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Bold Steps for Children Newsletter
FEBRUARY 2015   


I cannot believe February is here. Our office is busily working on the 8th Annual Santa Clara County Children's Summit, which will take place on February 25th at Microsoft in Mountain View. I hope you can join us! You can register for the Summit by clicking here. (And we have some scholarships, if you need one to attend.)

I also wanted to share an opinion piece about mentoring, "Troubled kids: Mentoring, not drugging, is the answer," that recently appeared in the Mercury News. It was written by Joe Herrity who runs our Opportunity Youth Partnership. You can check out the piece by clicking here. I think you will enjoy the read.

I hope I will see you on February 25th!

Dana Bunnett, Director
Kids in Common
Featuring: THE BEAT WITHIN
A Piece from Their Award-Winning Publication
 
In this February newsletter, we continue to feature The Beat Within, a San Francisco-based non-profit that is committed to providing incarcerated youth in the Santa Clara County Juvenile Justice system with a weekly writing and conversation workshop. Below is another thought-provoking piece written by an incarcerated youth that was featured in their award-winning publication, The Beat Within.
 

My People
Never understate yourself, never sell yourself short or say you can't. Never put your head down and just let life pull you. You are better than you think. You have the ability to accomplish anything you set your mind to. You have strength to lift a truck. You have the power to push the moon and rearrange the galaxy.

You are great! Don't ever believe you can't accomplish your dreams. Don't ever be satisfied with what you're doing. Expand your territory. Do more. You are so talented, sophisticated and if you are motivated you will succeed.

You can do what you always dreamed. You can! And you will! Believe. See it and don't let anyone take it from you.

Listen to these words, take them to everyone you meet and apply them to your life. We are a great race shadow by hate, lies and misunderstanding. Don't be what society expects you to be. Be who you want to be.
-Young Jay

To find out more about The Beat Within, please see The Beat Within Facebook page, or visit www.thebeatwithin.org. To find out more about how to get involved in their weekly workshops inside juvenile hall or to get a subscription to their magazine, send email to Lisa Lavaysse at llava@thebeatwithin.org.
Kids in Common wants every child safe, healthy, successful in learning, and successful in life!

Kids in Common advocates for policies, partnerships, and investments that improve children's lives in Santa Clara County. The cornerstone of our work is the Children's Agenda, a county-wide initiative working to create measurable, positive changes for Santa Clara County children and families.

SELMA Speech and Essay Contest  
Calling all high school students:
Martin Luther King, Jr. used his words to change history. How will you use yours?

The National Liberty Museum's Selma Speech & Essay Contest is open to U.S. high school students ages 14-18. After viewing Paramount Pictures film SELMA, contestants will respond to the contest topic about individual freedom with an original 500-700 word essay and videotaped speech reading of their essay.

The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2015. The grand prize is $5,000!  For more information, visit LibertyMuseumSelmaContest.org.
Community Events

Building Trauma-Informed Systems Discussion
Join this Santa Clara County Leadership Discussion for judges, child welfare, probation, behavioral health, district attorneys, public defenders, children's attorneys, and community partners. The sessions will include an overview with Dr. Julian Ford of TARGET (Trauma Affect Regulation: Guidelines for Education and Therapy) T4 Model and discussion related to the core elements of developing a trauma-informed system.
Date:
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Time:
Two sessions to choose from at 11:00am - 1:00pm and 1:30-3:30pm
Location:
Building #2 Auditorium, 1555 Berger Drive, San Jose, CA
For More Information:
RSVP to Lisa.Castaneda@ssa.sccgov.org.
  
Mentor Tutor Connection Volunteer Information Open House
Mentor Tutor Connection, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, urgently needs high school mentors and K- 8 tutors for students in Los Altos and Mountain View schools. Come to the Open House and hear about how you can support youth in our community.
Date:
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Time:
12:00 - 1:00pm (lunch included)
Location:
MVLA District Office - Board Room, 1299 Bryant Avenue, Mountain View, CA
For More Information:
Send email to programs@mentortutorconnection.org. You can register online by clicking here.

Santa Clara County Children's Summit
The Eighth Annual Santa Clara County Children's Summit features workshops and speakers focused on youth, family, and community topics that are important to the Santa Clara County Children's Agenda: Every child safe, healthy, successful in learning, and successful in life. The summit brings community members together to take the next bold steps to ensure all children in Santa Clara County thrive, and to implement the Children's Agenda, engaging on a common vision for our children.
Date:
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Time:
7:30am - 1:30pm
Location:
Microsoft, 1065 La Avenida, Mountain View, CA
For More Information:
You can register by clicking here. You can also send email to info@kidsincommon.org.

