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Re: Community-Based Interventions for Trauma Are Cost Effective

Johanna Roe ·
Hi Patrick, I read your comment regarding the recent article on the work in Washington State and wanted to make a few clarifications. The Washington State Family Policy Council was the mother ship, so to speak, overseeing and providing administrative support for the local efforts by what were designated as Community Public Health and Safety Networks (as we were designated in Washington statute). We were not called Family Policy Councils. To simplify things we referred to ourselves as...
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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 Information

This post has links to a quick welcome tour through ACEsConnection, a link to a How-To Directory where you can find easy steps to post a blog and many other cools things, a link to FAQs about ACEs Science 101, and an overview of the ACEs Connection Network, which includes ACEsConnection.com and our sister news site for the general public, ACEsTooHigh.com.
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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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An Agenda of Equity: Communities Lay Foundation for Trauma-Informed Change

Anndee Hochman ·
Administrators in the Bellingham, Washington school district realized that a free public education actually came at a price. School supply lists could easily run up a $250 tab at office supply stores; families were tapped for field trip fees, sports uniforms and musical instruments. And those costs inevitably pinched hardest in the least affluent neighborhoods. In the 11,000-student district, where one-acre wooded lots sit next door to apartment complexes housing migrant workers,...
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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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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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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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Mobilizing ACEs, Trauma and Resilience Networks to Support and Strengthen Pandemic Response Efforts

Anndee Hochman ·
“What are your signs of stress?” asked the leaders of a recent mindfulness webinar hosted by the Philadelphia ACE Task Force (PATF), held during the week that U.S. cases of COVID-19 neared half a million and more than sixty Philadelphians had died of the disease. Participants spilled their responses into the chat box: “headache…teeth grinding…can’t think clearly…nervous stomach…ruminating thoughts…muscle pain…itchiness…bad dreams.” [ At left: #TakeCarePHL during COVID-19 #StayHome #StaySafe.
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Mobilizing ACEs, Trauma, and Resilience Networks to Support and Strengthen Pandemic Response Efforts [MARC.HealthFederation.org]

Clare Reidy ·
By @Anndee Hochman “What are your signs of stress?” asked the leaders of a recent mindfulness webinar hosted by the Philadelphia ACE Task Force (PATF), held during the week that U.S. cases of COVID-19 neared half a million and more than sixty Philadelphians had died of the disease. Participants spilled their responses into the chat box: “headache…teeth grinding…can’t think clearly…nervous stomach…ruminating thoughts…muscle pain…itchiness…bad dreams.”
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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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Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities through Policy and Advocacy: A Toolkit for Trauma-Informed, Cross-Sector Networks

Clare Reidy ·
The Health Federation of Philadelphia is excited to launch Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities through Policy and Advocacy: A Toolkit for Trauma-Informed, Cross-Sector Networks . This resource supports network engagement in policy and advocacy efforts that are critical for achieving trauma-informed change and building community resilience. Use it to: Explore what counts as "trauma-related" policy. Think critically about advocacy roles networks can play. Be inspired by examples of...
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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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Portraits of Professional CAREgivers: Their Passion. Their Pain - FREE Screening for ACEs Connection Network!

Jennifer Hossler ·
I am excited to announce that ACEs Connection Network has partnered with the producers of the film, Portraits of Professional CAREgivers: Their Passion. Their Pain . to host a FREE SCREENING of the film for our members. If you have been t hinking of hosting a screening of CAREgivers in your community or are interested in learning more about secondary traumatic stress and what to do about it, join our ACEs Connection Network for a FREE screening of this film and a virtual chat with the...
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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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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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Principal starts 'No phone, new friends Friday' lunchtime tradition

Tory Henderson ·
Thanks to Northwest PBIS Network, Inc. for sharing this on Facebook. Jackie Kennon - KCRG.com, Eastern Iowa, November 8, 2019 'No phone, new friends Fridays' is a new tradition at Iowa Valley Junior-Senior High School in Marendo. Principal Janet Behrens started it this year. She says she noticed students at the school with their heads down, looking at their phones. Instead, she wanted them to look at each other, and learn face-to-face communication skills. Students like junior Page Weick say...
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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 - Growing Cross-Sector, Community-Based ACEs and Resilience Initiatives

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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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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Resource List - Schools & School-Age Children and Youth

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. Prevent substance abuse and promote mental health. Move toward hope and flourishing individuals, families and communities. Trauma-Informed Approach SAMHSA’s Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach . July 2014 -...
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Apply for: Native American Congressional Internship

Karen Clemmer ·
Native American Congressional Internship Link View Program Website Sponsor Morris K Udall and Stewart L Udall Foundation Deadlines Jan 31, 2020 Contact Jason Curley curley@udall.gov 520.901.8564 Purpose The Native American Congressional Internship offers a summer internship for Native American and Alaska Native students who wish to learn more about the federal government and issues affecting Indian country. Interns work in congressional and agency offices where they have opportunities to...
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Artists in the ACE and Resilience Movement: Creative Avenues to Change

