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May 2020

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,...

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