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Communicating Through Play

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Film Screening: The Carousel Never Stops Turning

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Infant Mental Health October Seminar

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Reflective Leadership - PQAS certified

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Self-Care for Teachers

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“Family-Centered Health”- New Jersey Pediatrics Brings Together Child Development & Care Resources to Address Trauma

Carolyn Smith-Brown ·
Spurred to create a response to the impact of trauma on children and families from post-Superstorm Sandy, The New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics gathered training and other resource material in order to support pediatricians and...
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From Awareness to Action, with Voices of Lived Experience: Wisconsin’s Collective Impact Initiative

Anndee Hochman ·
Perhaps it wasn’t the optimum time to update the network’s vision and values statements: a virtual meeting held in the midst of a global pandemic. But a record number of people—51, compared to the typical 30—tuned in for the May 1 Wisconsin Office of Children’s Mental Health (OCMH) Collective Impact Council, and they gave the new values statement, which highlights inclusivity and collaboration, an enthusiastic thumbs-up. At the virtual table were members from key state departments—Children...
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How committed are we to improving our nation's mental health? [philly.com]

Leslie Lieberman ·
Ruth Shim, MD, MPH, is vice chair of education and faculty development in the Department of Psychiatry at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York. She
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How do we end the cycle of childhood trauma passed from parents to kids? | Brain Trust [inquirer.com]

By Abraham Gutman, The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 9, 2019 Growing up in Philadelphia can be a traumatizing experience. Poverty, hunger, gun violence, evictions, and mass incarceration are just some of the difficult experiences that bear down on children here. Over the last couple of decades, public health researchers and policymakers have increasingly recognized that the body "remembers” childhood trauma, and these experiences at a young age can predict illness, risky behavior, and...
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Mental Health Happy Hour

Aviva Perlo, MSW ·
This is a good story about mental health. Let’s say a bunch of social workers, nurses, trauma specialists, philanthropists, non-profit professionals, writers, EMTs, and data crunchers walk into a bar. Knock knock, no joke, this actually happened in December 2019. Mental health professionals begin to schmooze over spinach mushroom rolls, cheese and hummus platters, and ginger brew. Sounds good right. There’s so many reasons to luv Philly. The event was sponsored by the Scattergood Foundation...
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Peek Inside a Classroom: Danny

Daun Kauffman ·
When you look inside a classroom, there are some things you can not see . . .
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Peek Inside a Classroom: Jasmine

Daun Kauffman ·
Wiry, active, savvy. Jasmine. There were not many good days. . . only random moments of calm in a violent storm, erupting on a ‘hair trigger’ When you look inside a classroom there are some things you can not see….
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24/7 Helpline launched statewide to help people struggling during the COVID-19 crisis [fox43.com]

Caitlin O'Brien ·
Need help? There is now a statewide hotline you can call. The toll-free, round-the-clock support line can be contacted at 1-855-284-2494. For TTY, dial 724-631-5600. The hotline was launched in partnership with Pennsylvania's Department of Human Services along with the Center for Community Rescoures (CCR), an experienced regional crisis and call center. The hotline hopes to provide assistance to people struggling with emotions during the COVID-19 crisis. “Pennsylvanians will overcome this...
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Aligning Systems for Health: 2019 Call for Proposals [rwjf.org]

By Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, November 1, 2019 Required Components Aligning Systems for Health will explore the degree to which health equity is impacted or results from current models of collaboration incorporating health care, public health, and social services. Gaps in health are large, persistent and increasing, and RWJF is committed to a system that meets people’s goals and needs and addresses these gaps that many populations face. Studies should include a focus on health equity by...
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An Evidence-Based Indictment of Inaction

Daun Kauffman ·
If schools are to be guided by data, the data says that 2 of 3 children experience at least one adverse childhood experience (ACE): children of all incomes, all colors, all social levels, all educational levels. It is all of us. Is your school trauma-informed?
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Community Health Worker Peer (CHWP) Training Academy

