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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: Therapist Launches Website About Climate-Related Anxiety and Trauma [yaleclimateconnections.org]

Joe Neigel ·
I'm concerned about overusing or misusing the word "trauma" in this context, as it has specific meaning with regard to how we talk about Adverse Childhood Experiences. Just saying.
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Re: Recap: NW Conference on Behavioral and Addictive Disorders

Shannon Stewart ·
Melissa, Thank you for all the work you do serving at-risk youth & families, and to spread awareness of adverse childhood experiences. I was sorry to miss this event, are there any similar events coming up?
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Re: Recap: NW Conference on Behavioral and Addictive Disorders

Melissa L. McPheeters ·
Hi Shannon! The Beyond Paper Tigers is coming up towards the end of the month; myself and a co-worker are carpooling so definitely let me know if you are able to go and want to join us. Here's info for that: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2...-tickets-51811259873 Also feel free to join the Tacoma-Pierce County ACEs Connection page here for additional updates local to us: https://www.pacesconnection.com...unty-aces-connection There's a recent blog post about an upcoming screening of Resilience...
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12 Myths of the Science of ACEs

The two biggest myths about ACEs science are: MYTH #1 — That it’s just about the 10 ACEs in the ACE Study — the CDC-Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood Experiences Study . It’s about sooooo much more than that. MYTH #2 — And that it’s just about ACEs…adverse childhood experiences. These two myths are intertwined. The ACE Study issued the first of its 70+ publications in 1998, and for many people it was the lightning bolt, the grand “aha” moment, the unexpected doorway into a blazing new...
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A National Agenda to Address Adverse Childhood Experiences

Christina Bethell ·
What are ACEs and Why Do They Matter? In 2016 1 , nearly half of U.S. children – 34 million kids – had at least one Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) and more than 20 percent experienced two or more. The new brain sciences and science of human development explain how ACEs can have devastating, long-lasting effects on children’s health and wellbeing. These events resonate well beyond the individual child to have far-reaching consequences for families, neighborhoods, and communities. ACEs...
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A Review of Community Efforts to Mitigate and Prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma

This 63-page report was prepared by Christopher Blodgett, Ph.D. Washington State University Area Health Education Center. This paper summarizes a number of community and treatment system initiatives in Washington State that address elements of...
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ACEs Connection & Washington State ACEs Action Handout

Tory Henderson ·
Attached is a handout describing ACEs Connection and the Washington State ACEs Action group. Feel free to share this with partners doing ACEs-related work.
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ACEs Connection, our Cooperative of Communities, and....Pando!

Last month, we officially launched the ACEs Connection Cooperative of Communities. We are SO excited about this! And the communities that are part of the handful of ACEs initiatives that are piloting the Cooperative are, too! Before describing the Cooperative, I want to reassure our 40,000+ members and 277 ACEs initiatives (plus another 100 in development) that have communities on ACEs Connection that nothing on ACEsConnection.com changes! Membership is and remains free ! And it will remain...
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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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Adverse Childhood Experiences Response Team in Manchester, NH, helps children grapple with trauma, violence, addicted parents

Rob Waters ·
An often-overlooked aspect of the opioid epidemic that has exploded across the U.S. in recent years is how often the abuse of heroin or prescription opiates is accompanied by domestic violence. This is tragic enough for the adults involved, but it’s a ticking time bomb for children who are exposed to these adversities, raising their risk for future drug use and multiple health and mental health conditions. Here’s how one community is trying to address the problem.
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‘Ambassadors of Hope’ Trauma-sensitive schools understand the whole child [DerbyInformer.com]

Samantha Sangenito ·
Kindergarten teacher Erica Nunemaker ripped down the clip chart she used for behavior management in her classroom. Children moved their clip up for good behavior and down for bad behavior. Nunemaker realized the same students were moving down every day. The clip was a public display of the student’s failure, and children weren’t learning how to fix their behavior. “I’ve noticed that a lot of times we discipline them and tell them that’s not right ... but then we don’t give them a solution to...
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Announcing 2020 Webinar Series on ACEs and Child Maltreatment Prevention

Karen Clemmer ·
Washington State DOH Essentials for Childhood shares - A great opportunity to learn about research in progress related to ACEs and child maltreatment prevention. In each session, you will learn about the research topic and methodology, and have the opportunity to engage with the researchers to share your ideas and questions! Registration is live – visit the website to sign up for webinars. Feel free to share with your networks – these are open to all. All webinars are one hour, free and open...
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How a natural disaster led one town to do something about its ACEs, past and future

Tracy Franke, principal of Darrington Elementary School, a K-8 school with 300 students, had heard about CLEAR, and called Dr. Christopher Blodgett, who runs the program, to arrange a visit from Turner. “We were hurting,” says Franke. “Our students and staff needed some tools to get through the trauma.”
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How Community Networks Stem Childhood Traumas [NYTimes.com]

[Ed. note: This is the second of a three-part series that David Bornstein is doing on how communities are integrating trauma-informed and resilience-building practices based on ACEs science.] Liberals and conservatives often disagree about the causes of poverty and other social ills. Broadly speaking, liberals point the finger at structural factors and advocate for policy changes, while conservatives look to individuals and families and favor behavior changes. Clearly, both points of view...
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How does a regional healthcare organization integrate trauma-informed care?

