CSN Partner meeting on summer hiatus & update on 7/18 e-news

July 20, 2017

Hello CSNNC News subscribers,

Remember that the Community Support Network partner meeting is still on hiatus for August. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, September 6, 2017.

Also, it appears the CSNNC website was down on Tuesday morning, July 18, at the time that MailChimp automatically grabs content from the News page. Please know that all the e-news items are on the website News page to be viewed at any time (er, unless the website is down). http://csnnc.org/news/. Apologies for the glitch.

Warm summer wishes, Susan Sanford, CSN Coordinator

2017 Kids Corner at the Nevada County Fair ~ Aug. 9-13

July 20, 2017

The Fair starts in just a few weeks. You are enthusiastically invited to volunteer for Kids Corner. In addition to the fun of serving in this way, each volunteer slot comes with one free fair admission and free parking.

Thanks to those who have already called to volunteer!

Slots are open Wednesday, August 9th through Sunday, August 13th. Call Sandi Hedenland to volunteer – contact info below.

Every August the Community Support Network works with other local organizations to offer the Kids Corner at the Nevada County Fair. This is one of CSN’s main community events, along with the “Read To Your Child Halloween Book Giveaway.”

The free Kids Corner area is open to families with children 0 to 5 and includes age-appropriate activities for the youngest fair-goers.

Here’s the doc with volunteer slot days and times: 2017-Kids Corner Volunteer Slots. Morning slots are 11am to 3pm. Evening slots are 3pm to 7pm.

Please note: It is requested that you do not bring your child/children (or grandchild/grandchildren) with you as you will be busy greeting people and handing out books. Kids Corner does not provide supervision of children. Parents and other adults are expected to be responsible for children in their care while visiting Kids Corner.

Contact ~ Sandi Hedenland at First 5 Nevada County 530-274-5361

2017 Nevada County Fair poster artwork by Mim Meakin.

Resource Family Approval Program Overview ~ July 28

July 20, 2017

Thanks to Nick Ready, Program Manager, Nevada County Child Protective Services, for this invitation. Here’s his note…

“I wanted to send an invite regarding our RFA program. We will be conducting an overview of our RFA program for community service providers and public health nurses. Besides an overview we will be providing information as to how implementation has been going, organizational structure and early outcomes. The orientation will be on 07/28 at 1015 am – 1130 am at the Brighton Greens Resource Center in Grass Valley. If you are interested please let me know! Thanks, Nick”

To contact Nick: 530-265-1654 or nicholas.ready@co.nevada.ca.us

Here’s a link to the California state website page about RFA: http://www.cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/Resource-Family-Approval-Program. And here’s an excerpt:

“RFA is a new family-friendly and child-centered caregiver approval process that combines elements of the current foster parent licensing, relative approval, and approvals for adoption and guardianship processes and replaces those processes.”

New Bear Yuba Land Trust Family Outings ~ July 29, Aug. 12, Sept. 9

July 20, 2017

From BYLT…

Bear Yuba Land Trust is pleased to announce a new series of Family Treks with Certified California Naturalist Steve Roddy called Junior Conservationist: Stories in Nature. A conservationist is someone who advocates or acts for the protection and preservation of the environment and wildlife.

These outings are designed for children ages 5 to 12, accompanied by an adult. We’ll explore three local trails and discover the plants, animals and history of each special region. Participants will receive stamps for each Junior Conservationist excursion they go on with certificates given to those who complete all three treks in the series!

60 years observing in the wilds of California and Hawaii have lead Steve Roddy to appreciate the interconnectedness of nature. Along with a love of a good story, Steve enjoys sharing our local trails. As one young friend stated, “I never knew how much I didn’t know until I hiked with Mr. Steve!”- Jose age 9

Stories in Nature family outings…

  • Deer Creek Tribute Trail ~ Saturday July 29, 2017 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • Woodpecker Preserve ~ Saturday August 12, 2017 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • Hirschman’s Pond ~ Saturday September 9, 2017 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Outings are free. Donations welcome.

Registration and other info here: http://www.bylt.org/encounter-nature/youth-family/

CPR-AED-First Aid Skills Demo Check Class Schedule – NCSOS – through Sept. 2017 – Next check Aug. 3

July 20, 2017


Thanks to Faith Yamamoto, Support Services Secretary II, Nevada County Superintendent of Schools, for this info.

Here’s a CPR-AED-First Aid Skills class schedule (skills demo check) that goes through September 2017.  CPR Calendar July-September 2017

Training has transitioned from an in-classroom style training to an on-line training.  Once someone signs up on the NCSOS website (see link below), they will receive an email containing a link to the on-line course.  They need to then come in to perform a “skills demo check” demonstrating the skills they learned and once they pass, will receive their 2-year CPR certificate.

