Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Resilient Amador Meeting - Tues Oct 8

Hello Friends of Resilient Amador,

It has been two years this October since we initially met to organize ourselves around the topics of childhood trauma, ACEs (adverse childhood experiences), trauma-informed care, and resiliency, and formed what was to become Resilient Amador.

We wanted to take this opportunity to share with you some of our accomplishments during these first two year, and some of the goals we're currently working on, as well as and plans for the future.

The highlights include:
  • We have had over 25 different representatives from the community, local organizations, and agencies help shape the structure and goals of the collaborative.
  • In spring of 2018 a two-day training on ACEs and trauma-informed care was held for the general community with great participation from many sectors of the county.
  • In the fall of 2018 the first Resilient Amador community gathering was held, introducing Resilient Amador to the community, with a panel discussion around what knowledge, opportunities, and challenges exist currently.
  • We created a Community Profile page that explains what Resilient Amador is and the work we are doing, as well as giving a brief overview of what ACEs are - it's attached, please print and share it with your folks, and also feel free to share it in your social media circles.
  • In 2019 we developed and begun presenting a short introduction to ACEs, Trauma-Informed Care, and Resiliency to local groups, agencies and organizations offered by local representatives from CAPC (me, Tracy Carlton) and Behavioral Health (Vanessa Compton). It's called Building a Resilient Amador - Understanding Childhood Trauma and Its Impacts. The flyer with all of the information is attached.
  • We have a website presence on both the Child Abuse Prevention Council and  ( and ACEs Connection pages ( ).

We are currently or will be:
  • Looking to bring our short presentation to your group, organization, agency or business! Please see the attached flyer to find out more about how to educate your folks around these important topics.
  • Collecting stories from our all of you about how we are actually applying our knowledge of ACEs and Trauma-Informed Care, and sharing this wisdom throughout the community. And if we still aren't, what are the challenges we are facing that keep us from doing so?
  • Working on an evening that will be a chance for those doing the work, or interested in learning more, to share the concrete examples of the work being done on a daily basis around ACEs/Trauma-Informed Care into daily practices. An evening for learning from each other.
  • Working with different fields/industries/sectors to bring specific trainings that address their unique challenges (ie: education/classrooms, medical fields,etc) directly.

What else can we do? What would you like to see happening? We'd love your feedback! Give us a call 223-5921 (at the CAPC office) or send us an email (

We are so grateful for all of your participation and support to address the impacts of childhood trauma here in Amador County. We look forward to working with you as we continue to bring this important topic to more and more folks in our community.

We are still meeting the second Tuesday of each month, 3:00-5:00pm, at 975 Broadway. We'd love to have your input as we move this work forward, please join us! 

Thank you!
Tracy Carlton and the Resilient Amador Steering Committee 
Tracy Carlton and Erika Simmons
Child Abuse Prevention Council
(209) 223-5921

Mailing Address:
PO Box 815
Jackson, CA 95642

975 Broadway
Jackson, CA 95642

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.