Skip to main content

PACEsConnectionCommunitiesMinnesota ACEs Action: A Trauma-Informed Network (MN)

Minnesota ACEs Action: A Trauma-Informed Network (MN)

We share information and exchange ideas related to adverse childhood experiences, trauma and resilience that lead to practical and community-centered solutions in Minnesota.

Tagged With "Adverse Childhood Experiences"

Reply

Re: ACEs in Duluth MN area

Ann Boerth ·
Hi Tracy ~ You may want to contact the Collaborative Coordinator for the Family Service Collaboratives in St. Louis County: https://www.fscmn.org/ . Also, check out Nurturing the Northland Conference: Adverse Childhood Experiences: Bridges to Resilience being held in Duluth on June 12th & 13th: https://events.eventzilla.net/...onference-2138723271 .
Blog Post

12 Myths of the Science of ACEs

The two biggest myths about ACEs science are: MYTH #1 — That it’s just about the 10 ACEs in the ACE Study — the CDC-Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood Experiences Study . It’s about sooooo much more than that. MYTH #2 — And that it’s just about ACEs…adverse childhood experiences. These two myths are intertwined. The ACE Study issued the first of its 70+ publications in 1998, and for many people it was the lightning bolt, the grand “aha” moment, the unexpected doorway into a blazing new...
Blog Post

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...
Blog Post

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...
Blog Post

2018 Building Strong Brains Tennessee ACEs Summit

The 2018 Building Strong Brains Tennessee ACEs Summit took place last week in Nashville, TN. The theme of this year’s summit was “Celebrating Successes and Imagining Possibilities” and there is plenty to celebrate. Tennessee is one of the most innovative states when it comes to ACEs awareness. Tennessee understands that childhood trauma is the root cause of its poor health outcomes, high rates of addiction and other ailments. And Tennessee is doing something about it. Tennessee’s leadership...
Blog Post

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...
Blog Post

ACE Interface Trainer Spotlight: Barb Sorum

Isabel Ruelas ·
Minnesota Communities Caring for Children (MCCC) is the only nonprofit in Minnesota to focus on the prevention of child abuse and neglect before it starts. One way we do this is by educating communities about how our early experiences shape lifelong health and well-being. A lot of our work is influenced by the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, which showed that certain experiences in childhood can cause toxic stress and result in physical changes in brain development. Using a...
Blog Post

ACE Trainings: Developing A Cohort of Action and Expertise (Hennepin County, Minnesota)

Jonette Luca\ia ·
YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN IN ACTION PLANNING TO SUSTAIN ADVERSE CHILD EXPEREINCES (ACE) WORK IN THE COMMUNITY and SCHOOLS On September 22 nd , a group of community members and organization leaders attended a presentation of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE). The September presentation was the just beginning of a journey to raise awareness about ACEs, support the development of resilience and ultimately engage individuals in community transformation in the northwest suburbs of Hennepin...
Blog Post

ACEs Research Corner — October 2018

Harise Stein ·
[Editor's note: Dr. Harise Stein at Stanford University edits a web site -- abuseresearch.info -- that focuses on the health effects of abuse, and includes research articles on ACEs. Every month, she's posting the summaries of the abstracts and links to research articles that address only ACEs. Thank you, Harise!! -- Jane Stevens] Harris HR, Wieser F, Vitonis AF, Rich-Edwards J, et. al. Early life abuse and risk of endometriosis. Hum Reprod. 2018 Sep 1;33(9):1657-1668. PMID: 30016439 Using...
Blog Post

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...
Blog Post

Adoption Advocates Bank on a New Way to Address Childhood Trauma [chronicleofsocialchange.org]

Alicia Doktor ·
According to a coalition of adoption advocates, broader acceptance of an emerging mental health diagnosis has the potential to help traumatized children access the help they need. That’s the goal of the End Childhood Trauma Tour , which stops in five cities this week in the name of promoting awareness of the disruptive effects of trauma on children. The tour started in Minneapolis on Friday before stopping in Chicago. It heads to Boston tonight before moving on to Philadelphia and...
Blog Post

