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Re: Building Resiliency Workshops in Seattle

Dominic Cappello ·
To prevent ACEs using a data-driven, cross-sector and systemic strategy, the book Anna, Age Eight: The data-driven prevention of childhood trauma and maltreatment will be most useful. It is available free-of-charge to download here: www.AnnaAgeEight.org
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Re: Building Resiliency Workshops in Seattle

Alfred White ·
I would like to become more involved with this groups community activities...can anyone inform me how?
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Re: Building Resiliency Workshops in Seattle

Alfred White ·
I would like to connect with anyone in this community, who is delivering Trauma-Informed Care to Adults and utilizing the ACE study as a platform. To this date, I have not found anyone who wants to connect with me. I am an LMHCA & CDP with a private practice who would like to provide workshops in the community. Please contact me if you are interested! Respectfully, Alfred awhite@seattlerecovery.org
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Re: Building Resiliency Workshops in Seattle

Alfred White ·
I would like to partner with anyone or a clinician to provide workshops and presentations to our Adult community on Resiliency?
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Re: Laws/Pending Legislation

Jim Sporleder ·
Washington State is a strong national leader in our work around ACEs and public awareness. We see trauma informed practice in our social agencies within our communities. However, our state legislators with the support of the state board of education and the state superintendent of instruction, passed the most punitive graduation policy in the nation. When I confronted the issue in 2013, the legislators would not confirm the ACE Study. To date, Washington State has forced over 8,000 students...
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2019 Starting & Growing Resilient Communities: Online & In Real Life (IRL) Webinar Series

ACEs Connection presents, "Starting & Growing Resilient Communities: Online & In Real Life (IRL)" , an interactive webinar training series focused on developing existing and potential online community managers and IRL ACEs champions. If you are not a current online community manager, please know that ALL are welcome. This series is dedicated to providing insight into creating sustainable and effective online & IRL ACEs intiatives. "Starting & Growing Resilient Communities:...
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ACEs Prevention: What's measurable and meaningful progress?

Dominic Cappello ·
I am often asked, “What are the benefits of ACEs prevention work being data-driven, cross-sector and systemic?” I also hear, “Isn’t raising awareness of ACEs enough?” These are important questions. From our work in child welfare we know that many parents struggle to gain access to behavioral health care, safe shelter and living wage jobs. Imagine twenty-year-old single parent Deirdre with her three-year-old son Ethan. She grew up experiencing emotional trauma and faces huge challenges. She...
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Laws/Pending Legislation

On June 15, 2011,Washington State enacted HB 1965 . The law established a statutory definition of adverse childhood experiences that is consistent with the ACE study and codified the state’s commitment to addressing ACEs in state policy. It also...
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Medical students' ACE scores mirror general population, study finds

Laurie Udesky ·
A national survey published in 2014 revealed a disturbing finding. Compared to college graduates pursuing other professions, medical students, residents and early career physicians experienced a higher degree of burnout. Citing that article, a group of researchers at University of California at Davis School of Medicine wondered whether medical students’ childhood adversity and resilience played a role in their burnout, said Dr. Andres Sciolla, an associate professor of psychiatry and...
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NJ medical school program requires all first-year students to learn about ACEs science

Laurie Udesky ·
In 2015, Dr. Beth Pletcher, a pediatrician and associate professor specializing in genetics, was at the annual conference of the American Academy of Pediatrics in Washington D.C. when she heard two speakers that forever changed her work with medical students. Dr. Beth Pletcher “I went to two talks on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) that were so mind-boggling to me that I decided on my drive back to New Jersey that I had to do something about it,”says Pletcher, director of the Division...
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Positive Childhood Experiences and Adult Mental and Relational Health in a Statewide Sample: Associations Across Adverse Childhood Experiences Levels [jamanetwork.com]

