Tagged With "Children"

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10 Nature Activities to Help Get Your Family Through the Coronavirus Pandemic [childrenandnature.org]

By Richard Louv, Children & Nature Network, March 16, 2020 If the coronavirus spreads at the rate that experts believe it will, schools, workplaces and businesses will continue to close. Here’s a thread of silver lining. We’ll have more time for each other and nature. And, at least so far, nature’s always open. Getting outside — but at a safe distance from other people — can be one way to boost your family’s resilience. If you spend too much time indoors, “your vitamin D level goes...
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2019 Child Development Conference: Building Resilient Children: Request for speakers and vendors

Bonnie Berman ·
The theme is "Building Resilient Children." This year will feature Keynote Speaker Julie Kurtz, LMFT. Ms. Kurtz is the Co-Director for Trauma Informed Practices for Early Childhood Education at the Center for Family & Child Studies at WestEd. WHAT : 2019 Child Development Conference WHEN : April 20, 2019 WHERE: UC Davis Activities and Recreation Center TIME : 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The conference is free to the community, and lunch is included. Registration details will follow. Attached...
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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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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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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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Activity Calendars for Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Month

Bonnie Berman ·
The Children's Bureau has created activity calendars that parents, programs, and community partners can use to participate in National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April. Discover ways to plan and engage with families through events related to the protective factors into Child Abuse Prevention Month activities. Calendars are available in English and Spanish. https://www.childwelfare.gov/t opics/preventing/preventionmon th/spread-the-word/activity-calendars/ Other resources for National...
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Additional FREE Monday Music group from Help Me Grow and Children's Therapy Center

Bonnie Berman ·
Due to the overwhelming attendance at our Monday music therapy group, Children's Therapy Center and Help Me Grow are happy to announce the addition of a new class, and some changes to the current structure which may help keep class sizes more manageable. Effective Monday 3/2/2020, we will be adding an additional FREE Monday Music group!! ~Starting next Monday, the 9:30-10:15 music group will be for children ages 0 up to 2* years . ~Then, the 10:30-11:15 music group will be for children ages...
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Alliance for Children's Rights will be hosting a webinar on Trauma Informed Education this Thursday, March 17th.

Julie Langston ·
Guest speaker for this webinar is Dr. Catherine Deridder ! Dr. Deridder is a Child Abuse Pediatrician with the Violence Intervention Program at the Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center. She is also Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the USC Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Deridder is an expert in the area of trauma and she will be sharing with us how trauma negatively affects children. ...
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ARTICLE by Yolo County Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC)

Bonnie Berman ·
Commentary: Support children and families in Davis Enterprise During this extraordinary time, the Yolo County Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC) recognizes that now, more than ever, we need concrete ways to support Yolo children and families. Please read the full article to learn about some of the ways the CAPC recommends supporting children and families in Yolo County.
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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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ARTICLE: Teaching Kids Healthy Ways to Engage in Conflict Resolution

Bonnie Berman ·
The most important thing you can do as a parent is to lead by example. Confrontation is no different. They’ll see you go through it eventually, especially if you have a spouse in the home, so it’s crucial for them to see you do it well. https://blogs.psychcentral. com/childhood-behavioral/2020/ 01/teaching-kids-healthy-ways- to-engage-in-conflict- resolution/
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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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Early childhood educators learn new ways to spot trauma triggers, build resilience in preschoolers

A hug may be comforting to many children, but for a child who has experienced trauma it may not feel safe. That’s an example used by Julie Kurtz, co-director of trauma informed practices in early childhood education at the WestEd Center for Child & Family Studies (CCFS), as she begins a trauma training session. Her audience, preschool teachers and staff of the San Francisco-based Wu Yee Children’s Services at San Francisco’s Women’s Building, listen attentively.
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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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Events and Workshops for parents and child care providers by Children's Home Society of CA