Adverse Childhood Experiences in Minnesota Report, 2013

Here are links to both the Executive Summary and Full Report of the 2013 ACEs Minnesota report, based on the 2100 Minnesota Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System:   ACE Executive Summary Adverse Childhood Experiences in Minnesota (PDF:...
Blog Post

Article of the Year, Spanking is an ACE

Robbyn Peters Bennett ·
Child Abuse & Neglect Article of the Year 2017 Child Abuse & Neglect, The International Journal, is pleased to announce the winner of its ‘Article of the Year’. The papers shortlisted for this title have demonstrated outstanding contribution to research on child welfare and we wish to recognise these scholars and research topics within the community. The papers selected for this title were voted on by the editorial team and editorial board (33 votes) of Child Abuse & Neglect. For...
Blog Post

Building Brainerd's resilience: Could research on childhood trauma change society? [BrainerdDispatch.com]

What if one area of research could prevent some of society's biggest problems? Researchers say an ever-expanding pool of data on the effects of childhood trauma—and how to counteract those effects—might be the key to alleviating countless societal problems. These include criminality, substance abuse, mental health problems and some of the leading causes of death. Those who work with children, in health care and with incarcerated populations in Crow Wing County are seeking to bring local...
Blog Post

Changing the question: ACEs gaining momentum, awareness in Winona (MN) [WinonaDailyNews.com]

When someone acts out or becomes violent, the first question often asked by parents, teachers, friends, family and others is: “Why did you do this?” Winona State University social work professor Ruth Charles and several other community leaders are working to change the framing of the question, asking instead: “What happened to you that would make you behave this way?” First defined in a study that began in 1995, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), established a link between childhood...
Blog Post

Child’s behavior may be linked to parent’s adverse childhood experiences [contemporarypediatrics.com]

Alicia Doktor ·
Parents who have experienced adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), such as abuse, neglect, or household dysfunction, are more likely than parents without these experiences to have children with behavioral health problems, according to an analysis of data from several large, nationally representative surveys of US households that addressed ACEs and children’s behavioral problems and diagnoses. Of the more than 2500 children for whom researchers had data, one-fifth had a parent who reported...
Blog Post

Childhood Trauma And Its Lifelong Health Effects More Prevalent Among Minorities

Gabrielle Gonzalez ·
A study published in JAMA Pediatrics — the largest nationally representative study to date on ACEs — confirms that Adverse Childhood Experiences are universal, yet highlights some disparities among socioeconomic groups. People with low-income and educational attainment, people of color and people who identified as gay, lesbian or bisexual had significantly higher chance of having experienced adversity in childhood. Read the full article here.
Blog Post

Children’s Mental Health Grants (Minnesota Statutes 2015) includes ACEs

The Commissioner of the Department of Human Services is authorized to make grants to counties, Indian tribes, children’s collaboratives or mental health providers for a wide variety of programs and services and including for the first time in...
Blog Post

State rep and family advocate, Rena Moran, envisions a trauma-informed Minnesota

Minnesota has the potential to become a trauma-informed state if the hard work is done to raise awareness of ACEs and the impact of toxic stress on brain development, says third-term state representative Rena Moran (D-St. Paul). Moran led the effort...
Blog Post

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...
Blog Post

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...
Blog Post

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 .
Blog Post

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...
Blog Post

Treating Childhood Trauma Becoming a Public Policy Priority [governing.com]

Alicia Doktor ·
There’s a lot that’s indisputable about childhood trauma. Emotional or physical abuse early in life impacts health outcomes as children grow up. Community- and family-based approaches to dealing with trauma are better than institutional settings. And children of color are more likely to face traumatizing childhood experiences. Those events can include something as common as divorce, but also encompass circumstances such as having an incarcerated parent, living with someone with a substance...
Blog Post

