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Calling All Medical Providers in Central Florida - Complete this 15 minute training today to address ACEs!

Dr. Candice Jones & the CRC Network Invite You To Take Action Today to Address ACEs - THE hidden risk factor of chronic disease, mental disorders like ADHD, and other post traumatic stress reactions! Message from Dr. Candice Jones: Hi! I am Candice Jones, MD FAAP, a Board Certified Pediatrician. I am a co-chair for the Creating a Resilient Community (CRC) Network and we invite YOU to participate in our Health and Wellness Sector PACEs Awareness Campaign by completing a new, brief...

Sign Up for the CRC Network's 2023 Common Read Launch!

The Creating a Resilient Community (CRC) Network is so excited to launch our 2023 Common Read of The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D! Get a Free Copy of the Book: If you do not have a copy of the book and would like one, please reach out to us at resilience@valenciacollege.edu to coordinate picking up a copy. Valencia employees can receive a copy via intercampus mail. Check out our reading calendar below: 2023 Reading Calendar:...

Join PJI for Healing and Renewal in Nature With Iron Eagle - Saturday 12/3

Join the Peace and Justice Institute for a retreat with Iron Eagle on the edge of the Ocala National Forest. The day will include a yoga practice, lighting the fire ceremony, meditation, and music. Children and families are welcome to join us for nature-filled renewal and fellowship. Bring your lunch and a chair to sit on! Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022 Location: Tanahuachi Nac 139 Ridgewood Dr. Georgetown, FL 32139 Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm *Optional Camping Overnight Registration: $20...

Call to Action: Sign Onto CTIPP's Advocacy Letter to the 118th Congress

Dear CRC Network - Please see the below message from Jen Curt, Director of Government Affairs at the Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice (CTIPP). We invite you to sign the call to action, which urges congress to address trauma through bi-partisan legislation. --- Dear Community Member, This January, FL Congressmembers in the U.S. House and Senate will begin a new 2-year session, which starts with Congressmembers setting their policy priorities. We must urge Congress to...

48-Hour Historical Trauma Specialist Certification Program- COHORT 1 & 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 cultures from around the world. In this inclusive study we rely...

Calling All Non-Profits in Central Florida

Help support Central Florida's Creating a Resilient Community Network in creating a baseline understanding of our local non-profit's knowledge and implementation of trauma-informed practices and policies. If you are a NONPROFIT , click here to complete the trauma-informed baseline survey. EVERYONE , please share with your contacts from other non-profits across Central Florida and let's get the word out. Research like this is essential for the CRC Network and our community, in understanding...

Learn What It’s Like To Be ‘In Her Shoes’

Sometimes people learn about individuals in relationships that involve domestic violence and think, “why don’t they just leave?” While we often discuss various reasons for remaining in this type of relationship, such as fear, lack of resources, shame and even love, it is different to experience the challenges individuals face when leaving for yourself. Join the Peace and Justice Institute, Creating a Resilient Community Network and Harbor House of Central Florida, along with numerous...

Join Peace and Justice Institute's Community Film Screening of "Broken Places"

"The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places." - Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms Event Details: Join us for a free community screening and facilitated discussion of the film Broken Places by Roger Weisberg. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/broken-places-community-film-screening-tickets-401393467667 Date: November 4, 2022 Doors Open: 11 am Event: 11:30 am -1:30 pm Location: Enzian Theater 1300 Orlando Ave. Maitland, FL 32751 Audience: All are...

New Virtual Training Opportunity: Human Trafficking Awareness

Florida has the third highest rate of human trafficking in the nation , and the COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated these numbers in our local Central Florida community. As members of our local Central Florida PACE community, we know the short and long-term implications of trauma—human trafficking well included in the umbrella of complex traumas. The Tri-County Alliance on Human Trafficking , also known as the Alliance, or “village,” is a collection of leaders, experts, service providers...

How to Help Survivors of Extreme Climate Events (psychologytoday.com)

By Elaine Miller-Karas MSW, LCSW Building Resiliency to Trauma Psychology Today, September 30, 2022 Mental health can suffer after extreme climate events. KEY POINTS Mental health conditions exacerbated by natural disasters include post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and anxiety. After a disaster, the number of people needing assistance from the mental health systems strains or exceeds community capacity. There are simple strategies helpers can use to help survivors restore...

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