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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...

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".

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