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Meeting Updates

November 14 Partners Meeting:  ACEs a Community Conversation – Becoming Trauma Informed and Building Resilience:   Meeting  Minutes; Community Conversation Re-cap

 

Next Meeting: Wednesday, December 12, 3:00-4:15 p.m., Plymouth Library

Plymouth Police and Vitals App Services will share information on a new program. YMCA Outreach will share information on their Homeless program

 

Events

Webinar: Designing Thinking for Community Change

December 6, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

This webinar will focus on design thinking and how this tool can strengthen health equity and community change initiatives in your community.

 

Sheridan Story Holiday Packing Event

Saturday, December 8, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Please join The Sheridan Story on Saturday, for our 5th Annual Holiday Packing Event. We will gather to celebrate the holiday season and package thousands of weekend meal bags for children in Minnesota.

 
Parent Catalyst Leadership Support Group

Thursday December 13, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

We are parents and caregivers of children with diagnosed mental health conditions in Hennepin County. We play an important role in helping Hennepin County providers, educators and policymakers improve mental health services for children. We provide opportunities for parents to network, give and gain support, learn, advocate, and lead. Visit the Hennepin County Parent Catalyst Leadership Group webpage to learn more.

 

Relate TrueYou Support Group

Starting February 2019

A 10 -week, skills based program designed to explore individual identity and build resiliency. Drawing from the latest evidence based research in heart, mind and body integration, participants will spend each week learning tools and techniques to support their holistic health and development. Topics include everyday mindfulness, movement and yoga, sleep, nutrition, and cultivating nurturing relationships. For more information, contact Amanda Sullivan, MSW, LICSW, at asullivan@relatemn.org.

 

ACEs: Trauma Informed & Behavior Management

Understanding ACEs

ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) are serious childhood traumas that can result in toxic stress.  Prolonged exposure to ACEs can create toxic stress, which can damage the developing brain and body of children, and affect overall health. Toxic stress may prevent a child from learning or playing in a healthy way with other children, and can cause long-term health problems.  

 

WE CAN; Help children identify, express and manage emotions. Create safe physical and emotional environments.  Research shows that if caregivers provide a safe environment for children and teach them how to be resilient, that helps reduce the effects of ACEs.

Is childhood trauma a public health crisis?  When public health officials get wind of an outbreak of Hepatitis A or influenza, they spring into action with public awareness campaigns, monitoring and outreach. But should they be acting with equal urgency when it comes to childhood trauma?

 

Nadine Burke Harris, author of The Deepest Well, speaks on Childhood Trauma in her TED Talk.

 

YouTube video Every Opportunity from the Atlanta Speech School, Rollins Center for Language & Literacy, shares how to give every child the opportunity to find their voice.  This is a great video illustrating how we can all impact children's lives, at many points of contact, during their day.  Please share with colleagues.

 

Resources

 
Game On Action For Healthy Kids
 

Tools for Schools

With curricular changes, funding concerns and testing requirements, you may wonder how can schools find the time to address student health and wellness. The right question to ask is, if healthy students show improved academic scores, improved classroom behavior, and higher attendance rates, how can schools not focus on student health and wellness? Visit the Tools for Schools website to learn more.

 

Serving kids and families in Wayzata Public Schools.

We bring together leaders from the education, healthcare, business, non-profit, religious, and civic sectors to support the health and well-being of Wayzata Public Schools' kids and their families. Visit partnersforhealthykids.org for more information.

 
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