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Community Impact Report 2017 - 2019 TRACEs

Please see the attached community impact report written by TRACEs in Central Oregon! From the report: Our story is right there in the name. TRACEs. Yes, it’s an acronym: trauma, resilience and adverse childhood experiences. But the real story happens when these letters are put together to form a word that means shadows, echoes, and imprints—like the long-lasting effects of trauma. This movement is about teaching people to see the traces; to see the shadows that trauma such as generational...

Acres of Hope: A Horse Ranch for at Risk Youth

Acres of Hope is a youth ranch located just west of Salem, the Oregon State Capital. The picturesque setting looks like a horse ranch, but feels like a place of safety and belonging. Founders, Justin and Emmy Arana have created a sanctuary with the mission to share HOPE (Healing, Opportunity, Purpose, Education) with adolescents that are feeling HURT (Harmed, Unseen, Rejected, Traumatized). Together, staff will foster freedom for youth to create the connections they desire with nature, their...

The Longest Night of the Year: A Candlelight Vigil of Rememberance

Saturday, December 21, 2019 from 7-8 pm Salem Hospital, 875 Oak St. SE, Bldg C Rooms A, B, C For those who have lost a loved one, the holidays can be difficult. Special times and precious memories are charged loss. This is a event for all ages where we can remember those we have lost with words, music, candlelight, and each other. This free event is sponsored by Salem Health Foundation. Call 503-561-5562 for more information.

Event - Mindfulness, Trauma, and Interpersonal Healing in Education

Thanks to Delena Meyer for sharing this on Facebook. Peace in Schools Presents Mindfulness, Trauma, and Interpersonal Healing in Education Sunday, January 12, 2020 in Portland, Oregon A conversation with Dr. Dan Siegel, Dr. Sará King & Caverly Morgan with moderation and research presentation by Gia Naranjo-Rivera "We invite you to join national experts Dr. Dan Siegel, Dr. Sará King, and Caverly Morgan in Beloved Community for an inspiring panel discussion, community conversation, and...

Dr. Melissa Merrick Explains CDC's Vital Signs/ACEs Report [Prevent Child Abuse America]

Dr. Melissa Merrick, president & CEO of Prevent Child Abuse America, provides four key takeaways from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest Vital Signs/ACEs report , of which she is the lead author. Merrick also identifies several practical solutions for creating the conditions for safe, stable and nurturing relationships and environments for all children, families and communities, which are fundamental to preventing ACEs. Among these solutions is strengthening economic...

Preventing ACEs - Press Release from Health Officials and 2019 CDC Report

Health Officials Seek to Prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences Press Release from the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) ARLINGTON, VA (Nov. 6, 2019) —At least five of the top 10 leading causes of death are associated with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), according to a new report released yesterday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ACEs, such as abuse, neglect, and witnessing violence or substance misuse in the home, can lead to...

Do you live in Arizona, Hawaii, California, Nevada or the US Pacific Islands? Come to our no-cost mental and school mental health Winter Institute!

Do you live in Arizona, Hawaii, California, Nevada or the US Pacific Islands?If so...Check it out! 👇 NO COST. MENTAL HEALTH & SCHOOL MENTAL HEALTH WORKFORCE. AMAZING FACULTY. JANUARY 14, 15, & 16th! LONG BEACH, CA. JOIN US. 🤝 👏 Learn more here: http://bit.ly/mhttc-winterinstitute-flyer Register here: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07egq2f9gaebafa6bd&llr=8wdk4ubab

Frederick Douglas, "It's easier to build a strong child than repair broken men."

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention holds annual community walks to raise awareness about suicide and to destroy the stigma behind mental health. What if prisons and jails could be places of healing and preparation for inmates to return to society and contribute as productive citizens? No other state addresses the inmates and correctional officers in this way and they conducted not one, but 6 Out of Darkness Walks in Oregon prisons. Suicide is the result of deeper issues and...

Want to Reduce Suicides? Follow the Data - To Medical Offices, Motels and Even Animal Shelters [khn.org]

By Maureen O'Hagan, Kaiser Health News, September 23, 2019 On Kimberly Repp’s office wall is a sign in Latin: Hic locus est ubi mors gaudet succurrere vitae. This is a place where the dead delight in helping the living. For medical examiners, it’s a mission. Their job is to investigate deaths and learn from them, for the benefit of us all. Repp, however, isn’t a medical examiner; she’s a Ph.D. microbiologist. And as the Washington County epidemiologist, she was most accustomed to studying...

A Bigger Look at Child Abuse in Central Oregon [bendbulletin.com]

By Kyle Spurr, The Bulletin, September 21, 2019 A recent child abuse conviction and a current trial have highlighted how tragic abuse can become. One case allegedly resulted in a 5-year-old girl starving to death. The other abuse case left a 2-year-old boy permanently injured. While those extreme examples are relatively rare in the region, child welfare officials say the problem is prevalent in many ways. Child abuse cases often involve physical and sexual abuse, neglect and exposure to...

