Preview of October 4, 2017 CSN Meeting ~ Shaken Baby Syndrome

September 21, 2017

Our regular CSN meeting will be devoted to guest Scott Juceam, speaking on Shaken Baby Syndrome. Juceam’s daughter, Hannah Rose, died after she was violently shaken by her babysitter. Scott and his wife founded the Hannah Rose Foundation to help prevent this form of child abuse.

SCOTT JUCEAM WILL ALSO DO TWO OTHER EVENTS. Details below. Here’s the flyer for all events: Shaken Baby Syndrome-Scott Juceam Flyer

This information is important for parents of all ages, babysitters and other caregivers such as church and other nursery care providers, and teachers and other service providers who have contact with a wide range of people and can therefore help share it.

The CSN meeting is one of three free presentations by Juceam on October 4th and 5th co-sponsored by the Child Abuse Prevention Council of Nevada County, the Community Support Network of Nevada County, and Community Collaborative of Tahoe Truckee.

Three talks – with venues in Nevada City and Truckee.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 – Nevada City (with evening talk live-streamed to Truckee)

3:30-5 pm – CSN Partner meeting – for all Community Support Network Partners and any other interested people. Gene Albaugh Community Room at Madelyn Helling Library, 980 Helling Way in Nevada City, CA 95959

7-8:30 pm – Early Childhood Educator workshop – for child care providers including babysitters, church and other nursery care providers, and any other interested people. Light dinner will be provided at both venues. Please RSVP for Truckee at . No RSVP needed for Nevada City.

Childcare Providers: This training counts towards your Child Care Initiative Project (CCIP) hours. CCIP is funded by the California Department of Education, Early Education and Support Division. Call Lucia Stewart at (530) 272-8866 x225 or email

Thursday, October 5, 2017 – Truckee

9:30-11 am – Child Abuse Prevention Council meeting – at Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, 11071 Donner Pass Road, Truckee (conference room)

Find the link to register for October 5th Truckee talk here: 



About Shaken Baby Syndrome

Shaken Baby Syndrome – also known as abusive head trauma, shaken impact syndrome, inflicted head injury, or whiplash shake syndrome – is a serious brain injury resulting from forcefully shaking an infant or toddler or throwing an infant or toddler against an object. It may happen to children up to 5 years of age, but it is most common in babies younger than 1-year-old. Shaken baby syndrome is a form of child abuse. It is never okay to shake or throw a young child. It may not leave any obvious sign of injury, but it can cause permanent brain damage or death. Shaken Baby Syndrome destroys a child’s brain cells and prevents his or her brain from getting enough oxygen.

Shaken Baby Syndrome often occurs when a baby won’t stop crying and a parent or caregiver loses control of his or her emotions. Parents and caregivers can help prevent this problem by learning healthy ways to relieve stress and anger. It’s also important to choose child care providers carefully. Parents can educate other parents and caregivers about the dangers of Shaken Baby Syndrome. Shaken Baby Syndrome is preventable. Help is available for parents and caregivers who are at risk of harming a child.

Sources and more information

CSN Partner Meeting time & location: 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, 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

Free Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic ~ Oct. 3

September 21, 2017

Thanks to Cindy Wilson, Director of Public Health Nursing, Nevada County Public Health Department, for this info.

  • WHAT ~ FREE drive-thru flu shot clinic by the Nevada County Public Health Department. Free shots for anyone 3 years of age and older.
  • WHEN ~ Tuesday, October 3, from noon to 4 p.m. (while supplies last)
  • WHERE ~ Parking lot at Twin Cities Church, 11726 Rough and Ready Highway, Grass Valley
  • INFO ~ All participants should wear clothing that allows for access to the upper arm so they may receive the flu shot with ease. Participants will only be able to access the parking lot via the westbound lane of Rough and Ready Highway. There is no eastbound access due to safety issues. This is a drive-thru only event; all participants will be required to stay in their vehicles. Due to safety concerns, walkups will not be permitted.
  • CONTACT ~ 530-265-7265



  • If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant in the next month, please see your primary care or prenatal care provider to get your annual flu vaccination.
  • Medical information form completed on site.
  • Spanish materials available.
  • Please wear clothing that allows easy access to your upper arms.
  • The purpose of the drive-thru event is twofold: to provide free flu shots to community members and to give NCPHD staff and community partners a chance to practice and evaluate response levels and preparedness in the event of a large communicable disease outbreak or public health emergency. If a significantly large communicable disease outbreak occurs, such as a pandemic, NCPHD will not want individuals to congregate in large spaces to receive prophylactic medicines. The drive-thru mechanism allows for county residents to receive medicine without ever leaving their car, thus protecting not only themselves, but friends, family and the community as a whole.
  • The Public Health Department is hoping for a large response from the community, not only to protect residents from the flu, but also to learn valuable lessons and enhance response efforts for future exercises.
  • Public participation is essential to making this exercise a success, so please join in and help fight flu!
  • For more information or questions please call 530-470-2658 or email

CPR-AED-First Aid Skills Demo Check Class Schedule – NCSOS – through Nov. 2017 – Next check Sept. 27

September 21, 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 November 2017.  CPR Calendar September-November 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):

  • Sept. 27
  • Oct. 30
  • Nov. 9
  • Nov. 29

Link to register:

Questions: Faith Yamamoto, 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.

2 United Way Fundraisers ~ Sept. 28 & Oct. 2-27

September 21, 2017

United Way Bistro Fundraiser ~ Sept. 28

Thanks to Donna Cobb, Administrative Assistant, United Way of Nevada County, for this info. Here are the press release and flyer:

WHAT ~ Dine 4 a Cause at Bistro 221. Benefits United Way of Nevada County.

