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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,...

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