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Prevention is Essential: Collective Impact Coalition Promotes Safe, Stable, Nurturing Relationships and Environments for All Maryland’s Children

When members of Maryland’s State Council on Child Abuse and Neglect (SCCAN) began in 2006 to examine what their state was doing in the realm of prevention, they discovered a gaping hole. Many participants in the 23-member Council—people working in child welfare, mental health, law enforcement and advocacy groups—knew about ACEs and about the corrosive effects of early childhood maltreatment. But they discovered, through informational interviews across different sectors and an environmental...

Upcoming Webinar: Learn How to Start an ACEs Initiative in Your Community

Are you curious about starting an ACEs Initiative in your community? Join one of these upcoming webinars to learn how to start an initiative. I'm Alison Cebulla, the Community Facilitator (CF) for the Northeast USA, Mid-Atlantic USA, and Canada for ACEs Connection. You are welcome to attend these webinars no matter which region you are interested in starting. After the webinar, I will put you in touch with the CF in your region who will help you get started if you choose to move forward. All...

Even when the smoke clears, schools find student trauma can linger (Lake County Record Bee)

By Carolyn Jones, September 29, 2020, Lake County Record Bee. Schools can serve as a hub for an entire community after a disaster, experts say For some students, the fire is only the beginning. The nightmares, the grief and an all-consuming dread can persist for months or even years. That’s what teachers and school employees have observed among students in California’s fire-ravaged areas, especially Sonoma and Butte counties, where deadly wildfires have struck repeatedly in recent years.

Resource: First Responder Support Network (FRSN)

OUR GOAL Our goal is to help the first responder and retirees regain control over their lives and either return to work with a new perspective on stress and coping, move on with their lives if that is a more appropriate decision, or simply enjoy retirement. The mission of the First Responder Support Network (FRSN) is to provide educational treatment programs to promote recovery from stress and critical incidents experienced by first responders and their families. Our goal is to provide first...

Santa Rosa Junior College receives $2.8 million federal grant to bolster campus life for Latino students (Press Democrat)

By Yousef Baig, September 27, 2020, Press Democrat. Thousands of Latino students who enroll at Santa Rosa Junior College each year soon could be attending an institution more attuned to their cultural and socioeconomic realities thanks to a federal grant some faculty think could transform their campus experiences. SRJC received a five year, $2.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to pay for a host of new programs designed to improve college completion rates and transfer...

Gaps in Latino homeownership, quality internet access examined during forum (Press Democrat)

By Nashelly Chavez, September 28, 2020, Press Democrat. Latinos lag Sonoma County as a whole in rates of homeownership, and rural, low-income families have a harder time accessing high-speed internet, disparities that have made it more difficult for those families to succeed in Sonoma County amid recent fires, floods and the coronavirus pandemic. Those topics were at the center of discussion Thursday during the 7th annual State of the Latino Community forum hosted virtually by Los Cien, a...

Free Resilience Training for MediCal Providers

Dovetail Learning is offering resilience training for MediCal providers to increase provider resilience to mitigate the affects of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue that comes with doing the ACEs screening itself. We Are Resilient™ is a research based set of skills for providers and patients to become their most resilient self. Here is the link to register for Part 1 of 2 for a 90 minute training: We Are Resilient™ Training (free to medical providers) in October (date TBD) For a little...

"Who's in Your Canoe?": Ho‘oikaika Partnership Draws on Hawaiian Values to Promote Protective Factors

Title image: Jeny Bissell, Ho‘oikaika Partnership founder and Core Partner, gives a shaka at a Child Abuse Prevention Month mayor's proclamation and concert. A brochure from the Ho‘oikaika Partnership shows four people paddling a slender boat, their bodies silhouetted against an apricot-hued sky. The tagline: “When it comes to parenting, who’s in your canoe?” The image and the metaphor are intentional, says Karen Worthington, coordinator of the 60-member, cross-sector Ho‘oikaika Partnership...

