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Phoenix Rising in Resilience (AZ)

We are an online collaborative dedicated to raising awareness about ACEs, trauma-informed practice, and resilience-building in the greater Phoenix area. Given the unique history of this city and region, Phoenix Rising will explore personal and historical sources of trauma.

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Re: 2018 ACES Conference- Historical Trauma: The Symphony of Traditional Medicine and Western Medicine to Heal ACES and Historical Trauma

Thank you for your careful study and thoughtful sharing of global indigenous healing practices. We know a lot about trauma and a great deal about resilience, but our understanding of what healing looks like needs to expand. We are lucky to have your expertise on healing practices reflected on ACEs Connection!
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Re: The Sacredness of Fatherhood

Another beautiful, thoughtful post! This passage especially caught my eye: "Working in Indian country, I often witness beauty between fathers and their children. History and the media would have us believe that Native and African fathers are toxic, but I know differently." That knowing differently is why we need this community on ACEs Connection and why we need this conversation throughout this trauma-informed movement. Thank you for doing this work! And sharing it with us.
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5th Annual Arizona ACEs Summit

Iya Affo ·
The Arizona ACEs Consortium and the Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family put on a wonderful event yesterday! Arizona's First Lady, Angela Ducey, delivered a poignant speech about the importance of recognizing ACEs within the Foster Care System, based on personal experience with her nephew. She was authentic in her love of children and concern for their well-being. It was especially wonderful to hear that she is so knowledgeable about ACES!!! The Governor's address also expressed...
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5th Annual Arizona ACEs Summit, Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Marcia Stanton ·
5th Annual Arizona ACEs Summit: Becoming a Trauma Informed State - Overcoming Adverse Childhood Experiences to Create a Healthier Arizona "Adverse childhood experiences can negatively impact a child's life well into adulthood - through identification and assessment, we can develop intervention strategies - creating happier communities for current and future generations of Arizonans. These efforts will move us closer to becoming a trauma-informed state, and help solidify Arizona as the number...
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Arizona ACE Consortium: Catalyzing a Statewide Movement [MARC.HealthFederation.org]

Anndee Hochman ·
The elementary school principal routinely broke into tears. At Wednesday afternoon meetings of the Creating Trauma Sensitive Arizona Schools work group, a committee of the Arizona ACE Consortium , the leader of a high-need, inner-city K-5 school frequently wept as she talked about the trauma her students carried into the classroom and the ways it percolated throughout her campus: in lagging test scores, behavior problems, even teacher retention. The other committee members became her...
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Association for Training on Trauma and Attachment in Children (ATTACh) 31st Conference

Thomas Ahern ·
Please join us for ATTACh's 31st annual conference in Scottsdale, AZ from October 3-5, 2019. For the past 30 years ATTACh has provided training to parents and professionals to promote healthy attachment and heal trauma. To learn more go to; https://www.attach.org/
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Becoming Native American: Elder Wisdom and Carl Jung's Perspective

Iya Affo ·
During the last 10 minutes of the Historical Trauma break-out session of the 5th Annual Arizona ACEs Summit, Elder Prosper Waukon reiterated a magnificent story from the elders. It was the 2nd time I heard it and I was equally impacted by it on Tuesday. Today, I called him to hear it one last time so that I could accurately share it with all of you: Our essence is tied to our land of origin. In the Americas, after 500 years of blood from foreign lands mixing in the soil, all ethnic...
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Celebrating the Holidays & Healing Historical Trauma

Iya Affo ·
Happy Holidays! For years, there was no other way to describe this time of year, other than heart-breaking. I desperately didn't want to succumb to the Western way of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years celebrations. I felt Thanksgiving was a celebration of genocide. Moving to Arizona rendered me furiously making complaints with all the major stores that displayed "Merry Christmas" signs in their windows. Didn't they realize that there are millions and millions of non-Christians all over...
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Changing the Legacy of Holiday Trauma

Iya Affo ·
We are resilient! We work. We are raising children. We are riding relationships. We are in search of healing. We are facilitating healing for others! These facts alone speak to our resilience as human and spiritual beings. Therefore, we have the ability to change how we live and how our children live moving forward. My mother's generation was the first generation of Black professionals that were highly educated and obtained jobs that were good enough to provide the financial security that...
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Do you live in Arizona, Hawaii, California, Nevada or the US Pacific Islands? Come to our no-cost mental and school mental health Winter Institute!

