Blog Entries

Free webinar from Chandra Ghosh Ippen, PhD on "When We Are Scared..."

In this excellent free webinar, Chandra Ghosh Ippen, PhD, Associate Director of the Child Trauma Research Program at University of California, San Francisco, and Director of Dissemination and Implementation for Child-Parent Psychotherapy, talks about how to use her picture story book Once I Was Very Very Scared to help children and families heal from acute and chronic trauma. The webinar will be available in Spanish soon.

RWJF Hiring a Program Officer for Healthy Children, Health Weight Team

The program officer will design, manage, and monitor strategies and initiatives that focus on promoting policies that improve health outcomes for children and families and make healthier school environments the norm. We are particularly interested in finding candidates with experience in policy, education, and/or child and youth development. ( An editorial note from Gail - AND wouldn't it be great for the PO to be expert in the intersection of ACEs with child & youth development?) To...

Police Start to Embrace Trauma-Informed Practice

Brad Lohrey, sheriff of Sherman County in Oregon, likes to tell about an older man who summoned an ambulance about once a week, usually in the middle of the night. When the 911 calls ended abruptly, Lohrey asked his deputies if they knew why. “One of the deputies told me that he started stopping by the gentleman’s house before going off shift. The deputy told me that spending five minutes stopping and talking with the person caused the person to no longer need the ambulance. The gentleman...

A Spike In Liver Disease Deaths Among Young Adults Fueled By Alcohol []

Dr. Elliot Tapper has treated a lot of patients, but this one stood out. "His whole body was yellow," Tapper remembers. "He could hardly move. It was difficult for him to breathe, and he wasn't eating anything." The patient was suffering from chronic liver disease. After years of alcohol use, his liver had stopped filtering his blood. Bilirubin, a yellowish waste compound, was building up in his body and changing his skin color. [For more on this story by PAUL CHISHOLM, go to...

Georgia Reforms Gave Us More Choices, Better Results []

As Bill Gates famously said in his book, “ The Road Ahead ” (1996), “We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten.” At the Department of Juvenile Justice in Georgia, Gov. Nathan Deal and his leadership team have seen remarkable change in half that time. In 2013, the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (GA DJJ) was identified by Gov. Deal as a department where change was possible and reform was...

Ask the Community

ACES Mentor

Amy Rohn
Hello, my name is Amy Rohn and I am working towards my Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I would very much like to work on a project related to ACES and am looking for a mentor/preceptor in the Grand Rapids area. This person must be a nurse with a master's degree or higher. Please let me know if you would be willing/interested in helping me, or if you may know of someone I can contact. thank you very much, AmyRead More...

ACES Presentation for Preschool Parents (experiences, tips, etc.)

I work at an Early Learning Center that serves Head Start and ECEAP preschool families. We are looking to bring ACES and Resiliency to parents, but want to do so in a way that is strengths-based and does not leave families feeling at a loss for what they can do to move forward from ACES they and their families may have experienced. I have found many resources between this website and some other internet searches, but we are very interested in learning about other organization's experiences...Read More...
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Seeking Outreach Producer for PBS documentary

Public Policy Productions is seeking a full-time Outreach Producer for six to nine months beginning in September. We are launching the release of BROKEN PLACES, a feature documentary about why some children are permanently damaged by early adversity while others are able to thrive. BROKEN PLACES is our 33 rd national public television documentary. Over the past four decades our films have won over 150 awards including Peabody, Emmy, and duPont-Columbia awards, as well as two Academy Award...Read More...
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Resource Inquiry

Hello All. I am an adoption social worker in Minnesota and my agency has been looking to enhance our parent trainings with more information about ACES. I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for some free, short, online webinars, podcasts, etc for parenting children with ACES or adopting children with an ACE score.Read More...
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