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Resiliency Accelerator – Creating a Global Network

On February 24, 2021, Dr. Warren Larkin of the UK and Becky Haas of the US launched the first meeting of the Global Resiliency Accelerator. Dr. Andi Clements, of the ETSU Ballad Health Strong Brain Institute chaired the session as well as served as moderator for the Q&A session. Over 60 people from 11 countries joined the event. Among these in attendance were professionals from Lithuania, Australia, Ukraine, Scotland, France, Canada, New Zealand, the US, Dublin and Wales. The...

Implementing Trauma Informed Practice through the EmBRACE Model - Evaluation Report, Lancaster University, UK

EmBRACE (Emotionally and Brain Resilient to ACEs), founded by Sue Irwin, is a whole organisation (system) package of training and consultant support for embedding trauma informed practice over time. Lancaster University, UK was commissioned by Blackburn with Darwen Council, UK to evaluate EmBRACE and produce a report into the trauma-informed work that has taken place on a multi-sector basis in the region in recent years. The aims of the evaluation: To provide direction and to support the...

Whole People Watch Weekend on ACEs Connection (Dec. 11th - 13th)

The Transform Trauma with ACEs Sciences FREE Film Festival continues this weekend. Please join us to watch parts 1, 2, and 3 of the PBS Whole People series at your convenience, on ACEs Connection, by clicking play on the videos below: Whole People | 101 | Childhood Trauma | Episode 1 (27 min) Preview: Whole People | 102 | Healing Communities | Preview | Episode 2 Whole People | 102 |Healing Communities Episode 2 (27 min) Whole People | 103 |A New Response | Episode 3 (27 min) This is one of...

‘I needed to fix myself for my kids’: breaking the cycle of domestic abuse (The Guardian)

By Sarah Johnson, October 28, 2020, The Guardian. Families with complicated lives are being helped by a project that supports both parents during their child’s first two years When Jess* was 11 weeks pregnant, she got into an argument with her boyfriend, Robbie*, who lashed out and hit her. Jess had suffered a previous miscarriage and was terrified of losing another baby. “I couldn’t go through it again,” says Jess. “The idea of losing another baby because of a decision taken by Robbie was...

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