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Re: Rebuilding Lives while Building Homes: Tony McGuire's Resilience-Building Carpentry Class

Alfred White ·
Hello, Nice story and lifestyle change is there some way we can chat more about your program and community work? Thx.alfred
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Re: Rebuilding Lives while Building Homes: Tony McGuire's Resilience-Building Carpentry Class

Tara Mah ·
Hey Alfred, sorry for such a late reply! If you'd like to send me your contact info, I can pass it along to Tony if you'd still like to chat with him.
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Re: August Positive Discipline in the Classroom Workshops

Rhonda Friedlander ·
I hope more Native Americans join this workshop!
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Re: August Positive Discipline in the Classroom Workshops

Karen Clemmer ·
Great suggestion, Rhonda! We have two communities on ACEs Connection: Tribal Communities of Northern California and Native Americans (National lens), however we do not have a WA state community - where we can share WA specific information with those who may be interested. Please let me know if this may be something you'd like consider - I am here to support related efforts in WA state. With gratitude, Karen
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Re: Burien takes a new, compassionate approach to criminal justice [Crosscut]

Millard J. Melnyk ·
So cool you posted this. I live in Burien and saw the Crosscut article yesterday. I've been following restorative justice efforts for many years, since before Seattle began a now defunct Office of Restorative Justice. I don't yet know the details of the King County program that Burien is a test site for, but I have no doubt but that it's a version watered down enough so that the 'justice' system can avoid material overhaul. The fundamental problem we have is not that the 'justice' system has...
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Re: Burien takes a new, compassionate approach to criminal justice [Crosscut]

Karen Clemmer ·
Thank you for shining a light on the underpinnings of systems that continue to traumatize, traumatized people. Programmatic solutions need to have authentic community voice THIS is an example. A quote from the document:
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$1.7 million coming to Grays Harbor for opioid response [KXRO]

Karen Clemmer ·
HRSA Announcement, August 13, 2019, KXRO Summit Pacific Medical Center and Grays Harbor Public Hospital District #1 have received nearly $2 million to implement an opioid response program. The Health Resources and Services Administration announced a grant opportunity for eligible facilities for the “Rural Communities Opioid Response Program ”. The multi-year opioid-focused initiative was said to be aimed at “reducing the morbidity and mortality of substance use disorder (SUD), including...
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2 Opportunities for Positive Discipline in the Classroom Workshops

Mary Power ·
Feeling challenged by unmotivated students, power struggles, recess problems being dragged into the classroom, no time to teach because you’re constantly dealing with behaviors? Positive Discipline in the Classroom presented by Sound Discipline offers respectful solutions that work long term. We have two 5 week series beginning in October. 5 Tuesdays: October 3, 10, 24 November 7, 14 4:00-7:00pm Van Asselt Elementary School in Seattle Public School District...
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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, 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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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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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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HHS Funding to increase rural workforce [HHS.gov]

Karen Clemmer ·
Are your ACEs initiatives collaborating with those addressing workforce development? Please click here to read more. HRSA awarded approximately $20 million for Rural Residency Planning and Development Program (RRPD) grants to develop new rural residency programs while achieving accreditation through the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education . Read the press release – HHS awards $20 million to 27 organizations to increase the rural workforce through the creation of new rural...
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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 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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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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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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"Learn to Love Others, Learn to be Free." Celebrating The Life of Chaz...

Steve Sparks ·
How we care for the most vulnerable citizens in our community is a reflection of who we are…
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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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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 FUNDING $4.5M for Integrated Behavioral Health Services in WA State

Karen Clemmer ·
To learn more, click here: HRSA Integrated Behavioral Health Funding in WA HRSA is awarding more than $200 million to 1,208 health centers across the nation to increase access to high quality, integrated behavioral health services , including the prevention or treatment of mental health conditions and/or substance use disorders, including opioid use disorder through the Integrated Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) program. WA State - Total Award: $ 4,507,740 to support 27 health centers...
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New grant-funded health care reporter [The Spokesman Review]

Karen Clemmer ·
There are hundreds of untold stories about rural health care and precious few resources to tell those stories. Report For America, The Spokesman-Review and the Innovia Foundation have all committed to do something about that. On June 4, The Spokesman-Review will welcome Arielle Dreher as our rural health care reporter. Report for America is a national service program that places talented emerging journalists into local news organizations to report for one to two years on under-covered issues...
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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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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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OSPI Student Support Conference

Tory Henderson ·
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Student Support Conference PreConference Session: Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk Registration for this session is separate from the conference. Additional information and registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/assessing-and-managing-suicide-risk-with-office-of-superintendent-of-public-instruction-tickets-32308762378 Conference: May 11 & 12, Yakima Convention Center Additional Information and registration: ...
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Pasta Primavera: HOPE Style [HOPE Garden Project blog]

