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Re: Preventing & Treating Childhood Trauma in Central Minnesota

Jonette Luca\ia ·
I can’t find any information on this organization. Please advise. Sent from my iPad > On Aug 1, 2018, at 11:50 AM, ACEsConnection < communitymanager@acesconnection.com > wrote: > >
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Re: Preventing & Treating Childhood Trauma in Central Minnesota

Jonette- if you click on the "here" in the post it will take you to their website. I include it here as well: http://www.feelinggoodmn.org/a...ildhood-experiences/
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30 people can end ACEs in your county. Why aren’t they?

Dominic Cappello ·
No, we don’t need the president nor congress. We do need the following people in your county to stop business as usual and focus on preventing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). City mayors City counselors County commissioners School board members These local elected leaders—many of them your neighbors and colleagues—have the capacity to collectively understand the emotional and financial costs of ACEs and trauma. We can’t have family-friendly cities and counties while we live in an...
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Child abuse reports jump dramatically in Minnesota [MPRNews]

Isabel Ruelas ·
Nearly 40,000 Minnesota children were suspected of being abused or neglected in 2016, 25 percent more than 2015, state officials said Tuesday in a worrisome report that also noted a huge jump in maltreatment investigations. The data posted by the Minnesota Department of Human Services didn't explain the increases in detail but said the spike likely came from "increased awareness about child protection issues, changes in how reports are reviewed and a growing opioid crisis." Children in...
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Supporting Children with Special Needs Webinar

Isabel Ruelas ·
With Mary Weaver, Director of Prevention Initiatives in Northern MN at MN Communities Caring for Children Brain development in infancy and early childhood is the foundation for a child's future development. Experiences teach the brain what to expect and how to respond. Trauma in early childhood teaches the brain to always be responding to threats. The webinar goes over how early trauma impacts brain development, then discusses ideas, techniques, and accommodations for supporting children...
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The Colors of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) from Racial Trauma to Healing

Isabel Ruelas ·
Day One: Thursday 15th 9am-4:30pm Day Two: Friday 16th 9am-12:30pm We want to invite you to the Community Empowerment Black Men Healing Conference, called “Groundbreaking and Visionary”. This year the goal is to go beyond the ACE Study, focusing on deeper issues of racial trauma and successful strategies for helping individuals and African American community heal, build resiliency, and prevent future ACEs. This conference since 2009 has provided an opportunity for meaningful community...
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The Demographics of Childhood Trauma

Gabrielle Gonzalez ·
A new study assesses the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences in America by state, race or ethnicity, and income level. Read the full article here .
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The Science of How Our Minds and Our Bodies Converge in the Healing of Trauma [brain pickings]

Isabel Ruelas ·
“A purely disembodied human emotion is a nonentity,” William James asserted in his revolutionary 1884 theory of how our bodies affect our feelings . Two generations later, Rilke wrote in a beautiful letter of advice to a young woman : “I am not one of those who neglect the body in order to make of it a sacrificial offering for the soul, since my soul would thoroughly dislike being served in such a fashion.” And yet in the century since, we’ve made little progress on making sense — much less...
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To Head Off Trauma's Legacy, Start Young

Gabrielle Gonzalez ·
At the Cobbs Creek Clinic in West Philadelphia, Dr. Roy Wade relies on some of the same tools every pediatrician uses for exams — blood pressure cuffs, a stethoscope, and, of course, tongue depressors. He also uses particular questions to get at something that few doctors try to measure: childhood adversity. Wade is working on his own screening tool, a short list of questions that would give every young patient at the clinic an "adversity score." The list will include indicators of abuse and...
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Trauma and School Children: Can the Law Empower These Students? [The Legal Intelligencer]

Isabel Ruelas ·
M.M. grew up in an inner-city neighborhood in Boston. While in utero, M.M. experienced fetal distress while exposed to crack cocaine. As an adolescent, his mother was repeatedly incarcerated due to drug use. Because M.M. never knew his father, he ­transitioned in and out of foster homes, and at times, found himself homeless. Growing up, he also frequently witnessed street crime. Unsurprisingly, M.M. suffered episodic ­depression throughout his youth. Even though M.M. was ultimately provided...
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Trauma-Informed Care is Not a Program For Your Clients 

Tanya Fritz ·
Understanding the long-term impact of developmental trauma, how trauma impacts the brain, and the science of resiliency is a powerful first step toward change. It is exciting to watch people begin to let this knowledge soak in… and even more exciting when they begin to ask “Now what?” As I have worked with organizations across the state, I have found that often what they are really looking for is the curriculum or recipe book that they can follow for their clients or students. Even those...
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Trauma-Informed Director of Operations Job Opportunity - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Jesse Kuendig ·
The Mother-Baby Program at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has received a transformational gift to create a Center for Family Healing to support the health and wellbeing of children and families, rooted in core values of equity, social justice, and the healing power of relationships. The Center for Family Healing is seeking applicants for the Director of Operations position that will provide strategic and operational oversight of the five components of the Center:...
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Trauma-Informed is Messy Business…

