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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...

Leaders Emerge from a Washington State Youth Prison, Urging a More Just and Safe World [imprintnews.org]

By Nell Bernstein, Photo: Washington Legislative Support Services, The Imprint, September 27, 2022 It was 8 a.m. in the Hotel Murano conference room in Tacoma and like any good host, 23-year-old Aaron Toleafoa understood his mandate: wake up the crowd. “How’s everybody feeling today?” he asked the guests who were gathered for the Coalition for Juvenile Justice’s annual Youth Summit. “Good, good. For everybody who’s not from Washington, y’all enjoy this town over here? It’s my hometown, so...

For some Christians, ‘rapture anxiety’ can take a lifetime to heal [cnn.com]

By AJ Willingham, Illustration: Alberto Mier/CNN, CNN US, September 27, 2022 Thirteen-year-old April Ajoy had a sense something wasn’t right. It was quiet in her Dallas house. Too quiet. Her brothers were gone. Her parents were gone. On her parents’ bed, a pile of her mother’s clothes signaled something terrifying. Ajoy’s mind began churning, trying to remember, trying to make plans. When was the last time she had sinned? Should she refuse the mark of the beast ? At least, she thought, if...

The War-Zone Mentality — Mental Health Effects of Gun Violence in U.S. Children and Adolescents [nejm.org]

By James Garbarino, Photo: Unsplash, The New England Journal of Medicine, September 24, 2022 D oes gun violence affect the mental health of U.S. children? That question has the same answer as most inquiries about child and adolescent development: it depends. Rarely does a simple cause–effect relationship apply to the same degree to all children, and the same exposures may even have opposite effects on different children. Such variability is an essential truth of the “ecological perspective”...

On calls when a person is suicidal, some police try a new approach [washingtonpost.com]

By Caren Chesler, Illustration: Washington Post Illustration/iStock, The Washington Post, September 23, 2022 Police in a small but growing number of states are trying a new tactic on calls when someone is threatening suicide. They respond, assess and sometimes, depending on the situation, they leave. It’s happening in Fresno, Calif., where last year, police were called to the home of a man who barricaded himself in his house with a gun and was threatening to kill himself and police, if they...

Encore ‘History. Culture. Trauma.’ podcast: Dr. Bruce Perry discusses historical trauma & 'What Happened to You?'

“If you don't understand history, you're never going to understand trauma. And if you don’t understand trauma, you're never going to understand history. And this is part of our problem as a field,” said Dr. Bruce Perry in a June interview. He and “History. Culture. Trauma.” podcast hosts Ingrid Cockhren, CEO of PACEs Connection, and Mathew Portell, director of communities, discussed the intersecting fields of trauma and historical trauma and his best selling book, co-authored with Oprah...

Compliance to Compassion: Supporting Students, Teachers & Staff in Challenging Times

Attachment & Trauma Network and the Alliance Against Seclusion and Restraint are excited to jointly host this all-day, virtual event on Friday, October 14, 2022 " We're offering this event NOW for this primary reason," explains Guy Stephens, AASR Founder and ED, "The past two years in education have been especially challenging. With the increase in stress, comes an increase of behaviors in the classroom. Traditional approaches to "managing" behaviors are failing...we all need help now!"...

PACEs Research Corner — August 2022, Part 2

[Editor's note: Dr. Harise Stein at Stanford University edits a web site — abuseresearch.info — that focuses on the effects of abuse, and includes research articles on PACEs. Every month, she posts the summaries of the abstracts and links to research articles that address only ACEs, PCEs and PACEs. Thank you, Harise!! — Rafael Maravilla] Brown J, Spiller V, Carter M, et. al. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) and youth firesetting: A call on criminal justice, emergency responder, and...

Interrupting the School to Prison Pipeline Using a Trauma-Informed Lens

Event Title: Interrupting the School to Prison Pipeline Using a Trauma Informed Lens Event Date: Wednesday, October 19th, 2022 Event Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PST Event Facilitators: Porter Jennings-McGarity & Lara Kain Special Guest: Tia Martinez Join PACEs Connection’s trauma-informed education consultant (Lara Kain) and trauma-informed criminal justice consultant (Dr. Porter Jennings-McGarity) and special guest Tia Martinez for our first ever interdisciplinary collaborative event...

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