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Reimagining Program Development and Evaluation [ideas.developing.harvard.edu]

By Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University, January 2023 To achieve breakthrough outcomes for young children and families facing adversity, we need a structured but flexible approach that facilitates program development, evaluation, and fast-cycle iteration. The IDEAS Impact Framework provides that approach, drawing on existing research and development tools and applying them in new ways to set a higher bar for program development and evaluation. [ Please click here for more...

Our Right to Heal: Liberatory Harm Reduction [yesmagazine.org]

By Shira Hassan, Illustration: Good Studio/Adobe Stock, Yes!, January 19, 2023 Harm reduction, like many radical philosophies, was co-opted by institutions of public health, social work, and the medical industrial complex (MIC). Activists fighting for the rights and safety of drug users; people in the sex trade, street economy, and involved in sex work; and people with chronic illness and disabilities sought to make the philosophy of harm reduction a part of the United States’ public health...

Decarceration Begins With School Discipline Reform [learningforjustice.org]

By Anthony Conwright, Illustration: Alex Trott, Learning For Justice, January 2023 I f the U.S. education system is to become equitable, its reproduction of historical oppression must be eliminated. The current system—born of the same DNA as a country that rendered the humanity of Black people invalid—is intertwined in a tradition that had the purpose of moving Black people into enslavement through incarceration. No structure in the U.S. educational system is immune to the nation’s legacy as...

Reducing Depression Through Mobile Food Markets [bu.edu]

By Jillian McKoy, Boston University School of Public Health, January 27, 2023 Healthcare-community nutrition programs, such as clinic-based food pantries, medically tailored meal deliveries, and “produce prescription” programs , are known to reduce food insecurity and improve diet quality and chronic conditions, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. And while food insecurity has been linked to depression, no study has evaluated the direct impact of these nutrition interventions on...

Survivor Stories: Michael Skinner Registration, Wednesday, Feb 1, 2023 at 7:00pm - 8pm EST@ Eventbrite

Survivor Stories: Michael Skinner Registration, Wednesday, Feb 1, 2023 at 7:00pm - 8pm EST@ Eventbrite - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/survivor-stories-michael-skinner-registration-518058355487 Sexual abuse survivor Michael Skinner tells his story and takes your questions. Ask A Sex Abuse Survivor utilizes the arts to raise awareness about childhood sexual abuse. Ongoing projects include the interactive theatrical show Ask A Sex Abuse Survivor, art shows, spoken word showcases, and film ...

Free Webinar: Explosive Kids, Explosive Parents - Family Trauma Solutions

Explosive kids often have explosive parents. This “interactional trauma” dance between kids and their parents often involves communication that contains criticism, lecturing, sarcasm, and a lack of nurturance. Over time, this drama leads to out-of-control behaviors like aggression or disrespect as well as unforgiveness and generational trauma. It often goes untreated when providers are only trained in individual therapy with the child and not the entire traumatized family. In this free...

Signs of 'mass shooting contagion' seen in California massacres: Experts [msn.com]8

By Nicholas Kristof, Image: Screenshot from article, ABC News, January 27, 2023 Following four California mass shootings in the span of eight days that left 25 people dead and 17 injured, some gun violence researchers said they're concerned that a phenomenon known as "mass shooting contagion" is occurring across the state. The cluster of deadly incidents is not surprising, gun violence researchers told ABC News, saying studies have shown the probability is high that a mass shooting garnering...

Hope and Disenchantment as Police Flood Philly’s Most Violent Areas [thetrace.org]

By Mensah M. Dean, Photo: Kriston Jae Bethel/The Trace, The Trace, January 30 , 2023 O n a frigid Saturday afternoon in mid-January, two men came to blows. They were seemingly oblivious to both blaring car horns and the police officer parked within sight in a marked patrol vehicle. “I’m going to kill you!” one man shouted under the permanent shade of the elevated subway tracks near the intersection of Kensington and Allegheny Avenues. The men struck each other, then stumbled into the street,...

Videos like the Tyre Nichols footage can be traumatic. An expert shares ways to cope [npr.org]

By Juliana Kim, Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images, National Public Radio, January 27, 2023 Video footage of the moments leading up to Tyre Nichols' death, for which five Memphis police officers have been charged , is expected to be released later Friday. Monnica Williams, a clinical psychologist and expert on race-based trauma, said videos containing violence and death are incredibly stressful and should be viewed sparingly. "Seeing things that happen like this to other people from your...

Addressing Racial Injustice with Young Children [embracerace.org]

From By Marianne Celano, Marrietta Collins, and Ann Hazzard, Illustration: Jennifer Zivoin, embracerace, January 2023 Our guests for this conversation were the three child and family psychologists who collaborated to write the children's book, " Something Happened in Our Town": A Child's Story About Racial Injustice . Published by the American Psychological Association's Magination press, the book follows a White family and a Black family as they discuss a police shooting of a Black man. The...

Early Head Start/Head Start - Envisioning Trauma-Informed Care Webinar

Special Early Head Start/Head Start Offer TSI has a limited offer for new Early Head Start/Head Start projects in 2023. To learn more, join the upcoming special webinar entitled “ Implementing Trauma-Informed Care in Early Head Start/Head Start Programs ” on Thursday, February 2, 2023, 1:00-2:00 ET. Learn more and Register for the Webinar https://www.traumaticstressinstitute.org/

COA Awareness Week 2023

Join the international awareness campaign to break the painful silence and offer hope to the vulnerable kids and teens impacted by the disease of addiction. The impact on children today is staggering. While some kids and teens can find a supportive adult who helps protect them from the worst, others may be alone and without hope that healing is even possible. We cannot afford to forget the countless children – those who are often the first hurt and last helped by this devastating disease.

Carey Sipp joins Latchkey Urchins & Friends Podcast

Latchkey Urchins & Friends Podcast starts the year off by talking about sobriety, toxic intensity, cycles of trauma and addiction, and making the choice to turn around family trauma by healing at all costs. We interview PACEs Connection's Carey Sipp about her journey to Turn Around Family Trauma. Show Notes. Carey Smith Sipp is the Director of Strategic Partnerships at PACEs Connection and a disrupter of multi-generational cycles of trauma and addiction. PACEs = Positive and Adverse...

First of its kind! A Trauma-Informed Devotional for Lent by Rev. Dr. Chris Haughee

This book is the result of my passion for uniting the insights gained from trauma-informed ministry and God's Word. I have dedicated the last decade of my ministry to better understanding the effect of traumatic experiences—especially those that happen in childhood—on human spirituality, resilience, and our capacity to hope. I believe it has made me a better minister of the gospel and a better follower of Jesus Christ. It has certainly opened up my heart and mind to a greater appreciation of...

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