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Keynote of ACES to Assets Conference 2019 – Dr. Gabor Mate

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ACES Connection Resource Center. ACEs Connection, an ever-growing social network, connects those who are implementing trauma-informed and resilience-building practices based on ACEs science. The network’s 35,000+ members share their best practices, while inspiring each other to grow the ACEs movement.

THE ATTACHMENT TRAUMA CENTER INSTITUTE The Attachment Trauma Center Institute, LLC (ATCI) provides quality resources, training, and consultation in the field of trauma and attachment. Based in Omaha, Nebraska, Debra Wesselmann, MS, LIMHP, Cathy Schweitzer, MS, LIMHP and Stefanie Armstrong, MS, LIMHP are co-founders of The Attachment and Trauma Center of Nebraska and the ATCI. They are national and international presenters and are certified EMDR consultants. They have developed an EMDR and family therapy integrative model for effective treatment of attachment trauma in children and have co-authored a clinician treatment manual and accompanying parent guide for raising traumatized children.

EMBEDDING TRAUMA-INFORMED PRACTICES WITHIN EXISTING SCHOOL-WIDE PRACTICESIn this blog post on ACEs Connection, Dr. Jim Walters and educator in the St. Louis area offers his 3 step process on incorporating trauma informed care into school-wide practices which are already in place.

Mindful Schools. How Teachers Can Use Trauma-Informed Mindfulness Practices to Support their Students.

Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities is pleased to offer a series of free webinars featuring our national advisors.  In each of these short 45-minute sessions, one of our advisors will share some of their expertise and engage in dialogue with you on key strategies for creating just, healthy and resilient communities.  

Out of the Fog. Dealing with a loved-one or family member who suffers from a personality disorder can sometimes feel like navigating through a fog. FOG stands for Fear, Obligation, Guilt – feelings which often result from being in a relationship with a person who suffers from a Personality Disorder. The FOG acronym was coined by Susan Forward & Donna Frazier in their book Emotional Blackmail. It is our hope that this site may help some navigate out of the FOG in their own lives.

SESAME STREET IN COMMUNITIESThe newest topic for Sesame Street in Communities to help children with is Parental Addiction. Elmo talks with his dad about Karli’s mom and why she had to go away. This website has links to many other topics and resources to use with kids and their families.

TRAUMA SENSITIVE SCHOOL DESCRIPTIVE STUDY The Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative (TLPI) Trauma-Sensitive Schools Descriptive Study has just been released. “This two-year study by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) provides new evidence that an understanding of trauma sensitivity can lead to changes in practice and new ways of interacting with both students and with fellow staff members. In turn these new ways of thinking and changes in practice can serve as a foundation for school-wide culture change that enables students and their educators to feel safe and supported to learn and be successful.”(from the TLPI website)

THE $1 TRILLION LINK BETWEEN MENTAL HEALTH AND ECONOMIC PRODUCTIVITY (FORBES, JUNE 29, 2016)In April, the World Health Organization released a groundbreaking study that established a definitive link between mental health and economic productivity. The findings were both depressing and hopeful. On the downside, depression and anxiety disorders cost the world nearly U.S. $1 trillion annually . On the upside, every dollar invested in treating those disorders leads to a return of $4 in terms of the ability to work and thus contribute to the economy.


Born for Love: Why Empathy Is Essential–and Endangered
Bruce D. Perry and Maia Szalavitz (William Morrow Paperbacks, 2010)

Childhood Disrupted: How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology and How You Can Heal
Donna Jackson Nakazawa (Atria Books, 2015)

For Your Own Good: Hidden Cruelty in Child-Rearing and the Roots of Violence
Alice Miller (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2002)

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction
Gabor Maté (North Atlantic Books, 2011)

Prisoners of Childhood: The Drama of the Gifted Child and the Search for the True Self
Alice Miller (Basic Books, 1996)

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma 
Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D. (Penguin Books, 2015)

The Circles Story : How to help your community resolve poverty and thrive
Scott C. Miller (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014)

The Last Best Cure: My Quest to Awaken the Healing Parts of My Brain and Get Back My Body, My Joy, and My Life
Donna Jackson Nakazawa (Avery, 2013)

Scared Sick: The Role of Childhood Trauma in Adult Disease 
Robin Karr-Morse with Meredith S. Wiley (Basic Books, 2012)

When the Body Says No: Understanding the Stress-Disease Connection
Gabor Maté (Wiley, 2008)