On this day, we celebrate our gratitude to Martin Luther King, Jr.  His life’s work helped fuel a wave of significant national change towards racial equality, including the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, give thanks and even the playing field

This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, give thanks and even the playing field
On this day, we celebrate our gratitude to Martin Luther King, Jr.  His life’s work helped fuel a wave of significant national change towards racial equality, including the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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Alaskan Children Are Swept Up by a River of ACEs…But There’s Hope & Help

Alaskan Children Are Swept Up by a River of ACEs…But There’s Hope & Help

Cathy Giessel is a lifelong Alaskan, registered nurse, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, healthcare services volunteer and board member of Alaska Behavioral Health. To punctuate the gravity of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) (like Childhood Domestic Violence) in her community, in a

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COVID-19 – CALLED 11TH ACE BY SOME – SETS BACK RESILIENCY-BUILDING FOR AT-RISK YOUTH…BUT SOME COMMUNITIES ARE FIGHTING BACK

COVID-19 – CALLED 11TH ACE BY SOME – SETS BACK RESILIENCY-BUILDING FOR AT-RISK YOUTH…BUT SOME COMMUNITIES ARE FIGHTING BACK

Mary Ann Hansen, director of First 5, a nonprofit that supports early childhood development, grew up in Humboldt County and has deep connections with helping families in her community overcome adversity – a daunting task as Humboldt’s rates of

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Nation’s First Office of Resilience Launched in New Jersey to Combat ACEs

Nation’s First Office of Resilience Launched in New Jersey to Combat ACEs

New Jersey’s Pioneering Efforts

New Jersey, under the New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF), is the first state in the nation to launch an Office of Resiliency. Its goal is to create a community-driven statewide plan to combat

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Reports of Domestic Violence & Foster Placements Drop During Pandemic: Covid-19 Masking Incidence, Experts Suspect

Reports of Domestic Violence & Foster Placements Drop During Pandemic: Covid-19 Masking Incidence, Experts Suspect

Kids that experience childhood domestic violence and other adversities at home often prefer school to being at home and many join various extracurricular activities to delay the inevitable even longer.

Adrian Tucker, now an instructional assistant at an elementary school

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Recent Survey on Childhood Domestic Violence in Ohio Offers Recommendations to Curb Impact

Recent Survey on Childhood Domestic Violence in Ohio Offers Recommendations to Curb Impact

According to the CDC, each year more than 6% of all children in the US are exposed to domestic violence. And strikingly, among the most affected by are the youngest.

In 2020, Case Western Reserve University conducted a survey study

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Sesame Street Communities Features Insightful Video on Responses of Children Facing CDV & Other Traumatic Events, Shows How a Caring Adult Can Help Undo the Damage

Sesame Street Communities Features Insightful Video on Responses of Children Facing CDV & Other Traumatic Events, Shows How a Caring Adult  Can Help Undo the Damage

Trauma has a negative impact on a child’s developing brain and can trigger stress responses and coping mechanisms that can be different from one child to the next. Not all children are the same and not children respond to trauma

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Last Month, California Became 1st U.S. State to Begin Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Like Childhood Domestic Violence (CDV)

Last Month, California Became 1st U.S. State to Begin Screening  for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Like Childhood Domestic Violence (CDV)

On January 1st, California became the first U.S. state to begin formally screening for adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) – early childhood adversities faced in a child’s home, including abuse, neglect, CDV, etc, that can have profound and defining impact

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RECENT ARTICLE IN CANADA OUTLINES STEPS FOR FOSTERING RESILIENCY IN CHILDREN, PARTICULARLY AFTER ACE’S

RECENT ARTICLE IN CANADA OUTLINES STEPS FOR FOSTERING RESILIENCY IN CHILDREN, PARTICULARLY AFTER ACE’S

RECENT ARTICLE IN CANADA OUTLINES STEPS FOR FOSTERING RESILIENCY IN CHILDREN, PARTICULARLY AFTER ACE’S

In a recently published article in Canada, Vicki Hazelwood, Co-ordinator at the Lethbridge Early Years Coalition captures the essence and key pillars of resilience simply and

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The youngest victims of domestic violence are innocent children, who are often overlooked

The youngest victims of domestic violence are innocent children, who are often overlooked

This tragic story depicts the devastating culmination of a domestic violence incident and the extensive history of it in the household that led to the death of a 17-year old boy attempting to protect his mother. The consequences of such

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