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May 2019

Virtual Screening of Cracked Up for ACEs Connection Members: June 9-10 - Register Now!

We are excited to offer an exclusive virtual screening to all ACEs Connection members of the new, acclaimed film, CRACKED UP . This documentary film is about the long term effects of childhood trauma, told through Saturday Night Live veteran Darrell Hammond’s journey in discovering adverse childhood experiences at the root of his lifelong battle with self-harm, addiction, and misdiagnosis. The film’s director, Michelle Esrick, and other special guests will join us after the screening window...

Roach: OK25by25 promotes resilience and family positive workplace

What’s the best way to improve the well-being of young children and their families in Oklahoma? The OK25by25 Early Childhood Coalition has focused its efforts on two major programs: Resilience and Family Positive Workplace. Both of these programs support the goal of improving the well-being of children, pre-birth to 5, and their families. The goal of OK25by25, a 10-year initiative managed by the Potts Family Foundation (PFF), is to move Oklahoma to the Top 25 states, by 2025, in selected...

Gandara and Cappello: Want to end childhood trauma? Ask a high school student

Adverse childhood experiences are a huge threat to our students, diminishing their capacity to learn and succeed. We know from the research that our students suffer when they endure ACEs in the form of abuse, neglect, hunger, and living with parents who misuse substances, are violent, and have untreated mental health challenges. We know in some classrooms as many as three quarters of the students endure three or more ACEs. Our students want help for themselves and their struggling parents.

Conley: Month of May ushers in final weeks

As promised, I have diligently worked on putting kids and families first. I have worked with the Potts Family Foundation to move the conversation of children in trauma forward in House District 20. The Potts Family Foundation has a powerful video called, Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope. Together we brought this video to two of our school districts in HD20 and are working to bring it to the others for teachers’ professional development in August. Through House Bill...

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