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March 2018

ACEsConnection Community Invited by CDC to Nominate Heroes Using ACEs Science to Prevent Violence.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Violence Prevention (DVP) is working to increase awareness, understanding, and commitment to violence prevention in a new “Tell Us About Your Hero” video series. The series will highlight people performing extraordinary acts of heroism in an effort to shift the culture and change the context in which violence occurs. Stories may focus on preventing violence types such as suicide, child abuse and neglect, sexual violence, intimate...

Webinar 4/24 at 11 AM hosted by: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services

This is an invitation to a webinar on April 24 th at 11am PST , hosted by the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services (NACRHHS). If you work in a rural county, or a county with significant rural areas - this may be of interest. NACRHHS is a 21-member citizens' panel of nationally recognized experts who provide recommendations on rural issues to the Secretary of the Department. This webinar will present findings and recommendations from a Policy Brief on Understanding...

Community advocates and Bay Area county health agencies work together on trauma-informed systems change

The talk around the table is not what one might expect when community advocates begin a meeting with county health officials. “I went into this [work] through my own lived experience of trauma and family addiction,” said Toni DeMarco, the deputy director of children’s services for San Mateo County Health System. Rocsana Enriquez, who teaches yoga to teens in juvenile hall in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties and in high schools for the Palo Alto-based Art of Yoga Project , chimed in. “I’m...

(webinar) Creating Trauma-Informed Early Childhood Learning Environments

Lori Chelius from Origins Training & Consulting and Regan Overholt presented the webinar in partnership with Lead4 Tomorrow /Family Hui and ACEs Connection Network. Origins offers a number of training and consulting services for both organizations and individuals, including its Resilience Champion program, a 6-week online course for leaders who want who want to lead their organizations and communities on the path to resilience. Click HERE for the prezi webinar. For more information on...

How Does Childhood Trauma Affect Trust? []

. .. This is a post about how childhood trauma affects trust and relationships. I’ve touched on this issue before in How Childhood Trauma Affects Adult Mental Health: 1 Problem We Fail to Mention so if you haven’t seen that post, check it out. The simple answer is that childhood trauma breaks trust in people and in society as a whole. This is something that we work on with my clients – processing the impact of their early childhood experiences on their ability to form and maintain...

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