ACEs and Resilience in the Environment of COVID-19

By Richard Murdock and Jennifer Nottingham, Michigan ACE Initiative Several weeks ago, a request was made to address the issue of COVID-19 and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). As serious as these issues are, it appeared at first to be an easy assignment. But maybe not. It is not necessary to recite the statistics or forecast […]

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Unchartered Waters

An Update from Rick Murdock, Michigan ACE Coordinator First, I hope this message finds you, your families and colleagues in good health. As we work through the “shelter at home” directive in effect for the coming weeks, if not longer, it gives us the context to think of our next steps for the Michigan ACE […]

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Be Careful Out There

  Whether is was the adage attributed to the days of Julius Caesar of “beware of the Ides of March” or the instruction provided daily by the desk sergeant  to the “beat cops” from “Hill Street Blues” of “Be Careful Out There” we are living in times that demand such attention.  Having said that we […]

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Trauma Informed Care: Building on Our Commitment to Strengths Based Approaches to Ending Homelessness

From the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness: Originally Published 2.10.20 Our efforts to ensure that every individual and family has the safety and stability of home require a continued focus on aligning housing with services and supports that are tailored to each household’s unique strengths and needs. There is long-standing recognition that these services and […]

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New Study Reveals Annual Cost of Childhood Adversity in California Is Approximately $113 Billion

This article was originally published by PR Newswire; news was provided by Center for Youth Wellness. A number of studies have investigated the cost of child maltreatment, but the current study, entitled “Adult health burden and costs in California during 2013 associated with prior adverse childhood experiences,” is the first to examine the cost associated […]

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