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Action needed today by trauma advocates to urge Congress to address mental health and trauma in current COVID-19 legislation

The follow is a message from Dan Press, Legal Advisor to the Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice ), about the need to contact Congress regarding a COVID 19 funding bill being considered this weekend. He is urging ACEs science/trauma advocates and leaders to send emails to their U.S. Senators and Representatives immediately to address the mental health and trauma implications of this pandemic. All – I hate to bother you on a Sunday, but we urgently need you to contact Congress to...
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CRM Trainings Underway!

Mebane Boyd ·
On the 27th and 28th of November, 60 individuals representing a variety of systems and services across New Hanover County were trained in a one-day training of the Community Resiliency Model (CRM). Lauren Clark and Jesse Hardin of Community Care of the Lower Cape Fear conducted the training that was funded by SEAHEC and Smart Start of New Hanover County. Carousel Center provided refreshments and lunch for the groups. The goal is for 30 of those receiving this one day training to move on to...
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Hurricane Florence first responders receive free trauma/resilience training

In a webinar offered this morning by Elaine Miller Karas , executive director of the Trauma Resource Institute in Claremont, CA, leaders from several North Carolina ACEs Connection communities affected by flooding and other damage by Hurricane Florence learned more about trauma response and how to better help their communities find resilience. Karas, who was delivering her Community Resiliency Model (CRM) training at Duke University in Durham, NC, offered the free training and provided...
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Investments in New Hanover County’s Resiliency Paying Off During Time of Pandemic

Mebane Boyd ·
Cliff Barnett, Wilmington city council member; pastor at Warner Temple AME Zion, and chair of the Family Faith and Community committee for the New Hanover Resiliency Task Force (RTF), shares experience in using sign language during a regularly scheduled RTF meeting. (Other photos are from recent monthly RTF meetings). With training, community’s front lines are proving resilient to and aware of trauma’s impact WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA April 7, 2020 Two years ago, the Resiliency Task Force...
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It Takes All of Us.

Mebane Boyd ·
It takes all of us. Thanks to Wave Transit who provided critical transportation services before and after the storm. The information below comes from the WAVE Transit Facebook page. "Before and after the storm Wave Transit was responsible for providing emergency transportation to residents of New Hanover County. We transported our neighbors to emergency shelters in Wilmington, Raleigh, Winston Salem, and Chapel Hill. We drove local evacuees from shelters to dialysis appointments, pharmacies...
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North Carolina's New Hanover County Resiliency Task Force Marks First Year

New Hanover Resiliency Task Force Chairman Scott Whisnant thanks Executive Director Mebane Boyd for her leadership, and his "Resilient Vision Award." The July 27, 2019 meeting of the New Hanover Resiliency Task Force marked the first year of the group’s work since hiring a coordinator, but the gag gifts handed out in celebration told the real story of the community building, affection, and joy experienced in the members’ work together. New Hanover County’s Chief Planning Officer, Beth...
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Overview of the Community Resiliency Model, used worldwide to help trauma survivors re-regulate their central nervous system, offered in two, free 90-minute webinars.

Elaine Miller Karas , key creator of the Community Resiliency Model (CRM), will be joined by CRM trainers from Wilmington, NC, Allison Wine , behavioral specialist, and Kelly Purcell , instructional coach and multi-tiered support specialist for this free, two-part training. Register now for two, FREE 90-minute sessions May 7 from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EST and May 14 from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EST (The complete overview requires attendance at both sessions. Registration link below registers you...
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Packed Room for October Resiliency Task Force

Mebane Boyd ·
Thanks to Judge Jay Corpening and Dr. Kim Cook who made impactful presentations to the Resiliency Task Force yesterday. Attendees learned about the different initiatives that have moved the needle of the justice system towards being more trauma-informed in the past several years such as the Raise the Age Initiative, the School/Justice Partnership, Misdemeanor Diversion Program, and Juvenile Attendance Council. There is more work to do, but it was exciting to hear about all that has been...
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The Best Defense Against a Hurricane is Community (CityLab) + Update from Wilmington, NC

