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The Pair of ACEs: Building Community Resilience

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2018 ACEs Conference and Pediatric Symposium!

Bonnie Berman ·
Don't miss this event! DATE: October 15-17, 2018 LOCATION: Hyatt Regency San Francisco Register Now for the early bird special https://www.aces2018.org/
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2019 Starting & Growing Resilient Communities: Online & In Real Life (IRL) Webinar Series

ACEs Connection presents, "Starting & Growing Resilient Communities: Online & In Real Life (IRL)" , an interactive webinar training series focused on developing existing and potential online community managers and IRL ACEs champions. If you are not a current online community manager, please know that ALL are welcome. This series is dedicated to providing insight into creating sustainable and effective online & IRL ACEs intiatives. "Starting & Growing Resilient Communities:...
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4-12-15 Free Childhood Trauma Conference in Davis, CA

Andrea W. Ransdell ·
Please share this flyer and forward it to others:  You are cordially invited to attend the 21st Annual Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Conference, on Sunday April 12, 2015, from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm at the Veterans Memorial Center, 203 E 14th...
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A Cry for Help Leads to a Ray of Hope

Julie Langston ·
A wonder story of the impact of ACEs and how community services, such as Parent Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT), which was funded through First 5, provided the help one mom needed to break the cycle of ACEs. This story also provides a great overview of ACEs and some initiatives in California that are working to address ACEs and build resilience. http://www.first5la.org/index.php?r=site/article&id=3682
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CYW releases "Children Can Thrive: A Vision for California's Response to ACEs"

The  Center for Youth Wellness  released a new report “Children Can Thrive: A Vision for California’s Response to ACEs”.     This report is a follow up to last November’s Children Can Thrive Summit.  ...
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December declared “Be the One” Month by Yolo County Board of Sups.

Bonnie Berman ·
Article from Woodland Daily Democrat. Published: December 17, 2019 https://www.dailydemocrat.com/ 2019/12/17/december-declared- be-the-one-month-by-yolo- supervisors/ December declared ‘Be the One’ Month by Yolo supervisors. Supervisors made their declaration on Tuesday, during their regular meeting. The “Be the One” campaign was organized by Resilient Yolo, in collaboration with Yolo County Library and other departments, agencies, organizations, and individuals the focus of which is to help...
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ACEs Parent Handouts

Hi all-   See post on ACEs Daily Digests (if you haven't signed up for Daily Digest, I highly recommend it. Several great ACEs related posts highlighting new articles or commentary of interest come to your email daily!) This post (...
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ACEs primer -- great five-minute video that explains ACE Study

This was produced by KPJR Films, and edited by Jen Bradwell.
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Aces Webinar website

Julie Langston ·
This website is the correct link for the training.  https://attendee.gotowebinar.c...amp;utm_medium=email   I'm not sure why it doesn't come up on their website.
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Addicts Among Us - a hopeful documentary about ACEs and addiction in Humboldt County, California (YouTube Video)

Bonnie Berman ·
Addicts Among Us is a hour-long documentary investigating the connection between childhood trauma in Humboldt County and the region’s skyrocketing addiction rates. Addiction experts have zeroed in on adverse childhood experiences as a cause for addictive behavior. By examining local lives and stories, KEET examines this connection and efforts in the community to see this addressed. The associate producer of the video, James Faulk - one of the central interviewees of the film - attended First...
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Announcing a New Parenting and ACEs Blog from Stress Health, an Initiative of the Center for Youth Wellness

Diana Hembree ·
Research shows that the right kind of support and care can mitigate the impact of toxic stress in children and help them bounce back.
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Announcing a Resilient Yolo/Davis chapter!

