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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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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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"As important as finding the cure to cancer": Behind the effort to end childhood toxic stress [qz.com]

By Annabelle Timsit, Quartz, March 21, 2020 James is 3 years old and presents with chronic asthma, allergies, and eczema. Lola is five and overweight. Emma is 11 and struggles to focus on her homework, often gets into fights at school, and has trouble sleeping. These (fictional) children may seem like they have little in common—but that’s because you don’t have all the information. You don’t know, for example, that James’ father has bipolar disorder and misuses his prescription medication.
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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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Coming Soon: Essentials for Childhood - Vroom Community Engagement Opportunity

Marilyn Gisser ·
Coming this summer: Washington State Essentials for Childhood plans to release a request for proposals. This opportunity will provide resources to support Vroom activation in community and tribal programs that work with families of children age 0 through 5. Vroom ( www.Vroom.org ) promotes positive adult-child relationships; back and forth brain-building interactions; and life skills promoting executive function. Successful applicants will describe how they use Vroom to connect with families...
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Essentials for Childhood Washington State Fact Sheet, March 2017

Tory Henderson ·
Attached below is an updated Fact Sheet for Essential for Childhood in Washington State.
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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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Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma

Mariel Gingrich ·
This new technical assistance tool from the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) offers a variety of approaches for screening adults and children for adverse childhood experiences and trauma, including examples of screening protocols used at several provider practices that have embraced trauma-informed care.
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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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Infant and Early Childhood Conference

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Free Materials: Get Started Brain Building with Vroom

Marilyn Gisser ·
The Washington State Department of Health, Essentials for Childhood Program is offering “starter sets” of Vroom print materials and technical assistance on how to use Vroom. This is suitable for any organization that serves or reaches families of young children (from prenatal through age five) in Washington State, even if early learning isn’t your primary focus. Vroom Materials are intended to raise awareness about the importance of brain building and the simplicity and fun of Vroom. These...
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Health and Wellness Town Hall: How ACEs Impact the Black, Brown, Indigenous, and other Communities of Color

Melissa L. McPheeters ·
Health and Wellness Town Hall - August 5th, 2020 3-4:30PM PDT Adverse Childhood Experiences 101 Class How ACEs Impact the Black, Brown, Indigenous, and other Communities of Color This event will be led by Alfred White. Alfred is the founder of The League of Extraordinary People. After nearly 40 years experiencing homelessness, Alfred swallowed a 1/4 ounce of crack cocaine in 2004 and nearly died. He awoke paralyzed and that is when he made the decision to seek help for his history of...
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Why the dean of early childhood experts wants to get beyond the brain [centerforhealthjournalism.org]

By Ryan White, Center for Health Journalism, July 23, 2020 Harvard’s Jack Shonkoff, a luminary in the field of early childhood, has spent years showing that events in the earliest years of life have profound implications for how budding brains develop, and in turn, shape a child’s later potential at school and work. Now, Shonkoff says it’s time to connect the brain to the rest of the body. “The message now is to say that there is a revolution going on in molecular biology and genomics and in...
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LAUNCH Together Supports Social Emotional Well-Being in Southwest Denver

Anndee Hochman ·
As the COVID-19 pandemic blurred from days into months, the leadership team of LAUNCH Together Southwest Denver began hearing about the sense of anguish and confusion felt by directors of early-childhood learning centers: Should I re-open? Is that financially feasible? Is it ethical? And how do I decide, in a sea of fast-changing information about a virus scientists are still struggling to understand? LAUNCH Together SW Denver, a collaborative formed in 2016 to boost community capacity to...
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Apply Now for Free Vroom Materials and Assistance and Get Started Brain Building

Marilyn Gisser ·
The Washington State Department of Health, Essentials for Childhood Program is offering free “starter sets” of Vroom TM print materials and technical assistance on how to use Vroom . This is suitable for any organization that serves or reaches families of young children (from prenatal through age five) in Washington State, even if early learning isn’t your primary focus. Vroom Materials are intended to raise awareness about the importance of brain building and the simplicity and fun of...
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