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|Filmmaker Tom Weidlinger confronts his own ACEs while discovering his father’s hidden past Paul Weidlinger, a structural engineer who worked with some of the 20th century’s most famous modern architects, never talked about the Holocaust. He never told anyone in the U.S., including his son, that he was a Jew. By Sylvia Paull, PACEs Connection writer NEW Parenting with PACEs resources! We know how hard parenting with PACEs can be. PACEs Connection supports you in your parenting journey, and we’re excited to announce that we have lots of resources for you. By Natalie Audage, PACEs Connection staff ACEs and the Resilient Brain Here are six additional keys to optimal brain health and function, including “Nature” pills, reducing stress, and addressing brain-damaging medical conditions. By Glenn Schiraldi, PACEs Connection member What seems . . . reasonable . . . . For people who grew up focusing on survival, it’s not a lack of hard work that keeps them from changing. Surviving ACEs took hard work. What they didn’t have was the luxury or safety to turn their attention toward anything except day-to-day survival. By Ron Arnold, PACEs Connection member NEWS FROM AROUND THE STATE|
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The Future of 988 and its Role in the Child and Adolescent Crisis System Wednesday, March 23, 2022
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. ET
Topics covered will include the implementation of “988” and its alignment with crisis prevention and response systems for children and youth. Presented by the:
Minority Fellowship Program Coordinating Center (MFPCC) Webinar Presenter:
Melinda J. Baldwin, Ph.D., LCSW, Division Director
Division of Prevention, Traumatic Stress, and Special Programs
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) REGISTER
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Please be sure to add the meeting to your calendar to receive reminders. Purpose: Since 2004, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline has provided 24/7 service to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress by routing them to their nearest crisis center to receive immediate counseling and local mental health referrals.
There has been an increase in behavioral health crises among children and adolescents in the United States with nearly one in 10 children suffering from serious emotional disturbance (SED).
With SAMHSA’s focus on the availability of crisis services to anyone, anywhere and anytime, and the FCC designation of 988 as the new phone number for the national hotline in July 2020, there is an opportunity to shape how crisis response systems for children are built and implemented.
This webinar will provide participants with the opportunity to learn about the anticipated rollout of 988 and its potential impact on the child and youth crisis prevention and response system. Objectives: By the end of the webinar, participants will:
Understand the rationale behind the implementation of 988.
Discuss the alignment of 988 with crisis system services.
Explore the future implications of 988 and its impact on the child and youth crisis prevention and response system.
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Understanding Childhood Trauma and How to Help Children/Teens Recover March 29 Webinar 1:00 – 2:30 EST March 29 Webinar 1:00 – 2:30 EST
| Understanding Childhood Trauma and How to Help Children/Teens Recover |
Childhood trauma is a common and natural response to overwhelming events, yet most people are unaware of what it is and how it shows up in the life of a child. If you’re raising a child with big emotions and nothing you do seems to help, this webinar is for you! Our goal is to close the gap between the number of children suffering with trauma and the number of adults who know how to support them.
Some topics we will dive into are:
* The effects of loss and grief
* Death of a loved one due to Covid-19, drug overdose, or substance abuse
* Guidance for rebuilding trust with children impacted by traumaBeth Tyson’s presentation is designed for everyone, including prevention/mental health professionals and foster/kinship/adoptive families.
Check out Beth’s website to learn more about childhood trauma, and her book on Amazon.Click here for more information and to email@example.com
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SAMHSA Awards Vibrant Emotional Health the Grant to Administer 988 Dialing Code for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
988 Available to All Americans in July 2022
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) today announced Vibrant Emotional Health (Vibrant) will be the administrators of the new 988 dialing code for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Lifeline). A pair of the agency’s grants, totaling $48 million and including $32 million in Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 funding, will fund the effort to better harness technology to help Americans in mental health crisis and save more lives. Vibrant, in partnership with SAMHSA, has administered the Lifeline since its creation in 2005. This funding also supports the national Disaster Distress Helpline, a subnetwork of the Lifeline.
“The need for quick, easy and reliable access to emotional support and crisis counselling has never been greater. The COVID-19 pandemic laid bare the stressors faced by Americans; too often, such stressors result in suicidal and mental health crises,” said Tom Coderre, Acting Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use and the interim head of SAMHSA. “These grants will work to expand the nation’s call centers’ capacity and technological readiness as the Lifeline’s shift to 988 becomes operational next summer. Until that launch, we ask anyone who needs help or who has a loved one at risk of suicide to call or chat with Lifeline operators at 1-800-273-8255.”
“This national three-digit phone number, 988, will be a step Continue reading →
“Explore the story of mental illness in science and society, tracing the evolution of this complex topic from its earliest days to present times. Join WITF for a free documentary screening and panel discussion around Mysteries of Mental Illness Monday, June 21 at 7pm. Watch selected clips of Mysteries of Mental Illness, followed by a panel discussion exploring the topic with local experts.
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“Editor’s Note: NPR’s Kara Frame made this short documentary film, I Will Go Back Tonight, on the battles with PTSD that her father and his Vietnam War comrades have faced in the decades since they served. On Veterans Day, here’s their story, with an introduction from Kara.”
From “The short documentary film, I Will Go Back Tonight investigates the long-term effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder on marital relationships of Vietnam veterans from the United States Army 5th Infantry Unit, the ‘bobcats’.”
by Tara Frame
“I first knew my dad, Tom Frame, was different when I was young, but I didn’t know exactly how. Every year when he marched in our Memorial Day Parade in Doylestown, Pa., I stood on the side of the road waving my tiny American flag with so much pride.
“He was my dad, my veteran.
“As a teenager, I began to learn about his time in Vietnam during the late 1960s. I heard about fallen men, fierce battles and something called post-traumatic stress disorder. I still didn’t fully grasp at that time what my father was living with, and it wasn’t until my late 20s that I was ready to dive into a project about my dad’s PTSD.
“The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that 30 percent of all Vietnam veterans have suffered from PTSD, and the effects can last many years.
“When I began this project in 2014, I knew it would give me insight into my dad and his experiences in his early 20s, when he was fighting in Vietnam. I never anticipated the depth of understanding it would offer me into my mother and her life — standing by a veteran with deep-rooted trauma — and the role PTSD has played in their marriage.
“The documentary project follows the lives of my father and several other Vietnam veterans from his Army unit, the 1st Battalion, 5th (Mechanized) Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, who served together.
“The veterans recount a terrible ambush at a rubber plantation in Ben Cui on Aug. 21, 1968. And their wives open up on how PTSD has affected their marriages in the decades since.”