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The Implications of Family Stress from Household Poverty for Children's Development

“The insidious effects of childhood poverty disrupt nearly every aspect of child development. The Adaptation to Poverty-related Stress Model posits that one of the key mechanisms through which poverty disrupts healthy development is a combination of heightened exposure to poverty-related stress and reliance on specific coping strategies to manage stressors that may contribute directly to symptomologies….”

How We Can Help Children Grow in the Wake of a Crisis [nytimes.com]

By Anya Kamenetz, Illustration Monica Garwood/The New York Times, The New York Times, August 22, 2022 A few years ago, people thought American kids had it way too easy. Best-selling books and articles lamented “the coddling of the American mind” and shamed “ snowplow parents ” who removed every obstacle their children encountered. Parents were scolded, told that they should allow their kids to develop “ grit ” by giving them “ the gift of failure .” (If a child leaves their term paper at...

ABC for Me: ABC Mindful Me (Google Books)

Author and Illustrator Christiane Engel: ABC for Me: Mindful Me Pairing simplified mindfulness principles with each letter of the alphabet, ABC Mindful Me features colorful illustrations of children and animals, as well as playful rhymes to explain each concept to toddlers (and their parents!). From Awareness to Zen, and everything in between, take a deep breath, find some quiet space, and discover the magic of mindfulness! A fun read for the entire family, ABC Mindful Me is not only perfect...

From Trauma to Resiliency: Trauma-Informed Practices for Working with Children, Families, Schools, and Communities (Routledge Textbook)

(Congratulations to Dr. Audrey Hokoda and Dr. Shulamit Ritblatt for their steadfast dedication as Editors of this textbook. Long-standing San Diego Trauma-Informed Guide Team (SDTIGT) member, there are more SDTIGT members who are co-authors. Congratulations to all contributors!) From Trauma to Resiliency: Trauma-Informed Practices for Working with Children, Families, Schools, and Communities Edited by Shulamit Natan Ritblatt, San Diego State University, California, USA and Audrey Hokoda ,...

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I am planning to host a booth at my local market this summer. It will focus on connecting families to resources and parent education. I'd like to include some light ACEs awareness. What are the recommended resources in this type of setting? I've seen the ones in the resources and am curious if anyone has any recommendations for this specific type of setting. Thank you so much!!Read More...
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Healing ACE's

Healing Childhood Trauma I’d like to thank each member of ACE’s Connection for all your work helping and supporting children through various activities and organizations. You are clearly a collection of people who care about the children of the world. It is in recognition of these efforts that I ask you to consider two books on healing childhood trauma. They represent a life-time partnership dedicated to raising and educating healthy children. Secondly, I’d like to ask you for a word of...Read More...
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