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Join us for the SEPTEMBER 2022 round of Creating Resilient Communities!

We're back! The Creating Resilient Communities (CRC) Accelerator Program is back from its August hiatus. See below for September event times. Click here to review a brief description of each event. PROGRAM SUMMARY The 16 hour CRC accelerator is focused on supporting and developing individual activists and advocates in transforming their communities and organizations using PACEs and resilience frameworks. The CRC accelerator will cover fundamental topics such as understanding of PACEs...

Parent Voices surveys

We have two important surveys and we're trying to collect as many responses as possible. You will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 gift card when you fill these out! This survey is getting parents' perspective on the transition of child care from the Department of Education to the Department of Social Services (DSS). It's a great opportunity to provide feedback to DSS on improvements that can be made to the child care system. This survey is for parents of children under 6 years old to...

Register now! Oct. 12, 2022—Connecting Communities One Book at a Time webinar with Donna Jackson Nakazawa on “Girls on the Brink: Helping our Daughters Thrive in an Era of Increased Anxiety, Depression and Social Media”

October 12, 2022, from 3-4:30 p.m. ET Register now! Meet longtime friend of PACEs Connection and award-winning author, science journalist, and international speaker Donna Jackson Nakazawa as she shares insights and findings from her newest book, “ Girls on the Brink: Helping our Daughters Thrive in an Era of Increased Anxiety, Depression and Social Media ”. Her seven books explore the intersection of neuroscience, immunology, and human emotion, and are in 12 languages. Register now to join...

Looking for a trauma informed, resiliency focused internship?

New Blog Post Looking for a trauma informed, resiliency focused internship? Jenna Quinn (PACEs Connection Staff) PACEs Connection is looking for a graduate level intern! Are you looking to gain some experience in the field of PACEs science? We are seeking a graduate level intern for this fall, through May of 2023. This internship would be best suited for a graduate student in a Masters of Public Health program or similar program. We are happy to work with your university to help you receive...

ACEs Storytelling Video Featuring SCOE’s Mishale Ballinger: Learning with ACEs, An Educator's Story

The work Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) has been doing in collaboration with Sonoma Connect | Sonoma Unidos to support professional development for school staff with trauma-informed practices recently captured the attention of ACEs Aware. Take a look at the storytelling video that illustrates how ACEs science and trauma-informed practices are being applied in Sonoma County schools to help students and educators! ACEs Storytelling Video

One small act of PCE's during COVID ripple through California state

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” —Desmond Tutu Today memories on social media reminded me of a moment in time where creativity shined through brightly to ensure that children had access to Positive Childhood Experiences and Protective Factors during a time where isolation was at an all time high, and it spread 500 miles away from Sonoma County all the way to Los Angeles County. I wanted to find a way to meet...

New Transforming Trauma Episode: The Practical Guide for Healing Developmental Trauma with Authors Dr. Larry Heller and Brad Kammer

– Dr. Laurence Heller and Brad Kammer, co-authors In this bonus episode of Transforming Trauma, our host Emily is joined by NARM creator Dr. Laurence Heller and Senior NARM Trainer and Training Director Brad Kammer. Larry and Brad are co-authors of the new book, The Practical Guide for Healing Developmental Trauma: Using the NeuroAffective Relational Model to Address Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resolve Complex Trauma . Larry and Brad share their intention to help make learning about...

Positive Experiences through Sebastopol's Peacetown Family Village

As the season begins to wind down, I love to reflect on the impact made during the Peacetown Summer Concert Series. As a board member, Founder of the Peacetown Family Village, and took on a new role this year as Stage Manager for a youth led stage, it was a HUGE undertaking with more value than any price tag (thankfully because I do this uncompensated). Moving from a local park with one stage to The Barlow with 13 different music venues every Wednesday for 14 weeks during the summer. I take...

August SCPC Meeting Minutes

Agenda: *Mindful Moment *Introductions *ARPA update *"What Happened to You" Book Club *West County Schools PACEs/Resilience presentations *SCPC Fiscal Sponsor update *Fall SCPC Social *Partner Share *Action Items In attendance: Carla Denner-LCSW, Chris Alexander-County of Sonoma County Health Services-Public Health/Healthy Communities, Liz George-RN-PHN-HNB-BC- IBCLC-Senior Public Health Nurse/Perinatal Services Coordinator/Maternal Child and Adolescent Health Coordinator, Elizabeth...

Out of the Darkness Walk

Walk Date: 09/24/2022 Walk Location: Sonoma State University Walk Start Time: 10:00 am Registration/Check-In begins at 9:00 AM The Out of the Darkness Community Walk is a journey of remembrance, hope, and support. It unites our communities and provides an opportunity to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental health conditions have affected our lives and the lives of those we love and care about. If you're looking for support and/or resources, please visit www.afsp.org/get-help and...

Sonoma County PACEs Connection 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 8/25 between 3-4PM will be the Sonoma County PACEs Connection monthly meeting. All are welcome to join. Please share. Agenda: *Mindful Moment *Introductions *ARPA update *"What Happened to You" Book Club *West County Schools PACEs/Resilience presentations *SCPC Fiscal Sponsor update *Fall SCPC Social *Partner Share *Action Items Join...

First 5 Sonoma County Implementation Work Group Invitation

In June, First 5 Sonoma County completed a strategic plan to better serve children and families through a coordinated home visiting system. We are now starting to execute the plan. First 5 invites you and families in your network to join a Work Group that will lead implementation of the strategies in one of the two priority areas: Priority 1: Expanding culturally relevant services to underserved areas with home visiting providers who represent the communities they serve. Priority 2:...

Trauma-Informed America: What are Cross-Sector Community Coalitions and How Can Congress Support Them?

By Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice's (CTIPP's) Dan Press & Jen Curt The bipartisan, bicameral Resilience Investment, Support, and Expansion (RISE) from Trauma Act authorizes a new grant program to fund “Trauma and Resilience-Related Coordinator Bodies.” This grant program, Section 101 of the bill, would be cost-saving, life-saving, and successful at tackling issues that the current siloed approaches have failed to decrease: overdose and suicide epidemics, workforce...

July Meeting Minutes

*Mindful Moment *Welcome and Introductions *What Happened to You? Book Club *PACES and Resilience West County Schools *Pathway to Income Equity coalition *Steering Committee *SCPC ARPA update *SCPC Social *Action items/Future Agenda items In attendance: Elizabeth Smith-Community Manager, Elizabeth Vermilyea-Deputy Director CPI, Sandra Bodley-GHAC, Carla Denner- Elizabeth led the group in a mindful moment. Carla and Elizabeth Smith shared that they have been attending "What Happened to You?"...

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