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Hope, Healing and Recovery

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...

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...

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...

The Science of Well-Being - Free online course from Yale University

In this course you will engage in a series of challenges designed to increase your own happiness and build more productive habits. As preparation for these tasks, Professor Laurie Santos reveals misconceptions about happiness, annoying features of the mind that lead us to think the way we do, and the research that can help us change. You will ultimately be prepared to successfully incorporate a specific wellness activity into your life. THE SCIENCE OF WELL BEING WAS PRODUCED IN PART DUE TO...

"Addiction begins with solving a problem, the problem of human pain, emotional pain"

In his groundbreaking book , In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction , trauma and addiction expert Dr. Gabor Maté writes, “There are almost as many addictions as there are people.” ACEs Connection founder and publisher Jane Stevens read that quote as a springboard to asking Maté to define addiction and explain whether or not it is always rooted in adverse childhood experiences. Maté, along with filmmaker Michelle Esrick and Saturday Night Live star Darrell Hammond,...

The Power of Hope to Mitigate Vicarious Trauma and Burnout

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified child maltreatment as a major public health concern, and adult survivors of child maltreatment are at significant risk of chronic disease and premature mortality. This constant exposure to child maltreatment makes these health care practitioners uniquely vulnerable to stressors associated with burnout.

Event - Mindfulness, Trauma, and Interpersonal Healing in Education

Thanks to Delena Meyer for sharing this on Facebook. Peace in Schools Presents Mindfulness, Trauma, and Interpersonal Healing in Education Sunday, January 12, 2020 in Portland, Oregon A conversation with Dr. Dan Siegel, Dr. Sará King & Caverly Morgan with moderation and research presentation by Gia Naranjo-Rivera "We invite you to join national experts Dr. Dan Siegel, Dr. Sará King, and Caverly Morgan in Beloved Community for an inspiring panel discussion, community conversation, and...

Podcast Interview: "Human Flourishing and Public Health," with T. VanderWeele and M. Wilson

Harvard Chan This Week in Health Podcast, July 11, 2019 "What does it mean for someone to flourish? Flourishing is more than just being happy—although that’s a part of it. But the idea of flourishing expands beyond happiness to look at a person’s overall well-being, taking into account things like life satisfaction or someone’s sense of purpose. That’s why studying flourishing is an interdisciplinary science drawing on public health, philosophy, psychology, and more. In this week’s episode...

Dr. Chan Hellman shares the surprising power of hope

By Kim Archer in tulsapeople.com Nov 25, 2919, updated Dec 2, 2019 How one Tulsa doctor is measuring, studying and informing other on the importance of hope. As a psychologist, Hellman was immediately interested in how the young man he refers to as “David” was dealing with his change of circumstance. Was he depressed? Did he have anxiety? “It turns out he wasn’t displaying any of that,” Hellman says. “Instead, he began telling me of his plans to take classes at Tulsa Community College and...

Doctors, nurses use drum circle to relieve stress

Thanks to ACEs Action Alliance (Clark County) for posting this to their Facebook page. By Homa Bash, ABC News 5 Cleveland, November 5, 2019 Doctors and nurses have a difficult job — honestly, anyone working inside a hospital does. Studies show nearly half of medical professionals experience some symptoms of “burnout” — which can impact not only their lives, but patient care. ... It’s why Diab, along with so many other caregivers and hospital workers at UH, are so excited about the “Feel the...

Facing opioid and foster-care crisis, Spokane’s Rising Strong seeks to keep families together [The Seattle Times]

By Claudia Rowe, May 3, 2019, The Seattle Times Rising Strong Twice a day for months, Cicelia Bracken and her children tracked the progress of their home-under-construction, watching as beams were erected to sketch the outlines of an imagined life with a working kitchen. At 31, Bracken hadn’t had a place where she could shut the door and sit with her thoughts for years. Nor had her four young children, all of them under 6, who peered into the windows, jostling for first pick of the new...

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