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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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COLLABORATIVE MEETING: Foster and Homeless Youth Liaison Meeting

Bonnie Berman ·
The Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program and Homeless Education Services program at Yolo County Office of Ed hosts a monthly collaborative for networking, professional development, training opportunities, program updates, current work serving youth, and a place to share community strengths and needs (please see attached meeting dates). This is great opportunity to meet others doing similar work in various settings as well as honor the voice of community members. Please remember during...
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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 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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Consumer Rights Clinic - Oct 20th

Bonnie Berman ·
Legal Services of Northern California with volunteers from King Hall are hosting a Consumer Rights Clinic on Saturday, October 20th. They will be addressing housing barriers and debt collection matters. A flyer in both English and Spanish is attached for you to post and/or distribute. Questions may be addressed to Legal Services of Northern California at the phone number listed above. Please pass this one to anyone that may benefit from these services. Thanks! Date: 10/20/2018 Time: 9:00am -...
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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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Empower Yolo's Services Guide (for Providers)

Bonnie Berman ·
Attached please find Empower Yolo's Services Guide (with walk-in versus appointment only services). Please share with any professionals who may want to refer clients to Empower Yolo, but please do not hand it out to clients . It was intended for professionals to use as a guide.
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First 5 Yolo hiring a full-time Management Services Officer

Bonnie Berman ·
First 5 Yolo is seeking a full-time Management Services Officer. Please share with your networks! Here is a link to the job description: https://www.governmentjobs.com /careers/yolococa/jobs/2375972 /management-services-officer-first-5-yolo
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FREE class: Caring for the Caregiver

Bonnie Berman ·
The class will be geared towards parents caring for their children who have any types of special needs, adults caring for their aging or ill loved ones or parents caring for foster children who may require extra support due to previous health or life experiences. It will also be open for those of us in the helping or caring professions, who are providing services to folks in these aforementioned populations. The class is FREE and SPACE IS LIMITED (the first 90 people to RSVP will be given a...
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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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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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Navigator Training Academy!

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Survey: Foster Youth Needs Assessment

Bonnie Berman ·
Foster Youth Services Coordinating Programs must describe the area of greatest need defined by their community. The needs assessment helps guide program practice and is also a reflective tool each year to identify what is working and what needs restructuring. At this time, Yolo County Office of Education is asking for your input. We appreciate your collaboration and guidance in serving and meeting the needs of our youth and families. Please see below for survey link: https://forms.gle/...
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SURVEY: Foster Youth Services seeking input on greatest need

Bonnie Berman ·
Foster Youth Services Coordinating Programs must describe the area of greatest need defined by their community. The needs assessment helps guide program practice and is also a reflective tool each year to identify what is working and what needs restructuring. At this time, Yolo County Office of Education is asking for your input. Please fill out this survey to help guide services for Yolo County's youth and families: https://forms.gle/gb8hF1BhkfNs LKJF8
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Symposium: Thriving through the Inevitable Impact of Trauma-Fresno 9/16

Bonnie Berman ·
The Coalition for Victims of Child Abuse, in collaboration with the CAP Center and OES, will be hosting a symposium in Fresno on September 16, 2019. Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, from The Trauma Stewardship Institute, and Gabriella Grant, MA, from the California Center of Excellence for Trauma Informed Care, will speak on Thriving through the Inevitable Impact of Trauma. The focus will be on developing support for leaders and advocates that work in child victim services. For more information, or...
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TRAINING: Partnerships to Support Our Kids - May 30, 2019

Bonnie Berman ·
Please plan to come to this impactful training. You will examine data that will astound you, and exposes critical gaps we have in terms of services for some of our families in Yolo County. I CHALLENGE YOU TO BRING AT LEAST 5 COLLEAGUES FROM YOUR DISTRICT WITH YOU. I have viewed this presentation, and this is not one to miss! Who can I count on to be there and to bring a team? This training would not only be great for your special ed staff, but also nurses, social workers, site admin, etc.
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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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How You and Your Kids Can De-Stress During Coronavirus [pbs.org]

By Deborah Farmer Kris, Public Broadcasting Service, March 13, 2020 A few weeks ago, my eight-year-old daughter made a glitter jar for my students: “Tell them that when their brain has a glitter storm, they can shake this up and take deep breaths as the glitter falls.” We could all use some help settling our glitter right now. If you are feeling stress about the COVID-19 pandemic, your brain isn’t misfiring. Stress is a normal, healthy biological response to perceived threats and challenges.
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Paid student assistant positions with Dept of Social Services

Bonnie Berman ·
Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of fellow Californians while achieving your career goals? Do you set high standards for yourself and enjoy a collaborative and challenging work environment? The Department of Social Services serves, aids and protects needy and vulnerable children and adults in ways that strengthen and preserve families, encourage personal responsibility and foster independence. We are looking for compassionate self-starters interested in contributing to...
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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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PROGRAM UPDATE from Stanford Sierra Youth & Families (Community Based Family Services program openings & Job announcement)