Bonnie Berman ·
Resilient Yolo intends to start a local Davis chapter, Resilient Yolo/Davis. Resilient Yolo is a grassroots movement educating people in Yolo County about ACEs, adverse childhood experiences and their relationship to long term health outcomes. Our intent is that everyone in Yolo County integrate trauma-informed and resilience-building practices into their work, family, community and individual lives. To become involved in the creation of the Resilient Yolo/Davis chapter join us at an...
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ARTICLE: ACEs Aware: On Jan. 1, 2020, Medi-Cal Providers Can Receive Payment for ACEs Screenings

Bonnie Berman ·
ACEs and toxic stress represent a public health crisis that has been, until recently, largely unrecognized by our state’s health care system and society, but there’s hope. Together, we can screen for ACEs, respond with trauma-informed care, and significantly improve physical and mental health across the state. All Medi-Cal providers are encouraged to get trained today. Beginning on January 1, 2020, eligible Medi-Cal providers can receive a $29 payment for conducting qualifying ACEs...
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ARTICLE: ACEs Economic Costs to California in the Billions

Bonnie Berman ·
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are not only a root cause to some of the most harmful, persistent, and expensive health challenges facing our nation, but new research shows that the economic impact of ACEs and toxic stress on California is $112.5 billion a year. https://www.acesaware.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Cost-of-ACEs-in-California.pdf
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Article: California unveils ACEs Aware initiative to screen for trauma

Bonnie Berman ·
Will screening for adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in California be mandatory? No, but it’s recommended. Will there be training for physicians and staff on how to screen? Yes. Who will be reimbursed for screening patients in California? Physicians who serve patients in the state’s Medi-Cal program — for now. For more answers to these and other questions that surfaced during a Dec. 4 webinar introducing Californians to a new statewide initiative, read on. Come January 1, California will...
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ARTICLES on ACEs Screening in California

Bonnie Berman ·
As of Jan. 1, 2020, almost 100,000 physicians in 8,800 clinics will be reimbursed for routinely screening Medi-Cal patients for adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), in an effort California hopes will help prevent ongoing ACEs-related stress and disease. Here are two articles that answer some questions you might have. 9 Big Questions as California Starts to Screen Kids for Trauma, ACEs: https://salud-america.org/9-big-questions-as-california-starts-to-screen-kids-for-trauma-aces/ 5 Things To...
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Be the One workshop Feb 7

Bonnie Berman ·
Did you know that one positive connection can change a person's life? Join us at this community-wide workshop to learn about simple practices that build stronger, more resilient families, neighborhoods and communities. You can make a difference. DATE: Friday, February 7, 2020 WHEN: 2:30-4:00PM LOCATION: City Council Chambers at 23 Russell Blvd, Davis 95616 FREE Please post the attached flyer, and click on the link below to register or RSVP. http://events.constantcontact.
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Building on Scaffolds of Hope and Strength: Washington MARC Update

Anndee Hochman ·
Participants in the Community Conversation on Resilience and Equity in Whatcom County, WA, form a human pulse. ________________________ Teri Barila, director of the Children’s Resilience Initiative (CRI), figured few people would venture to Walla Walla to learn about brain science, self-regulation and resilience. She was wrong. A June 2016 conference, “Beyond Paper Tigers,” drew 250 people—some from as far away as Texas, New Mexico and Tennessee—to sessions on “Why Brain Science Matters,”...
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Dr. Melissa Merrick Explains CDC's Vital Signs/ACEs Report

Bonnie Berman ·
Dr. Melissa Merrick, president & CEO of Prevent Child Abuse America, provides four key takeaways from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest Vital Signs/ACEs report , of which she is the lead author. https://www.acesconnection. com/g/california-essentials- for-childhood-initiative/blog/ dr-melissa-merrick-explains- cdc-s-vital-signs-aces-report- prevent-child-abuse-america
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Early childhood educators learn new ways to spot trauma triggers, build resilience in preschoolers

A hug may be comforting to many children, but for a child who has experienced trauma it may not feel safe. That’s an example used by Julie Kurtz, co-director of trauma informed practices in early childhood education at the WestEd Center for Child & Family Studies (CCFS), as she begins a trauma training session. Her audience, preschool teachers and staff of the San Francisco-based Wu Yee Children’s Services at San Francisco’s Women’s Building, listen attentively.
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Ellen, Slow Drivers, & Why #WeAdapt

Lori Chelius ·
Sitting on my bookshelf in my office is a framed copy of Time Magazine from April 14, 1997. On the cover is a picture of Ellen DeGeneres with the headline “Yep, I’m Gay,” When President Obama awarded Ellen the Presidential Medal of Freedom in November 2016, he said “It’s easy to forget now just how much courage was required for Ellen to come out on the most public of stages 20 years ago.”
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Yolo County CASA: Let’s build the resilience muscle together