Project Cornerstone's Asset Champions Breakfast
Project Cornerstone's 2015 Asset Champions Awards Breakfast will honor the individuals and organizations whose ongoing commitment to building positive relationships with young people helps make Silicon Valley a better place for young people to live and grow.
Date: Friday, March 20, 2015
Time: 7:15 - 9:30am
Location: Santa Clara Convention Center - Mission City Ballroom, 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA
For More Information: You can get more details by clicking here.

2nd Annual Northern California PBIS/School Climate Symposium
The theme for this year's symposium is "Aligning Efforts to Create a Sustainable Positive School Climate." Keynote Speaker, Kent McIntosh, Ph.D., Associate Professor at the University of Oregon's College of Education, will speak about "Sustaining PBIS and Other School Climate Efforts Through the Seas of Change." Workshops include PBIS Tier 1, 2, 3; PBIS Coaching; Cultural Responsiveness and School Climate; Bullying Prevention; Restorative Practices; Social Emotional Learning; and Mental Health.
Date: Friday, April 17, 2015
Time: 7:30 - 8:30am for registration and continental breakfast; 8:30am - 4:30pm for keynote and symposium
Location: Santa Clara County Office of Education, 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA
For More Information: You can register by clicking here. For further details, send email to Janeen Salcido at janeen_salcido@sccoe.org, or call (408) 453-6504.
For Your Reading or Viewing Pleasure

Facing Prejudice with Compassion and Determination
This article describes how to address prejudice and work with members of our communities to keep everyone safe. See the article from Kidpower's extensive free online library by clicking here.

WEBINAR: Social and Emotional Learning
Supported by music and videos, take-home activities, and stories kids relate to, the developmentally appropriate Second Step lessons have helped teachers instill social-emotional skills in their students for over 20 years. Interested in putting the Second Step program to work for your students? Attend one of the sessions from Committee for Children to hear directly from our experts. You can see a list of live webinars and register by clicking here.

TeenForce Plans to Ramp Up in 2015
TeenForce, which was founded almost five years ago by retired mortgage executive, John Hogan, specializes in finding jobs for young people who have been in the foster care system. You can read about their ambitious plans for 2015 in the Silicon Valley Business Journal by clicking here.

Cultural Competence in Teaching Personal Safety
Stay culturally appropriate while teaching children of all backgrounds the essentials of being safe with friends, family, and strangers. See the article from Kidpower's extensive free online library by clicking here.

Conscious Giving
Help others by giving time and money to causes you believe in, while staying true to your boundaries. See the article from Kidpower's extensive free online library by clicking here.

Foster Youth STEM and Work Readiness Program
Silicon Valley Children's Fund and TeenForce is happy to announce that Symantec will be funding the pilot and implementation of the Foster Youth STEM and Work Readiness Training Program. This program was developed as part of the Clinton Global America Initiative. You can read the press release about the program by clicking here. You can also read about this commitment to action by clicking here.

New Study: C�mo Est�n los Ni�os? The Health of Latino Children and Families in California
A comprehensive new study of California's Latino children paints a complex picture of their health and well-being, and finds striking differences within a 4.7 million-strong population that comprises more than half of all the children in the state. You can review the study by clicking here.

VIDEO: Sports Illustrated Introduces Us To America's Homeless Student-Athletes
More than 100,000 student-athletes in America are homeless, according to Sports Illustrated. While athletes such as Kevin Durant and James Jones have made headlines for overcoming childhood poverty and struggles, the magazine introduces us to today's kids who are succeeding in athletics but have no place to call "home" at the end of the day. You can watch the video by clicking here.

FIRST 5 Obesity Prevention Efforts
The California State Association of Counties (CSAC) recently profiled FIRST 5 Santa Clara County's efforts to prevent early childhood obesity. Through a blog post and video, CSAC highlights how FIRST 5 programs are making healthy habits fun! You can read the blog by clicking here; you can watch the YouTube video by clicking here.

New Data on California's Homeless Students
The story of California's homeless students is largely a hidden one - many are doubled up with family and friends, while others live in shelters. See new data from Kidsdata.org and the California Homeless Youth Project about homeless students in your county and school district by clicking here.

