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Teri Wellbrock on "Breaking the Silence with Dr. Gregory Williams" Radio Show

This Sunday (November 17th) at 8 pm CST, Terri Wellbrock will be the special guest on "Breaking the Silence with Dr. Gregory Williams" Radio Program. The program will spotlight the entire hour on Teri and her wonderful work with Hope for Healing. To listen in on this exciting and informative program simply hit this link: https://bbsradio.com/breakingthesilence or download the BBS Radio app. After the LIVE radio program on Sunday evening then the program is released to over 115 podcast...

Webinar Slides and Recording: The Human Impact of Climate Change

Recorded live November 13, 2019. Find the slides attached below. Speaker: Elaine Miller-Karas, MSW, LCSW, Executive Director and Co-founder, Trauma Resource Institute. Guest: Kelly Doty, MA, Strengthening Families Program Manager, Youth for Change Host: Carey Sipp, Southeast Community Facilitator, ACEs Connection. Climate change emergencies are real and the human toll during and in the aftermath impact children, teens and adults. This webinar will hear from Kelly Doty, a survivor, who lost...

Despite Gains, the Emotional Lives of Children Often Forgotten by Our Medical System [centerforhealthjournalism.org]

By A.K. Whitney, Center for Health Journalism, November 11, 2019 I don’t remember the date, or even the time of year, though the medical records tell me it was 1977. I was 6. But I will always remember that day: the gloomy, wood-paneled exam room at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, the hard, high table I sat on, the doctor looming above me as he muttered about swan necks and hammers, though there were no birds or tools in sight. He didn’t bother making eye contact with me. I’m not sure he...

New York Expands Eligibility for Kin Who Want to Foster Children [chronicleofsocialchange.org]

By Rachel Nielsen, The Chronicle of Social Change, November 14, 2019 When caseworkers remove children from their homes and place them into foster care, it can be jarring and traumatic. A new law in New York aims to ease the transition by enabling a wider circle of family members and even non-relatives to become the kids’ foster parents. That law, which Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed in late October, broadens the definition of relatives. Previously, only certain blood relatives of a parent of a...

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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...
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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...
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CME Credits for physicians

Dear Friends, I appreciate this community so much. I am a pediatrician from Long Beach, CA and I am really committed to spreading the research about ACES and how we can heal, especially among physicians to address burn-out. I will be facilitating a mindfulness and yoga retreat for physicians in April and will discuss ACES, trauma informed health care, resilience, as well as post traumatic growth. I have asked the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) and UCSC Center for Mindfulness if they...Read More...
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