Preview of May 3, 2017 CSN Meeting ~ “Compassion Fatigue”

April 21, 2017


The featured topic of our May 3rd CSN Partner meeting will be “Compassion Fatigue.” We will explore this phenomenon and resources for addressing it.

Presenter: Susan Keever,  Adult and Adolescent Counselor at Common Goals Substance Abuse Counseling Services.

Building the Network Moment: Cora Loechler, RN  and Rebekah Thompson, Community Educator, from LivingWell Medical Clinic.

Meeting time & location: Wednesday, May 3, 2017 ~ 3:30-5pm. Gene Albaugh Community Room of the Madelyn Helling Library, 980 Helling Way in Nevada City.

Info: The Community Support Network (CSN) meets on the first Wednesday of most months (July, August, and December on hiatus), 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the Gene Albaugh Community Room of the Madelyn Helling Library, 980 Helling Way in Nevada City. Optional open networking time is at 3:15 p.m. CSN Partners and members of the public are welcome to attend. For more information, contact CSN Coordinator, Susan Sanford, at 530-913-0270 (messages) or

SB-562 The Healthy California Act ~ committee hearing Apr. 26

April 21, 2017

If it is part of your job to stay informed about California legislation pertaining to health care, you can find the bill at this link:

According to the Legislative Counsel’s Digest, “This bill, the Healthy California Act, would create the Healthy California program to provide comprehensive universal single-payer health care coverage and a health care cost control system for the benefit of all residents of the state.”

The bill is currently scheduled to be heard in the California State Senate Health Committee on April 26th.

County Application for Community Advisory Group (CAG) for Nevada County Cannabis Ordinance ~ Due May 2

April 21, 2017

Thanks to Sean Powers, Community Development Agency Director, County of Nevada, for this info about the County Application for the Community Advisory Group (CAG) to gather community input and provide recommendations for the Nevada County Cannabis Ordinance. Applicants are asked to self-identify as a representative of one of the following categories: Cultivator, Cannabis industry, Environmental, Local business owner, Public safety, Patient advocate, Physician or medical professional, Public health, Community advocate, Local agency, Education, Community Youth, Religious or Faith-based, Other as suggested by applicant. Following is the press release. 


April 18, 2017 – For Immediate Release

County releases Community Advisory Group (CAG) Application for the community process on cannabis

As a follow up to the April 11th Board of Supervisors meeting regarding inquires on participating on the Community Advisory Group (CAG) application and the stakeholder process regarding the community process on cannabis, the application is available online.

The County received many inquiries on how to participate in the CAG and we worked as fast as possible after hours to get this available to the public today.

The application period will close May 2nd with MIG, the County’s facilitator playing a key role in the selection process.

More information on the CAG selection process will be presented to the Board on April 25th Board of Supervisors meeting.

The County is maintaining a website on the cannabis conversation:

The direct link to the application.

Sean Powers, Community Development Agency Director, County of Nevada

950 Maidu Ave, Suite 170, Nevada City, CA 95959, 530-265-1576

First 5 Nevada County Seeks Maternal Child Mental Health Consultants ~ Applications due May 5

April 21, 2017

First 5 Nevada County is seeking to contract with two mental health consultants, one each in the Grass Valley/Nevada City area and the Truckee area, to work with home visitors and the families they serve. Interested parties are asked to send a letter of interest, a resume, and contact information for two professional references to by May 5 at 5 p.m.

Please see a complete position description for western county here: MH Clinician Duty Statement and Job Description FINAL

Please see a complete position description for eastern county here: MH Clinician Job Description – Truckee FINAL

Interfaith Food Ministry & Riverhill Farm Collaboration

April 21, 2017


From Interfaith Food Ministry…
We would like to share with you a collaboration between Riverhill Farm and Interfaith Food Ministry. We are grateful for the support we receive from Riverhill Farm and hope that you will join in this collaboration and enable Riverhill Farm to further their support of our mission to serve the population of food insecure in Nevada County.  Thank you for your interest in and help with our efforts.

Here’s the link to all the info:

Day of the Young Child & Kiwanis Keeping Kids Safe Carnival ~ May 6

April 21, 2017

What ~ Day of the Young Child & Kiwanis Keeping Kids Safe Carnival

When ~ Saturday, May 6, 2017, 10 am – 2 pm

Where ~ Sierra College Nevada County Campus

Info ~ FREE event including free food, bounce houses, a bike give away, door prizes, and information on Family Resources, Fire, Health and Safety

Contact ~ Carolyn Tate, 530-272-2513

Here’s the flyer: 2017 DOYC-KKSC_May 6

Summer Camp & Activity Fair ~ May 6

April 21, 2017
Thanks to Loydyne Lane, Parents’ Resource Guide Advertising & Marketing Director, for this info. 
The Parents’ Resource Guide and the Nevada City Parks & Recreation Department co-sponsor the Summer Camp and Activity Fair. Comprehensive info about the May 6th Fair is here:
What: Summer Camp & Activities Fair
When: May 6, 2017
Time: 10a – 2p
Where: Nevada City Veteran’s Building located at 415 N. Pine St. in Nevada City
Info: Dawn at Nevada City Parks & Rec 530-265-2496 x129

Free Training – Drug Endangered Children Investigations ~ May 17 or May 18

April 21, 2017

Thanks to Melissa Parrett at NCSOS for this info. 

The same training is being offered on two different days. People can attend on May 17 or May 18. The training is free, but pre-registration is required.

Here are the flyers:

From the flyer text:

“This training will teach investigative skills necessary to link drug usage, trafficking, manufacturing and/or growing operations to child endangerment…you will learn how to identify and evaluate the dangers to children living in drug environments, as well as protect yourself and the community from harm.”

The course is for Law Enforcement, District Attorneys, Probation/Parole, CPS, and other first responders who have a job which requires them to enter homes where drugs may be used, sold, manufactured and/or marijuana grow operations.

Welz Family Children’s Foundation – Letters of Interest for Funding Consideration ~ Due May 20

April 21, 2017

Thanks to Lenda Welz, Board President, Welz Family Children’s Foundation, for this info.

Lenda writes…

“The Welz Family Children’s Foundation is pleased to announce this year’s offering. The Request for Letters of Interest and a Funding Tip Sheet are both attached to this note [links below].

If you have questions, please feel free to contact me or any other board member.

Thanks for your interest in our Nevada County kids.

Lenda Welz

Welz Family Children’s Foundation…improving the lives of children in Nevada County”

Contact ~ Lenda Welz, Board President, fax

Here are the documents…

Quick Links ~ April 25, 2017 edition

April 18, 2017

“Quick Links” allows us to fit more info into the CSNNC e-news and keep upcoming events on the radar.  E-news content is pulled from our website News page, so you can find all recent items here:

This “How To” guide tells how CSN can help you share information, and includes submission guidelines for CSN e-news: csn_how-to_guide-for-speaking-inquiries-info-sharing. It’s also posted at the bottom of the home page on our website:

New info…

Previously posted info…

Current Newsletters from CSN Partner organizations…

The Community Support Network of Nevada County is a First 5 Funded Partner