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Why We Should Call Recent Baltimore Events an Uprising [Baltimore Sun]

Rosalyn Williams ·
Language is very important -- it can be so powerful.  It impacts perception, conveys intent and attitude -- so many other things.  In his recent article, "Why We Should Call Recent Baltimore Events an Uprising", Evan Serpick proposes that we...
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Wisconsin state agencies end year one of trauma-informed learning community; goal is to be first trauma-informed state

Here in California, many people think that it’s only liberal Democrats who have a corner on championing the science of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and putting it into practice. That might be because people who use ACEs science don’t expel or suspend students, even if they’re throwing chairs and hurling expletives at the teacher. They ask "What happened to you?" rather than "What's wrong with you?" as a frame when they create juvenile detention centers where kids don’t fight, reduce...
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With Dozens of Orphaned by Opioid Crisis, This Maryland County has new Outlook on Trauma Services [baltimoresun.com]

By Phil Davis, The Baltimore Sun, December 2, 2019 Growing up in a Cecil County trailer park, Ray Lynn has been shaped by tragedy. Lynn went from seeing drug addiction firsthand in his neighborhood as a child to tackling the problem as a police officer decades later. “I can name you friends that are dead because of it," he said. Lynn, 44, also saw his brother and sister burn to death in a house fire when he was 19, he said. It’s what led him to become a volunteer firefighter and, later, a...
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Re: The TCC: Focusing on Community Healing & Engagement

Brenda Yuen ·
Rosalyn, Thank you SO much for posting about your TCC group! I had no idea we had such an active community in Baltimore (good to see leadership really determined to bring help and healing to the urban communities who desperately need direction, connection, and information. I live in North Potomac, MD - in Montgomery County - and I can see where something like this would be so useful here as well. Perhaps sometime I can join you and get some hands-on background on how you formed and what...
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Re: Ning Comment Wall

Brenda Yuen ·
If anyone who has joined our Maryland State ACEs group knows of ANY Maryland data collection going on now (or in the recent past) that is being or has been gathered to make policy or provide services to those living in Maryland with trauma, please share it! I'm very VERY interested in what's going on (if anything)! Thank you.
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Re: Ning Comment Wall

Chris Engel ·
Brenda, Yes, I believe Alexis was a victim. We cannot know all of his victimizations but being a black, male in this country IS one. Life for black males is really hard. He felt an injustice w/ not being paid enough on a job & how the govt was not treating him well as a vet. This article makes these statements. It states he was sick of this country (a warning sign, b/c he hated "the group," "his group"). The U.S. culture is filled w/ constant betrayals that most of us are acculturated to...
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Re: Ning Comment Wall

Brenda Yuen ·
Chris, It didn't come across in my posting, but I was being sarcastic when I asked if he'd been a victim. You don't suddenly wake up one day and say to yourself "Today I'm going to get my gun and go kill a whole bunch of innocent people." That just doesn't happen. There's ALWAYS a backstory and it's filled with pain, frustration, isolation, inattention, and anger. ALWAYS. But since the media would rather fill his story with sensationalism, people never really get to the heart of the problem:...
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Re: Ning Comment Wall

The media is as uneducated about ACEs and trauma as the rest of our professional, topical and geographic communities, hence their sensationalistic approach. And just as in all our communities, there are beginnings of change with a couple of organizations that are promoting solution-oriented journalism, and a few of us who are starting to educate other journalists about trauma-informed journalism. All those emotions -- frustration, anger, etc. -- have roots in adverse childhood experiences...
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Brenda Yuen ·
Are there any members of Maryland ACEs who will be attending this event next week? If so, I'll be there and would love to meet up, talk in person. 4th Biennial Trauma Conference: Addressing Trauma Throughout the Lifespan - MARYLAND October 3, 2013 to October 4, 2013 – Doubletree by Hilton Baltimore-North Pikesville
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Re: Ning Comment Wall

Dennis McCracken ·
Looks like no one has claimed to be going to the Baltimore Trauma Conference next week other than Brenda. Wish I could attend but I have other obligations. If I were able to attend, my aim would be to connect with or get contact data for as many Maryland resident attendees and presenters as possible to see if we can build a coalition aiming, to start with, include ACEs questions on the Maryland Behavioral Risk Factor Surveilance Survey. I wouldn't be surprised if we could locate a number of...
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Re: Ning Comment Wall

Brenda Yuen ·
Dennis, I wanted to report back to you after the Trauma Conference: It was a wonderful experience for me personally. I did get an opportunity to speak to many individuals who work in the field of trauma and social services. I passed out my business card often, talked to many about ACEs, and about our group here. Many said they were interested. I did NOT get any business cards back, and I hope people follow-through and join us. So MANY knew about TIC practices, and a few did know about ACEs,...
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Re: Ning Comment Wall

