Tagged With "Communities"

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Leaning into Conversations about Race and Trauma

Aniela Zygmont Glinski ·
As far back as I can remember the concept of race has played a significant role in my life.  My mother has told me that one night while I was reading an American Girl Doll book about “Addy,” an African-American girl who was a slave on...
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Task Force highlighted at Atlantic Health Systems Summit

Carolyn Smith-Brown ·
The development of  the P hiladelphia ACE Task Force and other communities that are working on resilience are highlighted in this video clip of Leslie Lieberman, from the Health Federation, presenting a compact introduction on ACEs and their...
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What does a "trauma-informed" Philadelphia look like?

Shoshana Akins ·
  The Philadelphia ACEs community, as well as other communities nation-wide, has been striving to make Philadelphia one of the first "trauma-informed cities". But what does this mean? Sanctuary-trained City officials? Trauma-informed policy?...
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Creating Community-Driven Messages that “Catch On” in Philadelphia

Aniela Zygmont Glinski ·
How do you create a story so powerful that no matter who is spreading the message, it moves through communities, almost like a virus?  This very question is the focus of an upcoming project in Philadelphia.     After the Atlantic Health...
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Philadephians gather to learn the Community Resilience Model

Leslie Lieberman ·
"What a terrible day it is for us to come together, and what a w onderful day it is for us to come together."  This is how Reverend Da niel Gregoire, Director of Spiritual Development at the Unitarian Society of Germantown , opened a training...
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"Should ACEs Include Community Level Indicators" - Philadelphia Research Reaches California

Carolyn Smith-Brown ·
Deangelo Mack , ACEs Connection member from California posed the question "Should ACEs Include Community Level Indicators" and replies with a resounding "Yes."  The article that he points to regarding this issue is written by Christine Forke Young, MSN, CRNP,  Fellow at the Violence Prevention Initiative at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Co-Chair of the Philadelphia ACE Task Force Research Committee, as well as one of the developers of the Philadelphia ACE...
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Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities: A Highlight of 2015

Caitlin O'Brien ·
Members of the ACEs Connection online community are well aware that experiencing significant adversity during childhood can lead to a myriad of negative health, mental health, social, and behavioral outcomes throughout the life course. The growing body of research around adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can, at times, leave us feeling overwhelmed. As advocates for child health and wellbeing, we may ask ourselves, “how can we treat individuals who have multiple ACEs?”,...
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Philadelphia ACE Task Force Community Education Work Group Meeting

Caitlin O'Brien ·
The Community Education Work Group met on Tuesday, January 19th at the CityLife Neighborhood Clinic in Philadelphia, PA. Representatives from the CityLife Neighborhood Clinics gave the group an overview of the work that they do, explaining that they often see the impact that ACEs have throughout the life course in the seniors they serve. Group members were interested in potential opportunities to develop intergenerational programming. The majority of the meeting was spent reviewing and...
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Re: Leaning into Conversations about Race and Trauma

Alicia St. Andrews ·
Aniela, Thank you for bringing your personal and professional reflections and such critical questions to the surface of the group. I also believe the issue of race and trauma needs to be constantly unpacked- at individual, agency, and community wide levels- in order for healing to be possible, and I appreciate the examples you provided on how to question the work we do. This is a great discussion topic for the broader ACEs Connection network. Please consider also posting it as a general...
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Re: Creating Community-Driven Messages that “Catch On” in Philadelphia

Alyson Ferguson ·
Here are two of SAMHSA's PSAs around Childhood Trauma. They are not exactly what our group is thinking of but it reinforces the need for our message to be simple, short, and promote the ideas of hope and resiliency.
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Re: What does a "trauma-informed" Philadelphia look like?

Devpreet Kaur ·
Wow, Shoshana! The very thought of what you propose is thrilling! So do we start top-down or bottom-up? I have mixed feelings and experiences: In my old career of Performance Development and Training I know that top-down is typically ideal to gain traction and pull-through of any new initiative BUT it is fraught with political/bureaucratic snags...in my work with teaching meditation to kids and to Student Assistance Counselors (SACs) I can say that they are where the proverbial "rubber meets...
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Philadelphia ACE Task Force ACEs Messaging Group Meeting

Caitlin O'Brien ·
The ACEs Messaging Group, an ad hoc group of ACE Task Force Members and Community Partners, convened on Tuesday, May 10 th at Friends Center. This meeting served as first re-convening of this group since work that had been done in 2015 around developing messages about ACEs, trauma, and resilience that “catch-on”. The group began by discussing some of this former work and reviewing some guiding principles as they move to narrow messages and test them with focus groups throughout Philadelphia.
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Philadelphia ACE Task Force Community Education Work Group Meeting

