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Prince Harry and Oprah’s New TV Series Could Change the Way We View Mental Health at Work (thriveglobal.com)

A couple of years ago, Prince Harry joined the ever-growing list of high-profile public figures who are opening up about their mental health struggles. “I can safely say that losing my mum at the age of 12, and therefore shutting down all of my emotions for the last 20 years, has had a quite serious effect on not only my personal life, but my work as well,” Harry said on a podcast for The Daily Telegraph . Now Harry and Oprah Winfrey are teaming up on a series for Apple TV+ that will debut...

Neurofeedback: A Breakthrough For Trauma Survivors? Listen Now To The Recording

Hello my ACEsconnection friends! There was a fantastic lineup of guests last week on Dr. Greg WIlliams show, Breaking The Silence where the discussion centered around how neurofeedback is making a profound difference in healing the various physical, emotional and nervous system challenges of childhood trauma and PTSD. Be sure to listen to the recording of the radio show with this link! Given that trauma expert & pioneer Bessell van der Kolk, MD has touted neurofeedback as one of, if not...

Announcement: Mind Matters now provides assistance for home visitors

Carolyn Curtis, Ph.D. announces an addition to Mind Matters: Overcoming Adversity and Building Resilience curriculum for uses in one on one settings. She discovered that people had many different desires for using this material. Some people wanted to use Mind Matters in their home visiting program; others wanted to add parts of it to the parenting classes. Some people were meeting with their clients one on one and wanted some structure to their meetings. Based on these requests, Dr. Curtis...

Breaking the Silence with Dr. Gregory Williams Radio Show

A huge listening audience tuned in this past Sunday evening to listen to the groundbreaking neurofeedback interview with neurofeedback pioneer, & Brain-Trainer International Founder, Peter Van Deusen, as well as neurofeedback practitioners: Stacey Breitmann, Dr. Sharrie Hanley & Mary Giuliani who shared their stories about how neurofeedback has made a profound difference in their lives and the lives of their clients. The link to listen to this program is here:...

Pathways Between Early-Life Adversity and Adolescent Self-Harm: The Mediating Role of Inflammation in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children [onlinelibrary.wiley.com]

By Abigail E Russell, Jon Heron, David Gunnell, et al., Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, September 4, 2019 Background Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) such as physical and emotional abuse are strongly associated with self‐harm, but mechanisms underlying this relationship are unclear. Inflammation has been linked to both the experience of ACEs and self‐harm or suicide in prior research. This is the first study to examine whether inflammatory markers mediate the association...

Ask the Community

Trauma-informed nursing home implementation

Lee Ann Blazejewski
Does anyone know who I may be able to contact to ask if they would allow me to complete my dissertation study at one of their skilled nursing facilities? I'm hoping someone in this group may be able to help because I am searching for a skilled nursing facility to conduct a qualitative study for my PhD dissertation and I am having a problem locating a site that has begun implementing trauma-informed care. I am asking for someone to please introduce or refer me to a facility who has begun...Read More...
Hello. I am writing a book and I already wrote some 100 pages or close to that. I estimate that the book would be 270 to 350 pages long. It is a mix of a bitter satirical memoir of my life and many conclusions that I had drawn from my life experience. Here are my first 5 pages: FIRST 5 PAGES - GOOGLE DOCS other pages are still not ready - they are paragraphs that I loosely bundled together into what will become chapters of this book What would be the best way to publish a book? (Please don't...Read More...
Hi community, I got a message from an acquaintance living in Guyana whose friend suffered a very traumatic loss of their little girl. She is wondering what are some accessible resources on grief (and I would add, on trauma and PTSD) that she can give to her friend, who is the girl's uncle, so that he can help his sister and his brother-in-law through the loss of their daughter. Right now they are in the thick of the court case about it, and are really struggling. Could be books, articles,...Read More...

Your input is needed

Ana Santana
Greetings. I am currently serving on one of California's three Citizen Review Panels impaneled by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS). The Panels were created by Congress to bring a citizen voice to child welfare practice and system reform. This year, each of California's three Panels selected an issue of concern to examine. They are: Raising the profile and involvement of Family Resource Centers in the Office of Child Abuse Prevention’s initiative assisting counties to...Read More...
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Trauma sensitive medical care

Is there a resource/directory, similar to finding psych trauma specialist, for dentists or other medical offices/professionals? It is not uncommon for trauma survivors to avoid medical treatment; especially survivors of sexual abuse. The anxiety of seeing a doctor is often worse than whatever physical symptom that makes the visit necessary. ...and you can forget about regular check ups! It would be amazing/comforting to find doctors/dentists that welcome patients with severe medical ...Read More...
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