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April 2021


April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

I recently joined the Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC) where I live.  I am excited to be part of the community efforts to prevent child abuse, a subject very close to my heart.  April is Child Abuse Prevention month and I would like to share the following resources with you and those who might benefit. 


  1. "The Whole Brain Child" by Dan Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D. It includes 12 revolutionary strategies to nurture your child's developing mind and survive everyday parenting challenges. 
  2. Brainstorm: "The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain" by Dan Siegel, Ph.D.  An inside out guide to the emerging adolescent mind, ages 12-24. Written for both teens and parents.
  3. "Parenting from the Inside-Out" by Dan Siegel, Ph.D.

Online Support and Classes:

 Visit Love and Logic or call 800.338.4065 Mon-Fri 7:30am-4:30pm (MST). Provides support for Parents, Educators and Trainers around different age groups. I went through this program when my children were toddlers and found it to be very helpful in a number of ways, including being able to keep my cool and learning that "I don't have to come up with a consequence in the moment". I particularly liked the idea of "energy drain" and used that quite a bit when my children were young. 

Article from APA on online resources.

Raise Awareness Pledge Card​ - Please help me raise awareness about Child Abuse Prevention!

Webinar: "Biology of Stress: How ACE Screening Can Reveal and Mitigate ACE-Associated Health Conditions"

This webinar will provide a brief refresher on the physiology of toxic stress and the biological changes that may be a pathway to clinical progression of chronic illness related to exposure to ACEs and toxic stress.

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Discuss the physiology of toxic stress from the perspective of medical providers, who directly address and treat ACE-Associated Health Conditions, such as asthma, in children.

Through real-world examples, equip providers to use ACE screening and evidence-based interventions as part of their clinical practice to better care for their patients.

Reflections from Dr. Eric Ball: How Trauma Affects the Body

After witnessing the traumatic loss of his family dog, Orange County pediatrician Dr. Eric Ball shares an intimate reflection on the mental and physical impacts of stress and how to build resilience in the face of adversity.

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Join the Movement to Screen, Treat, and Heal

California patients, health care providers, and communities have weathered many storms over the past year. Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and responding to the symptoms of toxic stress will improve patient health now and in the future, unlocking the potential of an entire generation. Join the movement today to become ACEs Aware.



Integrating EMDR into your Clinical Practice Part 1 & 2

On April 8-10 (Part 1) & May 6-8 (Part 2), 2021, we will host our 2-part Basic EMDR trainings via Zoom. Seats are limited so be sure to sign up and reserve your seat today! 
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Virtual Introductory MI Training

On April 23 & 26, 2021, we will host our Virtual Introductory Motivational Interviewing Training via Zoom. Discounts available for groups of 4 or more or when you sign up for both the Introductory and Advanced Trainings! 
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Acute Traumatic Incident Training

On May 22, 2021, due to popular demand, Empower TCT, LLC is offering a special training for direct staff who are interested in learning a crisis intervention technique to be able to use with their patients/clients, etc. Training includes both CID and A-tip protocols. Training is limited to 20 people at this time.
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Advanced Motivational Interviewing

On June 4 & 7, 2021, we will host our Motivational Interviewing (MI) Advanced Training Workshop via Zoom. Discounts available for groups of 4 or more or when you sign up for both the Introductory and Advanced Trainings! ​
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What's New in APRIL

Survey - MI Special Topics Ideas

For those of you who have recently completed an Introductory and Advanced MI Training, please take this survey to help us narrow down some potential hot topics to address our next Special Topics MI Workshop in mid-May. We are listening to you and want to individualize our Special Topics MI Workshops to your needs. Please take 30 seconds to respond to the two questions on this survey.  Please also save the date of May 19 or 26th from 1-5pm as possible workshop dates. 
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Strengthening Families Flyer
Strengthening Families Referral Form

Strengthening Families Program

A FREE 10-week parenting series for families and their children ages 7-17. Youth and parents will participate in an interactive class setting and work together to learn how to interact positively and build their family strengths. Offered in English and Spanish.

Resources for You!


We have compiled a list of resources that you may find useful.

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Free HSP Resources

We have joined Julie Bjelland LMFT as an affiliate and want to share her free resources with you. She has a Sensitivity Quiz, HSP Podcast, HSP Blog, and more!
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Also, check out Julie's courses that can benefit you if you are struggling with what is happening around you and you feel that you are more sensitive than other people.

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Intensive and Residential Services

Intensive Gambling Treatment

Refer CalGETS clients to get intensive outpatient and residential treatment. Call CalGETS at 1-800-GAMBLER or for those in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, or Ventura Counties, call us at 805-266-3231.
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Strategies for Trauma-Informed School Communities: Practices to Improve Resiliency in School-Aged Childress and Address Adverse Childhood Experiences

This resource is intended to assist state and local public health programs, child-serving systems, non-profits, and philanthropic organizations in their efforts to educate about the need for trauma-informed school policies and practices that improve resiliency in school-age children and youth. Click here for the resource.


A-tip and CID Training for Salud Para La Gente in California

Thank you to our Virtual A-tip and CID Training class for training with us!

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Special Topics in MI

In May, we are planning a training for special topics in Motivational Interviewing.


A-tip/CID Training

In May, we are planning a training for first responders, professionals, and non-professionals to learn more about A-tip/CID.



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