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FREE TRAINING: Charlie Appelstein- No Such Thing As A Bad Kid

FREE TRAINING! March 7, 2018 8:30 AM- 3:00 PM PST North Coast Builders Exchange 1030 Apollo Way, Santa Rosa, CA TO REGISTER: https://t.e2ma.net/click/waunn/05g51o/guq58e Join Prevent Child Abuse Sonoma County (PCASC) and Charlie Appelstein for an informative and motivational training on March 7, 2018! Charlie Appelstein, M.S.W. is an internationally prominent youth care training specialist, author and motivational speaker whose primary focus is on teaching positive, strength-based theories...

Free Webinar on 2/22: Telling the Story of Trauma and Resilience with Keith Hefner

Telling the Story of Trauma and Resilience A Thought Leader Conversation with Keith Hefner Free Conference Call and Discussion Thursday, February 22, 2018 2:00-3:00 PM EST There is a lot of good work these days to support adults who work with teens who have experienced trauma. But there is a dearth of trauma-informed stories and tools. Keith Hefner, Executive Director, Youth Communication, has made a career out of helping teens who have experienced trauma write their stories through...

Group Advocating For Creation Of ‘Trauma-Informed’ Legislation In Sacramento [kpbs.org]

Could state policies be improved by a greater understanding of the lingering effects of childhood trauma? That's the case that social workers and psychologists will be making to California legislators Tuesday as part a policymaker education day. The California Campaign to Combat Childhood Adversity wants lawmakers to learn about the effects of toxic stress resulting from childhood trauma, which they say can influence everything from health care to the economy . "California's children are in...

Simple Resilience Tips

(This is a written version of a presentation I gave at our January Meeting.) For the past year, Sonoma County ACEs Connection worked to make more people aware of Adverse Childhood Experiences. But especially after the big fires, it feels important to also talk about resilience. I want to start a discussion about simple resilience techniques that anyone could apply in their work, social and/or personal life. This is not new information, because the best resilience methods have been used by...

Council for a Strong America - Brain Science Speakers

Council for a Strong America is a national, bipartisan nonprofit that unites five organizations comprised of law enforcement leaders, retired admirals and generals, business executives, pastors, and prominent coaches and athletes who promote solutions that ensure our next generation of Americans will be citizen-ready. Council for a Strong America has a 20-year track record of strengthening families, communities, the economy, and our national security. One if of the programs, ReadyNation is...

How We Transform the World to 100% Clean Renewable Energy (sonomacountygazette.com)

His license plate reads WWS ERA , which stands for Mark Z. Jacobson ’s predicted era of Wind, Water, and Solar energy. Dr. Jacobson, a professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford and director of its Atmosphere/Energy Program, spoke at the Praxis Peace Institute in Sonoma on January 4th—an event co-sponsored by Sonoma Clean Power. In 2011, with Mark Ruffalo and Josh Fox, he formed the Solutions Project, ( http://thesolutionsproject.org ), a political advocacy group, combining...

The Board of Supervisors Needs to Hear From You - Please Attend

Please consider attending the February 27 event and sharing your perspective on the needs to support coping and healing from our recent fires as well as existing family and community adversity! Sonoma County Board of Supervisors to Host Recovery Workshops Supervisors seek public input to guide recovery efforts at three upcoming workshops The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors invites community members to attend and provide input to guide post-fire recovery efforts at three upcoming public...

Nonprofits Invited to Join Karin of the Community Foundation for Coffee Talk on Fire Recovery

Hello nonprofit community, Over the past few months we have heard from many of you about the critical work you are doing to address the myriad of impacts the fires have had on our community. We’d like to talk together about how we move forward toward a just and equitable recovery. In the first quarter of 2018 we will be hosting a series of Coffees with Karin for this purpose, and we invite you to join us. While we usually ask you to come to us, this time we’d like to visit you--we’ll be...

Upcoming Training Opportunity, "Trauma Informed Care: NEAR Informed Solutions"

The Public Health Institute and John Muir Health are excited to sponsor this one-day training. This is a training for providers, educators, and community leaders to better understand Trauma Informed Care. The training will share insights and strategies from the self-healing communities work in Washington State. This training will be held on February 27, 2018 from 9:00am-3:30pm at the First 5 Conference Center. The address is: 1115 Atlantic Ave., Alameda, CA, 94501. For more information,...

Interview with Dr. Nadine Burke Harris on Weekend Edition

Listen to the interview "What Do Asthma, Heart Disease and Cancer have in Common? Maybe Childhood Trama". https://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2018/01/23/578280721/what-do-asthma-heart-disease-and-cancer-have-in-common-maybe-childhood-trauma Burke Harris is the founder and CEO of the Center for Youth Wellness in San Francisco. She's spent much of her career trying to spread awareness about the dangers of childhood toxic stress. Burke Harris just released a new book, The Deepest Well: Healing the...

Holding Up our Leaders: Compassion, Justice, and Civil Disobedience in 2018

On Saturday, January 27, 2018 the Press Democrat featured an article entitled " Leaders Vow Protection " which showcased the voices of three committed Sonoma County leaders: Dr. Frank Chong (SRJC President), Dr. Judy Sakaki (SSU President), and Diane Kitamura (SRCS Superitendent). I clutched my newspaper in my hands, and swiped at tears of gratitude while I sat in awe of the leadership, compassion and dedication to justice our leaders bravely vocalized. Taking the concept of "sanctuary city"...

Local Researchers' study shows: Trauma support for welfare recipients helps them earn more [medicalxpress.com]

People on welfare can earn more money in their jobs—and potentially leave the program—if the trauma they've faced since childhood is addressed, Drexel University research shows... "Financial education without the trauma-informed peer support had virtually no impact on improving income and in promoting health," said Mariana Chilton, PhD, director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities and professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health. "Once the trauma-informed peer support was mixed...

Why We Need to Root for the Philadelphia Eagles

Next week the Philadelphia Eagles are going to the Super Bowl, and while some of us already have plans to cheer them on from our living rooms, there is another opportunity for us to show them our support. Eagles players and coach Jeffrey Lurie are waging a battle to ensure criminal justice reform and bringing an end to racial inequality. These issues are at the heart of much of our community trauma, and we need to uplift the work of the Eagles to help our communities heal. The New York Times...

Early childhood educators learn new ways to spot trauma triggers, build resilience in preschoolers

A hug may be comforting to many children, but for a child who has experienced trauma it may not feel safe. That’s an example used by Julie Kurtz, co-director of trauma informed practices in early childhood education at the WestEd Center for Child & Family Studies (CCFS), as she begins a trauma training session. Her audience, preschool teachers and staff of the San Francisco-based Wu Yee Children’s Services at San Francisco’s Women’s Building, listen attentively.

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