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Register NOW for August 10 Book Study Leader Check-in and other "What Happened to You?" book study resources

It's not too late to lead your own book study of What Happened to You? by Bruce D. Perry, MD PhD, and Oprah Winfrey in your community! Register NOW to attend the Book Study Leader Check-In with Children’s Trust Fund Alliance on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 3-4:30 p.m. ET This is an opportunity to share your experiences as a book study leader, raise questions, make recommendations, and celebrate with us. Open to all book study leaders and those who may want to facilitate a study! This event is part of...

Back to School with HOPE [positiveexperience.org/category/blog]

By The HOPE Team, 8/9/22, https://positiveexperience.org/category/blog/ Going back to school can bring up a lot of feelings for students, parents, and even teachers. Happiness at being back together with friends, excitement about the new school year, and, of course, anxiety about the challenges ahead. The Four Building Blocks of HOPE can help focus on PCEs (positive childhood experiences). Here are 12 ways to practice PCEs as children return to school. [ Click here to read the full blog .]

How Policing Has — and Hasn’t — Changed Since George Floyd [themarshallproject.org]

By Jamiles Lartey, Photo: Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images, The Marshall Project, August 6, 2022 A Black man in Massachusetts alleges that police tackled him in a case of mistaken identity in 2021, pinning him down with a knee to the neck . According to a lawsuit filed this week, Donovan Johnson cried “I can’t breathe!” but the officer “continued to pin Mr. Johnson to the ground with his knee.” In Houston, another Black man was fatally shot in the back of the head and neck by an...

Educators’ Poor Morale Matters, Even If They Don’t Quit. Here’s Why [the74million.org]

By Elizabeth D. Steiner, Heather Schwartz, and Melissa Kay Diliberti, The 74, August 8, 2022 Schools have been trying to return to normal after three years of closures, disruption and setbacks, so it’s no surprise that the pandemic has taken a toll on educators’ morale. Yet, thus far, public school educators nationally have not left their jobs at notably higher rates than before the pandemic began. Even so, poor morale among educators is concerning. Given how many teachers enter the...

Purdue’s tuition freeze at year 10: Most students graduate debt-free [csmonitor.com]

By Lee Lawrence, Photo: Nikos Frazier/Journal & Courier/AP/File, The Christian Science Monitor, August 8, 2022 P resident Joe Biden is expected to decide this month whether there will be mass student debt cancellation. And while Americans are at loggerheads over that, they are in almost full agreement about fixing the root cause: the high cost of a college education. Asked to choose between the government forgiving student debt or making college more affordable for current and future...

Progress in Baby Steps: Westside Atlanta Lead Cleanup Slowly Earns Trust With Help From Local Institutions [insideclimatenews.org]

By Aydali Campa, Photo: Lynsey Weatherspoon/Deep Indigo Collective, Inside Climate News, August 7, 2022 Cosmopolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church has long been a place of trust, a hive of social justice activity on Atlanta’s west side. A week after church members held an abortion rights march, volunteers gathered outside the stately house of worship, located in Vine City on a leafy corner near Martin Luther King Jr.’s home, to set up an event with a dual purpose: giving back-to-school...

VA TICNs eNote August 8 2022 [grscan.com]

"A healed society would be one in which no one becomes the bearer of unjust hardship, where individuals don’t bear the weight of systemic failures. There is a degree of loss and pain that is a part of the human experience, but we can heal our relations to each other to move toward a reality in which no one is given a life that only produces trauma and suffering." Read more from adrienne maree brown on love as accountability . Head to the Voices website to register for free workshops and...

The Secret History of Family Separation [theatlantic.com]

By Caitlin Dickerson, Illustration: The Atlantic, The Atlantic, August 7, 2022 As a therapist for children who are being processed through the American immigration system, Cynthia Quintana has a routine that she repeats each time she meets a new patient in her office in Grand Rapids, Michigan: She calls the parents or closest relatives to let them know the child is safe and well cared for, and provides 24-hour contact information. This process usually plays out within hours of when the...

How to Embrace Doing Nothing [theatlantic.com]

By Arthur C. Brooks, Illustration: Jan Buchczik, The Atlantic, August 4, 2022 n the midst of financial news that seems to get grimmer by the day, one story of a man trying to escape caught my eye. Andrew Formica, the 51-year-old CEO of a $68 billion investment firm, abruptly quit his job. He did not have another job waiting—or anything else, it seems. When pressed about his plans, he said, “I just want to go sit at the beach and do nothing.” Easy, right? Not for a lot of us, it isn’t.

How to ease the transition to college when mental health is a concern [washingtonpost.com]

By Fran Kritz, Illustration: Lisk Feng/The Washington Post, The Washington Post, August 6, 2022 The move from high school to college can be a trying one, particularly for students with mental health concerns. But today there are ways to make it easier. “In the last few years, and especially since the pandemic began, campus resources for all students have proliferated, and ahead of coming to campus is when students should be connecting with the resources that they need,” says Amy Gatto,...

The urban garden transforming lives after prison: ‘I’m finally free’ [theguardian.com]

By Caitlin Yoshiko Kandil, Photo: Marissa Leshnov, The Guardian, August 7, 2022 W hen Sol Mercado was incarcerated, one of her few sources of comfort was to dig her hands into dirt. Coming from a family of sugarcane and coffee farm workers in Puerto Rico, a love of gardening was in her roots. But it wasn’t until she was in prison and started participating in a gardening program that she truly connected with this part of her heritage. “It’s a huge coping skill to be working with the soil,...

Coastal Coalition for Substance Awareness and Prevention Providing Trauma Informed Policing Training

The Coastal Coalition for Substance Awareness & Prevention (CCSAP) of New Bern, North Carolina is proud to offer an in-person day of trauma-informed training to members of law enforcement facilitated by national subject matter expert, Becky Haas. This event for members of law enforcement is free of charge, however registration is required. A certificate of attendance with contact hours will be provided. Trauma-Informed Police Training: Law enforcement professionals have a history of...

Rest, Healing, & Hope for Trauma Survivors

Note: I've not posted in a while. I can't believe it's been almost three years since I was diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer. I miss this community and I miss work. But I am doing well at the moment and I'm SO grateful to still be here (meaning alive and on the planet). It's been A LOT of treatment and quite a roller coaster of medical and other experiences, but that's not why I'm here and posting today. Today, I'm writing today is to reflect on how healing from trauma feels and is...

Language for some: Mental Health or/and Wellness, apps or/and online concerns

Hi. As a follow up to the post I did 8.2.22, https://www.pacesconnection.com/blog/mental-health-apps-and-online-concerns , I have put together the language below. And, for those it might help, here is an example of how I am utilizing it, “Help lines and other information” https://www.connectall.online/_files/ugd/fda416_4edb0247191645bdb670c9a14a8eaf48.pdf ; which regardless of the language you might find it beneficial. Also, if anyone else has language, I'd obviously appreciate knowing when...

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