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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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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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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...
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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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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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Upcoming Circle of Parents Children's Program Training in Saint Paul, MN

Isabel Ruelas ·
Thursday, June 8 th Time: Welcome at 8:30am Training from 9:00am- 4:00pm Where: LifeTrack Building 709 University Avenue West Saint Paul, MN 55104 To Register and for more Information please contact: Lisa Deputie, ldeputie@pcamn.org or 651.325.9391 All parents have stress, some more than others, and support and help make the difference. As the Minnesota chapter of Circle of Parents, MCCC partners with communities to offer peer-led, mutual self-help support groups for parents and children...
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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.
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Help #GreatChildhoods Happen This April!

Isabel Ruelas ·
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, a national month dedicated to recognizing the ways that people can get involved in the healthy development of children. Prevent Child Abuse America and Minnesota Communities Caring for Children are spreading the message that everyone plays a role in helping great childhoods happen. Get involved with child abuse prevention by taking part in activities like mentoring children and parents, advocating for family-friendly policies, and donating time and...
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Hiring: Evaluation and Community Education Manager

Isabel Ruelas ·
Minnesota Communities Caring for Children (MCCC) is a statewide nonprofit organization that empowers parents and builds the capacity of communities to create environments where all children thrive. Our mission is to empower parents and communities to build supportive relationships, nurture children, and prevent child abuse and neglect. Job Profile The Evaluation and Community Education Manager is responsible for coordinating the organization’s ACE Interface training program and network of...
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In Minnesota, Recruitment of Native American Foster Homes Stymied by ‘Lifetime Prohibitions’ [Chronicles of Social Change]

Isabel Ruelas ·
by Christie Renick "Shana King, a member of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, spent more than three years in foster care as a teen. She lost her own children to the system during a struggle with heroin. Since then, she has gotten her children back, bought a home, and received a national award for her work as a mentor. She badly wants to be a foster parent to American Indian children in Hennepin County, Minnesota's most populous metro area. But because of the drug history, the county...
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Introducing Emily Clary, MCCC's Director of ACE Collaborative Partnerships

Isabel Ruelas ·
Emily Clary is responsible for helping develop and coordinate the ACE Interface training and Self-Healing Communities partnership with the Children’s Mental Health and Family Services Collaboratives across the state. Emily holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Sociology from Beloit College. Emily is deeply committed to sharing research about Adverse Childhood Experiences and...
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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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Know an Organization that Deserves to be Honored?

Isabel Ruelas ·
16th Annual Minnesota Pinwheels for Prevention Awards April is Child Abuse Prevention Month! Each year, we spotlight tribes and communities statewide that have consistently worked to create safe and healthy environments for children. The Pinwheels for Prevention Award recognizes their commitment to prevent child abuse and neglect through collaborative efforts. Work at the community level is crucial for ensuring that Minnesota families and children are able to thrive. Please submit...
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May 11-13th: Topics for Minnesota Daily Virtual Practicing Resilience in Community Series

Jenna Zmyslony ·
Minnesota Communities Caring for Children invites you to join us for a 30-minute, family-friendly practice of resilience, Monday-Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. on Zoom. We will continue to offer these practices live on Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays, and encourage you to view our archive of recorded sessions at this link. Calendar: Here is what's on deck the week of May 11th- May 13th Monday 5/11- Stretching and Meditation with Cindy Vue Tuesday 5/12 - Mind-Body Medicine with Susan Beaulieu...
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Please Join Us for a QPI Event

Isabel Ruelas ·
Tuesday July 24 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Fostering Relationships Training with Carole Shauffer, Founder of the Quality Parenting Initiative Wednesday July 25 | 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Community Breakfast: First Year Celebration & Future Opportunities Maplewood Community Center 2100 White Bear Avenue, Maplewood, MN 55109 As a partner within the child welfare system, your voice and knowledge is a key to supporting the children and families. Traditional supervised visits can be stressful and...
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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 Screening at the Frozen River Film Festival in Winona, MN

Isabel Ruelas ·
Save the date, spread the word and invite your friends and family to the screening of the documentary movie Resilience! Frozen River Film Festival Harriet Johnson Auditorium 255 Main St Winona, MN 55987 Sunday, February 19, 2017 – 1 p.m. The impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences can increase negative outcomes for lifelong health and well-being. This film focuses on strategies developed by professionals working in pediatrics, education, and human services to mitigate these impacts by...
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Re: ACE Interface Trainer Spotlight: Barb Sorum

