Tagged With "Alaska Native Native American"

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MARC Booklet 2016: Features Alaska

Jennifer Hossler ·
Please find attached the 2016 booklet for the Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities (MARC) project, including Alaska and the other 13 communities that have been selected to participate in this 2 year learning collaborative. This is a great summary of the work happening in all 14 communities across the country. I look forward to working with you all in Alaska!
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Program increases awareness of effects of childhood trauma [JuneauEmpire.com]

Clare Reidy ·
Posted January 14, 2018 06:24 am - Updated January 14, 2018 05:44 pm By ALEX McCARTHY Those running CLEAR hope to help students who have suffered from trauma to perform better in school and society. As Natalie Turner walked into a fourth-grade classroom at Glacier Valley Elementary on Friday, the fingers started wiggling. The fourth-graders greeted her silently, holding up their index fingers and bending them up and down. Turner returned the gesture, which they call the “one-finger wave,”...
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As teens, they faced the same temptations. One made it, one didn’t. Why? [ADN.com]

Clare Reidy ·
This is the story of two childhoods that brought two grown men to opposite sides of a table in Mountain View, one after a life of pain and one of privilege. The meeting was a little awkward. A fine art painter was recruited to learn about a recovering addict, now a car salesman, and depict how childhood events had shaped his life. "It's certainly not something that I'm used to," said painter David Pettibone. "I was absolutely nervous going in. I wasn't quite sure of the questions I was going...
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Principal Progress: Trauma-Informed Efforts at One Alaska Elementary School

Clare Reidy ·
Before Deanna Beck had ever heard of the 1998 ACE study, before she became principal of Northwood ABC Elementary School in Anchorage, she was a special education teacher who saw the ways trauma scrawled through her students’ lives. On the one-minute reading tests Beck administered, she would notice steady progress—40 words a minute, then 50—followed by dramatic drops; a child would suddenly be stumbling along at three or four words a minute. She began to ask the kids what had happened.
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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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First statewide meeting of the Alaska Resilience Initiative

Laura Norton-Cruz ·
Last Thursday, the first statewide meeting of the Alaska Resilience Initiative was held. Over 80 people from different regions in Alaska who work in different sectors, organizations, schools, tribes, etc. gathered around the same goal of building healthy families and communities and moving beyond trauma and the intergenerational transmission of trauma. Participants rolled up their sleeves and got to work on how to structure this collective impact initiative so that it is inclusive,...
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Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield donates to Alaska Children’s Trust [newsminer.com]

Clare Reidy ·
By Erin Granger egranger@newsminer.com FAIRBANKS — Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield, Alaska’s only individual health care company, announced will donate a grant of $220,000 to Alaska Children’s Trust, a state nonprofit program working to prevent issues related to child abuse in Alaska. The grant was part of eight donations Premera gave to eight total organizations across Alaska and Washington, finishing its first year of donations directed toward organizations that support behavioral health...
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Alaska passes trauma-informed legislation

Laura Norton-Cruz ·
In the dark early hours of Mother’s Day, May 13th , before the 2018 Alaska legislative session adjourned, Senate Bill 105 was approved by both the Alaska House and the Senate...making Alaska one of only a handful of states to pass ACEs awareness into statute. This represents years of education, collaboration, and some creative and dogged advocacy this last legislative session. It also represents a promising path forward.
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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 ·
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"Business Leaders in the ACE and Resilience Movement: A Different Kind of Bottom Line"

Laura Norton-Cruz ·
This is a fantastic article about trauma-informed businesses and business efforts across the country, including Vigor Shipyards in Ketchikan, Alaska! Toxic stress in the childhoods and current lives of workers affect worker productivity, safety, retention, and more, and these affect the bottom line. Find out what businesses and resilience coalitions are doing about it: http://marc.healthfederation.org/shared-learnings/business-leaders-ace-and-resilience-movement-different-kind-bottom-line
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Re: Economics of ACEs in Alaska - How focused intervention could cut costs

Stephanie Allen ·
Thank you so much for your email. I will be out of the office on holiday vacation. I return to the office on Jan 17th. If you need immediate assistance, please call 373-5807. Thank you and Happy Holidays, Stephanie
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Stemming the tide of childhood trauma [ADN.com]

Clare Reidy ·
As parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, neighbors and community members, we all know children and care about their well-being. Likely all of us know at least one child who struggles in school, who acts out in class or shuts down and withdraws, who often goes to the nurse or goes home sick, and who shows up at school late many days — if at all. Perhaps we find ourselves wondering what is the most likely cause of all these different problems and what we can possibly do to help. The good...
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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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Community Voices: Creating a Just, Healthy and Resilient World