Anndee Hochman ·
They began with a song and ended with a poem. In-between, there were photographs and giant graphic renderings, movement exercises and a “human pulse” formed when 90 people stood in a circle and squeezed each other’s hands. At a June summit in Whatcom County, Washington, titled “Our Resilient Community: A Community Conversation on Resilience and Equity,” the arts played a starring role. Kristi Slette, executive director of the Whatcom Family and Community Network, one of two Washington sites...
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Author/Speaker now in Washington

Janyne McConnaughey ·
“Janyne McConnaughey bravely becomes the voice for children who have experienced attachment wounding and trauma. I highly recommend this book for all professionals who work with children and adults that struggle with attachment and the far reaching effects of childhood trauma."
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Community Leaders Tell Their ACEs Success Stories at 2016 ACEs Conference in California

Sylvia Paull ·
(l to r) Teri Barila, director of the Children's Resilience Initiative; Dr. Ariane Marie-Mitchell, assistant professor in Loma Linda University Preventive Medicine and Pediatric Depts. (Photo: Jennifer Hossler) _________________________________ Sauntering on stage to the beat of Everyday People by Sly and the Family Stone, four “heroes” of the ACEs movement took their seats for a panel on trauma-informed and resilience-building communities on October 21, the last day of the 2016 Adverse...
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CRI is hiring an Associate Director!

Tara Mah ·
Community Resilience Initiative is seeking an innovative and passionate individual to join our organization as an Associate Director (AD). The AD reports to the Executive Director and to the Board of Directors. Job Overview The role of the Associate Director is to sustain the resilience-based, trauma-responsive capacity building work at the local, regional, state and national stage for which CRI is recognized. Success in this position will be evidenced by recognition of its exceptional...
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CRI's Third "Beyond Paper Tigers" Conference

Theresa Barila ·
Community Resilience Initiative's third Beyond Paper Tigers Conference is now open for registration! A social/network event kicks off the conference on June 26, with two full days of keynotes and breakout session June 27 and 28 at the Red Lion Hotel Conference Center in Pasco, WA. Our conference theme is the power of relationship--“the mutual and interdependent respect that results when people feel safe, believe that everyone has something to offer, and are confident that each person is...
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Don't miss the AVA Global Health Summit in St. Paul, MN, October 3-4!

Martina Jelley ·
The 2019 Academy on Violence and Abuse Global Health Summit will be October 3-4, 2019 at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota . Keynote Address from Dr. Vincent Felitti : "Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Their Relationship to Adult Well-being, Addiction, Disease, and Premature Death" ACEs Connection Network founder/editor Jane Stevens will receive an AVA Change Maker award and give an address: "Origins of ACEs Connection and the Future" Check out the full agenda and...
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Durbin, Capito, colleagues introduce bipartisan, bicameral legislation to address childhood trauma [Office of Senator Durbin of IL]

The following is a press release issued by the office of U.S. Senator Durbin (D-IL) on Monday, June 10, announcing the introduction of bipartisan bicameral legislation that builds on last year’s opioid legislation SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act and recommendations from a recent GAO report. A link to the bill and other information will be provided as soon as possible. In the meantime, an earlier draft of the bill and a section by section are attached to this post. For Immediate...
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Early-childhood development offers a brighter future to entire nations [The Seattle Times]

Karen Clemmer ·
By Steve Davis and Peter Laugharn, July 29, 2019 The Seattle Times The World Health Organization just unveiled an initiative that could improve millions of children’s lives and boost the global economy by trillions of dollars. The initiative, known as the Nurturing Care Framework for Early Childhood Development , [ PDF attached ] seeks to change how we raise infants and toddlers. Children’s experiences during their first three years of life heavily influence their well-being as adults,...
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Enhancing Resilience Through Human Design

Jennifer Hossler ·
{Photo above is the visual depiction of my human design} Have you ever wondered how the day and time of your birth, coupled with the precise location in which you were born could help you enhance your own resilience? If you’re like me, that thought may have never crossed your mind. And until very recently, I had never heard of “this thing” called Human Design , a visual representation of how individuals function that names our feelings and provides insights into how we work as human beings.
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Foundation Funding to support ACEs/Resilience Team & Children’s Resilience Initiative

Congratulations to all involved in the successful application for funding to support the work of the ACEs/Resilience Team & Childrens Resilience Initiative. The award was made to Whatcom Family and Community Network to expand the innovative work already undertaken. The network was one of 14 states, counties, and cities selected to receive funding as part of a new initiative on childhood trauma prevention, Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities (MARC). MARC was...
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GAO report on challenges that states face in addressing child trauma

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on May 22 on the challenges that states face in their efforts to support children affected by trauma. The findings were based in part on interviewing state and local officials in six states (Colorado, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Ohio, Washington, and Wisconsin) along with questionnaires to 16 states. The request for the report was made by two Illinois members of Congress, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and Congressman Danny Davis, and...
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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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Resources

Joanna Weill ·
Resources Saved from Ning Wall Complex Trauma, video sponsored by Spokane County Community Network 2009 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1vbSSQJOHw Complex Trauma: Impacts of Chronic Stress on Children & Their Capacity to Succeed http://extension.wsu.edu/ahec/...s/ComplexTrauma.aspx The Psych Approach http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09...brooks&_r=1& Foster kids: Aged out and alone at 18 http://crosscut.com/2013/02/15...ed-out-and-alone-18/ ...
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RSVP now for two lunchtime webinars! April 14th & April 28th!

