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"Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the ACEs Movement" Module 1 Agenda

This course will be facilitated by Ingrid L. Cockhren and will be a combination of lecture, consensus building, brainstorming and collaboration. Registration for this course is now open. Please see the module description and agenda below: Diversity Equity & Inclusion in the Worldwide ACEs Movement Quarterly Modules: Institutional Racism & Historical Trauma March 8th, 2021 Register HERE . Outline the mechanisms of institutional racism, intergenerational transmission, and historical...

Our regular meeting day is the 4th Tuesday of the month!

The next meeting is 10 am PT/ 12 pm CT/ 1 pm ET on Tuesday, March 23. I'll send out a Zoom link soon and reminders in the following weeks. Alison and I did a presentation for communities in Oklahoma last week, and we showed off the Milestones Trackers in Richmond and Fresno. If you have agenda items, please add them to the comments section on this post. And, in case you haven't seen it yet, here's a link to the summary of last week's meeting that Karen put together. Thank you, Karen! Please...

Notes: Cooperative of Communities Affiliate Meeting on February 17, 2021

Cooperative of Communities affiliates represented by: Brian Semsem & Emily Bahne & Carmina Ramos Barb Finch & Terri Allison Dana Brown - Craig out AC staff: Jane, Gail, Lara, Rafael, Carey, Ingrid, Alison, Karen, Samantha, Agenda- Welcome, gathering, and celebration! Excitement! ACEs Connection just hit 50K members! See the story Jane shared reminiscing on the start of ACEs Connection and an invitation to join a celebration on March 4th! Coop affiliates are such an important part...

"A Better Normal" Community Discussion Series — 5 Ways ACEs Initiatives Get Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Wrong

In this installment of A Better Normal community discussion, ACEs Connection's Race & Equity workgroup reconvenes and discusses ACEs Connection’s internal processes to address racism, racial trauma and civil unrest. In this discussion, we will highlight the five ways ACEs initiatives, including our own, get DEI wrong. Discussions will include racial trauma, historical trauma, healing centered practices and effective DEI strategies. In addition to our internal processes, ACEs Connection...

Richmond, VA, GRTICN's Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

Here's the MOU for the Greater Richmond Trauma Informed Community Network, attached and embedded. I'll add it to our resources section, too. MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU) (11.2020) Between Greater Richmond Trauma-Informed Community Network (GRTICN) and GRTICN Member: ________________________________________________________ (PRINT NAME) Vision: A trauma-informed and resilient community within the Greater Richmond (VA) region. Mission: The Greater Richmond TICN aims to build a more...

First California Surgeon General's Report Provides Clear Cross-Sector Roadmap to Address Health and Societal Impacts of Adversity

SACRAMENTO – The Office of the California Surgeon General today released the first California Surgeon General’s Report - Roadmap for Resilience: The California Surgeon General's Report on Adverse Childhood Experiences, Toxic Stress, and Health. The report serves as a blueprint for how communities, states, and nations can recognize and effectively address Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress as a root cause to some of the most harmful, persistent, and expensive societal and...

ACEs Connection, our Cooperative of Communities, and....Pando!

In January 2020, we officially launched the ACEs Connection Cooperative of Communities. And then the pandemic arrived, so we put our work on the Cooperative on hold. In June 2020, we relaunched....and we are SO excited about this! The communities that are part of the handful of ACEs initiatives that are piloting the Cooperative are, too! Before describing the Cooperative, I want to reassure our 48,000 members and 277 ACEs initiatives (plus another 100 in development) that have communities on...

ACEs Connection launches Cooperative of Communities

The ACEs Connection Cooperative of Communities launches today. We want to continue to contribute to the ACEs movement for as long as it takes to create a worldwide healing-centered culture based on ACEs science. We want that to take hold in this world in the same way electricity has — we only notice it if it isn’t there. First, a clarification: Nothing on ACEsConnection.com changes! Membership remains free! Everything our current 300+ communities use stays free, and remains free for new ones.

Meeting Notes — Oct. 9, 2020

Founding participants call - with all new collective of communities! ● Jason Williams & Brian Semsem ● Barb Finch ● Lisa Wright & Melissa McGinn ● Craig Beswick & Dana Brown ● AC staff too: Jane, Gail, Donielle, Lara, Rafael, Carey, Ingrid, Alison, Karen, Marianne Discussion re AC community - public vs private Brian - Public is a good idea - but need to know what would be disseminated on the platform? AC could share trainings and learning opportunities etc Barb - Question re how...

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