Leora Wolf-Prusan ·
Do you live in Arizona, Hawaii, California, Nevada or the US Pacific Islands?If so...Check it out! 👇 NO COST. MENTAL HEALTH & SCHOOL MENTAL HEALTH WORKFORCE. AMAZING FACULTY. JANUARY 14, 15, & 16th! LONG BEACH, CA. JOIN US. 🤝 👏 Learn more here: http://bit.ly/mhttc-winterinstitute-flyer Register here: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07egq2f9gaebafa6bd&llr=8wdk4ubab
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Elders' Wisdom as Medicine

Iya Affo ·
A year and a half ago, I lost my father. As an indigenous person, my spirit knows that relationships are never lost, they only transform. As a newborn, you enter into the world with a total dependency on your mother. With each month, neurological development and newly acquired skill, the relationship transforms over the course of your lifetime. When we finally transcend the physical world to join the ancestors, the relationship transforms once again. In my great love and connection to my...
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First Canadian/American Collaboration to Heal Historical Trauma- 1st Entry

Iya Affo ·
After attending the amazing and informative Calling Upon the Warrior Spirit to Heal Historical Trauma Conference and Ceremony in the Gila River Indian Community, I was introduced to the Roundtable on Native American Trauma Informed Initiatives. This organization is a great collaboration of elders, educators, attorneys, clinicians and advocates working to heal Historical Trauma and improve the lives of people in Indian Country. Elder Prosper Waukon connected our organization with Renee...
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Healing Through Service- Indigenous Medicine

Iya Affo ·
When I visit my people in West Africa, I often tease them by saying, "If the Europeans ships came again tomorrow, we would be stolen again!" This is a joke to me because I am always amazed by the warm reception I receive when I visit new villages. Despite my light-brown skin, and clearly Western mannerisms, I am always welcomed and cared for. When I present with physical, spiritual or emotional issues, my people immerse me in medicine: Women might dance and cook for 3 consecutive days,...
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Historical Trauma in France- The Death of Another Beautiful Young Man

Iya Affo ·
I am saddened to hear about the death of another Arab young man in Marseilles, France. The reason I started this virtual community was to share stories and shed light. Let's travel to France.... After our time at the Ashram in India, my then 8-year-old son was insistent that we move to China. I had absolutely no intention of going to China. In his few short years he had become an avid martial artist and was determined to study Kung Fu in the Shaolin Temple. My limited adult mind thought it...
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Historical Trauma Meeting January 22, 2020 10am-11am

Iya Affo ·
Please join us for the first Arizona ACEs Consortium Historical Trauma Meeting of 2020! We will continue to meet monthly throughout the year: 4th Wednesday of the month 10am-11am 3300 N Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85012 16th floor Room 103 healhistoricaltrauma@gmail.com Healhistoricaltrauma.com ...
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Historical Trauma Zoom Meeting- May 23, 2019

Iya Affo ·
Dear Healers/Warriors, Thank you to everyone who participated in today's meeting! I deeply apologize to everyone who wanted to attend, but was unable due to the scheduled time. I felt like it was really important to get the momentum rolling. We have so much to do! With that said, it is NOT TOO LATE to join the movement. We welcome you! Meeting Agenda: 1. Substance Abuse Curriculum- The group will be reading the 7 Module curriculum designed by the AZ ACES Consortium Executive Board in...
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How Racism May Cause Black Mothers To Suffer The Death Of Their Infants [npr.org]

Iya Affo ·
This is SO crazy to me in 2018! They really have no definitive answers as to why more Black babies die in the United States as compared to White babies. The part that is particularly mind-blowing to me is that the issue is NOT consistent with babies born in the United States from African immigrant mothers. I am quickly reminded of the Black woman's history in this country due to the Slave Trade atrocities. It is well known and documented that it was not uncommon for enslaved Black women to...
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Meet and Greet Breakfast

Thomas Ahern ·
Association for Training on Trauma and Attachment in Children Drop by Phoenix Children's Hospital on April 24th anytime between 7:30-9:30 AM for breakfast, networking and discussion. Learn about ATTACh and have an impact on the the 31st annual conference scheduled for this October. This event is free. Phoenix Children's Hospital 2632 N 20th st. Phoenix AZ . RSVP to attachorg@gmail.com
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NOTE NEW TIME: Planning to Join Us on 5/8 for a "Better Normal" discussion about systems transformation? Join us 1:00-2:00 PT!

