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

Dr. Pearl ·
Sharing this info about a summer institute for educators at Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center on the Science of Social Emotional Learning https://ggsc.berkeley.edu/what...itute_educators_2016
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Re: Early childhood educators learn new ways to spot trauma triggers, build resilience in preschoolers

Holly White-Wolfe ·
Wow! Thank you for sharing this story and for helping to make some of the learning accessible to those of us who weren't able to attend. This is very helpful information for Sonoma County educators and early childhood professionals who are serving families after our wildfires.
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Re: Trauma Informed Care in Hospital Settings - is it missing?

Allen K. Nishikawa ·
Karen, clearly it's a good thing you are there to advocate for her. Your comments have made me rethink some of the issues I've been dealing with in terms of caring for my parents, so thank you for raising this matter. I think as many of us are or become involved in the care of our parents, we will see the system of care in a new light. Within the healthcare system, there is far too much pressure to address the presenting problem and not acknowledge the person or underlying issue.
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Re: Trauma Informed Care in Hospital Settings - is it missing?

Holly White-Wolfe ·
Thank you for sharing this story, Karen! A friend of mine just posed on facebook today a similar experience of feeling despondent in a hospital setting. His two year old son is a patient at the Children's Hospital in Oakland, and is undergoing very painful procedures. My friend was struggling to be a strong, supportive parent as his tiny, dear child suffered. Shouldn't "care" include best efforts to mitigate trauma as it occurs and certainly to be sensitive to compounding trauma from the...
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Re: Trauma Informed Care in Hospital Settings - is it missing?

Grace Harris ·
First of all, Karen, I am so sorry for your mother and yourself. Secondly, there are few times that people feel more vulnerable than when there is a medical emergency. We are so dependent on the care of others, and anytime that care is not trauma-informed, it is less than quality care. I think this is a very BIG issue. We don't necessarily choose our medical providers because they are people that show compassion. We choose people that are smart and like to read books and study chemistry!
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Re: Johnna Janis makes documentary "Invisible Scars" to heal her and others’ childhood trauma

What a powerful story. Thank you for so bravely sharing ....
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Re: Johnna Janis makes documentary "Invisible Scars" to heal her and others’ childhood trauma

Holly White-Wolfe ·
I purchased this movie and plan to show it to some of our Human Services staff. Let me know if you'd like to watch it, too!
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Re: Toxic Stress and its Effect on Development.

Holly White-Wolfe ·
Thank you for sharing this video, Liz! Harvard is doing a great job putting this science into bite-sized videos.
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January 24, 2018 ACEs Connection Meeting: Reflections & Visions for the Future

Remy Fuentes ·
At the General Meeting for the Sonoma County ACEs Connection that took place on January 24, 2018, people came together to reflect on their experience in the coalition and to brainstorm about the future of the group. The questions included: What do you enjoy about the General Meetings? What could we use more of/what doesn't serve us? In a post-fire Sonoma County, where and how could we better serve our community? Does our name truly reflect what we are and where we are going? Who are some...
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Johnna Janis makes documentary "Invisible Scars" to heal her and others’ childhood trauma

"It's about so much more than childhood sexual abuse,” says Johnna Janis about her feature documentary, Invisible Scars , a remarkable film about her own sexual abuse and her journey of recovery. Janis produced and directed the film with long-time friend, Sergio Myers , an award-winning filmmaker and owner of 7Ponies Productions . Together, they took on topics many would consider too triggering or taboo to address and did so without sensationalizing sexual abuse or trivializing trauma. The...
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Johnna Janis makes documentary "Invisible Scars" to heal her and others’ childhood trauma

"It's about so much more than childhood sexual abuse,” says Johnna Janis about her feature documentary, Invisible Scars , a remarkable film about her own sexual abuse and her journey of recovery. Janis produced and directed the film with long-time friend, Sergio Myers , an award-winning filmmaker and owner of 7Ponies Productions . Together, they took on topics many would consider too triggering or taboo to address and did so without sensationalizing sexual abuse or trivializing trauma. The...
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Maternal Mental Health Awareness

Karyna Mayora-Linzer ·
Please see the link below for the MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH infographic for social media ACEs Intern/Volunteer, Elizabeth Najmabadi MPH, and myself developed to bring awareness to Perinatal Mental Health. Thank you to all who gave us support and feedback as well as the Perinatal Mental Health Partnership community partners for allowing me to post organizational logos on the flyer to show where maternal mental health services are available for mothers in Sonoma County. Please share with your...
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Minutes from our May 27th meeting

May 27, 2015 QUOTE: Never before in the history of medicine have we had better insight into the factors that determine the health of an individual from infancy to adulthood, which is part of the life course perspective—a way of looking at life...
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New organization calls all pediatricians to end crisis that's "hiding in plain sight"

