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December 2020

Remembering the human toll of COVID-19 in San Diego County (

When San Diego County first imposed stay-at-home orders in March, officials said they hoped the region would return to some semblance of normalcy within a few weeks. Nine months later, now on our second lockdown order, COVID-19 cases and deaths are skyrocketing. Currently, 0% of Southern California’s ICU beds are available as more people are hospitalized with the virus. Already, more than 1,200 county residents have died from COVID-19. We recently caught up with some of the families who lost...

San Diego Trauma-Informed Guide Team Membership/Visitor Meeting on 1.8.21 from 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 811 2765 7786 Passcode: SDTIGT Call mobile (669)900-6833 Passcode: 471428 I. Networking (12:15 - 12:30) II. Welcome (12:30 pm - 12:35 pm) - Chairs Dana Brown and Linda Ketterer * Type Name/Organization/Role in ChatBox * Celebrate New Members (2nd Membership Meeting) III. Mindful Breathing Technique (12:35 pm - 12:40 pm) - Dana Brown, HeartMath IV. Community Mini-Grant Awardees Share-Out -...

United Way receives nearly $450,000 for childhood improvement project (KUSI News)

KUSI Newsroom, December 8, 2020. SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The United Way of San Diego County announced Tuesday it received a grant of nearly $450,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health intended to give families more economic resources and support to improve childhood experiences. The nonprofit was one of 23 across the nation to receive the funding. The organization will use the money from the Office of Minority Health to form a three-year partnership...

Tlingit man elected mayor of San Diego (

On Nov. 3, Todd Gloria, Tlingit, was elected mayor of San Diego, the nation’s eighth-largest and California’s second-largest city. Gloria, 42, is the first openly gay and the first person of color to be elected as San Diego’s mayor, as well as the first Native American and Filipino-American mayor elected in a U.S. city of over 1 million people, according to the Los Angeles Times . He was born in San Diego. In a 2009 interview he said he’s Native American, Filipino and “a little bit of Dutch...

San Diego Trauma-Informed Guide Team Learning Exchange November 6, 2020

Our first virtual Learning Exchange was a success! Melissa Tran-Chamblin, AMFT provided an informative presentation, illustrated by her personal experiences, on Trauma-Informed Care Through a Cultural Lens, after which attendees divided into virtual break out groups to discuss their responses to Melissa's presentation. See attached for meeting minutes and Melissa's PowerPoint presentation.

Caring and Capable Kids: 51 songs playlist by Linda K. Williams

CARING AND CAPABLE KIDS 51 Songs with Resources for Social Emotional Learning Music Therapy and Developing Resilience Empathy Trauma-Informed Lens Caring and Capable Kids book INNERCHOICE Publishing A two-pager is attached with links, too.

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