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VA TICNs eNote March 29 2021 []

Illustration by Sally Deng Resources for Responding to Violence Against the AAPI Community 5 Asian-Founded Wellness Resources for members of the AAPI (Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders) community who might be in need of support, right now and always. What You Can Do to Fight Violence and Racism Against Asian Americans from PBS includes information on bystander intervention, historical resources, suggestions for legislative advocacy, and more. Watch a video conversation on supporting AAPI...

VA TICNs eNote March 15 2021 []

Understanding the need for fresh, powerful framing strategies, Prevent Child Abuse America (PCA America) and the newly merged Alliance for Strong Families and Communities and Council on Accreditation asked the FrameWorks Institute to update framing recommendations that have served our field well since 2004. The result is a new strategic brief, Reframing Childhood Adversity: Promoting Upstream Approaches . This actionable guide takes recent science and current communications contexts into...

Black HIS-Story Week Begins Today []

Black HIS-Story Week begins today! There are so many amazing events to tune into each day this week. We've shared a few below. Be sure to check out the full schedule of events on the Black HIS-Story Week website ! Watch this event, featuring individuals from across Virginia, on SCAN’s Facebook page ! Self Care: Healing Racist Wounds Wednesday, February 24, 7:00 p.m. Beyond the obvious effects of racism is an underlying reality — people affected by the stress of racism show signs of...

Black HIS-Story Week Celebrates the Stories, Resilience, and Accomplishments of Black Men and Youth

Taking place during the final week of Black History Month, Black HIS-Story Week is a celebration of the stories, resilience, and varied accomplishments of Black men and youth. The idea for the week came from the brilliant mind of Amanda Lynch, author, entrepreneur, and Trauma-Informed Specialist with Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond (BGCMR) and Greater Richmond SCAN . SCAN, who co-sponsored the event with BGCMR, provided coordination and support in creating a week full of daily events...

A hospital shifts toward practices that build resilience, prevent trauma triggers

The nurses at Bon Secours St. Mary’s pediatric lung clinic were puzzled. A mother kept bringing her child in because of asthma attacks, even though the boy was regularly taking his prescribed medications. The nurses wanted to know if there was anything going on in the child’s life that might explain the attacks, says Blair Bell, a pediatric specialties nurse manager who oversees the lung clinic and five other pediatric clinics affiliated with St. Mary’s. Blair Bell “After talking to the boy,...

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