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September 2020

RSVP now! FREE Learning opportunity for CA healthcare providers: Oct 1, 2020 at noon PST

RSVP now for a presentation by Susie Wiet, MD who is an integrative developmental psychiatrist with expertise in holistic treatment of trauma-addiction, dual diagnosis, and complex psychiatric disorders. Target Audience T his activity is intended for CALIFORNIA physicians, physician assistants, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, psychologists and social workers engaged in the care of patients who have experienced violence or trauma. Educational Objectives After completing these...

San Diego Trauma-Informed Guide Team September 4, 2020 Meeting Minutes

Thanks to all who attended our last meeting and to Linda Williams, Louise Mettler and Brianda Vargas for the wonderful presentation on the Rowan Elementary School Community Connection Circles they created using the mini-grant they received! Rowan Elementary Community Circles (Community Mini-Grant Award) See attached for meeting minutes and handouts. We hope to see you at our November 6th Learning Exchange meeting focused on culture and trauma!

Rudy’s Story (

Rudy’s early childhood was ordinary and happy; he enjoyed school, played sports, and had lots of friends. He always had a huge appetite for learning and was nicknamed “Speedy” by his fourth-grade teacher for his desire to finish his schoolwork before his classmates. Early on, Rudy’s home environment was solid and enjoyable. He was raised by two working class parents who taught him the importance of discipline, education, and respect. However, his father was an alcoholic and a drug addict who...

Colleges brace for rising anxiety and depression amid pandemic []

From EdSource, September 12, 2020 With nearly three-fourths of 18-29 year olds reporting they are feeling down, hopeless or depressed, California colleges are attempting to respond to the rising mental health needs of students during the coronavirus pandemic. Isolation, with students confined to studying online, has heightened their sense of loss and hindered colleges’ ability to identify those needing help. California’s community colleges, which serve by far the largest number of college...

Join our Free Virtual Presentation - SEX TRAFFICKING: BOTH SIDES OF THE STORY

SEX TRAFFICKING: BOTH SIDES OF THE STORY Tues Sep 15, 2020 1:00PM – 3:00PM Join us online - A virtual discussion with lived experienced experts Jaimee Johnson, CEO Sisters of the Streets Armand King, COO Paving Great Futures Hosted by San Diego Domestic Violence Council and San Diego County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls More about our speakers: Jaimee Johnson: Jaimee Johnson is the founder...

CALIFORNIA ACES ACADEMY: Parental ACEs and Pediatrics: Transforming Well Care []

CALIFORNIA ACES ACADEMY (CAA) , funded by ACEs Aware, is providing free online training to Medi-Cal providers and others featuring: Practical strategies for integrating trauma-informed health care into your team’s practice that improves patients’ well being and the productivity of your practice. Meet colleagues with experience and success providing trauma-informed health care in their practices. Learn from national and local experts. Talk to other professionals from your region in small...

#MeTooLGBTQ Virtual Conference 2020

Good afternoon. As you may know, the #MeTooLGBTQ Conference was to be held this past May and was postponed due to COVID-19. As an update, it has been re-scheduled to mid-October (10/15-10/17) and will be held virtually. The goal of the #MeTooLGBTQ conference is to increase culturally competent services for victims/survivors of sexual violence and relationship violence that identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer and to create space for LGBTQ+ survivors to connect with each...

Responding to Co-Occurring Pandemics: COVID-19 and Anti-Black Racism

The Behavioral Health Workforce Collaborative presents Responding to Co-Occurring Pandemics: COVID-19 and Anti-Black Racism . The goal of this panel seminar is to discuss the co-occurring pandemics of COVID-19 and anti-Black racism by addressing organization culture and response, supporting workforce and engaging the community. Please see the attached flyer for more information and the link to register.

Great Plates 2.0 Delivered: Home Meals for Seniors expanded to support adults of all ages who have disabilities and/or health conditions

Since May, Great Plates Delivered: Home Meals for Seniors has been providing home-delivered meals to adults 65+ and those 60-64 with certain health conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Initiated by Governor Gavin Newsom, and supported by FEMA, state, and local funds, this program pairs older adults with local restaurants to provide 3 meals per day so recipients can stay safely at home. Recently, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted to create a new program, Great Plates 2.0:...

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