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April 2018

Healthy Minds OK Business Roundtable

‘Healthy Minds OK’ Roundtable Event on May 3 Hosted by Green Shoe Foundation, Oklahoma City County Health Department, INTEGRIS Mental Health, A Chance to Change and Pivot – A Turning Point for Youth A business roundtable discussion and event on the effects of childhood trauma on the state’s health from 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 3 at the Oklahoma City County Health Department’s Northeast Regional Health and Wellness Campus Auditorium, 2600 NE 63rd St OKC, OK 73111. The free public event...

Better ACEs research, terms lead to better solutions by John Thompson

T here is a consistent pattern in the conferences sponsored by the Potts Family Foundation , such as its Raising Resilient Oklahomans! summit March 7 in Edmond. First, they update the cutting-edge scientific research on early education and on cognitive concerns, like the effects of adverse childhood experiences ( ACEs ). Then, national and local experts pioneer new ways of articulating these challenges in ways that advance a constructive search for solutions. The summit used new research and...

Looking at childhood experiences related to stress

April is Stress Awareness Month and Child Abuse Awareness Month. In recognition of both of themes of awareness, I want to raise cognizance of toxic stress and adverse childhood experiences (ACES). Both lifelong physical and mental health problems arise when children experience extreme stress (toxic stress) caused by ACEs. Daily many children in our community experience toxic stress related to adverse childhood experiences (ACE). ...

Welcome to Raising Resilient Oklahomans! Community

The Potts Family Foundation is passionate about improving the condition of Oklahoma’s future workforce: our children. While all children benefit from early and proven investments in character and cognitive development programs, economic studies have proven that children in lower socio-economic households benefit the most. Rates of return for these children can be in the double digits. More than one in five children in Oklahoma live in poverty . The families of these children face many...

Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month Begins

"The Partnership in conjunction with the Potts Family Foundation will also host two screenings of the Resilience Documentary. This film focusing on the impact of adverse childhood events and the ways in which communities can create protective factors for children. The screenings will be followed by a panel discussion and question and answer time. Senator Griffin, Dr. Hays-Grudo, and John Morton will lead the discussions. Screenings will be at the Logan County Fairgrounds on April 26th at...

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