ACEs, Social Determinates and Public Health: An Alignment That Makes Sense

Authored By Rick Murdock, Michigan ACE Initiative Grant Coordinator The categories of Adverse Childhood Experiences include: Abuse, neglect and household dysfunction and the impact that ACEs have on future health conditions and behaviors. Similarly, many also are aware of the need for public policy to focus more on social determinates to provide positive health outcomes. […]

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‘Resilience’ Film Focus On Toxic Stress

Area educators, health care providers, students and others who have a vested interest in the current and future welfare of their communities attended the March 15 screening of the documentary film “Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope” and the panel discussion afterward. Those purpose-driven professionals came to Mid Michigan Community College […]

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Alpena caregivers offered training in trauma

Originally published by The Alpena News Previous participants of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network curriculum for caregivers said anyone who deals with children should attend trauma training. “I would say anyone from foster parents, to teachers; if you work with kids you need to understand their behavior,” said Peggi Armstrong, a local parent who attended […]

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ACE Trainers Make Widespread Impact Throughout Michigan

In total, the Michigan ACE Initiative has trained 75 Master Trainers—and they’re making a widespread impact throughout Michigan. Once trained, our Master Trainers go out into their respective communities and train other people who frequently work with kids, including parents, foster parents, teachers, social workers, community health workers, law enforcement and beyond. Creating trauma-informed communities—teaching […]

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The Trauma Informed Teacher – Silent Front Line

Originally published by Ransom For Israel I hate the first week of school. It fills me with anxiety and dread. I once loved the smell of new crayons and was excited over the new backpacks and folders. Now I worry. I parent children from hard places; children who have experienced trauma. I’ve been lucky the last […]

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