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The trouble with trauma (-informed), the aggravation of ACEs (screening): We're trying to fit both into traditional frameworks and it isn't working BY: Jane Stevens (PACEs Connection Staff)

REPOST of Jane Stevens' blog 12/13/22 What do you call it? The PACEs movement (PACEs = positive and adverse childhood experiences)? The NEAR movement (NEAR = neurobiology, epigenetics, ACEs and resilience)? The resilience movement? The trauma-informed movement? No matter what you call it, this movement emerged from two mind-bending, culture-changing developments that grew and evolved over the last 25 to 30 years. One is a groundbreaking epidemiological study, the CDC-Kaiser Permanente...

Community Book Study: "What Happened to You?" by Dr. Bruce Perry and Oprah Winfrey

This adult book study will meet virtually Wednesdays from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. for 10 sessions beginning January 18 , 2023 to discuss the book What Happened To You? by Dr. Bruce Perry and Oprah Winfrey. You can check your local library, Amazon or local bookstore for a copy of the book or listen to it on Audible. This book study will be facilitated by Sarah Steffes with Circle of Care. On page 9, A Note from the Authors, Dr. Perry and Oprah invite us to be in control of our own reading...

Choose Your Track

In order to move in the right direction, I believe that people and organizations should understand the interplay between power and connection. This understanding should drive our individual responses as well as how organizations interact with the community and even how policies should be considered at a state or national level. I recently heard a very profound statement that has impacted my life and infiltrated my thoughts. Stephen Porges said that whenever we interact, we can take one of...

Manaugh: Raising Resilient Oklahomans - Five Years Later

Five years ago this week, the Potts Family Foundation began a journey that continues to this day. Introduced to the documentary "Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope" in 2017, our immediate reaction was that all Oklahomans need to see this film. From the first screening at Rose State College, we have employed the same format following the film with a moderated panel discussion. Even the pandemic did not set us back, as we created virtual screening opportunities with...

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