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Free training! The Pair of ACEs: Building Community Resilience

Strategies 2.0 is offering a FREE training on Tuesday, September 18 , in Woodland: Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Time: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Location: Community Room, Gonzales Building; 25 N. Cottonwood Street, Woodland, CA 95695 Please see the attached flyer for more information and a step-by-step guide to assist participants with navigating the website/registration process. The training is being hosted by Help Me Grow Yolo. If you have questions, please contact Siara Shelton at...

Secondary Trauma & Compassion Fatigue Training Floods Del Norte

The last week in March was full of trainings in the community around one important subject: Secondary Trauma. Partnering with the Del Norte Unified School District and Department of Health & Human Services Social Services Branch and the Tolowa Dee'Ni Nation, the Del Norte Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC) brought in Beverly Kyer, an expert on Secondary Trauma and Compassion Fatigue. One of the things we have learned in Del Norte while working on ACEs in Resiliency is that resilience...

Using the ACES Connection to Promote Collaboration: Highlights from the June 14, 2018 Sierra Region Learning Community

Highlights of the June 14, 2018 Learning Community Gail Kennedy from ACES Connection and Tracy Fauver from Resilient Yolo (and Executive Director of Yolo County CASA) provided an excellent overview of how the ACES Connection on-line platform can be used to promote collaboration to build strong families and communities. Resilient Yolo County was used as an example to help spark thinking about the many uses of ACES Connection, and how it has helped to support collaboration. The participants...

Webinar and resources: Creating Trauma-Informed Early Childhood Learning Environments (101)

To see Strategies 2.0's webinar on creating trauma-informed early childhood learning environments, click here: https://attendee.gototraining.com/anytimetrainings/7638586943043063554/registrants/6349740514948050945/anytime.tmpl?branding=15k9n Below is a list of resources on self-regulation and trauma provided at the end of the webinar: Self-regulation https://childmind.org/article/can-help-kids-self-regulation/...

Moving Toward Neuroscience-Based Social Work

Early Registration Now Open! September 21, 2018 Corning, CA Super Early Bird rate $129 now through June 30th . Plus, the first 25 to register using the EarlyEarly discount code get an extra $10 off the Super Early Bird price (a $30 savings over the regular registration fee). Last year's conference in Southern California was so well received, this year we are offering the event in Northern California! The revolution in brain science has important implications for our understanding of human...

Policymaker Education Day Registration STILL OPEN!

Registration is still OPEN for another week to the second annual Policymaker Education Day hosted by the California Campaign to Counter Childhood Adversity (4CA) in Sacramento on May 22nd! Don't miss this opportunity to be able to share your thoughts and expertise with your Assemblymember or Senator on how to address childhood adversity in your communities. Guest speakers include Assemblymember Dr. Arambula of Fresno County, Ted Lempert of Children Now and Sarah Pauter of Phenomenal...

Be the Spark: Igniting trauma-informed change within our communities

Authors note: This piece is co-authored by @Lara Kain (ACEs Connection Staff) and @Cissy White (ACEs Connection Staff). Though we had never worked together or met, we were asked to co-present on creating t rauma-informed changes in communities by the Attachment Trauma Network for the first national (now annual) Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools Summit in Washington, DC. This article is an expanded essay version of that presentation). Be the Spark Oprah Winfrey helped mainstream discussion about...

The Developing Brain & Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

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...

Webinar announcement— The State of Childhood Adversity Legislation: Lessons from a National Scan of State Policies and Legislator Experience

The California Campaign to Counter Childhood Adversity (4CA) in collaboration with ACEs Connection is hosting a three-part webinar learning series for advocates and policymakers interested in addressing childhood adversity through public policy. Advocates across the country are asking how best to address childhood adversity at the local, state and national levels and support the right policies to advance these efforts. Momentum is growing across the country to do just that. In this learning...

My hopes for a trauma-informed California

Every evening, I try to engage my daughter in reflection, gratitude, and hope. I try to practice the same, but tonight, I felt the need to share with you all. Today I had the opportunity to attend the Toward a Trauma-Informed Northern California Summit 2018 – it was an incredible experience. We were welcomed with a moving, informative, and engaging keynote speaker, Dr. Isaiah B. Pickens , who laid the foundation for what would be a day of growth, reflection, connection, and peer support. He...

ACEsConnection Community Invited by CDC to Nominate Heroes Using ACEs Science to Prevent Violence.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Violence Prevention (DVP) is working to increase awareness, understanding, and commitment to violence prevention in a new “Tell Us About Your Hero” video series. The series will highlight people performing extraordinary acts of heroism in an effort to shift the culture and change the context in which violence occurs. Stories may focus on preventing violence types such as suicide, child abuse and neglect, sexual violence, intimate...

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