Blog Posts

Human Trafficking and ACEs Legislative committee

If you'd like to see my testimony to a legislative committee in Michigan, here is the link. Its an hour and 20 minutes. The first 30 minutes is me and the 2nd half is the assistant attorney general Kelly Carter. http://www.house.mi.gov/SharedVideo/PlayVideoArchive.html?video=Session-010920.mp4&jwsource=cl

Summer Peacebuilding Institute - The Skills You need Personally and Professionally

To build a more peaceful and just world, we need to work effectively at community and local/regional levels in every country, starting with our own. SPI 2020 training courses offer the skills you need personally and professionally to make this happen. Join us for an exciting time of shared learning across national boundaries. All courses offered for training or academic credit. This year we are offering a wide variety of courses on topics including, but not limited to: Trauma awareness...

Revising how you love

This podcast wraps up the 3-part introduction to the 'Have You Faced Your Love Story' series, which I am so excited to produce. Let me know your thoughts. I very much look forward to hearing from you. Kindest regards, Aihi https://anchor.fm/haveyoufacedyourlovestory/episodes/Revising-How-You-Love-eafrh3

Dr. Tian Dayton will be the Special Guest on "Breaking The Silence" Radio Program This Sunday

Dr. Tian Dayton, will be the special guest this Sunday night, February 2, 2020 at 8:00 pm Central Standard Time on the "Breaking the Silence with Dr. Gregory Williams" radio program. Dr. Tian Dayton is a senior fellow at The Meadows and author of fifteen books including
, The Soulful Journey of Recovery, The ACoA Trauma Syndrome:, Emotional Sobriety and Forgiving and Moving On she is a Huffington Post blogger. Dr, Dayton was on the faculty at NYU for eight years teaching psychodrama. Dr.

Indian Child Welfare Act is Leading the Way on Child Welfare Practice [chronicleofsocialchange.org]

By Christine James-Brown, The Chronicle of Social Change, January 22, 2020. Child welfare is a complicated and varied system. Most people, who have not worked in the field of child protection, foster care and adoption — the child welfare system — are not familiar with the many services and practices involved. But anyone can understand that, fundamentally, child welfare practice should be governed by the question: “What is in the best interest of this child?” Right now, that question is being...

Looking on the Bright Side May Be Good for Your Health [nytimes.com]

By Jane Brody, New York Times, January 27, 2020. My husband and I were psychological opposites. I’ve always seen the glass as half-full; to him it was half-empty. That difference, research findings suggest, is likely why I pursue good health habits with a vengeance while he was far less inclined to follow the health-promoting lifestyle I advocated. I’m no cockeyed optimist, but I’ve long believed that how I eat and exercise, as well as how I view the world, can benefit my mental and physical...

Teaching Kids Healthy Ways to Engage in Conflict Resolution [blogs.psychcentral.org]

By W. R. Cummings, PsychCentral, January 16, 2020. Conflict resolution is HARD for me. In early adulthood, I tackled conflict with enough gusto to knock down an entire friend group. As I grew and matured, however, I somehow swung toward the opposite end of the pendulum. I suddenly started to struggle with confronting people at all, even when it was really important, because I was afraid of being a bulldozer. Instead, I built a habit of shoving my frustrations and hurt feelings down into my...

Reminder: Free Webinar on How to Create Trauma Responsive Educational Institutions

Title : How to Create Trauma Responsive Institutions and Why it Matters Date : Friday, January 31, 2020, 1-2:30pmET Description : We live in a world of increasing trauma, whether created by nature (fires, floods, earthquakes) or by individuals (shootings, suicides, family dysfunction, addictions). We carry our trauma with us and many students in college, arguably one in two, has experienced trauma in their lives and will display trauma symptomology moving forward. Trauma symptomology affects...

Top Trends in State Criminal Justice Reform, 2019 [sentencingproject.org]

From The Sentencing Project, January 2020 The United States is a world leader in incarceration and keeps nearly 7 million persons under criminal justice supervision. More than 2.2 million are in prison or jail, while 4.6 million are monitored in the community on probation or parole. More punitive sentencing laws and policies, not increases in crime rates, have produced this high rate of incarceration. Ending mass incarceration will require changing sentencing policies and practices, scaling...