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Join Us For Conversations With Evey & Elizabeth - 8/2/2021 at 6:00pm Central

Join Us Monday, August 2, 2021, at 6:00 pm Central Time!! Conversations With Evey & Elizabeth Join us for another great evening of comfortable conversations on uncomfortable topics! This week on Conversations With Evey & Elizabeth we will be having a great discussion with special guest Carolyn Rich Curtis, Ph.D. Topic: Mind Matters: Overcoming adversity and building resilience for survivors of childhood sexual abuse and trauma. About the Guest Speaker: Carolyn Rich Curtis, Ph.D. is a...

What It Looks Like to Reconnect Black Communities Torn Apart by Highways [bloomberg.com]

By Rachael Dottle, Laura Bliss, and Pablo Robles, Bloomberg City Lab, July 28, 2021 Take any major American city and you’re likely to find a historically Black neighborhood demolished, gashed in two, or cut off from the rest of the city by a highway. This legacy of racist federal transportation policies continues to define the landscapes of urban spaces. Highways like Rondo’s were part of a nationwide effort to build the interstate highway system, sometimes in concert with federal urban...

New State Laws Hamstring Public Health Officials [pewtrusts.org]

By Christine Vestal, PEW, July 29, 2021 Although no one wants to see it happen, some state and local public health officials soon may recommend reinstating mask mandates, imposing curfews, limiting travel and even reclosing schools and businesses. But in numerous states, including many with low vaccination rates and escalating COVID-19 hospitalizations, newly minted laws may prevent many of those public health precautions—or at least make them difficult to impose. Earlier this year, when...

Pandemic Aid Programs Spur a Record Drop in Poverty [nytimes.com]

By Jason DeParle, The New York Times, July 28, 2021 The huge increase in government aid prompted by the coronavirus pandemic will cut poverty nearly in half this year from prepandemic levels and push the share of Americans in poverty to the lowest level on record, according to the most comprehensive analysis yet of a vast but temporary expansion of the safety net. The number of poor Americans is expected to fall by nearly 20 million from 2018 levels, a decline of almost 45 percent. The...

Columbus officials praise pilot program that uses social workers instead of police for drug, mental health emergencies [thehill.com]

By Rachel Scully, The Hill, July 29, 2021 The Alternative Response Pilot Program, a part-time pilot program in Columbus, Ohio, has been a large success for the city, leading officials to plan an expansion of the program, city officials announced Thursday . The pilot program, which consists of a "Triage Pod" of a social worker, emergency communications dispatcher and paramedic, aims to cut down police involvement in mental health, drug addiction or other social issues in emergency situations.

Simone Biles is being applauded for her strength. Society owes her more, these Black women say. [thelily.com]

By Shanon Lee, The Lily, July 28, 2021 Marking the second time in recent months a world-class Black woman athlete publicly prioritized their mental health over competing, gymnast superstar Simone Biles withdrew from Thursday’s individual all-around competition at the Tokyo Olympics. “I have to do what’s right for me and focus on my mental health,” Biles told NBC . In May, tennis champion Naomi Osaka also made headlines after withdrawing from the French Open , citing mental health concerns.

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Trauma-Sensitive Financial support

Mary Beth Colliins
I co-founded a childhood cancer nonprofit to fill the void of services and support needed. One area we'd like to address is financial trauma. Looking for anyone I can talk to who is wellspoken on both topics, and may be interested in helping to develop some parental education materials (or can recommend them) focused on healing the trauma while healing the financial status. There is so much triggering with these families as month after month, year after year, they struggle financially while...Read More...
Posted on behalf of Keith Bergthold Executive Director Fresno Metro Ministry Fresno is the 3rd highest food hardship county in the U.S., and needs a local Food Policy Council that will bring community members, institutions and businesses together; promote the social, economic and environmental health of the local food system; and support a variety of positive interrelated, and inclusive food and agriculture policies and programs. This local Food Policy Council development strategy has 6...Read More...
Last Reply By Monica Bhagwan · First Unread Post
Member question: What are best practices for healthcare providers to assess and identify children and youth who are or have experienced human trafficking I am seeking materials designed to educate and inform the practice of professional staff - nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, etc. who encounter and assess at-risk children and youth who may be experiencing or have had a history of human trafficking. Is anyone aware of best practice guidelines, or other trauma-informed resources...Read More...
Since the social justice movement of 2020 began, activists have been passionately calling for an end to anti-Black racism. Employees at universities, businesses, and non-profits are calling out their organizations for toxic and racist work environments. Law enforcement agencies have been forced to take strong action for violations of use of force. Everyone is seeking accountability, where there typically hasn't been any. How has your school leaned into the critical conversations about race...Read More...
Last Reply By Pamela Denise Long · First Unread Post
PACEs Connection is not affiliated with The Wake Food Security and Social Economic Vitality dept or Americorps. Listing can be found here: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/...rentJobId=2638391048 The Wake Food Security and Social Economic Vitality VISTAs work to increase access to food and services for Wake County’s most vulnerable residents. The goal of this project is to support communities in increasing their quality of life through food access and tools for facilitating community...Read More...
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