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SNAPSHOT OF COUNTY GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURES, ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (NACo)

Sharing the National Association of Counties (NACo) National Association of Counties - County explorer tools. See below and scroll down to access interactive maps. SNAPSHOT OF COUNTY GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURES, ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES From operating infrastructure systems and providing efficient transit options, to creating health support systems, managing 911 call centers and coordinating elections, counties play a vital role in serving residents and communities across the nation while...

RSVP now! FREE Calaveras Trauma Consortium Presents: Resilience Rising Presentations!

RESILIENCE RISING - Virtual Conference Monday, November 2, 2020 from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM JOIN US FOR A FREE REGION-WIDE CONFERENCE ON TRAUMA AND RESILIENCE - ALL ARE WELCOME! RESILIENCE RISING is targeted to educators, service providers, treatment professionals, parents, and community members interested in building more trauma-informed and resilient communities. Please register Click here to register Adverse Child Experiences (ACEs) are early traumas that affect brain development and that can...

New approach to mental health crises in San Mateo County [smdailyjournal.com]

County planning embedded clinicians for emergency responses By Zachary Clark Daily Journal staff Three San Mateo County police departments this year are expected to enter into a pilot program aimed at enhancing their response to mental health crises. The program will embed a full-time licensed mental health clinician within the San Mateo, South San Francisco and Redwood City police departments — there will likely be a total of four clinicians between the three cities — to respond along with...

Advancing Equity - Meeting the Health Needs of LGBTQIA+ Individuals Part 2 (Benefits, Protections, and Advocacy Overview) [childrennow.org]

Join Children Now, Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc., the Health Consumer Alliance, TransFamily Support Services, Love is Love Movement, and the Sacramento County LGBTQ Caucus for the next Every Smile Counts! Medical Dental Learning collaborative meeting for Part 2 of of the webinar series focused on the law and health advocacy for LGBTQIA+ individuals. This webinar builds on our previous webinar Advancing Equity - Meeting the Health Needs of LGBTQIA+ Individuals...

SF announces pilot program to provide basic income to pregnant Black and Pacific Islander women [sfgate.com]

By Tessa McLean , SFGATE Updated 3:30 pm PDT, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 Mayor London Breed announced today the launch of a new pilot program that will provide a basic income to Black and Pacific Islander women during pregnancy and after giving birth. The 150 women chosen will receive a monthly income supplement of $1,000 for the duration of their pregnancy and for the first six months of their baby’s life, with the goal of eventually providing a supplement for up to two years...

2021 Culture of Health Prize

Call for Applications Release Date: July 13, 2020 | Application Deadline: Thu, 15 Oct 2020 The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Culture of Health Prize ( the Prize ) elevates the compelling stories of places where residents are working together to transform education, jobs, transportation, housing, and more so better health flourishes for all. A Culture of Health recognizes that where we live—such as our access to affordable homes, quality schools, good jobs, and reliable...

Spanish-language resources help parents deal with challenges of distance learning [edsource.com]

By Betty Marquez Rosales, EdSource, September 21, 2020 While California school districts and counties confront the learning challenges of the pandemic, education organizations are developing new guides for Spanish-speaking parents to help them navigate distance learning. In California public schools, about 40 percent of students speak a language other than English in their homes, and over 80 percent of those students speak Spanish, with 18.6% classified as English Learners. But, it’s the...

Mental healthcare for Cambodian, Vietnamese refugees limited by shortage of bicultural, bilingual providers [centerforhealthjournalism.org]

By Agnes Constante, Center for Health Journalism, September 17, 2020 Paul Hoang moved to Orange County in 2007 after a taxing work year as a mental health clinician in Illinois. In the Midwest, he had seen clients who drove up to six hours once a month — even through blizzards — for his services. Demand was high because there was a lack of providers serving the Vietnamese community, he said. It was something he tried to remedy by getting involved in local politics to advocate for more...

Coping with pandemic: How to draw your mental health road map in the Bay Area [sfchronicle.com]

By Annie Vainshtein, San Francisco Chronicle, September 21, 2020 Six months into the coronavirus pandemic, the countless stresses are taking a toll on the mental health of many in the Bay Area. Those who were already struggling are likely dealing with even more distress. According to a CDC survey this summer, more than 40% of Americans are experiencing issues related to depression, anxiety and substance abuse because of the pandemic. In the 18-24 age bracket, 1 in 4 report serious suicidal...

The CalCRG program Grant Solicitation is now available! [gobiz.ca.gov]

From California Community Reinvestment Grants Program, September 21, 2020 The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) is excited to announce that the California Community Reinvestment Grants (CalCRG) program Grant Solicitation for Fiscal Year 2020-21 is now available! For CalCRG program funding amounts, eligibility, and the application process, please review the Fiscal Year 2020-21 Grant Solicitation at www.business.ca.gov/CalCRG . Please note that the CalCRG Online...

