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Teaching artists as agents for resilience building

Caitlin O'Brien ·
Art can be used to heal. This was the overarching message of the event “Artists Plus Trauma-Informed Practice for Youth”. The event brought together teaching artists and professionals from the behavioral health field to discuss how trauma-informed practice can be used to build resilience and encourage healing through use of the arts. Teaching artists from all over the city – ranging from poets to photographers to painters – came to learn about the science of ACEs and trauma from founder of...
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Victorious: A Story of Resilience

Shoshana Akins ·
A colleague and dear friend of mine, Marc Dones,  authored a piece on t3Threads  about his experiences with trauma and the delicate road to recognizing resilience. He speaks candidly about the lifelong task of managing one's memories,...
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What makes us safe: Facing trauma, gun violence, and hatred

Aviva Perlo, MSW ·
An onslaught of violence begs the question: What makes us safe? Should we run and hide, should we become heavily armed, should we only speak with people who look like us? It would be easy to frame recent hate crimes in Monsey , Pittsburgh , and San Diego solely as anti-Semitic. It is that and more. Hateful attacks against Jews indicate a “rot in democracy” and call for systemic reform, according to History Professor Dr. Deborah Lipstadt. I began thinking about safety over 25 years ago when a...
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What Philadelphia can learn from its history of citizen-led park projects [Spoke Magazine]

Leslie Lieberman ·
The article that follows, by Jim Saska, written for Spoke Magazine , describes what it has taken to create more green spaces in Philadelphia and how the City stacks up against other cities on this topic. Are there lessons we can learn about visioning, engaging residents, persistence and more that can be applied to our work to create a trauma-informed and resilient Philadelphia? Read the article and share your thoughts J ohn Randolph was paddling a canoe on the lower Schuylkill when...
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3rd Annual Family Resilience Conference

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Communicating Through Play

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Healing in Action Film Festival

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Maintaining Cultural Curiosity in Ourselves

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“Family-Centered Health”- New Jersey Pediatrics Brings Together Child Development & Care Resources to Address Trauma

Carolyn Smith-Brown ·
Spurred to create a response to the impact of trauma on children and families from post-Superstorm Sandy, The New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics gathered training and other resource material in order to support pediatricians and...
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Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities: A Highlight of 2015

Caitlin O'Brien ·
Members of the ACEs Connection online community are well aware that experiencing significant adversity during childhood can lead to a myriad of negative health, mental health, social, and behavioral outcomes throughout the life course. The growing body of research around adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can, at times, leave us feeling overwhelmed. As advocates for child health and wellbeing, we may ask ourselves, “how can we treat individuals who have multiple ACEs?”,...
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On the Path to Health Equity: When Foundations and Corporations Support Trauma-Informed, Cross-Sector Networks

Anndee Hochman ·
Ann Marie Healy used to travel around Pennsylvania talking to community members about “smart” land use planning. Through her work with 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania, a non-profit devoted to revitalizing cities and towns, “we would meet with people to share what we had learned about how to approach planning in a more strategic manner.” In one small town, residents questioned the relevance of the pitch. “Isn’t what we’ve learned locally just as important as what experts have found works...
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Ordinary Magic-Resiliency Research - The Power of Connection

Michael McKnight ·
Resilience and Positive Psychology The message from three decades of research on resilience underscores central themes of the positive psychology movement (Seligman & Csikszentmihalyi, 2000; Snyder & Lopez, in press). Psychology has neglected important phenomena in human adaptation and development during periods of focus on risk, problems, pathology, and treatment. Attention to human capabilities and adaptive systems that promote healthy development and functioning have the potential...
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2019 Starting & Growing Resilient Communities: Online & In Real Life (IRL) Webinar Series

ACEs Connection presents, "Starting & Growing Resilient Communities: Online & In Real Life (IRL)" , an interactive webinar training series focused on developing existing and potential online community managers and IRL ACEs champions. If you are not a current online community manager, please know that ALL are welcome. This series is dedicated to providing insight into creating sustainable and effective online & IRL ACEs intiatives. "Starting & Growing Resilient Communities:...
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Alive and Well: Moving Missouri Toward Grass-Roots and System-Wide Change

