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Have the Anticapitalists Reached Harvard Business School? [nytimes.com]

By Emma Goldberg, Photo: Hannah Yoon/The New York Times, November 28, 2022 At Harvard Business School, inside a seminar room with a smattering of button-down shirts and puffy fall jackets, a group of future corporate managers were talking about capitalism. What makes capitalism truly and purely capitalism? What are its essential components? Property rights. Financial markets. “Maybe this is almost so foundational that it’s too much to put on the board — but scarcity?” said Andrew Gibbs, 32,...

‘Living in despair and hopelessness’: A lack of affordable housing can put people’s health at risk [cnn.com]

By Renuka Rayasam and Fred Clasen-Kelly, Photo: Andy Miller/KHN, CNN Health, November 30, 2022 When Louana Joseph’s son had a seizure because of an upper respiratory infection in July, she abandoned the apartment her family had called home for nearly three years. She suspected the gray and brown splotches spreading through the apartment were mold and had caused her son’s illness. Mold can trigger and exacerbate lung diseases such as asthma and has been linked to upper respiratory tract...

Teen brains aged faster than normal from pandemic stress, study says [washingtonpost.com]

By Katherine Reynolds Lewis, Photo: Shutterstock, December 1, 2022 The stress of pandemic lockdowns prematurely aged the brains of teenagers by at least three years and in ways similar to changes observed in children who have faced chronic stress and adversity, a study has found. The study, published Thursday in Biological Psychiatry: Global Open Science , was the first to compare scans of the physical structures of teenagers’ brains from before and after the pandemic started, and to...

Reflections of a Trauma Therapist in the Russo-Ukraine War (psychologytoday.com)

We have witnessed courage, optimism, hope and our common humanity during war. Elaine Miller-Karas MSW, LCSW Building Resiliency to Trauma - Psychology Today, December 1, 2022 KEY POINTS Our common humanity inspires us to continue to support our Ukrainian colleagues. The human toll of the Ukrainian war challenges civilians with the loss of electricity, water, and heat. The stresses and tensions of the holiday season can be eased by strategies to boost well-being. It has been nine months since...

HOPE in Action Interview Series - Aimee Zeitz [positiveexperience.org/category/blog]

By Aimee Zeitz, 12/1/22, https://positiveexperience.org/category/blog/ Aimee Zeitz is the regional director of strategic advancement at the YMCA San Diego County. She and her team have been implementing the HOPE framework into their practice and organizational structure. Aimee was a member of the first cohort of the HOPE Innovation Network and has worked closely with the HOPE National Resource Center on many projects. Below Aimee shares the strengths, barriers, and successes to her HOPE...

DEADLINE 12/2 to Apply for Free Program Materials & Trainings to Help Children Impacted By Parental Addiction

Children Deserve Recovery Too! selected nonprofits will receive a FREE NACoA’s Children's Program Kit & on-demand training. Bring recovery to kids in your underserved community w/a high rate of AUD &/or OUD! Criteria to be selected: Must be a 501(c)(3), serving youth in your community The community must be historically under-resourced and underrepresented The community must be documented with high rates of alcohol and/or opioid use disorder Children living with a parent or caregiver...

Global 4-day week pilot was a huge success, organizers say [cnn.com]

By Anna Cooban, Image: Screenshot from article, CNN Business, November 30, 2022 The verdict is in: A four-day work week is good for business. After six months, most of the 33 companies and 903 workers trialing the schedule, with no reduction in pay, are unlikely ever to go back to a standard working week, according to the organizers of the global pilot program. None of the 27 participating companies who responded to a survey by 4 Day Week Global said they were leaning towards or planning on...

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Warm-up Exercise for Presentation

Does anyone have an exercise that they use before delving into a presentation on TIC to help folks prepare for the personal impact the information may have on them? And the audience size might be 10 or 50 and they may be mentors for youth, they may be non-profit Board members, they may be staff of an emergency shelter care facility. They might even be adolescents. Thank you for any/all suggestions.Read More...
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Trauma Informed Customer Service training resources

Melanie G Snyder
We're looking for training curricula or knowledgeable trainers on the topic of Trauma Informed Customer Service. We're working with several different types of organizations in our community for whom this is an identified training need, including city government staff for their interactions with residents, and social services call center/intake staff who are first points of contact for folks in crisis. We have already done foundational training for staff in these organizations on trauma,...Read More...
Last Reply By Dr. Cathy Anthofer-Fialon · First Unread Post

ACEs Questionnaire

I gave a presentation on Trauma and Toxic Stress yesterday to a University Class. I gave out the ACEs questionnaire (including the extended version) as I have done many times with many adult audiences. For the very first time, I had someone say to me..."I am adopted and am unable to answer some of these questions." This was truly an aha moment for me, especially given that I am an adopted parent (!) And had never considered an adoption as an impediment to being able to answer the questions.Read More...
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Young People and ACEs Education

We all know how very important it is for adults to understand ACEs and then of course, use interventions to build resilience and perhaps prevent ACEs. Are there any presentations/slide shows/videos, etc. that are particularly aimed at helping young people (12 and older) understand ACEs? It is so vital for kids to understand the effects of trauma on their behavior, certainly not as an excuse for but an explanation. Paper Tigers is a great documentary for older teens, but may be too long for...Read More...
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