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August 2020

Three simple ways to mitigate stress and practice self-care (

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to create anxiety and uneasiness and impact people’s mental health and overall well-being, a Clinton Foundation partner shares her expertise and resilience-building strategies to use during uncertain or challenging times. This blog post was written by Dana Brown, Organizational Liaison, ACEs Connection. Dana is an ACEs Science Statewide Facilitator, and through the organization, Learn4Life, she works within the Trauma-Informed Work Group and Steering...

San Diego Trauma-Informed Guide Team Visitor & Membership Meeting

SD-TIGT MEMBERSHIP MEETING AGENDA Noon Networking 12:15 pm – 12:30 pm Meeting 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm September 4, 2020 Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 814 9402 5247 Passcode: RESILIENT Call mobile (669)900-912 I. Welcome: Networking Introductions (12:15 - 12:30) Chair Dana Brown] * Type Name/Organization/Role in ChatBox * Celebrate New Members (2nd Membership Meeting) II. Zoom Poll (12:30 - 12:35) * Geographical Region in...

Empathy and Reading Comprehension Song!

I wrote the song "Handle with Care" as I was dealing with the murder of my husband's grandmother (hence the dedication to Valentine Marie Williams). The process of writing the song helped me in the healing, and in also in my feeling hopeful that I could, indeed, reach out to touch young lives to assist them in developing increased empathy and compassion for others. I also hope and pray that it fosters in listeners/ singers a feeling of empowerment --- and an inclination --- to make a...

The Learning Curve: One School District Stayed Open – and Didn’t Have Problems (

On a recent Thursday, David Miyashiro, superintendent of Cajon Valley Union School District, stood outside of Chase Avenue Elementary in El Cajon waiting on a reporter (me, that is) so he could begin a tour. Miyashiro was dressed in a polo shirt with his district’s logo and long, baggy black shorts, reminiscent of ‘90s-era basketball. He had on black New Balances with white socks. Despite his casual appearance, he was anxious to get going, like a dad waiting on dithering kids at the zoo.

kNOw More! online human trafficking education for San Diego County schools.

kNOw MORE! , Point Loma Nazarene University's one-of-a-kind creative human trafficking awareness and prevention program for youth and families, is now available for distance learning! In this moment of pandemic, young people are spending significantly more time online, increasing their vulnerabilities to trafficking. Human trafficking education is more important now than ever. kNOw MORE! utilizes the same student-centered multimedia teaching style with dramas that have shifted to film, live...

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