Tagged With "Sonoma"
How To: ACEs & Resiliency Fellowship
Would your community like to start an ACEs & Resiliency Fellowship to help spread awareness and build capacity for action? Sonoma County would like to share our tools and lessons learned with you. 1. What was the ACEs & Resiliency Fellowship? This remarkable program is unique to Sonoma County California. The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) & Resiliency Fellowship is a 9-month intensive interdisciplinary program designed for community members who serve as community educators...
January 24, 2018 ACEs Connection Meeting: Reflections & Visions for the Future
At the General Meeting for the Sonoma County ACEs Connection that took place on January 24, 2018, people came together to reflect on their experience in the coalition and to brainstorm about the future of the group. The questions included: What do you enjoy about the General Meetings? What could we use more of/what doesn't serve us? In a post-fire Sonoma County, where and how could we better serve our community? Does our name truly reflect what we are and where we are going? Who are some...
Latino community is instrumental in rebuilding homes after the Tubb fire
Excellent article from the Press Democrat on the Latino community's enormous contribution to community resiliency and rebuilding homes after the Tubbs fire. https://www.pressdemocrat.com/specialsections/8858629-181/north-bays-latino-workforce-a?artslide=6
MARC Booklet 2016: Features Sonoma County
Please find attached the 2016 booklet for the Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities (MARC) project, including Sonoma County and the other 13 communities that have been selected to participate in this 2 year learning collaborative. This is a great summary of the work happening in all 14 communities across the country. I am looking forward to working with you all as we tell your story to the world!
Mobilizing our Community
So excited to be in Philadelphia at the launch of this incredible effort to build resilience across our whole community! We are here with Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, California Endowment and PHF! Just by chance, we are at the same...
Native Breastfeeding Council's 8th Annual Wellness Walk Fundraiser
Please join the Sonoma County Indian Health Project's Native Breastfeeding Council as they promote breastfeeding and healthy lifestyles at their 8th annual wellness walk! DETAILS - Registration opens at 8am the walk starts at 8:30 August 12th, 2017 144 Stony Point Road Santa Rosa, CA 95401 Native Breastfeeding Council's 8th Annual Wellness Walk See flyer for more details!
FREE Train-the-Trainer to enhance resilience and meditation skills in a post-fire Sonoma County
A new coalition, the Sonoma County Resiliency Collaborative, is offering a free train-the-trainer taught by the Center for Mind Body Medicine. The training program is about the neuroscience of trauma (including new studies about the difference between men and women) with a focus on environmental disasters and trauma and the various techniques to heal from trauma, mainly training a cohort in different forms of meditation. If you weren’t able to join us on July 26 to hear about this...
FREE: Whole Child Model workshop; English & Spanish speaking families encouraged to attend!
It's free, plus gift cards for families! Families and providers - sign up now for The Whole Child Model workshop! The workshop is FREE and a light meal will be provided to all. To register , contact Molly Keithly email@example.com | 707-279-0563 *See attached for details in English & Spanish This workshop is for: Professionals who work with CCS families, Families who have a child in both CCS and Medi-Cal 14 counties: Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Marin, Modoc, Napa,...
Hanna Boys Center to host renowned UCSF physician, who believes childhood traumas can lead to disease [PressDemocrat.com]
A nationally renowned Bay Area physician, known for his impassioned belief that childhood poverty leads to disease, is bringing that message to the Hanna Boys Center in Sonoma next month as part of an ongoing networking series. Bertram Lubin, associate dean of Children’s Health at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland, will speak from 7:30-9 a.m. June 8 alongside Barbie Robinson, Sonoma County’s director of health services and Dayna Long, another physician from UCSF Benioff Children’s...
A Year of Ripples and Streams: Sonoma County MARC Update
Holly White-Wolfe, an analyst for the Sonoma County Human Services Department , marvels at the changes that have happened in a short amount of time. A few months ago, she and Karen Clemmer, then Coordinator of Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health for the County Department of Health Services , were comparing notes on how their respective agencies were building trauma-informed capacity among employees and trying to embed that knowledge in practice. “A year ago,” Clemmer said at the time, “we...
