Question: What is in a name? Answer: Everything

Authored By Rick Murdock, Michigan ACE Initiative Grant Coordinator In my role with the Michigan ACE Initiative I have been asked to periodically produce a blog on the current activities and events.  Doing so in January naturally brings the expected context of expected new activity, but maybe not this year. The past few weeks brought a […]

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How the MAHP Foundation is helping Michigan children

Authored by Amanda Dubey-Zerka. Amanda, LMSW, is the Director of Continuing Education and Clinical Instructor for MSU School of Social Work. Amanda is TF-CBT certified and has over 10 years of experience working with children, teens, and adults who have survived trauma. Amanda took part in the master training for ACE in September 2017, as part […]

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ACEs: A Second Chance?

Authored By Rick Murdock, Michigan ACE Initiative Grant Coordinator Recently, my wife and I viewed the movie Seabiscuit for the umpteenth time—as it is a favorite. Each time I’ve watched the movie, I notice something I haven’t noticed before. This time, I focused on the message that was being repeated over and over again. To paraphrase […]

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Help us share your “Master Trainer” story

The Michigan ACE Initiative is training individuals who work in fields that address trauma in children. Our Master Trainers bring excitement, energy and drive to this initiative and help make our efforts worthwhile—they will be the ones to make the difference and our job is to assist their efforts over the coming months and years. […]

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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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