Next skills demo check dates (time and location info on doc link above):

  • Aug. 3
  • Aug. 23
  • Sept. 7
  • Sept. 27

Link to register: www.nevco.org/register

Questions: Faith Yamamoto, fyamamoto@nevco.org(530) 478-6400 ext. 2001

Please note that the CPR skills demo check classes will still be held at 112 Nevada City Highway, Nevada City, CA 95959 in the Houser Room.  Payments need to be made and sent to/dropped off at our new location at 380 Crown Point Circle, Grass Valley, CA 95945 prior to being given the on-line course link.

SNCS Annual Family Appreciation Day ~ Aug. 5

July 20, 2017

Thanks to Tracy Zenor, Marketing Coordinator, Sierra Nevada Children’s Services, for this info. Here’s the flyer: SNCS_Flyer Family Appreciation 8.5.17

  • WHAT ~ Annual Family Appreciation Day “Magic Tricks with SNCS.” All families welcome.
  • WHEN ~ Saturday, August 5, 2017, from 10 am to 1 pm
  • WHERE ~ Sierra Nevada Children’s Services, 420 Sierra College Dr., Suite 100, Grass Valley, CA 95945.
  • CONTACT ~ 530-272-8866, www.sncs.org

There will be a Magic Show, Airbrush Face Painting, Balloons, Art Activities, Live Music, Games, Snow Cones, Food, Popcorn, Books, Giveaways & Resources. Art activities will be offered by local childcare providers at the event. Last year almost 300 people attended. And it’s all FREE.

Food Access Saturday ~ Aug. 12

July 20, 2017

Thanks to Donna Cobb, Administrative Assistant, United Way of Nevada County for this info.


On August 12th, United Way, in partnership with Interfaith Food Ministry, will do the 4th in its 6 month trial of distributing food on the 2nd Saturday of each month to resolve the gap in providing food to the “working poor.” United Way provides a majority of the funding and manpower while IFM will provides the facilities, supervision, volunteers and some additional funding.

The program, Food Access Saturday: Uniting to Support Working Families is specifically designed for working individuals and families who need supplemental groceries. The collaboration encourages those who have been struggling with food insecurity, but due to working traditional hours, have never received supplemental food support from IFM to participate in Food Access Saturday.

  • What ~ Food Access Saturday
  • For ~ Any working individuals & families who need food can participate. Current IFM clients, who are working and find it difficult or sometimes impossible to come during the weekly distribution, are also welcome to participate on Saturday.
  • When ~ Saturday, August 12, 2017, between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm
  • Where ~ 440 Henderson Street, in Grass Valley
  • Info ~ United Way at 274-8111 or admin@uwnc.org

Here are flyers…


July 19, 2017

Healing Through Loss & Grief logo            Grief Recovery Handbook

Healing Through Loss and Grief Group

  • FOR ~ Anyone who has experienced a significant emotional loss whether that loss is due to death, divorce, or other life events, recent or past, this is an opportunity to meet with other grievers, both men and women, in a safe, caring and supportive environment. Our goal is to assist each other in the healing through grief process.
  • WHEN ~ Begins Thursday, August 17, 2017, from 6:00pm until 8:00pm. The first two meetings will be open to all newcomers. Then the group will close for those willing and able to continue the process for 12 additional weeks.
  • WHERE ~ FREED Center, 2059 Nevada City Hwy Suite 104, Grass Valley, CA 95945
  • INFO ~ This is not a therapy group. It is a structured program with weekly assignments designed to guide and support you through the grieving process and beyond loss. There is NO CHARGE for this group and no pre-registration is required. Just arrive at the first meeting at 6:00pm.
  • CONTACT ~ If you have further questions or would like to speak to someone directly, please contact Theodora at (530) 913-0229 or Vern Smith at(530) 635-2719 or ve262smith@live.com. www.lossandgrief.org.
  • BOOK ~ If you plan to attend, please purchase the 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition of  “The Grief Recovery Handbook – The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses” by John W. James and Russell Friedman which is available in local bookstores or online.

Another group will begin in January 2018. This group is not affiliated with the Grief Recovery Institute.

PiELL Volunteer Tutor Training ~ Sept. 30 & Oct. 7

July 19, 2017

Thanks to Donna Cobb, Program Coordinator, Partners in English Language Learning, for this info. Here’s the full article: 2017_Fall_Tutor Outreach article

PiELL will be offering its two-day New Tutor Training on September 30th and October 7th (must attend both days). For more information call Donna Cobb at 530-265-2116 or visit www.piell.org.

Quick Links ~ July 25, 2017 edition

July 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: http://csnnc.org/news/.

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: csnnc.org

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