ARCHIVED WEBINAR: How to Put Legislative District Data to Work For California Children
If you missed Kidsdata.org's webinar about putting legislative district data to work on behalf of children, the recording is now available on the Kidsdata.org website. The webinar covers how to access data available by legislative district and overlay legislative district maps on many other indicators of child health and well-being available by county, city, or school district. You can review the webinar by clicking here.

Hewlett Foundation Blog Post: The Paradox of Story Telling
The Opportunity Youth Partnership (OYP) and Kids in Common Children's Summit were featured in a blog post by Elisha Smith Arrillaga, Program Fellow at the Hewlett Foundation. You can read the blog by clicking here.

Early Literacy in California's Immigrant Families

Read this report about disparities in exposure to book-sharing programs among California's immigrant families. The Chair of the Children's Agenda Vision Council is a co-author of this report. You can read it on Reuters by clicking here.

School Discipline Consensus Report
Released by the Council of State Governments Justice Center, this report presents a comprehensive set of consensus-based and field-driven recommendations to improve conditions for learning for all students and educators, better support students with behavioral needs, improve police-school partnerships, and keep students out of the juvenile justice system for minor offenses. You can read the report by clicking here.

The 2014 California Children's Report Card 
This study identifies how kids are doing in our state and what needs to be done about it
. Released by Children Now, it covers 27 critical education, health, and child welfare issues and provides a comprehensive evaluation of the current status of California's kids. You can read the Report Card by clicking here.
Volunteer Opportunities 

Be a Child Advocate!  
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley is recruiting volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) to work one-on-one with foster children and be a mentor and their voice as they navigate the dependency system. We train and support our CASAs as they work to support foster children.
For More Information:
To learn more and sign up for an introductory session, visit www.bemyadvocate.org.

Yes We Can...Read! Mentor Program 
With a one hour a week commitment, you can read with Kindergarten or 1st grade students to support their reading skills and instill in them a lifelong love for learning! You will work with two students for 30 minutes each in one-on-one reading sessions for 12 weeks in the Spring semester. Your one-hour time slot will occur Monday through Friday between 8:30am - 1:30pm at East San Jose at Dorsa Elementary (1290 Bal Harbor Way, San Jose, CA) or San Antonio Elementary (1721 E. San Antonio Street, San Jose, CA). We will train you in successful interactive reading strategies that will make your read-aloud sessions exciting and will keep the students engaged and learning! We recruit year-round, so sign up today!
For More Information: Call Gabriela Alvarado at (408) 347-7892, Ext. 306, or send email to galvarado@gfsfamilyservices.org.

Volunteer to Become a Certified Car Seat Technician 
In the Bay Area, 4 out of 5 car seats are installed incorrectly. ACCESS (a service of the Good Samaritan Hospital Auxiliary) hosts free car seat fitting inspections. Join ACCESS in our efforts to ensure infants and children are safe in their vehicles. Training is provided at Good Samaritan Hospital, 2425 Samaritan Drive, San Jose, CA.
For More Information:
Call Shannon Hickok at (408) 559-2395, or send email to shannon.hickok@hcahealthcare.com. You can also visit the ACCESS website by clicking here

OYP Is Seeking Youth Leaders  
The Opportunity Youth Partnership (OYP) is once again opening Youth Voice positions for youth ages 16 - 24 years who would be interested in representing their peers in this partnership. If you know of a youth who would be interested in the role, please have them complete an application. This is a wonderful leadership opportunity, and a stipend is provided for the youth members.
For More Information:
You can download the application (PDF format) by clicking here.

Join the LPC Council of Santa Clara County 
The Local Early Education Planning Council (LPC) of Santa Clara County is seeking individuals who are interested in applying for membership to the Council. Funded by the California Department of Education and housed at the Santa Clara County Office of Education, the mission of the LPC is to assess, represent, and promote the early care and education needs of children and families in the community. Applicants must work or live in Santa Clara County, and exhibit a strong commitment to advocating for increased quality childcare services; an ability to make information-based decisions; and excellent leadership skills.  
For More Information: If you are interested in submitting an application, send email to Michael Garcia at michael_garcia@sccoe.org, or call (408) 453-6649.

