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A crisis of homelessness for veterans (sbsun.com)

San Bernardino has focused like a laser on homeless veterans and the results are promising. Yet, while the county successfully housed 781 homeless veterans in less than two years, between 40 and 45 homeless veterans enter the system every month. Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed three housing bills that should help relieve the affordable housing crisis, but there is a high cost. On Tuesday, the Redlands City Council made local progress on this issue when it approved that city's Liberty Lane...
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ACEs Connection Network Confab -- Southern California, May 10, 2016

(l to r) Sienna, one of the teens from Youth Voice from City Heights; Dana Brown, ACEs Connection Network regional facilitator and co-founder of Youth Voice; Francisco Mendoza, CEO, Mendoza Consulting; Jessica, Youth Voice; Lizette, Youth Voice; Talitha Thompson, Youth Voice co-facilitator; Joshua Aguirre, RISE Up Industries board of directors; Stephanie Linderman, Youth Voice mentor; Arturo Soriano, Youth Empowerment co-founder; (in front) Adrian, Youth Voice.
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Advance Practice at the ACEs 2016 Project Showcase

From the organizers of the 2016 ACEs Conference , San Francisco, CA, October 19th -21st, 2016. Please consider submitting your project today! We know building connections and learning across fields is the best way to advance practices that support children. That’s why we’re very excited to invite you to submit your work to the 2016 Conference on Adverse Childhood Experiences Project Showcase . We’re looking to highlight research, programs, tools or other initiatives that: Highlight the role...
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Apply now to Showcase your work at the San Francisco National ACEs Conference in October 2018!

Applications due June 18. Application link included in this post
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Award-winning San Bernardino County program helps young, unemployed people obtain jobs (fontanaheraldnews.com)

Image: vocfm.co.za A $3 million program which is designed to help hundreds of young, unemployed people in San Bernardino County obtain jobs has received a major award. The CalWORKs Youth Employment Program, operated through a partnership of the San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board and the Transitional Assistance Department, was initially launched in May of 2014. Funding was extended for an additional year. This partnership was developed to help introduce young people to the...
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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...
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California 2018 State Profile

Morgan Vien ·
Hi, Everyone: Here’s the state profile for California. To review the entire profile, open the PDF that is attached to this post. If you have corrections or additions, please leave them in the comments section of this post. We’ll be reviewing the comments regularly and doing fact-checks. The information you give us will also help us determine how to organize and expand the information in the state profiles. We will be turning this post into a living profile that, with your help and input,...
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Changing Minds and Creating Trauma-Informed Communities Convenings - South and North

Last week, on two separate days in Los Angeles and in San Francisco, about 150 people (total) convened to listen and brainstorm about creating trauma-informed communities. Futures Without Violence, which is rolling out its Changing Minds campaign later this year, hosted both events.  Some very interesting and important themes emerged from the two days: Residents with lived experiences should participate in the decision-making bodies of service providers and vested...
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Community Benefit Grant Application Request for Kaiser Permanente for Riverside

Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills (serving the West San Fernando Valley and Ventura County) is requesting proposals for our 3 Year Community Benefit Grant Funding Cycle (2017 - 2020). The online application will open on February 15th and can be accessed at https://www.GrantRequest.com/SID_946?SA=SNA&FID=35288 The deadline for submitting your complete grant application is March 15th at 2:00 pm . Grant awards range from $24,000 to $60,000 under the following 4 funding priorities: Access to...
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County homeless population stabilized? (desertdispatch.com)

Twenty-one fewer homeless people were found on the streets, in transitional housing and in shelters in San Bernardino County than were counted a year ago, a sign that progress to combat the problem countywide has been firm and steady, officials say. In 2015, there were 2,140 total homeless counted and 1,887 were tallied last year, representing a 12-percent year-over-year dip. Preliminary figures from the 2017 San Bernardino County Homeless Count and Survey, conducted Jan. 26, show 1,866...
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County jail expands number of mentally ill inmates that can be treated (vvdailypress.com)

A San Bernardino County jail is expanding the number of mentally ill inmates to be treated inside the facility by behavioral health workers as state hospitals continue to face bed shortages. Up to 96 patient inmates unfit to stand trial and housed at West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga can be admitted into the Jail Based Competency Treatment Program, active at the jail since 2010, under a new three-year contract approved earlier this month. The program offers services similar to...
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County wins 45 awards from National Association of Counties (highlandnews.net)

