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Addendum 1 to RFP on Mental Health Prevention and Early Intervention Services [sonomacounty.ca.gov]

From Sonoma County Department of Health Services, March 30, 2021 Addendum 1 - Questions and Answers - is posted in this event's "View Comments and Attachments" section. Please login to your account to review the Addendum and all other documents associated with this solicitation. The County of Sonoma is pleased to invite you to respond to a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) Services. The Sonoma County Department of Health...

CALIFORNIA ACES ACADEMY - Session 8 with Robert Sege, MD, PhD | April 22

CALIFORNIA ACES ACADEMY LIVE WEBINAR with FREE CME/CE Educate, Inspire, Connect HOPE: Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences presented by Dr. Robert Sege Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (PT) This interactive session will describe how ACEs screening can be enhanced by also considering HOPE: Healthy Outcomes from Positive Childhood Experiences. Children’s brains develop in response to their experiences, both adverse and beneficial. Just as adverse childhood experiences can...

Four Sonoma County girls become area's first Eagle Scouts, top Boy Scout achievement [pressdemocrat.com]

By Austin Murphy, The Press Democrat, April 6, 2021 Ella Jacobs remembers the day she knew she wanted to be a Boy Scout. She was a Girl Scout, on a camping trip in Mendocino County a few years ago. By coincidence, she’d been to the same spot, Camp Navarro, with a local Cub Scout den. (Her older brother was a Cub Scout, and the den leaders let her tag along.) She was struck by the difference in post-lunchtime activities. “When we were in Cub Scouts,” said Jacobs, 15, now a sophomore at...

Youth Detention Facility finds culture of kindness more effective than punishment

A corner of the Multi-Sensory De-escalation Room, All MSDR photos courtesy of Valerie Clark When a young person enters the de-escalation room in the Sacramento County Youth Detention Facility , they’ll find dimmed lights, bottles of lavender, orange and other essential oils, an audio menu featuring the rush of ocean waves and other calming sounds, along with squeeze balls, TheraPutty, jigsaw puzzles, and an exercise ball to bounce on. TheraPutty, squeeze balls and more Sometimes, with a...

Elizabeth Smith knits together families and communities through her own healing journey

(l to r) Elizabeth Smith and Peacetown board of directors: David, Amitiel, Jim aka Mr. Music, and Jasmine. Only eight years ago, Elizabeth Smith was experiencing severe chronic stress. Raising a young son on her own, she was employed as a technician at a county hospital in Northern California that had downsized staff and increased her workload , as well that of other staff. She was helping to raise the morale of her fellow workers and served as a liaison between staff and the administration,...

For teens by teens

Do you know a high school student who is: Interested in helping your peers learn to manage their anxiety and stress? A team player with strong communication skills? Looking for real-world experience to build your resume? You are in luck! We are looking for diverse teen voices to help adapt our highly regarded adult mental health materials to be accessible and engaging for teens. We need peer leaders, writers, artists, video-creators, and others! Applications due April 14th by 5pm Learn more...

Steering Committee members needed!

We need your voice to help Sonoma County ACEs Connection! Would you like to deepen your role with our group? ALL voices are important and valued. The goal is to have a core group that form the steering committee to ensure that the vision of SCAC is met, opens the doors for growth, and leverage opportunities to build sustainable relationships. If you are interested please reach out to SCAC Community Manager Elizabeth Smith- elizabeth@projectwholechild.com or call (530)329-5109 SCAC is a...

Imagine YOU workshop

ACES Connection! You are invited to participate in a workshop for YOU. The Imagine You workshop Monday from 9-10:30 on Zoom will give you several tools for self reflection, a moment of peace, and to use on your own path of wellbeing. You are invited to an Imagine You Workshop: When: Mar 29, 2021 9:00 - 10:30 AM Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/ meeting/register/ tZcrfuiopj4vGtN_RQAugA7EQ_ SX9gdeGsq8 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email...

Mortality Report for Sonoma County shows increase in overdose

Coronavirus fatalities, which climbed gradually in 2020, ended the year as the sixth leading cause of death in Sonoma County, at 210 lives lost by the time the calendar turned. COVID-19 followed cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, stroke and unintentional injury — the top five listed causes of death in the county by total number in 2020, just as in recent years past, according to mortality data released Wednesday by Sonoma County Public Health. But while not included in the rankings by...

7 Positive Childhood Experiences (PCE's) that Shape Adult Health and Resiliency – Illustrated [lindsaybraman.com]

By Lindsay Braman, LindsayBraman.com, March 11, 2021 By now, most counselors, pediatricians, teachers, and other people who work with children know about ACES: The “Adverse Childhood Experiences” scale. ACE’s predict , based on measuring the number of traumatic or adverse events experienced, which kids are likely to struggle developmentally and emotionally as they mature. (You can take the ACES quiz here ). New results from a survey based on a study of 6188 adults at Johns Hopkins shows that...

Sonoma County Data Dashboard-Check it out!

The Sonoma County Data Dashboard contains select indicators of child adversity and well-being. The dashboard is a product of the Shared Data and Outcomes Workgroup of the California Essentials for Childhood (EfC) Initiative, a CDC-funded child maltreatment prevention project hosted by the California Departments of Public Health and Social Services. These indicators reflect the vision and mission of the EfC initiative to create safe, stable nurturing relationships and environments, and to...

Parent Voices Knowledge is Power training

Join Parent Voices from across California for the annual Knowledge edge is Power training. Learn about federal and state to support your family during this time and how you can advocate for more! March 27th from 10am-2pm. To register: http://bit.ly/kipregister Questions: Sandra Lemus- slemus@sonoma4cs.org

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