Webinar featuring Laura Porter on Self-Healing Communities Model to be held Feb. 28


Please join ACEs Connection and the Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice (CTIPP) for a free webinar on Thursday, Feb. 28, that features the Self-Healing Communities Model (SHCM) presented by Interface co-founder Laura Porter. The 60-minute webinar starts at noon PT/3:00 pm ET.

The webinar is the second in a series on best practices in states. The first webinar was on Alaska’s new statute directing state policy to incorporate principles of brain development. 

The Self-Healing Community Model (SHCM) was first used in communities in Washington State, and is now being used in other states. It promotes collaboration across sectors and empowers local leaders to think about whole systems. The use of data helps prioritize efforts and helps communities learn what works.

You will learn:

  • The major properties of SHCM that combine to create a process by which change occurs
  • How the use of the SHCM in dozens of communities in Washington State resulted in reduced rates of major health issues and social problems
  • How community and social networks are built and sustained
  • How data is used to monitor progress

The session is co-moderated by Andrea Blanch, a consultant on trauma-informed approaches and systems change, and Elizabeth Prewitt, ACEs Connection’s policy analyst. Porter is a leader in the national ACEs movement.  She is co-founder of ACE Interface, with Dr. Robert Anda, one of the principle investigators of the CDC-Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACE Study).

“Importantly, we are building the capacity of communities to solve complex problems—meaning that we invest in the people most affected by adversity to build their capabilities, sense of belonging, and sense of community," says Porter. "We use a public health approach—improving the processes, healthy organizational and social structures, and patterns of healing that support continuous improvement.”

Click here to register for the webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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The webinar is co-sponsored by the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health. 

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