Maryland ACEs Action

This group is for anyone who wishes to share information about and promote ACEs research awareness, trauma-informed/resilience-building practices, and to influence positive social change in Maryland.

June 2018

Harford County Public Schools to Pilot Handle With Care Program at Joppatowne Area Schools

Harford County Public Schools (HCPS) , the Harford County Sheriff’s Office , and the Harford County Child Advocacy Center have collaborated to launch a Handle With Care pilot program in the Jopppatowne area for the 2018-19 school year. The Handle With Care program promotes a school-community partnership aimed at ensuring that children who are exposed to trauma in their home or community receive appropriate interventions to help them heal and thrive to the best of their ability, despite the...

Article In The Atlantic: Being Black in America Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

In depth article focusing on people living in Baltimore: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/07/being-black-in-america-can-be-hazardous-to-your-health/561740/ "Many facets of Kiarra’s youth—the fact that her parents weren’t together, her father’s incarceration, the guns on the corners—are what researchers consider “adverse childhood experiences,” stressful events early in life that can cause health problems in adulthood. An abnormally large proportion of the children in...

U.S. Senate champion on trauma, Heidi Heitkamp, provides inspired and hope-filled leadership

Last evening I posted a video of a June 5 congressional briefing that I attended on trauma and the opioid crisis with a plan to write a post about the event today. In the comfort of my living room, I played the beginning of the video, hoping to find a good screen shot to use with the article, but instead was surprisingly moved by the second listening of the words of U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) about why the issue of trauma is so important her: She says it gives her hope.

The Future of Healing: Shifting From Trauma Informed Care to Healing Centered Engagement [Medium.com]

I wanted to share some points to ponder from the article below. For the full article, click here . The Future of Healing: Shifting From Trauma Informed Care to Healing Centered Engagement Shawn Ginwright Ph.D. From time to time, researchers, policy makers, philanthropy and practitioners all join together in a coordinated response to the most pressing issues facing America’s youth. I’ve been involved with this process for long enough to have participated in each of these roles. I recall...

Understanding the Role Between ACEs and the Opioid Epidemic

Tuesday, June 19th, 1 p.m . Webinar: Adverse Childhood Experiences – A Driver of the Opioid Epidemic The North Central Regional Center for Rural Development (NCRCRD) will host a free webinar titled, "Adverse Childhood Experiences: A Driver of the Opioid Epidemic" as part of the Rural Health and Safety Education Webinar Series. This webinar will review a landmark study featuring data showing a strong association between ACEs and our understanding of the opioid epidemic and other addictions.

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