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Helping Adults Foster an Attitude of Gratitude in Children Living With ACEs

A daily routine of appreciation and expressing gratitude helps any child or teen, but offers even more value and healing for children living with the inter-generational trauma in the home. View our most recent infographic, created to share with adults who touch the lives of these children, outlining simple yet important ways they can introduce gratitude in the lives of these children.

Community safety supports optimal early childhood development – new findings

I wanted to share with you some new publications from Prevention Institute that came out a few weeks ago that connect community safety and early childhood development. These resources build on existing science to address community-level factors and build a pathway to safer communities in the long term: The imperative of safety: How community safety supports optimal early childhood development : This fact sheet highlights the research on the impact of violence and safety on early childhood...

Executive Order Calls For Public Health Approach to Juvenile Justice (Seattle, WA) [TheStranger.com]

King County Executive Dow Constantine this morning announced an executive order to place juvenile justice under the purview of the public health department. He unveiled the plan at a press conference with Seattle Mayor Tim Burgess, King County department leaders, and advocates for alternatives to youth detention. The executive order directs County departments to come up with “a plan and timeline to restructure juvenile detention” under the oversight and direction of Seattle and King County’s...

When Students Are Traumatized, Teachers Are Too [edutopia.com]

Alysia Ferguson Garcia remembers the day two years ago that ended in her making a call to Child Protective Services. One of her students walked into drama class with what Garcia thought of as a “bad attitude” and refused to participate in a script reading. “I don’t care if you’ve had a bad day,” Garcia remembers saying in frustration. “You still have to do some work.” In the middle of class, the student offered an explanation for her behavior: Her mom’s boyfriend had been sexually abusing...

Poll: Majority of LGBTQ Americans Report Harassment, Violence Based On Identity [NPR.org]

More than half of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Americans say they have experienced violence, threats or harassment because of their sexuality or gender identity, according to new poll results being released Tuesday by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. "There are very few nationally representative polls of LGBTQ people, and even fewer that ask about LGBTQ people's personal experiences of discrimination," says Logan...

Ask the Community

Hello! Does anyone have any conversation guides or tips to ensure discussion about an individuals ACE score is a positive and productive one focusing on their resiliency capabilities. We are looking to implement the ACE survey into our with with low income families in a vulnerable urban population. Due to the high ACE scores of our community we are wanting to ensure the conversation has positive lens on the possibilities and current success of the clients resiliency. Thanks, KatieRead More...
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Hello Community Members, I am a Clinical Psychologist and Visiting Professor working in the North West of England. I am working with colleagues from the Blackpool Centre for Early Child Development. They have asked to help them redesign their offer for women who are over weight or obese in pregnancy. 25% of women in this town have BMI of 25+ and 25% have BMI of 35+ I have a long standing interest in the role of ACEs and later life health outcomes - mostly in MH settings but increasingly...Read More...
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Continuing Education for Licensed ACES Connection Members?

Are there any ceu opportunities through ACES Connections specifically for licensed professionals in the state of California in terms of the BBS, Board of Behavioral Sciences? Thanks in advance for leads. Best, Toni Toni Nemia, MS, LMFT27395, LPC94 Program and Clinical Director USF Center for Child and Family Development School Based Family Counseling tnemia.ccfd@gmail.comRead More...
Dear ACEs community, Several colleges/universities in Mississippi are creating Child Advocacy Studies (CAST) Programs. At my institution, Mississippi State University, we are creating a 3-course sequence for a certificate program that adds a credential in experiential, interdisciplinary training in child/family trauma and response. The certificate is meant to be open to community professionals as well as college students. There are many different ways that community members can partner with...Read More...
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