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Coastal Coalition for Substance Awareness and Prevention Providing Trauma Informed Policing Training

The Coastal Coalition for Substance Awareness & Prevention (CCSAP) of New Bern, North Carolina is proud to offer an in-person day of trauma-informed training to members of law enforcement facilitated by national subject matter expert, Becky Haas. This event for members of law enforcement is free of charge, however registration is required. A certificate of attendance with contact hours will be provided. Trauma-Informed Police Training: Law enforcement professionals have a history of...

Coastal Coalition for Substance Awareness and Prevention Providing Trauma Informed Policing Training

The Coastal Coalition for Substance Awareness & Prevention (CCSAP) of New Bern, North Carolina is proud to offer an in-person day of trauma-informed training to members of law enforcement facilitated by national subject matter expert, Becky Haas. This event for members of law enforcement is free of charge, however registration is required. A certificate of attendance with contact hours will be provided. Trauma-Informed Police Training: Law enforcement professionals have a history of...

Breaking Nicotine’s Powerful Draw [nytimes.com]

By Andrew Jacobs, Photo: Carolyn Fong/The New York Times, The New York Times, August 2, 2022 At some point in the next few years, the 30 million smokers in the United States could wake up one day to find that cigarettes sold at gas stations, convenience stores and smoke shops contain such minuscule amounts of nicotine that they cannot get their usual fix when lighting up. Would the smokers be plunged into the agonizing throes of nicotine withdrawal and seek out their favorite, full-nicotine...

Vital Signs: Drug Overdose Deaths, by Selected Sociodemographic and Social Determinants of Health Characteristics — 25 States and the District of Columbia, 2019–2020 (cdc.gov)

Summary What is already known about this topic? Drug overdose deaths increased 30% in the United States from 2019 to 2020. Known health disparities exist in overdose mortality rates, particularly among certain racial/ethnic minority populations. What is added by this report? From 2019 to 2020, overdose death rates increased by 44% and 39% among non-Hispanic Black (Black) and non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native persons, respectively. As county-level income inequality increased,...

Training Module Focuses on Substance Use Among Pregnant and Parenting Families [cfffutures.org]

A four-part training, Tribal Family Wellness Plan Learning Modules , developed by the Quality Improvement Center for Collaborative Community Court Teams in collaboration with the Tribal Law and Policy Institute , provides guidance for tribal child welfare providers about implementing programs and practices that reduce the impact of substance use on pregnant and parenting families. The goals of the module include reducing the impact of substance use on pregnant and parenting families,...

Taming Underground Shame from the Early Years: Healing Is As Much About the Heart As It Is About Logic

Deeply rooted shame from childhood adversities can lurk beneath conscious awareness, even after early memories are reworked. New understanding of the brain provides hope for breaking the painful grip of shame that’s imprinted in childhood. Traditional therapeutic strategies might not be the best starting point. This blog introduces the first of several healing strategies.

A Nurse-Led, Well-Being Promotion Using the Community Resiliency Model, Atlanta, 2020–2021 [ajph.aphapublications.org]

By Ingrid M. Duva, Jordan R. Murphy, and Linda Grabbe, Photo: Unsplash, American Journal of Public Health, June 9, 2022 Abstract The wrath of COVID-19 includes a co-occurring global mental health pandemic, raising the urgency for our health care sector to implement strategies supporting public mental health. In Georgia, a successful nurse-led response to this crisis capitalized on statewide organizations’ existing efforts to bolster well-being and reduce trauma. Partnerships were formed and...

Navigating the Stress & Stigma of a Parent's Substance use

A 6-week virtual empowerment program for Canadians who have been impacted by the stress and stigma related to a parent's substance use. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/348233755537 If you live in Canada and have been affected by the stress and/or stigma related to a parent's substance use such as opioids or alcohol this peer group is for you! In this 6-week program, peers and guests will lead the group through the Forward with Hope Guide, a 100-page guide specific to impacted...

June 15th CTIPP CAN Call - Toward an Integrated Science of PACEs

Are you interested in learning about new research that integrates the latest brain and social science? Then please join CTIPP’s next Community Action Network (CAN) call on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PT: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/ 742183645 Meeting ID: 742 183 645 +19292056099,,742183645# US (New York) Q&A session after presentations REGISTER / ADD TO CALENDAR The conversation will explore the integrated science of positive and adverse...

April is both Alcohol Awareness Month & Child Abuse Prevention Month

So often alcohol and abuse live in the same house, significantly impacting children who are silently suffering. April is both Alcohol Awareness Month & Child Abuse Prevention Month, bringing together the need to raise awareness of their co-existence in homes that may otherwise appear safe. These children need protection, and healing. For a short, this video package a huge, emotional message. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8L8Dz_j7l8

Tune in March 3 for new PACEs Connection podcast—History. Culture. Trauma. — with guest Agnes Woodward

Hosted by PACES Connection CEO Ingrid Cockhren In consideration of Women's History month, the entire month of March will be dedicated to the women creating a legacy in the worldwide PACEs movement. In this episode, we will talk with Agnes Woodward. Agnes is using her knowledge of historical trauma and the healing power of the arts to raise awareness of the adversity indigenous women face and how they can also heal themselves, their families and future generations. About Agnes Woodward:...

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