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National Day of Racial Healing - Tuesday, January 18 at 3:00 EST/Noon PST

Join live on YouTube at 3:00 EST/Noon PST on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 for the 6th Annual National Day of Racial Healing THE WORK STARTS HERE Creating a brighter future for everyone starts with racial healing. We have an opportunity to transform the systems that disrupt so many lives. It’s about bringing communities together to create new ones built on foundations of: Relationship-building, truth-telling and racial equity; Healing and solidarity; Transformative action. That work begins with...

Building a National Movement to Prevent Trauma and Foster Resilience Workshop Series Session 2 - January 21st, 2022 from 1-5pm ET/10am-2pm PT - Education and Health Care

Lee Johnson III PhD and Sandra Bloom MD to lead discussion on emerging trauma-informed policies and practices in the education and health care fields. What are ways that these fields are taking PACEs, Prevention, and Trauma science into consideration, and what can advocates do to help further advance these and other promising practices? It's free to join, so sign up at this link today! You’re invited to participate in Building the Movement in Education and Health Care , the second of eight...

Growing Into Adulthood in an Alcoholic or Other Dysfunctional Home

***TRIGGER WARNING*** Being a child in a dysfunctional home has long-lasting effects on their lives clear into adulthood. The secrecy and pain that accompany growing up in such a home leave permanent scars, plus behaviors that can be changed. This article will tackle what it means to be an adult child of an alcoholic with the intention that everything said also covers adults who grew up in other types of dysfunctional families. This article may be triggering for some, but there is no way to...

Workforce Trauma, Shortages, and Retention Are Interprofessional Challenges: Resolution Tactics

Global data emphasizes the impact of chronic and recurrent COVID-waves for front-line physicians and nurses; no doubt these disciplines have endured, and continue to take a powerful hit; >80% ready to leave the industry. Concern exists whether there will be enough practitioners to render care. However, what of other disciplines? Disregard for the health, mental health, and well-being of all members of the workforce is a grave concern.

Celebrating Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. [ajc.com]

Inside the visitor center at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site at 450 Auburn Ave. in 2017. JOHN SPINK /JSPINK@AJC.COM Whether it’s a day of volunteering or quiet reflection, Atlantans honor King. By Mary Welch for the AJC January 7, 2022 -- “The Martin Luther King holiday is not a day to ‘take off’ but to ‘take on’,” says Jay Cranman, president and CEO of Hands On Atlanta. “Dr. King believed in serving and uplifting the community, and a project day of service certainly honors...

Ask the Community

Dear All, last minute reminder for our community - if you've ever wondered about Tapping, in particular for self-care, I hope you'll join me in a few minutes, 12:30 EST, for a 90-minute Introduction to Tapping for Self-Care : ) I have made it free to all of you. If you go to the link, then select buy-now button, you will see a special invited guest option, which is free. https://jondiwhitis.com/class-course/a-better-new-year-an-introduction-to-using-eft-tapping-for-self-care/ Hope to see you...Read More...

Using Info from Blogs

Maria Tretter-Hope
Hello! I am new to this group and am a Foster Parent recruiter. I also am in charge of our Facebook page contact to info the community of different topics on children today. I see and read some many wonderful blogs from this site and was wondering how I would go about reposting any of them to our Facebook page? Thanks, Maria Tretter-HopeRead More...
Last Reply By Steven Avery · First Unread Post
Are you a mental health professional that specializes in childhood trauma, drug & alcohol addictions, Internal Family Systems, PTSD, attachment issues, healing modalities, relationship issues, cognitive distortions, etc.? EmpowerSurvivors ( https://www.empowersurvivors.net/ ) is a small nonprofit located in Stillwater, MN that supports survivors of childhood sexual abuse and rape on their healing journeys. We are currently looking for volunteer guests to appear on our Monday evening Zoom...Read More...
Last Reply By Toni Vossen · First Unread Post
Yoga being a well-documented potential treatment for some types of trauma, as outlined in Dr. Bessel van der Kolk's book The Body Keeps the Score, I wanted to be sure to post this opportunity for scholarships for Black and Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) for full tuition scholarships. PACEs Connection is not affiliated in any way with Corepower or this opportunity. https://www.corepoweryoga.com/...nt/bipoc-scholarship Our Commitment We recognize that increasing the representation of BIPOC...Read More...

Question about polyvagal theory

Growing up as an only child my malignant narc mother was constantly going overboard on the abuse, I was getting infantilization, invalidation and one-way enmeshment from her and even "narcissism by proxy" from the entire neighborhood. It's still all very much in my life, I have such severe hypervigilance that I have to take a prescription antipsychotic just to get to sleep. So I'm reading about polyvagal theory and I'm wondering, is it possible that my abuse was sufficiently severe that...Read More...
Last Reply By Alison Cebulla (PACEs Connection Staff) · First Unread Post
Hi all, I'm having a hard time finding data on a question: does telling patients their ACE scores and explain its meaning actually improve outcomes or increase agency? Anecdotally, the answer is yes, but I'm curious if anyone has any better information. Thank yoU!Read More...
Last Reply By Alison Cebulla (PACEs Connection Staff) · First Unread Post
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