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Michigan ACEs Action (MI)

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: 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

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: Developing a Trauma-Informed Child Welfare System

Former Member ·
This issue brief discusses the steps that may be necessary to create a child welfare system that is more sensitive and responsive to trauma. Every child welfare system is different, and each State or county child welfare system will need to conduct its own systematic process of assessment and planning, in collaboration with key partners, to determine the best approach. After providing a brief overview of trauma and its effects, this issue brief discusses some of the primary areas of...
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Re: Developing a Trauma-Informed Child Welfare System

Former Member ·
These two Cards were mentioned by Dr. Stirling in the AAP Trauma Experienced by Kids in Foster Care Video. I really think when dealing with kids in Foster Care or any child who has been traumatized, it is important to understand that the behavioral reactions seen are often normal adaptive reactions considering what the child experienced. The video is really great at explaining this and helping us understand but also understand how to speak to parents so that they can understand the behaviors...
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Re: Healthy Foster Care America

Former Member ·
This set of Resources from Healthy Foster Care is Great. The video is awesome and the Guide for Pediatricians is a great resource not only for Pediatricians but Teachers and Child Welfare and all other Professionals. So I am putting this here as we learn and share. I did put it on ACEs in Pediatrics when it was first available. Thanks Tina https://www.aap.org/en-us/advo...es/Trauma-Guide.aspx
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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: This is Crazy: Criminalizing Mental Health - Brave New Films (23 min)

Former Member ·
This problem is certainly something I believe would be very useful to educate our justice system to learn about. Our system is crazy and makes hurt people do even worse and it is non-sensical!!!! It is also a huge waste of money!!! Anyone have any ideas how to approach this in Michigan. I will contact Beth Campbell from MSU to see if we can get her onboard. Wonder if anyone has any other ideas?
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Re: Assistance dog trained to help witnesses, victims in Stanislaus County court [Modesto Bee]

Former Member ·
Very cool. There was a time and even now. I could use such a service dog. There is a big internal push to not report sexual assault. I wouldn't because I did not want to be re-traumatized by this system that is very adversarial and tends to blame the one assaulted.
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Re: Assistance dog trained to help witnesses, victims in Stanislaus County court [Modesto Bee]

Dr. Cathy Anthofer-Fialon ·
Tina, I understand completely. The "system" has to ask a victim to recount and relive a horrific incident. This is the same for victims of domestic violence. When I worked as a domestic violence advocate I went to court with victims.The cross examination was the worst. ~ Cathy
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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: Welcome Members of Northern Michigan ACEs Action

Former Member ·
Hi Cathy, I have a question. I asked Judge LaCross, our former Probate Judge to join the site many times (Judge LaCross and I are both members of the local Child Abuse and Neglect team so I get a little confused when I cannot seem to reach him). I cannot get the judicial system to respond much better than the medical system. Do you have any tips or insight into how I can work to educate this group? ACEs concepts and Toxic Stress are so vital to all they do as I can see you understand. I am a...
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Re: ACEs is not just about kids...

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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: 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: Webinar - Tomorrow -The ACE Study: Measuring Childhood Trauma Exposure and Working to Change the Ending for Survivors and their Children

Former Member ·
This was an awesome webinar!!!! I will post on this Michigan site when it is available. Great for the Justice system to know about!!!!!!!!
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Re: Link between ACEs and Animal Cruelty, Something for Child Forensic Interviewers to Consider?

Dr. Cathy Anthofer-Fialon ·
Tina, I have a PC and can't get the embedded link to save as a jpg. or otherwise. Hmmmm...any help is appreciated. Take Care, Cathy On Mon, Jul 13, 2015 at 12:00 PM, ACEsConnection < communitymanager@acesconnection.com> wrote:
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Re: Saving Brains, A Grand Challenge by Dr. Mike Evans

Former Member ·
This is an awesome video and shows that by planting and growing a trauma informed community and State (of Michigan), we can really work together to 1. Be able to understand our fellow citizens' suffering (our children's friends, our friends who are having a hard time at work or in the community etc). 2. We can not only see the origin of the suffering, we can start to understand the origin of the suffering (and I would say the diminution of every suffering human's potential). BUT THIRD and...
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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 ·
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: Ideas from Members on How to Extend our Reach?

Former Member ·
Hi Marni, I have been asked to give a presentation on ACEs/Toxic Stress and Trauma Informed Care to the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Child Abuse Concil. I have given several talks on ACEs and Toxic Stress. I do them for free or just ask (if it is possible) a small fee to cover gas, hotel and a day or two in the kennel for my dogs. I was asked by the Great Start Collaborative via the school psychologist to go to the last meeting in Alpena but I couldn't figure out the time or date. So I missed it. I...
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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: 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: A Mother's Rage

Shenandoah Chefalo ·
Cathy- What a brave post! I applaud your honesty in sharing and writing about your experience. As a foster care survivor and having worked in criminal law for so long, I often believe that families are often forgotten victims. I am looking forward to meeting you (in person) at the upcoming webinar and brainstorming ways in which we can introduce trauma informed care to our community!
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Re: A Mother's Rage

Shenandoah Chefalo ·
I totally get it. I remained silent about my foster care status for far too long, mostly because I was ashamed. Not. . . it's time for change and solutions!
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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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