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Love as Destiny: A Former Foster Youth's Journey in Motherhood [chronicleofsocialchange.org]

By Katarina Sayally, The Chronicle of Social Change, October 25, 2019 If you haven’t heard enough stories about what breaking the intergenerational cycle of foster care looks like, I want to share one. This is our story, and it’s a good one. When I found out I was pregnant, the only fear I had was, “What if my baby ends up in foster care?” As a former foster youth who works in the field, I am constantly reminded of this possibility. One study found that mothers in foster care were twice as...

Register now: Free ACEs Connection Webinar on the Human Impact of Climate Change

A year after 85 people died in the wildfire that swept through Paradise, CA, and nearby towns, one of the town’s survivors will talk about how she and others are using resilience practices in their recovery from the trauma. On Wednesday, Nov. 13, Paradise resident Kelly Doty will have a conversation with Elaine Miller-Karas, who developed the Community Resiliency Model (CRM). Doty, who lost her home in the fire, and Miller-Karas will discuss resilience education skills designed to help...

Brains of Girls and Boys Are Similar, Producing Equal Math Ability [sciencedaily.com]

By Science Daily, November 8, 2019 In 1992, Teen Talk Barbie was released with the controversial voice fragment, "Math class is hard." While the toy's release met with public backlash, this underlying assumption persists, propagating the myth that women do not thrive in science, technology, engineering and mathematic (STEM) fields due to biological deficiencies in math aptitude. Jessica Cantlon at Carnegie Mellon University led a research team that comprehensively examined the brain...

Researchers show adverse childhood events contribute to lower self-control among teens [Florida International University]

MIAMI , Nov. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are known to lead to a number of negative health and behavior outcomes, including delinquent and criminal behavior. A new study has found exposure to adverse childhood experiences is also associated with lower self-control in teenagers, especially when those experiences are related to maltreatment. Researchers in Florida and Michigan found that a greater variety of adverse experiences in childhood leads to lower levels...

[Repost] Free Webinar: How Troubleshooting and Dress Rehearsals Prevent Treatment Failure

Treatment fails when we provide traumatized families a plan to heal the child’s problems but do not troubleshoot loopholes or practice the plan’s delivery with dress rehearsals. Stuck families need help onboarding a plan otherwise it will fail. The FST (Family Systems Trauma) Model developed a Troubleshooting Countermoves Checklist that allows both the therapist and the family to identify any potential loopholes and “what will you do if?” scenarios to proactively address each one. A...

Ask the Community

Is there a group on ACEs Connection or an online member that has information/resources or known groups for stepparents who are parenting children of biological parents who have high ACE Scores? Or are there any content experts/lived experience experts in this area? Thank you!Read More...
Last Reply By Cissy White (ACEs Connection Staff) · First Unread Post

CME Credits for physicians

Dear Friends, I appreciate this community so much. I am a pediatrician from Long Beach, CA and I am really committed to spreading the research about ACES and how we can heal, especially among physicians to address burn-out. I will be facilitating a mindfulness and yoga retreat for physicians in April and will discuss ACES, trauma informed health care, resilience, as well as post traumatic growth. I have asked the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) and UCSC Center for Mindfulness if they...Read More...
Last Reply By Laura Shamblin · First Unread Post

Help needed in Georgia.

Michael Harrell
Hi everybody. I could use some help. I have started a new group in Georgia and am looking for new members. So if you are in Savannah or close to Chatham county please come and join my Facebook group, Trauma-Informed Savannah/Chatham https://www.facebook.com/group...umaInformedSavannah/Read More...
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