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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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What does a "trauma-informed" Philadelphia look like?

Shoshana Akins ·
  The Philadelphia ACEs community, as well as other communities nation-wide, has been striving to make Philadelphia one of the first "trauma-informed cities". But what does this mean? Sanctuary-trained City officials? Trauma-informed policy?...
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City Health Dashboard Now Available! A new tool can help Philadelphia measure itself

Leslie Lieberman ·
The City Health Dashboard is now available. According to its creators it is a useful tool for "empowering cities to create thriving communities." This user friendly platform allows people to look at 36 measures of health, the factors that shape health, and drivers of health equity to guide local solutions for 500 U.S. cities. A quick look at Philadelphia revealed these indicators of our health and well-being Philadelphia had an income inequality score of -24.2 , compared to an average of...
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Developing a Trauma-Informed Public Policy Guide

Caitlin O'Brien ·
On November 13, 2014 the ACEs Connection community managers held a casual ACEs Meet-Up to discuss with interested individuals: “ How do we build a trauma-informed city? “  The group of participants had a discussion around starting in...
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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: Developing a Trauma-Informed Public Policy Guide

Alicia St. Andrews ·
This is a very exciting project! Thank you for tackling such an important process and opening it up to all members! A question that is coming up in our city/county ACEs Connection groups is how to effectively engage local Board of Supervisors through awareness building, advocacy, and funding for trauma-informed systems change, with the additional intent of advancing to statewide policy change. Since your project addresses many issues of system/organizational change, I also wanted to make...
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Re: Developing a Trauma-Informed Public Policy Guide

Alicia St. Andrews ·
Thought you all might be interested in this awesome report from WA state! http://extension.wsu.edu/ahec/...Blodgett%20Final.pdf
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Re: Developing a Trauma-Informed Public Policy Guide

Alyson Ferguson ·
Thank you for sharing Alicia. Very interesting and I am looking forward to diving deeper in to it all.
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Re: What does a "trauma-informed" Philadelphia look like?

Devpreet Kaur ·
Wow, Shoshana! The very thought of what you propose is thrilling! So do we start top-down or bottom-up? I have mixed feelings and experiences: In my old career of Performance Development and Training I know that top-down is typically ideal to gain traction and pull-through of any new initiative BUT it is fraught with political/bureaucratic snags...in my work with teaching meditation to kids and to Student Assistance Counselors (SACs) I can say that they are where the proverbial "rubber meets...
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The City of Philadelphia wants to help its frontline workers better deal with trauma [generocity.org]

Leslie Lieberman ·
A PGW worker is killed by an explosion in 2016 and his coworkers are still dealing with the emotional toll more than two years later. A longtime school nurse calls it quits when the school police officer who broke up fights between students has a heart attack and dies. A parole officer tries to deal with the personal emotional toll when one of his parolees commits a rape and a murder. These are a few of the tales of secondary traumatic stress — the stress that results from indirect exposure...
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Re: The City of Philadelphia wants to help its frontline workers better deal with trauma [generocity.org]

Sylvia Young ·
As a nurse for 30 years , I have felt the affects of secondary stress. I am very thankful that this area is being studied and hopeful that all professionals who encounter secondary stress will be understood, embraced and assisted to deal with the effects.
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