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Recovery is our journey to healing......you have to keep searching until you find

Adriana van Altvorst ·
Recovery from trauma is extremely hard when you don't know what you are recovering from and why you would even want to recover. To recover you have to know what it is that has caused you harm and understand what you have done to deal with that harm. It is very hard to do it by yourself. You need the support of others. You need to find someone who resonates with you and that means you have to search for that person. After 34 years of searching, I found my princess, a counsellor. I know...
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Before ACES there was the work of Dr Bessel van der Kolk

Adriana van Altvorst ·
This book arrived on my mobile phone via my local library. As I listened to this book, many, many, many things that Bessel shared resonated with me. Warning some people will get retriggered.... I did. I cried because suddenly I found someone who understood my journey. I needed to get informed to find another path to take on my journey - This book helped to inform me It was the right path for me https://www.overdrive.com/media/1438715/the-body-keeps-the-score
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Listen ~ the movie

Adriana van Altvorst ·
ACEs in Education have weekly A Better Normal ~ Education Upended Zoom's every Thursday at 12.00 noon EST which equate to Friday at 7 am in New Zealand time for 1 hour They are invaluable. I recommend that All New Zealand members join. On Thursday 27 August 2020 in USA which is Friday 28 August 2020 in NZ A Better Normal will have special guests ~ Graham Bodie & Erahm Christopher to discuss the movie, "Listen" "I have toured the country for the past 10 years to talk to our young people.
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The body keeps the score

Adriana van Altvorst ·
Oh dear, it is 1.47 am in the morning I can't lie in my bed I can't sleep Because I am scared of the bogeyman Oh No The bogeyman under my bed Has jumped into my head And he is not a he He is a she And she looks like me Oh No I can't escape She is me! The body keeps the score One day, I will keep the score Adriana
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Yes, you will, Adriana. Yes, you will. I can already start to see it happen.
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Protected Factor Framework ~ Free introductory webinar

Adriana van Altvorst ·
I attended the Protected Factors Framework Introduction webinar with Elizabeth Smith from Project Whole Child. It was a very good presentation. Very interactive, great video clip and great slides There is another free webinar - closing date Wednesday 16 December USA time Places are limited I recommend that you register for this if you want to know more about what you can do to strengthen families. The Protected Factors Framework is an approach ~ a way of viewing the world When we change the...
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Why I joined ACES CONNECTION

Adriana van Altvorst ·
Kia ora from Auckland, NZ. My name is Adriana. I am the community manager of trauma-informed NZ with ACES CONNECTION. ACES CONNECTION, is based in the States, far from New Zealand, and our way of life, yet, I am the community manager of a community with ACES CONNECTION Today, I am going to share with you, my reasons for joining ACES CONNECTION. I will make a call for action at the end of my talk, so please stay to the end Why did I join ACES CONNECTION? Here is my story. I live in NZ, always...
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Whatever I have ~ Empower me with KNOWLEDGE and TOOLS

Adriana van Altvorst ·
In response to a comment to a post Misdiagnosis: Is It Bipolar Disorder or Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder , I made this comment. I believe it could HELP others I agree that the two overlaps and may co-exist hence why it is so very important to access a full history of life experiences from the person. The difficulty of course is that the person has often lost trust with people including those who want and can help. That is why TIME is so important - TIME to build a trusting...
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Obesity ~ Find the underlying cause

Adriana van Altvorst ·
This post in my inbox this morning from PACES Connection Weekly Roundup Schroeder K, Schuler BR, Kobulsky JM, Sarwer DB. The association between adverse childhood experiences and childhood obesity: A systematic review. Obes Rev. 2021 Jul;22(7):e13204. PMID: 33506595 From a research review, “Findings suggest ACEs are associated with childhood obesity. Girls may be more sensitive to obesity-related effects of ACEs than boys, sexual abuse appears to have a greater effect on childhood obesity...
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Anger can be helpful in driving change

Adriana van Altvorst ·
Anger can be helpful in driving change Read the article by: Chloe Young, Kat Williams, & Scott R. Stroud, Ph.D. Media Ethics Initiative Center for Media Engagement University of Texas at Austin Snippets from the article: Macalster Bell discusses how most literature on feminist moral psychology and philosophy defends anger in four ways: (1) Calling out wrongdoing and oppression, (2) disvaluing the disvaluable, (3) motivating overall social change, and (4) providing new knowledge about the...
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I have PTSD - That does not mean I can't be a good parent

Adriana van Altvorst ·
Through my work as an advocate, I have met many people who, like me, have PTSD. I have PTSD because people made the choice to hurt me so bad that I now live with that every day. I live with trauma. The thing is I survived. I made the decision to pick myself up, to stand again, reset and keep moving forward. I now face many, many people including professionals who believe, erroneously, that I am my trauma. This is especially true in NZ because, in my country that I love so much, far too many...
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We're Going on a Bear Hunt I'm not scared with Michael Rosen

Adriana van Altvorst ·
We're Going on a Bear Hunt is an old favorite of mine. When I was a teacher I would sing this song and do the actions in our school assemblies. The children loved it. Now that I am older with all my lived experience of trauma. I can identify the strong message the story gifts to us We are all going on a bear hunt When we face adversity We can't go over it We can't go under it We can't go around it We got to go through it Then when we find the bear in the deep dark cave We can run home to our...
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Lake Alice ~ What New Zealand did to their own

Adriana van Altvorst ·
(Blog image of Paul Zentveld - Lake Alice abuse survivor) Read this NZ Stuff article by Aaron Smale I ask that you reflect on your definition of mental health Your definition of mental health will determine how you respond to people with mental health The term "mental health" does not need to change Our perceptions, our definition, our response to the term "mental health" needs to change. Once I said that we need to take away the term "mental health" and replace it with another term. I...
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Re: Lake Alice ~ What New Zealand did to their own

Jodi Wert ·
<3 <3 <3 keep going *Jodi Wert* *Early Childhood Specialist* Website: www.jodiwert.com Phone: 919.200.3990 Email: jodi@jodiwert.com LinkedIn: Jodi Wert < https://www.linkedin.com/in/jodiwert/ > Pronouns: she/her (What's this < https://www.glsen.org/sites/de...nouns%20Resource.pdf > ?) Neuro-authentic (What's this < https://www.jodiwert.com/neuro-authentic >?) On Mon, Oct 25, 2021 at 1:38 AM PACEsConnection < communitymanager@acesconnection.com> wrote:
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The Humpty Dumpty of New Zealand needs help

Adriana van Altvorst ·
Whakarongo mai whānau! CYFS is the Humpty Dumpty of New Zealand I am oppositional defiant When I hear the words "Can't" and "Impossible" I say We can do When you believe you make the seemingly impossible Possible Social workers working for CYFS create many of the problems that families, parents and children face in New Zealand. All professionals know this: In order to understand why we have CYFS social workers that are not following best practices, we need to know about the supports that...
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Support our mothers to be the best that they can be

Adriana van Altvorst ·
Mothers need our support and guidance to become the best mother that they can be for their children Social workers and principals/teachers in New Zealand MUST use best practices in order to keep those they work with, both children and their parents safe Currently, there are far too many social workers and principals/teachers that do not use best practices causing significant harm to our parents and their children. Sadly, many professionals using bad practices are women, many are mothers.
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Re: Damning ICU report reveals systemic inequities for Māori health (teaomaori.news)

Adriana van Altvorst ·
@Dana Brown Thank you so much for doing this. I have been so busy that I have not been able to keep up with the news.
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