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A forum to inform and connect individuals and communities working to promote safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments and prevent and mitigate ACEs in Washington State.

Community-Based Efforts

LC Valley Resilience Conference - Virtual - August 6, 2020

Community Embracing Diversity for Resilience - Virtual Conference brought to you by the LC Valley Resilience Coalition 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM -- $65 Keynote Speaker: Joe Neigel – Certified Prevention Specialist, BA in History and English at UW Joe works with the WA State Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI) at Monroe School District. Through the work of Joe’s program, the Monroe Community Coalition, there have been drastic reductions of drug and alcohol use and suicide in Monroe...

A Historical Trauma-Informed Approach to COVID-19

Fact Sheet from the Urban Indian Health Institute shares ways to support communities experiencing multiple trauma during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. How can organizations... Be more transparent about COVID-19? Emotionally support the people they serve through telehealth services? Support staff in caring for themselves and their communities? Support communities in handling their emotions? Work together to heal their communities? To download the fact sheet and/or view other COVID-19...

How to Prioritize in a Sea of Challenges: Guidance for Counties (The Stepping Up Initiative)

May 5, 2020 Counties are often faced with an array of unique funding and capacity pressures. During crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever for county officials to prioritize where and how they use their already-limited resources. The latest brief from Stepping Up’s In Focus series— Prioritizing Policy, Practice, and Funding Improvements —provides county officials with guidance on how to identify the most impactful changes needed to reduce the number of people in...

GCACH stands together with Black, Latino, immigrant, refugee, LGBTQ+, Yakama Nation and other underserved populations (GCACH)

In light of the recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and far too many others, Greater Columbia Accountable Community of Health (GCACH) mourns with the nation in pain, anger and frustration. Together we stand with the Black community and all allies in the fight against racism and injustice, and we say with one voice, Black Lives Matter. Our mission at GCACH is to advance the health of our population by decreasing health disparities and empowering individuals and...

Beyond Paper Tigers Conference LIVE webinar June 24-25

CRI is proud to announce its 5th annual BPT Conference is going virtual. The theme this year is Resilience through Diversity: The power of trauma-informed DEI practices. BPT is a medium to share and learn from communities around the world. Over two days you will have the option of attending: 6 live presentations, 2 keynotes, 15 pre-recorded on-demand presentations, and on-demand screenings of 'Paper Tigers', 'Resilience' and the premiere of the documentary 'Visceral' with live Q&A...

ACEs Connection Communities (on the website) - Washington State

Below are links to Communities on the ACEs Connection website for cities, counties, regions, and initiatives in Washington State. Let me know if I'm missing any. 12 of 35 Counties to date. For a list of "live" ACEs and Resilience groups and initiatives in Washington State: https://www.acesconnection.com/g/washington-state-ace-s-group/blog/aces-and-resilience-local-groups-and-initiatives ACEs Action Alliance - Clark County Clallam Resilience Project - Clallam County HOPE's ACEs in Action of...

The Art of Participatory Leadership - March 3, 4 & 5 - Lacey, WA

From the Art of Participatory Leadership website: "What would it look like for our communities to work together in a healthy way to address wicked problems such as homelessness, health, and climate change while building resilience? Join us for 3 days of learning, innovation, and capacity building. Together, we will explore what's possible when people and organizations from across our communities are fully engaged in and accountable for not only identifying promising strategies to address...

Greater Columbia Accountable Community of Health has launched an ACEs website

Thanks for LC Valley Resilience Coalition for sharing this on Facebook. Website sections: - What are ACEs? - What can you do to help? Including What can you do to build community resilience? - Resources - Including resources in Spanish - Training To visit the website: https://gcach.org/build-community-resilience?fbclid=IwAR0dyFC9NSCP9Tbn7UctjIwaEMZYVLgSTuADIQjr34W7LPYDrjnwTkgwjiw

Willipa Behavioral Health to Open a Trauma-Focused Residential Treatment Facility

From Adam Marquis, MBA, ACHE, LSSBBP, AAC, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Willapa Behavioral Health Willipa Behavioral Health (WBH) is planning to purchase and open the former “Klean Building” on 211 Pioneer Ave. West in Long Beach in Summer/Fall 2020 to open a 54-bed Trauma-Focused Residential Treatment Facility (TF-RTF) likely to include a Brain Institute as we focus on healing the brain! Latest neuroscience points to the need to healing the brain and not treating symptoms and WBH...

PCEs and Building Resilience - Oct 21 workshop

Have you read or heard about the new study on Positive Childhood Experiences (PCEs)? Join Sound Discipline for our next Building Resiliency workshop (Oct 21) to learn how to be a buffer against trauma and toxic stress in your community. Read below for a note from Sound Discipline Executive Director, Jody McVittie MD, on PCEs and Building Resilience. As a former practicing family physician, I love when the science catches up to what we already know from our own experience of working with...

Sequim Mayor and City Council Proclamation of October as Resiliency Month

PROCLAMATION WHEREAS, there is compelling scientific evidence of a correlation between negative childhood experiences known as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) or “toxic stress”, and WHEREAS, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) include such experiences as physical, sexual, or verbal abuse, physical and emotional neglect, witnessing domestic violence, losing a parent to separation or divorce or having a family member who is: experiencing mental health issues, struggling with substance...

ACEs and Resilience Local Groups and Initiatives

This document provides a list of county-wide (mostly) groups and initiatives in Washington State addressing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), trauma-informed approaches, toxic stress, and resilience. In many communities there are other local ACEs-related groups and initiatives. In most cases, the contact people listed can provide information about the work throughout their county. The purpose of this list is to encourage connections to and across the groups and initiatives, in order to:...

Introduction - Getting Started

Resources for individuals, organizations, and communities moving along trauma and hope-informed pathways in order to: Prevent and mitigate adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Promote resilience and safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments. Promote equity and racial justice. Prevent substance abuse and promote mental health. … so that all children, youth, families and communities have equal opportunity for educational success, economic stability, health, and well-being.

$1.7 million coming to Grays Harbor for opioid response [KXRO]

HRSA Announcement, August 13, 2019, KXRO Summit Pacific Medical Center and Grays Harbor Public Hospital District #1 have received nearly $2 million to implement an opioid response program. The Health Resources and Services Administration announced a grant opportunity for eligible facilities for the “Rural Communities Opioid Response Program ”. The multi-year opioid-focused initiative was said to be aimed at “reducing the morbidity and mortality of substance use disorder (SUD), including...

Keeping people out of crisis: Unit combines law enforcement, mental health worker [The Spokesman Review]

By Arielle Dreher, July 19, 2019 Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy Dan Moman and Frontier Behavioral Health mental health clinician Holly Keller were riding around on their shift this summer when they got an urgent call. The family of a man who had run into traffic before had called 911 to report he was running away from home, and deputies who had already responded to the situation said he was not following commands. Moman and Keller rushed to the scene. When they arrived, the man was standing...

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