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A More Urgent Call to "Be the One" Caring Adult in the Face of the COVID-19 Crisis

In his Commentary "Social distancing is tough on the youngest ones," Maryland Essentials for Childhood ACE Interface Master Trainer, Frank Kros, MSW, JD, shares his thought with readers of the Baltimore Sun on what each of us can do to reach out to the youngest victims of the COVID-19 crisis. https://www.baltimoresun.com/opinion/readers-respond/bs-ed-rr-social-distancing-effects-letter-20200401-hrelr5c24fha5pbky6hcueo5hq-story.html

Trauma-Informed Lens Podcast: Interview with Dr. Eric Rossen

In this episode, Matt discusses trauma-sensitive education with Dr. Eric Rossen. Eric Rossen, PhD, NCSP, is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, a licensed psychologist in Maryland, and a credentialed National Register Health Service psychologist. He currently serves as the director of professional development and standards for the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). Dr. Rossen has worked in public schools and in independent practice and has served as a college...

Take Action on Delegate CT Wilson's Trauma-Informed Legislation to Reform the Statute of Limitations for Child Sexual Abuse

Dear Maryland ACEs Action Colleagues, I am writing to alert you to a trauma informed bill sponsored by Delegate C.T. Wilson to reform the statute of limitations of child sexual abuse to conform to what we now know about the impact of trauma on delayed disclosure of child sexual abuse: The average age for adults to disclose childhood sexual abuse is 52. Research shows that children who experience an Adverse Childhood Experience (ACEs) can have poor long-term mental and physical health,...

Thriving Communities Collaborative Trauma Informed Care Presentation

Thriving Communities Collaborative will have a presentation on Friday March 23, 9:30 AM-11:30 AM. Please come network and learn prevention strategies for trauma that includes using parents as a source of protection. The presentation will be provided by Sarah Gardner from the Family-Informed Trauma Treatment Center. Facebook: https://facebook.com/events/s/trauma-informed-care-families-/2249832185322952/?ti=icl Eventbrite: Http://tccmarch20.eventbrite.com

Elijah Cummings Healing City Act now Law!

ACEs MD Connection is thrilled to share that on Sunday, February 9, 2020, the Elijah Cummings Healing City Act was signed into law. This was truly a community effort, and we’re thankful for your support throughout this process. You can see more about this story by Fox45 News that captures the work being done. Many attended the bill signing. Thank you for your support,

Nature Nurtures Symposium

You are invited to attend the Nature Nurtures Symposium designed for formal and informal educators, childcare providers, and health professionals. Our hope is to foster cross-sector communication and share the wealth of information that educators, childcare providers, and health experts each bring to the table in helping Baltimore's children thrive. Attendees will: Receive trauma-informed care training Choose from hands-on sessions led by environmental educators, outdoor recreation experts,...

Join Feb. 18th webinar on addressing ACEs in public policy

Please join this ACEs Connection co-sponsored webinar "Making Meaningful Change: Addressing ACEs through Public Policy" on Feb. 18 (11:30 am-1:00 pm ET) presented by the Health Federation of Philadelphia and MARC (Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities). In this webinar, three nationally recognized experts will discuss policy and advocacy strategies on a local, state, and national level using evidence from studies they have conducted with legislators and the general public. Speakers...

Two studies shed light on state legislators’ views on ACEs science and trauma policy

New and returning lawmakers take the oath of office on day one of Washington state's 2017 legislative session. — Jeanie Lindsay/Northwest News Network As advocates prepare to see how ACEs (adverse childhood experiences) science, trauma, and resilience play out in the 2020 state legislative sessions — many beginning in January — they are undoubtedly asking: “What does a legislator want?" It may be a stretch to play on Freud’s question: “What does a women want?", but the query captures how...

Maryland Wins $3.6M to Address Opioid Abuse During Pregnancy [washingtonpost.com]

By Associated Press, The Washington Post, January 7, 2020 Maryland’s Health Department has received $3.6 million in federal funding to address opioid use among pregnant and new mothers. The department launched the initiative, called the “Maternal Opioid Model,” this month, according to a statement released by the agency on Monday. The initiative focuses on improving substance abuse treatment for pregnant and postpartum mothers on Medicaid by providing them with additional resources during...

ACE Offers Training for Mid Shore Educators [dorchesterbanner.com]

By Amy Steward, Dorchester Banner, December 25, 2019 Along with Maryland’s ACE Interface Cohort, For All Seasons and CASA of the Mid-Shore are partnering to train residents on the Mid Shore about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in hopes of helping communities to understand how trauma in young children may affect their physical, emotional, and mental health later in life. The trainings also bring awareness to how to build resiliency in children to help mitigate the trauma that they may...

Maryland lawmakers attend conference on tackling child trauma through policy [Capital Gazette]

Photo caption and credit: Frank Kros, President of the Kros Learning Group, explains The N.E.A.R. Science to the group. The Maryland General Assembly held an event to inform them about how to make trauma informed policy decisions, and informing them about the consequences of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES). (Paul W. Gillespie) ____________________________________________________________ If adverse childhood experiences were eliminated entirely, rates of depression could plummet, heart...

Maryland lawmakers attend conference on tackling child trauma through policy [Capital Gazette]

Photo caption and credit: Frank Kros, President of the Kros Learning Group, explains The N.E.A.R. Science to the group. The Maryland General Assembly held an event to inform them about how to make trauma informed policy decisions, and informing them about the consequences of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES). (Paul W. Gillespie) ____________________________________________________________ If adverse childhood experiences were eliminated entirely, rates of depression could plummet, heart...

With Dozens of Orphaned by Opioid Crisis, This Maryland County has new Outlook on Trauma Services [baltimoresun.com]

By Phil Davis, The Baltimore Sun, December 2, 2019 Growing up in a Cecil County trailer park, Ray Lynn has been shaped by tragedy. Lynn went from seeing drug addiction firsthand in his neighborhood as a child to tackling the problem as a police officer decades later. “I can name you friends that are dead because of it," he said. Lynn, 44, also saw his brother and sister burn to death in a house fire when he was 19, he said. It’s what led him to become a volunteer firefighter and, later, a...

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