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Launching June 23: The Actions 4 ACEs Awareness Campaign [Actions4ACEs, NJ ACEs Collaborative]

Note: This notice was sent out today, Tuesday, June 22, from Dave Ellis, Executive Director, Office of Resilience, New Jersey. Since it may be of interest to others outside New Jersey, I'm sending it along. There will be a post about the event in PACEs Connection. Dear Colleagues and Friends, I am excited to share that the Actions 4 ACEs campaign will launch tomorrow! Actions 4 ACEs will raise public awareness about adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and the simple - yet powerful - actions...

Webinar: How to keep young people of color safe through Mobile Response [clasp.org]

June 23rd, 2-3 pm ET Register Here Join us for a 60-minute webinar on Youth Mobile Response Services - a 24-hour service that supports young people undergoing mental health and social crises. During this discussion, we will evaluate the role of law enforcement and mental health systems in the United States and their relationships to racial justice - recognizing that for over a century, these systems have caused more harm than good. Additionally, participants will learn how Youth Mobile...

Published Today! The Science of Learning and Development: Enhancing the Lives of All Young People [tfcusa.org]

Published Today: New Book on The Science of Learning and Development Today, Routledge, a division of Taylor and Francis, published The Science of Learning and Development: Enhancing the Lives of All Young People . Edited by Turnaround for Children’s Founder and Senior Science Advisor, Pamela Cantor, M.D., and David Osher, Vice President and Institute Fellow at AIR, and featuring contributions from a diverse range of scholars, the book documents what science we should be paying attention...

How the American Rescue Plan Act will help cities replace police with trained crisis teams for mental health emergencies [brookings.edu]

By Stuart M. Butler and Nehath Sheriff, Brookings, June 22, 2021 L ast November, we co-authored a Brookings report on alternatives to police as first responders when dealing with people experiencing a mental health crisis. In the report, we drew attention to pathbreaking examples and innovative strategies from around the country that are using specially trained crisis intervention teams rather than armed police. We also highlighted a range of steps needed for such teams to become the...

11 U.S. Mayors Commit To Developing Pilot Projects For Reparations [npr.org]

By The Associated Press, National Public Radio, June 18, 2021 Eleven U.S. mayors, from Los Angeles to tiny Tullahassee, Oklahoma, have pledged to pay reparations for slavery to a small group of Black residents in their cities, saying their aim is to set an example for the federal government on how a nationwide program could work. The mayors had no details on how much it would cost, who would pay for it or how people would be chosen. All of those details would be worked out with the help of...

Mayor Lori Lightfoot declares racism a public health crisis in Chicago [abc7chicago.com]

By Jessica D'Onofrio. ABC 7, June 17, 2021 Mayor Lori Lightfoot formally declared racism to be a public health crisis in Chicago Thursday. Mayor Lightfoot made the announcement at the MLK Exhibit Center in North Lawndale. She's calling on all Chicagoans to work together to address racial inequities that have resulted from systemic racism. "We can no longer allow racism our residents to rob the residents of the opportunity to live and lead full, healthy and happy lives and we are working...

The Wisdom of Trauma: Gabor Maté, Peter Levine in conversation about how the body heals from trauma

What turns a terrible experience into a traumatic experience? Often, it’s that the subject is—and remains—alone with their pain. That was one of the many insights to emerge from conversations following an online premiere screening earlier this month of “The Wisdom of Trauma,” a documentary by filmmakers Zaya and Maurizio Benazzo. The film spotlights the work of Dr. Gabor Maté, physician, addiction medicine specialist and trauma therapist. He is the author of four best-selling four books,...

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SB 428 - Letters of support to Assembly Health Committee - Due June 30

Friends: We are requesting support letters into Assembly Health for SB 428. As a reminder, SB 428 would require health plans to cover trauma screenings. SB 428 is set to be heard in Assembly Health on July 6 th . Please submit your letter by June 30 th NOON. I’ve attached a sample letter and a fact sheet. Instructions on where to submit the letter are included in the sample support letter. Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you! Yvonne ChoongRead More...
Hi Everyone, Several years ago in Philadelphia at a "Shared Prosperity" event, I heard a presentation where someone described this "well-known" allegory. I put it here below in my own words. Does anyone know who proposed this originally? I would like to make sure there is formal attribution. This is about how people continue to ignore trauma -- because it's hard to see/understand. In the darkness is the key to understanding trauma-related symptoms, etc. Thank you to anyone who tries to help...Read More...
Last Reply By Mary Gregorio · First Unread Post

A great resource

Jean Mecorney
This is a website with great resources for adults to talk with children about mental health. https://tkami.org/Read More...

C-PTSD and "frozen"

As someone who has had C-PTSD all his life from emotional abuse by a narcissistic parent, it's taken me years to understand what my exact condition means (and to be honest very few of my therapists have provided useful answers). However thanks to polyvagal theory I now do understand a little bit, my body has just about totally dissociated from my brain, I'm stuck in dorsal vagal state (or according to NARM terminology I have connection survival style). This has made it impossible for me to...Read More...
Last Reply By Veronique Mead · First Unread Post

Systemic ACE screening

I am writing legislation [in Florida] to mandate ACE screening commensurate with the start of each school year Mandate that youth identified with 'troubling' ACE scores are aligned with appropriate services. I am trying to find out if any State / school district has a model like this in place that I can reach out to to inform my proposal. THANK YOU Joel Smith JSMITH@FISPONLINE.ORGRead More...
Last Reply By Joel Smith · First Unread Post

Resilience/Broken Places type films for Law Enforcement

Keith Howard
Our training team met today and we were discussing ways to help various groups understand the need for becoming trauma-informed. We have a copy of Resilience that we have been showing in the community. The question was raised whether there was something similar that might speak to the law enforcement community or other communities such as faith and health communities. Thanks in advance for your thoughts! KeithRead More...
Last Reply By Jody McVittie · First Unread Post
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