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Mark Your Calendars! Oct. 28, 2020 — Cracked Up: The Evolving Conversation, with special guest Dr. Jacob Ham

Join comedian Darrell Hammond and filmmaker Michelle Esrick on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, for the fifth episode of CRACKED UP: THE EVOLVING CONVERSATION. This episode features Dr. Jacob Ham , a clinical psychologist, associate professor and director of the Center for Child Trauma and Resilience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. Ham is a highly sought-after trainer and consultant on trauma-informed engagement and maintains an active clinical practice at Mount...

From: THE LANCET: The opioid crisis and the 2020 US election: crossroads for a national epidemic

From: THE LANCET : The opioid crisis and the 2020 US election: crossroads for a national epidemic By Leana S Wen and Nakisa B Sadeghi Published:October 06, 2020 This is the conclusion followed by a brief outline of the 3 key points Please read the entire article which is linked here Dennis Haffron htthttps://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)32113-9/fulltextps://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)32113-9 Conclusion On the cusp of the presidential election and in the midst...

Wikipedia and W.H.O. Join to Combat Covid Misinformation [nytimes.com]

By Donald G. McNeil Jr. on October 22, 2020 for the New York Times As part of efforts to stop the spread of false information about the coronavirus pandemic, Wikipedia and the World Health Organization announced a collaboration on Thursday: The health agency will grant the online encyclopedia free use of its published information, graphics and videos. The collaboration is the first between Wikipedia and a health agency. “We all consult just a few apps in our daily life, and this puts W.H.O.

Closing California’s State Youth Prisons is a Victory for Racial Justice [jjie.org]

By Renee Menart on October 19, 2020, the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange In a long-awaited decision, California leaders have moved to close the state’s youth correctional institutions managed by the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). Throughout its 80-year history, DJJ has come under harsh criticism for its prison-like conditions, rampant violence and dramatic racial disparities among youth behind its walls. Recently, the rapid spread of COVID-19 inside DJJ facilities sparked...

Landlords Challenge U.S. Eviction Ban and Continue to Oust Renters [bloomberg.com]

By Kriston Capps , October 22, 2020, 2:11 PM EDT for Bloomberg City Lab In September, the Trump administration announced a national moratorium on evictions , via an order by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention aimed at reducing the spread of coronavirus. The four-month temporary suspension applies to any tenant who can’t make rent due to economic conditions and who presents a written declaration about their circumstances to their landlord. But the CDC ban now faces legal...

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Screening for racial trauma

Leslie Lieberman
Hello all, a colleague at a Community Health Center is wondering if anyone knows of and/or has experience using a screening tool that looks at experienced racism as trauma. Thanks! LeslieRead More...
Hi! I have a colleague (private practice family therapist in MA) that is wondering if there are resources for families - especially parents - during remote instruction. He says many many parents are really struggling. Shit show is the term I believe he used. LOL... Many Thanks, EmilyRead More...
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ACE as an Assessment Tool in Homeless Services

Olivia McCall
Hi there, Working with families experiencing homelessness, specifically those with infant and todders. As we adapt our services and try to engage families in a virtual way, we are looking for alternatives to our typical assessment tools. We would love to incorporate ACEs. Though homelessness is not necessarily captured through this tool, we still want to be able to work it into our conversation about the way homelessness can impact a child's social and emotional development and physical...Read More...
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Apply for RESILIENT COMMUNITIES OFFICER Position in North Carolina!

Please check the job requirements and description before applying. Please use the link at the end of this post to apply. Full-time EXEMPT Hiring Range: $52,978 - $66,222 Location: North Carolina Job Summary The Resilient Communities Officer studies community partnerships who focus on young children and families and builds local partnerships’ capacities to improve outcomes for families with young children and foster healthy and resilient communities. Through relationship-based practice the...Read More...
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Book, article, videos and other resource recommendations for parents raising child who has survived early sexual abuse?

Hi all! I generally work with late teens/young adults so would love any tips from folks who work on the younger end of the spectrum or have more experience on the parenting end of the spectrum. I'm looking for recommendations on resources (readings, videos, etc.) for parents raising a pre-adolescent child who is a survivor of early sexual abuse. Bonus points if there's any great content on handling this issue as adoptive parents. Thank you!Read More...
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