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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 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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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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Belongingness Can Protect Against Impact of Trauma, Study Suggests

Bonnie Berman ·
A new study, published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, investigates the effects of belongingness on adult mental health, outcomes of childhood trauma, and risky alcohol use. The results of the study suggest a feeling of belonging in childhood may serve as a protective factor for difficulties with mental health and adverse outcomes of childhood trauma later in life. https://www.madinamerica.com/2 018/12/belongingness-can-prote ct-impact-trauma-study-suggests/
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California issues update on state residents' ACE scores from 2011 & 2013 surveys

The latest adverse childhood experiences survey from the California Department of Public Health shows that 42% of the population has an ACE score of 3 or higher; 16% have an ACE score of 4 or higher. Those with an ACE score of 4 or higher are: 3x more likely to be current smokers 4x more likely to have a depressive disorder 2x more likely to have asthma 2x more likely to be obese 4x more likely to have COPD 3x more likely to have a stroke Here are a few other highlights from the six-page...
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Diverting the School to Prison Pipeline Through School Connectedness

David Diehl ·
What if the we could stifle the School to Prison Pipeline by simply creating a culture of belonging and inclusion in elementary school? The need for caring classrooms that promote a sense of connectedness and belonging is essential and must begin the day a child begins their educational experience. In many, not all, underserved communities, minority students are being taught by less experienced teachers who have emanated from culturally and economically incongruent backgrounds. Furthermore,...
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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 has more abused children than state average [Daily Democrat]

By HEATHER KEMP | hkemp@dailydemocrat.com | PUBLISHED: December 12, 2018 at 8:03 am | UPDATED: December 12, 2018 at 11:10 am Children in Yolo County are experiencing abuse and neglect almost 5 percent more than average in California, according to a presentation given by the local Child Abuse Prevention Council. The presentation at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting served as an annual update and brought up some major concerns. Among them, the fact that the county has a rate of 12.3 per...
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Youth Thrive Survey Now Available FREE

Bonnie Berman ·
The Youth Thrive Survey, which collects data on Protective and Promotive Factors data, is now available to all organizations free of charge! This valid and reliable web-based survey from the Center for the Study of Social Policy measures the presence, strength, and growth of the Youth Thrive Protective and Promotive Factors as proxy indicators of well-being. Co-designed with youth and young adults and taking less than 15 minutes to complete, the survey can be an effective tool for informing...
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Youth Thrive Survey Now Available FREE

Bonnie Berman ·
Since the Fall 2018 launch of the Youth Thrive Survey, nearly 100 organizations and agencies across the country have committed to integrating the Protective and Promotive Factors in their data collection. And now, the Center for the Study of Social Policy is thrilled to announce that the Youth Thrive Survey will be available to all organizations free of charge! This valid and reliable web-based survey measures the presence, strength, and growth of the Youth Thrive Protective and Promotive...
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Suisun Elementary (CA) makes ACEs science intrinsic to everyday life

Students start each day with meditation During her first year as principal of Suisun Elementary in Suisun City, Calif., in 2014 Ann Marie Neubert suspended 102 students — out of a student population of 550 —for disrupting their classes. It was a serious problem, but the school’s teachers didn’t know what to do. “[Teachers] felt like they were using all the tools in their toolbox and it wasn’t changing behavior,” she recalls. Ann Marie Neubert Too many students were spending too much time out...
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Taming the Dragons - Helping Children Cope, ages birth to 12 yrs

Attached find Sue Delucchi's manual for childcare providers. Tips and tools to help kids with trauma heal and develop resilience. Sue was the Director of a crisis nursery in Washington State throughout her career. This manual was developed based on...
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Teen Mental Health: Supporting Schools and Expanding Resources on 2/24

Bonnie Berman ·
Webinar: Noon-1:30pm, February 24, 2020 Rates of mental illness and suicide have risen markedly among teens in recent years, as has substance use. Given the importance of early screening and access to resources, leaders are working with schools and taking new approaches to get teens help when they need it most. This webinar will explore: Cross-sector strategies to prevent teen substance use and suicide The role of school-based health services in providing behavioral health care A program...
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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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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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Toxic Stress, Behavioral Health, and the Next Major Era in Public Health
 by Mental Health America

To view the document, click on the following link:  http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/issues/toxic-stress-behavioral-health-and-next-major-era-public-health      
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TRAINING on Strengthening Families™ Protective Factors Framework implementation

Bonnie Berman ·
The Children’s Trust Fund Alliance is pleased to partner with ProSolutions Training to make available an online training to support implementation of the Strengthening Families™ Protective Factors Framework in multiple settings. This curriculum includes new materials on partnering with parents and addresses promising strategies to strengthen families for practitioners. Trainings are available for free for providers and parents, but if you want to earn CEUs and state credits, there is a fee.
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Happy Thanksgiving!

