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December 2021

A Childhood Emotional Neglect Christmas: Humorous & Touching Holiday Stories From The Nurturance Void

Latchkey Urchins & Friends is a podcast by me* and my co-host Anne Sherry, a therapist. We explore different topics within The Nurturance Void, the space left when we experienced childhood emotional neglect. Childhood emotional neglect happens between parents and their kids, within families, across generations, in communities, in nations, and in policies and programs. We seek to heal through humor and holding space. Each week a guest shares their childhood emotional neglect stories,...

Kellin Foundation Issues Plan for Building a ‘Resilient NC’

The science in clear. Resiliency is built – and communities play a key role in promoting safe, secure and nurturing environments where all residents can thrive. Like many states, there has been a lot of momentum in North Carolina to develop initiatives addressing trauma and resilience. But how can agencies, service providers, and other organizations leverage that momentum and align this work across systems to holistically address the needs of community members across their lifespans? The...

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...

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