Volunteer with Junior Achievement 
Inspire students at local elementary schools with Junior Achievement! Junior Achievement prepares youth for economic success through a short series of age-appropriate lessons about entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and work readiness. You can volunteer to work in schools and teach these lessons (the teacher will be in the classroom to provide support.) The dates, times, and locations are flexible, including any school or after-school program (i.e. public, private, charter, etc.) There is a one-hour mandatory training.  
For More Information: Send email to Amanda Lopez, District Manager, Silicon Valley, at alopez@janorcal.org, or call (408) 217-7906. 

Be a Mentor for Elementary School Children

Collaborative Community Program (CCP) is seeking mentors for children from Washington Elementary School in downtown San Jose. Mentors meet with children in Kindergarten through 5th grade on Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:00pm at the Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch Library.
For More Information: Send email to Rochelle at  
CCPSantaClara@gmail.com, or call (408) 634-2125.  You can also visit the Collaborative Community Program Facebook page.

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Drugging Our Kids 
A Project of the Mercury News

The 5-part series "Drugging Our Kids," explores the excessive use of psychiatric drugs in the foster care system. Check out their dedicated website at:

The stories (Parts 1-4 on the website) examine how psychotropic meds are being used to treat troublesome behaviors, rather than to heal kids from the trauma they've suffered. The series offers a look at 10 years of Medi-Cal prescribing, an analysis of the role of the pharmaceutical companies, and the in-depth stories of some remarkably resilient young people who moved off powerful drug cocktails to find themselves.

Part 5 on the site is a 40-minute documentary produced by the newspaper that takes viewers inside these children's lives, and provides expert commentary. Don't miss this important series!
Community Resources
 
CalFresh Application Assistance: Same Day Service  
Community members now have faster access to CalFresh Benefits at 5 locations (listed below) around Santa Clara County! Eligibility workers are stationed at 5 Emergency Assistance Network Agencies (EANs) alongside Food Bank representatives to assist people with CalFresh. In 1-2 days, community members can be screened, apply for CalFresh and have their County interview. If approved, a client could pick up their EBT card on the same day at the Social Services Agency or the next business day at the EAN agency.
Locations:

(1) InnVision, Palo Alto - 33 Encina Avenue, Palo Alto, CA; Wednesdays, 9:00am - 4:00pm; drop-ins only.
(2) St. Joseph's Family Center - 7950 Church Street, Gilroy; Mondays, 9:00am - 4:00pm; for an appointment, call (408) 842-6662.
(3) Sunnyvale Community Services - 725 Kifer Road, Sunnyvale, CA; Mondays, 9:00am - 4:00pm; for an appointment, call (408) 738- 4321.
(4) Community Services Agency of Mt. View & Los Altos - 204 Stierlin Road, Mountain View, CA; 1st & 4th Thursdays, 9:00am - 4:00pm; for an appointment, call (650) 968-0836.
(5) West Valley Community Services - 10104 Vista Drive, Cupertino, CA; 1st & 3rd Tuesday, 10:00am - 7:00pm; for more information, call (408) 255-8065.

Access Opportunities for Incarcerated Youth

The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) in collaboration with Santa Clara County Juvenile Probation have partnered to bring Community College (Gavilan and Evergreen) access to our students at Blue Ridge and Osborne schools during the 2014-2015 school year. Over the last year, 35 students have taken classes in Astronomy, College Success, Chicano/a Studies and Mexican History. Each class is three units, and students complete all college entry paperwork at their school site supporting their expedited admission to their local college upon release.
For More Information:
Contact Yvette Irving, Director of Alternative Education, Santa Clara County Office of Education at (408) 453-6998.

10 Steps to a Healthier You! 

A FREE, three-class series for parents and caregivers about implementing a positive, healthy lifestyle into home environments. Classes are for residents of Santa Clara County, and are held at various dates, times, and locations throughout Santa Clara County year-round.
For More Information:
To sign up for the free three-class series or to host the free classes at your site, call Healthier Kids Foundation at (855) 344-6347. You can get more details about the program by clicking here.

Eastside Elite Basketball League

If you want a Basketball Program for your child, we have both Non-Competitive and Competitive programs. Our Co-Ed Non-Competitive League is for 6 - 9 year olds with little or no basketball experience who would benefit from participation in a structured program with a focus on skills development, basketball fundamentals, and structured game time. Our Eastside Elite Competitive Basketball League is for 10 - 16 year olds with emphasis placed on good sportsmanship and skills development.
For More Information:
For program details and fees, call Eric or Rhonda at (408) 794-1060.

