Oct 8: Citizen Legislation: Propositions & Measures

Read: President Maxwell’s Comments in STAT

“STAT” is a worldwide media company associated with the Boston Globe (remember the movie “Spotlight”? That’s the Boston Globe.) President Maxwell was sought for comment in the following article:

Black doctors’ group creates panel to vet Covid-19 vaccines – STAT

s trust in federal health agencies has withered over the last few months, a group of Black physicians has been working on an antidote: creating their own expert task force to independently vet regulators’ decisions about Covid-19 drugs and vaccines as well as government recommendations for curbing the pandemic.

Francine Maxwell, president of the San Diego branch of the NAACP, said that politicians’ promises of an effective vaccine by the election has only made her community more suspicious. “They don’t trust the science behind it, because they feel everyone is doing it to make 45 happy,” she said, referring to President Trump.

California ACES Action News – September 18, 2020

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4CA Webinar: State and Federal Outlook on Supporting Children To Thrive

Join 4CA this webinar taking a look at trauma informed policy implications at the state and federal levels, including the unique context of 2020. 

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Trauma is ‘Written Into Our Bodies’ – but Educators Can Help

“I’d have this snapshot of multigenerational adversity in one room,” Burke Harris said, still looking worried decades later. How did the pieces fit together? What did a learning problem have to do with asthma, or with exposure to trauma? Could any of it be connected to terminal conditions like cancer?

Edutopia ● Read more »


Stressors Take Toll on Students’ Mental Health

Surveys of parents with school-age children reveal the mental health challenges faced by their young ones. A Gallup poll conducted in May found that among parents with children in kindergarten through grade 12, 29% said their child was “already experiencing harm” to their emotional or mental health because of physical distancing and pandemic-related closures of schools and businesses.

California Health Care Foundation ● Read more »


ACEs Aware

SAVE THE DATE! ACEs Aware September Webinar: Assessing Readiness & Building Resilience in the Clinical Workforce

Presenters will:
  • Define workforce resilience and trauma-informed principles and review resources and tools, including tips for reducing staff stress and burnout.
  • Share examples and lessons learned about assessing staff readiness and building infrastructure.
  • Offer practical tips on how to prepare to successfully screen for ACEs and toxic stress, provide evidence-based interventions, and implement trauma-informed care.

ACEs Aware ● Read more »


CTIPP invites everyone to participate in calls on pressing national issues, starting this Wednesday on climate

The monthly Zoom virtual gathering sponsored by national organization “Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice (CTIPP)” will complete this year’s series by tackling some of the most pressing issues this country is facing.  With a focus on the role of trauma-informed approaches to help manage solutions to these challenges, the CTIPP-CAN (Community Advocacy Network) meetings for the remainder of the year will address policing in October, peer counseling in November, and racial inequality in December.  These calls are held the third Wednesday of every month (2:00-3:30 pm ET) and include an update on federal issues and guidance on how individuals and organizations can take action.

Campaign for Trauma Informed Policy & Practice ● Read more »


Talk + Play = Connect Toolkit for Families

Parents and caring adults make such a difference in children’s lives in so many ways. Two incredibly important ways that we can connect with our children are through talking to them and playing with them.

Yolo County Children’s Alliance ● Read more »


Trauma-informed Leadership in Times of Crisis

Over 100 Community Collaboration for Children’s Success (CCCS) partners participated in a Trauma-Informed Leadership Training hosted by Trauma Transformed on August 24 to learn how to bring a trauma-informed approach to their leadership during this COVID-19 crisis in order to support their communities and staff.

Get Healthy San Mateo County ● Read more »


Sesame Street in Communities Provides Support for Kids Impacted by Wildfires

To help you as you begin your recovery, we’ve developed “Here for Each Other.” This family guide offers tips and activities to do with your child that offer comfort and assurance.
We hope some of these ideas can help you create a warm and soothing environment that will allow both you and your child to look toward sunnier days to come. And remember, you are not alone. We are here for each other!

Sesame Street ● Read more »


Opportunity for Public Comment on the All Children Thrive RFA

We are inviting the public to comment on the eligibility and funding criteria for the All Children Thrive California (ACT-CA) initiative. Public comment on these items is open from September 7, 2020 until September 22, 2020.

