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August 2019

Pre-K Teachers Are Making House Calls. It’s Helping Kids Succeed. [nytimes.com]

By Christina Caron and Katherine Zoepf August 22, 2019 In more than 700 communities across the country, teachers are supporting students of all ages — and their parents — outside the classroom. Even for the youngest children, the benefits can be profound. Yumna al-Kashto is only 4, but she’s already had to adapt to lots of changes in her life. She was born in Antakya, Turkey, after intense fighting forced her parents and four older siblings to flee their home in Idlib, the Syrian opposition...

Association of Parental Incarceration With Psychiatric and Functional Outcomes of Young Adults [jamanetwork.com]

By Elizabeth J. Gifford, Lindsey Eldred Kozecke, Megan Golonka, et. al., JAMA Network, August 23, 2019 Question: Is parental incarceration associated with increased odds of offspring receiving psychiatric diagnoses during young adulthood and experiencing obstacles that can derail a successful transition to adulthood (eg, in health, legal, financial, and social domains)? Findings: This cohort study, using data from a community-representative, longitudinal study, found that parental...

Whole Child Assessment Found to Effectively Screen Children for Adverse Childhood Experiences [llu.edu]

By Briana Pastorino, Loma Linda University, August 22, 2019 New research demonstrates that using the Whole Child Assessment (WCA), which was developed at Loma Linda University Health, improves identification of child-adverse childhood experiences (Child-ACEs) during a routine well-child doctor visit versus not using a screening tool. Ariane Marie-Mitchell, MD, PhD, MPH , lead author of the study and a preventive medicine physician at Loma Linda University Health, said ACEs are a growing...

Going Beyond the Breakthrough Means Going Beyond Rape Kits [msmagazine.com]

By Jennifer Pierce-Weeks, MS., August 22, 2019 Jennifer Pierce-Weeks, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, is the Chief Executive Officer at the International Association of Forensic Nurses. jpw@forensicnurses.org In much the same way that Nicole Brown Simpson’s murder drew domestic violence out of the shadows two decades ago, the #MeToo movement is shining a spotlight on sexual violence. Stories and experiences that were once discussed privately in hushed tones have now become a society-wide conversation.

Psychologists Say Historical Trauma, Hawaiian Resilience Play Out On Mauna Kea [hawaiipublicradio.org]

By Ku'uwehi Hiraishi, Hawai'i Public Radio, August 14, 2019 Images from Mauna Kea of police arresting kupuna or elders and those of protesters chained to a cattle grate can elicit strong emotions from many who see them. But for some native Hawaiians, these sights can serve as reminders of past injustices, triggering what the American Psychological Association calls “historical trauma.” Video of 81-year-old Maxine Kahāʻulelio pleading with law enforcement on Mauna Kea brought tears to kumu...

Call for Papers: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) [apa.org]

By American Psychological Association, August 24, 2019 A special issue on the topic of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) is intended to articulate critical concepts, to demonstrate the significance and relevance of psychological research and practice, and to catalyze further efforts to develop effective programs and policies that reflect current science. The goal of this special issue is to publish articles that encompass the range of work being conducted in research, practice, programs,...

Addressing Marginalization: Redirecting Strategies of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace (Webinar) [ssir.org]

By Stanford Social Innovation Review, August 23, 2019 This Complimentary SSIR Live! Program will Explore: A landscape understanding of common diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts in civil society organizations and their ramifications Strategies for addressing underlying causes of a lack of diversity and inclusion in the workplace A systems thinking lens for designing processes and structure-oriented strategies to DEI Deconstructions of key DEI concepts and discussion of their...

Lengthy Detention Of Migrant Children May Create Lasting Trauma, Say Researchers [npr.org]

By Rhitu Chatterjee, National Public Radio, August 23, 2019 This week, the Trump administration announced a new regulation that would allow it to detain migrant families who have crossed the U.S. border illegally for an indefinite period of time. The new rule aims to replace the Flores agreement, a 1997 court settlement which limits the amount of time that children can be detained by the government to a maximum of 20 days. But psychologists say that indefinite detention could have a lasting...

SEPT 4, 2019 HHS Webinar - Childhood Trauma and Mental Health Impacts

I just received an email notification of an upcoming Webinar hosted try the Health and Human Services - Center for Faith and Opportunities Initiative 9Partnership Center) Thought it would be helpful to share! The following is an excerpt of the announcement. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Trauma ― specifically trauma experienced as children or adolescents ― can significantly impact individuals across their...

The Keys to Powerful Solutions Journalism [mediaengagement.org]

Solutions journalism offers comprehensive coverage of an issue by proposing solutions rather than just focusing on the problem. The Center for Media Engagement set out to determine how certain components of solutions journalism affect the way readers evaluate both the reporting and the issue. Solutions journalism strives to include what is sometimes overlooked: reporting not just about the problems facing society, but about how communities respond to them. The Center for Media Engagement...

Merging Schools, Improving Equity: Inside a Chicago Community’s Effort to Dismantle a Pattern of Segregation [howhousingmatters.org]

By Emily Peiffer and Anna-Lisa Castle, How Housing Matters, August 21, 2019 Chicago is starkly segregated by race and income. But the city’s schools are even more segregated than its neighborhoods, and school segregation persists even in more residentially integrated areas. For students, this can perpetuate vast disparities in education resources and hinder children’s opportunities and well-being. This disparity was clear in Chicago’s Near North neighborhood, where two public schools sat...

How Cities Can Integrate Nature to Improve Mental Health [psychcentral.com]

By Traci Pederson, PsychCentral, July 29, 2019 A growing body of research has shown the significant benefits of natural settings on human cognition and mental health. But until now, it has been difficult to quantify these benefits in a useful manner for cities that want to integrate nature into their design. Now, an international team led by the University of Washington (UW) and Stanford University has created a framework for how city planners, landscape architects, developers and others can...

Trauma Informed Care in Oregon: Connecting People, Practices, and Communities [traumainformedoregon.com]

By Trauma Informed Oregon, August 22, 2019 Trauma Informed Oregon (TIO) will be celebrating 5 years as a statewide collaborative in October 2019. We are excited to host a statewide conference in Sunriver, Oregon to honor all of the work providers, individuals, and communities in Oregon have done to address adverse childhood experiences through the implementation of trauma informed care. Oregon is doing great things and we need your voice! This conference will focus on: what we are learning...

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