GARE 2020 Innovation and Implementation Fund Grantees [racialequityalliance.org]

From The Government Alliance on Race and Equity, September 17, 2020 The Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) is proud to have selected a series of GARE members to provide funding for projects that encourage government partnerships with local arts organizations focused on eliminating structural racism. The goals of the Innovation and Implementation Fund, Summer 2020 cycle are: To develop the government's capacity to build racial equity within the arts and culture sector To encourage...

Addiction Born Out of ACEs and The Return of Hope [avahealth.org]

The downstream effect of childhood trauma has been well documented regarding the biological and psychosocial impacts. This presentation will highlight the neurobiological changes associated with ACEs that function as a "primer" for the onset of addiction and related behaviors. It will conclude with principles for influencing these same pathways that assist with restoration of the mind and health downstream effect of childhood trauma has been well documented regarding the biological and...

A dramatically diminished L.A. school police force under proposed cuts [latimes.com]

By Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times, September 18, 2020 Two months after a divided Los Angeles Unified school board slashed funding for its police department by more than a third, the contours of a dramatically diminished force emerged this week. Under a plan presented to the board on Tuesday, police officers would be removed from school campuses and weekend patrols meant to protect schools from vandalism would be eliminated, among other cuts. The debate over the proposed cuts, set for later...

Prevention in Pandemic Action Program [calcasa.org]

The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) is pleased to announce that funds will be available to community-based organizations providing sexual violence (SV) prevention and intimate partner violence (IPV) prevention in their communities. This program is entitled Prevention in Pandemic Action Program (PPAP). Join us for a presentation on the Prevention In Pandemic Action Program 2020 and how to apply for funds. Accessibility: Interpretation available in Spanish Closed...

Join CCT in Taking Action to Address the Youth Mental Health Crisis

September is suicide prevention month and according to a June CDC survey on mental health, 1 in 4 youth ages 18 to 24 said they had "seriously considered" suicide in the past 30 days—more than twice as high as any other age group. The tragic fact is that more youth die from suicide than any other cause. Even before the pandemic, and the headlines that highlight our nation’s history of racial injustice and violence, there was a mental health crisis driven by social determinants tied to...

On the Governor's Desk Now: Take Action on this California Legislation

Legislation SB 803 - Introduced by state Sen. Jim Beall What it does: The Bill will set up a standardized process to train and certify peer support specialists. Why it’s important: Medicaid allows federal dollars to help pay for peer support specialists – but only in states with a process for standardizing training and certifying workers. Passage of SB803 will greatly expand the network of support for people with mental illness, and compensate people who are already providing informal...

California Children's Trust is Raising Awareness about the Youth Mental Health Crisis

Raising Awareness "How will we provide sanctuary for our kids? Protecting children from police surveillance, brutality and violence is critical to their health and well-being." In her NBC News op-ed, Dr. Rhea Boyd, CCT’s Director of Strategy and Equity, explains the life-long impact when children witness violence—in their schools, homes, neighborhoods. 1-click tweet An urgent and vital call to action from @CAChildrenTrust Director of Strategy and Equity @RheaBoydMD "How will we provide kids...

Stressors Take Toll on Students' Mental Health [chcf.org]

By Xenia Shih Bion, California Health Care Foundation, September 14, 2020 The new school year was already off to an abnormal start for the Bonny Doon Union Elementary School District when the wildfires erupted in Santa Cruz County. The weekend after students started school virtually on August 12, lightning strikes sparked the CZU Lightning Complex fire, putting all learning plans on hold as residents of Bonny Doon fled the area. “ Staff members and students have lost their homes as a result...

ACEs Aware Invests in Santa Barbara County, CA

September 10, 2020 Resilient Santa Barbara County is proud to support the efforts of the statewide ACEs Aware initiative, led by the California Department of Health Care Services and the Office of the California Surgeon General. This initiative seeks to change health outcomes and save lives by helping Medi-Cal providers understand the importance of screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and responding to patients with trauma-informed care. ACEs Aware offers Medi-Cal providers...

CTIPP invites everyone to participate in calls on pressing national issues, starting this Wednesday on climate

The monthly Zoom virtual gathering sponsored by national organization “ Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice (CTIPP) ” will complete this year’s series by tackling some of the most pressing issues this country is facing. With a focus the role of trauma-informed approaches to help manage solutions to these challenges, the CTIPP-CAN (Community Advocacy Network) meetings for the remainder of the year will address climate this Wednesday followed by policing in October, peer...

