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ACE Interface Trainer Spotlight: Linsey McMurrin

Isabel Ruelas ·
Linsey McMurrin, an SEL and Prevention Specialist with Peacemaker Resources, is an enrolled member of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. She is program manager of Girls Lead on the Go!, a leadership program for young women, and is an organizer of the Bemidji Area Truth and Reconciliation Initiative, a grassroots effort to promote truth-seeking, healing and change through increasing understanding and building relationships among area indigenous and non-indigenous communities. Linsey is certified...
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ACEs Science in Education: The Next Big Challenge is Systems Change #ACEsCon2018

One of the first sessions of the 2018 ACEs Conference: Action to Access discussed the barriers and opportunities for increasing access in the field of education. The main question was: "How can one achieve systematic changes within the field of education?" The session was moderated by Michelle Flowers, a passionate advocate, and the principal of Kinney High in Rancho Cordova, CA, which is part of the Folsom Cordova Unified School District. It included a dynamic and diverse panel of education...
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The Relational Worldview: A Tribal and Cultural Framework for Improving Child Welfare Outcomes

Isabel Ruelas ·
The Center for Advance Studies in Child Welfare has created a video training for professionals and organizations working with American Indian communities. Featured presenters include Terry Cross, Sandy White Hawk, Bryan Blackhawk, and Rachel Banks Kupcho. The sections of the video training are: Introduction to the Relational Worldview The Relational Worldview as a critical thinking tool Taking the Relational Worldview to the organizational level History of colonialism Manifestations of...
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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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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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Parent Leadership, Education, and Collaboration

Isabel Ruelas ·
Barb Sorum, Director of Prevention Initiatives- Southern MN Locations across Minnesota's southern region are diligent and focused on strengthening their communities. Olmsted County is determined to make significant changes to further support area families and children, improve and strengthen resilience, and create a community of healing. On Monday, February 6, the Olmsted County BRIDGE Collaborative hosted an Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) community summit, Understanding ACEs: Building...
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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: Parent Leadership, Education, and Collaboration

Thanks for posting this, Isabel. That's quite a turn-out! And I'm so glad that more people are learning about ACEs science.
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A County-Tribal Partnership to Improve Family Experience with Courts

Jenna Zmyslony ·
BY KIM SCHNEIDER 10/12/2020 A Minnesota tribal community and county have announced a partnership that aims to better serve Native parents and kids in family and criminal cases through more coordinated court processing. The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe and Itasca County, located in northern Minnesota, will design and pilot family-centered solutions for people in criminal or dependency court cases. Click here to read more: ...
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NEXT WEEK: Growing Resilient Communities: Annual Gathering of Collaboratives and Tribal Nations Addressing ACEs

Jenna Zmyslony ·
Join us NEXT WEEK for our free, virtual Annual Growing Resilient Communities Gathering! This event develops and implements community-wide approaches to Building Self-Healing Communities. Participants are encouraged to attend who are involved, or want to be involved in, addressing the root causes of childhood adversity: this can include Collaborative, tribal, and other community partners, such as health, law enforcement, education, social services, parents, businesses, and nonprofit service...
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