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How An Emotional Detox Can Help People Of Color Cope With Racial Trauma []

By Maia Niguel Hoskin, Photo: Getty Images, Forbes, October 30, 2022 Exposure to racism, discrimination, and other forms of racial trauma have been proven to cause various mental health challenges, which can easily exacerbate general obstacles that are faced in everyday life. Many people of color report being overwhelmed by their thoughts and responsibilities to the point they feel stuck in quicksand. Some also feel drained and exhausted. Which can cause some people to feel emotionally out...

Stress Busters Handout

We all have inner strengths and resilience that can help us deal with challenges and stress. To help us manage stress, PACEs Connection and ACEs Aware created a handout based on seven evidence-based stress busters , as described in the Roadmap for Resilience: The California Surgeon General’s Report on Adverse Childhood Experiences, Toxic Stress, and Health . These interventions can help reduce stress, improve health, and build resilience. Please share widely! The handout is available in the...

Trauma-Informed Yoga for Kids (Echo)

November 9, 2022 11:00 AM 3:30 PM EST Virtual via Zoom Learning how little bodies register and retain trauma physically and physiologically is key to helping children release toxic stress. Register HERE. After any long period of stress or trauma—such as getting through a pandemic—it is normal to experience emotional de-regulation. As we prepare for post-pandemic life, it is normal to experience de-regulation as a result of long periods of stress or trauma. In Echo's Trauma-Informed Yoga for...

Childhood Trauma Can Manifest Without Parents Even Knowing []

By Aristos Georgiou, Photo: Stock image, Newsweek, October 15, 2022 Childhood trauma occurs more often than you might think and if it goes unaddressed, the potential consequences can be devastating, affecting the individual's life well into adulthood. Nothing matters more to a parent or caregiver than their child's happiness and wellbeing . But dealing with a child who has been traumatized can be a challenging experience and often the the signs may go unnoticed. In her book, Has Your Child...

Thriving Thursday

Sometimes love has traffic lights. Learn about love and limits with Mariela Herrera; find out about how improving care giving connections can improve behavior & mental health. #ThrivingThursday LINK TO VIDEO ACTIVITY: THRIVING THURSDAY

Fall Is the Season for Building Mindfulness and Resilience []

By Erik Vance, The New York Times, September 21, 2022 Whether you like it or not, fall is here. Soon the weather will get colder, the leaves will die and the nights will stretch longer than the days. Outdoor pools have closed and the holidays are coming. Another year is dying; that’s just how it goes. At least, that’s the way autumn often is cast — as a time of aging and decay. The poet Percy Bysshe Shelley compared autumn’s falling leaves to corpses in the grave. William Shakespeare called...

Mindful Monday

¿Cómo se siente? Health is more than what you are eating, it's what you're thinking, saying and believing. Join Mariela Herrera as we ask ourselves how we are feeling today. #MindfulMonday

ABC for Me: ABC Mindful Me (Google Books)

Author and Illustrator Christiane Engel: ABC for Me: Mindful Me Pairing simplified mindfulness principles with each letter of the alphabet, ABC Mindful Me features colorful illustrations of children and animals, as well as playful rhymes to explain each concept to toddlers (and their parents!). From Awareness to Zen, and everything in between, take a deep breath, find some quiet space, and discover the magic of mindfulness! A fun read for the entire family, ABC Mindful Me is not only perfect...

New Transforming Trauma Episode: Creating Trauma-Informed Systems with Dr. Sandra Bloom

In this episode of Transforming Trauma, our host Emily is joined by Dr. Sandra Bloom. Dr. Bloom is a Board-Certified psychiatrist, Associate Professor of Health Management and Policy at Drexel University, and the Founder of Creating Presence , an online organization for creating trauma-informed systems. She is the founder of the Sanctuary Model which provides inpatient psychiatric programs for the treatment of trauma-related emotional disorders. Dr. Bloom is the author of a series of books...

HOPE and Anti-racism Approaches - New Online Course []

The HOPE National Resource Center (NRC) will release a new online training, HOPE and Anti-racism Approaches. In this free course, Dr. Sege and Dr. Stephens share specific anti-racism approaches that are essential to implementing HOPE in any setting. The four lessons offer video lectures, interactive quizzes, and access to a variety of resources. [ Click here to read the full blog .]

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