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Housing Assistance Program for Victims (hotel stays/rental assistance/rental deposits/mortgage assistance)

From: Terra Marroquin, Family Violence Prevention Specialist, San Diego County District Attorney's Office Enclosed is an application for the XC Grant funded Victim Housing program, operated by South Bay Community Services (SBCS). It’s a simple three-page application that staff at your organization can complete with the client and fax or email to SBCS. No crime report is required. The survivor must have experienced victimization within the past 12 months to qualify. This housing program for...

From kidsdata.org: Troubling Data on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Youth in California

Troubling Data on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Youth in California January 8, 2019 The Kidsdata Issue Brief: Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Youth in California highlights findings from our latest data release on youth in schools. Disparities among youth based on sexual orientation are startling. Across many indicators of health and well being, lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) youth in California reported negative behaviors and consequences at about twice the rate of straight youth. Alcohol and drug...

Mending through Mentorship (missiontimescourier.com)

Cory and Jessica Merritt know a lot about service to community and country. Cory is an active duty senior chief petty officer in the Navy and for the last several years Jessica has spearheaded programs started by the couple to help wounded veterans and Gold Star families — the families of servicemen or women killed in combat. And in thinking of her own children’s needs, she realized that Gold Star children — those who lost their fathers or mothers in combat — would need mentoring even more.

USD Kroc Insight newsletter - Look Both Ways: Religous Leaders and the Challenge of Engaging Community and Police

Across the United States, including in San Diego where the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (Kroc IPJ) launched the Building Trust Partnership (BTP), relationships between communities and law enforcement are strained and plagued by mistrust. To build relationships and restore trust between police and communities while confronting difficult, emotionally and politically charged issues, religious leaders must engage with both sides and remain neutral, even when speaking to one may be...

SB 1152 is law! Dignity in Discharge Law: What You Need to Know

CPEHN was proud to sponsor Senate Bill (SB) 1152 in 2017-2018. Thank you to author Senator Ed Hernandez and to all of our community partners who helped lobby for this bill. CPEHN stands committed to seeing a successful implementation of the law surrounding this important issue. Read below to find out more about the changes we will see this year. Beginning January 1, 2019, all hospitals in California must develop a plan for safely discharging patients without homes. This law prohibits...

Th 1/10/19: Promises2Kids Scholarship Workshop @ Cuyamaca College

From: Veronica Castillo If you are a current/former foster youth, or if you are a service provider who works directly with a youth in care, please read on. You are cordially invited to attend the Promises2Kids Guardian Scholars Scholarship Workshop held at Cuyamaca College in the Science & Math Center Room H-119 on Thursday, January 10th 11:30am to 1:00pm. At this workshop, you will receive assistance in applying for this $3,200 scholarship online, enjoy FREE lunch, meet NextUp and UP!

Community Impacts Chula Vista Through Volunteerism (Live Well San Diego)

On Saturday, October 20 th , I Love A Clean San Diego and the City of Chula Vista held a dynamic community cleanup event called Beautify Chula Vista Day, organized and made strong by hundreds of enthusiastic volunteers. Celebrating its 16th year in 2018, this event has made an extensive impact on the City of Chula Vista as a whole, having reached over 12 focus areas with plans to continue on its path to make a difference for the future. Each year continues to be successful with the help of...

Opportunity Summit 2019 by San Diego Workforce Partnership (Register at Eventbrite)

As we wrap up the year, we’re extremely proud to share our annual report where we explore what it means to us to be trailblazers: Experience it here . We’re also packing up and moving out . We will be up and running in our new office on January 7. Stay tuned for open house details. Just announced—our 3rd annual Opportunity Summit is happening on May 2, 2019! The Summit is central to our efforts and community collaboration needed to reduce/eliminate youth disconnection throughout our region.

Probation Hosts Thanksgiving for Detained Youth and Families (County News Center)

The holidays can be a difficult time for justice-involved youth and their families when they can’t celebrate at home. But San Diego County Probation strives to keep families together at these times. “It’s part of trying to facilitate engagement with the families. The kids need the support and interactions with their families, so they can be better and do better,” said Supervising Probation Officer Tyra Myles, who works with youth at the Girls Rehabilitation Facility, which is part of the...

New North County Clubhouse Provides Mental Health Support (Live Well San Diego)

“It is very rewarding to see members build confidence and a support network free of stigma, and advocate for themselves for both their mental health and in their personal lives,” said Kelly Villa, Program Manager at Mariposa Clubhouse. “I also enjoy that they have ownership over the activities offered at the Clubhouse by providing suggestions and helping the program run smoothly by volunteering in various roles. I am always impressed with how committed members are to our program and to their...

San Diego Nonprofits, Churches Host Turkey Giveaways (KPBS)

"We've seen a lot of smiles today, lot of children who are very happy, seen some families who are coming crying, saying we didn't think we were going to have a Thanksgiving this year," Smith said. He said the church screens families to make sure they're in need. The goal, he said, is to feed everyone who needs it in the area within a few years. "We've been so overlooked and neglected over the years, so now we're trying to take matters into our own hands," he said. To read more of Claire...