Note new time for Friday, May 8 Better Normal discussion on systems transformation. We will meet from 1:00-2:00 and hear from RYSE Associate Director, Kanwarpal Dhaliwal, about the rapid emergency community response initiative, West Contra Costa Covid Community Care.
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Radical Inquiry: Research Praxis for Healing and Liberation

Kanwarpal Dhaliwal ·
RYSE Center in Richmond, CA was born of out of young people of color (YPOC) organizing to shift the conditions of violence, distress, and dehumanization in which they suffer, survive, succeed, dream, and die. We center the lived experiences of YPOC, we lead with love and sacred rage to cultivate healing and build movement, and we take risks as an essential part of transformation and justice, of liberation. We do this in a physical space that feels safe, welcoming, and affirming; that is...
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September 28: Beyond Barriers Provider Resource Symposium on Trauma and Resiliency

This symposium will help bridge gaps between the diverse groups of agencies and nonprofits who have joined together for this important work. Our ultimate goal is to break down barriers that defeat our shared mission of serving Arizona's most vulnerable residents.
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Southwest Human Development Offering Trauma Informed Training Series in Phoenix Area to Pediatric Providers

Southwest Human Development is helping to train pediatric providers in trauma-informed care in Phoenix, Flagstaff and Tuscon.
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Structural Oppression is Trauma: Resources from the Resilient Sacramento Best Practices Presentation

Our June meeting focused on best practices in broadening the trauma lens to include structural oppression. Key resources attached.
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The Future of Healing: Shifting From Trauma Informed Care to Healing Centered Engagement [Medium.com]

Iya Affo ·
I LOVE the Salutogenic approach to healing. It puts the appropriate Western words on how many indigenous groups view the healing process. This model allows us to focus on resilience. Being fully engaged with my African community in the Motherland, I will always bare witness to trauma. The beauty is in how I am transformed by these experiences. " Healing centered engagement is akin to the South African term “Ubuntu” meaning that humanness is found through our interdependence, collective...
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2018 ACES Conference- Historical Trauma: The Symphony of Traditional Medicine and Western Medicine to Heal ACES and Historical Trauma

Iya Affo ·
We are RESILIENT! Once we learn to regulate an overactive stress response, ACES survivors are well experienced to work under stress, make sound decisions and overcome ANY and ALL obstacles. WE LOVE UNCONDITIONALLY!! We must learn to mitigate the harm and leverage our strengths! During the 2018 ACES Conference in San Francisco, I had the incredible opportunity to present my work on Historical Trauma. In our journey to healing Historical Trauma and ACES, we must use a Relational Approach...
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Webinar featuring Laura Porter on Self-Healing Communities Model to be held Feb. 28

Please join ACEs Connection and the Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice (CTIPP) for a free 60-minute webinar on Thursday, Feb. 28 starting noon PT/3:00 pm ET that features the Self-Healing Communities Model (SHCM) presented by Interface, Inc. co-founder, Laura Porter. The webinar is the second in a series on state-to-state best practices; the first webinar was on Alaska’s new statute directing state policy to incorporate principles of brain development. Self-Healing Community...
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Welcome to Phoenix Rising in Resilience!

Iya Affo ·
We welcome members who may not be part of the Phoenix area, but wish to follow, and hopefully to contribute to this important topic! I LOVE that this online community can become a space to share our stories and research, develop an understanding and ultimately cultivate compassion to share with the world about Historical Trauma and its relationship to ACEs, in the particular context of the work we hope to spark in the Phoenix area.
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Your Nutrition Advice Won't Help if It's Not Culturally Sensitive {Self.com}

Iya Affo ·
My previous life was devoted to physical health and wellness. Thorughout my lifetime, I have researched numerous diets and a plethora of nutrition information. The most profound work I found was in the 1980's when I was a teenager and seeing a nutritionist, Dr. H.L. Newbold. Dr. Newbold was a huge supporter of the fact that a person's diet should reflect their ancestry. In other words, if you are a descendant of Jamaica, for example, your diet should consist heavily of fresh fruits, nuts,...
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Re: Historical Trauma Meeting January 22, 2020 10am-11am

Kelley Hollie ·
Hello Iya, I will be there! I've just moved to PHX and am very passionate about helping to address intergenerational and historical trauma in communities of color, esp. within the Black community. I have been searching for like-minded people to connect with!! KH
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Re: How Racism May Cause Black Mothers To Suffer The Death Of Their Infants [npr.org]

Rick Griffin ·
Iya, Thank you for sharing this article. The connection between Epigenetics and Historical Trauma is interesting. We know that Epigenetics impacts trauma, I would love to hear more about how Epigenetics impacts resilience.
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Re: Historical Trauma in France- The Death of Another Beautiful Young Man

This post is so important, the way you draw links that show how traumas of oppression are linked globally, have similar mechanisms. This is exactly why the work you're doing on historical trauma on ACEs Connection is so valuable. Thank you so much for agreeing to host this virtual community! I hope more folks in Phoenix will also get involved, such a rich region for this work!
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ACEs Connection reaches 200 participants in the ACEs Connection Speakers & Trainers Bureau!

