• Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program and Homeless Education Services Collaborative Meetings
The Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program and Homeless Education Services program at Yolo County Office of Ed hosts a monthly collaborative for networking, professional development, training opportunities, program updates, current work serving youth, and a place to share community strengths and needs. This is great opportunity to meet others doing similar work in various settings as well as honor the voice of community members. Please remember during the open meetings, we would love to have participation from community members and community partners and agencies. We will be sending a calendar invite for the months of December, February, and April (open meetings). The remaining months will be closed collaborative meetings for liaisons and outreach specialists for the purpose of program development and implementation as well technical assistance. Please feel free to share the collaborative dates and extend invitations to colleagues, peers, and the community. Our next meeting is Monday December 14th from 9-11. If you have questions or are interested in joining, please contact Mariah Ernst-Collins Mariah.Ernst-Collins@ycoe.org or Liz Winder Liz.Winder@ycoe.org.
• Infographic: How Racism Can Affect Child Development
What could our society look like if racial disparities in health and learning outcomes didn't exist?According to extensive studies, the U.S. would save billions in health care costs alone. The value of realizing the potential contributions of so many people around the world who are impaired by—or die from—preventable chronic illnesses is enormous, and the human costs are incalculable. This infographic from the Harvard Center on the Developing Child explains in basic terms how racism in particular gets "under the skin" and affects learning, behavior, and lifelong health.
In a new policy brief, Noli Brazil and William A.V. Clark propose that poverty-reduction policies focusing on residential mobility out of disadvantaged neighborhoods should pay more attention to mobility during the transition to adulthood. Key Facts:
o The transition to adulthood is a period of residential change that can loosen the chains linking disadvantage from adolescence to later life.
o In our study of such changes, 58.8 percent of adolescents exited the least advantaged neighborhoods by their mid-20s.
o Over the same period, the neighborhood poverty gap for individuals starting out in the least and most disadvantaged neighborhoods decreased by 18.2 percentage points.