Slowly, but at warp speed. That’s what it feels like to take on educating 16,000 staff member in 21 hospitals that serve 29 counties, says Becky Haas, trauma informed administrator for Ballad Health. Turning around a culture, especially a health culture that’s more familiar with doing things the “traditional” way rather than embracing change, will take time and lots of repetition.
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How Washington will become leaders in ending the ACEs epidemic

Dominic Cappello ·
Childhood trauma is at epidemic rates. To address this public health crisis, our non-profit just published Anna, Age Eight: The data-driven prevention of childhood trauma and maltreatment. You can learn more here: www.AnnaAgeEight.org We have an opportunity to strengthen our vital work through a data-driven, cross-sector and systemic ACEs prevention strategy. Our non-profit Safety+Success Communities is launching the nation's first data-driven and cross-sector ACEs prevention project...
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Illinois Governor Signs Law to Include Social-Emotional Screening in School Health Exams

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and Diana Rauner, President of Ounce of Prevention Fund _____________________________________________ Consistent with being the first state to adopt standards for social emotional learning (SEL) in the country, Illinois recently passed legislation (SB 565, Public Act 99-0927 ) to require social and emotional screenings for children as part of the their school entry examinations. Governor Rauner (R) signed the bill on January 20. It goes into effect June 1 of...
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In Washington State, Pierce County Partners Take On the Pair of ACEs

Holly Wyrwich ·
Pierce County partners center their work on what The Building Community Resilience Collaborative calls the “pair of ACEs”: Adverse Childhood Experiences and Adverse Community Environments.
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Infant and Early Childhood Conference

Tory Henderson ·
May 4 & 5, Tacoma, Washington Preconference sessions May 3 Additional information and registration: https://www.ieccwa.org/2017/about.php
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Introduction - Getting Started

Tory Henderson ·
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. Promote equity and racial justice. Prevent substance abuse and promote mental health. … so that all children, youth, families and communities have equal opportunity for educational success, economic stability, health, and well-being.
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ITRC calls for Universal Resilience Education and Skills Training for Climate Trauma

Bob Doppelt ·
Sneak Preview for ITRC ACEs Connection Members! Next Tuesday, Jan. 8, the ITRC will release a major report Preparing People on the West Coast for Climate Change. The media release about the report is below (and attached). It includes a link to the webpage for the report, where people can download the full report, and find a link to the webpage with examples of resilience programs across the west coast. You can connect with the ITRC CA and PNW Facebook page:...
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Join Feb. 18th webinar on addressing ACEs in public policy

Please join this ACEs Connection co-sponsored webinar "Making Meaningful Change: Addressing ACEs through Public Policy" on Feb. 18 (11:30 am-1:00 pm ET) presented by the Health Federation of Philadelphia and MARC (Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities). In this webinar, three nationally recognized experts will discuss policy and advocacy strategies on a local, state, and national level using evidence from studies they have conducted with legislators and the general public. Speakers...
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Join us for a March 14 Webinar “Strategic Advocacy: Winning Policy Change without Crossing the Lobbying Line”

Please join ACEs Connection and the Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice (CTIPP) for a free webinar to learn how to drive public-policy change without violating the restrictions on non-profit organizations or the requirements of funders. It will beheld on Thursday, March 14 (9:00-10:30 am PT/noon-1:30 pm ET). The featured speaker of the webinar, “Strategic Advocacy: Winning Policy Change without Crossing the Lobbying Line,” is attorney Allen Mattison, an expert at helping...
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Jubilee Leadership Academy: Using ACEs Science to Transform School Culture

Jennifer Hossler ·
Students at JLA are reminded that change starts with themselves In 2004, after nearly a decade as program director at Jubilee Leadership Academy (JLA), a Christian alternative boarding school for troubled boys ages 13-18 in Prescott, WA, Rick Griffin decided to take a job in Phoenix, AZ, to work with adults with developmental disabilities. There, he began to see similarities between the issues they were having and what he saw in the kids at JLA. “There was a cognitive reason these adults I...
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Latest ACEs science research from PubMed, February 12, 2019

