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San Antonio, TX 78205

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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES)

Presentations

Trauma-Informed Care Consortium

The South Texas Trauma-Informed Care Consortium is a collaboration between The Children’s Shelter, Voices for Children and City of San Antonio Metro Health Department. The consortium brings together community partners across all sectors who are committed to addressing the impact of trauma. The consortium’s initial priorities include gathering data to understand community needs; connecting with existing coalitions within the community; developing community training; and developing an advocacy plan. 

Partners

The Children's Shelter

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Voices for Children
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San Antonio Metropolitan Health District

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Resources

Newsletter

Stay informed with the South Texas Trauma Informed Care Consortium Newsletter in the Newsletter Section of our website.

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Summer of Resilience

Join us for our Summer of Resilience series, featuring monthly screenings of the docu-series Raising of America, followed by panel discussions with local and national experts on childhood, education, trauma and resilience.

Event registration information will be shared soon.

Date Details Presenters
June 3
1-2:30 pm

Screening & panel discussion - The Signature Hour: The science is clear: when parents are stressed, babies pay the price. That is why improving conditions for families with young children is one of the best investments any nation can make.

Dr. Colleen Bridger, City of San Antonio
Dr. Kathy Fletcher, Voices for Children
Dr. Geoff Gentry, Clarity Child Guidance Center
June 9
1-2:30 PM

The power of positive parenting: In this seminar, parents of children 0-12 years old, are introduced to the five key principles of positive parenting that form the foundation of Triple P. These principles are ensuring a safe engaging environment, creating a positive learning environment, using assertive discipline, having reasonable expectations, and looking after yourself as a parent. 
Register HERE.

Brea Moore, Metro Health Violence Prevention.
June 16
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Join us for a learning event on trauma as a result of Adverse Childhood Experiences, and the impact on the developing child. This presentation will be a brief introduction into how community members and agencies can build resiliency in children experiencing traumatic stress. Register HERE. 
Randy McGibeny, MA, LPC, ChildSafe
July 8
1 – 2:30 PM

Screening & panel discussion - Are we crazy about our kids? Economists are clear: investing in high-quality early care and education is good for our kids and communities, and even pays for itself many times over. So, why aren’t we investing?
Register for this event at TPR.org.
Dr. Sarah Baray, CEO of Pre-K for SA, Elycia Castillo, Texas Criminal Justice Coalition, and Julia Fleckman, Tulane University.
July 14
6-7:30 PM
Raising confident, competent children:  In this seminar, parents of children 0-12 years old, are introduced to six core building blocks for children to become confident and successful at school and beyond. These competencies are showing respect to others, being considerate, having good communication and social skills, having health self-esteem, being a good problem solver, and becoming independent. 
Register for this event HERE.
Brea Moore, Metro Health Violence Prevention.
July 21
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Join us for a training on Adverse Childhood Experiences and trauma-informed practices with a focus on pregnancy and violence.  Speakers TBD
 August 5
1-2:30 PM
Screening & panel discussion - Wounded Places: What happens to children and neighborhoods shaken by trauma and toxic stress? What does it take to heal?
Register for this event at TPR.org.
Speakers TBD
August 11
1 - 2:30 PM
Raising Resilient Children: In this seminar, parents of children 0-12 years old, are introduced to six core building blocks for children to manage their feelings and become resilient in dealing with life stress. These competencies are recognizing and accepting feelings, expressing feelings appropriately, building a positive outlook, developing coping skills, dealing with negative feelings, and dealing with stressful life events. 
Register for the this event HERE.
Brea Moore, Metro Health Violence Prevention
August 18
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Join us to learn how Adverse Childhood Experiences impact a child's developing brain and body, creating downstream physical and behavioral health complexities that impede their educational and life success. This session will explore the connections between

ACEs and the pandemic, outlining how physical distancing has created significant mental health issues and gaps in learning for school-aged youth. We will then consider strategies for increasing resilience to cope with current and future complexities
Speakers TBD
Sept. 2
1-2:30 PM
Screening & panel discussion - DNA is not destiny: How do our social environments (nurturing, toxic, and in-between) alter the epigenetic ‘dimmer switches’ that turn our genes on and off—with enduring consequences? Speakers TBD
Sept. 8
 6- 8 PM
Managing fighting and aggression discussion group: In this session, parents of children 0-12 years old, are encouraged to share their experiences of aggressive and destructive behavior from their children and discuss some of the reasons children fight. This group covers the skills that children need to be able to cooperate and get along with others. Parents learn how to teach skills such as sharing, communicating, and being gentle. They also prepare plans to manage times when fighting and aggression do occur.
Register for this event HERE.
Brea Moore, Metro Health Violence Prevention.
Sept. 15
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Join us for a training on Adverse Childhood Experiences and trauma-informed practices and the impact on communities.  Speakers TBD