When the question of screening patients for adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) was first raised a couple of years ago, Santa Barbara pediatrician Andria Ruth had mixed feelings about it.
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Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in an Integrated Pediatric Care Model

Elizabeth Najmabadi ·
The Center for Youth Wellness (CYW) is a clinical research center located in Bayview Hunters Point, that was created in response to the medical understanding that early adverse traumas can harm the developing brain and bodies of our children. They operate on the mission to improve the health of children and adolescents exposed to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). The CYW has collaborated with the Bayview Child Health Center (BCHW) to develop tools and methodologies for early detection...
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A Year of Ripples and Streams: Sonoma County MARC Update

Anndee Hochman ·
Holly White-Wolfe, an analyst for the Sonoma County Human Services Department , marvels at the changes that have happened in a short amount of time. A few months ago, she and Karen Clemmer, then Coordinator of Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health for the County Department of Health Services , were comparing notes on how their respective agencies were building trauma-informed capacity among employees and trying to embed that knowledge in practice. “A year ago,” Clemmer said at the time, “we...
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Alternatives to Violence Project: experience the gifts!

Sue Stephenson ·
I've been thinking a lot lately about the full spectrum of trauma and resilience. Certainly our internal dialogue, what we tell ourselves, is near the root of other communication and actions. Can we shed light on this "intrapersonal communication" to help heal trauma and support resilience? How do we access what's in our heads? One way is to ask ourselves deep questions and speak our truths in a safe environment. This is one of the ways Alternatives to Violence Project brings humanity and...
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Childhood trauma a crucial public health issue [CapitolWeekly.net]

Clare Reidy ·
Preventing childhood trauma should be one of the top goals of California policymakers, a coalition of child advocates say. About 150 of the advocates came to Sacramento last week to educate legislators about the devastating effects of adverse childhood experiences. The goal was to help legislators create policies that will better protect kids. Adverse childhood experiences, known as ACEs, are experiences that are so harmful to children’s developing brains that they affect their lives decades...
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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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Hanna Boys Center to host renowned UCSF physician, who believes childhood traumas can lead to disease [PressDemocrat.com]

Clare Reidy ·
A nationally renowned Bay Area physician, known for his impassioned belief that childhood poverty leads to disease, is bringing that message to the Hanna Boys Center in Sonoma next month as part of an ongoing networking series. Bertram Lubin, associate dean of Children’s Health at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland, will speak from 7:30-9 a.m. June 8 alongside Barbie Robinson, Sonoma County’s director of health services and Dayna Long, another physician from UCSF Benioff Children’s...
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Interview with Dr. Nadine Burke Harris on Weekend Edition

Bonnie Berman ·
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...
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Sonoma County ACES Connection Steering Committee Meeting Notes from 1-10-18

Remy Fuentes ·
These are the meeting notes for the Sonoma County ACEs Connection Steering Committee meeting from 1-10-17.
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The Developing Brain & Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Lisa Frederiksen ·
Thanks to an explosion in scientific research now possible with imaging technologies, such as fMRI and SPECT, experts can actually see how the brain develops. This helps explain why exposure to adverse childhood experiences can so deeply influence and change a child's brain and thus their physical and emotional health and quality of life across their lifetime. The above time-lapse study was conducted over 10 years. The darker colors represent brain maturity (brain development). I have added...
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Toxic Stress and its Effect on Development.

Elizabeth Najmabadi ·
Here is a short video clip that explains how toxic stress effects development. Learning to cope with stress is an important part of healthy development. When experiencing stress the stress response system is activated and once the stress is relieved the stress response winds down. In severe situations of abuse or neglect where there is no caring adult to act as a buffer from the stressor, one’s stress response stays activated. Absence of response from adults and constant activation of the...
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Trained: Sonoma ACE & Resiliency Fellowship Offers Science, Compassion, Community

Anndee Hochman ·
In Sonoma County, invitations to speak about adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and resilience kept pouring in. There simply weren’t enough qualified trainers to go around. When Sonoma County ACEs Connection leaders applied for the MARC grant, they proposed using some of the money to develop a speakers’ bureau. Then they decided to expand that vision: Why not a nine-month fellowship for a cohort of 25 “master trainers”—two days of intensive education with Robert Anda and Laura Porter,...
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Trauma Informed Care in Hospital Settings - is it missing?

