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12 Myths of the Science of ACEs

The two biggest myths about ACEs science are: MYTH #1 — That it’s just about the 10 ACEs in the ACE Study — the CDC-Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood Experiences Study . It’s about sooooo much more than that. MYTH #2 — And that it’s just about ACEs…adverse childhood experiences. These two myths are intertwined. The ACE Study issued the first of its 70+ publications in 1998, and for many people it was the lightning bolt, the grand “aha” moment, the unexpected doorway into a blazing new...
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ACE Activists in San Diego: An Example of Trauma Preventive Policy Action!

Leslie Lieberman ·
Thanks to all who participated in the this past week's webinar on trauma informed policy with our guest speaker Jonathan Purtle, DrPH, Assistant Professor at the Dorsife School of Public Health at Drexel University. Jonathan outlined a very useful typology of trauma informed policies one of which is "trauma preventive policies." Jonathan describes these as "policies that are not necessarily designed with the explicit intent of addressing traumatic stress, but have great potential to do so by...
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ACEs Connection's Lunch & Learn

Thank you to each of you who engaged in our ACEs Connection Lunch & Learn on Thursday, January 29th from Noon to 2:00 pm. Hosted by Cherokee Point Elementary School, over 55 participants celebrated the the SD-Trauma Informed Guide Team's convergence of their communication platform onto SD County's online group. Honoring the history of the SD-Trauma Informed Guide Team, Amelia Barile-Si mon, Kimberly Beckstead, and Pam Hansen shared the evolution of the Guide Team. ...
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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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Arts Beautification Projects Help Build Community (Live Well San Diego)

Ashley Brown ·
Mindfulness usually begins as an individual practice, but when the practice of mindfulness is shared between members of a group, each member is likely to receive additional benefits. When people come together to work towards a common goal or project, they can experience strengthened relationships and gain a better understanding of the power of interconnectedness. A Reason to Survive (ARTS) understands the value of interconnectedness to support creative and effective community building. On...
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Recommendations to the National Governors' Association Meeting

Heidi Echeverria ·
Happy Thursday! Thank you for your feedback regarding the National Governor’s Association. Based on feedback and prior conversations the following three recommendations were sent to the Health Federation of Philadelphia on behalf of the San Diego Trauma Informed Guide Team Leadership as multi-generational, multi-sectoral approaches that could improve the quality of life of children: The authentic engagement of community members of all ages when shaping programs and policies. Examples of...
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Report Rates Child Well-Being in California Counties [ChronicleOfSocialChange.org]

A new report from Children Now details wide disparities in children’s well-being across California’s 58 counties. The 2016–2017 California County Scorecard of Children’s Well-Being looks at a series of indicators organized around the three domains of child welfare and economic well-being; health; and education. The report provides a comparison over time for each of 28 indicators, as well as a breakdown by ethnicity on each data point for every county in the state. Children Now, an advocacy...
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SD County ACEs-, Trauma-Informed and Resilience-Building Time Line

Alicia St. Andrews ·
PURPOSE: Create a historical narrative of ACEs-, trauma-informed, and resilience building activities for San Diego County.   DIRECTIONS: Review timeline info below. Add date/s and BRIEF synopsis of major activities/milestones in the comment...
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San Diego's stop-and-go progress to becoming a trauma-informed community

Rob Waters ·
It’s a warm spring afternoon and Arturo Soriano is in his old stomping grounds—at Teralta Park, a small urban park atop a sunken freeway in San Diego’s City Heights neighborhood. As a teenage gang member in the 1980s, Soriano roamed the park and the surrounding streets before spending the better part of two decades in prison. Now 40, he has returned with a different mission.
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San Diego Trauma-Informed Guide Team Learning Exchange September 6, 2019

Pam Hansen ·
Thank you to all of the attendees of our September San Diego Trauma-Informed Guide Team meeting and for participating in our first Learning Exchange!! We had a wonderful presentation on T rauma Across the Lifespan by Dr. Mark Katz, which generated some rich discussions! See attached for meeting minutes and handouts. Hope to see you all in December!
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San Diego Trauma-Informed Guide Team May 3, 2019 Minutes

