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The Love In The Air Is Thicker Than The Smoke

As a native Californian I knew it was important to be prepared for a natural disaster, however in my mind, I was preparing for an earthquake. Never in a million years did I envision a fire storm, let alone multiple fire storms raging across the state and across my community all at the same time! Before the Northern California fire storm our family felt well prepared for an earthquake, we had our camping gear, nonperishable goods, medications, and more staged in an easy to access location in...

Traumatic Experiences Widespread Among U.S. Youth, New Data Show

[This is a media release from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.] New national data show that at least 38 percent of children in every state have had at least one Adverse Childhood Experience or ACE, such as the death or incarceration of a parent, witnessing or being a victim of violence, or living with someone who has been suicidal or had a drug or alcohol problem. In 16 states, at least 25 percent of children have had two or more ACEs. Findings come from data in the 2016 National Survey...

Coming Forward About Sexual Assault – the Wisdom of Judith Herman

The Harvey Weinstein scandal has left many people wondering whether to report their own experiences of sexual assault or abuse. I thought it important to write this blog to catalogue the lessons I learned in going public about my encounter with Harvey Weinstein in order to help other survivors decide whether to come forward. I also wanted to educate the wider community about creating a trauma-informed and supportive environment so that survivors feel safe to trust us with their secrets. The...

Big Tech Ought to Step Up for Cities [citylab.com]

Dynamic entrepreneurial companies have long been the drivers of America’s economic growth, and innovators like Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and Steve Jobs held up as heroes. But today, high-tech companies are increasingly cast as villains. Uber was recently thrown out of London; Airbnb has been criticized for taking housing off the market and driving up rents; and Google, Amazon, and Facebook are described by many as monopolies. In recent years, firms like these and the...

Hurricane Irma’s Overlooked Victims: Migrant Farm Workers Living at the Edge [insideclimatenews.org]

Hurricane Irma knocked millions of dollars worth of oranges and grapefruits to the ground. Its high winds mowed down thousands of acres of sugarcane, toppled nursery plants, and decimated the avocado crop. The damage will cost the state's agricultural industry billions, but for the migrant workers who pick these crops and work in the fields, the storm means real hardship that will test lives already on the edge. "If you listen to the news coverage about Irma, you'll hear about damage to the...

Ask the Community

Parenting with PTSD

Joyelle Brandt
Seeking organizations that work with parents with ACEs. We just released the anthology Parenting with PTSD and I have 10 copies to give away to organizations who could use this resource. If you have an org that works with parents with ACEs, please send an email to parentingwithptsd@gmail.com with your mailing address. The first 10 to respond will be sent a free copy of our book. www.parentingwithptsd.comRead More...

Anyone know whether/where CBP is available?

I read this very interesting paper online about a new approach to treating trauma victims, and it's called component-based psychotherapy (CBP). I'm a retired male who is having problems with many therapy forms not being effective for me, for example I have some degree of physical dissociation so I can't use EMDR, and conventional CBT doesn't seem to work either, and I have a fair variety of symptoms so I'm actively seeking new approaches (I am in an infra-low neurofeedback program however...Read More...
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Human Resources Contact

Hi, I am working on a training for HR professionals about trauma exposed workplaces and looking for a few HR professionals to get feedback on it (no need to be experts in trauma, but should work in a place that has trauma exposure - police dept, hospital, community mental health clinic, child welfare system etc.). If you know someone who would be willing to chat with me for a few minutes I would greatly appreciate it! CambriaRead More...
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Seeking ACEs Connections in Pacific NW (Oregon, Washington, California)

Hello ACEs community, I am new to this forum and am seeking connections in my area. I am located in the Portland, Oregon and am interested in connecting with others along the Pacific Coast from Washington, Oregon and California. I am looking forward to connecting with others interested in resiliency and if any regular meetings, conferences or events are available. AmberRead More...
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