ACES in the Arctic

Addressing ACEs and building resilience in circumpolar communities -- Denmark, Finland, Norway, Alaska, Sweden, Iceland, Russia, Canada.

Recent Blog Posts

Capacitar Brain-Body Tools Webinar

Capacitar's tools to promote resilience, self-regulation and healing have been used in more than 40 countries for over 20 years and are usually shared via in-person trainings and gatherings as we do with our toolkit training. There are many videos of Capacitar on YouTube with Pat Cane, the founder of Capacitar and my mentor. Pat and I have discussed using technology such as webinars to introduce and spread Capacitar in the Arctic and beyond. The link below is the first webinar of Capacitar...

Introducing myself, Morgan Vien & NEW Practicing Resilience Community

Hello! I’m a Community Manager for the Practicing Resilience for Self-Care & Healing community. This is an introduction to me and this new community. I graduated with a B.S. in Public Health from Santa Clara University June 2017. And I’m interested in preventing chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, at the community and population level by addressing biological, psychological, and social factors that affect chronic disease outcomes. As the...

Toolkit on Domestic Violence and ACEs Now Available

This blog post is to share our Toolkit, "A Resilience Framework for Domestic Violence and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)." The Toolkit is a PowerPoint-based resource that can be downloaded here and is free to share. This project started nearly 24 months ago with support from the Arctic Fulbright Initiative to examine the intersections between domestic violence and ACEs and create an open access resource. A statewide survey in Alaska and focus groups in Finland provided recommendations...


Our Toolkit, called "Hard Times and Healing: Addressing the Intersections Between Domestic Violence and Other Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)" was launched at a statewide training with domestic violence advocates in Alaska at the end of February. In collaboration with the Washington State Domestic Violence Coalition and several tribes in Washington, the Toolkit will be shared through a series of training events in May, 2017. The concept of creating a toolkit on ACEs for domestic...

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