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Trauma-Informed Criminal Justice with Special Guest, Becky Haas, Pioneer in Developing Trauma-Informed Judicial Initiatives

Please join us for our new series entitled: Trauma-Informed Criminal Justice. This monthly virtual Zoom series will feature conversations facilitated by Dr. Porter Jennings-McGarity, PhD/LCSW, PACEs Connection’s criminal justice consultant, with special guests to discuss the need for trauma-informed criminal justice system reform. Using a PACEs-science lens, this series will examine the relationship between trauma and the criminal justice system, what needs changing, and strategies being...

The Hidden Biases of Good People: Implicit Bias Awareness Training

The Dibble Institute is pleased to present an introductory webinar by Rev. Dr. Bryant T. Marks Sr. of the National Training Institute on Race and Equity , which will provide foundational information on implicit bias. It will focus at the individual level and discuss how implicit bias affects everyone. Strategies to reduce or manage implicit bias will be discussed. Broadly speaking, group-based bias involves varying degrees of stereotyping (exaggerated beliefs about others), prejudice...

Me & My Emotions: A New, Free Resource for Teens

The pandemic has had a lasting effect on youth mental health. Moved by a desire to reduce youth’s toxic stress and increase their resilience, The Dibble Institute, in partnership with a team of students and alumni from ArtCenter College of Design and author Carolyn Curtis, PhD, is releasing Me & My Emotions —a new, free adaptation of our beloved Mind Matters Curriculum. The mobile-friendly Me & My Emotions website features engaging graphics and bite-sized lessons teens can access and...

FREE WEBINAR - The Impact of Mind Matters: Preliminary Evidence of Effectiveness in a Community-Based Sample

Becky Antle, Ph.D., Professor of Social Work and esteemed University Scholar at the University of Louisville, won The Dibble Institute’s national competition to evaluate Mind Matters: Overcoming Adversity and Building Resilience in 2019. As a result, Dr. Antle and her colleagues have conducted a randomized controlled trial to examine the impact of Mind Matters on a host of outcomes related to trauma symptoms, emotional regulation, coping and resiliency, and interpersonal skills for at-risk...

New Digital Resources from ACEs Coalition in Guelph and Wellington County!

Learn from the comfort of your own cozy place with self-directed training from ACEs Coalition in Guelph and Wellington County, Ontario! Offering online training for human service providers, educators and members of the community to raise awareness about adverse childhood experience effects on health. Learn how to implement these actionable skills in your community!

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Racial Trauma [PTSD Research Quarterly]

With public attention currently focused on racial disparities because of the Black Lives Matter movement, it is timely and necessary to focus on PTSD and racial trauma. This is a critical area of study because young children may be affected by experiences of racism yet lack the verbal skills to process these experiences. The latest literature on the adverse impact, underlying mechanisms, assessment and treatment of racial trauma and PTSD...

Everything is NOT OK Campaign in Ontario - (

Leaders in mental health and addiction across Ontario are calling for a fully funded mental health and addiction wait times strategy. Find links to the website, the promotional video, as well as a podcast clip of the interview between Alex Pierson and Dr. Catherine Zahn, President and CEO of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) regarding the Everything is NOT ok campaign.

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