Gratitude is good medicine Practicing gratitude boosts emotional and physical well being   A growing body of research is confirming that an ounce of gratitude is worth a pound of cure.   “The practice of gratitude can have dramatic and...
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Helping Traumatized Children Learn 2: Creating and Advocating for Trauma-Sensitive Schools

  I am reposting from ACEs in Education group a manual on Trauma-sensitive schools from Massachusetts.   The release of Helping Traumatized Children Learn 2 represents an exciting next step in the evolution of the cultural movement to...
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In Spanish: Handouts for parents about ACEs, toxic stress & resilience

The Community & Family Services Division at the Spokane (WA) Regional Health District has come through again, with a Spanish version of the parent handout (in English) that we posted last year , and which has been downloaded thousands of times. The English versions came about whiledoing a story about the trauma-in formed elementary schools in Spokane, WA .I interviewedp ublic health nurse Melissa Charbonneau who said that she'd been giving an...
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New ACEs data on Kidsdata.org

On behalf of California Essentials for Childhood, I am very excited to announce the release of a new Child Adversity and Resilience data topic on Kidsdata.org! This has been a collaborative effort between the CA Essentials for Childhood Initiative's Shared Data and Outcomes Work Group and the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health. I represent ACEs Connection Network on Essentials and am the co-chair of the Shared Data & Outcomes Work Group so I couldn't be more thrilled about...
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New Book from Be Strong Families

Bonnie Berman ·
Living the Protective Factors: How We Keep Our Children Safe and Families Strong This book offers 57 ways for parents to live the protective factors. There are descriptions, questions for reflection and discussion, and activities. These ways spark creativity, are food for thought, and a source of guidance and support when we're feeling stuck as parents. To order: https://www.bestrongfamilies.o rg/products/living-the-protect ive-factors-how- we-keep-our-children-safe-and- families-strong
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NEW: Living the Protective Factors

Bonnie Berman ·
Be Strong Families (BSF) is excited to announce new and updated Living the Protective Factors resources. https://www.bestrongfamilies.o rg/resources/ Building on the initial message of empowerment - parents have a lot of control over how they raise their children, what environment they create in their homes and how they keep their children safe - BSF staff have built on this important foundation in three main ways. First, they recognize that a strong parent is a healthy parent. Building...
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Nurturing relationships in childhood boost adult mental health, relationships

Christina Bethell ·
We're proud to announce major research that suggests that positive childhood experiences — such as supportive family interactions, caring relationships with friends, and connections in the community — are associated with reductions in chances of adult depression and poor mental health, and increases in the chances of having healthy relationships in adulthood. This association was true even among those with a history of adverse childhood experiences.
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ONLINE TRAININGS from Strategies 2.0

Bonnie Berman ·
All instructor-led trainings will take place online. For more detailed descriptions and times and to register, visit https://strategiesca.asentialms.com/catalog/ Trauma Informed Care-Spanish Discussion on 5/15 Introduction to Protective Factors on 5/14 A Protective Factor Deeper Dive: Parental Resilience on 5/8 and 5/22 Case Management on 5/8 Trauma-Informed Care Discussion on 5/11 and 6/1 A Protective Factor Deeper Dive: Social and Emotional Competence of Children on 5/12 A Protective...
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Presentations, tool kits

PositiveYouthJustice-YoloCounty.pptx  -- Panel presentation by Karleen Jakowski and Leanna Libolt at April 5 child abuse conference in Davis. DevelopingTIOrganizationsToolKit.pdf  -- Series of questions for organization that wants to become...
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Resilience for Children & Families: Supportive Beliefs during COVID19