Morgan Vien ·
Hair cortisol in the perinatal period mediates associations between maternal adversity and disrupted maternal interaction in early infancy. Nyström-Hansen M, Andersen MS, Khoury JE, Davidsen K, Gumley A, Lyons-Ruth K, MacBeth A, Harder S. Dev Psychobiol . 2019 Feb 12. doi: 10.1002/dev.21833. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30747450 elect item 3074 Child maltreatment is mediating long-term consequences of household dysfunction in a population representative sample. Clemens V, Berthold O, Witt A,...
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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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May 26 Webinar - Resilience in Washington State: What Works and How to Make it Happen

Tory Henderson ·
With Suzette Fromm Reed, community psychologist, and Dario Longhi, change/sociology researcher. Presented by the Washington State ACEs and Resilience Community of Practice. May 26, 2020 at 12:00 PM. What works? What kinds of resilience increases community-wide levels of well-being and moderates ACE impacts? Come learn about the evidence of the effects of contextual resilience based on research from 108 Washington communities. How to make it happen? What we can learn from strategies employed...
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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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Meet Dan Torres: Leading a Washington Effort to Ensure Safety, Stability and Nurturing for All Children

Holly Wyrwich ·
Dan Torres was traveling the country, working with state and regional agencies that were trying to improve outcomes for families involved in their child welfare systems. As an associate at the Center for the Study of Social Policy, his area of expertise was family support. While agencies and community groups were exerting incredible effort and changing the game for some, he couldn’t escape one question: How do we work more on preventing families from becoming involved in child welfare...
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Message from the Director: Dosage Matters in ECEAP [delblogspot.com]

Tory Henderson ·
Our goal as an agency is to get 90% of Washington’s children to be “ready for kindergarten,” and to have race and family income not be predictors of readiness. About 20% of Washington’s children are in families at or below 110% of the federal poverty level (FPL,) or about $24,000 for a family of four. These young people face many challenges in life and are a key part of any rational economic strategy for the state, as well as being part of the paramount duty enshrined in Washington’s...
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Miss Kendra program coming to Logan Elementary this fall [The Spokesman Review]

Karen Clemmer ·
By Correspondent Aug 15, 2019 for The Spokesman Tribune When classes start at Logan Elementary later this month, teachers and staff will have just completed new training designed to teach them how to support students affected by adverse childhood experiences thanks to a $35,000 grant from the Hagan Foundation . “They fully funded the entire program,” said Logan Principal Brent Perdue. The new training is the next step in years of studying the problem of childhood trauma and how it affects...
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Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities (MARC) Represented at California ACEs Conference

Jennifer Hossler ·
(L to R) Teri Barila from Children's Resilience Initiative in Walla Walla, WA along with Dr. Ariane Marie-Mitchell from San Bernardino County, CA ACEs Task Force share their ACEs journey in their communities Representatives from several MARC communities were among the 450 people who attended the 2016 Adverse Childhood Experiences Conference in San Francisco, CA on October 19th and 20th. This is the third CA ACEs conference sponsored by the Center for Youth Wellness (CYW), and it was also the...
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New Publications from the Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Tory Henderson ·
The SAMHSA Spotlight series highlights different approaches to building trauma-informed, resilient communities. Each Spotlight explores strategies for developing trauma-informed communities and discusses the consequences of trauma and adversity for clients. A setting is trauma informed if the people in that setting realize the widespread prevalence of trauma, recognize the signs and symptoms, respond in an understanding and supportive manner, and resist doing further harm. Introduction.
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Self-Healing Communities: A Transformational Process Model for Improving Intergenerational Health

Tory Henderson ·
Self-Healing Communities: A Transformational Process Model for Improving Intergenerational Health Laura Porter, Kimberly Martin, PhD, and Robert Anda, MD, MS Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, June 2016 http://www.rwjf.org/en/library/research/2016/06/self-healing-communities.html
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New Study Shows Communities Can Reduce the Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences [Mathematic Policy Research]

[ Ed. note: Following is a media release published yesterday by Mathematica Policy Research. This follows on the heals of the report, "Self-Healing Communities" that Laura Porter, Dr. Robert Anda and WHO wrote for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Both reports and executive summaries are attached to this blog post. Both reports are significant, because they show that community ACEs initiatives -- with "modest investments and limited staff" -- are solving some of our most intractable...
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Newsletter: ACEs and Resilience

Tory Henderson ·
ACEs and Resilience Hello! You are receiving this because you are subscribed to the ACEs and Resilience Gov Delivery list. If you want to unsubscribe, see information at the bottom of this message. In this email: Webinar – Networks of Opportunity for Child Wellbeing – March 21 Free Sanctuary Model Training – April 4 & 5 – The Dalles, Oregon New ACEs Connection Community for WA – Shelton ACEs Tracker Presentation App – Invitation to add data Archived Webinar – Self-Healing Communities...
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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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Opioid crisis, adverse childhood experiences take center stage in community forum [Yakima Herald]