Bonnie Berman ·
Choose from 4 workshops offered April - June including a Provider World Cafe on self-care! You can access more information at www.chs-ca.org . Please register for each event online at www.chs-ca.org, or by calling (530) 723-5226, Monday through Friday, between 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Registration opens the 15th of the month prior to the event. All events are free, have limited space available, and are subject to change. See the attachment for details about each workshop. Por favor regístrese...
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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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FOCUS Program Aids Children Exposed to Trauma [davisenterprise.com]

By Special to The Enterprise, The Enterprise, October 25, 2019 Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig and Yolo County Superintendent of Schools Garth Lewis announced the launching of FOCUS, a notification system designed to decrease the negative impacts on children who are exposed to violence and trauma. The goal of the FOCUS program is for children to succeed to the best of their ability, regardless of the environment in which they live. Under FOCUS, law enforcement officers and other...
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Free lunch at the West Sac Library: 6/17-8/9

Bonnie Berman ·
Children 18 and under can get free lunches this summer at the Arthur F. Turner Community Library in West Sacramento. Lunch will be served from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m., followed by fun and educational activities. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
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Yolo County Children's Alliance Workplace-Employee Program

Bonnie Berman ·
For more info call WIOA Program Coordinator Erin McEwen at (530) 902-9288
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YOLO PROGRAM UPDATES

Bonnie Berman ·
POSTPONED: Partners in Parenting Groups from Help Me Grow of Children’s Therapy Center Attached please find information about groups for 5/12 (Understand Your Child’s Sensory System) and 6/23 (Sensory Development) that have been postponed until further notice. If you have questions, please contact Mayra Gonzalez: mayra.gonzalez@ctchelpskids. org . COMMUNICARE UPDATE: Davis CommuniCare is undergoing renovation, but services continue in a new location As a temporary measure, Davis Community...
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2019 Child Development Conference

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A Parent's Message Certification Training

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“Aloha Yolo!” YCCA Annual Spring Fundraiser

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Ritual Abuse and Mind Control: History and Scope

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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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Talking to Children About Tragedies & Other News Events

Bonnie Berman ·
The American Academy of Pediatrics shares guidance on how to talk with children about tragedies, crises, and other disturbing news events, based on each child’s age and development. It includes that signs that a child is not coping well with distress. https://www.healthychildren. org/English/family-life/Media/ Pages/Talking-To-Children- About-Tragedies-and-Other- News-Events.aspx
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The Building Blocks of HOPE – Block #4: Social-Emotional Development

Dina Burstein ·
We have been so encouraged to hear how HOPE (Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences) is resonating with the ACES Connection community and are thrilled to see our community continue to grow. Here we present the fourth mini-blog in our series on the Building Blocks of HOPE. Children need ample opportunities for productive social and emotional development. Developing social and emotional competencies describes the fourth of the 4 Building Blocks of HOPE . What do we mean by social and...
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Tip Sheet: Help Kids Identify and Report Child Abuse and Neglect

Bonnie Berman ·
New Kid-Friendly Tip Sheet Now Available from Child Welfare Information Gateway Many children and youth may not know what to do if they or a friend are being abused or neglected. This new tip sheet< https://lists.icfwebserv ices.com/t/420738/3948237/ 44276/2/ > helps kids recognize and respond to the signs of child abuse and neglect. How You Can Help Someone Who Is Being Abused or Neglected< https://lists.icfweb services.com/t/420738/3948237/ 44276/4/ > provides age-appropriate...
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Training for families of children who have emotional challenges

Bonnie Berman ·
Educate, Equip and Support: Building Hope; A training for parents, grandparents and resource family members of children who have emotional challenges. . . This evidence-based parent training provides education on common emotional disturbances in children; Equips parents to work with Child Welfare, Probation, and Court systems; Empowers parents to be successful advocates navigating the Special Education (IEP) process on behalf of their child; Offers strategies for parenting, self-care and...
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Trainings by Solano First Five and A Better Way

Bonnie Berman ·
Please see the attached training schedule from the The Children's Network of Solano County. Trainings include information about brain development, stress, and trauma.
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FREE workshop: Calming the Tantrum- Five Love Languages of Children