The County of San Bernardino’s innovative and groundbreaking programs earned 45 Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo), continuing a tradition of recognition from the organization. Every year, NACo recognizes programs across the country that modernize county government and increase services to county residents. This year, NACo awarded 618 entries from 112 counties in 34 states. In 2015, San Bernardino County won 46 Achievement Awards from NACo, the most in the...
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Ella Baker Truth and Reinvestment Justice Teams underway in 8 CA Counties

Alicia St. Andrews ·
There are various forms of emergency preparedness for natural disasters. From an early age, one learns how to put out a fire, board up their home if a hurricane or tornado is coming, or drop under a desk if an earthquake hits—but low-income communities of color have little to no response to more frequent incidences of state violence in the streets and inside of jails. The Justice Teams for Truth and Reinvestment will be the local rapid response networks inside of eight different counties...
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Enroll today for the December 5, 2019 SoCal Learning Community!

Natalie Rhodes ·
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:...
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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,...
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FREE Strategies 2.0 Trainings provided by First 5 San Bernardino

Hillary Steenson ·
The following are FREE Strategies 2.0 Trainings at First 5 San Bernardino in 2020: http://strategiesca.org/ The Culturally Proficient Professional – 1/23/2020 Thursday 8:30am-4pm Partnering with Families: Case Management 101 – 2/13/2020 Thursday 8:30am-4pm Home Visiting Essentials – 2/25/2020 Tuesday 8:30am-12n Family Strengthening Certificate Training Series (Must attend all session listed below to obtain the certificate): Intro to Protective Factors – 4/2/2020 Thursday 8:30am-4pm Concrete...
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Here’s how much food county employees in the Transitional Assistance Department collected for low-income families (sbsun.com)

San Bernardino County employees in the Transitional Assistance Department this year collected more than 27,000 food items for those in need to be distributed through Community Action Partnership Food Bank. The county employees take the first week of October — Customer Service Week — to recognize their customers and give back to the community with a department-wide food drive in partnership with CAP Food Bank, according to Gilbert Ramos, director of the county’s Transitional Assistance...
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Inland Empire food banks help people, change lives (sbsun.com)

Fork lift operator Mark Edwards stacks boxes of food at Feeding America Food Bank of Riverside/San Bernardino Counties.   Photo by Michel Nolan Each month, 425,000 hungry people rely on the Feeding America Riverside/San Bernardino Counties food bank to make ends meet. That’s a really big number, Stuart Haniff will tell you. “But there are 800,000-plus people in need in San Bernardino and Riverside counties, and we only have the resources to feed about half of those...
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Learning collaborative to support resilience-builidng organizations

Ariane Marie-Mitchell ·
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...
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Meeting in Loma Linda, Nice Group of Caring Positive Professionals

Janie Lancaster ·
Awesome to meet all of you! Ariane and Dana did a wonderful job educating us and bringing us all together. Our brainstorming session produced positive results, got us all thinking about how we can work together as teams to accomplish the most good for our community. Thank you Ariane and Dana. Most of us were locals but Dana traveled all the way from San Diego to meet with us and she had to drive home in 5 o'clock traffic.
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New facilities will be built in Fontana to help meet mental health and social service needs of residents (fontanaheraldnews.com)

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors has awarded contracts to construct two Crisis Stabilization Units (CSU) in Fontana and San Bernardino and two Crisis Residential Treatment (CRT) facilities in Fontana and Joshua Tree. Crisis Stabilization Units are designed to offer voluntary psychiatric urgent care services, for adults and adolescents experiencing a mental health crisis, in a positive, safe, quiet, and calm home-like environment where staff will seek to stabilize an...
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New resources and website organization!

Ariane Marie-Mitchell ·
Please check out our newly organized ACEs Task Force of San Bernardino website! On the left panel, you will see recent posts related to San Bernardino. On the right panel, you can choose an item under the Blog Directory to find out what is happening or related to our specific goals and hence action groups. Just below the Blog Directory are Resources for us to share with each other. I recently added a handout for parents (Handouts), a resiliency-building organizational survey (Survey Tools),...
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Plan to participate! May 22, 2018 Policymaker Education Day in Sacramento!

