CoRR 2018 Winter Gala ~ Feb. 24

February 13, 2018

The Winter Gala is dedicated to raising awareness about the critical public health issue of adolescent substance abuse, misuse, and addiction. The evening highlights the work that Community Recovery Resources (CoRR) does with adolescents and families in our community and celebrates their successes. Funds raised from this event support CoRR’s programs for individuals, youth, and families.

CPR-AED-First Aid Skills Demo Check Class Schedule – NCSOS – through Mar. 2018 – Next check Feb. 28

February 13, 2018

NCSOS Logo

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

Here’s the CPR-AED-First Aid Skills class schedule (skills demo check) that goes through May 2018. CPR Calendar Feb-May 2018

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):

  • Feb. 28
  • Mar. 8
  • Mar. 21
  • Apr. 5
  • Apr. 25
  • May 2
  • May 15

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. Classes are from 3:45-5:45 pm. 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.

Strategies 2.0 | Free Trainings In-Person and Learning Community Convenings In-Person & Online

February 13, 2018

Following is info from the Strategies 2.0 website. This is a wonderful resource with free trainings available in-person, and Learning Community Convenings in-person at main hubs, at remote locations, and sometimes online. The trainings and LCCs are on many topics of interest to people in the family strengthening field. http://strategiesca.org/.

Strategies 2.0 offers free training, consultation, peer learning, and other professional development opportunities both in-person and online. Our services are designed to help organizations and individuals develop the skills, organizational structure, and collaborative relationships necessary to mitigate the risk factors of child abuse and neglect in California.

Thanks to funding from the California Department of Social Services, Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP), we are able to offer our services free of charge to the family strengthening field.

Strategies 2.0 facilitates a statewide network of six distinct, geographically defined Learning Communities collectively encompassing all 58 California counties. Each Learning Community is designed to connect members and allies of the child abuse prevention field, and facilitate a more collaborative and consistent prevention dialogue throughout the state.

Strategies 2.0 has an experienced member of the prevention field in each region serve as the designated Learning Community Facilitator (LCF). The LCF is tasked with convening a meeting once per quarter to support the development of shared priorities, regional learning goals, and ongoing communication among the field and Strategies 2.0.

Participation is not limited to family resource centers, child abuse prevention councils, and child welfare agencies. Learning Communities are a forum for cross-sector partners to learn about and connect with regional family strengthening efforts. Participants are encouraged to explore ways to collaborate across their respective fields and communities.

We encourage everyone, regardless of professional affiliation, to participate in local child abuse prevention activities. To find out more, visit our training page and consulting page, join your local Learning Community, and subscribe to our enewsletter.

Upcoming webinars ~ http://strategiesca.org/services/webinars/

Upcoming trainings that can be attended in-person ~ http://strategiesca.org/services/trainings/

Upcoming Learning Community Convenings that can be attended in-person at main hubs, at remote locations, and sometimes from your computer (if there is that option, “online” will be listed in the “Upcoming Sessions” for that convening in registration) ~ http://strategiesca.org/services/learning-communities/

Nevada County is technically in the Sierra Learning Community, but we are also close to the Capital Learning Community, so it’s worth paying attention to in-person trainings for both.

Statewide Kids Art Contest for Child Abuse Prevention Month in April ~ Entries Due Mar. 26

February 12, 2018

Here’s info about the CAP Month Kids Art Contest from the Office of Child Abuse Prevention and the Child Abuse Prevention Center…

The subject for this first annual Child Abuse Prevention Month Kids Art Contest is Community in Unity! We would like to know what a Community in Unity means to you. This can include people, activities, events, places, or anything that your imagination dreams up.

Contest is open to children and youth in the following categories: K-2nd, 3rd-6th, 7th-8th and 9th-12th.

Entries due Monday, March 26, 2018.

Winners will be selected by the Child Abuse Prevention Center and
the Office of Child Abuse Prevention on Friday, April 6, 2018 and will be featured on our website at: http://www.cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/OCAP/CAP-Month

 Here’s the document with the form and all the info: Kids Art Contest flyer and rules-Due Mar. 26

Two Sacramento CAP Month Events ~ Toward a Trauma-Informed Northern California Summit ~ Apr. 18 | Kid’s Day at the Capitol ~ Apr. 19

February 12, 2018

Toward a Trauma-Informed Northern California Summit ~ Apr. 18

On April 18th, 2018 The Child Abuse Prevention Center is having their first Toward a Trauma-Informed Northern California Summit to bring together leaders in family strengthening field, child advocacy, and victim services to launch and/or expand organizational action toward creating more trauma-informed support for families and children in Northern California.
 The Keynote Speaker of the Summit is Isaiah Pickens, PhD
Dr. Isaiah Pickens is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in consulting, counseling, and educational services for families, teens, and young adults. Dr. Pickens is currently Assistant Director of the Service Systems Program at the UCLA-Duke National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS), the coordinating site of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). Click here to find more on Dr. Isaiah Pickens.
WhereSacramento Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, 828 I Street Sacramento CA 95814
When: April 18th 2018 9am-5pm
For registration and questions please contact Brenda Diaz at bdiaz@thecapcenter.org

Kid’s Day at the Capitol ~ Apr. 19

Thanks to LaFatima Jones, Analyst, Office of Child Abuse Prevention, for this info…

The Child Abuse Prevention Center and The California Department of Social Services’ Office of Child Abuse Prevention invite you to participate in the “Kid’s Day at the Capitol” event on Thursday, April 19, 2018.  This event will engage, recognize, entertain and support the families and children we mutually serve.  It will take place on the West Side of the California State Capitol in Sacramento and will run from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  We anticipate a fun-filled, educational event that demonstrates unity and commitment to preventing child abuse in California.

