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Message from our CEO, Ingrid Cockhren: PACEs is Sunsetting eff. April 26th

Hello partners, members, and friends, It is with mixed emotions that I am sharing that PACEs Connection will be sunsetting all operations effective Friday, April 26. While it saddens me to see this chapter of PACEs work come to a close, this work is too important to end, and efforts are underway to identify a new home for PACEs to continue its work. At the same time, this presents an exciting opportunity for PACEs to reemerge stronger than ever. Although we intended a seamless transition,...

Trauma Art and its Healing Powers PLUS

A special thank you to Lorilee Binstock for her publication and re-publication of my posts. In her online journal, Authentic Insider , she share a myriad of articles on trauma and its amelioration. Well worth perusing regularly. In her May issue, linked here, she shares an article I wrote (and illustrated) on trauma art and the many ways it leads to healing. I often do art when working with groups. See:...

New Resource on Social Determinants of Child Health and Accomplishment

Acevedo-Garcia, D., McArdle, N., Shafer, L., & Noelke, C. The State of Racial/Ethnic Equity in Children’s Neighborhood Opportunity: First Findings from the Child Opportunity Index 3.0. and Brandeis University. The Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) has integrated the Child Opportunity Index into its Pediatric Health Information System (PHIS), a vast...

Department of Justice Trauma-Informed Training Grant Opportunity

This exciting funding opportunity is designed to support trauma-informed training for state, local, territorial, or Tribal law enforcement agencies. At Chefalo Consulting, we're passionate about empowering individuals and organizations to transform trauma into resilience through trauma-informed change. We love connecting our clients with funding opportunities to make this a reality. That's why we're thrilled to share an incredible grant opportunity: the OVW Fiscal Year 2024 Demonstration...

[webinar] Strengthening Positive Childhood Experiences in Collaboration with Families

Research into positive childhood experiences (PCEs) shows how PCEs can mitigate the impact of adversity in childhood and promote healing and recovery. When collaborating with families, we have the opportunity to model, discuss and shine the light on PCEs. We will cover: · What are PCEs · The impact of PCEs · Strategies to promote PCEs using the social-ecological model >>Register Here<< This event is part of a series by Tend Collective , a trauma-informed care consultancy.

Environmental justice protects more than just the planet []

By Laura Gallant, 4/22/24, Environmental justice is a key movement to increasing access to positive childhood experiences through the Environment Building Block of HOPE. This movement was created by people of color to address inequities of environmental protection in their communities. Environmental justice advocates on a policy level to ensure full protection from unequal adverse effects from environmental impacts, such as climate change, and health...

Ask the Community

Participate in research on attachment, daily routine regularity, mental health, and childhood adversity!

Hi everyone! I'm a PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh, and I'm currently researching the associations between attachment, daily routine regularity, mental health, and childhood adversity. Your participation could significantly contribute to our understanding and clinical practices in these areas. The survey takes approximately 15-25 minutes to complete, and all responses are completely anonymous. Plus, you'll have the chance to win one of two £30 Amazon vouchers as a thank you for...Read More...
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Presentation for Older Teens/Young Adults

Has anyone taken clips from any of the TIC documentaries and incorporated them into a presentation for older teens/young adults? And yes, it is great to be able to show a full documentary and then have a follow up discussion, but not always possible when you have just an hour slot. And another ask...does anyone have presentation materials for police depts? thank you.Read More...

Resilience Videos

Zareen Hasan
Hi Everyone, I'm in the process of building a Healthy Grandfamilies course and was looking for assistance with good video resources to describe PACES and resilience. The videos ideally need to be between 3-4 minutes long. I realize there is a lot to say on this topic, but wanted to be as concise as possible. Thank you in advance for your help.Read More...
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Presentation for High School Students in an Alternative Program

I am doing a presentation on trauma to older high school students in an alternative program. Had thought about showing Paper Tigers with follow up conversation. I know there are other documentaries and perhaps even Ted Talks or YouTubes that would speak to their experiences. I am looking for suggestions. These students live in an urban setting that oftentimes reeks of toxic stress. Also, wold appreciate suggestions of icebreakers to use. The groups will be small, lending the conversation to...Read More...
Last Reply By Nevin Newell · First Unread Post
Hello! We're looking for Clinical and Behavioral Healthcare Professionals with lived experience in healing and preventing trauma that would share at our upcoming Becoming TraumaWise Summit: Clinical + Healthcare Edition. If this is you, can you please email me at or take a look at a quick info page ( ) to see if you would qualify? Thank you!Read More...
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