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March 2022

My Shift from Trauma Integration to Collective Well-Being

The landscape and language about childhood adversity and trauma have morphed and changed over the past few years. We began talking about adverse childhood experiences, expanded to talk about adverse community experiences and now include adversities within the environment at large including historical trauma. People are searching for ways to ensure that we are identifying positive experiences that help shape and build resilience as well as the adversities impacting long-term health and social...

2022 Chautauqua Conference on Family Resilience, Identity as Resilience

Hello Friends, Colleagues, & Fellow Advocates! The Center for Family Resilience and the Department of Human Development and Family Science at Oklahoma State University annually host the Chautauqua Conference on Family Resilience. With a focus on individual and family resilience, the event brings together researchers, service providers and policy makers around a series of research presentations around a common theme. The ultimate goal is for resilience research to pave the way for...

What Seems Reasonable.....

THIS IS A RE-POST OF A BLOG FROM THE paceSCONNECTION MAIN SITE. THE CONTENT IS CONSISTENT WITH RESEARCH. IT COMES FROM LIVED EXPERIENCE.... WRITTEN BY: RON ARNOLD 3/14/221:55 PM (The following is an email I sent out to staff.) So, in the work we do, what’s our fundamental challenge? I think it has a lot to do with directing peoples’ attention. In social work, we want people to make changes toward ensuring safety, relationship permanence, and well-being for themselves, and, in the case of...

University of Illinois: How Toddler-Mother Attachment Impacts Adolescent Brain and Behavior

Interpersonal trust is a crucial component of healthy relationships. When we interact with strangers, we quickly gage whether we can trust them. And those important social skills may be shaped by our earliest relationship with caregivers. Adolescents who had an insecure attachment to their mothers as toddlers are more likely to overestimate the trustworthiness of strangers, according to a new study from the University of Illinois. “The idea is to understand whether early attachment...

Campaign for Trauma Informed Policy and Practice Zoom: Successful Multi-sector Coalitions

Below is a great opportunity for Oklahoma coalitions to hear the strengths and lessons learned from other state's successful coalitions. Below, I have copied and pasted an email I received about this event: There is significant energy in North Carolina around multi-sector coalitions as a tool to address the four realms of ACEs and trauma in the state. The Winer Family Foundation, Kellin Foundation, and NC Partnership for Children will present on wonderful work going on throughout the state.

Nonprofit director: Child abuse prevention efforts begin with parental resilience [enidnews.com]

By Kat Jeanne, Photo: Billy Hefton/Enid News & Eagle, Enid News & Eagle, February 28, 2022 Child abuse prevention is a national and statewide effort for organizations like Parent Promise/Prevent Child Abuse Oklahoma, whose executive director spoke to Enid Rotary Club members Monday on how her organization is impacting families and children through their work. While creating thriving families and children is the goal, the challenge is in preventing adverse childhood experiences that...

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