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Early Childhood Health Equity Landscape Project (childtrends.org)

Early Childhood Health Equity (ECHE) work strengthen s early childhood systems to support healthy child development and reduce health inequities that can have a lifelong impact. T o help policymakers, advocates, communities, and familie s understand efforts to improve health equity and the well-being of children and families , t he Early Childhood Health Equity Initiative Explorer presents information about 143 cross -sector initiatives that aim to advance health equity for young children...

San Diego for Every Child

A year ago, we officially launched San Diego for Every Child . On January 15, 2020, with more than a year of preparation and the help of many individuals, families, and organizations, we declared that the decade to tackle the experience of child poverty in San Diego County was upon us. The time was now. And it was going to take all of us, moving in the same direction, to achieve that goal. Then COVID-19 hit. In honor of our shared vision—a San Diego where every child has healthy food, stable...

The Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit 3rd Edition (The National Child Traumatic Stress Network)

The NCTSN is happy to announce the release of The Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit (3 rd Edition)! The Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit (CWTTT) 3rd Edition is a training series designed to support the infusion of trauma-informed knowledge and skills into child welfare organizational cultures. The CWTTT contains targeted training for various levels and roles within child welfare organizations, resulting in positive sustainable changes in the policies, programs, and practices which...

Crisis Response Can Lead to Lasting Transformation (bettercareplaybook.org)

By Bruce Chernof, MD, President and CEO, The SCAN Foundation k Unprecedented times call for unprecedented action, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has been quick to respond. In the last few weeks, CMS has issued an array of waivers and rules creating new flexibilities that allow health systems to respond to the growing challenges brought forth by COVID-19. These new flexibilities allow health systems to build off current capacities tested in recent years, as well as...

Free Screening & Discussion of Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope

“The child may not remember, but the body remembers.” Please join us for a free screening and discussion of Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope. When: Monday, November 5, 2018 Where: Straight from the Heart 851 West San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos 92078 Time: 6-9pm Resilience is a documentary that takes a deeper look into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the increased risks for physical and mental health problems in adulthood. Resilience...

34th annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment

The 34 th annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment, will take place January 26-31 st at the recently renovated Town and County Hotel in Mission Valley. We expect upwards to 2000 professionals from 30 or more countries. Once again this year we are offering a reduced registration rate for the entire conference to San Diego professionals who would like to attend. Attached is a copy of the advance brochure and a flyer outlining how your staff can take advantage...

October 20th, 2018: Navigating Caregiving for Veterans and Military Families

Greetings, The Caregiver Coalition of San Diego invites you and your loved ones to attend our upcoming conference on October 20 th , 2018. This conference will help you navigate caregiving for veterans and military families. The event will begin at 9:30am. FREE LUNCH and FREE RESPITE provided . This conference will take place at First United Methodist Church San Diego in Mission Valley. To register Call 1-800-827-4277 or go to www.sharp.com/classes . For more information see attached flyer.

San Diego Police-Community Faith Based Initiative Newsletter

Are you interested in issues surrounding policing in your area? Do you want to learn how religious leaders are getting involved to build trust and restore the relationship between the police and communities in San Diego County? Take a look at June and July’s newsletters here . On January 31, the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (Kroc IPJ) at the University of San Diego launched a handbook and website for religious leaders to use to improve relationships and build trust between police and...

San Diego Trauma-Informed Guide Team - One Pager

Attached find a 2018 version of San Diego County community profile detailing information about your community ACEs initiative. This will be shared with CA legislators at the Trauma-Informed Policymaker Awareness Day on May 22nd in Sacramento. I attach it here as a PDF ready to print and share! I also have uploaded into 'Resources for Downloading' the same PDF, and an editable Word document so that you can update or otherwise improve it. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out...

The Glenner Centers are now accepting reservations for Town Square in Chula Vista

Check out the 3-min video on their website that talks about Reminiscence Therapy which is designed to trigger positive strong memories of the past and plays to their strengths. So fascinating! https://glenner.org/town-square-video/ Forwarding information about The Glenner Center's new Town Square adult day center opening in Chula Vista in April. Thank you, AIS, Outreach & Education IT’S OFFICIAL! The Glenner Centers are proud to announce that our very first Town Square® adult day center...

What other ACE surveys have additional questions?  We know of seven.

We’ll start to populate the new Resource Center next month. One of the sections lists ACE surveys that have additional questions. The CDC-Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood Experiences Study revealed that ACEs contribute to most of our major chronic health, mental health, economic health and social health issues. It measured five types of abuse and neglect: physical, verbal and sexual abuse; physical and emotional neglect. And five types of family dysfunction: a family member with mental...

How to Talk to Children about Violent Events

Anxiety. Fear. Sadness. Events like the Orlando shooting can generate strong emotions, especially in children. These emotions can last a few days or weeks. The County of San Diego’s Deputy Director for Behavioral Health Services, Dr. Piedad Garcia, offers some advice on how to talk to children–and how to cope in general—with violent events like this: Parents should be aware of their children’s responses and be ready to talk openly about them. “Each child manifests their distress...

Great videos on the what we are learning about telomeres (and how to lengthen them!)

I get daily updates Nutrition.org in which Dr. M Greger reports on the science of the benefits of plant based diets. Here he covers telemores and what science is showing related to meditation, exercise and diet for lengthening telemores. I found these videos very interesting but I won't be eating processed meats anytime soon! Research Into Reversing Aging Does Meditation Affect Cellular Aging? Telomeres: Cap It All Off with Diet

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