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Neurofeedback LIVE Radio Show TONIGHT

Neurofeedback: A Breakthrough For Trauma Survivors? Tune In this Sun, Sept 15th 9pm EST/8pm CST/6pm PST on Dr. Greg Williams show "Breaking the Silence" where Dr. Williams will be interviewing neurofeedback pioneer, & Brain-Trainer International Founder, Peter Van Deusen, as well as from neurofeedback practitioners: Stacey Breitmann, Dr. Sharrie Hanley & Mary Giuliani who will share their stories about how neurofeedback has made a profound difference in their lives and the lives of...

ACEs Community Spotlight Series: Feride Castillo, Empowerment Collaborative of Long Island

For our first Community Spotlight, I interviewed Feride Castillo, Director of Advocacy and co-founder of Empower LI to discuss the incredible work she is doing with trauma-informed care within the criminal justice system in Suffolk County. Please note that responses have been adjusted for length and clarity. How did you get started working with families affected by the ACEs/Trauma on Long Island? I have experience working within the criminal justice system alongside judges, defense...

Free Webinar: “Now What?” How to Create Trauma Playbooks to Unstick Your Families

Traumatized families with traumatized children often remain stuck in the “now what?” phase. After identifying the traumatic event and telling their story, the question is “now what?”. What do we do in the here and now to heal our child’s trauma to move forward? Trauma therapists often lack to the tools to answer this question. In response, the Family Systems Trauma (FST) model developed what are called trauma playbooks. These are written plans with concrete strategies to clarify roles and...

Historical trauma, racism resources from NC workshop

At a standing-room-only workshop on historical and racial trauma in Wilmington, NC this week, one of the workshop leaders, Jen Neitzel , Ph.D., executive director of the Educational Equity Institute , shared a list of resources on the topic of racism, trauma, white fragility, inequity, social justice and more. Neitzel and fellow presenters Justin L. Perry, a therapist in private practice , and Jaraun “Gemini” Boyd, a client advocate for The Bail Project , spoke and interacted with an...

Ask the Community

Audiences for Documentaries

Has anyone shown any of the ACEs documentaries, (Paper Tigers, Resilience, Broken Places) to an audience of victims of domestic violence? What about homeless folks? What were your experiences, if you have, as to how it was received? And if you haven't, what are your thoughts about showing the films to these specific audiences?Read More...

Trauma Informed Community

Does anyone have any suggestions of next steps when trying to get buy-in from influential community leaders about transforming your community into being trauma-informed? We have led discussions following a showing of the film Resilience and are looking for suggestions of how to keep the momentum moving forward. Thanks AmyRead More...
Last Reply By Gail Kennedy (ACEs Connection Staff) · First Unread Post

Indicators / Metrics of a Trauma-Informed Community

Hello All, I'm just going to put this out there. What indicators/metrics do you use (or can point me to) that measure a community's success at being trauma-informed? More specifically, what indicators/metrics do you use to demonstrate a strengthening of social connections? I look forward to responses. Thanks! :)Read More...
Last Reply By K Connors · First Unread Post

ACEs IMMUNITY

Michael Harrell
Love love this comment made by Emily Read Daniels. “WE DESPERATELY NEED TO MOVE BEYOND COGNITIVE/BEHAVIORAL APPROACHES to treating trauma. As someone that has YEARS of experience working with children and teens and working with that kind of approach to treating depression, anxiety, suicidality, substance misuse, cutting, ODD - you name it, I have worked with it - it's an epic fail. EPIC! The emerging modalities of treatment (e.g. somatic experiencing, trauma-informed yoga, trauma drama,...Read More...
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