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Medical emergency department visits can indicate increased suicide risk among teens and young adults [medicalxpress.com]

A new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine provides detailed insights on the increased risk of self-directed violence that patients aged 15-29 years visiting the emergency department (ED) for medical complaints subsequently experience. This underscores the importance of EDs in suicide prevention. The broad number of physical health conditions associated with an increased risk of self-directed violence may serve to support expanded or broader screening among teens...

Research roundup: Two-gen approach to depression; cross-sector collaboration for special health care needs; ACEs and resilience screening at a Vermont clinic, and more resilience

CC3.0/Urcomunicacion Incorporating Recognition and Management of Perinatal Depression Into Pediatric Practice Pediatrics Psychosocial Factors in Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs and Their Families Pediatrics ACEs and Resilience: Increasing patient knowledge of Adverse Childhood Experiences and stress coping techniques University of Vermont Adverse childhood experiences and sources of childhood resilience: a retrospective study of their combined relationships with child...

How to Be More Resilient [nytimes.com]

As a psychiatrist, I’ve long wondered why some people get ill in the face of stress and adversity — either mentally or physically — while others rarely succumb. We know, for example, that not everyone gets PTSD after exposure to extreme trauma, while some people get disabling depression with minimal or no stress. Likewise, we know that chronic stress can contribute to physical conditions like heart disease and stroke in some people, while others emerge unscathed. What makes people resilient,...

Sesame Street will help Memphis kids with their ACEs

(Posted in the Commercial Appeal on December 5, 2018 ) Every child deserves to grow up with a strong connection to a caring adult and a loving family. But for one in four kids in Shelby County, a supportive relationship with a parent figure isn’t so easy to come by. The legacy of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) — ranging from physical, emotional, or sexual abuse; physical or emotional neglect; the loss of a parent through illness, death, divorce, or incarceration; or domestic violence...

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Can Trauma-Informed Mermaids Help Children & Families? (New Kids Book Series)

Dear ACEs in Pediatrics Community, We just launched a new trauma-informed children's book series called Venus and Her Fly Trip . The series has been developed in collaboration with therapists, educators, parents and healers and is designed to promote mental/social/emotional health, body positivity and imaginative play in kids 4-10 , with the ultimate goal of preventing self-hatred. I would greatly value hearing the feedback of the ACEs community on this endeavor, and welcome your ideas for...Read More...

Seeking ACEs presentation to present to family physicians, time-sensitive

I've been asked to give a presentation to family medicine colleagues about ACEs this weekend. Can anyone please share with me a slide presentation appropriate for family medicine colleagues that covers the neurobiological impact of ACEs, anything that does a good job of highlighting the original ACE study data, and anything that includes slides on evidence-based interventions?Read More...
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Training Agency on Trauma and screening for ACEs

Hello! We are in the process of training all staff on trauma informed care, ACEs and screening for ACEs in our agency. I've presented on trauma and trauma informed care often, but I'm looking for a training video that talks about trauma, ACEs and screening for ACEs in a primary care setting. Does anyone know of a short-concise video that touches on these topics? A video that shows a role play of a provider and patient going through the ACEs screening and referral process would be ideal! FYI:...Read More...
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