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Global Resiliency Accelerator to Meet - Focus on Trauma Informed Work in the Justice System

Plan now to join us for the Global Resiliency Accelerator on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, from 12-2 p.m. EST. This event will be focused trauma informed work in the justice field both in the US and UK. Becky will be sharing on her Trauma Informed Policing training which she's used to train numerous police departments on as well as published an article about it in the October 2021, International Association of Chiefs of Police Magazine. She will provide examples of Trauma Informed Policing and...

‘We feel disrespected’: Navajo farmers wait for justice years after EPA disaster [theguardian.com]

By Michael Benanav, Photo: Michael Benananv/Searchlight New Mexico, The Guardian, August 4, 2022 On 7 August 2015, crews from the Navajo Nation irrigation office in Shiprock rushed to close the main gates of two irrigation canals that carry water from the San Juan River toward the fields of hundreds of Navajo farmers. It was peak growing season in the arid north-western corner of New Mexico . About 12,000 acres of crops had been planted. And a disaster was threatening all of them. Two days...

What happened after Minneapolis removed police officers from schools [jjie.org]

By Cinnamon Janzer, Photo: David Bricker/Shutterstock, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, August 3, 2022 A month after the murder of George Floyd, the Minneapolis school board voted to end its contract with the Minneapolis Police Department to staff schools with armed school resource officers and tasked Minneapolis Public Schools Superintendent Ed Graff with creating a new plan for school safety. At the time, schools across the country were considering ending the presence of police...

Seven years of sex abuse: How Mormon officials let it happen [apnews.com]

By Michael Rezendes, Photo: Dario Lopez-Mills/AP Photo, Associated Press News, August 4, 2022 MJ was a tiny, black-haired girl, just 5 years old, when her father admitted to his bishop that he was sexually abusing her. The father, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and an admitted pornography addict, was in counseling with his bishop when he revealed the abuse. The bishop, who was also a family physician, followed church policy and called what church officials have...

Factory-Built Homes Could Help Solve Housing Crisis [pewtrusts.org]

By Erika Bolstad, Photo: Lauren Petracca/The Associated Press, PEW, August 2, 2022 As a boy in the late 1950s, Terry McDonald watched as workers built an 80,000 square-foot manufacturing plant in an industrial neighborhood on the west side of Eugene. Long after childhood, McDonald felt an affinity for the factory, where American Steel once fabricated heavy-duty logging equipment until the timber industry waned in Oregon. Now, as the executive director of the local Society of St. Vincent de...

New Transforming Trauma Episode: Trauma-Informed Transformational Medicine with Dr. Carrie Griffin

In this episode of Transforming Trauma, we hear from our guest, Dr. Carrie Griffin, an osteopathic family medicine physician and addiction medicine specialist with advanced training in maternal child and reproductive health. Dr. Carrie has been practicing obstetrics and addiction medicine where she became interested in trauma, which led her to training in NARM. Becoming a NARM Practitioner transformed her work and she now practices and teaches on trauma-informed care in medical settings.

Meet the HOPE Teams Summer Interns [positiveexperience.org]

By HOPE Team, 8/4/22, https://positiveexperience.org This summer, four interns from Boston public high schools have joined the HOPE National Resource Center team! This group of interns is working on projects from resource development, research, evaluation and many more areas of HOPE. We are excited to have them working with us this summer, sharing their insights and unique perspectives. Get to know the HOPE summer interns: [ Click here to read the full blog. ]

Breaking Nicotine’s Powerful Draw [nytimes.com]

By Andrew Jacobs, Photo: Carolyn Fong/The New York Times, The New York Times, August 2, 2022 At some point in the next few years, the 30 million smokers in the United States could wake up one day to find that cigarettes sold at gas stations, convenience stores and smoke shops contain such minuscule amounts of nicotine that they cannot get their usual fix when lighting up. Would the smokers be plunged into the agonizing throes of nicotine withdrawal and seek out their favorite, full-nicotine...

A day with America’s only dedicated heat team in the US’s hottest city [theguardian.com]

By Nina Lakhani, Photo: Caitlin O'Hara/The Guardian, The Guardian, August 2, 2022 P hoenix is America’s hottest city, and it’s getting hotter. The global climate crisis and decades of sprawling urban growth has turned this desert city into a hazardous heat island with dwindling water supplies and inadequate shade. An assortment of programs to cool down Phoenix and help people survive the heat have not been working: in Maricopa county, which includes Phoenix, record high temperatures...

How the world's biggest four-day workweek trial run changed people's lives [cnn.com]

By Anna Cooban, Photo: Nathaniel Gilbert, CNN Business, August 1, 2022 More than two years into the pandemic, many have burned out , quit their jobs or are struggling to make ends meet as record inflation takes a huge bite out of their paychecks. But, for the past eight weeks, thousands of people in the United Kingdom have tested a four-day schedule — with no cut to their pay — that could help usher in a new era of work. It's the world's biggest trial of a four-day work week so far. Already,...

A city beset by violence seeks solutions — from those in jail over it [washingtonpost.com]

By Emily Davies, Photo: Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post, The Washington Post, August 3, 2022 From behind bars at the D.C. jail, Sylvester Jones could sense that the streets in his city were even more dangerous than when he was picked up on a gun possession charge in January. He had read about the especially violent past week in the District — when at least three dozen people were shot in incidents across the city — and he had an idea about how to help. D.C. should create an incentive...

New Transforming Trauma Episode: NARM Inner Circle Presents: NARM & Intergenerational Love with Dr. Laurence Heller and Brad Kammer

In this special episode of Transforming Trauma, the NARM Training Institute presents a summertime gift to Transforming Trauma listeners: a special topic webinar from the NARM Inner Circle online program. This webinar provides a window into the Inner Circle learning community where helping professionals from around the world come together to learn more about the NARM approach to resolving Complex Trauma. In this webinar, NARM and Intergenerational Love, NARM creator Dr. Laurence Heller and...

Birth Trauma and the Professional: How Caring for Staff with Trauma-Informed Approaches Increases Birth Outcomes

Nearly 4 million babies are born each year in the United States, with statistics showing a slight decline in births in 2021 to 3.7 million. Currently, the majority of births (98.4%) happen in hospital settings (MacDorman & Declercq, 2019). Before the pandemic, one quarter to one third of birthing parents reported their births as traumatic (Simkin, 2016). The US has the highest maternal mortality rate among developed nations, with an exponential number of women nearly dying (severe...

UCAAN - ACEs Aware August 2022 Newsletter [acesaware.org]

August 2022 Newsletter August is Back-to-School Month in California In this edition of the ACEs Aware newsletter, we share several education resources, including a new video in the Storytelling Series about the impact that educators at Laguna High School in Sonoma County are having by employing trauma-informed care to mitigate the impacts of toxic stress in their population of at-risk students. We also share resources for addressing ACEs in a K-12 environment from our friends at PACEs...

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