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Why positive childhood experiences are important for all children and families [positiveexperience.org/blog]

By Laura Gallant, 1/29/24, https://positiveexperience.org/blog/ What are positive childhood experiences? Positive childhood experiences, also known as PCEs, are protective experiences that help heal the brain from trauma and promote healthy mental health in adulthood. In 2019, HOPE Director Robert Sege , Christina Bethell, PhD, MBA, MPH , and others published a study in JAMA Pediatrics where they found that PCEs can promote well-being even when exposed to Adverse Childhood Experiences...

February Collective Care Through the CRC & PACEs Movement: The Way Forward for Civil & Human Rights is Trauma-Informed

Nationally recognized days of awareness remind us of important civil and human rights movements led by Black and African-American communities and social justice advocates. February puts leadership, education, access, justice, policy, and governance under the spotlight. Through a PACEs science lens, this month is an opportunity to consider trauma-informed transformation through a PACEs science lens as the way forward.

Historical Trauma in California

Join CALTRIN on an interactive workshop that sheds light on the impact of unresolved historical trauma on California's socio-political landscape and overall well-being. This eye-opening session will provide you with valuable insights and equip you with the knowledge to help build a more inclusive and equitable society. Let's work together to create positive change! This webinar will be presented in English with Spanish interpretation. [Este seminario virtual se presentará en inglés con...

Trauma Super Conference

Conscious Life presents the 2024 Trauma Super Conference , alongside 70+ of the world’s foremost trauma experts, including Dr. Gabor Maté, Dr. Arielle Schwartz, Dr. Richard Schwartz, Dr. Diane Poole Heller, Dr. Peter Levine, and many others. Thomas' talk "Why Attunement Is Critical for Trauma Healing" will air on Day 3 of the conference - Wednesday, January 31. Here are some of the topics the panelists will dive into... Understanding and healing relational trauma The relationship between...

2023 HOPE resource round-up [positiveexperience.org/blog]

By Laura Gallant, 12/21/23, https://positiveexperience.org/blog/ At the HOPE National Resource Center, we create resources all year round. Many of our resources are created in collaboration with HOPE Facilitators, HOPE Champions , and others who are implementing the HOPE framework in their organization or community. Below are many of the new resources we created in 2023. Each resource is a guide, not an instruction manual, that shares ways of practicing or implementing the HOPE framework...

Growing Resilient Communities Embraces the New Year: Welcome CRC Fellows, Grow with Google Partnership Announcement & Unveiling New Interactive Tools

To prepare for the year ahead, we have a few very special announcements we’re excited to share. First, we’d like to take a moment to acknowledge the 700+ community champions, facilitators, managers, and advocates in our COOP and Growing Resilient Communities program for your commitment.

Seasonal opportunities to practice positive childhood experiences during the holidays – New resource [positiveexperience.org/blog]

By Laura Gallant, 12.7.23, https://positiveexperience.org/blog/ Last year we posted a blog about 10 ways to practice positive childhood experiences (PCEs) during the holiday season . By popular demand, we created a new resource based on the blog that can be downloaded and easily shared. These holiday tips were adapted from our original 10 ways to promote positive experiences fact sheet. Through this seasonal resource, we want to share that no matter what or how you celebrate, there are big...

Brain Study Suggests Traumatic Memories Are Processed as Present Experience [nytimes.com]

An M.R.I. scan of a brain highlighting the posterior cingulate cortex. In a study, traumatic memories appeared to engage this area, which is usually involved in internally directed thought, like introspection or daydreaming. Credit... Geoff B. Hall By Ellen Berry, The New York Times, November 30, 2023 At the root of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a memory that cannot be controlled. It may intrude on everyday activity, thrusting a person into the middle of a horrifying event, or...

Healing Centered Futures through the CRC & the PACEs Movement: Announcing the CRC Fellowship, Celebrating CRC Graduates, and #GivingTuesday Campaign

Something amazing keeps happening in our CRC Accelerator program that we want to shout out from the rooftops this December. Thanks to our committed participants, the number of CRC graduates keeps increasing! The number of graduates has increased by 15x this year. As we head into a new year, w e are grateful for the unique role CRC Accelerator participants have played in expanding the PACEs movement through the willingness to explore healing-centered practices through a PACEs science lens.

Supporting Children who are Experiencing or Have Experienced Trauma during the Holidays

The holiday season can be emotionally painful for children who have experienced trauma. Festive celebrations can trigger anxiety, loneliness, and grief. Caregivers or educators can support children by understanding how trauma affects children during the holidays and provide trauma-informed care to address difficult emotions. To read more on how to support children this Holiday Season read article from the Center of Child Well Being and Trauma. HELPING CHILDREN WHO HAVE OR ARE EXPERIENCING...

7 Ways to Start Making Kindness the Norm in Honor of World Kindness Day

On November 13, 2023, we celebrate World Kindness Day. Check out The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation - an organization advocating for kindness to be the norm. Kindness Ideas Imagine a world where you can succeed by being nice. Where we all pay it forward. Where people look out for each other. It all starts with an act. https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/kindness-ideas

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