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Toxic Stress

How Much Do You Know About Toxic Stress? What Is Stress? People normally experience stress. Usually they tolerate it, have the coping skills to endure it, and adapt. Usually, no damage results from normal, short-term stress when people have support and coping skills, and some stress can be a good thing. According to researchers and the University of California, Berkeley, the body’s stress response sometimes pushes us to be more alert, perform our best physically and mentally, and adapt...

What Do PACEs Have to Do With DV? Everything. [domesticshelters.org]

By DomesticShelters.org, April 2021 About the Event Integrate the science of positive and adverse childhood experiences (PACEs) in everything. This webinar will address how the science of PACEs is being integrated into the family court system, domestic violence shelters, batterer intervention courses and community PACEs initiatives. Contact 469-619-0538 info@domesticshelters.org Website (register here) https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/6716179064744/WN_hNlk-R5sTnOn9mqwklBcAg [ Please...

Does It Hurt Children to Measure Pandemic Learning Loss [nytimes.com]

By Dana Goldstein, The New York Times, April 8, 2021 Over the past year, Deprece Bonilla, a mother of five in Oakland, Calif., has gotten creative about helping her children thrive in a world largely mediated by screens. She signed them up for online phonics tutoring and virtual martial arts lessons. If they are distracted inside the family’s duplex, she grabs snacks and goes with the children into the car, saying they cannot come out until their homework is done. She has sometimes spent...

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Needed: Small Practices (not more than 6-7 providers) to share how ACES screening is going

Primary Care Development Corporation is looking to interview a few small practices about how their ACEs screening and implementation of trauma-informed care is going. The practice should have no more than 6-7 providers (MDs, NPs, PAs) and CAN be part of a larger system. Interviews will take about 1-1.5 hours and your organization will be compensated with a small stipend for your time. The practice can be in any stage of screening and implementation. Your feedback will be used to develop a...Read More...
Question: Please share examples of innovative uses of existing funding to address ACEs and trauma. For example, Mental Health Services Act has a funding category called "Innovative Projects" which might be a way to fund ACEs and trauma related efforts. Are you aware of any CA communities that have found ways to utilize MHSA or other funds in unexpected ways - that have the potential of addressing trauma and ACEs? See below and attached for more background re MHSA. Background: The CA...Read More...
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CA AB 989: Bill to combat Institutionalized Child Abuse in Public Education

AB 989 was announced today. As a survivor and now activist- this bill is a "boots on the ground" oversight program to act as first responders, case managers and provide procedural guidance to victims and their families of Educator Sexual Misconduct and prevent child endangerment by the common practice of cover-up. We will be going to committee in Sacramento within the next month but if anyone is interested in further information or curious about supporting the legisation- please contact me...Read More...

Help our public radio station with a story: How did separation from your parents as a child impact you?

KQED is the National Public Radio affiliate in San Francisco, CA. We’d like to hear from adults (18+) who were separated from their parents when they were children. Perhaps the separation was due to economic reasons, war and conflict, incarceration, foster care, or something else. How did that period of separation impact you in the long-run? How has it impacted your connection to others and how you build relationships? If you're a parent, how does it influence how you parent? We’re...Read More...
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