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Healthy and resilient kids, families, and communities are the foundation for a flourishing, vibrant region. We are dedicated to creating a trauma-informed Michigan and working together across sectors to share our efforts in building resilience and reducing toxic stress for Michigan children and families.

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Re: Under One Roof

Former Member ·
From Dr. Bruce Perry, MD (Understanding Traumatized and Maltreated Children) Clinical principles for effective work with children have additional critical elements. One is helping the child understand what they feel and why they behave a certain way in given situations. Traumatized children frequently act impulsively and misunderstand why this has happened. They will often explain this (as will the adults around them) as the by-product of them being stupid, insensitive, bad, selfish, sick or...
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Re: Study from Pediatrics: Some new moms get too little advice from doctors (usatoday.com)

Former Member ·
(Here is a Link to the Full Text PDF from Pediatrics, July 27th 2015) Maternal Report of Advice Received for Infant Care BACKGROUND: Advice has been associated with increased adherence to recommended infant care practices, and may represent a modi fi able factor to promote infant health. METHODS: A strati fi ed, 2-stage, clustered design, with oversampling of black and Hispanic mothers, was used to survey a nationally representative sample of 1031 mothers of infants aged 2 to 6 months.
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Re: Trauma informed hospital system

Former Member ·
Here is a partial list of information (I don't know of any full scale implementation in Michigan) 1. http://www.avahealth.org/aces_...ic-primary-care.html (From the Academy on Violence and Abuse - RJ Gilespie and Teri Petterson screen for parents of 4 month olds at a large Pediatric Primary Care Clinic in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Gilespie will be speaking along with Nadine Burke-Harris at the AAP annual conference in Washington, DC this October at the "Peds 21 Conference" which can be found at...
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Re: AGENDA FOR THE MEETING OF THE NE MICHIGAN TRAUMA INFORMED COMMUNITY: 7.30.15

Tracy Romel ·
Dr. Hahn I will not be able to attend this meeting on such short notice. But I will happy to attend a future meeting, hoping evening times will be a option. Thank you! Tracy Romel, LLMSW Behavioral Health Consultant On Wed, Jul 29, 2015 at 2:15 PM, ACEsConnection < communitymanager@acesconnection.com> wrote:
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Re: AGENDA FOR THE MEETING OF THE NE MICHIGAN TRAUMA INFORMED COMMUNITY: 7.30.15

Former Member ·
I wanted to put this here so that the NE Michigan Group could have some Ideas of how to move forward beyond the school system but that might be able to be tied in through Alcona too? We could try to collaborate with the CAC (Grand Rapids) ---- and Alcona maybe Jacki Fitzgerald ---- and then maybe Western Michigan (NCTSN K-Zoo sight) --- to move the trauma informed care collaboration into NE Michigan. So here is the newsletter from the Child and Family Services in TC. Behavioral Health Team...
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Re: Text 4 Baby

Former Member ·
I signed up for Text4Baby about 4 months ago. I have been receiving weekly texts on infant care. I find the information up to date and excellent for new or pregnant mothers. For my "1 month old baby" I received this text: "A crying baby can stress you out. Need a break? Put your baby in a safe place to cry and ask for help. Watch this video for more ideas: text4b.org/094." Since this doesn't work as a link, here is what you would learn when going to the link: All babies cry and some cry more...
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Re: followup exchange presentation 9:8

Former Member ·
Here is the followup exchange presentation given yesterday 9/8 in Alpena. Wanted to review ACEs, go over toxic stress and give a followup on the work we have been doing in Alpena and where we hope to go. No volunteers to join our group. However, asked that if the group hosts other presenters who may be interested to let them know about us. Making a collection of power points that can be used in our rural community to educate folks on ACEs and Toxic Stress. Any ideas of how to spread the word...
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Re: I tweaked the Spokane Public Health Dept and Jane's ACEs Handout with a PDF editor

Former Member ·
Here is the PDF I made with an editor. I can edit it more too if anyone would like.
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Re: ACE Community flyer

Former Member ·
And here is a Link to Michigan Public Radio State of Opportunity Series article with Dr. Felitti and Dr. Hahn after his visit to Alpena: http://stateofopportunity.mich...ublic-health-problem
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Re: ACEs is not just about kids...