[This Wed @6pm] Resilient Sonoma ~ Sonoma Resiliente: Next Steps
Dear friends, We are excited to see you again (or for the first time) next week for Resilient Sonoma – Sonoma Resiliente, this Wednesday 6-8pm at the Hanna Boys Center Legacy Room. We will share updates for the next steps so we can then collectively agree on how we can best move forward collaboratively. Please mark your calendars for the next meeting and kindly RSVP . Light food will be provided. Here are some key follow-up items to keep in mind as we prepare: Open to All Interested...
Tracking Trafficking [pacificsun.com]
By Will Carruthers, Pacific Sun, February 5, 2020 North Bay residents don’t appreciate the scale of a crime happening all around them, despite an increased effort at public outreach over the past decade, according to a local nonprofit director. “Human trafficking happens every single day,” says Christine Castillo, the executive director of Verity, a Sonoma County nonprofit that offers services and support to trafficking victims and sometimes coordinates with law-enforcement agencies...
Trained: Sonoma ACE & Resiliency Fellowship Offers Science, Compassion, Community
In Sonoma County, invitations to speak about adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and resilience kept pouring in. There simply weren’t enough qualified trainers to go around. When Sonoma County ACEs Connection leaders applied for the MARC grant, they proposed using some of the money to develop a speakers’ bureau. Then they decided to expand that vision: Why not a nine-month fellowship for a cohort of 25 “master trainers”—two days of intensive education with Robert Anda and Laura Porter,...
Trial by Fire: MARC Sites Collaborate on Trauma-Informed Disaster Response
By @Anndee Hochman During a December 2017 convening in Philadelphia, several leaders from Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities (MARC) realized they had more in common than a passion for building resilience in their communities. They all hailed from places that had recently been scorched or flooded by natural disasters: wildfires in California and the Columbia River Gorge, hurricanes in Florida, the lingering residue of 2012’s post-tropical cyclone Sandy in the Northeast.
Sonoma County ACEs Connection Meeting - Agenda & Minutes
Attached is the agenda and minutes for the Sonoma County ACEs Connection Meeting that took place on August 22, 2018.
Sonoma County ACEs Connection Meeting Minutes June 2017
Attached are meeting minutes from the Sonoma County ACEs Connection General Assembly.
Sonoma County ACES Connection Meeting Notes from 11-27-17
Attached you will find the Monthly Meeting Notes from Sonoma County ACEs Connection meeting that took place on 11-27-17.
Sonoma County ACES Connection Steering Committee Meeting Notes from 1-10-18
These are the meeting notes for the Sonoma County ACEs Connection Steering Committee meeting from 1-10-17.
Sonoma County is well represented in a new Bay Area initiative to address childcare adversity in pediatric safety net care settings
The Center for Care Innovations (CCI) and Genentech have selected seven Bay Area sites to participate in the Resilience Beginnings Collaborative (RBC). The Resilient Beginnings Collaborative is a 24-month learning program dedicated to addressing childhood adversity in pediatric safety net care settings. As the momentum to spread the word about ACEs and implement trauma-informed care increases, Sonoma County leads the way. Of the seven sites selected, two are from Sonoma County: Petaluma...
Sonoma County Office of Education January Bulletin: Trauma-Informed Teaching and Fostering Resilience
This month the Sonoma County Office of Education dedicated their January Bulletin to raising awareness on Trauma-Informed Teaching Knowing Our Students’ Stories and Fostering Resilience. "Recent social and scientific research calls upon educators to provide student with not only academic learning, but also the social and emotional tools needed to be successful in life. We once though subjects like math and history to be disconnected from basic social skills and emotional resilience. Now,...
Sonoma Valley's Hanna Institute Receives $30K Grant [sonomanews.com]
By Index Tribune Staff, Sonoma Index-Tribune, January 2, 2020 The Hanna Institute announced on Dec. 20 that it received a $30,000 grant from Community Foundation Sonoma County that will provide scholarships for Title I school staff and educators to attend the Hanna Institute Summit Jan. 29 through 31. “The mission of Hanna Institute is to support parents and child-serving systems with resources that build resilience and hope,” said Erin Hawkins, co-director of the Hanna Institute in a press...
Students with no schools. Teachers with no homes. Will Sonoma schools ‘get back to normal’? [sacbee.com]
SANTA ROSA - Teacher Linda Severs lost her school but not her house. Parent Matt Todhunter lost his home but not the school his children attended. And Debra Sanders, who has spent the last six years providing school services for homeless families, suddenly found her own family in that same classification. Northern California’s Oct. 8 wildfires were among the most destructive in U.S. history, and in Sonoma County, they uprooted an entire school system. As the fires raged, nearly all of the...