Tanya Fritz ·
Words like trauma-informed and resiliency get thrown around a lot these days. And for many, the visions they call up are a bit too glossy. You see resiliency and trauma-informed aren’t always pretty. Resiliency can look like closing the bathroom door and collapsing in tears… but then washing your face and going back into the world, carrying the belief that you can survive and the hope that things will get better. It looks like begrudgingly going on that walk with a friend, when the little...
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Want to crack ACEs in the Corporate world? Read this-

Jared Elzey ·
Business is the toughest door to get in when it comes to ACEs work, but chambers of commerce hold (some) of the keys to government when it comes to shaping the local civic space. If you're inclined to leverage the profit world, this brief can serve as a sign post to find the sweet spot between ethical responsibility and economic prosperity. The Future of Work Begins with a City's Youngest Residents
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When Children Lose Siblings, They Face an Increased Risk of Death [The New York Times]

Isabel Ruelas ·
By Aaron E. Carroll "Of all the possible tragedies of childhood, losing a sister or brother to early death is almost too awful to contemplate. Yet it is startlingly common. In the United States, 5 to 8 percent of children with siblings experience such a loss. The immediate effects of a sibling’s death, and the grief that follows, are obvious to all. But the consequences are more than emotional and can last for decades. They are even associated with an increased risk of death in those who...
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Zero Abuse Project Conference 2018 (MN)

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From Trauma to Resilience training in Minneapolis, MN

Nicholas Cota ·
Only 15 SPOTS remain for our training, From Trauma to Resilience: Fostering Hope Through Trauma-Informed Care! On September 27, participants will come together for our day long comprehensive training. This training is designed to assist participants in developing their unique skillset needed to support individuals who have experienced adverse childhood experiences and traumatic events. Objectives: Increase awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and impact on well-being. Explain...
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Health system should recognize intergenerational trauma, expert says [CBCNews]

Isabel Ruelas ·
A leading authority on First Nations health is calling on healthcare practitioners to recognize intergenerational trauma when treating Indigenous patients. Dr. Evan Adams is the chief medical officer for the First Nations Health Authority in B.C. He told the's CBC's The Early Edition the historic oppression faced by Indigenous people can linger as trauma in subsequent generations. "Trauma really is a wound," he said. "Often, trauma is psychic in nature, not physical ... and it can be an...
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How childhood stress can knock 20 years off your life [The Guardian]

Isabel Ruelas ·
T here is a scene in James Redford’s new film, Resilience , in which a paediatrician cites a parental misdeed so outmoded as to seem bizarre. “Parents used to smoke in the car with kids in the back and the windows rolled up,” she says, incredulous. How long ago those days now seem; how wise today’s parents are to the dangers of those toxins. Yet every week in her clinic in the Bayview-Hunters Point area of San Francisco, children present with symptoms of a new pollutant – one that is just as...
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How Childhood Trauma Adversely Affects Decision-making

Gabrielle Gonzalez ·
New research shows that those who suffered significant trauma at a young age are unable to correctly consider risk as adults. Read the full article here .
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How To Heal Trauma Through Yoga [Newsweek]

Isabel Ruelas ·
Rocsana Enriquez started thinking about yoga again when she was pregnant. She was 19 and in an abusive relationship. When she was younger, Rocsana, whom I interviewed as part of my research, had taken part in a yoga program in a San Francisco Bay Area juvenile hall run by The Art of Yoga Project . She began using the skills she learned on the mat to slow herself down when she got angry and to pause before reacting. She remembered the breathing techniques and poses that made her feel better...
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How to Support Students Dealing with Trauma

Gabrielle Gonzalez ·
Education researcher Patricia Jennings explains how to recognize the symptoms of trauma, build supportive environments, and help kids learn emotional self-regulation. Read the full article here !
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I Was Abused as a Child. How Do I Deal With This as a Parent? [New York Times]

Isabel Ruelas ·
Dear Sugars, I made a mistake. My daughter is 10 and has been a raging ball of hormones lately. During one of her daily “Y ou don’t understand me and how hard my life is!” tantrums, I yelled, out of sheer exhaustion: “You don’t know a hard life! When I was your age, my stepdad used to hit me and touch me inappropriately.” I regretted it immediately and left the room. I told my husband what I had said, and he thought I should talk to her about it. I didn’t. I chose to do what people always...
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Inter-Generational Trauma: 5 Ways It Impacts Families [psych central]

Isabel Ruelas ·
Have you ever heard of the term inter-generational trauma? What about “generational curse?” Inter-generational trauma is a concept developed to help explain years of generational challenges within families. It is the transmission (or sending down to younger generations) of the oppressive or traumatic effects of a historical event. For example, a great grandmother who was placed in a concentration camp in Germany may have learned to cope by “cutting off” her emotions. Because of this, this...
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Leading Organizations Partner on a Campaign to Heal Childhood Trauma [prweb.com]

