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Agenda - Orange County ACEs Task Force Meeting - Tuesday, 3/21 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Orange County ACEs Task Force AGENDA March 21, 2017 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Location: Laguna Woods Village: Performing Arts Conference Room: Clubhouse #3 23822 Avenida Sevilla Laguna Woods, CA 92630 Please RSVP: Mary Brogdon-Organizer (714)624-4368 Inform Guard that you are attending the Information Meeting. Share highlight of gratitude in your last month Participatory Decision Making Process To create a safe space, our Shared Understandings are : Treat others with kindness ~...

Depression not a normal part of aging (

An expert on depression spoke to members of the Neurological Support Group to inform them about the mental disorder and its effects on seniors at the group’s meeting on March 1 in the Laguna Woods Community Center. “Depression is not a normal part of aging, because it’s just not,” said Dr. Timothy Yu, a depression researcher at Irvine Clinical Research. “Depression also looks different in older people.” Older adults might not have feelings of sadness, Yu said, but can still have depression...

OC’s top chefs raise money, awareness for homeless families (

On March 12, 2017, thirty-two of the county’s top chefs came together at the county’s most exclusive culinary fundraiser at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa, to participate at Illumination Foundation’s 2017 OC Chef’s Table . This over the event raised over $680,000 for the construction of a new emergency house for homeless families with children. “We promised last year that we are raising money for a house. We have that house now. It is a great honor and we are very happy that with...

California: Drop-In Center Services for Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (

“The County of Orange (County) Social Services Agency (SSA), Children and Family Services Division will be seeking program statements from for-profit organizations, private nonprofit organizations, public educational institutions, or municipalities with experience in providing a Drop-In Center facility that would include offering services and support to victims of sexual exploitation, potential victims and their family members. The Drop-In Center will provide services and programs for...


Seeking trauma-informed medical care

On the chance that someone here can offer a referral or advice, I'm looking for a trauma-informed medical doctor who can be my wife's Primary Care Physician. She is 39 years old and has gone without medical care for over 27 years as a result of her childhood trauma which involved severe neglect and long-term social isolation. I need to find a physician who is willing to communicate with me before her first appointment so I can fully explain her condition and what kind of approach will best...Read More...
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Trauma Informed Training

Marlene Sanders
Hello Community, My name is Marlene and I am the Community Manager for Orange County ACEs Connection. I'm reaching out to all of you, in efforts to gain knowledge for Trauma Informed training in the field of Dentistry. If anyone has any Trauma Informed training materials in the sector of Dentistry, would you be willing to share it with me? Also, I would appreciate any perspective on the experience and/or insight to the following question: What are some situations in Dentistry, that can...Read More...