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5 Effective Consequences of Bullying Behavior

For a long time, bullying was seen as a rite of passage. It built character and was purported to toughen kids up. A stereotypical belief that a victim has asked for it or done something to provoke the aggressor was prevalent. Children were also led to believe that they’re being bullied because they deserved it, often internalizing this emotion in the process. Society has changed and is constantly evolving. Bullying is no longer an expected or normalized behavior, and it should not be...

Why "Don't cry, be brave" Can Backfire - Parenting Center Tip of the Week [mountsinaiparenting.org]

Why "Don't cry, be brave" Can Backfire You may hear parents tell their children not to cry during stressful moments in the visit. Parents are often embarrassed that their child is upset, and feel pressure to get them to stop crying. In those instances, you can label and validate a child's emotions and let the parents know that it is OK for all feelings to be expressed in your office. You can say, "It's OK if you cry, I cry when I am scared too. You can sit on your mommy's lap and I will tell...

Positive Childhood Experiences in Ojibwe Culture [positiveexperience.org/blog]

By Zhawin Gonzalez (compiled by Chloe Yang), 9/30/20, positiveexperience.org/blog HOPE knows that all families, communities, and cultures have inherent strengths. In recent webinars with The Montana Institute , we’ve learned real world examples of this from co-presenters at the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center (MIWRC) . Zhawin Gonzalez, or Wasegabo, is the MIWRC Education and Resource Coordinator. In this blog post, Zhawin shares his insight on the long tradition of positive...

The Coronavirus Pandemic's Outsized Effect on Women's Mental Health Around the World [TIME]

COVID-19 is a devilishly versatile disease, attacking all manner of body systems and doing all manner of damage—to the lungs, the heart, the liver, the kidneys. Though it doesn’t attack the mind directly, the pandemic the virus has caused has been devastating to mental health, and in many cases, the most vulnerable group is women. In a new study conducted by CARE , a non-profit international aid organization, investigators have found that while almost nobody is spared from the anxiety, worry...

Study links rising stress, depression in U.S. to pandemic-related losses, media consumption [news.uci.edu]

By Nicole Feldman, University of California Irvine, September 18, 2020 Experiencing multiple stressors triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic – such as unemployment – and COVID-19-related media consumption are directly linked to rising acute stress and depressive symptoms across the U.S., according to a groundbreaking University of California, Irvine study. The report appears in Science Advances, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. “The pandemic is not hitting...

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Hi AC community, If you are passionate about making running safer, we are currently seeking volunteers to dedicate only 1-2 hours a month. We are seeking to end gender-based discrimination and violence in running communities. Women's Running Alliance is the working name but we are open to all genders joining us including nonbinary. Please fill out this form if you are interested in joining our task force. https://forms.gle/ 9CyVcY3LZhK3AwLb9 We have the support of an academic researcher and...Read More...
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Hi ACEs Connection Members! I would love to see a trauma-informed substance misuse recovery community on ACEs Connection. Do any of you have interest in being a community manager? We would just ask that you dedicate some time each week to posting relevant stories to the community and be a point of contact for members who may join. You could do more, such as organize virtual events, if you want but not required. Let me know if you have any questions. AlisonRead More...

Toddler Care, Day Care, for early childhood Truama kids

Hello ACE Family, I am seeking a toddler care program in the Inglewood Los Angeles area for a 3 year old girl. she needs a solid, consistent, safe, educational program. She is very smart. She has dealt with domestic violence and mood disorders since being in utero. The program should be one that understands the trauma brain. Please do write me options. Thank you PamelaRead More...
I'm working with a group of inter-disciplinary professionals to address trauma in our child welfare and court systems. We have a question about strategies for establishing expertise in trauma for child welfare cases. Does anyone have: A threshold or guidelines they have used with judges to establish expertise in testimony from opinion witnesses? Preferred certifications or trainings for opinion witnesses? Any other experience or advice with this? Thank you in advance for any ideas or...Read More...
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