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New Study Dispels Myths About What Makes Youth Sports Fun for Kids [sciencedaily.com]

By George Washington University, ScienceDaily, November 14, 2019 "Our data indicate girls and boys are more similar than different when it comes to what makes playing sports fun," said Amanda J. Visek, PhD, an associate professor of exercise and nutrition sciences at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH). "What counts most for girls and boys are things like 'trying your best,' 'working hard,' 'staying active,' and 'playing well...

I Watched Friends Die in Afghanistan. The Guilt Has Nearly Killed Me. [nytimes.com]

By Adam Linehan, The New York Times, November 11, 2019 When my grandfather Michael Linehan Jr. arrived in North Africa in December 1943 to begin his tour of duty with the 15th Air Force, the average life expectancy of an Allied heavy-bomber crewman was roughly six combat missions, less than a fourth of what he was required to fly. As the 25-year-old pilot of a B-24 Liberator, my grandfather flew in some of the most decisive engagements of the war, including the Battle of Anzio and the second...

The Healing Place Podcast - Sarah Peyton: Your Resonant Self

Sarah Peyton, Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication and neuroscience educator, integrates brain science and the use of resonant language to heal trauma. She brings together depth work and self-compassion that integrate relational neuroscience with the transformative potential of language. She teaches and lectures internationally, and is the author of the book 'Your Resonant Self: Guided Meditations and Exercises to Engage Your Brain’s Capacity for Healing.

Major New Project to Use Nature-Based Solutions to Help Laos Adapt to Climate Change [unenvironment.org]

By UN Environment Programme, November 13, 2019 The Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF), a major funder of climate projects, has approved a US$10 million project that’s expected to benefit 10 per cent of Laos’ population. The project is using nature-based solutions in four cities to build resilience towards ever-increasing floods caused by climate change. The project represents a major ‘paradigm shift’ of urban flood management in Laos, from hard infrastructure towards the integration of...

'How Do We Recover?': Experts Weigh In on How to Talk to Your Kids About Shootings [latimes.com]

By Nina Agrawal, Los Angeles Times, November 14, 2019 The shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita on Thursday touched off intense, heart-sinking fear among many teenagers who ran for cover, barricaded classroom doors with tables and chairs, and hid in closets. Later, as they were reunited at a park, evacuated students and parents collapsed into one another’s arms in long, tearful hugs. “Fear made it feel like we were waiting in silence forever,” said Andrei Mojica, 17, who locked...

Ask the Community

Gun Violence & ACEs

DeMicha Luster
Hi everyone! Does anyone have any research, data, programming, etc. specifically connecting ACEs and gun violence? Thank you in advance for you help!Read More...

ACEs Data

Hi all, I am looking for ACEs Data in Kern County California. I don't know where I can request this information. Thank you!! FranciscoRead More...

Participation at Community Resiliency Centers

Hello! Anyone with recommendations on how to increase participation of children and families for brand new resiliency center programming, such as mindfulness activities (yoga/drumming) and parent/child curricular programming? Our community launched a pilot program located in the county's only city at the local YMCA. The city is centrally located and the YMCA is a walkable distance from many neighborhoods. The county is located in Pennsylvania, is mostly low-income and rural. Programming is...Read More...
Last Reply By Vicki Boguszewski · First Unread Post
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
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