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Peer Workers United Support Group

Peer Workers United is a support group for peer workers and for others who are interested in learning more about peer work. Together, we share the ups and downs of our daily lives and the trials, tribulations and achievements of peer support work. Phillip Fleming, Tishna Lopez, Meesha Dyson & Judith Berman are inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

What Good Are Feelings?

Emotions are not some kind of cosmic error. They exist for our benefit. Emotions tell us (sometimes before our brains get there) to move away or towards people, situations, and ideas. They are a kind of compass for our lives. But only when we allow them to be so. Curious about how that works?

Successful launch of our first Connecting Communities One Book at a Time initiative: “What Happened to You?”

PACEs Connection is thrilled to share that our first-ever Connecting Communities One Book at a Time initiative involved thousands of people; scores of book studies! The PACEs Connection's Connecting Communities One Book at a Time initiative helps people bring their community together around books that help us have critical conversations about trauma, racism, inequity, protective factors, positive childhood experiences, and the role community plays in preventing and healing trauma and...

The Community Mental Wellness and Resilience Act

In 2021, the Trauma Resource Institute - along with over 80 other organizations - endorsed this act in a letter to Congress. Now, Representative Paul Tonko (D-NY) is going to introduce the Community Mental Wellness and Resilience Act (CMWRA) in late October of this year! The Trauma Resource Institute is a founding member of the International Transformational Resilience Coalition (ITRC) which aims to gather a wide and diverse set of endorsements from national, regional, state, tribal, and...

Welcome Five New Communities to PACES Connection!

Please welcome these new communities to the PACEsConnection.com network. Durham Community Resilience Collaborative Wilkes Resiliency Collaborative Healing The Hearts of Elk & Cameron Counties Resilient Communities of East Georgia PACES Community Faith & Community Wellness Centers. Inc. Details about each are below, as is information about starting and growing your community initiatives and joining the Cooperative of Communities . Durham Community Resilience Collaborative : We are the...

Prevalence of Shasta County Residents’ Early Trauma Explains High ACEs Scores; Hope Remains

From ANewsCafe: https://anewscafe.com/2022/08/10/redding/prevalence-of-shasta-county-residents-early-toxic-childhood-traumas-produce-high-aces-scores-hope-remains0/ Editor’s note: Today’s article was written by Eythana Miller as part of the California Humanities Emerging Journalist Fellowship program in collaboration with Shasta Community College and the Shasta College Foundation. Welcome, Eythana Miller, to A News Cafe. A 3-year-old boy stood in a parking lot in downtown Redding in 2018,...

‘The kids are just happier’: could California’s universal school meal program start a trend? [theguardian.com]

By Victoria Namkung, Photo: Matt Kelly Elementary Community School, The Guardian, September 26, 2022 B efore California became the first state to implement a universal meals program for its 6.2 million public school students, Alyssa Wells would keep granola bars in her classroom for students who complained of being hungry. When the new program began in August at Foussat elementary school in Oceanside, California , which is primarily attended by Latino students from low-income families, the...

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Trauma-Informed Parenting Curriculum

Scott A Webb
Hello Friends, I am wondering if any of you can direct me to curriculum for trauma-infomred parenting classes. I have received a number of requests and I cannot find anything online. I know in my home state of Wisconsin that type of training was going on via the Wisconsin Trauma Project, but the fuding for that ended along with the classes. Thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide. Scott WebbRead More...
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Free Virtual Advanced Training on Secondary Traumatic Stress

Greetings everyone! The University of Kentucky Center on Trauma and Children is hosting a free training entitled “Staying Inside the Window of Tolerance: An Advanced Training on Secondary Traumatic Stress and Resiliency”. You can view the attached flyer or navigate to https://www.uky.edu/ctac/wotlanding to view more information or to register. This training is free to the public, so feel free to share with your colleagues who may be interested. When: Thursday, October 13th, 2022 from 2:00pm...Read More...
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New Member - NYC

Brittny Ellington
Very excited to join this community! I'm launching a nonprofit in my community (Brooklyn, NYC) and this community is so inspiring! Would love to connect with other members on this platform, especially in the NYC area. Starting a nonprofit is no easy task so I am here to expand my network and add value wherever I can. :-)Read More...
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Adverse Childhood Experiences and Overdose: Lessons from Overdose Data to Action, Wisdom et al. “Results from a new study highlight opportunities to expand the breadth of adverse childhood experience (ACE) prevention strategies, including implementing cross-cutting overdose and adverse childhood experience‒related activities that span the social‒ecologic model, which are critical for population-level change and have the potential for the broadest impact.” — official SBIRT newsletter...Read More...

Donations for Flood Victims in Pakistan!!!

Sajjad Ahmed
Dear Friends, I would like to appeal on the World Charity Day September, 5 2022 to help and support the Flood Victims in Pakistan. Floods have devastated many parts of the country. Your small donations may save the countless lives.Read More...
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