FOR EDUCATORS: Embrace the Core Website and Communications Toolkit

The Embrace the Core website and Communications Toolkit are designed to help educators cut through the noise and communicate to parents about California's Common Core State Standards in their classrooms. Teachers, principals, district leaders, after-school program administrators, and anyone else who regularly fields questions from parents can use the posters, sample letters to parents, talking points, and various other resources to drive those conversations.
For More Information:
Visit the website at www.embracethecore.com. You can get to the toolkit by clicking here. If you have questions, send email to Neha Singh Gohil, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, at nsgohil@siliconvalleycf.org.

Good. To Go. Is in San Jose!
Good. To Go. (G2G) is a community-based marketing campaign aimed at increasing San Jose residents' purchase of "fun, fast, and fresh" items such as fresh produce and kid-friendly 'grab n go' snacks at participating G2G outlets: Healthy Corner Stores, Fresh Cart mobile produce vendors, and PCFMA farmers' markets. To find G2G locations in San Jose, visit our online interactive map by clicking here. To stay up to date on events, new products, and program updates, be sure to Like our G2G Facebook page.
For More Information: To learn how to spread the word about G2G within your network and become a G2G brand ambassador, please contact Misha Taherbhai at mishat@healthtrust.org or call (408) 513-8716.

A Proven Way to Restore your Child's Health: The Pediatric Weight Control Program

Based on almost 20 years of Stanford's research, the Pediatric Weight Control Program for overweight children and teens has a success rate of over 80% in restoring and maintaining a lifetime of healthy weight. Parents lose weight too!  Early intervention is the best way to ensure your child's success. Class options for groups in English are Mondays from 4:30 - 6:00pm, and 6:00 - 7:30pm. Class options for groups in Spanish are Wednesdays at 6:00pm. Classes will run every week for six months in Menlo Park, CA. No referral needed!
For More Information:
If this sounds like a good fit for your family, call (650) 724-5611, or send email to pediatricweightcontrol@stanfordchildrens.org to reserve your space.

New Teacher Intern Credential Program: Education Preparation for Inclusive Classrooms
This Fall, the Inclusion Collaborative started an education specialist credential program focusing on inclusion: Preliminary Early Childhood Special Education, Preliminary Moderate/Severe Special Education, and a Clear Education Specialist Induction Program. Classes are held in the evenings and occasionally on Saturdays. These are alternative pathways to acquiring a teaching credential, allowing students to earn their credentials while interning with a school district. Education Preparation for Inclusive Classrooms (EPIC) accepts new students every 2 years, so if you are interested in one of the three programs, plan to apply for Fall 2016.
For More Information:
To learn about the program, see the FAQ page by clicking here. For additional professional development opportunities and resources, visit www.inclusioncollaborative.org.

FREE
Kids' Vision and Dental Screenings
Healthier Kids Foundation FocusFirst and DentalFirst programs are conducting FREE (donor-funded) vision and dental screenings for children ages 6 months - 18 years old. Vision screenings are performed with a high-optic digital camera, and dental screenings are performed by a licensed dentist, Monday through Friday at your school, church, daycare center, community center, after-school program, or community-based organization. For dental screenings, all children will receive a FREE toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss. Healthier Kids Foundation staff will help parents with any follow-up as needed.
For More Information: This program is done on a first-come, first-serve basis. Schedule your screenings by calling Sunny Ochoa at (408) 564-5114, Ext. 206, or send email to  sunny@hkidsf.org.

Personal Safety Workshops   
Kidpower's Public Workshops for ages 3 years to adults offer personal safety skills training that is relevant to the ages and life situations of the students. These dynamic, upbeat workshops teach skills such as boundary setting, advocacy, stranger safety, safety with words (spoken or online), help-seeking, and de-escalation. There are multiple workshops for different child age groups coming soon. Classes fill-up quickly, so let Kidpower know right away if you're interested! 
For More Information: See the public workshop schedule by clicking here; you can get registration information by clicking here. For additional details, call (800) 467-6997 Ext. 1#, or send email to safety@kidpower.org.

Get Help with College Planning  
The Online Colleges Database helps to make the college planning process easier for future students. It provides an easy-to-use search tool with relevant data and integrated Google Maps. The site also includes expert-driven topical guidebooks that aid specific demographics, such as minorities, students and families with disabilities, and veterans who may need a different set of advice and information.
For More Information:
Visit www.onlinecollegesdatabase.org.