All Children Thrive ● Read more »


Trauma, Development & Neuroplasticity Series with Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD

Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD, describes her 6-part course about the major brain networks and therapeutic strategies to help recover from trauma.
This six-part weekly webinar will explore critical brain systems that are affected frequently by trauma and how altered functioning of each brain system can be associated with certain trauma-related symptoms.

EEG Learn ● Read more »


Changing the Odds for Health in the Midst of a Global Pandemic

Throughout his career, Iton has made it his chief focus to eliminate health disparities among disadvantaged populations. Join us as he shares his perspectives on how health agencies can integrate health equity into the COVID-19 response.

astho ● Read more »


Join CCT in Taking Action to Address the Youth Mental Health Crisis (A series of 3 blogs)

September is suicide prevention month and according to a June CDC survey on mental health, 1 in 4 youth ages 18 to 24 said they had “seriously considered” suicide in the past 30 days—more than twice as high as any other age group. The tragic fact is that more youth die from suicide than any other cause.

ACEs Connection ● Read more »


Prevention in Pandemic Action Program

The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) is pleased to announce that funds will be available to community-based organizations providing sexual violence (SV) prevention and intimate partner violence (IPV) prevention in their communities. This program is entitled Prevention in Pandemic Action Program (PPAP).

California Coalition Against Sexual Assault ● Read more »


Saving Black Youth

In 2017, the Sierra Health Foundation Center—the nonprofit arm of the Sierra Health Foundation—applied for funding to allocate more resources into community violence prevention…

Stanford Social Innovation Review ● Read more »


Black at UC Berkeley: Professor Tyrone Hayes on discrimination in academia

In a nation where Black people make up fewer than 5% of full-time college and university professors, UC Berkeley biology…

The Mercury News ● Read more »


Child Adversity and the Medical Home

Keenan et al, in an article being early released this month, surveyed almost 200 parents whose children had experienced physical abuse to determine if there was an association…

American Academy of Pediatrics ● Read more »


California finally to move ahead with ‘cradle to career’ data system

The marching order for what Newsom is calling a Cradle to Career Data System is included in a lengthy bill elaborating…

EdSource ● Read more »


COVID-19’s Toll on Mental Health

Read: Leaders Call for Equity in Ambulance Service

Some weeks ago, we urged the City of San Diego to proceed with a new EMS contract and to make sure it provided equitable service. We were joined yesterday by others. Read what they (and we) had to say:

Civil rights leaders call on San Diego to demand racial equity in new ambulance contract

Local civil rights leaders say San Diego’s plan to potentially switch ambulance providers this year is a key opportunity to show the city’s commitment to racial equity and boosting neighborhoods that have been traditionally underserved. San Diego recently changed some police practices and created an Office on Race and Equity in response to recent protests demanding racial equity.

Notice: Child & Family Strengthening Advisory Board Meeting

County of San Diego
Department of Human Resources
(619) 531-5123

The meeting will be conducted virtually through Zoom (Zoom Webinar Details below). Members of the community will be able to view the meeting and have an opportunity to speak during public comment and at the end of each agenda item. When you call or login to the meeting, you will be on mute and if you wish to comment during public comment or on a specific agenda item, Sandra McBrayer will request you use the raise hand function to indicate you would like to address the Advisory Board. When it’s your turn to address the Advisory Board I will call your name and unmute you.

If you plan on calling in using the telephone option but will not have the meeting pulled up on a computer and would like to speak during public comment or on a specific agenda item, you must email me by 8:30 AM on Monday, June 8, 2020 indicating the agenda item(s) you would like to speak on as well as the telephone number you will be calling from. When it’s your turn to address the Advisory Board, I will indicate it’s your turn by using the last four digits of your telephone number and unmuting your phone call. 

Zoom Webinar Information  
When: Jun 8, 2020 at 10:00 AM 
Topic: Child & Family Strengthening Advisory Board 

Please click the link below to join the webinar: 

Or Telephone:
US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 
Webinar ID: 874 6788 8098