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Trauma-Informed Criminal Justice with Special Guest, Becky Haas, Pioneer in Developing Trauma-Informed Judicial Initiatives

Please join us for our new series entitled: Trauma-Informed Criminal Justice. This monthly virtual Zoom series will feature conversations facilitated by Dr. Porter Jennings-McGarity, PhD/LCSW, PACEs Connection’s criminal justice consultant, with special guests to discuss the need for trauma-informed criminal justice system reform. Using a PACEs-science lens, this series will examine the relationship between trauma and the criminal justice system, what needs changing, and strategies being...

Three Actions for Building a Culture of Collective Efficacy (

Collective efficacy occurs when teachers in a school believe that, as a team, they have the power to help their students learn more effectively—and this belief is based on their own shared experiences of success. A culture of collective efficacy does not simply happen; it is built intentionally. I have learned this in my work at Lead by Learning , a nonprofit connected with the Mills College School of Education that partners with schools and districts to foster collective efficacy. At the...

San Diego Trauma-Informed Guide Team Membership / Visitor Meeting 10.1.21, from 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Networking (12:15 - 12:30) Welcome (12:30 pm - 12:35 pm) - Tri-Chairs Amelia Barile Simon, Dana Brown and Linda Ketterer - Type Name/Organization/Role in ChatBox - Celebrate New Members (2nd Membership Meeting) Building Capacity on Code Switching Learning Exchange (12:35 pm - 1:50 pm) Honoring Aisha Pope, LCSW, Learning Exchange on 8.6.21, we will build capacity today. Broadly, code-switching involves adjusting one’s style of speech, appearance, behavior, and expression in ways that will...

Colleges rush to sign students up for food stamps, as pandemic rules make more eligible []

By Alejandra Salgado, Cal Matters, August 23, 2021 This past school year, Madeline Waters struggled to find a way to pay for food while also studying for classes. As a nutrition major at Sacramento State, she wasn’t unfamiliar with what skipping meals could mean for her academic career. So this spring she applied, yet again, for food stamps. “I was really hungry, and my brain cells were barely functioning,” she said. “I was trying to get food and I’d fill out the paperwork and I was trying...

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