Ask the Community
Those transitioning into the community from SDC..
Greetings...Wanted to say, hi and thank you for all of your ongoing group. I am an attorney with Disability Rights CA and am working to help transition those with developmental disabilities from the Sonoma Development Center back out into the community. I am also a former SF Public Defender who has worked with our youth who have developmental as well as mental health disabilities. Please drop me a line if you would like to chat/have coffee, etc. Thanks....Stephen Zollman
Re: Mobilizing our Community
You guys and gals are so lucky to be there. I would give my shirt, pants and my car to be a part of your team. It is kind of hard kind-of going this alone but good thing I am passionate about this. I don't give up. And I can come on this page and ACEs in Philadelphia and Community Managers and steal ideas!!!!!!!!!!! Tina
Re: Sonoma County ACEs Connection Meeting Minutes June 2017
Hi Remy , Looking forward to connecting on Thursday . I know Holly will be there too so hopefully she will grab us a table as there will be 4 or 5 of us from HSD. Leslie Leslie Weaver Sonoma County Economic Assistance Senior Eligibility Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org 707-565-3498
Re: Sonoma County ACEs Connection Meeting
Please see attached for the 10-24-18 meeting. Thank you @Michelle Dominguez I have a suggestion , as a way of accelerating the ACEs movement - would it be possible to have folks introduce themselves and share what brings them to the meeting - personal or professional (or both!)? Maybe they could also share what is happening in their work/world related to ACEs, trauma informed work and building resiliency? Additionally, I am wondering if folks who are participating on behalf of their...
Re: Those transitioning into the community from SDC..
I would love to meet up and hear more about your work and how you think it is going to impact the Sonoma Valley and greater county. Nick Dalton Assistant Director of Hanna Boys Center email@example.com
Sonoma County ACES Connection Monthly Meeting
We invite anyone to attend our meetings. ALL voices are important. Please note that I am stepping into the position as Community Manager for SCAC and will be facilitating the meeting. If you have something you would like for me to add to the agenda you can email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (530) 329-5109. Guests welcome! Be sure that the zoom link has the last 3 numbers 660, as there was another Zoom link that is no longer being used. September 23rd at 3:30-4:30PM Join...
From Wildfires to Childhood Trauma, a Resilience Cooperative Transformed the Way Clinics Face the Unthinkable
What helped Sonoma health center staffers navigate one catastrophe after another was what they had learned about trauma in the Resilient Beginnings Collaborative.
Sonoma County field nurses use ACEs science to educate families
Santa Rosa, CA, resident Lisa Marden watches her 15-month-old baby gleefully play with magic markers and relays how she’s been coping with feeling anxious. (We're using a pseudonym to protect the family's privacy.) “I’m just super stressed out with everything, and as soon as I eat anything, I get nauseous, so I’ve been eating snacks instead of meals,” she explains to Liz George, a field nurse with the Maternal/Child Field Nursing team of Sonoma County, CA, who has been seeing Marden on home...
National Parent Leadership Month Collaboration
Hi all! I am excited to share with you that Sonoma County ACEs Connection has partnered with Project Whole Child, Dovetail Learning, Early Learning Institute, Santa Rosa Junior College, Sonoma Parent Voices, First 5 Sonoma County, and Children's Trust Fund Alliance to offer a small but significant gesture to showing our local families that they are seen and supported. We acknowledge what a challenging year this has been for families and want them to know they are doing a good job! The value...
Racial Equity and Health Justice
Racism negatively affects the mental and physical health of millions of people. The CDC and the AMA release plans to address health inequity. Sonoma County announces Core Equity Team.
Re: Racial Equity and Health Justice
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Sonoma County Resources
Did you know you can locate resources in Sonoma County? Here is the link to check it out! http://www.partnershiphp.org/Community/Pages/Sonoma-County-Resources.aspx
Peacetown and Sonoma County ACEs Connection awareness
It is that time of year, summer.. Summer means Peacetown! This is a FREE community summer concert series from July 7th-September 8th from 4:30-7:30PM in The Barlow, Sebastopol. One element of Peacetown is the Family Village, this is a space for families to play, engage, and have access to local resources. Every week organizations come and have authentic community engagement and conversation that provides positive experiences for both the families and the children. Sonoma County ACEs...