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Positive & Adverse Childhood Experiences (PACES) Hawai‘i
He ‘a‘ali‘i kū makani mai au; ‘a‘ohe makani nāna e kūla‘i.
I am a wind-withstanding ‘a‘ali‘i; no wind can topple me over.

December 2021

Winning the wrong race . . . we can change the trajectory!

This is a sobering article - This should be a kāhea- a call that we need to acknowledge the trauma and stress that we are experiencing and be kind to ourselves, educate and advocate for the protective factors and address community trauma by building community resilience. Please post how you are involved in community resilience projects! Mahalo, Danny

The "reason" for the season

Happy Holidays everyone! This is an excellent article by SAMSHA that highlights the need for us to keep the holiday season in perspective and to make sure that we recognize that the Holiday season can trigger providers, clients and the community at-large. The holiday season can be a joyous and restful time, but it can also be a time of anxiety, stress, binge-eating on all the yummy sweets and for some isolation. Please be kind to yourself this holiday season and Happy Holidays from ACH!

Trauma-Informed Criminal Justice with Special Guest, Becky Haas, Pioneer in Developing Trauma-Informed Judicial Initiatives

Please join us for our new series entitled: Trauma-Informed Criminal Justice. This monthly virtual Zoom series will feature conversations facilitated by Dr. Porter Jennings-McGarity, PhD/LCSW, 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...

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