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"The Raising of America Project": New Documentary That Highlights ACEs

Shoshana Akins ·
Born out of PBS' "Unnatural Causes" documentary , "The Raising of America Project" looks to explore health disparities that exist in a child's development and how this impacts America's future health and prosperity.   Episode Four, called...
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Healing Hurt People - Philadelphia ER's & Behavioral Health Connect to Help [cleveland.com]

Carolyn Smith-Brown ·
The " Healing Hurt People program, or HHP, an ER-based violence intervention program. HHP works on the public health-based notion that violence, like other diseases that spread, can be prevented. It targets services to those at highest risk, patients...who are being treated for violent injuries in the city's emergency rooms" Supported financially by Dr. Arthur Evans , commissioner of the city's Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services, this model brings trauma...
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In Praise of Struggle

Helen W. Mallon ·
What decades of healing from trauma has taught me.
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Moore student uses her fashion designs to cope with PTSD and the effects of abuse [philly.com]

Leslie Lieberman ·
The first piece in Lilah James’ Moore College of Art senior fashion collection is called “Shame and Guilt.” About 50 yards of black tulle, including a cathedral-style veil, obscure the body. Faint metallic writing, excerpts from the designer’s journal, cover the fabric layers: Shame …. I really tried to be happy… James’ seventh and final look, “Flashbacks,” is a form-fitting black dress, low cut with a slit to the thigh, adorned with a flowing black cape. The covering is accented with fabric...
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Community Health Worker Peer (CHWP) Training Academy

Carolyn Smith-Brown ·
The Drexel University Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice | Healing Hurt People - In partnership with the Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, Philadelphia Works and The Behavioral Health Training and Education Network presents: Community Health Worker Peer (CHWP) Training Academy Do you know what it is like to be impacted by violence in your neighborhood? Do you want to help people heal from their injuries? We invite you to learn more about becoming a...
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Re: "The Raising of America Project": New Documentary That Highlights ACEs

Shoshana Akins ·
This is an excellent series that highlights the work in a way that is both accessible and illuminating. Thanks for posting this, Shoshana and glad to see the representation from the Philadelphia area work.
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Re: Healing Hurt People - Philadelphia ER's & Behavioral Health Connect to Help [cleveland.com]

Carolyn Smith-Brown ·
This article is part of a series called "Pathways to Peace." Read others about youth, violence, policing, juvenile justice, and more here: http://topics.cleveland.com/tag/pathways-to-peace/ Thanks for posting, Carolyn!
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‘Building Wealth and Health Network’ Reduces Food Insecurity Without Providing Food [drexel.edu]

Caitlin O'Brien ·
As the coronavirus pandemic forces so many to reckon with growing food insecurity and increased health challenges, the Building Wealth and Health Network program of Drexel University’s Center for Hunger-Free Communities is reducing food insecurity and improving mental health – without distributing any food or medicine. How? By focusing on group experiences that promote healing and help people save money and take control over their own finances. Parents of young children, who completed the...
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Re: Wellness at the Workplace in the time of COVID & Societal Change

Carolyn Smith-Brown ·
Hi ACEsConnection, Are you still sending out a weekly " round up" / update? Thanks,Lisa On Mon, Jul 13, 2020 at 3:34 PM ACEsConnection < communitymanager@acesconnection.com> wrote:
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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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Youth-Led Advocacy Creates Healing Opportunities in Baltimore City

Anndee Hochman ·
After a shooting at a historic Baltimore high school in February 2019—a 25-year-old man, angry about the school’s treatment of his sister, who was a student there, shot a special education assistant with a Smith and Wesson handgun—conversation in the city centered on whether school resource officers should be armed. Students said that was the wrong question. When City Council’s education and youth committee, chaired by council member Zeke Cohen, held hearings on school violence following the...
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