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Lancaster County ACEs & Resilience Connection (PA)

Working collaboratively with schools, business, healthcare, government agencies, social services, criminal justice systems, healthcare organizations & faith communities to become a trauma-informed community. We invite all concerned citizens, professionals & advocates to partner with us to raise awareness about trauma & its effects, to build resilience, and offer hope & healing.

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Lancaster City Mayoral Proclamation of May as Mental Health & Trauma Awareness Month

At the Lancaster City Council meeting on Tuesday evening, May 10, Lancaster City Mayor Danene Sorace issued a proclamation recognizing the month of May as Mental Health and Trauma Awareness Month in the City. Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health and the City of Lancaster have been working in partnership for the past year to further the goal of making Lancaster a trauma informed city. This initiative includes training all staff in five city departments* about trauma, resilience and...

May is Mental Health & Trauma Awareness Month

The month of May is “Mental Health and Trauma Awareness Month” and May 25th has designated as “Trauma Awareness Day”. On Wednesday, May 4, 2022, local leaders from Lancaster-Lebanon IU13, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, HDC MidAtlantic, Touchstone Foundation, Mental Health America of Lancaster County, and Lancaster County Behavioral Health ad Developmental Services offered perspectives on the importance of supporting mental well-being and resilience at the Lancaster County...

FREE Virtual/Online Conference: Resiliently Grounded & Growing: April 20 & 26 via Zoom

Here are the follow-up materials from our FREE spring Resilience Conference: Resiliently Grounded & Growing: Practices to Cultivate Well-Being. This conference was held entirely virtually, via Zoom, on April 20 and April 26, 2022. It was completely free of charge, thanks to our generous sponsors & funders: The Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health Behavioral Health Community Impact Fund and the High Foundation. Click the link below to view the full event program and line-up of...

Free workshop: Building Your Compassion Resilience Toolkit

We're delighted to announce another offering in our free community education training series. In this interactive 90-minute workshop, participants will: Assess where they currently are on the continuum from Compassion Fatigue to Compassion Satisfaction; Learn effective strategies and techniques for transforming compassion fatigue into compassion resilience, including boundary-setting, managing trauma inputs, and low impact disclosure Assess their individual wellness practices; and Develop...

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