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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.

Organizational Change

Trauma-informed Leadership in Times of Crisis [gethealthysmc.org]

Over 100 Community Collaboration for Children’s Success (CCCS) partners participated in a Trauma-Informed Leadership Training hosted by Trauma Transformed on August 24 to learn how to bring a trauma-informed approach to their leadership during this COVID-19 crisis in order to support their communities and staff. Partners engaged with the four phases of a pandemic and applying the 5C’s to leadership in the pandemic response phase. To learn more, please contact Francesca Osuna, Training...

How to Avoid Doing Harm When You Discuss Race at Work [greatergood.berkeley.edu]

Race dialogues at work have the potential to leave minority employees feeling distressed, exhausted, or dismissed. BY SHANNA B. TIAYON | SEPTEMBER 14, 2020 The year 2020 has been a rough one, especially for Black Americans. The global coronavirus pandemic’s disproportional impact , combined with multiple police murders of unarmed Black people, cast a brighter light on systemic racism in the United States. In many instances, the killings were caught on phones and the images repeatedly...

Nonprofit and philanthropy and our bad habit of “both-siding” inequity and injustice [nonprofitaf.com]

Posted on August 31, 2020 by Vu Happy Monday, everyone, or as happy as it can be given that it’s 2020 and we’re all likely in a computer simulation run by a sadistic toddler. An announcement before we begin today’s serious post: The Community-Centric Fundraising (CCF) Slack community is growing and now has over 800 members. People are connecting to one another and starting to form local CCF groups across the world. So join , and I hope to see you there! Speaking of CCF , since the launch of...

White employees see themselves as allies—but Black women and Latinas disagree [leanin.org]

About the study These findings are from an online poll conducted by LeanIn.Org and SurveyMonkey between June 19, 2020, and June 25, 2020. Our sample consists of approximately 7,400 U.S. adults ages 18 and over. Unless otherwise noted, the findings reflect responses from people who were either employed or temporarily furloughed at the time of the survey. Most white employees see themselves as allies to people of color at work When “allyship” is defined as “using one’s power or position to...

A Love Letter to “the Onlys”: Underrepresented People Experiencing Tokenism and Isolation at Work [medium.com]

Michelle Kim March 31, 2019 A dear friend of mine recently reached out to me via a text message: “Hi love! Just wanted to share with you — I started my new job this Monday and encountered an unexpected thing — it turns out I am the ONLY POC [person of color] and LGBT person in my team and my floor. ” “The twist — the only POC are support staff” This is not an unusual experience for many people navigating workplaces and fields dominated by cis, straight, white men. Given Awaken’s extensive...

Race to Lead Revisited: Obstacles and Opportunities in Addressing the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap [buildingmovement.org]

This report presents findings from BMP’s 2019 survey of more than 5,000 nonprofit staff on their experiences of race and leadership in nonprofit settings. The survey included many of the same questions asked in the 2016 survey, which informed the original Race to Lead report, and new questions exploring the financial circumstances of respondents and their experiences of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts in the workplace. Race to Lead Revisited confirms findings in the original...

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

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 [hbr.org]

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 [pbs.org]

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 [ChildTrends.org]

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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