U to host conversation on adverse childhood experiences among MN students [Twin-Cities.UMN.edu]

Samantha Sangenito ·
The impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)— childhood experiences of abuse, neglect and family dysfunction—on the health and wellbeing of college students nationwide is relatively unknown. And yet, approximately two-thirds of University of Minnesota students experience at least one adverse childhood experience before entering college. On Friday, Dec. 2, the U of M will host a one-day conference that brings together college administrators, educators, students, public health...
Blog Post

Using Minnesota Student Survey Data to inform Community Action

Isabel Ruelas ·
In this webinar Melissa Adolfson will present information on ACEs and Protective Factors from the 2016 Minnesota Student Survey, and discuss how those data can help communities determine where to take action to reduce the impact of ACEs. As communities across Minnesota engage in the Understanding ACEs: Building Self-Healing Communities work, this is a great source of information to support the work! This webinar repeats a workshop that was offered at the ACE Collaborative Gathering in St.
Blog Post

Webinar Learning Series begins tomorrow: State Policy Approaches to Addressing Childhood Adversity, Wednesday, January 10, 10am PST (1:00 PM EST)

Reminder of tomorrow's ( Wednesday, January 10, 10am PST/1:00 PM EST) webinar on State Policy Approaches to Addressing Childhood Adversity Please join us for a three -part learning series hosted by the California Campaign to Counter Childhood Adversity and ACEs Connection . We'll hear from states that are making great strides towards adopting trauma-informed policies and practices. Three-Part Learning Series: Webinar 1: Overview of State Level Efforts to Address Childhood Adversity and...
Blog Post

Webinar Learning Series: State Policy Approaches to Addressing Childhood Adversity, January 10, 10am PST (1:00 PM EST)

Please join us for a three -part learning series hosted by the California Campaign to Counter Childhood Adversity and ACEs Connection . We'll hear from states that are making great strides towards adopting trauma-informed policies and practices. Three-Part Learning Series: Webinar 1: Overview of State Level Efforts to Address Childhood Adversity and Highlights from Oregon, Tennessee, and Wisconsin Date: January 10th, 10AM PST (1:00 PM EST) Speakers: Elizabeth Prewitt, Policy Analyst, ACEs...
Blog Post

Welcome!

Kate Bailey ·
Welcome to Minnesota's ACEs Connection page!   There is a great deal of energy in Minnesota about adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), trauma-informed approaches, and resilience.   For the past two years the Trauma-Informed Approaches...
Blog Post

What If I Told You?

What if I told you that I was a victim of child sex abuse? As a survivor of child sexual abuse , I have a clear understanding of the importance of addressing stigma and shame as it pertains to sexual abuse, sexual assault and rape. Victims, especially young children, often do not disclose sexual abuse. Those who are witnesses of child sexual abuse, or who are trusted by survivors enough that they confide in them, are often ill-equipped to handle the responsibility. And, many times, parents...
Blog Post

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...
Blog Post

Winona Learns from Science of Trauma

Kate Bailey ·
[Winona Post, 1/9/17] When Samantha Wagner and her colleagues at the Winona Area Learning Center watched the documentary “Paper Tigers,” their first thought was: “That’s our school.” The film traces a big change in a small town, Walla Walla, Wash., where the community capitalized on new science to help turn around the lives of struggling students. When Winona State University (WSU) Professor Ruth Charles gave a presentation on that science in Winona, a girl in the audience exclaimed: “Me!
Blog Post

Wisconsin state agencies end year one of trauma-informed learning community; goal is to be first trauma-informed state

Here in California, many people think that it’s only liberal Democrats who have a corner on championing the science of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and putting it into practice. That might be because people who use ACEs science don’t expel or suspend students, even if they’re throwing chairs and hurling expletives at the teacher. They ask "What happened to you?" rather than "What's wrong with you?" as a frame when they create juvenile detention centers where kids don’t fight, reduce...
Blog Post

