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Recording: Trauma-Informed Policy Making presentation at Alaska State Capitol

Last Wednesday, March 13th, I had the opportunity to present a Legislative Lunch and Learn to legislators, legislative staff, administrative staff, and the public in the Alaska State Capitol Building. To a room of ~ 30 - 40 people munching on lunch provided by the Alaska Children's Trust , and broadcast live via Gavel to Gavel (now archived here ), I had the honor to premiere the policymaker version of our History and Hope curriculum. This curriculum, and the policy-maker version, was...

Alaska’s ‘Comprehensive Integrated Mental Health Program Plan’ draft released [State of Reform]

The Department of Health & Social Services, in collaboration with the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, recently released a draft of their 2020-2024 Strengthening the System: Comprehensive Integrated Mental Health Program Plan . The purpose of the program plan is to provide a blueprint for the creation of a comprehensive integrated mental health program for the state. Specifically, the program plan outlines the objectives and strategies to integrated services for beneficiaries of the...

Alaska Children’s Caucus Forms in 31st Legislature [Anchorage Press]

For the first time in nearly seventeen years, members of the Alaska House of Representatives will relaunch the House Children’s Caucus. This edition of the caucus will be co-chaired by Representative Chris Tuck (D-Anchorage) and Representative Sara Rasmussen (R-Anchorage). “Because children are at the heart of our communities, we should cherish and protect them at all costs. The earlier we invest in the health and education of children the better the outcomes for our communities. We all...

One Student; 123 Bowls for the Needy [Anchorage Press]

The Nov. 30, 2019, earthquake destroyed more than half of the bowls Molly Estes had made in her quest to help others in need via the 25 th Annual Empty Bowl Project set for Sat., March 9 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Dena’ina Center in downtown Anchorage. “The whole week (students were out of school post the quake), there was this rush of worry,” Estes said, noting that she had finished 63 bowls prior to the seismic event. “I was anxious to get back.” But it didn’t stop her drive. The...

Discussions

The Cost of ACE's

Elizabeth Fitzgerald
Hello, Alaska has been working on a project highlighting the cost and impact of ACE's. I've been following their progress over the past three years and recently saw this great infographic they've created: http://www.mcdowellgroup.net/w...f-ACEs-WEB-Final.pdf Imagine if every state did this? My question: Do you know of any other states who've conducted similar studies? is there support for this research at the federal level? Are you familiar with the McDowell Group or other businesses...Read More...
September 8, 2016 - Anchorage, AK September 9, 2016 – Fairbanks, AK Alaska Federal Health Care Partnership will be hosting a workshop focused on the impacts of addictive behaviors and childhood trauma on suicide. Dr. Donald Warne comes from a long line of traditional Lakota healers. Dr. Warne holds an MD from Stanford University and a Master of Public Health from Harvard University. He is also a Diplomate of both the American Board of Family Practice and the American Board of Medical...Read More...

New Group - ACEs in Arctic

Trevor Storrs
Check out this new group - ACEs in the Arctic Group! The purpose of this group is to create an ongoing dialogue on childhood trauma and resilience between circumpolar communities and others interested in the Arctic. This dialogue will help to...Read More...
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