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8th Annual Foster Care Youth Conference- 3/21

Bonnie Berman ·
Registration is now open for the 8th Annual Foster Care Youth Conference! The conference is open to all foster care and transitional aged youth (ages 14-24) in Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano or Yolo counties. The conference will provide approximately 150 foster care/kinship and transitioning youth with an opportunity to participate in workshops covering resumes and interviewing, communication, trade demos, hair and barbering, fashion, art and sports. Eligible youth will receive a stipend for...
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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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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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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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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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“Youth College Night” (for foster and McKinney Vento youth) on 1/17

Bonnie Berman ·
As part of the Foster Youth FAFSA Challenge, Yolo County Office of Education is hosting a Youth For College Night with a focus on Foster and McKinney Vento (homeless) youth. Youth in their senior year of high school and their caregivers are invited to attend and complete the FAFSA, Dream Act, and Chafee application with trained experts. During the event, dinner will be provided. There will also be special giveaways to seniors in attendance. Although the event has a focus on serving our...
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“Youth College Night” (for foster and McKinney Vento youth) on 1/17

Bonnie Berman ·
As part of the Foster Youth FAFSA Challenge, Yolo County Office of Education is hosting a Youth For College Night with a focus on Foster and McKinney Vento (homeless and foster) youth. Youth in their senior year of high school and their caregivers are invited to attend and complete the FAFSA, Dream Act, and Chafee application with trained experts. During the event, dinner will be provided. There will also be special giveaways to seniors in attendance. Although the event has a focus on...
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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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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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Welcome Liz Winder, YCOE AmeriCorps Foster Youth Mentor!

Bonnie Berman ·
Yolo County Office of Education, Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program (FYSCP), would like to welcome and introduce our newest member to our team, Liz Winder, AmeriCorps Foster Youth Mentor. Liz is able to provide support to our county-wide foster youth in the following 5 domains: academic engagement and achievement, life skills and technology, college and career readiness, leadership development and placement stability. Please see her attached bio for more information about who she is...
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WIOA Youth Employment Program seeking applicants for Davis, West Sacramento, and Clarksburg

Bonnie Berman ·
WIOA is a federal employment program through the Economic Development Department (EDD) and YCCA is contracted by Yolo County HHSA to provide this program. YCCA is currently looking for qualified applicants in West Sacramento, Davis, or Clarksburg! We are happy to meet with anyone that may be interested as well as presenting to providers that may be working with individuals with the qualifying barriers. Attached is the WIOA flyer. Please contact Eric Blair at Eric.Blair@yolocounty.org or...
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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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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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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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WEBINARS on evaluation, COVID-19, racism, and trauma

Bonnie Berman ·
Inclusion Through Evaluation - A Strategies 2.0 Toolkit 10-11:30am on Tuesday, June 9 , 2020 This professional webinar will provide an overview of the new Inclusion Through Evaluation Toolkit that was developed by Strategies 2.0 as part of an integrated learning system for California. Many in the family strengthening field are responsible for data entry and analysis regardless of their professional background, training or roles. As a result of this knowledge gap, there is the risk that...
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WEBINARS on Hair Care for Black Foster Children & Youth and Trauma-Informed Care

Bonnie Berman ·
Hair Care for Black Foster Children & Youth: Practical Guide & Demonstrations, with Consideration for a Child’s Personal, Family & Cultural Trauma on 7/21 10:30am – Noon on Tuesday, July 21 Foster & Kinship Care Education & Fostering Unity Invite you to join this workshop by Tanisha C. Fulcher, MFT Doctoral Candidate. Not all caregivers, foster and/or adoptive parents, understand the unique way to care for their black child’s natural curls and skin. This easily can lead...
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Therapeutic Parenting - Children from Difficult Beginnings on 9/16 and 9/18

Bonnie Berman ·
Join Foster and Kinship Care Education to deepen your understanding of challenging behaviors demonstrated by children who have experienced abuse and neglect in their early life. We will examine the variety of mental health problems presented by children in care, and the need to tailor responses to be helpful on an individual level. The presenter will be Ce Eshelman, LMFT, Attachment Specialist and Founder of The Attach Place Center for Strengthening Relationships. Please register in advance.
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Re: Therapeutic Parenting - Children from Difficult Beginnings on 9/16 and 9/18

Cherie Schroeder ·
Thank you for posting our up-coming workshops!! It is appreciated, Cherie Cherie Schroeder Foster & Kinship Care Education, Independent Living & AmeriCorps Programs FKCE / ILP / CA FYI Woodland Community College 2300 E. Gibson Rd. - Woodland, CA 95776 Building 100, Rm. 109 For Information, Call my Cell: (530) 574-1964 <mailto:cherie@yolofostercare.com> cherie@yolofostercare.com CA Foster Youth Initiative AmeriCorps (CA FYI) Child Abuse Prevention Center...
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WEBINARS on COVID, ACEs, Trauma-Informed Care, Racism, Strengthening Families, Social and emotional development, and Child Maltreatment

Bonnie Berman ·
Protecting Our Children: COVID-19's Impact on Early Childhood and ACEs on 9/10 10am on September 10 This webinar from the National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation will bring together experts to provide insight on early childhood development, ACEs and COVID-19’s impact on children. Trauma-Informed Care 101: Basics of Trauma and the TIC Framework on 9/11 11am-noon on Friday, September 11 Current events like the COVID-19 pandemic, public images of police brutality, and...
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OPPORTUNITY FOR FOSTER YOUTH: YCOE Mentors Available!

Bonnie Berman ·
Yolo County Office of Education is thrilled to have hired three AmeriCorps members, Shannon Feil, David Benitez, and Zahira Elmansoumi. See their wonderful bios attached! They are available to provide the following to foster youth ages 12-21: tutoring, life skills, financial literacy, college and career readiness, job skills, and mentoring. Services can be provided virtually or in-person practicing social distancing with masks. In addition, the members can connect youth to the Independent...
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