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Hey people with privilege, you need to be OK with making mistakes and being called out [nonprofitaf.com]

Last week, I wrote a blog post called “ Hey progressives, can we stop using the tools of social justice to tear one another down? ” The post resonated with many people, and I received lots of positive feedback from colleagues who felt seen and heard. However, there were also some disconcerting reactions as well. A few people from the opposite end of the political spectrum were gleeful—“Ha ha, the libs are attacking one another! Get the popcorn!”—which is to be expected. More alarming were a...

Dr Nadine Burke Harris Sworn in as CA first Surgeon General

Barbara Stern and I (from Reslient Sacramento) were able to attend the swearing in ceremony for CA's first ever Surgeon General, Dr Nadine Burke Harris at the State Capitol in the Governor's Council Room. The ceremony was well attended by family and friends. Governor Newsom lauded Dr Harris as the right person to address the health of California to include early childhood adversity and toxic stress.

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.

Strategies 2.0 Capitol Regional Learning Community 2019 kick-off

Please join the 2019 kick-off session of the Strategies 2.0 Capitol Regional Learning Community on March 7. The Capitol Learning Community will discuss the State funding opportunities and align them with local priorities at the first meeting in the new year. The meeting will also provide training and evaluation of the Community Resilience Toolkit which was launched late last year. Please see the attachment for more information. Date: Thursday, March 7, 2019 Time: 12PM to 2:30PM Location:...

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...

Mental Health Wellness Survey

To take the survey, click here . Sacramento County Division of Behavioral Health is asking people questions to find out the needs for children and youth aged 0 to 21. We want to know what out of control and upsetting situations are like, and what would be helpful. The survey is anonymous and should take about 5 minutes to complete. The results of this survey will only be used for program planning purposes. Please feel free to forward the survey link to others who may be interested in giving...

CDC Releases online Preventing ACEs Training

We All Have a Role in Preventing ACEs Adverse childhood experiences—commonly known as ACEs—affect children and families across all communities. ACEs can impact kids’ health and well-being, and they can have long-term effects on adults’ health and wellness. They can even have consequences that affect entire families, communities, and our whole society. Thankfully, ACEs are preventable. This training will help you understand, recognize, and prevent ACEs. You’ll learn about risk and protective...

Parent Handouts Now Available in Dari (thanks to Family Hui)

Please use this link to go to our Resources Center where you can find Understanding ACEs and Parenting to Prevent and Heal ACEs handouts in Dari as well as in English. Both flyers were made with generous support from Family Hui, a Program of Lead for Tomorrow . Family Hui has made both flyers available in Dari, which is the national language of Afghanistan, so that they will can be useful to more families (Spanish translations are coming). These flyers can be downloaded, distributed, and...

How Governor Gavin Newsom’s Plan To Identify Early Childhood Trauma In Kids Might Make Healthier, Smarter Students [capradio.org]

Nurse @Wendie Skala worked with teens who were victims of street violence — and she always felt she was getting to them too late. Eventually, she learned about something called “adverse childhood experiences,” or ACEs : The idea that trauma early in life can cause disruptive and unhealthy behavior. And that’s when Skala says a “huge light bulb” went on. “Instead of saying, ‘What’s wrong with these kids?’ We could finally say, ‘What happened to these kids that they’re ending...

Livability in the Sacramento Region

Valley Vision recently announced the results of a new scientific public opinion survey about quality of life in the Sacramento region. Conducted in partnership with Sacramento State's Institute of Social Research, Valley Vision's third poll reveals opinions about new development, priorities for advancing connected communities, and new data to help public policy leaders make informed decisions. While residents say a high quality of life is important to them and their families, survey results...

The Racial Wealth Gap: What California Can Do About a Long-Standing Obstacle to Shared Prosperity [calbudgetcenter.org]

In the years since the 2007 Great Recession, economic commentary has veered between hailing the subsequent recovery and sounding the alarm about rising inequality. Income inequality is often identified as a sign of both the country’s underlying economic troubles and public policies that disproportionately benefit the wealthy. An alternative indicator of the nation’s social and economic health pertains to wealth, specifically the growing wealth gap among people of different races and...

Overview of the 2016 Project on Behavioral Health Services For Children and Youth in California [dhcs.ca.gov]

Thank you to Jane Adcock and Arden Tucker from the California Behavioral Health Planning Council (CBHPC) for attending our Resilient Sacramento meeting and for providing information on the Overview of the 2016 Project on Behavioral Health Services For Children and Youth in California. To access the report, click here .

