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ACES: DYNAMIC DEVELOPMENTAL DISRUPTORS

This essay is part of a special issue of PREE magazine that seeks to raise awareness of the causes and impacts of ACEs in the Caribbean and elsewhere. PACEs Connections is working closely with PREE to ensure the issue reaches a broad audience. PREE is a unique online magazine for contemporary writing from and about the Caribbean. This special issue on ACEs is co-edited by children’s writer Juleus Ghunta and PREE’s editor-in-chief Annie Paul. The initial Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)...

E-Newsletter for youth and adults impacted by parental addiction: Grief

National Grief Awareness Week "Crying isn't the hurt, it is the process of being unhurt". Althea Solter ------------ The chronic grief of children and youth who are impacted by a parent's substance use can often go unacknowledged or be invalidated. As such, it is important for professionals to understand the chronic loss that can occur in a child's life when a parent struggles with addiction, particularly if both parents struggle. This grief can be compounded by a stigma that prevents...

A Trauma-Informed Mental Health Treatment Team

Healing from complex trauma takes time, and having a treatment team that is supportive and well-trained in trauma-informed care can be an enormous help. In this article, we shall discuss together more disciplines you can have on your care team and how they can help you heal. Your Trauma Treatment Team In a former post , we examined what disciplines you might expect on a mental health treatment team: a psychiatrist and a therapist. We also covered some of the forgotten members who can also...

Anxiety, Individuation and the Identified Patient

The Identified Patient is a concept where an individual in a family “acts out” in their behavior dysfunction coming from their family when it reaches a point where that patient can no longer tolerate it. What does that mean? Imagine you’re a child in a family where there is much more conflict and anger between your parents than there is cooperation and lovingness. As you step out into the world, something we refer to as Separation, and you run into an obstacle or a victory, you look back...

Women’s Resilience Circle

Women’s Resilience Circle Join Coach Kristie in this multigenerational approach to what it means to identify as a woman in our society. Using the We Are Resilient approach as the foundation, we will examine how our Cultural Patterns have shaped how we view the world, each other, and ourselves. Some topics include Protective Patterns and Safety, Resilience and Health, and The Power of Coming Together as Women. This circle meets once a week for six weeks. $79 to join, or join for free with...

We Are Resilient Coach Certification ––Q and A meeting

We Are Resilient Coach Certification ––Q and A meeting Are you interested in: Reducing stress and burnout and supporting the mental health of those around you? Creating stronger, more connected teams that can better navigate equity issues? Support the implementation of We Are Resilient in your team, clinic, school or organization? The next round of We Are Resilient Coach certification is enrolling participants for the next session, beginning the first week of January 2022. (Date and time...

The growing battle over school mental health and social-emotional learning

This is an urgent all call to those of us who believe in trauma-informed and healing-centered schools that support the whole person. After reading the recent NBC article “Parents protesting 'critical race theory' identify another target: mental health programs , ” I quickly put aside the blog I had been working on because I knew this was too important. Concerns from colleagues about the rising backlash against increased priorities of mental health and social-emotional learning (SEL) have...

Ask the Community

Hi PACEs Connection community. TW: trauma talk with names of the type of trauma and discussion of that trauma. This discussion might not be for you today. Last night I watched all 10 parts of the Turpin sisters on 20/20 with Diane Sawyer (each part is 10 mins or less). These can be accessed on Youtube and ABC's network website. The 13 Turpin children and adults were found chained inside their house in 2018 in Perris, CA in Riverside County, shocking the nation and the world. Some were as old...Read More...
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Prince George’s County, MD PACEs Chapter

Cherry Melissa Price
Good Evening to All, In consultation with Claudia Remington, one of our community managers of MD PACEs, I am reaching out to Prince George’s County, MD educators, parents, community, faith and business leaders, government leaders and/or their staff, those in in the justice system, medical field, social and child protective services, and anyone else who would be in interested in forming/joining a Prince George’s County PACEs chapter. I am registered for the “Welcome to PACEs! Website and...Read More...
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Looking to Partner

GWENDOLYN DOWNING
Hi, I have an 'Ethical Self-Care' training (I provided locally), and would like to provide it nationally before the end of the year - so looking for a partner who would host and provide CEUs (for those who need them), where attendees could participate for free. The training is applicable across fields, and could be for all community partners. Then f or many free CEUS before December 31st, would be a benefit - and I know where I live virtual ethics CEUs for certain licenses is being accepted...Read More...

We're Hiring! Executive Director, Trauma-Informed Utah

Sarah Shea
The Trauma-Informed Utah Executive Director job listing can be found online at Utah Nonprofits Association - visit job posting . About the Position This is the inaugural Executive Director position for TIU. The ED will serve as the primary contact for organizations seeking TIU’s services and will support the TIU team in providing these services. They will also work alongside the TIU Board to further expand the Board, develop TIU’s initial strategic plan, and hire additional staff members. In...Read More...

Looking to learn from organisations which consider themselves fully trauma informed

Could anyone point me in the direction of organisations which have been working for years to become fully trauma informed (preferably ones that are tackling a social problem)? I'm hoping to learn from their long-term perspective and to get more insight into the necessary change in that specific type of organisation.Read More...
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Inquiry about research study recruitment

Mary Christine Jared
Good Morning. I am recruiting for a qualitative research study on the meaning of ACEs and obesity for adult women. I am looking to enroll 10-15 participants for the study. Current methods of recruitment are through a weight management program at a university-affiliated hospital system and ResearchMatch.org. I would like to diversify the recruitment efforts and possibly reach out to administrators of support groups on this site or other ACEs-related sites to find out if they could distribute...Read More...

Negative effects using F**K directed at children.

Peter Chiavetta
Have there been studies on the use of f**k towards children. The series called Ted Lasso uses f**k towards 6 year old children. I tweeted out to 3 of the writers of the show. Their response "Swearing is Caring: A few choice words from the breakout star of Ted Lasso" There is the noun, verb and adjective of f**k. When does a 6 year old take a caring noun f**k and become the verb of a sexual act being f**ked. How does a child process this? ...Read More...
Join us on November 17th for a virtual event from 8:30 am PST to 2:00 pm PST as we focus on sustaining systems, engaging communities, and transforming care. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted feelings of safety and protection for many children and their families; led to elevated stress responses, potentially compounding the impact of other stressors; and added layers to experiences of trauma and adversity. Attendees will explore the complex events of the past year and a half and the needs of...Read More...
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