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'Health equity tourists': How white scholars are colonizing research on health disparities [statnews.com]

By Usha Lee McFarling, STAT, September 23, 2021 F ueled by the massive health disparities exposed by the coronavirus pandemic and the racial reckoning that followed the murder of George Floyd, health equity research is now in vogue. Journals are clamoring for it, the media is covering it, and the National Institutes of Health, after publicly apologizing for giving the field short shrift, recently announced it would unleash nearly $100 million for research on the topic. This would seem to be...

Central VA TICNs Meet with First Lady Pamela Northam

The First Lady of Virginia's Road to Resilience Tour continued this week with a virtual stop highlighting the trauma-informed community networks (TICNs) in Central Virginia. The Southside TICN hosted the second Community Conversation of the month with representatives from three additional networks in attendance, including Greater Richmond TICN, Caroline Virginia Community Resilience Network (CRN), and Blue Ridge CRN. The conversation was facilitated by Melissa McGinn, Director of Community...

This International Day Of The Girl, Girls Lead In Tech [globalfundforwomen.org]

By Aissata Sall, Global Fund for Women, October 11, 2021 Last week, a whistleblower testified to US Congress about failures at Facebook, including that Facebook knows Instagram is toxic for teenage girls and that its algorithms promote harmful content, particularly around body image. We need an investigation of the data presented by the Facebook whistleblower—moreover policymakers should enact regulations holding tech companies accountable. Many—including those who are most impacted by tech...

Poll: As the Delta Variant Continues, 38 Percent of U.S. Households Report Facing Serious Financial Problems Despite Two-Thirds Receiving Government Assistance [rwjf.org]

From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, October 12, 2021 According to an NPR/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health poll, 38 percent of U.S. households report facing serious financial problems in the past few months, as the delta variant outbreak has extended health and economic problems faced by households over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic ( see Figure 1 ). These serious financial problems are cited despite 67 percent of U.S. households reporting they...

How Small-Scale Landlords Work with Tenants to Avoid Evictions [housingmatters.urban.org]

By John Balzarini, Melody L. Boyd, Housing Matters, October 2021 As the nation grapples with affordability pressures and an eviction crisis exacerbated by the pandemic, understanding small-scale landlords’ role in maintaining affordability and navigating evictions is critical. Landlords serve as gatekeepers to the country’s limited supply of affordable rental housing—making key decisions about who to rent to, rental prices, eviction procedures, and the maintenance and preservation of their...

Ask the Community

Participant Recruitment Letter School Counselors’ Experiences with Compassion Fatigue When Working With Students Reporting ACEs Hello, my name is Kelly Bird. I am a doctoral candidate at Capella University in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. I am conducting research on compassion fatigue among urban school counselors who work with children with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). This research is part of my doctoral education program. This research study has been certified by...Read More...
The American Rescue Plan Act total of about $1.9 trillion included $350 billion in funding to states, metropolitan cities, non entitlement units of local government, territories, tribal governments, and counties to mitigate the fiscal effects stemming from COVID-19. Since the funding was announced in March, the Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice (CTIPP) and PACEs Connection have continued to offer what we hope is helpful information, and to look for success stories of states,...Read More...
Last Reply By Carey Sipp (PACEs Connection Staff) · First Unread Post

CP Children looking for Help

Sajjad Ahmed
CP is caused by abnormal development of the brain or damage to the developing brain that affects a child's ability to control his or her muscles. There are several possible causes of the abnormal development or damage. People used to think that CP was mainly caused by lack of oxygen during the birth process. I am a member of PACEs and I would like to raise my voice for the better life of Children's. Parents of Abdul Hadi Age 8 years, Burhan 5 years and Abdullah 3 years contact the Children...Read More...

Creating a Resilient Housing

Katy Sprout
My name is Katy Sprout and I am new to this group and blogging. Feel free to give me feedback if I am not in union with the ideology here. I want to know if anyone is interested in starting an Ace's Science group here in Seattle...and to discuss if a Resilient housing community and therapeutic center of excellence for addiction. So I can ask if a grassroots program of this nature is needed here in Seattle? Your thoughts? Katy SproutRead More...
Last Reply By Karen Clemmer (PACEs Connection Staff) · First Unread Post
Please share! (Posting for CRI) The Community Resilience Initative (CRI) is launching a new project called Neuro-Leadership Academy . The project brings the focus of trauma and resilience to the workplace. We are seeking a marketing contractor to help design a campaign. We are looking for someone with marketing skills and knowledge of trauma and resilience. If you or someone you know is interested, contact me at rick@criresilient.org R ICK G RIFFIN | he.him.his Director of Training and...Read More...
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