Arts Beautification Projects Help Build Community (Live Well San Diego)

Mindfulness usually begins as an individual practice, but when the practice of mindfulness is shared between members of a group, each member is likely to receive additional benefits. When people come together to work towards a common goal or project, they can experience strengthened relationships and gain a better understanding of the power of interconnectedness. A Reason to Survive (ARTS) understands the value of interconnectedness to support creative and effective community building. On...

New Alzheimer’s Response Team Helps San Diego Seniors In Crisis (kpbs.org)

Emergency officials and law enforcement officers are increasingly responding to calls about people with dementia in crisis. The degenerative brain disease can cause disruptive or sometimes violent behaviors. Now, a new San Diego County-led Alzheimer’s Response Team , serving East County, is stepping in to steer people to appropriate services, instead of emergency rooms or jails. The team is so effective it could expand to other regions, said County Supervisor Dianne Jacob, who gathered with...

A Climate Change Inspired Poem (sandiegofreepress.org)

As a girl by herself wandering wantonly within the woods, I was kept company By animal voices and ancient whispers from the tree canopy When my bare feet touched warm soil, planted firmly on earth, I was so aware I was never alone, I belonged to this mystic beauty, and happily had not a care Yet by the time I was a young woman, ready to journey from my home The animal voices, many were going quiet it was well known Our overpopulated and ever multiplying numbers, an occupying parasite upon...

11/28/18 Webinar: Addressing the Needs of People with Disabilities in Public Health Emergencies

Join the next EPIC Webinar – TOMORROW November 28, 2018 Addressing the Needs of People with Disabilities in Public Health Emergencies November 28, 2018 1:00 PM Eastern Time Please join CDC’s Cindy Hinton and the CDC EPIC Team for a discussion on how community leaders, community members, emergency response workers, and caretakers can plan to lessen the harm of emergencies on people with disabilities. Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Time: 10:00am (Pacific Time) Please click the link below...

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.

Foster youth and black students are the most likely to be suspended in school, new data show [SanDiegoUnionTribune.com]

Black students are more than twice as likely to be suspended as students overall in San Diego County, while foster youth are almost five times as likely to be suspended, according to a new batch of suspension data released by the state on Monday. Last school year, more than 15,000 students in the county were suspended at least once, and more than a quarter of them were suspended multiple times. About 1,500 of those suspended students were in kindergarten through third grade. Still,...

San Diego Trauma-Informed Guide Team November 2, 2018 Meeting Minutes

Hello all, Please see attached and below for the minutes from our November meeting. San Diego Unified School District's presentation AND notes from our activity are also attached. See you in January! Welcome - Introductions (Name and Organization) Members Invitation on Topic-Specific Membership Meetings - Launch in January, 2019 a. Have attendees share their areas of interest on post-it notes --Leadership team provided examples for members (e.g. Zoom for region-focused meetings, Spotlight...

Register Now: Learn about Data on Youth in Schools (Th. Nov 8 at 10am)

Dear Fellow Advocate, Our upcoming webinar, Data Briefing: New Data on Youth in Schools , is on Thursday, November 8 at 10 am PST. We recently released a comprehensive suite of data on more than a dozen topics, from bullying and cyberbullying to school climate, school safety and student support. These data come from the 2013-2015 California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) and California School Staff Survey (CSSS) which is the largest statewide surveys of school climate, risk behaviors, and...

SD-TIGT Membership Meeting Agenda - November 2, 2018

Zoom link : https://zoom.us/j/5690407560 Or Telephone : (646)558 8665 or (669)900 6833 Meeting ID: 569 040 7560 I. Welcome - Introductions (Name and Organization) II. Members Invitation on Topic-Specific Membership Meetings - Launch in January, 2019 a. Have attendees share their areas of interest on post-it notes III. Committee Report Out a. Membership Committee: Co-Chairs Stephen Carroll/Linda Ketterer - Honoring New Members (2nd meeting) b. Resources Committee: Co-Chairs Morgan...

Free Screening & Discussion of Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope

“The child may not remember, but the body remembers.” Please join us for a free screening and discussion of Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope. When: Monday, November 5, 2018 Where: Straight from the Heart 851 West San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos 92078 Time: 6-9pm Resilience is a documentary that takes a deeper look into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the increased risks for physical and mental health problems in adulthood. Resilience...

FREE Domestic Violence Essentials Training - Mon, Dec 3, 2018 9am-4pm

Sent on behalf of the San Diego Domestic Violence Council www.sddvc.org Registration Open!! See flyer attached. DV Essentials - Monday, December 3, 2018 Important Notes: Out of consideration for others that want to attend, please do not register if you are not available to attend (i.e. please check your work schedules and make arrangements in advance to attend). We do expect all attendees to stay for the entire training day (9am-4pm). Furthermore, if you have taken the training within the...