Bonnie Berman ·
This article by Tracy Fauver originally appeared in the Davis Enterprise on July 9, 2017. In response to her husband’s unexpected death in 2015, Cheryl Sandberg contacted Wharton professor Adam Grant, a psychologist, to better understand her trauma and grief, and gain hope for recovery. She learned so much about resilience that she coauthored a book about it with Grant, titled “Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy.” In her keynote address at Virginia Tech’s 2017...
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A Parent's Message Certification Training

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The Absence of Punishment in Our Schools

Rebecca Lewis-Pankratz ·
Where to begin... My heart is full of hope and joy as I watch the trauma-informed schools movement swell across our nation and planet. The science of ACEs is mind-bending to say the least and we are now able to open up a much deeper dialogue about human behavior and health. Ultimately this work is about healing… All. Of. Us. A new consciousness is taking root around ending the “us vs them” construct. The idea is growing that we’re all on this journey together and that no matter where our...
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The Building Blocks of HOPE – Block #3: Engagement

Dina Burstein ·
We have been so encouraged to hear how HOPE (Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences) is resonating with the ACES Connection community. Here we present the third mini-blog in our series on the Building Blocks of HOPE. Children need ample opportunities for productive social engagement. Developing a connection to and sense of belonging in a community, as well as a sense that you matter to your community, describes the essence of the third of the 4 Building Blocks of HOPE . What are some...
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The Building Blocks of HOPE – Block #4: Social-Emotional Development

Dina Burstein ·
We have been so encouraged to hear how HOPE (Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences) is resonating with the ACES Connection community and are thrilled to see our community continue to grow. Here we present the fourth mini-blog in our series on the Building Blocks of HOPE. Children need ample opportunities for productive social and emotional development. Developing social and emotional competencies describes the fourth of the 4 Building Blocks of HOPE . What do we mean by social and...
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The Campaign to Heal Childhood Trauma is coming!

Thomas Ahern ·
Maybe you have heard about this initiative on one of the social networks or you followed the tour last year. If not, The Campaign to Heal Childhood Trauma is a grassroots partnership between Calo Programs and three leading, national attachment, trauma and adoption nonprofits; The Attachment and Trauma Network (ATN), The American Adoption Congress (AAC) and Association for Training on Trauma and Attachment in Children (ATTACh). The purpose of this collaboration is to increase compassion and...
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The Path to Resilience - 3 minute videos

See website for several short videos. Great training tools. http://www.gse.harvard.edu/new...5/05/path-resilience    
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TODAY: Hearing on Trauma Screening (Assembly Bill 340)

Bonnie Berman ·
February 25, 2019 from 2:30-4:30pm Sacramento, State Capitol, Room 4202 Join the California Campaign to Counter Childhood Adversity (4CA) and advocates at the Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services hearing. We'll be there to advocate for ACEs screening and improving referral support services to ensure children and families are connected to resources.
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Free RESILIENCE Virtual Screening - register by 3/28 at 2pm PST

Bonnie Berman ·
Join us on Tuesday, April 3rd for a VIMEO Virtual Screening of the award-winning film, RESILIENCE: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope - a critically acclaimed documentary chronicling a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities, who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease. RESILIENCE: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope is the latest film from documentary Director-Producer James Redford...
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Free training! The Pair of ACEs: Building Community Resilience

Bonnie Berman ·
Strategies 2.0 is offering a FREE training on Tuesday, September 18 , in Woodland: Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Time: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Location: Community Room, Gonzales Building; 25 N. Cottonwood Street, Woodland, CA 95695 Please see the attached flyer for more information and a step-by-step guide to assist participants with navigating the website/registration process. The training is being hosted by Help Me Grow Yolo. If you have questions, please contact Siara Shelton at...
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FREE webinar- Adverse Childhood Experiences: Implications for Policymakers and Practitioners

Bonnie Berman ·
David Murphey, Ph.D., research fellow and DataBank director at Child Trends, will review the science of childhood trauma and the prevalence of childhood experiences that can create it. Trauma, or toxic stress, can have lasting, harmful effects on multiple body systems, affecting lifetime health and well-being. Drawing on recently released data collected nationwide, the presentation will highlight implications for those who work with children and families, or on their behalf. Learning...
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FREE WEBINAR: Trauma-Informed Advocacy: Practical Tools for Working with Vulnerable Populations

