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12 Myths of the Science of ACEs

The two biggest myths about ACEs science are: MYTH #1 — That it’s just about the 10 ACEs in the ACE Study — the CDC-Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood Experiences Study . It’s about sooooo much more than that. MYTH #2 — And that it’s just about ACEs…adverse childhood experiences. These two myths are intertwined. The ACE Study issued the first of its 70+ publications in 1998, and for many people it was the lightning bolt, the grand “aha” moment, the unexpected doorway into a blazing new...

"Building Violence Free Schools & Communities " ONE DAY CONFERENCE!

Tulare County CAPC is proud to provide this ONE DAY conference on "Building Violence Free Schools & Communities" featuring 3 nationally know speakers with first hand experience and expertise in the field of violence prevention. Dr. Melissa Reeves (Columbine, CO shooting) Scarlett Lewis (Parent of a child lost in Sandy Hook shooting) and Clayton Douglas (former student who planned a shooting) will provide us with critical knowledge and skills in violence prevention. **** FLYER AND...

County Adopts Regional Plan to Bulk Up Services for Seniors [sandiegouniontribune.com]

By Charles T. Clark, The San Diego Union-Tribune, October 1, 2019 The San Diego region’s older population is growing rapidly, and the county has a plan it hopes will bolster services for seniors. County supervisors adopted a comprehensive regional plan, dubbed the “Aging Roadmap,” intended to meet the needs of older adults in the region and keep seniors in their homes as long as possible. The plan, created by staff in the Health and Human Services Agency’s Aging and Independence Services,...

SD-TIGT Learning Exchange #1

12:30-12:40 SD-TIGT Co Chairs: Dana and Kat Opening; business items, announcements etc 12:40-12:50 Training Co-Chairs: Rosa Ana and Melissa Purpose, overview, and review of the day 12:50- 1:10 Presentation: San Diego Trauma-Informed Guide Team 5 Key Trauma-Informed Training Components: #2 Understanding Trauma Across the Lifespan and the Developmental, Physical, and Emotional Impact 1:10 -1:50 Small Group Discussion - Learning Exchange #1 Discussion Reflection Action Item 1:50-2:00 All Member...

County Supervisors Greenlight Mental Health Program for First Responders [sandiegouniontribune.com]

By Charles T. Clark, The San Diego Union-Tribune, September 10, 2019 On Tuesday the San Diego County Board of Supervisors unanimously backed a proposal creating a new behavioral health program that will provide confidential mental health services to all first responders in the county, even if they are retired. The program will cost $450,000 in the current fiscal year’s budget with funds coming from a realignment of Health and Human Services funding. Although public safety departments in the...

Job Opportunity

Hi, the Chadwick Center has an opening for a Director of Clinical Operations to oversee the multiple clinical programs at Chadwick Center at Rady Children's Hospital. Job description and link to apply is attached.

Training: Using a Trauma Informed Lens to Better Support Youth Who Engage in Non-Suicidal Self Injury

Hosted by San Diego Center for Children and Presented By: Jacquelyn Christensen, PhD Friday, October 11, 2019 9am - 4:30pm 1936 Quivera Way, San Diego, CA 92019 This intermediate level training examines the complex nature of nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) in adolescents through a developmental and trauma-informed lens. Didactic lecture, group discussion and activities, and video will be used to help participants identify NSSI, contributing risk factors, and the critical role of trauma.

Lemon Grove School District presents: FREE film screening of Resilience (Th Sep 26, 2019 5-7pm) Lemon Grove Academy Middle School

Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 5:00 – 7:00 PM Lemon Grove Academy Middle School - Alvarez Auditorium 3171 School Ln., Lemon Grove, CA 91945 FREE FILM SCREENING Join us for a FREE film screening of the 2016 critically acclaimed documentary Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope - Appropriate for Children 11 Years Old and Up - Childcare Available - Childhood trauma doesn’t end in childhood. Its effects ripple through adulthood unless young people are taught how to cope. In...

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Symposium- South Region Sat Oct 12th 8:30AM-2:30PM

Please help spread the word about the upcoming South Region Grandparents Raising Grandchildren/Relative Caregiver Symposium to be held on Saturday, October 12 th (see more information attached and below). Thanks much and have a great weekend. Stay cool! We are excited to announce that the South Region Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (GRG) Relative Caregiver Symposium will be held on Saturday, October 12 th , 2019 from 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM at Vista Square Elementary | 540 G St. Chula Vista,...

13th Annual Forum for Healthy Minds (Sat, October 5, 2019 ▪ 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM)

Saturday, October 5, 2019 ▪ 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM 13 th Annual Forum for Healthy Minds at California State University, San Marcos 103 Campus View Drive, San Marcos, CA 92096 The Power of Your Story: “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelou “Together we can change the landscape of mental health in our communities.” 2019 program information & registration at www.cahmsd.org POWERFUL WORKSHOPS s For individuals, family members, young adults, advocates,...

