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September 2021

Self Awareness: The key to know your inner world and heal yourself

“People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own souls. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light but by making the darkness conscious.” - Carl Jung Do we know ourselves? This is one of the most important questions that we should ask ourselves. If we don’t know ourselves fully then how can we know the things that hold us back, the fears that keep us afraid and the things that can lead us to true fulfillment in life? If we don’t know...

NJ Commits To Universal Pre-K For All: Murphy [patch.com]

By Nicole Rosenthal, Patch, September 16, 2021 The Garden State has committed to make universal preschool programs available to all New Jersey families within the next several years, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Thursday. The New Jersey Department of Education has been tasked with creating a "strategic plan" for a universal preschool program in the state, Murphy said during a news conference and visit to Dr. Charles Smith Elementary Childhood Center in Palisades Park, which boasts a...

Colorado Clinic's Prescription for Healthier Patients? Lawyers [coloradotimesrecorder.com]

By Jakob Rodgers, Colorado Times Recorder, September 8, 2021 In her 19 years of living with cerebral palsy, scoliosis and other ailments, Cynthia Enriquez De Santiago has endured about 60 surgeries and her heart has flatlined at least four times. But the most unusual doctor’s referral of her life came last year: Go see an attorney. Enriquez De Santiago sought help at a Colorado health clinic that takes a novel approach to improving the health of its patients: It incorporates legal assistance...

Federal Relief Efforts Protected Millions of Children From Poverty [childtrends.org]

By Dana Thomson, Child Trends, September 14, 2021 New poverty data released today (September 14) by the U.S. Census Bureau highlight the enormous success of government programs in protecting children from the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. Social safety net programs and federal relief efforts not only prevented additional children from falling into poverty but also reduced child poverty in the midst of the COVID-19 public health crisis and recession—despite the fact that the...

D’Souza: Pandemic effects may have lowered baby IQs, study says

The pandemic is leaving its imprint on all of us, but some experts suggest it may be most keenly affecting babies and toddlers. A new study by researchers at five universities found that babies born during the pandemic may have lower IQ scores than those born before it. Babies who came into the world before the coronavirus had a cognitive score hovering around 100, according to this study. But the test scores of babies born during the pandemic fell sharply, to around 78. That’s 22 points...

12 Commonalities A Harvard Doctor Found In “Health Outliers” Who Had Radical Remissions [lissarankin.com]

By Lissa Rankin CURED Tip #1 Activate The Relaxation Response As I described in detail in my book Mind Over Medicine, one of the keys to mind-body-spirit medicine in general and the field of psychoneuroimmunology specifically relies on making lifestyle changes aimed at creating nervous system regulation, flipping the nervous system from disease-inducing “fight or flight” sympathetic nervous system stress responses or “freeze” dorsal vagal parasympathetic responses to the homeostatic healing...

2021 Resilience Symposium Friday, October 1, 2021 in New Bern, NC

Please join us for the 2021 Resilience Symposium in New Bern, NC on Friday, October 1, 2021 from 8am-5pm. The past year has been stressful, even traumatic for many, shedding light on the importance for us to prioritize building our own resiliency to thrive. For those in the helping professions, stress, burnout, and vicarious trauma are taking their toll on our personal and professional lives. The good news, there is HOPE. Join us to hear from national speakers to learn ways we can work...

September 29 Webinar - Implementing ACE Screenings: How-To Guide and Lessons From the Field [acesaware.org]

SPECIAL WEBINAR Implementing ACE Screenings: How-To Guide and Lessons from the Field Wednesday, September 29, 2021 12 - 1 p.m. Register Here Please join us for a special webinar highlighting the ACE Screening How-To Guide and implementation lessons from clinics across the state. This webinar will: Discuss ways the How-To Guide can help your clinic move further in its ACE screening journey. Highlight how several practices have implemented ACE screening for pediatrics and women’s health. Share...

New issue of insights: The Promise and Progress of Continuum of Care Reform

In this issue of insights, we provide data and perspectives on the progress and challenges of Continuum of Care Reform implementation based on three key goals—Center Youth and Family Voice, Focus on Connecting with Relatives, and Transforming the Use of Residentially Based Care. Data indicating progress (see below) includes the positive trend of youth moving from congregate care settings to home-based placements reflecting the commitment to connecting with relatives and extended family. And,...

Resilient Wisconsin: Trauma-Informed News and Notes for September 2021 [dhs.wisconsin.gov]

Take a look at all of the shareable resources (documents, webcasts, social media posts, etc.) created for the Resilient Wisconsin initiative . ACEs, adversity's impact Children at the intersection of pediatric palliative care and child maltreatment: A vulnerable and understudied population The association between adverse childhood experiences and childhood obesity: A systematic review Childhood trauma leads to an increase in dropout rates, arrests A game changer: Virtual reality reduces pain...

Reminder: September 22 Webinar - "The Science of ACEs and Toxic Stress, (Part 3)" [acesaware.org]

September 22 Webinar "The Science of ACEs and Toxic Stress, (Part 3)" 1.0 Continuing Medical Education / Maintenance of Certification Credit Available* Wednesday, September 22, 2021 12 - 1 p.m. Register Here Join us on September 22 at 12 p.m. for the final in a series of webinars that explore the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress. Dr. Rachel Gilgoff, Clinical and Science Senior Advisor, Aurrera Health Group, will dive into how providers can develop their...

'The pay is absolute crap': Child-care workers are quitting rapidly, a red flag for the economy [washingtonpost.com]

By Heather Long, The Washington Post, September 19, 2021 South Shore Stars’ early-childhood program in Weymouth, Mass., received zero applicants this summer for its preschool teacher positions. It was a big change from when Director Jennifer Curtis was superintendent of a local school district and routinely had 200 people apply for elementary school jobs. The problem, Curtis said, is that day care workers typically make about $12 an hour for a demanding job year-round. Public schools and...

Combating the Legacy of Segregation in the Nation's Capital [urban.org]

By Peace Gwam and Mychal Cohen, Urban Institute, September 2021 Washington, DC, has experienced population and economic booms over the past two decades, but the benefits of this growth have not been equitable for long-term Black residents, who created the culture that formed the base for this revival. These residents, who remained in the city after decades of economic disinvestment, are now being displaced in part because of economic-development policies intended to restore the city’s tax...

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