's development, and how to participate in them. Find the guide at ...
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WEBINAR: Preventing Child Neglect by Building Protective Factors on 2/14

Bonnie Berman ·
Join Strengthening Families for a webinar on Thursday, February 14, 12-1pm. Explore ways that it is "Everyone's Responsibility" to help prevent child neglect and how building protective factors at all levels of the social ecology can be an effective strategy to prevent child neglect. The session will include segments from one of the training sequences from the National Alliance of Children's Trust and Prevention Funds' new four-part training, "Let's Talk About . . . Preventing Child...
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WEBINAR: Supporting Parents in the Earliest Years

Bonnie Berman ·
10-12PM PT, January 15, 2020 Promise Venture Studio and the National Family Support Network would like to invite you to Show+Tell, a first-of-its-kind series of online, interactive events showcasing the most promising innovations in early childhood development with the potential for scaled impact for children facing the greatest adversities. This first Show+Tell will feature a 3 min "demo" about Family Resource Centers, developed by the NFSN and selected by Promise Venture Studio for...
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WEBINAR: Understanding and Working Effectively with Grandparents on 10/16

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

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White Paper on 5 Key Elements to Trauma-Informed Care

Bonnie Berman ·
The experience of trauma leads to or exacerbates mental illnesses, substance use, and physical health conditions, making it a vital component of any effective treatment plan. A trauma-informed care framework involves real-time strategies to promote staff and organizational wellness and equip organizations to retain their staff, reduce the number of critical incidents, and increase client engagement in their care. This white paper from Relias discusses the 5 key components in implementing and...
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YCCA PROGRAMS: YCCA services during COVID-19

Bonnie Berman ·
In response to the COVID-19 situation, YCCA has re-tooled our approach to providing service so that we can continue to do so in a way that is safe for our staff and for the communities that we serve. Please note and share these changes so that people can contact us if they are needing service. Below is a summary of services, a description of our approach, and phone numbers to call. Healthy Families Yolo County (HFYC): Home visiting program for pregnant/new moms and their infant children...
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YCCA West Sacramento Family Resource Center (FRC) February newsletter and current programs

Bonnie Berman ·
Please click on the link below to see the February calendar of events at the YCCA West Sacramento FRC. The second page has a list of all of the YCCA FRC programs and associated contact information. https://documentcloud.adobe. com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid% 3Ascds%3AUS%3A7061022b-6503- 46ba-986b-b4f0706667dc
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Triage hours for housing and homeless services - West Sac

Bonnie Berman ·
Please see the attached flyer for the West Sacramento Homeless Services Office Hours, held Thursdays from 8 AM to 12 PM and 2 PM to 4 PM at the Yolo County Health and Human Services Building A in West Sacramento. This was provided by Mark Sawyer, Homeless Outreach & Services Coordinator for the West Sacramento Police Department.
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Updated Covid-19 Resource List

Bonnie Berman ·
List includes resources for: Covid 19 Info, General Services, Food, Employment/Finance, Emotional Support, Tips for Parents, and Immigrants
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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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Warmline Family Resource Center (Davis event on 3/9)

Bonnie Berman ·
WarmLine provides free support, training and consultation to families of children with disabilities birth to age 26 in 26 counties of Northern California. Warmline can help parents learn what their rights are, brainstorm options and help find appropriate resources. Attached are WarmLine's activity calendars for February and March in both English and Spanish. Please note that the Music to Grow on Event is at the Yolo County Library in Davis on March 9. The February 2018 e-newsletters will be...
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RESOURCE: Adolescent Development Explained from US Department of Health and Human Services

Bonnie Berman ·
This website examines the major developmental changes that occur in adolescence and provides suggestions on how parents and caring adults can support young people as they navigate through this critical period. It builds on The Teen Years Explained: A Guide to Healthy Adolescent Development - PDF ( https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/center-for-adolescent-health/_docs/TTYE-Guide.pdf ), the seminal report developed by the Center for Adolescent Health at the Johns Hopkins...
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RESOURCE: Broken Brain 2 by Dr. Mark Hyman

Bonnie Berman ·
Dr Hyman is a practicing family physician, a ten-time #1 New York Times bestselling author, and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in his field. He is dedicated to tackling the root causes of chronic disease by harnessing the power of Functional Medicine to transform healthcare and a proponent of ACEs. Read below about his new docu-series: My new docu-series, Broken Brain 2: Body-Mind Connection , takes a comprehensive look at emotional trauma and your...
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RESOURCE: Building Community Resilience Toolkit- Volume 3

