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September 2022

Homelessness Declared A Public Health Crisis In San Diego County (

Officials have discussed the lack of affordable housing for decades, and they say the crisis has been exacerbated in recent years by the COVID-19 pandemic and continuing low wages relative to inflation. (Shutterstock) To read the City News article, please click here. The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to declare homelessness a public health crisis, directing the county chief administrative officer to work with city governments and the Regional Task Force on...

INDIGENIZED PROFESSIONAL LEARNING Native Ways of Knowing Micro-Courses (

Supporting Literacy and Culturally Responsive Instruction for Native American Students San Diego County Office of Education and California Indian Education for All are hosting a free, Native Ways of Knowing Webinar Series. K-12 educators and leaders are invited to learn from several renowned Native American professors, scholars, and change makers. Participants will access free culturally responsive resources to improve representations and classroom climates for teaching and learning about...

San Diego Trauma-Informed Guide Team's Learning Exchange

I. Networking (12:15 – 12:30 pm) II. Welcome and Introductions (12:30 – 12:45) Tri-Chairs Amelia Barile Simon, Dana Brown, and Linda Ketterer III. Learning Exchange (12:45 – 1:45) 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 Chapter 6. Creciendo Juntos (Growing Together): Building Leadership in Latino Parents in a Trauma-Informed Elementary School...

Therapy dogs offer service with a smile... and a little slobber (

Photo credit; Pawsitive Teams Author: Jeff Zevely's article, please click here. There's a reason why dogs are often called man's best friend. In this Zevely Zone, I profiled Pawsitive Teams , a non-profit organization celebrating twenty-five years of success. It started with what may have been the most adorable interview I have ever done. "This is Bobby. He is a Chocolate English lab," said Carol Davis. "This is Sandy. He is a Golden Retriever," said Charli King. 25 years ago, Charli and...

Highlighting our four-part Trauma-Informed Learning Community Series!

Committed planning team members met bi-weekly, beginning December 2, 2021, in preparation for the four-part Trauma-Informed Learning Community series which launched in San Diego, California, with Session #1 on May 20th. This series brought together seventy-five cross-sector service providers, agencies, and schools who work with teens, transitional-age youth, and families and was hosted by Diego Hills Central. The series would not have been the success that it is without Area Superintendent...

Stepping into School in Style! (Access, Inc.)

Starting a new school year is a time for new beginnings - especially after the last few years! As parents struggle to outfit their youngsters for that special first day and beyond, one of the least affordable and most challenging to “make do” are shoes. Hand-me-down, thrift store, or bargain bin shoes don’t fit, are worn in weird places, are uncomfortable, and are often just plain ugly. Brand new stylish well-fitting shoes are way too expensive for families on tight budgets. Addressing this...

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