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City of Sonoma faces ‘unprecedented’ economic uncertainty (Sonoma Sun)

By Sonoma Sun Staff writers, July 9, 2020. Like most cities, the City of Sonoma finds itself in a financial hole due to the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to cope with deep cuts in revenue, city staff developed a set of three different five-year financial projection plans for City Council review, named Optimistic, Base Conservative, and Pessimistic. [ Please click here to read more. ]

BZA backs mobile home park closure, winery expansion (Sonoma Index Tribune)

By Christian Kellan, July 6, 2020, Sonoma Index Tribune. It was the final meeting for long-time Planning Commissioner Dick Fogg when the county’s Board of Zone Adjustments (BZA) met on June 25 – Fogg’s retirement was announced four days later. But all three items on the agenda pertained to the first district, the one Fogg has represented since 2002, on issues whose importance hasn’t diminished over the past 18 years: wineries, affordable housing and water use. [ Please click here to read more. ]

Boys & Girls Teen Club to relocate in 2021 (Sonoma Index Tribune)

By Lorna Sheridan, July, 6, 2020, Sonoma Index Tribune. Five years after opening its doors in the Maxwell Village Shopping Center, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma Valley is giving up the lease on its teen-centric club location. Club CEO Cary Snowden told the Index-Tribune that while the program “continues to thrive,” because it is a free offering, “the financial sustainability of the building itself is just too much with the onset of COVID.” “We’ve always known taking over that big...

Regulation Before Education: Trauma-Informed Schools

Regulation Before Education: The Roots and Fruits of a Trauma-Informed School July 29-31st | 12:00 - 3:00pm EDT These times are unsettling in many ways. But the disruptions have widened opportunities for different ways of being, thinking and doing in education. The trauma-informed schools movement has never been more relevant. Schools committed to cultivating trauma-informed change can successfully buffer the adverse effects of the pandemic, economic collapse, and persistent racial...

Ask the Community

I am looking for new locations to host a training in the "Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework" This is a two-day training and those who attend will become certified in this curriculum. Either open to the community or solely for their organization. Thank you!Read More...

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...
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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...
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