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COMPLETE SURVEY TO DEVELOP FIRST VALID AND RELIABLE MEASURE OF TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE

Dear ACEs Colleagues,

 

The ACE Study helped launch the movement for trauma-informed care. However, at this time, there are NO reliable and valid measures of trauma-informed care. We are working on an instrument to measure staff beliefs related to TIC. When finished, this could be…

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Added by Steve Brown, Psy.D. on April 16, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Q&A: Solitary Confinement and Teens Shouldn’t Mix

Dr. Bruce Perry is a child psychiatrist and senior fellow at the ChildTrauma Academy in Houston and adjunct professor of psychiatry at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. His neuroscientific research has focused largely on the…

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Added by Elizabeth Prewitt on April 15, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Partnership agreements fail to keep children safe

Agreements are seen by social workers as a useful tool but can give a false sense of assurance

Partnership agreements between social care authorities and parents have been in use for many years, but it is not…

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Added by Elizabeth Prewitt on April 15, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Treatment of complex developmental trauma in children and youth

Children and adolescents in foster care and institutional settings often face complex developmental trauma related to multiple or continuous traumatic experiences. However, successful clinical interventions are difficult to implement because of barriers to accessibility, time…

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Added by Elizabeth Prewitt on April 15, 2014 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

Hereditary trauma: Inheritance of traumas and how they may be mediated

Extreme and traumatic events can change a person -- and often, years later, even affect their children. Researchers have now unmasked a piece in the puzzle of how the inheritance of traumas may be mediated. The phenomenon has long been known in psychology: traumatic experiences can induce…

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Added by Elizabeth Prewitt on April 15, 2014 at 4:00am — No Comments

Trauma Matters Newsletter

Check out the new Spring Issue of Trauma Matters newsletter, a publication of the Connecticut Women’s Consortium and the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. The newsletter, produced as part of the CT Trauma Initiative, provides information about trauma and trauma-informed care…

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Added by Elizabeth Prewitt on April 8, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

California Assemblyman Hosts Discussion On Strengthening Youth Trauma Care

Jane Stevens, founder and editor of ACEsTooHigh and ACEsConnections, testified at this hearing.  She is quoted in the following story in Neon Tommy, a digital news site of USC Annenberg.

Assembly Member and Chair of the Assembly Select…

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Added by Elizabeth Prewitt on April 8, 2014 at 4:00am — No Comments

New Child Welfare Chief Eyes Change (New York City)

New Administration for Children’s Services Commissioner (New York City) Gladys Carrión met with City Limits in late March to discuss her vision for the agency and the legacy she inherited. In a spacious Financial District office decorated with framed posters of Eleanor Roosevelt and pioneering Puerto…

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Added by Elizabeth Prewitt on April 8, 2014 at 4:00am — No Comments

State lawmakers take action on trauma-informed policies and programs

Lawmakers around the country are taking action to reduce the impact of childhood trauma—and the toxic stress it creates—on lifetime outcomes, particularly in educational achievement and health. The legislation being considered in Vermont as reported recently on this site is still percolating in the legislature. Another bill (H. 3528) being considered in Massachusetts seeks…

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Added by Elizabeth Prewitt on April 7, 2014 at 4:30am — No Comments

Do No Harm -- Trauma-focused courts address the roots of family problems—and the traumatic impact of court itself.

Interview by SONIA DIAZ

I grew up hurt and scared. The trauma I went through affected me when I became a mother. Sometimes I would shut myself in my room so that I didn’t scare my kids, and I smoked weed to…

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Added by Jasmine Pettis on April 7, 2014 at 4:00am — No Comments

Testimony by Arthur C. Evans, Jr. PhD, Commissioner, Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services, Philadelphia

Arthur C. Evans, Jr. PhD, Commissioner, Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services, Philadelphia, presented testimony before the US House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on March 26.  The focus of the hearing was on psychiatric bed capacity. His testimony emphasized the need for community based services in addition to prevention and early intervention.  Excerpts from the testimony follow: …

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Added by Elizabeth Prewitt on April 1, 2014 at 4:00am — No Comments

Alaska Health Collective Aims To Address Trauma

Community providers are continuing a collaborative health effort on the lower Kenai Peninsula, now buoyed by a fresh round of health assessment information.



Some new goals will include continuing work through the programs and partnerships already established by MAPP – Mobilizing for…

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Added by Rebecca Ruiz on March 28, 2014 at 4:00am — No Comments

PTSD From Your ZIP Code: Urban Violence and the Brain

A growing number of programs treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in war veterans. But far fewer treat Americans who suffer from the PTSD that comes with their ZIP code. And this kind of PTSD may be affecting even more people.

A recent study that ran in the American Journal of…

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Added by Rebecca Ruiz on March 28, 2014 at 4:00am — No Comments

Community Policing and Child Development: Averting Traumatic Disorders

You could tell the police sergeants in blue from the lieutenants and chiefs in their white-shirted uniforms. But 11 were there, including Dean Esserman the New Haven Chief of Police, representing their respective precincts for the weekly meeting with about as many clinicians from the Yale Child Study…

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Added by Elizabeth Prewitt on March 25, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Heart Attacks Up in Katrina's Aftermath

An elevated frequency of admissions for acute myocardial infarction was sustained for up to 6 years after Hurricane Katrina blew through New Orleans, possibly because of the stress of rebuilding, a single-center study showed.

In the 2 years before the storm, 0.7% of all admissions were for…

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Added by Elizabeth Prewitt on March 25, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Wow! Fantastic! Spot ON! ~ Trauma Informed Care - Trauma Sensitivity

Created by Pat Davis-Salyer M.Ed. of the Education and Development Dept. at Oregon State Hospital

“When you’re in crisis, you hope for a helper who is just as compassionate and concerned as someone would be who was helping you out of some kind of physical danger.”…

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Added by Shelley Calissendorff on March 25, 2014 at 11:56am — No Comments

History in the Making: Riding the Trauma Wave

Sometimes we don't notice when hist ory is being made. We ride a wave of logical progression and don't even notice when it peaks - that snapshot moment when we are lifted, arms outstretched, into the waiting air and remain suspended for one glorious second before the wave breaks and pushes powerfully to…

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Added by Louise Godbold on March 18, 2014 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Life of a Police Officer: Medically and Psychologically Ruinous

Police officer Brian Post recognized the 16-year-old girl lying face down in the grass at the Whispering Pines apartment complex in Lynnwood, Washington. He had gotten to know her in recent weeks, helping her obtain a restraining order against her abusive ex-boyfriend. Now, here was Sangeeta Lal, unconscious,…

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Added by Jasmine Pettis on March 17, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Local First Responders Cope With Trauma Through Peer Support

Local law enforcement entities and other first responders are no strangers to traumatic events.

While agencies don’t have the same programs or services to deal with the aftermath of those tragedies, coping mechanisms in general center largely on peer support and talking with others about the…

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Added by Jasmine Pettis on March 17, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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