Pam Hansen ·
It was wonderful to see those of you who were able to attend May's meeting! Please see attachments for minutes, handouts and a recording of the Trauma-Informed Lens Song by long-time member Linda Williams.
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San Diego Trauma Informed Guide Team May 5, 2017 Meeting Minutes

Pam Hansen ·
It was great to see all the new, and returning, faces at our Guide Team meeting on May 5th! We had 38 attendees! See the meeting minutes below (and attached), as well as the PowerPoint and handouts from the Addressing Islamophobia presentation. Introductions – Included welcome of new members and the addition of sharing what brings you to the meeting Trauma Informed Journey - Addressing Islamophobia and its Impact on Children, using a Trauma-Informed Lens presented by Lallia Allali, Linda K.
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San Diego Trauma Informed Guide Team Meeting Minutes for March 2, 2018

Pam Hansen ·
Link for Empowered to Connect Conference: http://risecitychurch.com/event/empowered-connect-conference
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San Diego Trauma Informed Guide Team (SD-TIGT) Meeting- March 3

Heidi Echeverria ·
Hello San Diego County! Please join us for our next SD-TIGT meeting on Friday, March 3. 2017 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM at the San Diego Center for Children. This month, in lieu of our trauma informed journey, we will be engaging in a discussion on the SD-TIGT's potential impact on policy, program, and practice change. We are looking forward to the discussion and to learning more about the wonderful work we are doing to advance resiliency within the region. The agenda is attached at the bottom...
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MARC Booklet 2016: Features San Diego

Jennifer Hossler ·
Hi All! Please find attached the 2016 booklet for the Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities (MARC) project, including San Diego and the other 13 communities that have been selected to participate in this 2 year learning collaborative. This is a great summary of the work happening in all 14 communities across the country. Harmonium, Inc, the San Diego Trauma-Informed Guide Team, and ALL of us play a pivotal role in advancing the resilience building movement across our community.
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Minutes from San Diego Trauma Informed Guide Team (SD-TIGT) March 3, 2017 Meeting

Heidi Echeverria ·
Hello All, Sorry for the delay. Attached are the minutes from the March 3 meeting. Sincerely, Heidi
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Mon Dec 9th: Trauma, Nourishment, and Protective Factors Webinar – Presented by Adrienne Markworth, Executive Director of Leah’s Pantry

Amelia Barile Simon ·
Please see info on upcoming webinar presented by Adrienne Markworth, Executive Director of Leah’s Pantry. . . . and many other announcements below. Sent on behalf of Kelley Axelson, UCSD Center for Community Health Good afternoon Childhood Obesity Initiative (COI) partners, Upcoming Webinars & Trainings Trauma, Nourishment, and Protective Factors Webinar – Presented by Adrienne Markworth, Executive Director of Leah’s Pantry Date: Monday, December 9, 2019 Time: 11:30am-12pm PT To join...
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Movement-Making in Buncombe County (NC): Opportunity-Based Narrative and Creation Spaces

Lisa Eby ·
Mobilizing action can be intimidating. Creating a movement even more so. John Hagel provides the following definition of a movement: “an organized effort mobilizing a large number of independent participants in a grassroots effort to pursue a broad agenda for change.” He indicates that there are two key ingredients in movement making: 1) compelling narratives and 2) fostering creation spaces. In Buncombe County, we are experimenting with both of these notions. Opportunity-based Narrative A...
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NAMI San Diego’s Child, Youth & Family Liaison (CYFL)

Pam Hansen ·
Support and training for family members, Family Support Partners, and others are offered through NAMI San Diego’s Child, Youth & Family Liaison (CYFL). Offerings include: Monthly Partner coaching meetings and monthly parent support meetings. See attached flyers for upcoming classes.
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One year after release of PI framework, communities use it to address community trauma, promote resilience (PreventionInstitute.org)

In San Diego, a group is using the ACE|R framework as part of PI’s Making Connections for Mental Health and Wellbeing among Men and Boys initiative , funded by the Movember Foundation. Jama Mohamed, Program Coordinator for the San Diego initiative, describes how community environments can produce and exacerbate trauma among refugees: “When you look at a community that has actually experienced trauma, and you put them in an environment like this, it’s not for us to question their behaviors,”...
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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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Paper Tigers Screening 10/26/15

