5th annual Parenting Conference to focus on how to keep kids safe

Originally published in The Napa Valley Register on April 5, 2018 By Register Staff. A free all-day conference on how to keep children safe emotionally, the dangers of addictions and the sexual issues that confront youths will be held April 13 at Napa Valley College in Napa. One panel led…

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End 68 Hours of Hunger hosts High Stakes to End Hunger

End 68 Hours of Hunger is a nationwide program that is being run in Vacaville. It is a 100% volunteer organization that provides bags of food on a weekly basis to local children suffering from weekend food insecurity (children who don’t know where their next meal is coming from) between…

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States Produce a Bumper Crop of ACEs bills in 2017—nearly 40 bills in 18 states

Originally published on ACEs Connection on April 10, 2017 By ELIZABETH PREWITT. A scan done in March by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) through StateNet of bills introduced in 2017 that specifically include adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in the text produced a surprising volume of bills (close of…

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There is No Such Thing as Monsters…

Originally published on Medium on December 21, 2016 By Wading in a Sea of Red. When I was a little girl, I loved fairy tales. There were heros and villains. There were monsters with claws and sharp teeth, found in forests, or closets, or under the bed. The brave hero…

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