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Tagged With "Resilience"

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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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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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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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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...
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Trauma-Informed is Messy Business…

Tanya Fritz ·
Words like trauma-informed and resiliency get thrown around a lot these days. And for many, the visions they call up are a bit too glossy. You see resiliency and trauma-informed aren’t always pretty. Resiliency can look like closing the bathroom door and collapsing in tears… but then washing your face and going back into the world, carrying the belief that you can survive and the hope that things will get better. It looks like begrudgingly going on that walk with a friend, when the little...
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Why a Baby’s Connection With a Parent Matters [The New York Times]

Isabel Ruelas ·
By PERRI KLASS, M.D. "In pediatrics, attachment is the emotional connection that develops between a young child and a parent or other caregiver. Attachment theory was developed in the mid-20th century by a British psychiatrist, John Bowlby , whose own upper-class British upbringing included the loss of a beloved nanny, and an early trip to boarding school. Mary Ainsworth, his student and later collaborator, devised what is known as the strange situation procedure , in which a 1-year-old is...
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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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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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How To Apply The Brain Science Of Resilience To The Classroom [NPR]

Isabel Ruelas ·
Neuroscience isn't on many elementary school lesson plans. But this spring, a second grade class at Fairmont Neighborhood School in the South Bronx is plunging in. Sarah Wechsler, an instructional coach with wide eyes and a marathoner's energy, asks the students to think about the development and progress that they've made already in their lives. "You probably don't remember, but there was a time when you didn't know how to speak and you were just like 'Wah wah wah blah blah blah, mama,...
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How Tuning Into Your Body Can Make You More Resilient

Gabrielle Gonzalez ·
By balancing our physiology and nervous systems, body-based practices can help us through hard times. Read more from Linda Graham, author of Resilience: Powerful Practices for Bouncing Back from Disappointment, Difficulty, and Even Disaster , about several methods to develop resilience. Find the article here!
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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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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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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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Resilience practices overcome students’ ACEs in trauma-informed high school, say the data [ACES TOO HIGH]

Isabel Ruelas ·
Three years ago, the story about how Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, WA, tried a new approach to school discipline and saw suspensions drop 85% struck a nerve. It went viral – twice — with more than 700,000 page views. Paper Tigers , a documentary that filmmaker James Redford did about the school — premiered last Thursday night to a sold-out crowd at the Seattle International Film Festival. Hundreds of communities around the country are clamoring for screenings. After four years of...
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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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Screenings of Resilience

Isabel Ruelas ·
Save the date, spread the word and invite your friends and family to MCCC’s screening of the documentary movie Resilience! Resilience Facebook Event Page Metro State University Thursday, March 2, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. $10.00 suggested donation The impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences can increase negative outcomes for lifelong health and wellbeing. 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: 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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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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Scholarships now available for Mind Matters Now!

Esther Barton ·
Has the pandemic stressed you out? Want to learn the self-soothing skills of Mind Matters: Overcoming Adversity and Building Resilience directly from the author, Dr. Carolyn Curtis? Good news! The Dibble Institute has received generous funding for scholarships to the online, full 12-lesson series, Mind Matters Now . The course helps teachers, social workers, medical professionals, and others manage their stress by building resilience skills and practices for mental well-being. (CEUs are...
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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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