Community advocates and Bay Area county health agencies work together on trauma-informed systems change

The talk around the table is not what one might expect when community advocates begin a meeting with county health officials. “I went into this [work] through my own lived experience of trauma and family addiction,” said Toni DeMarco, the deputy director of children’s services for San Mateo County Health System. Rocsana Enriquez, who teaches yoga to teens in juvenile hall in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties and in high schools for the Palo Alto-based Art of Yoga Project , chimed in. “I’m...

(webinar) Creating Trauma-Informed Early Childhood Learning Environments

Lori Chelius from Origins Training & Consulting and Regan Overholt presented the webinar in partnership with Lead4 Tomorrow /Family Hui and ACEs Connection Network. Origins offers a number of training and consulting services for both organizations and individuals, including its Resilience Champion program, a 6-week online course for leaders who want who want to lead their organizations and communities on the path to resilience. Click HERE for the prezi webinar. For more information on...

How Does Childhood Trauma Affect Trust? [blogs.psychcentral.com]

. .. This is a post about how childhood trauma affects trust and relationships. I’ve touched on this issue before in How Childhood Trauma Affects Adult Mental Health: 1 Problem We Fail to Mention so if you haven’t seen that post, check it out. The simple answer is that childhood trauma breaks trust in people and in society as a whole. This is something that we work on with my clients – processing the impact of their early childhood experiences on their ability to form and maintain...

Group Advocating For Creation Of ‘Trauma-Informed’ Legislation In Sacramento [kpbs.org]

Could state policies be improved by a greater understanding of the lingering effects of childhood trauma? That's the case that social workers and psychologists will be making to California legislators Tuesday as part a policymaker education day. The California Campaign to Combat Childhood Adversity wants lawmakers to learn about the effects of toxic stress resulting from childhood trauma, which they say can influence everything from health care to the economy . "California's children are in...

Interview with Dr. Nadine Burke Harris on Weekend Edition

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...

CHCS brief outlines foundational steps toward implementing trauma-informed care

A newly-released brief by the Center for Health Care Strategies details some practical strategies and recommendations for health care organizations seeking to implement trauma informed practices. “It draws from the experiences of pilot sites in Advancing Trauma-Inform ed Care , a CHCS-led national initiative made possible through support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.” Here is a related video CHCS-organized webinar entitled Implementing Trauma-Informed Care in Pediatric and Adult...

Red Bluff Elementary School District Trains in Adverse Childhood Experiences

By Special to the DN Anderson >> The entire staff of the Red Bluff Elementary School District , numbering more than 270 employees, received training Monday on the topic of Adverse Childhood Experiences , or ACEs, at the Gaia Hotel in Anderson. …. The presentation was given by Julie Kurtz , the regional director at the Center for Child & Family Studies for WestEd , a nonprofit research, development and service agency that works with education and other communities throughout the...

Organizing Your ACEs Initiative: Steps to Growing A Resilient Community

The information below is to be used as guidance for how local ACEs initiatives can structure and organize themselves. We’ve gathered this information from experiences in communities and on ACEs Connection; we've pulled examples of things that work & lessons learned along the way. We want your input — in the comments section, please share with us things we have missed, examples of what’s working for you, and any lessons you have learned and would like to share with the members of ACEs...

Apply for Grants for Underserved Populations, register by Jan 5, application due Jan 26

SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS - up to $300,000 over 24 months, NO cost sharing or match required. Web-based information session scheduled for December 13, 2017 from 11am-1pm PST (see page 8 on the attached document for details). Apply for Grants for Underserved Populations Register by: Jan 5, 2017 Apply by: Jan 26, 2017 This solicitation supports outreach to and services for individuals in underserved populations who are survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

Strategies 2.0 Learning Community Event December 7th!

Click here to sign up : Northern CA Learning Strategies December 7th Event SAVE THE DATE Thursday, December 7, 2017 12:30pm - 5:00pm Northern Learning Community Convening COLLABORATING TO PROMOTE COMMUNITY RESILIENCE This is an opportunity to learn about and discuss the extensive work being done to promote community resilience in Shasta County. Presenter: Shasta County Family Strengthening Collaborative Wendy Dickens, E.D. First 5 Shasta Susan Wilson, E.D. Youth Violence Prevention Council...

Beyond Trauma: Building Resilience to ACEs (brochure)

Wish you had a fairly easy and short way to share all about ACEs? Wish it was in-depth enough to share with teachers, doctors, nurses and therapists but not so long or jargony it puts family and friends to sleep? Here's the perfect thing to share when you've been all up in the faces with ACEs and want to back up your words before, during or after. This brochure is comprehensive but not so long that it remains in the "I'll get to it later," pile. Please feel free to print, forward, download...

Webinar Series – Putting Trauma-Informed Care into Practice: Lessons from the Field

Health policymakers and practitioners increasingly recognize trauma as an important factor that influences health throughout the lifespan. By incorporating trauma-informed approaches to care into their practice settings, provider organizations can more effectively care for patients and support efforts to improve health outcomes, reduce avoidable hospital utilization, and curb excess costs. This two-part CHCS webinar series will explore innovative strategies for implementing a trauma-informed...

 
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