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Santa Barbara County (CA) ACEs Connection

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.

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Santa Barbara County Probation Department

The Santa Barbara County Probation Department is excited to join a team of trauma informed community partners dedicated to resiliency and collaboration. In our commitment to improve the ways in which we serve our youth and families, we recently implemented the Positive Achievement Change Tool (PACT). The PACT screens for ACEs in addition to assessing a youth’s risk to reoffend and criminogenic needs. This, along with training around the latest research on the adolescent brain and ACEs...

Children and Family Resource Services

Children and Family Resource Services is a young 501(3)(c) formed in partnership with Santa Barbara County Education Office. While the nonprofit is young, our multiple programs have been operating for many years, providing comprehensive programs to support the health and resilience of the children and families in Santa Barbara County. Our vision is Healthy and Resilient Children and Families. Our mission is to provide high quality, family-focused, strength-based services to build resilient...

Register for Trauma Informed Care: An Integrative Approach

In collaboration with Cuesta College, SLO County Behavioral Health, Transitions-Mental Health Association, Center for Family Strengthening, & SLO Trauma Informed Champions of Change; Health Workforce Initiative presents: Trauma Informed Care: An Integrative Approach Trauma Informed Care (TIC) integrates core principles of neurodevelopment, trauma and attachment with mindful healing to support a comprehensive approach that can be used by clients, providers, and community members. Friday...

Santa Barbara County gets Nearly $6M for Jail Diversion Program [independent.com]

By Delaney Smith, Santa Barbara Independent, February 5, 2020 As part of Santa Barbara County’s overhaul of its criminal justice system, the Board of Supervisors accepted a nearly $6 million grant Tuesday to fund a treatment program for minor offenders suffering from drug addiction or mental illness in an effort to divert them from jail. “Basically what it means is we are taking the most vulnerable individuals who suffer from substance-abuse and mental-health issues — who often end up in our...

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