Karen Clemmer ·
Pasta Primavera: HOPE Style Pasta Perfect Last week our crew made Pasta Primavera from scratch (noodles included) and it was wonderful to watch the kids take turns digging into the dough. It was my first time to take part in the Summer Program here at (click link:) H.O.P.E . and being a part of the process was a special treat. I remember the first time I ever dug my hands into something messy. . . it was meatloaf and I was a lot more hesitant and dare I say grossed out than our crew members...
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Podcast Interview: "Human Flourishing and Public Health," with T. VanderWeele and M. Wilson

Tory Henderson ·
Harvard Chan This Week in Health Podcast, July 11, 2019 "What does it mean for someone to flourish? Flourishing is more than just being happy—although that’s a part of it. But the idea of flourishing expands beyond happiness to look at a person’s overall well-being, taking into account things like life satisfaction or someone’s sense of purpose. That’s why studying flourishing is an interdisciplinary science drawing on public health, philosophy, psychology, and more. In this week’s episode...
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Police will soon connect people to substance abuse, mental health services in Thurston County [theolympian.com]

Tory Henderson ·
People arrested in Lacey and unincorporated Thurston County could soon have access to mental health and substance abuse treatment through a pilot program. Officials hope to have the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion program running by early June, Prosecutor Jon Tunheim announced Wednesday at a meeting hosted by the Black Alliance of Thurston County. The program would allow people arrested for minor offenses, such as public intoxication, urinating in public and low-level drug offenses, to...
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Positive Discipline in the Classroom - 3 opportunities in January 2018

Mary Power ·
Sound Discipline is offering three Positive Discipline in the Classroom workshops in January. Jan 11 - Feb 8 , Campbell Hill Elementary, Renton Jan 11 - Feb 8 , Arthur Jacobsen Elementary, Auburn Jan 16 - Feb 13 , Beverly Park Elementary, Seattle These workshops are held for 5 weeks, from 4:00-7:00pm. Feeling challenged by unmotivated students, power struggles, recess problems being dragged into the classroom, no time to teach because you’re constantly dealing with behaviors? Positive...
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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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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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Programs Help Incarcerated Moms Bond With Their Babies In Prison [NPR.org]

Melissa L. McPheeters ·
In Daidre Kimp's room, the walls are pink and white and there are family photos on a bulletin board. A stroller sits in a corner. It's early morning. Kimp grabs a diaper, a tiny shirt and pants and lifts her smiley, 8-month-old daughter, Stella, from her crib. They are getting ready for the day at the Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW) in Gig Harbor, about a one hour drive from Seattle. It's their home, at least until Kimp enters a work-release program next spring. She picks up...
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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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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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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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August Positive Discipline in the Classroom Workshops

Mary Power ·
Create a classroom and school environment where students feel encouraged and engaged in learning, solve their own friendship issues, and feel a sense of connection and value. Educators from our July workshops offered this feedback... "The reframing around student behavior is so refreshing. It is validating and now I have the tools to lead a more equitable classroom." "The experiential learning made the theoretical ideas come to life. The notion of one more program is overwhelming, but this...
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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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Authors, mothers and teachers: Meet the speakers for Ignite Education Lab 2019 [Seattle Times]

Karen Clemmer ·
We’re just a little over two weeks away from Ignite Education Lab , our fourth annual storytelling event — and we want you to meet our speakers. .... Kari O’Driscoll The Power of Perspective Kari is a native of the Pacific Northwest, the mother of two teenage daughters and a huge fan of teenagers in general. She founded The SELF Project to promote mindfulness, self-awareness and critical thinking in teens, and to strengthen parent-teen relationships. She has worked in mental health and...
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Battle Ground High School suspensions see massive drop over the last year [Thereflector.com]

Tory Henderson ·
Over the last four calendar school years the number of students being suspended by Battle Ground High School has dropped more than 50 percent. During the 2012-13 school year 387 students were suspended, compared to only 145 during the 2015-16 school year. BGHS Principal Mike Hamilton points at a number of different elements that has led to a more positive culture in the high school. He said it is a product of all the district cogs operating in unison and making student engagement and...
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Beyond Paper Tigers: The Heart of the Matter

Jennifer Hossler ·
Graphic artist Anne Nelson created this visual roadmap during the partner showcase, capturing the "heart of the matter" for each community member Teri Barila, co-founder and CEO of the Children’s Resilience Initiative and the igniting force that brought change to a quiet corner of southeast Washington, kicked off last month’s Beyond Paper Tigers Conference by sharing one of her “aha” moments. In 2007, she attended a conference in Winthrop, WA, where Dr. Robert Anda spoke about the CDC-Kaiser...
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Birth Equity Project (BEP) Letter of Intent Due March 4, 2019 at 5:00 PST

Karen Clemmer ·
BIRTH EQUITY PROJECT (BEP) C OMMUNITY INVESTMENTS THAT IMPROVE EQUITY IN BIRTH OUTCOMES Request for Letters of Intent Due March 4, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. PST TIMELINE PURPOSE Washington State Department of Health (DOH) proposes to fund projects aimed at improving maternal health and birth outcomes in priority populations through the Center for Disease Control Preventative Health and Health Services Block Grant (PHHS). We are inviting communities to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) to apply for...
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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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