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How “Solitary Gardens” Help Envision a World Without Prisons (yesmagazine.org)

In a small patch of green space on Andry Street in New Orleans’ lower ninth ward, nine garden beds lie next to one another, each 6 feet by 9 feet, each the size of one standard solitary-confinement cell. Each garden bed grows a mix of herbs and flowers, among them pansies, stinging nettles, onions, mugwort. They are a mix of plants with medicinal properties and some that just bring pleasure to the eyes, and their growth is limited to the parts of the tiny space where a person would be free...

Recording & Materials from Called to Care 2021 New Orleans Virtual Summit

Recording of Called to Care 2021 New Orleans Virtual Summit A one-day virtual summit held on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 to promote compassionate healing in New Orleans for our children, youth, and their families. Building on the 2019 New Orleans Summit on Compassion & Resilience and Called to Care strategic plan and report , the Called to Care: 2021 New Orleans Virtual Summit brought together mental health and well-being practitioners, community members, sector and systems leaders, and...

Called to Care 2021 New Orleans Virtual Summit

Register for the Summit Today Building on the 2019 New Orleans Summit on Compassion & Resilience and Called to Care strategic plan and report , the Called to Care 2021 New Orleans Virtual Summit will bring together mental health and well-being practitioners, community members, sector and systems leaders, and educators for a day of shared learning, coordination, connection, and action towards compassionate healing in New Orleans for our children, youth and their families. Through...

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...

Supporting Mental Well-Being through Child Care Settings - 9/30, 1:30-3:00 ET

A webinar offered by the Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice (CTIPP) Thursday, September 30, 1:30 - 3:00 pm EDT Register today . Addressing the mental health needs of child care providers and children in care is vital in the face of the pandemic, a population-level traumatic event. CTIPP is offering a "plug and play" framework to ease the process of developing a continuum of training, reflective coaching, and consultation to build the capacity for supporting relational health...

Hurricane Ida Recovery Resources

Hurricane Ida Recovery Resources As a group that is continuously focused on the well-being and healing of New Orleans, the CYPB team understands that this is an incredibly challenging time for our community. If you are experiencing strong emotional reactions in the aftermath of Ida, please know that this is normal and you are not alone. Below are steps you can take to help manage emotional well-being. Remember that these are all suggestions and some might not be possible right now. We...

PACEs Connection presents the "Historical Trauma in America" series

PACEs Connection's Race & Equity Workgroup will be examining historical trauma in the United States of America and its impact on American society in a series of virtual discussions. This series will highlight each unique region within the United States and outline how unresolved historical trauma has impacted every aspect of American life and directly shapes the socio-political landscape of today as well as the overall well-being of Americans. Discussions will make connections between...

Healing-Centered Practices Series - Part Two

As we continue our three-part series, we are exploring how healing-centered practices can be used as a complementary approach to trauma-informed practices. This second installment of the series will examine what it takes to resist trauma and heal at both the community and institutional level. We will explore strategies for advancing healing that challenge the status-quo and authentically engage the community.

Healing-Centered Practices Series - Part One

In this three-part series, we will explore how healing-centered practices can be used as a complementary approach to trauma-informed practices. Often the story of New Orleans stops with our history of trauma. As we work to shift the narrative to healing, consider this series from the lens of New Orleans and how the information provided could be applied to our vibrant, authentic, and interconnected city.

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