Healthy, happy kids grow up to create a healthy, happy world.
And now: the face of trauma recovery giving thanks! On Sunday, Nov. 24 I was privileged to sing Handel's "Messiah" at the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda in a full-scale replica of the White House East Ballroom. Somebody even handed me a 17th-century gown and said "here, wear this." I looked like Bo Peep…Continue
Data from the 2011 edition of the National Survey of Children's Health…Continue
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Pediatrician or Obstetrician
Birth Ward in a hospital
County Health Dept.
Child and/or Family Social Services
Child Care Provider
Organization that advocates empathetic, attachment or peaceful parenting
Tavern, bar, pub or liquor store?
We would be eternally grateful if you would be so kind as to download, print, post and/or distribute this poster/flyer. Thank you in…
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The videos have been carried out as part of a research project by The University of Nottingham and Oxford…Continue
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To effectively prevent bullying schools need to understand positive school climate, use reliable measures to evaluate school climate and use effective prevention and intervention programs to improve the climate, a recent paper co-authored by a University of California, Riverside assistant professor…Continue
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Many parents spend thousands of dollars on computer-based training programs that claim to help children with ADHD succeed in the classroom and in peer relationships while reducing hyperactivity and inattentiveness. But a University of Central Florida researcher says parents are better off saving their hard-earned…Continue
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This is a really good example of a law enforcement agency that's definitely not trauma-informed. The article, by Sarah Goodyear on AtlanticCities.com, starts out addressing New York City's stop-and-frisk law, which incoming Mayor Bill de Blasio says he's going to rethink.
In Miami Gardens, Florida, however,…Continue
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Michael Matthews was 19 and in the U.S. Air Force when he was raped by three fellow airmen. After 20 years, he retired at the rank of technical sergeant. He kept his secret for 30 years. He describes the rape and the effects it had on his life in this oped for the New York…
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I had just arrived home and was surprised to find my neighbor suddenly standing in my drive. Then I realized it was her car that had been drawn up on the other side of the street. She must have been waiting for me.
"Has something happened?" I asked, but…Continue
In childhood she escaped the madness
By living outdoors, climbing trees,
Searching for bugs, and four leaves
Until she was dragged inside by her mother.
As a teenager she escaped the frenzy
By adopting a new form of play.
No drugs, alcohol, or sex for her;
Instead she captured iron bullets
from her family’s emotional guns
And slowly healed them away...
She bore the pain, the shame, the hurt, and the guilt
Suffering was easy…
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On Friday the Education Committee of the Washington State House held a work session where trauma and homelessness were addressed. Here is the video link to that hearing and the accompanying power points
Homeless children starts at 32:00 …Continue
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Dr. Rick Hanson's new book "Hardwiring Happiness" show the brain science behind why staying Present with everyone (and everything) produces love and joy.
Here's his Nov. 20 Ted Talk on his book! Rick Hanson on Hardwiring Happiness • TEDx Marin
Rick's doing a free broadcast Monday, Nov. 25th at 5pm Pacific / 8pm…
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Many of you may be aware of the controversial book, “To Train Up a Child” that has sold over 800,000 copies! I bought a copy of this book in order to investigate its contents, purchasing it for a penny plus postage, because I…Continue
Leslie Forstadt, a member of ACEsConnection, wrote this wonderful oped about the ACE Study, resilience-building, and the Maine Resilience Building Network. It appears on BangorDailyNews.com.
When public health experts or kindhearted doctors ask…Continue
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network added two new sections to its section on complex trauma:
Assessment of Complex Trauma -- This section provides an overview, with a case study, plus detailed information for mental health professionals, other professionals, and families and caregivers. …Continue
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