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Traumatic Brain Injury and the Relationship to ACEs

Laura Williams, MA, LPC spoke on the relationship between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and ACEs at the Oct 8 Resilient Sacramento Meeting. One striking research finding was the rate for TBI is increased in children and youth who have pre-injury psychiatric disorders and those who are experiencing high psychosocial risk (ACEs). In her work at the Veterans Treatment Courts in Colorado Springs and Denver, assessments showed over 80 percent of the clients had both ACEs and TBI. A lively...

Education classes from NAMI Sacramento

For more information or to see class listings, click here . NAMI Sacramento offers classes to educate people with mental illness and their families so that they are better equipped to navigate through experiences and challenges. All of NAMI's courses were developed by experts, and they are taught in cities all across the country. The Family-to-Family Course is taught by trained volunteers who have a mentally ill family member themselves. The Peer-to-Peer Course is taught by trained people...

'Trauma Training Plus' for Schools and Districts

Good Day Educators, I am hopeful your reading this and still enjoying a summer break! Do you have or know of a site struggling with behavior? Staff overwhelm? Have you thought of training in Trauma? Or have had training in Trauma and just do not know what to do next? If yes, please read... Here is the long version of what I offer that most likely is different and Thank you so much for being here, a part of ACES Connection and giving me a platform to share. Here is my website:...

Sacramento County Trauma and Resilience Network One Pager

Attached find a 2018 version of Sacramento County community profile detailing information about your community ACEs initiative. This will be shared with CA legislators at the Trauma-Informed Policymaker Awareness Day on May 22nd in Sacramento. I attach it here as a PDF ready to print and share! I also have uploaded into 'Resources for Downloading' the same PDF, and an editable Word document so that you can update or otherwise improve it. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out...

Toxic Stress, Toxic Streets (4 minute video)

This video is about 2 years old, but I just came across it last week and wanted to share with you all. It is a powerful statement by the students at Leadership High School in San Francisco, CA. They speak about the ongoing adversity and toxic stress in their daily lives and in their community, all through the power of music. The youth voice is so important as we work to bring trauma-informed and resilience building practices to communities. Link to video: Toxic Stress, Toxic Streets

Four free webinars from Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR)

Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR) is offering four free webinars from January 12-20th on When Terrible Things Happen: Helping yourself and your community address trauma and build resilience.  https://carolynyoder.leadpages...webinar-information/   These webinars offer: Insights that will help you keep going when the going gets tough. Knowledge and skills of a trauma-informed lens to increase the impact you and your organization have.

Could We Have a Revolution in the Lives of Teachers and Students?

Rebecca Pepper Sinkler- former editor of The New York Times Book Review and editor of SafeKidsStories shares the perspective of staff who attended a course given by the Institute for Family Professionals (IFP) , an organization based in Philadelphia that, since 2003, has provided training for professionals who work with children and families. Using recent research on brain theory and the effects of childhood trauma, IFP provides researched and proven best practices on topics such as...

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 2-Day Training Conducted by certified trainer Alison Hendricks, LCSW Another Choice Another Chance

January 15 th , 2016 Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Location: 75 Quinta Court, Suite D Sacramento CA 95823 Objectives for the TF-CBT Booster training:   Identify and practice strategies for overcoming common challenges to implementing TF-CBT Learn how to incorporate gradual exposure into early treatment components Practice eliciting detailed trauma narratives Describe the components of Childhood Traumatic Grief Treatment Identify techniques for addressing secondary traumatic stress.

Mindfulness: Helping Youth Learn to Feel Emotions and Choose Their Behavior

                                                                                    photo by JOE GUSZKOWSKI Holistic Life Foundation instructors Michelle Lee (left) and Jazmine Blackwell lead students through an exercise during an after-school yoga and meditation program at Lillie May...

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