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The Confess Project: Mental Heath in the Barbershop Movement

This is an interesting approach to expanding community capacity and empowering the layperson. I can't find a link to the reported study, but the concept is innovative and worth exploring. Below is the project overview: "Since its inception in May 2016, T he Confess Project has reached over 30,000 individuals nationally. We have been mentioned 100+ times including Local, National, and International Media and Publication Outlets. We are the Nation's First Black Mental Health Movement committed...

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...

Marion County Awarded PAXIS Social Emotional Learning Grant for Educators

Pacific Source CCO has awarded Marion County HHS Prevention Team, in coordination with Polk County, area school districts, and Willamette Education Service District (WESD), a Community Benefits Initiative (CBI) grant. These partners are coordinating to reach 400 educators and students through training and curriculum on the PAXIS Institute- Good behavior game (PAX GBG). PAX GBG creates changes in behavior, extends self-regulation, and improves social-emotional learning in students. Given the...

Tools to Mitigate Work Stress and Prevent Burnout: For Health Care Providers during COVID and Beyond  

Whether you work in a hospital, a safety net clinic, or in another health care setting, no health care provider working during the COVID-19 pandemic needs to read the flurry of news stories that highlight the extreme stress experienced by people in this line of work – you already know it firsthand. This webinar will introduce health care providers to the Community Resiliency Model ( CRM ), an evidence-based method of managing traumatic stress, preventing burnout and building resiliency. This...

Connecting Teachers and Families: Virtually Supporting Mental Health

Connecting Teachers and Families: Mental Health and Social and Emotional Supports in the Remote/Hybrid Classroom Wednesday, December 2, 2020 2:15 pm ET / 11:15 am PT Register Here The COVID-19 pandemic has created countless challenges for our schools and communities. It is more important than ever for teachers to understand the needs of students and communicate effectively with families because of these challenges and the shift in many communities to remote and hybrid instructional settings.

The Trauma Healing Project

This is late notice, but the folks on this webinar are amazing! https://healingattention.org/2020webathon_schedule The Trauma Healing Project: Vision and Work We envision a vibrant and connected community where anyone impacted by violence, abuse or other trauma receives the support and attention they need to fully recover and to reach their highest potential. We work with community members, professionals and organizations to raise awareness and to identify, develop, support and promote many...

'Death by a thousand cuts': Microaggressions lead to worse mental health for Oregonians of color [opb.org]

By Samantha Matsumoto, Oregon Public Broadcasting, November 5, 2020 When Andrea Redeau walks down the street in Portland with her father, people suddenly go into their houses and lock the doors. Thoughts start racing through Redeau’s mind: Is it because she and her father are two Black people walking in an overwhelmingly white city? Or is it just that those people needed to go into their house right then? But, Redeau said, the fact that she has to ask herself those questions at all show her...

Listening, Learning and Showing Up: Central Oregon's TRACEs Focuses on Root Causes of Trauma

TRACEs’ work group on youth and children in foster care spent a good portion of the last year’s monthly meetings examining holes in the system: How would foster families be affected by changes in funding from the Oregon Department of Human Services? What would it mean for kids if Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) positions were cut? Most important, what did foster children and youth, their families of origin and their foster families need in order to thrive? “We put together a...

LIVE TO TELL: A Student-led Suicide Prevention Nonprofit (Oregon)

Student Driven. Mental health and suicide prevention is everyone's business. We're speaking up. A Youth Voice for A Youth Issue Our Vision Founded by a student and created for students, Live To Tell strives to make suicide a never event in the Salem-Keizer School District. In order to accomplish this, we believe the change has to come from us. Through advocacy, awareness, and education, we work to destigmatize the issue of mental health within the student body and to lead the conversation...

"A Better Normal" Community Discussion: Suicide Awareness and Community Cafes

Join us on Friday November 6, 2020 from noon to 1:00 PST as we come together and join Satya Chandragiri MD, Bonnie O’Hern RN, Denise Proudfoot RN, & Michael Polacek RN for a discussion around the tinder issue of suicide. Together we will discuss ways people and providers can support each other and encourage communities to take action to support one another around suicide prevention, crisis intervention, and the layers of culture and structural barriers to care. A special emphasis will be...

A Better Normal Community Discussion - Reimagining Health Care

In a conversational style, join physician Drew Factor who will speak with Dr. Tracy Gaudet, Liza Guroff and An é Watts in a discussion entitled "Reimagining Health Care". Dr. Gaudet will speak about her experience engaging in transformational change at the Veterans Administration and how this has shaped the development of her own Functional Medicine Institute , while Ms. Guroff and Ms. Watts will speak about their knowledge of a Trauma-Informed Approach both at a systems (National Council...

NAMI: Family to Family Class

NAMI FAMILY TO FAMILY CLASS is being offered on 8 consecutive Mondays from 6:00pm –8:30pm starting Oct 26, 2020 through Dec 14, 2020 on Zoom. NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. It is a designated evidenced-based program. This means that research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to a person with a mental...

'A Better Normal:' Can universal ACEs screening be equitable? -- Concerns and solutions

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),...

NOW AVAILABLE ON DEMAND: The Repressed Role of Adverse Childhood Experiences in Adult Well-Being, Disease and Social Functioning: Turning Gold into Lead (Dr. Vincent J. Felitti) [avahealth.org]

The ACE Study reveals how typically unrecognized adverse childhood experiences are not only common, but causally underlie a number of the most common causes of adult social malfunction, biomedical disease, and premature death. Moreover, it enables one to see that the Public Health Problem is often an individual’s attempted Solution to childhood experiences about which we keep ourselves unaware. A renowned physician and researcher, Dr. Vincent J. Felitti is one of the world’s foremost experts...

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