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Santa Barbara County ACEs Connection (CA)

We work collectively to educate our community about ACEs, resilience, and trauma-informed care. We exchange ideas, share opportunities and foster connections to transform lives through practical and community-centered solutions.

Blog Posts

COVID-19 Adjustment for Community Partner Santa Barbara County Education Office's Taundra Pitchford

Taundra Pitchford, the Child Care Planning Council Coordinator at the Santa Barbara County Education Office (SBCEO), shared with me in an interview that SBCEO, not unlike other organizations within the Resilient Santa Barbara County ACEs Connection Network, remains open and operational amid the ever-evolving Coronavirus turmoil we find ourselves navigating. Pitchford commented, when asked how her work has shifted since the outbreak of the virus, "While I was busy before, I have never worked...

The North County Rape Crisis Center & COVID-19

In an interview regarding how she and her organization are adjusting to a new work environment, continuing to serve their community, and remaining resilient amid all things COVID-19, Ann McCarty, Executive Director of the North County Rape Crisis Center (or, "the Center," as McCarty and her colleagues often refer to their organization), shared that the Center is finding itself busier than ever. McCarty reported that the influx of work that she and her employees are experiencing is nothing of...

Isla Vista Youth Projects & Family Service Agency in the Media: Adjusting Amid COVID-19

Linked here is an article by Cynder Sinclair, Noozhawk Columnist, sharing how local nonprofits are adjusting and continuing to service their community amid coronavirus. Featured in the article are two of Resilient Santa Barbara County's very own community partner organizations: Isla Vista Youth Projects and the Family Service Agency of Santa Barbara County. The piece features an interview with Lori Goodman, Executive Director of Isla Vista Youth Projects (IVYP) on how they have remained...

Recognizing Welcome Every Baby Family Connects Nurses on International Nurses Day

Today is International Nurses Day. Welcome Every Baby Family Connects Nurses have stepped up their work during these trying times in our community; providing telehealth visits, Zoom Mothers’ Groups, a baby scale loan program and porch delivery of First 5 CA Newborn Kits. Americans rank nurses as the most trusted profession. Parents are already reporting that a WEB-FC Nurse telehealth-visit provides valuable guidance, plus peace of mind. Often, just talking to families in general about how...

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