Resource Sharing
Restorative Practices

Restorative practices is a social science that integrates developments from a variety of disciplines and fields -
including  educationpsychologysocial workcriminologysociologyorganizational development and  leadership - in order to build healthy communities, increase  social capital, decrease crime and antisocial behavior, repair harm and restore relationships.

"The fundamental premise of restorative practices is that people are happier, more cooperative and productive, and more likely to make positive changes when those in positions of authority do things with them, rather than to them or for  them." Ted Watchel, IIRP.

Join the Collaborative at the October Resource Sharing meeting.  We are grateful to be hosting Liesbet Bickett, who will guide our learning in this practice and lead a discussion about applying it to our work.

October 3rd
10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
at Truckee Town Hall

For Partners who want to dive deeper
Liesbet will conduct a one-hour practice circle following the Resource Sharing meeting.
12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M.

Funding Opportunities
Martis Camp Community Foundation
Annual grant cycle applications due October 1st

The Martis Camp Community Foundation (MCCF) is pleased to invite new and returning grantees to apply for funding as part of our annual grant cycle.   The deadline for applications is October 1, 2017.   Funding decisions will be communicated by November 1, 2017. 
The mission of the Martis Camp Community Foundation is to elevate the quality of life in the Truckee community by making a positive impact in the areas of education, youth development, human services and recreation.  Grants will be awarded to organizations most closely aligned with our mission and focus areas.

Education - Educational institutions that promote learning and intellectual development and that make education more accessible and effective for all students.

Youth Development - Organizations that provide services, opportunities and supports that enable young people to develop to their full potential.

Human Services - Organizations that provide direct services to people in need, and help them lead safe, healthy and productive lives. 

Recreation - Organizations that improve the number and quality of recreational options that enhance the enjoyment and health of residents and visitors alike.   

 For more information and to download a grant application, please visit
Elizabeth Balmin honored by Latino Leadership Council
Receives Quetzal Education Award

The Latino Leaderhip Council's Quetzal Awards are named for the elusive but beautiful Quetzal, which makes its home in Mexico and Central America and is the national bird of Gutemala. Although the Quetzal's colors are vibrant, the Quetzal is often camoflauged among the vegetation of its habitat.

Elizabeth was honored for her work advocating for the undocumented community members of the Truckee-North Lake Tahoe area. Together with both the Family Resource Centers of Truckee and the North Lake Tahoe Family Resource Center, Elizabeth started a "Know Your Rights"and legal immigration assistance program.  Elizabeth is a great source of information for the Latino Community and an avid advocate for them.  She has worked to bring to the area different mental health programs to relieve the stress of undocumented community members who have deal with the uncertainties of their daily lives.

Congratulations, Elizabeth, and thank you for your hard work!
Community Health Needs Assessement
Surveys begin soon

Tahoe Forest will be collecting data through the Community Health Needs Assessment this fall. Community members will be surveyed by phone, so make sure you participate if you get the call!  The data collected from the Health Needs Assessment is used by a variety of community partners as well as the Collaborative's Community Report Card.

More at

Vehicles for Change Vol. I and II
Now available on Strategies 2.0 website

Strategies 2.0 is pleased to announce the addition of new resources to download on our website:
  • Vehicles for Change, Volume I: The California Family Resource Center Learning Circle
  • Vehicles for Change and Vehicles for Change, Volume II: The Evolving Field
Many cherish the original monograph publication from 2000 as a guide to not only family resource centers (FRCs), but the entire family strengthening field. Volume II builds on its predecessor by refreshing the definition of FRCs based on their unique methods of service delivery and community change efforts driven by relationships, reciprocity, and community development. This perspective serves to unite FRCs across the state as a "field of practice" and illustrates the environment necessary for FRCs to thrive.

Meetings and Events
Immigration and Citizenship
Information Session with USCIS

Earlier this month, the Trump Administration announced the recession of DACA- a program that had protected nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children from deportation.  

The Department of Homeland Security will cut off all new applications immediately. Those whose DACA permits expire between now and  March 5, 2018 , can apply for a two-year renewal by October 5. 

The Family Resource Centers are prioritizing appointments for people who are eligible to apply - renewal applications must be submitted before October 5th, 2017.  It is important to encourage people who are eligible for renewal to apply.

In the meantime, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to attend an information session regarding immigration and citizenship benefits. The session will include how to petition relatives, pathways to lawful permanent residency, how to apply for citizenship, current fees, and processing times. Free study materials for citizenship will also be available while supplies last. 

September 18th 
6:00 to 8:00 P.M. 
at Family Resource Center of Truckee

September 19th
6:00 to 8:00 P.M. 
at  King's Beach Elementary School  
The information sessions will be bilingual events in English and Spanish. For general information, please visit
Family Strengthening Webinar Wednesdays
Free webinar series

September 20th 
"Standards Implementation: Lessons Learned and Innovations"
9:30 -10:30 A.M.

September 27th
"Advancing the Field: Funding the Next Generation"
9:30 -10:30 A.M.

October 4th
"Network Spotlight: Learn about Wisconsin's Supporting Families Together Association"
9:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
Registration coming soon

October 11th
"Introduction to the Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support"
9:30 - 11:00 A.M.
Registration coming soon

Free Healthcare Services
No insurance, ID or proof of immigration status required

Dental, vision and other medical services provided free of charge.  Wristbands for next day services will be distributed on Setember 21st.

Nominations for the Peace Award are open.  The award will be presented during this event.

CORRecovery Fest!
Celebrating life, recovery, community, unity

Join us in recognizing National Recovery Month and celebrating recovery with a community celebration.

