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NJ Resiliency in Action: How Leaders for Life Helped Gloria, A Struggling Mother in Newark

Michael Canonico ·
My name is Gloria and I’m a 36-year-old Puerto Rican mom of five children — three boys and two girls — who was born and raised in Newark. In December 2016 I was able to move my family out of a small two-bedroom apartment in Bradley Courts housing project to a four-bedroom apartment on Clinton Place and that’s where my family became a part of the Leaders for Life (L4L) family. One of my sons is a special needs child who is always looking for friends and a place to play. He started finding new...
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Addressing Trauma in Health Care, Schools, and the Community: Greater Newark Healthcare Coalition

Michael Canonico ·
As in many post-industrial cities, Newark has experienced dramatic challenges since the second half of the 20th century. A confluence of factors has resulted in the current landscape in which one third of the city lives in poverty, 72 percent of children are born into single female-headed households, and high rates of community and interpersonal violence burden residents. In 2008, Newark faced a health crisis created by the abrupt closures of two of its five hospitals. In response, the New...
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Childhood Trauma - "Invisible Scars" PBS Video

Dwana Young ·
Childhood trauma impacts millions of Americans, and its consequences can be devastating. Those experiencing high levels of trauma can see dramatically lower life expectancies, and the CDC estimates it accounts for billions of dollars in healthcare costs and lost productivity. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports as part of our series, “Invisible Scars: America’s Childhood Trauma Crisis."
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Nicholson Foundation Funding Efforts to Address ACEs and Build Resilience in New Jersey on Multiple Fronts

Dwana Young ·
Since 2018, The Nicholson Foundation has been working hard to make New Jersey a leader among states in how it addresses, treats, and prevents Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)—traumatic events that can cause children lifelong physical, mental, and social damage. Over the past two years, The Nicholson Foundation has invested $3.5 million in efforts that directly prevent ACEs or build resilience to their effects and complementary programs and services that support healthy child development...
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EMBODIED SOCIAL JUSTICE SUMMIT - FREE & ONLINE: January 27th-31st, 2021

Dwana Young ·
Summit Explorations During this event we’ll explore some of the most potent questions of our time: How can we reimagine and embrace new forms of activism? How do we take effective action in the world to respond to social justice issues? How do we become the change we wish to see, and what does it look like from an embodied perspective? How can we stay grounded and centered and increase our capacity for sustainable change? Our current understanding of how trauma impacts the body has...
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Nashville’s Purposeful Twist on ACEs: All Children Excel

Dwana Young ·
In 2015, the pieces that became ACE Nashville began to fall into place. A five-year Community Health Improvement Plan included the support of mental and emotional health as one of its three goals. A core team of individuals from the Metro Public Health Department (MPHD), Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee and the Family Center, a non-profit focused on breaking generational cycles of child trauma, began to meet weekly. And a citywide “consensus workshop” in April of that year—drawing 44...
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COVID Relief law creates a $82 billion Education Stabilization Fund for local schools and higher education institutions

Dwana Young ·
While the 5,000-page $900 billion COVID Relief Bill ( H.R. 133, Div. M and N) fell short on some fronts (e.g., did not provide direct fiscal relief to cash-strapped states and localities), it does provide $82 billion in Education Stabilization Funds for states, school districts, and higher education institutions—crucial support for education as students return to school after the holiday. Funding of this magnitude makes a trauma-informed COVID response possible, giving advocates the...
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Moving from ACEs to RESILIENCE

Dwana Young ·
Five students share their journey towards resilience. Jubilee Leadership Academy students tell their stories of hope and healing through Resilience cards that helped each build new skills and strategies! This 5 minute video captures why every person deserves to know about ACEs, brain development and Resilience!
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"How to talk policy and influence people": a Law and Justice interview with Dr Wendy Ellis

Dwana Young ·
In this special interview in the "How to talk policy and influence people" series of Law and Justice, I speak with Dr Wendy Ellis, Director of the Center for Community Resilience at The Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University. We discuss journalism, data gathering, analysis and stories. We talk about the significance of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) evidence, resilience/protective factors, structural inequity, adverse community environments, the...
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Building Resilient Communities: A Moral Responsibility | Nick Tilsen

Dwana Young ·
Working together creates empowerment. Thunder Valley CDC is a community development organization that is working with the local grassroots people and national organizations in the development of a sustainable regenerative community, that creates jobs, builds homes and creates a National model for alleviating poverty in America’s poorest communities. Nick is a citizen of the Oglala Lakota Nation and the founding Executive Director of the Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation. Nick...
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Love Them First: Lessons from Lucy Laney Elementary

Dwana Young ·
An amazing must watch documentary. With unprecedented access over the course of a year this feature-length documentary, Love Them First — Lessons from Lucy Laney Elementary, follows the determination of a charismatic north Minneapolis elementary school principal, Mauri Melander Friestleben, as she sets out to undo history. Not only does the state have the largest achievement gap between black and white children in the United States, Friestleben faced another seemingly impossible obstacle,...
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Webinar: Building Resiliency and Understanding Trauma | English & Spanish

Dwana Young ·
This two-hour presentation will focus on understanding and defining trauma and different Trauma Types. This two-hour presentation will focus on understanding and defining trauma and different Trauma Types; recognizing the impact of trauma on the brain; understanding Child Traumatic Stress (CTS), Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Adverse Community Experiences and Resilience (ACE|R); learning about resiliency and being trauma-informed. CEUs or certificates are not offered for this...
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"Resilience and the Human Spirit: Our Legacy to Infants, Children and Families!"

Dwana Young ·
This year's conference is at no cost, but we are encouraging all to make a donation to the Todd Ouida Children's Foundation at: http://www.mybuddytodd.org/donation.htm Click HERE to register SEE AGENDA AND EVENT FLYER ATTCHED.
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Re: "Resilience and the Human Spirit: Our Legacy to Infants, Children and Families!"

Dwana Young ·
Looking forward to seeing you there @Adrian Alexander . Feel free to share any of our calendared events on your page
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Re: "Resilience and the Human Spirit: Our Legacy to Infants, Children and Families!"

Adrian Alexander ·
Thank you for sharing, @Dwana. I'm registered and looking forward to it. 😀
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6TH ANNUAL TRAUMA INFORMED: MOVING TO RESILIENCE CONFERENCE

Dwana Young ·
CRI was founded with the goal of creating a community that speaks a common language around ACEs, brain development, and resilience. A common language will help us understand the negative impact of trauma or adversity and buffer against it by strengthening our resilience toolbox. That same goal of common language continues to hold our attention as we strive to learn how our bodies respond to stressors, and to consciously incorporate and practice the language and acts of resilience in our...
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5/25 Webinar 2Pm -3Pm EST: Invest in Resilience - Help Students Thrive in the Year Ahead

Dwana Young ·
Register here Looking ahead to the first day of school, consider your students’ emotional well-being as they return in the fall. The past school year has been trying and unusual, and many students have faced varying degrees of hardship and stress. This webinar will provide an overview of the skills students need to build healthy stress management habits. Building protective factors and promoting self-efficacy through ongoing social skills development provides students with strategies and...
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Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope

Dwana Young ·
In honor of National Foster Care Month, National Reunification Month and the League’s continuing mission to bring advocacy to young people within and who have aged out of the foster care system, the Junior League of Montclair Newark, in partnership with New Jersey's Office of Resilience, proudly present a virtual screening of the highly acclaimed documentary: Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope Researchers recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by...
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