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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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Free 2017 Spring Webinar Series: The Practice and Power of Engaging Parent Leaders

Isabel Ruelas ·
May 23, noon-1:30pm: The Practice and Power of Engaging Parent Leaders with Lisa Deputie & Roxy Foster This webinar is about understanding the best practices of engaging parents with professionals. We will focus on strategies that empower parents to create change for themselves, their families and communities. We will discuss and explore the following questions : Why would parents want to be involved? Why would staff want to be engage in parent involvement? Why is parent involvement...
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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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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...
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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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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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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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Research Review: Childhood Trauma and its Effects on Mothers in Home Visiting Programs [Prevent Child Abuse America]

Isabel Ruelas ·
Each month Prevent Child Abuse America's Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Dr. Bart Klika, does a quick run-down of emerging research related to child abuse and neglect prevention. In this inaugural installment, Dr. Klika walks through some of the recent research into the effects of childhood trauma and how the lasting effects of this trauma is impacting mothers who participate in home visiting programs. Watch the video here
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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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Me & My Emotions: A New, Free Resource for Teens

Esther Barton ·
The pandemic has had a lasting effect on youth mental health. Moved by a desire to reduce youth’s toxic stress and increase their resilience, The Dibble Institute, in partnership with a team of students and alumni from ArtCenter College of Design and author Carolyn Curtis, PhD, is releasing Me & My Emotions —a new, free adaptation of our beloved Mind Matters Curriculum. The mobile-friendly Me & My Emotions website features engaging graphics and bite-sized lessons teens can access and...
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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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