He’s changing the way Michigan teachers help children with trauma

On a sunny Michigan morning, Jim Henry and his team sit or stand in front of a two-way mirror, watching the reunification of a mother and the child she tried to kill. And it’s just Tuesday. Henry and his team spend their work days assessing damage. Not to cars or homes, but to kids. Each of these […]

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ACE Year End Updates: Part Two

My last blog focused on the transitions we are undertaking organizationally and strategically to best serve the current and future needs of the Michigan ACE Initiative. It is our hope that you will see the value of these changes in the very near term. As we end the year, it is also worthwhile to capture […]

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ACE Year End Updates: Part One

As the year rapidly comes to a close, I find myself reflecting on the successes the Michigan ACE Initiative had in 2019 and looking forward to what the future holds in 2020 and beyond. I typically try to keep my blogs focused on a single issue or concern but there is a lot of updates […]

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He’s changing the way Michigan teachers help children with trauma

This article was originally published by the Detroit Free Press. On a sunny Michigan morning, Jim Henry and his team sit or stand in front of a two-way mirror, watching the reunification of a mother and the child she tried to kill. And it’s just Tuesday. Henry and his team spend their work days assessing damage. Not […]

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Childhood trauma is tied to health risks, but Michigan doctors don’t ask

By now, the medical evidence is clear: Childhood trauma can have profound effects on physical and mental health. Even so, Michigan physicians like Timothy Kval remain all too rare. Working out of a Muskegon clinic, Kval evaluates more than a patient’s symptoms, blood pressure readings and cholesterol scores. He also screens adult patients for past […]

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