Marianne Avari ·
ACEs Connection is proud to announce we have reached 200 Speakers & Trainers participants in the ACEs Connection Speakers & Trainers Bureau! What is the ACEs Connection Speakers & Trainers Bureau? The ACEs Connection Speakers & Trainers Bureau is a service that provides subscribers of ACEsConnection a Database of ACEs speakers and trainers for hire. The development of the Speakers & Trainers Bureau was in response to a great need expressed by our communities. ACEs...
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Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y to become a historical trauma certified agency {Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth}

Iya Affo ·
"CCC&Y has agreed to partner with Heal Historical Trauma to become a historical trauma certified agency, which will include providing training to the non-profit organization during a full day level-one certification program. “The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth is one of few organizations ready to declare their commitment to serving communities of color with such vigor and determination. It is with extreme pride and excitement that I welcome our partnership as we work as one...
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My First Loss to COVID-19; Remembering an Indigenous Elder with Love

Iya Affo ·
Alongside two elders and a colleague, we arrived at the Centre for Addiction & Mental Health in Toronto, Canada. Our intention was to facilitate the first Canadian/American collaboration to heal Historical Trauma. I vacillated between feeling immensely excited and powerfully emotional; what an honor to be a black woman surrounded by First Nation relatives on Native land. Our first great work was to enter the sacred ceremonial space for prayer and cleansing. As a tribal African woman, I...
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Loss of Cultural Identity Part 1; HUGE Number of Blacks in America Carry Slave Names

Iya Affo ·
Over the next few days, I am going to provide a little food for thought about the loss of cultural identity that has profoundly impacted Africans across the Diaspora. Remember that the descendants of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade that live off of the Continent, are perhaps the only collective in the world that does not know their origin. We are African, but Africa is a continent of fifty-two countries with thousands of different cultures and dialects. Today’s micro-discussion is on names.
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Loss of Cultural Identity Part 2; Illegal to Practice Traditional Religion in Benin Republic, West Africa until 1992

Iya Affo ·
Over the next few days, I am going to provide a little food for thought about the loss of cultural identity that has profoundly impacted Africans across the Diaspora. Remember that the descendants of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade that live off of the Continent, are perhaps the only collective in the world that does not know their origin. We are African, but Africa is a continent of fifty-four countries with thousands of different cultures and dialects. Today’s micro-discussion is on...
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A Better Normal Community Discussion - Reimagining Health Care

In a conversational style, join physician Drew Factor who will speak with Dr. Tracy Gaudet, Liza Guroff and An é Watts in a discussion entitled "Reimagining Health Care". Dr. Gaudet will speak about her experience engaging in transformational change at the Veterans Administration and how this has shaped the development of her own Functional Medicine Institute , while Ms. Guroff and Ms. Watts will speak about their knowledge of a Trauma-Informed Approach both at a systems (National Council...
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How can we screen for ACEs in the medical office effectively?

Lara Yoblonski ·
One of the biggest issues for me as a primary care Pediatrician is finding the time to do everything that everyone tells me is important. The one thing I have made time for is ACEs screening and this has changed everything. I now know that the family may not be ready to talk about home safety because they are living in one room at a friend's house. While the screening does take some time it opens up a greater picture of the patient's world and what information will be truly helpful. We...
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Thomas Ahern

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Kelley Hollie

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Angie Geren

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FREE WEBINAR: The Impact of Mind Matters: Preliminary Evidence of Effectiveness in a Community-Based Sample

Esther Barton ·
Becky Antle, Ph.D., Professor of Social Work and esteemed University Scholar at the University of Louisville, won The Dibble Institute’s national competition to evaluate Mind Matters: Overcoming Adversity and Building Resilience in 2019. As a result, Dr. Antle and her colleagues have conducted a randomized controlled trial to examine the impact of Mind Matters on a host of outcomes related to trauma symptoms, emotional regulation, coping and resiliency, and interpersonal skills for at-risk...
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Andi Fetzner

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