Tagged With "trauma"

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Advanced Trauma Conference, April 18 - 21, Anchorage

Laura Norton-Cruz ·
Featuring international superstars in the trauma field such as Dr. Martin Teicher and Christopher Blodgett and amazing local trainers and change makers like Kristen Mortenson and Patrick Sidmore, this 4-day will cover topics of neurobiology, ACEs, trauma-informed systems, and more. Info on registration from the website: Registration Process : Registration for the Alaskan Advanced Trauma Training Institute is online only. During the Priority Registration period from March 18 th through March...
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Alaska Native & Native American gathering on trauma and resilience in AK

Laura Norton-Cruz ·
On May 18th, the Alaska Resilience Initiative, First Alaskans Institute's Alaska Native Policy Center, and the Native Village of Chickaloon hosted a gathering of Alaska Native and Native American people from across the state to discuss ACCCEs (adverse childhood, cultural, and community experiences) and resilience.
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Conference in Anchorage Aug 18th on Complex Trauma and Addictions

Laura Norton-Cruz ·
Longitudinal Progression of Complex Trauma and Addiction: Case Studies and Interventions The University of Alaska Anchorage - Department of Human Services is hosting a conference on August 18, 2017 from 8 am -5:30 pm with a Dinner presentation from 6 pm - 7:30 pm at the UAA Lucy Cuddy Hall. The conference will spotlight case studies highlighting the necessity of a multi-disciplinary approach in addressing the complexity of trauma combined with addiction. See attached flyer for more...
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Dr. Chris Blodgett's talk last week: recordings available soon

Laura Norton-Cruz ·
Dr. Chris Blodgett of Washington State University's CLEAR Trauma Center spoke on Nov 3rd in Anchorage, Alaska, to nearly 200 people attending either in person at the Anchorage Loussac Library or online. An audio recording, and the webinar recording, and presentation slides will be made available here on ACEsConnection once file size issues are sorted out.
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Gabor Maté :How to Build a Culture of Good Health

Rayne Nimz ·
Physical well-being depends on more than keeping our bodies fit. Emotions and the people who come into our lives matter just as much! For more information click on the Yes! magazine article
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Guidance from Alaska Native & Native American Gathering on Trauma & Resilience in Alaska

Laura Norton-Cruz ·
In May, the Alaska Resilience Initiative partnered w/ First Alaskans Institute & the Native Village of Chickaloon to convene a gathering of Alaska Native and Native American people from every region of Alaska who work on issues of child & intergenerational trauma. The goal was to seek input that would be used to guide the Alaska Resilience Initiative, the training-of-ACEs/Resilience trainers and the curriculum used to present on ACEs, and the overall framing & approach to this work.
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International Women's Day & the Feminist Origins of Child Trauma Work

Laura Norton-Cruz ·
Today is International Women's Day, an appropriate day to take note of and honor the decades of feminist-led research and activism that preceded the ACE study and built the foundation for so much of the trauma and resilience field of work. While the high percentage of people experiencing child sexual abuse may have been unfamiliar to the medical field prior to the ACE study, feminist researchers, anti-violence activists, and community leaders had been studying, writing, and b reaking the...
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National article on Rose Domnick of Bethel, AK -- brilliant Yup'ik trauma prevention and healing expert

Laura Norton-Cruz ·
"[Domnick] owes her progress to learning traditional Yup’ik ways of healing and dealing with life. 'Our ancestors gave us tools to navigate through the tough times of life. They taught us to take bad experiences and turn them inside out, examine them, talk about them and understand how they have affected us.' In her work with Calricaraq, she and her team help guide others through this process and gain more insight into their own lives. 'We are also finding that our elders are recalling old...
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Now available: recording of Chris Blodgett's talk on trauma-informed communities

Laura Norton-Cruz ·
Dr. Chris Blodgett spoke on Thursday, Nov 3rd at the Anchorage Loussac Library to a room of nearly 140 people and 60 more online. His talk "From ACEs to Action: How Communities Can Improve Well-Being and Resilience" was approximately two hours long. Access the webinar video, audio file, and slides here.
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Story about the Aleut Community of St. Paul in The Guardian

Laura Norton-Cruz ·
This story, told compellingly for The Guardian by Alaskan journalists Jill Burke and Ash Adams , shows the power that communities, tribes, and individuals hold for healing from child maltreatment and intergenerational trauma, and the importance of funding community-led solutions. This story was made possible in part through travel support from the Alaska Resilience Initiative , via funding from the Health Federation of Philadelphia Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities project. ...
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The Story of Vigor Shipyards

Laura Norton-Cruz ·
A trauma-informed, resilience-building shipyard based in values of authenticity, wholeness, and love? Yes, it's true, and it's here in Alaska. Watch this 20-minute video made by consultant Tom Mann, who worked closely with Vigor Shipyards General Manager Mike Pearson in Ketchikan, which tells the remarkable Vigor story:
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Re: Alaska Native & Native American gathering on trauma and resilience in AK

Thanks for posting this, Laura. I'm looking forward to reading the detailed proceedings. Cheers, Jane
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Taking the Next First Step to Healing Communities in Alaska

Jackie Cason ·
On the heels of a state policy victory , grassroots advocacy led by the Alaska Resilience Initiative continues to move toward the goal of systemic change by publishing a brief for people who occupy strategic positions across the state. While Alaska Senate Bill 105 builds a framework for changing the system, that's only a beginning. A new document, “ Toward a Trauma-Informed, Resilient, and Culturally-Responsive Alaska ,” authored by Andrea Blanch, is designed to help elected officials,...
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Re: Taking the Next First Step to Healing Communities in Alaska

Laura Norton-Cruz ·
@Elizabeth Prewitt, ACEs Connection Staff
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Recording: Trauma-Informed Policy Making presentation at Alaska State Capitol

Laura Norton-Cruz ·
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...
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