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April 2021

Family Experiences During COVID-19 Pandemic Data Webinar [positiveexperience.org/blog]

Chloe Yang, positiveexperience.org/blog, 4/28/21 Interested in learning about family experiences during Covid-19? The HOPE National Resource Center will be presenting project findings tomorrow, April 29, 2021 from 1:00 – 2:30 PM PT / 4:00 – 5:30 PM ET. See below for a description of the webinar, and click here to register! “The California Department of Public Health, Injury and Violence Prevention Branch (CDPH/IVPB) and the California Department of Social Services, Office of Child Abuse...

Education Spotlight: Merced County agencies helping those suffering from childhood trauma

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- In ABC30's segment, Education Spotlight, Action News Anchor Landon Burke will talk with Merced County Office of Education (MCOE) officials about some of the biggest topics in education. Two North Valley agencies, Merced County Office of Education and ACE Overcomers, have received nearly $200,000 in grants to help those suffering from childhood trauma. Landon Burked talked with two experts about the importance of treating adverse childhood experiences. To read the...

Spreading HOPE Summit: Session Recordings [positiveexperience.org/blog]

Chloe Yang, 4/27/21, positiveexperience.org/blog On April 9 th , the HOPE National Resource Center hosted our first annual summit! In addition to rich discussions on HOPE in various sectors, we celebrated the growing recognition of our work around the country. Just over four hundred people participated from across the U.S. and five other countries, from the health, education, child welfare, and public health sectors, including front-line providers and senior executives. For those who joined...

REGISTER NOW! April 28 Webinar - "Racism and Discrimination as a Risk Factor for Toxic Stress" [acesaware.org]

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 Noon - 1 p.m. Register Here On April 28, 2021, join us for the first in a series of webinars that will explore research demonstrating how racism and other forms of discrimination can serve as risk factors to activate a toxic stress response, and lead to health conditions that have been empirically associated with exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences ( ACEs ). Presenters: Nadine Burke Harris, MD, MPH, FAAP – California Surgeon General Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH –...

Benefits of Yoga & Mindfulness [echotraining.org]

We carry our story - from toxic stress to excitement - in our body. Peter Levine states, "Trauma is not in the event itself; rather trauma resides in the nervous system." So, what if you could use your body as a resource to relax and restore wellness? At our upcoming Yoga for Trauma Recovery training, we will teach people how to use their body (or guide others) to practice resonant breath, rhythmic exercises, and tools to heal from trauma. In addition, we will also be having our first ever...

Asthma & Toxic Stress On-Demand Webinar: CME Opportunity Available Until May 11, 2021

Currently, there are no standard asthma management guidelines that account for the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress on asthma, leaving underserved communities particularly vulnerable to increased risk and severity. Children for whom ACEs and asthma co-occur may ultimately require different prevention and intervention strategies due to their toxic stress-related physiology. As more pediatric clinics become aware of the role of ACEs on health outcomes, the field...

Sonoma Connect: a Network of Care funded effort

Sonoma Connect is a county-wide, community collaborative to prevent, address and heal ACEs. Providence Santa Rose Hospital was the lead applicant to ACEs Aware for a large partnership of entities committed to the vision of reducing ACEs in a generation. The collaborative received $2.97m to fund systems work that helps clinics adopt screening practices, builds capacity in clinics and within community based organization to respond to those screens, and supports the creation of permanent...

Sutter ACEs Aware Video

Sutter County Children & Families Commission in partnership with local pediatrician Dr. Olga Gonzalez created three ACEs Aware educational videos. Become ACEs Aware! Click below to view the other videos or visit https://sutterkids.org/aces-aware-sutter-2/healthcare-provider-resources/ 1-minute ACEs-PSA click here https://youtu.be/IR_NayxSYxM Video for Medical Providers https://youtu.be/3vI6GLT37dw

Casi dos meses después, los proveedores de cuidado infantil siguen esperando los cheques de alivio [calmatters.org]

By Elizabeth Aguilera, Cal Matters, April 13, 2021 Los proveedores de cuidado infantil desesperados que cuidan a niños subsidiados por el estado están esperando ansiosamente un estipendio único de $525 por cada niño que el gobernador Gavin Newsom prometió en febrero. Los estipendios, que podrían ascender a miles para algunos proveedores, podrían significar la diferencia entre permanecer abierto o apagar las luces. Hasta ahora, los proveedores de cuidado infantil no han recibido un solo dólar...

CALIFORNIA ACES ACADEMY - ACES PANEL PRESENTATION | May 13 [avahealth.org]

Thursday, May 13, 2021 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (PT) Our multidisciplinary team has developed a training program to help health care trainees learn how to better address the sequelae of childhood trauma in their adult patients. We will describe the history of this program and our experiences from over 800 simulated patient encounters. ○ Describe development of an ACEs training program for health trainees caring for adult patients ○ Describe the components of the Professional ACEs Informed...

NEW TRAINING ACTIVITY RELEASED - SHARING THE SCORE: Responding to an ACEs Questionnaire with Empathy and Care

NEW TRAINING ACTIVITY RELEASED SHARING THE SCORE: Responding to an ACEs Questionnaire with Empathy and Care ______________________________ ACES AWARE We are honored to join The ACEs Aware Initiative, funded and led by the Office of the California Surgeon General and the Department of Health Care Services, which hopes to lead a nationwide movement to significantly improve health and well-being in our communities by providing trainings to Medi-Cal providers and the networks of human serving...

HOPE Summit speakers show how positive childhood experiences offset adversity

The Rev. Darrell Armstrong, pastor of the historic Shiloh Baptist Church in Trenton, New Jersey, is an accomplished man. He graduated from Stanford University in public policy and went on to get his master’s degree in divinity studies at Princeton. As a former director in the New Jersey Department of Human Services, he was responsible for New Jersey’s statewide strategy for preventing child abuse and neglect. Armstrong has also worked as an entrepreneur, workshop facilitator, and radio host.

Legislative Bills and Legislation that address childhood adversity - updated April 2021

California legislative update – Fall 2019 (updated Oct, 2019) Below is an updated table of bills that address childhood adversity in the Legislature in 2021. The list is not exhaustive, so please email Kelly Hardy with Children Now if you think a bill is missing and/or if you have any questions. Email: khardy@childrennow.org . Here are key dates for the remainder of the 2021 session: June 15 = budget bill must be passed by midnight July 14 = last day for bills to pass out of policy...

PACEs Connection Reacts: The Derek Chauvin Trial Verdict & Police Brutality in the United States April 30th, 2021 12pm PT

Join us for our second episode in a new series called "PACEs Connection Reacts" where we will be viewing the world through a PACEs science and trauma-informed lens. For this PACEs Connection Reacts, join PACEs Connection's Race & Equity Workgroup as we react to the trial of Derek Chauvin , an American former police officer who was convicted of the murder of George Floyd. The murder of George Floyd, along with a string of other murders Black Americans in 2020 , spurred international...

2021 Parent Leadership Awards (Virtual Event and Panel)

The Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP) in partnership with T he Child Abuse Prevention Center (CAPC) invite you in honoring parent awardees at the 4th Annual Parent Leadership Awards on April 26th at 11:00AM--1:00PM. The parent awardees, along with PPAC (Parent Partner Advisory Committee) guests, will participate in a virtual panel to discuss their lived experiences as both parents and leaders in their communities. This event will include virtual group activities and an awards ceremony...

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