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The Hidden Biases of Good People: Implicit Bias Awareness Training

The Dibble Institute is pleased to present an introductory webinar by Rev. Dr. Bryant T. Marks Sr. of the National Training Institute on Race and Equity , which will provide foundational information on implicit bias. It will focus at the individual level and discuss how implicit bias affects everyone. Strategies to reduce or manage implicit bias will be discussed. Broadly speaking, group-based bias involves varying degrees of stereotyping (exaggerated beliefs about others), prejudice...

ACEs Aware: Supporting & Building Resilience in Children in the Office & School

Join the Children's Hospital of Orange County & a group of local experts in this 2-part ACEs Conference! Deepen your understanding of short and long-term physical and psychological effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Enhance your skills in identifying children with ACEs Learn how to approach overall care for children with increased clinical risk for toxic stress. Featuring: Dr. Michael Weiss Dr. Heather Huszti Dr. Reshmi Basu Dr. Sheila Modir Rebecca Hernandez Register in...

OCDE Partners With Kaiser Permanente To Pilot New Resilience In School Environments Initiative

Catered towards the RISE initiative, the partnership aims to transform school environments into spaces of elevated health and resistance for both staff and students. Learn more about what practices and expansions are being deployed: partners-with-kaiser- permanente-to-pilot-new- resilience-in-school- environments-initiative/

September Is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Here Are Risk Factors & Warning Signs to Know

Cases of youth suicide are on the rise. What are the risk factors and warning signs tied to suicide? What steps do we take to provide help? Here’s what OCDE regional mental health coordinators and its Crisis Response Network have shared: september-is-suicide- prevention-awareness-month- here-are-risk-factors-and- warning-signs-to-know/

Me & My Emotions: A New, Free Resource for Teens

The pandemic has had a lasting effect on youth mental health. Moved by a desire to reduce youth’s toxic stress and increase their resilience, The Dibble Institute, in partnership with a team of students and alumni from ArtCenter College of Design and author Carolyn Curtis, PhD, is releasing Me & My Emotions —a new, free adaptation of our beloved Mind Matters Curriculum. The mobile-friendly Me & My Emotions website features engaging graphics and bite-sized lessons teens can access and...

OCDE Hires Countywide Network of Mental Health Coordinators

With funding from the Mental Health Student Services Act , and in partnership with the Orange County Health Care Agency and local school districts, OCDE recently hired seven regional mental health coordinators, creating a countywide network to strengthen mental health procedures and protocols. Serving a wide-range of mental health needs, the coordinators are each assigned to a region in Orange County and work closely with local school districts to increase access to local mental health...

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...

Orange County ACEs Connection joins the PACEs Connection Cooperative of Communities

Orange County’s cross-sector community resilience initiative, Orange County ACEs Connection , has officially joined the PACEs Connection Cooperative of Communities. The PACEs Connection Cooperative of Communities is a program of PACEs Connection that provides special tools and services for ACEs initiatives in towns, cities, and counties. It’s designed for initiatives that need efficient and sophisticated ways to measure their progress to becoming a trauma-informed community; that want...

Explore the Role of Culture in Healing with La Maida Project

La Maida Project is thrilled to share videos from our recent webinar series “Exploring the Role of Culture in Healing”. We had an great audience turn out and robust dialogue with our panel of guest speakers including Ken Epstein, PhD LCSW , leader in trauma-informed systems transformation, Anil Vadaparty , CEO of child-welfare agency McKinley, and Omid Naim, MD , integrative psychiatrist and founder of La Maida Project. In these webinars we discuss the role of leadership in trauma-informed...

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