Free San Diego Events sponsored by Parents & Caregivers for Wellness

Parents & Caregivers for Wellness, a collaborative project to strengthen the voice of parents and caregivers and improve services and supports for families, is presenting two events in San Diego: Empowering Professionals on September 13, 2019 from 9a - 3p (for professionals) Supporting Parents/Caregivers on September 14, 2019 from 9a - 3p (for Caregivers) Please see attached flyers for details and information about Parents & Caregivers for Wellness.

Dr. Mona Delahooke Will Present at The Trauma-Responsive Schools Conference in California

Have you been hearing all the buzz about Dr. Mona Delahooke's new book, Beyond Behaviors ? In my opinion, it’s the best new book of 2019. Dr. Delahooke is a practicing pediatric clinical psychologist of thirty years. She is gaining critical acclaim and grassroots support for challenging the prevalent and pervasive behaviorist bias in schools. As a result, she is an emerging authority in the growing revolution to re-interpret children's misbehavior. She highlights much of the books' content...

San Diego Marks 250 Years—And Millennia of Kumeyaay History (timesofsandiego.com)

San Diego officially celebrated it’s 250th birthday Tuesday while also recognizing millennia of Kumeyaay Indian history before the European arrival. O n the hill where Father Junipero Serra blessed the first Spanish mission in California, the Kumeyaay flag was raised alongside those of the United States, Spain and Mexico. “We are establishing the fact that our Kumeyaay friends and neighbors are part of our past and our future,” said Mayor Kevin Faulconer. Faulconer was joined by Tijuana...

"Thriving at Work: Mental Health in the Workplace" Forum - Ignite Wellness San Diego 10/2/19

Sending on behalf of Kelley Axelson, Director, Live Well @ Work at the UC San Diego Center for Community Health Please share with organizations and businesses interested in learning more about addressing mental health and its impact in the workplace. REGISTER HERE https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thriving-at-work-mental-health-in-the-workplace-tickets-66354019659 The forum features local industry leader Mind Share Partners , who are changing the culture of workplace mental health so that both...

San Diego Trauma-Informed Guide Team July 12, 2019 Meeting Minutes

It was great to see those of you who attended this month's Guide Team meeting and to "Celebrate our Successes" together! See below and attached for meeting minutes. Welcome - Introductions (Name and Organization) 17 Attendees (16 in person, 1 virtual) Clarified the intention of SDTIGT meetings is to provide an opportunity for people interested in furthering TIC efforts to share knowledge and resources, and to network. Training a. 5 Key Trauma-Informed Training Components Copies of this...

Seeking Applicants: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention San Diego, Orange County, Inland Empire & Desert Cities Associate Area Director

(Sent on behalf of Che Hernandez, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention) Seeking Applicants: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention San Diego, Orange County, Inland Empire & Desert Cities Associate Area Director https://thebattengroup.com/job-seekers/#!/bd53a2a7-76e5-42dc-98c6-f5990c61f8da/detail Best regards, Che Hernandez 858-776-1454 San Diego, Orange County, Inland Empire Associate Area Director Location: Home Based, CA Type: Direct Hire ID: j-342 Posted: Jul 18, 2019 San...

Mind Matters: Overcoming Adversity and Building Resilience Two-Day Intensive Training

with Author, Carolyn Rich Curtis, Ph.D. 8:30 AM–5:00 PM $399 for 2-day Intensive Training CEUs are available for an additional charge. Each trainee must have a copy of Mind Matters ($299 plus tax (CA and SD only) plus S/H) As a result of this training , you will learn to teach: Self-soothing skills to manage emotions Ways to analyze stressful thoughts How to deal with intrusive memories Ways to develop a protective lifestyle And you, as an instructor, will learn . . . How to provide a safe...

Please join our San Diego Trauma-Informed Guide Team meeting on Friday, July 12th! 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

We welcome you to join our Membership meeting of the San Diego Trauma-Informed Guide Team (SD-TIGT)! Please know we meet at the San Diego Center for Children in Linda Vista. Please find our agenda attached. When you arrive, please know you'll sign in at the front office and will be escorted to our SD-TIGT meeting. We hope to see you there!

How Immigrant Entrepreneurs Are Reshaping California’s 21st Century Economy (timesofsandiego.com)

Immigrants take big risks coming to California. When they get here, many decide to take another risk: launching their own company. Immigrants are actually more likely to start a business than people born here. California consistently ranks as one of the states most reliant on immigrants for new business creation. “California is very much a hotbed of immigrant entrepreneurship,” said Bill Kerr, Harvard Business School professor. Nationwide, about 25% of new companies are founded by...

NAMI San Diego's Children, Youth and Family (CYF) Liaison is offering the PFYPP - Principles of Family Youth Professional Partnerships: 1-Hour Online Training,

NAMI San Diego's Children, Youth and Family (CYF) Liaison is offering the PFYPP - Principles of Family Youth Professional Partnerships 1-Hour Online Training with Freshly Updated Content . This impactful training offers information and learning opportunities for individuals with Lived Experience, Youth/Family Support Partners (also called Peer Partners) and their employers working in San Diego's Behavioral Health System of Care. The many benefits Peer Partners accomplish surrounding family...

