Child Abuse Prevention Month – Board of Supervisors Resolution & Children’s Bill of Rights

April 17, 2017

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Thanks to the Nevada County Board of Supervisors for the resolution approved on March 28 proclaiming April 2017 as Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month in Nevada County and urging “all citizens to recognize this month by dedicating ourselves to the task of improving the quality of life for all children and families.”

The Children’s Bill of Rights for Nevada County is another reminder of the importance of cherishing our children.


During March the Community Support Network did an “Invitation to Endorse” initiative for the Children’s Bill of Rights for Nevada County, California. Endorsements from organizations are welcome any time. See below for who has endorsed.

Follow this link to an online endorsement form. The text of the endorsement form, and the questions on it, are in this document: Text of CBOR Endorsement Form for Organizations. If you have any questions about endorsing, contact CSN Coordinator Susan Sanford at

Here are links to the CBORs in English and Spanish.

Thanks to all the organizations that have endorsed so far!

  • Adult and Family Services Commission of Nevada County, Department of Social Services
  • Child Advocates of Nevada County
  • Child Care Coordinating Council
  • Coalition for a Drug Free Nevada County
  • Community Recovery Resources
  • Community Support Network of Nevada County
  • District Attorney’s Office, Nevada County
  • Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition (DVSAC)
  • First 5 Nevada County Children and Families First Commission
  • FREED Center for Independent Living
  • Helping Hands Nurturing Center
  • NEO – New Events & Opportunities
  • Nevada County Board of Education
  • Nevada County Board of Supervisors
  • Nevada County Diaper Project
  • Nevada County Veterans Services Office
  • Parents’ Resource Guide
  • PARTNERS Family Resource Centers
  • Sierra Family Medical Clinic
  • Sierra Nevada Children’s Services
  • The Friendship Club
  • Welcome Home Vets
  • Welz Family Children’s Foundation
  • Women of Worth

Community Legal Clinic ~ Apr. 26

April 17, 2017

Community Legal is offering one more clinic on April 26. Details in their April calendar posted here:


CPR-AED-First Aid Skills Demo Check Class Schedule – NCSOS ~ through July 2017

April 17, 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 July 2017.  CPR Calendar April-July 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.

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

  • April 26
  • May 16 & 31
  • June 6 & 21
  • July 6 & 17

Link to register:

Questions: Faith Yamamoto, 478-6400 ext. 201

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.

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) & Human Trafficking Strategy Session ~ May 11

April 17, 2017

From Nick Ready, Program Manager for Child Protective Services. Here’s the flyer: CCR Flyer_Nevada County_2017May11

You are invited to participate in the Nevada County

Coordinated Community Response Strategy Session

The Coordinated Community Response (CCR) Strategy Session will engage multi-sectorial community stakeholders to work together in identifying the pressing community problems and sustainable solutions that will create a safer and healthier Nevada County community. The strategy session will address commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC), human trafficking, and intersecting issues.

WHEN: May 11, 2017, 8:30am-4:30pm, LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED

WHERE: Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building S. Auburn Street, Grass Valley CA 95945

ABOUT THE SESSION FACILITATOR: California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) provides leadership, vision, and resources to member agencies, affiliates, and others committed to ending sexual violence. CALCASA provides training and technical assistance to communities on creating a coordinated community response (CCR). CALCASA will also serve as the CCR Strategy Session facilitator and technical assistance provider.

INFO: Nicholas Ready, Program Manager at or 530-265-1654.

RSVP: Faye Hignight, Staff Services Analyst II at or 530-265-1728 by May 3, 2017.

Food Access Saturday ~ Starts May 13

April 17, 2017


On May 13th, United Way, in partnership with Interfaith Food Ministry, will begin a 6 month trial of distributing food on the 2nd Saturday of each month to resolve the glaring gap in providing food to the “working poor.” United Way will be providing a majority of the funding and manpower while IFM will provide 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. Current IFM clients, who are working and find it difficult or sometimes impossible to come during the weekly distribution, are welcome to participate on Saturday.

For more information contact United Way at 530-274-8111 or Here’s the full press release: Saturday Distribution-Starts May 13_PressRelease

CoRR Fundraiser ~ Inaugural Ed Bonner Golf Classic ~ June 4

April 17, 2017

Thanks to Rachel Kaloian, Development Director at Community Recovery Resources, for this info…

“We invite you to join us at CoRR’s Inaugural Ed Bonner Golf Classic on June 4, 2017 at The Ridge Golf Course.  Ed Bonner recently retired as Placer County Sheriff, having served Placer County Sheriff’s office for 43 years. These 40+ years of generous dedication to Placer communities included service to many nonprofits, including Community Recovery Resources (CoRR). Ed Bonner is a true champion of recovery, recognizing the need and opportunity to create community health and safety through effective treatment and prevention.

We hope you can join us at the Ed Bonner Golf Classis fundraiser, which directly supports CoRR’s work to help teens, families, parents and individuals find safety, health and to rebuild their lives as they heal from substance abuse disorders.”

Sponsorships and Silent Auction and Hole Prize donationsWe welcome sponsorships and donations. Please visit our website to view the many options at:

For Golf Registration please visit CoRR website at
We’re looking forward to an exciting day of golf!

Thank you for giving to CoRR and for strengthening our community through your generosity!

If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Kaloian, Development Director at or530-273-9541 Ext. 226

Step Up to Kindergarten ~ Starts July 6

April 17, 2017

Registration is now open for Step Up to Kindergarten, which runs July 6-26. Here’s the flyer with info: Step Up to Kindergarten-July 6-26

Nevada County Diaper Project Seeks Volunteer Assistant Director

April 17, 2017

From Cathy Fagan Director of the Nevada County Diaper Project…

Volunteer Assistant Director needed for The Nevada County Diaper Project.

The Assistant Director will work along with the Director in operation of the diaper project for at least one year with the end purpose of assuming the role of Director in the future. This is a volunteer position. Here’s the flyer: Assistant Director needed for NC Diaper Project

Contact Cathy Fagan at 530 432 1974 or

April-May Newsletter from Grass Valley PARTNERS Family Resource Center

April 17, 2017

Thanks to Karen Wallack-Eisen for the current edition of the Grass Valley PARTNERS Family Resource Center newsletter: GV FRC Newsletter Apr-May 2017

And this from Karen too…

Hot off the press!  Bear Yuba Land Trust (one of our partners) has an event for the whole family that you won’t want to miss! See BioBlitz info here:

Looking Ahead ~ May 3, 2017 CSN Meeting ~ Compassion Fatigue

April 15, 2017


Mark your calendars for our May 3rd CSN Partner meeting.

We will learn about the phenomenon of “Compassion Fatigue” and explore resources for addressing it. Our speaker will be Susan Keever, Adult and Adolescent Counselor at Common Goals Substance Abuse Counseling Services. This meeting was originally scheduled for January but had to be postponed because of a power outage at the library. Thanks to Susan Keever for her flexibility!

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 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