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How does a regional healthcare organization integrate trauma-informed care?

Slowly, but at warp speed. That’s what it feels like to take on educating 16,000 staff member in 21 hospitals that serve 29 counties, says Becky Haas, trauma informed administrator for Ballad Health. Turning around a culture, especially a health culture that’s more familiar with doing things the “traditional” way rather than embracing change, will take time and lots of repetition.

What If We Could Reach Families Before the Crisis? There Would Be Fewer Kids in Foster Care [chronicleofsocialchange.com]

It’s no secret that our foster care system is overburdened. More than 250,000 children enter foster care each year. We don’t have enough foster families to meet this demand, and we don’t have enough adoptive families either. At the end of 2017, 123,000 kids around the country were still waiting to be adopted into a family. But what if the only answer isn’t recruiting more foster and adoptive parents? Are there other things we can do? What if the answer is recruiting more communities to get...

Virtual Screening of Cracked Up for ACEs Connection Members: June 9-10 - Register Now!

We are excited to offer an exclusive virtual screening to all ACEs Connection members of the new, acclaimed film, CRACKED UP . This documentary film is about the long term effects of childhood trauma, told through Saturday Night Live veteran Darrell Hammond’s journey in discovering adverse childhood experiences at the root of his lifelong battle with self-harm, addiction, and misdiagnosis. The film’s director, Michelle Esrick, and other special guests will join us after the screening window...

Liberty House Protecting Children and Helping them to Thrive

Liberty House has played a powerful role in the community since 1999 as a child abuse assessment center and agent of change serving Marion and Polk counties. They provide high-quality assessment services to children who may have been hurt by sexual abuse, physical abuse or neglect special assessment services in a safe, comfortable, child-friendly environment and child-focused, With compassion and expertise, medical providers conduct complete medical examinations for the children coming to...

AFSP Campus Out of Darkness Walk at Western Oregon University

Join us on May 17, 2019 Register Now Donate Walk Date: 05/17/2019 Walk Location: Main Street Park - Monmouth, OR Check-in/Registration Time: 4:00 pm Walk Begins: 5:00 pm Walk Ends: 6:00 pm For more information, please contact: Contact Name: Tim Glascock Contact Phone: 503-838-8379 Contact Email: glascockt@wou.edu Online registration closes at noon (local time) the Friday before the walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk from the time check-in...

Salem Youth ERA Drop in and Support for Young People

Sean Moriarty is the Program Manager and leads an amazing program for young people in the Salem area. Here is a quick overview: Youth ERA has participated and advocated on Mental Health Panels at the request of the county and high schools to provide information about Peer support and how to access it within the community to the students and parents of the Salem Keizer School District. Additionally, at the request of Sprague High school, Youth ERA provided peer support specialist for...

Working with trauma: How First Responders and Law Enforcement cope with dangers of the job [KMTR 16]

LANE COUNTY, Ore. - Sunday's shooting highlights the importance of getting help after a traumatic experience while on duty. The Eugene chapter of Reboot Alliance gives those in the line of duty personalized courses designed for those coping with trauma from the job. Since starting, roughly 200 people have graduated from the program, creating a community and a place of healing. Many first responders and veterans suffer from traumatic experiences and the PTSD resulting from it. “The tendency...

Mid-Valley Suicide Prevention Coalition

Mission The Mid-Valley Suicide Prevention Coalition’s mission is to raise awareness about suicide prevention through targeted outreach and education. Outreach efforts focus on making suicide prevention an approachable topic for all ages through social media and community based interaction. The coalition provides education through evidence based trainings that are nationally recognized as best practices. History The Mid-Valley Suicide Prevention Coalition was started in the Spring of 2015.

Welcome to ACEs Connection!

Welcome to ACEs Connection! ACEs Connection supports communities to accelerate ACEs science. ACEs Connection is a social network that supports communities to accelerate the global ACEs science movement, to recognize the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in shaping adult behavior and health, and to promote trauma-informed and resilience-building practices and policies in all communities and institutions — from schools to prisons to hospitals and churches — to help heal and to...

Too many emails!!&%@!! 

We hear you! With the phenomenal growth of ACEs Connection (we’re now at more than 22,200 terrific members), the volume of content has burgeoned, and email notifications from the site about the latest blog posts and comments can be (OK, OK...are!) overwhelming. Especially to those people (about 17,000 of you) who became members before October 2017, when we changed our system so that new members don’t automatically receive emails about blog posts and comments from ACEs Connection. So, here’s...

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