Bonnie Berman ·
Hosted by Life Compass Coaching & Counseling and Kristina Boswell, Registered Associate MFT Date: Thursday, May 31 Time: 7:30pm - 8:15pm Location: 105 E Street, Ste 2E Davis, CA Calming the tantrum- five love languages of children and how to incorporate them in your parenting. Sometimes calming a tantrum starts with nurturing children in a way they can absorb as much love as possible. Therefore, when adversity strikes; at school, home, in the car, at the park etc. the list can be...
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Handling Your Child’s Challenging Behaviors at Every Age: New Parenting Guide from Yolo Child Abuse Prevention Council/Yolo County Children's Alliance

Natalie Audage ·
The Yolo County Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC) and Yolo County Children’s Alliance (YCCA) are excited to share our new parenting guide: Handling Your Child’s Challenging Behaviors at Every Age. This resource for parents and caregivers provides positive discipline tips and resources to handle challenging behaviors in babies, toddlers, preschoolers, school-age children, and teenagers. Each age group page has: tips on how parents can connect with their child, some common challenging...
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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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HHSA Psychotherapy Groups for parents & children 0-2 yrs old

Bonnie Berman ·
Attached please find the updated version of the I Need My Person flyer (psychotherapy group for parents and children 0-2). This is offered by Yolo County HHSA, Child, Youth and Family Branch. Please share the attached flyer with families who you think might benefit. Parents do not need Medi-cal to attend these groups. Registration information is included on the flyer.
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HOPE, Engagement, and COVID19

Bob Sege ·
As children grow and develop, engaging with the larger community around them provides a sense of “mattering” — a sense that their participation in the community really does matter. The emergency conditions now in effect provide numerous opportunities to children and teens to pitch in. Here are a few ideas . . .
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MOSAIC Children's Museum's annual fundraiser!

Bonnie Berman ·
MOSAIC Children's Museum's annual fund raiser is this Saturday. This year we are hosting a Wine Grab from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the Lawley Ranch, 40298 Best Ranch Road, Woodland on Saturday, September 29th. This should be a beautiful fall evening in the country. Tickets are $30 each in advance and $40 at the door. Your ticket entitles you to choose a bottle of wine to take home with you! Read below for more details on this evening of wine and food and entertainment. There will be wine tasting,...
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MOSAIC Children’s Museum Wine Grab on 9/28

Bonnie Berman ·
Come enjoy the evening at Lawley Ranch in Woodland and support the MOSAIC Children's Museum. MOSAIC's fundraiser will include wine, food pairings, beer tasting, music, a great raffle, and a silent auction. Each attendee will go home with a wine glass with the MOSAIC logo as well as a "mystery" bottle of wine in a bag decorated by local children. If you are there, you will hear MOSAIC's exciting announcement, too. If you have questions or would like to purchase tickets, please contact Lynn...
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New date for Yolo Family Strengthening Network meeting

Bonnie Berman ·
Please save the NEW date for our May YFSN meeting: May 29 . Meeting time 9:30-11:00am at Yolo County HHSA; Community Room-Gonzales Building; 25 N. Cottonwood St.; Woodland The Yolo Family Strengthening Network (YFSN) is a group of Yolo County family-serving organizations and agencies dedicated to strengthening families and reducing child abuse and neglect. PURPOSE The YFSN supports family-serving organizations in their efforts to strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect by:...
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Nurturing Children During Times of Stress: A Guide to Help Children Bloom by Yolo CAPC and YCCA

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

Bonnie Berman ·
Can you please share the attached update flyer for “Parenting Children With Trauma” workshop? The FREE workshop is on seven consecutive Tuesdays in Woodland, and dinner is provided. Please see the attached flyer for more information and to RSVP.
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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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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: 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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What Our Children Need Us to Know, Right Now

Jondi Whitis ·
Teaching children how to better navigate crisis, right now.
 
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