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The Pair of ACEs: Building Community Resilience

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On Wednesday night, Tracy Fauver did a...

On Wednesday night, Tracy Fauver did a presentation for parents of kids in the Davis Joint Unified School District. Gail Kennedy, who was at her presentation, will provide more details. She said Tracy knocked their socks off.    Yesterday...
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12th annual human trafficking conference

Bonnie Berman ·
Hosted by My Sister's House, the conference; "Human Trafficking in Businesses" will be on January 17, 2020 at California State University, Sacramento. This conference is open to law enforcement, victim advocates, services providers, educators, community leaders, and concerned citizens. Registration is now available and I encourage everyone to register and attend! General registration: $45 Student Registration: $20 Register Here: https://humantraffickinginbusinesses.bpt.me Early registration...
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2017 DJUSD Parent Engagement Night

Bonnie Berman ·
Tuesday, April 11, 6:00 - 8:00 pm Harper Jr. High MPR, Davis Join DJUSD parents, community and staff for the 2017 Parent Engagement Night. Explore a range of Socio-Emotional Learning topics: our children's sense of safety, their resilience and connection to others, their expanding awareness that they can grow, have fun and develop new skills. Come and learn together how we can support our children. For details on the specific topics to be covered and the list of presenters and to register...
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ACEs & Resiliency Master Trainer Program - Apply Today

Holly White-Wolfe ·
ACEs & Resiliency Fellowship Master Trainer Program Sonoma County ACEs Connection received a grant from the Health Federation of Philadelphia to establish the Master Trainer program. Program This Master Trainer Program is designed to build a group of local experts on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) and resilience science. Learn to promote understanding and how to apply the science to improve health and well being across the lifespan. Application Click here for your application (PDF)...
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ACEs is gathering crowds

This was posted by Jane Stevens last night. Read about Yolo Co efforts which are featured prominently in her story!   Last Thursday, on opposite sides of the country, two groundbreaking projects launched. In Philadelphia, 14 communities were...
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Cherokee Point Youth Leaders learn about Child Abuse Prevention month

Jennifer Hossler ·
Read below about what Cherokee Point, San Diego Youth Leaders are doing. Something to strive for to engage our youth voices in Yolo County? Some days at work are better than others. Yesterday was one of the best days I've had in awhile! I had the chance to speak to a small group of youth leaders from Cherokee Point Elementary School on Wednesday. As a representative of the Chadwick Center for Children & Families, I came to talk with them about Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) month, which is...
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Childhood Sexual Assault is the Theme for Book Signing [DavisVanguard.org]

On Thursday, July 30, 2015, at 6:30 PM at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, Ellyn Bell and Stacey Bell will be confronting the issue of childhood sexual assault with a book signing and talk about their latest book, “ Singing with the Sirens:...
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CLASSES FOR KIDS: Virtual music classes from Help Me Grow!

Bonnie Berman ·
Starting April 6th, Help Me Grow will be offering virtual music classes! Families have to sign up using the following link tinyurl.com/CTCMusicGroup and must download the free Zoom Cloud Meeting app. For any questions, contact Help Me Grow Yolo at 1-844-410-GROW or email information@HelpMeGrowYolo. org. Please see the attached flyers for more information.
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Community advocates and Bay Area county health agencies work together on trauma-informed systems change

The talk around the table is not what one might expect when community advocates begin a meeting with county health officials. “I went into this [work] through my own lived experience of trauma and family addiction,” said Toni DeMarco, the deputy director of children’s services for San Mateo County Health System. Rocsana Enriquez, who teaches yoga to teens in juvenile hall in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties and in high schools for the Palo Alto-based Art of Yoga Project , chimed in. “I’m...
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CONGRESSMAN JOHN GARAMENDI: Information and Q&A session for businesses and nonprofits

Bonnie Berman ·
Starting today, small businesses and nonprofit organizations impacted by the coronavirus pandemic can access new financial resources to help cover overhead and payroll. I have included a list of these opportunities below and encourage impacted business and nonprofit organizations to apply as soon as possible. If you have questions about this assistance, I will be hosting an online Q&A Session with representatives from the Small Business Administration on April, 9 at 3:30 p.m. PST to...
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Consulting Position at Strategies 2.0

