Skip to main content

Blog Posts

Statement of Mourning from PACEs Connection Team

Today, all too soon, we find ourselves again in the midst of yet another tragedy following yesterday’s mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas where the lives of at least 19 children and 2 adults were lost. I am writing this blog after dropping off my two-year-old and two-month-old sons at preschool this morning, where I struggled to make the drive to the daycare and to pull out of the parking lot after they were in their classrooms for fear of their safety. All of this to...

New Report Highlights Role of Masculinity on Wellbeing of Men and All Genders

To view the full report, click here. Authors: Henny Slegh, Warren Spielberg, and Cody Ragonese In 2021, Promundo released a report titled Masculinities and Male Trauma: Making the Connections. Here is an excerpt summary of the report: Apart from what it means in their own lives, men’s exposure to violence, trauma and adversity are key risk factors for men’s self-inflicted harm and their use of violence against others. Promundo-US’s new report, Making the Connections: Masculinities and Male...

Join ex-NFL athlete Caleb Campbell this Thursday on our podcast History. Culture. Trauma.

Caleb Campbell, ex-NFL player, is a mental health advocate and consultant on trauma-informed leadership. Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with mental health struggles. The collective trauma of COVID-19 has exasperated our country’s mental health crisis. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. In honor of this designation, History. Culture. Trauma. podcast co-hosts Ingrid Cockhren, CEO of PACEs Connection, and Mathew Portell, director of communities, have spoken with...

Judge Sheila Calloway integrates PACEs science into juvenile justice

Judge Sheila Calloway says she had “absolutely no idea that I wanted to become a lawyer” when she was growing up in Louisville, Kentucky. But looking back over her fourth-grade papers, which her mother had proudly saved, she found an essay she wrote in which she said she wanted to be a lawyer and help people. And she has. After stints in the Metro Public Defender’s Office and the Juvenile Court in Metropolitan Nashville & Davidson County, TN, she was elected juvenile court judge in 2014.

7 Organizational Strategies for Resilience

No matter what type of organization you help run, if you are a leader, you should be promoting resilience and agility in the workplace. Why? When the individuals that make up an organization are better able to face challenges, the entire system is strengthened. Resilience mitigated risks, ensuring that challenges won’t set your business back as far they could. Organizations improve their overall resilience when they can: · anticipate disruptions · prepare for roadblocks · respond to sudden...

A Cry for Help from Teen Boys in Austin is Answered [the74million.org]

By Bekah McNeel, The 74, May 22, 2022 As teenage boys in Austin, Texas, returned to school last fall after more than a year learning remotely at home, counselors were alarmed to see how many were talking about suicide. “We’ve definitely seen an increase in suicidal ideation,” said Roxie Frederick, a counselor at Austin Independent School District’s Alternative Learning Center who often meets the boys after their emotions have boiled over into an angry confrontation resulting in disciplinary...

Meet the cool 62-year-old Kenyan on first all-Black team to summit Everest [npr.org]

By Ari Daniel, Photo: Amrit Ale/Himalayan Quests, National Public Radio, May 21, 2022 When James "KG" Kagambi was 23, he climbed Mount Kenya in his homeland, the second tallest peak in Africa — and swore he'd never do it again. "I hated it," he recalls. "By the time I got to 15,000 feet, I had headaches." But then he encountered a magical substance for the first time. "I just loved snow. I touched it and knew that I like this. I was looking back [at the summit] and saying, 'You know what? I...

Ask the Community

EmpowerSurvivors is currently booking guests for our upcoming EmpowerSurvivor Zooom program, Conversations With Elizabeth. Conversations With Elizabeth is a 90-minute program held on Monday evenings, via Zoom , that supports survivors of childhood sexual trauma, promotes mental health, and covers topics of healing, wellness, recovery, etc. If you are a professional, mental health therapist, holistic health practitioner, attorney for survivors of child abuse, etc. we would love to have you!Read More...

Seeking References on working w adults first

Rebecca H Bryan
Hi All, I was struck by the insight the Jane Stevens shared, which is that trauma-impacted children are best served by working first with the adults in their lives. She said this in the context of dispelling ACEs myths - this myth was focusing interventions on children first. My ask is: does anyone know of published research on this? I have a doctoral student who is doing a QI project with a parenting program and would love to cite an EBP article for this. In Appreciation, Rebecca Bryan,...Read More...

FINAL CALL! Participate in research related to trauma and posttraumatic growth!

Participants needed for research study related to trauma and posttraumatic growth! If you have been subject to at least one potentially traumatic event, then your contribution to this research is invaluable! The 'Posttraumatic Growth and Sensitivity Study' aims at investigating the role of environmental sensitivity as a personality trait in the propensity for experiencing posttraumatic growth and posttraumatic stress symptoms following traumatic events. Study participation involves...Read More...
Morning PACEs Connection community! Thank you for the great work you are doing in your lives and communities to help prevent and heal trauma; put the focus on our collective need for healing and creating community-led and culturally-appropriate positive childhood experiences (PCEs)! I’m looking for examples of ways an individual (yourself?) or your community have been changed by the work being done to build community. I’d like to collect these examples and use them for a presentation on...Read More...
Last Reply By Carey Sipp (PACEs Connection Staff) · First Unread Post

New Community

Dr. Barry Tishler
We are starting a new community in Florida, the Northeast Florida Ace Alliance and are looking for a community manager to share their experience of starting a new community with our group on April 29th at 10a est. Thank you, Dr. Barry TishlerRead More...

DJUSD Seeking Community Input on TK Expansion

Hello, Davis Joint Unified School District in Davis, CA, is seeking community input from families and organizations who serve our families on enrollment in Transitional Kindergarten . Please share your thoughts. What needs/priorities do we need to consider in service of our TK students and their families? How can we best educate our community about TK opportunities in DJUSD? You can share your thoughts here or directly with me at cmessmore@djusd.net . I am happy to share your feedback with...Read More...

Job opening: Executive Director, Safe Bars

Lauren R Taylor
MIGHT YOU BE SAFE BARS’ EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR? Safe Bars is a young 501c3 whose mission is to create cultures of safety and respect in hospitality and other alcohol-related businesses. Our work is grounded in the social justice and anti-gender-based violence movements, and our approach is training, primarily in active bystander skills. Safe Bars is seeking an executive director for a 30-hour a week position. Although the founder has been functioning in some ways as a director, this will be the...Read More...
Last Reply By Sealani B. Weiner · First Unread Post
Post
Copyright © 2022, PACEsConnection. All rights reserved.
×
×
×
×