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February 2024

Free Event: Moving From Trauma-Organized to Trauma-Informed Systems

Your organization may be organized around trauma--actively stressing out employees to toxic levels. Learn how to change course with Bri Twombly, LMSW, trauma expert. >>Register here<< Tue, Feb 20, 2024, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PT Stressed organizations lead to stressed staff who are often unable to respond with care and compassion to staff and families. Join us to: + Understand how TI systems support caring and compassionate environments. + Learn tools to improve the morale and...

Using the HOPE framework to create concrete organizational improvements | Interview with Aimee Zeitz-Gruber, MFT []

By Laura Gallant, 2/19/24, The HOPE National Resource Center welcomes Aimee Zeitz-Gruber, MFT as our keynote speaker at the Fourth Annual HOPE Summit – The HOPE Transformation . She will present HOPE in Action on Thursday, March 21 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET. Aimee Zeitz-Gruber is the Executive Director of Community Well-Being and Project Director of Partners in Prevention at the YMCA of San Diego County , where she has worked with the HOPE National...

Schoolwide Reset Spaces: The Principal Perspective- Part 2

The East Tennessee State Ballad Health Strong BRAIN Institute welcomes Drs. Ginger Christian, Kevin Graham, Amy Horton, and Kyle Loudermilk as they present, Schoolwide Reset Spaces: The Principal Perspective on April 9, 2024, 12-1:30 p.m. (EDT). Reset Spaces provide resources for students to calm and learn how to self-regulate when they are experiencing “fight or flight” moments. Resources include comfortable seating, sensory calming tools, music, and lighting. We are learning when the...

Human Connection to Reduce Addiction- Andrea D. Clements, Ph.D. and Mary Jo Hedrick, M.S.

The East Tennessee State University Ballad Health Strong BRAIN Institute welcomes Andrea D. Clements, Ph.D. and Mary Jo Hedrick, psychology doctoral candidate, to the Resilience Presentation Series on March 20, 2024, 1-2 p.m. (EDT). Intentionally increasing interpersonal connection opens up avenues for addiction treatment that address root causes of addiction rather than its symptoms. Learn more about the strong association between childhood adversity and later problematic substance use, as...

An introduction to insidious trauma

Hi, I just did a 32min Introduction to Insidious Trauma video, as part of an annual “Manifesting the Dream” MLK Day of Service and 40 Days of Peace event, and thought you might want to check it out. An introduction to insidious trauma - YouTube Video description: Insidious trauma is the daily incidents of marginalization, objectification, dehumanization, intimidation, et cetera that are experienced by members of groups targeted by racism, heterosexism, ageism, ableism, sexism, and other...

Parenting with ACEs; Healing Historical & Intergenerational Trauma on History. Culture. Trauma. Thursday at 1 p.m. PDT

Candice Valenzuela, whose 2022 podcast was among the most popular episodes of the last year, joins hosts Ingrid Cockhren, PACEs Connection CEO, and Mathew Portell, this Thursday at 1 p.m. PDT; 4 p.m. ET , to discuss the importance of healing intergenerational trauma. “How can parents ensure that generational issues do not continue to impact future generations?” is one of the questions to be addressed in this live episode. “This topic is especially important for parents who have a background...

Free Event: Preventing Burnout with Emotionally Attuned Management - Feb 20

Learn about why “attunement” has become the latest mental health buzzword with @Alison Cebulla , MPH. >>Register here<< Tue, Feb 20, 2024, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PT We’ll go over: + The brain science of attunement + How to prevent toxic stress and burnout in employees + Easy management tools you can start using immediately to boost morale and productivity This is part of the free community event series by Tend Collective .

Federal HHS Equity Action Plan Advances Amid New Data on Discrimination by the Health Care Workforce

There's much to follow on the current health equity radar, from advancement of the HHS’s Equity Action Plan to concerning data validating the high incidence of discrimination by the health workforce toward patients. The onset of stress and vicarious trauma for staff witnessing these events was also identified. Each of these actions will provide pause to even the most seasoned health equity warrior.

Free Webinar: No more - JUST FIX MY KID

Parents often enter treatment with a “just fix my kid” mindset and refuse to engage or change themselves. An unchanged family cannot sustain change in a child. Join Dr. Scott Sells, founder of the FST| Family Systems Trauma techniques for this free webinar where you will learn a 5-question FST Motivational script that you can use the next day. DATE: Wednesday, March 20 TIME: 12 - 1 pm EDT COST: Free with REGISTRATION HERE An opportunity for Q & A with Dr. Sells will follow.

PACEs Research Corner — February, 2024

[Editor's note: Dr. Harise Stein at Stanford University edits a web site — — 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!] Child Abuse Kaferly J, Orsi-Hunt R, Hosokawa P, et al. Health Differs by Foster Care Eligibility: A Nine-Year Retrospective Observational Study Among Medicaid-Enrolled...

Encore Episode of History. Culture. Trauma.! Dr. Bruce Perry Historical Trauma & What Happened to You?

We are excited to announce an encore episode of History. Culture. Trauma. ! Our next conversation is an encore episode featuring an excerpt of an interview with best-selling author and developer of the Neurosequential Model, Dr. Bruce Perry . As our nation celebrates Black History Month, we at PACEs Connection believe it is appropriate to recognize the history of enslavement, discrimination, Jim Crow and domestic terrorism that Black people have endured. The resulting historical trauma of...

Global Resiliency Accelerator Launches the 2024 Season

We are excited to announce that the first Global Resiliency Accelerator for 2024 will be held on Wednesday, February 28 from 12-2 p.m. EST. In this session, Becky Haas, Co-founder of the Global Resiliency Accelerator, will present on "Moving from Trauma Aware to Trauma Competent." Becky's presentation will provide information on available resources including reliable roadmaps for creating sustainable trauma informed culture change. She also will share helpful tips as an organizational coach...

Engaging Ways to Teach Kids Vital Safety Skills

Teaching kids who have been through adverse childhood experiences vital safety skills is crucial for their development. Regularly practicing home safety skills can increase their confidence, reduce the risk of accidents, and help kids feel more secure. However, most kids will mentally check out if you didactically tell them what they should not do. This is understandable, as no one enjoys extended safety lectures. Instead, try to utilize novel safety strategies to engage kids and help them...

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