Welcome to the New Orleans ACE’s Connection community. This space is for community members who want to make New Orleans a more compassionate, equitable, and healing-centered city.
A healing centered approach to addressing trauma requires a different question that moves beyond “what happened to you” to “what’s right with you” and views those exposed to trauma as agents in the creation of their own well-being rather than victims of traumatic events.
The New Orleans Pair of ACEs tree is planted in soil that is steeped in systemic inequities and dysfunction, robbing it of nutrients necessary to support a thriving community.
The implications for a better understanding of the factors that allow children and families to thrive are potentially game-changing.
Full Article by Monique W. Morris Black girls are vulnerable to disciplinary approaches that push them out of school - and sometimes into the legal system. In March, when 6-year-old Madisyn Moore took candy from her teacher's desk, this black girl was handcuffed and placed under the stairs to "teach her a lesson" (Roussi, 2016). Last fall, a sheriff's deputy in South Carolina violently threw a black high school girl to the floor and dragged her across the classroom. Although the officer was...