Karen Clemmer ·
Washington State Essentials for Childhood is launching a series of lunchtime webinar series. Series three and four webinars are: 3 Guiding Truths for Building Regulation and Resilience in Children with Significant Trauma Related Needs Time and Date: April 14, 2020; 12:00 – 1:00pm Presented by: Tiffany Sudela-Junker Mother by adoption, Tiffany Sudela-Junker shares stories from her own personal and parenting transformation along with the science & insight that led her to uncover Three...
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Sequim Mayor and City Council Proclamation of October as Resiliency Month

Minnie B Whalen ·
PROCLAMATION WHEREAS, there is compelling scientific evidence of a correlation between negative childhood experiences known as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) or “toxic stress”, and WHEREAS, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) include such experiences as physical, sexual, or verbal abuse, physical and emotional neglect, witnessing domestic violence, losing a parent to separation or divorce or having a family member who is: experiencing mental health issues, struggling with substance...
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Solutions-Focused Reporting: The Role of Journalism in Community Engagement

Tara Mah ·
“This is a rich vein of stories that is underreported,” Linda Shaw remarks. “There are more than just problems in the world, and it’s easy to forget [that].” Linda spoke at CRI’s 2018 Beyond Paper Tigers (BPT) conference about her network, Solutions Journalism. The Solutions Journalism Network (SJN) encourages journalists to add more balance to their coverage, to include how people are responding to a problem. It is not advocacy; SJN does not focus on intentions as much as the credible...
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States Produce a Bumper Crop of ACEs bills in 2017—nearly 40 bills in 18 states

A scan done in March by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) through StateNet of bills introduced in 2017 that specifically include adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in the text produced a surprising volume of bills (close of 40) in a large number of states (18). A scan done a year ago produced less than a handful. NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves both state legislators and their staffs. The shear volume of bills in so many states represents a promising...
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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 Center for Youth Wellness Launches Childhood Adversity Screening Program with Leading North Carolina Health Systems [PR Newswire]

Jim Hickman ·
Charlotte pilot program with Atrium Health and Novant Health supports state's goal to address social, economic and environmental health to improve child and family health outcomes The Center for Youth Wellness (CYW) announced it is partnering with two leading U.S. health systems in the Southeast to launch a screening program on childhood adversity. CYW's National Pediatric Practice Community (NPPC) has done on-site training at the headquarters of Atrium Health and Novant Health in Charlotte,...
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Trauma Informed Schools Network Conference: Cultivating Connections

Mathew Portell ·
We would like to make the community aware that an amazing national team of practitioners are hosting the Trauma Informed Schools Network Conference: Cultivating Connections in Nashville, TN at Lipscomb University from July 15-16, 2019. The conference will only be around 125 participants. The mission of the conference is to create networks and connections through learning about best practices associated with trauma informed practices. The design of the conference will be trauma informed in...
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Washington State At-A-Glance

Here is an overview of what Washington State is doing in six major areas related to ACEs and trauma-informed programs and practices:  ACEs module in the BRFSS (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System) survey; laws/pending legislation; state...
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WEBINAR! ACE's and Resilience Learning Network: Creating Safe, Stable and Nurturing Relationships and Environment for All Kids

Karen Clemmer ·
ACE's and Resilience Learning Network: Creating Safe, Stable and Nurturing Relationships and Environment for All Kids May 12th Noon to 1:00 pm. We are excited to announce Washington State Essentials for Childhood is launching a series of lunchtime webinar series. Series five webinar is: Connection Saves Lives: Whatcom Youth Wellbeing Presented by: Kristi Slette, M.Ed., Lisa Moulds, M.A., Danielle Humphreys, and Wil Henkel In Whatcom County, Whatcom Family & Community Network (WFCN),...
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Wisconsin state agencies end year one of trauma-informed learning community; goal is to be first trauma-informed state

Here in California, many people think that it’s only liberal Democrats who have a corner on championing the science of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and putting it into practice. That might be because people who use ACEs science don’t expel or suspend students, even if they’re throwing chairs and hurling expletives at the teacher. They ask "What happened to you?" rather than "What's wrong with you?" as a frame when they create juvenile detention centers where kids don’t fight, reduce...
 
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