Introduction to Trauma Informed Care

This YouTube video of a 2016 webinar is a great overview of trauma informed care, including an introduction to ACEs. Introduction to Trauma Informed Care for the Children, Caregivers and Ourselves Check out this book recommendation: The Cultural Nature of Human Development

Psychologists' advice for newly remote workers [apa.org]

By Zara Greenbaum, American Psychological Association, March 20, 2020 With millions of Americans under social isolation or shelter-in-place orders in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, employers across the nation are scrambling to establish protocols for remote work. Productive teleworkers will be necessary to keep the economy going as companies strive to maintain business continuity. And, staying engaged with daily work could be an important source of stimulation for isolated...

8 Ways to Manage Your Team While Social Distancing [hbr.org]

By Timothy R. Clark, Harvard Business Review, March 24, 2020 The Covid-19 virus has disrupted and rearranged the workplace with breathtaking speed. In the span of a week, organizations across every sector have sent millions of employees home to work remotely. Without warning — and in many cases, without preparation of any kind — managers have been thrust into the position of leading virtual teams, many for the first time. It’s challenging enough to manage yourself in quarantine without...

Working from Home? Ten Tips to Look Professional on Zoom

Hi ACEs Community, normally I post about healing from childhood trauma but THIS is a short video I made at home to help those of you who are working from home and using Zoom in new and bigger ways, or for the first time. Enjoy! Since COVID-19 changed our lives, I've been consulting to institutional and corporate clients re: new uses of Zoom for teams, meetings, marketing and leadership. If you'd like some help with that you can reach me at anna@crappychildhoodfairy.com

Developing Community Resilience During the COVID-19 Outbreak

I have been fielding requests about community resilience development and want to share with all of you a document that others are finding helpful. I initially created the document (below and pdf attached) for our host entities to distribute to their cohorts (1500-plus people) of N.E.A.R. Master Trainers embedded in 25 states and a province. Dr. Rob Anda, Laura Porter and I train Master Trainers in N euroscience, E pigenetics, the A CE Study, and R esilience; additional information can be...

Taking Care of Our Patients, Our Teams, and Ourselves: Trauma-Informed Practices to Address Stress Related to COVID-19

Join ACEs Aware Webinar for a webinar on: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Noon – 1 p.m. Register for the webinar Speakers: Edward Machtinger, MD Alicia Lieberman, PhD Brigid McCaw, MD, MPH, MS, FACP The webinar will cover how trauma-informed principles and practices can help providers and their teams sustain high quality care of patients, and take good care of themselves in the face of acute stress resulting from COVID-19. This includes ways to help patients increase buffering and protective...

Webinar: Mental Health During a Pandemic: Helping Clients Through COVID-19

NASW sponsored Webinar: Thursday, March 26, 12 - 1:30 EST Illness and pandemics can produce far-reaching mental health effects. This webinar examines who in the community is most at-risk for worsening mental health in the wake of illness, isolation, quarantine, and instability and how to help them cope. It also considers what types of mental health responses should be mobilized in order to meet needs. Presenter: Karen Zilberstein, LICSW , Clinical Director of the Northampton, Massachusetts...

Heyman Oo integrates ACEs science as foundation of pediatric care

Dr. Heyman Oo, a 34-year-old primary care pediatrician, first learned about the science of adverse childhood experiences in medical school at a grand rounds held around 2012 at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, which she attended from 2009 to 2014. The presenter was none other than Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, a pediatrician who went on to become California’s first Surgeon General. The founder and former director of the Center for Youth Wellness drew millions of views for her TED talk on...

Building Organizational Resilience in the Face of a Ubiquitous Challenge

Ubiquitous: present, appearing, found everywhere. The challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic fit this definition better than any event I have experienced in my lifetime. We each have a moment when our life changed – a before and after COVID-19. For some it was a few weeks ago – when you worried about laying people off, contemplated canceling events or faced confounding questions such as “How do I keep my staff safe?” For many it was the news of Wednesday night, March 11: suspension of...

5 Ways to Help Your Community Combat Coronavirus (While Still Social Distancing) [nytimes.com]

By Ria Misra, The New York Times, March 15, 2020 The number of coronavirus cases in the United States is ticking steadily upward, and with it are Americans’ collective anxiety levels. But stockpiling massive caches of toilet paper and bottled water for insular forts will only lead to more shortages and more stress. Instead, the best way for us all to prepare is by looking out for one another. In collaboration with Wirecutter , a product recommendation site owned by the New York Times, here...

How You and Your Kids Can De-Stress During Coronavirus [pbs.org]

By Deborah Farmer Kris, Public Broadcasting Service, March 13, 2020 A few weeks ago, my eight-year-old daughter made a glitter jar for my students: “Tell them that when their brain has a glitter storm, they can shake this up and take deep breaths as the glitter falls.” We could all use some help settling our glitter right now. If you are feeling stress about the COVID-19 pandemic, your brain isn’t misfiring. Stress is a normal, healthy biological response to perceived threats and challenges.

Coronavirus, Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice: A Running Thread [chronicleofsocialchange.org]

By The Chronicle of Social Change Staff, March 18, 2020 For the past two days , The Chronicle of Social Change has been adding to a list of issues that child welfare agencies should pay attention to. We have locked that article, which you can access here . Going forward, we will continue to publish separate news pieces about the virus and its impact on youth services, and we will also aggregate our coverage on this running thread. Check here for regular news briefs, links to our stories and...

Why Coronavirus Is a Food Security Crisis, Too [citylab.com]

By Kriston Capps and Laura Bliss, CityLab, March 17, 2020 Back in October 2009, when fears about the H1N1 “swine flu” pandemic were at a crisis point in the U.S., Congress passed emergency legislation to boost the reach of the safety net. The law authorized federal food aid benefits to replace free or reduced-price school lunches for eligible children whose schools were closed for more than five consecutive days. More than 700 schools closed across the U.S. during the course of that crisis,...

Transforming Trauma Podcast: The Blind Spots of Privilege and Complex Trauma in Marginalized Communities

Transforming Trauma Podcast: The Blind Spots of Privilege and Complex Trauma in Marginalized Communities Claude Cayemitte, a clinical social worker and NARM Therapist, joins the Transforming Trauma podcast to examine how complex trauma impacts individuals from marginalized communities and how unrecognized cultural trauma can lead to misattunement in the therapeutic relationship. Using the NeuroAffective Relational Model as a foundation, and his own background as a Haitian-American male...

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