Carolyn Smith-Brown ·
The Drexel University Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice | Healing Hurt People - In partnership with the Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, Philadelphia Works and The Behavioral Health Training and Education Network presents: Community Health Worker Peer (CHWP) Training Academy Do you know what it is like to be impacted by violence in your neighborhood? Do you want to help people heal from their injuries? We invite you to learn more about becoming a...
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Philadelphia named Finalist for RWJF's Culture of Health Prize

Caitlin O'Brien ·
Princeton, N.J .—The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) announced the 16 communities that have been chosen as finalists for the fourth annual RWJF Culture of Health Prize. The Prize honors communities that place a high priority on health and bring partners together to drive local change. Selected from nearly 200 applicants, the following 16 finalist communities are one step closer to the coveted national Prize: 24:1 Community Region, Missouri Clayton County, Georgia Columbia Gorge Region,...
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Philadelphia to hold hearing on gun violence

Leslie Lieberman ·
The Special Committee on Gun Violence will be holding a hearing jointly with City Council’s Committee on Public Safety on Monday, March 18 th , 1-4PM, in Council Chambers (Room 400, City Hall). This will be an opportunity for the Office of Violence Prevention to provide some detail on the recently released plan, The Philadelphia Roadmap to Safer Communities.
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Philly.com- Is Poverty a Crime?

Shoshana Akins ·
I just posted this over in the larger ACEs Connection site but I wanted to link it here as well since Philadelphia ACEs Connection is linked in the Philly.com article!   This is a  fantastic piece  written on Philly.com's the Public's...
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RX: Four Hugs A Day - New Research Demonstrates that Hugs are Good for your Health

Leslie Lieberman ·
When my two children were in pre-school we were introduced to a wonderful Canadian singer/song writer, Charlotte Diamond .  One of Charlotte’s tunes that we all loved and often sang together was called: “Four Hugs a Day” –...
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Teaching Empathy

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The Trauma Informed Classroom

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Toward a Trauma-Informed CityProject Launch

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Unite for Mental Health Happy Hour

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Re: Eatiquette

Jennifer Hossler ·
Thanks for sharing, Leslie! This is a great program.
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Peter Chiavetta ·
Tears come to my eyes with the knowing that "It's Happening". People are starting to get it!
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Re: Philadelphia named Finalist for RWJF's Culture of Health Prize

Gerry Keys ·
Congratulations Philly! Definitely, I think the Philadelphia Health Community places a big emphasis on keeping the community healthy, physically and mentally. The Public Health Centers is a good example of this, being the safety net for many that are unable to obtain medical insurance. Gerry
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Re: Like-Minded Rally for Mental Health and Substance Use Reform

Shannon Coyne ·
Too many emails, please remove me and just send the digest! On Thu, Jul 7, 2016 at 12:39 PM, ACEsConnection < communitymanager@acesconnection.com> wrote:
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Re: 3rd Annual Philadelphia Trauma Training Conference

Helen W. Mallon ·
I didn't see registration info. I'd like to be notified so I don't forget this is upcoming! Thank you !
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Eatiquette

Leslie Lieberman ·
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‘Building Wealth and Health Network’ Reduces Food Insecurity Without Providing Food [drexel.edu]

Caitlin O'Brien ·
As the coronavirus pandemic forces so many to reckon with growing food insecurity and increased health challenges, the Building Wealth and Health Network program of Drexel University’s Center for Hunger-Free Communities is reducing food insecurity and improving mental health – without distributing any food or medicine. How? By focusing on group experiences that promote healing and help people save money and take control over their own finances. Parents of young children, who completed the...
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Applications due Aug 27: FREE Community Health Worker/ Certified Peer Specialist Training for Young Adults

Casey Chanton ·
Do you know what it's like to be impacted by violence in your neighborhood? Do you want to use your experience to help others heal? Drexel University Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice is currently seeking young adult applicants for a 9-week Community Health Worker Peer (CHWP)/Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) Training Academy. This program, sponsored by Philadelphia Works, is designed to train Philadelphia residents age18-24 to become Community Health Workers / Certified Peer...
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