By Christina Bethell, Jennifer Jones, Narangerel Gombojav, et al., JAMA Pediatrics, September 9, 2019 Question : Are positive childhood experiences (PCEs) associated with adult depression and/or poor mental health (D/PMH) and adult-reported social and emotional support (ARSES) independent from adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)? Findings : In this cross-sectional study, adults reporting higher PCEs had lower odds of D/PMH and greater ARSES after accounting for ACEs. The associations of...
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"Resilience" Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion - May 2

Mary Power ·
Sound Disciplin e is delighted to be able to host the documentary “Resilience” on May 2nd in partnership with King County Library System. Join us Wednesday night, 6-8pm at the Burien Library. We’ve been supporting schools and families with trauma- informed practices to build resilience for 10 years. This one hour film by Jamie Redford illustrates the impacts of chronic stress on children’s brains. This information is critical for everyone who is interested in the impact of stress and trauma...
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Resource List - Introduction to ACEs and Resilience

Tory Henderson ·
This resource list includes links to internet resources that introduce people to ACEs and the ACE Study. It also includes links to resources related to self-care, equity and historical trauma, the NEAR speakers bureau, resilience, and addressing ACEs in your community and in Washington State. Introduction to ACEs and Resilience Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – www.cdc.gov/ace/index.htm Adverse Childhood Experiences: Looking at How ACEs...
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Resource List - Primary Care

Tory Henderson ·
This list of ACEs-related internet resources is intended for primary care practices and people seeking to engage them in using an ACEs lens and trauma informed approaches. it includes links to introductions to ACEs, self-care, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statements and resources and other information about trauma-informed approaches. Self-Care Protecting Physician Wellness: Working with Children Affected by Traumatic Events , Part of the Trauma Toolbox for Primary Care,...
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Resource List - Schools & School-Age Children and Youth

Tory Henderson ·
This resource list includes an introduction to ACEs, resilience and brain science - and ACEs-related internet resources related to schools and school age children and youth.
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ACE Surveys -- Washington State

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) listed the ACEs questions as an “Optional Module” for states and territories to administer in 2009, 2010 and 2011.  Below are slides showing the states that administered the ACEs...
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Beyond Paper Tigers Presenter Showcase! Embracing Our Vulnerabilities: Art and Authenticity with Brigette Phillips and Shasta Meyers

Tara Mah ·
In Japan, there is a form of art called Kintsugi, the process of repairing a broken piece of ceramic with gold, filling in its cracks. Such a technique renders the piece more beautiful in the eyes of the artist; it celebrates the object’s history, its unique story, and emphasizes the beauty of damage instead of disguising it. To feel this truth about ourselves, however, requires an accepting space and practice. When upcoming Beyond Paper Tigers conference presenter, Brigette Phillips, began...
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Building Resiliency 1: Strategies to Engage Youth Exposed to Trauma

Mary Power ·
Workshop May 9 - Building Resiliency 1: Strategies to Engage Youth Exposed to Trauma DO THE YOUTH IN YOUR LIFE OVER REACT TO SMALL THINGS? DO THEY STRUGGLE TO REGULATE EMOTION? DO THEY ACT YOUNGER THAN THEIR AGE? Many children and students have been exposed to trauma and as a result have difficulties in school and in life. Learn: What trauma and insecure attachment do to growing brains. How to lead a classroom to benefit all students - including those exposed to trauma. How to teach youth...
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Building Resiliency 1 Workshop - in Spokane April 25th

Mary Power ·
Presented by Sound Discipline Do your students over react to small things? Do they struggle to regulate emotion? Do they act younger than their age? Many students have been exposed to trauma and as a result have difficulties in school. In this workshop, you will learn: What trauma and insecure attachment do to growing brains. How to lead a classroom to benefit all students - including those exposed to trauma. How to teach students why their brain sometimes "won't cooperate" and what to do...
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Building Resiliency Workshops in Seattle

Mary Power ·
Join us for one of our upcoming Building Resiliency Series Workshops September - November at the 2100 Building in Seattle. No community is immune from the impact of toxic stress. How can you become a buffering adult who helps children deal with toxic stress and build resilience? Learn: The brain science around what trauma, toxic stress and insecure attachment do to growing brains. How to lead a classroom or environment to benefit all students – including those exposed to trauma. How to teach...
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Building Resiliency Workshops Mar 18 & May 6

