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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: 30 people can end ACEs in your county. Why aren’t they?

David Kenney ·
This post was very motivating. Is there such a group of thirty for Oakland County? dK
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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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Trauma-Informed is Messy Business…

Tanya Fritz ·
Words like trauma-informed and resiliency get thrown around a lot these days. And for many, the visions they call up are a bit too glossy. You see resiliency and trauma-informed aren’t always pretty. Resiliency can look like closing the bathroom door and collapsing in tears… but then washing your face and going back into the world, carrying the belief that you can survive and the hope that things will get better. It looks like begrudgingly going on that walk with a friend, when the little...
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Re: Trauma-Informed is Messy Business…

David Kenney ·
Awesome! I once titled a chapter "Love isn't Always Pretty" for much the same reasons you mention. But I love the way you put it, so real and with a true compassion. In the end, we will always still be human. We will make mistakes (and hopefully learn from them). We will misinterpret what we see. We will forget ourselves and act poorly. But the Trauma-Informed environment will help us gain in patience and understanding, learn to see others as innocent and learning too. It helps us to learn...
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Re: Trauma-Informed is Messy Business…

Ruth A Rondon ·
Thank you for this. Very well said. It's a warm fuzzy. I will be sharing it. I'm reading David Kenny's book now too. He says he has a similar chapter about love. Can't wait! Such great writers you two are!!.
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