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

New CalFresh ‘super clinics’ to help hungry students (

A major push will start in October at UC Berkeley to begin helping an estimated 10,000 students apply to CalFresh , a federally funded nutrition program that issues a free debit card for groceries to those who qualify. According to the Alameda County Community Food Bank , which runs the program on campus, most individual college students who are eligible can receive up to $193 in benefits a month. A CalFresh "super clinic" will be held one Friday a month to introduce approximately 50...

Podcast Interview with Cherri Allison, Esq.

Carey talks with Cherri Allison, Esq ., executive director of the Alameda County Family Justice Center . Ms. Allison deconstructs traditional, transactional business models of social services in favor of creating a relational, listening environment where survivors discover for themselves what they need to thrive. They discuss how she imagined the word of a family justice center before these centers existed and the seeds of wisdom she wants to share with younger leaders.

ACES Science 101 (FAQs)

What are ACEs? ACEs are adverse childhood experiences that harm children's developing brains so profoundly that the effects show up decades later; they cause much of chronic disease, most mental illness, and are at the root of most violence. ...

‘Matter of life and death for our babies.’ How neighborhoods are saving black children [Sacramento Bee]

At the center of Tanya Bean-Garrett’s home is a makeshift memorial, honoring her teenage son who was shot just steps away in the room next door. Closet doors have been removed to reveal walls lined with photos, drawings and scrapbook photos of Deston Garrett, a 19-year-old Sacramento Charter High School student athlete who grew up in the Oak Park house. Known to most by his nickname “Nutter,” Garrett was a jokester who always seemed to have a smile on his face. He died from his gunshot...

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