Tagged With "Foster"

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Yolo CASA in Action

Julie Langston ·
This is wonderful story of how a CASA Volunteer can directly affect a child and family. The Foster Care program provides a safe haven for children during periods of family crisis or serve as a bridge for a child awaiting a 'forever family'. So many times the headlines inform us about times when this system does not match our expectations, and that information is needed to help us improve, but it's also nice to hear success stories to inspire us. Hear is such a story from Yolo CASA! To read...
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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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Attachment, Loss, Grief and the Holidays - Building Resiliency

Bonnie Berman ·
Foster & Kinship Care education class Thursday Evening, Dec. 20 th , 2018 – 6:30 to 9:30 pm Resilience is a Strength to Overcome Early Adversity. This workshop will be presented by Debra Wiegel, Marriage Family Therapist with 25 years’ experience working with foster and adoptive families. Date: Dec. 20 th , 2018 - Thursday Evening Time: 6:30 to 9:30 pm Location: At the College: 2300 E. Gibson Rd., Woodland – Room 101 With the holiday season upon us, over and over we hear advertisements...
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Birth Families, Addiction, Recovery & Re-Establishing & Maintaining Relationships class

Bonnie Berman ·
Foster & Kinship Care education class Tuesday Evening, Dec. 18 th , 2018 – 6:30 to 9:30 pm Presented by Rebekah Couch , Birth Parent in Recovery, Member of the CA Child Welfare Council, and Recognized Statewide Trainer Date: Dec. 18 th , 2018 – Tuesday Evening Time: 6:30 to 9:30 pm Location: At the College: 2300 E. Gibson Rd., Woodland – Room 101 Research shares that for children who have experienced foster care, their best outcomes occur when birth, foster and kinship families hold a...
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Screening of Resilience movie

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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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FOSTER – Special movie screening and discussion

Bonnie Berman ·
On behalf of HBO, Participant Media and Child Welfare Department Association (CWDA), we would like to invite you to a special screening and discussion of FOSTER on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. RSVP information and details are below. We hope you can make it! FOSTER – Special Screening and Discussion DATE: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 TIME: 6:00pm LOCATION: The Crest 1013 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814 Attire: Casual Seating is limited. Kindly RSVP by Friday, April 5 . ...
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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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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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Foster & Homeless Legislative Training on 10/21 in Sac

Bonnie Berman ·
Placer County Office of Education (COE) and Sacramento COE are hosting a Foster & Homeless Legislative Training on October 21, 2019 in Sacramento. Spaces are still available and the registration link is included in the attached flyer. Focus of Training: Learn about state and federal laws intended to improve educational opportunities, school stability, and academic/social outcomes for foster and homeless youth, from legal experts at the National Center for Youth Law. Target Audience: •...
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YCOE, Foster and Homeless Education Collaborative (meets monthly)

Bonnie Berman ·
COLLABORATIVE MEETING: Yolo County Office of Education, Foster and Homeless Education Collaborative (meets monthly) The purpose of the collaborative is to increase collaboration and communication while providing relevant information to support homeless and foster youth in Yolo County. Our goal is to share community resources, provide updates, facilitate training, and create a space for professional development. The first 15 minutes are held for introductions and organizations/program...
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