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Free Resilience Screening and Post-Movie Discussion

Jocelyn Goldblatt, Cissy White, and Emily Read Daniels are designing an unforgettable evening that will spur community dialogue about an important documentary - Resilience - and the reality of childhood trauma in the Monadnock Region of NH. Please join us and many, many others for this event on Thursday, February 15th 6:30-8:30 pm at the Keene Public Library in Keene, NH. Attendance is expected to be large, so please register to reserve your spot: ...

Politico talks ACEs

I am so happy to see ACEs covered in Politico this morning! Politico, if you're not familiar with it, is a respected publication in DC that all the policy wonks read on the Metro on their way to work every morning. So many influencial eyeballs will have this on their radar today! My favorite tidbit from the article is this: "At many talks, she said, she hears from someone acting as a primary caregiver, such as a grandmother caring for her grandchild. 'Once she begins to put the pieces...

Karen Heck: Mainers fighting addiction need treatment, not willpower

"Findings over the past 20 years have been clear that whatever scarring experiences happened to those patients as children had physical and mental health consequences throughout their lives. Fortunately, Maine is a leader in promoting the prevention of Adverse Childhood Experiences. The Legislature has been willing to try to prevent ACEs, primarily by increasing children’s access to quality learning and educational experiences in their child care settings. But we also need legislators to be...

What Happens When a "Behaviorist" Has Dinner With a "Trauma-Informist"

Let me tell you, dinner with a behaviorist is an experience, a somatic experience. Lily (name changed to protect her ;-)) and I shared Indian food two nights ago in Keene, NH. As I shuffled into the restaurant ten minutes late (typical for me), I rounded the corner and saw her sitting at a table for two. I beamed; I knew I was in for some rich discussion and a total "nerding out" session. Lily and I are former colleagues. We worked together for only a year, but it was my first year in a new...

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