ASIST Training for Suicide Prevention

This two day training session will prepare you at an advanced level to intervene with someone at risk for suicide. All veterans and veteran serving organizational staff are eligible for FREE registration thanks to a grant from the Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs. Non-eligible participants fee is $200 that includes lunch each day, 12.5 CEUs, and materials. Register at: Mid-Valley Suicide Prevention Coalition SEP 16th and 20th from 8:30am to 5:30pm Colonel Nesmith Readiness Center 730...

Oregon Suicide Deaths for 2018 Continue to Rise

Despite the many efforts to control suicide, there is little evidence that our approach is working. The lack of effective community consilience may be the missing link. To list just a few, The Self-Healing Community Model , Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities (MARC) and the Resilient Community Model have been validated as offering that efficacy. Recently there was a conference sponsored by the Catholic Community Services introducing the Strong Families Resilient Neighborhoods...

Toxic stress from El Paso, Dayton, Gilroy shootings addressed in Thursday Community Resiliency Model Webinar

An ACEs Connection webinar will offer helpful self-regulation tools to those rocked by recent shootings in Gilroy, CA, El Paso, TX , and Dayton, OH. The Building Resilient Communities webinar is offered by ACEs Connection this Thursday, August 9, at 10:00 AM PDT / 1 :00 PM E D and will last approximately 1 hour. Elaine Miller-Karas will teach her Community Resilienc y Mode l. Find registration details below. This webinar is free and open to the public. It serves professionals and community...

Columbia Pacific CCO releases Regional Health Needs Assessment and five-year Regional Health Improvement Plan in partnership with Clatsop, Columbia and Tillamook Counties [Tillamook County Pioneer]

Press Release: 7/21/19 TILLAMOOK, Ore.—Columbia Pacific CCO and our community partners have worked together to engage in community conversations in 2018 and 2019 about the factors that create health and well-being for all individuals who live in the three counties in the Columbia Pacific CCO service area. Looking at the health indicators for the region combined with a narrative survey of more than 1,200 residents, has informed the new Regional Health Needs Assessment and Health Improvement...

Healing From Childhood Trauma — AVAIYA University online course, July 29 - Aug. 6

AVAIYA University is hosting a free online class, Healing From Childhood Trauma, July 29 - August 6, that features 18 physicians, therapists, psychologists & more who share life-changing strategies to heal from childhood trauma. Featured in the course are Dr. Dan Siegel on "Trauma & Mindfulness", Dr. Jamie Marich on "Healing the Wounds of Childhood Trauma", and Ann Kelley and Sue Marriott on "U nderstanding Unresolved Attachment to Heal From Loss & Trauma." I'm doing a session on...

Improve Our Connections

Hello and thank you for taking the risk of joining another social media. . . I respect your limited time and precious energy so try to keep this site as economic as possible. Our community is in dire need of consilience and this tool may be the best way to create that shared effort. Please feel free to email me if you have a topic or event that you feel should be shared. You can also add to the blog with your own post. I am always available by text, email, or phone if you would like to chat.

Feeling Blue? Oregon Students Allowed To Take 'Mental Health Days' (npr.org)

Oregon's suicide rate has outpaced the national average for the past three decades. In an effort to combat stigma around mental illness, four local teen activists took matters into their own hands and championed a proposed state law. Oregon schools will now excuse student absences for mental or behavioral health reasons, as with regular sick days. In other words, if a student is feeling down, they can stay home from school without getting docked for missing classes. The law, signed by Gov.

Oregon Health Authority announces awards for 2020-2024 coordinated care contracts [OHA]

Oregon.gov, July 9, 2019 The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) announced its intent to award 15 organizations contracts to serve as coordinated care organizations (CCOs) for the Oregon Health Plan’s nearly 1 million members. Eleven of the organizations are approved to receive five-yea r contracts, and four organizations are approved to receive one-year contracts. Awardees will now be evaluated for their readiness to deliver the services promised in their applications. Successful awardees will...

Thrive Washington: 3rd Edition of NEAR@Home Toolkit Released

Thrive Washington is pleased to announce that the 3 rd edition of the NEAR@Home toolkit is now available and offers home visitors more guidance on how to safely, respectfully and effectively address Adverse Childhood Experiences with the families they serve. This new edition reflects what was learned when the toolkit was incorporated into a Facilitated Learning Process with 225 home visitors and 54 supervisors in the four states of federal Region X: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. It's...

Integration of TIC in the Justice System [Trauma Informed Oregon]

I have avoided writing this blog because there is so much that needs to be addressed regarding the judicial system and trauma – the theme of this newsletter. But of course, it is this avoidance that I, we must resist because avoidance often perpetuates harm. To talk about the judicial system means we have to talk about racism, systemic oppression, power, economics, and trauma and that can feel overwhelming. Even what we call the system can lead to inaccurate assumptions and connections. For...

Whole People Series & Study Guide (www.pbs.org)

There's a fantastic five-part series, Whole People , done by PBS, " spotlighting the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) through personal and community stories. It explores the long-term costs to personal well-being and our society. While much work needs to be done, there are many innovative developments to prevent and treat ACES. We all play a role in becoming a whole people." It's amazing. The five topics covered are as follows: Childhood Trauma Healing Communities A New...

