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Join us for the JULY 2022 round of Introduction to PACEs Connection and Creating Resilient Communities workshops!

We at PACEs Connection know that a deep understanding of the science of positive and adverse childhood experiences (PACEs) can help organizations and communities solve their most intractable problems. Early adopters have shown STUNNING results in schools, family practice clinics, opioid prevention programs, etc. You can do the same in your community by joining the PACEs Connection Creating Resilient Communities Accelerator program.

Americans need to get better at taking sick days [washingtonpost.com]

By Christine Emba, Illustration: Luci Gutiérrez/The Washington Post, The Washington Post, June 30, 2022 My regular editor is off this week because she has contracted covid-19. And I’m glad for her. Well, not glad about the covid — we may have vaccines and Paxlovid now, but I wouldn’t wish that still-mysterious disease on anyone. Yet the actual taking of a few sick days, even while working remotely? That I respect. Because doing so has become unusual , even though in reality it’s more...

Move yourself happy! How to exercise to boost your mood – whatever your fitness level [theguardian.com]

By Elle Hunt, Image: Getty Images, The Guardian, June 29, 2022 Everyone knows the benefits of exercise: stronger muscles, more energy, weight management, better sleep. A mood boost is often tacked on as a bonus. But there is stronger evidence than ever before that movement not only improves your mental health, but also protects it. Depression is the fourth most serious disease worldwide , yet the psychological benefits of exercise have been overlooked, says Jack Raglin, a professor of...

On Buffalo Streets, Outreach Workers Push for Freedom from Violence [theimprint.org]

By Adilia Watson, Photo: Malik Rainey, The Imprint, June 30, 2022 Another teenager had just been shot, and Buffalo community activists were, yet again, taking to the streets. This early April afternoon, a dozen outreach workers gathered at the intersection of Roslyn Street and East Delavan Avenue, determined to curb gun violence and reduce the chances of retaliation once shootings have occurred. Weeks before an avowed white supremacist was arrested for gunning down shoppers at the Tops...

New Ken Burns PBS Documentary Offers Raw Look at the Youth Mental Health Crisis [the74million.org]

By Mark Keierleber, Photo: Erik Ewers, The 74, June 25, 2022 When brothers Erik Ewers and Christopher Loren Ewers set out to film a documentary about the mental health struggles of American youth, they knew they were tackling a pervasive problem unspoken about for far too long. What they didn’t realize were the lessons they’d come to uncover about themselves. Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness , a two-part documentary that premieres Monday on PBS, presents the raw accounts of nearly...

Newly Crowned Ms. Black North Carolina 2022 is Supporting Healing Around the State

Spreading and sharing the science of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and resilience to support communities across North Carolina PRESS RELEASE UPDATED: JUN 30, 2022 11:00 EDT WILSON, N.C., June 30, 2022 (Newswire.com) - Rural Opportunity Institute (ROI), the local organization supporting trauma-informed and resilient communities by offering various initiatives that foster healing in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, is thrilled to celebrate Eulanda Thorne, a single mother of four who is...

[FREE LIVE MASTERCLASS] The Top 10 Truths Every Teacher Needs to Know About Trauma

Can we talk about childhood trauma for a sec? More specifically… How it's impacting your students' learning and behavior in the classroom? The reason I bring this up is that before the global pandemic, childhood trauma was already at epidemic-level proportions. That was before Covid... (Yeah, I know.) Since the pandemic, we can estimate that those numbers have skyrocketed. What does this mean for teachers? Well, on one hand you've got more children walking into your classroom under the...

Ask the Community

ADA and ADAAA info for parents/caregivers

GWENDOLYN DOWNING
Does anyone have a good handout/link to a handout about the ADA and ADAAA, for parents/caregivers of children/youth/young adults? I’ve been googling, and while there is a lot of information available, I can’t find what I’m asking about.Read More...

Community Presentation

I know this has been asked before but I continue to seek a powerpoint presentation on ACEs (PACEs) AND Resilience for the community at large, non-professionals, parents, singles, blue collar, old, young, etc. And the total presentation should realistically be an hour or less with added time for discussion. My hope is to present to neighborhood organizations (fairly small groups) We live in a lower economic, high crime, city with a struggling school system. Folks need information about the...Read More...
Last Reply By Jane Stevens (PACEs Connection Staff) · First Unread Post
Hello, my name is Santana. I am a graduate student at San Diego State University, working on a master's degree in Education with a concentration in Counseling. I aspire to become a mental health professional who works towards building resilience in children who have experienced trauma. I am currently finishing my last two classes; one of my assignments is to interview someone in my desired field (counselor, social worker, clinical psychologist, LMFT, mental health advocate, etc.). I have...Read More...
Last Reply By Erika Kyte · First Unread Post

Follow Skye's Dream Nursing Scholarship

Keiko Ratcliffe
Do you know anyone who could use a little help with their basic supplies for nursing school? Skye's the Limit Foundation established the nursing scholarship to honor the life of Skye Gina Ratcliffe Pilato who died of a trauma related overdose. It was her dream to become a nurse so that, in her words, " no one would have to feel the pain I feel ." Skye worked three jobs to purchase her nursing supplies. She was ready with her stethoscope, scrubs, books etc. However, she never did get to...Read More...

Arkansas Target Areas

Hi all. I work for a nonprofit in Arkansas and some of our missions and goals allow us to advocate for ACE's. We are wanting to start helping this population more and targeting our efforts so I had a question for those of you who work with ACEs in AR. Arkansas is ranks as one of the worst for ACEs scores, but what are the specific areas or counties where we see it the most? Where should we target our efforts. Thank you!Read More...
Last Reply By Kevin Gee · First Unread Post

Looking for a facilitator - #JohariWindow

Cendie Stanford
Anyone with experience facilitating a group on how to use the #JohariWindow? I am looking for someone to teach a group of adults this summer and wanted someone that has done this before or someone that has been wanting to share what they know about the Johari Window? Please email me if you or someone you know might be interested? Thank You! #JohariWindow acesmatter@gmail.comRead More...
Does anyone know of any law enforcement and attorneys who actively engage ACEs and trauma-informed care in their work? I ask because a friend of mine who has a 13-year-old son, was involved in an incident back in April. Her son was walking his dog near a park in their community, and was confronted by an adult male resident who insisted that the dog was a threat to him and his dog. The kid said that his dog was quiet and not even barking at this individual. The man then decided to just take...Read More...
Last Reply By Carey Sipp (PACEs Connection Staff) · First Unread Post
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