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Broward County ACEs Connection (FL)

A network for community members, professionals and leaders to collaborate across sectors in a movement to prevent and address adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), heal from trauma, and build resilience. We encourage the use of this network to collaborate across sectors and find resources within South Florida communities moving to transform our community into one of hope, healing, and resilience.

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Job Opening! Director of the New Trauma and Resilience Collaborative, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

We are pleased to provide a career opportunity at Florida State University , located in Tallahassee, FL. FSU is recruiting a Director for the new Trauma and Resilience Collaborative (TRC) . The Director of TRC will identify, harness, and promote the university’s trailblazing multidisciplinary expertise on trauma and resilience. This is a Faculty I 12-month salaried position. The Director will be responsible for the growth of TRC programs and end users by successfully recruiting partnerships...

How to Help Survivors of Extreme Climate Events (psychologytoday.com)

By Elaine Miller-Karas MSW, LCSW Building Resiliency to Trauma Psychology Today, September 30, 2022 Mental health can suffer after extreme climate events. KEY POINTS Mental health conditions exacerbated by natural disasters include post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and anxiety. After a disaster, the number of people needing assistance from the mental health systems strains or exceeds community capacity. There are simple strategies helpers can use to help survivors restore...

As We Transition to the Recovery Phase of Hurricane Ian “Look out for the Helpers”

The last 24 hours have reminded us of our individual vulnerability, as well as the vulnerability of our community and our state. Hurricane Ian is an example of a traumatic event in the third realm of ACEs that can bring about increased stress and strong emotional reactions. We acknowledge that this can be an incredibly challenging time for many and we encourage people to stay connected, reach out for help when needed, and support each other as you are able. This is how we can build...

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