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March 2021

The Mental Health Care Crisis Continues One Year Later...Maintaining Emotional Wellness during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Join Dr. Monique Collier Nickles on 4/13/21 for a live discussion related to this post by registering for ChildWIN's free Zoom event at The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been stressful and traumatic for many people, particularly our children and adolescents. As we approach the pandemic’s one year anniversary, unfortunately, many of us are continuing to grapple with its distressing effects both physically and...

Register for the Family Experiences During COVID-19 Pandemic Data Webinar

The California Department of Public Health, Injury and Violence Prevention Branch (CDPH/IVPB) and the California Department of Social Services, Office of Child Abuse Prevention (CDSS/OCAP)’s, Essentials for Childhood (EfC) Initiative invites your participation in the “Family Experiences During COVID-19 Pandemic Data Webinar” on Thursday, April 29, 2021 from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. The purpose of this webinar is to share findings from wave 1 of the Family Experiences During COVID-19 Pandemic...

Reframing Childhood Adversity: Promoting Upstream Approaches

This brief offers guidance on positioning and explaining the issue of childhood adversity, as well as the need for promoting upstream approaches. The guidance has implications for a wide variety of communications goals and contexts, but it is most relevant for efforts designed to educate the public about strategies that work at the community and policy levels. Please click here to check out this wonderful article from Alliance for Strong Families and Communities!

Hello Bridge Community! 

I would like to formally introduce myself as the new Trauma-Informed Care Wellness Coordinator here at the California Child Care Resource & Referral Network (CCCRRN). My name is Kristina Modeste and I am so grateful to be a resource to you all! As a yoga instructor and mindfulness advocate here in the Bay Area, I have had the privilege of witnessing the transformative power of community support and collective healing. Together we will begin to explore what self-care can look like and...

Understanding the role of cultural stigma on seeking mental health services

By Dr. Sheila Modir , pediatric psychologist; Baleska Alfaro, licensed marriage and family therapist; and Dr. Ava Casados and Dr. Sarah Ruiz, post-doctoral fellows at CHOC For some people, making an appointment with a mental health provider may be a personal and independent decision. For others, the decision to seek therapy services may be influenced by their culture or community, as each culture has its own understanding, interpretation and beliefs around mental health symptoms. Our own...

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