Caitlin O'Brien ·
The Community Education Work Group met on Thursday, February 18th at the Health Federation of Philadelphia. The group began with a review of the work they had done in 2015 to convene Philadelphia ACE Task Force professional members with community members to learn more about trauma and messaging. The group then discussed directions for the ACEs Messaging Group (AMG) project, funded by the First Hospital Foundation , giving consideration to target locations for messaging and focus groups, the...
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City's Office of Education releases findings from community school meetings [Philly Voice]

Caitlin O'Brien ·
Strengthen city support for schools. Empower parents and community members. Increase access to and opportunities for neighborhood resources. Those are the three most important things that Philadelphia residents want from Mayor Jim Kenney's community schools initiative, findings based on months of discussions with stakeholders and the Mayor's Office of Education. On Wednesday the office released a report on its findings after 14 roundtable discussions with principals, teachers, students,...
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Re: City's Office of Education releases findings from community school meetings [Philly Voice]

Jenn Brown ·
Greetings! I will be out of the office starting 7/8/16 through 7/17/16 returning 7/18/16. If you need immediate assistance during my absence, please contact Barbara Wilhelmy at bwilhelmy@pottstowncluster.org . Otherwise I will respond to your emails as soon as possible upon my return. Warm Regards, Jenn Brown PCRC, Director of Support Services
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Philadelphia ACE Task Force ACEs Messaging Group Meeting

Caitlin O'Brien ·
The ACEs Messaging Group met on Tuesday, July 12 th at Friends Center in Philadelphia. The team reviewed the work from their previous meetings, discussing the target audiences and major themes that will be used to tailor the messages they plan to create. One group member presented an activity for the group called a Messaging Box, which was developed by a communications firm, Spitfire Strategies . The Message Box includes four quadrants: The Value Message: The message must tap into the target...
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Re: Philadelphia ACE Task Force ACEs Messaging Group Meeting

Kalma Kartell White ·
The creativity continues!
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How Pittsburgh PA is mobilizing to create trauma informed communities [post-gazette.com]

Leslie Lieberman ·
The 2900 block of Webster Avenue in the Hill District doesn’t look like it’s suffering. Most of the properties are in decent shape, and day in and day out, it’s fairly quiet. Rhonda Lockett, a lifelong resident except for a stint in Washington, D.C., said most of her neighbors go to church and many are educated and employed. Yet 75 percent of the block — 36 households — have agreed to open their doors and their lives to community organizers, medical and behavioral health professionals and to...
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Peek Inside a Classroom

Daun Kauffman ·
Effective education 'reform' is student-centered
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Community Health Worker Peer (CHWP) Training Academy

Carolyn Smith-Brown ·
The Drexel University Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice | Healing Hurt People - In partnership with the Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, Philadelphia Works and The Behavioral Health Training and Education Network presents: Community Health Worker Peer (CHWP) Training Academy Do you know what it is like to be impacted by violence in your neighborhood? Do you want to help people heal from their injuries? We invite you to learn more about becoming a...
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On The Table Community Conversations Coming to Philadelphia - May 23, 2017

Leslie Lieberman ·
On the Table Philly is a forum designed to engage area residents in an open dialogue, foster new relationships and inspire solutions to strengthen communities. On May 23, 2017, Philadelphia area residents will gather in small groups across the region to share a meal and discuss the opportunities and issues we face in our region. These conversations can inspire new ways we can work together to make our communities stronger and more dynamic. The Philadelphia Foundation and the John S. and...
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Register Today! Building Community Resilience Advocacy Event

Leslie Lieberman ·
There is still time to register for the Children's Crisis Treatment Center Annual Advocacy event on June 7th from 8:30 - 12:00 noon at WHYY . This year's event, titled: Building Resilient Communities to Address Child Adversity will feature Wendy Ellis, DrPH (c), MPH , who directs the Building Resilience Communities Initiative and has advocated for the "Pair of ACEs" perspective. Panelist will include Philadelphia ACE Task Force co-chairs, Joel Fein, MD and Sandra Bloom, MD, along with Kansas...
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Re: Register Today! Building Community Resilience Advocacy Event

Jane Stevens ·
This looks like a great event, Leslie! I hope someone will do a write-up about it! Cheers, Jane
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