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NOW AVAILABLE ON DEMAND: The Repressed Role of Adverse Childhood Experiences in Adult Well-Being, Disease and Social Functioning: Turning Gold into Lead (Dr. Vincent J. Felitti) [avahealth.org]

The ACE Study reveals how typically unrecognized adverse childhood experiences are not only common, but causally underlie a number of the most common causes of adult social malfunction, biomedical disease, and premature death. Moreover, it enables one to see that the Public Health Problem is often an individual’s attempted Solution to childhood experiences about which we keep ourselves unaware. A renowned physician and researcher, Dr. Vincent J. Felitti is one of the world’s foremost experts...

Request for Applications: Comprehensive Community Approaches that Address Childhood Trauma to Prevent Substance Misuse [naccho.org]

By Andrea Grenadier, National Association of County and City Health Officials, September 27, 2020 With support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), NACCHO is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for local health departments (LHDs) or other community entities through a Request for Application (RFA) process. This opportunity is for the implementation of evidence-based approaches through comprehensive community efforts to prevent and mitigate the harms of Adverse...

Even when the smoke clears, schools find student trauma can linger (Lake County Record Bee)

By Carolyn Jones, September 29, 2020, Lake County Record Bee. Schools can serve as a hub for an entire community after a disaster, experts say For some students, the fire is only the beginning. The nightmares, the grief and an all-consuming dread can persist for months or even years. That’s what teachers and school employees have observed among students in California’s fire-ravaged areas, especially Sonoma and Butte counties, where deadly wildfires have struck repeatedly in recent years.

Resource: First Responder Support Network (FRSN)

OUR GOAL Our goal is to help the first responder and retirees regain control over their lives and either return to work with a new perspective on stress and coping, move on with their lives if that is a more appropriate decision, or simply enjoy retirement. The mission of the First Responder Support Network (FRSN) is to provide educational treatment programs to promote recovery from stress and critical incidents experienced by first responders and their families. Our goal is to provide first...

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ACEs 101

Thank you to local Therapist Matt Reddam who provided an ACEs 101 training to Butte County ACEs coalition members at the March 2016 meeting. Great stuff!Read More...

Trauma Informed Agency Assessments

Matthew Reddam
One of the primary tenants of creating a "Trauma Informed System" is examining what exactly "Trauma Informed" means.  Although a universal definition hasn't been uniformly accepted, there are some core competencies and areas of focus that emerge when examining current literature.  A starting point for many agencies/systems is to begin by taking an Trauma Informed Agency Assessment.  Attached is a link to the Trauma Transformed Trauma Informed Assessment Grid.  The grid...Read More...
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