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Plans afoot to bring stability to PACEs Connection

To all of you, who, like me, love this website and want to see it and its communities flourish as we work to prevent and heal trauma; build resiliency: please know there is a move afoot by a small group of strategic partners to find a suitable host for PACEs Connection. More will be announced in the coming days. In the meantime, friends, we are figuring out email addresses and other communications logistics and opportunities. PEACE! Carey Sipp, former director of strategic partnerships ...

Vi behöver mer och fler traumamedvetna insatser

Med tanke på den roll som barndomstrauma spelar för vår både fysiska och psykiska hälsa genom livet borde fokus på traumainformerade insatser vara en självklarhet i samtliga delar av vårt samhälle. Så är dock inte fallet. För att öka förståelsen för våra barns och ungas (och vuxnas) psykiska ohälsa, och för att hitta effektiva insatser för att förebygga och bemöta denna, behöver vi öka både medvetenheten om trauma och antalet traumainformerade insatser i samhället. I mitten av 1990-talet...

Children Who Get Hugs Tend to Become Happier Adults, 2020-10-16 I missed out on hugs and cuddles. My mother, who was mentally ill, did not display affection. In second grade, I walked home from school with a friend. I remember watching as she ran up her front steps. Her mother would be waiting for her at the door with a smile. She’d open the door and wrap her arms around my friend. I was jealous. As explored in a previous post, young children need positive stimulation—back and forth interactions—from adults for healthy...

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