Separating Kids From Their Families Can Permanently Damage Their Brains

Originally Published by The Atlantic. President Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order intended to end the separation of immigrant children from their parents at the border, reversing his own administration’s policy after a national outcry. However, many immigrant children will likely still face great turmoil, beyond the stress of the immigration experience itself. According to […]

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Michigan ACE Initiative Launches New Video

The Michigan ACE Initiative is focused on expanding efforts toward a statewide awareness of the Adverse Childhood Experiences and our new video will help increase that awareness–and showcase the work being done to create trauma informed communities in Michigan. Watch the video in full here.

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Increased stress could lead to immune system disorders, study finds

Originally Published by ABC News.  Stress doesn’t just affect your mind — it also affects your body, a new study finds. Everyone will experience a significant life stressor at some point in their lives, such as loss of a loved one, or exposure to violence. But while most people exposed to hardships gradually recover, a significant […]

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The trauma informed movement is growing

The Michigan ACE Initiative was featured in KPJR Film’s most recent newsletter, highlighting the grassroots work being done to create trauma-informed communities in Michigan and our recently unveiled video. In addition to highlighting the work the Michigan ACE Inititaive is doing, the newsletter featured other resources including a Facebook Live with Nadine Burkes-Harris and a […]

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School Safety and Adverse Childhood Experience: Is there a Relationship?

Authored By Rick Murdock, Michigan ACE Initiative Grant Coordinator School safety is, without a doubt, among the most urgent new programs that state legislatures across the country are addressing this year—and rightfully so. Nothing is more important than ensuring students school don’t have to worry about their safety before, during or after school. Nationally, initiatives that […]

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