Mary Power ·
Sound Discipline offers a Building Resiliency series for educators, parents and anyone who works with youth. Our next workshop is March 18 - Building Resiliency 1: Strategies to Engage Youth Exposed to Trauma. Details and registration here. Building Resiliency 2: Firmness Tools is next offered May 6. Details and registration here. You can take these workshops in any order. We appreciate your referrals! Refer your colleagues and friends - we do a drawing each month for a Community Building...
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California’s Surgeon General Readies Statewide Screening for Child Trauma [chronicleofsocialchange.org]

By Jeremy Loudenback, Chronicle of Social Change, September 19, 2019 Soon after being appointed California’s first-ever surgeon general, Nadine Burke Harris took off on a barnstorming tour across the state to talk about adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress, an issue she calls “the biggest public health crisis facing California today.” Before the pediatrician was appointed to her position in January by Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), Harris had founded and led the Center for Youth Wellness,...
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Call for Papers: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Translation to Action

Ellen Goldstein ·
American Psychologist invites submissions for a special issue on "Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Translation to Action." A special issue on the topic of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) is intended to articulate critical concepts, to demonstrate the significance and relevance of psychological research and practice, and to catalyze further efforts to develop effective programs and policies that reflect current science. The goal of this special issue is to publish articles that...
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Resource List - Self-Care

Tory Henderson ·
Self-care is a key element of a trauma-informed approach, at individual, organization, and community levels. This internet resource list includes links to introductions to ACEs and the ACE Study, self-care, secondary trauma and mindfulness. Self-Care - General Self-Care Starter Kit, School of Social Work, University of Buffalo http://socialwork.buffalo.edu/...are-starter-kit.html Relaxation Tool Kit, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center...
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Resource List - Trauma Informed Pathway

Tory Henderson ·
This resource list is based on a pathway suggested by some local community leaders: LEARN about Neuroscience, Epigenetics, ACEs and Resilience (NEAR) and how a history of trauma can impact individuals. DISCUSS how a history of trauma impacts service delivery. IMPLEMENT policies and procedures that support people with a history of trauma and the staff who work with them. DEVELOP organizational and community culture that embeds trauma-informed and restorative practice. It includes information...
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Resource Lists

Tory Henderson ·
I've put together a set of ACEs to Flourishing Resource Lists. They include internet (and some print) resources for individuals, organizations, and communities moving along trauma and hope-informed pathways in order to: Prevent and mitigate Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Promote resilience and safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments. Prevent substance abuse and promote mental health. Move toward hope and flourishing individuals, families and communities Resource List...
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Service Clubs in the ACE and Resilience Movement: Reaching Out with Facts and Stories

Anndee Hochman ·
Before Claire Ranit spoke to her local Rotary Club about ACEs science, she needed to know if her listeners would be elephants or riders.
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Starting & Growing Resilient Communities: Series Overview [Video]

The first session of the Starting & Growing Resilient Communities: Online & IRL (In Real Life) was a success. Over 100 ACEs Connection members tuned in despite some issues with registration. I have embedded the video in this post. You have also find the video on the ACEs Connection site here . If you have any questions about the series, please contact Ingrid Cockhren , TN & Midwest Community Facilitator.
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The Campaign to Heal Childhood Trauma is coming!

