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One Part Resilience, Two Parts Grit: The Wildfires One Year Later.

Publication date: 
10/2018
It was just last October that a firestorm erupted across the North Bay in Sonoma, Napa, Lake, and Mendocino Counties. The most destructive in California history, the fires took lives, homes and livelihoods. While these communities are on the path to recovery, Mendocino and Lake Counties are also coping with more recent fires. During this event, we spoke to local leaders to hear where they now stand, what issues are newly emerging, how our colleagues have personally dealt with the challenges, and where help is still needed. They shared what’s currently happening in their communities and the...
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Update on the California Children’s Trust

Publication date: 
08/2018
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. Since then, the California Children’s Trust (the Trust) was formed as a fiscally sponsored project of New Venture Fund with initial funding from the Zellerbach Family Foundation, Genentech, McKenzie Foundation and Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission. The Trust is intended as a three-year initiative to build a broad-based coalition that advances a fundamentally different...
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Systematic Review of Evaluations of Trauma-Informed Organizational Interventions That Include Staff Trainings

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08/2018
Enthusiasm for trauma-informed practice has increased dramatically. Organizational interventions that train staff about trauma-informed practice are frequently used to promote trauma-informed systems change, but evidence about these interventions’ effects has not been integrated. A systematic review was conducted of studies that evaluated the effects of organizational interventions that included a “trauma-informed” staff training component.
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Resources from Trauma-Informed Philanthropy: From Knowledge to Action

Publication date: 
07/2018
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...
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Resources from Funder Network on Trauma and Resilience: Kick-off Meeting

Publication date: 
04/2018
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.
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Trauma Transformed Presents: Part 2: Measuring Change, Transforming Systems

Publication date: 
04/2018
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.
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Member Spotlight: Rajni Dronamraju, Senior Manager, Charitable Giving at Genentech

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12/14/2017
Rajni Dronamraju is the Senior Manager, Charitable Giving at Genentech. As a part of our Member Spotlight Series, Rajni told us about her passion project, and why she's interested in learning from her funder peers in our community.
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September Meeting Recap: Envisioning a Funder Network on Childhood Adversity

Background On August 29, 2017, a group of Bay Area funders came together to brainstorm a possible vision, scope, and set of content directions for a funder learning network on childhood adversity. A 1 range of funders were represented - including family foundations, corporate foundations, community foundations, and individual donors. Some have been funding in the childhood adversity space for decades, while others are at the early stages of their journey. What emerged was a rich discussion exploring the possible ways in which a funder learning network might strengthen our work, and accelerate...
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