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Integrative Action for Resilience: Progress Through Community-Research Partnerships

2018 Funding Opportunity Release Date: March 7, 2018 | Application Deadline: April 11, 2018, 3:00 p.m. ET Purpose The Integrative Action for Resilience initiative is a two-phase opportunity for local community leaders—who are interested in designing and implementing rigorous resilience research to generate evidence that can inform their own decision-making about policies and projects needed to build resilience in their community, and for researchers—who are interested in partnering in new...

Now a Kindle eBook: "Don't Try This Alone" !

I'm done! I've just finished a seven-year trek to publish my book, first in paperback, and now as a Kindle eBook. Go to my Kindle link for a free sample which Amazon has selected to show the whole public in Kindle: "Don't Try This Alone: The Silent Epidemic of Attachment Disorder" - With both published, the saga of discovering how sick with attachment disorder I was, digging deeper and deeper into it -- then climbing back to be healed from the inside out...

What Everyone Gets Wrong About Lonely People []

Is loneliness our modern malaise? Former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy says the most common pathology he saw during his years of service “was not heart disease or diabetes; it was loneliness.” Chronic loneliness, some say, is like “smoking 15 cigarettes a day.” It “kills more people than obesity.” [For more on this story by Amelia S. Worsley, go to ]

Laralyn McWilliams on rediscovering creativity following trauma []

Emotional distress caused by uncontrollable life events robs us of our creative power. This was the message from Laralyn McWilliams, chief creative officer at Skydance Interactive who, at an emotional talk at GDC 2018, recounted her experience struggling to make games after being diagnosed with incurable lung cancer. “I could not be creative or do my job,” said McWilliams. “I sat on the couch and said to my husband: ‘I am a talentless hack.’ I thought in that moment that I would never create...

How life outside of a school affects student performance in school []

This report presents findings from a unique partnership between the University of Michigan and the State that allowed us to match the universe of child maltreatment records in Michigan with educational data on all public school children in the state. We find that roughly 18 percent of third-grade students have been subject to at least one formal investigation for child maltreatment. In some schools, more than fifty percent of third graders have experienced an investigation for maltreatment.

Ask the Community

Hi all, I am helping to develop a course in our MSW program on Community Trauma. We are looking for any tools that help to assess for community traumas and/or intervention/prevention models that would be accessible to our students. All roads so far lead back to Adverse Community Experiences and Pinderhughes work. Just curious what else might be out there. Any and all feedback is greatly appreciated! Thanks!Read More...
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Research on ACES, Growth, and Change

Hello! I'm a student and clinician currently completing my doctoral degree. I am interested in stories of growth and change as defined and described by individuals who experienced adverse childhood experiences. My goal is to add this perspective to the trauma literature which at the moment rarely includes the perspective of those who have lived through these challenging childhood experiences. My research focuses on the positive growth and change possible in the wake of adversity. If you are...Read More...
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Holistic Trauma Approach for a Tiny Rural Town

Tina Marie Hahn, MD
As I generally do, if something pops into my head, I just ask the question. So I wanted to ask you all for any and all advice or information or suggestions you may have. I am probably leaving my pediatric practice to start a new one with a local counseling/substance abuse service - I'm really into the concept of rural integrated care and bringing everyone in the community in as partners. We are a small rural community of 3000 with very few resources, but we have people who know how to write...Read More...
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Conversations that Matter - the Faces of ACES

Hi everyone! I am interviewing men and women for the book I am writing, Conversations that Matter: Life Lessons Learned through Listening. The attached is a request for stories for my book - no video will be taken, simply conversation. I would be grateful if you could share the attached as much as you can! Thank you! Much love and gratitude, Leslie Leslie Peters RNRead More...
Last Reply By Christine Cissy White · First Unread Post