Anndee Hochman ·
On the eastern edge of Missouri, leaders of the Alive and Well network had generated a robust media campaign to help people understand the impact of trauma and toxic stress on health and well-being. There was a monthly column in an African-American newspaper, spots about toxic stress and resilience on urban radio stations and weekly public service features on the NBC affiliate, with physicians, clergy and teachers advocating ways to “be alive and well.” Two hundred and fifty miles to the...
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Artists in the ACE and Resilience Movement: Creative Avenues to Change

Anndee Hochman ·
They began with a song and ended with a poem. In-between, there were photographs and giant graphic renderings, movement exercises and a “human pulse” formed when 90 people stood in a circle and squeezed each other’s hands. At a June summit in Whatcom County, Washington, titled “Our Resilient Community: A Community Conversation on Resilience and Equity,” the arts played a starring role. Kristi Slette, executive director of the Whatcom Family and Community Network, one of two Washington sites...
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Building Resilience in Children - 20 Practical, Powerful Strategies (backed by science)

Pam Hansen ·
This is an accessible, practical article. After a brief definition and explanation of resilience, it gives 20 easy, realistic strategies for building resilience in children. Share this with everyone you know! http://www.heysigmund.com/building-resilience-children/
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Philadelphia ACE Task Force ACEs Messaging Group Meeting

Caitlin O'Brien ·
The ACEs Messaging Group, an ad hoc group of ACE Task Force Members and Community Partners, convened on Tuesday, May 10 th at Friends Center. This meeting served as first re-convening of this group since work that had been done in 2015 around developing messages about ACEs, trauma, and resilience that “catch-on”. The group began by discussing some of this former work and reviewing some guiding principles as they move to narrow messages and test them with focus groups throughout Philadelphia.
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Philadelphia ACE Task Force Full Body Meeting

Caitlin O'Brien ·
The Philadelphia ACE Task Force (PATF) met on Tuesday, February 16th. The group began with brief introductions and members expressed excitement for the meeting. The PATF staff and leadership then provided updates about recent accomplishments including new funding from the First Hospital Foundation to develop and disseminate messages about ACEs, trauma, and resilience; the success of the premiere Philadelphia ACE Film Festival, which featured the premiere of Paper Tigers and a screening of...
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Philadelphia ACE Task Force Workforce Development Work Group Meeting

Caitlin O'Brien ·
The Workforce Development Work Group met on Wednesday, March 16 th , 2016 at the United Way Building in Philadelphia. The group began with a reflection about the last full Philadelphia ACE Task Force (PATF) meeting and were excited about future opportunities for impactful work throughout the city and region. Following this discussion, the group discussed some current projects of the Work Group, including the development of focus groups with teachers in the School District of Philadelphia and...
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Philadelphia ACE Task Force Workforce Development Work Group Meeting

Caitlin O'Brien ·
The Workforce Development Workgroup of the Philadelphia ACE Task Force met on Wednesday, May 18 th at the United Way. There were several members in the room who were either new or who have not been able to attend meeting recently so the group caught up on current work. The group began with an update from the subcommittee that is working to develop focus groups with teachers and administrators in from the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) to better understand how they are using...
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Philadephians gather to learn the Community Resilience Model

Leslie Lieberman ·
"What a terrible day it is for us to come together, and what a w onderful day it is for us to come together."  This is how Reverend Da niel Gregoire, Director of Spiritual Development at the Unitarian Society of Germantown , opened a training...
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Real Resilience is now a PODCAST

Crystal Wyatt ·
Women who support an incarcerated loved one finally has a place to share their stories on the Real Resilience P.W.L. Podcast.
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Register Today! Building Community Resilience Advocacy Event

Leslie Lieberman ·
There is still time to register for the Children's Crisis Treatment Center Annual Advocacy event on June 7th from 8:30 - 12:00 noon at WHYY . This year's event, titled: Building Resilient Communities to Address Child Adversity will feature Wendy Ellis, DrPH (c), MPH , who directs the Building Resilience Communities Initiative and has advocated for the "Pair of ACEs" perspective. Panelist will include Philadelphia ACE Task Force co-chairs, Joel Fein, MD and Sandra Bloom, MD, along with Kansas...
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Re: Eatiquette

