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Welcome to San Luis Obispo County PACEs Connection Network!

This online community is a place where people living and working in and near San Luis Obispo County can come together to help prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), promote Positive Childhood Experiences (PCEs), and create a healthier, happier community. This public online learning group was created by the Center for Family Strengthening — but it is made stronger by the involvement and active participation of all of us! We are open to partnerships with other community groups who align...

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Top Reasons for Joining the Summit

Virtual Conference | April 5-6, 2022 Our world gets more complex every day. So it's more important than ever to address the traumas that affect our communities. That’s why we’re coming together at the Hanna Institute Summit: to heal our communities. But why should you join us? Here are the top three reasons people attend the Summit: 1) Learn from Experts From best-selling authors Ibram X. Kendi and Resmaa Menakem to Nancy Dome and Dr. Gary Slutkin, national and Bay Area experts will bring...

Scholarships now available for Mind Matters Now!

Has the pandemic stressed you out? Want to learn the self-soothing skills of Mind Matters: Overcoming Adversity and Building Resilience directly from the author, Dr. Carolyn Curtis? Good news! The Dibble Institute has received generous funding for scholarships to the online, full 12-lesson series, Mind Matters Now . The course helps teachers, social workers, medical professionals, and others manage their stress by building resilience skills and practices for mental well-being. (CEUs are...

Andrew Holland Foundation merges with mental illness group in SLO County

BY SARA KASSABIAN JANUARY 04, 2022 5:00 AM The boards of two San Luis Obispo County organizations dedicated to serving the needs of people with serious mental illness have merged, according to a news release. The San Luis Obispo County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the Andrew Holland Foundation merged effective Jan. 1, according to the release from the National Alliance on Mental Illness San Luis Obispo County. The programs and services that were offered through both...

Atascadero High students speak out about culture of assault, bullying []

In early December, an Instagram page began posting testimonies from students at Atascadero High School . The anonymous stories range from allegations of homophobia and transphobia, to racism, to sexual assault happening at the North County school. A common theme among the posts is an alleged lack of action taken by school administrators. "I'm a junior at AHS and so is the person who sexually harrassed me," one anonymous post from Dec. 8 says. "However, when I finally gained confidence to...

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