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Sonoma County ACES Connection Monthly Meeting

Join Sonoma County ACEs Connection on Thursday April 22 at 3:00PM for our monthly meeting. All are welcome to join. Please feel free to share and invite others. There will be two presentations. One by guest speaker Jenny Mercado-Epidemiologist at Sonoma County Department of Health Services Public Health. Jenny will be sharing about the 2020 Mortality Report of Sonoma County. Kathy Kelley of Early Learning Institute will also be presenting and sharing about a training for Trauma sensitive...


FRIDAY APRIL 16, 9:00AM-2:30PM Hosted by Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) and North Bay Organizing Project (NBOP) This FREE virtual half-day conference aims to raise consciousness and inspire action. For those feeling the call toward political engagement, We the Future offers an opportunity to build solidarity among activists of color, working-class folks, interfaith allies, feminists, members of the LGBTQ+ community, immigrants and the undocumented, labor organizers, and environmentalists...

Free Peer Support Specialist Certification Training

The new Peer Support Specialist Certification Program Training will be offered Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10:00am to 12:00pm. This training program has been developed to prepare peers with lived mental health experience for Peer Support Specialist Certification in Sonoma County. (Peer support specialists are also known as mental health consumer advocates, peer providers, peer counselors, peer mentors, peer navigators, and peer advocates.) Classes will be held over Zoom and all...

Buckelew offering support groups for isolation and connection

Isolation and finding connection is an online education and support group about isolation, and connection. This series aims at providing tools and coping skills to navigate feelings of isolation. Join us in having an open dialogue about isolation When: April 14th 2pm to 3:30pm Where: Zoom Questions? Contact the Family Service Coordination team: 707-237-1334 707-494-0762

Ask the Community

Grad student seeks your input?

Hello Sonoma County ACEs Connection members, My name is Brandin Gordon and I am a graduate student at the University of San Francisco working in dual-degrees in Public Health and Behavioral Health. My fieldwork project will focus on trauma informed care at an organizational level. Utilizing knowledge from my dual majors, my goal is to develop a deeper understanding of organizational needs to implement trauma informed care. In the next couple of weeks, I will be reaching out to organizations...Read More...
Last Reply By Karen Clemmer (PACEs Connection Staff) · First Unread Post

Help our public radio station with a story: How did separation from your parents as a child impact you?

KQED is the National Public Radio affiliate in San Francisco, CA. We’d like to hear from adults (18+) who were separated from their parents when they were children. Perhaps the separation was due to economic reasons, war and conflict, incarceration, foster care, or something else. How did that period of separation impact you in the long-run? How has it impacted your connection to others and how you build relationships? If you're a parent, how does it influence how you parent? We’re...Read More...

Is Poverty an ACE?

Holly White-Wolfe
I think toxic stress can result from poverty, and this is concerning considering: 40% of Americans Lack Savings to Cover a $400 Emergency. Despite low unemployment, this Washington Post story notes that 'an alarming number of Americans are still struggling to get by. In the past month, two reports - a new Federal Reserve survey of more than 12,200 Americans about their finances and a new United Way report on financial hardship - reveal how unstable life remains for a large number of people.Read More...
Last Reply By Remy Fuentes · First Unread Post
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