Former Member ·
Hi Cathy, I completely agree. I had this article from the RWJF taped to the cork board at my desk and looked at it everyday wondering how I could get these services for the parents of my pediatric patients. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Awards $16 Million to Health Leads to Help Health Care Providers Address Social Factors Boston– Health Leads , an organization which enables physicians and other health care providers to prescribe basic resources such as food and heat for their low-income...
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Re: Prevelance of ACEs in Michigan

Former Member ·
The PDF attachment is for Mike Foley's Power Point on ACEs for late 2014. Thanks
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Re: Northeast Michigan Trauma-Informed Schools Initiative

Former Member ·
Here is the Actual Power Point. The poll everywhere are slide slots from an app service that allows interactive audience polling which we used for the 10 ace questions which were texted in live during the presentation. We had 20 participants in addition to the 4 presenters. Below is an example of what the slide would look like with the poll.
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Re: The Impact of Trauma and Neglect on Young Children

Former Member ·
Here is the Link to the Webinar. Please watch. Dr. Perry's work is absolutely wonderful and really helps us with understanding of trauma and toxic stress. 1. http://www.ctacny.com/the-impa...-children-video.html 2. Here is another video that is absolutely awesome by Dr. Perry (about 1.5 hrs) from the National Council for Behavioral health. So awesome to learn and understand better how to help Children and their Families. http://www.thenationalcouncil....rauma-informed-care/ 3. Here is...
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Re: Emotional Abuse Is Far Worse Than You Think (3.5 min)

Former Member ·
This is an older post I put up, but I feel it is incredibly important to understand that all forms of abuse and childhood adversities need to be addressed in order for children to heal and to grow up happy. The above video references the study below. Thanks The 'Unseen Wounds' of Child Emotional Abuse (psmag.com) As recent reports regarding actor Stephen Collins remind us, accusations of child sexual abuse reliably produce a reaction of intense horror. But a new study suggests that, if we...
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Re: Healing ACE's

Mary Spence ·
Would love to read the books, David. Thanks for your note- will definitely review the resources. I too am a school psychologist of many years here in Michigan and am grateful for the ACEs work. Prior to my tenure in schools, I worked in mental health, including community settings, state hospitals and a psychiatric prison. My broad base of experience- both personal and professional- have helped me understand the real limitations of these governmental organizations in relieving suffering in...
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Re: What Michigan Counties Would be Interested in tackling a Public Health Epidemic?

Former Member ·
This is the first page of the West Virginia Public Health Survey Monkey. It has a link typed in to a video of Dr. Felitti on ACEs and the ACE study How Childhood Trauma can make you a Sick Adult. You have to cut and past this link into your browser. At the end of survey in a pick box, it allows you to choose which county you live in and there is an "other" option --- I chose other and put in Tuscola, Michigan. I think that is actually great because this would allow the Health Department to...
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Re: What Michigan Counties Would be Interested in tackling a Public Health Epidemic?

Former Member ·
Maybe even a link to the handout on ACEs/Toxic Stress/Resilience that people can print out and have with them???
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Re: Dr Greg Proulx

Former Member ·
I have attached the Power Point Presentation from the Michigan Association Infant Mental Health Tribute to Dr. Proulx for all his work with infants and Alpena in our region for many years. Here is a link to the main Blog Post to Greg also. https://www.acesconnection.com/...ss-dr-greg-proux-too
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Re: Breaking Through: Video and User's Guide to Understand and Address Toxic Stress

Former Member ·
Carlene very nice thanks. So if Dr. Panknin and I got Alcona Health Centers to screen parents and kids for ACEs could you help us with who the docs would refer to? Thank You
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Re: Live Chat on ACEs in Education