Saving Black Youth [ssir.org]

By Elena Sheppard, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Fall 2020 On June 9, 2016, 19-year-old Deston “Nutter” Garrett was shot in his home in the Oak Park neighborhood of Sacramento, California. He had a friend over, and they got into a fight over a YouTube video. “Nutter thought of this friend as a big brother, and I thought of him as my son,” says Garrett’s mother, Tanya Bean-Garrett. “It was an argument that went bad, and my son got the worst end of it.” Nutter died two days later in the...

Trauma-informed Leadership in Times of Crisis [gethealthysmc.org]

Over 100 Community Collaboration for Children’s Success (CCCS) partners participated in a Trauma-Informed Leadership Training hosted by Trauma Transformed on August 24 to learn how to bring a trauma-informed approach to their leadership during this COVID-19 crisis in order to support their communities and staff. Partners engaged with the four phases of a pandemic and applying the 5C’s to leadership in the pandemic response phase. To learn more, please contact Francesca Osuna, Training...

Child Adversity and the Medical Home [aappublications.org]

By Suzanne B. Haney, American Academy of Pediatrics, September 16, 2020 Adverse childhood experiences (ACE) studies have clearly shown that trauma in childhood places one at risk for long-term health consequences . 1 This trauma is also recognized to manifest as behavioral and learning issues even in childhood. 2 In the same vein, Keenan et al ( 10.1542/peds.2020-0638 ), in an article being early released this month, surveyed almost 200 parents whose children had experienced physical abuse...

California finally to move ahead with 'cradle to career' data system (Ed Source)

By John Fensterwald and Louis Freedberg, June 25, 2020, Ed Source. *This article was updated June 25 with final votes of passage by the Senate and Assembly. Legislature lays out steps, timetable for linking preschool to workforce education data. With $10 million in funding, an ambitious timeline and a champion in Gov. Gavin Newsom behind it, the Legislature this week passed legislation for a statewide education data system that will follow children from infancy through the workplace. The...

SAVE THE DATE! ACEs Aware September Webinar: Assessing Readiness & Building Resilience in the Clinical Workforce [acesaware.org]

SAVE THE DATE - SEPTEMBER 2020 WEBINAR "Assessing Readiness & Building Resilience in the Clinical Workforce: A Foundation for ACE Screening Integration" Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Noon – 1 p.m. Register for the Webinar Presenters will: Define workforce resilience and trauma-informed principles and review resources and tools, including tips for reducing staff stress and burnout. Share examples and lessons learned about assessing staff readiness and building infrastructure. Offer...

Changing the Odds for Health in the Midst of a Global Pandemic [astho.com]

From ASTHO, September 14, 2020 In this session, Anthony Iton, senior vice president for healthy communities at the California Endowment, will speak on the intersection of public health and social justice and the importance of equity-driven solutions in the COVID-19 response. Iton is a lecturer of health policy and management at University of California, Berkeley's School of Public Health and serves on the board of directors of several major public health institutions. Throughout his career,...

How Health Departments Can Address Police Violence As a Public Health Issue [humanimpact.org]

September 2020 The health impacts of policing and incarceration are well documented. On average, 1,000 people are killed by police in the US each year, with Black and Indigenous people being 2 to 3 times more likely to be killed by police than White people. Even in the absence of physical violence, stops by police — or the constant threat of stops by police — are associated with adverse mental health outcomes , including anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder, especially for...

Trauma, Development & Neuroplasticity Series with Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD (https://www.eeglearn.com/)

I've been seeing so many posts of Facebook and Twitter about this series on trauma, development, and neuroplasticity being led by Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD that I have to share about it here on ACEs Connection as well. Please find details excerpted below from the EEGLearn website. For more details about this series (which costs $260.), please go here.

How Native and White Communities Make Alliances to Protect the Earth (yesmagazine.org)

Native Americans, however, have been hollering for generations about the global impact of fossil fuels and the poisoning of water, land, and fish from mining, industrial farming, and industry to anybody who would listen. Native folks knew that eventually non-Indigenous people would hear them and realize that no one is immune to the fallout from the colonialism and corporate greed that drives so much of our economy with little concern for the planet’s health. In the traditional Native...

Black at UC Berkeley: Professor Tyrone Hayes on discrimination in academia [mercurynews.com]

By Ethan Baron, September 13, 2020, Mercury News. In a nation where Black people make up fewer than 5% of full-time college and university professors, UC Berkeley biology professor Tyrone Hayes stands as an exception. But the road has been hard and even at Cal, with its long history at the center of social justice movements, he’s still fighting for equal treatment. Hayes, born in the South when Black people had to drink from “colored fountains,” has faced discrimination from childhood, when...

Colleges brace for rising anxiety and depression amid pandemic [edsource.org]

From EdSource, September 12, 2020 With nearly three-fourths of 18-29 year olds reporting they are feeling down, hopeless or depressed, California colleges are attempting to respond to the rising mental health needs of students during the coronavirus pandemic. Isolation, with students confined to studying online, has heightened their sense of loss and hindered colleges’ ability to identify those needing help. California’s community colleges, which serve by far the largest number of college...

