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CALIFORNIA ACES ACADEMY WEBINAR SERIES LIVE & ON-DEMAND [avahealth.org]

American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) in collaboration with the Academy on Violence and Abuse (AVA), the California Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (CAPSAC), and the Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. (CIR), are working to support California's ACEsAware initiative. The CALIFORNIA ACES ACADEMY webinar series is one effort to promote and educate MediCal providers and others about the ACEsAware initiative throughout the state. To register for a...

Building Resilience in These Uncertain Times [American Academy of Pediatrics]

The fear and stress families are experiencing during COVID-19 offers the chance to build lifelong resilience in children and teens. To assist you during this challenging time, the American Academy of Pediatrics is offering this free online-exclusive chapter from Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg’s book, Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings, 4 th edition . The special bonus chapter includes expanded information about building resilience during this pandemic, including...

Govenor Newsom Signs Brady's Bills into Law (ca.bradyunited.org)

We just received word that Governor Newsom signed microstamping bill, AB 2847! We'd like to thank Assembly Members Chiu & Gabriel, and coauthoring Assembly Members Bauer-Kahan, Gipson, Gloria, Muratsuchi, M. Stone, Ting, and Wicks. We'd also like to thank coauthoring Senators Jackson & Wiener, and of course, Governor Newsom. Congratulations to the thousands of Brady supporters who helped steward this lifesaving bill through the state legislature and onto the governor's desk. Your...

A Better Normal- Education Upended, A Focus on Educator Wellness and Resilience with special guest Bryan Clement, MEd

Please join us on 10/15 along with special guest Bryan Clement, MEd from Dovetail Learning as we discuss educator well-being. Educators are being asked to learn and grow professionally and personally during this unique time. During this week's session you will explore your own self-awareness regarding your 'protective patterns' and learn practical skills for resilience to remain 'centered' while navigating telehealth support and teaching at a distance. As a trauma informed, healing centered...

Developing a Resilient Organizational Culture Can Start at Home

“So I want to get this straight...in our family, when something gets tough, we just give it away?” That’s what Jill Stamm’s daughter, who was six years old at the time, asked her parents after they concluded they would have to find another home for their rambunctious puppy who was destroying furniture and eating everything in sight. Stamm was stunned. That was not a value she embraced at all...

Now Available: Provider Attestation Data Request Form [acesaware.org]

From ACEs Aware, October 2020 ACEs Provider Attestation Data Request Form Entities that bill Medi-Cal may now submit a request for the list of providers that have completed the ACEs Aware training and are eligible to bill Medi-Cal. This attestation data should be used for program implementation purposes only. If you are a provider interested in completing the ACEs Provider Training Attestation Form, please visit the Medi-Cal website . [ Please click here to access Attestation Data Request...

On the Frontlines: Nonprofits Led by People of Color Confront COVID-19 and Structural Racism [buildingmovement.org]

Building Movement Project’s latest report, On the Frontlines: Nonprofits Led by People of Color Confront COVID-19 and Structural Racism , shines a spotlight on how 2020’s social upheavals are affecting people of color-led (POC) nonprofit organizations and their communities, programs, leadership, and financial sustainability. BMP surveyed 433 nonprofit leaders of color and conducted 41 in-depth interviews over the past few months to understand the impact of leading during times of crisis and...

Reaching for Resilience

By Iridain Casarez, October 1, 2020, North Coast Journal. New programs were beginning to address the traumatic foundation of Humboldt's health problems. Then came COVID. Mary Ann Hansen probably understands the landscape of early childhood education in Humboldt County better than most. Before she became the director of First 5 Humboldt in 2015, she worked as a full-time lecturer in the Child Development Department at Humboldt State University and had been the head preschool teacher at the...

Voter Education Toolkit (CDPH)

In English and Spanish The Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Division (MCAH) and the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Division partnered to develop a new voter education toolkit with social media content and flyers that encourages voter participation in the 2020 General Election. This toolkit provides additional information about the voting process, becoming a poll worker and helping others register to vote. These flyers and posts below are part of a Center for Family Health - Health...

Introducing 'A Better Normal': Real Talk With Rafael! October 16, 2020, 12pm PDT

Real Talk with Rafael is joining the A Better Normal (ABN) webinar series. Real Talk with Rafael i s designed to give the ACEs Connection community and guests an opportunity to have a safe space to talk about issues around the intersections of race, identity, and toxic stress. For those of you who attended the ABN “Episode 32: Reinterpreting American Identity, A Community Discussion” , you’ll recognize that Real Talk with Rafael is very similar, and will continue these conversations over...

Behavioral health issues deepen among local youth experiencing homelessness [bizjournals.com]

By Erin Bernall, San Francisco Business Times, October 5, 2020 For young people experiencing homelessness, each day begins in search of urgent basics, such as food and safety. This quest is compounded with threats of violence and exploitation, uncertainty and distrust, and extreme stress, all of which can impact health and wellness for this vulnerable group of young people ages 12-24. In San Francisco, an estimated one in five individuals experiencing homelessness is under the age of 25, and...

Northern California clinic pilots ACEs screening, focuses on equity

This story is part of an occasional series where we check in with physicians who are launching ACEs screening in California. This is the first snapshot of the Solano County Family Health Service’s pilot in its Vacaville Clinic. In 2017, Dr. Shandi Fuller, a pediatrician at the Solano County Family Health Services in Northern California, was inspired by the groundbreaking film Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope , which reinforced her belief in the importance of...

'A Better Normal:' Can universal ACEs screening be equitable? -- Concerns and solutions

Can universal ACEs screening be equitable? A conversation about concerns and solutions. When: Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2-3:30 pm PDT/5-6:30 pm EDT This webinar explores what it takes to ensure that equity is built into the process of screening and providing support for families who have experienced trauma and want help. REGISTER HERE Background At the beginning of this year, California, through the ACEs Aware initiative began rolling out universal screening for adverse childhood experiences (ACEs),...

Webinar on youth mental wellbeing during COVID-19 and beyond

Join us on Wed., Oct. 14 for a free webinar about preventing trauma and suicide through in-school and out-of-school supports As the school year gets underway, local governments and community-based partners across the country are seeking to increase support for young people and prevent adverse childhood experiences and youth suicide. The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the lives of millions of children across the US. The education system has pivoted toward online learning and hybrid models...

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