September 2019

CUPS in Calgary Recognized for their Brain Science Work

As part of their involvement with the Change in Mind Initiative, a project of the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities and the Palix Foundation in Alberta, CUPs reframed their entire organization’s theory of change to align with brain science research and developed an integrated care model for families and adults living in adverse conditions. The integrated care process is designed to build clients’ executive functioning by helping clients prioritize the problems to be addressed,...

The Internet is Overrun With Images of Child Sexual Abuse. What Went Wrong? [nytimes.com]

By Michael H. Keller and Gabriel J.X. Dance, The New York Times, September 29, 2019 The images are horrific. Children, some just 3 or 4 years old, being sexually abused and in some cases tortured. Pictures of child sexual abuse have long been produced and shared to satisfy twisted adult obsessions. But it has never been like this: Technology companies reported a record 45 million online photos and videos of the abuse last year. More than a decade ago, when the reported number was less than a...

'Huge demand' for Children Mental Health Services Due to Screening Event in Davis County (Utah) [standard.net]

By Megan Olsen, Standard-Examiner, September 28, 2019 A partnership of health organizations in Davis County started holding an annual mental health screening event for junior high and high school students two years ago. This year, the group planned a mental health screening event for elementary- and preschool-age children. The event will offer appointments over the course of two hours on the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Davis Behavioral Health — but all appointment slots had filled two...

The Healing Place Podcast - Leah Kyaio: Badass Trainer Bootcamp & Teach Like Their Lives Depend On It

Creator and Master of Badass Trainer Bootcamp and Teach Like Their Lives Depend On It, Leah has 25 years of experience empowering those in education, government, law enforcement, and business through training and consulting. She's committed to providing the very best tools to create change in the teaching of adults and children. All of her work supports resiliency building and increasing professional and individual toolboxes to ensure equity and respect for all.

Preying on Children: The Emerging Psychology of Pedophiles [nytimes.com]

By Benedict Carey, The New York Times, September 29, 2019 Images of child sex abuse have reached a crisis point on the internet, spreading at unprecedented rates in part because tech platforms and law enforcement agencies have failed to keep pace with the problem. But less is understood about the issue underlying it all: What drives people to sexually abuse children? Science in recent years has begun to provide some answers. One thing most pedophiles have in common: They discover, usually as...

Lower Parent-Child Conflict Significantly Reduces Risk of Mental Health Difficulties in Children Exposed to Adversity [psypost.org]

By Eric W. Dolan, PsyPost, September 28, 2019 Facing adversity in childhood is associated with psychopathology in adolescence, but this risk is lower in families with less parent-child conflict, according to new research. The study, published in The British Journal of Psychiatry, highlights the importance of the parent-child relationship. “Adversity is common in childhood, affecting roughly 1-in-4 children. There is now a lot of evidence indicating that adversity is major risk factor for...

Film and Forum Address Issues That Connect to Truama (L.A. Parker Column0 [trentonian.com]

By L.A. Parker, The Trentonian, September 28, 2019 On Wednesday, Oct. 2, Kimme Carlos, founder and executive director of Urban Mental Health Alliance. hosts a forum on The Art & Science of Healing as it relates to childhood trauma. Guests should make their way to George Washington Ballroom at the Trenton War Memorial located at 1 Memorial Drive. Doors open at 5 p.m. A light dinner is planned followed by remarks by Mayor Reed Gusciora. Film screening starts at 5:30 p.m. with a discussion...

Speakers at UW-Stout Summit Say Supportive Adults and Calm, Respectful Environments Help Create Resiliency [volumeone.org]

By Pam Powers, VolumeOne, September 27, 2019 The K-12 Healthy Minds Summit held at UW-Stout in July and focused on fostering emotional health and resiliency in schools. About 75 people attended. It was the first program of the Initiative to Create the UW-Stout Center for the Study and Promotion of Health and Wellbeing. The two speakers were spouses John Klem, professor and program director of the clinical mental health counseling program, and Tonya Klem, school psychologist for the Ellsworth...

Think Science: Adverse Childhood Experiences (Discussion) [tpr.org]

By Nathan Cone, Texas Public Radio, September 28 ,2019 A hard childhood leaves behind more than just painful memories. Chronic health issues like heart disease, depression, substance abuse, and even cancer have been linked to adverse childhood experiences such as divorce, parental death, abuse, absentee parents, or a family member’s incarceration. Researchers today are making the connections, and looking for ways to help children along the way before they reach adulthood, such as teaching...

The Relentless School Nurse: The Day the School Nurse Went to Capitol Hill

I am sharing my remarks from the press conference held by Congresswoman Lauren Underwood to bring attention to the impact of gun violence in schools. We are asking for the Senate to bring the Background Check Bill to the floor for a vote. Democracy is built on the voice of “The People” and yesterday, I had the ultimate privilege of being one of the voices. I spoke on behalf of school nurses across our country who are managing the aftermath of school shootings or the stress of active shooter...

TIC: News and Notes for the Week of September 23, 2019 [dhs.wisconsin.gov]

By Wisconsin Department of Health Services, September 25, 2019 ACEs, Adversity's Impact Adverse childhood experiences and household food insecurity: Findings from the 2016 national survey on children's health How adverse childhood experiences cost $1.33 trillion a year Adverse childhood experiences: Implications for offspring telomere length and psychopathology Repeated periods of poverty accelerate the aging process Childhood trauma, body dysmorphic disorder, and plastic surgery addiction...

Neurofeedback Webinar: Training Your Brain To Improve Bodily Function-Pete Van Deusen Today 10am PST!

Training Your Brain To Improve Bodily Function-Pete Van Deusen Register now for todays webinar that starts at 10:00am PST. https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/7469734954253362946 When you or your clients face issues from seizures to poor sleep, appetite/digestions, pain, including migraines, panic attacks, blood pressure, stress, poor immune function and more, you probably don't think of these as being related to the patterns in your brain. Spend two hours in this webinar to understand the...

Adverse Childhood Experiences: From Cruelty to a Courageous Life [nursingreview.com.au]

By Tonia Gillen, Nursing Review, September 24, 2019 The usual connotation of an ‘ace’ is positive. For a card player the ace of spades is traditionally the highest and most valued card in the pack. According to the urban dictionary the term ace describes a person whom you like, often a self-assured confident person, and the term loosely translates as ‘excellent’ or ‘very good’. When ace is used as an adjective, the meaning is usually that of ‘cool’ or ‘trendy’. However, there is another...

This Yellow School Bus Isn't Taking Children to School - It's Taking Families Off the Street [nationswell.com]

By Monica Humphries, Nationswell, September 24, 2019 A school bus is typically full of eager, excited kids. But for the Flood family, a school bus is home. It’s a place full of the essentials: food, hot water, clothes and a place to rest. During the summer of 2018, David Flood, who was working as a substitute teacher and studying for his master’s, had to quit his job. He needed to take care of his three kids and his wife, Jennifer Flood, who was too sick to work. Rent payments, student loans...

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