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PACEs Connection’s Collective Grief, Collective Healing Conference - 50% Discount for Coop Members!

Join us for PACEs Connection’s Collective Grief, Collective Healing Conference Nov 1-3, 2022 9-1 PT, 10-2 MT, 11-3 CT, 12-4 ET 50% discount for PACEs Connection Coop Members! As a collective, we have experienced an abundance of grief and loss over the last few years. We invite you to join us for our Collective Grief Collective Healing Conference. The goal of this communal experience is to allow us to collectively process our grief and engage in collective healing. Our special guests will...

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...

PACEs and the Arts as Healing Training Series 2022

*Artist from the cover image is unknown. PACEs Connection's interactive four-part series on Foundations of arts as healing in our PACEs Connection communities begins in the second quarter of 2022. John Dovales Flores MSW will facilitate this course, PACEs Connection’s Community Arts consultant, and will be a combination of learning about the arts and integrating arts into programming, exploration of equity issues in the arts, neuroscience of the arts, healing modalities, and how to develop...

PACEs and Criminal Justice Training Series 2022

PACEs Connection's interactive three-part series on exploring the intersection of utilizing PACEs science to impact criminal justice through our PACEs Connection communities! This course will be facilitated by Dr. Porter Jennings-McGarity, Director of CQI & Criminal Justice Consultant, and will be a combination of sharing, learning by example, exploration with your fellow community members, consensus building, brainstorming, and collaboration. Registration for this course is now open for...

Trauma-Informed Education Training Series 2022

PACEs Connection's interactive four-part series will continue in July of 2022. This course will be facilitated by Lara Kain and will be a combination of lecture, discussion, and collaboration. This four part series will use the RYSE center Interacting Layers of Trauma and Healing as a framework. Register for each session below, please share with your networks! Course description and schedule: Part 1: Individual and Interpersonal. How exposure to trauma and adversity impacts our ability to...

Creating Partnerships on the Path to a Just Society Training Course 2022 Registration

PACEs Connection's interactive four-part series on building and maintaining strategic partnerships in our PACEs Connection communities begins in the second quarter of 2022. This course will be facilitated by Carey Sipp, PACEs Connection’s director of strategic partnerships, and will be a combination of sharing, learning by example, exploration with your fellow community members, consensus building, brainstorming, and collaboration. Registration for this course is now open for members of the...

Cooperative of Communities Monthly Think Tank Session: April

I want to thank everyone who attended our Cooperative of Communities monthly meeting yesterday. As promised, I have included the PowerPoint presentation on this community page. You can either CLICK HERE or click on the resources tab at the top of the page to access the presentation. Thank you all for your engagement and I look forward to seeing you next month as we collaborate around facilitating collective hope! As another reminder, please do not forget to share this quarter's Cooperative...

Cooperative of Communities Learning Sessions

PACEs Connection communities professional learning sessions will begin tomorrow for the second quarter of 2022. These courses will be facilitated by PACES Connection staff and will be a combination of sharing, learning by example, exploration with your fellow community members, consensus building, brainstorming, and collaboration with a focus for each individual session. Registration for these sessions are now open! REMINDER: You can send this opportunities to anyone in your full network!

VA TICNs eNote January 24 2022

Apply for FACT's 35th Anniversary Community Resilience Awards Awards of $350 are available to help support local community resilience activities led by TICNs throughout VA. Applications have been made simple and straightforward. Visit the FACT website for full details and to apply by January 31 ! Funds may be used during Resilience Week! General Assembly Updates from Voices for Virginia's Children Read about Voices' Youth Advocacy Day , efforts to increase language access and equity in...

Examples of Current Trauma-Informed Judicial Systems

Please join us for a new series entitled: Trauma-Informed Criminal Justice. This monthly virtual Zoom series will feature conversations facilitated by Porter Jennings-McGarity, 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 used in this area...

Resilient Yolo plans events to strengthen health systems [davisenterprise.com]

By Special to the Enterprise, Davis Enterprise, October 25, 2021 In November, Resilient Yolo will launch a three-part virtual workshop series to educate members of the public on strategies for strengthening health and social support systems in Yolo County. To advance conversations around health and equity, the collaborative will also be hosting a Building a Resilient Yolo Summit in spring 2022. Formed in 2014, Resilient Yolo is a community-based collaborative with an interest in...

Community Tracker Sectors and Subsectors Guidance

Not sure which sector or subsector to choose for your organization? See the list of examples below for help. Business : Privately owned organizations that operate at a profit. Examples: McDonalds, Local Drugstores, Child Care : Organizations that provide care to children. Daycare Centers, In-home childcare providers, after-school programs. Civic : Elected officials, city offices, libraries Community Service Organization : Local service clubs. Lions Clubs, Kiwanis Clubs, Fraternities and...

Using unique Milestones Tracker, Fresno, CA, PACEs initiative marks progress of 59 organizations becoming trauma-informed

Fresno’s Milestones Tracker provides a map of organizations that have or are becoming trauma-informed. Each dot represents an organization. The dots are color-coded to a particular sector. The larger the dot, the more milestones they’ve done. Click on a dot to see the name of the organization If there’s one word that captures the engine behind Fresno’s flourishing PACEs Connection initiative, that word is “grassroots.” Just ask Jason Williams, the community manager for Fresno’s initiative...

VA TICNs eNote September 27 2021 [grscan.com]

September 15-October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month . View a collection of Hispanic and Latino Heritage Events in the Commonwealth via the Governor's website . You can read about the history of the month and the importance of considerations of language, equity and justice during this month and beyond, as well as peruse a collection of resources , on NPR. Longstanding racism and the harms caused by the COVID-19 pandemic create significant strains on mental wellbeing. The pandemic has...

NJ Commits To Universal Pre-K For All: Murphy [patch.com]

By Nicole Rosenthal, Patch, September 16, 2021 The Garden State has committed to make universal preschool programs available to all New Jersey families within the next several years, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Thursday. The New Jersey Department of Education has been tasked with creating a "strategic plan" for a universal preschool program in the state, Murphy said during a news conference and visit to Dr. Charles Smith Elementary Childhood Center in Palisades Park, which boasts a...

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