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I'm an American raising my child in Ireland. I don't want to move back to the US because I feel safer here. (

Photo: Betsy Cornwell Author: To read Betsy Cornwell's article, click HERE . I'm originally from New Hampshire but have lived in Ireland since 2012. My 5-year-old son was born here, and I didn't pay anything for his birth. When I drop him off at school, I don't worry whether there's going to be a shooting. I grew up in New Hampshire, but I've spent most of my adult life in Ireland . I first came to County Galway in 2012, intending to stay for a few months — but after I met my, now ex,...

Study: The occurrence and co-occurrence of ACEs and their relationship to mental health in the United States and Ireland

Abstract: Background Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) have various deleterious effects on mental health but few studies have been conducted in Ireland. Objective The primary objective was to determine if there were significant differences in occurrences of ACEs in U.S. and Irish adults. We also sought to determine if there were unique associations between individual and multiple ACE events and mental health. Participants and setting Preexisting nationally representative adult samples...

Resilience & Growth after Trauma

There is something very powerful about being able to adapt well in the face of adversity, trauma, stress or pain. Resilience has been defined and used to describe a person who bounces back from intense difficult circumstances. More often than not, with resilience comes deep personal growth that prepares a person for what’s ahead. Resilience drives us to stand strong; it is a process of adapting & moving forward. Trauma can be debilitating. It is life altering. But there is another truth...

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ACE's Approach to Community Development

Hi All, I have just recently become a member of the ACE's in Ireland group here online. I hope you will be patient with me as I navigate my way around the site as I am not very technical. I am delighted to have found this community and I look forward to learning from you all. I have recently taken up the role of community development officer in my community. The community has many social issues such as crime, poverty, high unemployment and a high rate of early school leavers and very low...Read More...
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