Bonnie Berman ·
Based upon the framework for addressing Adverse Childhood and Community Experiences: The Building Community Resilience Model by Wendy Ellis and William Dietz (2017), Strategies 2.0's Building Community Resilience Toolkit Series is designed to guide family and community strengthening organizations in the necessary balance between ideas grounded in research and data with the community’s own lived experience and perceptions of adversity and assets. The tools provided in this Volume III can be...
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Resource: Census Information from Yolo County

Bonnie Berman ·
The Census takes place every 10 years and the goal is to count everyone. The Census is one of the main tools that the government uses to determine how much money states get in order to serve their residents. This includes things like funding Head Start/Early Head Start, MediCal, CalFresh, roads, schools, etc. Yolo County has put together a website with lots of information about the census: https://www.yolocounty.org/ general-government/general- government-departments/county- ...
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RESOURCE: Community Based Family Services

Bonnie Berman ·
Stanford Youth Solutions: Please see the attached PPT and factsheet. If you have questions, please contact Jacquenette Michael ( jmichael@youthsolutions.org ) or Nicole Romero ( nromero@youthsolutions.org ).
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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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RESOURCE: Equity and the Social Determinants of Health from Strategies 2.0

Bonnie Berman ·
Why do some individuals experience more positive health outcomes than others? The answer lies not only in genetics, personal choices, or luck, but rather a complex mix of factors within the circumstances of a person’s life. These factors, termed “social determinants of health (SDOH)” are defined as “conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks” (U.S.
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Resource Fair for People Experiencing Homelessness

Bonnie Berman ·
CLIENT and OUTREACH OPPORTUNITY: Resource Fair for People Experiencing Homelessness on 4/27 in West Sacramento. Please let your clients know that there will be a Resource Fair for people experiencing homelessness, put on by Yolo County Children's Alliance Youth Promotores. DATE: Saturday, April 27th from 10:00am to 1:00pm LOCATION: 500 Jefferson Blvd #A, West Sacramento Items being distributed include hygiene bags, hot lunch, clothes, and dog food as well as other services. If you are...
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RESOURCE: Family Strengthening Research (FY2018) from US Department of Health and Human Services

Bonnie Berman ·
This report describes the major research investments of our Division of Family Strengthening through Fiscal Year 2018. This division has primary responsibility for research and evaluation projects related to strengthening relationships within families, supporting fatherhood, nurturing children through their families, reducing teen pregnancy, supporting youth in their transition to adulthood, and preventing family violence. This report presents the research organized into six different...
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RESOURCE FOR CLIENTS: Virtual Tax Preparation

Bonnie Berman ·
The local Free Tax Preparation coalition is pleased to inform you that we launched our virtual tax preparation model with our partners at GetYourRefund.org. Please see the attached flyers or use this link/url specifically to be assisted by a LOCAL partner! https://www.getyourrefund.org/ ?s=UWCCR Please share with your clients!
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RESOURCE FOR DAVIS PARENTS: Basic needs resource list (in English and Spanish)

Bonnie Berman ·
Basic Needs Website - This list from Davis Joint Unified School District (DJUSD) is updated weekly with information about financial assistance for housing, food assistance, and other agencies providing support to families during this time.
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RESOURCE FOR FAMILIES: Food distribution sites

Bonnie Berman ·
Please find attached the West Sacramento food distribution list which includes the Fresh Text number for all the cities. You can also access this link for county-wide food distribution locations: https://yolofoodbank.org/get- help/
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RESOURCE FOR PARENTS: Resilience Booster: Parent Tip Tool

Bonnie Berman ·
Developed by American Psychological Association's Children, Youth, and Families Office and its Office on Socioeconomic Status, this site provides parents and caregivers with tips on how to boost children’s resilience in the face of adverse experiences. This site is organized around the various places where children spend their time—home, school, child-care settings, neighborhoods and communities—and outlines how each environment can help build resilience among children living in poverty.
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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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Resource: Guide for Early Childhood Development

Bonnie Berman ·
Healthy development in the early years of life provides the building blocks for lifelong health, educational achievement, and responsible citizenship. What can we do during this incredibly important period to ensure that children have a strong foundation for future development? This guide explains how children develop in their earliest years, why that time period is so important, and the practical ways we can support early childhood development (ECD) and improve outcomes for children and...
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RESOURCE: Handouts on Protecting Immigrant Families

Bonnie Berman ·
Attached are updated handouts (English & Spanish) from Protecting Immigrant Families. Please share widely.
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RESOURCE: How to Help Families Prepare for Immigration and Customs Enforcement Raids

