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Re: Community Conversations Beginning in Crow Wing County

Terrific! Every state, county, city, community, neighborhood! Let's roll!
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16th annual Community Conference on the Brain: Building Resilience in a High-Stress World

Isabel Ruelas ·
Featured Presenter- Jim Sporleder Thursday, April 19th, 3:15-8:30 p.m. Willmar High School Jim Sporleder retired in 2014 as Principal of Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, WA. Under Jim's leadership, Lincoln High School became a "Trauma Informed" school, gaining national attention due to a dramatic drop in out of school suspensions, increased graduation rates and the number of students going on to post-secondary education. These dramatic changes at Lincoln caught the attention of Jamie...
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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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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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ACE Interface Trainer Spotlight: Ruth Charles

Isabel Ruelas ·
ACE Interface Presenter Ruth Charles, MSW, PhD, LCSW Professor, Social Work Dept Winona State University What led you to want to become a certified ACE Interface presenter? I teach at Winona State in the social work department and coordinate the IV-E Child Welfare Scholar program which integrates social work students into the public foster care system. I am always looking for new information to bring to my classes. When I learned about the ACE research, it made perfect sense! The evidence...
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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...
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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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Best Practices for Meaningful Community Engagement

Gabrielle Gonzalez ·
The wider the variety of world views and lived experiences that inform a community visioning or planning process, the more likely it is that the built project or resulting plan will address the needs and opportunities of even the most vulnerable or most marginalized person in the community. Find the full article here !
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Starting & Growing Resilient Communities: Series Overview [Video]

The first session of the Starting & Growing Resilient Communities: Online & IRL (In Real Life) was a success. Over 100 ACEs Connection members tuned in despite some issues with registration. I have embedded the video in this post. You have also find the video on the ACEs Connection site here . If you have any questions about the series, please contact Ingrid Cockhren , TN & Midwest Community Facilitator.
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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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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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Community Conversations Beginning in Crow Wing County

Gabrielle Gonzalez ·
As part of the ongoing effort to develop Self-Healing Communities, residents in Brainerd are coming together for community conversations to talk about their needs and develop communal strategies. Watch a video below and read the full article from PBS here!
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Minnesota Daily Virtual Opportunity to Practice Resilience in Community

Emily Clary ·
Minnesota Communities Caring for Children invites you to join us in a daily, 30-minute, family-friendly practice of resilience, Monday-Friday at 12:30 p.m. on Zoom 12:30 p.m. weekdays starting Monday March 23, 2020 No pre-registration required! Just join any day you are available using one of the following methods: Join using a computer of smart phone by clicking this link and following the instructions: https://zoom.us/j/145915007 Or join by phone only at: +1 312 626 6799 Meeting ID: 145...
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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...
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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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Hiring: Director of ACE Collaborative Partnerships

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. Interested in helping MN Communities Caring for Children carry out our mission of empowering individuals and communities to stop child abuse and neglect...
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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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Honor A Parent or Caretaker for the Unsung Hero Award

Isabel Ruelas ·
February is National Parent Leadership Month. Minnesota Communities Caring for Children (MCCC) / Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota (PCAMN) will join forces with the Minnesota Department of Human Services and other national and local organizations to recognize, honor, and celebrate parents and caretakers for leadership roles in their homes and communities throughout the month. All nominees will be honored and highlighted in a celebration at the State Capitol on Thursday, February 23, 2017. Food...
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Igniting Change from the Ground Up: Uplifting Best Practices for Community Organizing and Leadership Engagement

Gabrielle Gonzalez ·
Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm This webinar will focus on tools and resources communities have utilized to build a strong base of support and mobilize leaders around efforts that advance health and equity. Presenters will highlight best practices from both urban and rural communities around the country. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about engagement techniques for cultivating leadership, approaches for fostering community ownership, and action-oriented...
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Join Us for Our April Imagine If ...Breakfast!

Isabel Ruelas ·
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, so Imagine if... all parents had the knowledge and skills to nurture their children. In just one hour, YOU can help us support and empower parents to be the best caregivers they can be. The Imagine if... Breakfast is an opportunity to be a part of MCCC's life-changing work and support Minnesota families on their paths toward resiliency. You will hear from program participants and see the impact we are having on the lives of parents 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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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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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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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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Reducing ACEs & Building Resilience in Washington State

Isabel Ruelas ·
Free Webinar With Lowell Johnson, ACEs Resiliency Coalition; Emily Clary, Minnesota Communities Caring for Children January 18 th , 9:00-10:30 a.m. CT Description: The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACE Study), released in 1998, confirmed that early adversity in childhood increases an individual’s likelihood for negative health, mental health, and social outcomes later in life. The ACE Study found that most people experience at least one of the 10 Adverse Childhood Experiences that...
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Reducing ACEs & Building Resilience in Washington State Webinar

Isabel Ruelas ·
With Lowell Johnson, ACEs Resiliency Coalition; Emily Clary, Minnesota Communities Caring for Children Learn about significant progress being made in reducing the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and early childhood trauma, through examples of some of the successes that three communities experienced in Washington State, and sharing conversations with people doing this work in Washington State. Watch the full webinar here
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Show Your Support for Parent Leadership at the State Capitol on Thursday, February 23, 2017

Isabel Ruelas ·
Get Ready to Recognize Parent Leaders February is National Parent Leadership Month. Minnesota Communities Caring for Children (MCCC) / Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota (PCAMN) will join forces with the Minnesota Department of Human Services and other national and local organizations to recognize, honor, and celebrate parents for leadership roles in their homes and communities throughout the month. MCCC will honor and highlight the achievements of parents from across the state at a celebration...
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Re: Igniting Change from the Ground Up: Uplifting Best Practices for Community Organizing and Leadership Engagement

Wow. I will be traveling. Will this be recorded? It sounds like a terrific opportunity. Thank you!
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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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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: 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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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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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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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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OPENING: Communication and Development VISTA position

Jenna Zmyslony ·
Are you interested in supporting communities as they work to reduce adversity and build protective factors? Are you interested in developing marketing and communication processes for a nonprofit? The FamilyWise Services Communication and Development VISTA position may be the right fit for you! Check out this link for more details: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=110833
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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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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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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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