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San Mateo County ACEs Connection is a community for all who are invested in creating a trauma-informed and resilient San Mateo County. This is a space to share resources, information, successes, and challenges related to addressing trauma and building resiliency, particularly in young children and their families.

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ACEs Aware Webinar: Cultural and Racial Differences in Understanding and Responding to Adversity [centerforyouthwellness.org]

CYW WEBINAR Cultural and Racial Differences in Understanding and Responding to Adversity, Trauma, Resilience and Healing Wednesday, February 24th 12:00-1:00pm PT/3:00-4:00 ET The Center for Youth Wellness is excited to announce our third ACEs Aware webinar on February 24 at Noon PT/3pm ET. Gatanya Arnic, CYW's Chief Executive Officer, will discuss how cultural and racial differences can impact ACEs screening and response. Gatanya will lead a discussion of how the biases inherent in the...

Confronting Racism, Overcoming COVID-19, & Advancing Health Equity [calbudget.org]

February 2021 · By Adriana Ramos-Yamamoto and Monica Davalos The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the depths and reach of racism on the health of children, families, and individuals, with communities of color in California experiencing higher rates of illness, death, and overall hardship due to the virus. This devastation must be the catalyst for California policymakers to acknowledge that racism has caused lasting and negative impacts on communities of color. While some local policymakers...

Road Map for Ending Domestic Violence in California: A Life Course Approach to Prevention

Futures Without Violence (FUTURES) is excited to share A Road Map for Ending Domestic Violence in California: A Life Course Approach to Prevention with the ACEs Connection community. The Road Map , a policy paper supported by Blue Shield of California Foundation, draws upon our work at FUTURES as well as research and study on best practices for preventing violence. It presents four evidenced-based prevention and intervention strategies to prevent and end domestic violence in California:...

Register Now! February Webinar: "How ACEs Aware Training Can Support Providers and Patients During COVID-19" [acesaware.org]

1.0 Continuing Medical Education (CME) / Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Credit Available* Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Noon - 1 p.m. Register Here Please join us for our next ACEs Aware webinar to discuss the secondary health effects associated with stress caused by COVID-19. Presenters will share how ACEs Aware training and resources to treat toxic stress can equip providers with the knowledge and tools they need to effectively incorporate ACE screening into patient care, and to better...

Funding Opportunity: California Preterm Birth Initiative

The California Preterm Birth Initiative is pleased to share our spring 2021 request for applications for innovative research proposals on preterm birth! About the Opportunity Twice a year, in the spring and fall, we request research proposals via the UCSF Resource Allocation Program (RAP). The spring RAP applications are due by March 1st. What We're Looking For We are looking for proposals focused on: Reducing preterm birth rates Addressing racial disparities in preterm birth and/or...

Request for Application (RFA): COVID-19 Health Equity Pilot Projects [cdph.ca.gov]

Request for Application (RFA) Background and Information: The California Department of Public Health Office of Health Equity will administer $5M from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) Grant (totaling $499M) to approximately 16-30 community-based organizations led by and serving communities facing inequities1 in COVID-19 infection and impacts. This $5M is intended to advance the State's work to close racial, ethnic, and other disparities...

Community Conditions that Strengthen Families: Protective Factors Work at the Community Level [cssp.org]

By Cailin O'Connor, Center for the Study of Social Policy, December 2020 This report summarizes survey findings from organizational partners and members of the Strengthening Families National Network interested in using the Protective Factors Framework in their community-level approach and their viewpoints on community conditions that support child and family outcomes. Find the executive summary for the report here. [ Please click here to access the repor t.]

Available Now: 2020-21 California County Scorecard of Children’s Well-Being

Children Now has released the 2020-21 California County Scorecard of Children’s Well-Being , an interactive tool that delivers data on how kids are doing in each of California’s 58 counties, and tracks 39 key indicators of children’s well-being – over time, by race/ethnicity and relative to other counties – from prenatal to the transition to adulthood. This year, we’ve added 11 new indicators to provide a more comprehensive whole-child view, including the percent of youth who identify as...

The 'war on drugs' was a war on people of color

In the spring of 1982, Susan Burton turned to alcohol and drugs to cope with the death of her 5-year-old son, who had run into the street and was hit by a vehicle driven by an off-duty police officer . Over the course of the next 17 years, Burton was in and out of prison. “Each time I left, I felt a little more broken,” she told me recently. What would have made a difference, she said, was “if there could have been a way to have therapy from traumatic childhood events, disappointments and...

SMCOE Creative and Restorative Gatherings

From San Mateo County Office of Education Facebook page : Our Wellness Wednesdays series is now meeting on Thursdays from 3:30-4:30pm starting January 21, 2021. Take advantage of this opportunity to focus on your well-being and experience our shared humanity through mindfulness practices, simple creative exercises, and restorative listening circles. Register at https://bit.ly/3bsbOaz

A New Partner for Police: Mental Health Professionals to Respond to 9-1-1 Calls for People in Crisis [smcgov.org]

Licensed clinicians to embed with police in Daly City, San Mateo, Redwood City and South San Francisco Jan. 12, 2020 Redwood City – Health professionals will team with police to help people in a mental or behavioral health crisis in San Mateo County’s four largest cities. The pilot program approved today by the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors seeks to defuse volatile 9-1-1 calls and provide appropriate care for non-violent individuals. The licensed mental health clinicians will join...

Webinar: Trauma-Informed Support via Text Message

We're excited to share this behind-the-scenes story of how the Ready4K team collaborated with First 5 Del Norte to create the country's first trauma-informed text message support program! Hear directly from Angela Glore, executive director of First 5 Del Norte, about how she and her partner organizations worked together to connect the dots between community health goals and early learning opportunities. It's a fascinating story of how this rural community set out a big, hairy, audacious goal...

Becoming ACEs Aware in a Challenging Year [acesaware.org]

Becoming ACEs Aware in a Challenging Year Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress represent a public health crisis that has been, until recently, largely unrecognized by our health care systems and society, but there is hope. On January 1, 2020, eligible Medi-Cal providers began to receive a $29 payment for conducting qualifying ACEs screenings for children and adults up to age 65 with full-scope Medi-Cal. As many of you know, this is part of the ACEs Aware initiative , a...

COVID is Not the Only Public Health Problem Facing America [psychologytoday.com]

By Rosemary Tisch, Psychology Today, January 1, 2021 We should be very worried”, states Dr. Jack Shonkoff, Director of Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child : · Risk for child abuse increases during economic crises. · Parental job loss due to the pandemic can have negative consequences on young children, including increased risk for psychological and physical abuse at the hands of their parents. · Emergency Room doctors are reporting more severe abuse cases, although child...

Open access study reveals harmful effects of redlining on babies born three generations later [news.lib.berkeley.edu]

Virgie Hoban November 19, 2020 It was a racist policy enacted over 80 years ago, but its aftermath dribbles on — all the way to the babies born today, new research shows. Using historical maps and modern birth data, UC Berkeley researchers have found that babies born in California neighborhoods historically redlined — denied federal investments based on the discriminatory lending practices of the 1930s — are now more likely to have poorer health outcomes. The study was published open access...

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