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Working collaboratively with schools, business, healthcare, government agencies, social services, criminal justice systems, healthcare organizations & faith communities to become a trauma-informed community. We invite all concerned citizens, professionals & advocates to partner with us to raise awareness about trauma & its effects, to build resilience, and offer hope & healing.

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Wolf Administration Releases ‘Trauma-Informed PA’ Plan with Recommendations and Steps for the Commonwealth and Providers to Become Trauma-Informed [PA Governor Tom Wolf Press Release]

July 27, 2020 As a companion to Governor Tom Wolf’s multi-agency effort and anti-stigma initiative, Reach Out PA: Your Mental Health Matters, the Office of Advocacy and Reform (OAR) is releasing the “Trauma-Informed PA” plan to guide the commonwealth and service providers statewide on what it means to be trauma-informed and healing-centered in PA. This plan is the result of four months of work from OAR and the Trauma-Informed PA Think Tank, formed in February. The think tank was made up of...
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Classroom-based Trauma trainings cancelled in Lancaster thru end of June, 2020

Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health (Guest) ·
We are committed to protecting the safety of our patients and community. This requires an abundance of caution during the evolving situation with coronavirus (COVID-19). To help limit the potential for unnecessary exposure to COVID-19 in our community, the Penn Medicine health system is temporarily cancelling all public events, including our classroom-based Trauma trainings at the Lancaster General Suburban Pavilion. At this time, all trauma trainings through the end of June, 2020 will be...
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Contagious Self-Care Mini Podcast Series launched

Melanie G Snyder ·
In the midst of the COVID 19 pandemic, we've decided to try a little experiment in a different kind of contagion. Many of us are struggling with numerous stresses, hardships, grief and traumas associated with this situation. It’s never been more important for us to take care of ourselves AND to take care of each other. So 3 days each week we'll record a simple 3-minute self care audio message (mini-podcast style), send it to 3 people we know, ask them to listen to the recording for their own...
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Client Trauma Histories: Screening/Assessment vs. Universal Precautions

Melanie G Snyder ·
How do we know if a client has history of trauma? Do we need to know the specific types of trauma someone has experienced? Each organization and each professional will need to answer these questions for themselves based on the nature of their work with clients Some organizations and professionals may truly need to know the specifics of a client’s trauma history in order to serve them appropriately Many organizations and helping professionals may not need to delve into the specifics or ask...
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Inside the Adverse Childhood Experience Score: Strengths, Limitations, and Misapplications

Melanie G Snyder ·
Many organizations are committing to the work of becoming trauma-informed. One of the early questions that often arises in these organizations is whether to adopt some type of screening or assessment tool to gather information on the trauma histories of clients/consumers/patients/students. Some organizations, after learning about the original ACES Study, consider using the ACES questionnaire or some variant of it as this type of screening or assessment tool. In our trauma trainings, we...
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Building Resilience for Helping Professionals

Melanie G Snyder ·
Every day you are making a difference for people in our community. You connect them to resources, provide food, companionship, housing, financial assistance, spiritual care and so much more. Most importantly, you recognize every person in our community as a valuable asset. The work can be equally rewarding and stressful. We've put together the fact sheet attached below with information on warning signs of burnout and compassion fatigue, as well as tips and resources for staying in balance,...
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"Cracked Up" Online Film Discussion

Mike Ritter ·
Register now to receive 48-hour access to watch "Cracked Up" for free ahead of a community discussion of the film on October 27 at 6:00pm.
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Online, self-paced trauma training series now available

Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health (Guest) ·
Though we've had to put our classroom-based trauma trainings on hold, we're delighted to announce a new online, self-paced trauma training series that is free and available to anyone in the community who interacts with individuals and families who may have experienced trauma, including law enforcement and criminal justice professionals, first responders, healthcare and behavioral health providers, human services professionals, educators, employers, government agencies, faith community...
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Continuing Education Credits for new Penn Medicine LGH free online trauma training

Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health (Guest) ·
Our new free, completely online/virtual training course, titled "Understanding Trauma, Resilience and Trauma Informed Care", provides a foundational understanding of trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), resilience, vicarious trauma, self-care, and trauma-informed care for anyone in the community who interacts with individuals and families who may have experienced trauma, including law enforcement and criminal justice professionals, first responders, healthcare and behavioral health...
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A Better Normal Community Discussion - Reimagining Health Care

In a conversational style, join physician Drew Factor who will speak with Dr. Tracy Gaudet, Liza Guroff and An é Watts in a discussion entitled "Reimagining Health Care". Dr. Gaudet will speak about her experience engaging in transformational change at the Veterans Administration and how this has shaped the development of her own Functional Medicine Institute, while Ms. Guroff and Ms. Watts will speak about their knowledge of a Trauma-Informed Approach both at a systems (National Council for...
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"A Better Normal" Community Discussion Series- Our Reckoning with Race and Equity at ACEs Connection

Register for A Better Normal- Our reckoning with race and equity at ACEs Connection
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Nov. 11 ACEs & Resilience Event with Manheim Township Education Foundation

Anna Brendle Kennedy ·
You are invited to join the Manheim Township Education Foundation's Virtual Education Forecast Breakfast, on Nov. 11 from 8:00 am - 9:15 am. We'll be discussing Trauma-Informed Care - valuing wellness in schools and the workforce. Melanie Snyder, OWDS, MHFA, will provide a keynote address about Adverse Childhood Experiences, Trauma, and Resilience. Panelists Dr. Pia Fenimore, Anna Brendle Kennedy, Sharon Schaefer, and Matt Pfeiffenberger offer insights from their perspectives in healthcare,...
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ACES and Resilience Overview Handout

Melanie G Snyder ·
Here's an overview of ACES, resilience and tips for what all of us can do that was created by the Trauma Informed Lancaster County workgroup.
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Contagious Self-Care Mini Podcast Series - 30 days of self-care

Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health (Guest) ·
As we navigate through these uncertain times, self care has never been more important to our well-being. To that end, we've created a mini-podcast series titled "Contagious Self Care" consisting of short audio messages (mini-podcast style), each of which features a simple self-care practice. Each audio message is between 2 - 6 minutes long. To access the full series (30 days worth), click here: https://hearthis.at/melanie-snyder/set/contagious-self-care/ Peace. Be well. And remember to...
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