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.

Recent Blog Posts

Highlights and Resources from the February 7, 2019 Strategies 2.0 Sierra Regional Learning Community: Promoting Resilience using a Trauma-Informed Approach, Emphasizing Partnerships with Behavioral Health Systems.

Growing knowledge and networks for professionals working with families The third Sierra Learning Community in the four-part Building Resiliency Series focused on: Promoting Resilience using a Trauma-Informed Approach, Emphasizing P artnerships with Behavioral Health Systems. Together we explored successful approaches to support the behavioral health needs of children and families living in rural communities. View the recording of the event by clicking here: 2.7.19 Sierra Learning Community...

Starting & Growing Resilient Communities: Series Overview [Video]

The first session of the Starting & Growing Resilient Communities: Online & IRL (In Real Life) was a success. Over 100 ACEs Connection members tuned in despite some issues with registration. I have embedded the video in this post. You have also find the video on the ACEs Connection site here . If you have any questions about the series, please contact Ingrid Cockhren , TN & Midwest Community Facilitator.

Governor Newsom announces Nadine Burke Harris to be CA's first-ever surgeon general

Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the appointment of Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, a national leader in pediatric medicine, to serve as California’s first-ever surgeon general. There is overwhelming consensus in the scientific community around early warning signs and childhood determinants of serious health outcomes. As surgeon general, Dr. Burke Harris will urge policymakers at every level of government and leaders across the state to consider the social determinants of health, especially...

Resilience: Film and Discussion on January 31, 2019

Thursday, January 31st, 6:30-8:30pm at The El Dorado County Office of Education, Building B, Room 2, Placerville Join us to watch Resilience, the documentary film that explains the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the new movement to treat and prevent Toxic Stress. After the film we will discuss and share ways to build resiliency in ourselves and the children in our lives. This event is brought to you by Foster and Kinship Care Education of The El Dorado Center at Folsom...

Free Monthly Dance Event at El Dorado County Fairgrounds

DOSE OF DANCE (flyers attached here & under resources link) (Brought to you by the El Dorado ACEs Collaborative Community Sector Work Group) WHO: All are welcome! WHAT: FREE, early morning dance event to “set the tone” for your month. Water and snacks available to purchase or bring your own. WHEN: 6-8AM on the following dates- 2/4, 3/4, 4/8, 5/6, 7/1, 8/5, 9/9, 10/7, 11/4, 12/2 WHERE: EDC Fairgrounds Organ Room (enter through iron gates on Placerville Drive, Organ room left of the Forni...

Survey: Creating a Resilient Capital Region

Hi All, Happy New Year! We're excited to start 2019 with a new community survey that aims to gather input on climate change, housing, transportation, and other related issues. Survey responses will be used to inform ongoing regional planning efforts including the Capital Region Urban Heat Island Mitigation Project. We hope that you can take this survey as well as share it with your networks! The survey is available in English, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Arabic, Farsi,...

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...

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