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Doing the Write Thing: Let them be little [fltimes.com]

By Jackie Augustine, Finger Lakes Times, July 7, 2020 Family Counseling Service of the Finger Lakes has been awarded a large grant in support of its Resiliency Center. This project was a finalist for the Downtown Revitalization program but ultimately was not selected. The mission and structure of the center are being worked on right now, but as I understand it, it will merge the expertise of Family Counseling in providing trauma-informed care with the unique needs and resources of the city...

She Said Her Husband Hit Her. She Lost Custody of Their Kids [themarshallproject.org]

By Kathryn Joyce, The Marshall Project, July 8, 2020 Tara Coronado, a 45-year-old mother of four, sat in a nondescript Austin courtroom six years ago during a custody fight with her ex-husband, biting her tongue as the judge dressed her down. “There is a huge amount of anger coming from you,” said Judge Susan Sheppard. “You deny it and are obviously not recognizing how almost every piece of information you give the Court is tinged by, tainted by, influenced by your overwhelming anger and...

Do safe, stable, and nurturing relationships work? New research has important findings for responding to ACEs

While we know that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can cause risk behaviors, research has told us that the presence of protective factors can help mitigate the effects of ACEs. Common risk behaviors such as smoking tobacco and alcohol misuse can be a result from the trauma of childhood disadvantage. In responding to ACEs, public health research proposes that protective factors such as safe, stable, nurturing relationships (SSNRs) with a caring adult can mitigate the long-term effects of...

Professor honored for trauma work [winonapost.com]

By Alexandra Retter, Winona Post, July 8, 2020 Childhood is a formative period, and the experiences one has during it resonate throughout one’s life. One local professor has been helping to share information about the impacts of trauma during childhood on adult life, and she was recently honored for her work with an award. Winona State University social work professor Ruth Charles recently received the 2020 Champion for Children Award from Minnesota Communities Caring for Children (MCCC, or...

How the COVID-19 Pandemic is Highlighting the Importance of Trauma-Informed Care: Q&A with Dr. Edward Machtinger [chcs.org]

By Meryl Schulman and Emma Opthof, Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc., July 7, 2020 COVID-19 and the stressors it is placing on individuals’ physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing create a new imperative for health care systems to look to trauma-informed care to support both patients and frontline workers. To learn more about how health care providers are using trauma-informed approaches to care in the current environment, the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) recently...

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Racial trauma

Anne McNelis
I’d like to ask anyone part of a larger community trauma consortium: -what initiatives have you instituted to address racial injustices and trauma in your local systems: schools, criminal justice, healthcare, etc? -how has your trauma informed consortium worked to raise awareness about the issues of systemic racism as a form of trauma/ACES?Read More...
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