Hello, ACEs Connection professionals! Here is the 4th in our series of COVID19 weekly resilience briefs. This one explores the protective factor of connectivity and spiritual beliefs. It encourages children in research supported ways to look to something greater during difficult times. Many Thanks to the contributions of Victor Vieth, MA Theology, J.D., Director of ZeroAbuseProject, the CAST university programs, and Chair of AVAhealth. Enjoy!
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Resilient Yolo Meeting Minutes - Feb, 1, 2019

Bonnie Berman ·
Attached are the February 2019 minutes. Topics covered; Hillary Cottam TED Talk video, resilience inspired by Officer Corona, and committee updates.
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WEBINAR: Preventing Child Neglect by Building Protective Factors on 2/14

Bonnie Berman ·
Join Strengthening Families for a webinar on Thursday, February 14, 12-1pm. Explore ways that it is "Everyone's Responsibility" to help prevent child neglect and how building protective factors at all levels of the social ecology can be an effective strategy to prevent child neglect. The session will include segments from one of the training sequences from the National Alliance of Children's Trust and Prevention Funds' new four-part training, "Let's Talk About . . . Preventing Child...
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WEBINAR: Safeguards for Youth Briefing on 3/5

Bonnie Berman ·
DATE: Thursday, March 5 TIME: 11:00 – 11:30 AM PST Kidsdata.org recently compiled data on Safeguards for Youth to highlight important protective factors and supportive services for California children. Learn about the Safeguards for Youth framework and where to easily access these data. Also, hear from a specialist at the Child Abuse Prevention Center about adopting a prevention mind-set and using trauma-informed practices to address adversity among children. Speakers will be available for...
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Webinar Series – Putting Trauma-Informed Care into Practice: Lessons from the Field

Mariel Gingrich ·
Health policymakers and practitioners increasingly recognize trauma as an important factor that influences health throughout the lifespan. By incorporating trauma-informed approaches to care into their practice settings, provider organizations can more effectively care for patients and support efforts to improve health outcomes, reduce avoidable hospital utilization, and curb excess costs. This two-part CHCS webinar series will explore innovative strategies for implementing a trauma-informed...
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Webinars

Bonnie Berman ·
Rebuilding Hope: Family Resource Centers and Disaster Response on 5/27 9:30-10:45am on May 27 In this time of global crisis, understanding how Family Resource Centers (FRCs) have previously been instrumental in supporting families and communities both through and in the aftermath of major disasters is especially timely. This webinar from National Family Support Network will highlight the experiences, reflections, and lessons learned from FRCs in Alabama, California, and New Jersey in...
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WEBINARS from Strategies 2.0 in May and June

Bonnie Berman ·
Please see the attachment for more information. To register, visit https://strategiesca.org/ 5/22: Be the One 5/29: Protective Factors: Strengthening Children, Families, and Communities 6/2: Breathe Easier: Reduce Stress, Raise Relaxation and Serve Your Clients Better 6/4: Building Community Resilience: A Toolkit Series 6/12: Trauma in Young Children 6/16: Social Determinants of Health Be the One Campaign Webinar on 5/22 10am-11:30am on Friday, May 22 The Be the One webinar will present...
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WEBINARS on remote trauma-informed support and equity

Bonnie Berman ·
Trauma-Informed Support from Afar for Head Starts on 4/23 11am on April 23 Head Starts across the country are wrestling with two major challenges: creating new trauma-informed programming and providing critical family services from afar. Ready4K can help. The new Ready4K Trauma-Informed program is specifically designed to buffer the effects of trauma through TEXT MESSAGES. We reach families wherever they are with activities that build the Five Protective Factors during COVID-19 and beyond.
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WEBINARS: STRATEGIES 2.0 Webinars in April and May

Bonnie Berman ·
Please see the attached flyers or visit https://strategiesca.asentialms.com/catalog/ to register. Self-Care for Human Services on 4/22 10am-11:30am on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 This 90-minute webinar is designed to support family strengthening workers in exploring methods to reduce compassion fatigue and burnout. Webinar concepts reinforce the importance of the inside-out approach of practitioners modeling and teaching self-care for families through their own practice. Participants will be...
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Updated YFSN Parent Resource Lists

