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The Mandalorian as a child trauma and attachment parable

My partner and I have had a joke for the past year about "wanting to watch that Star Wars show with the cute little Yoda." We didn't know the plot or theme of the show...we didn't even know the name of the show. We'd seen "the little Yoda" character in memes online and hoped that he'd be featured in some amount in the show. A few months ago we got a step closer when a friend gave us her Disney+ login details. We opted to watch the Pixar film Inside Out , about childhood emotional health and...

FREE Live Webinar: Optimizing Our Relationships

Thursday, July 29 from 5:00 – 6:00pm (Arizona Time) Forward-Facing® Face-to-Face: Optimizing Our Relationships (and Healing Our Attachment Trauma) This free short intensive webinar will give you the insight and tools to begin to gain traction in becoming the person you choose to be in all the relationships in your life. The more you are able to achieve and sustain intentional behavior in these relationships, the more you are diminishing the power that past trauma and painful experiences have...

July 2021 CTIPP CAN Call Follow Up - Using Trauma-Informed and Faith-Based Approaches to Overcome Poverty

Thank you to all who joined our incredible CTIPP CAN call on Wednesday. We are grateful for all who participated, but want to especially thank Jen Curt for the overview of the STRONG Support for Children Act, and Rebecca Lewis-Pankratz and Sanghoon Yoo for their wonderful presentations about their work. You can find the recording from the July CTIPP CAN call here . There were so many valuable resources shared. Attached to this email are both powerpoints from Rebecca and Sanghoon, and they...

10 Questions every trauma survivor should ask themselves

I was thinking about the most important questions I have asked myself in this child abuse healing journey, and I thought it might be beneficial to share those with you because when I started asking myself these questions, I felt a massive shift. I believe that one of the hardest things (this was my experience) in healing is to reflect on what is happening in our lives at this moment. Healing trauma is so much about clarity and intention. I think about this - if we can figure out how we got...

10 Rules for Parents to Help Kids to Do Their Homework Stress-Free

If doing homework with a child usually ends with quarrels and a bad mood, and if you subsequently have difficulties and inconveniences because of this, you should read this article and be ready to take action to make sure that you will avoid the same situation in the future. It is quite easy to start with the steps below first and observe how it evolves: 1. Find out the Reason If the child does not like doing homework in any way, he comes up with various excuses not to start studying, be...

Ask the Community

Since the social justice movement of 2020 began, activists have been passionately calling for an end to anti-Black racism. Employees at universities, businesses, and non-profits are calling out their organizations for toxic and racist work environments. Law enforcement agencies have been forced to take strong action for violations of use of force. Everyone is seeking accountability, where there typically hasn't been any. How has your school leaned into the critical conversations about race...Read More...
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PACEs Connection is not affiliated with The Wake Food Security and Social Economic Vitality dept or Americorps. Listing can be found here: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/...rentJobId=2638391048 The Wake Food Security and Social Economic Vitality VISTAs work to increase access to food and services for Wake County’s most vulnerable residents. The goal of this project is to support communities in increasing their quality of life through food access and tools for facilitating community...Read More...
Transforming Trauma Episode 047: The Rhythm of Regulation: Exploring the Polyvagal Theory with Deb Dana In this episode of Transforming Trauma, we are joined by Deb Dana, LCSW, founding member of the Polyvagal Institute and Coordinator of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium at the Kinsey Institute, Indiana University. Deb shares with our host, Sarah, about her work with the Polyvagal Theory, a clinical theory developed by Dr. Stephen Porges, and how she has translated the theory into...Read More...

Trauma-Informed Organizational Assessment Tool

Jesse Maxwell Kohler
Please fill out this Trauma-Informed Organizational Assessment Tool Survey form to help us continue building out a database of the various assessment tools available for organizations . Inspired by May's CTIPP CAN call, we know there are a number of tools that assess where an organization is on the journey to become trauma informed and healing responsive. In partnership with CTIPP, the Child and Family team at UMass Medical School are trying to gather a list of these organizational...Read More...
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