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September 2021

Using unique Milestones Tracker, Fresno, CA, PACEs initiative marks progress of 59 organizations becoming trauma-informed

Fresno’s Milestones Tracker provides a map of organizations that have or are becoming trauma-informed. Each dot represents an organization. The dots are color-coded to a particular sector. The larger the dot, the more milestones they’ve done. Click on a dot to see the name of the organization If there’s one word that captures the engine behind Fresno’s flourishing PACEs Connection initiative, that word is “grassroots.” Just ask Jason Williams, the community manager for Fresno’s initiative...

VA TICNs eNote September 27 2021 []

September 15-October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month . View a collection of Hispanic and Latino Heritage Events in the Commonwealth via the Governor's website . You can read about the history of the month and the importance of considerations of language, equity and justice during this month and beyond, as well as peruse a collection of resources , on NPR. Longstanding racism and the harms caused by the COVID-19 pandemic create significant strains on mental wellbeing. The pandemic has...

NJ Commits To Universal Pre-K For All: Murphy []

By Nicole Rosenthal, Patch, September 16, 2021 The Garden State has committed to make universal preschool programs available to all New Jersey families within the next several years, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Thursday. The New Jersey Department of Education has been tasked with creating a "strategic plan" for a universal preschool program in the state, Murphy said during a news conference and visit to Dr. Charles Smith Elementary Childhood Center in Palisades Park, which boasts a...

Reminder! The 2nd Session in our Series on Trauma-Informed Schools is tomorrow September 15th

COOP members! Join us for the 2nd session in our series on trauma-informed schools, description and registration below. The How of Trauma-Informed Schools, September 15th, 2021 9-10:30am pst, register here How SAMHSA's 6 principles of trauma-informed care are applied in school settings and provide a framework for transforming school culture Examine ways in which schools can redesign themselves to be trauma-responsive and polyvagal-informed spaces for youth and adults. The importance of...

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