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How Do We Help the Children Cope with the Storm's Aftermath?

Mebane Boyd ·
Many people in our community are finding ways to help the children cope after Hurricane Florence. New Hanover County Schools hope to reopen this Thursday, though that is not certain yet. Some childcare centers have sustained damage, and the community definitely is not back to "normal." Children's routines have definitely been disrupted. We know that routine is one of many things that bring comfort to children when they have experienced trauma, and the lack of being in school with their...
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How People Learn to Become Resilient

Mebane Boyd ·
One of the best articles I've read in a while. A couple of great take-aways... "Resilient children saw themselves as the orchestrators of their own fates." "Do you succomb or do you surmount?" https://www.newyorker.com/science/maria-konnikova/the-secret-formula-for-resilience
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Unsafe conditions for children in wake of COVID-19 [northcarolinahealthnews.org]

By Sarah Ovaska, North Carolina Health News, April 28, 2020 The spread of the novel coronavirus has meant an unprecedented retreat from our everyday lives – schools unexpectedly shut down, restaurants closed, and many jobs suddenly disappeared. Children as a whole seem to be avoiding the more serious health effects of COVID-19. But that doesn’t mean they are all safe. The closure of public schools and some child care facilities means some vulnerable children could be staying in homes that...
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Ways to Encourage Children

Mebane Boyd ·
Sometimes talking about ACEs can be overwhelming! It can make one feel hopeless and helpless. We believe teaching healthy coping skills and changing our community to be more trauma-informed will make a difference for children. Here are some great encouraging things to say to children, (borrowed from the Richmond, VA Resilience Network), to build their feelings of capability.
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The Best for our Children: Considering ACEs in Voter Engagement.

Jvanete Skiba ·
The presidential race is a big-ticket item, but hundreds of other state and local races will impact critical issues like school funding, childcare and early education, nutrition programs, and health care. Every seat in the NC General Assembly is on the ballot, along with the Governor’s race, a US Senate seat, congressional races, and more. When it comes to elevating the importance of racial equity, voting is vital to make marginalized voices heard. Policies and systems can be changed by our...
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Register now! North Carolina Resilience Peer Connection August 18th from Noon – 1:00

Mebane Boyd ·
Dear NC partners, Over the past couple of years, by survey and multiple conversations and meetings, we have asked those of you on the ground doing the important work of bringing communities together to prevent and address ACEs what you need to enhance the good work you’re doing. By far, the desire to connect with peers doing similar work has risen to the top as the #1 priority/desire that you and your colleagues wanted us to address and provide. We are excited to announce the first gathering...
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