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Free Building Healthy Life Skills Expecting Mothers Class

This is an exciting educational 2-day course for expecting mothers and their partners & support persons. Session 1: Wednesday, January 18, 2023 12PM-2PM Session 2: Thursday, January 19, 2023 12-PM-2PM This is an introduction to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE's), toxic stress, and how to create resilience in children. Improve personal and family relationships Understand how trauma affects the growing brain Understand how toxic stress impacts health Learn keys to self-control Raising...

Valley Children’s Awarded $500,000 Grant to Combat Adverse Childhood Experiences

(Merced, California) Valley Children’s, along with a collaborative of Merced community-based organizations, has been selected as a $500,000 recipient by the California Department of Health Care Services to combat adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress screening. ACEs are stressful or traumatic events children experience before the age of 18, including abuse and neglect. The screenings will focus on patients at Valley Children’s Olivewood Pediatrics in Merced. “Children who are...

Investing in “Good Troublemakers” []

One year ago, The California Endowment decided to take our vision for a better California to the next level. As we experienced the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ongoing racial injustices facing communities of color, and the resurgence of civic activism, TCE believed it was our duty to double down on our investments in the work of California’s good troublemakers. These are the community organizers, grassroots leaders and groups who have been doing the deep work of...

Top Reasons for Joining the Summit

Virtual Conference | April 5-6, 2022 Our world gets more complex every day. So it's more important than ever to address the traumas that affect our communities. That’s why we’re coming together at the Hanna Institute Summit: to heal our communities. But why should you join us? Here are the top three reasons people attend the Summit: 1) Learn from Experts From best-selling authors Ibram X. Kendi and Resmaa Menakem to Nancy Dome and Dr. Gary Slutkin, national and Bay Area experts will bring...

*Time-Sensitive* grant opportunity to support violence reduction (CalVIP RFP)

This year, the California legislature approved $209 million for competitive 3-year grants to cities disproportionately impacted by violence to improve safety and promote healing in communities. 53 California cities are eligible to apply for this grant, more than ever before! In San Diego County, community-based organizations (CBOs) that serve the residents of the cities of San Diego, Chula Vista, or El Cajon are also eligible to apply. You are receiving this email either because your...

Introducing ACEsINC (Adverse Childhood Experiences Informed Network of Care of Merced County)

Recognition Luncheon What a fantastic #Friday it was on October 15, 2021. More than 70 community members gathered together to inspire one another and become ACE's Aware. On behalf of ACEsINC (Adverse Childhood Experiences Informed Network of Care of Merced County), we want to thank everyone who attended! ACEsINC of Merced County MISSION The Mission of ACEsINC is to build and maintain a preventative network that will: screen for ACEs, treat for ACEs using evidence- based buffering resources...

How misinformation, fear create 'vaccination deserts' in California's Central Valley []

By Nadia Lopez, Caitlin Antonios, Bianca Fortis, and Jake Kincaid, The Fresno Bee, August 9, 2021 Junior Toscano’s mom texts him every day, pleading with him to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and giving him lists of clinics where he can get the shot. But the 29-year-old agricultural worker from Tipton isn’t ready. He knows many people, including his girlfriend, who have fallen ill to the virus. And in the past month alone, two of his friends died from complications related to the disease.

Resource: Coping with Stress During the COVID-19 Pandemic One-Pager (English & Spanish!)

English: The California Department of Public Health, Injury and Prevention Branch (CDPH/IVPB) and the California Department of Social Service, Office of Child Abuse Prevention’s (CDSS/OCAP) , Essentials for Childhood (EfC) Initiative , ACEs Connection , and the Yolo County Children’s Alliance co-created “Coping with Stress During the COVID-19 Pandemic” in both English and Spanish. This material is intended for Californian families experiencing the severe economic consequences resulting from...

The Lisa Project

I attended a tour of the Lisa Project last week in Stockton Ca. and it was an interesting and indelible experience. As a person from the Merced area with lived experiences of ACEs and childhood trauma, I would say it was visceral and real as well as informing and educational. Check out the Lisa Project, contact Gene and book a tour for yourself, your colleagues or staff… .

It's time to heal childhood trauma!

A consensus of scientific research demonstrates that cumulative adversity, especially when experienced during childhood development, is a root cause to some of the most harmful, persistent, and expensive health challenges facing our nation. But there is hope. We can take action now to change and save lives. The impacts of ACEs, trauma, and toxic stress are treatable. Start by watching the short educational video below. For more information please visit:

Opportunity to provide feedback by 6/2 on The Economics of Child Abuse in 2020: A Study of California & Its Counties

Safe & Sound is excited to share The Economics of Child Abuse in 2020: A Study of California & Its Counties . On this website, you can learn about the cost of child maltreatment in every community in California and how to take action to protect kids, strengthen families, and build communities. We would love your feedback on the site. Please take 5 minutes to complete our survey by Wednesday, June 2, so we can continue highlighting research and building tools that communities need.

CPCA Capitol Power Hour - Make Telephonic Visits Permanent

I am reaching out to let you know that we’re trying to get telephonic patient visits to become permanent in California. Access to care is a very big deal in our rural areas. California Primary Care Association is making this topic their key initiative to take to the state this year to try and keep telephone visits as an option for patients past COVID. If you’re interested in helping, please take a few minutes to fill out their autogenerated email form (Links below) that will send the message...

June 2 Webinar - "The Science of ACEs and Toxic Stress" []

1.0 Continuing Medical Education (CME) / Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Credit Available* Wednesday, June 2, 2021 Noon - 1 p.m. Register Here Join us on June 2 at Noon for the first in a series of webinars that will explore the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress, presented by California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris . This webinar will: Cover the science of how ACEs and toxic stress can impact our biology. Explain how ACE screening can be used to...

La Maida Project, ACEs Aware Grantee, Presents: Provider Engagement Webinar Series Exploring the Role of Culture in Healing []

May 18 and 20, 2021 Webinar #1 Date: May 18, 2021 Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm PDT Trauma is Our Heritage, Healing is Our Nature The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study not only sheds light on the effects of childhood adversity, but it also raises questions about the framework of healing in healthcare. In the first of a two-part webinar series, participants will learn how trauma and toxic stress can heal through an ecological framework of health that includes each individual as part of an...

ACEs Aware: Faces of ACEs

ACE Overcomers and The Family Resource Center of Merced County are dedicated to transforming the lives of men, women, and children exposed to ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and trauma throughout Merced County. The two Merced County agencies have released an educational video about the effects of childhood trauma and how to overcome such adversity. The goal of this video is to educate parents/caregivers and the public about the impact of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences), and how to...

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