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7 Ways to Help a Child Deal with Traumatic Stress

Hilary Jacobs Hendel ·
Traumatic stress feels awful. Thankfully, there are small things we can all do to help relax a hyperaroused nervous system.
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Early childhood educators learn new ways to spot trauma triggers, build resilience in preschoolers

A hug may be comforting to many children, but for a child who has experienced trauma it may not feel safe. That’s an example used by Julie Kurtz, co-director of trauma informed practices in early childhood education at the WestEd Center for Child & Family Studies (CCFS), as she begins a trauma training session. Her audience, preschool teachers and staff of the San Francisco-based Wu Yee Children’s Services at San Francisco’s Women’s Building, listen attentively.
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FREE WEBINAR: Trauma-Informed Advocacy: Practical Tools for Working with Vulnerable Populations

Madison Hammett ·
Working at the intersection of trauma, health equity, and law, attorney Sarah Hess will join the Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative in this free webinar to talk about ways advocates from all disciplines can use a trauma-informed approach to help their clients thrive...
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From Trauma-Informed to Asset-Informed Care in Early Childhood [brookings.edu]

By Ellen Galinsky, Brookings Institute, October 23, 2019 The focus on “toxic stress,” ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences), and trauma-informed care have been game-changers in the field of early childhood development. They have helped us recognize the symptoms of trauma, provide appropriate assistance to children, and understand that prolonged adversity in the absence of nurturing relationships can derail a child’s healthy development. Just look at the media’s and the public’s reaction to...
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The Campaign to Heal Childhood Trauma is coming!

Thomas Ahern ·
Maybe you have heard about this initiative on one of the social networks or you followed the tour last year. If not, The Campaign to Heal Childhood Trauma is a grassroots partnership between Calo Programs and three leading, national attachment, trauma and adoption nonprofits; The Attachment and Trauma Network (ATN), The American Adoption Congress (AAC) and Association for Training on Trauma and Attachment in Children (ATTACh). The purpose of this collaboration is to increase compassion and...
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Use Creative Expression to Help Kids Facing ACEs

Heidi Durham ·
Join us for the launch of our new webinar on using creative expression to help kids facing ACEs.
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WEBINAR: How to Use the ‘Pair of ACEs’ to Build Community Resilience

Clare Reidy ·
New for You: BCR staff will introduce the new Pair of ACEs Infographic template and how to obtain local data to create a Pair of ACEs infographic with details specific to your community. When : Tuesday, September 18 th from 1pm – 2:30pm EST Register at go.gwu.edu/pairofaceswebinar The Building Community Resilience (BCR) collaborative will host a webinar featuring lessons learned using one of our most potent messaging tools: the ‘Pair of ACEs’ - a dverse c hildhood e xperiences in the context...
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Webinar — Moving to universal ACEs screening: Findings from a CA advisory group on screening children for trauma

Leah Medoff ·
On April 23rd, 2019 from 12:00pm-1:30pm PST the National Pediatric Practice Community on ACEs (NPPC) , an initiative of the Center for Youth Wellness, will be hosting a webinar to support efforts to screen all children for adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and additional adversities. This webinar will summarize the findings of a state advisory group assigned to review tools and protocols for screening children for trauma, and provide an introduction to two tools the advisory group...
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Wrestling Ghosts has a TED Talk for you - and more!

Charlotte Graham ·
Hi ACEs community! In case you haven’t already seen it, the Wrestling Ghosts team wanted to share with you a TED Talk we recently came across that we love. Called: “Daring to Question the Way We Raise Children,” this talk explores strategies and opinions by Ruth Beaglehole, founder of Echo Parenting . We think a lot of you guys would find it really interesting, so check it out! The Wrestling Ghosts team is so thankful for the connections we’ve already made within the ACEs community. Our film...
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Re: WEBINAR: How to Use the ‘Pair of ACEs’ to Build Community Resilience

Clare Reidy ·
Will this be available to view online after the scheduled event for those of us who have a conflict?
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Re: WEBINAR: How to Use the ‘Pair of ACEs’ to Build Community Resilience

Clare Reidy ·
Hi Linda, I recommend contacting Clare Reidy, who made the original post, to see if this is an option.
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