Sometimes life throws a curve ball and the best you can do is bunt. It's been almost two weeks since my nearly 80 yo mother fell at home and dragged herself towards the phone, using her walking stick to knock the handset onto the floor to call 911. Not wanting to alarm her neighbor's she asked that the ambulance drive up without their siren. I received a call from my mom's cell phone and I was surprised to hear a mans voice - the EMT - my mom was being transported by ambulance..... at the...
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Webinar: June 30th 9:00-10:30

The ACE Study: Measuring Childhood Trauma Exposure and Working to Change the Ending for  Survivors and their Children June 30, 2015 9:00-10:30 am PT   (11:00-12:30 pm CT, 12:00-1:30 pm ET)   Presented by:  Vincent Felitti, MD and...
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Youth trauma conference, UC Berkeley!

Robyn Gee ·
We are organizing a conference on March 4 at UC Berkeley called: Contextualizing and Understanding Youth Trauma and Cultivating Resilience. It's aimed at bringing together people who don't usually get to share knowledge: community practitioners, researchers, students, scientists and educators. We want to understand the biology and the social-contextual factors of trauma and its impact on youth.
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Trial by Fire: MARC Sites Collaborate on Trauma-Informed Disaster Response

Clare Reidy ·
By @Anndee Hochman During a December 2017 convening in Philadelphia, several leaders from Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities (MARC) realized they had more in common than a passion for building resilience in their communities. They all hailed from places that had recently been scorched or flooded by natural disasters: wildfires in California and the Columbia River Gorge, hurricanes in Florida, the lingering residue of 2012’s post-tropical cyclone Sandy in the Northeast.
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Sonoma County ACEs Connection Meeting Minutes June 2017

Remy Fuentes ·
Attached are meeting minutes from the Sonoma County ACEs Connection General Assembly.
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Re: Sonoma County ACEs Connection Meeting Minutes June 2017

Leslie Weaver ·
Hi Remy , Looking forward to connecting on Thursday . I know Holly will be there too so hopefully she will grab us a table as there will be 4 or 5 of us from HSD. Leslie Leslie Weaver Sonoma County Economic Assistance Senior Eligibility Specialist lweaver@schsd.org 707-565-3498
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Sonoma County is well represented in a new Bay Area initiative to address childcare adversity in pediatric safety net care settings

Remy Fuentes ·
The Center for Care Innovations (CCI) and Genentech have selected seven Bay Area sites to participate in the Resilience Beginnings Collaborative (RBC). The Resilient Beginnings Collaborative is a 24-month learning program dedicated to addressing childhood adversity in pediatric safety net care settings. As the momentum to spread the word about ACEs and implement trauma-informed care increases, Sonoma County leads the way. Of the seven sites selected, two are from Sonoma County: Petaluma...
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Safe & Sound: Integrating protective factors and ACEs science to end child abuse in San Francisco in 50 years

It was almost a ritual, but one that regularly disrupted the parenting class at a San Francisco-based child abuse prevention organization. Every time a siren blared in the streets below, a female participant bolted out of the room to seek safety in the windowless interior rooms of the multilevel labyrinthine white Victorian that houses Safe & Sound . Molly Jardiniano And it didn’t just happen in the parenting class. “When she heard the fire trucks, she said she would become paralyzed,...
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Sonoma County ACEs Connection Meeting - Agenda & Minutes

Remy Fuentes ·
Attached is the agenda and minutes for the Sonoma County ACEs Connection Meeting that took place on August 22, 2018.
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ACEs, biomarkers and the cost of adversity

How useful and necessary are biomarkers in telling the story of how toxic stress from adverse childhood experiences and resilience can impact a child’s long-term health? In the introduction to an article in the journal BioEssays , Dr. Kathryn Ridout, a Kaiser Permanente San Jose psychiatrist, and her co-authors examine what is known about two biomarkers and quote data on child maltreatment and its economic burden over time that says it all. “When totaling the costs of health care, child...
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As California Moves to Screen Children for Childhood Trauma, Poverty Has To Be Part of the Equation

Jim Hickman ·
In California, we are coming full circle in recognizing the connection between poverty and health.
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Dozens of stakeholders representing thousands of practitioners send public comments on Calif. ACEs-screening plan

Update: We posted this story on Tuesday evening and received a response from the Department of Health Care Services Wednesday that clarifies additional information. DHCS information Officer Katharine Weir said that subject to budget approval by the legislature and the governor: The reimbursement rate will be $29. Federally Qualified Health Centers will also be reimbursed for screening pediatric patients for trauma through Prop 56 funds and federal matching funds. In response to a question...
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Medical students' ACE scores mirror general population, study finds

A national survey published in 2014 revealed a disturbing finding. Compared to college graduates pursuing other professions, medical students, residents and early career physicians experienced a higher degree of burnout. Citing that article, a group of researchers at University of California at Davis School of Medicine wondered whether medical students’ childhood adversity and resilience played a role in their burnout, said Dr. Andres Sciolla, an associate professor of psychiatry and...
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