5 Myths We Need to Stop Believing About Mental Illness

YES! Magazine developed a powerful, research-based infographic that addresses 5 myths about mental illness. Includes data on prevalence of mental illness, percentage of violent behavior, reasons for suicide, treatment and recovery, resilience and optimism, age, gender, race, and socioeconomic factors. 5 Myths We Need to Stop Believing About Mental Illness: How to reduce stigma in society? Check your facts. ...

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development's (GO-Biz) Community Reinvestment Grant Program (CRGP)

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) has $10 million in its budget this year for its Community Reinvestment Grant Program (CRGP) and plans to make these grants to community-based non-profits and local health departments by June 2019 . The goal of this grant is to support communities disproportionately affected by past federal and state drug policies. This week, GO-Biz kicked off by leading the first 15 local workshops in California which will run through the...

Now Streaming - Visions to Victory: A People's History of the SR-15 Freeway

"Visions to Victory: A People's History of the SR-15 Freeway" is the story of a 40 year community struggle to prevent the neighborhood of City Heights from being divided in half by the SR-15 freeway. Film poster created by Pueblo. This 12-minute documentary details the efforts that lead to the new Mid-City Centerline Stations, the only freeway cover park in California (Teralta Park), the SR-15 Commuter Bikeway, Park De La Cruz, Ward Canyon Park, the City Heights Transit Plaza, the Boulevard...

34th annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment

The 34 th annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment, will take place January 26-31 st at the recently renovated Town and County Hotel in Mission Valley. We expect upwards to 2000 professionals from 30 or more countries. Once again this year we are offering a reduced registration rate for the entire conference to San Diego professionals who would like to attend. Attached is a copy of the advance brochure and a flyer outlining how your staff can take advantage...

Kidsdata.org: The Generational Effects of Childhood Adversity

The Generational Effects of Childhood Adversity October 10, 2018 Childhood Hardships Among Women Who Recently Gave Birth, 2013-2014 Almost half of women in California who recently gave birth in 2013-2014 had experienced adversity as children. Childhood hardships , including family hunger, parental substance abuse, and basic needs not being met, can influence long term emotional health and impact the next generation. Mothers who had experienced childhood adversity are more likely to have...

October 20th, 2018: Navigating Caregiving for Veterans and Military Families

Greetings, The Caregiver Coalition of San Diego invites you and your loved ones to attend our upcoming conference on October 20 th , 2018. This conference will help you navigate caregiving for veterans and military families. The event will begin at 9:30am. FREE LUNCH and FREE RESPITE provided . This conference will take place at First United Methodist Church San Diego in Mission Valley. To register Call 1-800-827-4277 or go to www.sharp.com/classes . For more information see attached flyer.

San Diego Trauma-Informed Guide Team - September 7, 2018 Meeting Minutes

Thanks to all who attended September's meeting! Its great to see both new and familiar faces:-) Special thanks to Craig Beswick from Learn4Life for his Trauma-Informed Journey presentation! Meeting minutes are below and attached. Handouts and Craig's PowerPoint presentation are attached. Welcome - Introductions (Name and Organization) 3 people Zoomed in😊; Jeff Weiner & Sara Coupass Clinton Health Matters Initiative, and Betsy Knight & Adrianne Yancy BHS. Our apologies for the sound...

From Syria To Southern California: Refugees Seek Care For Wounds Of War (californiahealthline.org)

A clinic in El Cajon, Calif., treats patients recovering from anything from gunshot wounds to PTSD and anxiety about family left behind. On an old-fashioned Main Street, among Western-themed murals, thrift shops and halal markets, sits the bustling El Cajon Family Health Center, serving Mahmoud and other victims of the devastating civil war in Syria. Syrian refugees struggle disproportionately with post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression because of their exposure to extreme...

You're invited to a free screening of the documentary, Resilience!!!

Hi Everyone, Barry Pollard of the Urban Collaborative Project is hosting 1-2 free evening screenings of the documentary Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope during the week of Mon Sep 24 – Sun Sep 30. They are extending the invitation to members of our network who have not yet seen the Resilience film. Please visit the Doodle poll https://doodle.com/poll/2pi22374n926qv7g by next Wednesday, 9/19, so that they can determine the best dates for the screening. If you have...

The Number of Youth in Juvenile Detention in California Has Quietly Plummeted (voiceofsandiego.org)

San Diego County’s four detention facilities can hold 855 young people. But on a recent Wednesday, just 311 youths were housed inside the county’s prisons and camps, said Chief Probation Officer Adolfo Gonzales. At least five to six wings of the county’s juvenile detention space are totally empty at present, he said. Just eight years ago, the number of incarcerated kids was three times as high: The average daily population in lockup stood at 1,008 for January 2010. Gonzales told me about a...

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