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The Surviving Spirit Newsletter September 2023

Healing the Mind, Body & Spirit Through the Creative Arts, Education & Advocacy Hope, Healing & Help for Trauma, Abuse & Mental Health “ Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars”. Kahlil Gibran The Surviving Spirit Newsletter September 2023 Hi Folks, Welcome to the September issue of the Surviving Spirit. Fall is definitely in the air here in New Hampshire, pleasant days and chilly nights ...a sign of what's to come.

The world’s first school for trans students isn’t just building bright futures. It’s saving lives. []

Mocha Celis director Francisco Quiñones Cuartas. Photo: Luli Leiras By Diego Jemio, LGBTQ Nation, September 19, 2023 In Argentina, 3.8 million students attend almost 12,000 secondary schools. In this tremendous educational world, there is one school unlike any other: the “Bachillerato Popular Travesti-Trans Mocha Celis.” This institution was born in 2011 with the mission of promoting trans and nonbinary equality in formal education. It was the first of its kind in the world. The school is...

Pandemic Aid for Public Schools Is Running Out. That’s Leaving Districts Under Pressure []

Parents and students flock to PS 151 in Manhattan on the first day of school on Sept. 7.Photographer: Barry Williams/Getty Images By Shruti Sigh and Nic Querolo, Bloomberg CityLab, September 20, 2023 US public schools are girding for a major financial blow in the next academic year, when the record $190 billion in federal aid they received during the pandemic will expire and leave them with sparser resources to halt a massive exodus of teachers and reverse learning loss. Districts across the...

White House launches American Climate Corps []

A small group of volunteers work to clean trash from the Watts Branch Stream, in Washington, DC., in 2010.Jahi Chikwendiu / The Washington Post via Getty Images file By Megan Lebowitz and Caroline Kenny, NBC News, September 20, 2023 The White House on Wednesday announced the launch of the American Climate Corps, which the administration said will mobilize more than 20,000 Americans in the clean energy and climate resilience sectors. "This is important because we’re not only opening up...

How Your Dog Can Relieve Your Anxiety []

By Jill Suttie, Photo: from article, Greater Good Magazine, September 18, 2023 Those of us with dogs know that they can be wonderful companions. Though they take some effort to care for, the love and joy they bring to your life is often well worth the cost. Now, a new study suggests something else your dog may provide: relief from anxiety. In this study, 73 pet owners reported on their stress levels, their history with animals, their attitude toward dogs, how long they’d owned their pet dog,...

Is housing a form of health care? A Washington program says it is []

A file photo shows the construction of Downtown Emergency Service Center's housing complex in Seattle's Rainier Valley, Aug. 12, 2019. The organization also received funding from the state's Office of Apple Health and Homes to build housing in Seattle's Interbay neighborhood. (Photo by Matt M. McKnight/Crosscut) By Laurel Demkovich, Crosscut., September 15, 2023 Washington is trying something new when it comes to housing: treating it as health care. Apple Health and Homes is a multi-agency...

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Last Call for this year's Trauma Responsive Mind Body Wellness "Somatic Healing Teacher Training! Learn the tools and trauma informed practices for embodied self-regulation. Course starts this Thursday night and we have two half off scholarships available and offer generous 6 month payment plans. If this offer isn't within your financial means, we are happy to discuss your situation and ask our board if we can allow a larger scholarship, in some cases we have given up to 80 % off. Apply...Read More...
Hello everyone, we have two partial scholarships available for our upcoming September Trauma Responsive Mind Body Wellness Training Program and Certification. Do you want to experience Deep calm Decreased pain Improved mood Deeper sleep Lower blood pressure R educed anxiety Stronger vagal tone More Energy If you are a coach, wellness practitioner, therapist, yoga teacher, social worker nurse or other helping professional we invite you to expand your ability to support yourself and others.Read More...
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How to start a nonprofit?

Erica Gaimari
I have a vision for starting an holistic mental health and trauma recovery nonprofit that utilizes evidence-based strategies that may be considered “complementary and alternative” treatments for recovery from ACEs, PTSD, CPTSD, and mental illnesses. How would I go about building the foundation to make this a reality? Where can I find funding for such an initiative?Read More...
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Teachers' Knowledge of Trauma Research

My name is Jennifer Bilbrey, and I am a doctoral student at East Tennessee State University. I am working on attaining a doctoral degree in Early Childhood Education. In order to finish my studies, I need to complete a research project. The title of my research study is “The Design and Validation of a Test for Teachers: Measuring Knowledge of Trauma.” The purpose of this study is to develop and validate a test that measures teachers’ knowledge of trauma. I hope the test can help guide...Read More...
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Program on Ace and informed trauma in Brazil

Diones Simon
My name is Diones Simon, I went through the 10 Aces in childhood and I had a very difficult life until I had access to study, received help from many people and could have access to Ace Overcomers. I'm starting a program in Brazil, but I'm having trouble raising funds with companies and sponsors, I'd like some ideas to raise funds and get started. My cost per booklet is U$1.5, I will train early childhood teachers and educators. I apologize for the grammatical errors, but I don't speak...Read More...

Seeking Support to Guide Our Trauma-Informed MTSS Implementation

Jen coker
On behalf of my school district in Metro Atlanta, we are actively seeking the support of a dynamic speaker or organization to inspire and guide us in transitioning from our 'why' to our 'how/what' phase as we implement trauma-informed practices within our Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) process. We recognize the importance of expert insight in facilitating systematic changes within our MTSS framework. The primary audience for this speaking engagement will be social workers, school...Read More...
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