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The Wait is Over! - The Vital Village NOW Playbook [vitalvillage.org]

NOW Playbook Transformative Community Capacity to Advance Equity We are excited to share the Vital Village Networks of Opportunity for Child Wellbeing (NOW) Playbook . The NOW Playbook is a resource guide designed to provide tools for local leaders, community coalitions and networks, educators, practitioners, and policymakers working to promote the wellbeing of children and families, advance equity, and align systems of care and education in early childhood. The models, pillars, and...

Pair of reports guides treatment of patients struggling with effects of trauma [aappublications.org]

By Heather C. Forkey and James H. Duffee, American Academy of Pediatrics, July 26, 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic and our nation’s racial reckoning have given new visibility to trauma and its impact on children. Even before the pandemic, it was understood that the most fundamental threats to health have their roots in adversities experienced by children without sufficient buffering of a caregiver. Behavior, development, relationships and physical health can be affected for a lifetime due to the...

How Art Therapy Can Help Children Heal from Trauma [salud-america.org]

By Julia Weis, ¡Salud America!, July 20, 2021 A new method is emerging to help children heal from trauma – art therapy. More mental health clinics, like the Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas , are beginning to use art to help children with the healing process. Mental health professionals hope that art therapy can help children process adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), which is growing to be a public health crisis . “Art therapy helps one process emotions and feelings that one...

Free Resource for Nurses: Cultivating the Practice of Gratitude [mindful.org]

We would like to provide you ongoing support and materials following the Mindfulness for Healthcare Summit . This week, we would like to share Gratitude Practice for Nurses —a joint initiative of the American Nurses Foundation and the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley. Decades of scientific research have shown that practicing gratitude is good for our minds, bodies, and relationships. Gratitude Practice for Nurses is a free initiative designed to provide...

Ask the Community

The use of ACE scores for individuals

Andrew Turner
*Repost from General Discussion Board https://www.acesconnection.com/topic/the-use-of-ace-scores-for-individuals Hi, has anybody got any links to peer-reviewed journal articles where an individual's ACE score/questionnaire is used to inform practice? I know it's fairly common practice now in some areas to enquire about ACEs, but I struggle to find any papers describing how that information is then used. Would be good to find some examples where, say, a score of four leads to a more targeted...Read More...
Last Reply By Laura Shamblin · First Unread Post

Can Trauma-Informed Mermaids Help Children & Families? (New Kids Book Series)

Dear ACEs in Pediatrics Community, We just launched a new trauma-informed children's book series called Venus and Her Fly Trip . The series has been developed in collaboration with therapists, educators, parents and healers and is designed to promote mental/social/emotional health, body positivity and imaginative play in kids 4-10 , with the ultimate goal of preventing self-hatred. I would greatly value hearing the feedback of the ACEs community on this endeavor, and welcome your ideas for...Read More...

Seeking ACEs presentation to present to family physicians, time-sensitive

I've been asked to give a presentation to family medicine colleagues about ACEs this weekend. Can anyone please share with me a slide presentation appropriate for family medicine colleagues that covers the neurobiological impact of ACEs, anything that does a good job of highlighting the original ACE study data, and anything that includes slides on evidence-based interventions?Read More...
Last Reply By Laurie Udesky (PACEs Connection Staff) · First Unread Post
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