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Looking at ACEs through Trauma Informed Lens

Brains aren’t just formed and its structure for development in early childhood is determined by more than just our genes, they are also built based on our experiences. Early childhood experiences can affect the development and physical architecture of our brain, which provides the foundation for future learning, behavior and health. Think about building something that will last through time. We would usually focus on a strong foundation and connect the rest of the structure from that...

ACEs & Toxic Stress Explained

“ACEs” is an acronym for Adverse Childhood Experiences and is a major research study done on the effects of early childhood traumatic experiences like abuse, neglect and household dysfunction. This landmark study shows that adversity and high frequent exposure to trauma in childhood can affect adult physical & mental health, behavioural as well as social interactions. When a child experiences multiple ACEs over time without intervention, it changes the child’s brain and body. Excessive...

The Hidden Biases of Good People: Implicit Bias Awareness Training

The Dibble Institute is pleased to present an introductory webinar by Rev. Dr. Bryant T. Marks Sr. of the National Training Institute on Race and Equity , which will provide foundational information on implicit bias. It will focus at the individual level and discuss how implicit bias affects everyone. Strategies to reduce or manage implicit bias will be discussed. Broadly speaking, group-based bias involves varying degrees of stereotyping (exaggerated beliefs about others), prejudice...

Me & My Emotions: A New, Free Resource for Teens

The pandemic has had a lasting effect on youth mental health. Moved by a desire to reduce youth’s toxic stress and increase their resilience, The Dibble Institute, in partnership with a team of students and alumni from ArtCenter College of Design and author Carolyn Curtis, PhD, is releasing Me & My Emotions —a new, free adaptation of our beloved Mind Matters Curriculum. The mobile-friendly Me & My Emotions website features engaging graphics and bite-sized lessons teens can access and...

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

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...

Trauma Informed Care Training

Please join Step Ahead for a training about how to provide Trauma Informed Care to people affected by COVID-19 (in other words: all of us!) It's FREE! And you can register at the QR code shown. It will be offered in both Thai and English.

Epigenetics 101

If you've ever wondered about how epigenetics works and its relation to trauma, here's a great place to start. https://www.theguardian.com/science/occams-corner/2014/apr/25/epigenetics-beginners-guide-to-everything

Six New Communities Join PACEs Connection / July 2021

Please welcome these six new communities to the PACEsConnection.com network! Louisiana First Foundation PACEs Connection PACEs in East Africa and the Horn PACEs Thailand PACEs & Trauma Informed Community Malaysia Project PACEs at PSS (NJ) Trauma Informed Health Care Education and Research (TIHCER) Collaborative Details about each of them are below as is information about starting and growing your community initiatives and joining the Cooperative of Communities . Louisiana First...

Welcome to PACES Thailand!

Thank you for joining our PACES group in Thailand. - Please take a look at the calendar option on the right and post any upcoming trainings or events your group is planning for the Thai community to be aware of. - Make sure to send invitations to as many people as you know who can join our group as we work toward a trauma informed country. There is a button on the right that you can "invite" someone to join. - If you have resources in Thai, English or other languages, please feel free to...

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