You can find a lot of resources online on how to prevent child abuse. We have compiled a few actionable suggestions here for someone who wants to create change but might not know where to start. Help strengthen your community by donating or volunteering at organizations dedicated to helping children and families Being a…

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Every April Youth Empowerment Siskiyou recognizes Child Abuse Prevention Month. We will be displaying our “Pinwheels for Prevention” as well as hosting several events to raise awareness:   Virtual Auction: Bidding will be open April 1st-30th Virtual CASA Superhero Run: Run/hike/bike your race anytime between April 1st- 30th River Clean Up: April 24th Camp Kickoff:…

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Youth who “age out” of foster care or those who are experiencing homelessness can face tough barriers including:   Unstable housing  Lack of adequate elementary and secondary education Lack of employment and job training Problems with physical health, behavioral health, and general well-being Lack of access to health care Justice system involvement Lack of social…

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Starting January 2021, our Court Appointed Special Advocates program is expanding services to reach youth in the Juvenile Justice system. To be an advocate for this youth community there will be an additional module of online training through CASA University as well as an additional in person (or on Zoom) class with our CASA Advocacy…

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That’s right! We are exited to announce that as of November 1, 2020 Youth Empowerment Siskiyou will be located at 907 Fourth Street in Yreka. The opportunity for ownership was brought to us by volunteer Rebecca Richman, who previously owned the building. It has taken most of 2020 to work out the details of even…

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The McKinney-Vento Act requires that state educational agencies provide youth experiencing homelessness the same access to free, appropriate public education. The McKinney – Vento Acts gives youth experiencing homelessness the Right to immediate school enrollment even when records not present Right to remain in the school of origin, if in the student’s best interest Right…

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“Nothing for us without us.”   Nothing for young people without the input of young people. We believe youth should have a say in the way services are delivered by programs that claim to serve them. Especially because a lot of the youth we serve are currently in or have past experience in systems that…

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Help your child feel safe. Keep a regular routine for meals, playtime and bedtime. Encourage (don’t force) children to talk about their feelings.  Tell them it’s normal to have a lot of feelings, listen and let them know what happened is not their fault. Provide extra attention, comfort and encouragement. Younger children may want extra…

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“Students who are suspended or expelled are more likely than their peers to have academic problems, drop out of school, and enter the juvenile justice system.”   Kids Data recently released a bunch of data regarding school attendance for the 2018-2019 school year.   Suspension Data by Foster Youth Status California  Foster Youth 151.1 per…

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