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Join us October 27, 2021 for the inaugural event in our Trauma-Informed Criminal Justice System series, “The Relationship between PACEs and the Criminal Justice System”

Please join us for a new series entitled: Trauma-Informed Criminal Justice. This monthly series will feature conversations facilitated by Porter Jennings-McGarity, PACEs Connection Midwest and Tennessee community facilitator and 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...

These Texas teens stayed silent about racism. Then their Black principal was suspended. [washingtonpost.com]

By Hannah Natanson, The Washington Post, October 8, 2021 Just after 11 a.m. on a steamy Thursday in September, when Sean Vo should have been heading to AP Statistics, the 18-year-old shut his laptop, zipped his backpack and walked out of school. All around him, in the well-appointed brick high school that serves Sean’s affluent, mostly White, conservative hometown, other children were doing the same. Like Sean, an Asian American who said reading books by Angela Davis raised his racial...

Learning with Indigenous communities to advance health equity [rwjf.org]

On Indigenous People's Day, we celebrate the values, practices and policies of Tribal Nations, which treat land and water as an ancestral gift to be preserved and protected. As we cope with oil spills, wildfires, and historic droughts, that worldview can help guide us to a sustainable, equitable, and healthy future. Now more than ever, we need that wisdom to help us reclaim the health of the earth > More RWJF resources: Connecting Indigenous Knowledge and Practices webinar : Learn how...

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...

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