Stories & Champions

Nominate a Trauma-Informed Care Champion: #TICchampion

Becoming a trauma-informed organization requires clear communication about the transformation process, and support from staff at all levels of an organization. Often these efforts are spearheaded by “trauma-informed care champions”— individuals committed to raising awareness regarding the health effects of trauma and toxic stress and improving care for people who have experienced trauma. This week, the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) invites you to recognize people around you who...

Resilience documentary - enjoyed by all generations in my family

We had a small group of friends and family over on Sunday evening for the special showing of the Resilience documentary. With some lemonade, chips and crackers and we were all ready. My 80 year old dad and 16 year old son both enjoyed the film and took away the underlying message about understanding where people's behaviors are coming from and how important it is to not ignore these facts. Two school teacher both shared how they have intuitively know this for years and have been trying...

Yolo CASA in Action

This is wonderful story of how a CASA Volunteer can directly affect a child and family. The Foster Care program provides a safe haven for children during periods of family crisis or serve as a bridge for a child awaiting a 'forever family'. So many times the headlines inform us about times when this system does not match our expectations, and that information is needed to help us improve, but it's also nice to hear success stories to inspire us. Hear is such a story from Yolo CASA! To read...

A Cry for Help Leads to a Ray of Hope

A wonder story of the impact of ACEs and how community services, such as Parent Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT), which was funded through First 5, provided the help one mom needed to break the cycle of ACEs. This story also provides a great overview of ACEs and some initiatives in California that are working to address ACEs and build resilience. http://www.first5la.org/index.php?r=site/article&id=3682

 
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