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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Poverty Impacts Brain Development

Former Member ·
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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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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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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ACEs Science in Education: The Next Big Challenge is Systems Change #ACEsCon2018

One of the first sessions of the 2018 ACEs Conference: Action to Access discussed the barriers and opportunities for increasing access in the field of education. The main question was: "How can one achieve systematic changes within the field of education?" The session was moderated by Michelle Flowers, a passionate advocate, and the principal of Kinney High in Rancho Cordova, CA, which is part of the Folsom Cordova Unified School District. It included a dynamic and diverse panel of education...
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Activities we Can do With Kids To Help Them Learn Mindfulness (mindfulkids.wordpress.com)

Former Member ·
I absolutely love this page and as we are working to figure out which kids have been traumatized whether when working in school or with the domestic violence shelter or in the child welfare system, ways to help kids calm their fears are important for...
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AGENDA FOR THE MEETING OF THE NE MICHIGAN TRAUMA INFORMED COMMUNITY: 7.30.15

Former Member ·
  4 pm Call to order and introductions (Jeannette Polkinghorn sends regrets, but will be involved again in School year); Review and approve the agenda. 4:10 Updates and organizational matters Bob Thompson on Emotions Anonymous Tina Hahn on...
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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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Broken Crayons Still Color - Northeast Michigan Trauma-Informed Schools Initiative

Former Member ·
  Hello everyone! Although we had a rather small attendance at our meeting last Thursday, we moved forward on our stated goal of defining an achievable goal to be accomplished within the Alpena Public School System within the coming school year....
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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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Changing Foster Care-A Survivor's Approach

Shenandoah Chefalo ·
Plagued and embarrassed by my name, made worse by a nomadic childhood that made it impossible to build lasting relationships, I developed tough skin at an early age. Along the way I learned to deal with disappointment, push through discomfort,...
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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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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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Column: Update young offender sentencing (detroitnews.com)

Former Member ·
As legislators, we like to think of Michigan as a forward-thinking state. In many areas of state law, this is true. However, one area that is firmly rooted in outdated ideals and practices is our method of charging and sentencing youthful offenders....
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Could criminal justice reform be just around the corner? (StateofOpportunity.Michiganradio.org)

Former Member ·
If you're 17 and you commit a crime in Michigan,  you are automatically sentenced  as an adult. You can't even vote yet, and you're sentenced as an adult. There are only nine states that try 17-year olds as adults, and Michigan is one of...
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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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"Faces of ACEs: The Lifelong Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences" Conference 2019

Laura Pinhey ·
Friday, April 12, 2019 marked an exciting, auspicious, and perhaps pivotal day in the history of Monroe County, Indiana. That’s a lot of adjectives—and pressure—to pile onto just another glorious spring day in Bloomington. But I think many folks who virtually congregate on a site that supports communities implementing trauma-informed and resilience-building practices grounded in ACEs science would agree that a county’s first-ever ACEs conference deserves a little ballyhoo. But this ACEs...
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Florida’s New Predictive Risk Tool Likely to Drive Down Juvenile Incarceration (chronicleofsocialchange.org)

Former Member ·
The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice  is set to become the first state agency to conduct risk assessments using predictive analytics, a process that uses huge collections of data to predict outcomes and patterns.   It’s the sort...
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For many kids, mental health care in Michigan means psychotropic drugs (stateofopportunity.michiganradio.org)

Former Member ·
Dr. April Ping is a pediatrician in Livingston county. She's known by foster parents in her area as somebody who understands the complications the foster care system brings, and the health concerns it creates for kids. The mental health care concerns...
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Foster Children Rising Above Despair (MyBayCity.com)

Former Member ·
  Thursday night, the Bay area chapter of the Michigan Youth Opportunities Initiative presented a program on the success of foster care children. The message was geared at educating the audience of their journeys from an abusive home to foster...
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Harvard Infographic on ACEs and Toxic Stress

Marcia Fervienza ·
This was just posted by Harvard. I thought all of us could use access to it, for use in our schools and the settings we work in. The full image is on the attached PDF.
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Healing ACE's

David Kenney ·
Healing Childhood Trauma I’d like to thank each member of ACE’s Connection for all your work helping and supporting children through various activities and organizations. You are clearly a collection of people who care about the children of the world. It is in recognition of these efforts that I ask you to consider two books on healing childhood trauma. They represent a life-time partnership dedicated to raising and educating healthy children. Secondly, I’d like to ask you for a word of...
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Healing Trauma: One Grocery Store Line at a Time