Michael G Williams MSW ·
Are you ready to lead transformative change for children and families in California? Strategies 2.0, at the Child Abuse Prevention Center in Sacramento CA, is looking for a Senior Training and Technical Assistance Specialist who will help grow knowledge and networks for professionals working with families--through impactful consulting to collaborations and organizations, training to direct-service teams, and regional movement-building among family-building and community-building leaders.
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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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Coronavirus underscores need for healing America’s racial divisions [sfchronicle.com]

Mai Le ·
By Shawn Ginwright, April 14, 2020 The reports of racial disparities among COVID-19 victims should not surprise us. African Americans and Latinos have typically experienced disproportionate exposure to a range of health issues. For example, African Americans are twice as likely to die of heart disease as their white counterparts. Consider that Latinos are 50% more likely than whites to die of diabetes or liver disease. These issues are not determined by biology, but by a history of policies...
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County seeks more foster parents, particularly for teens [DavisEnterprise.com]

Y olo County had more than 100 transitional-age youth in foster care last year and the need for foster parents for these teens continues to grow.   Many of these youths — ages 14 to 20 — are never reunited with their...
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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 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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Cracked Up: 3 Exciting Announcements [crackedupmovie.com]

By Michelle Esrick, Cracked Up Movie, April 2020 — A letter from Director Michelle Esrick — Dear friends, My heart goes out to everyone during this extremely challenging and unprecedented time. We are all experiencing what a traumatic event this is for everyone around the world -- from the reports we all hear on the news, to stories from family and friends, and for me personally being hospitalized with Covid-19. Many trauma survivors, including myself, are experiencing higher levels of...
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CREO PROGRAM FOR PARENTS: Learn about resources and programs in the School District on 2/21 (in Spanish)

Bonnie Berman ·
The CREO program invites you to our Workshop “Plática” to learn about resources and programs in the School District, that can help prepare your children’s academic growth. Please see the attached flyer and please share this information with your community. If you have questions, please contact MariaIsabel Mandujano at MariaisabelM@communicarehc.org . Also posted on https://www.facebook.com/CEDDCENTROPARALAEXCELENCIAENDISCAPACIDADESDELDESAR/
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Directory of ACEs Connection How-Tos

Hi all- With the beautiful new changes to our site, please take a moment to review the updated "How-Tos" below . If you can't find what you need or are having issues with the site please let me know. ( Gail ) JOIN How-To: Join ACEs Connection How-To: Join ACEs Connection Groups INVITE How-To: Invite Others to Join ACEs Connection How-To: Invite Others to Join an ACEs Connection Group SIGN IN & UPDATE PROFILE How-To: Sign In to ACEs Connection How-To: Update Your...
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ACES Science 101 (FAQs)

What are ACEs? ACEs are adverse childhood experiences that harm children's developing brains so profoundly that the effects show up decades later; they cause much of chronic disease, most mental illness, and are at the root of most violence. ...
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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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Article: It Starts with the Kids

Bonnie Berman ·
It Starts with the Kids by Tracy Fauver, Executive Director of Yolo County CASA Even in the very early grades, I noticed my kids had back to school radar. After all, there were a lot of clues. We always went shopping for new clothes to fit their rapidly growing bodies. Then there was the mail. Each day, as the school year was coming around, my girls would start to care ALOT about the mail. They knew class assignments were coming... and they wondered which teacher they would get, and which...
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Back to School Helpers Needed Aug, 20.

Julie Langston ·
JC Penney's and Salvation Army team up to help kids get a few clothing items (and shoes and backpacks). This event allows children who might not otherwise get to shop for back-to-school clothes to get some new clothes for the upcoming school year. Men are especially needed to accompany the boys. When : Saturday, August 20 th at 7:30 am or 8:00 am (we will have two shifts this year – if you have a preference on time, let me know otherwise we will evenly distribute our volunteers between the...
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Be The One: Resilient Yolo summit 2018 resources