Data-Driven, Cross-Sector: Bounce Coalition Boosts Trauma-Informed Change in Kentucky

Student suspension rates dropped. Teacher retention rose. Membership in the PTA swelled from zero to more than 200. More kids said in a survey that there was at least one adult at school whom they could talk to if they had a problem. The data—a comparison of the Bounce Coalition’s pilot school and one with similar demographics—told the Kentucky resilience-boosting group that they were on the right track. The Bounce Coalition formed in 2014; the catalyst was a grant from the Foundation for a...

Connection, Capacity & Change Presents A Free Webinar Series with Laura Porter

RSVP now! See below for dates and links to register! Sept. 30 Wednesday from 10-11:30 am Using the Principles of Self-Healing Communities to Be Resilient Now Facilitated by Jane Rogan, Aurora Santa Rosa Hospital https://www.eventbrite.com/e/using-the-principles-of-self-healing-communities-to-be-resilient-now-tickets-122178000689?aff=erelexpmlt Oct. 7 Wednesday 11:30 am-1 pm Using Data to Build Self-Healing Sonoma Communities Facilitated by Halley Cloud, Petaluma HealthCare District...

Mary Ann Parker of Sonoma County sews 34 quilts during shelter-in-place and then donates them to fire survivors in Mendocino County

MendoLake Complex Fire Relief - Facebook group, 9.23.2020. Mary Ann Parker of Sonoma County sews 34 quilts during shelter-in-place and then donates them to fire survivors in Mendocino County. She says, "They are organized into bags, one for boys, one for girls, one for women and one for men." She also made and donated quilts during the 2019 Kincade Fire of Sonoma County, giving students who lost their home two new quilts each. Thank you Mary Ann Parker you are one of the pieces to the big...

RSVP now! FREE Learning opportunity for CA healthcare providers: Oct 1, 2020 at noon PST

RSVP now for a presentation by Susie Wiet, MD who is an integrative developmental psychiatrist with expertise in holistic treatment of trauma-addiction, dual diagnosis, and complex psychiatric disorders. Target Audience T his activity is intended for CALIFORNIA physicians, physician assistants, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, psychologists and social workers engaged in the care of patients who have experienced violence or trauma. Educational Objectives After completing these...

Friendly reminder: join us tomorrow (Wed 9/23) at 3:30!

Plan to participate! See the attached notes from our last meeting too. SCAC agenda ACEs Enthusiasts Community Meeting September 23, from 3:30 to 4:30 Location: Zoom Sonoma County ACEs Connection About this community: We bring the community together to prevent, heal, and treat ACEs while promoting resiliency. Sonoma County ACEs Connection emphasizes community collaboration and seeks opportunities to leverage and coordinate with others. Please join us! Agenda Items ● Welcome – Mindful Moment ●...

ACEs & Trauma-Informed Pediatric Care in COVID-19 [ucsfbenioffchildrens.org]

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Portal & Center for Child & Community Health Register now and be eligible for 5 hours of AMA Category 1 CME credit and ABP MOC Part 2 credit. Saturday, October 10, 2020 8am - 3:30 pm Recognizing & Addressing Childhood Trauma - Dayna Long MD Trauma-Informed Care Principles in COVID-19 - Saun-Toy Trotter MFT & Ken Epstein LCSW, PhD Patient Perspective - Jen Leland MFT & Joan Jeung MD Early Adopters Discuss...

Sonoma County ACES Connection Monthly Meeting

We invite anyone to attend our meetings. ALL voices are important. Please note that I am stepping into the position as Community Manager for SCAC and will be facilitating the meeting. If you have something you would like for me to add to the agenda you can email me at: elizabeth@projectwholechild.com or call (530) 329-5109. Guests welcome! Be sure that the zoom link has the last 3 numbers 660, as there was another Zoom link that is no longer being used. September 23rd at 3:30-4:30PM Join...

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