Shenandoah Chefalo ·
There’s a women standing in front of me at the grocery store. I can see her fidgeting, shifting her weight back and forth. She glances my way and gives me the “what is taking so long” look as she rolls her eyes. I shrug and smile. She turns back around. I notice she doesn’t have much in her cart. After the person in front of her is finished, the cashier asks, “How is everything today?” Of course the cashier had no way of knowing what was coming next. This woman begins to unleash a verbal...
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Helping Students Overcome Toxic Stress through Science-Based Teaching Practices (stresshealth.org)

“What our students really crave the most is predictability from the adults interacting with them,” says Roger Sapp, a student success teacher at KIPP. For that reason, the one-on-one session is not a reward for being “good” or withheld if something bad happens. The kids who need it can count on it – every day. The scene is from a video by Edutopia (aka the George Lucas Educational Foundation), which has produced a series of more than 20 powerful, engaging shorts on how children learn in...
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How Grief Goes Unnoticed in Foster Children: And the Underlying Trauma that it Causes

Shenandoah Chefalo ·
I have attended several funerals during my lifetime. At one, when I was still in high school, I remember watching the mother of a friend throw herself over her son’s casket, unable to contain her emotions. Those of us who were there sat and stared, stunned, but silent. Eventually, a much older lady with gray wispy hair came running down the aisle, throwing her arms around the women’s shoulders, whispering that it was OK and that she should take a break for a while. She hugged the...
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"I miss Dr. Greg Proulx, too"

Former Member ·
  I met Dr. Greg Proulx in September 2014.  I was getting ready to go to a meeting on ACEs in Washington, DC and was trying very hard to spread the word about ACEs across the region.  That week before WE met, I spoke to about 100 people...
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If Minnesota Can Do This, We Can Too!!: State rep and family advocate, Rena Moran, envisions a trauma-informed Minnesota

Former Member ·
  Minnesota has the potential to become a trauma-informed state if the hard work is done to raise awareness of ACEs and the impact of toxic stress on brain development, says third-term state representative Rena Moran (D-St. Paul). Moran led the...
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Innovative, New Approach in Charlevoix County, Michigan Court

Dr. Cathy Anthofer-Fialon ·
 CHARLEVOIX COUNTY PROBATE / FAMILY COURT SAFE HARBOR ADOLESCENT RECOVERY PROGRAM   “ An innovative trauma-informed substance abuse treatment program where youth find safe sanctuary to heal and move forward. ”   Charlevoix...
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Michigan Great Start Trauma Informed System

Former Member ·
  This is the site from the State of Michigan  through which the Greg's Promise Group is doing their work and has their grant to disseminate information on toxic stress to area early childhood educators.  There are several learning...
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Michigan leaders call for education improvement

Former Member ·
DEAR FELLOW MICHIGANDERS,   Michigan is truly at a crossroads. After years of struggling to recover from the Great Recession, Michigan is beginning to rebuild its economy. More Michiganders are getting back to work and using their many talents to...
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Michigan Supreme Court on Family Resilience

Shelly Harwell ·
Through grant funding, we are weaving our way into a trauma-informed family court system in our neck of the woods: http://michildsupportpundit.blogspot.com/2018/09/building-family-resiliency-in-wexford.html Tell us what you think!
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Michigan Trauma Informed Education

robert hull ·
We are working with PESI, a leader in professional development, to offer a full day training in trauma informed education. This content follows the content of our book on Supporting and Educating Traumatized Students. We will be in Michigan April 19, (Sterling Heights) 20, (LIvonia) and 21 (Ann Arbor) See the attached brochure If this goes well they will continue to offer this next year. Hope to see you there
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"Moving from Understanding to Implementing Trauma-Responsive Services" Takeaways from SAMSHA Forum in Johnson City 9.5.19

Speakers and guests at the SAMSHA Forum included (l-r) Mary Rolando of the Department of Children's Services; Chrissy Haslam, First Lady of Tennessee; Dr. Joan Gillece, SAMSHA Center for Trauma Informed Care; Dr. Andi Clements, East Tennessee State University; Becky Haas, Johnson City Police Department; Carey Sipp, ACEs Connection, and Robin Crumley, Boys & Girls Club of Johnson City/Washington County. It was easy to be both inspired and a bit overwhelmed at the Substance Abuse and...
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My Story - Human Trafficking and ACEs

Ruth A Rondon ·
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New Community!!! Ardmore OK Behavioral Health Collaborative

I'm excited to announce the newest ACEs Connection geographic community for my region, the Midwest & TN: Ardmore OK Behavioral Health Collaborative . This community is a partnership of local organizations taking a trauma-informed stance on behavioral health in Carter County, OK. Their goal is to build a healthy, connected and resilient community. The community manager is Ashley Godwin . Ashley Godwin joined Ardmore Behavioral Health Collaborative in March 2017 as the Director where she...
 
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