We hope you will choose to participate in this FREE event!

Info here: http://www.cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/OCAP/CAP-Month

For additional information, please email kidsdaycapitol2018@gmail.com or call the Office of Child Abuse Prevention at 916-651-6960.

Make Time for Yourself

February 12, 2018

In April 2017, for Child Abuse Prevention Month, our colleagues at the Yolo County Children’s Alliance produced two outstanding self-care documents:

  • a large trifold guide called “Make Time for Yourself – a self-care guide for busy parents” – in both English and Spanish
  • a card called “Make Time for Yourself – Start a Conversation”

CSN was able to work with Julie Beckner at YCCA to adapt the contents for Nevada County, and the documents were introduced at the January 3rd CSN Partner meeting. They will be available at future CSN meetings, and you can contact CSN Coordinator Susan Sanford at csnncorg@gmail.com if you’d like quantities of any of the documents for your organization.

The documents are also available as downloadable PDFs here: http://csnnc.org/resources/

Enjoy!

Report from February 7, 2018 CSN Meeting ~ Mapping the Five Protective Factors in Western Nevada County

February 9, 2018

Many thanks to all who came to participate in our February 7th meeting, “Mapping the Five Protective Factors in Western Nevada County.” It was a fun, enlightening, and interactive gathering.

We took the first step in identifying which Nevada County agencies and other organizations provide services that support the Five Protective Factors:

  • Parental resilience
  • Social connection
  • Knowledge of parenting and child development
  • Concrete support in times of need
  • Social and emotional competence of children

We also began to identify gaps in services and resources. More to come as the process continues.

Thanks to Lourdes Vose, Sierra Nevada Children’s Services and CSN-CAPC Board Member, for facilitating the overall meeting.

Thanks to Lindsay Dunckel, Executive Director, First 5 Nevada County and CSN-CAPC Board member for facilitating our mapping process.

For our Building the Network Moment, thanks to Kristen McGrew, PARTNERS Family Resource Centers Coordinator and CSN-CAPC Board member and Phil Alonso, Project Manager, Statewide CWS (Child Welfare System) AmeriCorps Program. Kristen shared info about state and local activities planned for Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, and Phil told us about two programs at the Child Abuse Prevention Center: the AmeriCorps Programs that are inviting agencies to join their partnerships, and Strategies 2.0 Trainings and Learning Communities.

The meeting minutes will be posted on our Meetings page in the days to come and there will be a separate document that is the first draft of the mapping process results.

Next meeting: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 ~ 3:30-5 pm. Gene Albaugh Community Room at the Madelyn Helling Library, 980 Helling Way, Nevada City, CA 95959

Grant & Project Opportunities from Nevada County ~ Due February 16 & 23

February 9, 2018

Requests for Funding for Community Services Block Grant & Community Initiative Funding ~ Applications Due Feb. 16.

Info here: http://csnnc.org/requests-for-funding-for-community-services-block-grant-community-initiative-funding-applications-due-feb-16/


Request for Letters of Interest ~ Nevada County Volunteer Connections Program ~ Due Feb. 23

Info here: http://csnnc.org/request-for-letters-of-interest-nevada-county-volunteer-connections-program-due-feb-23/

Quick Links ~ February 13, 2018 edition

February 6, 2018

“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


New info…



Previously posted info…



New newsletters this week…


Current Newsletters from CSN Partner organizations


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

This Wednesday’s CSN Meeting ~ Mapping the Five Protective Factors in Western Nevada County ~ Feb. 7, 2018

February 5, 2018

Our February 7th meeting title is: Mapping the Five Protective Factors in Western Nevada County.

This will be an interactive meeting facilitated by Lindsay Dunckel, PhD, Executive Director of First 5 Nevada County and a CSN-CAPC board member.

The Five Protective Factors were introduced at our January meeting and will be a recurring theme throughout 2018. They are:

  • Parental resilience
  • Social connection
  • Knowledge of parenting and child development
  • Concrete support in times of need
  • Social and emotional competence of children

Please bring your knowledge and experience to the February 7th meeting to help map what organizations, resources, and programs support the Five Protective Factors in Western Nevada County.

What’s being done well? Where are the gaps? Are there collaborations that could fill gaps? If there are more resources than necessary for some things, could those resources be re-directed? Let’s find out together.

Building the Network Moment: State and local activities planned for Child Abuse Prevention Month in April presented by Kristen McGrew, PARTNERS Family Resource Centers Countywide Coordinator and CSN-CAPC Board member. We will also be joined by Phil Alonso, Project Manager, Statewide CWS (Child Welfare System) AmeriCorps Program, who will share info about two of their programs: the AmeriCorps Programs that are inviting agencies to join their partnerships, and Strategies 2.0 Trainings and Learning Communities.

ALSO: We will have on hand the “Make Time for Yourself” guides and conversation cards if you’d like them for yourself or your organization. They are also available on our website. Info here: http://csnnc.org/make-time-for-yourself/

Facilitator: Lourdes Vose, Sierra Nevada Children’s Services and CSN-CAPC Board Member

Here are relevant documents for the meeting: 

Meeting time & location: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 ~3:30 to 5:00 p.m. 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 csnncorg@gmail.com.