SBCAN Roundtable Thurs, Jan 11 at 5 pm - trauma-informed workshops

We will hear a presentation by Creative Behavior Specialist Susan Jones on "trauma-informed" workshops, which seek to bring connection, safety and security into our current practices in schools, homes and communities. We will discuss whether SBCAN ought to pursue a grant to bring these workshops to the Santa Maria Valley.*

SBCAN North County Roundtable
5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024
Via Zoom - register at the link below


  1. Call to Order Introductions; Agenda Review
  2. Susan Jones, Trauma-informed workshops
  3. Santa Maria River Healthy Watershed Initiative
  4. Updates from members - please let us know if you have items you'd like to see added to the agenda

Register in advance for this meeting: 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Hope to see you!

*The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACES) by Kaiser Permanente and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) illuminates a strong link between trauma and the overall health and behavior of a person. Trauma is a result of painful experience(s) and can create life-changing circumstances. This in turn can cause lasting adverse effects on an individual’s health, behavior and overall wellbeing. Most have experienced various levels of adversity which are all embedded within our behavior, our communication, and our overall ability to function, regulate, connect, and heal. Teaching sustainable, easy to use and fast acting tools to put alongside current practice is simply how we create environments which foster resiliency and teach to diminish trauma. 

In 2011, Susan Jones had the vision to better education systems most often presented with challenging behavior from students. Little did she know, within only a few years she would be training organizations, police, juvenile justice, district attorneys, schools, districts and county office of educations, and many more. Susan coached hundreds of classroom teachers individually which lessened many of the inequities observed, created increased engagement in learning, and empowered educators to foster relationships with connection, awareness, and resilience within classrooms, with students, with their families and each other by instilling simple systems change in increasing trauma informed.
Susan has certifications and/or vast experience in training in Restorative Practices, Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (externship), Certified Mindful Based Stress Reduction, Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, Healing Trauma and Addiction (Dr. Gabor Mate, author of books offered in Susans Book Studies), and more. 
More information is at:

Jeanne Sparks and Ken Hough
Co-Executive Directors
Santa Barbara County Action Network
[email protected]
(805) 563-0463