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One Teacher’s Heartfelt Strategy to Stop Future School Shootings—And It’s Not About Guns []

A few weeks ago, I went into my son Chase’s class for 
tutoring. I’d e-mailed Chase’s teacher one evening and said, 'Chase keeps telling me that this stuff you’re sending home 
is math—but I’m not sure I believe him. Help, please.' She 
e-mailed right back and said, 'No problem! I can tutor Chase after school anytime.' And I said, 'No, not him. Me. He gets it. Help me.' And that’s how I ended up standing at a chalkboard in an empty fifth-grade classroom while Chase’s teacher sat behind me,...

Keene program focuses on how to identify, alleviate, stress among kids and parents ( NH

While stress in children and parents can be difficult to identify until it’s too late, a relatively new test seeks to change that. The ACE test, which can reveal the level of emotional duress and what can be done to stabilize it, was the subject of a discussion drawing scores of people to The Colonial Theatre on Main Street in Keene Thursday night. ACE is an acronym for Adverse Childhood Experiences. Audience members first watched a movie, “Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science...

Again..yes, again. Oh Parkland.

I remember being so horrified, so saddened by the shooting at Sandy Hook that I wrote to President Obama and Senator Larson to share what I thought might provide a different perspective and possible solution to future violence. I decided to search out the letter from my files to see what I wrote and if it still applied. In the letter, I spoke about unaddressed childhood trauma and how that is often at the root of what shows up in our world as many different forms of adult v iolence. I wrote...

Peace4Tarpon and U.F. Make it Real Part 2

Peace4Tarpon has worked with University of Florida for several years now - specifically with the School of Public Health and Dr. Mark Hart's class on Public Health Communication. The subject of his Public Health Communications Master's level class for the past two semesters was Peace4Tarpon. He gave his students a chance to create marketing materials that would actually be implemented - a far cry from creating campaigns that might never see the light of day. We actually used the materials...

Stress Health

If your child has been exposed to adversity, know you’re not alone. Roughly half of children in the US are affected. But there’s good news: Research shows parents can be the most powerful force in preventing or even reversing the impact of toxic stress in their children. That’s why Stress Health is on a mission to help.

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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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Dear Colleagues, I am working with a group of primary care doctors in England who specialise in Diabetes management. We have a hypothesis that emotional distress associated with higher ACE scores will lead to poorly controlled diabetes due to the use of food as a way of coping with emotional distress. Has anyone got any advice, experience they can share or can anyone point me towards academic papers that explore this theme? Many thanks and best wishes Dr Warren LarkinRead More...
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