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PACEs in the Faith-Based Community

February 2022

Georgia Reads "What Happened to You?" and Parent Leadership Month

Since late 2021 and into 2022, the Georgia Essentials for Childhood Initiative has been encouraging parents, caregivers, professionals, all those who work with or around young people, and all those who may have experienced their own trauma to read the book "What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing" , coauthored by Oprah Winfrey and Bruce D. Perry, MD, PhD. The inaugural Georgia Reads initiative was launched in November 2021 with a webinar hosted by the Georgia...

February 16 CTIPP CAN Call - MIECHV Reauthorization

Funding for the Maternal, Infant, Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program expires on September 30th of this year. MIECHV is the primary federal funding source for voluntary, evidence-based home visiting programs. Learn more about home visiting, MIECHV, and opportunities to engage in advocacy efforts this year. CTIPP CAN Call - February 16th, 2-3:30pm ET/11am-12:30pm PT Join Zoom Meeting 742183645 Meeting ID: 742 183 645 One tap mobile...

February 18, 2022 - Day 4 - Building the Movement through Transformative Justice and Faith-Based Communities

Day 4 - Building the Movement through Transformative Justice and Faith-Based Communities February 18, 2022 - 1pm to 5pm ET/10am to 2pm PT Panel 1: Transformative Justice Grant-funded workshop provided by Mazzoni Center and WOAR. This workshop will give a foundational look at transformative justice with the goal of better understanding how to support people who have experienced violence through community-based approaches. The audience will learn about the core tenets of transformative...

Join Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Day’s first annual coloring contest!

PACEs Connection is helping to get the world out about this, 17th year of Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Day. See below for instructions on downloading, coloring, and entering your sheet in the coloring contest, and you may win a bag of RAK swag! On #RandomActsOfKindnessDay, (February 17, 2022), five random entries will be selected to receive a RAK #MakeKindnessTheNorm Swag bag. Visit to download a coloring sheet and instructions now!

My positive childhood experiences tree

This is the third of three stunning illustrations showing how PACEs (positive and adverse childhood experiences) affected the family of Cendie Stanford, graphic artist and founder of the nonprofit ACEs Matter. This one looks at her positive childhood experiences. The day before her 16th birthday, Cendie Stanford’s older brother was shot and killed by a young man who, just two years earlier, had been her boyfriend. “I was heartbroken that two people I loved were out of my life forever,” says...

Showing Up ~ How to Love and Be Loved In The Darkness of Mental Illness (Helen Joy George)

Please join us today at noon for our WCCI Wednesday Conversation. We will be talking with Helen Joy George, advocate for mental wellness, motivational speaker, writer, and photographer. Helen Joy is the closing speaker for this year's 2022 WCCI Conference and today we will have the distinct pleasure of spending an hour with her. We will hear about her story, the people and events that changed her life, and how she maintains wellness. She is a person of deep strength, insight, and wisdom and...

5 Years Ago and 5 Days Later (AZTIFC) – The 4th Annual Building Resilient Church Conference

Register now! February 11, 2022 10:30 AM 6:30 PM EST Pure Heart Church, Glendale, Arizona (In-Person or Online) As the founder of The Faithful City, I also founded Arizona Trauma Informed Faith Community (AZTIFC) five years ago. It was out of my life with a traumatic season and powerful healing journey with trauma informed care (TIC) that includes my faith tradition and practice. AZTIFC has been in an exponential growth as a grassroots movement, collaborating with all other social sectors to...

Register now! Building the Movement in the Child Welfare and Justice Systems February 4, 2022

February 4th, 2022 - 1pm-5pm ET/10am-2pm PT - Building the Movement in the Child Welfare and Justice Systems Making these sectors trauma-informed, prevention-focused, and healing-centered You’re invited to participate in the third of eight remarkable workshops featured in the series, “Building a National Movement to Prevent Trauma and Foster Resilience”. This half-day workshop will occur virtually and focus on promising practices in the child welfare and justice systems, as well as teach...

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