Healthy, happy kids grow up to create a healthy, happy world.
This is a community of practice network. We use trauma-informed practices to prevent ACEs & further trauma, and to increase resilience.
Think of this network as a Facebook just for the community of people who are implementing -- or thinking of implementing -- ACE concepts in international, national, state or local agencies, organizations, or communities.
It's incredible just how much activity is taking place across the country -- people are instituting a trauma-informed or trauma-sensitive approach in education, juvenile justice, mental health clinics, hospitals, child welfare, prisons, domestic violence programs, cities, towns and neighborhoods.
This network can help you achieve your goals faster by sharing resources, news about upcoming events, and information about best and worst practices.
It's easy to start: Just sign up, fill out your profile, and go to "My Page" to start adding information about what you're doing.
If you're looking for others who are doing what you're doing or what you want to do, start a group and invite people to join.
This ACEs Too High Network also links to the ACEsTooHigh.com news site, which is for the general public. Much of what is posted there ends up here, with the addition of details that are of more interest to this community.
If you've got a question, send me a message by putting a comment on my wall. I'll be glad to get on the phone with you to answer any questions.
I've blogged a lot about some really awful trauma here, and will again -- but there's something I've been meaning to tell you about the healing part, aka "resilience."…Continue
Posted by Kathy Brous on December 6, 2013 at 4:04pm
In the video below, Jane Fonda speaks out to say: “Save our children from the violent decline of our society by teaching emotional literacy to boys." Thank you, Lou Godbold for posting the Fonda clip on Facebook!…Continue
Posted by Kathy Brous on December 6, 2013 at 3:37pm
The pretty South African woman sitting next to me said our flight from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth was taking longer than expected, although I hadn’t noticed. I arrived in South Africa only a few hours before. Jet lagged, I was wrestling with the cellophane wrapper guarding the plastic cutlery that came with my in-flight meal.
She told me she was flying to "PE" (what the locals call Port Elizabeth) to attend a luncheon with Bill Clinton, who had flown there earlier that…Continue
Posted by Laura K Kerr on December 6, 2013 at 1:30pm
Started by Jane Stevens in Untitled Category on Friday.