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San Diego Trauma-Informed Guide Team Membership / Visitor Meeting 5.7.21

I. Networking (12:15 - 12:30) II. Welcome (12:30 pm - 12:35 pm) - Chairs Dana Brown and Linda Ketterer * Type Name/Organization/Role in Chat Box * Celebrate New Members (2nd Membership Meeting) III. Grounding Activity (12:35 pm - 12:40 pm) IV. Communication Committee Support (12:40 pm - 12:41 pm) V. SDTIGT YouTube Channel (12.41 pm - 12:45 pm) San Diego Trauma-Informed Guide Team - YouTube VI. Presentation: Unite US (12:45 pm - 1:35 pm) Dr. Eric Hazzard and Moira Kenney VII. San Diego County...

Mother Nature’s Buffer Against Adverse Childhood Experiences

Earth Day has blossomed into a month-long celebration in April focusing on getting outdoors, appreciating nature and coming together as a community all of which are important in our work as ACEs Aware grantees. Recently, “spending time in nature” was added to the list of ways to practice self-care in relation to Adverse Childhood Experiences. The idea behind the self-care practices is to regulate an overactive stress response which can be heightened due to exposure to ACEs and lead to toxic...

Local Organizations Join Together To Build HOPE and Resiliency in San Diego’s Children

April is National Month of Hope. While hope is something we all need right now as we surpass one year of the COVID pandemic, HOPE (Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences) means something different in our work as ACEs Aware grantees. The YMCA of San Diego County , San Diego State University Social Policy Institute , San Diego Accountable Community for Health (SDACH) and American Academy of Pediatrics – California Chapter 3 are combining efforts as ACEs Aware grantees to work with...

2016 Regional Restorative Justice & Restorative Practices Summit (Human Relations Commission)

What is Restorative Justice? "Restorative justice is a process to involve, to the extent possible, those who have a stake in a specific offense and to collectively identify and address harms, needs and obligations, in order to heal and put things as right as possible." What was the purpose of this summit? "The purpose of this summit is to raise awareness about Restorative Justice and Restorative Practices and the benefits to the community including victims, offenders, and society. The goal...

City of San Diego COVID-19 Housing Stability Assistance Program

The City of San Diego COVID-19 Housing Stability Assistance Program helps to pay past-due, unpaid rent and utilities for individuals and families with low income in the City of San Diego who experience financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Households with income at or below 80 percent of San Diego’s Area Median Income ($92,400 per year for a family of four) may qualify if they are obligated to pay rent, have experienced a reduction in income or other financial hardship due to...

Game Night Youth Coalition (SAY SD)

SAY San Diego invites you to join us for a virtual escape room game night! Unwind and have fun while you learn more about how you can get involved, have your voice heard, and be around other rising leaders in Southeastern SD. The first 100 youth to RSVP before March 31st get a large pizza delivered to their house for FREE! YOUTH COALITION April 5th, 2021 @ 5:30 PM via Zoom Scan or click the QR Code & RSVP by March 31st Open tinyurl.com/SESDGameNight This project is partially funded by...

New KidsData.org Release: Positive Childhood Experiences During COVID-19 [positiveexperience.org/blog]

By Loren McCullough and Dr. Bob Sege, 3/11/21, positiveexperience.org/blog What’s going on with families during the COVID pandemic? In partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics , Prevent Child Abuse America , and with assistance and financial support from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) , The Lucile Packard Foundation , the California Department of Public Health , and KidsData.org , we surveyed California parents, to find out how they are doing during the...

‘Racism is a Public Health Crisis': San Diego County Board of Supervisors Passes Resolution (nbcnews.com)

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 Tuesday to declare “racism a public health crisis,” passing policies to combat racism locally and create equitable response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Chair Nathan Fletcher and Vice Chair Nora Vargas introduced the resolution to address systemic racism last week. "In declaring racism as a public health crisis, we are acknowledging that racism underpins the health inequities throughout the region," said Fletcher. According to the supervisors,...

ACEs Aware Provider Training

This training series for primary care, acute care, and behavioral health providers focuses on “Advancing Trauma-Informed Communities” and improving knowledge and capacity for utilizing community resources in the referral process. The goals of these trainings are to: a) increase provider insight into ACEs prevalence, b) develop screening capacity, c) explore tools to assess your local communities who experience ACEs, and d) identify strategies to facilitate a warm handoff by utilizing...

Fentanyl Warning in San Diego County (hhsa.livewellsd.org)

Please disseminate the attached information: As you may already be aware, San Diego County is currently experiencing a marked increase in deadly drug overdoses from fentanyl which is often being marketed to substance users as other drugs, including prescription oxycodone (blue pills), cocaine and methamphetamine. Attached are informational flyers about fentanyl and a public awareness campaign that will be coming out soon. It is important that all substance users and potential substance users...

San Diego Unified School District Changes Grading System to ‘Combat Racism' (nbcsandiego.com)

Students will no longer be graded based on a yearly average, or on how late they turn in assignments. Those are just some of the major grading changes approved this week by California's second-largest school district. The San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) is overhauling the way it grades students. Board members say the changes are part of a larger effort to combat racism. “This is part of our honest reckoning as a school district,” says SDUSD Vice President Richard Barrera. “If we’re...

Leaders in diversity, inclusion honored for contributions to San Diego’s communities (sandiegouniontribune.com)

Local leaders and organizations in San Diego dedicated to serving some of the most vulnerable and under-served communities were recognized for their contributions Monday during RISE San Diego’s fourth annual awards ceremony. RISE San Diego, which creates leadership opportunities for diverse individuals in San Diego, distributed seven Inclusive Leadership in Action Awards during an online presentation, instead of an in-person event at the Joe and Vi Jacobs Center dining hall. The Mothers with...

La Jolla pediatric office to pilot new childhood trauma screening, citing importance during COVID-19 [lajollalight.com]

By Ashley Mackin-Solomon, La Jolla Light, September 28, 2020 A La Jolla pediatric office is one of a select few to pilot a new screening and treatment program for adverse childhood experiences, known as ACEs, as a way to lessen the possible long-term negative health effects associated with them. Through an initiative known as ACEs Aware, a first-of-its-kind effort led by the California surgeon general’s office and the Department of Health Care Services to cut ACEs and related stress in half...

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