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Sign up NOW! Adult Mental Health First Aid training Nov 15 & 16th

The adult Mental Health First Aid course is appropriate for anyone 18 years and older who wants to learn how to help a person who may be experiencing a mental health related crisis or problem. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, psychosis, and addictions. Title Adult Mental Health First Aid training Date(s) Nov 15, 2018 - Nov 16, 2018 Time 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Facilitator(s) Natasha Carter Location Mendocino County Office of Education 2240 Old River Road Ukiah, CA 95482-7074 Map |...

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development's (GO-Biz) Community Reinvestment Grant Program (CRGP)

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) has $10 million in its budget this year for its Community Reinvestment Grant Program (CRGP) and plans to make these grants to community-based non-profits and local health departments by June 2019 . The goal of this grant is to support communities disproportionately affected by past federal and state drug policies. This week, GO-Biz kicked off by leading the first 15 local workshops in California which will run through the...

Northern CA Learning Community meeting November 6th, sign up now!

November 6, 2018 Check-in at 12:30, start at 1:00-4:00 pm Participation site: Redding; remotely in McKinleyville, Ukiah, Lakeport, Mount Shasta, or online Theme for the Year: Promoting Resiliency and Well-being Showcase effective practices and highlight what's being done in northern counties to promote resiliency. The Learning Community provides opportunity for thought leaders to strengthen capacity and begin coordinating common elements that promote resiliency and well-being throughout the...

Needle by Needle, a Heroin Crisis Grips California’s Rural North [nytimes.com]

EUREKA, Calif. — The dirty needles can be found scattered among the pine and brush, littering the forest floor around Eureka, a town long celebrated as a gateway to the scenic Redwood Empire. They are the debris of a growing heroin scourge that is gripping the remote community in Northern California. While the state as a whole has one of the lowest overall opioid-related death rates in the country, a sharp rise in heroin use across the rural north in recent years has raised alarms. In...

Hoopa school, tribe taking new approach to treating trauma [times-standard.com]

Though separated by about 2,400 miles, the communities and tribal nations in northeastern Humboldt County and Menominee County in Wisconsin share many similarities. They both are located in rural counties that have timber and fishing-based economies; they have similar populations; and they also share a history of trauma and the detrimental physical and mental health effects that come along with it. From these similarities, Hoopa resident Angie Brown said the Hoopa Valley Tribe has been able...

Policymaker Education Day Registration STILL OPEN!

Registration is still OPEN for another week to the second annual Policymaker Education Day hosted by the California Campaign to Counter Childhood Adversity (4CA) in Sacramento on May 22nd! Don't miss this opportunity to be able to share your thoughts and expertise with your Assemblymember or Senator on how to address childhood adversity in your communities. Guest speakers include Assemblymember Dr. Arambula of Fresno County, Ted Lempert of Children Now and Sarah Pauter of Phenomenal...

Mendocino Board of Supervisors endorse strategies dealing with the homeless [Willits News]

In an article written by Ariel Carmona, Jr., acarmona@willitsnews.com The Mendocino County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to endorse in concept a series of recommended actions regarding homelessness stemming out of a consultant’s report , paid almost $50,000 by the county to examine and suggest solutions to this ongoing problem. After meeting with various agencies, service providers, nonprofits, regional businesses and other stakeholders, Robert Marbut, an expert in...

McGuire, First 5 Humboldt talk ‘ACEs’ at town hall [Times Standard News]

Humboldt County has one of the highest rates of childhood trauma and abuse in the state with 75 percent of locals being affected by at least one adverse childhood experience — or ACE. T his county along with Mendocino County, have the highest percentage of residents with four or mor e ACEs. “A child who experiences ACEs is 12 times [more likely] to attempt suicide, 12 times. A child who has four or more ACEs experiences [is] seven times [more likely] to be and alcoholic or 10 times higher to...

Two Institutions Collaborate for Homelessness Summit [News Channel 3]

North Coast Homelessness and Housing Insecurity Summit College of the Redwoods and Humboldt State University brought 300 community leaders, students, and faculty together to look more deeply into the real life stories of those struggling with homelessness . Read the full article: Two Institutions Collaborate for Homelessness Summit [News Channel 3] Watch video! var w=window,d=document,e;w._fpes||(w._fpes=[],w.addEventListener("load",function(){var...

Trauma Screenings Advisory Group (AB 340) Hosts First Meeting

On Friday, April 20, 2018, the AB 340 Workgroup, otherwise known as the Trauma Screenings Advisory Group, met for the first time to discuss the legislative charge to update, amend, or develop, if appropriate, tools and protocols for screening children for trauma as defined, within the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) benefit in Medi-Cal. Both Children Now and Center for Youth Wellness were appointed members of the Trauma Screenings Advisory Workgroup, and we...

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...

4CA Policy Education Day! May 22 @ the Capitol (Register by April 30)

We are excited to announce that we will be having another 4CA Policy Education Day! The California Campaign to Counter Childhood Adversity (4CA) is hosting its second annual Policymaker Education Day in Sacramento on May 22nd, 2018 with guest speaker Assemblyman Dr. Joaquin Arambula! Policymaker Education Day is an opportunity for advocates from all over California to come and educate their policymakers about childhood adversity, the long-term consequences of childhood adversity on...

Drug-related mortality rates are not randomly distributed across the US [sciencedaily.com]

Drug-related deaths have grown to be a major US public health problem over the past two decades. Between 2006 and 2015 there were more than 515,000 deaths from drug overdoses and other drug-related causes. The economic, social, and emotional tolls of these deaths are substantial, but some parts of the US are bearing heavier burdens than others. Evidence from the first national study of county-level differences suggests that addressing economic and social conditions will be key to reversing...

Integrative Action for Resilience: Progress Through Community-Research Partnerships

2018 Funding Opportunity Release Date: March 7, 2018 | Application Deadline: April 11, 2018, 3:00 p.m. ET Purpose The Integrative Action for Resilience initiative is a two-phase opportunity for local community leaders—who are interested in designing and implementing rigorous resilience research to generate evidence that can inform their own decision-making about policies and projects needed to build resilience in their community, and for researchers—who are interested in partnering in new...

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