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The purpose of this group is to connect people and organizations in Ohio who are working to address issues related to trauma and ACEs

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This queer couple is working toward their dream of a Little Gay Bookstore (

To read more of Greg Owen's article, please click here. Reese Steiner, a fourth-year English major at Ohio State, and her girlfriend, Lauren Branch, a recent graduate from North Central State, didn’t plan on testing their relationship by opening a business. “If we get through this without breaking up or anything, then we’re golden,” Branch told The Lantern , the Ohio State newspaper. The business is a bookstore and coffee spot that the couple are calling Little Gay Bookstore and Queer Beans,...

Trauma-Informed Principles Rebooted

One of the biggest questions that Andi and I get whenever we talk about a trauma-informed approach is something along the lines of “Ok I get ACEs and toxic stress, but what can I do about it in my organization?” We get it–this approach can seem overwhelming because it is literally a lens through which you see everything. We often say that a trauma-informed approach is less about what you do and more about how you do it. So how in the world do we even begin the work of operationalizing our unders

Toledo area camp offers healing space for grieving kids []

Madison Stalker, 15, a camp attendee, stands in front of her peers during Path Finders Camp, a bereavement camp put on by Hospice of Northwest Ohio, at Camp Miakonda in Toledo, on July 26. (The Blade/Stephen Zenner) By Stephen Zenner, The Toledo Blade, August 6, 2023 Experiences ranging from rowdy to solemn worked their way through the foliage of Camp Miakonda’s outdoor activities and cabins during Path Finders Camp, a bereavement camp put on by Hospice of Northwest Ohio. To the general...

Senior Who Spent 10 Years in Refugee Camps Graduates at Top of Her Class — and Gets $240K in Scholarships (

To read more of Anna Lazarus Caplan's article, please click here. A high school graduate in Ohio, who spent many years of her childhood living as a refugee in Uganda, has earned nearly a quarter of a million dollars worth of scholarships. “I’ve worked really hard all of these years with taking college classes, being involved, and getting the scholarships is showing recognition that I did a lot, and the reward is what I get,” Juliane Lukambo said in a news release from Columbus City Schools .

Ask the Community

What's happening in Ohio?

Rebecca Born, MSW
Hi fellow Ohio citizens.  I see so many states making progress in working on trauma.  I'm wondering if anyone here knows about what's happening in our state?  We can't be left behind! Let me know what you know....RebeccaRead More...
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