Fire Recovery Resources

Listening Session – North Bay Wildfires on June 14

See attached flyer. Please forward to your e-mail distribution lists and share with your clients, colleagues, family, friends, neighbors, etc. What: Listening Session – October 2017 North Bay Wildfires When: Thursday, June 14, 2018 – 1:00-3:00 p.m. Where: Salvation Army (Chapel Room) 93 Stony Cir. – Santa Rosa, CA Who: Department of Homeland Security Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties We are interested in hearing about the experiences of community members with disabilities and from...

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...

Save the Date! Skills for Psychological Recovery Training July 27-28

Wildfire Survivor Mental Health Training Save the Date! Skills for Psychological Recovery Training July 27-28, 8:30 - 4:30 Location: Sonoma County (Site TBD) 12 CE's for Psychologists, RNs, LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs, LEPs Trainer: Dr. Patricia Watson is a senior educational specialist for the National Center for PTSD, and assistant professor at Dartmouth Medical School in the Department of Psychiatry. Patricia Watson, Ph.D. is a senior educational specialist for the National Center for PTSD,...

SoCo Rises Summit on Equity Recovery and Resilience

RSVP @ summit.sonomacountyrises.org Limited Seating Available What: A call to Sonoma County leaders to boldly place equity and community voice at the center of our recovery and rebuild process. What does this look like? Who decides? How is equity reflected in our housing, employment, schools and environment? When: June 4, 2018 5:30pm (doors open) Food, drinks, and mingling from 5:30-6 Presentations begin at 6pm

Wildfire Mental Health Collaborative Update & May 22 Service Mapping Session

Debbie Mason of Healthcare Foundation Northern Sonoma County writes: I wanted to give you an quick update on The Wildfire Mental Health Collaborative and ask for your help in getting the word out about a convening of wildfire survivor mental health services providers – and mapping of services. Please share the info! The Wildfire Mental Health Collaborative is now rolling out several of the planned strategies available to nonprofits, mental health professionals and survivors to use in serving...

FREE Fire Recovery Groups & Events at Child Parent Institute

Child Parent Institute is inviting parents who have lost their homes to the North Bay fires to participate in parenting groups that teach about the progression of post-disaster recovery. By gathering in a forum with others who have endured a similar experience, participants have been receiving support, empathy, and resources, and gaining strength, hope, and concrete strategies. Parents are able to safely process their own experiences and share insights about guiding their children. As...

Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) Hosting Free 8-Week Counseling Groups

Many people continue to feel impacted by the fires from October 2017. Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) is hosting free 8-week counseling sessions to help heal and recover after the devastation. The Child, Teen, and Young Adult Groups will use play, art, journaling, and self-care techniques while the Parent Education group will focus on teaching parents how to support their children and learn stress reduction techniques for themselves. Please see flyer below for more information.

Supporting Parents & Children after a Disaster: A Training for Providers on 3/2/18

The recent fires have had a profound and lasting impact on the entire Sonoma County community, including its youngest residents. Parents and providers may be unsure about how to best respond to questions, emotions, and behavior following the fires. Please join us for a presentation and discussion for providers on how we can best support parents and their children. The training will cover: How to manage children’s emotions and behavior after a fire. Answering children’s questions. Why some...

Ciudad de Sonoma Reunión de Nuestra Comunidad (Sonoma Valley Community Gathering)

Ciudad de Sonoma Reunión de Nuestra Comunidad (Sonoma Valley Community Gathering) February 26 @ 6:00 pm Free COMIDA GRATIS — FREE DINNER ¡Únete a la conversación! Celebrando nuestra comunidad identificando metas para introducir un proyecto de una comunidad que se sana por sí mismo. Con el propósito de aumentar la salud y prosperidad de las familias en la ciudad Sonoma. Comida Gratis – Habra cuidado de niños y actividades. Si desea más información, póngase en contacto con Richard De León:...

Sonoma County to Host Mental Health Resiliency Forum on 2/22/18

Sonoma County Board of Supervisors members, Shirlee Zane and Lynda Hopkins, with special guest Congressman Mike Thompson, invite all community members to attend the Mental Health Resiliency Forum on Thursday, February 22nd. The Forum will feature a Resources and Services Fair starting at 6:00 p.m. before the main presentation and moderated panel begins at 7:00 p.m. The Forum provides an opportunity for Sonoma County community members to learn about available mental health resources and...

"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: http://scoe.org/files/Fire_Bulletin_Online_Final.pdf

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...

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...

Sonoma County Announces New Office of Recovery & Resiliency

Today's Press Democrat featured this promising article: "Sonoma County supervisors Tuesday created a new government office to help the region bounce back from this year’s devastating wildfires and assist with charting a formal vision for the long-term recovery of the local housing supply, the economy and other key areas. The new Office of Recovery and Resiliency will have its own budget and seven staff members, three of whom will come from the ranks of current county employees. Housed within...

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