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Best Practices, Internationally Respected Experts Featured at ACEs Central Florida Conference. Registration Closes Monday!

Donna Jackson Nakazawa ( photo by Marshall Clarke ), award winning science journalist and author of Angel and the Assassin , will join Dr. Mimi Graham , director of Florida State University's Center for Prevention and Early Intervention Policy , Andrea Darr , creator of Handle With Care, Captain Lovetta Quinn-Henry , from the Orlando Police Department and many more featured at the conference. Help your community move the needle toward a trauma-informed, resilient community by learning from...

New devotional book, Hope for Healing, seeks to give trauma-informed ministry insight

I am proud/relieved/gratified at finally being able to share a labor of love with the "PACES" community. It has been a struggle, the book project--yes, but just life and ministry in general have been hard over the past year. My family and I, personally, continue to walk the path of navigating all the complexities that come from trauma and working through that trauma in the context of ministry. I understand that many of you are in the same situation and can understand. The book, Hope for...

Beyond Fasting: What We Can All Learn From Ramadan (yesmagazine.org)

The Muslim holiday of Ramadan begins this week, and the first thing that many non-Muslims envision is a month of fasting under blazing desert suns. Along with fasting, prayer and charity are also emphasized during this month. Muslims are reminded to rediscover the meaning of mercy and compassion, reflect on life’s meaning, and transcend superficial desires and consumerist addictions. It is the time to review life in a holistic way, a practice Muslims and non-Muslims alike can benefit from,...

Spiritual Abuse (Rise to Resilience blog repost)

By Leona LaForce My bio indicates that I was in the Christian church for over 30 years. The US, patriarchal, evangelical, Republican, anti-choice, anti-LGBTQ, anti-etc church. I am really unclear how I got out of that place, but now that I have, I’m extremely aware of the rampant emotional, psychological, and spiritual abuse that is accepted and promoted in the church. Promoted as god’s will, of course, and supported by cherry-picked scripture. I ran up against some spiritual abuse this week...

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Podcast hosts?

Tammy Kennington
Good morning, everyone. As a writer and speaker who has recovered from childhood, I advocate for children and survivors. Can any of you recommend faith-based podcast hosts who are currently looking for guests to speak about ACES and/or healing from childhood abuse/trauma? Thanks and happy Easter! Blessings, Tammy Kennington, MAT,CALT www.tammykennington.comRead More...
Seeking individuals and groups who might benefit from a free faith-based stress reduction program that I developed. It is online, 3 sessions and a journal, and designed for users to go at their own pace. I also have a Spanish version. I am ready and available to meet with groups on Zoom. Please contact me for more information. Donna Chacko MD at dc@serenityandhealth.comRead More...
Last Reply By Dale Fletcher · First Unread Post
I would like to share a great resource for churches/faith communities to become trauma responsive. First United Methodist Church is in Central Minnesota have been working for three years to become a trauma responsive church. They would say they are not the experts in any way although they have stepped out on faith both within their congregation and throughout the community. Their website has become an example and resource for many please check it out.Read More...
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