[WEBINAR] Starting & Growing Resilient Communities: How to Tell Your Community Story GRC 2.0 Celebrate

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. This series is dedicated to providing insight into creating sustainable and effective online & IRL ACEs initiatives. In this fifth session, we’ll talk about why it's so critical to tell your story far and wide. This incudes how to blog and share...

New documentary focuses on trauma faced by first-responders (sandiegouniontribune.com)

“Keeping the Peace,” a new documentary that recently premiered at the University of San Diego, brings to light the trauma often faced by first responders and encourages police officers, firefighters and others in the field to seek counseling when dealing with emotional issues. They’ve lost colleagues to suicide, had people die in their arms, seen horrifying injuries and had to tell family members about a loved one’s death. It takes a toll on law enforcement officers, firefighters and other...

Recording available now for What Surrounds Us Shapes Us: Greening and other physical/built environment strategies for preventing sexual and domestic violence

The web conference recording for What Surrounds Us Shapes Us: Greening and other physical/built environment strategies for preventing sexual and domestic violence on Thursday, June 6, 2019 is now available on our website at http://www.preventconnect.org/2019/05/what-surrounds-us-shapes-us-greening-and-other-physical-built-environment-strategies-for-preventing-domestic-and-sexual-violence/ . You will receive another email when the text chat transcript from this web conference is available.

Trauma-Responsive Schools Conference in Southern California

HERE this NOW is proud to bring its Trauma-Responsive Schools Conference to California, October 23 – 25, 2019, at the stunning Temecula Creek Inn in Temecula, CA (2 hours north of San Diego; 3-hours south of Los Angeles). This is not a typical conference. Participants will be actively engaged in an immersive experience, rendering more growth - personal and professional. Five diversely skilled and experienced pioneers of trauma-informed schools change are coming together for first time, to...

Virtual Screening of Cracked Up for ACEs Connection Members: June 9-10 - Register Now!

We are excited to offer an exclusive virtual screening to all ACEs Connection members of the new, acclaimed film, CRACKED UP . This documentary film is about the long term effects of childhood trauma, told through Saturday Night Live veteran Darrell Hammond’s journey in discovering adverse childhood experiences at the root of his lifelong battle with self-harm, addiction, and misdiagnosis. The film’s director, Michelle Esrick, and other special guests will join us after the screening window...

Animal Services Waives Pet Adoption Fees for Military (May 24 - May 26 only)

By Tracy DeFore , County of San Diego Communications Office May. 22, 2019 | 9:26 AM In a salute to military members and their families, County Animal Services is offering them free animal adoptions May 24 through May 26. The department is taking part in the Animals for Armed Forces special adoption event over the Memorial Day weekend. Active duty, reserve and veterans can choose from 25 locations that are waiving or reducing pet adoption fees as a thank you for their service. Animals for...

Criminal Diversion offers treatment instead of jail time in San Diego (sdnews.com)

As part of their ongoing effort to get low-level drug offenders off the streets and into treatment, City Attorney Mara W. Elliott and San Diego Police Chief Nisleit have teamed to launch Prosecution and Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion Services (PLEADS). PLEADS is a voluntary, pre-booking diversion pathway that allows individuals suspected of being under the influence of a controlled substance to avoid prosecution and jailtime by agreeing to seek support services. The Neighborhood Policing...

The San Diego Foundation Awarded Multi-Year Grant as one of Four National Thrive Outside Communities (livewellsd.org)

As part of its national Thrive Outside Community Initiative, the Outdoor Foundation has awarded a multi-year grant of $410,000 to The San Diego Foundation and a network of regional partners to support capacity building that will strengthen local partnerships, as well as create repeat and reinforcing positive outdoor experiences for youth and families. As we know from the Parks for Everyone report, San Diego County is rich with parks and green space, however not all San Diegans have equal...

East Region Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Focuses on Resilience, not Trauma (livewellsd.org)

San Diego grandparents who raise grandchildren had the chance to have fun, make friendships and build connections with others in similar situations at the Annual East Region Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Relative Caregiver Symposium, which took place on Saturday, April 6, 2019. YMCA of San Diego County’s Kinship Support Program partnered with 2-1-1 San Diego and the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency to host the free event which served nearly 200 grandparents and other...

Someone San Diego Should Know: Educator’s emphasis is learning students’ needs (sandiegouniontribune.com)

The increase in hate- and discrimination-motivated incidents in the United States has a major impact on children and their learning journey. These traumatic incidents are the leading factors in childhood trauma, because they pose a threat to the child’s life or bodily integrity. Childhood trauma is also identified as one of the barriers to high academic achievement and success for students. Yet, this issue has largely been ignored by our education system. Godwin Higa is trying to change...

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