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FREE Webinar Tuesday April 12th, 4pm EST -- Measuring Trauma-Informed Care Using the ARTIC Scale

The Attitudes Related to Trauma-Informed Care (ARTIC) Scale is the first psychometrically valid measure of TIC published in the peer reviewed literature. It was developed collaboratively by the Traumatic Stress Institute of Klingberg Family Centers and Dr. Courtney Baker at Tulane University. Join a FREE webinar about the ARTIC on April 12th or May 2nd. The ARTIC measures professional and para-professional attitudes favorable or unfavorable toward TIC. It is based on the premise that staff...

Native American Roundtable holds meeting with Commissioner of the Administration for Native Americans

(L to R) Dan Press; Ann Bullock, IHS; Alec Thundercloud, IHS; Camille Loya, HHS Administration for Children and Families; Geoff Roth, IHS; Commissioner Lillian Sparks Robinson. __________________________ Commissioner of the Administration for Native Americans Lillian Sparks Robinson met with representatives of the Roundtable on Trauma-Informed Native American Communities on March 30 to address concerns highlighted in a December 17 letter sent to HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell by 12 U.S.

Foster Home Crunch Strands Children in Psych Facilities [TexasTribune.org]

Abused children in Texas are being left in psychiatric facilities longer than they were six years ago as the state's child protective services system grapples with federal court scrutiny and diminishing options, according to data obtained by The Texas Tribune. Last year, 17,151 Texas children were removed from abusive homes. While the agency could not say exactly how many were placed in private and state psychiatric hospitals, data from 2009 to 2015 shows roughly 4,000 psychiatric admissions...

Baltimore Sees Hospitals As Key To Breaking A Cycle Of Violence [NPR.org]

Every year, U.S. hospitals treat hundreds of thousands of violent injuries. Often, the injured are patched up and sent home, right back to the troubles that landed them in the hospital in the first place. Now, as these institutions of healing are facing pressure under the Affordable Care Act to keep readmissions down, a growing number of hospitals are looking at ways to prevent violence. In Baltimore, health department workers have pitched hospitals an idea they want to take citywide. The...

CHF announces child trauma pilot project [ComoxValleyRecord.com]

With the goal of inventing better ways to move forward for the next generation of children, the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island will invest $715,000 over the next three years into helping northern Vancouver Island children suffering from trauma and neglect. On Monday, the organization brought together Diane Lloyd, interim CEO of the foundation, project co-leaders Dr. Carol Coxon and Dr. Bruce Perry to make the announcement at the Old House Hotel in Courtenay. The Healing...

Women’s Emotions Do Not Cause Their Migraines [NYTimes.com]

Misconception: Migraines are psychological manifestations of women’s inability to manage stress and emotions Actually: Neurologists are very clear that migraines are a real, debilitating medical condition related to temporary abnormal brain activity. The fact that they may be more common for some women during “that time of the month” has nothing to do with emotions. For centuries, doctors explained migraines as a woman’s problem caused by emotional disturbances like hysteria, depression or...

CHF announces child trauma pilot project [ComoxValleyRecord.com]

With the goal of inventing better ways to move forward for the next generation of children, the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island will invest $715,000 over the next three years into helping northern Vancouver Island children suffering from trauma and neglect. On Monday, the organization brought together Diane Lloyd, interim CEO of the foundation, project co-leaders Dr. Carol Coxon and Dr. Bruce Perry to make the announcement at the Old House Hotel in Courtenay. The Healing...

“Paper Tigers” Makes an Impact at University of Alaska, Anchorage

On Tuesday evening students, staff, and community members attended a showing of “Paper Tigers” on campus at UAA. The showing was a joint effort of Alaska Children’s Trust, Prevent Child Abuse America and UAA Residence Life in recognition of National Public Health Week. The room was packed and there was an animated discussion after the film. “Paper Tigers’ clearly had a strong impact on everyone who attended. In the written evaluations everyone indicated that they would recommend the film to...

Tedex Talk today on Trauma in Richmond, VA

Dr. Allison Jackson of Richmond, VA is giving a Tedex Talk today on ACEs and need for more community involvement on this issue. She is scheduled to be on at 2:47 pm today, April 8, for about 10 minutes. There are three other speakers during the day speaking on trauma to a first time ever sold out crowd at RVA Tedex of1500 folks! The live stream link is available today on www.tedxrva.com .

Preschoolers' Diets Improved After Federal Food Voucher Changes: Study [Consumer.Healthday.com]

A change to a U.S. government nutrition program improved the diets of millions of young children in low-income families, a new study says. Researchers compared the eating habits of nearly 1,200 2- to 4-year-olds in low-income households before and after the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) was changed in 2009. With the revamp, more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat milk were included in the WIC food voucher package. The change improved...

Rep. Kennedy Calls Juvenile Justice the Next Civil Rights Issue [JJIE.org]

Rep. Joseph Kennedy III drew on the spirit of his grandfather Robert F. Kennedy this morning, casting juvenile justice as an urgent civil rights issue in a rousing and eloquent keynote address at the inaugural Probation System Reform Symposium . He applauded the 200-plus symposium attendees, many of them people who work with children in the system, for being on the front lines of this movement and putting reforms into place that de-emphasize punishment and throwing children deeper into the...

‘Sing Our Rivers Red’ March Casts New Light on Intergenerational Crisis [ReWire.news]

On February 23, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced a $100 million, three-year strategy to begin inquiries into the roots of violence against Indigenous women. Grassroots groups are asking why the United States has not responded to this crisis by allocating more resources to investigate violent acts on its soil. Valentine’s Day in Fargo, North Dakota, was cold this year: It was snowing and the wind blew sharply. A small group of about 12 to 14 Native American women and supporters,...

Downtown Angels: Founder of nonprofit Peer Solutions works to help youth [DownTownDevil.com]

Jennifer Rauhouse, founder and executive director of Peer Solutions, began standing against sexual, relationship and family violence in 1981. She received a bachelor’s degree in Sociology of Law and Speech Communication from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and a teacher certification from Arizona State University. Rauhouse later worked as a volunteer coordinator at the Center Against Sexual Abuse (now the Casa Center for Positive Social Change ) and as a teacher at the Phoenix Union...

Health: Connecting the dots for healthy kids and families [Missoulian.com]

In the not too distant past, I am sure you can all remember a time driving in a car while not wearing a seatbelt. In fact, many grown adults can recall a time when, as children, they would crawl around the backseat of the car and even sit in the rear window while the car zoomed down the interstate. Today, I fret, with good reason, as to whether I adjusted the straps of my daughters NASA-approved car seat appropriately to keep her safe while, with my hands at 10 and 2, I cautiously inch my...

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