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Using the HOPE framework to create concrete organizational improvements | Interview with Aimee Zeitz-Gruber, MFT [positiveexperience.org/blog]

By Laura Gallant, 2/19/24, https://positiveexperience.org/blog/ The HOPE National Resource Center welcomes Aimee Zeitz-Gruber, MFT as our keynote speaker at the Fourth Annual HOPE Summit – The HOPE Transformation . She will present HOPE in Action on Thursday, March 21 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET. Aimee Zeitz-Gruber is the Executive Director of Community Well-Being and Project Director of Partners in Prevention at the YMCA of San Diego County , where she has worked with the HOPE National...

Schoolwide Reset Spaces: The Principal Perspective- Part 2

The East Tennessee State Ballad Health Strong BRAIN Institute welcomes Drs. Ginger Christian, Kevin Graham, Amy Horton, and Kyle Loudermilk as they present, Schoolwide Reset Spaces: The Principal Perspective on April 9, 2024, 12-1:30 p.m. (EDT). Reset Spaces provide resources for students to calm and learn how to self-regulate when they are experiencing “fight or flight” moments. Resources include comfortable seating, sensory calming tools, music, and lighting. We are learning when the...

Human Connection to Reduce Addiction- Andrea D. Clements, Ph.D. and Mary Jo Hedrick, M.S.

The East Tennessee State University Ballad Health Strong BRAIN Institute welcomes Andrea D. Clements, Ph.D. and Mary Jo Hedrick, psychology doctoral candidate, to the Resilience Presentation Series on March 20, 2024, 1-2 p.m. (EDT). Intentionally increasing interpersonal connection opens up avenues for addiction treatment that address root causes of addiction rather than its symptoms. Learn more about the strong association between childhood adversity and later problematic substance use, as...

An introduction to insidious trauma

Hi, I just did a 32min Introduction to Insidious Trauma video, as part of an annual “Manifesting the Dream” MLK Day of Service and 40 Days of Peace event, and thought you might want to check it out. An introduction to insidious trauma - YouTube Video description: Insidious trauma is the daily incidents of marginalization, objectification, dehumanization, intimidation, et cetera that are experienced by members of groups targeted by racism, heterosexism, ageism, ableism, sexism, and other...

Parenting with ACEs; Healing Historical & Intergenerational Trauma on History. Culture. Trauma. Thursday at 1 p.m. PDT

Candice Valenzuela, whose 2022 podcast was among the most popular episodes of the last year, joins hosts Ingrid Cockhren, PACEs Connection CEO, and Mathew Portell, this Thursday at 1 p.m. PDT; 4 p.m. ET , to discuss the importance of healing intergenerational trauma. “How can parents ensure that generational issues do not continue to impact future generations?” is one of the questions to be addressed in this live episode. “This topic is especially important for parents who have a background...

Free Event: Preventing Burnout with Emotionally Attuned Management - Feb 20

Learn about why “attunement” has become the latest mental health buzzword with @Alison Cebulla , MPH. >>Register here<< Tue, Feb 20, 2024, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PT We’ll go over: + The brain science of attunement + How to prevent toxic stress and burnout in employees + Easy management tools you can start using immediately to boost morale and productivity This is part of the free community event series by Tend Collective .

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Presentation for Older Teens/Young Adults

Has anyone taken clips from any of the TIC documentaries and incorporated them into a presentation for older teens/young adults? And yes, it is great to be able to show a full documentary and then have a follow up discussion, but not always possible when you have just an hour slot. And another ask...does anyone have presentation materials for police depts? thank you.Read More...

Resilience Videos

Zareen Hasan
Hi Everyone, I'm in the process of building a Healthy Grandfamilies course and was looking for assistance with good video resources to describe PACES and resilience. The videos ideally need to be between 3-4 minutes long. I realize there is a lot to say on this topic, but wanted to be as concise as possible. Thank you in advance for your help.Read More...
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Presentation for High School Students in an Alternative Program

I am doing a presentation on trauma to older high school students in an alternative program. Had thought about showing Paper Tigers with follow up conversation. I know there are other documentaries and perhaps even Ted Talks or YouTubes that would speak to their experiences. I am looking for suggestions. These students live in an urban setting that oftentimes reeks of toxic stress. Also, wold appreciate suggestions of icebreakers to use. The groups will be small, lending the conversation to...Read More...
Last Reply By Nevin Newell · First Unread Post
Hello! We're looking for Clinical and Behavioral Healthcare Professionals with lived experience in healing and preventing trauma that would share at our upcoming Becoming TraumaWise Summit: Clinical + Healthcare Edition. If this is you, can you please email me at renae@traumawise.com or take a look at a quick info page ( https://traumawise.com/call-for-speakers-btw-summit-2024/ ) to see if you would qualify? Thank you!Read More...
Hi PACES Community, We are doing a major revision of our foundational trauma training called Risking Connection. We are looking for a consultant (we will pay) to advise us on whether and how to embed videos in the PowerPoint slide deck. Seems like it should be straightforward, but it's not. It's an important decision for us because Risking Connection is taught by 450 credentialed Risking Connection Trainers at the 90+ client agencies that we support to implement and maintain trauma-informed...Read More...
Last Reply By McKinley McPheeters · First Unread Post
Hi Wise PACES Community, I am looking for a short video (20 minutes or less) to use in training that features adults, not kids, and accomplishes similar goals to the excellent ReMoved videos if you've seen them. The ideal video would: help viewers understand the the connection between past trauma and present day behavior/symptoms; display actions by helpers that are trauma-informed and perhaps not so trauma-informed; tell a story of some kind; and be a good springboard for discussion about...Read More...
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ACES by Race Using the Original 10 ACES

Steve Brown, Psy.D.
Hi All, I'm looking for the most updated data on ACES by race and ethnicity that uses the original 10 ACEs. I screen shot the attached slide from a presentation - I think it was from an ACE Aware webinar but I'm not positive. My questions: 1. Is this a reasonably accurate summary of the literature at this time or is there more recent data (that uses the original 10 ACEs)? 2. Does anyone happen to know what presentation I saw this slide in? (I would like to go back and watch the whole...Read More...
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