Schedule of “Resilience” documentary screenings in Michigan

Don’t miss your chance to see the award-winning documentary RESILIENCE: THE BIOLOGY OF STRESS & THE SCIENCE OF HOPE. This film chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators & communities who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction & disease.  You can learn more about it here. The Michigan ACE […]

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Key terms to know (and understand) as we discuss ACEs

The State of Michigan recently enhanced the website that provides information about the effects of trauma and toxic stress and ways to decrease negative outcomes. It is full of great information, including definitions of important terms to know as we discuss ACEs, grow awareness and search for solutions. Can you define “toxic stress” or “secondary […]

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Resources to help young adults in foster care apply (and succeed) in college

The college application process is difficult for many high school students. For a child in the foster care system who has suffered through any number of ACEs, an already daunting experience can seem nearly impossible. As the Michigan ACE Initiative works to train communities to better identify signs of ACEs in children, it is also […]

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Listen to Rick Murdock discuss ACEs and food insecurity on ‘Food for Thought’

How are Adverse Childhood Experiences and food insecurity related? Last week, ACE Initiative Grant Coordinator Rick Murdock was interviewed on WJR’s new radio show “Food for Thought” to discuss how these topics intersect – and offer listeners some solutions to help Michigan kids live healthier lives. It’s a simple message: When kids don’t know where […]

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Master Training: Preventing and identifying ACEs

The MAHP Foundation believes key interventions to address Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) will come from the community – the parents, teachers, social workers, community health workers and beyond who frequently work with kids and make an impact on their lives . That’s why the Michigan ACE Initiative is training individuals who work in fields that […]

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