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Brevard County ACEs Connection (FL)

We are a collective of educators, health care professionals, community members and more who work to prevent and reverse the effects of childhood traumas such as adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Our goal is to brighten the future for children, their families, and our communities.

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Child Abuse Month Training - Protective Factors and True Colors

The Department of Children and Families along with The Ounce of Prevention Fund Florida is happy to announce Protective Factors and True Colors training throughout Circuit 12 (Manatee, Sarasota and Desoto Counties) April 11, 12 and 15 th . We are honored that the Manatee County Children’s Advisory Board and the Family Safety Alliance are hosting the trainings . Save the dates as registration is March 14 – April 7 through Eventbrite. The trainings are FREE. Protective factors are conditions...

Workshop REMINDER: Building the Movement with Populations with High Prevalence of Trauma - Friday @ 1pm EST/10am PST [npscoaliton.org]

We are excited to present the fifth workshop session this Friday and hope you can join us live! Of note, we are now offering participation certificates to those who can be with us live on Friday afternoons and to make that easier we have also decided to shorten this workshop session to 3 hours ! Please help us in #BuildingTheMovement by sharing this workshop series with colleagues and help us reach our next milestone of 3K registered. Day 5 - Building the Movement with Populations with High...

February 16 CTIPP CAN Call - MIECHV Reauthorization

Funding for the Maternal, Infant, Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program expires on September 30th of this year. MIECHV is the primary federal funding source for voluntary, evidence-based home visiting programs. Learn more about home visiting, MIECHV, and opportunities to engage in advocacy efforts this year. CTIPP CAN Call - February 16th, 2-3:30pm ET/11am-12:30pm PT Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/ 742183645 Meeting ID: 742 183 645 One tap mobile...

February 18, 2022 - Day 4 - Building the Movement through Transformative Justice and Faith-Based Communities

Day 4 - Building the Movement through Transformative Justice and Faith-Based Communities February 18, 2022 - 1pm to 5pm ET/10am to 2pm PT Panel 1: Transformative Justice Grant-funded workshop provided by Mazzoni Center and WOAR. This workshop will give a foundational look at transformative justice with the goal of better understanding how to support people who have experienced violence through community-based approaches. The audience will learn about the core tenets of transformative...

My positive childhood experiences tree

This is the third of three stunning illustrations showing how PACEs (positive and adverse childhood experiences) affected the family of Cendie Stanford, graphic artist and founder of the nonprofit ACEs Matter. This one looks at her positive childhood experiences. The day before her 16th birthday, Cendie Stanford’s older brother was shot and killed by a young man who, just two years earlier, had been her boyfriend. “I was heartbroken that two people I loved were out of my life forever,” says...

Register now! Building the Movement in the Child Welfare and Justice Systems February 4, 2022

February 4th, 2022 - 1pm-5pm ET/10am-2pm PT - Building the Movement in the Child Welfare and Justice Systems Making these sectors trauma-informed, prevention-focused, and healing-centered You’re invited to participate in the third of eight remarkable workshops featured in the series, “Building a National Movement to Prevent Trauma and Foster Resilience”. This half-day workshop will occur virtually and focus on promising practices in the child welfare and justice systems, as well as teach...

Building a National Movement to Prevent Trauma and Foster Resilience Workshop Series Session 2 - January 21st, 2022 from 1-5pm ET/10am-2pm PT - Education and Health Care

Lee Johnson III PhD and Sandra Bloom MD to lead discussion on emerging trauma-informed policies and practices in the education and health care fields. What are ways that these fields are taking PACEs, Prevention, and Trauma science into consideration, and what can advocates do to help further advance these and other promising practices? It's free to join, so sign up at this link today! You’re invited to participate in Building the Movement in Education and Health Care , the second of eight...

January 19th CTIPP CAN Call - Trauma-Informed Initiatives in Baltimore and Maryland

Join us next Wednesday for two excellent CTIPP CAN presentations to begin our 2022 lineup. Baltimore Councilman Zeke Cohen will discuss the work, started by the late Congressman Elijah Cummings, that is making the city of Baltimore trauma-informed. Claudia Remington will describe new trauma informed initiatives by the State of Maryland, including legislation that created a Commission to develop a comprehensive strategy to make the State trauma informed. We will also report on the first...

Register now for "Building the Movement with Coalitions", presented by the Campaign for Trauma-informed Policy and Practice, PACEs Connection, and the National Prevention Science Coalition to Improve Lives

Please register now at this link to reserve your spot. You’re invited to participate in Building the Movement with Coalitions, the first of eight remarkable workshops featured in the series, “ Building a National Movement to Prevent Trauma and Foster Resilience ”. The first half-day workshop will occur virtually on January 7th from 1-5pm ET/10am-2pm PT. It focuses on the history and future of the movement and building community-owned, trauma-informed, prevention-focused, and healing-centered...

Need to fund your resilience initiative? Here’s how.

Chart is sample page from county-by-county funding allocated as part of ARPA. Information is available by clicking here. This is the first of several articles on the importance of any resilience-focused entity, including your PACEs Connection community, seeking out the people in your area allocating ARPA funding and asking for money. Organizations do not necessarily have to be 501 C-3 nonprofits to receive funding. Thanks to federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to states in April...

Trauma-Informed Criminal Justice with Special Guest, Becky Haas, Pioneer in Developing Trauma-Informed Judicial Initiatives

Please join us for our new series entitled: Trauma-Informed Criminal Justice. This monthly virtual Zoom series will feature conversations facilitated by Dr. Porter Jennings-McGarity, PhD/LCSW, PACEs Connection’s 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 strategies being...

November 17th CTIPP CAN Call and Campaign Office Hour Announcement

We are thrilled to have two presentations about how health care systems can implement trauma-informed practices into their work to improve outcomes by addressing social determinants of health featured on next Wednesday's CTIPP CAN call, and are also looking forward to the Campaign Office Hour call that comes afterward! Links and more information are below (please be aware of time zones!): CTIPP CAN Call - Trauma-Informed Health Care - November 17th, 2-3:30pm ET/11am-12:30pm PT - Join Zoom...

2021 ACEs Awareness Campaign in Charlotte County, FL

Monday, November 15 th , 2021 marks the launch of Charlotte County’s ACEs awareness week to raise awareness about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and to highlight the importance of fostering Positive Childhood Experiences (PCEs) in the lives of our children and youth. Last year, the Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners granted an ACEs awareness county proclamation; however, still in the throws of COVID-19 precautions and response, our community was unable to celebrate the...

Examples of Current Trauma-Informed Judicial Systems

Please join us for a new series entitled: Trauma-Informed Criminal Justice. This monthly virtual Zoom series will feature conversations facilitated by Porter Jennings-McGarity, PACEs Connection’s 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 strategies being used in this area...

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