ANNOUNCEMENT: Techniques for Abuse Recovery Class Fall 2013

TECHNIQUES FOR ABUSE RECOVERY (LGBT 4800)

Depressed? Anxious? Angry? Confused? Experience bullying, gay bashing, gender/sexual abuse or domestic violence? Release the past and connect with a deeper sense of self though self healing Techniques in Abuse Recovery

HEAL YOURSELF FROM TRAUMA & ABUSE. Learn recovery skills to assist healing and increase resilience to the physical and emotional trauma of violence and social prejudice.

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recoveryclass

Register: www.ccsf.edu or come to the first class session and sign up. For questions: Dr. Trinity Ordona, trinity.ordona@mail.ccsf.edu, (415) 452-4895. To reserve a space in the class: http://tinyurl.com/LGBT4800-Fall2013

Community Members from Pacifica and Daly City Coming Together to Learn About RBST Policy on 09-05-13

SEPT.5, 2013 (THURS): Community members living and working in Daly City and Pacifica attended NCPP’s Responsible Beverage Server Training (RBST) Policy Informational Meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to educate the community about what RBST policy is, how it is effectively working in other communities, and what it can look like in Daly City and Pacifica.Attendees also participated in rich discussion.

Representatives from the City of Pacifica Council, City of Daly City Council, Pacifica Police Department, Daly City Police Department, Daly City Youth Health Center, Parent Teacher Student Association, Asian American Recovery Services, Jefferson Union High School District, Prevention Research Center, Teens Making a Change Youth Council, and other community members were present.

LisaMarie Miramontes, PhD. (Prevention Research Center) engaging in a group discussion with Jeremy Curimao (Teens Making a Change Youth Council)

By 2015, NCPP seeks to pass a mandatory RBST policy in both Daly City and Pacifica which would allow alcohol merchants to be trained on the laws and policies revolving around serving to minors and obviously intoxicated individuals.

In order to make that happen, the partnership is aware that it is important to work with everyone in the community, which includes alcohol merchants, parents, police departments, city councilmembers, youth, the media, and more.

Passing a mandatory RBST policy affects everyone. NCPP hopes to bring a group of people together to ensure that the policy we work on brings positive change.

NCPP will be having a “Policy Workgroup Kick-Off Meeting,” on November 7, 2013 from 3:30PM-5:00PM at the Jefferson Union High School District (JUHSD) Office in Room 226.

If you would like to get involved, please contact Mary Bier, NCPP Consultant, at marykbier@gmail.com

ANNOUNCEMENT: Youth Access Survey Student Program @ JUHSD in Daly City Volunteer Opportunity for Teens/Youth

Attention students attending Westmoor High School, Jefferson High School, Daly City, Terra Nova High School, and Oceana High School-Pacifica: check out this wonderful leadership opportunity with the Youth Access Survey (YAS) program! Earn community service hours and contribute great things for your peers and school.

The YAS can help fund school and community programs in addressing and preventing alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD) issues. We would like you to get involved and help make a difference in your school!

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2013 YAS Outreach Flyer

If you have any questions or need any clarifications, please don’t hesitate to contact Ingrid Mapanao through e-mail at imapanao@aars.org or by phone at 650-243-4855.

ANNOUNCEMENT: API Health Parity Coalition Meeting September 5, 2013

*****API Health Parity Coalition Meeting****

Thursday, September 5, 2013, 3:30-5p 

Chinatown Child Development Center, 720 Sacramento St, SF

*Welcome & Introductions

Led by APIHPC Co-Chairs Judy Young & Christina Shea

*Mental Health Project Updates

Led by APIHPC Coordinators Heidi Tuason & Natalie Ah Soon

*Digital Stories Screening & Discussion

Led by APIHPC Coordinator Heidi Tuason 

Please RSVP by Tuesday Sept 3 to apihpc@gmail.com.

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*****WHAT IS DIGITAL STORYTELLING?***** 

Digital Storytelling is a creative and innovative method of participatory practice that engages ordinary people to use digital tools (still & moving pictures, music, sound, text, and narrative voice) in an expressive way to tell their stories in short 3-5 minute films.

 API Health Parity Coalition, in partnership with the Center for Digital Storytelling, conducted intensive 3-day workshops that included reflective writing, shared group story circles, group affirmation and feedback, guided reflection and script writing, audio recording of the storytellers’ voice, video editing learning (even for people with limited computer skills), and assisted digital story crafting and refining. 

API Health Parity Coalition hopes to use these stories about mental wellness for community education, anti-stigma campaigns, and advocacy to policymakers/funders.

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The Asian & Pacific Islander Health Parity Coalition is a coalition of 30+ agencies in San Francisco that serve API communities. They envision healthy Asian & Pacific Islander (API) communities in San Francisco. Their mission is to achieve health parity for San Francisco’s Asian & Pacific Islander communities by identifying and addressing health and healthcare issues.

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API Digital Stories