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August 2020

Monica Bhagwan with Guy McPherson (www.thetraumatherapistproject.com)

Monica Bhagwan was interview by Guy McPherson of The Trauma Therapist Podcast. Here's a description of this episode. To read the rest of this introduction and to check out the interview of Monica Bhagwan by Guy McPherson, please go this hyperlink. Please know that Monica Bhagwan along with Adrienne Markworth are Community Managers of the ACEs and Nourishment community right here on ACEs Connection. We are proud of the work of our community members and managers.

California moves to consider reparations for slavery (Mercury News)

By Don Thompson, August SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers are setting up a task force to study and make recommendations for reparations to African Americans, particularly the descendants of slaves, as the nation struggles again with civil rights and unrest following the latest shooting of a Black man by police. The state Senate supported creating the nine-member commission on a bipartisan 33-3 vote Saturday. The measure returns to the Assembly for a final vote before lawmakers...

Plans of US Parents Regarding School Attendance for Their Children in the Fall of 2020 [jamanetwork.com]

By Emily Kroshus, Matt Hawrilenko, Pooja S. Tandon, et al., JAMA Pediatrics, August 14, 2020 Key Points Question What do parents plan to do about school attendance in the fall of 2020, and what factors are influencing these plans? Findings In this survey study of 730 US parents of school-aged children, 31% of parents indicated they will probably or definitely keep their child home this fall if schools open for in-person instruction. Factors associated with planning to keep children home were...

Governor Names Sandra Shewry Acting Director California Department of Public Health [chcf.org]

From California Health Care Foundation, August 21, 2020 Sandra Shewry , MPH, MSW, vice president of External Engagement for the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF), has been named acting director of the California Department of Public Health. Shewry joined the foundation in 2011, after spending nearly two decades in leadership roles in state government, including as director of the state’s Department of Health Services from 2004 to 2007. At that time, the position included overseeing...

Tighter federal rule ends free meals for students in California and nationwide (Ukiah Daily Journal)

By Ali Tadayon and Joyce Tagal, August 27, 2020, EdSource. Millions of students and families in California and nationwide who have come to rely on free grab-and-go meals during the past five months of the pandemic may no longer qualify for the food service. Since the start of the Covid-19 closures, school districts have served millions of packaged meals at no cost and without eligibility requirements to all children at food distribution sites made possible by a series of federal waivers, the...

California Youth Mental Health Crisis Worsened by COVID-19 and Must Be Addressed

California Children’s Trust and it’s partner, Breaking Barriers, have released a “ Practical Guide for Financing Social, Emotional and Mental Health in Schools ”, designed to help education leaders and California access millions of dollars of Medi-Cal funding students are entitled to in order to support the social and emotional needs of our students, even more essential during COVID-19. The guide notes that less than half of California’s school districts currently participate in the LEA BOP...

Announcing Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences: Data to Action Funding Opportunity Recipients [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]

August 25, 2020 The CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention announces four recipients of funding from CDC-RFA-CE20-2006: Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences: Data to Action (PACE: D2A) . The awardees will measure, track, and prevent adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in their state. The new recipients are: · Georgia Department of Public Health · Connecticut Office of Early Childhood · Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health · University of Michigan Public Health...

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT! Regulating the Stress Response for Kids: Practical Tips for Primary Care Providers [aces aware.org]

From ACEs Aware, August 2020 This webinar offers practical tips and examples on how providers can incorporate stress regulation strategies into their treatment planning for pediatric patients. Presenters: Share definitions, research, and the clinical response to address toxic stress through stress regulation strategies. Review the Six Stress-Busting Strategies and other ACEs Aware resources. Provide concrete examples and specific strategies on how to speak to patients and caregivers about...

Community Gatherings Offer Healing for Emotional Wounds After Disasters [publicintegrity.org]

By Megan Cattel, The Center for Public Integrity, August 25, 2020 After the Tubbs Fire in 2017, Anabel Garcia felt on edge every time an ambulance siren blared outside her home in Santa Rosa, California. Sirens reminded her of evacuating during the state’s second-deadliest wildfire , which killed 22 and destroyed 5,000 homes. Flames reached as close as five miles from her family’s house. “It terrified us,” Garcia said in Spanish. “But it was scarier having to go through it all a second...

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT! Fundamentals of ACE Screening & Response in Adult Medicine [acesaware.org]

From ACEs Aware, July 2020 With an introduction from California Surgeon General, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, the webinar featured a cross-disciplinary group of providers who have extensive experience with ACE screening and clinical response in adult primary care. The webinar covered: The value of ACE screening and clinical response in family and adult medicine; The science and physiological impacts of ACEs and toxic stress; The ACE screening tool and the ACEs and Toxic Stress Risk Assessment...

WEBINAR! The Repressed Role of Adverse Childhood Experiences in Adult Well-Being, Disease and Social Functioning: Turning Gold into Lead [avahealth.org]

CALIFORNIA ACES ACADEMY, Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT | presented by Dr. Vincent J. Felitti This training will award free CME/CE credits *Priority will be given to Medi-Cal providers* The ACE Study reveals how typically unrecognized adverse childhood experiences are not only common, but causally underlie a number of the most common causes of adult social malfunction, biomedical disease, and premature death. Moreover, it enables one to see that the Public Health Problem is...

ACEs Aware in Action August Newsletter [acesaware.org]

ACEs Aware in Action Summaries of ACEs Aware Grantee Activities Now Available On June 16, 2020, ACEs Aware awarded grants to 100 organizations to expand the reach and impact of the ACEs Aware initiative. A detailed summary of the ACEs Aware grantee activities has been posted on the ACEs Aware Grants page , which includes a brief description, location (region or county), and target population for each grant. Grantees have already started their important work, and they will receive ongoing...

Centering Child Well-Being in Child Support Policy [aspeninstitute.org]

From The Aspen Institute, August 2020 Record levels of job loss, economic instability, and family isolation during the pandemic have raised the child support policy stakes for fathers, families, and communities. Through careful and rigorous research, we know that there is a better way to approach child support policy to build strong families and communities. Across the country - states, counties, and tribes have embraced the research and are modernizing their child support programs through...

With less money and more risk, waves of child-care providers call it quits [latimes.com]

By Rikha Sharma Rani, Los Angeles Times, August 22, 2020 Kirsten Hove and her mom have been taking care of kids in San Francisco for decades. Hove’s mother opened a day-care program in her home in the city’s Marina neighborhood more than 30 years ago. In 2006, Hove and a family friend expanded the business by opening sites in their apartments nearby. The days were long, but the women loved the work. What took years to build, however, was dismantled by the coronavirus in just a few months. [...

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