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February 2021

The quiet struggle: Leaving a job I love to care for my family and mental health (

The struggle to maintain mental health is a universal experience in the American workplace. Before the pandemic, one in four American workers had been diagnosed with depression[1] and one in three reported having experienced some form of depression[2]. This is even more relevant in this current crisis. As February comes to a close, we are approaching 12 months of the battle against COVID-19 and the upending of what work, safety or even community looks like. We are bombarded daily with stats...

Compassion Workshop: San Diego Trauma-Informed Guide Team's Community Mini-Grant Awardee, Sara Schairer

Sara Schairer is the founder and executive director of Compassion It® , a nonprofit organization and global social movement whose mission is to inspire daily compassionate actions and attitudes. A facilitator of the Compassion Cultivation Training® (CCT) course developed at Stanford University, Sara leads trainings for audiences of all walks of life, from corporate executives to inmates at a maximum security prison. She led compassion trainings in Africa sponsored by the Botswana Ministries...

LA County’s new probation chief is known for San Diego County juvenile justice reforms (

Adolfo Gonzales began work Monday as Los Angeles County’s chief probation officer, overseeing a system that supervises more than 40,000 juveniles and adults and managing an annual budget of over $1 billion. A former San Diego County probation chief, Gonzales brings 43 years of law enforcement experience to his new position, including being chief of the National City Police Department and assistant chief with the San Diego Police Department. Gonzales was appointed to the position last month...

Join Feb. 17 peer learning forum on trauma-informed approaches during catastrophic events

Please see information below regarding the Prevention Institute’s upcoming peer learning forum on trauma-informed approaches during catastrophic events taking place on Wednesday, February 17 th from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM . Registration link below. Join Feb. 17 peer learning forum on trauma-informed approaches during catastrophic events What does it mean for a city or other local government to be trauma-informed and what might this look like during the COVID-19 pandemic? Agencies and...

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