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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: National Wellness Week is Coming - September 11-17

Jennifer Hossler ·
Great resource, thanks for sharing, Alison. I'm trying to watch the video but the link is just taking me to the YouTube home page. I'm not seeing the video.
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Re: National Wellness Week is Coming - September 11-17

Holly White-Wolfe ·
Thank you for sharing this resource, Alison!
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Re: National Wellness Week is Coming - September 11-17

Alison Lobb ·
Let's see if this one works: Video and Wellness Wheel Graphic Learn more about the Eight Dimensions of Wellness in this three-minute animated video (link is external) . Download the Wellness Wheel image (JPG | 126 KB) Also available in Spanish (JPG | 131 KB) .
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Re: National Wellness Week is Coming - September 11-17

Jennifer Hossler ·
Thanks, Alison!
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Re: Those transitioning into the community from SDC..

Nick Dalton ·
I would love to meet up and hear more about your work and how you think it is going to impact the Sonoma Valley and greater county. Nick Dalton Assistant Director of Hanna Boys Center ndalton@hannacenter.org
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Re: Post-wildfire report on nonprofit services: mental health a critical need, services to most vulnerable citizens impacted

Thanks Lena! This data is surprising and sad (to me) in that it appears that the most vulnerable populations had the greatest negative impact in terms of receiving services during the post-fire period. Karen
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Re: Post-wildfire report on nonprofit services: mental health a critical need, services to most vulnerable citizens impacted

Allen K. Nishikawa ·
Thanks for posting this Lena! I'm not surprised that agencies literally prioritized "bricks & mortar" projects over less tangible outcomes such as mental health. Still, it's sad that we do so. The data on populations served is surprising: I get that persons who lost their home in the fires might have been persons previously more likely to give to causes than to seek assistance from them. Still, you would expect that some who lost homes would be seniors, veterans, LGBTQ, women, etc., so...
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Re: Post-wildfire report on nonprofit services: mental health a critical need, services to most vulnerable citizens impacted

Allen K. Nishikawa ·
By the way, I agree will Karen's comment, forgot to mention it in my previous post.
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Re: Post-wildfire report on nonprofit services: mental health a critical need, services to most vulnerable citizens impacted

Thank you, Lena, for sharing this real-time response survey. The level of suffering, from those who're now homeless, to those who received less services due to service providers stretched so thin, is staggering. Mental health awareness, education, and implementation cross-sector is so critically imperative. The suffering permeates through all those impacted. Your 2018 Wildfire Response Survey highlights the paramount community needs and frames this reality in a succinct, profound way.
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Re: Prop. 64 Stakeholder Group: Prioritize Trauma-Informed Approach to Youth Substance Use Education, Prevention and Treatment

Allen K. Nishikawa ·
Thanks for posting this Lena! With reductions in many services, I expect competition for these funds will be pretty intense!
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Re: Prop. 64 Stakeholder Group: Prioritize Trauma-Informed Approach to Youth Substance Use Education, Prevention and Treatment

Mendocino County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) are partnering with First 5 and others to educate their Board of Supervisors- specifically asking for “20 by 2020”. Meaning 20% of the MJ revenue will be set aside to support children by the year 2020. Their talking points and community stories are well organized and powerful. Karen
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Re: Prop. 64 Stakeholder Group: Prioritize Trauma-Informed Approach to Youth Substance Use Education, Prevention and Treatment

Lena Hoffman ·
@Allen K. Nishikawa Oh, indeed! The language in the initiative is pretty vague in terms of what types of programs and interventions are eligible for the YEPT fund, but it is clear that the funds are not to be used to supplant existing funding sources. That's not to say that legislators won't attempt and end-run.
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Re: Prop. 64 Stakeholder Group: Prioritize Trauma-Informed Approach to Youth Substance Use Education, Prevention and Treatment

Lena Hoffman ·
@Karen Clemmer (ACEs Connection Staff) Thank you for this tip! It's definitely worth looking into Mendocino's efforts. Is 20% set-aside to come from local cannabis tax revenue, or from the Prop. 64 youth education, prevention and treatment fund?
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Re: Prop. 64 Stakeholder Group: Prioritize Trauma-Informed Approach to Youth Substance Use Education, Prevention and Treatment

@Lena Hoffman - Thank you for clarifying- you are correct MJ tax revenue as I understand it.
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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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National Wellness Week is Coming - September 11-17

Alison Lobb ·
National Wellness Week is September 11-17 this year. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) offers free resources to support Wellness Week and promote Wellness. Here is a link to a 3-minute video on the 8 Dimensions of Wellness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDzQdRvLAfM&feature=youtu.be. And a pdf is attached. Enjoy!
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Native Breastfeeding Council's 8th Annual Wellness Walk Fundraiser

Please join the Sonoma County Indian Health Project's Native Breastfeeding Council as they promote breastfeeding and healthy lifestyles at their 8th annual wellness walk! DETAILS - Registration opens at 8am the walk starts at 8:30 August 12th, 2017 144 Stony Point Road Santa Rosa, CA 95401 Native Breastfeeding Council's 8th Annual Wellness Walk See flyer for more details!
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Post-wildfire report on nonprofit services: mental health a critical need, services to most vulnerable citizens impacted

Lena Hoffman ·
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...
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Prop. 64 Stakeholder Group: Prioritize Trauma-Informed Approach to Youth Substance Use Education, Prevention and Treatment

Lena Hoffman ·
In November 2016, California voters legalized adult use and sales of cannabis, and authorized state excise taxes that are estimated to generate up to $1 billion in revenue for regulation, research, public safety, prevention and treatment. A group of stakeholders representing youth-serving organizations and agencies across the state has issued recommendations for use of the tax revenue allocated to youth substance use education, prevention and treatment that emphasize a trauma-informed approach.
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Public Health Policy Nerds, Unite!

Public Health Policy might seem kind of boring to most people, but I love it!  Yesterday was especially exciting!  I was at the California Endowment in Sacramento with an incredible group of public health nerds who did their best to...
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Relationship of Childhood Abuse and Household Dysfunction to Many of the Leading Causes of Death in Adults

Elizabeth Najmabadi ·
The article by Felitti et al., looked at the impact of abuse and household dysfunction during childhood in relation to health risk behavior and disease in adulthood. Studies often focus on one type of abuse at a time, but this study looked at more than one type of abuse and this idea of cumulative influences. Adverse childhood experiences can include childhood emotional, physical, or sexual abuse, and household dysfunction. This study took place in in a primary care setting and aimed to...
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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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Do We Have a Backbone?

Leslie from the Health Federation of PA posted this article in the MARC group - Maybe this can help us as we strive to formalize our ACES/MARC group? Please see link below for the full article from the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Karen http://ssir.org/articles/entry/does_your_backbone_organization_have_backbone? A backbone organization is supposed to: guide vision and strategy, support aligned activities, establish shared measurement practices, build public will, advance policy, and...
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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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Those transitioning into the community from SDC..

Stephen Zollman ·
Greetings...Wanted to say, hi and thank you for all of your ongoing group. I am an attorney with Disability Rights CA and am working to help transition those with developmental disabilities from the Sonoma Development Center back out into the community. I am also a former SF Public Defender who has worked with our youth who have developmental as well as mental health disabilities. Please drop me a line if you would like to chat/have coffee, etc. Thanks....Stephen Zollman
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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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Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma

Mariel Gingrich ·
This new technical assistance tool from the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) offers a variety of approaches for screening adults and children for adverse childhood experiences and trauma, including examples of screening protocols used at several provider practices that have embraced trauma-informed care.
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