COVID-19 ACEs Connection Brainstorming Series: March 26, 2020


Signe Wilkinson

NEXT COMMUNITY DISCUSSION on Thursday, March 26, 2020: ACEs Connection's Cissy White will explain:

  • How figuring out what support is right now is a challenge.
  • How to grapple with anxiety, even though we know, with our knowledge about ACEs science, what’s happening, and how difficult it is to regulate.  

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On Friday, Nada Yorke, who integrated ACEs science into her batterer's intervention course, will be here to talk with us. 


Wednesday, March 25, 2020 

Taking Care of Our Patients, Our Teams, and Ourselves: Trauma-Informed Practices to Address Stress Related to COVID-19

Register for the webinar, sponsored by the ACEs Aware Initiative.

Speakers include Edward Machtinger, MD, Alicia Lieberman, PhD, and Brigid McCaw, MD, MPH, MS, FACP


Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Today, about 20 people participated in a great discussion about what several of us are doing, particularly in communities and families. We'll provide a link to the video and attach the chat in this post, when they're available, and figure out how to keep a running list of all the good ideas. 

Last Friday, about 75 people gathered on a Zoom call — here's the video — to brainstorm about whether ACEs Connection should host a brainstorming/chat/hangout/informal webinar/community discussion a few days a week over the next few weeks.

The consensus was: Let's Do It!  So we are.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at 12:00 PM Pacific/ 3:00 PM Eastern we'll convene again on a Zoom call (info below), to talk about what we've come up with so far, our plans for this week, and to get more feedback and ideas from you who attend. 

Attached is the text chat, in case you want to read through it. There seemed to be great interest in how people are integrating ACEs science in domestic violence during these difficult times, as well as in child abuse, substance abuse and secondary trauma in first responders. I'm contacting some folks who can speak to those topics with an ACEs science lens.

Given the news, it looks as if we'll have plenty of chances to talk about topics, how this pandemic is adding a new approach to our work, and how we can take advantage of what we learn to create a more self-healing world.  

btw, To remind us to take it be nice to realize that we're in for a long slog, but we'll get to the other side if we're patient and help each other, here's the tweet by Prof. Aisha Ahmad that I read on the call. It's her fabulous advice about productivity. 


Topic: ACEs Connection Community Discussion - COVID-19 Series
Time: Mar 26, 2020 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
        Mar 27, 2020 12:00 PM - Friday
        Mar 31, 2020 12:00 PM - Tuesday
        Apr 2, 2020 12:00 PM - Thursday
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