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August 2020

Monica Bhagwan with Guy McPherson (www.thetraumatherapistproject.com)

Monica Bhagwan was interview by Guy McPherson of The Trauma Therapist Podcast. Here's a description of this episode. To read the rest of this introduction and to check out the interview of Monica Bhagwan by Guy McPherson, please go this hyperlink. Please know that Monica Bhagwan along with Adrienne Markworth are Community Managers of the ACEs and Nourishment community right here on ACEs Connection. We are proud of the work of our community members and managers.

Vanessa Lohf integrates ACEs science throughout Kansas communities, organizations and systems

A Kansas-licensed social worker, Vanessa Lohf was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, where she still lives and works in public health by facilitating the Trauma-Informed Systems of Care Initiatives (TISC) team at the Wichita State University Community Engagement Institute. She also manages the Kansas ACEsConnection network , where she regularly posts about news and resources for communities and organizations throughout the state. Lohf says that Wichita is known as the “Aircraft Capital of...

Special Guests Graham Bodie & Erahm Christopher 8/27/20 12 p.m. PST for A Better Normal/Education Upended

"I have toured the country for the past 10 years to talk to our young people. I’ve learned that the biggest threat to our humanity is not guns, mental illness or our government. It is that everyone is talking and no one is listening. ” Erahm Christopher, The Washington Post Please join us on Thursday, August 27th as we host special guests Erahm Christopher and Graham Bodie to discuss the power of listening as part of our A Better Normal / Education Upended community conversation series.

Suicide Risk Assessment & Intervention in Clinical Practice

Effectively Navigate Suicide in Clinical Practice! New Online Course: Suicide Risk Assessment & Intervention in Clinical Practice This course includes: ✅ 5 hours on-demand video ✅ 10 articles ✅ 4 downloadable resources ✅ Full lifetime access ✅ Access on mobile and TV ✅ Certificate of completion + PLUS A BONUS! ✅ Access to Arizona Trauma Institute's Exclusive Facebook Group - a place where you can ask questions, get feedback, connect with like-minded professionals and participate in live...

Covid-19 Deaths Skew Younger Among Minorities [wsj.com]

By Paul Overberg and Jon Kamp, The Wall Street Journal, August 16, 2020 Covid-19 is known to be particularly risky for the elderly. For many minorities, the disease is killing them in the prime of their lives. Among people in the U.S. who died between their mid-40s and mid-70s since the pandemic began, the virus is responsible for about 9% of deaths. For Latino people who died in that age range, the virus has killed nearly 25%, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of death-certificate...

Back-to-School in a Pandemic? Questions, Concerns, and Discussion with School Nurse, Robin Cogan

Robin is a brilliant, passionate, and vocal school nurse with almost two decades of experience as a New Jersey school nurse in the Camden City School District. She is the Legislative Co-Chair for the New Jersey State School Nurses Association and she joined us last week for A Better Normal community discussion about back-to-school (or not) plans families are facing this school year. Robin serves as faculty in the School Nurse Certificate Program at Rutgers University-Camden School of Nursing...

Recording available for Health and Wellness Town Hall: How ACEs Impact Black, Brown, Indigenous, and other Communities of Color

If you missed The League of Extraordinary People's first Town Hall, or would like to watch it again, it is available here ! Health and Wellness Town Hall: Adverse Childhood Experiences 101 Class How ACEs Impact the Black, Brown, Indigenous, and other Communities of Color This event will be led by Alfred White. Alfred is the founder of The League of Extraordinary People. After nearly 40 years experiencing homelessness, Alfred swallowed a 1/4 ounce of crack cocaine in 2004 and nearly died. He...

Upcoming A Better Normal Webinar: "Practical Tools for Building a Trauma-Informed Culture"

Tuesday, August 18th, 12-1pm PT Register HERE Culture is at the heart of a trauma-informed approach but can often feel abstract or hard to operationalize. In this one-hour interactive A Better Normal session, we will explore the role of culture in a trauma-informed approach, work through an exercise to apply these concepts, and discuss what culture looks like in our own communities and organizations. Participants will walk away with practical action steps to help lead the development of a...

Introducing: Nice White Parents [nytimes.com]

By Chana Joffe-Walt, The New York Times, July 23, 2020 “Nice White Parents” is a new podcast from Serial Productions, brought to you by The New York Times, about the 60-year relationship between white parents and the public school down the block. We know American public schools do not guarantee each child an equal education. Two decades of school reform initiatives have not changed that. But when Chana Joffe-Walt, a reporter, looked at inequality in education, she saw that most reforms...

Applying a Racial Equity Lens to Housing Policy Analysis [housingmatters.urban.org]

By Gabriella Velasco and Martha Fedorowicz, Housing Matters, August 5, 2020 In June, the Housing Matters editorial team , spurred by the national uprisings against police brutality and anti-Black structural racism , and the uneven effects of COVID-19 pledged a renewed commitment to racial equity. To manifest this promise, we committed to “reexamine evidence and assumptions in order to advance antiracist housing policy and practice,” and as a first step, we are reviewing five years of Housing...

Asking mental health to take a backseat during the coronavirus pandemic is a dangerous proposition

Understanding and limiting the spread of coronavirus has consumed our focus over the past few months. Physical distancing, child care and school closures, the persistence of masks, hand washing, have been essential steps to help protect each of us from the virus. However, this physical distancing has consequences that we need to talk about: isolation, loneliness, boredom, monotony, stress, anxiety, and fear. Mental health often takes a backseat when physical health is at risk. Health is both...

This wasn't the first time

Going out to buy groceries, going out for a walk, driving your kid back home from school. For most people these activities are normal, everyday things with little to no excitement, as they should be. Unfortunately, getting food, exercising, and supporting my son’s education have been a little more out of the ordinary for me. You see, I am a Mexican Indigenous man, brown skin, shaved head. My ethnicity and physical appearance are by no means unusual, especially in the part of the country...

 
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