Jennifer Hossler ·
Great to see this in Minnesota! So much good stuff going on there. Congrats, Barb!
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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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MCCC Awarded Trailblazer Award from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MN

Jenna Zmyslony ·
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota shines a spotlight on innovation around the state with its Trailblazer Tour– sharing stories of people and companies making a healthy difference in the communities where we live, work, and play. We are excited to announce that Blue Cross and Blue Shield is recognizing Minnesota Communities Caring for Children and the Understanding NEAR Science: Building Self-Healing Communities work so many of you are doing across the state, with a Trailblazer...
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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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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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Updates from FamilyWise Services

Jenna Zmyslony ·
Save the Date for the 5th Annual Growing Resilient Communities Gathering - June 16th! The 5 th Annual Growing Resilient Communities Gathering of Collaboratives Addressing ACEs is a free virtual event that will support Children’s Mental Health and Family Services Collaboratives, tribal community members, and partners as they all work to build self-healing communities across Minnesota. FamilyWise Services is planning and hosting the Gathering with support from DHS and Blue Cross Blue Shield...
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Cultivating Community Wellbeing with Elaine Miller-Karas - June 22, Noon

Jenna Zmyslony ·
What are the elements that help to create stronger communities? Elaine Miller-Karas will discuss how the natural leaders, the trusted wise members of communities, can help in cultivating meaningful, compassionate dialogue to help to create systems that are more equitable, just, and inclusive. She will describe the importance of bringing additional skills to communities that are accessible, affordable, portable, and adaptable. Rather than one definition of “resilience,” she will share the...
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Resilience Film Viewing and Discussion

Jenna Zmyslony ·
Join us for a virtual discussion about the Resilience documentary on Monday, May 9th from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Please view the film in advance. The film will be streaming virtually at no cost from Saturday, May 7th- to Monday, May 9th, 2022. For more information about the film, check out this link: https://kpjrfilms.co/resilience/ Questions? Please contact Barb Sorum at bsorum@familywiseservices.org
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Growing Resilient Communities: Annual Gathering of Collaboratives and Tribal Nations Addressing ACEs

Jenna Zmyslony ·
The Growing Resilient Communities Gathering is an annual statewide event that supports Children’s Mental Health and Family Services Collaboratives and Indigenous Communities as they work to build self-healing communities across Minnesota. All are welcome to join this free virtual daylong event. Collaboratives, Indigenous community members, and their partners are encouraged to attend this daylong virtual gathering. FamilyWise Services is planning and hosting this event, with support from the...
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Remembering Resilience Seasons 1 & 2 Available NOW!

Jenna Zmyslony ·
This series highlights Native American resilience through and beyond trauma… exploring concepts, science, history, culture, stories, and practices that we are working with as we seek to shape a future for our children and our grandchildren that is defined not by what we have suffered, but what we have overcome.
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Growing Resilient Communities: Annual Gathering of Collaboratives and Tribal Nations Addressing ACEs

Jenna Zmyslony ·
Join us in three weeks 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...
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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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Blood Memory Documentary Film Screening and Panel Discussion featuring Sandy White Hawk and the drum group Nut Hill

Jenna Zmyslony ·
Indigenous community members and Children’s Mental Health and Family Services Collaboratives' partners are encouraged to attend! This film highlights the untold history of America’s Indian Adoption Era, when nearly one-third of children were removed from tribal communities nationwide. As political scrutiny over Indian child welfare intensifies, an adoption survivor helps others find their way home through song and ceremony. In-Person and Virtual options are available!
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Hiring for Director of Tribal Projects position!

Jenna Zmyslony ·
We are hiring for a Director of Tribal Projects position at FamilyWise Services ! This position will support the mission of Familywise by leading prevention initiatives and promoting the self-healing community model in a specific geographic area of the state, including two to four Minnesota Tribes per year. Applicants will have the option to work 100% remotely if located in Greater Minnesota, or at the FamilyWise office in Minneapolis. You can find the full posting and position description...
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FamilyWise Services Prevention Services Department would like to announce the addition of two new team members!

Jenna Zmyslony ·
Right before the new year, FamilyWise Services' Prevention Services Department hired and onboarded two new team members. We are excited to learn from them as we work together to reduce ACEs in our state. Firstly, we would like to welcome Deanna (DeDe) Drift as the new Director of Tribal Projects. DeDe joins our team and brings a wealth of experience. She has her Master’s Degree from the UMN – Duluth, and has served as the Commissioner of Human Services at Bois Forte Tribal Government where...
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