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How to Prepare Kids for Prejudice Against Your LGBTQ Family (greatergood.berkeley.edu)

Author: To read Abbie E. Goldberg's article, please click here. The heteronormative family is traditionally gendered, white, and middle- to upper-middle-class, and is characterized by biological parent-child relationships. In turn, people in general are assumed to be heterosexual, expected to marry people of the “other” gender, and expected to procreate with their monogamous, different-gender partners. LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender [trans], queer) people by their very nature...

Childhood Trauma Can Manifest Without Parents Even Knowing [newsweek.com]

By Aristos Georgiou, Photo: Stock image, Newsweek, October 15, 2022 Childhood trauma occurs more often than you might think and if it goes unaddressed, the potential consequences can be devastating, affecting the individual's life well into adulthood. Nothing matters more to a parent or caregiver than their child's happiness and wellbeing . But dealing with a child who has been traumatized can be a challenging experience and often the the signs may go unnoticed. In her book, Has Your Child...

48-Hour Historical Trauma Specialist Certification Program- COHORT 1 & 2

NOT TOO LATE FOR COHORT 1!! Also registering for COHORT 2!! New!! 48-HOUR HISTORICAL TRAUMA SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION in collaboration with THE INTERNATIONAL HISTORICAL TRAUMA ASSOCIATION We are the only entity offering a comprehensive, 48-hour Historical Trauma Specialist Certification Program. The Program is broken into 6 levels and is built on a foundation of BIPOC cultures and neurobiology. It is taught from a multicultural perspective, injecting traditions and ideology from various...

Biden left for his son struggling with addiction is deeply moving (upworthy.com)

" Joe Biden " by Gage Skidmore is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 . Author: To read Annie Reneau's article, please click here. Drug addiction is brutal, both for the person addicted and for their loved ones. Addiction can destroy lives, tear apart families and wreak havoc on communities. Anyone who has dealt with addiction themselves or has tried to help a friend or family member through it knows how hard it can be and how helpless it can feel. When Sean Hannity aired a leaked 2018 voicemail...

Emotional neglect in marriages, part two

Emotional neglect is a topic that is rarely discussed, even by psychologists, and most people don't recognise it as a problem. Emotional neglect is so easily misunderstood because, unlike emotional or physical abuse that have actual negative actions, emotional neglect is a LACK of action. In other words, emotional neglect refers to a person’s failure or refusal to respond adequately to another’s emotional needs. Dr. Jonice Webb defines it this way: “Emotional neglect is a failure to notice,...

How to Apologize: Advice from a Trauma-Informed Expert

If you’re familiar with the trauma-informed space, you know that we often talk about the experience of feeling seen, heard, and valued. We talk about creating space at the table for everyone, practicing vulnerability to strengthen relationships, and holding ourselves accountable when we make mistakes. These are all great topics to discuss, but it can prove challenging to distill these larger ideas into practice. But, when we talk about apologizing, we wrap all of these complex concepts up...

Musician, writer and advocate addressing the impact of trauma, abuse and mental health challenges & injuries

Hi folks, Please visit my You Tube Channel. I am a musician, writer and an advocate addressing the impact of trauma, abuse and mental health challenges & injuries. I believe there is Hope, Healing & Help for all of us who have been affected. My aim is to share resources and lessons I have learned of how trauma, abuse and the challenges of mental health have consequences for not only us as individuals but our families, friends, colleagues and society. I am not a doctor or a therapist...

How exercising now could benefit your future grandchildren [washingtonpost.com]

By Gretchen Reynolds, Image: iStock/The Washington Post, The Washington Post, September 28, 2022 Exercising now is good for you. But could it also be good for your future children and grandchildren? A provocative new study says it might be. The findings, based on research in mice, suggest that the exercise we do today etches itself into our cells in ways that can be passed to later generations. In the study, exercise by female mice before and during pregnancy influenced the health of their...

Latchkey Urchins & Friends, the childhood neglect comedy podcast, is back for Season 2!

We are so excited to launch Season 2 with author, psychologist, and former Mister Rogers' Neighborhood ventriloquist Susan Linn. We interview Dr. Susan Linn about her new book, Who’s Raising the Kids: Big Tech, Big Business, and the Lives of Children. It turns out we've all been indoctrinated from a young age to value buying things due to the United States' lax child protection policies for advertising. Here's Susan Linn on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood early in her career. The show ran from...

PACEs Connection's Collective Grief, Collective Healing Conference Nov. 1 - 3, 2022

Grief is inevitable, essential, and universal. Like many of you, we at PACEs Connection have experienced a multitude of losses through the past several years. As a team, we have experienced financial instability, we have lost family and friends, and we have mourned our pre-Covid lives. We recognize that we are not alone. In the spirit of collective healing, PACEs Connection invites you to attend the Collective Trauma, Grief & Healing Conference. This unique and interactive conference...

Register now! Oct. 12, 2022—Connecting Communities One Book at a Time webinar with Donna Jackson Nakazawa on “Girls on the Brink: Helping our Daughters Thrive in an Era of Increased Anxiety, Depression and Social Media”

October 12, 2022, from 3-4:30 p.m. ET Register now! Meet longtime friend of PACEs Connection and award-winning author, science journalist, and international speaker Donna Jackson Nakazawa as she shares insights and findings from her newest book, “ Girls on the Brink: Helping our Daughters Thrive in an Era of Increased Anxiety, Depression and Social Media ”. Her seven books explore the intersection of neuroscience, immunology, and human emotion, and are in 12 languages. Register now to join...

I Make Video Games. I Won’t Let My Daughters Play Them. [nytimes.com]

By William Siu, Illustration: Irene Suosalo, The New York Times, October 2, 2022 Gov. Gavin Newsom of California has just signed legislation that would require social media companies to make sure new products won’t be harmful to minors. The focus is on Big Tech and social media apps like Facebook, Instagram and TikTok. Flying under the radar are video games even though kids in the United States spend much more time playing video games than engaging in social media, according to a recent...

Program to Strengthen Mother-Infant Bond May Improve Preemie Brain Development [medpagetoday.com]

by Amanda D'Ambrosio, Enterprise & Investigative Writer, MedPage Today September 29, 2022 Bedside counseling aimed at boosting the emotional connection between moms and their newborns was associated with better neurodevelopmental outcomes among preterm babies, according to a trial from Finland. Infants (average age 30 weeks' gestation) whose mothers participated in the Family Nurture Intervention (FNI) experienced frequency-specific network effects in the brain, mainly observed in the...

How caregivers can help build children’s emerging language skills [theconversation.com]

By Audrey-Ann Deneault, Lorraine Reggin, Penny Pexman, Sheri Madigan, and Susan Graham, The Conversation, September 6, 2022 When children develop the ability to understand language, as well as speak and communicate, this helps them interact with others and learn about their world. Research shows that children’s early language skills have a long reach in affecting later life outcomes . Children with better language skills have an easier time regulating their emotions and interacting with...

Successful launch of our first Connecting Communities One Book at a Time initiative: “What Happened to You?”

PACEs Connection is thrilled to share that our first-ever Connecting Communities One Book at a Time initiative involved thousands of people; scores of book studies! The PACEs Connection's Connecting Communities One Book at a Time initiative helps people bring their community together around books that help us have critical conversations about trauma, racism, inequity, protective factors, positive childhood experiences, and the role community plays in preventing and healing trauma and...

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