Follow This Blog

August 2018

The Governor of California Signs a Bill Ending Money Bail [psmag.com]

California Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed legislation that ended money bail in California. The bill abolishes paying money as a condition of release from jail pre-trial. The money-bail system has been consistently criticized as unfair to low-income people: Unable to afford bail, poorer people were forced to spend more time in prison pre-trial. Hoping to resolve these inequalities—and compelled by years of activism —state legislators put forward legislation that sought to replace...

The shrunken California Dream: Just keeping a place to live (calmatters.org)

On any given night in California there are about 134,000 people without a home, according to annual data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. That’s nearly the equivalent to the population of Pasadena or Roseville, sleeping on the street, on a bench or in a shelter. California’s homeless population jumped 13.7 percent between 2016 and 2017. Beginning today, the California Dream media collaboration is rolling out an exploration of why people fall into homelessness—and...

Childhood Trauma Can Mean Early Death. This California Mom Wants to Beat the Odds [KQED The CA Report]

After a very diff icult upbringing and early adulthood, Sabrina Hanes is doing everything she can to overcome the trauma she experienced and give her daughter, Aroara, the best possible life. (Anne Wernikoff/KQED) . Listen to the full 30 min special report on the CA Report by Laura Klivans and Anne Wernikoff. Such a powerful story of a powerful young woman, Sabrina Hanes, a nd a great and thorough overview of the ACE study told from the story of Sabrina. Also read the accompanying article...

El Dorado ACEs Collaborative Celebrates its 3rd Year of Accomplishments!

12.5 percent of people have 4 or more ACEs. FOUR! This statistic really hit me today as I attended my second El Dorado ACEs Collaborative meeting since starting my time with El Dorado County as a Community Health Advocate. I work in the Community Hubs program in which ACEs is at the heart of all we do, and today’s meeting solidified the importance of that. ACEs are a new topic to me but a fascinating one at that. I didn’t realize prior to coming to EDC that so much of a person’s overall...

In San Francisco, Opioid Addiction Treatment Offered on the Streets [nytimes.com]

The addiction treatment program at Highland Hospital’s emergency room is only one way that cities and health care providers are connecting with people in unusual settings. Another is in San Francisco, where city health workers are taking to the streets to find homeless people with opioid use disorder and offering them buprenorphine prescriptions on the spot. The city is spending $6 million on the program in the next two years, partly in response to a striking increase in the number of people...

With an epidemic of mental illness on the streets, counties struggle to spend huge cash reserves (latimes.com)

When California voters passed a tax on high-income residents in 2004, backers said it would make good on the state’s “failed promise” to help counties pay for the treatment of the mentally ill. After nearly 15 years, Proposition 63 — the Mental Health Services Act — has steered billions of dollars to the counties across the state. But huge sums remain unspent at a time when mental illness has become an epidemic among the homeless population. As of June 2017, $1.6 billion was being held in...

California Allocates $1 Million to Improve Mental Health of Native American Youth (calhealthreport.org)

While mental health resources for Native American youth are sparse throughout California, the state has taken a modest step to support Albers and his peers by earmarking more than $1 million for Native American youth as part of the first-ever statewide Youth Reinvestment Fund. The fund, which Gov. Jerry Brown signed into the 2018-19 budget, aims to keep vulnerable youth populations out of the criminal justice system by instead supporting more community and health interventions. While there...

Fresno County Launches $111 Million Mental Health Push For Children

Listen Here We’re at the start of another school year. And that means more than just a focus on basic academic skills. In Fresno County, there’s a new push to address mental health and wellbeing. It’s part of a five year, $111 million dollar campaign that’s called “All 4 Youth” that’s bringing together the county’s office of education and the behavioral health department. We spoke with director Dawan Utecht to learn more about how the program aims to expand everything from suicide prevention...

Looking for childcare in Fresno? Be ready for waitlists, high costs and to quit your job (fresnobee.com)

A new study from the UC Berkeley Early Childhood Think Tank and the American Institutes for Research found that the San Joaquin Valley doesn’t have enough daycare and preschool spots for its population of young children, which will continue to grow through 2030. The shortage affects both middle- and working-class families, the latter of whom face waits for subsidies while the former shoulder steep tuition costs for full-time care. Both groups have to contend with a scarcity of openings in...

Youth in California’s Central Valley are reclaiming region's activist roots (edsource.org)

Decades after civil rights icons Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta brought worldwide attention to the plight of farm workers in California’s Central Valley , a new generation of activists are making an impact in the region — with the focus now on the myriad issues facing young people and efforts to get them involved in civic affairs. The issues — which include poverty, environmental justice, immigrant rights and the school-to-prison pipeline — are not new to the cities and towns that dot the...

Sutter, Kaiser and other providers work to fight ‘eye-opening’ physician burnout levels (sacbee.com)

In recent years, the Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society has turned its focus to caring for caregivers. The medical society, one of the oldest medical societies in the west, celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, is attempting to curb the effects of physician burnout through its Joy of Medicine program. The program is a multi-disciplinary approach to address burnout by encouraging wellness and resiliency among physicians in the region. It was designed with input from all of the...

Post
© 2020 ACEsConnection.com. All rights reserved.
×
×
×
×