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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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2016 Talk+Play=Connect Child Abuse Prevention Month Campaign from YCCA

Natalie Audage ·
Yolo County Children’s Alliance is excited to share our expanded 2016 Talk+Play=Connect Toolkit for Families for Child Abuse Prevention Month. In addition to all of the information and ideas about talking, playing, and connecting that we disseminated last year, we have included new information and tip sheets on Times to Connect . The toolkit is available in English, Spanish, and Russian, and can be found at www.yolokids.org/forfamilies/ What information is in the expanded Toolkit for...
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2019/20 Prevention Resource Guide

Bonnie Berman ·
Download your free copy of the 2019/2020 Prevention Resource Guide today! Find strategies to strengthen families by promoting key protective factors that prevent child abuse and neglect. Use the guide year-round and share it with schools, after-school programs, community and sports centers, tutoring programs, and with anyone who works with children and youth. Here's what's inside: Examples of protective factors that strengthen families and prevent child maltreatment State examples of...
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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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2019 Prevention Resource Guide from Children's Bureau

Bonnie Berman ·
The 2019 Prevention Resource Guide is designed to help individuals and organizations in every community strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect. This year's theme, "Strong and Thriving Families," aligns with the 21st National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect. The Resource Guide focuses on protective factors that build on family strengths to foster healthy child and youth development. It can be used along with the Protective Factors in Practice scenarios and the activity...
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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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4-12-15 Free Childhood Trauma Conference in Davis, CA

Andrea W. Ransdell ·
Please share this flyer and forward it to others:  You are cordially invited to attend the 21st Annual Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Conference, on Sunday April 12, 2015, from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm at the Veterans Memorial Center, 203 E 14th...
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Car Seat Check Event

Bonnie Berman ·
Yolo County Child Passenger Safety Program & CommuniCare Davis are hosting a car seat check event where nationally certified technicians can help you properly install your cal seat. WHEN: Friday, September 28th TIME: 4:00-6:00pm WHERE: Sutter Health Parking lot; 2000 Sutter Place, Davis For more info call 530-666-8715 or Yolo.CarSeats@yolocounty.org
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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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Child Abuse Prevention Month; Wear Blue!

Bonnie Berman ·
April is here and it’s officially Child Abuse Prevention Month! We are so excited to see what amazing things are planned throughout the month to celebrate children and families! Tell us about your CAP Month activities and share photos by emailing OCAP@dss.ca.gov , and we will highlight them on our website at the end of April! Reminder: Throughout the month of April, we ask that everyone wear blue, take photos, and post to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with #PassthePinwheel , #WearBlue4Kids...
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Child Care Bridge Program with Trauma-Informed Training

Jennifer Rexroad ·
More foster and relative homes are needed across the country. One barrier is child care access. A new bill seeks to solve this problem by providing a child care bridge program with a trauma informed training component. http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/op-ed/soapbox/article147546504.html
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Child Care Crisis Disproportionately Affects Children with Disabilities

Bonnie Berman ·
A new report from the Center for American Progress found that parents of young children with disabilities are more likely to face job disruptions due to child care challenges. The report explores how the lack of affordable, high-quality child care options disproportionately affects these families and policy solutions for addressing these barriers. https://www.americanprogress. org/issues/early-childhood/ reports/2020/01/29/479802/ child-care-crisis- disproportionately-affects- ...
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Child Safety Fair and Resource Family Recruitment

Bonnie Berman ·
Child Safety Fair and Resource Family Recruitment hosted by HHSA Child, Youth and Family Branch WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 23rd TIME: 5:30-7:00 pm LOCATION: 137 N. Cottonwood in Woodland. If you are interested in learning more about fostering Yolo youth, we invite you to attend. If you have questions, please contact Renee Hemsley at renee@hopes-anchor-inc.org .
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Childhood Poverty Series from KQED News

Lori Turk ·
Dear Kidsdata Community, A new series from National Public Radio affiliate, KQED News, examines the role of public policy in addressing poverty among California’s children and their families. Kidsdata, in partnership with the Population Reference Bureau (PRB), took a new look at poverty data and provided them for several articles. The articles delve into poverty among infants under three years old and focus on Merced County, an area of particular concern but also great potential. In...
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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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CONFERENCE: Safer California 2020 (unintentional injury prevention)

Bonnie Berman ·
Save the date for a Safer California 2020: A Conference to Promote Unintentional Injury Prevention for Children and Youth in Sacramento. WHEN and WHERE; November 17 and 18, 2020 in Sacramento, CA at the Double Tree Hotel. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
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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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April 5 conference program

Save The Date!   Saturday April 5, 2014   Twentieth Anniversary Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Conference   9:00 am to 5:00 pm Veterans' Memorial Center 203 E 14th Street, Davis CA 95616 Conference is free -- no cost, no registration....
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2015 "Toolkit for Families" from the Yolo Family Strengthening Network

APRIL is National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month and to recognize this, the Yolo Family Strengthening Network is excited to share our 2015 Toolkit for Families! This year's Child Abuse Prevention Month theme is the following: Talk + Play =...
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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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Capital Learning Community meetings