Paper Tigers, the documentary of the 1st Trauma Informed School in our nation, is being hosted by the Landmark Theatre in Hillcrest on Monday, October 26th, at 6.30 pm.   FREE!   Robert Redford's son, James, and his film crew followed...
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Paper Tigers screening panel discussion on YouTube

Nearly every seat in the Landmark Theatre in Hillcrest was filled for a screening of Paper Tigers, a documentary that   follows six students during a school year at Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, WA, the first trauma-informed high school in the U.S. The October 26, 2015 event was the first time the film was screened in San Diego County, but it won't be the last. After the screening, City of San Diego Councilmember Marti Emerald welcomed a  panel...
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Parent and Youth Leaders Educate Policymakers on ACEs in Sacramento on July 11th

Twelve parent and youth leaders, reentry and educational leaders, and community organizers represented the region of San Diego in Sacramento on July 11th. Aligning with about 80 other community members and professionals statewide, everyone met with and educated legislative staff on the impact of ACEs, community trauma, community healing and resilience building. Organized by the 4CA steering group led by Center for Youth Wellness, Children Now, and ACEs Connection Network, the ACEs science...
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Berkeley Media Studies Group (BMSG) Blogging Tips and Talking about Trauma

Berkeley Media Studies Group facilitated a southern and northern California Strategic Communications Workshop in October 2015. Attached, please find their powerpoint, created by co-facilitators Julieta Kusnir and Pamela Mejia, titled "Talking about Trauma: Tips & Tools for Communicating Effectively" and "Blogging Tips for Media Advocates" articulating tips on content, headlines, length and tone of blogs.
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Boston’s architect of community well-being: Pediatrician Renée Boynton-Jarrett

She talks with parents about the relationship between childhood adversities they have experienced and how that may have an impact on parenting. “I frame things a bit more broadly than ACEs,” she said, “because I think it’s very important to reflect on a broader number of exposures than were covered in the original study, such as poverty or structural violence and racism.”
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Broadening Your Network and Identifying Partners for More Resilient, Healthier Communities

Linda Sheriff ·
Who should you partner with to create lasting change through resilience in your community? The Building Community Resilience (BCR) initiative aims to address, prevent, and reduce the effects of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and adverse community environments (ACEs) on children’s health and wellbeing ( The “Pair of ACEs” ). An essential element of the successes of BCR’s five test sites around the country has been strategic collaborations. In your work to build resilience, identifying...
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California issues update on state residents' ACE scores from 2011 & 2013 surveys

The latest adverse childhood experiences survey from the California Department of Public Health shows that 42% of the population has an ACE score of 3 or higher; 16% have an ACE score of 4 or higher. Those with an ACE score of 4 or higher are: 3x more likely to be current smokers 4x more likely to have a depressive disorder 2x more likely to have asthma 2x more likely to be obese 4x more likely to have COPD 3x more likely to have a stroke Here are a few other highlights from the six-page...
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Central Region Leadership Team Meeting

Heidi Echeverria ·
Community-based organizations and community members were all in attendance at the Live Well Central Region Leadership meeting on Wednesday, March 16. During the meeting, we received updates from the health, safety, and thriving working groups. The Probation Department shared how it would screen clients using the Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument. At this point in time hey have screened 40 youth and 4 have been further assessed so that appropriate services could be provided. I thought...
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Changing Minds and Creating Trauma-Informed Communities Convenings - South and North

Last week, on two separate days in Los Angeles and in San Francisco, about 150 people (total) convened to listen and brainstorm about creating trauma-informed communities. Futures Without Violence, which is rolling out its Changing Minds campaign later this year, hosted both events.  Some very interesting and important themes emerged from the two days: Residents with lived experiences should participate in the decision-making bodies of service providers and vested...
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Cherokee Point Elementary Parent Leaders Newletter

Pam Hansen ·
Cherokee Point Elementary's Parent Leadership newsletter reflects their recent engagement within their school and greater community. Updating the teachers through this newsletter, their leadership continues to educate other parents at the school in addition to other engagement opportunities. Their passionate leadership inspires many others through their steadfast devotion of raising awareness of the impact of trauma and toxic stress as they inspire many through the understanding of building...
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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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Cherokee Point Youth Leaders Educate Community on Child Abuse Prevention

