What do you want fellow ACEs Connection members affected by the hurricane and floods in North Carolina and South Carolina -- or in any natural disaster -- to know? Especially people with high ACE scores? Or people who were already working with trauma survivors?
Wildfires and mudslides in California. Hurricanes and relentless flooding in Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Hawaii, and Japan. Volcanic eruptions in Guatemala and Hawaii. Bomb cyclones in New England. Earthquakes in New Guinea, Mexico, Taiwan. Epic windstorms across Europe. The list of places struck by extreme natural disasters now also includes North Carolina and South Carolina.
Here at ACEs Connection we wondered what words of encouragement or wisdom that members from other states and countries want to share our friends in the Carolinas?
For people who work with people who have high ACE scores, or for people who have high ACEs scores, natural disasters can trigger feelings of panic, fear, distrust, guilt.
With that thought in mind, if you've been through a disaster, this year, or ever, and have learned something you think could be of value, we invite you to share it here.
Before the natural disaster that affected you:
1. What do you wish you'd known?
2. What is the one thing you wish you'd had?
3. What might you do differently?
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