Mebane Boyd ·
We are just beginning the clean up and recovery from Florence. The effects of the storm will be with us for the foreseeable future. But our resilience is showing. Neighbors checking on one another, organizations delivering emergency supplies, and people sharing hot meals prepared and donated by volunteers. We will get through this. https://www.citylab.com/amp/article/570193/?__twitter_impression=true
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The Black Community, COVID-19 & Trauma [sdvoice.com]

By Latanya West, San Diego Voice, May 15, 2020 In January 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom appointed Dr. Nadine Burke Harris as California’s first-ever Surgeon General. An award-winning physician, researcher and advocate, Dr. Burke Harris’ career has been dedicated to serving vulnerable communities and combating the root causes of health disparities. Her work is equally dedicated to changing the way our society responds to one of the most serious, expensive and widespread public health crises of...
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Tools and how to use them is focus of second webinar on Community Resiliency Model, May 14, 2020

The second of two free Community Resiliency (CRM) webinars with Elaine Miller-Karas , key creator of the CRM, will be held Thursday, May 14, from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET, (10 a.m. CT; 9 a.m. MT, and 8 a.m. PT) and will include the practical application of tools of the model. CRM is an ACEs science-based biological model for helping individuals become emotionally regulated during natural disasters and other dysregulating times. Miller-Karas will be joined by CRM trainers from Wilmington, NC:...
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Trainings, Screenings, Workshops and Conversations Abound in New Hanover County

Mebane Boyd ·
At the monthly Resiliency Task Force Meeting yesterday, attendees were showered with multiple upcoming opportunities to learn more about trauma, resiliency, and how to take care of one's own stress. Please see the many opportunities below and register before they fill up! 4/4/2019 Seeds of Healing Radio Show Hosted by LaShonda Wallace Impact Radio 104.9 FM and Gospel Joy 1490 AM April 4, 6:00pm 4/9/2019 Resilience Screening at NHC Judicial Building for court staff, first responders,...
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Webinar: Cultivating Our Best Selves in Response to COVID-19 | Tuesday, March 17 at Noon PDT

Elaine Miller Karas ·
How to use the skills of the Community Resiliency Model (CRM) for self and others to be the calm in the storm as we face the unknown. Free Webinar Tuesday, March 17 at Noon PDT Speakers: Elaine Miller-Karas, LCSW Linda Grabbe, PhD, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC Zoom Webinar Registration Link: https://zoom.us/j/715837300 Additional ways to join are listed at the bottom of this post. About the webinar leaders: Elaine Miller-Karas is the Executive Director and co-founder of the Trauma Resource Institute and...
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Re: The Best Defense Against a Hurricane is Community (CityLab) + Update from Wilmington, NC

Thank you so much for this update, Mebane. We of ACEs Connection are all concerned, hopeful, "with you."
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Re: CRM Trainings Underway!

Terrific update, Mebane!
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Re: We Are Resilient!

Thank you and an invitation to other communities affected by Dorian. Thank you Mebane, for this inspiring, instructive post and for allowing me to share it with other communities in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. As the Southeast Region community facilitator for ACEs Connection, I am praying for all in the path of this powerful hurricane, and all those who've already experienced its devastating impact. I have seen communities come together, as New Hanover County has,...
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Mebane Boyd ·
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'A Better Normal' Community Discussion Series: How to Grow a Resilient Community - July 7, 2020

Interested in learning what it takes to Grow a Resilient Community? Do you want to learn how to become a member of ACEs Connection Cooperative of Communities? If so, please join us Tuesday, July 7th, 12-1pm PDT for our next 'A Better Normal' community discussion series. In this discussion we will be talking with Brian Semsem of Fresno's Every Neighborhood Partnership. We will be talking to Brian about what led him to work with ACEs and resilience. In addition, we will be discussing the path...
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Greater Richmond Trauma Informed Community Network, first to join ACEs Cooperative of Communities, shows what it means to ROCK!

