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February 2020

Twenty Years in the Making: CHCF's Funding of Health Care Journalism [chcf.org]

By Steven Birenbaum and Sally Mudd, California Health Care Foundation, February 21, 2020 For-profit journalism has undergone seismic changes to its business model during the last 15 years. The steady stream of advertising revenue that made the industry profitable for so long is now gone. As a direct result, the infrastructure of local and beat journalism has suffered dramatic losses of capacity and quality. This is one of the prime reasons it is essential for philanthropies, for the...

Mark your calendar for March 10 tweet chat on CA ACEs screening!

Hey ACEs Connection communities! Please join us for a boisterous tweet chat about ACEs screening in California on March 10 at 10 am Pacific/ 1 pm Eastern for #SaludTues, hosted by @saludamerica and co-hosted by @CYWSanFrancisco, @acesconnection and @CHCShealth. Get your thumbs ready, and spread the word! What: Tweet chat Who: Salud America, co-hosted by Center for Youth Wellness, ACEs Connection and Center for Health Care Strategies. When: Tuesday, March 10, 10am Pacific/ 1 pm Eastern Why:...

CA ACEs Aware Initiative webinar provides roadmap for ACEs screening

What is the economic toll of ACEs in the State of California? $112.5 billion , said California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris to attendees of a webinar on February 26. That cost, she said, was one clear reason that she and other early adopters of screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences are urging their fellow health care providers in California to join the ACEs Aware Initiative that launched at the beginning of the year. In January, the State of California put screening...

CRI's Search for National Resilience Champions

CRI is the nation’s first Resilience community network and a national leader in the effort to create and support inclusive, equitable and healthy communities who understand, model and promote the common language of safety, connection and love. Contextual community resilience is our emphasis and helping to share that message is our passion. Why did CRI create a national resiliency award? Malcolm Gladwell defined a tipping point as ‘the moment of critical mass, the threshold, the boiling...

Need 45 Trauma-Informed Practitioners or Clinicians For Study on Using a Brain Regulation Headband-Bellabee Designed To Help Trauma Survivors Regulate Their Brains.

Need 45 Trauma-Informed Practitioners or Clinicians For Study on Using a Brain Regulation Headband-Bellabee Designed To Help Trauma Survivors Regulate Their Brains. All trauma informed practitioners who are suffering with or who work with adults or children suffering with C-PTSD, PTSD, Developmental Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, ADHD & Sleep Disorders are welcome to apply to be considered for this study. The deadline to request and submit your application is: March 20, 2020 As a trauma...

Childhood Trauma Linked to Poor Health. Can Parents Find Help in Stanislaus County [modbee.com]

By Chrisanna Mink, The Modesto Bee, February 25, 2020 Aguilar is tall with the lean, athletic physique of a soccer player, casually confident and with a magnetic smile. It’s hard to imagine that a little more than a year ago, the 14-year-old was suffering with ticks that caused his head and neck to jerk to the side, incapacitating headaches and sometimes, body twitches. His body was trying to cope with mental distress after witnessing the frightening event of a gang member threatening to...

New Navigation Center for Transitional Age Youth Approved [patch.com]

From Patch, February 26, 2020 On Tuesday, February 25, the Board of Supervisors approved the lease for a new 75-bed Navigation Center at 888 Post Street. Mayor London N. Breed and Supervisor Aaron Peskin sponsored the legislation to create the Navigation Center to serve Transitional Age Youth (ages 18-24) experiencing homelessness. 888 Post Street will become the City's first Navigation Center for young people ages 18-24. The Navigation Center model provides low-barrier shelter so young...

Californians Want Better Mental Health Care. Can the State Deliver? [calhealthreport.org]

By Claudia Boyd-Barrett, California Health Report, February 25, 2020 California’s top health priority should be making sure that people who need mental health treatment can get it, over 90 percent of respondents said in a recent poll. More than half of those surveyed by the California Health Care Foundation said their communities do not have enough mental health providers to meet the need. People of color often feel the lack of access more acutely, researchers found, with 75 percent of black...

Webinar: Trauma-Sensitive Schools

Join the Center for Partnership Studies on Thursday, March 19, 2020 from 4 pm – 5:30 pm Pacific Time/ 7 pm – 8:30 pm Eastern Time for the Trauma-Sensitive Schools: Shifting to Partnership in Education and Society webinar — a timely online dialogue with Dr. Mary Crnobori, BCBA, Khayree Bey, BBSc, M.Ed. and Dr. Riane Eisler. Hear about what it takes to implement effective, compassionate, trauma-sensitive practices at all levels in public school systems, from whole-district initiatives to...

FREE Webinar - Measuring Trauma-Informed Care

The Traumatic Stress Institute (TSI) is hosting a FREE webinar for leaders in health, trauma, and trauma-informed care (TIC) to preview the new Online ARTIC , a cutting-edge online tool for measuring TIC. Register today here . The Attitudes Related to Trauma-Informed Care (ARTIC) Scale is one of the only validated measures of TIC. It measures professional and para-professional attitudes toward TIC, has been used globally by over 200 entities, and administered to 25,000 respondents. First...

UCSF 2020 Chancellor’s Health Policy Lecture Series Summary

By Sonia Ghandi, UCSF GRACE Initiative, February 26, 2020 UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies held its annual Chancellor’s Health Policy Lecture Series on February 13 th , 2020. This Lecture Series was established in 2006 with the aim to highlight the important role and impact of health policy on the UCSF community by brining outstanding health policy leaders to the UCSF campus. This year’s lecture was given by Nadine Bruke Harris, MD, MPH, FAAP, on applying the science of...

A Trauma-informed, Resiliency-based Community of Practice for Prison Educators

An article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review titled " How Philanthropy Can Create Public Systems Change " describes how Renewing Communities, a five-year, multifunder initiative aimed increasing education of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated students by California’s public colleges and universities, partnered with the NYU McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research in order to address educator burnout through a trauma-informed and resiliency-based community of practice.

Kids Day at the Capitol Art Contest

Calling all kids! In celebration of children and families during CAP Month and in honor of Kids Day at the Capitol, we invite you to enter to win the 2nd Annual Art Contest! The theme this year is "My Hero". Show us what a hero means to you and submit your entries by March 22, 2020. Click here for contest information: http://www.thecapcenter.org/ admin/upload/kids%20art% 20contest%2005-30-2019.pdf

Kids Day at the Capitol on 4/23

Mark your calendar for Kids Day at the Capitol occurring on the east lawn of the California State Capitol on Thursday, April 23 from 10:00 am – 1:30 pm. The Office of Child Abuse Prevention and The Child Abuse Prevention Center proudly partner to host Kids Day at the Capitol. This will be a fun-filled, educational event with a lot of free activities for kids. The event will include guest speakers, performances and various activities for youth and children. Numerous statewide public agencies...

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