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Join us for 'History. Culture. Trauma.' encore podcast — Thursday 1PM PT with "Girls on the Brink" author Donna Jackson Nakazawa

A headline earlier this year said it simply: Social Media is Devastating Girls Mental Health. Donna Jackson Nakazawa, an award-winning science journalist and the author of seven books exploring the intersection of neuroscience, immunology, and human emotion, is featured in this week’s episode of History Culture. Trauma, and explains the crisis facing today’s girls as being a biologically rooted phenomenon, and more, and offers solutions to the crisis that has many parents wondering what they...

Significant Ways to Improve Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Dealing with traumatic childhood events can be challenging as one grows into adulthood. If left untreated, adverse childhood experience (i.e. trauma), can cause significant strains on the well-being of the individual. Mental health concerns, substance abuse, relationship issues, and physical pain and illnesses. It is important for individuals to become aware and process their hurts and pains from previous traumatic events. In this article, I have provided several steps to healing adverse...

Register now for Historical Trauma in the state of Hawaii & the U.S. Territories June 22nd, 2023!

Due to its popularity, PACEs Connection's Race & Equity Workgroup is continuing the “Historical Trauma in America Series”. This event examines historical trauma in the United States and its impact on American society in a series of virtual discussions. It is sponsored by St. David's Foundation . The series, which began in July 2021, highlights several regions within the United States and outlines how unresolved historical trauma has impacted every aspect of American life and directly...

Don't Miss CRI's Conference 2023: Pathways to Resilience

Community Resilience Initiative (CRI) is presenting its first in-person conference after gathering online over the past three years due to COVID restrictions. This year’s conference takes place from July 20 to 21, 2023 at the beautiful Hotel Roanoke Conference Center in Roanoke, VA. Entitled Pathways to Resilience , the conferenc e offers a multitude of talks, presentations, activities and workshops focused on processing the collective trauma we all have lived through over the past few years...

Child Labor Is On The Rise [newyorker.com]

By William Finnegan, Illustration: João Fazenda/The New Yorker, The New Yorker, June 4, 2023 You may think that child labor was abolished a century ago, at least in the United States. That was never quite true. The Fair Labor Standards Act, passed during the New Deal, outlawed “oppressive child labor” but exempted agricultural work from many of its restrictions, which, in the decades since, has left hundreds of thousands of children in the fields. In every industry, enforcement of the law...

This Texas Community Has Waited Decades for Running Water. Could Hydro-Panels Help? [insideclimatenews.org]

Olga Thomas and other residents of Hueco Tanks rely on a private company to haul water to their neighborhood. Now she can count on her hydro panels for drinking water. Credit: Omar Ornelas/El Paso Times By Martha Pskowski, Inside Climate News, June 5, 2023 Olga Thomas has a story about every plant in her garden. The creosote that her mother would brew into a medicinal tea. The ocotillo planted from seed that now towers over her. The prickly pear cactus that blooms yellow each spring. Thomas,...

Bringing nature inside can improve your health. Here’s how to do it. [washingtonpost.com]

By Stacey Colino, Photo: Wenjia Tang/The Washington Post, The Washington Post, June 2, 2023 If you’ve watched even a few minutes of HGTV or skimmed a handful of real estate listings, you’re likely acquainted with the notion of “bringing the outdoors in.” But the concept is much more than just a home decorating cliché. “As a species, we are part of the natural world and we have an inherent need to connect with nature, whether we realize it or not,” says psychotherapist Patricia Hasbach,...

Ask the Community

We are thrilled to share that SAM NOW will make its national broadcast premiere on PBS Independent Lens on Monday, May 8 . Watch on live TV or stream free on the PBS App and online here starting at 10/9c. After 25 years in the making, we are overjoyed that everyone will finally be able to see this film and we are grateful to the members of this community who have seen Sam Now in theaters, been in touch with us about bringing the film to your communities and more. It was an incredible...Read More...

DV, when the victim gets arrested.

I am a Mental health counselor and see a situation that is so common that there must be a name for it. What do you call it? When there is an incident between an abusive person and his or her usual victim, then the abuser calls the cops. They may or not have self harmed, but they tell a tall tale that gets the victim arrested. Often the victim doesn't refute the story to prevent the abuser from going to jail, since they already have a criminal record. The victim gets coerced by the court...Read More...
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Trauma-Informed Policing

We are looking for policies and procedures followed in a trauma-informed police department. Policies and procedures for both staff, police officers and other staff in the department, as well as policies and procedures and practices for engaging with the public both in the police department and in the community. Thank you.Read More...
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The Power Of YOU!

Elizabeth Sullivan
The Power Of YOU! Entries can be emailed to Elizabeth Sullivan at EmpowerSurvivors@gmail.com The Power of YOU is a collection of written stories by survivors of childhood sexual abuse. It is an opportunity to share your story of childhood sexual abuse and recovery in a written form and remain anonymous. EmpowerSurvivors invites those who have been affected by childhood sexual abuse to share their journey today. Your story will be added to the EmpowerSurvivors website and newsletter as a way...Read More...

Free Trauma Survivor Network (Osceola County)

In the interest of our patients and their families, we would like to begin a Free Trauma Survivor Network. If anyone is interested in participating in this initiative, we would like to hear from you. Please email me at: ingrid.londono@hcahealthcare.comRead More...
Hello We can learn from our children Sadly, the children we need to listen to The ones who can teach us The ones who know what they need from us Are the ones who never come forward to tell their stories To policymakers I have been asked to give guidance to policymakers I already got ideas However I thought it may be a great time to ask others for their ideas I am sure there have been posts made I do not know how to find them So please share your ideas with me And in doing so, You share your...Read More...
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