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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Program (WIOA) enrollment

Natalie Audage ·
Yolo County Children's Alliance (YCCA) is currently working to enroll people in our Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Program (WIOA). YCCA is providing this program for Davis, West Sacramento, and Clarksburg residents, but we can refer anyone else in Yolo County to Rise, Inc. in Woodland. Our goal is to enroll 12 Out of School Youth (OSY) by the end of the month and we are working hard to find them, but we could use some help! If you know anyone that fits the eligibility requirements...
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Yoga for Children - starts next week

Julie Langston ·
There are still a few slots remaining for children 4-10 years of age to participate in a 6 week yoga & art program designed especially for them! The classes are Wednesdays, September 14th - October 19th from 3:00 to 4:00pm at Akasha in Davis. The details can be found here: https://clients.mindbody online.com/classic/home?studio id=9553 .
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Trauma Screenings Advisory Group (AB 340) Hosts First Meeting

Gail Yen ·
On Friday, April 20, 2018, the AB 340 Workgroup, otherwise known as the Trauma Screenings Advisory Group, met for the first time to discuss the legislative charge to update, amend, or develop, if appropriate, tools and protocols for screening children for trauma as defined, within the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) benefit in Medi-Cal. Both Children Now and Center for Youth Wellness were appointed members of the Trauma Screenings Advisory Workgroup, and we...
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UC Davis Foster Care Awareness Month

Valeri Garcia ·
UC Davis Foster Care Awareness Month is a time to celebrate the achievements of our current and former foster youth students at UC Davis, as well as provide education and awareness of the challenges children face before, during, and after foster care. These activities are hosted by the Guardian Scholars Program and open to all campus communities. To view all the events, go to: https://opportunity.ucdavis.edu/foster-care-awareness-month If you have any questions about these events, contact...
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VIDEO: Rich vs. Poor: Kids Recognize Social Class Early

Bonnie Berman ·
Rich, poor, middle class. Parents often believe it’s their responsibility to shield their children from economic differences and social class. But new research shows children as young as five years old are not economically blind. In fact, by the time they reach pre-kindergarten, kids know the difference. https://positiveparentingnews.org/news-reports/rich-vs-poor-kids-recognize-social-class-early/
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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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Weathering the Storms: A Guide to Healthy Expressions of Emotions for Parents and Children from YCCA

Natalie Audage ·
Yolo County Children’s Alliance is excited to share Weathering the Storms: A Guide to Healthy Expressions of Emotions for Parents and Children. This resource for parents and caregivers, which we are launching during Child Abuse Prevention Month, discusses how to identify emotions, the importance of empathy, and how to prevent and weather emotional storms. The guide is available in English, Spanish, and Russian at www.yolokids.org/weathering-storms-guide-healthy-expressions-emotions . The...
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WEBINAR: How is California Supporting Kids?

Bonnie Berman ·
DATE: Wednesday, March 18th TIME: 10:00 — 11:00 a.m. PDT Join Children Now for a webinar about how you can use the 2020 California Children's Report Card to support kids in your community. The Report Card grades California on its ability to support better outcomes for kids, from prenatal to age 26. Each grade is based on the state’s progress (or lack thereof) on passing and implementing state-level policies and making investments in the supports and services needed for all kids to reach...
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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 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: 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: 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: 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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Screening event to increase awareness of the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) on 1/29

Bonnie Berman ·
Children's Forgotten Children will be screened at the Woodland Community Center at 6pm on Wednesday, Jan 29th . Service providers, victim advocates, and non-profits will be present after the film screening to discuss services and volunteer opportunities to combat human trafficking. Please see the attached flyer for more information and to register.
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Sesame Street and the IRC are Helping Refugee Children Overcome Trauma [rescue.org]

Bonnie Berman ·
Since fighting broke out in Syria in 2011, more than 5 million children have had to flee their homes; 2.8 million children remain out of school. Many have been exposed to extreme violence and experienced unspeakable trauma that will have lasting impact on their health and future. https://www.rescue.org/article/sesame-street-and-irc-are-helping-refugee-children-overcome-trauma
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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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January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Bonnie Berman ·
Please see Empower Yolo's January article in the Davis Enterprise on Human Trafficking Awareness Month at: www.davisenterprise.com/ features/news-columns/empower- yolo-its-human-trafficking- awareness-month/ . Empower Yolo is participating in two awareness events this month; please join us: 1) California's Forgotten Children, Let their voices be heard - film screening - Tuesday, January 15, 2019 ; Yolo County Office of Education, 1280 Santa Anita Court, Woodland; 6-8 p.m. Please register...
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Job Announcement: YCCA seeking Child Abuse Prevention Program Director

