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A Trauma-Informed Approach to Supporting Families Impacted by Addiction

Melissa Santos ·
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...
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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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Beyond ACES Summit: The Impact of Race, Culture, and Poverty Social Media Toolkit

Brian Little, CHD ·
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...
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Building Resilience in Children - 20 Practical, Powerful Strategies (backed by science)

Pam Hansen ·
This is an accessible, practical article. After a brief definition and explanation of resilience, it gives 20 easy, realistic strategies for building resilience in children. Share this with everyone you know! http://www.heysigmund.com/building-resilience-children/
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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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California is failing our kids [SactoBee.com]

California’s economy is the seventh-largest in the world, and home to global industries that have revolutionized our way of life. Yet when it comes to caring for our children, we are failing to provide the essential services they need to thrive and succeed. The facts are disturbing and unacceptable. California ranks 49th among the states for standard of living for kids; roughly half of children are in families in or near poverty; nearly three-fourths of our youngest kids don’t receive health...
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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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Child abuse, neglect data released [Children's Bureau]

Julia Wei ·
Children's Bureau - Office of the Administration for Children and Families - January 25, 2016 This report presents national data about child abuse and neglect known to child protective services agencies in the United States during federal fiscal year 2014. http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/resource/child-maltreatment-2014
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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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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!

Leora Wolf-Prusan ·
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
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Echo Conference Spotlight: Mental Health of Undocumented Students

Louise Godbold ·
Echo's conference this year is packed with great workshops for teachers, parents and anyone who works with children and their families. In addition to the not-to-be-missed keynotes (such as Susan Craig ), we are proud to present: Jose Ivan Arreola-Torres Workshop Spotlight: Holistic Healing for Immigrant & Undocumented Youth In this important workshop, Jose Ivan Arreola-Torres will talk about an often overlooked aspect of student mental health - the mental and emotional...
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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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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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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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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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Re: My Place in ACEs

Janie Lancaster ·
Hello Ariane. I am very interested in being involved with your group. You are the closet ones to me and I would love to help your children. Please let me know what I need to do. You can call me at 951-972-0609
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Overcoming ACEs by Lifestyle [news.llu.edu]

Alicia Doktor ·
Rhonda Spencer-Hwang, DrPH, MPH, once dressed up as a “pirate” doctor and danced on a stage at an elementary school fair to attract children and their parents to sign up for a health study. It was 2012, and she was using a $2-million grant from the First Five Riverside Commission to provide educational services and conduct research among 10,000 children and families in Riverside County, searching for why asthma was so prevalent in that community and how the health issue could be addressed.
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Paper Tigers Inspires Action

Holly White-Wolfe ·
Just moments into watching "Paper Tigers" last August, Angie Dillon Shore and Socorro Shiels found themselves wiping away tears.  By the film's conclusion, Angie, a former youth counselor and current Upstream Investments Program Manager, and Socorro, then the Superintendent of Santa Rosa City Schools both felt compelled to take immediate action.  What if together, these two women could bring the film to local educators and parents?  Could the film change the conversation...
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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...
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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’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 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 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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Self Care Webinar on 11/16/16 Hosted by Futures Without Violence

Holly White-Wolfe ·
Compassion Fatigue & Self-Care for Individuals and Organizations Brought to you by Futures Without Violence’s Supporting Organizational Sustainability Institute (SOS Institute) in partnership with the Office on Violence Against Women. Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 Time : 9:30 a.m. PT, 10:30 a.m. MT, 11:30 p.m. CT, 12:30 p.m. ET (1 Hr. 30 Min.) ***Closed caption will be provided. Registration Link:...
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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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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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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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What Children’s Brains Tell Us About Trauma: Invest Early

Leisa Irwin ·
This article, written by Wendy Smith, addresses the challenges created by trauma, and why it's important to address these issues as early as possible. While the article focuses more on the role of social workers, parents, and foster care systems, this same information applies to anyone who works with children, regardless of where we have the opportunity to provide support. ~ Leisa Irwin, ACEs in Education group manager. What Children’s Brains Tell Us About Trauma: Invest Early, by Wendy...
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Coping with Stress During the COVID-19 Pandemic: One-Pager

Christine Cissy White ·
Coping with Stress During the COVID-19 Pandemic: One-Pager
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Guidance for Distance Learning Released by CA Dept. of Social Services (CDSS) and Education (CDE)

Elena Costa ·
The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) and California Department of Education (CDE) have jointly released a guidance document for educators conducting distance learning on recognizing the signs and symptoms of abuse. To read more, please see the attached document.
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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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Supporting Children to Thrive: A 4CA Webinar focused on the 2021 CA Legislative & Budget Landscape on Child Well-Being

On Tuesday March 30 at 1:00 pm (PST) join 4CA as we look at policy opportunities and challenges in the area of childhood adversity in the context of 2021 and beyond.
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