In 2012, Greater Richmond SCAN and five other community partners hatched a one-year plan to educate the Richmond, Virginia, community about ACEs science and to embed trauma-informed practices. Eight years later, the original group has evolved into the Greater Richmond Trauma-Informed Community Network (GRTICN) with 495 people and 170 organizations. And they're just scratching the surface.
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Trauma-informed policing: Learn how three highly experienced community leaders strengthen ties between police and community

ACEs initiative participants in communities where there is tension between the community and law enforcement will want to join Becky Haas in a compelling conversation on law enforcement, ACEs science, COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement and protests. Haas is a nationally recognized adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) science initiative builder and trainer. She and colleagues Renee Wilson-Simmons, the head of the ACE Awareness Foundation of Memphis, Tennessee, and Maggi Duncan,...
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Baby courts: A proven approach to stop the multigenerational transmission of ACES in child welfare; new efforts to establish courts nationwide

The organization Zero To Three estimates that in the U.S., a child is taken into the child welfare system every six seconds. “Many of society’s most intractable problems can be traced back to childhood adversity. Being in the child welfare system increases the likelihood of more adversity and criminality. Baby court is a proven approach to healing the trauma of both child and parent, and breaking the cycle of maltreatment,” says Mimi Graham, Ed.D ., director of the Florida State University...
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Does VP Candidate Kamala Harris know about ACEs?  You bet!

Nadine Burke Harris, California’s Surgeon General, has a lot in common with the vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris—Jamaican heritage, surname, home state—and a commitment to addressing ACEs and toxic stress. As reported in the New Yorker article by Paul Tough, “The Poverty Clinic,” Dr. Harris told Kamala Harris, then San Francisco district attorney, about ACEs in 2008 and in response, she offered to help. District Attorney Harris then introduced her to professor of child and...
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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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ACEs Connection/CTIPP Southeastern Leaders’ call: State updates, funding information, and “mind-blowing” information about helping people out of poverty

Southeastern ACEs Connection and national CTIPP leaders on the quarterly leader call welcomed guest speaker Rebecca Lewis-Pankratz (top left) for their quarterly call. Also among those present were (top row l-r) Carey Sipp, Jesse Kohler, Jesse Hardin, (second row, l-r) Patti Tiberi, Mebane Boyd, Jen Drake-Croft, Dan Press, (third row, l-r) Mimi Graham, Christopher Freeze, Margaret Stagmeier, (fourth row, l-r) Emily Marsh, Liz Peterson, Alyssa Koziarski and Janet Pozmantier. Also present was...
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Join Special Guest Father Paul Abernathy for a Zoom Discussion on March 16th, at 7p.m. EST to discuss the Whole People Documentary Series and Trauma-Informed Community Development

Christine Cissy White ·
On behalf of ACEs Connection , the CTIPP (The Campaign for Trauma -Informed Policy & Practice), and the Relentless School Nurse , we want to invite you to the streaming of parts 4 and 5 of the Whole People documentary series on the weekend o f M arch 12th through March 14th, 2021. We will stream both parts on ACEs Connection in the Transforming Trauma with ACEs Sciences Film Festival community. The documentary viewing will be followed by a discussion with special guest, Father Paul...
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Reminder: You Can Stream Whole People on ACEs Connection and/or Join Rev. Abernathy for a Zoom Discussion

Christine Cissy White ·
ACEs Connection , the CTIPP (The Campaign for Trauma -Informed Policy & Practice), and the Relentless School Nurse , are co-hosing the Transform Trauma with ACEs Sciences Film Festival and Zoom discussion series. These are our next two events and we hope you will join us: 1. Weekend Streaming of Whole People from March 12th - March 14th, 2021): We will be streaming of parts 4 and 5 of the Whole People documentary series on the weekend of M arch 12th through March 14th, 2021 in the...
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A Better Normal Friday, March 26, 2021: PACEs and HOPE with Dr. Christina Bethell

Please join us for our next installment of A Better Normal, our live webinar series in which we imagine and create our society as trauma-informed! You may have seen we changed our name recently from ACEs Connection to PACEs Connection. Please join us to learn all about the groundbreaking research of Positive Childhood Experiences and how this is going to transform the work we are all doing. >>Click here to register<< PACEs and HOPE Live Event Friday, March 26, 2021 Noon PT / 1pm...
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"JUST US” Program Connects Arts and Resiliency (https://uncw.edu/newsletters/watson-chronicle)

