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Introduction to Mindful Gratitude

The article from delves into the practice of gratitude, highlighting its profound effects on our well-being and relationships. It explains how gratitude can significantly improve our mental health and foster stronger connections with others. The piece offers an insightful guide on how to cultivate a more appreciative mindset through mindfulness. Read Article Here

Plans afoot to bring stability to PACEs Connection

To all of you, who, like me, love this website and want to see it and its communities flourish as we work to prevent and heal trauma; build resiliency: please know there is a move afoot by a small group of strategic partners to find a suitable host for PACEs Connection. More will be announced in the coming days. In the meantime, friends, we are figuring out email addresses and other communications logistics and opportunities. PEACE! Carey Sipp, former director of strategic partnerships ...

10 Ways to Be More Mindful at Work

We would like to invite you to read an article published by which is written by Shamash Alidina. The article suggests that you don't have to meditate every day to experience the benefits of mindfulness at work. It offers a few ways in which you can incorporate mindful moments into your day to help you de-stress and perform at your best. Mindfulness may seem like a great idea, but how do you become more mindful in the context of a busy work day? You may have emails, phone calls,...

Join the Growing Resilience - Informed on Trauma movement!

Overcoming Adversity is excited to announce the launch of the GRIT Growing Resilience - Informed on Trauma Podcast! Join me as I shine light on the challenges and successes of implementing fully trauma-informed schools. Don't miss the opportunity to lean in as I give a real-life account from my with years of experience working with kids from hard places in the education setting as an early childhood educator and school counselor. #TraumaInformedSchools can stop the education landslide. The...

Encouraging Offline Hobbies and Coping Skills: Creative Alternatives to Screen Time for Children

Though technology can be helpful for children, too much screen time can be a problem for some families. However, it can be difficult to get your child to reduce their screen time to create more positive childhood experiences. One of the best ways to do this is to entice kids with more exciting opportunities. Provide your children with indoor and outdoor activities that interest and engage them. This fosters creative play, which in turn helps children develop coping skills that will serve...

CRC Accelerator Hiatus Reminder & April “Hour of Power” to Support CRC Participants With Only One Event to Completion Learn CRC Fellowship Next Steps

As we’ve recently announced, the CRC Accelerator is taking an indefinite hiatus, but this moment of growth is anything but goodbye. Two years into this unique program, we are aware of the incredible impact access can have on PACEs initiatives and we now have a CRC Fellowship that grows with each CRC graduate.

Anti-Oppressive Approaches to Addressing ACEs Associated with Parental Substance Use

“While it is helpful to know which populations need additional support to address ACEs and build resilience among children, it is even more important to know why higher risk conditions exist and to address root causes of inequities that increase the risk of ACEs.” (Camacho, S; Henderson, S.C. 2022). Over the past three decades, research on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) has gained widespread recognition, catalyzing policies and programs, and mobilizing knowledge focused on applying a...

A three-step skill set for self-care - 20min video

Hi. Sharing my recent 20 minute A three-step skill set for self-care ( ) Description: This video provides an overview of a three-step skill set for self-care, of one’s body, behaviors, thoughts, and emotions. And then, there is an additional segment with some possible approaches for thoughts, mindfulness, grounding, and resetting/relaxing. Purpose: Done to support the California Child Care Resource and Referral Network’s annual Trauma Informed Care conference...

FREE WEBINAR: How to Heal Trauma Through a Child’s Love Language

At the Family Trauma Institute, we define “interactional trauma” as the constant conflict between parent and child (drama = trauma) that leads to resentment, bitterness, and lost attachment. Often, the quickest way to heal this type of deep trauma is through the child or adolescent’s love language. Each child has a special one. For some it's “words of affirmation” and for others “quality time”. But our parents often have no clue what it is or why it’s so important. Therefore, both counselors...

[free event] What Does Sociocultural Trauma Have to Do with the Workplace?

For many organizations, the inability to recognize the ways that sociocultural trauma is activated becomes the missing link in otherwise genuine efforts to create a healthy workplace environment. In this webinar, we’ll: + define socio-cultural trauma + learn how it becomes activated at work + learn how to create a truly inclusive community at your workplace >>Register Here<< This event is part of a weekly series by Tend Collective , a trauma-informed care consultancy. @Donielle...

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