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Opportunity Summit 2019 by San Diego Workforce Partnership (Register at Eventbrite)

Amelia Barile Simon ·
As we wrap up the year, we’re extremely proud to share our annual report where we explore what it means to us to be trailblazers: Experience it here . We’re also packing up and moving out . We will be up and running in our new office on January 7. Stay tuned for open house details. Just announced—our 3rd annual Opportunity Summit is happening on May 2, 2019! The Summit is central to our efforts and community collaboration needed to reduce/eliminate youth disconnection throughout our region.
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Countywide Collaboration Works To Reduce Mental Health Stigma

Sarah M Hughes ·
San Diego Youth Services ’ (SDYS) HERE Now Program , which stands for Helping, Engaging, Reconnecting and Education, in collaboration with North County Lifeline (NCLL) and South Bay Community Services (SBCS), is designed to prevent youth suicide, suicidal ideation, help foster safe schools and create a safer place to learn in San Diego through suicide and bullying prevention education. Specifically, the program focuses on preventing suicide by educating 7th -12 th grade youth and their...
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Due 7/24/18: RFQ 8939 YOUTH AUTHORED LITERARY PUBLICATION FOR YOUTH IN CUSTODY

Amelia Barile Simon ·
Here's a great funding opportunity for an organization and/or subcontractors to produce a youth authored publication for youth in custody at County of San Diego Probation Department juvenile detention facilities. The publication shall be a collection of written word or visual art pieces authored by youth in custody. Please visit https://buynet.sdcounty.ca.gov for more information. https://buynet.sdcounty.ca.gov/Solicitations/SolicitationDetail.aspx?SolicitationID=1960864&AID=1 County of...
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Training: Using a Trauma Informed Lens to Better Support Youth Who Engage in Non-Suicidal Self Injury

Pam Hansen ·
Hosted by San Diego Center for Children and Presented By: Jacquelyn Christensen, PhD Friday, October 11, 2019 9am - 4:30pm 1936 Quivera Way, San Diego, CA 92019 This intermediate level training examines the complex nature of nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) in adolescents through a developmental and trauma-informed lens. Didactic lecture, group discussion and activities, and video will be used to help participants identify NSSI, contributing risk factors, and the critical role of trauma.
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Trauma Screenings Advisory Group (AB 340) Hosts First Meeting

Gail Yen ·
On Friday, April 20, 2018, the AB 340 Workgroup, otherwise known as the Trauma Screenings Advisory Group, met for the first time to discuss the legislative charge to update, amend, or develop, if appropriate, tools and protocols for screening children for trauma as defined, within the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) benefit in Medi-Cal. Both Children Now and Center for Youth Wellness were appointed members of the Trauma Screenings Advisory Workgroup, and we...
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Two New Grant Opportunities for Youth Development and Diversion Services

Briana S. Zweifler ·
In 2019, more than $40 million will become available to fund community-based, culturally rooted, trauma-informed services for youth in California as alternatives to arrest and incarceration. Thousands of California youth are arrested every year for low-level offenses. Youth who are arrested or incarcerated for low-level offenses are less likely to graduate high school, more likely to suffer negative health-outcomes, and more likely to have later contact with the justice system.
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Upcoming Resource Fair and Paper Tigers Screening

Jennifer Hossler ·
This is a friendly reminder about the trauma-informed care resource fair at SDSU next Friday, April 15th, from 4:00-6:00 PM. The resource fair takes place on campus at the Templo Mayor room at Aztec Union Square. Immediately following is a screening of Paper Tigers! Come check out the documentary film about trauma-informed education that is making it's way across America! Ticket information is included in the flyer. Proceeds from this event will benefit the California Youth Connection.
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"Youth Empowerment" transforming lives in City Heights

Amelia Barile Simon ·
Here's a great article about a grassroots effort in Teralta Park in City Heights started by Arturo and Gabby Soriano called Youth Empowerment.   Instead of dodging bullets on the street, they’re dodging paintball pellets in a park. Instead...
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Youth Voice students introduce SDSU college seniors to ACEs

Youth Voice leaders (left to right) Katherine, Lizette, Jessica, Adrian, Tatiana, Sienna and Angel Seven youth leaders traveled to San Diego State University last week to explain the science of adverse childhood experiences and the impact of complex trauma, as well as their journey of resilience and transformation to thirty seniors in the university's Counseling and Psychology Department. Youth Voice has created a sanctuary for youth, ages 11 to 20, to share, learn and create messages of...
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The Me I Once Was - A Spoken Word Video from a former foster youth

Pam Hansen ·
This is a moving short video from a former foster youth. It speaks to the hope and resilience in these youth - in spite of their traumatic experiences. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYUpdXnFSc8&mc_cid=8bf4247815&mc_eid=552d101b62
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From kidsdata.org: Troubling Data on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Youth in California

Amelia Barile Simon ·
Troubling Data on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Youth in California January 8, 2019 The Kidsdata Issue Brief: Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Youth in California highlights findings from our latest data release on youth in schools. Disparities among youth based on sexual orientation are startling. Across many indicators of health and well being, lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) youth in California reported negative behaviors and consequences at about twice the rate of straight youth. Alcohol and drug...
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How One Connection at CYW’s ACEs Conference Sparked Awareness into Action

Lori Chelius ·
Origins offers a number of training and consulting services. We developed The Basics as a half-day session to provide the foundation to support trauma-informed and resilience practices across sectors and industries. The session includes an overview of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, the neurobiology of toxic stress, the impact of social and historical trauma, and the science of resilience. We have tested The Basics with two cross-sector audiences, in Los Angeles and Phoenix.
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LGBTQ Youth: Voices of Trauma, Lives of Promise

Pam Hansen ·
This is a wonderful 13 minute video from the NCTSN. LGBTQ young adults talking about trauma experiences as a result of their LGBTQ identity, and how professionals can be helpful to youth facing similar struggles. Here's the link: http://www.nctsnet.org/products/lgbtq-youth-voices-trauma-lives-promise
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Re: LGBTQ Youth: Voices of Trauma, Lives of Promise

Jennifer Hossler ·
Thanks so much for sharing, Pam. This is such a wonderful resource. I had not seen this one. It is a follow up to another video made last year by the NCTSN called Safe Spaces. Safe Places: Creating Welcoming and Inclusive Environments for Traumatized LGBTQ Youth. This video is a bit longer (25 minutes) and features the same youth, but also has some great suggestions from professionals on how to create safe spaces for LGBTQ youth. Here is a link to that video
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Re: Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children - CSEC

Claudia Guzman ·
Is the event on 3/14 or 4/25/18? Received 2 e-mails with different dates?
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Re: Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children - CSEC

Juliana Vega ·
Hi Claudia, There are two events. One will be taking place next week on 3/14 and the other on 4/25. Hope to see you there!
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Re: Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children - CSEC

Claudia Guzman ·
Thank you. So I can pick one or the other to attend?
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Re: Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children - CSEC

Juliana Vega ·
Yes, that's right!
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Re: The Me I Once Was - A Spoken Word Video from a former foster youth

Jennifer Hossler ·
Thanks for sharing, Pam! Powerful video!
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