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Last post as Community Manager

Writing this with a heavy heart to inform you that I will no longer serve as the Community Manager for Sonoma County PACEs Connection effective immediately. I enjoyed reflecting on the success I had during my time as Community Manager. Having collaborated with and brought together over 100 organizations Provided over a dozen educational workshops and spoke as a keynote speaker on PACEs Built up a strong network of stakeholders and community engagement with representation from authentic...

Podcast on coping with fire trauma

I am featured on this podcast, discussing how to support our children and ourselves through climate distress. The series frequently features Sonoma County and the Tubbs fire. In this episode, I integrate my own experience with Tubbs and Kincaide, with my work in early childhood mental health and climate psychology https://omny.fm/shows/the-big-...burn-what-comes-next

Local Soroptimist Club offers educational scholarship to support women's education

Every year, Soroptimist distributes more than $2.8 million in education awards to about 1,700 women all over the world. Over half of our Live Your Dream Awards recipients are survivors of domestic violence, trafficking or sexual assault. Nearly all of the women and families we serve have overcome enormous obstacles including poverty, teen pregnancy, and drug or alcohol addiction. Live Your Dream Awards recipients may use the cash award to offset any costs associated with their efforts to...

Rotary Club hosts panel discussion on mental health

Sonoma County PACEs Connection, Community Manager set to be a panelist speaking to Children's Mental Health. Between fires, floods, power shutoffs, and a pandemic, our children have faced more adversity than ever before. Sebastopol Rotary is happy to host a panel discussion October 21 on the topic of their mental health. We hope this will not only raise awareness but provide some insight as to where we can be of help. If you're interested in attending and you are not currently a member,...

September Monthly Meeting

Welcome to Sonoma County PACES Connection. We invite anyone to attend our meetings. ALL voices are important. Please feel free to invite guests This Thursday 9/22 between 3-4PM will be the Sonoma County PACEs Connection monthly meeting. All are welcome to join. Please share. Agenda: *Mindful Moment/Introductions *September Suicide Awareness Month re-cap *"What Happened to You" Book Club *West County Schools PACEs/Resilience presentations *Alchemical Hypnotherapy for Business and Life *Fall...

This Wednesday! Policy and Systems, Trauma-Informed Education and your Community PACEs Initiative, September 14th, 10am-1:30pm PST.

PACEs Connection's interactive sessions focus on trauma-informed education and the impact of policy and system changes. This course will be facilitated by Lara Kain, PACEs Connection's educational consultant, and will be a combination of lecture, discussion, and collaboration. This session will use the RYSE center Interacting Layers of Trauma and Healing as a framework. Policy and Systems, Trauma-Informed Education and your Community PACEs Initiative Outline the importance of including...

Lifeworks Sonoma County and Elizabeth Smith come together to bring Awareness for World Suicide Prevention Day

Watch the video: Elizabeth Smith and Lifeworks Awareness Video This message was sent on social media platforms Tik Tok (I had to download the app), Instagram, and Facebook through Lifeworks Sonoma County to bring a voice to someone with lived experiences, giving me a seat at the table to be heard. Sept. 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day. Elizabeth Smith, LifeWorks volunteer, and community advocate for suicide awareness and prevention, shares the importance of having open conversations about...

the Need To Use a Public Health Approach in Communities to Build Population Mental Wellness & Resilience for the Climate Crisis

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER For Next Tuesday's Sept. 13 Webinar on the Need To Use a Public Health Approach in Communities to Build Population Mental Wellness & Resilience for the Climate Crisis The Webinar will Describe the ITRC Community of Practice (CoP) that Begins in October on How to Organize and Operate Public Mental Health Initiatives in Communities. Click here to register for the free Tuesday, September 13 12 noon to 1 pm ET webinar about the need for a public health approach to...

Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Proclaiming the Month of September 2022 as Suicide Prevention Month in Sonoma County

Sonoma County Board of Supervisors adopt a gold resolution proclaiming the month of September 2022 as Suicide Prevention Month in Sonoma County. Suicide is a major public health issue that requires vigilant attention and preventative action. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that suicide rates rose in the United States from 2000 to 2018 by 30 percent. On average there are 75 deaths by suicide each year in Sonoma County, making suicide the ninth leading cause of death in...

Path to Hope event

Save the Date: Path to Hope 2022 Thursday, September 22, 2022, 4pm-6pm Path to Hope Live is an online educational event focused on suicide prevention, resilience-building, and dealing with the grief, loss, and mental health challenges of our times. The panel has a variety of presenters who pack in heart, lived experience and personal connection to building a healthy network of care in our community. This free event is being offered as a gift to all as we individually and collectively seek...

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