Recent Blog Posts

Sonoma County ACEs Activity Timeline

Hello, I just wanted to share with everyone this activity timeline that I put together! This timeline looks at all the action and awareness we have spread around Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resiliency throughout our community over the past few years. Thank you all for the wonderful work you do in our community!

Harvard updates their materials at Developing Child

Updated info on the developing brain and effects of early adversity. http://developingchild.harvard.edu/resources/five-numbers-to-remember-about-early-childhood-development/#cps Remember the video that said the child's brain makes new neural connections at a rate of 700-1,000 per second? https://youtu.be/_LRjK1pi03Q The Harvard Center on the Developing Child just updated their data: From birth, a child's brain makes new neural connections at a rate of 1 Million per second . Mind blowing!!!

The importance of maternal well-being in relation to child unintentional injury

With National Mental Health Awareness Month coming up in May, I thought I would share an article that Grace Harris shared with me. With the hopes to better serve the children and families across both human services and mental health services this article helps bring awareness to the importance of maternal well-being. Children of depressed mothers at risk for unintentional injuries | Reuters "Children under age 5 are more likely to accidentally get injured if their mothers are having a...

ACEs awareness and Compassionate Education Systems - good news from the community

Carla Denner shared an experience with us from the Petaluma City School Board Meeting in March. The topic of discussion was schools being a safe place for all students and those facing immigration issues. She shared with us that she was happy to hear ACES discussed as part of this conversation. Also the wonderful work that Nikki (ACEs fellow) is doing with the Petaluma Schools. Petaluma is an example of a compassionate education system that is working to educate their staff about ACES and...

Ask the Community

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...

Those transitioning into the community from SDC..

Greetings...Wanted to say, hi and thank you for all of your ongoing group. I am an attorney with Disability Rights CA and am working to help transition those with developmental disabilities from the Sonoma Development Center back out into the community. I am also a former SF Public Defender who has worked with our youth who have developmental as well as mental health disabilities. Please drop me a line if you would like to chat/have coffee, etc. Thanks....Stephen ZollmanRead More...
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