Bonnie Berman ·
The Be the One campaign www.betheoneyolo.org offers a practical first step in becoming a trauma informed school, organization, or individual. Here are resources we will be sharing at our summit on Tuesday, Oct 30th 2018
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Beyond Trauma: Building Resilience to ACEs (brochure)

Wish you had a fairly easy and short way to share all about ACEs? Wish it was in-depth enough to share with teachers, doctors, nurses and therapists but not so long or jargony it puts family and friends to sleep? Here's the perfect thing to share when you've been all up in the faces with ACEs and want to back up your words before, during or after. This brochure is comprehensive but not so long that it remains in the "I'll get to it later," pile. Please feel free to print, forward, download...
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BREASTFEEDING RESOURCES from WIC

Bonnie Berman ·
The WIC Program is working to serve all our clients. WIC staff is conducting appointments by phone. We want to ensure that all clients receive their benefits. For breastfeeding help they can call the Breastfeeding Warm Line at 1-800-663-8685 and leave a message. They can email me directly if have questions or need help. If you are interested in getting an extensive list of breastfeeding resources and links, please contact Lizeth Betancourt at lizeth.betancourt@ yolocounty.org .
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Bringing the Voice of the Child Into Dependency Proceedings

Tracy Fauver ·
On March 22 nd Woodland's Daily Democrat reported that the Yolo County Board of Supervisors agreed to form a subcommittee to look into drafting policies for our county’s child welfare department. I have an alternative, cost-effective recommendation that already exists and welcomes robust county and community support to increase its capacity. Yolo County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) recruits, screens, trains and supports volunteer advocates who are appointed by the dependency...
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Building A Resilient Yolo Research Project

Carolynne Beno ·
Several of Yolo County's community-based agencies (e.g., Yolo County Office of Education, Yolo CASA, Yolo Conflict Resolution Center, Family Hui, Yolo County Health and Human Services, Yolo County Probation, Yolo County Special Education Local Plan Area, etc.) came together to conduct a research project aimed at understanding how to better serve Yolo County’s students and their families. Data was gathered from two sources: 1) literature in academic journals; and 2) six focus groups (i.e.,...
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California Protective Parents Association Spring conference, April 8 in Davis, CA

Connie Valentine ·
California Protective Parents Association (CPPA) is celebrating our 20 th Anniversary at a Spring conference. Domestic Violence and the Battle for Custody: Moving Towards Child Safety will take place on April 8, 2018 from 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm at the Brunelle Performing Arts Center, 315 West 14 th Street, Davis CA 95616. The program includes: Rachel Meyrick’s excellent documentary What Doesn’t Kill Me A panel discussion including Kathleen Russell from the Center for Judicial Excellence Retired...
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Campus Suicide and the Pressure of Perfection [NYTimes.com]

  See NYT article about stress in our kids.   BTW, Davis Parent University will be hosting author  Julie Lythcott-Haims sometime this coming school year.     Kathryn DeWitt conquered high school like a gold-medal decathlete....
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Dont Quit on Me.- Report from GradNation

A great report about the power of relationships. Sent to us from Jessica Larsen.   http://gradnation.org/report/dont-quit-me
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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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EFT For Families: Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT)

FIRST EVER EFT FOR FAMILIES PRESENTATION IN THE SACRAMENTO AREA, Saturday, February 20, 2016 This CE program combines practical, concise instruction with video-taped & live examples to help clinicians apply principles of EFFT to their practice right away. Emotionally focused family therapy is a model of practice based on conceptualizations of family distress and love through an attachment lens.
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Ellen, Slow Drivers, & Why #WeAdapt

Lori Chelius ·
Sitting on my bookshelf in my office is a framed copy of Time Magazine from April 14, 1997. On the cover is a picture of Ellen DeGeneres with the headline “Yep, I’m Gay,” When President Obama awarded Ellen the Presidential Medal of Freedom in November 2016, he said “It’s easy to forget now just how much courage was required for Ellen to come out on the most public of stages 20 years ago.”
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Enochs High School students adamant about "Ending the Culture of Violence"

YOU GOTTA WATCH THIS VIDEO!!!  I will be showing this to my 14-year old daughter tonight. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04AxgjxxM80     Sylvia Paull writes about students' project to address violence in their community on ACEs...
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Families with Teens - Let’s Talk!

