When it Pours for Moms, Help them RAIN! Your Being, their Well-being!

APtly Said, Christina Bethell, PhD, MBA, MPH

"Being a consistently kind and positive parent can be challenging, especially when children are also struggling or stressed."

Positive Childhood Experiences

APtly Said, Christina Bethell, PhD, MBA, MPH

An API Live podcast episode with leading researcher and advocate of positive childhood experiences Christina Bethell, PhD. 

API Live PodcastChristina Bethell, PhD
00:00 / 01:04

Free online parenting series through ACE Awareness

ACE Awareness Foundation

"ACE Awareness is focused on helping families deal with the challenges the pandemic has brought on by offering parents, grandparents, and other family members who are caring for children."

Coping during Coronavirus pandemic

The Annie E. Casey Foundation

"Parenting can be the source of great joy — and great stress. During times of crisis, this stress can be heightened. In this period of social spacing and increased concern about contracting the coronavirus (the virus that causes COVID-19) there are resources to help minimize the stress and bring some semblance of normalcy to life."

Daring Greatly

Brené Brown, LLC.

"Above all else, I want you to know that you are . You will learn this from my words and actions – the lessons on love are in how I treat you and how I treat myself..." 

Your Being, Their Well Being!

Christina Bethell, PhD, MBA, MPH

"Working with a mother who's struggling to implement a kinder parenting style while quarantining with her kids."

Refrigerator Sheet

Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

"Survive AND thrive: Watch for ways to take the difficult parenting moments when you’re simply trying to survive, and turn them into opportunities for your children to thrive..."

Brené Brown, LLC.

"*This list is based on current data. Brené is doing new research on emotional literacy right now so expect an updated list this year."



Throughout the nation, people are talking about the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study because study findings reveal this is the largest public health discovery of our time.  In any great public health discovery the most important actions are to share the findings and to promote changes without ourself and our spheres of influence. 

The ACE Interface Train the Master Trainer Program is designed to support rapid dissemination of ACE and resilience science, and promote understanding and application of the science to improve health and wellbeing across the lifespan.  More than 30 local community members have been trained as ACE Interface Master Trainer/Coaches and are committed to sharing this science within our community. ACE Interface Master Trainer/Coaches have a vital role in sparking a new social movement – one with the power to transform the future of the public’s health.

We encourage you to join us for any of the bi-weekly drop-in sessions to learn more about this ground-breaking science. For more information email ThriveAces@nvcf.org

2nd Thursday of the month from 9 - 10 a.m.

Meeting ID:  921 2067 2242

Dial by your location

        +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)

4th Thursday of the month 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Meeting ID:  914 8286 3731

Dial by your location

        +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)

In partnership with the Training Center at Butte College we are excited to offer the Community Resilience Model training (CRM).  The Community Resiliency Model (CRM)®—is designed to help individuals understand the biology of traumatic stress reactions and learn specific skills to return the body, mind and spirit back to balance after experiencing traumatic events. These skills help to restore the hope that many people lose after natural and human- made disasters. 

There are multiple CRM sessions available.  Email thetrainingplace@butte.edu or call 895-9015 for more information.

Power Boost for Frontline Workers: Building Your Best Self As You Help Others

Everyone is feeling the effects of COVID-19, however our front line workers are some of the most impacted. The Power Boost for Frontline Worker sessions are designed to provide support to front line workers who are:

  • Looking for an emotional safety net during the pandemic.

  • Noticing behaviors in yourself such as irritability, anxiety, exhaustion, and numbness.

  • Seeing signs of stress showing up in your body; or feeling stuck in a place you don’t want to be.

Customized Employee Sessions: Agencies can request customized employee sessions 

Weekly Huddles: These drop-in sessions (no registration required) are designed to guide you through the six wellness skills of the Community Resiliency Model. Huddle sessions will be offered through February 28. 

Mondays and Tuesdays 3 - 3:30 p.m.

Wednesdays 12 - 12:30 p.m.

Wednesdays and Thursdays 5 - 5:30 p.m.




2020 Thrive Healing Summit Videos

This YouTube playlist contains videos from the 2020 Thrive Healing Summit. 

Butte Strong Fund Grants in Action: Butte County Office of Education

"The Butte Strong Fund has granted the Butte County Office of Education more than $2.1 million to provide relief..."

How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime | Nadine Burke Harris

"Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains..."



2020 Thrive Summit Mosaic

Session sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross



Perspective Piece: Mindfulness moments for clinicians in the midst of a pandemic

E. Hedderman, V. O’Doherty and S. O’Connor

"Clinicians are routinely subjected to intense and stressful working environments, and the current COVID-19 crisis..."

Promoting the Positive: The importance of supporting positive childhood experiences and healing in families, schools and communities

"Research links adverse childhood experiences, known as ACEs, such as abuse, neglect or experiencing or witnessing violence, to health and well-being challenges..."

Relationship of Childhood Abuse and Household Dysfunction to Many of the Leading Causes of Death in Adults

Vincent J Felitti MD, FACP; Robert F Anda MS, MS; et al

"The relationship of health risk behavior and disease in adulthood to the breadth of exposure to..."

The Complex Trauma Spectrum During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Threat for Children and Adolescents’ Physical and Mental Health

Letter to the Editor

"Dear editor, The National Child Traumatic Stress Network and different studies defined complex trauma as exposure to multiple interpersonal traumatic events, ..."

Positive Childhood Experiences and Adult Mental and Relational Health in a Statewide Sample

Christina Bethell, PhD, MBA, MPH; Jennifer Jones, MSW; Narangerel Gombojav, MD, PhD; et al

"Are positive childhood experiences (PCEs) associated with adult depression and/or poor mental health (D/PMH) and adult-reported social..."



Oct. 12, 2020

Community foundation unveils new healing initiative

Oct. 8, 2020

NVCF introduces new emotional healing program for Camp Fire victims

Oct. 11, 2020

Thrive program to coordinate a local response to Butte County trauma

Oct. 9, 2020

$2 million committed to addressing childhood trauma after local crises