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Mississippi PACEs Connection (MS)

MS PACEs Community is a diverse group of individuals from a cross sector of organizations and agencies dedicated to supporting and advocating for continuous trauma-informed care for all children and families in the state

October 2021

More than 430 Attend Virtual Trauma-Informed Care Conference

The 2021 Trauma-Informed Care Conference was held virtually September 22-24, 2021, with more than 430 people attending this year’s event. The theme of the conference was “Building Resiliency Through the Pandemic.” The conference offered 15 breakout sessions and eight keynotes with a variety of topics all centered around trauma-informed care. Keynote topics and speakers included: Mike Veny - Transforming Stigma Into Strength Chris Freeze - Why I Promote the Science of Hope Gina Brown - Trauma...

The Hidden Biases of Good People: Implicit Bias Awareness Training

The Dibble Institute is pleased to present an introductory webinar by Rev. Dr. Bryant T. Marks Sr. of the National Training Institute on Race and Equity , which will provide foundational information on implicit bias. It will focus at the individual level and discuss how implicit bias affects everyone. Strategies to reduce or manage implicit bias will be discussed. Broadly speaking, group-based bias involves varying degrees of stereotyping (exaggerated beliefs about others), prejudice...

Join us October 27, 2021 for the inaugural event in our Trauma-Informed Criminal Justice System series, “The Relationship between PACEs and the Criminal Justice System”

Please join us for a new series entitled: Trauma-Informed Criminal Justice. This monthly series will feature conversations facilitated by Porter Jennings-McGarity, PACEs Connection Midwest and Tennessee community facilitator and criminal justice consultant, with special guests to discuss the need for trauma-informed criminal justice system reform. Using a PACEs-science lens, this series will examine the relationship between trauma and the criminal justice system, what needs changing, and...

Learning with Indigenous communities to advance health equity [rwjf.org]

On Indigenous People's Day, we celebrate the values, practices and policies of Tribal Nations, which treat land and water as an ancestral gift to be preserved and protected. As we cope with oil spills, wildfires, and historic droughts, that worldview can help guide us to a sustainable, equitable, and healthy future. Now more than ever, we need that wisdom to help us reclaim the health of the earth > More RWJF resources: Connecting Indigenous Knowledge and Practices webinar : Learn how...

Me & My Emotions: A New, Free Resource for Teens

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...

Path to a Just Society: Our new infographic shares common language and an aspirational path.

Our version of a “Path to a Just Society” is our first attempt at creating a common language and identifying points along the path to a just society. The Race and Equity workgroup of PACEs Connection started the project in early 2021, following a staff meeting where we realized that we, our organization and the movement needed this. We think it can help all of us gauge where we are, where we want to be, and what’s needed to get to the next level of integrating practices and policies based on...

[The Grand Finale] All new Talks on Trauma featuring 33+ amazing experts, celebrities & healers [wisdomoftrauma.com]

We are just a few days away from broadcasting our all-new 7-day event October 4‒10 , which includes the Talks on Trauma Series Part 2 , a showing of the Wisdom of Trauma Movie, daily meditations, integration sessions, and artistic performances. Dr. Gabor Maté will be in conversation with 33+ trauma experts, physicians, authors, visionaries and artists. The talks will be exploring how trauma relates to parenting, chronic pain, the medical paradigm, the climate crisis, politics, spirituality,...

Historical Trauma in the American Midwest Event Recap

On September 16, 2021, PACEs Connection hosted our second event in our Historical Trauma in America series . This event was led by Ingrid Cockhren, the director of the PACEs Connection Cooperative of Communities; and Porter Jennings-McGarity, our community facilitator of the Midwest Region. It featured guest speaker Agnes Woodward who is Plains Cree from Kawacatoose First Nation, Saskatchewan, Canada. To download the slide deck from this presentation, click here. Then click "download file".

 
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