November 2017

Introducing NEW Becoming Trauma-Informed & Beyond Community

Earlier this year @Dawn Daum wrote to us when she was ready to share ACEs science with people in the organization she works in to make a case for moving towards more trauma-informed care for the benefit of the staff and those they serve. She was frustrated because almost all the training and resources she found were geared towards schools, clinical staff or to organizations working with children and families rather than ACE-impacted adults in the workplace and who are...

Frontiers of Resilience - Echo Changing the Paradigm Conference 2018

"Frontiers of Resilience" is the theme of Echo's Changing the Paradigm conference in March 2018 and we wanted to make sure that ACESConnection members got a preview of our not-to-be-missed speakers and workshops as well as a special discount (see end of article). The much anticipated Dr Ken Hardy will be speaking on the "Healing the Hidden Wounds of Racial Trauma." (He was scheduled to speak at our conference in March but a snowstorm prevented him from traveling.) The preeminent scientist on...

Report: ACEs and trauma-informed care across 8 countries

The International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) is a virtual international collaborative which aims to strengthen leadership and thereby improve services for people with mental health or addiction issues. Eight countries belong to IIMHL: Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Sweden and the US. Countries’ pay a small amount to belong and in exchange there are regular communications on innovation, research and national work plus every 16 months a...

New Study: "Advancing Trauma-Informed Systems for Children" from CHDI

A new study published by the Child Health & Development Institute of Connecticut, funded by the Children's Fund of Connecticut,theIMPACT report is intended to help child serving systems advance trauma-informed care in order to provide more effective and cost-efficient services that result in better outcomes for all children: http://www.chdi.org/index.php/...med-systems-children Introduction: "Fortunately, many children are resilient and can recover from trauma exposure...

Trauma Informed Care in Hospital Settings - is it missing?

Sometimes life throws a curve ball and the best you can do is bunt. It's been almost two weeks since my nearly 80 yo mother fell at home and dragged herself towards the phone, using her walking stick to knock the handset onto the floor to call 911. Not wanting to alarm her neighbor's she asked that the ambulance drive up without their siren. I received a call from my mom's cell phone and I was surprised to hear a mans voice - the EMT - my mom was being transported by ambulance..... at the...

Create a trauma-informed environment in your school or health system...join a learning community

Applications for the 2017 Trauma Learning Communities are due by 5:00 PM EST on December 23, 2016: 2017 Trauma-Sensitive School Learning Community for schools and districts 2017 National Trauma-Informed Care Learning Community for behavioral health, social service, community and large system organizations. By joining one of these learning communities you will connect with trauma experts and other organizations through a series of coaching calls and webinars, two in-person summits, access to...

Trauma-Informed Care Toolkits

*Updated 10/09/2014 "Becoming trauma-informed is a process that involves striving towards a new way of understanding people and providing services and supports. This process involves a gradual integration of trauma concepts and trauma sensitive...

Resource List -- Trauma-Informed Guides, Presentations, & Self-Assessment Tools

The resources listed in this blog focus on how to implement trauma-informed and resilience-building practices based on ACEs science. These materials can be used by organizations, agencies, programs, and communities to better understand how to bring a trauma-informed lens to their work. Resources are divided according to format type (guide/toolkit, presentations, videos, webinars) and organized alphabetically.

22 Things to Put in Your 'Self-Soothing' Kit (themighty.com)

When you live with a health condition like a mental illness, learning how to “self-soothe” (a dialectical behavior therapy technique for coping with times of emotional stress) can be beneficial in recovery. F ighting symptoms of these conditions can be exhausting, and it can be helpful to have a “self-soothing” kit on hand. While many choose to carry a “self-soothing” kit with them in a purse or backpack, others may prefer to have a box at home — or even just have a few calming objects...

 
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