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5pm TODAY: San Diego Unified votes on School Climate Bills of Rights!

Amelia Barile Simon ·
Amelia -- Just a friendly reminder that today is the big day! San Diego Unified School District will be voting on the School Climate Bill of Rights. We will meet at 4:30pm at 4100 Normal Street, San Diego, CA 92103. The board meeting will start at 5pm and the School Climate Bill of Rights is the first agenda item (E.1.). If you have not done so, please rsvp at the following link: http://www.midcitycan.org/sdusd_school_board_votes_on_school_climate_bill_of_rights Come out and show support!
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Addressing Childhood Adversity in Schools (edweek.org)

We welcome guest author Godwin Higa, Principal, Cherokee Point Elementary School City Heights, San Diego whose work with childhood adversity and trauma is making a difference in the lives of children.  At Cherokee Point, located in San Diego's City Heights neighborhood, nearly all of our students deal with some sort of childhood adversity. A hundred percent of our students receive free lunches, and most live under the federal poverty guideline. Many of our students' families face daily...
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Alive and Well: Moving Missouri Toward Grass-Roots and System-Wide Change

Anndee Hochman ·
On the eastern edge of Missouri, leaders of the Alive and Well network had generated a robust media campaign to help people understand the impact of trauma and toxic stress on health and well-being. There was a monthly column in an African-American newspaper, spots about toxic stress and resilience on urban radio stations and weekly public service features on the NBC affiliate, with physicians, clergy and teachers advocating ways to “be alive and well.” Two hundred and fifty miles to the...
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AVA Regional Academies: Building Trauma-Informed, Resilient, and Healthy Communities

Jennifer Hossler ·
Last week, I was fortunate to be a part of a small group of professionals in San Diego to attend the Academy on Violence and Abuse preconference session for the 30 th Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment. The conference draws over 1,800 professionals in the maltreatment field from around the world each year. The session, titled: Building Trauma Informed, Resilience, and Healthy Communities: Regional, National, and Global Perspectives , had an ambitious...
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San Diego Community Is All About Community Caring

Lynn Underwood ·
It is true most of the time that out of anguish grows hope bursting into the consciousness of all those feeling helpless around the tableau of violence. And so in 2008 San Diego community members were horrified and devastated by the shooting deaths of Monique Palmer and Michael Taylor then in less than 3 months the shooting death of Hannah Podhorsky all just high school students. These community members determined to support the families but also the traumatized community Pastor Rene Colon,...
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San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative (COI) Mini-Grant Webinar on Monday, May 7 at 11:00am

Amelia Barile Simon ·
Hello Partners, We’re excited to announce that the San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative (COI) is requesting applications for our third round of environmental change mini-grants! The total award amount is $5,700 and grant awards may range between $500 and $5,700. The deadline to apply is June 8, 2018 by 5:00pm. Registration is now open for the COI Mini-Grant Webinar on Monday, May 7 at 11:00am. We will be reviewing the application process, providing tips for submitting a strong...
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San Diego Police-Community Faith Based Initiative Newsletter

Amelia Barile Simon ·
Are you interested in issues surrounding policing in your area? Do you want to learn how religious leaders are getting involved to build trust and restore the relationship between the police and communities in San Diego County? Take a look at June and July’s newsletters here . On January 31, the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (Kroc IPJ) at the University of San Diego launched a handbook and website for religious leaders to use to improve relationships and build trust between police and...
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Oregon State educators visit Cherokee Point Elementary in San Diego

Cherokee Point Elementary in City Heights (San Diego Unified School District) hosted 12 educators from Oregon on Friday, March 11th. The superintendents, principals and teachers spent the day with Principal Godwin Higa and Resource Specialist Patty Wallach to talk about the school becoming trauma informed, and how it functions. They visited classrooms and had lunch with the students, then met with Dr. Audrey Hokoda, Child, Development Department, San Diego State University and Dana Brown to...
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Program Brings Victims, Offenders Face-to-Face [Countynewscenter.com]

Amelia Barile Simon ·
East County resident Debbie Newkirk was riding the trolley on her way to work one day in April when she noticed two teenage boys step into the car together, then sit separately. One sat behind her and the other across the aisle. Everything was fine...
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Cherokee Point Parent Leaders Inspire at Restorative Practice / Restorative Justice Summit in San Diego!

