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Teaching Teens about ACEs?

Jocelyn Goldblatt ·
I've been asked to speak to a group of students about ACEs. They are aged 16-18, participating in IMPAACT Academy (https://www.gsil.org/impacct-program/get-involved/). 1/2 the class is on the life skill track with limited cognative ability and the other half are bright and bored, diagnosed with ADD/ADHD (but, teacher says they have Trauma/PTSD). My question is about appropriate curriculum for this group. Is it appropriate to give them the ACE quiz so they know their scores and explain 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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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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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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Brian Frick ·
I am a motivational speaker and Trauma Informed Care Trainer and would love to help out in anyway. I have been working in a Detroit High School for 5 years now and in education for 20. I am currently working on working towards creating educational change through the country revolving around TIC. THere are so many benefits to TIC whether the kids have experienced toxic stress or not. The Methods that I have been teaching are things that all people can use, Problem Solving, Coping Strategies,...
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Pamela Charles ·
I don't believe you need a specific curriculum, more of a guideline. Once they take the the survey turn into replacement skills. Use the group to give you ideas about this. Turn to celebrities with positive and negative community behavior and discuss it. Who will be your accountability partner. How does prayer and sin intertwine for those who are Christian? I can go on and on. Don't know if you also do private practice? At the end of the day it's not a mystery but a mindset to change.
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Brenda Yuen ·
Hi Jocelynn! What a great honor to share ACES information with adolescents! You asked about whether it would be appropriate to share the information, have them get their scores, etc. I guess I can see your hesitation. I think it all depends upon how you present it: if you bring in the ACE AND the resiliency piece? If you maybe you certain psychodrama techniques, such as the spectogram - which could be useful to ask questions like "how many of you grew up with an alcoholic family member?"...
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Dawn Cretney ·
I am also interested to know Jocelyn. If you get any responses from other members I would be keen to hear. As a youth worker I would have little hesitation in raising awareness, knowledge, and understanding of ACEs and improved coping strategies, if that's where interest and conversation about peoples lives led, but having it as part of a formal programme I am not sure.
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