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3rd Annual Family Resilience Conference

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PHILADELPHIA CITY COUNCIL, EDUCATION COMMITTEE Hearing on Standardized Testing NOTES

Daun Kauffman ·
    "We won’t have a successful education paradigm,  or even accurately interpret academic success,  while ignoring trauma’s overwhelming presence."  ...
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Reflective Leadership - PQAS certified

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Developing a Trauma-Informed Public Policy Guide

Caitlin O'Brien ·
On November 13, 2014 the ACEs Connection community managers held a casual ACEs Meet-Up to discuss with interested individuals: “ How do we build a trauma-informed city? “  The group of participants had a discussion around starting in...
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Dr. Lee Pachter & Dr. Tina Cheng of Philadelphia ACE Taskforce Comment on Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases in JAMA

Alyson Ferguson ·
Dr. Lee Pachter from the Department of Pediatrics, St Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Dr. Tina Cheng from the Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, are both members...
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Cast Your Vote in the Scattergood Design Challenge Today!

Shoshana Akins ·
Looking for some inspiration? Check out the 20 trauma-informed product ideas submitted to the Scattergood Foundation's Design Challenge and cast your vote by this Friday, February 13th.   The winning idea will be crowdfunded by the Foundation...
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"The Raising of America Project": New Documentary That Highlights ACEs

Shoshana Akins ·
Born out of PBS' "Unnatural Causes" documentary , "The Raising of America Project" looks to explore health disparities that exist in a child's development and how this impacts America's future health and prosperity.   Episode Four, called...
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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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“Family-Centered Health”- New Jersey Pediatrics Brings Together Child Development & Care Resources to Address Trauma

Carolyn Smith-Brown ·
Spurred to create a response to the impact of trauma on children and families from post-Superstorm Sandy, The New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics gathered training and other resource material in order to support pediatricians and...
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Philly.com- Is Poverty a Crime?

Shoshana Akins ·
I just posted this over in the larger ACEs Connection site but I wanted to link it here as well since Philadelphia ACEs Connection is linked in the Philly.com article!   This is a  fantastic piece  written on Philly.com's the Public's...
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Communicating Through Play

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The Trauma Informed Classroom

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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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Could we have a revolution in Philadelphia Schools?

Carolyn Smith-Brown ·
School District of Philadelphia staff - teachers, counselors and administrators -  have been filling every available opening in the Institute for Family Professionals' trauma trainings that are offered to the school district and others through funding from United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.  Rebecca Pepper Sinkler- former editor of The New York Times Book Review and editor of SafeKidsStories shares the perspective of staff who attended in "Could We Have a...
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Self-Care for Teachers

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Teaching Empathy

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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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Philadelphia ACE Task Force Full Body Meeting

Caitlin O'Brien ·
The Philadelphia ACE Task Force (PATF) met on Tuesday, February 16th. The group began with brief introductions and members expressed excitement for the meeting. The PATF staff and leadership then provided updates about recent accomplishments including new funding from the First Hospital Foundation to develop and disseminate messages about ACEs, trauma, and resilience; the success of the premiere Philadelphia ACE Film Festival, which featured the premiere of Paper Tigers and a screening of...
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MARC Booklet 2016: Features Philadelphia

Jennifer Hossler ·
Please find attached the 2016 booklet for the Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities (MARC) project, including Philadelphia and the other 13 communities that have been selected to participate in this 2 year learning collaborative. This is a great summary of the work happening in all 14 communities across the country. I look forward to working with you all as we share and build upon the great work happening in Philadelphia!
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Philadelphia Collaborative Teacher Center offering collaboration grants

Caitlin O'Brien ·
PCTC/PhilaSoup Collaboration Grants are designed to encourage teachers in Philadelphia public schools to look for innovative, fun and effective ways to increase teacher collaboration, improve teacher and school morale, and establish stronger cultures of cooperation, collaboration and support within their schools. Applications are due on March 14th. For more information, please click here .
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Available for free this week only from JAMA Pediatrics: Philadelphia study finds association between neighborhood features and adolescent homicide

Caitlin O'Brien ·
Researchers from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, The University of Pennsylvania, and The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway found an association between environmental neighborhood features and violent injuries among youth. To read more, click here . This study will be available for free on JAMA Network for a limited time only.
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Philadelphia named Finalist for RWJF's Culture of Health Prize

Caitlin O'Brien ·
Princeton, N.J .—The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) announced the 16 communities that have been chosen as finalists for the fourth annual RWJF Culture of Health Prize. The Prize honors communities that place a high priority on health and bring partners together to drive local change. Selected from nearly 200 applicants, the following 16 finalist communities are one step closer to the coveted national Prize: 24:1 Community Region, Missouri Clayton County, Georgia Columbia Gorge Region,...
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PCVA Annual Candle Lighting Ceremony

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Becoming Trauma Informed, Part 1

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Re: "The Raising of America Project": New Documentary That Highlights ACEs

