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2019 Beyond Paper Tigers Conference: Call for Presenters!

CALL FOR CONFERENCE PRESENTERS The Community Resilience Initiative is pleased to present the 2019 Beyond Paper Tigers Fourth Annual Conference at the Red Lion Hotel and Conference Center in Pasco, WA. We invite professionals from various fields and organizations throughout the country to submit a presenter application on the topics related to healthy, resilient development in the face of chronic, toxic stress in urban and rural settings, inclusive of diversity and equity for particularly...

Who Do We Think of as Survivors of Sexual Violation? [psychologytoday.com]

Imagine a 13-year-old in a sexual relationship with a 20-something friend of the family. The adult occasionally trades small sums of money for oral sex. The child grows up to be a promiscuous adult, particularly when it comes to oral sex. Unfortunately, this scenario is not difficult to imagine. But it’s worth considering the typical "script" that structures what comes to mind when you consider this scenario. What gender do you imagine the teenager to be? What gender the adult? And what...

On eve of three-day conference: 'We have a goal to make Milwaukee the most trauma-informed city in the country.' [jsonline.com]

Fiserv Forum already has a couple of concerts under its belt, and before long, it begins its primary purpose, hosting the Milwaukee Bucks. On Wednesday night, however, the new arena gets an unexpected use: It hosts an ambitious conference on the topic of healing, with well over a thousand participants expected to hear how to address the epidemic of psychological trauma that increasingly is seen as the root cause for a host of social ills — unemployment, mental illness, aggression, addiction,...

Take a step back from yourself to better realize the benefits of awe [medicalxpress.com]

Religion and nature can both lead to awe, and turning to one or the other is a common coping strategy for the stress that might accompany an upcoming presentation, exam or performance. But an awe-inspiring experience can have negative consequences as well as benefits, according to a novel University at Buffalo-led study that uses cardiovascular responses to stress to take a broad look at awe and the critical role perspective plays when considering the effects of encountering awe. "We found...

Ask the Community

Dear ACEs Connection Community Managers & Community Managers-to-Be: We have about 160 Communities and all have one or more several dedicated (formally or informally) Community Managers. We have many former Community Managers who are now members. We here at ACEs Connection have a question for all of you. Q) Would you rather be called a Community Manager or a Community Champion? Please let us know if you have a preference on that title. Comments from all are welcome but we are specifically...Read More...
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Trauma Informed Higher Education Institutions

Laura Orta
Hello, September 25, 2018 I am writing my dissertation on the benefits of creating a trauma informed higher education institution. I am looking for HE institutions that are already doing trauma informed practices in specific areas but more so for institutions that are implementing the practice throughout the organization. Do you have any resources that you might direct me towards? I would also appreciate any non-health and non-social service organizations who are incorporating these...Read More...
Last Reply By Gail Kennedy (ACEs Connection Staff) · First Unread Post

ACEs and Physical Health

Hello all! I am currently a graduate student at California State University Fullerton, and I am in the process of completing my thesis-equivalent for my M.S. in Counseling. I am conducting a qualitative research study on the experiences of therapists who treat adults with physical illness, particularly clinicians who are aware of and emphasize the links of ACEs and physical health. If anyone is interested in participating, or know of any other individuals who might be able to speak to this...Read More...
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