How do Early Childhood Experiences Correlate with Epigenetics?

Big thxoxo to the brilliant California Surgeon General Nadine Burke Harris for her ongoing dedication to building stronger care giver infrastructures that effectively enable young children to thrive and be healthier! She is a crusader who understands the critical importance (and high value) of quality early child care, and is a hero for babies worldwide.

What is epigenetics? How do epigenetic changes affect genes? Disease? How do epigenetics factor in early child development and impact life long health outcomes?

“What the science has shown us is that it is possible to mitigate against the impacts of childhood adversity by buffering the toxic stress response,” says Dr. Burke Harris. “With care giving support, we can see neurological, immunological, endocrine, and epigenetic changes in individuals that have had exposure to ACEs.” For more details on this initiative see:

“Adverse Childhood Experiences and toxic stress will cost California over a trillion dollars in the next 10 years,” said California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris.

This research demonstrates that our imperative is not only ethical and moral, we have a strong economic imperative as well.”

Childcare FAQs: Toolkit for COVID-19

Sending you and yours wellness during this uncertain crisis that demands we stay home, cooperate and form new family routines.

We can do this. More than ever before, Parents need the power of automation now:

Attention: Families with kids at home, out of daycare, without child care, short a babysitter, missing grandma!

With “Shelter-In-Place”, our job as care givers got harder. To help emcaso gives care givers greater flexibility. Our mobile app allows parents to be more flexible by streamlining child care FAQs, and simplifying “in case of emergency” contacts for your child. emcaso lets Parents/Guardians and care givers share child care FAQs 60-11kX faster and easier while solving for readability issues.

We have released emcaso to foster the growth of high quality child care, as we all cope with COVID-19 restrictions, and unprecedented child care challenges. emcaso is a toolkit that empowers parents. App is free. No download is required. When it comes to everyday childcare tasks, and offering extra resiliency to such hardships, emcaso helps you transform new family normals in a more practical modern way.

Our story.

emcaso supports families raising young kids in the San Francisco Bay and beyond! Why is child care logistical minutiae so frustrating, and problematic? For more information, see details about our venture to create a new gold standard for emergency family care, and our app kick off.

Need extra help sharing child care details? Instead of wasting time with repetitious tedious child care admin tasks, try emcasoapp to modernize your in case of emergency refrigerator notes, and emails. Let us know how we can make the app more useful for you.

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Angels, let’s love up on the little ones more.

As always, #playitsafe

Simplify Child Care FAQs: try KITUAL!

Kitual app is available. Try it now!

“There are four kinds of people in the world:
those who are currently caregivers,
those who have been caregivers,
those who will be caregivers,
and those who will need caregivers.”
– Rosalynn Carter

Details on our BETA app kick off

Our mission is create a new gold standard for family emergency preparation and response. Kid safety = #1. We are the first mobile-friendly, kid-centric EMS.

Test Kitual to streamline child care onboarding FAQs and improve child care outcomes. Let us know what think!

Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters

inspired by CARD Can Help

Based on Alameda island, Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters is an award winning nonprofit dedicated to helping nonprofits, businesses, and service agencies. CARD can help:

  • Move beyond fear, threat, and dis-empowering messages (such as Potty Posters)
  • Become prepared and ready to respond at little cost
  • Understand—in simple terms—the sometimes complex issues related to disaster response, terrorism, and government operations
  • Feel secure in the knowledge that your community can carry on even after a disaster
  • Meet public and private funder requirements of having a disaster plan in place
  • Network and build stronger relations with other agencies and the emergency response community
  • Empower your staff and volunteers to walk the world feeling safe and more prepared. Such as
    • Community service providers: by offering empowering, cost-effective training that allows them to keep their consumers and staff safe, and understand how to keep their businesses open and operating after a disaster
    • Special needs communities: by creating a safety net of their trained and trusted services agencies
    • Government: by connecting all parts of our community for a united response
    • Traditional emergency responders: by training the community to work in partnership with police, fire, Office of Emergency Services (OES), and other disaster service agencies
    • Businesses: by strengthening the resilience of service providers such as childcare, eldercare, or other critical components of a strong, thriving business community
    • Faith-based organizations: by helping them provide support, information and guidance to their congregants in times of disaster
    • Foundations and corporate sponsors: by helping secure their investments in agencies and the vulnerable communities they support
    • The general public: by creating an easy way for all people to fully participate in preparedness and response, in their own way

SF Bay Liquefaction Susceptibility Map

inspired by US Geological Survey’s San Francisco Bay Liquefaction Susceptibility Map

~25% of the San Francisco Bay region may be exposed to liquefaction with the shaking that has been forecasted. Some of the most hazardous areas are beneath our urban core.  What is the grade of the land you and your loved tread?

New maps show the distribution of rock and sediment having different vulnerabilities to liquefaction when shaken by earthquakes, together with explanation of the process and examples of its effects.

Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) Training Program

inspired by The SF Fire Department N.E.R.T. Training

The underlying premise is that a major disaster will overwhelm first responders leaving many San Francisco citizens on their own for the first 72 hours or longer after the emergency. The Neighborhood Emergency Response Team Training Program (NERT) goal is to teach as many San Franciscan’s as possible that, with basic training, they can make a difference in the lives of their families and others when, not if, they are affected by a disaster large or small.
NERT Curriculum includes:

Class Session #1
Earthquake Awareness, Preparedness, and Hazard Mitigation
Earthquake type, magnitude, history and probability
How to prepare before it happens
What to do when the earth starts to shake

Class Session #2
Basic Disaster Skills
Natural gas, water and electrical controls, why, when and how to shut them off
Types of fire, and using extinguishers to put it out
Hazardous Materials awareness in the home, on the road, and all around you
Terrorism Awareness

Class Session #3
Disaster Medicine
Health considerations for the rescuer
Opening airways
Stopping bleeding and shock position
S.T.A.R.T. triage
Minor injuries and burns

Class Session #4
Light Search and Rescue
Different types of construction and where to look for damage
How to classify damaged buildings
Building marking system
Interior search patterns
Lifting heavy objects and mechanical advantage
Victim carries

Class Session #5
Team Organization and Management
City Disaster Plan and where the NERTs fit
NERT Incident Command System, managing the disaster
Disaster Psychology

Class Session #6
Skills Development and Application
Final Exam Review
Extinguishing fires
Triaging and treating moulaged victims
Extricating a victim trapped by heavy timbers
Interior search for reported missing persons
Exterior building damage assessment
Award of Achievement and course evaluation
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