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December 2020

Whole People Film Discussion on Tuesday, December 15th at 7p.m. EST

ACEs Connection, the Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy & Practice ( CTIPP), and the Relentless School Nurse will be hosting a Zoom discussion on Tuesday, Dec, 15th at 7p.m. EST about parts 1, 2, and 3 of Whole People. We hope you can join us: Pre-Registration Link Quotes from Childhood Trauma (Part 1 of Whole People): If you have yet to watch the Whole People series, you can still do so by visiting the PBS website. There is no cost to watch. 101 | Childhood Trauma | 102 | Healing...

Launch of the Opioid Prevention Campaign - New Resources for Parents, Educators, and Youth Leaders to Prevent Youth Opioid Misuse

This month the National Association for Children of Addiction (NACoA) is partnering with the Addiction Policy Forum to launch an Opioid Prevention Campaign. The Campaign provides resources for parents and educators to prevent youth opioid misuse. The opioid crisis continues to claim thousands of lives every year, and experts are increasingly worried about alarming trends among youth who are often overlooked group in the opioid crisis despite suffering some of its sharpest consequences. “This...

L.A. City Council votes to create new families, youth department [dailynews.com]

By City News Service, Los Angeles Daily News, December 10, 2020 The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday, Dec. 9, to create a new department to assist families who were already vulnerable to economic uncertainty before the COVID-19 pandemic and are far more so now. Council President Nury Martinez and Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez proposed establishing the Department for Families, Children and Community Investment in October. “COVID-19 has demonstrated that in the face of a crisis,...

Kids Are Anxious And Scared During The Pandemic. Here's How Parents Can Help [npr.org]

By Cory Turner, Anya Kamenetz, and Meghan Keane, National Public Radio, December 10, 2020 For the kids in our lives, the last nine months have been many things. Scary — because an invisible, unknown illness was suddenly spreading across the globe. Maybe even fun, when the possibility of school closing felt like a snow day. But for many, that novelty has given way to frustration and sadness — even depression and anxiety. Just like adults, kids are wondering: Will I get sick? Will someone I...

UVM research says Vermonters are turning to nature to cope [vtdigger.org]

By Ellie French, VTDigger, December 8, 2020 People are turning to nature to cope with social upheaval during the pandemic, according to new research from the University of Vermont. A study led by Rachelle Gould, a UVM professor of sustainability and global equity, asked Vermonters about the impact of Covid on their engagement with nature-based activities and how time outside affected their mental health. The results were overwhelming, Gould said. People generally think of Vermont as a pretty...

Some of this Week's Requests for Advancing Parenting's Bumper Stickers

All these requests for our parenting tips bumper stickers and not one was shipped! Why? We haven't the funding to print them! Every bumper sticker that is not printed and shipped is a colossal lost opportunity to prevent child abuse five, ten, twenty, fifty years down the road. What a shame! Visit www.advancingparenting.org. **************************************************************************** Hi David Thanks for this amazing link and all the important work you are doing. Can we order...

I spent 20 years in law enforcement, and saw a lot of the same people coming into the system over and over again. ACEs Connection is a community that shares ideas about how we can actually make a difference in children’s lives.

Hi. My name is Christopher Freeze and I support ACEs Connection. It’s a great organization, one I’ve come to love and enjoy over the last couple of years. It’s something that’s really been meaningful in my life. I spent over 20 years in law enforcement, and saw a lot of the same people coming into the system over and over again. And I realized the messages I’d probably heard most of my career, most of my life, about “tough on crime” and “we just gotta have more resources” and “more focus”...

Strategies for Eviction Prevention and Housing Retention: Homeless and Housing Resource Center Launch and Webinar; Register Now for December 16, 2020 from 3-4 p.m. ET [prainc.com]

Policy Research, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of the Homeless and Housing Resource Center(HHRC) . HHRC, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, works in partnership with national experts in homelessness, mental health, and substance use services to develop up-to-date, comprehensive toolkits, webinars, and self-paced online trainings. HHRC provides training on housing and treatment models focused on adults, children, and families who are experiencing...

Coping With Trauma: Workaholism

What is the difference between working hard and being a workaholic? Workaholism is glorified in our society and the term is often misused, making it difficult for people suffering from it to know they have a problem. Before childhood trauma research gained momentum in the 1980s and 1990s, there was no understanding of trauma and its consequences on a person’s life as adult, the link was not made between beating or neglecting a child and how it impacted the adult child’s mental health...

Resilient Georgia: National Landscape Scan of Trauma Informed Care and Adverse Childhood Experience Prevention Efforts, April 2019

Shortly after Resilient Georgia was founded in April 2019, our Board of Directors convened a Strategic Planning session which allowed us to identify our No. 1 priority–to learn from our peers. The stakeholders and partners at the table identified that, to be truly successful, Resilient Georgia needed to first look at what other states were doing–and how they were doing it. After many calls, internet searches and conversations, we completed the National Landscape Scan of Trauma Informed Care...

Local Court Officials Learn about more about Trauma’s Impact and How SAP May Help

SAP Implementation Coordinator, Jamie Tilley, and Implementation Manager, Amanda Dolinger, worked with Rebecca McLemore Stokes County Foster Care Supervisor to develop a presentation regarding trauma and the SAP pilot for the district court judges, the county’s DSS Attorney, and GAL. Due to COVID-19, the training was conducted online to ensure everyone’s safety. Information was shared with the court staff about the importance of trauma informed practices and the impact of trauma on children...

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