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Why you faith community should know about ACEs - from Helenair.com

Chaplain Chris Haughee ·
As I begin to share with faith communities throughout Montana why adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) matter and how they can help build more resilient children and healthier communities, I sometimes hear something like this: "But why does it matter? What difference should it make in ministry?” The ACE survey measured the prevalence of ten stress-inducing factors in childhood including abuse, neglect, and substance abuse in the home, and these factors definitely influence ministries...
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Power Point Slides on Neuroplasticity

Dale Fletcher ·
I'm presenting a talk to a group of Pastors on ACES but the slide deck on ACES that I received does not have any slides on Neuroplasticity, from either a science perspective or from a biblical perspective. Do any of you have a few slides that you'd be willing to share with me? Thanks so much in advance!! Have an awesome day! Dale
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Hi Denice, Please share if you've posted your wonderful book you've authored on our Books! group on ACEs Connection. https://www.acesconnection.com/g/books Our ministries have such an excellent platform for helping those in pain with their healing journey. Many blessings to you Denice... In gratitude, Dana
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Re: Why you faith community should know about ACEs - from Helenair.com

Linda Ranson Jacobs ·
Chris, where did you get the stats for Montana? Is there a link that tells such stats for various states? I'd love to use some of this in presentations to children's pastors when I speak at national conferences. Thanks for your compassion to inform congregations about ACEs.
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Re: Why you faith community should know about ACEs - from Helenair.com

Chaplain Chris Haughee ·
Linda... Here is the source for the stats: http://www.childtrends.org/wp-...xperiences_FINAL.pdf It is not an exhaustive discussion, but does discuss what is most prevalent as far as ACEs for each state. Hope you find it helpful! Chris
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Re: Why you faith community should know about ACEs - from Helenair.com

Linda Ranson Jacobs ·
Thanks bunches. I get Child Trend's news but must have missed this one. Too much to read and keep up with at times.
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Re: Something to Consider... for the next time you teach or preach on worry

Linda Ranson Jacobs ·
Great analogies. You put it so bluntly. Maybe that's been the missing element in talking to pastors and church leaders about how to minister to those in trauma or those adults have a high ACEs score. Keep these thoughts coming. Much appreciated
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Re: Something to Consider... for the next time you teach or preach on worry

Chaplain Chris Haughee ·
Thanks, Linda. Blunt? Ha ha... Here at Intermountain we teach the children to "be direct" and we try and do the same. "Tell me what you need so I can do my best to help you," "Use your words..." etc. etc. So, while I was always a pretty direct person who didn't shy away from confrontation in ministry, I have shed almost all inhibition when it comes to addressing issues head on! Also, Linda, you know better than I do from your time in ministry, these issues don't go away with niceties. This...
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Re: Something to Consider... for the next time you teach or preach on worry

Sandy Goodwick ·
Perhaps it's time for the faith-based community to step back awhile and *listen to* those who sit in their pews (and those who leave). Start by asking those with lived experiences' of emotional distress to share their stories of the memories and events that served as the kindling for later depression, substance abuse and PTSD. Just... LISTEN. Take notes because the ten items on that ACEs list do not comprise the totality of adversities that children experience. Children may be bullied...
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Re: Something to Consider... for the next time you teach or preach on worry

Chaplain Chris Haughee ·
Excellent points, Sandy... just another affirmation of how valuable this online community can be, as your words challenge and fuel me and encourage me at the same time! Vulnerability, TRUE vulnerability, is very hard in spiritual leadership... I have had church members get visibly agitated my times I have dipped my toe in these waters (years ago... pre-ACE Study), because their image (read: idol) of a minister was someone that was a spiritual superhero that didn't bleed... especially not...
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Re: Was Jesus' ministry "trauma-informed?" [part 1]

Linda Ranson Jacobs ·
Chaplain, I love this take. I'm going to be waiting anxiously for the next installment. I've often used Isaiah 61:1 in workshops but now I'm going to incorporate it into my trauma-informed churches workshop. Jesus understood and he had empathy one of the most important traits in dealing with kids in trauma. Thanks so much. Linda
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Re: Was Jesus' ministry "trauma-informed?" [part 1]

Chaplain Chris Haughee ·
Thank you, Linda! Honored that you'd be looking forward to the next installment!
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Re: A New Documentary About Breaking the Cycle of Trauma is Launching This Fall!

