Community Listening Sessions Around Addressing Aces

August 26, 2020

August 31, 2020
ACEs Aware Initiative Listening Sessions

In the month of August 2020, the Catalyst invites community-based providers and allied professionals to engage in generative dialogue about what this journey means and how to actualize this change – for a community to build a movement around a child, family, or individual once an ACE is identified – defining how we as a collective choose resilience as our pathway to healing.

From these listening sessions, Catalyst staff will ask providers about their lived experiences as those at the frontlines, to share successes, challenges, and opportunities in cross-sector collaborations to address and prevent ACEs (as it applies to that region).

The data from these sessions will create a platform for ideation and co-creation of a curriculum that will be launched statewide in November 2020 to train Medi-Cal providers (primary care, acute care, and behavioral health care) to plan and eventually implement a cross-sector strategy that is evidence-driven. Concurrently the Catalyst will invite allied fields to join in conversations through network-of-care convenings, around what transformative justice will look like in their regions as we move through these unique new stages of “being” in the world.

Who should participate?

Anyone who has interest in, experience in, or feedback around cross-sector partnerships to address ACEs! We welcome educators, school administrators, behavioral health providers, foster family agencies, child abuse prevention councils, primary care and acute care providers, family resource centers, law enforcement, child welfare representatives, public health representatives, faith-based leaders, and any others!

Please click on the Listening Session you'd like to join to register:

Listening Session #1 Around Addressing ACEs: Wednesday, August 26th, 10-11:30am

Regions include: Sacramento Region (Sacramento, San Joaquin, Placer, Sutter, El Dorado, Amador, Yolo, Yuba Counties), Northern California (Siskiyou, Modoc, Lassen, Shasta, Trinity, Plumas, Butte, Tehama, Glenn, Colusa, Sierra, Nevada, and Lake Counties), and North Coast (Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino Counties)

Listening Session #2 Around Addressing ACEs: Thursday, August 27th, 10-11:30am

Regions include: Bay Area (Santa Clara, San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma Counties)

Listening Session #3 Around Addressing ACEs: Friday, August 28th, 11-12:30pm

Regions include: Central Coast (Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties) and Central Valley (Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, Stanislaus, Tehama, Tulare, Inyo, Mariposa, Mono, Alpine and Calaveras Counties)

Listening Session #4 Around Addressing ACEs: Monday, August 31st, 1:30-3:00pm

Regions include: San Diego and Imperial Counties; Orange County; Riverside and San Bernardino Counties; and Los Angeles County

Mini-Grant & Stipend Opportunities for CBOs:

> Community-based organizations who are interested in co-design and co-deliver curricula on Advancing Trauma-Informed Communities can apply to participate as a Provider Training Partner and receive a mini grant of $2,500.

> Community-based organizations and/or public health representatives who are interested in serving as a panelist to inform and inspire the broader field around cross-sector collaborations can apply to participate as a Network-of-Care panelist and receive a $500 stipend.

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