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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.

August 2018

San Jose, Ca physician to talk ACEs science at community gathering

When Dr. Angela Bymaster thinks about ACEs exposure, her thoughts often turn to the adolescents who are her patients now. “It’s the teenagers who keep me up at night,” says Bymaster, a family medicine doctor who works at the Washington Neighborhood Health Clinic in San Jose. The clinic serves low-income families in a predominantly Latino neighborhood. Dr. Angela Bymaster “They’re so often starting with the behaviors themselves. The teenagers are the intersection of adverse childhood events...

Have you heard about the film Wrestling Ghosts? On September 29, it's coming to Oakland! And to Santa Cruz on 9/30.

This Wrestling Ghosts screening promises to be a healing event for all who gather. And our hope is that it will catalyze the formation of a lasting local network of support around parents and care providers of children in the Bay Area. As things speed up all across the Bay, we need supportive infrastructure now more than ever.

Oakland, CA, trying out model used in Baltimore to reduce trauma, increase resilience

Oakland BSC activity: Photo/ Courtesy of Trauma Transformed/East Bay Agency for Children When a group of community organizations in Baltimore came together in 2015, they already knew trauma figured large in many lives. There was violence in the community, in schools, and in community members’ homes. Police brutality occurred. Many suffered the loss of loved ones to incarceration or death. There were house fires and homelessness. Much of the dysfunction was systemic and rooted in racism,...

 
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