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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 November 2022

The latest Surviving Spirit Newsletter - Hope, Healing & Help for Trauma, Abuse & Mental Health is out - It can be read online via this & you can also subscribe - or this - Newsletter Content : 1] Trauma During Childhood Triples the Risk of Suffering a Serious Mental Disorder in Adulthood –...

The trailer for Savage Salvation provides a sobering look at the opioid crisis (

To access the trailer with Devin Nealy's post, please click here. Even though it's been a hot-button topic for years, it feels like Hollywood tries their best to avoid stories revolving around the opioid crisis. Don't get me wrong; we'll get a few projects that center on big pharma shamelessly peddling insanely addictive drugs, but we'll rarely get any narratives that focus on the people affected by opioids. It's easy to understand why Hollywood might be a little skittish when drafting tales...

Poet Ross Gay on his new book and finding joy in sorrow []

By Leah Asmelash, Photo: Natasha Komoda/Algonquin Books, CNN Style, October 25, 2022 I n the last two years, it seems like everyone has been searching for joy. From the success of shows like Apple TV+'s uber-positive " Ted Lasso " to dance albums like Beyoncé's " Renaissance ," to books like Aimee Nezhukumatathil's "World of Wonders" -- the call to look beyond sorrow is ubiquitous. Poet Ross Gay explores these questions -- What incites joy? And what does joy incite? -- in his new book,...

Dare To Share Your Untold Story: Trauma Accumulated, Misperception of Illness and Finding his way to be Impactful

Dare To Share Your Untold Story: Episode 58: Michael Skinner - Trauma Accumulated, Misperception of Illness and Finding his way to be Impactful - or Dare To Share Your Untold Story: Episode 58: Trauma Accumulated, Misperception of Illness and Finding his way to be Impactful - ‘Dare To Share...

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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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Connecting with Christian Advocates for Prevention

Hello, I am a survivor-THRIVER, married for 27 years, Christian mom of both bio and foster/adopted children as well as author/advocate for prevention of child sexual abuse. My husband and I were trained as facilitators for Darkness to Light's Stewards of Children Training as well as foster parent and trauma trainings. I understand the high risk and vulnerability especially of children with high ACE scores. My activity book, Raising PEARLS:Prepared, Empowered, Armored, Restored,...Read More...
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