September 2019

Neurofeedback LIVE Radio Show TONIGHT

Neurofeedback: A Breakthrough For Trauma Survivors? Tune In this Sun, Sept 15th 9pm EST/8pm CST/6pm PST on Dr. Greg Williams show "Breaking the Silence" where Dr. Williams will be interviewing neurofeedback pioneer, & Brain-Trainer International Founder, Peter Van Deusen, as well as from neurofeedback practitioners: Stacey Breitmann, Dr. Sharrie Hanley & Mary Giuliani who will share their stories about how neurofeedback has made a profound difference in their lives and the lives of...

ACEs Community Spotlight Series: Feride Castillo, Empowerment Collaborative of Long Island

For our first Community Spotlight, I interviewed Feride Castillo, Director of Advocacy and co-founder of Empower LI to discuss the incredible work she is doing with trauma-informed care within the criminal justice system in Suffolk County. Please note that responses have been adjusted for length and clarity. How did you get started working with families affected by the ACEs/Trauma on Long Island? I have experience working within the criminal justice system alongside judges, defense...

Free Webinar: “Now What?” How to Create Trauma Playbooks to Unstick Your Families

Traumatized families with traumatized children often remain stuck in the “now what?” phase. After identifying the traumatic event and telling their story, the question is “now what?”. What do we do in the here and now to heal our child’s trauma to move forward? Trauma therapists often lack to the tools to answer this question. In response, the Family Systems Trauma (FST) model developed what are called trauma playbooks. These are written plans with concrete strategies to clarify roles and...

Historical trauma, racism resources from NC workshop

At a standing-room-only workshop on historical and racial trauma in Wilmington, NC this week, one of the workshop leaders, Jen Neitzel , Ph.D., executive director of the Educational Equity Institute , shared a list of resources on the topic of racism, trauma, white fragility, inequity, social justice and more. Neitzel and fellow presenters Justin L. Perry, a therapist in private practice , and Jaraun “Gemini” Boyd, a client advocate for The Bail Project , spoke and interacted with an...

Child poverty declines even as disparities persist among the nation’s youngest children

Article by Katherine Paschall and Jessical Dym Bartlett in the publication ChildTrends. September 12. 2019 The most recent Census data show a small decrease in the poverty rate among the overall U.S. population, from 12.3 percent in 2017 to 11.8 percent in 2018. Poverty rates were highest among infants and toddlers (birth through age 2), Black and Hispanic young children, and young children living in single parent-headed households—particularly female-headed households—relative to children...

From Virginia Tech to Borderline: Mass Shooting Survivor Explains the Impact of Trauma [vcstar.com]

By Tom Kisken, Ventura County Star, September 13, 2019 Michael Morisette approached the Moorpark College stage. His daughter, Kristina Morisette, a 20-year-old free spirit, was one of 12 victims killed at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks on Nov. 7. On Friday, the Simi Valley man listened as Lisa Hamp explained the fog, pain and loneliness that came after she survived a 2007 mass shooting on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Virginia. At the stage, Morisette told Hamp her...

The Relentless School Nurse: A Story From a Friend in Recognition of National Suicide Prevention Week

Yelaika Lopez represents what is best about our future leaders. She is on a mission to break barriers and reduce the stigma of seeking treatment for mental health issues. Stigma prevents people from accessing treatment for up to a decade, according to The National Council of Behavioral Health . I was fortunate to meet Yelaika while she was still in high school, and I have watched her flourish as a college student. She is sharing this personal reflection to support The National Suicide...

Neurofeedback: A Breakthrough For Trauma Survivors? Tune In this Sun, Sept 15th 9pm EST/8pm CST/6pm PST on Dr. Greg Williams show "Breaking the Silence"

Hello my ACEsconnection friends! Be sure to listen this Sunday the 15th at 6pm PST/8pm CST/9pm EST for a fantastic lineup of guests discussing how neurofeedback is making a profound difference in healing the various physical, emotional and nervous system challenges of childhood trauma and PTSD. LINK to the LIVE Radio Show: https://bbsradio.com/breakingthesilence Also If you have a question for any of the guests you can call into the LIVE SHOW Toll-free By Dialing: 888-627-6008. Given that...

The Compassionate Christian Response to Adverse Childhood Experiences

Davis Community Church 401 C street will be hosting an 8 week Bible based class from Oct 6-Nov 24 from 12-1:15 entitled the Compassionate Christian Response to Childhood Adversity. RSVP through church office : office@dccpres.org or call 530-7580182. Space limited to 20 Childhood Adversity and The Compassionate Christian Response Did you know adverse childhood experiences are very common, yet they are often unrecognized as contributors to poor physical and emotional well being across...

Co-occurrence of Violence-Related Risk and Protective Behaviors and Adult Support Among Male Youth in Urban Neighborhoods [jamanetwork.com]

By Alison J. Culyba, Elizabeth Miller, Steven M. Albert, et al., Jama Network, September 13, 2019 Question How is adult support associated with detailed patterns of violence and risk or protective behavior co-occurrence among male youth in urban neighborhoods? Findings In this cross-sectional study of data from a recently completed randomized clinical trial that included 866 male youths, detailed co-occurrence patterns demonstrated association clusters of sexual violence, youth violence, and...

Age and Birth Cohort–Adjusted Rates of Suicide Mortality Among US Male and Female Youths Aged 10 to 19 Years From 1999 to 2017 [jamanetwork.com]

By Bin Yu and Xinguang Chen, Jama Network, September 13, 2019 Question Does a measure of suicide mortality calculated by adjusting for chronological age and year of birth differ from unadjusted models? Findings In this multiyear cross-sectional study using data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Wide-Ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research database, age and birth cohort–adjusted suicide mortality rates were estimated after controlling for a curved age effect and a...

Unconditional Love: Faith Leaders as Agents of Change in the ACEs and Resilience Movement

The Rev. Sanghoon Yoo learned about the ACE Study, saw the film Paper Tigers and understood that there might be a way to bridge the chasm between faith-based views of wellness and traditional approaches to mental health. “When I heard from the science and Paper Tigers that one of the most important factors for resilience is unconditional love, I thought: That’s not medical. That’s my language. That was an ‘aha’ moment for me; I never thought mental health and faith would go together.” Yoo,...

California Legislature Approves Bill To Reduce Maternal Mortality Rate For Black Women (Podcast) [kpbs.org]

By Jade Hindmon, KPBS, September 12, 2019 California has the lowest maternal mortality rate in the country, according to the United Health Foundation's health rankings. But black women in California continue to die at a rate three to four times higher than white women from pregnancy or delivery complications. Several advocacy groups believe racial bias in the health care system in to blame. To address the disparity, California lawmakers approved Senate Bill 464, the California Dignity in...

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