Dr. Cathy Anthofer-Fialon ·
I will attend at 5:30 pm. Every Thursday until 5:30 pm we hold specialty juvenile courts, either mental health court or sobriety court.
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Re: Check out "What if ACES were the basis for mental health treatment?" (madinamerica.com)

Former Member ·
What if We Could PREVENT Most Mental Health Problems? By Dr. Sandra L. Bloom | August 20th, 2015 | Posted on realmhchange.org The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACEs Study) may turn out to be the most important scientific finding of the late 20th century, opening up windows of opportunity that could vastly improve mental health care, physical health care, and virtually all of our current major social problems. The ACEs study, along with other major epidemiological studies, show that we...
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Re: Spokane Public Nurses Provide Resources - We can Use

Former Member ·
Public health nurses at Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) developed a 178-page toolkit -- 1*2*3 Care -- for caregivers of children. They define caregivers as parents, grandparents, child care providers, teachers, and others who care for children daily. They describe the toolkit as supporting caregivers on their journey towards "trauma sensitivity". The toolkit can be downloaded as a whole, or individual topics can be downloaded separately. The toolkit also includes handouts for...
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Re: Presentation to our Human Services Coordinating Committee

Former Member ·
We had a great meeting with our local Human Services Coordinating Committee today. It was a great opportunity to reach out to others. We also received the opportunity to put our survey monkey community ACEs Survey on the Alpena Public Schools Facebook Page which will give us a great opportunity to reach out for a more comprehensive local ACEs survey as they recently had 50,000 views. The powerpoint for the Presentation is below in the attachments with the videos embedded in the presentation.
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Re: Poverty Impacts Brain Development

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Live Online Event: How does poverty affect health decisions? Posted on July 1, 2014 by TEDMED Staff Poverty affects every aspect of life and has particularly bad repercussions on human health. The stress of poverty has detrimental effects on the body — and especially the brain. Two landmark studies are among the many to show poverty’s harsh impact. In the Whitehall Studies, researchers at the University College of London sought to understand how the health of men in the British Civil Service...
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Re: The Crisis in Pediatric Psychiatric Emergency Rooms (The Center for Young Healthy Minds)

Former Member ·
And as I stick to, These problems can only truly be solved by prevention of mental health issues in the first place, many of which begin as behavioral problems in infancy and toddlerhood, often as a result of exposure to ACEs/Toxic Stress. Prevention is the only viable, long-term solution. Prevention also saves a lot of psychological anguish and long term harm. It is no different than giving advice for kids to use car seats, bike helmets etc. There is less likely a long term injury sustained...
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Re: Bruce Perry Lecture 1 and 2

Former Member ·
This information can help us learn what happens to maltreated and traumatized children and what we can do to protect, nurture and help these kids learn. In the clips section, I will place some of Dr. Perry's videos which are highly educational from his "Seven Slide Series". Series 2: Six Core Strengths for Healthy Child Development by Dr. Bruce Perry from the Child Trauma Academy: Series Introduction The origins of this series, Six Core Strengths for Healthy Child Development, came from the...
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We had our Paper Tigers Showing on Tuesday. ...

Former Member ·
We had our Paper Tigers Showing on Tuesday.      This is a short update.     We had 65 people there.  It was a huge showing for our area.  PEOPLE WANT TO LEARN A LOT MORE!!!   I have several evaluation forms to...
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12 Myths of the Science of ACEs

The two biggest myths about ACEs science are: MYTH #1 — That it’s just about the 10 ACEs in the ACE Study — the CDC-Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood Experiences Study . It’s about sooooo much more than that. MYTH #2 — And that it’s just about ACEs…adverse childhood experiences. These two myths are intertwined. The ACE Study issued the first of its 70+ publications in 1998, and for many people it was the lightning bolt, the grand “aha” moment, the unexpected doorway into a blazing new...
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30 people can end ACEs in your county. Why aren’t they?

