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Join us for the JULY 2022 round of Introduction to PACEs Connection and Creating Resilient Communities workshops!

We at PACEs Connection know that a deep understanding of the science of positive and adverse childhood experiences (PACEs) can help organizations and communities solve their most intractable problems. Early adopters have shown STUNNING results in schools, family practice clinics, opioid prevention programs, etc. You can do the same in your community by joining the PACEs Connection Creating Resilient Communities Accelerator program.

Americans need to get better at taking sick days [washingtonpost.com]

By Christine Emba, Illustration: Luci Gutiérrez/The Washington Post, The Washington Post, June 30, 2022 My regular editor is off this week because she has contracted covid-19. And I’m glad for her. Well, not glad about the covid — we may have vaccines and Paxlovid now, but I wouldn’t wish that still-mysterious disease on anyone. Yet the actual taking of a few sick days, even while working remotely? That I respect. Because doing so has become unusual , even though in reality it’s more...

Move yourself happy! How to exercise to boost your mood – whatever your fitness level [theguardian.com]

By Elle Hunt, Image: Getty Images, The Guardian, June 29, 2022 Everyone knows the benefits of exercise: stronger muscles, more energy, weight management, better sleep. A mood boost is often tacked on as a bonus. But there is stronger evidence than ever before that movement not only improves your mental health, but also protects it. Depression is the fourth most serious disease worldwide , yet the psychological benefits of exercise have been overlooked, says Jack Raglin, a professor of...

On Buffalo Streets, Outreach Workers Push for Freedom from Violence [theimprint.org]

By Adilia Watson, Photo: Malik Rainey, The Imprint, June 30, 2022 Another teenager had just been shot, and Buffalo community activists were, yet again, taking to the streets. This early April afternoon, a dozen outreach workers gathered at the intersection of Roslyn Street and East Delavan Avenue, determined to curb gun violence and reduce the chances of retaliation once shootings have occurred. Weeks before an avowed white supremacist was arrested for gunning down shoppers at the Tops...

New Ken Burns PBS Documentary Offers Raw Look at the Youth Mental Health Crisis [the74million.org]

By Mark Keierleber, Photo: Erik Ewers, The 74, June 25, 2022 When brothers Erik Ewers and Christopher Loren Ewers set out to film a documentary about the mental health struggles of American youth, they knew they were tackling a pervasive problem unspoken about for far too long. What they didn’t realize were the lessons they’d come to uncover about themselves. Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness , a two-part documentary that premieres Monday on PBS, presents the raw accounts of nearly...

Newly Crowned Ms. Black North Carolina 2022 is Supporting Healing Around the State

Spreading and sharing the science of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and resilience to support communities across North Carolina PRESS RELEASE UPDATED: JUN 30, 2022 11:00 EDT WILSON, N.C., June 30, 2022 (Newswire.com) - Rural Opportunity Institute (ROI), the local organization supporting trauma-informed and resilient communities by offering various initiatives that foster healing in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, is thrilled to celebrate Eulanda Thorne, a single mother of four who is...

[FREE LIVE MASTERCLASS] The Top 10 Truths Every Teacher Needs to Know About Trauma

Can we talk about childhood trauma for a sec? More specifically… How it's impacting your students' learning and behavior in the classroom? The reason I bring this up is that before the global pandemic, childhood trauma was already at epidemic-level proportions. That was before Covid... (Yeah, I know.) Since the pandemic, we can estimate that those numbers have skyrocketed. What does this mean for teachers? Well, on one hand you've got more children walking into your classroom under the...

6 New Communities Join PACEs Connection

Please welcome these new communities to the PACEsConnection.com network. Prince George's County, MD PACEs Connection Chapter (MD) Resilient Wilco (TX) HB Foster Care Initiative (NC) South Central Resiliency Project (TN) Trauma-Informed Community Asia Northeast Florida Ace Alliance (FL) Details about each of them are below, as is information about starting and growing your community initiatives and joining the Cooperative of Communities . Prince George's County, MD PACEs Connection Chapter :...

HOPE and Anti-racism Approaches - New Online Course [positiveexperience.org]

The HOPE National Resource Center (NRC) will release a new online training, HOPE and Anti-racism Approaches. In this free course, Dr. Sege and Dr. Stephens share specific anti-racism approaches that are essential to implementing HOPE in any setting. The four lessons offer video lectures, interactive quizzes, and access to a variety of resources. [ Click here to read the full blog .]

For Many Women, Roe Was About More Than Abortion. It Was About Freedom. [nytimes.com]

By Julie Bosman, Photo: Nina Robinson/The New York Times, The New York Times, June 29, 2022 Countless women wept. Some spent the weekend burning white-hot with rage, commiserating with friends and mothers and sisters. Many were fearful, recognizing the feeling of a freedom being taken away and thinking to themselves: This could only get worse. Millions of American women spent the past five days absorbing the news that the Supreme Court had overturned Roe v. Wade , erasing the constitutional...

Los Angeles County votes to return beach property taken from Black owners in Jim Crow era [cnn.com]

By Meron Moges-Gerbi and Cheri Mossburg, Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images, CNN US, June 29, 2022 A stretch of prime Southern California beachfront real estate was returned to the descendants of its Black owners Tuesday, nearly a century after the parcel was taken by the city of Manhattan Beach. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to give the land back to the family of the owners, Charles and Willa Bruce . Known as Bruce's Beach, the resort had offered Black families a...

How Libraries Came to be Sanctuaries for LGBTQ Kids [the74million.org]

By Beth Hawkins, Photo: Kay Tobin/Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library, The 74, June 29, 2022 In May 2021, as efforts to ban books on LGBTQ topics from school libraries were gaining political steam, “Two Grooms on a Cake: The Story of America’s First Gay Wedding” was published. It is a children’s story about Michael McConnell’s 1971 marriage to a man, which was upheld as legal by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2015. But McConnell isn’t just a protagonist in a book; as a...

Arizona offers free college tuition to the state's Native students [npr.org]

By Sequoia Carrillo, Photo: John Locher/Associate Press, National Public Radio, June 28, 2022 The University of Arizona announced Monday that Native American students no longer would have to pay tuition or fees at its main campus in Tucson. The university hopes the new program better serves the state's large Native population. The program, a first of its kind in an Arizona public university, will be available for students registered to any of the state's 22 federally recognized tribes . More...

The Black Men's Health Project

Hi. While you might already be aware of this, in case you aren't, wanted to share: http:// blackmenshealthproject.org/ . And, if you go to the "take the survey" link, if it's of benefit, participants are provided "with a $15 Amazon Gift Card claim code and a free personalized report on how your health compares to your peers."

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