Skip to main content

Blog

Household Experiences in America During the Delta Variant Outbreak (rwjf,org)

This summary national report, Household Experiences in America During the Delta Variant Outbreak , is based on a five-part polling series conducted in August-September 2021 for NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. It details the experiences of households across the nation during the delta variant outbreak in different areas of their lives, including serious problems with finances, healthcare, racial/ethnic discrimination, education,...

Why It’s Time We All Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day (firstnations.org)

Next week on October 11th, 14 states and over 130 cities will celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day. With the increasing urgency to speak truth to history and celebrate the Indigenous Peoples who have endured through centuries, the movement to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day is growing. And for good reason. The continued erasure of Native peoples from national narrative is devastating. If we do not create a space for Indigenous Peoples to share their stories of resilience, we...

VA TICNs Community Conversations with First Lady and Children's Cabinet Begin Today in Northern Virginia

The trauma-informed community networks of Virginia ( VA TICNs ) are hosting Community Conversations with First Lady Pamela Northam and members of the Children’s Cabinet as part of the First Lady’s Road to Resilience Tour throughout the Commonwealth in October. Network representatives will have the opportunity to share examples of resilience in their communities, as well as needs relating to children, families, and the workforce amidst the ongoing trauma of the pandemic. The conversations...

The Indian Child Welfare Act: A Primer for Child Welfare Professionals (childwelfare.gov)

The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) of 1978 is one of the key components to protecting the rights and culture of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children and families. Unfortunately, not all child welfare caseworkers are aware of how to apply ICWA or the troubling history that prompted the law to be enacted. This factsheet provides caseworkers with an overview of current and historical issues affecting child welfare practice with AI/AN families, practice implications, and cultural...

Louisiana Partnership Features Congressman Troy Carter at 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting

What an Annual Meeting! We had a great presentation by Congressman Carter who spent some extra time with us when Congresswoman Letlow unexpectedly had to cancel right before the event. We then elected four new board members, Stalanda Butcher (Monroe), Raegan Carter (Baton Rouge), Danny Mintz (New Orleans) and Julio Galan (Lake Charles). After our 2021 Legislative Wrap-Up, Board Chair Ashley Shelton led an informative discussion about the upcoming redistricting efforts in Louisiana. We also...

Decentering Whiteness: Building for the Movement Tasks Ahead (nonprofitquarterly.org)

The reckoning with racial injustice that the United States and others around the globe have been going through has generated important, powerful changes for individuals and institutions, with more, we hope, on the way. But the path to multiracial democracy and an economically equitable society faces many barriers. To overcome these barriers requires decentering whiteness. But what does it mean to truly decenter whiteness? And what must the movement built to achieve that look like? These...

Delaware bill to support mental health needs of elementary school students clears legislature, awaits governor’s signature

Representative Valerie Longhurst (l) and Senator Marie Pinkney (r) of Delaware A bill to address the mental health needs of children in Delaware ( HB 100 ) passed both the House and Senate unanimously in June and now awaits Governor John Carney’s signature. Strong support for the bill came from the Delaware State Education Association (DSEA), said Deb Stevens, director of instructional advocacy at DSEA. DSEA and the Department of Education collaborate on PreK-12 trauma/resilience issues and...

To Advance Latinx Leadership, Build from the Grassroots (nonprofitquarterly.org)

Four of the 22 cabinet members of the Biden administration are Latino or Latina, an amount that is roughly proportional to the percentage of Latinxs in the US population at large. But if one were to cast a glance at the nonprofit sector—or even more broadly at US cultural or political institutions—a very different picture emerges. Latinx people make up 18 percent of the US population, and yet: Only two percent of all local, state, and national elected offices are held by Latinxs nationally .

Simone Biles was abandoned by American Olympic officials, and the torment hasn’t stopped (The Washington Post)

The trouble with the phrase “mental health” is that it’s an abstraction that allows you to sail right straight over what happened to Simone Biles and, in a way, what is still happening to her. To this day, American Olympic officials continue to betray her. They deny that they had a legal duty to protect her and others from rapist-child pornographer Larry Nassar, and they continue to evade accountability in judicial maneuvering. Abuse is a current event for her. It’s a perilous endeavor to...

REGISTER NOW for our Aug. 3 webinar: Community advocacy tools for spending COVID relief dollars [phadvocates.org]

California’s cities and counties are starting to outline plans and allocate the $16 billion in relief funding they are getting through the American Rescue Plan Act. Community members and community-based organizations should have a seat at the table and advocate for funding to support their greatest needs. In our next webinar , Tuesday, August 3rd at 2 PM, we will share: Ways the California COVID Justice Coalition recommends spending the money to improve community health and racial equity...

From 6 states in 2009 to 50 + DC in 2020, all US states now collect ACEs data

Over the last dozen years (2009-2020), every state and the District of Columbia have included the ACEs module in the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Survey at least once—many multiple times—achieving a significant milestone in the PACEs (ACEs/trauma/resilience) movement. In 2009, the first year that the ACEs module was available for inclusion in the BRFSS, only Arkansas, California, Louisiana, New Mexico, Tennessee, and Washington participated. Since 2009, the US...

July 2021 CTIPP CAN Call Follow Up - Using Trauma-Informed and Faith-Based Approaches to Overcome Poverty

Thank you to all who joined our incredible CTIPP CAN call on Wednesday. We are grateful for all who participated, but want to especially thank Jen Curt for the overview of the STRONG Support for Children Act, and Rebecca Lewis-Pankratz and Sanghoon Yoo for their wonderful presentations about their work. You can find the recording from the July CTIPP CAN call here . There were so many valuable resources shared. Attached to this email are both powerpoints from Rebecca and Sanghoon, and they...

Advocates rally around bipartisan RISE from Trauma Act that includes $600 million annually for community coalitions

As Congress heads toward the August recess, President Biden’s major domestic priorities are included in the framework announced on July 14 along with Democratic congressional leaders. Biden and party leaders agreed on a top-level number of $3.5 trillion for major programs including an extension of the child tax credit, universal pre-K, two years of free community college, child care support, climate provisions, expansion of the Affordable Care Act, and more. The path to enactment is far from...

The most powerful bill that Congress has ever introduced to address childhood and familial trauma [CTIPP]

PACES Connection and CTIPP invite you to join us on a Zoom call for statewide coordinators and community managers rom around the country on Wednesday July 28th from 1:00-2:00pm ET/10-11am PT The call will cover several important and urgent issues coming out of Washington. First, a bipartisan group of four Senators has introduced the RISE from Trauma Act ( one-page summary attached ). This is the most powerful bill that Congress has ever introduced to address childhood and familial trauma in...

Copyright © 2021, PACEsConnection. All rights reserved.
×
×
×
×