Bonnie Berman ·
Want to Build Trust, Reduce Arguments, Increase Connection and Create a New Understanding with Your Teen? Join Danielle Bier, LCSW and Carin Lenk Sloane, MFT Associate for a Family Workshop on Friday, May 18th (parents only) & Saturday, May 19th (parents & teens). Designed for parents and their 13 - 19 year old teenagers This workshop will help you to: * Strengthen your bond with your teen(s) * Understand the negative cycles you get into * Learn new ways to communicate and work...
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February Yolo ACEs Mtg - Summary Notes

Hi all-   See below and attached for a summary of our February meeting that Anna Sutton compiled at the Feb. 20th Yolo ACEs meeting.  We look forward to seeing you THIS FRIDAY, March 20th from 12-1:30pm at our March meeting .  Stay...
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First 5’s Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) Learning Collaborative

Bonnie Berman ·
Please see the attached flyer and FAQ about First 5’s Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) Learning Collaborative starting in the Spring. First 5 Yolo is recruiting agency times to become rostered in CPP. First 5 Yolo is hosting the training and sponsoring agencies to send teams. If you have questions, please contact: Victoria Zimmerle at 530-419-2422 or vzimmerle@first5yolo.org .
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First 5 Yolo’s new focus supports key programs for kids [DailyDemocrat.com]

First 5 Yolo is shifting its focus in the coming years, looking at key programs to help kids thrive in areas of health, development and family functioning.   “We are very excited to work with our partners to bring two new evidence-based...
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Yolo County CASA: Let’s build the resilience muscle together

Bonnie Berman ·
This article by Tracy Fauver originally appeared in the Davis Enterprise on July 9, 2017. In response to her husband’s unexpected death in 2015, Cheryl Sandberg contacted Wharton professor Adam Grant, a psychologist, to better understand her trauma and grief, and gain hope for recovery. She learned so much about resilience that she coauthored a book about it with Grant, titled “Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy.” In her keynote address at Virginia Tech’s 2017...
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Yolo County Child and Family Initiatives

Natalie Audage ·
In an effort to help us know more about the great work that is happening in Yolo County and to increase opportunities for collaboration, Natalie Audage of YCCA created a spreadsheet of Yolo County child and family initiatives. For this effort, initiatives are defined as multi-organization or agency collaboratives, meetings, or committees related to children and families in Yolo County. Natalie will revise this document on an ongoing basis. If you have any additions or changes, please let...
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Yolo County Community Profile

CA communities and organizations from across the state shared information about their trauma informed and resilience building initiatives at the Child Adversity Policymaker Awareness Day on July 11, 2017 in Sacramento. The event, organized by 4CA ( California Campaign to Counter Childhood Adversity) , educated state legislators about the impacts of child adversity across the lifecourse and strategies for preventing ACEs, healing trauma and creating resilient communities. A series of twelve...
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Yolo County Libraries promote Be the One in Kindness Month Campaign

Bonnie Berman ·
Checkout this terrific use of material to promote Be The One at the Stephens - Davis Branch Library for kindness month. Attached is an amazing Kindness Calendar and pamphlet.
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Yolo County Trauma and Resilience Network One Pager

Attached find a 2018 version of Yolo County community profile detailing information about your community ACEs initiative. This will be shared with CA legislators at the Trauma-Informed Policymaker Awareness Day on May 22nd in Sacramento. I attach it here as a PDF and a word document ready to print and share! I also have uploaded into 'Resources for Downloading' the same PDF, and an editable Word document so that you can update or otherwise improve it. If you have any questions, don't...
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Yolo Family Strengthening Network (YFSN) meeting

Bonnie Berman ·
Attached please find the YFSN agenda for our upcoming meeting next Tuesday, May 29, 9:30-11am. The meeting will be held in the following location: Yolo County HHSA Community Room-Gonzales Building 25 N. Cottonwood St. Woodland, CA 95695 We'll have 2 wonderful presentations: * Anna Sutton will talk to us about Maternal Mental Health efforts in Yolo County. * Lynn Arner, Joyce Lee, and Lana Magness from Quality Counts will tell us about Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework...
 
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