Robert Olcott ·
Thank You, 'Wrestling Ghosts Team' ! ! !
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Re: Peek Inside a Classroom: Jasmine

Linda Ranson Jacobs ·
Thank you for such an insightful article. I wish every teacher, child care worker and church leader would read this post. You have explained what is happening in that child's brain very well. Why can't we as a nation figure this out?
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Re: Peek Inside a Classroom: Jasmine

Daun Kauffman ·
Thank you so much Linda ! Your concluding question is probably the most important thing we do not "see".... Frustrating. I don't get much response even in the church.... Thanks for your support. It only takes one right message in one right place at the right time ! Peace
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Re: Peek Inside a Classroom: Jasmine

Linda Ranson Jacobs ·
I understand about the church issue. I am constantly doing workshops and seminars for children's pastors and for the most part they are clueless. And church family could make such a difference in the lives of these kids. I know because we see this in our DC4K (DivorceCare for Kids) groups. I wish you could be a fly on the wall of a DC4K group. Oh my the healing and changes that take place in these kids in such a short time is amazing. The power of prayer plus the program written to...
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Re: Peek Inside a Classroom: Jasmine

James Encinas ·
Great article! Keep up the good work Daun! And know that you are on the right track, as you said all it takes is the right message in the right place at the right time. We must continue putting that message out there! Blessings
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Re: Peek Inside a Classroom: Jasmine

Daun Kauffman ·
Thank you James! For more on a very different defense by children dealing with trauma see "Peek Inside a Classroom:Jose" -- "Peek Inside a Classroom" is a 2 part set (So far). It's on ACEsConnection and HERE
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Re: An ACES Presentation as a Sermon

Tracy Henegar ·
I would LOVE to see you ppt and notes!!
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Re: An ACES Presentation as a Sermon

Sarah Goode ·
That's wonderful, Dale! I'd love to see what you put together.
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Linda Yuncker ·
Dale, I am deeply touched and so grateful that you are taking this ACEs information into churches. I would love to see what you put together for your presentation.
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Re: An ACES Presentation as a Sermon

King Jones ·
I’d love to see your slides. I live in Union County, NC and have connections to ministries in and around the Charlotte area that could benefit from the info. King
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Re: An ACES Presentation as a Sermon

Linda Ranson Jacobs ·
I have lead break out sessions on trauma to children's ministers and kidmin. Would love to see your slides. Wish i was close enough I could have heard your sermon. Thank you for reaching out to congregations. We have a long ways to go in faith groups.
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Re: An ACES Presentation as a Sermon

Brian Semsem Sr ·
Hi Dale, What a great blessing to hear about being able to share the ACE's information with congregations. I would be very interested in the PowerPoint Slides and script that you used on Sunday.
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Re: An ACES Presentation as a Sermon

Margie Ann Neugebauer ·
It would be helpful and appreciated if you would share your power point and script. Thank you in advance.
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Re: An ACES Presentation as a Sermon

Dale Fletcher ·
Hi King, I actually live in Indian Land, SC quite near Waxhaw, just of highway 521.
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Re: An ACES Presentation as a Sermon

Nancy Ross Rivera ·
This is an answer to prayer indeed! Thank you for sharing. And please do share the slides - greatly appreciated. Be well & keep going!
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Re: An ACES Presentation as a Sermon

Kate Lanelle Reed ·
Yes, please share your Power Point Slides and script. That would be exciting to see! You are making a difference!
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Re: An ACES Presentation as a Sermon

Lisa Compton ·
I would LOVE to see your slides! I have seen a few churches attempt trauma-informed care workshops, but they are primarily focused on foster care.
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Re: An ACES Presentation as a Sermon

King Jones ·
I technically live in Waxhaw, but I’m closer to Wesley Chapel. That being said, I’d love to meet up sometime and discuss!
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Re: An ACES Presentation as a Sermon

Donna Chacko, M.D. ·
Hi Dale, What a fabulous opportunity for Redeeming Life Ministries. I would be extremely interested to hear what you had to say. Sometimes studying about ACE's is depressing, but finding ways to link ACE recovery and prevention to our faith offers incredible hope and healing. I am very glad we have had a chance to connect and look forward to continued co-learning!
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Re: An ACES Presentation as a Sermon

Candi Douthit ·
I would really like to review your slides and comments! We are just beginning this work in rural NW KS. I have been pondering how to share in my Sunday school in a way that resonates that this is how we can truly bring healing through Christ even in the hard issues. Thanks for sharing your article!
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Re: An ACES Presentation as a Sermon

Dale Fletcher ·
I'm working on making some adjustments to the PPT and script and hope to be able to get something to you all this week. Thanks for your patience!!
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Re: An ACES Presentation as a Sermon