Audrey Hokoda ·
Cherokee Point Parent Leaders presented at the Restorative Practice / Restorative Justice Summit hosted by the Human Relations Commission and Commission on Gang Prevention and Intervention in San Diego last Friday. Sharing their work over the past 5 years in two break-out sessions, they moved audiences with their compelling stories demonstrating how a trauma-informed community school can lead to transformative change for their children and families. Please see the attachment for more...
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Effort to prevent career criminals expanding ~ San Diego diversion program to focus on homelessness, drug offenses (SanDiegoUnionTribune.com)

City Attorney Jan Goldsmith (Nelvin C. Cepeda) A San Diego program focused on preventing early offenders from becoming career criminals is expanding to include minor drug offenses and illegal lodging charges brought against homeless people. The one year old criminal diversion program lets people avoid jail time and a criminal record for low-level misdemeanors if they complete two days of community service and pay a $120 fine. It's been touted as a national model and recently received a...
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Two New Trauma Informed Learning Communities from the National Council

Pam Hansen ·
The National Council for Behavioral Health is starting 2 new year-long Trauma Informed Learning Communities in 2017: Trauma Informed Learning Community - for behavioral health and social service agencies Trauma Sensitive School Learning Community - for schools and districts This year-long program provides webinars, conferences and technical support in helping organizations become more trauma sensitive. See link for more information:...
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Uncovering the Impacts of Stress and Trauma on our Communities (livewellsd.org)

emily kopchick ·
Broken-hearted children are more likely to suffer from mental and physical illnesses as adults. In a study looking at the impacts of toxic stress and trauma, scientists found that many common experiences early on can lead to debilitating illnesses later in life. Leaders from all sectors came together to screen Jamie Redford's Sundance-debuted film, Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope , which chronicles the promising beginnings of a national movement to prevent childhood...
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Video series shows how San Diego Unified is creating trauma-informed schools

"We're committed to lifting up the work around healing, belonging and inclusion," said Joey Bravo, program associate at The California Endowment (TCE).  Joey and his colleagues with TCE's Center for Healthy Communities supported the creation of a series of videos that capture the groundbreaking efforts of the San Diego Unified School District's campaign to create trauma-informed schools.  In this series of videos, SDUSD's transformation of their discipline policies...
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Webinar Series: Communities Addressing Trauma and Community Strife Using Trauma-Informed Approaches

Amelia Barile Simon ·
Part Two: Trustworthiness and Transparency in a Community Setting Monday, June 26, 2017 | 1–2:30 p.m. Eastern Time (10am-11:30am Pacific Time) Join us for a monthly webinar series that will highlight communities working to improve member resiliency and responsiveness to community incidents. The series, sponsored by SAMHSA's National Center for Trauma-Informed Care and Alternatives to Seclusion and Restraint, will take place from April through September 2017 on the fourth Monday of each month...
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[WEBINAR] Starting & Growing Resilient Communities: How to Tell Your Community Story GRC 2.0 Celebrate

ACEs Connection presents, "Starting & Growing Resilient Communities: Online & In Real Life (IRL)", an interactive webinar training series focused on developing existing and potential online community managers and IRL ACEs champions. This series is dedicated to providing insight into creating sustainable and effective online & IRL ACEs initiatives. In this fifth session, we’ll talk about why it's so critical to tell your story far and wide. This incudes how to blog and share...
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Workshop: Introduction to Restorative Practices & the Trauma-Informed Approach for Schools, Community and Criminal Justice Settings

John Michno ·
Come learn about restorative practices and adopting a trauma-informed approach! ... This informational workshop will be experiential using circle processes and role play.
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San Diego Trauma Informed Guide Team - September 2017 Minutes

Pam Hansen ·
Another exciting meeting, including announcement of our new co-chair (Dana Brown:-), learning about Center for Community Solutions' trauma-informed journey and discussion of our upcoming celebration event! See meeting minutes below (and attached) and CCS's presentation (attached). Introductions: New Members and 1 st time visitors were welcomed. Introductions included “why you’re here” Trauma Informed - Resilience Building Journey Center for Community Solutions – Staff members Allison Johnson...
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So you know about ACEs...Turn your AHA! into Action!

Andi Fetzner ·
Spring is the time for rebirth and new beginnings! As we look around, we can observe nature around us awakening after a long winter sleep. A true sign of resilience. At Origins , we have been lucky enough to create a space for growth and learning for both groups and individuals who work towards creating environments of healing and resilience over the winter months. After completing the first round of The Resilience Champion Certificate of 2018, we have 23 graduates putting their action plans...
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9/22 2pm-3pm Webinar: After Rural Suicide: A Guide for Coordinated Community Postvention Response

Amelia Barile Simon ·
Sent on behalf of Jana Sczersputowski, Your Social Marketer, Inc. Hello, Please register today for this upcoming webinar and share within your networks. After Rural Suicide: A Guide for Coordinated Community Postvention Response Rural areas of California often experience higher rates of suicide deaths than urban areas. Suicide hits rural communities hard, affecting a large proportion of people where “everybody knows everybody” and resources may be sparse. Postvention is the process of...
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The Urban Institute for Community Trauma and Resiliency

Brian Pollard ·
The Urban Institute for Community Trauma and Resiliency Visit our fb page. Purpose is to share activities and info..... https://www.facebook.com/The-Urban-Institute-for-Community-Trauma-and-Resiliency-637838456379976/
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"It Takes a Village Conference" on how to better assist community members who are victims of community violence (Feb 7 & 8)

Amelia Barile Simon ·
Please share with your networks. UPAC ACE is hosting “It Takes A Village” conference where presenters will provide trainings to help service providers across all disciplines on how to better assist community members who are victims of community violence. Attached is the flyer for the conference with the registration link inside. presents It Takes a Village Come gain knowledge and skills to support individuals and families who are affected by violence and youth at risk for gang involvement.
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Join the ACES and Nourishment Community

