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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.

November 2020

Tools to Mitigate Work Stress and Prevent Burnout: For Health Care Providers during COVID and Beyond  

Whether you work in a hospital, a safety net clinic, or in another health care setting, no health care provider working during the COVID-19 pandemic needs to read the flurry of news stories that highlight the extreme stress experienced by people in this line of work – you already know it firsthand. This webinar will introduce health care providers to the Community Resiliency Model ( CRM ), an evidence-based method of managing traumatic stress, preventing burnout and building resiliency. This...

Pandemic Prompts Nonprofits to Launch FREE 24-Hour Support Line for People with Developmental Disabilities []

The Arc of California and Stony Brook University School of Social Welfare partner to provide mental health care free of charge SACRAMENTO, Calif. , Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Prior to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, people with developmental disabilities have historically been disproportionately impacted by mental health issues compared to those without disabilities. According to the Center for Disease Control , 17.4 million adults with disabilities experience frequent mental health...

We Are Resilient brings practical, science-based resilience skills to healthcare providers and staff

Dovetail Learning has launched its next round of We Are Resilient™ trainings. We Are Resilient is a practical hands-on approach to strengthening resilience , designed to aid screeners, healthcare providers, and staff to be more comfortable addressing ACEs and trauma and provide trauma-informed care. The training helps providers manage their own vicarious trauma and provides anticipatory guidance to support patients /caregivers in strengthening their own resilience skills. Training choices...

ACEs Aware in Action: November Newsletter []

ACEs Aware in Action COMING SOON: New ACEs Aware Grant Opportunity to Support Trauma-Informed Networks of Care In early December 2020, the Office of the California Surgeon General and the Department of Health Care Services plan to release a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a second round of ACEs Aware grant funds. The new grants will target communities that want to build or execute on a robust network of care to effectively respond to ACE screenings and meet the needs of patients and families.

Med students write version of Hippocratic oath that addresses systemic racism and coronavirus []

N'dea Yancey-Bragg USA TODAY Nov. 5, 2020 A group of medical students at the University of Pittsburgh wrote their own version of the Hippocratic oath which acknowledges system racism in medicine, the coronavirus pandemic and several high profile police killings of African Americans. During their orientation, a group of first-year medical students created a new class oath that the class recited ahead of the symbolic white coat ceremony in August which marked the beginning of their medical...

What the Research Says About the Academic Power of Friendship []

Gail Cornwall Nov 18 For years, education research focused on time-on-task as a measure of effective instruction, says Scott Gest , a professor at the University of Virginia. Through that lens, friends in elementary school appeared to be a negative, an impediment to focus and a catalyst for disruption. Even when the value of strong social ties gained recognition, friendships stood to the side conceptually, as developmentally important but not germane to academics. Yet recent research has...

San Mateo County Community Forums

[Shared from PCRC Facebook page] The County of San Mateo and PCRC invite you to the San Mateo Community Forum The district will convene a series of listening sessions, where a diverse group of constituents can convene to engage in a meaningful dialogue or personal stories an perspective can be shared in order to gain deeper understanding for the complex issues related to racial equity. 1st FORUM: Thursday, November 19th, from 6 - 8 pm via zoom. *Translation services will be provided. Link to...

Analysis: Is the Pandemic an Adverse Childhood Experience []

By Christina Santiago, California Health Report, November 5, 2020 While I was on call in the pediatric emergency department of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, three firefighters rolled in a gurney with little girl strapped in — but she didn’t look injured. Unlike most kids arriving in an ambulance, she had no obvious injuries, no cervical collar to support her neck, no signs of bleeding and she was alert. Tracy looked to be about 4 years old and was so tiny compared to the gurney. Her...

This Election Is Traumatizing for Many Students (and Educators). Here's How to Help []

3 trauma-informed practices for your classroom By Anita Chari & Angelica Singh November 4, 2020 As our collective anxieties grow in the face of an uncertain presidential election result, many of us in the United States are wondering: What will we do when we enter our classrooms in these days after the election? Let’s name the situation for what it is: Many of our students are experiencing this period as a traumatic time. Amid the triple upheavals of the pandemic, the movements against...

Showing Up for BIPOC Youth as an Adult Ally [RYSE Center]

Sharing this insightful post from the RYSE Center Facebook page . I have transcribed the text below. Please check out the original post to see these points as a series of images. Provide emotional support-- do not censor their righteous rage, anger and grief, or insist they should feel something they don't. Bear witness and be present. If you cannot do this find adults who can. Actively affirm our young people. Be the first one to say or do something that shows young people we love them, we...

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