Bonnie Berman ·
Updated YFSN parent resource lists are here! They include the following: Concrete Support in Times of Need Resources Parental Resilience and Social Connections Resources Strengthening Parent-Child Interactions Resources for ages 0-5, 6-12, 13-18 For those of you who aren't familiar with this project, the YFSN (Youth & Family Services Network) Resource List Committee updated the Maternal Mental Health Collaborative's resource lists that were organized by protective factor (...
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WEBINAR: Amplify Impact from National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation on 8/29

Bonnie Berman ·
High-quality early childhood education (ECE) has an enormous positive impact on lifelong health, serving as a protective factor against adult disease and disability. Children who receive high-quality ECE stay in school longer and earn more income as adults, helping to close the income inequality gap. Yet parents sometimes struggle to access or pay for available programs, and only about 16% of children who were eligible for federal childcare subsidies in 2015 received them. Given the high...
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WEBINAR: Keeping Kids and Families Safe During the COVID-19 Crisis on 5/8

Bonnie Berman ·
12:30-1:30pm on Friday, May 8 https://ncg.org/events/keeping-kids-and-families-safe-during-covid-19-crisis For many kids, home is not a safe place. School closures and the statewide shelter in place order, combined with health fears, massive layoffs, and economic uncertainty has resulted in increased stress for families and fewer eyes on children. Current data on child abuse are hard to assess, as experts believe there is under-reporting while kids are cut off from schools, friends, and...
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RESOURCE: Theory of Change to Prevent Child Neglect

Bonnie Berman ·
Child neglect is the most prevalent form of child maltreatment, with serious and long-term consequences. It is also the least clearly defined, understood and publicly recognized. The National Alliance of Children’s Trust & prevention funds, from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, is conducting a targeted effort to raise the visibility of this issue and expand the national conversation about preventing neglect. The work builds on the Alliance’s extensive work to promote the Protective...
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RESOURCE: Protecting Children: Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect in Yolo County

Bonnie Berman ·
An important way to protect children is to report any suspicions of child abuse and neglect to Child Welfare Services (CWS). Mandated reporters and community members can use Protecting Children: Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect to learn the warning signs of abuse and neglect and how to report suspected child abuse and neglect. YCCA prepared this document as a project of the Yolo County Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC) in collaboration with Yolo County CWS. If you suspect that a child...
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Resources related to "Public Charge" regulation

Bonnie Berman ·
Attached please find information from Protecting Immigrant Families about the new public charge rule. You can learn more from Protecting Immigrant Families at https:// protectingimmigrantfamilies. org/ . Attached please find the Sacramento Area Immigration Legal Referral list. Please share with clients who may need legal services. In addition, families can go to this website https://www. keepyourbenefitsca.org/ questionnaire to explore the public charge "guide," or families can text...
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January Resilience Practice

Hi everyone! Happy New Year! To start off 2019's Resilience Practices, I wanted to share an eye-opening CNN article of a study done to assess loneliness. Please read the rest of the article here . The article highlights wisdom as the protective factor against loneliness. The 6 components of wisdom: - general knowledge of life - emotion management - empathy, compassion, altruism and a sense of fairness - insight - acceptance of divergent values - decisiveness -- the ability to make quick,...
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Living in Tumultuous Times: Responding to the "Hidden" Public Health Crisis in the U.S.

Greg Bourne ·
Living in Tumultuous Times: Responding to the “Hidden” Public Health Crisis in the U.S. We live in tumultuous times. Although our minds might immediately take us to issues with North Korea, or ISIS, or the dysfunction in Washington D.C., these are not the primary focus of this article. Washington’s dysfunction over the past couple decades is a contributing factor, yet the dynamics discussed here go far beyond our nation’s capital. With the ongoing focus on the Affordable Care Act, health...
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Re: Introduction to Trauma-Informed - UCD

Tracy Fauver ·
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Executive Director Tracy Fauver (second from right) participates in an informational briefing at the state capitol on the need to extend support to former foster youth beyond age-based deadlines. To Our CASA Volunteers and Supporters, Summer is a resilient season. Amidst vacations and bright, sunny days, it's hard not to feel revitalized and positive. In the spirit of resilience, we'd like to take a moment to...
 
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