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Here's a place where you can review books, educational dvds and documentaries that relate to ACE concepts or trauma-informed practices. "Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world." ~ Nelson Mandela

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The Surviving Spirit Newsletter May 2023

The Surviving Spirit Newsletter May 2023 - Hope, Healing & Help for Trauma, Abuse & Mental Health is out. Hi folks, May is Mental Health Awareness Month and the Surgeon General's Report on Loneliness is quite timely: Loneliness poses risks as deadly as smoking: surgeon general by Amanda Seitz @ AP News The National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors [NASMHP] is presenting these three Town Halls that tie in with the Surgeon General's Report: Cultivating a Culture of...

Psychologist Enrique Echeburúa: ‘People who die by suicide want to stop suffering, not to stop living’ (

Enrique Echeburúa at his office, in San Sebastián, Spain. © Javier Hernandez Juantegui (EL PAÍS) To read more of Daniel Mediavilla's article, please click here. Enrique Echeburúa (San Sebastian, Spain, 72 years old), Professor Emeritus of Clinical Psychology at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), says that when a suicide occurs, there are other victims beyond the deceased, and they do not receive adequate support. “The first thing [we need to do] is make it easier for the family...

Want to create a stronger bond with your kids? First relinquish control (

Malte Mueller/Getty Images/fStop To read more of Andee Tagle's article, please click here. It may sound counterintuitive, but if you want to take charge as a parent, stop trying to control your child, says psychologist and author Shefali Tsabary . Her book, The Parenting Map , outlines how to create conscious parent-child relationships by focusing on the reactions you have to your child's behavior rather than the behavior itself. "We keep expecting the child to change and keep trying to...

Ask the Community

Hello, my trauma-informed colleagues, The good news is after seven years, with a five-year break (AKA stall-out), I have finally finished my new book and have titled it: It's Not About Food, Drugs, or Alcohol: It's About Healing Complex PTSD Although my book won't be available to the general public until its launch date on Feb 21 st , 2023, I am offering FREE advance reader copies to a limited amount of trauma-informed professionals this week. Below is a summary of what my book's about and...Read More...

Military Members Doing PACEs Work?

Hi, I am an Army veteran and social worker who works for the Department of Defense. The last time I posted on this platform was after I heard Jane speak at the International Attachment Conference in NYC in 2015. When I engaged here last, I asked if there were any military members doing PACEs work in healthcare. I got some great feedback. I would like to ask the question again, but this time a bit broader, are there any military service providers out there doing PACEs work - in our military...Read More...
Hello all, If you work with domestic violence victims, I would be grateful for your assistance completing a brief survey. I have decided to adapt my children’s book: "Monty's Day in Court: What to expect when you have to testify in court”, for children who may have to testify regarding domestic violence they have witnessed. Thank you valuable feedback and generosity in completing this survey: Thank you for the work that you do, Jessica Miles ...Read More...
Greetings everyone, I'm wondering if you might be able to help me. I'm the author and creator of an early chapter book series. The first book, "Milo and the Wisdom of the Sea" has been published and on the market, while the other four books are in varying stages of production. I'm curious if you would have ideas for greater distribution: radio shows, email distribution lists, publishers etc. I have a social media presence including Twitter , a blog , YouTube channel etc. But, the work and...Read More...
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