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June 2018

Tentative dates for the trauma-informed care training of trainers

Hello everyone, The tentative dates for the two-day trauma-informed care training of trainers (TOT) is now the last week of August (Tuesday, August 28-Thursday August 30) in Sacramento. We'll share a save-the-date as soon as the location is secure, and registration will post in July. Participants will also be required to participate in six two-hour remote sessions and one follow-up TOT by winter (at least one in Sacramento and LA), to help to build long-term trainer capacity and peer support...

Running TIC Resource List

This is a running list for trauma-informed care websites and resources that aren't downloadable, so you can access them in one place. I will keep this list updated, and you can always find it under the Running TIC Resource List blog category (this will be the only blog in there). If you have any additional resources, please post a comment below with the link, or send me a private message or email at gdimatteo@rrnetwork.org , and I will add it to the list. As always, feel free to reach out to...

Nearly 20 communities on ACEs Connection launch Community Presentation Trackers

As part of the rollout of Growing Resilient Communities 2.0 late last year, we provided communities with an interactive tool that maps the presentations a local ACEs science initiative does in that community. So far, nearly 20 communities, out of about 150 on ACEs Connection, have launched presentation trackers, including Maryland and Arkansas. (A full list is at the bottom of this blog post.) Growing Resilience Communities 2.0 provides communities basic guidelines to growing their ACEs...

Addressing Trauma in Early Childhood: (Issue Brief 61 - (CHDI) Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut, Inc.)

ARC Supports Parents in Helping Young Children Recover from Trauma Through a five year SAMHSA grant awarded to CHDI as part of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), the Early Childhood Trauma Collaborative (ECTC) is helping to address this gap by training clinicians to use Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competency (ARC), 5 an effective treatment for young children who have experienced trauma and their caregivers. ARC is a behavioral health treatment that supports parents (or...

Trauma-Informed Training & Coaching E-Newsletter June 2018

Contents Updates 2018-19 Emergency Foster Care Bridge Program All County Letter (ACL) Conferences & Trainings Strategies 2.0 Bay Area Learning Community, 6/26 Moving Toward Neuroscience-Based Social Work Conference, 9/21 Webinars & Calls CDSS Bridge Program TA Call, 6/26 Network TIC Training & Coaching Learning Community Call, 7/11 Resources Join your local ACEs Connection community! Highlights from the Bridge Program ACEs Connection Community Staff Recruitment Resources...

Webinar and resources: Creating Trauma-Informed Early Childhood Learning Environments (101)

To see Strategies 2.0's webinar on creating trauma-informed early childhood learning environments, click here: https://attendee.gototraining.com/anytimetrainings/7638586943043063554/registrants/6349740514948050945/anytime.tmpl?branding=15k9n Below is a list of resources on self-regulation and trauma provided at the end of the webinar: Self-regulation https://childmind.org/article/can-help-kids-self-regulation/...

Mental Health and Resilience Month Part 3: Declutter Your Mind

Happy Friday! For this week's mental health and resilience tip, I wanted to give resources on ways to declutter your mind. Some of them are more literal (#6 - declutter your workspace), but most of them are figurative ways to help you feel less stressed and more centered. My personal favorite is #5 - breathe. Taking a slow, deep breath actually lowers your heart rate and blood pressure, which signals to your brain that you're calm, which then makes you feel calmer! You can read the list...

Free Trauma Webinar

Therapists can be challenged to know the right tools when working with families with trauma histories. Dr. Scott Sells, the author of Treating the Traumatized Child: A Step-by-Step Family Systems Approach , is offering a free webinar on using feedback loops. Webinar: Convert Trauma Undercurrents Into Feedback Loops: How to Draw Out “Before” and “After” Feedback Loops for Your Clients Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Time: 1:00-2:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time Cost: Free To register, Click here...

Join your local ACEs Connection community

If you'd like to see trauma-informed care resources and events specific to your city, county, or region, I encourage you to join your local ACEs Connection community! Below is a list of all of the current and upcoming California ACEs Connection communities. Click on the link below to join the community. Alameda County Alpine County (in progress - email Gail - Gkennedy@acesconnection.com ) Amador County (in progress - email Gail - Gkennedy@acesconnection.com ) Berkeley Butte County Del Norte...

CA Meals for Kids - An app to find summer meal locations!

There is a new way to stay updated on Summer Meal sites! The Department of Education released a new, free app called CA Meals for Kids. This application makes it easy to find sites by physical location, custom map, county, city, zip code and partial site name. Users can filter searches by service status and meal types (e.g. lunch, snacks, etc.). Any smart device using Apple, Google Play, or Microsoft stores are available to use. GO HERE to learn more about the APP

Maternal Depression and Intimate Partner Violence: Impacts on Children [aappublications.org]

Among the many adverse childhood experiences, one must consider are the effects of maternal depression and of mothers being the victim of physical or sexual violence. What is the toll of these on children? Neamah et al. ( 10.1542/peds.2017-3457 ) decided to evaluate this by looking at the strength of such an association on the cognitive development as well as physical growth of over a thousand toddlers between 18 to 36 months living in Tanzania. These children underwent developmental testing...

Moving Toward Neuroscience-Based Social Work

Early Registration Now Open! September 21, 2018 Corning, CA Super Early Bird rate $129 now through June 30th . Plus, the first 25 to register using the EarlyEarly discount code get an extra $10 off the Super Early Bird price (a $30 savings over the regular registration fee). Last year's conference in Southern California was so well received, this year we are offering the event in Northern California! The revolution in brain science has important implications for our understanding of human...

Mental Health and Resilience Month Part 2: Mindfulness

For the second week of our mental health and resilience posts, I thought I'd give you a sort of toolkit for mindfulness . The basic principle is to bring awareness into whatever is unfolding in the moment, and just notice the things around (or within) you, free of judgement or categorization. Our thoughts are often in the past or future, and mindfulness allows us to slow down and live in the present. You can practice it while you're eating, walking, working, or just breathing. Mindfulness...

Trauma-informed care in response to adverse childhood experiences

Adverse experiences in childhood have a negative impact on physical and mental health in later life. Using a trauma‐informed model of care helps to support adult survivors, parents and children. Abstract Nurses in all specialties will be aware how common adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are, but will often lack a framework that enables them to understand the effects of ACEs and how to support patients. In the 1990s, ground-breaking research in the US found strong links between ACEs and...

5 Ways Trauma-Informed Care Supports Children's Development

Happy Friday! Below is an excerpt from an article by Child Trends about how trauma-informed care supports children's development. I think it's a nice overview for the trauma-informed work that you're doing - why it's so important, and how it connects to the broader initiative. To see the full article click here . TIC helps service providers, parents, and systems recognize and respond to the needs of children who experience trauma. Each child reacts to trauma differently, but experiencing...

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