Jennifer Hossler ·
Thanks for sharing, Leslie! This is a great program.
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Re: Eatiquette

Peter Chiavetta ·
Tears come to my eyes with the knowing that "It's Happening". People are starting to get it!
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Re: Philadelphia ACE Task Force Workforce Development Work Group Meeting

Former Member ·
I would like to have Strength Based Trauma Informed Leadership Programs included in the resources guide. We are leading the way on integrating trauma informed practices in existing community programs. One example of an intervention we have spearheaded are interactive coping skill cards for children in after school programs. Along with our trainings, teen leadership programs, etc. Thanks for heading such an important group.. All my best, Judy On Fri, Mar 25, 2016 at 9:38 AM, ACEsConnection...
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Re: Philadelphia ACE Task Force Workforce Development Work Group Meeting

We're looking forward to seeing the guide, Caitlin! And check out the ACEs in Education group for other resources.
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Re: What Philadelphia can learn from its history of citizen-led park projects [Spoke Magazine]

Luke Butler ·
Thanks for posting this Leslie- I think looking at models of how other groups have tackled large issues in Philadelphia can be very helpful as we build our strategy to create a trauma informed city. To me, a few things specifically caught my attention: Planting compelling visions in people’s heads As we begin to engage with more people outside of the trauma sphere, what are the ‘renderings’ of a trauma-informed city we want people to see? In some ways this will be more difficult because the...
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Re: Real Resilience is now a PODCAST

Carolyn Smith-Brown ·
Thanks for this post and the often untold stories of women & their children whose lives are changed by incarceration of a loved one, and who have to work to fund the costs of incarceration. Your video is a powerful introduction to what led to the podcasts. This led me to look for more on the ACE of incarceration and what is going on in our geographic area right now.
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Leslie Lieberman ·
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Re: Ordinary Magic-Resiliency Research - The Power of Connection

Thank you Michael for sharing your powerful post! Please know I cross-posted on our ACEs in Education group. Really appreciating the graphic from the Department of Education in Ohio, I'll be embedding into my curriculum development. With your poignant quote from Tracy Kidder, my thoughts would be to expand to all of us our opportunity and responsibility of being the "teacher" in the lives of whom we serve, and who we love, on our healing journeys. We are all students - we are all teachers.
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Re: Ordinary Magic-Resiliency Research - The Power of Connection

Hi Gail: I hope you are having a great week. This is a g ood reminder for teachers as well as parents. Can it be cloned to Parenting with ACEs? Cis
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Re: Register Today! Building Community Resilience Advocacy Event

This looks like a great event, Leslie! I hope someone will do a write-up about it! Cheers, Jane
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Pathway for Trauma is Pathway for Resilience: Fresno Network's Message Inspires Hope

Anndee Hochman ·
In Fresno, volunteers from local churches were already working with the schools, mentoring kids and running weekend recreation programs. Community-based non-profits were in conversation with educators; pastors were talking to social-service providers. The problems were clear: nearly 30% of Fresno’s residents living in poverty (the rate tops 40% for Black residents), with a 20-year gap in life expectancy between the richest and poorest parts of this sharply segregated city. For several years,...
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In-person classes have stopped. Shootings haven’t. So Philly schools are taking trauma support online [billypenn.com]

Caitlin O'Brien ·
When students came to class in person, the private St. Malachy School in North Philadelphia was equipped with a robust emotional support program to help kids deal with trauma. The 11th and Thompson building offered its 275 students access to a space called the Peace Room. It was stocked with bean bag chairs, books, music, snacks — even an elliptical, in case they needed to get some energy out. There were two full-time staffers working the room at all times, one of whom is a counselor. When...
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"NEAR Science in Partnership with Communities": Local ACEs Collaboratives Grow Across Minnesota

Anndee Hochman ·
The third annual gathering of Minnesota ACEs collaboratives—“Growing Resilient Communities: Collaboratives Addressing ACEs”—began with a sober recitation of inequities: We acknowledge that the wealth of this country was built on stolen land and with enslaved and underpaid labor of African American, Native, and Immigrant people…We acknowledge that the recent global uprising, which was sparked by the murder of George Floyd right here in Minnesota, paired with the COVID-19 pandemic, makes for a...
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