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November Training coming your way! Decolonizing Indigenous Trauma Treatment and Research Paradigms [ivatcenters.org]

There is a global movement within Indigenous communities toward decolonization (Hill, Lau, & Sue, 2010). In fact, for many Indigenous Nations Western psychology serves as a modern form of colonization perpetuating oppression and marginalization (Hill, Pace, & Robbins, 2010; Mohawk, 2004). When considering the treatment implications for Native American women who are survivors of sexual assault, as approximately 56% have experienced sexual violence in their lifetime (National Intimate...

Toxic Stress & ACEs

I’ve packaged my best, tried-and-true stress management techniques from the past three decades of work with students, patients, and private clients into my flagship course, Less Stress Now. Dr. Felitti, the Co-Principal Investigator of the ACE Study, endorses this course as an effective treatment solution for ACEs and toxic stress. Read on to learn more.

Here's what doulas do, and how they're fighting for Black maternal health [bostonglobe.com]

By Dasia Moore, The Boston Globe, October 13, 2021 When Felicia Love found out she was expecting her second child, she knew she needed a care provider who would make her feel safe. Love was in her early 30s, but the news transported her back to her teenage years, when she first became a mother. “It was a really scary experience for me. I felt really unsupported. I had so many questions that went unanswered,” she recalls. Love’s children are now 24 and 8, raised in her home state of Rhode...

Paid Leave: An Opportunity to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Maternal and Child Health [thousanddays.org]

By 1,000 Days, October 2021 In this update to our 2019 report, The First 1,000 Days: The Case for Paid Leave in America , we present the latest research and data from the last two years on the opportunity to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in maternal and child health through the passage of a universal, comprehensive paid family and medical leave policy in the United States. [ Please click here to access the report .]

Why Our Trauma-Informed Teaching Must Be More Culturally Responsive [edsurge.com]

By Helen Thomas, EdSurge, October 8, 2021 Years ago, before I became an educator, I took a contemporary Native American studies course as one of my first college classes. For the final research assignment, I choose to explore the disproportionate rates of suicide among Native American youth—an issue that impacts nearly all tribal communities, including my own, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. From that assignment I learned that understanding trauma can help us better address complex behavioral...

'No country will be spared' from effects of climate change, Biden administration reports detail [cnn.com]

By Nikki Carvajal, CNN Politics, October 21, 2021 A series of new reports from the Biden administration will issue a stark warning on Thursday: The effects of climate change will be wide-reaching and will pose problems for every government. "No country will be spared from the challenges directly related to climate change," a senior administration official told reporters in a call previewing the reports. The four reports -- which President Joe Biden called for in executive orders in January...

To help homeless students, embed community services into campus life [edsource.org]

By Jennifer Friend and Sean Boulton, EdSource, October 14, 2021 C arla is a high school senior from Newport Harbor High School who plans to attend college. If you knew Carla two years ago, this would be surprising. During her sophomore year, Carla was struggling in school. Her teacher, who believed her failing grades were related to housing insecurity, referred her to a nonprofit organization working on campus in partnership with the school to serve students experiencing homelessness. The...

Ask the Community

Any Childcare Centers (0-5yrs) with programming to reduce ACEs and increase family Resilience?

Hello! I am creating a program to increase family resilience, reduce ACEs, and increase healthy attachment in families with children enrolled at an early childhood education center that serves predominantly low income/at risk families (Mainsprings Schools, in Austin TX). We are dedicated to a two-gen approach in supporting the families we serve. The new program will serve families prenatally through the two years of the child's life (mainly focusing on prenatal and the first year). Though I...Read More...

Looking to collaborate to increase awareness of ACES/trauma and Long Haul COVID

Hi, in trying to understand my personal long-haul response to a presumed COVID infection in March 2020, I came to understand it as primarily a systemic PTSD response, and I believe that ACES and other unresolved traumas and chronic stressors/isolation are major contributing factors. I am looking for people in the medical/public-health fields to collaborate with to study and increase awareness of the relationship between chronic stress and long haul symptoms, in order to help people recover.Read More...
Last Reply By Elizabeth Garfinkle · First Unread Post
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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