Trauma & Resilience Resources
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
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?
It was just last October that a firestorm erupted across the North Bay in Sonoma, Napa, Lake, and Mendocino Counties.
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.
Enthusiasm for trauma-informed practice has increased dramatically.
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.
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.
Check out this report developed by Trauma Transformed: Part 2: Measuring Change, Transforming Systems, Philanthropy at the Crossroads of Race and Trauma: Funding, Collaborating and Measuring Towards Reparations and Healing.
Check out the resource guide for websites, articles, papers, public awareness campaigns, and webinars.
Growing momentum around this topic - whether framed around adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), toxic stress, trauma (or otherwise) is apparent across our community. In many ways, Bay Area organizations are leading the way.