Public Health Offers Back to School Vaccination Clinics ~ Aug. 15 in Grass Valley & Aug. 31 in Truckee

August 10, 2017
 Thanks to the Friday Memo for August 4, 2017 for this item. See entire Friday Memo here:

Getting vaccinated according to the recommended immunization schedule is one of the most important things a parent can do to protect their child’s health. Diseases can quickly spread among groups of children who aren’t vaccinated. Whether it’s a baby starting at a new child care facility, a toddler heading to preschool, a student going back to elementary, middle or high school or even a college freshman, parents should check their child’s vaccination records.

When children are not vaccinated, they are at increased risk for disease and can spread disease to others in their play groups, child care centers, classrooms and communities, including babies who are too young to be fully vaccinated and people with weakened immune systems due to cancer and other health conditions.

Nevada County Public Health will be holding a “Vaccines for Children” (VFC) Back to School Clinic in both Grass Valley and in Truckee.

Grass Valley’s Back to School Cinic: Tuesday, August 15th

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Veteran’s Hall Multipurpose Room
255 South Auburn Street, Grass Valley

Truckee’s Back to School Clinic: Thursday. August 31st

9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Public Health Department
10075 Levon Avenue #207, Truckee

The VFC Program is for children 18 and younger who are uninsured,  have Medi-Cal or Medi-Cal Managed Care, or are Native American or Alaskan Native or for those whose insurance does not cover vaccines . Your child’s shot record and, if applicable, Medi-Cal card will be required for vaccine administration.

Nevada County will also be holding extended regular clinic hours on August 10th  from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information on this, please check or call (530) 265-7265.

School Backpacks at the Family Resource Centers

August 10, 2017

Thanks to Karen Wallack-Eisen, Community-School Liaison / Case Manager, PARTNERS Family Resource Center, for this info. Here’s the flyer: 2017 backpack flyer

The Family Resource Centers have backpacks available for students in need in Nevada County.  They will be available at the GV FRC (next door to GV Charter), PV FRC (Ready Springs School), and San Juan Ridge FRC (Oak Tree School campus).

Info ~ 530-273-4059


August 10, 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
  • 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 Fundraising Concert ~ Aug. 20

August 10, 2017

Thanks to Donna Cobb, Program Coordinator, Partners in English Language Learning, for this info. Here’s the full press release, which includes more info about the musicians: PiELL Open Book Press Release Aug 20

  • WHAT ~ Local folk and bluegrass musicians The Banner Mountain Boys, Brendan Phillips, and Cedar Hennings
  • WHEN ~ Sunday, August 20, 2017 from 3 to 5 p.m
  • WHERE ~ The Open Book, at 671 Maltman Drive in Grass Valley
  • DONATION TO PIELL ~  Show tickets, available at the show doors, are priced on a sliding scale, $10-$20. The musicians are donating their time and talents to this fundraising event.
  • CONTACT ~ For more information about the show, contact PiELL at 530-265-2116; the Open Book at 530-264-6844, or visit

Proceeds will benefit Partners in English Language Learning (PiELL), a nonprofit that provides free, one-on-one tutoring in English as a second language to Nevada County adults. PiELL uses volunteer tutors, who are trained during a two-day session (the next training begins Sept. 30). After training, the tutors are matched with an adult student. Tutors meet with their students for an average of one to two hours per week at a location convenient to them. For information on tutoring, call 530-265-2116 or email

Intro to CASA ~ Aug. 28

August 10, 2017

Thanks to Melinda Douros, CASA Program Manager, Child Advocates of Nevada County, for this info.

Intro to CASA is Aug. 28 ~ CASA Training starts Sept. 25

CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. CASAs are screened, trained, and supported volunteers who get to know a foster child appointed to them by a judge. CASAs provide independent, objective information to the court about what the child needs. They also listen to, help, and support the child through the difficult process of being a dependent of the court. Being a CASA requires a 35 hour training and about 10-15 hours a month visiting a child and working with the adults in the child’s life. To learn more about being a CASA, please join us at Intro to CASA on August 28, 5:30 p.m. at Child Advocates’ office, 208 Providence Mine Rd., Suite #119, Nevada City. CASA training starts Sept. 25. For more info, visit , call 265-9550 ext. 222, or Make life better for a wounded child.