Dale Fletcher ·
Hi Folks! I'm attaching two documents that I used to deliver the teaching I mentioned in the post above. There is a Powerpoint file that I used on the Sunday that I've converted to a PDF. And the script that accompanies the Powerpoint is also in a PDF document. This presentation and the supporting documents are a 'work in progress.' As Ronnie and I present this to other churches and ministries in the area, I'm sure that it will evolve. We are doing our best to share this important material...
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Re: An ACES Presentation as a Sermon

Lisa Compton ·
Wonderful information- thank you for sharing!
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Re: An ACES Presentation as a Sermon

Dale Fletcher ·
You’re quite welcome Lisa!
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Re: An ACES Presentation as a Sermon

Margie Ann Neugebauer ·
I"m wondering why you list spiritual issues with heart issues. In my view, they are two separate systems for describing our whole person. I don't see psychological therapy anywhere as a viable research based approach to shame, guilt, forgiveness, anger, abandonment, etc. Yes, they can be spiritual, but therapy deals with those issues also. I prefer to speak of wholeness including heart, mind, spirit, and body. They are all interconnected and each has its own therapeutic modalities. Theology...
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Re: An ACES Presentation as a Sermon

Dale Fletcher ·
Hi Margie, Thanks for your comment! My appreciation is that we human beings are at our core, spiritual in nature. All of our relational experiences and circumstances affect our spirit, our inner most nature.... which I think can also be called our heart. I think it is not possible to separate emotions, heart, spirit and the mind. They are all so intricately interconnected. I teach that ACEs are issues of the heart/spirit. They are wounds to a person at their deepest level. As I Christian, I...
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Re: An ACES Presentation as a Sermon

Donna Chacko, M.D. ·
Thanks so much for sharing all of this information and all your hard work. Choosing the right words for these discussions is challenging....mind, spirit, soul, heart?? It's not black and white. As a doctor, I first think of the heart as the incredible pumping heart that pumps 1500-2000 gallons of blood each day as it recirculates our 5 quarts of blood. I guess that's why I stick with body, mind, and spirit (soul). However we describe our parts, we can all agree they are God given and ...
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Re: An ACES Presentation as a Sermon

Daun Kauffman ·
How are your Thursday sessions going? Are there slides for Thursdays als available?
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Re: An ACES Presentation as a Sermon

Dale Fletcher ·
Hi Daun, we are not using slides for our Thursday sessions. We are slowing addressing the most prevalent spiritual risk factors and issues of the heart and their associated biblical principles/truths. This Thursday at least one of the participants experienced a very, very powerful release/inner healing/deliverance. It was life changing for her, praise God!
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Re: An ACES Presentation as a Sermon

Augusta Olaore ·
I am interested in the slides used for the sermon. Also where is the training being done in California? Augusta
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Re: An ACES Presentation as a Sermon

Dale Fletcher ·
Hi Augusta, i added the slides and script that I used at the following post update: https://www.acesconnection.com...6#483487471880666946 Hope that you found them insightful. Dale
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Re: An ACES Presentation as a Sermon

Augusta Olaore ·
Thanks for the response. I found it useful. Where is the Masters Training in ACE being offered? I live in Southern California. Augusta Sent from my iPad
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Re: An ACES Presentation as a Sermon

Linda Ranson Jacobs ·
I'll jump on this bandwagon also and would like to see your slides. I've done ACEs training for children's ministers and sent someone my slides and presentation. Can't remember who it was. But my slides are more for children's ministers and I'd like to see the slides for grown up people. Ha, ha.
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Re: An ACES Presentation as a Sermon

Dale Fletcher ·
Here you go Linda! The slides are at a post at this link. Let me know if you have any questions. Dale https://www.acesconnection.com...6#483487471880666946
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Re: An ACES Presentation as a Sermon

Belinda Donovan ·
This is wonderful Dale! Thanks so much for sharing!
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Re: An ACES Presentation as a Sermon

Dale Fletcher ·
Sure thing Belinda! Let me know if you have any questions.
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Re: An ACES Presentation as a Sermon

Donna Chacko, M.D. ·
Dale, You are continuing to do such great work...not just directly with those in your programs, but by sharing your material so generously. Thank you so much. I was thinking about how each of us reacts to ACEs when we first hear about them--immediately trying to see where we fit in the survey. Have you read anything written about this? Such as specific calls for action depending on where you fit...hi score, low score, children have high score but you don't, etc. I hope you are well. I can...
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