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October 2022

Chula Vista Already Had Community Schools – Nearly 50 Years Ago (

Jim Groth sits in front of newspapers from November 1978 from The San Diego Union and the Los Angeles Times taken at Harborside Elementary School in Chula Vista. / Photo by Ariana Drehsler Author: To read Jakob McWhinney's article, please click here. Jim Groth moved to Chula Vista in early 1975. He’d come from Minneapolis, where he worked in community education, largely on summer school programming. John Pletcher, the principal of Harborside Elementary in Chula Vista, had recently come back...

National Center on Child Trafficking (NCCT) survey request: Voices from the Field: How can we improve treatment for trafficked and exploited youth?

We are reaching out to you from the National Center on Child Trafficking (NCCT), a new collaboration of professionals with expertise in child trauma and human trafficking that aims to improve the lives of impacted children and families and to support the professionals who serve them. The NCCT is inviting mental health and substance use treatment professionals who have worked with trafficked or exploited youth to participate in a national survey. The purpose of the survey is to learn more...

San Diego Trauma-Informed Guide Team (SDTIGT) Learning Exchange Minutes 10.7.22 (Book: From Trauma to Resiliency: Trauma-Informed Practices for Working with Children, Families, Schools & Communities)

Networking (12:15 – 12:30 pm) Welcome and Introductions (12:30 – 12:45) Tri-Chairs Amelia Barile Simon, Dana Brown, and Linda Ketterer Amelia read aloud the Land Acknowledgement. Learning Exchange (12:45 – 1:45) Melissa Tran Chamblin introduced speakers. Shulamit Ritblatt and Audrey Hokoda Reviewing SD-TIGT Goals and book, From Trauma to Resiliency: Trauma - Informed Practices for Working with Children, Families, Schools & Communities Shulamit Ritblatt: Read aloud goals of the SDTIGT...

Barrio Logan Ranked 6th on List of World's 'Coolest Neighborhoods' (

A skateboarder passes through an underpass on Cesar Chavez Boulevard. Photo by Chris Stone © Provided by Times of San Diego To read the Times of San Diego article, click, Barrio Logan Ranked 6th on List of World's 'Coolest Neighborhoods' ( San Diego’s historic Barrio Logan neighborhood was ranked 6th on a list of the world’s “ 51 Coolest Neighborhoods ” by Time Out magazine. Time Out, which publishes in 328 cities, described the neighborhood as “a vibrant and historic hub of...

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