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January 2021

Successful Logic Modeling Training for Raising Resilient Oklahomans Self-Healing Community Teams

On Thursday, January 28, at the first monthly meeting of 2021 for the Oklahoma Self-Healing Community (SHC) teams, members participated in a workshop on Logic Modeling. The workshop was led by Dr. Mike Stout, Associate Professor with the OSU-Tulsa Center for Public Life , with assistance from graduate research assistants Patrick Grayshaw and Carly Dunn. Participants included team members from several of the 20 SHCs teams who participated in the October 2019 workshop led by Laura Porter...

Ardmore Hosts Successful Documentary Screening & Discussion

The Potts Family Foundation through its Raising Resilient Oklahomans initiative partnered this past week with the Ardmore Behavioral Health Collaborative and Ardmore Literacy Leadership to host a very successful virtual screening and discussion of the award-winning documentary Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope. As we always do, the weekend screening period was followed by a moderated panel discussion of professionals, mostly local, who frequently work with children...

Butler: Finding Resilience: How childhood trauma impacts future health outcomes

It's now well known that childhood experiences helps shape an individual’s personality long before they reach adulthood. Studies have also gone on to reenforce just how critical adverse childhood experiences can on an adult's health. These adverse childhood experiences are commonly referred to as ACEs. They fall into three categories: abuse, neglect and household disfunction. According to information compiled by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, as the number of ACEs a child experiences...

What I Learned From Presenting a Trauma-informed Class to Police Chiefs by Christopher Freeze

I'm pretty sure I learned as much or more about trauma-informed policing while presenting the class as did the police chiefs who attended. After not presenting at all during 2020, I was excited to be invited to present a block of instruction on Trauma-Informed Leadership for Police Chiefs at the Mississippi Association of Chiefs of Police 2021 Winter Conference. There were about 50 chiefs in attendance on January 14, 2021, and while we all had to deal with the COVID precautions, it was good...

The Research Behind the Resilience Documentary [careinnovations.org]

By Center for Care Innovations, January 15, 2021 The Resilient Beginnings Network at CCI recently screened Resilience: The Biology of Stress and The Science of Hope a documentary by the late James Redford, a film that traces the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and resilience. As the makers of Resilience explain, “Toxic stress can trigger hormones that weak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, incarceration, and...

Cultivating the Growth of Resilience

Trauma impacts lives on the individual, familial, community and societal level. Historically, we have addressed the resulting symptoms of trauma with treatments of therapy, education, and all too often imprisonment. However, putting preventative factors in place can avert the symptoms, outcome and resulting negative impacts. Prevention begins with understanding how trauma impacts lives and why it impacts our brains and bodies before we can fully understand what we can do to mitigate its...

 
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