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IT IS CHILD ABUSE, NOT IMMIGRATION POLICY: by the Greater Bay Area [CA] Child Abuse Prevention Council Coalition

Michelle Dominguez ·
The Greater Bay Area Child Abuse Prevention Council Coalition www.bayareapreventchildabuse.org June 21, 2018 IT IS CHILD ABUSE, NOT IMMIGRATION POLICY The systemic separation of children from their families is government sanctioned child abuse. As we first learned about the immigration policy being enacted on our southern border, we were concerned. Because we can no longer stand by, we must add our voices to the doctors, clergy, parents, and Americans who are outraged at these actions. On...
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Franciscan Partners With Online Community Platform to Address Childhood Trauma [nwitimes.com]

By Joseph S. Pete, The Times of Northwest Indiana, November 22, 2019 Childhood trauma causes long-term harm, both emotionally and physically, taking a toll on one's health. Abuse, witnessing violence or substance abuse in the home, having a parent in jail and other adverse childhood experiences or ACEs have been linked to heart disease, cancer, respiratory disease, diabetes and suicide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that at least five of the top 10 leading causes...
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Relationship of Childhood Abuse and Household Dysfunction to Many of the Leading Causes of Death in Adults

Elizabeth Najmabadi ·
The article by Felitti et al., looked at the impact of abuse and household dysfunction during childhood in relation to health risk behavior and disease in adulthood. Studies often focus on one type of abuse at a time, but this study looked at more than one type of abuse and this idea of cumulative influences. Adverse childhood experiences can include childhood emotional, physical, or sexual abuse, and household dysfunction. This study took place in in a primary care setting and aimed to...
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Safe & Sound: Integrating protective factors and ACEs science to end child abuse in San Francisco in 50 years

Laurie Udesky ·
It was almost a ritual, but one that regularly disrupted the parenting class at a San Francisco-based child abuse prevention organization. Every time a siren blared in the streets below, a female participant bolted out of the room to seek safety in the windowless interior rooms of the multilevel labyrinthine white Victorian that houses Safe & Sound . Molly Jardiniano And it didn’t just happen in the parenting class. “When she heard the fire trucks, she said she would become paralyzed,...
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The Economics of Child Abuse: A Study of California

Jenny Pearlman ·
While the impact of maltreatment on a child and their family is devastating, child maltreatment also has serious effects far beyond those for the victim. Maltreatment results in ongoing costs to taxpayers, institutions, businesses, and society at large. Local communities bear the brunt of these costs in the form of medical, educational, and judicial costs, though more tragic signs are seen in homelessness, addiction, and teen pregnancy. To create a concrete understanding of the widespread...
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WEBINAR | Integrating a Trauma-Informed Approach into Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Mariel Gingrich ·
Join a webinar highlighting how two providers have incorporated trauma-informed care into their substance use disorder treatment practices, shaping the experiences of their patients and staff.
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Column: New billboard campaign alerts us to adverse childhood experiences: ‘What is shareable is bearable’ [chicagotribune.com]

By Jerry Davich, Chicago Tribune, September 7, 2020 “Be loving. Be caring. Be there.” These three simple child-rearing reminders can do so much to curtail the barrage of adverse childhood experiences in what can be an abusive, neglectful society. “Adverse childhood experiences,” or ACEs, are defined as emotionally traumatic events that can occur any time before a child turns 18. These situations include divorce, domestic violence, sexual abuse, emotional neglect, parental mental illness and...
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Nominate Parents for "Celebrating Parents as Heroes" event in April

Elizabeth Beaty-Smith ·
February is National Parent Leadership Month, dedicated to recognizing the important role of parents and caregivers in their homes and community. In recognition of National Parent Leadership Month in February, Sonoma County PACEs Connection partnered with 18 other organizations to honor parents as heroes and to celebrate the important role that culture has in shaping different communities across our nation. During the Child Abuse Prevention Month of April we will be celebrating parents...
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Wear Blue 4 Kids

Elizabeth Beaty-Smith ·
Let the countdown to #WearBlue4Kids Day begin! This Friday, April 1, break out your best blue outfit 🧢 👕👖👗 and help us raise awareness for Child Abuse Prevention Month and show your commitment to keep kids safe! Wear Blue anywhere – to work, to school, a community event, the gym and even at home. Invite your friends, family, students, co-workers or even your entire office to Wear Blue too. It doesn’t matter if it’s a blue shirt or blue suede shoes, the unified, community-wide act of...
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