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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...

Reimagining Resilience online workshop - early bird price thru Fri Sept 4

Reimagining Resilience - Using a Trauma Lens - an online workshop which helps adults build positive relationships with children who have experienced trauma. An online course offered over three 75-minute sessions. In addition there are short videos that will be sent to registrants before each class. Tues, Sept 15, 22, 29 4:00-5:15 pm All times are Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). Early Bird Registration is $75 through Friday, Sept 4. Registration deadline is noon, Friday, September 11. The...

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...

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...

George Floyd's Death is Killing Me [Medium]

By Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, Medium.com, June 11, 2020 Like many of you, I have experienced the events of the past weeks with a profound sense of anguish. My heart goes out to the families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor. My heart breaks at the incomprehensible number who have been harmed by racist violence and by the inaction that has allowed those harms to take place. The images of protesters wearing face-masks in the streets, carrying signs that say “Black Lives Matter,”...

Racism and Health - American Public Health Association

WHAT IS RACISM? "Racism is a system of structuring opportunity and assigning value based on the social interpretation of how one looks (which is what we call "race"), that unfairly disadvantages some individuals and communities, unfairly advantages other individuals and communities, and saps the strength of the whole society through the waste of human resources." -- APHA Past-President Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD Racism is undeniably a public health issue (APHA's Georges Benjamin in...

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...

Thurston County residents: Please call your commissioner today to stop expansion of prison infrastructure

Your voice today is needed to contact Thurston County Commissioners, to oppose expanding prison infrastructure. Background: Our Thurston County Commissioners are deciding this Thursday morning (April 23), whether or not to proceed with a zoning change to allow additional acres to have prisons built on them. Adding your voice today can help steer tax dollars away from expanding prison infrastructure. ACTION TO DO ideally by Wednesday April 22 but better late than never: Leave a message for...

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...

Systems of Trauma: Racial Trauma Issue Brief

Family And Children's Trust (FACT) Fund of Virginia just released their latest issue brief! SYSTEMS OF TRAUMA : Racial Trauma explores how racial trauma intersects and exacerbates trauma caused by family violence. In order to do so effectively, the brief will review issues of structurally embedded inequalities, individual actions that cause racial trauma, the effects of racial trauma on communities of color, and strategies for individuals, communities, professionals and organizations to...

Report: Racism, Discrimination, Trauma Harming Health Outcomes [columbian.com]

By Wyatt Stayner, The Columbian, August 19, 2019 The Healthy Columbia Willamette Collaborative has identified discrimination, racism and trauma as the main drivers of health concerns for people in Clark County and the Portland metropolitan area, according to the recently released 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment. The Collaborative is made up of four Public Health departments — Clark County and Oregon’s Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties — as well as 15 hospitals and one...

American Academy of Pediatrics Addresses Racism and Its Health Impact on Children and Teens [aap.org]

By Maria Trent, et. al., American Academy of Pediatrics, July 29, 2019 Racism has a profound impact on children’s health. With the goal of helping all children reach their full potential, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is publishing new recommendations on ways to lessen the impact of racism on children and teens. In the policy statement, “ Racism and Its Impact on Child and Adolescent Health ,” the AAP calls on pediatricians to create welcoming, culturally competent medical...

August Positive Discipline in the Classroom Workshops

Create a classroom and school environment where students feel encouraged and engaged in learning, solve their own friendship issues, and feel a sense of connection and value. Educators from our July workshops offered this feedback... "The reframing around student behavior is so refreshing. It is validating and now I have the tools to lead a more equitable classroom." "The experiential learning made the theoretical ideas come to life. The notion of one more program is overwhelming, but this...

"Resilience" Film Screening at UW on May 7

Sound Disciplin e is delighted to present the film "Resilience" on May 7 in conjunction with Michelle Martin, the Beverly Cleary Professor for Children and Youth Services at the Information School, University of Washington. Join us at the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center at 7pm for the film, panel discussion and moderated Q & A. $5 Registration fee. Register here. This one hour film by Jamie Redford illustrates the impacts of chronic stress on children’s brains. Following the movie...

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