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Do you live in Arizona, Hawaii, California, Nevada or the US Pacific Islands? Come to our no-cost mental and school mental health Winter Institute!

Do you live in Arizona, Hawaii, California, Nevada or the US Pacific Islands?If so...Check it out! 👇 NO COST. MENTAL HEALTH & SCHOOL MENTAL HEALTH WORKFORCE. AMAZING FACULTY. JANUARY 14, 15, & 16th! LONG BEACH, CA. JOIN US. 🤝 👏 Learn more here: http://bit.ly/mhttc-winterinstitute-flyer Register here: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07egq2f9gaebafa6bd&llr=8wdk4ubab

Register now: Free ACEs Connection Webinar on the Human Impact of Climate Change

A year after 85 people died in the wildfire that swept through Paradise, CA, and nearby towns, one of the town’s survivors will talk about how she and others are using resilience practices in their recovery from the trauma. On Wednesday, Nov. 13, Paradise resident Kelly Doty will have a conversation with Elaine Miller-Karas, who developed the Community Resiliency Model (CRM). Doty, who lost her home in the fire, and Miller-Karas will discuss resilience education skills designed to help...

C.A.S.A. of San Bernardino County gives youths advocates when they need it most[The Press-Enterprise]

By REBECCA K. O'CONNOR | The Community Foundation PUBLISHED: November 1, 2019 A San Bernardino County organization that advocates for abused and neglected youths has made it easier for volunteers to make a positive difference in a child’s life. At-risk youths in the child welfare system have a better life and future when they are given consistent mentoring and have advocates and a support systems. However, most of these children do not have the benefit of an adult who is focused on their...

Enroll today for the December 5, 2019 SoCal Learning Community!

Welcome to the 2019 - 2020 SoCal Learning Community series! This 4-part series is designed to build leadership capacity to improve outcomes for children and families in the SoCal region. Re-visioning Prevention: Exploring Systems Innovation and Best Practices in the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect Join us for the second convening in December and participate in this innovative peer learning experience, hear from topic experts and connect with colleagues in the SoCal region. Date:...

Family Assistance Program gets $500,000 Grant to Fight Human Trafficking in San Bernardino [fontanaheraldnews.com]

By Fontana Herald News, October 14, 2019 Rep. Pete Aguilar recently announced that the Family Assistance Program, a non-profit based in San Bernardino County, has been awarded a grant of $500,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime. The grant funding will allow the Family Assistance Program to hire two case managers for Open Door, a program designed to identify and assist victims of human trafficking in San Bernardino. The program serves 200 victims each year,...

Beyond ACES Summit: The Impact of Race, Culture, and Poverty Social Media Toolkit

The Beyond ACES Summit: The Impact of Race, Culture, and Poverty registration is LIVE! The summit theme is #MovingBeyondACES (adverse childhood experiences). This year is historically significant because it marks the 400th anniversary of the arrival of enslaved Africans to Virginia. It was also a time that marked significant trauma. The summit touches on many different aspects of life and history. It was showcase the heartfelt talent of youth through dance and movement, music, theatre and...

San Bernardino Valley College hosts California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris [IECN]

by Community News, Inland Empire Community News, Jun 10, 2019 California’s first Surgeon General, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, visited San Bernardino Valley College’s (SBVC) Child Development Center on Monday. The visit was her last stop in a statewide listening tour to raise awareness on how adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and toxic stress influences health outcomes. Burke Harris participated in a roundtable discussion moderated by SBVC President Diana Z. Rodriguez. Public health...

Trauma-Responsive Schools Conference in Southern California

HERE this NOW is proud to bring its Trauma-Responsive Schools Conference to California, October 23 – 25, 2019, at the stunning Temecula Creek Inn in Temecula, CA (2 hours north of San Diego; 3-hours south of Los Angeles). This is not a typical conference. Participants will be actively engaged in an immersive experience, rendering more growth - personal and professional. Five diversely skilled and experienced pioneers of trauma-informed schools change are coming together for first time, to...

A Trauma-Informed Approach to Supporting Families Impacted by Addiction

RFQ ANNOUNCEMENT: Celebrating Families! California Expansion Project Update: Due to the expanding ACEs response in California, and subsequent interest in Celebrating Families! we are extending the due date for proposals to May 24 th. Invitation to Expand Celebrating Families!™ Statewide The California State Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP) recognizing the effectiveness of Celebrating Families! (CF!), has awarded Prevention Partnership International (PPI) a $100,000, 2-year challenge...

Drugs a 'rational response to hopeless situation:' 55% of Coachella Valley homeless struggle with addiction (desertsun.com)

The Desert Sun surveyed 200 people experiencing homelessness in the Coachella Valley as part of a University of Southern California Annenberg Center for Health Journalism 2019 Data Fellowship. The survey focused on health needs and access to health care for those who are homeless, and Hensley is one of several people who self-reported struggling through substance abuse. Of those surveyed, 55% reported they abused drugs and alcohol, while 44% reported they suffered from mental health issues —...

Virtual Screening of Broken Places on March 21st & Registration for ACEs Connection Members!

Please join us on Thursday, March 21st for a special virtual screening of Broken Places , the latest U.S. documentary on early childhood trauma and resilience. The film will be offered via a private Vimeo link with passcode to all registered members of ACEs Connection, for free, accessible in the United States and internationally. REGISTER TODAY: To register, please visit : https://goo.gl/forms/apdoINwgtQmydEXK2 The viewing portal for the film will open on Vimeo at 6am EST and close at 11pm...

Learning collaborative to support resilience-builidng organizations

Pleased to report that we have funding from Kaiser to host a learning collaborative focused on creating resilience-building service organizations in the city of San Bernardino. Part of participation in this learning collaborative will involve training in how to provide a Trauma & Resiliency 101 workshop for staff. If you would like to learn more, please consider attending our free Trauma & Resilience 101 workshop facilitated by Trauma Transformed on March 12 (RSVP to...

Join the All Children Thrive - California Equity Advisory Group

Recruitment is open for members of the Equity Advisory Group for the All Children Thrive - California initiative! They invite you to apply to be a member and to share this invitation with anyone you know who may be an asset to the Group. All Children Thrive - California (ACT-CA) is a three-year initiative (2019-2021) to expand the role of cities and counties in preventing childhood trauma, countering its effects, and fostering community healing and resilience. ACT-CA is a partnership of UCLA...

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