Dominic Cappello ·
No, we don’t need the president nor congress. We do need the following people in your county to stop business as usual and focus on preventing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). City mayors City counselors County commissioners School board members These local elected leaders—many of them your neighbors and colleagues—have the capacity to collectively understand the emotional and financial costs of ACEs and trauma. We can’t have family-friendly cities and counties while we live in an...
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Breaking Through: Video and User's Guide to Understand and Address Toxic Stress

Carlene Przykucki ·
  Here's a link and info about a presentation from the National Center on Health, Office of Head Start, that may be of use to those of us looking for material appropriate for community awareness talks. I like that the PDF user guide has a...
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Abused as a small boy. Now what?

Former Member ·
When the fidgety, anxious, 5-year-old boy from northern Michigan came in about a year ago to see pediatrician Tina Hahn, it was soon apparent to her this was a case medication alone would not solve. “He was trying to hide under the chair. He looked panicked and overwhelmed. He was in that fight or flight mode,” said Hahn, who was then in practice in Alpena. The boy, she learned, had been taken away from his mother when he was 3, from a home rife with drug use, alcoholism and severe physical...
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ACEs: A Second Chance? [MAHP.org]

Former Member ·
Recently, my wife and I viewed the movie Seabiscuit for the umpteenth time—as it is a favorite. Each time I’ve watched the movie, I notice something I haven’t noticed before. This time, I focused on the message that was being repeated over and over again. To paraphrase that message: we all go through tough times, but we need to keep going in order to succeed and having a second chance is necessary. But is that true? Or does that have to be true? The answer to that question in the context of...
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ACEs Research Corner — October 2018

Harise Stein ·
[Editor's note: Dr. Harise Stein at Stanford University edits a web site -- abuseresearch.info -- that focuses on the health effects of abuse, and includes research articles on ACEs. Every month, she's posting the summaries of the abstracts and links to research articles that address only ACEs. Thank you, Harise!! -- Jane Stevens] Harris HR, Wieser F, Vitonis AF, Rich-Edwards J, et. al. Early life abuse and risk of endometriosis. Hum Reprod. 2018 Sep 1;33(9):1657-1668. PMID: 30016439 Using...
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Are Michigan doctors ignoring the state's "biggest public health problem?" (stateofopportunity.michiganradio.org)

Former Member ·
Dr. Vincent Felitti, father of the seminal Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) study that has informed so much of State of Opportunity’s reporting and recently this NPR series , was recently in Michigan for a conference on how adverse...
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Article of the Year, Spanking is an ACE

Robbyn Peters Bennett ·
Child Abuse & Neglect Article of the Year 2017 Child Abuse & Neglect, The International Journal, is pleased to announce the winner of its ‘Article of the Year’. The papers shortlisted for this title have demonstrated outstanding contribution to research on child welfare and we wish to recognise these scholars and research topics within the community. The papers selected for this title were voted on by the editorial team and editorial board (33 votes) of Child Abuse & Neglect. For...
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Behavioral Health Team Now At Kids Creek Children’s Clinic, Traverse City

Dr. Cathy Anthofer-Fialon ·
  Behavioral Health Team Now At Kids Creek Children’s Clinic Child and Family Services is pleased to announce two exciting new initiatives for northern Michigan. With our partners at Kids Creek Children’s Clinic in Traverse City and...
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Bill would ban gay conversion therapy at youth boot camps (thehill.com)

Former Member ·
House lawmakers have introduced legislation to ban the practice of gay conversion therapy and other forms of child abuse at youth boot camps and residential treatment programs.   The bill unveiled Tuesday by Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and...
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Black Neighbors Band Together to Bring in Healthy Food, Co-op-Style (truth-out.org)

Malik Yakini is executive director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network , a coalition of people and groups that promotes urban agriculture, co-operative buying, and healthy eating . His organization is helping Black people in the city take matters into their own hands by creating their own grocery store, The Detroit People's Co-op. The grocery will sit in the city's North End neighborhood, where about 92 percent of residents are Black and nearly 40 percent have a household...
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Build a “Trauma-Informed Nation,” an opportunity to learn and plan around the country (By Elizabeth Prewitt)