Natalie Audage ·
Yolo County Children's Alliance (YCCA) is hiring a Child Abuse Prevention Program Director: https://www.yolokids.org/post/job-announcement-program-director-child-abuse-prevention-programs Please share with anyone who you think might be interested. Thank you!
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Learn more about the Public Charge from The Children's Movement

Bonnie Berman ·
Please see the attachment on Public Charge for many resources from The Children's Movement. Click on the links to read Governor Gavin Newsom and CA Health & Human Services Secretary Mark Ghaly's statements on the Public Charge rule, get information about the Public Charge rule, and learn more about rights regardless of immigration status. For more information about the Children's Movement, please visit
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Mardi Gras Fundraiser for Yolo County Children's Alliance.

Bonnie Berman ·
Let the good times roll! WHEN: Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM WHERE: West Sacramento City Hall, Civic Center Galleria 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691 Yolo County Children's Alliance has been part of the Yolo County community for 17 years and counting! We have expanded our programs and offer safety net services throughout Yolo County. We hope that you will be able to take part in one or more of the many exciting events that we are offering this year an...
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Re: Alliance for Children's Rights will be hosting a webinar on Trauma Informed Education this Thursday, March 17th.

To register for the webinar go here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.c.../5909722537973737986
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Re: 2019 Child Development Conference

Ann Panzica ·
Thank you!!!! ☺ Ann Panzica Program Manager Children’s Home Society of California 1100 Main Street, Suite 120 Woodland, CA 95695 (530) 723-5226 Fax: (530) 723-5223 [CHS Logo+URL and BBT logo sig_1]
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Re: New date for Yolo Family Strengthening Network meeting

Carolyn Curtis ·
Where is this meeting and what time? Carolyn
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REPORT: State of Babies Yearbook: 2020

Bonnie Berman ·
This comprehensive report and advocacy tool from ZERO TO THREE tells the story of how the United States' babies are faring and provides a clear view of the significant disparities in opportunity for our youngest children throughout the country. The State of Babies Yearbook: 2020 shows that the state in the U.S. where a baby is born impacts their chance for a strong start in life. By nearly every measure across all states, children living in poverty and children of color face the biggest...
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WEBINAR: Applying Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP)’s Anti-Racist Intersectional Frame to Our Work (the Strengthening Families Framework) on 7/9

Bonnie Berman ·
TIME: 12-1pm DATE: Thursday, July 9, 2020 REGISTER: https://cssp.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CSK4vy7JS5Ca5jCe99HcXw Current events have heightened issues of systemic racism and racial disparities to the forefront of our national conversation. This long-overdue reckoning with America’s racist past and present has challenged us to consider how we must advance anti-racist policies and practices – whether we are new to this work or have been in the struggle for years. Please join us for a...
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FREE TRAININGS from Strategies 2.0

Bonnie Berman ·
Please visit https://strategiesca.inquisiqlms.com/catalog/ to enroll in one or more of the following free online trainings! Trauma-Informed Care: 8/12 & 9/3 Trauma-Informed Care: Spanish Discussion: 8/20 & 9/14 Case Management 101: 8/31 & 9/17 Self-Care: 8/25 & 9/16 Culturally Proficient Professional: 9/10 & 9/16 Reflective Supervision: 8/27 Introduction to Protective Factors: 7/29 & 8/6 Parental Resilience: 8/5 & 8/18 Social-Emotional Competence of Children: 8/17...
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WEBINAR: Strengthening Families Webinar: Technical Assistance Clinic on 8/13

Bonnie Berman ·
12-1pm on Thursday, August 13 In August, the Center for the study of Social Policy will use their regular monthly webinar time for a Strengthening Families Implementation Technical Assistance Clinic. Bring your questions about Strengthening Families. All questions are welcome, from the mundane to the philosophical—things you’ve been wondering about for a while and things that just came up. We will answer as many as we can! Whether you have questions or not, please come ready to share your...
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RESOURCES FOR PROVIDERS on opioids and substance use disorder, sensory strategies for children, mental health, and disabilities

Bonnie Berman ·
· Key Messages for Providers Related to Opioids and Substance Use Disorder The Mom and Baby Substance Exposure Initiative from Addiction Free CA has also written Key Messages for Providers in English and Spanish. Please scroll down to the bottom of the website to view these documents. · Calming the body before calming the mind: Sensory strategies for children affected by trauma This short article describes how understanding brain development can help inform approaches to working with...
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