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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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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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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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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 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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Leora Wolf-Prusan ·
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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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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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Legislation Signals Growing Support for Significance of Trauma Indicators [CaliforniaHealthline.org]

Alison Lobb ·
As a college student, Rob Bonta had a summer job working as a counselor for troubled kids. Now, two decades later he is bringing legislation to address some of the needs he saw then. “I worked with some of these kids as a counselor out of college, and I’d walk them home and hear some of these stories,” Assembly member Bonta (D-Oakland) said. “Shootings they heard. Or shootings they witnessed the night before.” It was the summer of his junior year at Yale, when...
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My Place in ACEs

Janie Lancaster ·
Hello My name is Janie Lancaster and I live in Hemet in Riverside County. I am trying to find my place in the ACEs community. I am a survivor or cumulative childhood traumas who has spent twelve years doing research on Complex Post Traumatic Stress....
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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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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’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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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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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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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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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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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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