Former Member ·
  If you are now (or want to be) part of “Building a Trauma-Informed Nation,” join a national conversation to spur action for two half-days September 29-30 (11:30 am-5:30 pm ET each day).  You have the option to attend a...
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Building a Trauma-Informed Nation - Be a Part - Become an Amplifier Site or Sign up Individually

Former Member ·
JOIN THE FEDERAL PARTNERS COMMITTEE ON WOMEN AND TRAUMA TO CATALYZE A TRAUMA–INFORMED NATIONAL STRATEGY The United States is experiencing a public health crisis: an epidemic of trauma, violence and toxic stress.   In response, efforts to...
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Can School Heal Children in Pain? (acestoohigh.com)

Former Member ·
After learning about the overwhelming effects of childhood trauma, I decided to make a film about a school that’s adopted a “trauma-informed” lens. Documentaries are no walk in the park. They take a lot of time and money; they have a...
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Check out "What if ACES were the basis for mental health treatment?" (madinamerica.com)

Carlene Przykucki ·
What would happen if the mental health system fully recognized the pervasive and profound impacts of trauma on their clients?  How might a deeper appreciation of the multi-faceted sequelae of childhood maltreatment and toxic stressors reshape...
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Child’s behavior may be linked to parent’s adverse childhood experiences [contemporarypediatrics.com]

Alicia Doktor ·
Parents who have experienced adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), such as abuse, neglect, or household dysfunction, are more likely than parents without these experiences to have children with behavioral health problems, according to an analysis of data from several large, nationally representative surveys of US households that addressed ACEs and children’s behavioral problems and diagnoses. Of the more than 2500 children for whom researchers had data, one-fifth had a parent who reported...
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Childhood trauma and its effects: Implications for Policing

Dr. Cathy Anthofer-Fialon ·
    Childhood trauma unrecognized or ignored can have life changing implications, forging terrible, new links in the vicious, generational, chain of trauma. We can be the difference to break the chain.  
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Childhood Trauma is Tied to Health Risks, but Michigan Doctors Don't Ask [bridgemi.com]

By Ted Roelofs, Bridge, December 13, 2019 By now, the medical evidence is clear: Childhood trauma can have profound effects on physical and mental health. Even so, Michigan physicians like Timothy Kval remain all too rare. Working out of a Muskegon clinic, Kval evaluates more than a patient’s symptoms, blood pressure readings and cholesterol scores. He also screens adult patients for past traumatic events like physical abuse, neglect, domestic violence in the home or the loss of a parent...
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Coming to a MI County Near You?

Dr. Cathy Anthofer-Fialon ·
The Pathways to Potential Approach We believe everyone has the potential to achieve their dreams. Some just need extra support and assistance along the pathway to achieve their potential. In 2012, we created Pathways to Potential. Pathways is an...
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Community Resilience Cookbook

Alicia St. Andrews ·
   The National Collaborative on Adversity and Resilience (NCAR) met in December 2013 and as a result produced the Community Resilience Cookbook   You can read about the five cities and four states in the U.S. and Canada that are...
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Creating and Advocating for Trauma-Sensitive Schools

Former Member ·
  Creating and Advocating for Trauma-Sensitive Schools Volume 2 of Helping Traumatized Children Learn: Creating and Advocating for Trauma-Sensitive Schools, safe, supportive learning environments that benefit all children offers a Guide...
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Emotional Abuse Is Inadequately Defined and Measured (chronicleofsocialchange.org)

Former Member ·
In Michigan,  46 percent of child abuse victims in 2013 suffered from emotional abuse, according to the 2013 report on child abuse and neglect data collected by the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System. In neighboring Illinois, however,...
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Eradicating the roots of childhood trauma [indianapolisrecorder.com]

Alicia Doktor ·
On the east side of Indianapolis in late March, a barrage of bullets sprayed through a home, killing 1-year-old Malaysia Robson as she slept on the couch. It was a drive-by shooting in the middle of the night by two men in their late 20s. It’s the kind of violence that can shake a community, leaving its distraught members wondering how much more they can take. Community violence — and other forms of trauma — are especially harmful for children. They’re called adverse childhood experiences...
 
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