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2017 Pinwheel for Prevention Awardees

Isabel Ruelas ·
15 th Annual Minnesota Pinwheels for Prevention Tribe/Community Awards Each year, Minnesota Communities Caring for Children (MCCC) recognizes statewide tribes and communities that have consistently worked to create safe and healthy environments for children and families. We want to celebrate the crucial work of these communities that are creating spaces and opportunities for their children to thrive by enhancing prevention initiatives and family and children’s services. We are happy to...
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2017 Spring Webinar Series: Trauma-Informed Approaches in Minnesota Schools

Isabel Ruelas ·
April 12, noon-1:30: Trauma-Informed Approaches in Minnesota Schools Dr. Mark Sander, Hennepin County; Stacy Bender-Fayette and Sharleen Zeman-Sperle, Peacemaker Resources Many Minnesota schools are trying innovative approaches to promote social emotional learning and to make the classroom a safe learning environment for children who have experienced trauma. This webinar is a chance to hear from three such innovators: Dr. Mark Sander, a psychologist working in the Minneapolis Public Schools...
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BUILDING THE HUB OF WELLNESS (H.O.W.)

Isabel Ruelas ·
FREE 1 HOUR LUNCH-TIME WEBINAR’S Integrated Care and High Risk Pregnancy Initiative (ICHRP) BUILDING THE HUB OF WELLNESS (H.O.W.) Linking services reaching the African American Community SERIES ONE (Six Parts) It makes sense to talk: Disparities, Obstacles and Healthy pregnancies! “The Social Determinants of Health and Working Strategies” D id you know that? Minnesota has some of the nation’s highest racial disparities for prematurity, low birthweight, and infant mortality deliveries. W hat...
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EmpowerSurvivors "NEW" Monday Eagan, MN Peer Support Group!

Elizabeth Sullivan ·
Great Things Are Happening Here At EmpowerSurvivors! EmpowerSurvivors wants to give a very LARGE shout out and warm welcome to our newest EmpowerSurvivors certified peer support specialist and facilitator Rachel Block! Rachel participated in our weekly meetings and has shown us what it means to go from victim to survivor, to thriver! Rachel will be heading up a new EmpowerSurvivors peer support group for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse beginning July 1, 2019 in Eagan, Minnesota .
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Fidgety Fairy Tales – The Mental Health Musicals

Isabel Ruelas ·
One upon a time, familiar fairy tales were re-imagined as delightful 40-minute musical theatre performances. Fidgety Fairy Tales - The Mental Health Musicals use gentle humor, great music, and compelling performances by talented youth to raise awareness about children's mental health. The goals are to: Provide accurate information about mental health disorders using clear, accessible language Dispel the myths and reduce the fear and misunderstanding around mental health disorders Portray the...
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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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Kickoff- Mental Well-Being Learning Community

Isabel Ruelas ·
Join the Minnesota Department of Health for the inaugural monthly statewide Mental Well-Being and Resilience Learning Community TUESDAY MAY 30 th 10:00-12:00 REGISTER HERE TO PARTICIPATE SITES ? Registration includes a list of sites near you. NO SITE ADDRESS? We will update site addresses as identified. Hosts will also email participants before the event. NO SITE NEAR YOU? Email anna.lynn@state.mn.us to confirm if one is currently available or to become a host. OTHER QUESTIONS? See...
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Life Expectancy by Zip Code: Where You Live Affects How Long You Live

Life expectancy is highly correlated with ACE scores and complex childhood trauma. Enter your address or zip code to know what the health outcomes are in your neighborhoods and communities. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Life Expectancy Calculator
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National Council for Behavioral Health Conference #NatCon19

Last month, I had the pleasure of attending the annual National Council for Behavioral Health Conference. I have been to my fair share of conferences but #NatCon19 was one of the best. First, I'm biased. It took place in my city, Nashville, TN . And the venue was the world renowned Opryland Hotel's Gaylord Convention Center . And, I love, love, love the Opryland Hotel ! As any seasoned conference goer, I had a strategy when it came to which sessions and events I wanted to attend. My game...
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New Community!!! Ardmore OK Behavioral Health Collaborative

I'm excited to announce the newest ACEs Connection geographic community for my region, the Midwest & TN: Ardmore OK Behavioral Health Collaborative . This community is a partnership of local organizations taking a trauma-informed stance on behavioral health in Carter County, OK. Their goal is to build a healthy, connected and resilient community. The community manager is Ashley Godwin . Ashley Godwin joined Ardmore Behavioral Health Collaborative in March 2017 as the Director where she...
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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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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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Information Session: Zero Suicide Framework

Jenna Zmyslony ·
The Zero Suicide Framework provides a framework for systemic, clinical suicide prevention in health and behavioral health care systems; and provides a specific set of best practices and tools that transforms system-wide suicide prevention and care to save lives. The Zero Suicide Framework aims to improve outcomes for people at risk of suicide in health and behavioral health care systems, with a focus on a commitment to patient safety and closing gaps in care management and treatment plans,...
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Information Session: Zero Suicide Framework

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Information Session: Zero Suicide Framework

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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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