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Time limits for Reporting Sexual Assaults?

It seems each day’s headlines highlight another high profile politician, entertainer or business executive being accused of sexual misconduct. The activities themselves vary widely, including sexual harassment that may consist of verbal taunting, sexual innuendos, threats of career derailment and physical violence, inappropriate and unwanted physical and sexual contact and rape. Many of us feel betrayed each day by these famous men we have never even met in person. The topic is ubiquitous...

Heading North: American Doctors Report Back From Canada [npr.org]

For Peter Cram, an American internist who spent most of his career practicing in Iowa City, Iowa, moving to Toronto in 2014 was an easy decision. He says he is among a handful of American doctors who went north to practice in Canada's single-payer system. Now he doesn't worry about whether his patients can afford treatment. "Everyone gets a basic level of care," he says, which lets him focus on their medical needs instead of their finances. Cram treats his move as a sort of life-size...

Wish Book: A haven to overcome addiction, homelessness trauma [mercurynews.com]

SAN JOSE — After a childhood growing up a victim of human trafficking on the streets of San Jose, Diana Carreras was held prisoner by the grip of post-traumatic stress and depression. It was sheer luck that she found Recovery Café San Jose ; a friend asked for a ride to the downtown healing community and training center, a place Carreras hadn’t heard about. But once there, the 59-year-old found the support that helped her overcome the emotional trauma that had consumed her for so long. “When...

Threading a City With Gunfire Sensors Might Not Make It Any Safer [theatlantic.com]

In late November, the city of Chicago surpassed 600 homicides —the overwhelming majority from handguns—for the second year in a row, and for only the third time since 2003, according to data reported by the Chicago Tribune. That brings the total to more than 3,400 shootings across the city so far this year. Sadly, in their efforts to address this seemingly intractable epidemic of gun violence , police officials seem to be placing unfounded faith in technology to solve the problem. The...

Morgan Spurlock: ‘I Am Part of the Problem’ [NYTimes.com]

Editor's note: This is the first person that we've seen who seems to look at his ACEs as the root for his behavior. Morgan Spurlock, the American documentary filmmaker, stepped down from his production company on Thursday, one day after he published a post saying that he had committed sexual misconduct in the past, including settling a harassment allegation and cheating on his wives and girlfriends. An emailed statement from Warrior Poets, the independent production company that Mr. Spurlock...

Ask the Community

Share your measurable results?

Katie McClure
Hi all, We have the opportunity to present to a funder our community-wide strategic plan for building resilience. We'd like to build their confidence that resilience can be built and ACEs can be reduced/offset. To do so, I'd love to share results from other efforts... community based or organization based. Please message me if you are willing to share! Thanks a ton in advance. :)Read More...
Last Reply By Jane Stevens · First Unread Post
I've spent the past three-plus years back in school, earning my Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Johns Hopkins. During those years, I've learned about many techniques that can be used to promote clients' healing. One that caught my eye and made me stand up and cheer is the Genogram. For those who are not familiar with the Genogram, it is a family system graphic, showing three generations of family relationships (think of the family tree you learned in school, with...Read More...
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