Post by Dwana Young of the NJ Resiliency Coalition:
Silence gives consent. Choosing a story of silence raises our chances of mortality rates when ACEs are involved. ACE stands for Adverse Childhood Experiences. If silence is a killer then why do we do nothing? How can community help? Dr. Allison Jackson is a Trauma Informed Care Specialist. She makes a compelling case for, “connection as a cure” to counter a lot of damage done by trauma.
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. It was filmed and edited by Tijo Media at the Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center in Richmond, VA.
Dr. Allison Jackson, PhD, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Practitioner in Virginia, and a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the District of Columbia. Currently, Dr. Jackson is supporting the City in coordinating the first Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resilience Summit ever offered in the State of Virginia. It is the hope that this Summit will further the knowledge and strategic planning of the City and surrounding communities in this most important public health issue. Dr. Jackson works independently as the CEO of Integration Solutions, providing trauma informed care consultation, education, and technical assistance to human service organizations interested in furthering their integration of trauma informed child and family service systems. www.integrationsolutions.org