August 10, 2017

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New session starts September 6th. Thanks to Triple P instructor Meg Luce, LMFT, for this info about the upcoming Triple P Parenting Classes at Alta Sierra Elementary School.

More info about the international Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) here:

  • WHAT ~ The Power Of Positive Parenting For Parents of Children Ages 2-12
  • WHEN ~ Wednesday evenings, Sept. 6-Oct. 25, 2017 (8 weeks) ~ 6-8 pm
  • WHERE ~ Cottage Hill Elementary School, 22600 Kingston Ln., Grass Valley
  • PRESENTER ~ Meg Luce, LMFT, Parenting Specialist, Nevada County Superintendent of Schools
  • MATERIALS FEE ~ $35 (scholarships available)
  • INFO & REGISTRATION ~ 530-913-2745 (space is limited, call now for registration)
  • FLYER ~ Triple P-Cottage Hill2017

Two Upcoming Legal Seminars ~ Sept. 12 & Sept. 22

August 10, 2017

Planning for Your Special Needs Child’s Future ~ Sept. 12


Thanks to Ashley Clower, Attorney at Law, Robinson & Fulton Law, for this info. Here’s the flyer: Planning for Your Special Needs Child’s Future_Flyer.

The class is being offered at the Nevada County campus on Sept. 12 (info below) and in Roseville on Sept. 19 (see flyer for info on both locations).

  • WHAT ~ “Planning for Your Special Needs Child’s Future” ~ a Sierra College Community Education class
  • WHEN ~ Tuesday, September 12, 2017 ~ 6-8pm
  • WHERE ~ Sierra College Nevada County Campus, 250 Sierra College Dr., Grass Valley, CA 95945, Room N6-204
  • REGISTER ~ or call Sierra College Community Education at (916) 781-6280
  • TUITION ~ $20
  • BACKGROUND INFO ~ Robinson & Fulton Law’s website at

Critical Issues in Family Law Training ~ Sept. 22

Thanks to Jennifer McCalligan, Judicial Assistant, Superior Court of California, County of Nevada, for info about this one-day training in Sacramento on September 22. Here’s the flyer with registration form: CSC 2017 Emailer FINAL

  • WHAT ~ Current Issues in Family Law – Information for all mental health professionals and child custody recommending counselors (CCRCs) who perform evaluations/mediations and for legal professionals who handle custody cases or high-conflict dissolutions in Family Court.
  • WHEN ~ Friday, September 22, 2017  ~ 7:15 am to 5 pm
  • WHERE ~ Sacramento
  • REGISTRATION ~ $200 per person early registration, $250 per person after 9/6/17

SYRCL’s 20th Annual River Cleanup ~ Sept. 16

August 9, 2017

Thanks to Frieda Slavin, Community Engagement Coordinator, South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) for this info. Here’s the full press release: SYRCL-2017-20th-Cleanup-Press-Release-Sept 16

Here’s the note from SYRCL…

The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) is now accepting online volunteer registrations for the 20th Annual Yuba River Cleanup on September 16th.

This year we are excited to be celebrating 2 decades of keeping our rivers clean; our volunteers will help remove garbage from on all forks of the Yuba, from Donner Summit to the confluence of the Yuba at the Feather River, as well as the Bear River. I hope you will share this community event with your readers and followers.

We do have close to a dozen family-friendly sites and they are popular. Volunteers can check the site map at: Family-friendly sites are clearly indicated. Registration is at:

And the volunteer appreciation party will be very kid/family-friendly, we will have kids activities. Registered volunteers will receive a free lunch.

Quick Links ~ August 15, 2017 edition

August 8, 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

CPR-AED-First Aid Skills Demo Check Class Schedule – NCSOS – through Sept. 2017 – Next check Aug. 23

August 8, 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. 23
  • Sept. 7
  • Sept. 27

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.