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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.

Trauma-Informed Practice

Resmaa Menakem ‘Notice the Rage; Notice the Silence’ []

The best laws and diversity training have not gotten us anywhere near where we want to go. Therapist and trauma specialist Resmaa Menakem is working with old wisdom and very new science about our bodies and nervous systems, and all we condense into the word “race.” Krista sat down with him in Minneapolis, where they both live and work, before the pandemic lockdown began. In this heartbreaking moment, after the killing of George Floyd and the history it carries, Resmaa Menakem’s practices...

Download your free copy of Trauma Stewardship []

Our world is in a moment of great upheaval and mourning. Black, indigenous, immigrant communities, disabled and immunocompromised people are disproportionately affected by the global pandemic, and black lives continue to suffer from needless brutality. We are collectively enduring trauma while being called to care for one another. Berrett-Koehler is an independent publisher dedicated to connecting people and ideas to create a world that works for all. As we all come to understand what that...

Self Care GROUNDing Practice []

From BEAM (Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective) : To our Black Men & Masculine Folks! In a time of such action, emotion, and movement, it's so important that we practice self care and ground ourselves. Take a look at our GROUNDing tool and prompts to practice presence and connection with yourself.🙏🏽 To see how we use this tool, be sure to join our Black Masculinity (Re)Imagined Community Care Check-In tomorrow as we center ourselves and support each other. This is an inclusive...

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?

Dear White People…10 Ways You Can Show Up for your Black Friends and Colleagues []

An open letter to my people who are White and sincerely want to show up in their inter-cultural relationships during this time. SUNSHINE MUSE JUN 9, 2020 10:15AM ET Dear friends who are white and privileged by virtue of that categorization (not necessarily because of wealth, intention or ethnic background), If you are receiving this it’s because we have gone through some beautiful things together and/or we have been a significant support for each other as a friend or colleague. This is...

Modifying Silk Ring Theory for Allyship []

Namira Islam Anani April 16, 2018 In early 2015, during my father’s battle with cancer, I came across this 2013 gem of an article by Susan Silk and Barry Goldman in the LA Times on “how not to say the wrong thing” to someone undergoing a medical crisis. They called it the “‘Ring Theory’ on kvetching” and mentioned that it’s applicable to many different forms of crises. The article is short and well-worth the read, but here’s the first of two excerpts I’m focusing on for this exercise in...

Rethinking Family Engagement During School Closures []

Taking time to check assumptions about family engagement can make a huge difference in the lives of your students and their caregivers. DR. RACHAEL MAHMOOD APRIL 27, 2020 As educators, we often strive to find ways to increase family involvement in our classrooms. Research confirms that family involvement positively impacts students’ academic experiences. And in this moment of crisis, especially, engaging our students means engaging their families: Including caretakers is one way to support...

New Brief on Play & Trauma Available

Bay Area Early Childhood Funders have released a new brief, “The Power of Play for Addressing Trauma in Early Years,” available in both English and Spanish . The brief provides families, teachers and caregivers an easy-to-read, one-page online brief about the importance of play for addressing trauma in young children and tips for helping children cope. Additional materials on the importance of play are available here .

AAPI Women Lead Community Care Series

COMMUNITY CARE SERIES An online series of workshops, interviews, exercises that are led by our community leaders to help us understand what is going on with the pandemic and what we can do (including health and wellness lessons), specifically as Asian and Pacific Islander communities. [Click here to access series of videos] Recent episodes: 10-min grounding meditation to support you though COVID-19 Dr. Jennifer Mullan from @DecolonizingTherapy Eastern Medicine's Response to COVID-19 with...

Quakes and Tremors: What Foundations Can Do to Safeguard Childhood Wellbeing in the Wake of a Pandemic []

MARCH 31, 2020 | URSULA WRIGHT The world is experiencing a series of quakes and tremors caused by a global pandemic. The quakes are the unprecedented shocks and strains we are witnessing in our health, economic, and education systems. Tremors, on the other hand, are far less obvious because their disruptions occur at a much deeper level and during timeframes when the average individual may feel that they have successfully distanced themselves from the more pronounced quake(s). Both...

Helping Health Care Workers Cope with COVID-19-Related Trauma []

The COVID-19 pandemic will put many healthcare workers around the world in an unprecedented situation. How can healthcare workers cope during this time? Here are a few suggestions. Thanks to Scientific Advisory Committee members Carmen McLean and Katy Kamkar for creating this resource. Healthcare staff will likely be exposed to many potentially traumatic events and events leading to significant distress and moral suffering. As frontline workers, they are highly exposed to the virus itself.

Emotional Well-Being During the COVID-19 Crisis for Health Care Providers Webinar Series []

We know this is a difficult time for everyone, especially those of you who are serving patients. Please join us for an 8-week webinar series featuring mental health and emotional wellness experts showing how health care providers can reduce personal stress during the COVID-19 outbreak. These webinars are held via Zoom on Thursdays from noon–1:00 p.m. Advance registration is required. Participants are encouraged to submit questions in advance to help our speakers address the full range of...

April Webinars from Embrace Race

WEBINAR: Thursday, April 16th, 8:30 to 9:30 pm ET What the COVID-19 Crisis Tells Us about Structural Racism Even as COVID-19 leaves its mark across the length and breadth of the United States, we know that some communities are being hit harder than others. The overrepresentation of Black and Brown people among COVID victims in New York City has received lots of attention because of the huge numbers involved, but the pattern repeats itself almost everywhere we have the data to document it.

Webinar Series: Addressing Abuse and Neglect During COVID-19 []

Social distancing and sheltering are stressful. With little outside social support or respite, children are at a greater risk for harsh disciplinary practices, abuse, and neglect. And for those responsible for children, the stressors are tenfold and directly felt by babies and young children. Join us for a 5-part guided reflection webinar series to consider the impact on children, families, your staff and services. Connect with your community of support to gain actionable trauma-informed...

Four Core Priorities for Trauma-Informed Distance Learning []

By Kara Newhouse Apr 6 Trauma-informed teaching cannot be simplified to cookie-cutter practices. Take this example: a teacher worked with a student to develop a silent signal that he could use when he needed extra breaks during class. Hearing how well it worked, another teacher tried to apply the signal without first building a relationship with the student. It bombed. With the second teacher, the signal became “an angry ear tug instead of a trauma-informed ear tug,” said Alex Shevrin Venet...

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