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Judge says she 'made a mistake' berating an elderly cancer patient over weeds [usatoday.com]

By Niraj Warikoo, Photo: 31st District Court, USA TODAY, January 21, 2022 Michigan Judge Alexis Krot has apologized to an elderly cancer patient she berated and threatened with jail time over some unkempt weeds outside his home. And she said she's reporting herself to a state commission that probes judicial misbehavior. "I made a mistake," Krot said in a statement shared with the Detroit Free Press, part of the USA TODAY Network, by the court Thursday. "I acted intemperately. I'm very...

Representing youth impacted by the stress & stigma of parental addiction

In Canada, 1/6 youth are exposed to a parent's addiction, and stigma prevents many parents from recovery. This stigma has detrimental consequences on the health and well-being of impacted youth. As such, we are excited to introduce Starlings Community Youth Advisory Committee . Vision: It is the vision of the Starlings Community Youth council to represent the voices of youth who have been impacted by the stigma of a parent’s substance use within the provincial and federal supports and...

Jail Admissions Have Fallen, but Average Length of Stay Is Up, Study Shows [pewtrusts.org]

By Julie Wertheimer and Tracy Velázquez, Photo: Getty Images, The Pew Charitable Trusts, January 12, 2022 With many jurisdictions nationwide facing large backlogs of court cases because of COVID-related shutdowns, counties are taking a fresh look at ways to manage jail populations. Although much of the focus in recent years has been on reducing admissions, the average amount of time that people spend in jail has been steadily increasing over the past decade. Just-released national data for...

New Nonprofit Leaders of Color Bring Change but Also Face Hurdles [philanthropy.com]

By Alex Daniels, Photo: Elias Williams, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, January 20, 2022 Before Joe Scantlebury became chief executive of Living Cities in September, he knew had a daunting task ahead. An unnamed group of employees who had fled the nonprofit made it clear that they thought the organization needed a radical overhaul focused on removing racial bias from its operations. In essays posted on the internet, the former employees excoriated Ben Hecht, the organization’s longtime CEO,...

In Arkansas, Trans Teens Await an Uncertain Future [nytimes.com]

By Sabrina Imbler, Photo: Liz Sanders/The New York Times, The New York Times, January 18, 2022 For years, Zara Banks had been looking forward to her 14th birthday — the moment, last June, when her life would no longer be on pause. Ever since Zara, a transgender girl, was 8, she has been certain she wanted to grow up to be a woman. After conversations with her parents and sessions with a therapist, she began transitioning socially: changing her name to Zara and pronouns to she/her. When she...

A Daughter's Quest To Free Her Father's Killer [newyorker.com]

By Eren Orbey, Photo: Eli Durst/The New Yorker, The New Yorker, January 17, 2022 K atie Kitchen had always felt some sadness about the fate of the man convicted of murdering her father. On a summer night in 1991, Robert Hans Kaim, a seventy-seven-year-old white real-estate developer, had just pulled into his garage in Houston’s upscale Tanglewood neighborhood when an assailant robbed him at gunpoint, shot him in the chest, and then drove off with his wallet. Nine days later, police arrested...

Ask the Community

Dear All, last minute reminder for our community - if you've ever wondered about Tapping, in particular for self-care, I hope you'll join me in a few minutes, 12:30 EST, for a 90-minute Introduction to Tapping for Self-Care : ) I have made it free to all of you. If you go to the link, then select buy-now button, you will see a special invited guest option, which is free. https://jondiwhitis.com/class-course/a-better-new-year-an-introduction-to-using-eft-tapping-for-self-care/ Hope to see you...Read More...

Using Info from Blogs

Maria Tretter-Hope
Hello! I am new to this group and am a Foster Parent recruiter. I also am in charge of our Facebook page contact to info the community of different topics on children today. I see and read some many wonderful blogs from this site and was wondering how I would go about reposting any of them to our Facebook page? Thanks, Maria Tretter-HopeRead More...
Last Reply By Steven Avery · First Unread Post
Are you a mental health professional that specializes in childhood trauma, drug & alcohol addictions, Internal Family Systems, PTSD, attachment issues, healing modalities, relationship issues, cognitive distortions, etc.? EmpowerSurvivors ( https://www.empowersurvivors.net/ ) is a small nonprofit located in Stillwater, MN that supports survivors of childhood sexual abuse and rape on their healing journeys. We are currently looking for volunteer guests to appear on our Monday evening Zoom...Read More...
Last Reply By Toni Vossen · First Unread Post
Yoga being a well-documented potential treatment for some types of trauma, as outlined in Dr. Bessel van der Kolk's book The Body Keeps the Score, I wanted to be sure to post this opportunity for scholarships for Black and Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) for full tuition scholarships. PACEs Connection is not affiliated in any way with Corepower or this opportunity. https://www.corepoweryoga.com/...nt/bipoc-scholarship Our Commitment We recognize that increasing the representation of BIPOC...Read More...

Question about polyvagal theory

Growing up as an only child my malignant narc mother was constantly going overboard on the abuse, I was getting infantilization, invalidation and one-way enmeshment from her and even "narcissism by proxy" from the entire neighborhood. It's still all very much in my life, I have such severe hypervigilance that I have to take a prescription antipsychotic just to get to sleep. So I'm reading about polyvagal theory and I'm wondering, is it possible that my abuse was sufficiently severe that...Read More...
Last Reply By Alison Cebulla (PACEs Connection Staff) · First Unread Post
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