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ACES Education and Health

Jessie Graham ·
Hello ACES Education Community, 1. I am wondering if anyone knows of schools who are collecting ACES questionnaires on their teachers and staff? 2. I am also wondering if anyone knows of any studies or organizations that study the wellbeing or health of educational employees? Thank you so much in advance! "the quote: "We Teach who we are" by Parker Palmer is driving these questions!
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Alma McKenry ·
Hi Jessie, I'm most like going to do a master's thesis on teacher ACE scores and their perception of discipline practices in schools. Did you happen to get information on your questions? I would love to hear what you got if you did. Thanks!
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Jessie Graham ·
Not yet! I looks like you are doing this work! How can I help? I have been working in schools for many years... I would be happy to be a sounding board if you want or need one! Thank you for doing this important work!
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ACE Scores of Educators

Ellen Smith ·
Has anyone researched or seen research on the ACE scores of educators (or doctors for that matter). We are doing to do a sampling but will be unable to release the data due to confidentiality issues, but would like to have some similar information to share on an HHS collaborative regarding ACEs and the opioid and obesity epidemics, poverty and the like. Thanks in advance for trying. Cheers, Ellen
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When poverty is a contributing factor to ACEs, can schools make up the difference?

Leisa Irwin ·
A Connecticut court is looking at the disparity in education between districts located in impoverished communities and those located in communities of higher means. The court is not specifically addressing ACEs, but addressing issues of poverty, could open the doors to increasing opportunities to build resilience. More information about the court case can be read here . Court considers fairness of state education funding. CT Post by Bill Cummings
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Daun Kauffman ·
I do not have any information, but would love to be in the loop.
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Lori Boggio ·
I recently provided my campus a brief training on Trauma and Learning. As part of this training I included information about ACEs, gave teachers the ACEs questionnaire and discussed how our own ACEs score can affect teaching/teaching styles and how educators relate to their students as well as other faculty members. My final question for them "What ACEs score do you bring into the classroom?"
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Trauma Informed Curriculum for 13-18 year olds that have experienced trauma?

Former Member ·
Hello- I am wondering if anyone has any resources for curriculum or lesson plans targeting 13-18 year old adolescents that have experienced trauma. The goal is to teach them about potential trauma triggers, trauma reactions, what trauma is, resiliency, and personal wellness. There is a lot of information on these topics geared towards educating providers, but nothing for the kids who have experienced the trauma. Thanks! -erin
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Dorothy Oppenheiser ·
I am interested in this as well. The only thing I have found is mindfulness strategies.
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Former Member ·
Wow! It seems we are not having any luck as no replies! Maybe we need to write a book????? lol
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Carlene Przykucki ·
There are some curriculum suggestions in this manual from the state of Washington that may (or may not) be us use. http://k12.wa.us/Compassionate...rningandTeaching.pdf
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Tracy Henegar ·
Carlene - I've been digging through that post from Washington and it has a lot of great information in it. Thank you!
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Re: Trauma Informed Curriculum for 13-18 year olds that have experienced trauma?

NancyHem ·
Erin, I would suggest you consult with the child's trauma therapist. Any child that has a trauma history should (and would greatly benefit) from having a "Trauma Trigger Management Plan." Avoiding triggers creates a fine line to walk. In a classroom setting - I think it's very important to avoid triggers - in a personal confidential and therapeutic setting - where a child may want help processing a trigger - is a different scenario but should only be addressed by a team working with that...
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Teachers - Share your stories!

Flo Griffin ·
The California Association of African American Superintendents and Administrators is looking for teachers to interview for their teacher-focused Professional Development this summer. They plan to host an online conference on September 15 (with pre-recorded mini-lectures and interviews) entitled, "Educational Justice: Turning Policy into Practice" with a focus on student equity and social justice. I did a training for them in March on ACEs, so this would be a great opportunity for some of the...
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An Opportunity to Inform an Educational Council

Katrina Masterson ·
Hello ACES in Education Community! I have a rare opportunity to speak to our Congressman's Educational Council in their upcoming meeting on March 29 Here's the thing: I'm not a teacher or parent! And I know that Virginia as a whole may be somewhat behind other States. But I'm not letting these things deter me. I'm passionate about ACEs and trauma-informed approaches! And as a concerned citizen, I know that spreading awareness to the schools can help shift the school/youth violence tide. We...
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Coaching for Educators and Healthcare Providers who want to understand ACES

Jessie Graham ·
Hello ACES Connection Community. I am offering a series of ACES Coaching Opportunities this summer primarily geared toward educators but would be happy to set things up for health care providers as well. The Coaching process I use empowers others to understand how their thinking can shift to more positive action steps in doing the work they are passionate about, considering their own ACES and the ACES of others all along the way! What are the best ways to share these types of events and...
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Trends in Trauma-informed Organization Development

Pamela Denise Long ·
I am curious to know how members of the group are seeing trauma-informed care being implemented in local/state education agencies or even private education/community support agencies that look at collective impact. Particularly, in addition to reading/math strategies, technology, curricula-- as observed in your work--which improvement content/strategies/competencies are emphasized by local/state education agencies with high federal programs funding/high utilization of free-reduced lunch?
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Re: How did the ACEs research and approach win you around?

Maureen McGurk ·
I think the biggest barrier is the state education policies in place that prevent us from truly focusing on the trauma/ACE informed practices. I am seeing a push to train teachers, but honestly, we also (desperately) need to train/inform elected officials, state education employees and policymakers the most.! I am trying to find ways to not only train teachers but encourage schools to take the training outside of the school buildings to the ones who really need it. I like the model of the...
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How did the ACEs research and approach win you around?

John Medley-Hallam ·
Hi All. I work for a partnership of charitable foundations in the UK, and we are interested in bringing ACEs awareness and practice into our schools to improve the support for all young people. As part of this work, we would love to hear your thoughts as teachers, educationalists or experts on: What were the barriers in your school/professional environment to working in an ACE-informed way ? How did you overcome these barriers ? What day-to-day changes are you seeing in your work? (either in...
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Margaret Casey ·
Hi John, I'm a psychologist working with a team of educators (in a large Canadian public school system with 250+ schools) tasked with integrating trauma-informed practice into school communities. Over the last ten years, we have taken various approaches to the work and we are currently working with 25 high schools in a Learning Collaborative. In creating the Collaborative, we borrowed from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network's Learning Collaborative Toolkit. We successfully completed...
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