Alameda County ACEs Connection

A group bringing together professionals, community members, and advocates who share a passion to reduce trauma and build resiliency in Alameda County. Please use this group as a forum to share information, exchange ideas and host dialogue that lead to practical and community centered solutions.

Recent Blog Posts

Alameda County Sheriff's deputy gives homeless man help instead of a ticket [KABC Los Angeles]

Gail from ACEs Connection says: This story made me happy - a story about taking time to get to know someone and what a difference it can make in someone's life. Read on! For years, Alameda County Sheriff's Deputy Jacob Swalwell had seen an older man begging drivers for money at one of the city's busiest freeway off-ramps. "It's a safety issue, and that was more of a concern than the panhandling," said Swalwell, who works for the Alameda County Sheriff's Office. He had planned to write the...

Learning How to Convince Leaders to Create Trauma-Informed Programs, Systems and Environments.

How do you build a narrative around ACEs science, bolster it with data and convince your leadership that integrating it is critical for the community you serve? Representatives from San Francisco Bay Area health and social service agencies had an opportunity on December 5 to learn about ACEs science, find data sets to help them make a case for supporting ACEs education and resiliency programs, and then role play ways to deliver powerful messages. Donielle Prince, ACEs Connection Network’s...

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