Workshop looks at childhood trauma’s effect on development [Mankato Free Press]

Isabel Ruelas ·
NORTH MANKATO — A Thursday workshop focused on the impact adverse childhood experiences can have on health outcomes later in life. Also known as ACEs, adverse childhood experiences include sexual abuse, neglect, substance abuse by a family member and a wide range of other traumatic experiences. As highlighted Thursday, the more ACEs in a child’s life, the greater the risk of negative health outcomes. The workshop was organized to educate regional child development advocates on ACEs and what...
Calendar Event

Bemidji ACEs and EI Workshops

Calendar Event

Duluth ACEs and EI Workshops

Calendar Event

Mankato ACEs and EI Workshops

Calendar Event

Sauk Rapids ACEs and EI Workshops

Blog Post

Counties seek grant to become 'trauma-informed' [BrainerdDispatch.com]

A $90,000 grant from the National Joint Powers Alliance could support the creation of trauma-informed organizations in five area counties. The social services departments in Crow Wing, Cass, Morrison, Todd and Wadena counties are together seeking the Innovation Funding grant, which if awarded would pay for training county staff in working with individuals and families that have experienced trauma. Kara Terry, Crow Wing County Community Services director, went before the county board Tuesday...
Blog Post

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 .
Blog Post

Eradicating the roots of childhood trauma [indianapolisrecorder.com]

Alicia Doktor ·
On the east side of Indianapolis in late March, a barrage of bullets sprayed through a home, killing 1-year-old Malaysia Robson as she slept on the couch. It was a drive-by shooting in the middle of the night by two men in their late 20s. It’s the kind of violence that can shake a community, leaving its distraught members wondering how much more they can take. Community violence — and other forms of trauma — are especially harmful for children. They’re called adverse childhood experiences...
Blog Post

Exciting Upcoming Events in Minnesota!

Kate Bailey ·
Midwest ACE Summit | November 10-11, 2016 Eagan, Minnesota | Click here for more information You have likely already heard about the Midwest ACE Summit from previous posts in this group. What you haven't heard is an exciting update about the event -- Laura Porter of the Foundation for Healthy Generations in Washington will be facilitating the final plenary session at the Summit! This rounds the keynote speakers out to four: Sam Simmons, Dr. Henry Emmons, Dr. Roy Wade, Jr. and Laura Porter.
Blog Post

"Faces of ACEs: The Lifelong Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences" Conference 2019

Laura Pinhey ·
Friday, April 12, 2019 marked an exciting, auspicious, and perhaps pivotal day in the history of Monroe County, Indiana. That’s a lot of adjectives—and pressure—to pile onto just another glorious spring day in Bloomington. But I think many folks who virtually congregate on a site that supports communities implementing trauma-informed and resilience-building practices grounded in ACEs science would agree that a county’s first-ever ACEs conference deserves a little ballyhoo. But this ACEs...
Blog Post

Feature: Central Minnesota ACEs Collaborative

Kate Bailey ·
Sometimes the problem is so big we struggle to see how we can make a difference. It is like that first step you take at the base of the mountain. You know it is the first of many. You know that you have a long way to go to the finish. It is easy at that point to get discouraged; to feel helpless; or even to deny your ability to actually do what was set out to be done. You may want to quit or you do quit! Mother Teresa said, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the...
Blog Post

Free 2017 Spring Webinar Series: World View

Isabel Ruelas ·
May 11, noon-1:30 pm: World View Dave Ellis Every day we engage with people who are very different and similar from us: race, gender, ethnicity and more. Epigenetics tells us that we are more alike than different. So why can’t we just get along? Our worldviews -values, beliefs, assumptions, attitudes and ideas- impact everything from how we understand the nature of reality to how we respond to the environment around us. It informs our goals and desires, shaping conscious and unconscious...
Blog Post

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...
 
Post
Copyright © 2022, PACEsConnection. All rights reserved.
×
×
×
×