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Join the All Children Thrive - California Equity Advisory Group

Recruitment is open for members of the Equity Advisory Group for the All Children Thrive - California initiative! They invite you to apply to be a member and to share this invitation with anyone you know who may be an asset to the Group. All Children Thrive - California (ACT-CA) is a three-year initiative (2019-2021) to expand the role of cities and counties in preventing childhood trauma, countering its effects, and fostering community healing and resilience. ACT-CA is a partnership of UCLA...

L.A. County agrees to new policies to end the jail-to-skid row cycle for mentally ill people [latimes.com]

Los Angeles County agreed Thursday to new jail-release planning policies designed to interrupt the incarceration-to-skid row pipeline for inmates with mental illness and dementia. The new procedures are aimed at stabilizing an estimated 2,500 to 3,000 mentally ill inmates who leave jail each month and at helping them find housing, benefits and employment and thus avoid reoffending. “We know if you leave the jail with a place to stay and your next follow-up appointment you’re less likely to...

Two New Grant Opportunities for Youth Development and Diversion Services

In 2019, more than $40 million will become available to fund community-based, culturally rooted, trauma-informed services for youth in California as alternatives to arrest and incarceration. Thousands of California youth are arrested every year for low-level offenses. Youth who are arrested or incarcerated for low-level offenses are less likely to graduate high school, more likely to suffer negative health-outcomes, and more likely to have later contact with the justice system.

Highlights and Resources from the November 8, 2018 Sierra Learning Community Convening

Highlights of the November 8, 2018 Sierra Learning Community Link to the recording: 11.8.18 Sierra LC For the second Sierra Learning Community in the Building Resiliency Series, the topic for the November 8, 2018 Learning Community was: Build Resilient Communities by Fostering Trust and Finding Champions. Explore how innovative Child Abuse Prevention Month activities can promote resilience. Learn self-care strategies to stay motivated! The Power Point distributed to attendees is attached.

Resources to Support Wildfires Response & Recovery in Northern and Southern California

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) has compiled resources to assist with response and recovery from the latest California wildfires. Information guides on disaster topics and the Disaster Lit® database provide access to curated, reliable information from vetted Federal, state, and local governments and organizations. Key National Resources NLM Fires and Wildfires Information Guide Content syndication —embed the content of this page...

Northern CA Learning Community meeting November 6th, sign up now!

November 6, 2018 Check-in at 12:30, start at 1:00-4:00 pm Participation site: Redding; remotely in McKinleyville, Ukiah, Lakeport, Mount Shasta, or online Theme for the Year: Promoting Resiliency and Well-being Showcase effective practices and highlight what's being done in northern counties to promote resiliency. The Learning Community provides opportunity for thought leaders to strengthen capacity and begin coordinating common elements that promote resiliency and well-being throughout the...

Registration is OPEN for the Strategies2.0 November 8, 2018 Sierra Region Learning Community! Learn How the Trauma Informed Systems Approach Can Promote Resilient Families, Agencies and Communities

Second in the Building Resiliency Series: Build Resilient Communities by Fostering Trust and Finding Champions. Explore how innovative Child Abuse Prevention Month activities can promote resilience. Learn self-care strategies to stay motivated! Thursday, November 8, 2018, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Locations: Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council in Jackson, on-line and remote sites in Loyalton, Markleeville, and South Lake Tahoe Network in the Sierra Nevada Region to learn about innovative Child...

Highlights from the September 27, 2018 Sierra Learning Community

Highlights of the September 27, 2018 Sierra Learning Community Link to the recording: View the 9.27.18 Learning Community Event For the first of four Sierra Learning Communities focused on resiliency, Matthew Reddam, LMFT, from Trauma Transformed presented on the Trauma Informed Systems Approach, and how it can be utilized to foster resilience in agencies, communities and the families we serve. Matt shared how a trauma informed system is one that realizes, recognizes, responds and resists...

Calling Upon the Warrior Spirit to Heal Historical Trauma: Ceremony & Conference (San Diego, CA)

Calling Upon the Warrior Spirit to Heal Historical Trauma Conference and Ceremony October 8, 9 & 10, 2018 Viejas Resort & Casino, Alpine, CA Hosted by: Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians Sponsored by: The Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians Conference Packet Includes: Conference Agenda *Fact Sheet* Bios Welcome to our three-day conference of discussions and ceremony focusing on understanding and healing historical trauma in Indian Country through the shared expertise of guest speakers,...

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