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EQUITY, CRIMINAL JUSTICE & OVERCOMING ADVERSITY - Breakfast Event Sept 14 w/ USDC Judge Troy L. Nunley, Hanna Institute, Sonoma

Judge Nunley is a staunch advocate for children, especially the most vulnerable. He brings rich personal experience to his judicial role; he grew up in the Hunter’s Point neighborhood of San Francisco with a single mother, ultimately rising to one of the highest positions an American lawyer can occupy. SCHEDULE 7:30 – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast and Socialize 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Presentation, Discussion, Q&A EVENT DETAILS Thursday, Sept 14th, 2017 from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. Hanna Boys Center...

What has changed in Sonoma County around ACEs since 2015?

Friends, have you noticed any changes over the past two years in relationship to childhood adversity and resilience? Are people talking about ACEs more? Did your employer send you to a training? Is your doctor talking to you about ACEs? Do you work for an agency that is trying to go trauma informed? We'd like to find out, "What changes occurred in our community related to addressing ACEs and promoting resilience since MARC funding?" Can you please leave a comment below to tell us how you've...

Check out page 5 in “Spotlight on Sonoma County Schools” in the Aug. 5th PD. “Healthy Minds: The Foundation For Learning”.

Check out page 5 in “Spotlight on Sonoma County Schools” in the Aug. 5th PD. It’s the article “Healthy Minds: The Foundation For Learning”. So wonderful to see community effort around promoting youth social-emotional learning and trauma-informed care! Check out the full article here Thank you Kate Jenkins for sharing this article with us.

Ask the Community

Has anyone read this exciting article from NPR about specific approaches schools can use to address student trauma? When Schools Meet Trauma With Understanding, Not Discipline A brief excerpt: "...schools, because they have so many children dealing with many different issues, often don't think about the reasons behind behaviors. Mental health workers, like her, though, have learned a lot recently about how trauma changes the brain. "A kid who's been exposed to trauma ... that fight or flight...Read More...
St. Joseph Health (Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital) is conducting its triennial Community Health Needs Assessment in alignment with their mission to improve the health and quality of life of the people and communities they serve. As part of the assessment, they want to hear from community residents throughout the county about what matters to them and their families’ health, about what they see as the biggest needs for the community in making our home towns as healthy as they can be. This is a...Read More...
Dear Friends, We plan to vote on adopting the attached working guidelines at our September 28, 2016 ACEs Connection Meeting. We are looking for folks to respond with specific edits for text changes by September 12, 2016. Please feel free to use track changes, notes, or simply to send an email with suggested edits and page numbers. Thank you!Read More...
Have you seen the Trauma Informed Oregon site? http://traumainformedoregon.org/ Promoting Prevention. Committed to Wellness. Trauma Informed Oregon is a statewide collaborative aimed at preventing and ameliorating the impact of adverse experiences on children, adults and families. We work in partnership to promote and sustain trauma informed policies and practices across physical, mental, and behavioral health systems and to disseminate promising strategies to support wellness and...Read More...
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