GED Preparation Classes 
These classes target older youth, ages 17 - 24 years. An assessment of a student's basic skill level will determine placement. Classes include both lecture and computer-based learning. The GED program is open-entry/open-exit during the school year.
Date:
Monday through Friday
Time:
8:30am - 11:40pm
Location:
749 Story Road, Suite 10, San Jose, CA
For More Information:
Contact Mariah Artley at (408) 213-0961, Ext. 27, or Caroline Sailor at Ext. 30.
 
 
City of San Jose's Recreation of City Kids (ROCK) After-School Program 
This program offers quality, safe, affordable, and fun after-school care for children in Kindergarten through 6th grade. The program consists of enrichment activities, homework assistance, healthy recreation, cooking projects, special events, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) curriculum. Scholarships are available. 
Date: Monday through Friday during the school year 
Time: End of school until 6:00pm 
Location: Schools throughout San Jose 
For More Information: Visit www.sanjoseca.gov/prns, or call (408) 535-3576.

FutureArtsNow! 
This program hosts weekly Open Dance Sessions at the Edenvale Community Center for $3/session. Youth and young adults are invited to come and hone their Hip Hop dance skills during our weekly sessions inside the Edenvale Dance Studio/Gym.  
Date: Every Wednesday and Thursday  
Time: 8:00 - 10:00pm 
Location: Edenvale Community Center, 330 Branham Lane, San Jose, CA  
For More Information: Call Demone Carter, Program Director, at (408) 320-5022; send email to futureartsnow@gmail.com; or visit www.futureartsnow.org.

Youth Facing Expulsion   
If you know of youth facing expulsion, Legal Advocates for Children and Youth may be able to connect you with a free lawyer to represent your child in a school expulsion hearing.  
For More Information: Call (408) 280-2416.

Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) Dollars
Looking for resources to help advocate for Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) dollars to support early learning and development? Children Now can help! 
For More Information: Check out Children Now's new campaign with resources by clicking here. Sign up for The Children's Movement of California to receive more talking points, tips, and tools that will be released over the coming weeks and months by clicking here.

CalFresh (Food Stamps) Outreach and Application Assistance

Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties can do pre-screening, answer questions, and help clients complete applications for CalFresh benefits. Application assistance can be arranged for weekdays, weekends, and evenings at community locations throughout Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. 
For More Information: Call Second Harvest's Food Connection, 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday, at (800) 984-3663, or visit www.shfb.org/getfood

Free Food for Low-Income Families
Free food resources are available to low-income families through Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. Our region's Family Harvest, Produce Mobile, Pantries and Prepared Meal programs can accept more participants. Food distributions and meal programs are available weekdays and on weekends at community locations throughout Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. 
For More Information: Call Second Harvest's Food Connection, 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday, at (800) 984-3663, or visit www.shfb.org/getfood

For All of Our MFCCs and Other Professionals Under the Board of Behavioral Sciences
 
Kidpower is now certified as a Continuing Education Provider under the California State Board of Behavioral Sciences!
For More Information: Visit www.kidpower.org
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Kaiser Permanente Child Health Program
Did you know that Kaiser Permanente in California insures low-income children who are not eligible for Medi-Cal or Covered California through its Child Health Program? With all of the confusion surrounding the Affordable Care Act (ACA), many mixed status and immigrant families do not know that the program is an option for their child. The Child Health Program is pleased to offer a quality option in California that gives children the healthcare they need for just $0, $10, or $20 per child, per month, for up to three children, depending on the family's income. Additional children are covered at no extra premium. There are also no co-pays (no charge) for services at Kaiser Permanente facilities.
For More Information:
Send email to Sarah Hurd at sarah.m.hurd@kp.org. You can also get additional details, including eligibility guidelines and how to apply, by clicking here.

PARENT PROJECT
This 12-week program, which offers classes throughout Santa Clara County, is specifically designed for parents with difficult or out-of-control adolescents. Parents learn specific prevention and intervention strategies for destructive behaviors.
For More Information: Visit www.ParentProject.com; call (408) 808-3794; or send email to parentproject@da.sccgov.org.

Silicon Valley Kids Climate Club 
This club offers children (and adults) important lessons about conserving energy and water, recycling trash, and finding new food sources.  Supervisor Dave Cortese started the Kids Climate Club to introduce children in 3rd through 12th grades to simple tips they can use to help protect the environment. 
For More Information: If you would like Supervisor Cortese to give a presentation to your school or youth group, call (408) 299-3050, or send email to dave.cortese@bos.sccgov.org.
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