2019 Starting & Growing Resilient Communities: Online & In Real Life (IRL) Webinar Series

ACEs Connection presents, "Starting & Growing Resilient Communities: Online & In Real Life (IRL)" , an interactive webinar training series focused on developing existing and potential online community managers and IRL ACEs champions. If you are not a current online community manager, please know that ALL are welcome. This series is dedicated to providing insight into creating sustainable and effective online & IRL ACEs intiatives. "Starting & Growing Resilient Communities:...

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,...

Sesame Street Resources for Families Coping After Natural Disasters

In the aftermath of recent hurricanes and wildfires, the Sesame Street in Communities team wanted to reach out to provide information on our available resources to help families cope in the aftermath of natural disasters, and other traumatic experiences. Bilingual videos, articles, printables and more, are all available for free on our website at www.sesamestreetincommunities.org . Here are the links to a few topic pages that may be most useful to you as you work with families in the...

ACEs Connection Webinar: The trauma toll on pediatric immigrants, refugees and their families

ACEs Connection Webinar: The trauma toll on pediatric immigrants, refugees and their families You’ll receive tips for health care providers in pediatric settings and beyond When: Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, 10:30-11:30 am Pacific Time/1:30-2:30 Eastern Time Please register here for this webinar. Our speakers include: Dr. Heyman Oo , MD MPH is a primary care pediatrician in Marin County and an Associate Physician/Clinical Instructor for the General Pediatrics Department at Zuckerberg San Francisco...

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...

Addressing Community and Childhood Trauma

Sacramento County has been awarded a $100,000 strategic giving grant from Health Net of California to design a training and service delivery model used throughout the community that will address the impact of community and childhood trauma. See more at http://www.saccounty.net/news/latest-news/Pages/Addressing-Community-and-Childhood-Trauma.aspx

Hospitals Are Trying To Do What Politicians Haven't: Stop Gun Violence [huffpost.com]

CHEVERLY, Md. ― When Che Bullock awoke in a hospital in August 2013, the first thing he felt was grateful to be alive. He’d been stabbed 13 times outside a nightclub in the Washington, D.C., area and taken by helicopter to a medical center, where doctors performed lifesaving surgery. Bullock’s sense of relief quickly faded, first into physical pain and anxiety, then into fear and finally into a rage toward his attackers. “It was kind of like they put a hit out on me,” said Bullock, now 30.

Two New Grant Opportunities for Youth Development and Diversion Services

In 2019, more than $40 million will become available to fund community-based, culturally rooted, trauma-informed services for youth in California as alternatives to arrest and incarceration. Thousands of California youth are arrested every year for low-level offenses. Youth who are arrested or incarcerated for low-level offenses are less likely to graduate high school, more likely to suffer negative health-outcomes, and more likely to have later contact with the justice system.

Obama Foundation Announces Local Winners of My Brother’s Keeper Challenge Competition [WitnessLA.com]

On Thursday, the Obama Foundation announced the winners of the My Brother’s Keeper Challenge Competition, naming 19 community organizations across the nation that will receive money and support for expanding and launching programs to reduce violence, and to establish clear paths to opportunity for young men and boys of color. The California winners were the Liberty Hill Foundation /MBK LA County, the Sierra Health Foundation /MBK Sacramento, and the Urban Strategies Council /MBK Oakland. Two...

Resources to Support Wildfires Response & Recovery in Northern and Southern California

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) has compiled resources to assist with response and recovery from the latest California wildfires. Information guides on disaster topics and the Disaster Lit® database provide access to curated, reliable information from vetted Federal, state, and local governments and organizations. Key National Resources NLM Fires and Wildfires Information Guide Content syndication —embed the content of this page...

Webinar: Student travel: Barriers and possibilities in the Sacramento City Unified School District

This presentation from UC Davis Center for Regional Change, will share findings from a survey of middle and high school students in SCUSD. The survey posed questions to learn about students' experiences traveling to and from school and how those experiences affect their attendance and their grades. Zoom Information Topic: Building Equitable Student Transportation Presentation Time: November 16, 2018 2:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:...

Photovoice - Kaiser Permanente Community Health Initiatives

With Photovoice, Kaiser Permanente puts cameras into the hands of community residents so they can document the barriers to healthy eating and active living in their own communities. By creating a visual record of the environmental conditions in their neighborhoods, residents identify opportunities for community change, help set priorities, and act as advocates for change with city officials, policy makers, and legislators. Photovoice is being implemented in at least nine Kaiser Permanente...

Convening about Building Community Resilience Toolkit

Capital Learning Community Convening Creating common approaches to promote community and family healing through resiliency WHEN: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 TIME: 9:30am - 12:30pm, Check-in at 9:00 am Join online or in-person in Sacramento To register: http://strategiesca.org/servic es/learning-communities/ This convening will guide participants in working toward developing a common understanding of the regional needs and issues. We will introduce the newly developed Strategies 2.0 the...

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