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Minutes of the 6/13/2017 Membership Meeting

Membership Committee Minutes - June 13, 2017 Humboldt Room, Public Health, 625 5 th Street, Santa Rosa Present: Sal Strawbridge, Allen Nishikawa, Chair Old Business Membership Survey – Allen reported that we have received no new responses in the past two weeks. We have received a total of 21 responses and should proceed using the prior analysis based on those responses. New Business Review of Current Membership – Allen presented a spreadsheet coding the 160 persons on the current mailing...

2017 Kids Count Data Book [aecf.org]

Wednesday June 14th the Annie E. Casey Foundation released the 2017 Kids Count Data Book - State Trends in Child Well-Being. This comprehensive report is " a premier source of data on children and families." You can download the report from this post, as well as on the Kids Count website , where you can also access an interactive data map in their Data Center . This is an invaluable amount of data available to the public, relevant to anyone working with children and families - with the...

Preventing Early Childhood Adversity Before It Starts: Maximizing Medicaid Opportunities [CHSCS.org]

The first 1,000 days of a child’s life are a critical window for cognitive, physical, and social development. Exposure to adverse experiences during this period and beyond in early childhood dramatically increases the potential for lifelong poor health and social outcomes. This in turn can result in substantially increased health care costs across an individual’s life span. Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) — including neglect, abuse, exposure to violence, family dysfunction, etc. — also...

Archived Webinar: Childhood Adversity—Data to Help Advocate for Change

Would you like to know how common ACEs are experienced by local community members? What about how other community level adversity like food scarcity or violence can hurt kids and families? I found this great resource on Kidsdata.org and through hstrategiesca.org. "Marissa Abbott of the California Department of Public Health discussed how to describe the burden of childhood adversity in your community, how to frame your message most effectively, and how to engage and mobilize your community...

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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