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The Healing Place Podcast: Jessica Miles - Monty's Day in Court: What to Expect When You Have to Testify in Court; and the Support of BACA International

“Monty’s Day in Court” is the first children’s book written from the perspective of a child who testifies in court against his abuser. Monty’s story serves as a tool for children in learning resilience and as an aid for those on the front lines helping young people through challenging times. This book is based on our foster (and now adopted) son’s experiences and emotions.

Trauma Stewardship Digital Discussion Group starting December 2nd

Join me for a 6 week digital discussion group about Laura van Dernoot Lipsky’s amazing book, Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others . This book has been a game changer for me throughout my social work career. Impactful, funny, and practical, I have use this book to not only support my own selfcare but also to support teams that I’ve worked with. As I’ve revisited this book, I often find myself wanting to share what I'm learning with others, dive...

The Healing Place Podcast: Dr. Sandra Scheinbaum - Functional Medicine Coaching; Positive Psychology, & Alternative Medicine

A self-professed lifelong learner, Dr. Scheinbaum’s life’s work has been centered around education innovation since the very beginning. She began her career in 1972, teaching students with learning disabilities. Her drive to incorporate a more holistic perspective into her work led her to earn a PhD in clinical psychology at Fielding Graduate University, where she specialized in positive psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy, and mind-body medicine.

The Healing Place Podcast: Michael Broussard - Ask a Sex Abuse Survivor; Dr. Who; and Forgiveness

Childhood sexual abuse survivor Michael Broussard is a theatre artist, a speaker, and an activist in the survivor community. His organization Ask A Sex Abuse Survivor began life in 2014 as an interactive theatrical show about survival and healing. More recently Michael has broadened his mission to amplifying survivor voices worldwide.

The Healing Place Podcast: Michael Jascz - The Relationship Foundation; & Nonviolent Communication as a tool to Mitigate Trauma

Michael Jascz is the founder of The Relationship Foundation, an educational initiative at the forefront of a unique approach to Social and Emotional Learning with proven results. For 20 years, Michael has dedicated himself to helping people build healthy and thriving relationships as a coach and an instructor.

"How to talk policy and influence people" with Mick Finnegan: a special series of Law and Justice

In this "How to talk policy and influence people" interview with Mick Finnegan, National Expert by Experience Adviser at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health, we discuss his experience of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), including being a victim of child sexual abuse by a senior officer in St John Ambulance. We talk about the consequences of embodied trauma stemming from rape, including serious mental health problems and homelessness. We...

Portal to the Inner Realm: Preparing a Junk Journal cover that welcomes You home

“Your junk journal is a place just for you,” I tell my Junk Journaling for Resilience (JJ4R) students, “and every part of you belongs here.” This emphasis on building a place of self-belonging is vitally important when we engage in artistic practices as healing practices. In a sense, cultivating self-belonging is one of the key things that makes this JJ4R practice resilience-building.

The 38 Websites, Podcasts, and Books You Need to Become a Trauma-Informed Leader

While serving as a Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Mississippi, I first learned about the concept of "adverse childhood experiences" through a newspaper article. But when I wanted to learn more, I wasn't sure where to turn. After lots of research and trial and error, I found these resources to be some of the best. (Yes, ACESConnection is on the list!) If you would like your free copy of this PDF, just click the link and download: (Sometimes web links...

California Youth Mental Health Crisis Worsened by COVID-19 and Must Be Addressed

California Children’s Trust and it’s partner, Breaking Barriers, have released a “ Practical Guide for Financing Social, Emotional and Mental Health in Schools ”, designed to help education leaders and California access millions of dollars of Medi-Cal funding students are entitled to in order to support the social and emotional needs of our students, even more essential during COVID-19. The guide notes that less than half of California’s school districts currently participate in the LEA BOP...

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