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The Future of Healing: Shifting From Trauma Informed Care to Healing Centered Engagement [Shawn Ginwright]

Hi everyone, I wanted to share this article with you; it does a great job at reminding those working in trauma-informed care to maintain a strengths-based mindset that highlights strength and resiliency, as well as one that encompasses environmental and political factors in trauma. This author uses the term 'healing centered engagement' to promote a holistic and communal view of healing: A healing centered approach is holistic involving culture, spirituality, civic action and collective...

Thank you for a successful first training

Thank you to everyone who came to our first trauma informed care two-day training! It was great to see many of you there - to connect names to faces and re-connect with some of you. There was a lot covered in a relatively short time, and we appreciate all of your enthusiasm and openness throughout. Although you were all there to be trained, I was struck by the experience and knowledge each of you bring to the group. I hope that as we continue, you not only learn from the curriculum but from...

The Ripple Effect

Last week I attended Safestart's Annual Training, where Chandra Ghosh Ippen presented "Ripple Effect: An Integrative Framework for Enhancing Trauma-Informed Practice Across Systems" . Other than being incredibly informative, it made me really excited about the role and potential impact you all have by being part of the Bridge program in California, and I wanted to impart some of that to you. She emphasized that trauma is the number one human epidemic facing our world today, but by creating a...

My hopes for a trauma-informed California

Every evening, I try to engage my daughter in reflection, gratitude, and hope. I try to practice the same, but tonight, I felt the need to share with you all. Today I had the opportunity to attend the Toward a Trauma-Informed Northern California Summit 2018 – it was an incredible experience. We were welcomed with a moving, informative, and engaging keynote speaker, Dr. Isaiah B. Pickens , who laid the foundation for what would be a day of growth, reflection, connection, and peer support. He...

Welcome to the CA Bridge Program community!

January 1, 2018 was not only the start of a new calendar year, but the launch of the Emergency Child Care Bridge Program for Foster Children in California! We welcome this program into our communities with open hearts and enthusiasm as we build new partnerships and strengthen our capacity to support access to quality care for some of our most vulnerable children in California. As we embark on this journey, the CA Child Care Resource & Referral Network (Network), in partnership with...

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