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San Mateo County (CA)

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.

Organizational Change

A business imperative: Prioritizing mental health in the wake of COVID-19 []

By David Ebersman June 12, 2020, 9:56 a.m. EDT Much of the devastation wrought by COVID-19 is easily visible. Millions of Americans have fallen ill, and tens of thousands have died. Across society, we are living without the social connections we usually enjoy. We are balancing childcare and work without the support we typically rely on. We are missing the comforts of our favorite activities such as going to restaurants, salons, or fitness centers. Other manifestations of the pandemic are...

Confronting Racism at Work: A Reading List []

June 15, 2020 Companies must confront racism at a systemic level — addressing everything from the structural and social mechanics of their own organizations to the role they play in the economy at large. We know that diversity programs have historically failed , but there are proven ways to improve hiring programs, interrupt bias at the team level, interrogate supposedly “color-blind” analytics, and support employees of color — especially Black employees. There’s much work to do on a...

5 ways to approach racial equity at work []

Courtney Vinopal , Jun 5, 2020 11:33 AM EDT The death of George Floyd and the protests that have followed sparked a national dialogue about race in America. For many, discussions about race and the reality of living in America as a black person happen daily. But many households, communities and workplaces are having these conversations for the first time. How can employers and colleagues better support employees of color? What is the most productive way to talk about race in the workplace?

Culture of Care Conference Primer

I created this document as pre-reading for the Culture of Care conference on Nov. 18th, 2019, but I think it can be a helpful starting place for anyone who is new to ACEs and the movement towards trauma and resiliency-informed care. If you read through the resources, what resonated with you? What was confusing? What was missing? In the future I can reformat it to remove reference to the conference if there is interest in continuing to use or share this.

A Trauma Lens for Systems Change [Stanford Social Innovation Review]

"While many leaders in the field emphasize the importance of integrated, systemic change, psychologist Kathryn Becker-Blease has pointed out that in practice, the term “trauma-informed” is often used to describe a variety of discrete services delivered in isolation. 8 Change efforts often focus on individual healing, rather than on broader organizational or policy reform. An agency may describe itself as trauma-informed when in fact all it has done is added a new trauma clinician or...

How to Implement Trauma-informed Care to Build Resilience to Childhood Trauma []

Children who are exposed to traumatic life events are at significant risk for developing serious and long-lasting problems across multiple areas of development. [1] , [2] , [3] , [4] However, children are far more likely to exhibit resilience to childhood trauma when child-serving programs, institutions, and service systems understand the impact of childhood trauma, share common ways to talk and think about trauma, and thoroughly integrate effective practices and policies to address it—an...

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