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Trauma & Resilience Resources

March, 2020

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a children’s mental health crisis in California.

February, 2020

This issue of insights explores California's progress on its implementation of trauma screening in pediatric settings for eligible children, youth, and adults. For child welfare professionals and advocates, trauma screening may hold the promise of identifying trauma to intervene, and potentially prevent a child and family's trajectory into foster care and other child-serving systems.

November, 2019

Genentech Charitable Giving and the Center for Care Innovations partnered to implement the Resilient Beginnings Collaborative, a learning collaborative to support seven safety net clinics in transforming their care environments to screen for and address trauma. Through a panel and group discussion, program attendees had the opportunity to learn about practical insights from their implementation, including workflow, follow-up services, and reimbursement as well as explored larger questions such as how screening fits into the larger goals of addressing trauma and the role of organizational culture in supporting this transformation.

December, 2018

As public awareness about the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) grows, there have been a number of legislative initiatives within the state of California designed to support the screen

October, 2018

On September 25th, the Funder Network on Trauma & Resilience hosted a forum to discuss successes and challenges in measuring the effectiveness of different approaches to addressing trauma and building resilience, across a variety of practice settings.  Through panel and group discussion, attendees had a chance to reflect on a common question in this space: how do we define success in addressing childhood adversity, and what might success look like?

October, 2018

It was just last October that a firestorm erupted across the North Bay in Sonoma, Napa, Lake, and Mendocino Counties.

August, 2018

At the first meeting of the Funder Network on Trauma and Resilience on March 14, 2018, Alex Briscoe presented a fledgling model for reimagining California’s behavioral health system for children.

August, 2018

Enthusiasm for trauma-informed practice has increased dramatically.

July, 2018

Though there have been significant scientific advances to help us better understand how adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and trauma are contributing factors towards negative health outcomes later in life, there remains little guidance on how to address these issues within the context of cross-sector philanthropic settings. 

On July 16th, the Funder Network on Trauma & Resilience hosted a webinar that showcased Trauma-Informed Philanthropy, a two volume guide from the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, the Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation, and Philanthropy Network of Greater Philadelphia.  Panelists from the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and Health Federation of Philadelphia explored the impact of trauma-informed philanthropy on both internal organizational culture and cross-sector collaboration, and shared lessons for Bay Area funders interested in this work.

April, 2018

At the first meeting on March 14, 2018, Alex Briscoe, a consultant to the Zellerbach Family Foundation, presented a model developed in collaboration with experts in pediatrics, mental health, education, and youth development to frame and understand the complex and often fragmented safety net for children in California.