Recent Blog Posts

Could the remedy for stress really be taking a deep breath?

Have you ever heard Frank Girjalva explain how to regain calm in the middle of crisis or after experiencing secondary trauma? His bold claim that we can all combat stress in under 60 seconds may at first seem unbelievable. He shares how "stepping back", breathing, clenching, releasing, and sipping water can create a physical and mental transformation that improves our ability to think and act. However, his explanation is grounded in science. Here is a great article explaining some of the...

Sonoma County ACES Connection Meeting Notes from 2-22-17

(For a picture-filled and engaging version of these notes, please see the attachment.) 02-22-17 Dear Sonoma County ACEs Connection Friends, Thank you to all that participated in today’s ACES meeting. Kate Jenkins started us off with a prompt to learn five things about two of our neighbors in the room. This “mindful moment” encouraged us to focus on listening, while also paying attention to the different sensations that were occurring in our body and mind. Were we focused on what we wanted to...

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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