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Healthy and resilient kids, families, and communities are the foundation for a flourishing, vibrant region. We are dedicated to creating a trauma-informed Michigan and working together across sectors to share our efforts in building resilience and reducing toxic stress for Michigan children and families.

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Values in the Workplace: A Thing of the Future, Part II

Join us for Part II of the webinar series!! Dr. B conducts a free, three-part series regarding values in the workplace. Some topics to be covered include: • Generational Differences in the Workplace • Communication: Open, Safe, and Healthy! • Being Open and Honest About Your Values Earn up to 3 hours per HRCI or SHRM guidelines! Register here:

Connie and Steve Ballmer Pledge $425 Million for Children’s Mental Health []

By Maria Di Mento, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, March 1, 2022 The technology billionaires Steve and Connie Ballmer pledged more than $425 million to the University of Oregon to create an institute where the university’s researchers and experts in children’s behavioral and mental health will work with Oregon’s public school systems, families, nonprofits, and state agencies to tamp down the surge in mental-health issues children and youths in the state are facing after two years of the...

Scholarships now available for Mind Matters Now!

Has the pandemic stressed you out? Want to learn the self-soothing skills of Mind Matters: Overcoming Adversity and Building Resilience directly from the author, Dr. Carolyn Curtis? Good news! The Dibble Institute has received generous funding for scholarships to the online, full 12-lesson series, Mind Matters Now . The course helps teachers, social workers, medical professionals, and others manage their stress by building resilience skills and practices for mental well-being. (CEUs are...

Examples of Current Trauma-Informed Judicial Systems

Please join us for a new series entitled: Trauma-Informed Criminal Justice. This monthly virtual Zoom series will feature conversations facilitated by Porter Jennings-McGarity, PACEs Connection’s 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 strategies being used in this area...


adult male with high aces and veteran with bipolar - facing felony possession

I have a family member who is otherwise a kind and good citizen who has a bipolar diagnosis and history of childhood trauma as well as being a veteran with cancer. He had possession of guns and was not allowed to and during a manic episode this fall concerned friends and family continually went to the police who did what they could but finally had a reason to search the home for a missing gun from a family members home. He is now facing some felony charges. It is not clear yet if the...Read More...

Michigan Activity

Hello Everyone! I was introduced to the ACEs connection this year while living in Rochester on my post-doc. I can hardly wait to graduate this summer from WMU's Counseling Psychology Program. I have really enjoyed being part of the community here, where there is a lot of ways to be involved in TIC coalitions and learning collaboratives. I am wondering if there are any active members in this group who are aware of groups in Michigan. Specifically, I am going to be moving back to Kalamazoo so...Read More...
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