Bonnie Berman ·
The Community Based Family Services program has openings and is taking new referrals. Please see the attached flyer for more information. Job announcement: Clinical Program Manager position is now open. Please share the attached job description. We recently announced our new name: Stanford Sierra Youth and Families! For more information, visit youthsolutions.org
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WORKSHOP: Flourishing in Adolescence from National Academics of Sciences on 5/5

Bonnie Berman ·
8am-1pm PT on May 5 The Forum for Children's Well-Being will host a one-day virtual Workshop on Flourishing in Adolescence that will discuss best practices in providing and supporting adolescent health services and key messaging and communication strategies related to adolescent mental, emotional, and behavioral health. The workshop will also feature a panel of youth representatives who will share their own experiences related to mental, emotional, and behavioral health. To register: ...
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YC Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Community Planning Meeting on 8/29

Bonnie Berman ·
Please plan on attending the Yolo County Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Community Planning Meeting on August 29th, 2019. The purpose of this meeting is to gather information on how the County should plan to use MHSA funding in Yolo County. MHSA will present the planning proposal for the community input process and seek feedback from you to guide the MHSA 3-Year Planning Process. DATE: Thursday August 29, 2019 TIME: 5:00 PM -7:00 PM LOCATION: Winter’s Fire Department, Community Room 700...
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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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Two New Grant Opportunities for Youth Development and Diversion Services

Briana S. Zweifler ·
In 2019, more than $40 million will become available to fund community-based, culturally rooted, trauma-informed services for youth in California as alternatives to arrest and incarceration. Thousands of California youth are arrested every year for low-level offenses. Youth who are arrested or incarcerated for low-level offenses are less likely to graduate high school, more likely to suffer negative health-outcomes, and more likely to have later contact with the justice system.
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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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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: 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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Legal Services of Northern California (LSNC) has added after hours appointments

Bonnie Berman ·
Beginning April 2 , Legal Services of Northern California will offer evening intake appointments to individuals who cannot either call or come to our office during normal business hours. I have attached Spanish and English versions of a flyer regarding these expanded services -- please feel free to distribute the flyers far and wide. Evening appointments are reserved solely for those who cannot make it to us by phone or in person between 8:30am and 5pm. They are not overflow appointments for...
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Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Focus Group for parents/caregivers; 11/5

Bonnie Berman ·
On Tuesday, November 5, at 5:30PM , Help Me Grow Yolo County is hosting a Family/Caregiver Focus group for families and primary caregivers to have a chance to voice their thoughts on Yolo County Mental Health Services for children 0-5 and their families. Attached please find the flyers with all the details. Feel free to share the Family Focus Group Flyer with families that you work with. Please RSVP to Liz Sardinas at Help Me Grow Yolo County via phone 1-844-410-4769 or email...
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Re: YC Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Community Planning Meeting on 8/29

Lynn Arner ·
I am wondering if the meeting has been canceled. I am here at the Winters Fire Department and no one is here.
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FREE OPPORTUNITY FOR YOLO YOUTH: Virtual interactive groups for elementary, middle, and high school youth this summer (registration due by June 15)

Bonnie Berman ·
During the summer, Victor Services, Mental Health Services Provider, will be offering small virtual interactive groups for elementary, middle, and high school youth. This is a great way to keep our youth connected and feeling healthy during this uncertain time. All groups are offered at no-cost and will run eight weeks in length. Registration must be completed by June 15th , please see attached flyer for all information in English and Spanish. Victor Services Prevention and Early...
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Yolo County Library Curbside service has begun!

Bonnie Berman ·
Find hours and more information here or by calling 530-666-8005 Monday-Friday between 9am and 6pm.
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OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW AND COMMENT on NEW Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)

Bonnie Berman ·
Yolo County Stakeholders: The draft Yolo County Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Three-Year Program & Expenditure Plan FY 2020-2023 has been posted to the MHSA page of the Yolo County website, at www.yolocounty.org/mhsa . This draft MHSA document will remain posted for Public Review and Comment until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 20, 2020. Please submit your written comments using the MHSA 30-Day Public Comment Form found at: www.yolocounty.org/mhsa (Submission instructions are included in...
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MEDI-CAL UPDATE: Family Therapy is now a Medi-Cal Benefit

Bonnie Berman ·
Medi-Cal has just published new policy making family therapy a covered benefit for children and adults with mental health disorders and for children who are at risk for mental health disorders. This will be especially relevant for children with ACEs. Under the guidance of the California Department of Health Care Services, the Medi-Cal fee-for-service program aims to provide health care services to about 13 million Medi-Cal beneficiaries. The Medi-Cal fee-for-service program adjudicates both...
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Revised Draft: Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Three-Year Program & Expenditure Plan FY 2020-2023 with Public Comment

Bonnie Berman ·
The Yolo County Revised Draft Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Three-Year Program & Expenditure Plan FY 2020-2023 with Public Comment has been posted to the MHSA page of the Yolo County website, at www.yolocounty.org/mhsa .
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