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Local Affiliates Accelerate ACEs-and-Resilience Movement in Montana

In Toole County, Montana, deputy sheriffs call a school counselor, from their patrol cars, after responding to a traumatic incident—a domestic abuse call, an overdose, an arrest—that involves a child. “Handle with care,” they tell the counselor, and they give the child’s name. The counselor passes that information to teachers: a quiet heads-up that the student might be hungry or sleepy, tearful, angry or distracted by whatever happened at home. “My teachers love it,” says Mary Miller, chair...

Commentary: Why so many black Americans are dying from COVID-19 and how to make health care equitable (sandiegouniontribune.com)

Evidence suggests that during the early phase of the coronavirus pandemic, blacks are suffering the greatest death rates compared to all other ethnic groups. Why? I can assure you that the coronavirus does not discriminate based upon skin color or ethnicity. Instead, it has a predilection for populations with the highest rates of chronic diseases, poor access to health care and too little information from trusted sources. For decades, the National Medical Association — which represents more...

College Area couple plays curbside bagpipe concerts during stay-at-home order (10news.com)

A College Area couple is bringing joy to neighbors through curbside concerts, but this isn't a regular band. Kurt Hoeger's love of bagpipes spans forty years, which is longer than he's been married to his wife, Jean. Luckily they met through the band. In March, Hoeger said his wife, "came out to the garage and said 'Something's wrong with my reed.' So I said okay let me hear it, and I got on and I tuned it. So we were standing out here playing and we had a few people come out and watch us...

Virtual Trauma-Informed School: San Diego Mission Academy

Heartache is a universal experience, yet we often feel alone. Things happen; choices are made, and before we know it, we wake up longing for change. No one grows up dreaming that they will not “fit in” to the “traditional” path, but when they find themselves on the detour route, it feels like a moving treadmill, going nowhere fast down an isolated road. “Traditional” opportunities may not have worked out, but there are alternative routes to success, now more than ever! San Diego Mission...

San Diego Hunger Coalition: COVID-19 and Food Assistance

Senior Meals All senior meal sites have transitioned to grab-and-go takeaway or delivered meals for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage you to call your dining site are least one (1) day in advance to find out if takeaway meals are available for pick-up, and to reserve one for yourself You may also call the AIS Call Center at 1-800-339-4661 for further assistance. Please be patient as call volume may be high right now. Seniors may also be able to work with an organization...

Additional food resource for kinship families this summer: Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT)

While schools are closed due to COVID-19, families with students who were receiving free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch at school can get up to $365 per child for groceries this summer. This federal nutrition benefit is called Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) and is available for families in addition to continued grab-and-go meal services at many school sites in San Diego County. Families who are Cal Fresh recipients and have not yet received the P-EBT card (they were sent by 5-25-20) need to go...

Communities on ACEs Connection, By Interest & Location

Interest Based: ACEs & African Americans ACEs and Nourishment ACEs Connection for Birth Workers ACEs Connection Resources Center ACEs in Early Childhood ACEs in Education ACEs in Foster Care ACEs in Higher Education ACEs in Maternal Health ACEs in Medical Schools ACEs in Nursing Science ACEs in Pediatrics ACEs in the Criminal Justice System ACEs in the Faith-Based Community ACEs in Youth Justice ACEs In Youth Services Balancing ACEs with HOPE (Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences)...

From Awareness to Action, with Voices of Lived Experience: Wisconsin’s Collective Impact Initiative

Perhaps it wasn’t the optimum time to update the network’s vision and values statements: a virtual meeting held in the midst of a global pandemic. But a record number of people—51, compared to the typical 30—tuned in for the May 1 Wisconsin Office of Children’s Mental Health (OCMH) Collective Impact Council, and they gave the new values statement, which highlights inclusivity and collaboration, an enthusiastic thumbs-up. At the virtual table were members from key state departments—Children...

Tips for Creating an Inclusive Virtual Space (aspeninstitute.org)

The COVID-19 global pandemic has forced many organizations to adapt their content and services for virtual spaces. Unfortunately, much work still needs to be done to mend the digital divide that leaves many people without internet access. However, we can all ensure that diversity, equity, and inclusion are centered in our digital engagements—our webinars, podcasts, and other digital meetings and convenings. As you develop digital content for your programs, consider the following reminders...

The Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit 3rd Edition (The National Child Traumatic Stress Network)

The NCTSN is happy to announce the release of The Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit (3 rd Edition)! The Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit (CWTTT) 3rd Edition is a training series designed to support the infusion of trauma-informed knowledge and skills into child welfare organizational cultures. The CWTTT contains targeted training for various levels and roles within child welfare organizations, resulting in positive sustainable changes in the policies, programs, and practices which...

Building a Virtual Restorative Community (one-hour virtual training by SDCOE)

Building a Virtual Restorative Community Presenters: Anthony Ceja, Jen Vermillion and Robert Ruiz San Diego County Office of Education, System of Supports Department * Provide participants with experiential learning via Zoom to increase understanding how to integrate restorative practices strategies into distance learning to help strengthen their virtual restorative classroom and school community.  * Participants will learn easy to implement practices to enhance social emotional learning,...

San Diego County Trauma-Informed Guide Team Membership Meeting on 5.1.20 from 12.15 pm - 2:00 pm

SD-TIGT MEMBERSHIP MEETING AGENDA Noon Networking 12:15 pm – 12:30 pm Meeting 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm May 1, 2020 Location: Virtual Zoom meeting Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/266467279 Call mobile (669)900 9128 Meeting ID: 266 467 279 I. Welcome: Networking Introductions During COVID-19 (Name and Organization) (12:15 - 12:25) - Co-Chairs Dana Brown and Kat Alexande * Celebrate New Members II. New Sign-In Process: Use above QR Code (12:25 - 12:30) - Co-Chair Kat Alexander III. Update on...

Alive and Well: Moving Missouri Toward Grass-Roots and System-Wide Change

On the eastern edge of Missouri, leaders of the Alive and Well network had generated a robust media campaign to help people understand the impact of trauma and toxic stress on health and well-being. There was a monthly column in an African-American newspaper, spots about toxic stress and resilience on urban radio stations and weekly public service features on the NBC affiliate, with physicians, clergy and teachers advocating ways to “be alive and well.” Two hundred and fifty miles to the...

What We Can Learn About Resilience from Indigenous Leaders (calhealthreport.org)

Germaine Omish-Lucero’s ancestors were taken from their homes and forced to build California’s Mission San Luis Rey de Francia—a mission in what is now Oceanside—about 200 years ago. There, they were exposed to diseases such as measles, to which they had no immunity. Thousands died—and there is no escaping this tragic piece of California history. Yet Omish-Lucero, her children, and the children in her tribe stand. Despite inequities that continue to this day, the Rincon Band of Luiseno...

Next "A Better Normal" community discussion series: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 — Health equity and historical trauma

There are two "Better Normal" community discussions this week, on Tuesday and on Thursday. On Tuesday, Ingrid Cockhren, ACEs Connection community facilitator and DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) expert returns to continue the discussing health equity during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Thursday, Lara Kain will lead another education "Better Normal".

Launching a Revolution (Harvard Public Health)

"Ultimately, she wants all primary care—for both children and adults—to be “trauma-informed care.” “One basic of trauma-informed care is having the entire clinical team trained to support patient safety, confidentiality, and privacy, in order to avoid triggering or retraumatizing patients. Another basic is supporting and connecting patients and families to resources. And another is understanding the principles of self-care,” she says. Ideally, every pediatric or primary-care practice would...

Now Is the Perfect Time to Take Up At-Home Yoga (InStyle)

"Abby Vernon, an instructor for YogaSix in San Diego and an expert in trauma-informed yoga, has seen time and again the ways that yoga can help process traumatic experiences. “Trauma tends to keep people trapped in their survival responses of fight, flight or freeze,” she says. Because yoga calls us to focus on the present and our own bodies, it encourages students to tune into their moment-by-moment experiences instead of ruminating on the past. “Rather than working from the top-down,...

'RVs 4 MDs' giving San Diego doctors a safe place to stay during coronavirus pandemic (cbs8.com)

The nationwide movement to give health care workers a safe place to stay is also helping San Diegans on the front lines fighting the coronavirus. RVS 4 MDS matches recreational vehicle owners with medical workers in hopes of minimizing exposure and the chances of bringing the virus into their home. “I don't even have the words for all the family and friends that have reached out to see how they can help us, go grocery shopping for us. Now we have this extra shelter in place to try and...

