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OC United RESPITE program (Resources, Education and Support for Parents/Interventions for Trauma-Sensitive Environments)

OC United’s RESPITE program provides resources, education, and support for parents through respite and interventions for trauma-sensitive environments. Over 50% of foster parents stop fostering their first year. The challenges are unique and often overwhelming. To meet this need OC United created their RESPITE program (Resources, Education, and Support for Parents | Interventions for Trauma-Sensitive Environments). RESPITE provides support groups, parent trainings, date nights, wellness...

Discipline reform gets boost in California budget (

Tucked inside last week’s state budget deal was some good news for California’s school discipline reform advocates — an additional $15 million for tackling issues such as bullying and trauma students have experienced, and training teachers and administrators in alternatives to traditional approaches to discipline. The $15 million will go to both the Orange County Department of Education and the Butte County Department of Education, which will contract with a college or university to develop...

California bishops: The mental health care system is broken (

The Catholic bishops of California on May 1 released “ Hope and Healing ,” a pastoral letter on the care of those who struggle with mental illness . “People who suffer from severe and persistent mental illnesses are among the most misunderstood, ignored and unjustly stigmatized members of our society,” the bishops write in the passionate and strongly worded statement. “For them, our communities and parishes should be places of refuge and healing, not places of rejection or judgment.” “There...


Seeking trauma-informed medical care

On the chance that someone here can offer a referral or advice, I'm looking for a trauma-informed medical doctor who can be my wife's Primary Care Physician. She is 39 years old and has gone without medical care for over 27 years as a result of her childhood trauma which involved severe neglect and long-term social isolation. I need to find a physician who is willing to communicate with me before her first appointment so I can fully explain her condition and what kind of approach will best...Read More...
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Trauma Informed Training

Marlene Sanders
Hello Community, My name is Marlene and I am the Community Manager for Orange County ACEs Connection. I'm reaching out to all of you, in efforts to gain knowledge for Trauma Informed training in the field of Dentistry. If anyone has any Trauma Informed training materials in the sector of Dentistry, would you be willing to share it with me? Also, I would appreciate any perspective on the experience and/or insight to the following question: What are some situations in Dentistry, that can...Read More...