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Would you want to erase your memories of trauma?
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Here's a place where you can review books that relate to ACE concepts or trauma-informed practices.Authors -- feel free to tout your books here, too!Please post a book in the discussion section. That way, people can comment and add to its review. To see all books, scroll to the bottom of the Discussion section and click on "View All".Comments section is for making a general comment for the group members to see. We will add books to a master list under "Pages", so that we'll have a central place…See More
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Here's a place where you can review books that relate to ACE concepts or trauma-informed practices.Authors -- feel free to tout your books here, too!Please post a book in the discussion section. That way, people can comment and add to its review. To see all books, scroll to the bottom of the Discussion section and click on "View All".Comments section is for making a general comment for the group members to see. We will add books to a master list under "Pages", so that we'll have a central place…See More
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What's your profession?
I'm founder and manager of ACEsConnection, a virtual community of practice, and the founder and editor of the ACEsTooHigh.com news site. I'm also writing a book about how people are implementing practices based on ACE Study, trauma-informed and resilience concepts.

As founder and manager of ACEsConnection, it's my responsibility to the network members to make sure that this is a safe place and a trusted source.

I also help people who are unfamiliar with how to interact on virtual communities of practice, and give them guidance and tips to interact successfully and to build their own sub-communities (e.g., domestic violence, foster care) in this larger community.

I’ve been a health, science and technology journalist for decades. Prior to launching the ACEs sites, I was director of media strategies at The World Company in Lawrence, KS, where we broke new ground in the field of journalism by developing a local social journalism health news site called WellCommons.com. It's a model for a network of local health sites I plan to create in California.

I’m on an advisory group for ReportingonHealth.com, an online community of USC Annenberg’s California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships. I’m also co-director, with Dr. Lori Dorfman, of the Reporting on Violence project, which has operated out of the Berkeley Media Studies Group since the mid 1990s. It was that project that provided an education about violence epidemiology, and eventually led to the ACE Study, and a story for the Sacramento Bee in 2005. You can find it on the ACEsTooHigh.com news site, after the quiz on the "Got Your ACE Score?" tab.

I went digital in 1996, as one of the first video journalists for New York Times TV, then did multimedia reporting for Discovery Channel’s Web site. I’ve lived and reported from Kenya and Bali, Indonesia; have been to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean on the deep-sea submersible Alvin, and to the “bottom of the world” in Antarctica three times on research icebreakers.
What organization do you work for?
ACEsTooHigh, ACEsConnection
What is your interest in ACE concepts?
Growing a community of people who are implementing ACE concepts personally or professionally; creating a safe place and a trusted source to do so.

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Chicago Gun Violence: Big Numbers, But a Surprisingly Small Network

...To begin with, the dramatic disparities the rates of nonfatal gunshot injury: overall it’s 46.5 per 100,000 for the city as a whole from 2006-2012. It’s 1.62 per 100,000 for whites; 28.72 for Hispanics, and 112.83 for blacks.

For all males, it’s 44.68 per 100,000; 239.77 for black males, and for…

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Posted on April 16, 2014 at 12:00pm

New thinking on brain-science therapies could help foster kids

...At Mount Saint Vincent, children's treatment begins with an evaluation of their brains, based on a system developed by Houston-based ChildTrauma Academy. The first tests seem like part of a comprehensive medical checkup: resting heart rate, gag reflex, temperature regulation and metabolism.

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Posted on April 16, 2014 at 12:00pm

Primary source: Adverse childhood experiences, psychosocial well-being and cognitive development among orphans and abandoned children in five low income countries

The most salient finding is that increases in emotional difficulties are associated with lags in cognitive development for two separate measures of learning within and across multiple study sites. Exposure to potentially traumatic events, male gender, and lower socio-economic status are associated with more…

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Posted on April 16, 2014 at 12:00pm

Traces of Trauma in Sperm RNA

The offspring of mice that suffered early-life stress show signs of the disturbance their parent experienced, researchers from the University of Zurich and their colleagues have found, pointing to a potential RNA-based mechanism by which trauma may be epigenetically inherited. The team’s work was published…

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At 7:44am on April 15, 2014, Meg Harris said…
Thank you for the information!
At 8:49am on April 10, 2014, Sandy Moses said…

Thanks for the nice welcome, Jane!  This is a great resource!

At 4:30pm on April 8, 2014, Pauline Villa said…

Thank you so much!

At 2:56pm on March 27, 2014, Joanna Edwards said…

Thank you so much for this information!  I will update my profile shortly.  

At 7:36am on March 25, 2014, Margo DeMont said…

Yes, Dr. Anda is doing two 1/2 days of training, a community panel discussion, and a meeting with potential local philanthropy.  Sharon Wise, a survivor, is presenting in the afternoons.  With his agreement we will add the evening public form.  

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At 5:04pm on March 22, 2014, Betty Lee Davis said…

Hi, Jane--

  

Thank you for your welcome.  I am wondering who to contact to edit my profile where it says “Youth Violence and Trauma Informed Education Activist”  to insert  "as a Public Health Epidemic" so that it reads "Youth Violence as a Public Health Epidemic and Trauma Informed Education Activist."   I accidentally omitted "public health epidemic" which is central to my activism. 

 

I first became acquainted with the ACE Study in 2007 when I had occasion to meet Vince Felitti, at a conference in Baltimore, and which sparked my interest, which, in addition to its relevance in  my clinical work, intensified in 2011, when I had an opportunity to become involved with trauma at the policy level.  In July, 2011, through the PA NAACP Education Committee, at the  PA House of Representatives Education Committee's Informational Meeting at Temple Universtiy, I provided the clinical information for what has become PA House Resolution 191, sponsored by Rep. Ron Waters, which was adopted in April, 2013,.  HR 191 "Declares Youth Violence as a Public Health Epidemic and Supports the Establishment of Statewide Trauma-Informed Education."  Rep. Waters took HR 191 to the national level at the National Conference of State Legislatures last August and the National Legislative Black Caucus last December where it received unanimous support by both legislative bodies. Interested members nationwide can contact their state legislators about Pennsylvania's House Resolution 191 and inquire about its status in their own state.  

 

I look forward to making new connections and having a new route of learning about the ACE study and developments in the trauma field.

 

 

At 12:33pm on March 22, 2014, Laura Ramnarace said…

Thank you Jane!

At 2:12pm on March 20, 2014, Jim Guevara said…

Thanks Jane. Glad to be part of such a committed community.

At 9:49am on March 20, 2014, Darcy Walker Krause said…

Thank you, Jane!  

At 5:55am on March 19, 2014, Kate Brookins said…

Thank you, Jane for the welcome message. I will be sure to check out all the site features soon.

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