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Re: By Any Name, Emotional Maltreatment Is Destructive!

Good point, Rick. When we are fully evolved, we'll look at everything we do - individually or in our systems & organizations -- through a trauma-informed and resilience-building lens. With people feeling safe to speak out about they're injured by behaviors currently considered acceptable, we'll be able to make the transition. CRI is a place where people feel safe to speak about, so that we can increase our awareness of how to empower people, rather than further traumatize already...
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Re: UK visitor to learn about resilience work in Walla Walla [Union-Bulletin.com]

Walla Walla's efforts under Teri Barla's leadership is an epicenter for working collaboratively to build community resilience! Now it is so exciting to see that this work is rippling across WA state, across the US and now all the way to Suffolk County, England! I cannot wait to hear more about Tod Sullivan's visits. As a me ntal health ambassador, Tod is traveling via a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship. I think we are witnessing the future! Incredible! Karen
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Beyond Paper Tigers Presenter Showcase! The Impact of Data on Community Growth: ACEs Connection's Framework and Tools

Tara Mah ·
What can organizations do to be successful in growing their ACEs initiatives and trauma-informed communities? This is the question that Jane Stevens, founder of the social network ACEsConnection.com and news site ACEsTooHigh.com , helps to answer. For the last several years, Jane and her team at ACEs Connection have been collecting information from communities as they start and grow their ACEs initiatives. ACEs Connection staff watched and reported on communities like Walla Walla as they lay...
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UK visitor to learn about resilience work in Walla Walla [Union-Bulletin.com]

Clare Reidy ·
By Annie Charnley Eveland | September 11, 2018 Back in February, Tod Sullivan contacted Teri Barila, Community Resilience Initiative director in Walla Walla, to visit the Valley and see how core principles of trauma-informed practices are being applied at the community level. Teri will host Tod, currently mental health ambassador from Lowestoft, Suffolk County, England, when he comes here to connect with Community Resilience Initiative partners. He will be in the Valley from Sept. 24-Oct. 5...
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By Any Name, Emotional Maltreatment Is Destructive!

Rick Griffin ·
Recently I conducted a Google search for synonyms of emotional maltreatment. Phrases such as mental abuse and psychological abuse were fairly common. However, I also saw phrases such as The Quiet Killer and Invisible Violence. By any name, emotional maltreatment is destructive. Unfortunately, not all agree on what constitutes emotional maltreatment. On one hand, no one would deny that a child being called worthless repeatedly would be considered emotional maltreatment. On the other hand,...
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Experts reveal stress, trauma impacts kids’ development; urge adults to foster resilience [KEPRtv.com]

Clare Reidy ·
by Elise Haas WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Now more than ever, both parents and professionals struggle to understand the complex and continued impacts of chronic stress and trauma on a child's brain development. The documentary, Paper Tigers , based in Walla Walla, sparked renewed interest in the effects of chronic, overwhelming stress and trauma on children’s development. That's why hundreds of parents, educators, mental health workers, and others gathered at Whitman College in Walla Walla for the...
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Leaders explore community wide resiliency [union-bulletin.com]

Clare Reidy ·
By Emily Thornton | March 10, 2019 Everyone has experienced some kind of trauma, experts say, and people need to know how to work through it to help others also facing traumatic events. That was the message presented to 35 representatives from various local organizations who attended a Community Resilience Initiative training on Friday in the Walla Walla Airport conference room sponsored by United Way of Walla Walla and organized by Walla Walla’s Community Council Speakers discussed...
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October is for Resilience-Building

India Flinchum ·
Until I read “The Deepest Well” by Dr. Nadien Burke Harris, I had never heard of Adverse Childhood Experience, toxic stress, or epigenetics. Yes, I was aware that trauma can be transferred genetically, but my knowledge stopped and ended at trauma’s impact on the body due to major world and life events. In essence, I knew of trauma’s impact of the body only in terms of contexts like slavery, 9/11, and the holocaust. I did not know that the shortening of telomeres, stunted amygdala growth, and...
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