Thomas Ahern ·
Maybe you have heard about this initiative on one of the social networks or you followed the tour last year. If not, The Campaign to Heal Childhood Trauma is a grassroots partnership between Calo Programs and three leading, national attachment, trauma and adoption nonprofits; The Attachment and Trauma Network (ATN), The American Adoption Congress (AAC) and Association for Training on Trauma and Attachment in Children (ATTACh). The purpose of this collaboration is to increase compassion and...
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The Rise of the Trauma-Informed Mothers

Dawn Daum ·
The next generation is less likely to wear predisposed shackles of trauma because as trauma-informed parents we are re-wiring the traumatically stressed DNA that was passed down to us.
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Walla Walla City and County Proclamation

Tara Mah ·
This week, Teri Barila of CRI kicked off October is Resilience Month with two proclamations- one with the city of Walla Walla, and the other with the county. Teri, accompanied by Tod Sullivan, met on Monday with the Walla Walla County Board of Commissioners to discuss efforts in increasing community-wide resilience, including raising awareness about trauma and ACEs and strengthening community partners. Teri and Tod spoke to the important role of community- above individual resilience- in...
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We Want YOU to be Part of The League of Extraordinary People

Melissa L. McPheeters ·
You are extraordinary. Writing this post feels like I have come full circle. In April of 2019, Alfred White reached out to me on ACEs Connection. Shortly after, we spoke at length about the plans he had to create a place of healing and hope in Federal Way and King County, Washington, specifically for individuals with a history of trauma and who were now impacted with symptoms such as addiction and homelessness. I recall sharing with Alfred that there was such a need for this in that...
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Workshop April 6th - Building Resilience 2: Firmness Tools

Mary Power ·
Do your students over react to small things? Do they struggle to regulate emotion? Do they act younger than their age? Many students have been exposed to trauma and as a result have difficulties in school. In this workshop you will: Review and learn more of the brain science behind trauma informed practices. Learn several tools for setting clear and respectful limits while maintaining connections with youth. Practice the process of making effective agreements with youth. Location: The 2100...
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Re: Resource List - Primary Care

Tory Henderson ·
Jondi Whitis posted: Can someone please point me to the right place/space to post these resources? I found the events section, and posted an event for schools there, but I cannot yet find a place that I might post with integrity a wonderful book resource for Nurses, by Holistic Nurse Terry Maluk, Rx for RNs , and a place for my own labor of love, Compassion in Action: Emotional First-Aid for Children , strategies for helping children better weather troubling times. I would love folks to find...
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"It's All Connected": NJEA ACEs Task Force Reaches Beyond Educators

Anndee Hochman ·
The March meeting of the New Jersey Education Association’s ACEs Task Force opened without an agenda. It was a virtual gathering with more than 50 people—educators, social workers, professionals in pediatrics, juvenile justice and child abuse prevention. The pandemic had landed emphatically close to home, with a governor’s order to close all schools on March 18, and participants were grappling with what that meant for their students, their families and themselves. So ACEs Task Force co-chair...
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ACE Impact Team Aligns Efforts to Help Newark Residents Reach Greatest Potential

Anndee Hochman ·
Five years of convening Newark’s ACE Impact Team has taught Keri Logosso-Misurell a crucial lesson: Fight the urge to reinvent the wheel.
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Upcoming Webinar: Tools & Resources for Coping with Stress, Fear and Anxiety (New Jersey Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics)

Nakaysha Gonzalez ·
As part of NJAAP's Healthy Spaces program, we invite you to join us on Thursday, September 24th from 12:00-1:00 PM for our virtual educational workshop, Tools & Resources for Coping with Stress, Fear and Anxiety! Register Here ! This virtual session will share tools and resources to support mental and behavioral health during the pandemic. Dr. Leopardi and Dr. Gubernick will share guidance on self-care, stress management, and positive discipline. Participants will also engage in...
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Landscape of ACEs-related data from national surveys in the United States

Kiran Thapa ·
Compiling data sources of ACEs statistics is critical to identify gaps in ACEs research in the US and Georgia. There is a lack of consistent data on ACE statistics. Resilient Georgia is an Atlanta-based organization that works towards creating an integrated behavioral health system by streamlining public and private efforts and resources to enhance trauma informed care through research, policy, and practice in Georgia. University of Georgia (UGA), College of Public Health Ph.D. student Kiran...
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Free 2020 Virtual Trauma-Informed Care Conference