Talk + Play = Connect Toolkit for Families [yolokids.org]

By Yolo County Children's Alliance, September 2020 Parents and caring adults make such a difference in children’s lives in so many ways. Two incredibly important ways that we can connect with our children are through talking to them and playing with them. When you sing a lullaby to your baby, ask your toddler about what she sees out of the car window, talk to your preschooler about her favorite animal, have a conversation with your 5 th grader about what she learned in school, or listen to...

CCCAOE Conference Sept 30-Oct 2 info

It's the CA Community College Assoc for Occupation Education conference! Keynote Speaker, Susan Jones of Creative Behavior Systems The impact of ACEs on children can manifest in difficulties focusing, self-regulating, trusting others, and can lead to negative cognitive effects. One study found that a child with 4 or more ACEs was 32 times more likely to be labeled with a behavioral or cognitive problem than a child with no ACEs. CCCAOE is looking for ways to educate participants about ACEs...

The Tenth Annual "On the Shoulders of Giants" Scientific Symposium [childmind.org]

From Child Mind Institute, September 11, 2020 Please join us for our 10th annual celebration of scientific achievement in child and adolescent psychology, psychiatry and developmental neuroscience, featuring 2020 Sarah Gund Prize recipient W. Thomas Boyce, MD . This event also includes a powerful roundtable on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and racial injustice on child and adolescent mental health and the development of the next generation of scientists and clinicians. Moderated by...

COVID-19's Toll on Mental Health [ppic.org]

By Daniel Tan, Public Policy Institute of California, September 11, 2020 As the pandemic continues to threaten the physical health and well-being of many Californians, mental health professionals across the state have also acknowledged its widespread psychological impact. Although the mental health consequences of epidemics are not well documented—in part due to the rarity of these events— existing research shows an association between large-scale disasters and mental and behavioral...

Trauma is 'Written Into Our Bodies' - but Educators Can Help [edutopia.org]

By Stephen Merrill, Edutopia, September 11, 2020 Some of the first adorable patients to trickle into Dr. Nadine Burke Harris’s pediatric clinic when it opened in 2007—long before she was named the first surgeon general of California—were referred by teachers and principals. Sitting in her examination rooms back then, in one of San Francisco’s poorest neighborhoods, Burke Harris knew almost immediately that something was amiss. Her young patients arrived with tentative diagnoses of...

Providing meals to hungry students is as important as access to distance learning [edsource.org]

By Camila Barbour, EdSource, September 9, 2020 As a community school manager in Oakland, where I coordinate student support services to increase opportunities for learning, I’m always especially attuned to the trauma that students in my school carry on a daily basis — and to how that burden is even heavier when they come to school hungry. There is an urgent need to ensure these kids get the school meals they rely on. Although the U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced an extension...

How Members stream Portraits of Professional CAREgivers from ACEs Connection this weekend

On Saturday, September 12th and Sunday, September, 13th we will be streaming the documentary Portraits of Professional CAREgivers: Their Passion, Their Pain . For more information about this documentary, please visit here and here . How to Stream Portraits of Professional CAREgivers from ACEsConnection: Join ACEsConnection if you are not already a member (it's free). Join the Transform Trauma with ACEs Science Film Festival Community where the film will be streamed from. Go to the Transform...

After years of attempts, bill to empower nurse practitioners passes Calif. legislature [centerforhealthjournalism.org]

By Kellie Schmitt, Center for Health Journalism, September 1, 2020 A measure that grants California nurse practitioners the ability to practice without physician supervision passed the state legislature Monday, the culmination of a long and contentious legislative journey. The bill gained momentum as the pandemic put a spotlight on health care disparities and workforce shortages. After years of similar attempts , the state legislature passed AB 890, sponsored by Assembly Member Jim Wood,...

California Legislature and Governor Reach Agreement to Close Youth Prison System [imprintnews.org]

By Jeremy Loudenback, The Imprint, August 31, 2020 Over the objections of county governments and local probation agencies, the California Legislature has reached an agreement with Gov. Gavin Newsom to phase out the state’s youth prison system, while raising the age to 25 for some youth to remain in the juvenile justice system. Under the terms of a deal reached on Friday night, beginning on July 1 of next year, the state will stop accepting the majority of youth offenders who are found to...

Protecting our kids' mental health during COVID [ocregister.com]

By Edwin Poon, The Orange County Register, September 8, 2020 There's no doubt the COVID-19 health crisis has affected the mental health of most, if not all, of our population. A recent Kaiser Family Foundation tracking poll found most Americans (53%) now say pandemic-related stress and worry has had a negative impact on their mental health. The study also highlighted the connection between mental and physical health. More than half (52%) of respondents say they have experienced at least one...

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