Bonnie Berman ·
In the face of potential immigration raids, families, providers, and communities must be prepared to support children and families who may be affected. The Center for Law and Social Policy recently compiled a list of resources for stakeholders and providers who want to keep their programs safe and trusted spaces for the families they serve. https://www.clasp.org/immigration-raid-resources
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RESOURCE: How to Implement Trauma-informed Care to Build Resilience to Childhood Trauma

Bonnie Berman ·
This brief summarizes current research and promising practices for implementing TIC to support the well-being of children exposed to trauma and help them reach their full potential. The brief begins with an overview of the nature, prevalence, and impact of childhood trauma, followed by a discussion of related risk factors associated with poor child outcomes and protective factors that support resilience. In addition, we present a framework for understanding and implementing trauma-informed...
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RESOURCE: kidsdata.org

Bonnie Berman ·
Kidsdata.org provides a tool for assessing community needs, setting priorities, tracking progress, preparing grant proposals, and making program and policy decisions. Users easily can find and customize more than 500 data measures of child health and well-being, sorted by topic, region, or demographic group. Data are available for every county, city, school district, and legislative district in California, and many measures include national comparisons. Kidsdata.org has compiled a...
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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: 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: October is Safe Sleep Month

Bonnie Berman ·
Did you know that each year about 4,000 infants die during sleep time from SIDS, accidental suffocation or other causes? The OCAP is raising awareness in October for Safe Sleep Month! Learning about safe sleep isn’t just important for parents, but for all caregivers. For more information and free resources to share with your community, visit: https://safetosleep.nichd.nih. gov/ .
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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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RESOURCE: Parent guide information

Bonnie Berman ·
Please share the with the families you serve the attached a 2-page document for parents and caregivers about the parent guides that Yolo County Children's Alliance has produced as a project of the Yolo County Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC). All of the guides are available at www.yolokids.org/forfamilies . There are some hard copies of the following guides and we would love for them to get into the hands of parents. Please let me know if you would like some of these materials!
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RESOURCE: Theory of Change to Prevent Child Neglect

Bonnie Berman ·
Child neglect is the most prevalent form of child maltreatment, with serious and long-term consequences. It is also the least clearly defined, understood and publicly recognized. The National Alliance of Children’s Trust & prevention funds, from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, is conducting a targeted effort to raise the visibility of this issue and expand the national conversation about preventing neglect. The work builds on the Alliance’s extensive work to promote the Protective...
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RESOURCE: Protecting Children: Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect in Yolo County

Bonnie Berman ·
An important way to protect children is to report any suspicions of child abuse and neglect to Child Welfare Services (CWS). Mandated reporters and community members can use Protecting Children: Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect to learn the warning signs of abuse and neglect and how to report suspected child abuse and neglect. YCCA prepared this document as a project of the Yolo County Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC) in collaboration with Yolo County CWS. If you suspect that a child...
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RESOURCE: Sesame Street in Communities

Bonnie Berman ·
Sesame Street in Communities provides hundreds of bilingual multi-media tools to help kids and families enrich and expand their knowledge during the early years of birth through six, a critical window for brain development. Resources engage kids and adults in everyday moments and daily routines—from teaching early math and literacy concepts, to encouraging families to eat nutritious foods, to serious topics such as divorce and food insecurity. https://sesamestreetincommunities.org/
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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: Teaching Tolerance from Southern Poverty Law Center

Bonnie Berman ·
Teaching Tolerance provides free resources to educators—teachers, administrators, counselors and other practitioners—who work with children from kindergarten through high school. These resources include classroom lessons, webinars, grants, podcasts, policy guides and much more. Educators use our materials to supplement the curriculum, to inform their practices, and to create civil and inclusive school communities where children are respected, valued and welcome participants. The program...
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RESOURCE: Tools to Measure Progress in a Program, School, or Organization

Bonnie Berman ·
Are We Trauma-Informed? The Child Health and Development Institute has released a review of tools that effectively measure the progress of trauma-informed approaches in programs, schools, and organizations. https://www.chdi.org/index. php/publications/issue-briefs/ issue-brief-72-are-we-trauma- informed-tools-measure- progress-program-school-or- organization
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RESOURCE: Vibrant and Healthy Kids: Aligning Science, Practice and Policy to Advance Health Equity

Bonnie Berman ·
Health inequities in the United States prevent many children from realizing their full potential. A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine , Vibrant and Healthy Kids: Aligning Science, Practice, and Policy to Advance Health Equity , describes the systems that drive these inequities and outlines steps needed to reduce health disparities and move towards positive health trajectories for all children. ...
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