Adrienne Markworth ·
Hi San Diego! Leah's Pantry has recently started a new ACEs Connection Community - ACEs and Nourishment. We are excited to create a space for learning and conversation about the intersection of nourishment, food security, resilience and trauma and hope that you'll join us. Thanks so much to Dana Brown for her encouragement and help getting it started, we look forward to building a committed community in this important area. Please post, comment, etc., to help us get the conversation started!
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Lincoln High hosts communications program for students, parents, police (sandiegounified.org)

New and improved relationships between Lincoln High students and local residents, and local police have been celebrated by regional and national officials. Students and staff at Lincoln High School welcomed Superintendent Cindy Marten, County Supervisor Greg Cox, San Diego Unified and San Diego police departments, the National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC) and Lincoln Park residents recently to celebrate the conclusion of an innovative pilot program helps build closer ties between police...
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Re: Darkness to Light Stewards of Children Training in SD

Alicia St. Andrews ·
Wish I could attend! Back in 2010 I co-authored the San Francisco Adolescent Health Working Group Sexual Health Toolkit Module . Now as a parent of young child, I have found the D arkness to Light resources to be just what I needed for this age and stage, for my own parenting and to share with other parents seeking info on the subject. Thank you for your stellar work!
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Re: Darkness to Light Stewards of Children Training in SD

Jennifer Hossler ·
I will be there! Looking forward to this.
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Re: Workshop: Introduction to Restorative Practices & the Trauma-Informed Approach for Schools, Community and Criminal Justice Settings

This looks great, John. Thanks for posting. Does the presentation include ACEs science? (Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, neurobiology of toxic stress, how toxic stress affects the body, intergenerational trauma and resilience research.)
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Re: Understanding Trauma Inspires Parents to Become Leaders (English) [17 min - The California Endowment]

LOVE THESE in English and Spanish!!! Thank you Cherokee Point for capturing such a beautiful story - I am sharing this widely!
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Re: Understanding Trauma Inspires Parents to Become Leaders (English) [17 min - The California Endowment]

Jennifer Hossler ·
Dana, thank you SO MUCH for sharing. This captures all the greatness that is Cherokee Point. These parents have much to teach us all!!
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Re: Program Brings Victims, Offenders Face-to-Face [Countynewscenter.com]

Debbie Comstock ·
Thanks for posting this Amellia. You know I always love it when I hear about an East County resident stepping up to lead the way.
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Re: AVA Regional Academies: Building Trauma-Informed, Resilient, and Healthy Communities

This is a great article, thanks for writing it Jen! I wonder if Dr. Weit is able to share her screening tool for us to review and if so, when? Did she mention anything about that?
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Re: AVA Regional Academies: Building Trauma-Informed, Resilient, and Healthy Communities

Jennifer Hossler ·
Thanks Gail! It was truly an honor to be there. I am not sure about her ability to share their screening tool, but I can certainly reach out to Dr. Weit and ask. Will keep you posted!
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Re: Program Brings Victims, Offenders Face-to-Face [Countynewscenter.com]

Jennifer Hossler ·
Thanks for posting Amelia, this is great!
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Re: Cherokee Point Parent Leaders Inspire at Restorative Practice / Restorative Justice Summit in San Diego!

Former Member ·
Their presentation was a wonderful representation of the work at Cherokee Point and the importance of collaboration with residents.
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Re: BCR Coalition Building and Communications Guide.pdf

Debbie Comstock ·
This is great information for a paradym shift towards prevention effort. On Jul 7, 2017 4:43 PM, "ACEsConnection" < communitymanager@acesconnection.com> wrote:
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Re: Uncovering the Impacts of Stress and Trauma on our Communities (livewellsd.org)

Norma Sandoval ·
I don't see the article attached
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Re: Uncovering the Impacts of Stress and Trauma on our Communities (livewellsd.org)

Hi, Norma: It's in the text now.... Thanks for the heads-up!
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Six-Foundations-for-Building-Community-Resilience.pdf

Former Member ·
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BCR Coalition Building and Communications Guide.pdf

Former Member ·
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Re: San Diego Community Is All About Community Caring

Thank you Lynn for highlighting our amazing community members supporting families impacted by tragedy. Profoundly honored to be part of our amazing San Diego Compassion Project team, thank you to our team members for their grace, courage and empathy supporting families and neighborhoods through San Diego Compassion Project. What an exemplary continued outreach through CAST with individuals and families impacted by shootings and community violence. Inner city communities benefit in myriad...
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Re: Six-Foundations-for-Building-Community-Resilience.pdf

Thanks Stephanie for posting this! So hopeful that COURAGE is one of the six foundations! (excerpt from the report) Six Foundations for Building Community Resilience describes how communities can approach the full scope of the 21st century’s challenges equitably and sustainably. The report draws on some of the most compelling recent thinking about resilience from academia, sustainability advocacy, and grassroots activism, as well as Post Carbon Institute’s prior work. It is intended as an...
 
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