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Intergenerational Family Dance - transcenDANCE

All are welcome to join this free community offering. Dates: Saturdays July 25 - August 29 Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. PST Where: Zoom Instructor: Cybele Peña Get your groove on to some good tunes, shake off the worries of the day, and get your blood flowing in this all-ages class! Enjoy it by yourself or get the whole family moving. With only a small amount of open space, you will be able to join our community of dancers. We provide these classes free of charge because we believe in removing...

California reaches milestone with ACEs initiatives pulsing in all 58 counties. Next: All CA cities.

Karen Clemmer, the Northwest community facilitator with ACEs Connection, was already deeply interested in the CDC/Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood Experiences Study when she and a colleague from the Child Parent Institute were invited to lunch by ACEs Connection founder and publisher Jane Stevens in 2012. But that lunch meeting changed everything. Karen Clemmer “Jane helped us see a bigger world,” says Clemmer. “She came with a much wider lens. She didn’t look only at Sonoma County, she...

Collective Trauma Healing Strategies for Educators: Seeds of Hope

Dana Brown, California's ACEs Science Statewide Facilitator, and Tracie Travers , Jobs for Maine's Graduates, JAG Main State Trainer, discuss the importance of acknowledging fear, loss, and vulnerability during the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes: Tips to build resilience Self-care strategies Multiple resources with hyperlinks are provided in this video designed to support school partners and their employees as they support students and communities. Video Link: Collective Trauma Healing...

Hundreds of thousands of San Diego kids eligible for $365 for groceries in addition to grab-n-go meals (msn.com)

On Thursday, the San Diego Hunger Coalition announced that students who are enrolled in free or reduced-price school breakfasts and lunches are eligible to receive a one-time payment of $365 for groceries in addition to grab-n-go meals while schools are closed. It's all apart of the state's Pandemic-EBT program that launched on May 22. According to the San Diego Hunger Coalition, an estimated 250,000 kids are eligible for the payment. “If we can successfully enroll all kids who are eligible...

ACEs Connection launches Cooperative of Communities

The ACEs Connection Cooperative of Communities launches today. We want to continue to contribute to the ACEs movement for as long as it takes to create a worldwide healing-centered culture based on ACEs science. We want that to take hold in this world in the same way electricity has — we only notice it if it isn’t there. First, a clarification: Nothing on ACEsConnection.com changes! Membership remains free! Everything our current 300+ communities use stays free, and remains free for new ones.

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...

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...

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