Brenda Yuen ·
There is a Statewide Conference which has just been announced today, focusing on "cutting edge best practices" and is geared toward Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault advocates, law enforcement, therapists, health care professionals, and anyone who is interested in DV or SA issues. Here's the link to the Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Conference, to be held at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel in Annapolis, MD from 8:30am until 4:30pm. http://mnadv.org/?featured=statewide-conference I'm wondering if...
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Re: Ning Comment Wall

Brenda Yuen ·
Wanted to alert Maryland service providers to a new COMAR 3.1 Therapeutic Sexual Abuse Trauma Recovery House opening July 1, 2014 in Landover, MD! I am on the Advisory Board for "Affirming All Women House of Healing, Inc." 7600 Willow Drive, Landover, MD 20785 -- There will be an Open House on Saturday, June 28th from 9:30am - 2:30pm for touring, opening remarks, meeting staff and supporters, public officials, etc. It's an 8-bed facility with an 8 week program (60 days), 24/7 staff...
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Re: Why We Should Call Recent Baltimore Events an Uprising [Baltimore Sun]

Good point, Ros. I see the ACEs/trauma-informed/resilience-building movement as the final piece of the human rights movement. Since the ACEs research (writ large...ACE surveys, toxic stress effects on brain, body, etc.) shows clearly that adversity -- including racism, punishment, and ostracism -- does long-term damage to people's bodies and brains (as well as communities and systems), and that trauma-informed and resilience-building practices build healthy people, communities and systems,...
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Re: Dr. Vincent Felitti speaks in Hagerstown, MD

Jonathan Willias ·
Brenda, or others, I would like to work with agencies and schools on the Eastern Shore to promote trauma informed classrooms. I work in a district that struggles with out-of-control youth but there seems to be little or no awareness of the impact of ACEs. Are there more experienced people here I could connect with? -Jonathan Williams, Easton
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Re: Dr. Vincent Felitti speaks in Hagerstown, MD

Brenda Yuen ·
Hi Jonathan, Yes, I do believe we have some other Maryland ACE Group members who have experience working with community on ACEs. I don't want to speak for them - hopefully they will see this and reply. Or you could write a column on what you hope to do and ask for input. I am in the last year of my graduate school program on Clinical Mental Health Counseling. It has my full attention right now! I have, from time to time, reached out to my own kids' public school system, MCPS in Montgomery...
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Re: "Now Is The Time, We Can't Wait Until They Fall"

Jonathan Willias ·
Any thoughts regarding how the recently approved state 'commission on the school to prison pipeline and restorative practices' might spark or even support local efforts like those in Hagerstown to develop more awareness about childhood trauma, in particular non-clinical interventions? Jonathan Williams
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Re: Maryland Becomes the 8th State in the Country to Pass ACE-Informed Legislation this year

Brenda Yuen ·
Claudia, Thank you for posting this -- it's terrific news! I'm happy to see our State becoming more and more aware of ACEs and the importance of trauma and resilience in our children and families.
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Greater Richmond Trauma Informed Community Network, first to join ACEs Cooperative of Communities, shows what it means to ROCK!

In 2012, Greater Richmond SCAN and five other community partners hatched a one-year plan to educate the Richmond, Virginia, community about ACEs science and to embed trauma-informed practices. Eight years later, the original group has evolved into the Greater Richmond Trauma-Informed Community Network (GRTICN) with 495 people and 170 organizations. And they're just scratching the surface.
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Prevention is Essential: Collective Impact Coalition Promotes Safe, Stable, Nurturing Relationships and Environments for All Maryland’s Children

Anndee Hochman ·
When members of Maryland’s State Council on Child Abuse and Neglect (SCCAN) began in 2006 to examine what their state was doing in the realm of prevention, they discovered a gaping hole. Many participants in the 23-member Council—people working in child welfare, mental health, law enforcement and advocacy groups—knew about ACEs and about the corrosive effects of early childhood maltreatment. But they discovered, through informational interviews across different sectors and an environmental...
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Youth-Led Advocacy Creates Healing Opportunities in Baltimore City

Anndee Hochman ·
After a shooting at a historic Baltimore high school in February 2019—a 25-year-old man, angry about the school’s treatment of his sister, who was a student there, shot a special education assistant with a Smith and Wesson handgun—conversation in the city centered on whether school resource officers should be armed. Students said that was the wrong question. When City Council’s education and youth committee, chaired by council member Zeke Cohen, held hearings on school violence following the...
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'A Better Normal:' Can universal ACEs screening be equitable? -- Concerns and solutions

Laurie Udesky ·
Can universal ACEs screening be equitable? A conversation about concerns and solutions. When: Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2-3:30 pm PDT/5-6:30 pm EDT This webinar explores what it takes to ensure that equity is built into the process of screening and providing support for families who have experienced trauma and want help. REGISTER HERE Background At the beginning of this year, California, through the ACEs Aware initiative began rolling out universal screening for adverse childhood experiences (ACEs),...
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"A Better Normal" Community Discussion Series- Our Reckoning with Race and Equity at ACEs Connection

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