ACEs Connection

Healthy, happy kids grow up to create a healthy, happy world.

This community of practice uses trauma-informed, resilience-building practices to prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences & further trauma.

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How to use ACEsTooHigh Network - it's easy!

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. 

 

Blog Posts

Too Stressed To Meditate?

Buddhist psychology claims there are three primary feelings, or sensations, which meditation can help access:

  1. Pleasant
  2. Painful
  3. Neutral

Arising from these primary feelings are our reactions to them, the so-called secondary emotions. For example, we feel desire or joy in reaction to pleasant feelings, anger or fear in response to painful feelings, and boredom or apathy towards neutral…

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Posted by Laura K Kerr, PhD on July 29, 2014 at 2:38pm

SAMHSA Strategic Plan

SAMHSA is asking for feedback of its strategic plan, of which one part is an emphasis on "Trauma and Justice."

Read the plan and comment at http://store.samhsa.gov/leadingchange/feedback/

Posted by Cris Cannon on July 29, 2014 at 12:18pm

What is Climate Change Doing to Our Mental Health? [Grist.org]

About a year ago, I started wondering about the impact of climate change on mental health. After all, depression is already the second leading cause of disability around the world, depression can be kicked off by stress, and watching the ocean inch up to your doorstep or seeing drought destroy your crops and take away your livelihood can be pretty…

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Posted by Samantha Sangenito on July 29, 2014 at 12:00pm

70 Percent Of Child Sex Trafficking Victims Are Sold Online: Study [HuffingtonPost.com]

In 2014, buying a child for sex online can be just as easy as selling your old couch or posting an updated resume.

Astonishing statistics dug up by Thorn, an agency that studies technology's role in sex trafficking, found that sites like Craigslist are often used as tools for conducting business within the industry. Incredibly, 70 percent of child sex…

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Posted by Samantha Sangenito on July 29, 2014 at 12:00pm

Many Parents Believe That Their Obese Children Are In Good Health (Study) [HuffingtonPost.com]

Nearly 1 in 3 parents whose children were referred to an obesity clinic did not perceive their child's weight as a health problem, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that 31 percent of parents of obese or overweight children considered their child's health to be excellent or very good, and 28 percent of parents did not view their child's weight as a…

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Posted by Samantha Sangenito on July 29, 2014 at 12:00pm

House clears child abuse prevention bill [TheHill.com]

The House on Monday cleared legislation to reauthorize the Victims of Child Abuse Act for the president's signature.

Passed by voice vote, the measure, S. 1799, would authorize $15 million annually through fiscal 2018 for child abuse prevention programs, including grants to train attorney prosecuting cases and develop investigations.

"S.…

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Posted by Samantha Sangenito on July 29, 2014 at 12:00pm

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Too Stressed To Meditate?

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