Bharat Sanders ·
Each year, STAR hosts a Trauma-Informed Care Conference to help educate the next generation of leaders and build a strong network of Trauma-Informed professionals in the state of Georgia. The conference will be held on Saturday, October 3rd from 10:00am- 1:00pm EST and Sunday, October 4th , 2020 from 2:00pm-5:00pm EST conducted virtually via Zoom.
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'A Better Normal:' Can universal ACEs screening be equitable? -- Concerns and solutions

Laurie Udesky ·
Can universal ACEs screening be equitable? A conversation about concerns and solutions. When: Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2-3:30 pm PDT/5-6:30 pm EDT This webinar explores what it takes to ensure that equity is built into the process of screening and providing support for families who have experienced trauma and want help. REGISTER HERE Background At the beginning of this year, California, through the ACEs Aware initiative began rolling out universal screening for adverse childhood experiences (ACEs),...
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Spreading the Science: Michigan's NEAR Collaborative Aims to Infuse ACEs Science into State Departments and Agencies

Anndee Hochman ·
Mary Mueller likes to call herself an “opportunistic infection.” What that means is that Mueller, project coordinator for trauma-informed systems in the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), is determined to share the science of ACEs and resilience wherever she goes. After Mueller attended the state’s first ACE master trainer two day session hosted by the Michigan ACE Initiative , she wanted to bring the foundational science shared by ACE Interface back home—to her MDHHS...
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"NEAR Science in Partnership with Communities": Local ACEs Collaboratives Grow Across Minnesota

Anndee Hochman ·
The third annual gathering of Minnesota ACEs collaboratives—“Growing Resilient Communities: Collaboratives Addressing ACEs”—began with a sober recitation of inequities: We acknowledge that the wealth of this country was built on stolen land and with enslaved and underpaid labor of African American, Native, and Immigrant people…We acknowledge that the recent global uprising, which was sparked by the murder of George Floyd right here in Minnesota, paired with the COVID-19 pandemic, makes for a...
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Nashville’s Purposeful Twist on ACEs: All Children Excel

Anndee Hochman ·
In 2015, the pieces that became ACE Nashville began to fall into place. A five-year Community Health Improvement Plan included the support of mental and emotional health as one of its three goals. A core team of individuals from the Metro Public Health Department (MPHD), Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee and the Family Center, a non-profit focused on breaking generational cycles of child trauma, began to meet weekly. And a citywide “consensus workshop” in April of that year—drawing 44...
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Sonoma County field nurses use ACEs science to educate families

Laurie Udesky ·
Santa Rosa, CA, resident Lisa Marden watches her 15-month-old baby gleefully play with magic markers and relays how she’s been coping with feeling anxious. (We're using a pseudonym to protect the family's privacy.) “I’m just super stressed out with everything, and as soon as I eat anything, I get nauseous, so I’ve been eating snacks instead of meals,” she explains to Liz George, a field nurse with the Maternal/Child Field Nursing team of Sonoma County, CA, who has been seeing Marden on home...
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Reimagining Resilience: Using a Trauma Lens online workshop

Mary Power ·
For more information and to register - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/128033986099 Sound Discipline offers Reimagining Resilience: Using a Trauma Lens. This online workshop helps adults build positive relationships with children who have experienced trauma. We will explore the impact of adverse experiences and the effect they have on developing brains and student behavior. The course gives teachers, parents, and other adults working closely with kids the skills they need to make sure that...
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March CTIPP CAN Call

Jesse Maxwell Kohler ·
Thank you to Aidan Phillips from the WAVE Trust for his excellent and engaging presentation for attendees of our monthly Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice (CTIPP) call for March. The information he shared is invaluable as we continue our work to influence change at the national level through the National Trauma Campaign . If you were unable to join, would like to watch again, or want to share with others, you can find the call recording here . Additionally, if you would like...
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Special offer - Discounted Program Fee - Online Workshop Series - Reimagining Resilience 1: Using a Trauma Lens starts September 23

Mary Power ·
After the last traumatic 2 years, this course gives teachers, parents, and other adults working closely with kids the skills they need to make sure that every child knows that they are safe and that they matter.
 
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