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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,...

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