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August 2019

Webinar: Building Transformational Resilience for Climate Change Traumas and Toxic Stresses

Live Webinar: Building Transformational Resilience for Climate Change Traumas and Toxic Stresses Monday, October 28 th , 2019 12:00-1:30 PM PDT You will learn: how climate change creates personal, family, and community traumas and toxic stresses; how those traumatic stressors trigger feedbacks that expand and aggravate ACEs and many other person, social, community, and societal maladies; why current approaches are woefully inadequate to address what is already occurring and rapidly steaming...

Trauma-informed Care: It Takes More Than a Clipboard and a Questionnaire

California is about to launch an ambitious campaign to train tens of thousands of Medi-Cal providers to screen children and adults up to age 65 for trauma, starting on January 1, 2020. It is well-established that the early identification of trauma and providing the appropriate treatment are critical tools for reducing long-term health care costs for both children and adults. Research has shown that individuals who experienced a high number of traumatic childhood events are likely to die...

Pelosi, Speier talk gun control at a San Francisco town hall [San Francisco Chronicle]

(From left to right) State Surgeon General Nadine Burke Harris, Rep. Jackie Speier, and Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, participate in a town hall meeting on gun violence at Lincoln High School in San Francisco, Calif., on Tuesday, August 27 Photo: Yalonda M. James / The Chronicle Editor's note: In her role as state surgeon general, Dr. Harris addressed gun violence as preventable and important to treat as a public health issue. She said that in 2017, there were...

California Leads Multistate Lawsuit Over Migrant Children Detention Rules [politico.com]

By Angela Hart, Politico, August 26, 2019 California will lead a multistate lawsuit against the Trump administration challenging a proposed federal regulation that would lift court-granted protections for young migrant detainees, allowing immigration authorities to detain children indefinitely — in quarters they see fit. The lawsuit, to be filed Monday in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, challenges the Trump administration rule seeking to invalidate the 1997 Flores...

Leaders in SF public housing deal with their own and community trauma head on

Sengthong Sithounnolat, Jeris Woodson, Donald Greene, Ashley Blanco On a recent Saturday, 10 people gather around a table at the offices of Trauma Transformed in Oakland, Calif., where quotes from figures like Frederick Douglas, Nelson Mandela, and Coretta Scott King grace one wall as light streams in from a skylight above. The group is known as the Resident Warriors, which meets weekly. One participant talks of her recovery from addiction and her mother’s murder. Another mentions being...

How Fixing California’s Housing Crisis Is Like Playing Whac-a-Mole [nytimes.com]

By Jill Cowan, The New York Times, August 21, 2019 Like a game of Whac-a-Mole. That’s how Jenny Schuetz, a researcher with the Brookings Institution, described the task for California lawmakers if they want to get cities to build more apartments. It’s clear that the state needs them. Homeless advocates point straight to overpriced and scarce housing when they explain conditions on the streets. “More supply” is a kind of mantra for developers who say cutting red tape to build new homes is the...

Dr. Mona Delahooke Will Present at The Trauma-Responsive Schools Conference in California

Have you been hearing all the buzz about Dr. Mona Delahooke's new book, Beyond Behaviors ? In my opinion, it’s the best new book of 2019. Dr. Delahooke is a practicing pediatric clinical psychologist of thirty years. She is gaining critical acclaim and grassroots support for challenging the prevalent and pervasive behaviorist bias in schools. As a result, she is an emerging authority in the growing revolution to re-interpret children's misbehavior. She highlights much of the books' content...

WEBINAR: Amplify Impact from National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation on 8/29

High-quality early childhood education (ECE) has an enormous positive impact on lifelong health, serving as a protective factor against adult disease and disability. Children who receive high-quality ECE stay in school longer and earn more income as adults, helping to close the income inequality gap. Yet parents sometimes struggle to access or pay for available programs, and only about 16% of children who were eligible for federal childcare subsidies in 2015 received them. Given the high...

Join the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) Executive Steering Committee

There's another important opportunity to determine if and how new state money will support community-based youth development services. The Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) has a new duty to distribute around $26 Million of new tax money raised from Proposition 64, which decriminalized adult use of marijuana. The BSCC is allowed to spend the money on "public health and safety programs" that can include local youth substance abuse prevention and intervention programs, but also...

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