UNCW has partnered with local school and community groups on a pilot program that uses art integration to help students develop resiliency skills. WCE professor Janna Robertson wrote the curriculum for “JUST US” in collaboration with WCE students Schala Harper and Kia Thompson as well as artist, Dare Coulter. The interdisciplinary curriculum incorporates North Carolina middle school standards for social emotional learning, language arts, social studies and visual arts. The program was...
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Learn how to secure federal funding for your community. A Better Normal with CTIPP, Dave Ellis, Dan Jurman

The nearly $2 trillion American Rescue Plan Act has several buckets of funding that can be used to promote trauma-informed and healing-centered projects. PACEs Connection communities can apply for this funding, according to leaders of the Campaign for Trauma-informed Policy and Practice (CTIPP), the National Trauma Campaign, and PACEs Connection. The “Better Normal” webinar on Friday, May 14 at 3 p.m. EST; Noon PST, Dan Press, Jesse Kohler and Marlo Nash of CTIPP will begin by describing...
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2011-2021—A decade of steady growth in ACEs and TI laws and resolutions in the states

In 2019 and 2020, dozens of states enacted nearly 60 laws and resolutions that reference adverse childhood experiences or trauma. In this post, there's an interactive map that shows them all.
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StrongBrains Coaching: Using PACEs and Brain Science to Coach Kids for a Lifetime of Good Choices

Allison Wine ·
How can brain science help a Pop Warner football team of 10-year-olds win the big game, and avoid depression when they're adults? Join us for the August edition of the Up2Us Sports Lunch and Learn Series and find out. The monthly lunch and learn session, usually exclusively for UP2US member coaches, is now open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Register today using the link below. The session is Wednesday, August 11 at noon CST, and features the Rev. Dr. Clifford Barnett,...
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The best way to start any meeting. Ever.

Following a brief mindfulness check-in, PACEs Connection staff meetings begin with the review of our Vision, Mission, and Values statements, as well as our Equity and Inclusion Statement. At a recent meeting, top row, L-R, Ingrid Cockhren, Carey Sipp, Donielle Prince, Jane Stevens. Middle row, L-R, John Flores, Porter Jennings-McGarity, Jenna Quinn, Gail Kennedy. Bottom row, L-R, Rafael Maravilla, Natalie Audage, Alison Cebulla, Samantha Sangenito. A couple of times last week I felt my body...
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A Trauma Informed Approach to Vaccine Fear

Jesse Maxwell Kohler ·
PLEASE SIGN ON TO THIS MEMO TO SUPPORT OUTREACH ALONG THESE LINES TO THE ADMINISTRATION! If the goal is to impact meaningful change, it might prove helpful to view vaccine fear through a trauma informed-lens. There is an intentional shift from the use of the word “hesitancy” and instead using the more specific and appropriate term “fear”. We are more likely to change that which we better define and understand. The following memo has been developed with input from an interdisciplinary team of...
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November 17th CTIPP CAN Call and Campaign Office Hour Announcement

Jesse Maxwell Kohler ·
We are thrilled to have two presentations about how health care systems can implement trauma-informed practices into their work to improve outcomes by addressing social determinants of health featured on next Wednesday's CTIPP CAN call, and are also looking forward to the Campaign Office Hour call that comes afterward! Links and more information are below (please be aware of time zones!): CTIPP CAN Call - Trauma-Informed Health Care - November 17th, 2-3:30pm ET/11am-12:30pm PT - Join Zoom...
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November Resiliency Task Force Meeting

Kelly Purcell ·
New Hanover Resiliency Task Force Meeting 11/23/21 Tina Pearson, the Director of the Task Force, began the meeting by inviting the folks attending to place in the chat what they were grateful for...the chat streamed with things such as family, health, friends, pets, the work being done in the community, this group. Rev. Clifford Barnett introduced the mission and vision of the Task Force and shared what they do. Rev. Barnett shared a beautiful quote, “If you want to go fast go by yourself,...
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On the Second Day of Resilience, RTF sent to me...the skill of Help Now!!