Jennifer Hossler ·
It’s not every day I get to bring an entire pizza party to 30 kids, but a few weeks ago, that’s exactly what I got to do. I went to visit the youth leaders at Cherokee Point Elementary School , San Diego’s first trauma-informed elementary school. We were celebrating a major accomplishment. A few months ago, I wrote about my visit to Cherokee Point to visit youth leaders and talk about Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Month, which occurs every April. During my initial visit in March, youth...
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Cherokee Point Youth Leaders learn about Child Abuse Prevention month

Jennifer Hossler ·
Some days at work are better than others. Yesterday was one of the best days I've had in awhile! I had the chance to speak to a small group of youth leaders from Cherokee Point Elementary School on Wednesday. As a representative of the Chadwick Center for Children & Families, I came to talk with them about Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) month, which is coming up in April. We are collaborating with Cherokee Point in an effort to bring awareness to the community about CAP month, resilience,...
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Community Leaders Tell Their ACEs Success Stories at 2016 ACEs Conference in California

Sylvia Paull ·
(l to r) Teri Barila, director of the Children's Resilience Initiative; Dr. Ariane Marie-Mitchell, assistant professor in Loma Linda University Preventive Medicine and Pediatric Depts. (Photo: Jennifer Hossler) _________________________________ Sauntering on stage to the beat of Everyday People by Sly and the Family Stone, four “heroes” of the ACEs movement took their seats for a panel on trauma-informed and resilience-building communities on October 21, the last day of the 2016 Adverse...
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CYW releases "Children Can Thrive: A Vision for California's Response to ACEs"

The  Center for Youth Wellness  released a new report “Children Can Thrive: A Vision for California’s Response to ACEs”.     This report is a follow up to last November’s Children Can Thrive Summit.  ...
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Domestic Violence and Children

Nicole Cruz ·
  This video really spoke to me about those children who experience domestic violence. Most of the time the voice of these children go unheard. Children go through many challenges to escape these negative atmospheres which is also considered...
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Today 5pm Facebook Live: Improving Child Welfare Practice With the Power of Adolescent Brain Development

Amelia Barile Simon ·
Today: Our Experts are Taking to Facebook Live to Highlight the Latest Report on the Adolescent Brain Tune in at 8 p.m. EST (5 p.m. Pacific) today to watch a conversation with the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative on the release of The Road to Adulthood: Aligning Child Welfare Practice with Adolescent Brain Development . Register at - https://www.facebook.com/JimCaseyYouthOpportunitiesInitiative/ Adolescence is a major development period similar to the growth spurt of early childhood.
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Trauma-informed program in San Diego teaches parents to train other parents

Sylvia Paull ·
  It took two years of weekly meetings between parents and organizers, but now 12 parent leaders at Cherokee Point Elementary School in City Heights, a mostly low-income urban neighborhood with 91,000 residents in San Diego, are teaching people...
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Treating the Lifelong Harm of Childhood Trauma (The New York Times)

Ashley Brown ·
Over the past decade, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, the founder of the Center for Youth Wellness , in Bayview Hunters Point, San Francisco, has emerged as one of the country's strongest voices calling for a national public health campaign to raise awareness and a sense of urgency about the devastating and potentially lifelong health effects of childhood trauma. Since the original research on adverse childhood experiences , known as the ACE Study, was published in 1998, a growing body of evidence...
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Upcoming CYFSOC Conference

Pam Hansen ·
Each year, the Children, Youth of Care (CYFSOC) Training Academy hosts an annual conference for our children, youth and families system of care. This year, our conference Unpacking Hope: Understanding the Unique Needs of Children, Youth and Families Experiencing Homelessness will address the impact of trauma and the resilience of children, youth and families experiencing homelessness. We are thrilled to announce that our keynote speaker this year is Bryan Samuels. Bryan Samuels is the...
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UPDATE!!: March 25th Workshop for Crime Prevention and Recidivism Reduction Services RFSQ 7191

Amelia Barile Simon ·
Please see this exciting update about upcoming one-on-one sessions available for the District Attorney's Office Request For Statement of Qualifications (RFSQ #7191). They are really working hard to make sure that community partners, mentors, counselors, social services practitioners, small businesses, etc. who are interested can get on the approved “consultant list”. To secure a spot , please send Grace Liu an email ( grace.liu@sdcda.org ) with your times of availability between 2:00 p.m. –...
 
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