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February 2020

Free Drop-In Wellness Group for Teens March 5, 2020 (Grades 7-12) (SAY Sonoma Co CA)

Teen (Grades 7-12) About this Event Are you looking for new ways to look at challenges? More positive ways to express yourself? Interested in learning about healthy coping skills? Social Advocates for Youth will host a series of 1-hour drop-in groups once a week for teens ages 12-19. We'll focus on supporting mental wellness and healthy ways to cope with challenges. Come make art and share, or just listen. All teens welcome. Please sign up online or drop-in to check it out . Ask at the...

ACEs Connection, our Cooperative of Communities, and....Pando!

Last month, we officially launched the ACEs Connection Cooperative of Communities. We are SO excited about this! And the communities that are part of the handful of ACEs initiatives that are piloting the Cooperative are, too! Before describing the Cooperative, I want to reassure our 40,000+ members and 277 ACEs initiatives (plus another 100 in development) that have communities on ACEs Connection that nothing on changes! Membership is and remains free ! And it will remain...

WEBINAR: Public Libraries: Vital Partners in Family Engagement

DATE: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 TIME: 11am-1pm PST Public libraries are accessible, offering diverse, intergenerational programming, and serving families from low-income homes at a high rate compared to other community providers. In this webinar, the Public Library Association, a division of the American Library Association, will enlighten new and experienced early childhood program staff, parents, and others about the potential of public libraries to act as learning spaces and connect...

New Library Art Exhibit Makes Hope Visible

By Brian Hero, February 4, 2020, CSUSM Alessandra Colfi is an expressive arts therapist who worked with patients at the San Diego Cancer Research Institute. She also is a practicing Buddhist fascinated with Eastern culture. So, one day about eight years ago, Colfi stumbled upon the idea of borrowing the concept of the Tibetan prayer flag – a colorful rectangular cloth often found strung among trails and peaks high in the Himalayas – and incorporating it into her sessions with cancer...

Interview: Mindful Movement series at Sioux City Public Library (KCAU)

KCAU Staff SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – Kelsey Patterson from the Sioux City Public Library and Erin Kuehl from Evolve Yoga and Wellness stopped by the KCAU 9 Studios on Monday night to talk about Mindful Movement series. The Sioux City Public Library first began the Mindful Movement series in the fall of 2019, exploring it as a movement-based program to promote physical literacy and community health. [ Please click here to read the full story. ]

Glen Cove Public Library offering social work services (Newsday)

Long Island More than 20 local libraries across Long Island offer part-time social-work service, according to administrators. On Jan. 17, the Glen Cove Library talked about its new program, where a social work intern from Stony Brook University's master's program will be at the library once a week to help people with issues that go beyond typical library services. (Credit: Barry Sloan). [ Please click here to read the full story. ]

Prison reentry program to launch at Paterson library this month (

By Joe Malinconico, January 8, 2020, Paterson Press By the end of this month, library officials plan to begin offering prison reentry services at their main branch on Broadway after a discussion about community concerns at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. The “Fresh Start@Your Library” program, funded through a federal grant, would include classes to help dropouts get their high school diplomas, social workers providing job services, and referrals to social service agencies. “The word is...

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