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Sonoma County ACES Connection Monthly Meeting

Welcome to Sonoma County ACES Connection. We invite anyone to attend our meetings. ALL voices are important. Please note the NEW day and time change. The meetings will now be held on the 4th Thursday of the month at 3pm. Our next meeting will be January 28th If you have something you would like for me to add to the agenda please feel free to reach out. I hope you will join us! Please feel free to invite guests Zoom Link: ID: 91864522660 Password: 557951

SCAC Community Manager is a "Local Who Makes a Difference"

So often the work we do around ACEs, trauma, and resilience can be seen as part of the larger landscape and not receive the recognition it deserves. Today I am happy to share tha t Elizabeth Smith the Sonoma County ACEs Connection Community Manager was formally selected by the City of Sebastopol! The City of Sebastopol explains why Elizabeth was selected: Elizabeth is an author, public speaker and advocate for suicide awareness and the prevention of child abuse and neglect. She is the...

California Citizen Review Panel Recruitment Opportunity

The Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP ) oversees California’s three Citizen Review Panels (CRPs). Each one focuses on a specific topic: child and family services, the prevention of child abuse and neglect, and critical incidents. The responsibilities of the CRPs involve evaluating child welfare policies, practices, and procedures, assessing systemic barriers, and making recommendations to improve and remove barriers. The CRPs can make recommendations that will improve the lives of...

UPCOMING TRAINING ACTIVITIES (Nor Cal ACEs Aware!)

Northern California ACEs Aware is a network of community leaders in health, education, and trauma-informed care. We’re working to share resources and communications, as well as to provide ACEs training for your teams. Please help us get the word out about our training activities. SIGN UP AT - www.norcalaces.org UPCOMING TRAINING ACTIVITIES Trauma Informed Care 101 (two times available) January 20th – 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM January 30th – 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Led by Nick Dalton of Hanna Institute,...

Looking for a supportive community? Join us! (Fee Free)

The Community of Practice (C of P) is an interdisciplinary, online platform for adults who are important to children. Among other topics, we explore how systems, environments, and documentation shape early childhood learning and wellness. We grow our ability to be curious about children's full-being, inherent wisdom by being curious about our own ways of knowing and inquiring. We are peer accompaniment with each other - support for the supporters of children, families, and communities. Join...

Sonoma County ACEs Connection Meeting Feedback

In December we had a SCAC focus meeting to establish the goals and focus for SCAC. I am sharing with you a survey as the current 4th Wednesday of the month at 3:30 is a challenge for many to attend. I would like your feedback on a day/time that would work for you. The 4th week of the month will remain the same. I do appreciate your support in taking the survey. Please let me know if you have any questions. https://www.surveymonkey.com/ r/8WDLHCY

RFQ Announcement for Celebrating Families! Expansion Project

RFQ ANNOUCEMENT: Celebrating Families! California Expansion Project – Cohort 2 Invitation to Expand Celebrating Families! Statewide The California State Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP) recognizing the effectiveness of Celebrating Families! (CF!), has awarded Prevention Partnership International (PPI) a $158,333, 3- year challenge grant to (1) Identify, train and support agencies in California to provide CF! to children and families at high risk for abuse and neglect and (2) Establish...

Sonoma County begins housing dozens of formerly homeless residents (Press Democrat)

By Tyler Silvy, December 27, 2020, The Press Democrat. Following a successful campaign to secure a $25 million annual sales tax boost for county mental health and homelessness services, Sonoma County Supervisor Shirlee Zane was offered a special honor: a chance to name the county’s newest supportive housing site, the former Hotel Azura in downtown Santa Rosa. Zane didn’t want it named after her, and there’s already a property serving homeless veterans named after her father, World War II...

Sonoma County Multicultural Roots Project - Joy Ayodele (Sonoma County Gazette)

By Adriane Mertens - srcity.org, December 7, 2020. The Multicultural Roots Project was created to increase visibility for Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) in Sonoma County, with a particular focus on Santa Rosa; and to recognize, through historical stories from BIPOC, contributions and impacts that have shaped Santa Rosa and Sonoma County. Working with local historians and community partners, Community Engagement staff gather stories and facts about local BIPOC leaders, as well as...

Whole People Watch Weekend on ACEs Connection (Dec. 11th - 13th)

The Transform Trauma with ACEs Sciences FREE Film Festival continues this weekend. Please join us to watch parts 1, 2, and 3 of the PBS Whole People series at your convenience, on ACEs Connection, by clicking play on the videos below: Whole People | 101 | Childhood Trauma | Episode 1 (27 min) Preview: Whole People | 102 | Healing Communities | Preview | Episode 2 Whole People | 102 |Healing Communities Episode 2 (27 min) Whole People | 103 |A New Response | Episode 3 (27 min) This is one of...

FIRST CALIFORNIA SURGEON GENERAL’S REPORT PROVIDES CLEAR CROSS-SECTOR ROADMAP TO ADDRESS HEALTH AND SOCIETAL IMPACTS OF ADVERSITY

SACRAMENTO – The Office of the California Surgeon General today released the first California Surgeon General’s Report - Roadmap for Resilience: The California Surgeon General's Report on Adverse Childhood Experiences, Toxic Stress, and Health. The report serves as a blueprint for how communities, states, and nations can recognize and effectively address Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress as a root cause to some of the most harmful, persistent, and expensive societal and...

We are Resilient: Strengthening Resilience in Ourselves and our Patients

“We Are Resilient: Strengthening Resilience in Ourselves and Our Patients” December 16, 2020 3:00 PM 4:00 PM PST This is a one-hour webinar on December 16 from 3-4pm PST by Dovetail Learning is cosponsored by the Center for Care Innovations and ACEs Connection. It is second in a webinar series on health care provider wellness. Please click here to register. Healthcare providers are experiencing high levels of stress from the COVID surge. Add vicarious trauma from screening for ACEs and it...

Empower Action Model Provides Framework for Strategic Coalitions in South Carolina's Marlboro County and Beyond

Lauren Szymonik kept posing the same questions to members of the Empower Action coalition in Marlboro County: “What is the data telling you? What is the data saying about education? What is the data telling you about trauma?” The numbers were clear: according to 2014-16 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) surveys, 56% of the county’s 24,000 adults had experienced at least one ACE. In 2017-18, there were 212 cases of child maltreatment, including abuse and neglect, among the...

Nashville’s Purposeful Twist on ACEs: All Children Excel

In 2015, the pieces that became ACE Nashville began to fall into place. A five-year Community Health Improvement Plan included the support of mental and emotional health as one of its three goals. A core team of individuals from the Metro Public Health Department (MPHD), Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee and the Family Center, a non-profit focused on breaking generational cycles of child trauma, began to meet weekly. And a citywide “consensus workshop” in April of that year—drawing 44...

County efforts make progress on homelessness through the Access Initiative (Sonoma County Gazette)

By Access Sonoma, December 7, 2020. Accessing Coordinated Care and Empowering Self Sufficiency (ACCESS) Sonoma is a county initiative that focuses on the critical needs of residents who are experiencing physical and mental health challenges, economic uncertainty, housing instability, substance use disorders, criminal justice engagement and social inequity. In a matter of 10 months, Sonoma County has successfully moved 30 percent of residents into housing from Los Guilicos Village through its...

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