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Trauma-Informed Training & Coaching E-Newsletter June 2018



  • Updates
    • 2018-19 Emergency Foster Care Bridge Program All County Letter (ACL)
  • Conferences & Trainings
    • Strategies 2.0 Bay Area Learning Community, 6/26
    • Moving Toward Neuroscience-Based Social Work Conference, 9/21
  • Webinars & Calls
    • CDSS Bridge Program TA Call, 6/26
    • Network TIC Training & Coaching Learning Community Call, 7/11
  • Resources
    • Join your local ACEs Connection community!
    • Highlights from the Bridge Program ACEs Connection Community
    • Staff Recruitment Resources
    • Technical Assistance Contacts


2018-19 Emergency Foster Care Bridge Program All County Letter

This ACL specifically outlines the role of the R&R in the Bridge Program system and the proposed allocations are broken out by how much the R&R should receive for navigator services and Trauma-Informed Care training. If your county is still on the fence about opting in, the information in this letter should help you to advocate for these invaluable services for resource families. For questions or support about the navigator role, please contact Lola Cornish at For questions or support about Trauma-Informed Care training, please contact Domenica Benitez at

Conferences & Trainings

Bay Area Learning Community

Tuesday, June 26

First 5 Alameda

(with teleconference satellites in San Jose and Sonoma)
Strategies 2.0 Learning Communities are a forum for established and emerging leaders in the family strengthening field to connect with colleagues in their region for shared learning, exchange of promising practices, and exploring collaboration. The focus of this Bay Area Learning Community convening will be on balancing advocacy and direct service roles, with wisdom shared by the Family Economic Security Project of Contra Costa County.


Moving Toward Neuroscience-Based Social Work Conference

Friday, September 21, 2018
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Corning, CA

The discussions about early adverse experiences and the revolution in brain science have important implications for our understanding of human behavior in the context of social and human services. Learn more about the relationship of neuroscience research to practical strategies that improve child and family outcomesβ€”particularly working with individuals who experienced and continue to experience unaddressed toxic stress. 

Webinars & Calls

Bridge Program TA Call


Tuesday, June 26
1:00 - 2:00 pm

The Child Care Programs Bureau (CCPB) hosts a Emergency Child Care Bridge Program for Foster Children (Bridge Program) technical assistance call on the last Tuesday of each month from 1-2 pm to provide an opportunity to share best practices and challenges in implementing the Bridge Program. The CDSS staff will be available to answer questions and address concerns. In preparation for the call, please send specific questions or suggestions for discussion topics in advance to

TIC Training & Coaching
Learning Community Call


Wednesday, July 11
1:00 - 2:00 pm

The TIC Training & Coaching Learning Community Call is a space for R&Rs and the Network to share updates, trends, and highlight local successes. Together, we hope to build peer support among trainers and coaches with the most current information on best practices.

If you'd like to see trauma-informed care resources and events specific to your city, county, or region, you can join your local ACEs Connection community.

Below is a list of all of the current and upcoming California ACEs Connection communities. Click on the link below to join the community. 

California County Communities


California Organizations


Alliant International University
CA Bridge Program
CA Essentials for Childhood Initiative
First 5 Trauma-Informed Collaborative
San Diego State University
Strategies 2.0 Capital Region (in progress - email Gail
Strategies 2.0 Northern Region
Strategies 2.0 Sierra Region
Strategies 2.0 Southern Region
UC Davis 
f you don't see your community listed, use the map below to contact your regional ACEs Connection coordinator.

Make sure to log in to the ACEs Connection Bridge Community to see new resources and content that has been posted!

Highlights from the Bridge Program 
ACEs Connection Community

Taming the Dragons
Sue Delucchi's manual for child care providers - includes tips and tools to help young children with trauma heal and develop resilience.

NEAR at Home
Neuroscience, Epigenetics, Adverse Childhood Experiences, Resilience - A toolkit for home visiting and early childhood professionals, and anyone who works with parents and families.

ACEs Handout (English and Spanish)
Two-page handout for parents or other caregivers briefly describing ACEs, the impact on children, and how adults can build resilience for children in their care.

Staff Recruitment Resources

Check out staff recruitment resources, such as job announcements from fellow R&Rs on our Bridge Program Resources webpage.

Please feel free to e-mail us additional information to share as you develop it!

Need Technical Assistance?

For TA, questions, and resources that you've developed and can share with others, please email for trauma-informed training or coaching TA, for child care navigator TA, or contact Domenica Benitez at

Click here for Bridge Program resources on the Network's website.

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