Tag Archives: Trauma

California Bill Would Restore Mental Health Funding in Elementary Schools

Cherokee Point Elementary School Principal Godwin Higa talks with a student. | Photo Credit: Jane Stevens By Megan Burks A San Francisco Bay Area lawmaker has introduced a state bill that would restore mental health care funding for young children … Continue reading

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Hoover Builds On School Discipline Reform With Wellness Center

By Megan Burks Last year Hoover High School teachers cut suspensions by 80 percent after being trained to recognize and address trauma in their students. Hoover is building on that success by establishing a wellness center. It will offer traditional … Continue reading

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Generation Born After the War Still Feels Consequences of Fall of Saigon

By Alexandria Magik Rice Jerry La’s parents fled Saigon after it fell to North Vietnamese troops in 1975. La said the trauma they endured has kept them from talking about the past. “My parents are very present-oriented people – present … Continue reading

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Council Supports Initiative to Fight Gangs

Members of the Community Assistance Support Team go door-to-door at the Casa Sierra apartment complex in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of San Diego. They check in on residents for months after they’ve witnessed a gang shooting to ensure they have … Continue reading

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County Responds to Growing Links Between Childhood Trauma and Health

By Megan Burks San Diego County Health and Human Services Director Nick Macchione sent a letter to his department last week detailing a sweep of training and programmatic tweaks to get his entire staff, and the services they offer, trauma-informed. … Continue reading

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At Cherokee Point, Kids Don’t Conform to School; School Conforms to Kids

When a child gets in trouble, Principal Godwin Higa, talks quietly to the student to sort things out. | Photo Credit: Jane Stevens By Jane Stevens ACES Too High What does any of the following possibly have to do with … Continue reading

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Traveling Theater Troupe Sparks Conversations About School Discipline

Actors from the interactive play ZERO, which focuses on the problem of over suspension in Sacramento public schools. (L to R) Crandal Rankins, Alise Guilford, Sophia Hicks, Roman Allen, Steven Daugherty, Spenser Bradley, Bahni Turpin. | Photo Courtesy of Aces … Continue reading

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‘Everywhere There’s Violence, There’s Kids’: Healing 44th Street

Residents on 44th Street continue to meet following the shooting deaths of Rickquese McCoy and Stephen McClendon on June 30. They’ve moved from Rickquese’s grandfather’s courtyard to a space at the nearby elementary school. | Photo Credit: Megan Burks By … Continue reading

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Local Hunger Groups Screen Documentary Challenging Stereotypes About the Poor

Jennifer Tracy, executive director of the San Diego Hunger Coalition, and Hannah Gravette, lead organizer for The San Diego Organizing Project discuss their screening of “The Line” 6:30 tonight at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church at 4227 Fairmount Ave. The film, … Continue reading

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What 44th Street Can Teach Us About Trauma

Ricky McCoy Sr. is coping with his grandson’s murder by leading his community in an effort to curb violence. | Photo Credit: Sam Hodgson By Megan Burks Healing 44th Street KPBS Midday Edition segment, Aired Nov. 14, 2012 [Audio clip: … Continue reading

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