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May is Foster Care Awareness Month

Key Facts and Statistics from Childwelfare.gov Include these key points in your messaging to demonstrate the important role relative and kinship caregivers play in supporting family connections that are essential to a child’s health and well-being. There are over 407,000 children and youth in foster care , and 34 percent were placed with relatives or kin. The term kin encompasses both relatives (those related by blood or marriage) and fictive kin (those who are unrelated but have such a...

Jewish summer camp opens for trans kids. The camp was filled within weeks. (upworthy.com)

Trans youth continuously have to fight for their right to exist in the world. Living in a country where states are actively working to dismantle rights and protections for trans children and their families is stressful for trans youth, a section of the population that has alarmingly high rates of attempted suicide . Whether it’s things like the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, squabbles over which bathroom to use or banning trans kids from sports that fit their identified gender, these kids face a...

Rwanda genocide: 'I forgave my husband's killer - our children married' (bbc.com)

To heal you must love - so believes a woman who not only forgave the man who killed her husband 28 years ago during Rwanda's genocide, but allowed his daughter to marry her son. Bernadette Mukakabera has been telling her story as part of continuing efforts by the Catholic Church to bring reconciliation to a society torn apart in 1994 when some 800,000 people were slaughtered in 100 days. "Our children had nothing to do with what happened. They just fell in love and nothing should stop people...

Hartford arts organization adds therapy, techniques to address childhood trauma [courant.com]

By Seamus McAvoy, Photo: Hartford Courant, Hartford Courant, April 16, 2022 Charter Oak Cultural Center, a Hartford arts education organization, is using therapy and mindfulness to tackle childhood trauma. The center, located in Connecticut’s first synagogue, is now an “ACEs Aware” institution — one that formally recognizes the lasting effects of trauma and adverse childhood experiences, also called ACEs. It’s also partnering with 2AssureUs LLC, a Hartford therapy practice that serves...

‘I Feel Shame and Pain’: Pope Apologizes to Indigenous People of Canada (newsbreak.com)

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis apologized Friday for the Catholic Church’s involvement in a system of Canadian boarding schools that abused Indigenous children for 100 years, an announcement that comes after the discovery last year of signs of unmarked graves with the remains of dozens of children. “I feel shame and pain,” for the “deplorable” abuses, the pope said. “I ask forgiveness of God, and I join the Canadian bishops in apologizing.” Francis also promised he would travel to Canada, where...

Pope Meets With Groups Requesting Apology for Indigenous Schools [nytimes.com]

By Elisabetta Povoledo and Ian Austen, Photo: Guglielmo Mangiapane/Reuters, The New York Times, March 28, 2022 Pope Francis on Monday held his first Vatican meeting with Indigenous groups from Canada who were seeking his apology over the Roman Catholic Church’s involvement in a system of boarding schools that abused Indigenous children for over 100 years. The meeting, with two of Canada’s three largest Indigenous groups, suggests that the pope, who had declined to apologize over the matter,...

Tackling Trauma Together Summit

Engage with Dr. Alauna and Pastor Clinkscales for an intimate encounter on a personal journey of enlightenment through life-altering teachings that will help you heal mentally and emotionally - once you are FREE mentally, you are FREE INDEED! Business owners, business professionals, educators, faith leader or anyone seeking clarity and peace of mind in order regain balance in their life, this summit is for you. We all are wounded healers; you can't encourage wholeness if, you, first aren't...

Resilient Guilford Network (NC) shares resources for talking with children about war in the Ukraine

In light of recent events, Resilient Guilford Network is sharing resources from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) in response to the war on Ukraine. Some are specific to military families, while others are more general resources. Please see the links below and let us know if you have questions and how we can help support your local efforts. Deep breaths as we start a new week together. We look forward to staying connected and are grateful for all you do. General Child...

Tune in March 3 for new PACEs Connection podcast—History. Culture. Trauma. — with guest Agnes Woodward

Hosted by PACES Connection CEO Ingrid Cockhren In consideration of Women's History month, the entire month of March will be dedicated to the women creating a legacy in the worldwide PACEs movement. In this episode, we will talk with Agnes Woodward. Agnes is using her knowledge of historical trauma and the healing power of the arts to raise awareness of the adversity indigenous women face and how they can also heal themselves, their families and future generations. About Agnes Woodward:...

Workshop REMINDER: Building the Movement with Populations with High Prevalence of Trauma - Friday @ 1pm EST/10am PST [npscoaliton.org]

We are excited to present the fifth workshop session this Friday and hope you can join us live! Of note, we are now offering participation certificates to those who can be with us live on Friday afternoons and to make that easier we have also decided to shorten this workshop session to 3 hours ! Please help us in #BuildingTheMovement by sharing this workshop series with colleagues and help us reach our next milestone of 3K registered. Day 5 - Building the Movement with Populations with High...

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