Road Map to Trauma Informed Care [Trauma Informed Oregon]

Programs, organizations, and systems that make a commitment to implementation will differ in many ways–from the service context, to the motivation for change, to hoped-for outcomes, and resources available. Nonetheless, in a developmental way, implementation moves through a number of common steps that we’ve tried to reflect in the Road Map below. The Trauma Informed Care Screening Tool (found below the Road Map) builds on the Road Map by delving into each phase and offering a series of...

How does a regional healthcare organization integrate trauma-informed care?

Slowly, but at warp speed. That’s what it feels like to take on educating 16,000 staff member in 21 hospitals that serve 29 counties, says Becky Haas, trauma informed administrator for Ballad Health. Turning around a culture, especially a health culture that’s more familiar with doing things the “traditional” way rather than embracing change, will take time and lots of repetition.

What If We Could Reach Families Before the Crisis? There Would Be Fewer Kids in Foster Care [chronicleofsocialchange.com]

It’s no secret that our foster care system is overburdened. More than 250,000 children enter foster care each year. We don’t have enough foster families to meet this demand, and we don’t have enough adoptive families either. At the end of 2017, 123,000 kids around the country were still waiting to be adopted into a family. But what if the only answer isn’t recruiting more foster and adoptive parents? Are there other things we can do? What if the answer is recruiting more communities to get...

Virtual Screening of Cracked Up for ACEs Connection Members: June 9-10 - Register Now!

We are excited to offer an exclusive virtual screening to all ACEs Connection members of the new, acclaimed film, CRACKED UP . This documentary film is about the long term effects of childhood trauma, told through Saturday Night Live veteran Darrell Hammond’s journey in discovering adverse childhood experiences at the root of his lifelong battle with self-harm, addiction, and misdiagnosis. The film’s director, Michelle Esrick, and other special guests will join us after the screening window...

Liberty House Protecting Children and Helping them to Thrive

Liberty House has played a powerful role in the community since 1999 as a child abuse assessment center and agent of change serving Marion and Polk counties. They provide high-quality assessment services to children who may have been hurt by sexual abuse, physical abuse or neglect special assessment services in a safe, comfortable, child-friendly environment and child-focused, With compassion and expertise, medical providers conduct complete medical examinations for the children coming to...

AFSP Campus Out of Darkness Walk at Western Oregon University

Join us on May 17, 2019 Register Now Donate Walk Date: 05/17/2019 Walk Location: Main Street Park - Monmouth, OR Check-in/Registration Time: 4:00 pm Walk Begins: 5:00 pm Walk Ends: 6:00 pm For more information, please contact: Contact Name: Tim Glascock Contact Phone: 503-838-8379 Contact Email: glascockt@wou.edu Online registration closes at noon (local time) the Friday before the walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk from the time check-in...

Salem Youth ERA Drop in and Support for Young People

Sean Moriarty is the Program Manager and leads an amazing program for young people in the Salem area. Here is a quick overview: Youth ERA has participated and advocated on Mental Health Panels at the request of the county and high schools to provide information about Peer support and how to access it within the community to the students and parents of the Salem Keizer School District. Additionally, at the request of Sprague High school, Youth ERA provided peer support specialist for...

Working with trauma: How First Responders and Law Enforcement cope with dangers of the job [KMTR 16]

LANE COUNTY, Ore. - Sunday's shooting highlights the importance of getting help after a traumatic experience while on duty. The Eugene chapter of Reboot Alliance gives those in the line of duty personalized courses designed for those coping with trauma from the job. Since starting, roughly 200 people have graduated from the program, creating a community and a place of healing. Many first responders and veterans suffer from traumatic experiences and the PTSD resulting from it. “The tendency...

Mid-Valley Suicide Prevention Coalition

Mission The Mid-Valley Suicide Prevention Coalition’s mission is to raise awareness about suicide prevention through targeted outreach and education. Outreach efforts focus on making suicide prevention an approachable topic for all ages through social media and community based interaction. The coalition provides education through evidence based trainings that are nationally recognized as best practices. History The Mid-Valley Suicide Prevention Coalition was started in the Spring of 2015.

Welcome to ACEs Connection!

Welcome to ACEs Connection! ACEs Connection supports communities to accelerate ACEs science. ACEs Connection is a social network that supports communities to accelerate the global ACEs science movement, to recognize the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in shaping adult behavior and health, and to promote trauma-informed and resilience-building practices and policies in all communities and institutions — from schools to prisons to hospitals and churches — to help heal and to...

Too many emails!!&%@!! 

We hear you! With the phenomenal growth of ACEs Connection (we’re now at more than 22,200 terrific members), the volume of content has burgeoned, and email notifications from the site about the latest blog posts and comments can be (OK, OK...are!) overwhelming. Especially to those people (about 17,000 of you) who became members before October 2017, when we changed our system so that new members don’t automatically receive emails about blog posts and comments from ACEs Connection. So, here’s...

Directory of ACEs Connection How-Tos

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