ACEs in the Faith-Based Community

Connecting and informing the faith community how to integrate ACE concepts into the faith-based community.

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HATE, VIOLENCE, AND TRAUMA: TALKING WITH CHILDREN - From Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA)

I was looking for information about an upcoming interfaith walk happening in my community and I landed on this post in a Unitarian Universalist Bulletin: Explaining Traumatic Events to Children and Youth: The past season, we have witnessed many tragedies: from the devastation of multiple hurricanes and fires, to the violence in Las Vegas, and multiple alarms about legislation. Each new emergency begs for our compassion and resources. It may seem simplistic, but one way to keep emotional and...

Register now for "Bruised Reeds and Smoldering Wicks" seminar Oct. 26th!

Register now for "Bruised Reeds and Smoldering Wicks" - A study of trauma-informed ministry and compassionate care for children from hard places and situations. Join us for the morning to hear from Rev. Dr. Chris Haughee, chaplain for Intermountain Residential Services in Helena, Montana. Chris’ professional work with children who have lived through significant trauma, his own personal experience as an adoptive father of two and his work with the Adverse Childhood Experiences ACEs study led...

Understanding Addiction, Trauma and Recovery Conference

If you want to be part of educating the faith community about Trauma, ACEs, Addiction and Recovery, then please consider attending this dynamic one day conference in Auburn, CA with Dr. Jessica Rodriguez. CEUs available. Please contact Clay Rojas with any questions:

Forum Topics

Hello, I just joined this group because, as the coordinator for a statewide trauma-prevention, resilience-promoting coalition in Alaska, I am working with the Governor's Office to organize a forum for faith leaders on the topic of "Safe Children, Healthy Families." I am going to give a presentation to the faith leaders and others assembled and then they will engage in a conversation about what they can do -- with children and youth, with parents and caregivers, with leadership and...Read More...
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Please help us engage people in the critical conversation about mental health and substance use disorder parity. President Obama created the Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Task Force in March 2016 to focus key federal agencies on ensuring that Americans receive the coverage and treatment they need. The Task Force wants to hear from patients, families, consumer advocates, health care providers, insurers, and other stakeholders about their experience with mental health and...Read More...
Monday, July 25, 2016 Dear ACES in the Faith Community Group Members, Please mark your calendars for the 3rd annual in‐person meeting of the Building Resilient Communities thru Trauma Informed Congregations (TiCiong) October 18th, 2016 at the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ‐200 Independence Ave. SW in Washington, DC. More to come on this. For those interested in participating in the planning of our meeting, and building our strategy for the year, please send your letter of...Read More...
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