Vicki Lewis ·
Two years ago Alaska (as a partnership between ARI , Southern Kenai Peninsula Resilience Coalition , and ROCK Mat-Su ), was chosen as one of the fourteen pilot sites across the country building strong cross-sector networks to help heal and prevent early childhood adversity. See some of these amazing, inspiring stories: Go to the Collection Download the PDF
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Homework: Moving Toward Compassionate, Trauma-Informed Schools

Anndee Hochman ·
It was the little red trauma-informed schoolhouse. Katherine Wickersham-Wade, the Nay’dini’aa Na’ Kayax (Chickaloon Village) clan grandmother who started the Ya Ne Dah Ah School , Alaska’s first Tribally operated school in 1992, might not have used that language. But she did envision a school that would wrap its students in Native ancestral traditions and Ahtna language, instill self-confidence and repair some of the damage inflicted by historical trauma—the disruptions to culture and...
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"Paper Tigers" April 5th, 6-9PM, University of Alaska Anchorage

Deborah Bock ·
As part of National Public Health week there will be a public showing of "Paper Tigers" at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Admission is free. Light refreshments will be provided. Thank you to Kate Wright, ACEs Connection member, for creating this opportunity for students and other community members to see this important film.
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Superhero Dreams to Statewide network: My Story of the Alaska Resilience Initiative

Laura Norton-Cruz ·
I wanted to share with all of you the blog post I wrote about the Alaska Resilience Initiative for the Alaska Children's Trust blog. It's part personal story, part history of this Initiative, part updates on our work and guiding values. https://blog.alaskachildrenstrust.org/2017/06/14/superhero-dreams-to-statewide-network-my-story-of-the-alaska-resilience-initiative/
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Support needed for HCR 21 (ACEs Bill) -- incl. testimony THIS Saturday

Laura Norton-Cruz ·
1.) Write a letter of support for HCR 21. Please email them to Rep. Tarr's office as soon as possible so we can add them to the bill packet. 2.) If there’s an opportunity to give public testimony, please send Rep. Tarr's aide your name and contact number before Wednesday, March 30th.
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Alaska Wellness Summit: Conquering the Opioid Crisis

Rayne Nimz ·
August 4th, 2016 9:00AM - 3:30PM Mat-Su College (8295 College Drive Palmer, AK 99645) Click on the link below to register !
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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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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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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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Expansion of ACEs in Alaska

Will Hurr ·
I just want to pass along ACT's recent announcement regarding work tied to ACEs in Alaska. It is an incredible opportunity and encouraging to see this work move forward in Alaska. WKH       Alaska Children's Trust (ACT) is proud to...
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Re: Expansion of ACEs in Alaska

Thanks Will for sharing this great news. Look forward to learning more about what the additional resources will mean for the movement in Alaska. Elizabeth
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Big Picture Epidemiology - Comprehensive Dataset Video Presentation

Kate Farmer ·
This 30-minute presentation by State of Alaska epidemiologist Dr. Jared Parrish provides a unique “big picture” image of cumulative child maltreatment over the life course.
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ARI Website Goes Live

Kate Farmer ·
The Alaska Resilience Initiative is excited to announce the launch of our first-ever website! After months of hard work, akresilience.org is live and looking good . Take a look for yourself and let us know what you think. For quite a while, we’ve been trying to fit all our work into a single page hosted by the Alaska Children’s Trust – but no longer! With our new website, you can check out our steering committee and staff, get updates from the workgroups, learn about and post events, connect...
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Free Discussion Guide and Movie Loans

Kate Farmer ·
Do you ever see a post from us and wonder about ACEs? Want to educate your friends? We can help! For free, ARI can lend you an hour-long documentary (Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope) about the history of ACE science and early years of the Resilience movement, as well as a hard or soft copy of the movie’s discussion guide. This guide ( https://www.recharge4resilience.org/sites/default/files/slides/Resilience%20Guide%20-%20FINAL.PDF ) created in partnership with the...
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New Alaskan training on healthcare and domestic violence available online for 3.25 free CME/CEs!

Laura Norton-Cruz ·
An engaging, multimedia training series on healthcare and domestic violence eligible for 3.25  free  CME/CEs is now available online!   The title of the training series is “Domestic and Sexual Violence (DV/SV), The Impact on...
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New Alaskan Youth Healthy Relationships Community Toolkit

Laura Norton-Cruz ·
A Step-by-Step Guide to Using the ANTHC Healthy Youth Relationships Community Toolkit       The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium has collaborated with rural and urban communities to make locally and culturally-relevant resources...
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