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8th Annual October Resilience Month Reflection

Written by: India Flinchum, Whitman College Community Fellow Program The Community Resilience Initiative (CRI) of Walla Walla, hosted its 8th annual “October is Resilience Month” (ORM) event in October, 2020. The aim of the yearly ORM series is to build resilience, encourage community-engagement, and inspire self-reflection among members of the Walla Walla community. Through community events and CRI-hosted learning modules, CRI welcomed the general public once again, opening its arms to...

Reimagining Resilience: Using a Trauma Lens online workshop

For more information and to register - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/128033986099 Sound Discipline offers Reimagining Resilience: Using a Trauma Lens. This online workshop helps adults build positive relationships with children who have experienced trauma. We will explore the impact of adverse experiences and the effect they have on developing brains and student behavior. The course gives teachers, parents, and other adults working closely with kids the skills they need to make sure that...

Whole People Film Discussion on Tuesday, December 15th at 7p.m. EST

ACEs Connection, the Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy & Practice ( CTIPP), and the Relentless School Nurse will be hosting a Zoom discussion on Tuesday, Dec, 15th at 7p.m. EST about parts 1, 2, and 3 of Whole People. We hope you can join us: Pre-Registration Link Quotes from Childhood Trauma (Part 1 of Whole People): If you have yet to watch the Whole People series, you can still do so by visiting the PBS website. There is no cost to watch. 101 | Childhood Trauma | 102 | Healing...

Whole People Watch Weekend on ACEs Connection (Dec. 11th - 13th)

The Transform Trauma with ACEs Sciences FREE Film Festival continues this weekend. Please join us to watch parts 1, 2, and 3 of the PBS Whole People series at your convenience, on ACEs Connection, by clicking play on the videos below: Whole People | 101 | Childhood Trauma | Episode 1 (27 min) Preview: Whole People | 102 | Healing Communities | Preview | Episode 2 Whole People | 102 |Healing Communities Episode 2 (27 min) Whole People | 103 |A New Response | Episode 3 (27 min) This is one of...

Empower Action Model Provides Framework for Strategic Coalitions in South Carolina's Marlboro County and Beyond

Lauren Szymonik kept posing the same questions to members of the Empower Action coalition in Marlboro County: “What is the data telling you? What is the data saying about education? What is the data telling you about trauma?” The numbers were clear: according to 2014-16 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) surveys, 56% of the county’s 24,000 adults had experienced at least one ACE. In 2017-18, there were 212 cases of child maltreatment, including abuse and neglect, among the...

Nashville’s Purposeful Twist on ACEs: All Children Excel

In 2015, the pieces that became ACE Nashville began to fall into place. A five-year Community Health Improvement Plan included the support of mental and emotional health as one of its three goals. A core team of individuals from the Metro Public Health Department (MPHD), Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee and the Family Center, a non-profit focused on breaking generational cycles of child trauma, began to meet weekly. And a citywide “consensus workshop” in April of that year—drawing 44...

TODAY! 12/2 at noon - FREE! Supporting Patients in Pregnancy: ACEs and Maternal Health

ACEs Aware presents " Supporting Patients in Pregnancy : ACEs and Maternal Health" Wed, Dec 2, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST Add to Calendar: Outlook ® Calendar | Google Calendar™ | iCal ® Please send your questions, comments and feedback to: info@acesaware.org How to Join the Webinar 1. Click the link to join the webinar at the specified time and date: Join Webinar Note: This link should not be shared with others; it is unique to you. Before joining, be sure to check system requirements to...

Tools to Mitigate Work Stress and Prevent Burnout: For Health Care Providers during COVID and Beyond  

Whether you work in a hospital, a safety net clinic, or in another health care setting, no health care provider working during the COVID-19 pandemic needs to read the flurry of news stories that highlight the extreme stress experienced by people in this line of work – you already know it firsthand. This webinar will introduce health care providers to the Community Resiliency Model ( CRM ), an evidence-based method of managing traumatic stress, preventing burnout and building resiliency. This...

Washington State Program Aims to End Youth Homelessness in Four Counties By End of Next Year [imprintnews.org]

By Elizabeth Amon, The Imprint, November 15, 2020 She had been homeless and struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts over three difficult years, when Elsa St Clair was released in January from an Idaho psychiatric hospital. Today, the 24-year-old enjoys a reliable internet connection in a Spokane apartment that she’s decorated with the flag of Eastern Washington University, where she hopes to study nursing. In preparation for her future career, she is about to start an online...

Resource: Civil Survival

Please check out Civil Survival . Their mission: Civil Survival organizes people who have been directly impacted by the criminal justice system to build connections, gain knowledge and increase political participation . Many resources and forms are available on their website Here is a bit more of what you will find on their site - Our Work Civil Survival engages its members by conducting full-day educational Workshops followed by monthly Game Changer Group (GCG) meetings around the State of...

How 5 women are working to turn a Seattle building into a place of healing for people (The Seattle Times)

By Sarah Jean Green, October 27, 2020, The Seattle Times. Carolyn Presnell began serving her second, 15-month stint at the Washington Corrections Center for Women in October 2015, after pleading guilty to selling cocaine to an undercover Seattle cop, then leading police on a high-speed chase and crashing her car in Seattle’s Meadowbrook neighborhood. Fast forward to today: Presnell is the director-in-waiting of the 1426 Project, a collaborative partnership of local nonprofits, governmental...

Online workshop Nov 30, Dev 7 & 14 - Reimagining Resilience - Through a Trauma Lens

For more information and to register - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/124637117975 Reimagining Resilience: Using a Trauma Lens helps adults build positive relationships with children who have experienced trauma. We will explore the impact of adverse experiences and the effect they have on developing brains and student behavior. The course gives teachers, parents, and other adults working closely with kids the skills they need to make sure that every child knows that they matter. An online...

Supporting Skagit County (WA) Families in Need

It is told that Frederick II, Holy Roman emperor, and King of Sicily in the 13 th century wanted to find out what kinds of speech children would have when they grew up if no one spoke to them beforehand. He conducted an experiment whereby the children were fed and bathed, but the foster mothers were not to speak or play with them. The king labored in vain because the children all died. Seven hundred years later, a whole series of studies of children raised in institutions without the loving...

Listening, Learning and Showing Up: Central Oregon's TRACEs Focuses on Root Causes of Trauma

TRACEs’ work group on youth and children in foster care spent a good portion of the last year’s monthly meetings examining holes in the system: How would foster families be affected by changes in funding from the Oregon Department of Human Services? What would it mean for kids if Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) positions were cut? Most important, what did foster children and youth, their families of origin and their foster families need in order to thrive? “We put together a...

100% Community Initiative Builds Vital Services So New Mexico Kids Can Thrive

The deaths of several New Mexico children in recent years—a 13-year-old whose father was accused of fatally torturing him; an eight-year-old who was kicked to death by her mother; a girl raped, strangled and stabbed by her mother’s boyfriend the night before her 10th birthday—drew horror, outrage and scrutiny of the state’s child welfare system. Those incidents drove child welfare and public health specialists Katherine Ortega Courtney and Dominic Cappello to examine the data. Cappello and...

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