September 22nd
4:00 - 7:00 P.M.
at 180 College Drive, Grass Valley
International Peace Day Celebration
and the Truckee Tahoe Peace Award

This year For Goodness Sake, the Truckee-Tahoe Peace Project, and The Teen Peace Project will be celebrating Peace Day by bringing people together for an afternoon of entertainment and activities with the theme of peace onSeptember 23rd at the Truckee Regional Park Amphitheater. 

Nominations for the Peace Award are open.  The award will be presented during this event.

September 23rd
at Truckee Regional Park
For more information and to nominate someone for the Peace Award, visit

High Altitude Garlic Growing
FREE! Last workshop of the season

The UCCE Master Gardeners of Lake Tahoe are pleased to offer a free workshop on growing fall planted garlic. Participants will have the opportunity to receive free bulbs and cloves while particpating in a Master Gardener study to help identify successful varieties for the difficult Truckee/Tahoe climate. 

In addition to providing plant materials the workshop will cover planting techniques, discussion on the biology and history of this ancient food crop.

Join us for the last Workshop of the season!

September 27th
5:30 P.M..
at the Truckee Demonstration Garden

Shaken Baby Syndrome
A seminar for providers and parents

The Tahoe Truckee Child Abuse Prevention Council hosts a special seminar on Shaken Baby Syndrome,  presented by Scott Juceam. Mr. Juceam's passion for this topic stems from personal experience. He has a powerful story and has become a leading national advocate for education and legislation relating to Shaken Baby Syndrome.

October 5th
9:30 to 11:00 A.M.
Location TBD

Sierra College Insights
"Save Working Memory"

The Sierra College Insights series continues in October with Dr. Marian Berryhill, University of Nevada,Reno Associate Professor in Cognitive and Brain Sciences and Integrative Neroscience.

October 13th
doors open 6:30 P.M.
at Sierra College - Truckee
Visit to reserve seats and learn more about each session.
Mental Health First Aid in Tahoe
Sometimes first aid is YOU

You are more likely to encounter someone in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having heart attack.  Learn an action plan to help a friend, family member,  coworker or neighbor.

October 14th, 2017
9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
at D.W. Reynolds Community Center, Incline Village

For more information, contact Kate Rutternburg: 775-298-0171
Parent/ Caregiver Focus Group
Working with children with behaviroral/ emotional challenges

Do you have a child with behavioral or emotional challenges?  What are your and your family's needs?

Mental Health America is seeking parents and caregivers to particpate in a focus group meeting to develop an understanding of the needs in the community andhow MHA can support families.

October 19th, 2017
5:30 - 7:00 P.M.
at the Boys and Girls Club, Kings Beach

For more information, contact Mariela Ramirez: 530-546-1923 or
Cindy Claflin: 530-886-5427
Tahoe Chocolate and Wine Festival
Tickets on sale now!

The 29th Annual Tahoe Chocolate & Wine Festival will be held on  November 4th at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe.  This favorite community event brings supporters together for an evening of decadent chocolate created by Lake Tahoe's finest culinary artists, boutique wine tasting from acclaimed California wine regions, and tantalizing items in a live and silent auction.

The Tahoe Chocolate & Wine Festival is our biggest fundraiser of the year and money raised supports critical, life-saving programs in North Lake Tahoe and Truckee including the 24-hour crisis line, the Mt. Rose Safe House, services to children affected by family violence, and violence prevention education to local school children. 
Tickets will go on sale on  Tuesday, September 5th  at ; look for future emails on the event  including favorite runway fashion and accessories.  If you would like to  sponsor the event  or  donate an item  to the auction click on the corresponding link for more info. Questions? Contact the Event Chair at  

November 4th
at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe
Mom's Cafe
Enjoy coffee and pastries and get to know other moms

Mom's Cafe happens every Tuesday morning at Community House.  Public health nurses are on hand to answer questions. All new moms are welcome.  Bilingual.

10:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
at Community House, Kings Beach
For more information, call 530-546-0952
Public Input
Placer County
Board of Supervisors meets September 19

The Collaborative encourages community members to be involved in local government. The 9/19 agenda includes adoption of a final 2017-18 budget and a Local Emergency Proclamation due to tree mortality plus much, much more!

September 19th
9:00 A.M.
at County Adminstrative Center, Auburn

Nevada County
Board of Supervisors meets September 26

The Collaborative encourages community members to be involved in local government.  The Nevada County Board of Supervisors meets in Nevada City.

September 26th
9:00 A.M.
at Eric Rood Administration Center, Nevada City

Jobs and Volunteers
Adventure Risk Challenge
Hiring Outreach Coordinator

ARC is hiring a full- or part-time Coordinator for year round outreach in the Tahoe Truckee region.

Nevada County
Hiring full time Senior Office Assistant in Truckee

Nevada County adds a 10% differential to the base salary for the Truckee location.

We are looking for a team player interested in serving the community through helping to provide critical safety net services.  The Senior Office Assistant is responsible for the initial greeting and screening of community members in need of public benefits such as health insurance, supplemental food, and cash aid.  In addition, this person welcomes community members with mental illness into our behavioral health services and also helps register patients for our public health clinic.  The ideal candidate is comfortable working with a broad diversity of people and capable of multi-tasking in a fast-paced setting.  We are looking for someone who values working on a team and enjoys collaborating with others.  The job entails learning complex state computer systems while also providing excellent customer service to the public.  

The ability to speak, read, and write Spanish in addition to English would be an asset in this position. Applicants for English/Spanish bilingual designation must take and pass the Spanish bilingual proficiency examination.

Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe
Seeking part-time Program Specialists

The Club is looking for qualified Program Specialists for its Truckee site.  Program Specialists plan and implement programs associated with Education, Sports and Recreation, Character and Leadership, Healthy Lifestyles, and Art.  Bilingual highly desired.

Contact Sam Bickert, for more information.