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Webinar featuring Laura Porter on Self-Healing Communities Model to be held Feb. 28


Please join ACEs Connection and the Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice (CTIPP) for a free 60-minute webinar on Thursday, Feb. 28 starting noon PT/3:00 pm ET that features the Self-Healing Communities Model (SHCM) presented by Interface, Inc. co-founder, Laura Porter. 

The webinar is the second in a series on state-to-state best practices; the first webinar was on Alaska’s new statute directing state policy to incorporate principles of brain development. 

Self-Healing Community Model (SHCM), Washington, developed networks that promoted collaboration across sectors and empowered local leaders to think about whole systems.  The use of data helped prioritize efforts and learn what was working. Beyond Washington State, numerous other states are using the model to transform systems locally. 

You will learn:

  • The major properties of SHCM that combine to create a process by which change occurs
  • How the use of the SHCM in dozens of communities in Washington State resulted in reduced rates of major health issues and social problems
  • How community and social networks are built and sustained
  • How data is used to monitor progress

 The session is co-moderated by Andrea Blanch, a consultant on trauma-informed approaches and systems change, and Elizabeth Prewitt, ACEs Connection’s Policy Analyst.  The featured presenter, Laura Porter, is a leader in the ACEs movement nationally and for years in the state of Washington.  She is Co-Founder of ACE Interface, LLC. 

On the Self-Healing Community Model, Laura Porter says:

Importantly, we are building the capacity of communities to solve complex problems—meaning that we invest in the people most affected by adversity to build their capabilities, sense of belonging, and sense of community.  We use a public health approach—improving the processes, healthy organizational and social structures, and patterns of healing that support continuous improvement.”

 Click here to register for the webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Please help spread the word through social media or your own mailing lists. A flyer is attached to this post for your use. 

 The webinar is co-sponsored by the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health. 


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