Click this link to register and (if needed) request travel stipends ! Link to Registration Form Registration deadline is 4/30! Start brainstorming! Do you have a "Community Profile" from last year - please plan to update it! (please see attached) ACEs Connection will provide materials to support the development of your Community Profile - for now start thinking about brag-worthy efforts - initiatives, collaborations, accomplishments, logos etc. *4CA would like documents by May 5th - so there...
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Private mental health staff doubles in county jails (desertdispatch.com)

A new deal struck with Liberty Healthcare Corporation doubles the number of private staff providing mental health services in county jails and results in more than $14 million in extra costs. Officials say, however, it won't result in net costs to the county. On Tuesday, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to OK an amended contract with Liberty, effective Aug. 23, "for comprehensive mental health and programming services in the County's correctional facilities."...
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Report Rates Child Well-Being in California Counties [ChronicleOfSocialChange.org]

A new report from Children Now details wide disparities in children’s well-being across California’s 58 counties. The 2016–2017 California County Scorecard of Children’s Well-Being looks at a series of indicators organized around the three domains of child welfare and economic well-being; health; and education. The report provides a comparison over time for each of 28 indicators, as well as a breakdown by ethnicity on each data point for every county in the state. Children Now, an advocacy...
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San Bernardino County first in nation with plan for homeless women (sbsun.com)

The recently released 2017 homeless count combined with academic research has convinced San Bernardino County to become the first county in the United States to treat unaccompanied homeless women as a special population — a focus that homelessness experts expect will dramatically decrease the number living on the streets. Research looking specifically at unaccompanied homeless women is scarce, said Sofia Herrera, Ph.D, director of the Office for Urban Initiatives at Fuller Theological...
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San Bernardino County’s Collaborative Housing Program is Turning Lives Around (counties.org)

Melissa Sierra had hit “rock bottom.” She had lost her job and home, and was out of money. Life was becoming increasingly difficult for Sierra and her six children. That’s when she turned to San Bernardino County for help and was referred to a collaborative program that provides rapid re-housing assistance to CalWORKs-eligible homeless families with children. Sierra’s turnaround is the result of the Housing Support Program — a collaborative effort between the County’s Transitional Assistance...
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San Bernardino County wants to find housing for hundreds of homeless individuals (dailybulletin.com)

After leading an effort in 2015 to provide permanent housing to all identified homeless veterans, top San Bernardino County officials and their partners will now shift their focus to the county’s chronic homeless population. On Tuesday, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors voted to expand and implement its programs and strategies to find housing for 376 identified chronic homeless individuals, including 31 between the ages of 18 and 24. “We learned many lessons in our efforts to...
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San Bernardino County Data Dashboard: Child Adversity and Well-Being

Val Krist ·
A product of the Essentials for Childhood Initiative (EfC), the Child Adversity and Well-Being Dashboards contain indicators of child adversity, health and well-being utilizing data available on kidsdata.org . For more information about the dashboards, please refer to the California Data Dashboards page. The San Bernardino County Data Dashboard contains select indicators of child adversity and well-being. The dashboard is a product of the Shared Data and Outcomes Workgroup of the California...
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San Bernardino shooting: How the county helped victims move forward (scpr.org)

“There is precious little information out there and there is no playbook,” says County Chief Executive Officer Greg Deveraux. Devereaux says almost immediately after the shooting a transition team came together to handle two important duties - taking care of the families left behind and survivors as well as keeping the now hobbled division going Devereaux credits a tight-knit network for how the organization has responded to the tragedy The county assigned each EHS worker, and families of...
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San Bernardino Strong! One Year After… (publicceo.com)

A year has passed since the December 2, 2015 San Bernardino terrorist attack that targeted the employees of the county’s Environmental Health Services Division, and the impact on county employees and the organization has been profound. Thirteen county employees and an Inland Regional Center worker were murdered that day by an apparently radicalized co-worker and his wife during a day-long training session and awards luncheon at the IRC, a non-county facility. Twenty other county employees...
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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...
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Sheriff: Not pro-actively pursuing immigration cases makes San Bernardino County safer (sbsun.com)

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, like other law enforcement agencies in California, does not routinely check the immigration status of people it comes in contact with. And according to Sheriff John McMahon, residents are safer because of it. “The only time a person in this county’s immigration status is questioned is by ICE, number one, and after they’ve been locked away, arrested and booked into one of our facilities. That’s it.” That means low-level offenders who don’t have...
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Sheriff’s Information Committee offers ‘direct access’ to law enforcement (desertdispatch.com)

Law enforcement can't combat crime effectively without input from its community, and Michael Stevens aims to help in any way he can. The Adelanto city spokesman recently spoke with the Daily Press about his participation in the "Sheriff's Information Exchange Committee", a group including San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon and several community leaders from throughout the county that meets multiple times a year. According to Lt. Sarkis Ohannessian, the committee, which is by...
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Standing in Prayer with our San Bernardino County health workers and greater community

