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2022 Montana Summer Institute - Virtual option available

This year, the Montana Summer Institute, to be held June 21-24, is focused on Navigating Transformation: Increasing Health & Safety with Positive Community Norms , and it has never felt more relevant. The in-person event has sold out, but joining virtually is still a great option! Dr. Jeff Linkenbach will be offering an all-day workshop on “ Advancing Applications of HOPE (Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences) through the Science of the Positive ” as part of this four day learning...

There is No Us and Them. There is Just Us.

I have a dream that in the future, anytime we hold events, public forums, work on policies, and/or build change, the people experience the issues we are trying to solve, will be driving forces at the table. This idea is not new, but for some reason it seems difficult to actualize. We are a long way from arrival. There is a phrase that I have loved that guides this thinking, "Those closest to the pain, should be closest to the power." This is not just an equity issue, but rather a human...

SIGNS YOU’RE A COMPASSION FATIGUED LEADER — AND 10 TIPS FOR RECOVERY

By Shakima L. Tozay, (first published @ Govloop.com) Are you emotionally and physically exhausted? Do you no longer feel a sense of personal accomplishment in your work? Have you become more disconnected from your co-worker? Over the last 2 years, the emotional impacts of the pandemic and the exodus of workers in what has been called the Great Reshuffle, has taken a major toll on many leaders. Last year, nearly 48 million U.S. workers left their jobs. Additionally, the “hidden...

How tech can be a force for good in government [washingtonpost.com]

By Eric Easter, Photo: Julia Pickett, The Washington Post, May 17, 2022 Garlin Gilchrist, 39, a self-described technocrat, is the lieutenant governor of Michigan. He lives with his wife and twins in Detroit. I remember meeting you a dozen or so years ago at a tech conference as a young engineer talking about writing code. Next thing I hear you’re running for office and then lieutenant governor of Michigan. How do you make sense of that path? Technology and community involvement were...

Millionaires join Davos protests, demanding ‘tax us now’ [theguardian.com]

By Rupert Neate, Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images, The Guardian, May 22, 2022 A group of millionaires have joined protests against the World Economic Forum gathering of the business and political elite in Davos , Switzerland, demanding that governments “tax us now” to tackle the burgeoning gulf between rich and poor. The unlikely protesters, who describe themselves as “patriotic millionaires” , called on world leaders attending the annual conference on Sunday to immediately introduce...

Southern Baptist leaders covered up sex abuse, kept secret database, report says [washingtonpost.com]

By Sarah Pulliam Bailey, Photo: Mark Humphrey/Associated Press, The Washington Post, May 22, 2022 Leaders in the Southern Baptist Convention on Sunday released a major third-party investigation that found that sex abuse survivors were often ignored, minimized and “even vilified” by top clergy in the nation’s largest Protestant denomination. The findings of nearly 300 pages include shocking new details about specific abuse cases and shine a light on how denominational leaders for decades...

‘I’m not afraid’: after Buffalo racist attack, Black residents remain unbowed by terror [theguardian.com]

By Michael Harriot, Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images, May 22, 2022 Less than an hour after the city of Buffalo, New York, took a 123-second pause on Saturday to memorialize the victims of the terrorist attack that shook the city a week ago, June Bloomfield held her own moment of silence. Standing outside the Tops Market, the only grocery store in the area, where white supremacy stole the lives of 10 people, Bloomfield’s tears were obscured by sunglasses, a mask and her quiet resolve. “It’s...

Ask the Community

EmpowerSurvivors is currently booking guests for our upcoming EmpowerSurvivor Zooom program, Conversations With Elizabeth. Conversations With Elizabeth is a 90-minute program held on Monday evenings, via Zoom , that supports survivors of childhood sexual trauma, promotes mental health, and covers topics of healing, wellness, recovery, etc. If you are a professional, mental health therapist, holistic health practitioner, attorney for survivors of child abuse, etc. we would love to have you!Read More...

Seeking References on working w adults first

Rebecca H Bryan
Hi All, I was struck by the insight the Jane Stevens shared, which is that trauma-impacted children are best served by working first with the adults in their lives. She said this in the context of dispelling ACEs myths - this myth was focusing interventions on children first. My ask is: does anyone know of published research on this? I have a doctoral student who is doing a QI project with a parenting program and would love to cite an EBP article for this. In Appreciation, Rebecca Bryan,...Read More...

FINAL CALL! Participate in research related to trauma and posttraumatic growth!

Participants needed for research study related to trauma and posttraumatic growth! If you have been subject to at least one potentially traumatic event, then your contribution to this research is invaluable! The 'Posttraumatic Growth and Sensitivity Study' aims at investigating the role of environmental sensitivity as a personality trait in the propensity for experiencing posttraumatic growth and posttraumatic stress symptoms following traumatic events. Study participation involves...Read More...
Morning PACEs Connection community! Thank you for the great work you are doing in your lives and communities to help prevent and heal trauma; put the focus on our collective need for healing and creating community-led and culturally-appropriate positive childhood experiences (PCEs)! I’m looking for examples of ways an individual (yourself?) or your community have been changed by the work being done to build community. I’d like to collect these examples and use them for a presentation on...Read More...
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New Community

Dr. Barry Tishler
We are starting a new community in Florida, the Northeast Florida Ace Alliance and are looking for a community manager to share their experience of starting a new community with our group on April 29th at 10a est. Thank you, Dr. Barry TishlerRead More...

DJUSD Seeking Community Input on TK Expansion

Hello, Davis Joint Unified School District in Davis, CA, is seeking community input from families and organizations who serve our families on enrollment in Transitional Kindergarten . Please share your thoughts. What needs/priorities do we need to consider in service of our TK students and their families? How can we best educate our community about TK opportunities in DJUSD? You can share your thoughts here or directly with me at cmessmore@djusd.net . I am happy to share your feedback with...Read More...

Job opening: Executive Director, Safe Bars

Lauren R Taylor
MIGHT YOU BE SAFE BARS’ EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR? Safe Bars is a young 501c3 whose mission is to create cultures of safety and respect in hospitality and other alcohol-related businesses. Our work is grounded in the social justice and anti-gender-based violence movements, and our approach is training, primarily in active bystander skills. Safe Bars is seeking an executive director for a 30-hour a week position. Although the founder has been functioning in some ways as a director, this will be the...Read More...
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