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Method to the Madness: Mental Health Awareness Made Manageable

Calling all companies, businesses, and organizations! We wanted to personally invite you to our upcoming webinar, Method to The Madness: Mental Health Awareness Made Manageable, May 26, 2022 @ 10 a.m. PST/1:00 p.m. EST. We are passionate about helping organizations manage the emotional and mental health needs of employees in the workforce. We know businesses are struggling to mitigate the effects of mental health and social and civil justice issues we are facing. As mental health...

Coaching for Community Connection because Relationships are the Agents of Change

What are the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves, our relationships and our goals, dreams and aspirations? What story are we telling ourselves about the future of the world? Often it is a story from the past. Cause that is all we “know”. We only know what we have experienced. We don’t know what will happen in the future. We think we do… but we really don’t know.

One Year Summary of AAP COVID-19 Survey Responses [positiveexperience.org/category/blog]

By Loren McCullough, 5/19/22, https://positiveexperience.org/category/blog The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a year one report “Caregiving in the Context of COVID-19.” Looking at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, over two years ago, and how families and children have been affected in many ways. Closing schools and community resources made an impact on childcare routines. Changes to work life and government support systems also impacted how parents were able to provide...

At a ‘Community School,’ This Educator Ensures All Kids Feel Known, Seen & Heard [the74million.org]

By Linda Jacobson, Image: Courtesy of Staci Boehlke, The 74, May 16, 2022 O n a rainy Monday before winter break, the hallways at Fruit Valley Elementary School in Vancouver, Washington, were unusually quiet. The pandemic had cut enrollment nearly in half, but that didn’t deter Staci Boehlke, who runs the school’s resource center. She welcomed police officers into the colorful, light-filled space as they dropped off bags of donated toys. She spoke with a parent whose landlord sent a warning...

Amid Protest, L.A. County Looks to Early Legal Representation for Parents to Avoid Foster Care Removals [imprintnews.org]

By Jeremy Loudenback, Photo: Jeremy Loudenback, The Imprint, May 17, 2022 H oisting signs that read “Fund Families, Not Systems” and “Poverty Is Not Neglect,” protesters in downtown Los Angeles today chanted “Black Families Matter!” and shared their wrenching experiences of family separation through the foster care system. “If you are outraged that the Supreme Court may soon allow the government to reach into your womb and control whether you have children, you should be deeply outraged that...

Taking a One-Week Break from Social Media Improves Well-Being, Depression, and Anxiety: A Randomized Controlled Trial [liebertpub.com]

By Jeffrey Lambert, George Barnstable, Eleanor Minter, et al., Photo: Unsplash, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Publishers, May 10, 2022 Abstract The present study aimed to understand the effects of a 1-week break from social media (SM) (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok) on well-being, depression, and anxiety compared with using SM as usual. We also aimed to understand whether time spent on different SM platforms mediates the relationship between SM cessation and well-being, depression, and...

Giving Cash Directly to People in Need Is a Growing Trend, as Evidence Shows It Works [philanthropy.com]

By Kristen Griffith, Photo: GiveDirectly, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, May 16, 2022 Charitable efforts that give cash directly to people in need so they can do whatever they want with the money are sweeping across the United States, fueled by infusions of donations from foundations and individuals and growing evidence that the approach is more effective than traditional social-service programs. Nonprofits that give people cash instead of offering them services was “one of the most...

Ask the Community

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...
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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...
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