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Applications due Feb 19: FREE Community Health Worker/ Certified Peer Specialist Training for Young Adults

Do you know what it's like to be impacted by violence in your neighborhood? Do you want to use your experience to help others heal? Drexel University Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice is currently seeking young adult applicants for a 9-week Community Health Worker Peer (CHWP)/Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) Training Academy. This program, sponsored by Philadelphia Works, is designed to train Philadelphia residents age18-24 to become Community Health Workers / Certified Peer...

Empower Action Model Provides Framework for Strategic Coalitions in South Carolina's Marlboro County and Beyond

Lauren Szymonik kept posing the same questions to members of the Empower Action coalition in Marlboro County: “What is the data telling you? What is the data saying about education? What is the data telling you about trauma?” The numbers were clear: according to 2014-16 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) surveys, 56% of the county’s 24,000 adults had experienced at least one ACE. In 2017-18, there were 212 cases of child maltreatment, including abuse and neglect, among the...

Nashville’s Purposeful Twist on ACEs: All Children Excel

In 2015, the pieces that became ACE Nashville began to fall into place. A five-year Community Health Improvement Plan included the support of mental and emotional health as one of its three goals. A core team of individuals from the Metro Public Health Department (MPHD), Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee and the Family Center, a non-profit focused on breaking generational cycles of child trauma, began to meet weekly. And a citywide “consensus workshop” in April of that year—drawing 44...


Convening individuals and groups who are working on trauma and arts

Dear Philly ACES, Hello hope you're well. I am interested in convening individuals and groups who are working on trauma and arts. For example on 2 or 3 times on zoom for 1 hour max so people can share what they're working on and what they may want to collaborate on. To leverage collaboration and avoid silos. Is this already occurring? If not, are you open to sharing it? I can offer to facilitate. Thanks, Aviva Perlo www.creativecoping.usRead More...

Community Education

Karen Hines
I am very interested in becoming actively involved in educating others on ACEs and or actively networking with others in this community. Is there anything in the works in the Philadelphia area?Read More...
Hannah Albery is a Headteacher in a school in England. She will be visiting Philadelphia in March with a colleague and they are interested in visiting schools that are using trauma-informed/trauma-responsive practices. They are hoping to plan visits on March 25th and 27th and would welcome any opportunity to learn about what folks are doing here in Philadelphia. Please let me know if you'd be interested in meeting with them. My email address is More...
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