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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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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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Berkeley Media Studies Group (BMSG) Blogging Tips and Talking about Trauma

Berkeley Media Studies Group facilitated a southern and northern California Strategic Communications Workshop in October 2015. Attached, please find their powerpoint, created by co-facilitators Julieta Kusnir and Pamela Mejia, titled "Talking about Trauma: Tips & Tools for Communicating Effectively" and "Blogging Tips for Media Advocates" articulating tips on content, headlines, length and tone of blogs.
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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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Cultivating Knowledge through Communities of Practice

From Deanna Handel, Ventura County ACEs Connection group Community Manager.    For a different work project, I came across this slideshow on cultivating knowledge through communities of practice, with a focus on online communities, and it...
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Cultivating Leaderful Ecosystems (nonprofitquarterly.org)

The Management Assistance Group (MAG) is one of NPQ ’s go-to sources of information about social justice movements. MAG works with a number of the networks that are moving some of this nation’s most difficult issues. MAG has come to believe there are five elements that are critical to advancing a thriving justice ecosystem. This is the second in a special five-part series, in which MAG and NPQ invite you to contribute to the evolution of what these elements mean in practice. A critical shift...
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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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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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Free RESILIENCE Virtual Screening - register by 3/28 at 2pm PST

Bonnie Berman ·
Join us on Tuesday, April 3rd for a VIMEO Virtual Screening of the award-winning film, RESILIENCE: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope - a critically acclaimed documentary chronicling a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities, who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease. RESILIENCE: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope is the latest film from documentary Director-Producer James Redford...
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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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Help Trauma Victims (Recent Shooting)

Janie Lancaster ·
Anyone interested in the ACES group in setting up some programs to help the community deal with the after effects of the recent traumatic events now happening? I can teach therapeutic writing. And I'm pretty good with kids. Let me know if you want to...
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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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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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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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Movement-Making in Buncombe County (NC): Opportunity-Based Narrative and Creation Spaces

Lisa Eby ·
Mobilizing action can be intimidating. Creating a movement even more so. John Hagel provides the following definition of a movement: “an organized effort mobilizing a large number of independent participants in a grassroots effort to pursue a broad agenda for change.” He indicates that there are two key ingredients in movement making: 1) compelling narratives and 2) fostering creation spaces. In Buncombe County, we are experimenting with both of these notions. Opportunity-based Narrative A...
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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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Re: My Place in ACEs

Ariane Marie-Mitchell ·
Hi Janie, Thank you for sharing your story and work. I hope you will consider being part of our work group on "Education & Jobs." I look forward to meeting you in person. Ariane
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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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Re: My Place in ACEs

Janie Lancaster ·
Im not sure what you mean about your work group on Education. Can you explain this to me.
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Re: My Place in ACEs

Ariane Marie-Mitchell ·
We have not established work groups yet, but I am anticipating that there will be one that will focus on outreach to schools so I thought you would want to be part of this one. We will talk this Friday about what work groups we want (smaller groups of people who meet to accomplish specific common goals).
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Re: My Place in ACEs

Janie Lancaster ·
Thanks for explaining. See you Friday.
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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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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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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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So you know about ACEs...Turn your AHA! into Action!

Andi Fetzner ·
Spring is the time for rebirth and new beginnings! As we look around, we can observe nature around us awakening after a long winter sleep. A true sign of resilience. At Origins , we have been lucky enough to create a space for growth and learning for both groups and individuals who work towards creating environments of healing and resilience over the winter months. After completing the first round of The Resilience Champion Certificate of 2018, we have 23 graduates putting their action plans...
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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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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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What is Collective Impact? (collectiveimpactforum.org)

Image: Thank you to Los Angeles County Group member Olivia Piacenza for sharing the Collective Impact Forum link which guides the reader through the steps of Collective Impact succinctly. Another great tool available to you on your trauma informed, resilience building journey as we collaborate and ignite collective momentum. Please click on the link; http://collectiveimpactforum.org/what-collective-impact
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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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