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Supporting Parents & Children after a Disaster: A Training for Providers on 3/2/18

The recent fires have had a profound and lasting impact on the entire Sonoma County community, including its youngest residents. Parents and providers may be unsure about how to best respond to questions, emotions, and behavior following the fires. Please join us for a presentation and discussion for providers on how we can best support parents and their children. The training will cover: How to manage children’s emotions and behavior after a fire. Answering children’s questions. Why some...

FREE TRAINING: Charlie Appelstein- No Such Thing As A Bad Kid

FREE TRAINING! March 7, 2018 8:30 AM- 3:00 PM PST North Coast Builders Exchange 1030 Apollo Way, Santa Rosa, CA TO REGISTER: Join Prevent Child Abuse Sonoma County (PCASC) and Charlie Appelstein for an informative and motivational training on March 7, 2018! Charlie Appelstein, M.S.W. is an internationally prominent youth care training specialist, author and motivational speaker whose primary focus is on teaching positive, strength-based theories...

Trinka and Sam: The Big Fire, Chandra Gosh Ippen's Latest Book for Children

Earlier this month, Chandra Gosh Ippen came to Sonoma County to present the Ripple Effect training on complex trauma. She shared many wonderful concepts and resources with us including her book "Once I Was Scared." Just two short weeks later, fires ravaged our community, and Dr. Gosh Ippen felt inspired to scribe another story to. This story serves as a tool for parents to talk about the fires with their children. (Parents, be sure to read this on your own to preview the content and make...

Supporting Your Child Through the Wildfire Disaster: 6 Tips From a Child Psychologist

Wellness Blog by Kirsten Kuzirian Supporting Your Child Through the Wildfire Disaster: 6 Tips From a Child Psychologist October 10, 2017 / Kirsten Kuzirian In the last 48 hours, our California communities have been thrown into survival mode as they race to protect the people, animals, and structures they cherish. As families leave their homes for safe shelter or stay monitoring media updates with bags packed, parents are wondering how this will impact their children. Napa and Folsom Child...

Trinka and Sam and the Big Fire coloring page for children

A free resource for families affected by the fires. This book is part of the Trinka and Sam series, a free coloring book series which began in 2011 after Hurricane Katrina to help children and families affected by disasters. This series is disseminated via the National Child Traumatic Stress Network For more information on other versions for hurricanes, tornados, and earthquakes check out: Piplo Productions

The Schoolbox Project Trains Parents and Educators to Address Crisis in Sonoma County with a Trauma-Informed Approach

Live Oak Charter School in Petaluma hosted the Schoolbox Project on Sunday and Monday October 15 and 16 to help train and support volunteers, parents and educators in responding to the crisis in our community. Without an understanding of basic trauma-informed principles, there is potential for even the most well-meaning volunteers to engage in behavior that is overstimulating or even re-traumatizing to vulnerable populations. Dr. Gabriela Bronson-Castain, Clinical Director of the Behavioral...

Resources for Dealing with Wildfire Related Trauma

In response to the wildfires in California, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network has developed resources to help families and communities. These resources include: Parent Guidelines for Helping Children Impacted by Wildfires En Español Wildfires: Tips for Parents on Media Coverage En Español Simple Activities for Children During Evacuations or When Playing Outside is Restricted Helping Young Children with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers Helping School-Age Children with Traumatic...

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