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Local Organizations Join Together To Build HOPE and Resiliency in San Diego’s Children

April is National Month of Hope. While hope is something we all need right now as we surpass one year of the COVID pandemic, HOPE (Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences) means something different in our work as ACEs Aware grantees. The YMCA of San Diego County , San Diego State University Social Policy Institute , San Diego Accountable Community for Health (SDACH) and American Academy of Pediatrics – California Chapter 3 are combining efforts as ACEs Aware grantees to work with...

PACES and Killers

One of these days it will be common knowledge that most, if not all, of these rampage killers experienced adverse childhood experiences associated with unsupportive and harmful parenting. The solution is a new kind of public health approach parenting education that reaches everyone, everywhere, all the time. Perhaps national parenting education campaigns akin to the smoking and seatbelts campaigns of the past. Perhaps national multi-media messaging that teaches parenting behaviors and...

Multisystemic Resilience: Adaptation and Transormation in Context of Change

Multisystemic Resilience brings together for the first time in one volume a wide range of resilience scholars who have been wrestling with how to explain processes of recovery, adaptation, and transformation in contexts of change and adversity. With contributions from psychologists, epigeneticists, ecologists, architects, disaster specialists, engineers, sociologists, social workers, and public health researchers among others, this innovative volume creates a platform for an...

What’s the Difference Between a Global Health+Economic+Racial Pandemic and Being Chased by a Bear in the Woods?

Before reading: I invite you to take a few deep breaths to take a mini break from your day and calm your nervous system before reading this blog. Go ahead, no one’s watching, and you deserve it. I’m tired. I’m sick and tired. I’m jumpy and can’t sleep. I’m numb and only want to sleep. I’m angry. I want to cry. I want to scream. I want to punch someone. I want to hurt myself. These are some of the common and, believe it or not, normal reactions to all the stress and trauma most of us have...

Children swap classrooms for beach lessons in Spain [reuters.com]

By Reuters, April 12, 2021 Does having school at the beach sound like a dream? After a year of remote learning and socially distanced classrooms, one school in the Spanish region of Murcia is doing just that, trying to combine clear air and a new way of teaching. Outside the Felix Rodriguez de la Fuente school, mask-wearing children sit before a portable blackboard at rows of green desks neatly spaced out on the sandy shores of Playa de los Nietos (Grandchildren's Beach). "It's safe, the...

Normalizing Men as Caregivers Helps Families and Society [rwjf.org]

By Gina Hijjawi, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, April 8, 2021 When we imagine a caregiver, we often picture a woman: a mother caring for young children, spouse, and the daily household chores, a daughter nursing a father with disabilities, or a female child care provider. Historically, women have been expected to serve as primary providers of “caretaking” work, whether it’s parenting or caring for an aging family member or paid work in positions typically associated with women such as...

Ask the Community

Just over a year ago, the CAREs Act passed with $13.2 billion in education relief funds for elementary and secondary schools among other education funding. Recently, the Federal Rescue Act was signed into law providing an additional $130 billion in funding for education that includes funds to address the impact of the pandemic on student education and well-being. This survey by Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice (CTIPP) and PACEs Connection is seeking to find out if any of...Read More...

Trauma- Informed Assessments

Alejandra Gaytan
Hello, I'm working with our local school districts' Directors of Guidance to provide them information on trauma, how to be a trauma-informed district, and sustainability measures. Would anyone know of assessments that measure knowledge, attitudes, and/or practices on trauma? I'd like to do a pre and post survey with them to assess their growth throughout our time working together. Thank you!Read More...
Last Reply By Lara Kain (PACEs Connection Staff) · First Unread Post

ACEs and Penile Status Survey

Dan Bollinger
Is being circumcised or intact associated with other Adverse Childhood Experience (ACEs)? Men, please take this preliminary survey so the researchers can ascertain if a full-fledged study is warranted. Take the SurveyRead More...

research internships

Hey lovely people, Trust you are splendid. I am Ashwini from India. I am looking for research internships in the field of trauma and ACEs. I kindly request you to recommend researchers or labs who are willing to take interns or fellows with little or no experience (also international) interns for the research projects on trauma and ACEs. Anywhere in the world is fine as long as they are willing to mentor me to become a researcher:) I have no experience but I am a very quick learner. I can...Read More...

Research for domestic violence book for children

Jessica M. Miles
Hello all, If you work with domestic violence victims, I would be grateful for your assistance completing a brief survey. I have decided to adapt my children’s book: " Monty's Day in Court: What to expect when you have to testify in court ”, for children who may have to testify regarding domestic violence they have witnessed. Thank you valuable feedback and generosity in completing this survey: https://tinyurl.com/dvbookresearch Thank you for the work that you do, Jessica Miles ...Read More...
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