Kelly Purcell ·
On the second day of resilience, RTF sent to me....the skill of Help Now!! Bo Dean, Senior Human Resources Analyst with Training and Development for New Hanover County shared the skill of Help Now. About the Project: To help members of the New Hanover Resiliency Task Force (NHRTF) stay "regulated" and in their Resilient Zone during the holiday season, Community Resiliency Model from New Hanover County shared a video of a resilience skill that they use and love! Each day a new resilience...
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On the Third Day of Resilience...RTF sent to me...Help Now!

Kelly Purcell ·
On the third day of resilience, RTF sent to me...Help Now!!! Pastor and Councilman, Clifford Barnett shares one of his favorite skills of Help Now! About the Project: To help members of the New Hanover Resiliency Task Force (NHRTF) stay "regulated" and in their Resilient Zone during the holiday season, Community Resiliency Model from New Hanover County shared a video of a resilience skill that they use and love! Each day a new resilience teacher will share a skill and his or her favorite...
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On the First Day of Resilience, RTF sent to me...Resourcing!

Kelly Purcell ·
Welcome to the 12 Days of Resilience with RTF!! First Day of Resilience, RTF gave to me... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7tZJq3aqjA&fbclid=IwAR3kNSGl5cQ6DwdSrfqaeOGiGS7tLxdkNxUernPj3hvrCXMxtosMpoUkSGc
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On the Fourth Day of Resilience, RTF sent to me...Grounding!

Kelly Purcell ·
On the fourth day of Resilience, RFT sent to me...Grounding! To view the video, click here Kelly Purcell, a Community Resiliency Model trainer, consultant, and coach shared the skill of grounding. About the Project: To help members of the New Hanover Resiliency Task Force (NHRTF) stay "regulated" and in their Resilient Zone during the holiday season, Community Resiliency Model from New Hanover County shared a video of a resilience skill that they use and love! Each day a new resilience...
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On the Fifth Day of Resilience, RFT sent to me... Tracking!

Kelly Purcell ·
Mindy Davis with Smart Start of New Hanover shared one of her favorite skills of Tracking. About the Project: To help members of the New Hanover Resiliency Task Force (NHRTF) stay "regulated" and in their Resilient Zone during the holiday season, Community Resiliency Model from New Hanover County shared a video of a resilience skill that they use and love! Each day a new resilience teacher will share a skill and his or her favorite tool each day during the 12 Days of Resiliency, sparked by...
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On the Sixth day of Resilience, RTF sent the skill to me ...Gesturing!

Kelly Purcell ·
J'vanete Skiba, the assistant director of equity, education, and engagement for the New Hanover Resiliency Task Force shares the skill of gesturing. About the Project: To help members of the New Hanover Resiliency Task Force (NHRTF) stay "regulated" and in their Resilient Zone during the holiday season, Community Resiliency Model from New Hanover County shared a video of a resilience skill that they use and love! Each day a new resilience teacher will share a skill and his or her favorite...
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Register now for "Building the Movement with Coalitions", presented by the Campaign for Trauma-informed Policy and Practice, PACEs Connection, and the National Prevention Science Coalition to Improve Lives

Jesse Maxwell Kohler ·
Please register now at this link to reserve your spot. You’re invited to participate in Building the Movement with Coalitions, the first of eight remarkable workshops featured in the series, “ Building a National Movement to Prevent Trauma and Foster Resilience ”. The first half-day workshop will occur virtually on January 7th from 1-5pm ET/10am-2pm PT. It focuses on the history and future of the movement and building community-owned, trauma-informed, prevention-focused, and healing-centered...
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January Monthly Meeting Updates

Kelly Purcell ·
Coming up on Friday, February 4 at noon there will be a free screening of the film Resilience and a panel discussion focused on Black Resilience. New Opportunities for Learning and Training Foundations of Resilience Your journey to becoming trauma-informed and resiliency-focused begins with this two-part virtual training offered by the Resiliency Task Force. Participants will be introduced to the concepts of ACEs, toxic stress, trauma, and how they impact individuals and communities.
 
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