Alicia Doktor ·
“Calo Programs partners with three non-profits, on a five-city, childhood trauma awareness bus tour, ending on Capitol Hill in Washington DC. Calo Programs , innovators in healing the effects of early life trauma in young people, is partnering with three of the nation's leading authorities on attachment, trauma and adoption: the American Adoption Congress (AAC), the Attachment & Trauma Network (ATN) and the Association for Training on Trauma and Attachment in Children (ATTACh). Together...
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Nominate a Trauma-Informed Care Champion: #TICchampion

Mariel Gingrich ·
Becoming a trauma-informed organization requires clear communication about the transformation process, and support from staff at all levels of an organization. Often these efforts are spearheaded by “trauma-informed care champions”— individuals committed to raising awareness regarding the health effects of trauma and toxic stress and improving care for people who have experienced trauma. This week, the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) invites you to recognize people around you who...
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Preventing & Treating Childhood Trauma in Central Minnesota

Gabrielle Gonzalez ·
Read about Feeling Good MN, an organization working to prevent and treat childhood trauma in Central Minnesota, and learn more about other local resources here !
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Resilience practices overcome students’ ACEs in trauma-informed high school, say the data [ACES TOO HIGH]

Isabel Ruelas ·
Three years ago, the story about how Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, WA, tried a new approach to school discipline and saw suspensions drop 85% struck a nerve. It went viral – twice — with more than 700,000 page views. Paper Tigers , a documentary that filmmaker James Redford did about the school — premiered last Thursday night to a sold-out crowd at the Seattle International Film Festival. Hundreds of communities around the country are clamoring for screenings. After four years of...
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Six Ways Developmental Trauma Shapes Adult Identity [Psychology Today]

Isabel Ruelas ·
Dissociation from oneself has long-term implications for who we become. How common is developmental trauma? Developmental trauma is more common than many of us realize. According to the National Child Traumatic Stress Network , 78% of children reported more than one traumatic experience before the age of 5. Twenty percent of children up to the age of 6 were receiving treatment for traumatic experiences, including sexual abuse, neglect , exposure to domestic violence , and traumatic loss or...
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Re: The Science of How Our Minds and Our Bodies Converge in the Healing of Trauma [brain pickings]

Leckey Harrison ·
I liked his book, though I think Levine's were just a tad better in the neuroscience of it all, as well as the innate release mechanism. This really started a while back. Keleman in the 70s, Louwen before him even, Hanna and Berceli in the 80s, and then it turned into something. There has been good writing about trauma for a while, but too much has relied on the old paradigm of treatment, which even van der Kolk says has not been very successful. The reason the body keeps the score is...
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Re: Inter-Generational Trauma: 5 Ways It Impacts Families [psych central]

Leckey Harrison ·
In Mark Wolyn's book he states it has a three generation possibility, at least biologically, via the woman. Ruth Lanius did a study and proved the biological passing of PTSD from mom to newborn of mom's pregnanat at 9/11. Behavioral seemingly wouldn't have an expiration date.
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Re: From Trauma to Resilience training in Minneapolis, MN

Isabel Ruelas ·
I'll share this post onto my work's FB page! Thanks!
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Re: From Trauma to Resilience training in Minneapolis, MN

Nicholas Cota ·
Awesome! Thanks so much for doing that, Isabel! If you would like me to mail a flyer or anything, please feel free to reach out to me. nrcota@gundersenhealth.org
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Re: Health system should recognize intergenerational trauma, expert says [CBCNews]

Former Member ·
My daughter is a second year medical school student, and they have had coursework about ACES and trauma. Not nearly enough, but a start!
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LAST DAY to Register for the FREE VIRTUAL Growing Resilient Communities: 3rd Annual Gathering of Collaboratives Addressing ACEs!

Jenna Zmyslony ·
Please join us for the FREE VIRTUAL Growing Resilient Communities: 3 rd Annual Gathering of Collaboratives Addressing ACEs on June 24 th & June 25 th , 9:00 a.m. – noon each day. Check out the Gathering flyer for more information about the schedule, sessions, & speakers we have lined up for this event. We invite you to share this information widely with your partners and networks! Register Here Event Agenda: Wednesday, June 24th: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (noon) 9:00 am – 9:30 am: Gathering...
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PACEs Connection presents the "Historical Trauma in America" series

Jenna Zmyslony ·
PACEs Connection's Race & Equity Workgroup will be examining historical trauma in the United States of America and its impact on American society in a series of virtual discussions. This series will highlight each unique region within the United States and outline how unresolved historical trauma has impacted every aspect of American life and directly shapes the socio-political landscape of today as well as the overall well-being of Americans. Discussions will make connections between...
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Examples of Current Trauma-Informed Judicial Systems

Please join us for a new series entitled: Trauma-Informed Criminal Justice. This monthly virtual Zoom series will feature conversations facilitated by Porter Jennings-McGarity, PACEs Connection’s criminal justice consultant, with special guests to discuss the need for trauma-informed criminal justice system reform. Using a PACEs-science lens, this series will examine the relationship between trauma and the criminal justice system, what needs changing, and strategies being used in this area...
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