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Former Foster Youth Share Findings of Survey on Preventing Removals from Families [chronicleofsocialchange.org]

In early February, the National Foster Care Youth and Alumni Policy Council hosted a webinar on its most recent policy focus on preventing unnecessary removal of children from their families. Three former foster youth – Dani Townsend, David Hall and Nico’Lee Biddle – presented the group’s findings from their survey on the subject and recommendations that will be shared with federal stakeholders. Hall shared a few highlights from the survey, which included responses from 200 current and...

Trump Administration Wants To Let Insurers Offer Plans With Fewer Benefits [npr.org]

The Trump administration wants to allow insurance companies to offer more policies that have limited health benefits and that can reject customers if they have pre-existing medical conditions. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar says the plans , which don't meet the legal requirements for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, will allow consumers who can't afford insurance now to find cheaper plans. "It's one step in the direction of providing Americans with health...

How Two Midwest Cities are Handling Rohingya Resettlement [psmag.com]

Facing persecution in Myanmar, some Rohingya people have left for the United States, where many are finding new homes—and new challenges—in the Midwest. The Rogers Park neighborhood on Chicago's North Side is home to about 400 Rohingya families , one of the largest concentrations in the country. Ninety miles north in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, there are about 5,000 Burmese refugees, including about 600 Rohingya families (the others are Karen and Chin). Burmese people make up Wisconsin's largest...

Intersection: Trauma Informed Schools [wmfe.org]

After last week’s mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida – there are renewed calls for tighter gun controls and a closer look at mental health care. In Orange County, doctors and educators are leading a push to make schools ‘trauma informed’. Dr. Lisa Spector is chief of developmental and behavioral pediatrics at Nemours and sits on the Orange County Health department’s Trauma Informed committee. Dr. Spector joins us to explain what it means to be trauma informed, and how the...

Ask the Community

I facilitate Support Groups for Adult Survivors of Child Abuse & Trauma here in Houston, TX., Thanks to ASCASupport.org. I was wondering if there are data, studies, etc., that can be used as tools to help the adults who are just now dealing with the reality of their childhood abuse, or those who have been on this journey, but realize they need on-going help. Healing from childhood abuse and trauma can be a lifelong journey. Heck, just healing from life can be a lifelong journey. (-: Any...Read More...
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Resilience Day

I'm looking for activities and/or informational opportunities for high school students around ACEs/Resilience for a rural school district (K-12 population of 750). This district is just starting their journey towards becoming Trauma Informed and will be receiving their first district wide in-service next month. What have other done with this population that has been successful?Read More...
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