Carolyn Smith-Brown ·
This is an excellent series that highlights the work in a way that is both accessible and illuminating. Thanks for posting this, Shoshana and glad to see the representation from the Philadelphia area work.
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Re: Philadelphia named Finalist for RWJF's Culture of Health Prize

Gerry Keys ·
Congratulations Philly! Definitely, I think the Philadelphia Health Community places a big emphasis on keeping the community healthy, physically and mentally. The Public Health Centers is a good example of this, being the safety net for many that are unable to obtain medical insurance. Gerry
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Re: PHILADELPHIA CITY COUNCIL, EDUCATION COMMITTEE Hearing on Standardized Testing NOTES

Nick Claxton ·
Thank you for presenting this testimony to City Council. I'd love to know how they reacted, and what type of questions they may have had for you.
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Re: PHILADELPHIA CITY COUNCIL, EDUCATION COMMITTEE Hearing on Standardized Testing NOTES

Daun Kauffman ·
Hello Nick, City Council reacted with much interest, and maybe a little surprise, and (I am hoping) eventually some follow through and action. Time will tell. Their questions to-date are all about statistics, or quantitative research learning. I take the fact that they are even asking questions, as a hopeful positive signal. Daun
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Re: PHILADELPHIA CITY COUNCIL, EDUCATION COMMITTEE Hearing on Standardized Testing NOTES

Nick Claxton ·
Thanks, Daun. This does sound hopeful; I wonder if if/how our ACES community can help maintain some momentum with keeping local politicians engaged?
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Re: PHILADELPHIA CITY COUNCIL, EDUCATION COMMITTEE Hearing on Standardized Testing NOTES

Daun Kauffman ·
Great question ! Not sure yet. Thinking . . . I'm a little sensitive about being too aggressive, too fast.
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Re: Developing a Trauma-Informed Public Policy Guide

Alicia St. Andrews ·
This is a very exciting project! Thank you for tackling such an important process and opening it up to all members! A question that is coming up in our city/county ACEs Connection groups is how to effectively engage local Board of Supervisors through awareness building, advocacy, and funding for trauma-informed systems change, with the additional intent of advancing to statewide policy change. Since your project addresses many issues of system/organizational change, I also wanted to make...
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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: Developing a Trauma-Informed Public Policy Guide

Alicia St. Andrews ·
Thought you all might be interested in this awesome report from WA state! http://extension.wsu.edu/ahec/...Blodgett%20Final.pdf
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Re: Developing a Trauma-Informed Public Policy Guide

Alyson Ferguson ·
Thank you for sharing Alicia. Very interesting and I am looking forward to diving deeper in to it all.
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Re: Dr. Lee Pachter & Dr. Tina Cheng of Philadelphia ACE Taskforce Comment on Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases in JAMA

Daun Kauffman ·
Can't seem to open the JAMA article from any of the Post pgs ? "Only with subscription" On Sun, Jan 4, 2015 at 12:23 PM, ACEsConnection < communitymanager@acesconnection.com> wrote:
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Re: Dr. Lee Pachter & Dr. Tina Cheng of Philadelphia ACE Taskforce Comment on Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases in JAMA

Alyson Ferguson ·
Hi Daun, The full article in pdf is attached to the blog post. If you click on the full blog post from the main page, the attachment can be downloaded directly from the ACEs Connection site below the blog post and above the comments. It is called Pachter Cheng- Prevention Lifecourse Approached-JAMA 2014.pdf Best, Aly
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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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Toward a Trauma-Informed CityProject Launch

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Philadelphia ACE Task Force Workforce Development Work Group Meeting

Caitlin O'Brien ·
The Workforce Development Work Group met on Wednesday, March 16 th , 2016 at the United Way Building in Philadelphia. The group began with a reflection about the last full Philadelphia ACE Task Force (PATF) meeting and were excited about future opportunities for impactful work throughout the city and region. Following this discussion, the group discussed some current projects of the Work Group, including the development of focus groups with teachers in the School District of Philadelphia and...
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Philadelphia ACE Task Force Workforce Development Work Group Meeting

Caitlin O'Brien ·
The Workforce Development Workgroup of the Philadelphia ACE Task Force met on Wednesday, May 18 th at the United Way. There were several members in the room who were either new or who have not been able to attend meeting recently so the group caught up on current work. The group began with an update from the subcommittee that is working to develop focus groups with teachers and administrators in from the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) to better understand how they are using...
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Re: Philadelphia ACE Task Force Workforce Development Work Group Meeting

Judy Nelson ·
I would like to have Strength Based Trauma Informed Leadership Programs included in the resources guide. We are leading the way on integrating trauma informed practices in existing community programs. One example of an intervention we have spearheaded are interactive coping skill cards for children in after school programs. Along with our trainings, teen leadership programs, etc. Thanks for heading such an important group.. All my best, Judy On Fri, Mar 25, 2016 at 9:38 AM, ACEsConnection...
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Re: Philadelphia ACE Task Force Workforce Development Work Group Meeting

Jane Stevens ·
We're looking forward to seeing the guide, Caitlin! And check out the ACEs in Education group for other resources.
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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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