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[WEBINAR] Starting & Growing Resilient Communities: How to Tell Your Community Story GRC 2.0 Celebrate

ACEs Connection presents, "Starting & Growing Resilient Communities: Online & In Real Life (IRL)", an interactive webinar training series focused on developing existing and potential online community managers and IRL ACEs champions. This series is dedicated to providing insight into creating sustainable and effective online & IRL ACEs initiatives. In this fifth session, we’ll talk about why it's so critical to tell your story far and wide. This incudes how to blog and share...

Virginia Suburb Shows That Diversion, Victim-centered Agreements Work [jjie.org]

Over the last several years, the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court (JDRDC) of Fairfax County, Va., has been working on transformative efforts around juvenile justice in an effort to keep low-risk youth from entering the system and address disparities for youth of color. One large area targeted by these efforts was the diversion programming and Juvenile Intake Office. In Virginia, intake officers are decision-makers. It is their responsibility to review charges from petitioners...

Systems of Trauma: Racial Trauma Issue Brief

Family And Children's Trust (FACT) Fund of Virginia just released their latest issue brief! SYSTEMS OF TRAUMA : Racial Trauma explores how racial trauma intersects and exacerbates trauma caused by family violence. In order to do so effectively, the brief will review issues of structurally embedded inequalities, individual actions that cause racial trauma, the effects of racial trauma on communities of color, and strategies for individuals, communities, professionals and organizations to...

Recap- Virginia Summit On Childhood Trauma And Resilience 4/25/19

On Thursday April 25, 2019 Voices hosted over 950 attendees at the Virginia Summit on Childhood Trauma and Resilience . The goal of the Summit was to connect child-serving professionals and advocates across the Commonwealth to best practices to prevent, and better address, the impacts of childhood adversity. California’s first Surgeon General and well-known ACEs expert, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, provided the keynote address. Both Governor Northam and First Lady Pamela Northam addressed the...

Latest ACEs science research from PubMed, February 12, 2019

Hair cortisol in the perinatal period mediates associations between maternal adversity and disrupted maternal interaction in early infancy. Nyström-Hansen M, Andersen MS, Khoury JE, Davidsen K, Gumley A, Lyons-Ruth K, MacBeth A, Harder S. Dev Psychobiol . 2019 Feb 12. doi: 10.1002/dev.21833. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30747450 elect item 3074 Child maltreatment is mediating long-term consequences of household dysfunction in a population representative sample. Clemens V, Berthold O, Witt A,...

Trauma-Informed Journey with a local Department of Social Services

Our Trauma-Informed journey began with the Henrico Department of Social Services (DSS) in the fall of 2012 when we approached their leadership with a proposal to partner with the Greater Richmond Trauma-Informed Community Network (TICN) to create a Trauma-Informed Child Welfare System. We began by developing a TIMELINE of activities (please note we set out to complete things in one year - little did we realize at the time that the process is always ongoing!). The first step on the timeline...

10th Annual Prevent-A-Thon this April

The 10th annual Prevent-A-Thon Bring Darkness to Light and Help End Child Sexual Abuse April 15 - 21, 2018 SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) will be offering FREE Stewards of Children training for interested agencies/organizations. Stewards of Children teaches adults how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. It is the only nationally distributed program proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes, and change child protective behaviors. The goal of this training is...

Greater Richmond TICN Meeting Minutes 2.2.18!

Please find meeting minutes HERE from our 2.2.18 meeting. TICN member, Nina Marino, presented about ARC Reflections and TST-FC: two new trauma-responsive skill building curricula for foster/adoptive and kinship families (PPT and links are in the meeting minutes). There were 52 people in attendance at this meeting! Trauma Informed Community Network (TICN) Meeting Minutes 2.2.18 In attendance: Lisa Wright (GRSCAN), Fred Orelove (VCU/GRSCAN), Jeanine Harper (GRSCAN), Brittany Armentrout (Poplar...

Trauma Webinar

Our friends from the Southside TICN Betty Hobbs, Valerie Liggins, Dr. Alton Hart, and Theresa Caldwell will be doing a webinar on their work in trauma and resilience in Petersburg on Monday Feb 26th. Please register for VAIRS Webinar: Trauma and Resilience in the Community on Feb 26, 2018 10:00 AM EST at: Info: Trauma can occur as a result of violence, abuse, neglect, loss, and other emotionally harmful experiences. Resilience refers to the ability of an individual, family, or community to...

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