Resources for Dealing with Wildfire Related Trauma

In response to the wildfires in California, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network has developed resources to help families and communities. These resources include: Parent Guidelines for Helping Children Impacted by Wildfires En Español Wildfires: Tips for Parents on Media Coverage En Español Simple Activities for Children During Evacuations or When Playing Outside is Restricted Helping Young Children with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers Helping School-Age Children with Traumatic...

Taking Care of Yourself After a Traumatic Event

Dear Friends, Our entire community is in the middle of an event that is causing great stress and duress. We all are experiencing great need for self-care. We are all striving to offer kindness to others. If you need help understanding why you or someone you love is feeling emotional, hyper alert, irritable, restless, moody, teary, sad, helpless, numb or detached, please read the attached document put out by the Petaluma Health Center in both English and Spanish.

Register Today for this Free April 2018 Event: Challenges of Youth Conference at SCOE

Challenges of Youth Conference April 12, 2018 Keynote Speaker Christian Moore will present 10 tools for fostering resilience in students. These tools work with students in one-on-one, small group, or classroom settings. Participants will gain skills to deliver the life-changing power of resilience to students of any background and learning style. Breakout sessions will cover: Trauma-informed Care Suicide Prevention Violence Prevention Bullying and Social Media Trauma Register Here FREE

Eleven state-specific profiles feature ACEs-related data and ACEs/trauma-informed/resilience-building initiatives

One of the resources shared with participants in the Sept. 13-14 convening of First Spouses in Milwaukee to address trauma was a series of state information sheets that featured data on ACEs prevalence and ACEs/trauma-informed/resilience-building initiatives. These one-pagers provided a succinct summary of state highlights on trauma that in some instances were well known to the First Spouses but for others, provided new information. In partnership with state trauma leaders, ACEs Connection...

Community Profiles from selected CA ACEs Initiatives and Programs

CA communities and organizations from across the state shared information about their trauma informed and resilience building initiatives at the Child Adversity Policymaker Awareness Day on July 11, 2017 in Sacramento. The event, organized by 4CA ( California Campaign to Counter Childhood Adversity) , educated state legislators about the impacts of child adversity across the lifecourse and strategies for preventing ACEs, healing trauma and creating resilient communities. A series of twelve...

November 1 Clinician's Training on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy: Trauma Informed Intervention Offering

This year's ACEs and Resiliency Fellowship program seeks to engage local therapists and counselors in expanding their trauma informed intervention skill set. Join us for our first training on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, a trauma intervention modality appropriate for individuals in middle school or older. November 1, 2017, 1:00 - 3:00 at Sonoma County Office of Education This training covers the fundamentals of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills: Core Mindfulness, Distress...

Want Another Chance to Participate in a Ripple Effect Training?

Did you miss your chance to participate in the Sonoma County Ripple Effect training? Mark your calendars for the Marin Prevent Child Abuse event: T he Ripple Effect: A Framework for Enhancing Trauma Informed Practice Thursday, November 9, 2017 8:30am-4:30pm Location: The Key Room, 1385 N. Hamilton Pkwy. Novato, CA 94949 Description: This all day workshop presents an integrative framework for understanding and communicating across systems about how trauma can affect a child, a family, and a...

ACEs and Resiliency Fellowship - New Offering for Trauma-Informed Action

We are excited to report we secured additional funding and support to continue the ACEs and Resiliency Fellowship! We are now ready to offer all of our Master Trainers and Presenters additional training opportunities as “Trauma-Informed Agency Champions.” (Limited spots will also be offered to other community members who want to join in.) Our new program will combine two tracks, led by Sonoma County Office of Education: Trauma-Informed Agency Champion workshops (register for 1-3 workshops)...

Sonoma County ACES Connection Meeting Notes from 7-26-17

07-26-17 Dear Sonoma County ACEs Connection Friends, Thank you to all that participated in today’s ACES meeting. Grace Harris reported out on the Ripple Effect Training that she attended. She shared how Chandra Gosh Ipen discussed core trauma concepts to help us work across disciplines and how we need to look at trauma through an integrated lens that values many perspectives: History, Systems, Strategies, Culture, Development, Pathology. We are hoping to have Chandra Gosh Ipen share her...

Right Start Town Hall - See You There?

So...who joins me in wanting to give our children the best start possible in life? It turns out, there is a long list of passionate supporters in our County. We urge you to come to the upcoming Town Hall and connect with folks like you who are committed to preventing childhood adversity and supporting resilience. Thursday, October 5, 2017 ∙ 6 - 8 PM The Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa Information fair, refreshments, onsite free childcare (limited by appt.) available at the event...

Sonoma County law enforcement and people with autism gather to teach each other

Did you know that a Be Safe training program was held in Sonoma County? "It's a two-way education" said Lt. David House, an organizer of the program and administrator with the Sonoma County Jail whose autistic son, Isa, 21, was on hand. For people diagnosed with autism, the basic elements of an emergency situation, from the startling nature of a patrol car's lights and sirens to a police officer's commanding voice, are circumstances that can cause great distress. Sonoma County Regional Parks...

Santa Barbara Presents 2nd Annual Bridges to Resilience Conference on October 16

Sonoma County ACEs Connection members are supporting the: 2nd Annual Bridges to Resilience on October 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm We hope to learn from our sister community, and invite local folks to consider participating in this well planned event. Jane Steves, ACEs Connection, will serve as the Key Note, and I'll share our local lessons learned as part of a panel discussion. Details below: Santa Barbara County Children’s System of Care presents… Bridges to Resilience: Building a...

Call For Proposals: Building Trust and Mutual Respect to Improve Health Care [rwjf.org]

"The 2017 Building Trust and Mutual Respect to Improve Health Care call for proposals (CFP) will fund empirical research studies to help us better understand how to build trust and mutual respect to meet vulnerable patients’ health care needs. For this CFP, we would define vulnerable populations in a number of different ways, including the economically disadvantaged, diverse racial and ethnic populations, the uninsured, older adults, homeless individuals, and people with complex health and...

First 5 CA 2018 Child Health, Education, and Care Summit - Call for Presentations Now Open!

Share Your Knowledge, Ideas, and Experience! SUBMIT PROPOSAL HERE First 5 California is now accepting proposals for its 2018 Child Health, Education, and Care Summit on April 10-12, 2018, at the Hilton Los Angeles North/Glendale. Participants are eager to attend unique sessions that are innovative, interactive, and engaging . We are seeking sessions that delve into the Summit focus areas and goals with specific learning objectives. We hope you will consider submitting a proposal. Summit...

What Are ACEs? This 30-minute Locally Made Video Explains this Complex Topic in Simple Terms

Sonoma County is home to a fabulous local media source - KRCB North Bay Public Media. Journalists and cinematographers from this small, but nimble nonprofit are dedicating to documenting life as it happens here in Sonoma. A few months ago, the team at KRCB noticed the idea of "ACEs" was popping up in Sonoma County conference titles, doctor's offices, and school settings. They trailed around our local experts for several months, and crafted an excellent 30-minute video explaining Adverse...

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