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Free 8 module adult education course "Childhood trauma, Consequences and Essential Responses"

Good Tuesday morning, everyone. We just learned of this free 8 module course on childhood trauma. It is by Dr. Jane Mulcahy and available for a few weeks, until 31 December 2022. "In this free eight module course, participants will gain an understanding of how children’s earliest experiences and the nature and quality of their attachment to their primary care-giver can impact their ability to feel safe in the world, to regulate their emotions, to trust other people, to learn, experience good...

Today marks World Day of The Boy Child

Hi everyone, this month is full of observed days that are dedicated to the family or specific members of the family. Mother's Day in many countries was observed on May 8, Families Day on May 15 and World Day of The Boy Child on May 16! Observances for the boy child took place in the Americas, India and Africa over the past weekend and some will continue during this week. Themes included encouraging boys to improve their literacy, addressing vulnerability in boys and men, promoting self-worth...

Reach Within from Grenada Wins Award from Island Innovation and Clinton Foundation.

Hi everyone, we have exciting news to share! A Caribbean organisation called Reach Within that operates on the island of Grenada has been awarded the COVID-19 Response Award for its innovative programmes over the past 2 years by Island Innovation , in partnership with the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative . The virtual awards ceremony took place on April 25, 2022. Island Innovation is an official nominating organization for The Earthshot Prize a global prize launched by...

ICYMI - Building a National Movement to Prevent Trauma and Foster Resilience.

Hi everyone, as things appear to be reopening globally, the world is in dire need of support to address the emotional trauma of the past 2 years. Therefore, preventing trauma and fostering resilience are skills that will be in great demand. In case you missed it, there is a free workshop series titled "Building a National Movement to Prevent Trauma and Foster Resilience" that is in progress to share information on how to accomplish that objective. This is an initiative of the Campaign for...

All Inclusive Trauma Healing

Hi everyone, we hope you all had a relaxing weekend. The article linked to below on PACEs Connection highlights the need to be all inclusive in addressing trauma. It was written by @Cheryl Step Here is an excerpt: "Creating Safety, Building Trusting Relationships, Strengthening Capabilities: none of these healing processes can be done in isolation. All are important to incorporate into work with individual trauma treatment or with organizations or communities creating trauma informed...

Lead the Fight: Giving Children with Trauma a Voice

You are invited to an international book reading and discussion with children's author and ACEs advocate, Juleus Ghunta. This online event takes place on February 22, 2022 at 6pm EST (7pm Eastern Caribbean Time) on Zoom. Register at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/regform?llr=gh8ueflab&oeidk=a07eiwfmu7gbb690ff4 Juleus is a Chevening Scholar, children’s writer, a member of Jamaica’s National Task Force on Character Education, and an advocate in the Caribbean’s Adverse...

Free Trauma Research Foundation Zoom Sessions

Hi everyone, we hope you're all doing well and remaining healthy. As we begin the second month of 2022, we want to share with you a link to a series of online sessions on trauma that you can attend via Zoom. The sessions are being offered by the Trauma Research Foundation and aim to equip caregivers to understand what their children are experiencing, and to provide some support to their children. (Don't quote us but TRF appears to be connected with Bessel van der Kolk as the session is...

The Wisdom of Trauma Part 2

Happy Sunday, everybody! If you missed the first screening of the documentary, The Wisdom of Trauma, featuring Dr. Gabor Mate, that aired a couple months ago, there is a Part 2 happening from October 4 to 10. Feel free to register at the following link and enjoy the remainder of your weekend. As always, stay safe and healthy in spirit, body and mind. https://wisdomoftrauma.com/

In Case You Missed It

Thanks to Green String Network (@GSNAfrica) on Twitter, we saw this Tweet and want to share with you all:- If you missed @BDPerry and @oprah's discussion about their book "What happened to you?" at the @DartCenter this past week you can catch up with it here. https://t.co/0VSOXjHYrc

Action on ACEs Virtual Conference 2021.

Hi again. In case you did not hear about it before, there was an ACEs and Resilience related event yesterday in the UK - the Action on ACEs Virtual Conference 2021 . Hosted by Action on ACEs Gloucestershire, it was a free virtual event aimed at people who are aware of, talking about and taking action on adverse childhood experiences. It began at 4:30 in the morning, Eastern Caribbean Time so it is understandable if you were If you missed it, do not fear because we have you covered. You can...

Gabor Maté on The Wisdom of Trauma

Hi everyone, this is exciting! 🙌 In case you have not heard, The Wisdom of Trauma, the movie production around Dr. Gabor Maté and his approach to treating Trauma, is currently online. You can view the sessions "live" or the replays online between 8th and 14th June 2021 at the link below. https://wisdomoftrauma.com/hub/ The introductory video is a bit over 1 hour long but it sets the tone for the experience. The video begins with Dr. Maté speaking to the recent events in his native Canada...

Intergenerational transmission and prevention of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) [Science Direct]

Hi everybody. It's Friday and we want to share some ACEs research wirh you that you can digest over the weekend. 📖 This is a heads-up on a recently published study from the USA on intergenerational trauma and ACEs and how it is transmitted and can be prevented. Angela J. Narayan, Ph.D., L.P. and her colleagues published it in April 2021. Here is an excerpt from the abstract. "In recent years, research and practice on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) have shifted from delineating effects...

We Did It!

Good Monday morning everyone. In case you missed it, ACEs Caribbean Community had our inaugural online event yesterday (16th May 2021) in honour of both Mental Health Awarenesses Month and World Day of the Boy Child with a discussion on "ACEs & The Boy Child". Despite technical challenges, we persevered and those who logged in for the livestream received wisdom from our experienced team of speakers. The discussion included our two ACEs Caribbean Community Managers, Adrian Alexander and...

How Trauma-Informed Are We, Really? [ASCD article]

Good morning everyone and welcome to another Friday. We are offering you an opportunity to think deeply about addressing trauma in education as we move into the weekend. In an article on Trauma-Informed Schools, Paul Gorski shares about his experience at a particular school and asks us to explore how we are seeking to implement Trauma-Informed practice in our school systems. "A major challenge at this school, as in many schools, was the leadership team's habit of embracing shiny new program...

New Campaign To Raise Awareness of ACEs

Hi everyone, ICYMI today marks the start of a new awareness campaign to heighten knowledge of the importance of ACEs science. It's called Your Number Story. This is the link to an article here on PACEs Connection by Joy Thomas that explains the campaign and the rationale behind it: https://www.acesconnection.com/blog/impacts-of-adverse-childhood-experiences-aces-inspires-launch-of-number-story-national-public-awareness-campaign The campaign, funded through private philanthropy, is a creation...

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