May everyone in San Bernardino feel the presence of Angels wrapping around them in healing Light & Love... Our hearts ache for the devasting loss of loved ones, the fear permeating throughout the communities, the traumatic heartbreak impacting so many lives in so many ways... Dr. Ariane Marie-Mitchell and all of your colleagues, loved ones and community members, please know we hold you in our thoughts and prayers. We are devasted for your loss and stand together in prayer...
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Tell Us a Story: The Power of Narrative to Build a Social Movement

Anndee Hochman ·
Rosa Ana Lozada grew up on a two-block-long street in a San Francisco neighborhood pocked with trauma: domestic violence, child abuse, the frequent wail of police sirens. “It was unsafe to walk the two blocks to the bus stop,” she recalled. “In my community, we learned that police officers were not our friends because they were only seen when bad things happened.” For Lozada, now CEO of Harmonium, Inc., and a member of the San Diego Trauma Informed Guide Team, home and family were the...
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Toxic Stress, Toxic Streets (4 minute video)

Jennifer Hossler ·
This video is about 2 years old, but I just came across it last week and wanted to share with you all. It is a powerful statement by the students at Leadership High School in San Francisco, CA. They speak about the ongoing adversity and toxic stress in their daily lives and in their community, all through the power of music. The youth voice is so important as we work to bring trauma-informed and resilience building practices to communities. Link to video: Toxic Stress, Toxic Streets
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Trauma-Responsive Schools Conference in Southern California

Emily Read Daniels ·
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...
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Trauma Screenings Advisory Group (AB 340) Hosts First Meeting

Gail Yen ·
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...
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Update on San Bernardino ACEs Task Force meetings

Ariane Marie-Mitchell ·
Thank you all who have contributed to the ACEs Task Force of San Bernardino in one way or another. Please know that we plan to continue co-meeting with the Child Abuse Prevention Council at the Children's Network, 825 East Hospitality Lane, San Bernardino . This is almost always the first Tuesday of the month from 9-11am and I encourage you to put this as a repeating meeting on your calendar if you plan to join us at least occasionally. You can also email Viviana at the Children's Network...
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Victorville, county working together to reduce homelessness (vvdailypress.com)

In an effort to reduce the homeless population in Victorville, the City Council announced it plans to partner with San Bernardino County to use the former Queen's Motel as a permanent-housing facility. Victorville Mayor Gloria Garcia said during the annual State of the City address that the city had approached the county to find ways to work together through a unique collaboration to address homelessness. As a result, Victorville is the first city to ask the county to operate a...
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Virtual Screening of Broken Places on March 21st & Registration for ACEs Connection Members!

Christine Cissy White ·
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...
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Re: San Bernardino County first in nation with plan for homeless women (sbsun.com)

Cheryl Montez ·
I'm so glad San Bernardino is taking the initiative to help homeless women... It is a step in the right direction, for sure.
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Virtual Trauma-Informed Schools: Mission Academy

Heartache is a universal experience, yet we often feel alone. Things happen; choices are made, and before we know it, we wake up longing for change. No one grows up dreaming that they will not “fit in” to the “traditional” path, but when they find themselves on the detour route, it feels like a moving treadmill, going nowhere fast down an isolated road. “Traditional” opportunities may not have worked out, but there are alternative routes to success, now more than ever! Mission Academy is a...
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ACEs Connection launches Cooperative of Communities

The ACEs Connection Cooperative of Communities launches today. We want to continue to contribute to the ACEs movement for as long as it takes to create a worldwide healing-centered culture based on ACEs science. We want that to take hold in this world in the same way electricity has — we only notice it if it isn’t there. First, a clarification: Nothing on ACEsConnection.com changes! Membership remains free! Everything our current 300+ communities use stays free, and remains free for new ones.
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Research from San Bernardino pediatric population

Ariane Marie-Mitchell ·
Sharing our recent publication of data on ACEs and immune cell gene expression
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Operation New Hope gives San Bernardino students skills to pursue their dreams [sbsun.com]

By Margaret Hill, The San Bernardino Sun, April 1, 2021 Founded 40 years ago, Operation New Hope “envisions a community in which all youth, without regard of their living situation, have an equal opportunity to pursue their goals and dreams, and an equal likelihood of achieving them.” This organization is dedicated to understanding the challenges of all students, including out-of-school youth, aiming to increase the success rate of dropouts through case management, life skills, leadership...
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