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"ACEs & The Boy Child" - LiveStream on 16th May for World Day of the Boy Child (WDBC)

In observance of Mental Health Awareness Month and World Day of the Boy Child (WDBC) at 2:00 p.m. EST on Sunday May 16, 2021, ACEs Caribbean Community will be hosting its first "Live" online chat on the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences in the Caribbean. In a virtual discussion titled "ACEs & The Boy Child", we will speak with the founder of World Day of the Boy Child, Dr. Jerome Teelucksingh, and explore Mental Health and the damaging effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences on...

May 19th CTIPP CAN Call: How to Determine if Your Organization is Trauma-Informed

The May 19th CTIPP CAN call will address a critical question that many organizations are increasingly asking themselves - "How do we determine where on the spectrum my organization sits in regard to becoming fully trauma-informed, and what more can we be doing to become trauma-informed?" Our presenters are experts who have developed or are applying different tools for evaluating and providing answers to these questions. May 19th, 2-3:30pm ET/11am-12:30pm PT - How to Determine if Your...

World Day of the Boy Child - Did You Know?

While still a little-known fact, since 2018, May 16th has been observed as World Day of the Boy Child . It is growing in popularity in parts of India, North America, the Caribbean and on the African continent. The observance was established by Dr. Jerome Teelucksingh, a university lecturer from the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, who is well known as the catalyst behind the global recognition of 19th November as International Men's Day. Below is a trailer of Dr Teelucksingh introducing the...

New Book Provides Educators Practical Applications of Latest Research

You may remember a book teaser post back in October of last year ( https://www.acesconnection.com/blog/506853843165391754 ). Or maybe you don't! Either way, the post was a preview of The Whole Child School: Practical Applications for the Non-Academic Needs of All K-12 Students. It is now available in both eBook and paperback, with an audiobook in the works! If you don't want to check out the October blog post, here is a summary from the author: Whole Child Initiative, Whole Community, Whole...

How Exercise May Help Us Flourish [nytimes.com]

By Gretchen Reynolds, The New York Times, May 12, 2021 Our exercise habits may influence our sense of purpose in life and our sense of purpose may affect how much we exercise, according to an interesting new study of the reciprocal effects of feeling your life has meaning and being often in motion. The study, which involved more than 18,000 middle-aged and older men and women, found that those with the most stalwart sense of purpose at the start were the most likely to become active over...

10 articles to mark National Women's Health Week [healio.com]

By Healio Primary Care, Healio News, May 13, 2021 National Women’s Health Week is observed each year, starting on Mother’s Day, to encourage women and girls to take care of their physical and mental health. The observance, which runs from May 9 through May 15 this year, is led by the HHS’ Office on Women’s Health. The CDC and HHS shared steps that women and girls can take to improve their health, including: attending regular health screenings and exams; exercising and maintaining a balanced...

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Seeking Group Facilitators

Social Bridges®, a trauma-informed, social-emotional skill training program, is looking to hire individuals with an education or mental health background to facilitate our face-to-face social-skill groups. Position is part-time; week-day afternoons & evenings. Based in Maitland, Social Bridges works with children and teens, providing direct teaching and coaching of social-emotional skills that foster connection, improve communication, and strengthen social relationships. Looking for...Read More...

Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and wondering if any of our communities have PACEs events scheduled. And if you do, could you share your plans with our community. And of course, we know that we are limited still by the pandemic. I had thought of doing documentary screenings and discussions throughout the month, but it doesn't seem possible to have those as in person events. An Awareness campaign that includes billboards would be great...but costly. We are a low budget non-profit ...Read More...

Are You Going To Be Our Next Guest?

Elizabeth Sullivan
EmpowerSurvivors is looking for guests for our upcoming Monday evening Conversations with Evey & Elizabeth programs! This online Zoom program is a program that supports those healing from child abuse and trauma. We are currently looking for therapists, holistic health practitioners, instructors, CPSS, etc that are willing to share their expertise in areas of recovery, mental health, healing, PTSD, anger management, boundaries, healthy relationships, understanding trauma responses, early...Read More...
Last Reply By Elizabeth Sullivan · First Unread Post
Hello, As staff at PACEs Connection, Porter Jennings and I are interested in starting a PACEs Connection Community for the Latinx community that is focused on providing information and resources on trauma and resiliency within this community. We are looking for someone who would be interested in serving as the Community Manager for the community site along with Porter and I. If you are interested please comment below!Read More...
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Looking for Presenters (Virtual)

Hello, We are in the process of planning a conference focusing on becoming trauma informed faith communities. Here is the page for that, Together on Our Way: Becoming Trauma-Informed Faith Communities, Franciscan Spirituality Center virtual conference - Franciscan Spirituality Center [[GOLIVE REMOVE]] (fscenter.org) We are looking for three virtual presenters (sessions are an hour long). These are the dates/times/topics. Thanks for your consideration! TRACK 4: WALKING WITH STAFF/PERSONNEL...Read More...
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Positive Feedback

Teri Wellbrock
I am so very grateful for the 4 new reviews that showed up today in iTunes for The Healing Place Podcast! Beautiful words of encouragement. If you love the show, too, I welcome your positive feedback! Thank you! 💕 https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-healing-place-podcast/id1261995891Read More...
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