Madison Hammett ·
Working at the intersection of trauma, health equity, and law, attorney Sarah Hess will join the Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative in this free webinar to talk about ways advocates from all disciplines can use a trauma-informed approach to help their clients thrive...
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GRATITUDE: NOT JUST FOR THANKSGIVING ANYMORE. How to foster everyday gratitude in children living with parental addiction

Mary Beth Colliins ·
During the week of Thanksgiving, and increasingly throughout the entire month of November, many post on social media, or send notes or letters, expressing gratitude. At the Thanksgiving table many families treasure the tradition of allowing everyone a moment to speak about what they are thankful for. It’s a wonderful time of year to pause, to reflect and give appreciation for one’s many blessings. Gratitude doesn’t have to be reserved for holiday rhetoric; an attitude of gratitude can be an...
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Helping Children Heal: Fostering Love, Hope, and Justice

FYI, folks may want to attend “Helping Children Heal,” hosted by the California’s Defense Fund of California (CDF-CA). CDF-CA is launching a new advocacy emphasis: reducing the impact of trauma and adverse childhood events (ACEs) in...
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Helping Traumatized Children Learn 2: Creating and Advocating for Trauma-Sensitive Schools

  I am reposting from ACEs in Education group a manual on Trauma-sensitive schools from Massachusetts.   The release of Helping Traumatized Children Learn 2 represents an exciting next step in the evolution of the cultural movement to...
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HOPE, Engagement, and COVID19

Bob Sege ·
As children grow and develop, engaging with the larger community around them provides a sense of “mattering” — a sense that their participation in the community really does matter. The emergency conditions now in effect provide numerous opportunities to children and teens to pitch in. Here are a few ideas . . .
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Nadine Burke Harris: How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime [16 min]

 From TED Talks: Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse...
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National Council Webinar: Organizational Approaches to Effective Trauma-Informed Services - Slides included!

I viewed this webinar a couple of weeks ago and found it quite useful. https://www.thenationalcouncil...ars/webinar-archive/ Scroll down to find Organizational Approaches to Effective Trauma-Informed Services   Cheryl Sharp, Senior Advisor for...
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New and improved 2nd edition of the "Bruised Reeds & Smoldering Wicks" trauma-informed curriculum for churches now available!

Chaplain Chris Haughee ·
I am pleased to announce that a NEW, 8-week version of the study, "Bruised Reeds and Smoldering Wicks," is now available. This 2nd edition includes input I received from the ACEsConnection community and others which resulted in two additional weeks of material. You still get the movie, "Paper Tigers," and the licensing to show it to up to 250 in an educational or religious setting, but there is much more... And, while a number of edits have gone into this second edition of the curriculum, my...
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New study finds positive childhood experiences are crucial for adult health

Bonnie Berman ·
Ways to Counter the Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences: Groundbreaking research conducted in the 1990s found that the greater number of negative childhood experiences a person had, the more likely they were to experience poor health outcomes later in life such as heart disease, liver disease, and cancer. A new study published in the journal Child Abuse and Neglect has found that positive experiences, such as having a teacher who cares about them, can buffer against these negative...
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New Study Reveals Annual Cost of Childhood Adversity in California Is Approximately $113 Billion

Bonnie Berman ·
The Center for Youth Wellness announces the release of an in-depth study on the health-related cost of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in the state of California. A number of studies have investigated the cost of child maltreatment, but the current study, entitled "Adult health burden and costs in California during 2013 associated with prior adverse childhood experiences," is the first to examine the cost associated with adult health conditions -- asthma, arthritis, depression, COPD,...
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Nurturing Children During Times of Stress: A Guide to Help Children Bloom by Yolo CAPC and YCCA

Natalie Audage ·
The Yolo County Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC) and Yolo County Children’s Alliance (YCCA) are excited to share Nurturing Children During Times of Stress: A Guide to Help Children Bloom. This guide for parents and caregivers, which we are launching during Child Abuse Prevention Month, contains tips and resources that parents and caregivers can use to promote resilience in their children and themselves. Nurturing Children During Times of Stress explains the effects of intense stress or...
 
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