El Dorado County (CA) ACEs Connection

Our mission is to prevent and heal adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) by promoting ideas, policies, and practices that increase awareness, compassion, and resilience in El Dorado County. Our vision is that everyone thrives in a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment.

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NAMI Family-to-Family Training Sessions

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This is a FREE 12-session, 32-hour-class for parents/caregivers/family/friends of adults and older teens with severe mental illness. Curriculum: Brain biology, schizophrenia, major depression, mania and hypomania, Psychosis NOS, schizoaffective disorder, mood disorders, post traumatic stress disorder, borderline personality disorder, anxiety disorders, dual diagnosis (co-occurring substance abuse or addiction of any kind), basics about the brain, problem solving skills to...

Nominate a Trauma-Informed Care Champion: #TICchampion

Becoming a trauma-informed organization requires clear communication about the transformation process, and support from staff at all levels of an organization. Often these efforts are spearheaded by “trauma-informed care champions”— individuals committed to raising awareness regarding the health effects of trauma and toxic stress and improving care for people who have experienced trauma. This week, the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) invites you to recognize people around you who...

NAMI Family & Friends Seminar

NAMI Family & Friends is a free, 90 minute seminar that informs and supports family members, partners, friends and significant others who have loved ones with a mental health condition. Participants learn about diagnoses, treatment, recovery, communication strategies, crisis preparation and NAMI resources. Seminar leaders are also family members and know what it is like to have a loved one with a mental health condition. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

OCAP grants announced, applications due by 12-14-18

The Office of Child Abuse and Prevention ( OCAP ) recently announced a funding opportunity that may align with the work of California based ACEs champions. Please see the details below, the OCAP Grants link, and the attached document for further details. Copied from the website : The Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP) administers federal grants, contracts, and state programs designed to promote best practices and innovative approaches to child abuse prevention, intervention, and...

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development's (GO-Biz) Community Reinvestment Grant Program (CRGP)

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) has $10 million in its budget this year for its Community Reinvestment Grant Program (CRGP) and plans to make these grants to community-based non-profits and local health departments by June 2019 . The goal of this grant is to support communities disproportionately affected by past federal and state drug policies. This week, GO-Biz kicked off by leading the first 15 local workshops in California which will run through the...

Highlights from the September 27, 2018 Sierra Learning Community

Highlights of the September 27, 2018 Sierra Learning Community Link to the recording: View the 9.27.18 Learning Community Event For the first of four Sierra Learning Communities focused on resiliency, Matthew Reddam, LMFT, from Trauma Transformed presented on the Trauma Informed Systems Approach, and how it can be utilized to foster resilience in agencies, communities and the families we serve. Matt shared how a trauma informed system is one that realizes, recognizes, responds and resists...

Community Discussion For Families

Are you a foster/resource family? A guardian/kinship family? An adoptive family? What are your family's needs...more support...respite...social activities...trauma-informed therapists...adoption support? We want to hear from you! Join us for an evening discussion which will be facilitated by the North American Council on Adoptable Children. Together we can strengthen our families! Handouts on adoption tips will be provided. Resource/foster families will receive training hours for attendance.

Community Discussion For Professionals/CBOs About Family Needs

Do you work with families who are caring for children who are in foster care, in guardianships, or have been adopted? What can our community do in order to better meet these families' and children's needs? Join us for a discussion that will be facilitated by the North American Council on Adoptable Children. With your input, we will explore the Community Champions Network concept that can strengthen our community. When: Tuesday, September 25th from 1:00pm-3:00pm Where: The Cameron Park...

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