Karen Clemmer ·
By Tammy Ayer, June 21, 2019 Yakima Herald-Republic The woman’s weight loss was impressive. In 51 weeks, she went from 408 pounds to 132 pounds. But she regained it even faster, which perplexed Dr. Vincent J. Felitti . She was just one of the approximately 50 percent of the patients at his weight-loss clinic in San Diego who regained what they lost, Felitti recalled at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences on Friday. “Look at the photo on the left, a little girl of age 8,” he said...
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PCEs and Building Resilience - Oct 21 workshop

Mary Power ·
Have you read or heard about the new study on Positive Childhood Experiences (PCEs)? Join Sound Discipline for our next Building Resiliency workshop (Oct 21) to learn how to be a buffer against trauma and toxic stress in your community. Read below for a note from Sound Discipline Executive Director, Jody McVittie MD, on PCEs and Building Resilience. As a former practicing family physician, I love when the science catches up to what we already know from our own experience of working with...
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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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Premera awards $3.3 million in community grants focusing on behavioral health [Premera Blue Cross; press release]

Karen Clemmer ·
Mountlake Terrace, Wash., Dec. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Premera Blue Cross through its Premera Social Impact program today announced more than $3.3 million in grants made to 18 nonprofit organizations across Washington. “These programs are among the leaders in our area in making a difference in the lives of individuals and families,” said Paul Hollie, who leads Premera Social Impact . “They, like us, are working toward a healthier community through therapy, education and safe, supportive...
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Preventing ACEs - Press Release from Health Officials and 2019 CDC Report

Tory Henderson ·
Health Officials Seek to Prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences Press Release from the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) ARLINGTON, VA (Nov. 6, 2019) —At least five of the top 10 leading causes of death are associated with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), according to a new report released yesterday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ACEs, such as abuse, neglect, and witnessing violence or substance misuse in the home, can lead to...
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Prevention Works a Coalition of Clallam County

Tracey Hosselkus ·
PW! Update is published on Tuesday every week. If you would like to be added to our mailing list please send your name and email to info@pw4kids.org This is December 3, 2019 Newsletter! Mission: Prevention Works! is a coalition that promotes positive childhoods in Clallam County ANNOUNCEMENTS Today!!! Prevention Works will be participating in #ClallamGives. Our site it at: https://clallamgives. mightycause.com/story/Xtz3fg P lease Share! Check out our Community Clallam Resilience Project:...
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Program gives Spokane schools resources to help students rise above adversity

By Jim Allen , Thu., Oct. 24, 2019 Think of it as a well-school checkup. On Tuesday morning at Bemiss Elementary School, educators and health professionals spoke enthusiastically about something called Resilience in School Environments, or RISE. A collaboration between Kaiser Permanente and the Spokane and West Valley school districts, the RISE program is expected to lift up teachers and administrators and give them tools to cope with all the challenges of the modern student. The challenges...
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Recap: NW Conference on Behavioral and Addictive Disorders

Melissa L. McPheeters ·
It is no secret that Adverse Childhood Experiences and trauma in childhood have a wide-ranging impact on health-risk outcomes across an individual’s lifetime. This includes behavioral, physical, and mental health impacts, such as smoking, alcoholism, and substance use; depression, suicide attempts, heart disease, and cancer. At the 32 nd Annual Northwest Conference on Behavioral and Addictive Disorders, topics focused on trauma treatment, neuroscience and therapy, and the intersection of...
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Research Grants for Preventing Violence and Violence-Related Injury - CDC

Tory Henderson ·
Thanks to Washington State Essentials for Childhood for sharing this message from the CDC. On November 8, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released RFA-CE-20-003, Research Grants for Preventing Violence and Violence- Related Injury . CDC intends to commit up to $1,050,000 in Fiscal Year 2020 to support up to three awards. The agency is soliciting investigator-initiated research that will help expand and advance knowledge about what works to prevent violence by rigorously...
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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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"Resilience" Film Screening at UW on May 7

Mary Power ·
Sound Disciplin e is delighted to present the film "Resilience" on May 7 in conjunction with Michelle Martin, the Beverly Cleary Professor for Children and Youth Services at the Information School, University of Washington. Join us at the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center at 7pm for the film, panel discussion and moderated Q & A. $5 Registration fee. Register here. This one hour film by Jamie Redford illustrates the impacts of chronic stress on children’s brains. Following the movie...
 
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