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NCAR: What should NCAR do next?
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Hold a national summit open to everyone? A series of state summits? Seed communities with funding for community organizers to bring people together across sectors to integrate ACEs in all…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tina Marie Hahn, MD, FAAP yesterday.

NCAR: What was your "light bulb" moment for understanding the impact of ACEs research? And how have you created "light bulb" moments for others?"
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An example from the December 2013 NCAR summit: Teri Barila, co-founder of the Children's Resilience Initiative in Walla Walla, WA, recalled how a woman whom she had known for years -- she’d provided…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Sporleder Jul 17.

NCAR: How can you convince the average person to care about adverse childhood experiences?
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Today the Health Federation of Philadelphia and RWJF released proceedings from the first meeting of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Olcott 20 hours ago.

 

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Robert Olcott replied to Jane Stevens's discussion NCAR: How can you convince the average person to care about adverse childhood experiences?
"I happened to read part of an item by a (trauma-informed) Family Court Judge, who noted a "particularly challenging family"... whose daughter, years  later presented in his court... My [rural] county was one of six national…"
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Robert Olcott replied to Jane Stevens's discussion NCAR: How can you convince the average person to care about adverse childhood experiences?
"I carry all five different cards from info@www.traumainformedcare.com, as different health care settings may warrant different ones. My primary/preferred card reads:     " Please read & Inquire I have experienced…"
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Robert Olcott replied to Jane Stevens's discussion NCAR: How can you convince the average person to care about adverse childhood experiences?
"Hi Colette,      One of your fellow "[NZ] islanders", who was instrumental in getting a disability rights resolution through the United Nations...a few years back, is now in Vermont doing (trauma-informed) Intentional…"
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Tina Marie Hahn, MD, FAAP replied to Jane Stevens's discussion NCAR: How can you convince the average person to care about adverse childhood experiences?
"Do you have the curriculum?"
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Robert Olcott replied to Jane Stevens's discussion NCAR: How can you convince the average person to care about adverse childhood experiences?
"One co-sponsor of the bill is also a former school principal (Kevin Christie-Vt Legislative district 10), and during a chat I had with him, he noted he supported all 7 sections of (Vt.) House bill 762, and is collaborating with the…"
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Robert Olcott replied to Jane Stevens's discussion NCAR: How can you convince the average person to care about adverse childhood experiences?
"A curriculum for medical students/interns/residents on trauma-informed/ACEs...crossed my path a bit ago. ACEsConnection staffers Jane and/or Chris Engel may possibly also have seen it."
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"The mother should not be arrested. The social policies of America that do not provide for adequate childcare for low income working mothers needs to be arrested!!!"
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"I like everything you said. Just watched one of the Becky Bailey I Love You rituals on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3PtrlnUm4U. Never heard of it, and what a find! I can use it TODAY as a CASA volunteer working with parents in the…"
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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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100 Resilient Cities Challenge [Rockefeller Foundation]

The 100 Resilient Cities Challenge seeks to find 100 cities worldwide that are ready to build resilience to the social, economic, and physical challenges that cities face in an increasingly urbanized world.

We can't predict the next disruption or catastrophe. But we can control how we respond to these challenges. We can adapt to the shocks and stresses of our world and transform them into opportunities for growth. If your city applies for the 100…

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Posted on July 23, 2014 at 12:30pm

Agreement reached on ‘willful defiance’ bill [California - EdSource.org]

After several months of negotiations, Gov. Jerry Brown and advocates for less punitive disciplinary policies have compromised on a bill that would limit schools’ ability to suspend or expel students for “willful defiance,” according to…

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Posted on July 23, 2014 at 12:30pm

New York Court Rules Spanking Children Is A “Reasonable Use Of Force” [BuzzFeed]

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A ruling last Wednesday from the state Appellate Division found that the spanking “was a reasonable use of force,” despite a family court judge determining last year…

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Posted on July 22, 2014 at 12:00pm

Mental health issues in children with relatives who participated in manhunt after Boston Marathon

Researchers found that the proportion of youth with likely PTSD was 5.7 times higher among youth with relatives in the manhunt than among youth without. Children with relatives in the manhunt also experienced more emotional symptoms and hyperactivity or inattention.

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Posted on July 22, 2014 at 12:00pm

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At 8:31am on July 22, 2014, Elizabeth G. Vermilyea said…

Jane, Thank you for your welcome. I am so happy to be a part of this community!

At 5:13pm on July 21, 2014, Liz Mullinar said…

Thanks for the invite. I am part of the Heal For Life  Foundation running affordable healing centres in Australia England and the Philipinnes (later this year) it would be good to link our Facebook pages as you seem to have great info available . I'll post the link later

At 4:47pm on July 20, 2014, E.C. Hurley, Ph.D said…

Thanks Jane for your welcome.  I am appreciative to be part of this network and look forward to learning and participating.

E. C. Hurley

At 9:36pm on July 13, 2014, June Parkin AFAIM CPMgr said…

Thanks very much Jane

At 9:24pm on July 7, 2014, Elaine Miller Karas said…

Dear Jane:  Thank you for the lovely welcome!  Mary Lou and I had a lively conversation in Claremont a few weeks ago about our shared passion.  I am most grateful to your efforts to bring a community together to respond to the ACE study.   I hope to contribute to your organization.  I have just posted both websites on our Trauma Resource Institute's Facebook page.   Elaine Miller-Karas

At 4:31pm on July 6, 2014, Donna Syed said…

Thanks, again, Jane!  The work I'm doing right now would appreciate feedback, comments and any other help or interest it may lend or garner.  I will certainly share more here and I look forward to learning from the community.  Please always fee free to seek out any advice from me about online presence/marketing (my bread and butter job) for AcesTooHigh.com.  The message, mission and work is far too important not to be widely known and expanded.

Donna Syed

At 12:38pm on July 1, 2014, Aileen Fink said…

Hi Jane,

 

I didn't remember seeing information about the AAP Symposium on Child Health, Resilience & Toxic Stress in the daiily or weekly emails?  Just in case it didn't make it in the information sharing- there are good resources posted on their page at http://www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/federal-advocacy/Pages/Symposium.aspx.

 

Take Care-

At 6:14am on June 24, 2014, Dominic Varle said…

Thanks for adding me and your warm welcome. I look forward to exploring more and contributing once I've finished my dissertation in a few weeks.

DV

At 3:04pm on June 23, 2014, Chris Pulley said…

Thanks Jane! I'm following @acestoohigh now on Twitter as well.

I just started my new public health twitter: @cpulleyhealth

At 12:31pm on June 12, 2014, Shannon Nosenzo said…

Thanks for the tip Jane! I made a request to join the group.

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