Tagged With "resilience"

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133 Anchorage Playgrounds

Rayne Nimz ·
This is a cute little guide book that highlights 133 Anchorage Playgrounds!
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2016 Arctic expedition incorporates culture and Resilience into education

Rayne Nimz ·
Gatineau, Quebec: July 18, 2016 – On July 21, more than 100 high school and university students from across Canada and around the world come together in Ottawa to begin a two-week expedition to the Canadian Arctic and Greenland with Students on Ice (SOI). They are led by an expert team made up of 80 scientists, artists, Inuit leaders, dignitaries and polar explorers on this life-changing journey of discovery, reconciliation and adventure. Expedition dates are July 21 – August 5, 2016.
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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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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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Artists in the ACE and Resilience Movement: Creative Avenues to Change

Anndee Hochman ·
They began with a song and ended with a poem. In-between, there were photographs and giant graphic renderings, movement exercises and a “human pulse” formed when 90 people stood in a circle and squeezed each other’s hands. At a June summit in Whatcom County, Washington, titled “Our Resilient Community: A Community Conversation on Resilience and Equity,” the arts played a starring role. Kristi Slette, executive director of the Whatcom Family and Community Network, one of two Washington sites...
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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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Building Resilience in Children - 20 Practical, Powerful Strategies (backed by science)

Pam Hansen ·
This is an accessible, practical article. After a brief definition and explanation of resilience, it gives 20 easy, realistic strategies for building resilience in children. Share this with everyone you know! http://www.heysigmund.com/building-resilience-children/
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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"Resilience" Documentary Wednesday October 12, 6-8PM UAA Fine Arts Building Room 116

Deborah Bock ·
For more information see the group calendar.
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Self-Healing Communities

Rayne Nimz ·
"A comprehensive model of building community capacity in Washington helped make dramatic reductions in rates of health issues and social problems ." We are on our way to creating a more resilient nation. Washington State demonstrates how influential it is to build up local community's self-sustaining resiliency programs! Read the article See the report See Executive summary
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The Solutions Desk: Journalism on Resilience & Positive Change in Alaska

Laura Norton-Cruz ·
The Alaska Resilience Intiaitive 's summer intern, Kate Farmer, wrote this blog post about The Solutions Desk, which is radio and online reporting by Alaska Public Media's Anne Hillman . The series covers positive, resilience-building efforts throughout Alaska. When we go to put the science of ACEs and resilience to work, it helps to have ideas from other communities, schools, tribes, etc. and Ms. Hillman is telling these stories! Check out this blog post on her work, and click through to...
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Youth Alliance for a Healthier Alaska (YAHA) needs applications from teens by 3/31

Laura Norton-Cruz ·
I wanted to share this flyer and message from Jenny Baker at the State of Alaska's Adolescent Health Program, because it's a fantastic way to get Alaskan teens involved in a meaningful leadership position (which we all know is a protective factor that builds resilience) and it's a way to have their experience and voices shaping health and social service programs in Alaska so that these programs can be more effective with youth -- which is our goal, right? Please share with teens in your...
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"Resilience" Film Showing at UAA

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Resilience Movie in Anchorage

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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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Re: 133 Anchorage Playgrounds

Shelly Vendetti-Vuckovich ·
Thank you! What a terrific resource
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Re: "Resilience" Film Showing at UAA

Deborah Bock ·
I have seen the film and I recommend it highly.
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Re: "Resilience" Documentary Wednesday October 12, 6-8PM UAA Fine Arts Building Room 116

Deborah Bock ·
I've seen the film and I recommend it highly. Trailer on Vimeo - https://vimeo.com/137282528
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Re: Artists in the ACE and Resilience Movement: Creative Avenues to Change

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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Re: Resilience Movie in Anchorage

Laura Norton-Cruz ·
Also: get your tickets by this weekend because it is soon to sell out. We're working on scheduling a second showing for November.
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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 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 ·
@Elizabeth Prewitt, ACEs Connection Staff
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