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Post-wildfire report on nonprofit services: mental health a critical need, services to most vulnerable citizens impacted

At the end of 2017, Community Foundation of Sonoma County and Napa Valley Community Foundation enlisted the Center for Effective Philanthropy to conduct a survey of local nonprofit organizations about the impacts of the wildfires on the people they serve and on their organizational capacity to provide services in response. While reading CEP Advisory Services " 2018 Wildfire Response Survey " report through an ACEs and trauma-informed lens, the following findings jumped out at me: 1. Mental...

Sonoma County Trauma and Resilience Network One Pager

Attached find a 2018 version of Sonoma County community profile detailing information about your community ACEs initiative. This will be shared with CA legislators at the Trauma-Informed Policymaker Awareness Day on May 22nd in Sacramento. I attach it here as a PDF ready to print and share! I also have uploaded into 'Resources for Downloading' the same PDF, and an editable Word document so that you can update or otherwise improve it. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to...

"Growing Through Adversity" Bulletin by Sonoma County Office of Education

Are you wondering how schools are fostering recovery and resilience after the North Bay Firestorm? Sonoma County Office of Education shares: The firestorm’s toll on Sonoma County schools Sonoma County schools show what they’re made of Fostering post-disaster growth: Teaching after the firestorms Resources for fire recovery Read this compelling Bulletin here:

Hanna Institute Speaker Breakfast - Judge Troy Nunley (Sept. 14th from 7:30a.m. to 9a.m.)

EQUITY, CRIMINAL JUSTICE & OVERCOMING ADVERSITY SEPTEMBER 14: FEATURED SPEAKER Judge Troy L. Nunley United States District Court of the Eastern District of California Judge Nunley is a staunch advocate for children, especially the most vulnerable. He brings rich personal experience to his judicial role; he grew up in the Hunter's Point neighborhood of San Francisco with a single mother, ultimately rising to one of the highest positions in American lawyer can occupy, after being a...

Archived Webinar: Childhood Adversity—Data to Help Advocate for Change

Would you like to know how common ACEs are experienced by local community members? What about how other community level adversity like food scarcity or violence can hurt kids and families? I found this great resource on and through "Marissa Abbott of the California Department of Public Health discussed how to describe the burden of childhood adversity in your community, how to frame your message most effectively, and how to engage and mobilize your community...

Sonoma County Housing Insecurity Part of Bay Area Regional Health Inequality Initiative Describes

This report highlights how housing insecurity can have tremendous impact on the mental health and well being of children and families. Are there ACE's to prevent in addressing this huge issue? Read the 2016 Displacement Brief for yourself here: Mental Health Impacts: The emotional toll of displacement and living with the threat of displacement is significant, affecting mental wellbeing, sense of belonging and...

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