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Child poverty declines even as disparities persist among the nation’s youngest children

Bonnie Berman ·
Article by Katherine Paschall and Jessical Dym Bartlett in the publication ChildTrends. September 12. 2019 The most recent Census data show a small decrease in the poverty rate among the overall U.S. population, from 12.3 percent in 2017 to 11.8 percent in 2018. Poverty rates were highest among infants and toddlers (birth through age 2), Black and Hispanic young children, and young children living in single parent-headed households—particularly female-headed households—relative to children...
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Could We Have a Revolution in the Lives of Teachers and Students?

Rebecca Pepper Sinkler- former editor of The New York Times Book Review and editor of SafeKidsStories shares the perspective of staff who attended a course given by the Institute for Family Professionals (IFP) , an organization based in Philadelphia that, since 2003, has provided training for professionals who work with children and families. Using recent research on brain theory and the effects of childhood trauma, IFP provides researched and proven best practices on topics such as...
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ARTICLE: ACEs Aware: On Jan. 1, 2020, Medi-Cal Providers Can Receive Payment for ACEs Screenings

Bonnie Berman ·
ACEs and toxic stress represent a public health crisis that has been, until recently, largely unrecognized by our state’s health care system and society, but there’s hope. Together, we can screen for ACEs, respond with trauma-informed care, and significantly improve physical and mental health across the state. All Medi-Cal providers are encouraged to get trained today. Beginning on January 1, 2020, eligible Medi-Cal providers can receive a $29 payment for conducting qualifying ACEs...
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ARTICLE: ACEs Economic Costs to California in the Billions

Bonnie Berman ·
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are not only a root cause to some of the most harmful, persistent, and expensive health challenges facing our nation, but new research shows that the economic impact of ACEs and toxic stress on California is $112.5 billion a year. https://www.acesaware.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Cost-of-ACEs-in-California.pdf
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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: 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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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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ARTICLES on ACEs Screening in California

Bonnie Berman ·
As of Jan. 1, 2020, almost 100,000 physicians in 8,800 clinics will be reimbursed for routinely screening Medi-Cal patients for adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), in an effort California hopes will help prevent ongoing ACEs-related stress and disease. Here are two articles that answer some questions you might have. 9 Big Questions as California Starts to Screen Kids for Trauma, ACEs: https://salud-america.org/9-big-questions-as-california-starts-to-screen-kids-for-trauma-aces/ 5 Things To...
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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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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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Relationships Make ALL the Difference!

Bonnie Berman ·
Article by Tracy Fauver, Executive Director of Yolo County CASA As I write this month's column, two mass shootings have again rocked our nation. Like everyone else, these events leave me saddened, shaken to my core, and in deep thought about our future. After these types of events, in a quest for deeper understanding and comfort, two questions seem to arise. 1) What causes these events to happen? 2) How can we prevent this from happening again? The answers to these questions are largely why...
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What Is Postpartum Depression? Recognizing The Signs And Getting Help (NPR)

Bonnie Berman ·
"There's this kind of myth that women couldn't possibly be depressed during pregnancy, [that] this is such a happy time," says Jennifer Payne, a psychiatrist and the director of the Women's Mood Disorders Center at Johns Hopkins University. "The reality is that a lot of women struggle with anxiety and depression during pregnancy as well as during the postpartum period." It's important that women seek treatment, says Payne, because depression during and after pregnancy (called perinatal...
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UC Davis Immigration Law Clinic gets $1.15M

Bonnie Berman ·
Special to The Enterprise By Carla Meyer Two nonprofit organizations have donated a total of $1.15 million to the UC Davis School of Law to help fund additional staff attorneys and serve immigrants through its Immigration Law Clinic . Read the full article here: https://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/ucd/ucds-immigration-law-clinic-gets-1-15m/?utm_source=DE&utm_campaign=2c09e788a4-Daily_Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_be64fee185-2c09e788a4-171003381
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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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