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CRACKED UP in a week of screenings in NYC starting this Friday, Sept. 13th

This is one of the best documentaries I've ever seen, not just because it addresses ACEs, but because the storytelling is stupendous! Darrell Hammond and filmmaker Michelle Esrick will do Q&A’s after the 7:25 pm shows on Sept. 13th and 14th. There are three showtimes daily from September 13th through Sept. 19th. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk will join them for the Q & A on September 13.

Report: How NJ Can Limit Impact of Childhood Trauma [nj1015.com]

By Dino Flammia, New Jersey 101.5, August 14, 2019 New Jersey isn't as knowledgeable as it could be on the lasting health and well-being effects of stressful or traumatic childhood events experienced by children in the state, according to a new report. But statistics suggest hundreds of thousands of New Jersey children have dealt with one of these events, or more than one, at some point in their lives. "What is missing in New Jersey is a comprehensive look at this, at how we can maximize...

Healing 10: Catalyzing a Movement in Camden, NJ

In 2017, two youth-focused Camden, NJ, organizations were angling for the same pot of grant money—funding for a youth-led initiative to learn about community health concerns and develop projects to address them. But instead of scrabbling for the grant as rivals, Hopeworks and UrbanPromise became one another’s cheerleaders. In phone conferences with funders, representatives of both organizations noted their history of collaboration and stressed the importance of taking a trauma-informed...

New Report Calls for Statewide Coordinated Response to Protect New Jersey's Children from Adverse Childhood Experiences [finance.yahoo.com]

By PR Newswire, Yahoo Finance, July 30, 2019 NEWARK, N.J., July 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report released today details the challenges New Jersey faces in addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and sets forth opportunities and actions for a coordinated statewide response to mitigate their lasting effects on children's health and well-being. ACEs are stressful or traumatic events, including abuse, neglect, domestic violence, household mental illness, household substance misuse,...

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