In partnership with the Center for Youth Wellness, the Tenderloin Community Benefit District and the Tenderloin Afterschool Program Collaborative, we forged our efforts to build the capacity of the Tenderloin family-serving workforce about the science of ACEs, its impact both on the workforce and the community it serves.
SFUSD Early Education Pilot program, led by Our Children, Our Families (OCOF) Council, was designed to harness the coordinating capacities of HEAL SF to assess, strengthen, align, and sustain the many investments into trauma-informed school transformation within SFUSD. Early Stakeholder meetings identified the SFUSD Early Education Department (EED) as a critical partner. While investments have focused on training early educators to understand and adopt trauma-informed
care (TIC) strategies, the capacity of our early educator workforce to incorporate and sustain these approaches requires similar investments and resources. To strengthen the capacity of our early education department and educators, HEAL SF partnered with Trauma Transformed.
In partnership with the Office of Mayor London N. Breed, HEAL SF convene a panel of trauma and stress experts to advise on how to better deliver trauma-informed mental health care through San Francisco’s existing health care and community-based service systems. This clinical advisory group helped promote and align strategies to buffer and potentially mitigate the impacts of prolonged stress on the City's first responders and frontline healthcare workers.
These new resources will help the City build resiliency and recover from the trauma caused by COVID‑19.
From COVID-19 to social and racial injustices to hurricanes and flooding, our communities have experienced a series of traumas that have strained our mental wellbeing. But across the US, communities are coming together to heal—building systems, understanding, and connections to help us recover and prevent future traumas.
In this video, Heal SF represents the trauma-informedhealing efforts made in San Francisco. Check out this recorded panel video featuring our Heal SF team and partner leaders!