Our Bridges to Resilience Collaborative
The Bridges to Resilience conference is the most recognized conference in California’s coastal tri-counties, focused on educating and increasing awareness about the widespread impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and providing hopeful strategies to build resilience within our communities and systems of care.
The annual conference inspired a regional learning community that provides both virtual and in-person learning and networking to raise awareness about and engagement with resources that can help to prevent, treat and heal the harmful consequences of ACEs and toxic stress.
KIDS Network and the Bridges conference gave rise to the growing ACEs initiative known as Resilient Santa Barbara County. KIDS Network leads a collaborative tri-county planning process to engage new partners and strengthen care networks in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura Counties. The three neighboring counties have a long history of regional partnership. The Coastal Tri-Counties Child Abuse Prevention Coalition (CTC-CAPC) and multidisciplinary prevention teams from each county offer a base from which to build cross-sector relationships that link, lift and leverage child and family well being initiatives.