WHEN ~ Thursday, September 28th, during lunch (11:30am-2:30pm) and dinner (5pm-8:30pm)

WHERE ~ Bistro 221, located at 221 Broad St. in Nevada City. Bistro 221 owner, Melissa Bryant, will donate 10% of the day’s sales to United Way of Nevada County.

INFO ~ Bistro info: call 530-265-0221 for more information or to make a reservation. Check out the website at and learn more about this popular dining spot. United Way info: 530-274-8111 or visit

All proceeds of this event go to United Way of Nevada County’s Community Impact Fund (CIF) which goes toward helping our community in the area of Basic Needs, including Food, Shelter and Access to Health Care.

United Way Book Sale ~ Oct. 2-27 | Donate Books ~ Until Oct. 20

Here’s the full press release: UW_Nevada County book sale 2017

From the press release…

United Way of Nevada County Nevada County is holding its 22nd annual Book Sale at the Eric Rood Administrative Center Lobby, located at 950 Maidu Ave in Nevada City. It’s time to load up and donate all those slightly used books you’ve been meaning to pass on! In preparation for the Book Sale, the County is accepting donated books, in good condition, now until October 20th. You may drop off your donated books inside the east door in the Rood Center Lobby.

The Book Sale begins October 2nd and runs through October 27th. All proceeds go to United Way of Nevada County. Prices range from $.50 for Children’s books to $2 for hardback books. The sale is open to the public; Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm. There are a variety of books on hand, including children’s, cookbooks, fiction and non-fiction. This event is just one of many Nevada County is holding to benefit United Way of Nevada County.

For more information, please call or email Lelia Loomis: (530) 265-1498 or

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

September 21, 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

September News from 211 Connecting Point

September 21, 2017

See the latest e-news from 211 Connecting Point here:


  • Get Empowered, Prepared, & Proactive About Falls
  • Connecting Point Offers Free Classes for Caregivers
  • Snap Survey on classes that would meet community needs
  • Free Fares on Gold Country Stage
  • New Moms: Get the Support You Need to Breastfeed
  • Free Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic October 3rd
  • Take Charge of Your Diabetes with DEEP

Deep Listening Workshop at The Friendship Club ~ Oct. 5, 12, & 26

September 21, 2017

Thanks to Cindy Hintz, Volunteer Manager, The Friendship Club, for this info. Here’s the flyer: TFC_Deep Listening_Oct5-12-26

WHAT ~ Deep Listening ~ a three part series facilitated by Lyn Gunn-Smith, Personal Growth Consultant

FOR ~ Adults who mentor youth and any others who are interested*

WHEN ~ Thursdays: October 5, 12, & 26 from 10:00am – Noon

WHERE ~ The Friendship Club, 138 New Mohawk Rd. Ste. 275, Nevada City, CA 95959

INFO ~ Cindy Hintz, Volunteer Manager,

Suggested Donation ~ $75

* Info from the flyer ~ Would you like to learn to listen without interrupting, judging, or criticizing others? This is your invitation to learn and practice deep, mindful listening. Become more aware of how your thoughts, feelings and beliefs impact your ability to be present with others.

About TFC ~ THE FRIENDSHIP CLUB is a year-round comprehensive program serving girls at risk between the ages of 10-18. Every activity and experience builds on the next and our programs intertwine to create a safe and long-term experience for our girls to grow, learn and develop into self-sufficient, happy and successful women.

NEO Youth Center’s Empire Challenge Walk-Run Fundraiser ~ Oct. 14

September 21, 2017

Thanks to Lynn Skrukrud, Director of Operations at NEO, for this info. Here’s the flyer: NEO Empire Challenge flyer_Oct 14

From NEO…

The 4th Annual NEO Empire Challenge – Run & Walk is only 5 weeks away!

The NEO Empire Challenge, which is part of the Gold Country Grand Prix, features a challenging 4 mile running course or a scenic 2 mile walking course.  The course winds through the beautiful pine studded trails of Empire Mine. This event is unlike any other in the area. We put a unique spin on traditional runs and walks by incorporating
young volunteers and fun activities.  If you look closely you might just find Waldo hidden in the Where’s Waldo Woods, while the beat of drums in the distance will help keep your energy up.  All proceeds benefit NEO. We hope that you will join us on October 14th for this great event!

View all info online including how to register or sponsor:

Volunteer for the 2017 “Read to Your Child” Halloween Book Giveaway ~ Oct. 31

September 21, 2017

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, October 31!

The “Read To Your Child” Halloween Book Giveaway is one of our utterly wonderful annual events. The Community Support Network coordinates this collaboration of organizations as part of the Grass Valley Downtown Association’s “Safe Trick or Treat” event. Last year we gave away 800 books, including Spanish/bilingual books. Photo used with parental permission.

Thanks to those who have already volunteered! We warmly welcome more volunteers to help with…

  • setup & cleanup
  • permission forms for photography
  • filling out bookplates
  • directing the flow of the crowd

Email Laurie DeMartini at to sign up. Here’s the sheet showing open slots and tasks: Halloween Sign Up 2017-as of 092017

WHAT ~ Read To Your Child Halloween Book Giveaway

WHERE ~ The Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St, Grass Valley, CA 95945

WHEN ~ Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Times for most activities are also specified on sign-up sheet at link above:

  • 8:30am-9:45 – setup
  • 9:45am-1pm – book giveaway – volunteers at specified stations/tasks (public event 10am-1pm)
  • 1pm-1:45ish – cleanup

Quick Links ~ September 26, 2017 edition

September 19, 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…

  • “Friday Memo” for September 22, 2017 by the CEO for Nevada County ~ link to come

Previously posted info…

Current Newsletters from CSN Partner organizations

New this week…

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