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April 2021

Praise for "Hope for Healing" by Rev. Chris Haughee, 30-day trauma-informed devotional

"Don't take MY word for it... hear from those who were kind enough to review my new devotional and provide an endorsement." Pastor Chris Haughee purchase now at https://www.amazon.com/dp/1733812326 Give yourself thirty days to experience the profound ministry of Intermountain Residential in Helena, Montana! Hope for Healing is a unique devotional book. It comes from Rev. Dr. Chris Haughee's ministry as chaplain to severely emotionally disturbed children and their families, gleaned from...

Announcing 100 resources to stop the spread of COVID-19 [caih.jhu.edu]

Recent materials added to our COVID-19 resource library The Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health now has over 100 resources available on our web-based COVID-19 resources library. Resources include fact sheets, social media messages, videos, radio scripts, and podcasts for use by Native American communities. Linked below are some of the recent materials posted around topics such as vaccines, school reopening, and substance use. Beverly Gorman - Diné Traditional Healer Talks about...

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New Episode of Transforming Trauma: ACEs, Developmental Trauma, and Chronic Illness with Veronique Mead

Transforming Trauma Episode 040: ACEs, Developmental Trauma, and Chronic Illness with Veronique Mead In this episode of Transforming Trauma, our host Sarah Buino is joined by somatic therapist Veronique Mead, a former practicing physician and assistant professor of family medicine. For 20 years Veronique has been researching and integrating science with her personal journey of chronic fatigue syndrome, finding powerful evidence of the connection between childhood adversity and chronic...

The right verdict

Many people woke up Tuesday morning worrying about the verdict a jury would deliver in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd, and agonizing over the possibility that yet again justice would be denied. That we would even consider that justice might be denied in such an egregious case in which dozens of people witnessed first-hand the murder of Floyd, and millions more watched his tragic and needless death on video says so very much about the state of justice in this...

Mother Nature’s Buffer Against Adverse Childhood Experiences

Earth Day has blossomed into a month-long celebration in April focusing on getting outdoors, appreciating nature and coming together as a community all of which are important in our work as ACEs Aware grantees. Recently, “spending time in nature” was added to the list of ways to practice self-care in relation to Adverse Childhood Experiences. The idea behind the self-care practices is to regulate an overactive stress response which can be heightened due to exposure to ACEs and lead to toxic...

Overcoming the Physical Effects of PTSD

When it comes to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), oftentimes mental health seems to be the only lingering effects that are discussed; however, there is a long list of physical health effects that can occur from this mental disorder as well. Things like poor cardiovascular health, GI tract problems, even hair loss can all occur from PTSD. That said, there are solutions available like dietary changes and laser caps that can help with these problems. Before we dive too deep into...

ACEs Research Corner — April 2021

[Editor's note: Dr. Harise Stein at Stanford University edits a web site — abuseresearch.info — that focuses on the health effects of abuse, and includes research articles on ACEs. Every month, she posts the summaries of the abstracts and links to research articles that address only ACEs. Thank you, Harise!! -- Jane Stevens] Ma J, Lee SJ, Grogan-Kaylor A. Adverse Childhood Experiences and Spanking Have Similar Associations with Early Behavior. Problems. J Pediatr. 2021 Feb...

HOPE Summit speakers show how positive childhood experiences offset adversity

The Rev. Darrell Armstrong, pastor of the historic Shiloh Baptist Church in Trenton, New Jersey, is an accomplished man. He graduated from Stanford University in public policy and went on to get his master’s degree in divinity studies at Princeton. As a former director in the New Jersey Department of Human Services, he was responsible for New Jersey’s statewide strategy for preventing child abuse and neglect. Armstrong has also worked as an entrepreneur, workshop facilitator, and radio host.

Early Childhood, Interdisciplinary Community of Practice (fee free)

Looking for a gentle, supportive gathering of adults who are important to young children? Join us! We meet twice a month via Zoom (2nd and 4th Thursdays @ 7:30pm EST) and chat via keyboard on a safe, private platform whenever we want. Click for details → https://www.jodiwert.com/yes/community. A prompt for conversation = blog post(its) like this: @Adriana van Altvorst @Melissa McPheeters

Legislative win to be celebrated in New York on ACEs Awareness Day April 30

When advocates gather (virtually) to commemorate ACEs Awareness Day on April 30, there will be lots to celebrate—most specifically, the inclusion of language about ACEs in the FY 21-22 New York State budget (see attached document for the link to the budget and ACEs text). It calls for mandated reporters to be educated about “ACEs, the importance of protective factors and the availability of services for children at risk for suffering from ACEs.” It also requires the Office of Child and...

You're Invited: Baby Shower Briefing for Expectant Youth in Care

Good morning PACE members, I hope you are safe and well today. I want to extend an invitation to you to our Baby Shower Briefing on May 5, 2021 at 11 a.m. so together we can Extend the Infant Supplement as a prenatal support for our youth! We will have a number of youth advocate speakers and members of the coalition speak to the issues. Will you join us for our Baby Shower Briefing for Expectant Youth in Care? Description: How does the pandemic impact expectant and parenting foster youth?

AAP Snapshots: Financial Impact of the Pandemic on Families [positiveexperience.org/blog]

By Loren McCullough and Dr. Robert Sege, 4/20/21, positiveexperience.org/blog This blog continues our reflections on the results of a survey that the HOPE team, in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics , Prevent Child Abuse America , and the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) , commissioned with YouGov.com in November of 2020, asking a national sample of parents and caregivers about their experiences with their children since March of 2020. The project is...

AAP Snapshots: Family Closeness during COVID-19 [positiveexperience.org/blog]

By Loren McCullough and Dr. Robert Sege, 4/20/21, positiveexperience.org/blog How do US parents and families cope with pandemic-related disturbances to their households? All across the country, family work and children’s regular way of life is topsy-turvy. The HOPE team, in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics , Prevent Child Abuse America , and with assistance and financial support from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) , sent a questionnaire to a...

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