After COVID-19 Let's Build Back Better (Yahoo! Finance)

" Trauma-informed practices must become the standard. Many students and teachers are feeling the stress and grief from COVID-19. Even before this pandemic, schools primarily treated the behaviors associated with grief as discipline cases. When youth and adults act out in grief, with short tempers or by becoming withdrawn, we need leaders and counselors to recognize grief and respond through trauma-informed practices. In this crisis, we are seeing a warming of empathy and compassion in our...

Meet Nadine Burke Harris, California’s first-ever surgeon general (Face2Face Africa)

"The 43-year-old Jamaican American raised in Palo Alto is on a national mission following her appointment to develop “trauma-sensitive and trauma-informed” education programs that she hopes will lead to changes in school policies. Harris’ ultimate focus is to improve the health of children exposed to toxic stress and trauma early in life, demanding that there are universal stress screenings for all children as part of their regular physical exams." To read more of Mohammed Awal's article,...

Editorial: Three things California must do for successful K-12 distance learning during coronavirus crisis (sandiegouniontribune.com)

The decision by districts across California to shut K-12 schools last month to slow the spread of coronavirus remains a smart and practical move that aligned with other “social distancing” measures to keep virus deaths at a lower level than in other states — and to allow health-care providers more time to prepare for a projected onslaught of patients. But besides managing the public health crisis, leaders in San Diego and statewide also face another huge challenge: the need to make online...

Crisis Response Can Lead to Lasting Transformation (bettercareplaybook.org)

By Bruce Chernof, MD, President and CEO, The SCAN Foundation k Unprecedented times call for unprecedented action, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has been quick to respond. In the last few weeks, CMS has issued an array of waivers and rules creating new flexibilities that allow health systems to respond to the growing challenges brought forth by COVID-19. These new flexibilities allow health systems to build off current capacities tested in recent years, as well as...

Coronavirus: First look at California's hospitalization data [mercurynews.com]

By Emily Deruy, Bay Area News Group, April 2, 2020 Santa Clara County trails San Diego and Los Angeles counties when it comes to the number of confirmed coronavirus patients who have been hospitalized. That’s according to a new searchable dashboard from the state , which offers a first look at how intensely COVID-19 is hitting hospitals in counties across the state. As of Wednesday, hospitals reported a total of 1,855 patients confirmed to have the virus. Los Angeles County, by far the...

California Schools Will Not Reopen This Year Due to Coronavirus, Superintendent Says [sfchronicle.com]

By Jill Tucker, San Francisco Chronicle, March 31, 2020 California schools will be unable to reopen this year given current safety concerns and ongoing social distancing, the state superintendent told county officials Tuesday. The letter, obtained by The Chronicle, was not a directive, but rather an acknowledgment that the still growing coronvirus crisis will mean schools must stay shuttered. While classrooms will remain closed, education will continue, Superintendent of Public Instruction...

One City Heights School is Doing the Nearly Impossible: Closing the Achievement Gap [voiceofsandiego.com]

By Will Huntsberry, Voice of San Diego, March 2, 2020 In San Diego, as with the rest of the country, poverty tracks closely with test scores. The social science is clear: Poorer children are not less bright. They lack the same opportunities as their more affluent peers to gain cognitive skills from the moment they are born. The most pressing question in education has always been whether schools can supercharge the learning process enough to compensate for these class inequities. At Edison...

Call for Proposals Philadelphia Trauma Conference (March 6th)

CALL FOR PROPOSALS 4th Annual Philadelphia Trauma Training Conference Purposeful Action to Strengthen Families, Communities and Systems JULY 28-30, 2020 JEFFERSON'S EAST FALLS CAMPUS PHILADELPHIA, PA 19144 We are looking for: 90 minute presentations 3-hour intensive workshops, AND poster presentations Visit http://bit.ly/PTTCProposals to submit a proposal. DEADLINE: MARCH 6, 2020

SD-TIGT Membership Team Agenda 3.6.20

Hi, team: Please find our Agenda for our next SD-TIGT Membership Meeting on 3.6.20. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I. Welcome: Introductions (Name and Organization) - Co-Chairs Dana Brown and Kat Alexander * Celebrate New Members II . New Sign-In Process: Use above QR Code - Co-Chair Kat Alexander III. Eyes of Compassion: Trauma-Informed Lens Song - Member, Linda K. Williams, original son * Eyes of Compassion (English) * Eyes of Compassion (Spanish) IV. Leadership Team Positions...

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