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A Better Normal is on a Holiday Break | Watch Our Top Episodes


Dear ACEs Connection Members,

It has been an honor to produce the A Better Normal Live Zoom talk series with @Jenna Quinn (PACEs Connection Staff) for ACEs Connection over the past 8 months. It has been comforting to come back to this community on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and see familiar faces. Thank you for showing up, asking good questions, and especially asking, "how can I help my community become trauma and ACEs-informed?"

We are looking forward to taking a holiday break to reflect and plan a new exciting series. We will be back to a new season of live episodes in January 2021. In the meantime, catch up on our past episodes. If you have a great idea for an episode or something you really liked in our 2020 season, please say so in the comments. We'd love to hear from you!

Here is the YouTube channel with all our past A Better Normal episodes:

Here is the YouTube channel with all our Education Upended episodes:

Here is the YouTube channel with our A Better Normal episodes that focus on community-based interventions:

Here are our top 15 most popular episodes:

1. Racial Trauma & How to be Anti-Racist - Ep.25 - June 9th, 2020 -

2. Community Resiliency Model and COVID-19 with Elaine Miller-Karas - Ep.12 - April 24, 2020 -

3. Education Upended During COVID-19 with Special Guest Jim Sporleder - Ep.10 - April 21, 2020 -

4. The Power of Discord Book Tour with Dr. Ed Tronick and Dr. Claudia Gold - Ep.24 - June 5, 2020 -

5. Trauma and the 12 Steps with Dr. Jamie Marich - Ep.48 - August 28, 2020 -

6. Building a Resilient Workforce with Pam Black and Karen Johnson - Ep.29 - June 23, 2020 -

7. Grief and Family Trauma in the Time of COVID-19 with Tian Dayton - Ep.31 - June 26, 2020 -

8. Building a Trauma-informed Culture with Origins Training and Consulting - Ep.45 - August 18, 2020 -

9. Baby Courts: A Proven Approach to Stop ACEs - Ep.42 -

10. Community, Poverty, and Parenting with ACEs with Rebecca Lewis-Pankratz - Ep.36 -

11. Healing Trauma Through Music with Nick Larson of PrΓ³xima Parada - Ep.44 -

12. The Powerhouse Community Initiative in Richmond, VA - Ep.50 -

13. Equity in the ACEs Movement - Ep.55 - October 20, 2020 -

14. Can Universal ACEs Screening Be Equitable? - Ep.52 - October 14, 2020 -

15. Safety, Health, and Back-to-School Plans in a Pandemic with Robin Cogan - Ep.40 - August 4, 2020 -


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Thanks again so much for being a part of the ACEs Connection Community and A Better Normal.


PS Did you find value in any of our A Better Normal episodes? Please consider donating to our current matched donation fundraising campaign! Every little bit helps us continue the work we're doing. Donations are tax-deductable. Thanks in advance for your support!

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Hi Allison

Thank you for all the work you have done in hosting, organizing, producing all the great webinars for a better normal over the past eight months. I also appreciate that you forwarded the links as I have missed some.

I hope you are able to rejuvenate by taking a break for some self-care and enjoy the upcoming holiday celebration!

Thanks so much @Sharon E Swaffield for the kind words and well wishes!

I'm going to invite you to join our new community in Ontario, Canada:

Great post, Alison! Thanks for highlighting the webinar work, that we’ll be back with new webinars next year, and that we hope members will support our ACEs Changemaker Matching Grant Campaign. If members help us raise $50,000, we’ll receive that amount from a generous anonymous donor, giving us a total of $100,000 to continue our work!

To make a donation, simply click on the ACEs Changemaker Matching Grant Campaign β€œmake a donation” artwork on the home page or to the right.

Thank you for your support!


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