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January 2021

San Diego Trauma-Informed Guide Team January 8, 2021 Meeting

We had wonderful presentations from our mini-grant awardees at our January meeting, including the voice of lived-experience in solving Urban Domestic Human Sex Trafficking from Armand King and Jaimee Johnson and dealing with Workplace Trauma from Cambria Rose Walsh . Please see the attached handout and minutes, which include links to presentations and other valuable information.

Biden Picks San Diego Unified’s Cindy Marten for Federal Education Post (

President-Elect Joe Biden announced Monday he has nominated San Diego Unified School District Superintendent Cindy Marten to the post of deputy secretary in the federal Department of Education . Marten has been SDUSD superintendent since 2013. She got her start as a teacher and school-wide literacy specialist in the Poway Unified School District and has worked as an educator for 32 years, including 17 years as a teacher and stretches as principal and vice principal. She worked for 10 years...

Two steps steps forward, one step back in history of racial equity (

San Diego County supervisors last week formally defined racism as a public health crisis, acknowledging for the first time that a broad and baked-in prejudice underpins virtually every aspect of public policy. The unanimous declaration came days ahead of the national holiday honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and after a majority of Democrats was elected to the county board. Among other actions, the vote directed county officials to begin collecting data that will help them...

San Diego for Every Child

A year ago, we officially launched San Diego for Every Child . On January 15, 2020, with more than a year of preparation and the help of many individuals, families, and organizations, we declared that the decade to tackle the experience of child poverty in San Diego County was upon us. The time was now. And it was going to take all of us, moving in the same direction, to achieve that goal. Then COVID-19 hit. In honor of our shared vision—a San Diego where every child has healthy food, stable...

200-hour Yoga Teacher Training 2021: March 13th - September 12th (OG Yoga)

Our specialty yoga school (now virtual) is open for enrollment, emphasizing trauma-sensitive practices, inclusion, and accessibility. Meets two weekends a month: Saturdays and Sundays 10am to 5pm Some people show up to dive into their personal healing, others want to learn how to better serve vulnerable populations in their profession, still more have a passion for sharing healing yoga with the world. No matter why you want to study trauma-informed yoga, this training will equip you with the...

Why Covid School Schedules Are Better For Some Students (

Prior to Covid, the majority of K-12 schools were running on schedules that didn’t serve students well. In the latter half of the 20th century, school start and end times were designed around bus schedules. To use the same fleet of buses for all students, schools in suburban areas created schedules with high school students as the first arrivals. Yet study after study shows that early school starts don’t work best for adolescent sleep needs. Data supports the fact that later start times...

‘Racism is a Public Health Crisis': San Diego County Board of Supervisors Passes Resolution (

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 Tuesday to declare “racism a public health crisis,” passing policies to combat racism locally and create equitable response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Chair Nathan Fletcher and Vice Chair Nora Vargas introduced the resolution to address systemic racism last week. "In declaring racism as a public health crisis, we are acknowledging that racism underpins the health inequities throughout the region," said Fletcher. According to the supervisors,...


Hey everyone, its Anissa here! For those of you who may not know I am the Youth Systems Navigator for TAY Oceanside! TAY Oceanside is a drop-in and outreach program for youth experiencing instability in North County San Diego. A week ago, I drove down to St. Vincent’s Shelter to help do a supply drop off to help our young participants. I got lost in the drive, I got lost in my mind, as I reflected deeply on this year. I realized how drastically my life has changed. How I went from a...

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