Bonnie Berman ·
June 20, 12-3pm: Building Community Trust for Programs Learning Community participants will share with speakers promising programs and best practices to help mitigate the increased fear and anxiety among immigrant families. The Learning Community Session will begin with a panel of speakers involved in better understanding the growing issue and impacts of anti-immigrant climate in our communities. June 24, 1-4pm: County Collaborations to End Child Abuse Prevention and child welfare leaders...
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Dr. Melissa Merrick Explains CDC's Vital Signs/ACEs Report

Bonnie Berman ·
Dr. Melissa Merrick, president & CEO of Prevent Child Abuse America, provides four key takeaways from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest Vital Signs/ACEs report , of which she is the lead author. https://www.acesconnection. com/g/california-essentials- for-childhood-initiative/blog/ dr-melissa-merrick-explains- cdc-s-vital-signs-aces-report- prevent-child-abuse-america
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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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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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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 scholarships for provider trainings in early childhood mental health

Bonnie Berman ·
First 5 Yolo is offering scholarship opportunities for the Napa Infant-Parent Mental Health Fellowship Program and the Child-Parent Psychotherapy Learning Collaborative. Please see the attached flyer for more information. Please share widely with your networks!
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Five Facts About Motivation That Are Often Misunderstood

Bonnie Berman ·
Five Facts About Motivation That Are Often Misunderstood from the Harvard Center on the Developing Child Motivation is a popular topic in early childhood development. Parents want to motivate their children to reach developmental milestones. Teachers want to motivate their students to be more productive. Program leaders want to motivate participants to remain engaged with their program. With the strong desire to understand and promote motivation, there are often misconceptions about this...
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Free Mandated Child Abuse Reporting Training

Bonnie Berman ·
The CAP Center is currently offering three free and open to the public Mandated Child Abuse Reporting Training sessions this year. This workshop teaches mandated reporters their legal responsibilities to report known or suspected child abuse and neglect in California, how to recognize indicators (red flags) of the different types of abuse and neglect, and how to make a Suspected Child Abuse Report. This training is for participants who work with children and/or families. Mark your calendar...
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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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2019 Child Development Conference

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Screening of Resilience movie

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Screening of Resilience movie

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SUBSIDIZED CHILD CARE FOR ESSENTIAL WORKERS IN YOLO COUNTY: Children’s Home Society of California is now enrolling families

Bonnie Berman ·
Children’s Home Society of Californian is now enrolling families in subsidized child care for essential workers in Yolo County. I have attached a letter and a flyer that can be distributed to the community. If you have questions, please contact Kristy Weber at 530-665-4687 or KristyW@chs-ca.org .
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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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The 2020 California Children’s Report Card

Bonnie Berman ·
The 2020 California Children’s Report Card– the whole child report on children’s health, education and well-being in our state – is available now. This year’s Report Card grades California on 31 key children’s issues – and includes new sections on Family Supports, Adolescents & Transition Age Youth and Connected Cradle-to-Career. It also shines a spotlight on the impact racism, poverty and immigration threats have on our kids. Despite recent progress, this year’s grades show the urgent...
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The Economics of Child Abuse: A Study of California

Jenny Pearlman ·
While the impact of maltreatment on a child and their family is devastating, child maltreatment also has serious effects far beyond those for the victim. Maltreatment results in ongoing costs to taxpayers, institutions, businesses, and society at large. Local communities bear the brunt of these costs in the form of medical, educational, and judicial costs, though more tragic signs are seen in homelessness, addiction, and teen pregnancy. To create a concrete understanding of the widespread...
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The New Child Maltreatment Report Is Now Available

Bonnie Berman ·
The Child Maltreatment Report 2018 is the most recent collection of child maltreatment data from across the country. Since 1991, this important resource breaks down the data at the national and state levels and shows trends in data. https://www.acf.hhs.gov/ cb/resource/child- maltreatment-2018 Here are the key findings from the 2018 report: The national rounded number of children who received a child protective services investigation response or alternative response increased 8.4 percent,...
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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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Tools on Knowledge of Parenting & Child Development: A Protective Factor

Bonnie Berman ·
Action Brief on Knowledge of Parenting & Child Development: A Protective Factor Enhanced knowledge of parenting strategies and child development is especially important as a protective factor against child abuse and neglect. Understanding what children can and cannot reasonably do at various developmental stages, and being able to effectively respond to and guide appropriate behavior, can decrease the likelihood of unrealistic expectations and frustration and reduce child maltreatment...
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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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FREE updated Mandated Reporter training

Bonnie Berman ·
The Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP) has funded a re-design of its online Mandated Reporter Training for mandated reporters of child maltreatment. The FREE updated Mandated Reporter training will be available online so that mandated reporters may understand their responsibilities. Modules for the general public, school personnel, childcare providers, medical professionals, mental health professionals, law enforcement and clergy are also being updated and will be available soon. Please...
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FREE: Whole Child Model workshop; English & Spanish speaking families encouraged to attend!

It's free, plus gift cards for families! Families and providers - sign up now for The Whole Child Model workshop! The workshop is FREE and a light meal will be provided to all. To register , contact Molly Keithly mollyk@lakefrc.org | 707-279-0563 *See attached for details in English & Spanish This workshop is for: Professionals who work with CCS families, Families who have a child in both CCS and Medi-Cal 14 counties: Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Marin, Modoc, Napa,...
 
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