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The California Essentials for Childhood Initiative uses a public health and collective impact approach to align and enhance collaborative efforts to promote safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for children, youth and families through systems, policy and social norms change.

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Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG

Despite the sight of empty shelves in grocery stores, the U.S. has enough food. It even has enough toilet paper.  

Daniel Stanton, a supply chain expert and author of “Supply Chain Management for Dummies,” was quoted in this article from CNBC Make It: “All the grocery stores are going to have pallets of toilet paper sitting in the aisles, and nobody is going to buy it, because who needs to buy toilet paper when you’ve got a year’s worth sitting in your garage?”

And water? Most people can just turn on the tap!!!

As scary as the this coronavirus is, it could be worse. Much worse. Think of the recent displacement of one million people in Syria who fled bombed-out homes and have nowhere to go. Most of us in the U.S. still have our homes, food, basic medical services. And when this is over, we'll create a new normal that I hope will be more inclusive in providing benefits and assistance to people who can't thrive because our policies, which don't incorporate knowledge about ACEs science, smother their spirits and lives.  

Our big brains can deal with this pandemic in a creative, thoughtful way. Of course, as this community knows, the best way to do that is to not flip your lid, to stay in your prefrontal cortex, to stay out of amygdala brain, and to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system. If we do that individually, that helps our organizations, systems and communities because, well, we are those organizations, systems and communities. And staying in the fronts of our brains not only keeps us from buying things we don't need, but it also helps us look out for people who may actually need food or toilet paper or housing or an Internet connection or laptop while their kid's out of school. 

On Friday, March 20, 2020, you're invited to join me to talk about how we, as a community, can continue to guide and educate ourselves about to deal with the effects of the spread of Covid-19, and how to continue those efforts with people who don't yet know about ACEs science. And, given this last week, how we can provide more support to stay in the front of our brains instead of feeding our amygdala. 

We're thinking about doing a short webinar or discussion three or four days a week, beginning next week, with people from our community who have new ideas as well as time-tested ideas about how to our overcome our new challenges. Each convo or webinar will be no more than 30 minutes, sometimes less. 

We'd like to know: Is this a good thing to do? What topics should we address? Whom do you want to talk with or listen to? What or who would give your day a real lift? Details on how to join the Zoom call are below.

ACEs Connection is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: ACEs Connection Community Discussion with Jane Stevens
Time: Mar 20, 2020 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 473 810 832

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