The data from the spring 2019 Minnesota Student Survey is out and we are excited for a “first look” at what it has to say about ACEs, Protective Factors, and Resilience. We’ll look at what the survey shows about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) facing Minnesota Youth, how the presence of protective factors impacts outcomes often associated with ACEs, and Melissa will share a template she’s developing for a Resilience score.
Drawing on his extensive experience working with traumatized youth at Northwoods Children's Services, Dr. Dean Grace will explain that traumatization is a sensory experience. Helping people overcome trauma is about helping them change their core feelings and beliefs about self. This means filling the absence of safety with a reliable assurance of support and replacing a sense of powerlessness with self-efficacy. Once we recognize what is needed the process of building resilience is, as Dr. Ann Masten explains, "simple, not easy". We'll examine an approach successfully implemented in schools and youth serving programs.
In this webinar Melissa Adolfson presents the information on ACEs and Protective Factors from the 2016 Minnesota Student Survey and discusses how the data can help communities determine where to take action to reduce the impact of ACEs. As communities across Minnesota engage in the Understanding ACEs: Building Self-Healing Communities work, this is a great source of information to support the work!
This webinar repeats a workshop that was offered at the ACE Collaborative Gathering in St. Cloud in Early May -- so if you missed it or want to see it again, now's your chance!
With Lowell Johnson, ACEs Resiliency Coalition; Emily Clary, Minnesota Communities Caring for Children
January 18th, 9:00-10:30 a.m. CT
Description: The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACE Study), released in 1998, confirmed that early adversity in childhood increases an individual’s likelihood for negative health, mental health, and social outcomes later in life. The ACE Study found that most people experience at least one of the 10 Adverse Childhood Experiences that were studied. Emerging research on resilience reveals that there are protective factors that individuals & families, communities, and systems can adopt to mitigate the harm of ACEs.
Community and state leaders in Washington State were early-adopters of NEAR science (Neuroscience, Epigenetics, ACEs, and Resilience) and its implications in a community & state context.
This webinar will provide a:
- High-level overview of the ACE Study
- Brief timeline that illustrates how Washington State champions used NEAR science to inform local and state policy to augment work with children and families
- Examples of three communities that developed a local response to reduce ACEs & build resilience
- And 6 key Lessons Learned from Washington
With Lisa Deputie, Director of Prevention Initiatives in Metro MN
January 23, Noon-1:15pm
This webinar is about understanding the best practices of engaging parents with professionals. The focus is on strategies that empower parents to create change for themselves, their families, and communities.
We will discuss and explore the following:
- Why would parents want to be involved?
- Why would staff want to be engage in parent involvement?
- Why is parent involvement important?
With Mary Weaver, Director of Prevention Initiatives in Northern MN
With Wayne Jonas, MD and Executive Director of Samueli Integrative Health Programs
With Dr. Mark Sander, Hennepin County; Stacy Bender-Fayette and Sharleen Zeman-Sperle from Peacemaker Resources
April 12, noon-1:30pm
Description: Many Minnesota schools are trying innovative approaches to promote social emotional learning and to make the classroom a safe learning environment for children who have experienced trauma. This webinar is a chance to hear from three such innovators: Dr. Mark Sander, a psychologist working in the Minneapolis Public Schools who also consults with schools across Minnesota and in other states; and Sharleen Zeman-Sperle and Stacy Bender-Fayette, who through their work with Peacemaker Resources have introduced social-emotional learning in all the Bemidji area elementary schools and some surrounding area schools as well. It will also be a chance for YOU to share what you may be doing in your school, and to engage in conversation with others across the state who are exploring the NEAR science (Neurobiology, Epigenetics, the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, and Resilience) and its implications for the classroom. To view a recording of this webinar, click here.
With Dave Ellis
May 11, noon-1:30pm
Description: Every day we engage with people who are very different and similar from us: race, gender, ethnicity and more. Epigenetics tells us that we are more alike than different. So why can’t we just get along?
Our worldviews -values, beliefs, assumptions, attitudes and ideas- impact everything from how we understand the nature of reality to how we respond to the environment around us. It informs our goals and desires, shaping conscious and unconscious perceptions, motivations and values. The number of perspectives is infinite; no one is more “right” than another. We are each part of a complex, ever-changing, and interconnected universe. What we do influences the world around us, and the world around us influences us, even if we are not aware of how.When we examine how our worldview impacts our interaction with people who have a history of trauma and take a deeper look at our own trauma, then we can see the many places where those spaces collide. Join us on an exploration on how to better serve others without the interference of our own biases and assumptions. To view a recording of this webinar, click here.
With Becky Dale
April 26, Noon-1:30pm
Description: The Center for the Study of Social Policy identifies six protective factors that research shows build family strengths and a family environment that promotes optimal child and youth development. These factors are Parental Resilience, Social Connections, Concrete Support in Times of Need, Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development and the Social and Emotional Competence of Children. So, how do we increase these factors in ourselves, our families and our communities?
The Emotional Intelligence competencies of Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Awareness of Others and Relationship skills offers a framework for practice that allows parents and caregivers to not only increase their own well-being and success, but also to model it and teach it to the children in their care. Emotional Intelligence practices directly increase Parental Resilience, give parents relationship skills to enhance Social Connections, are based in Brain Science that helps us understand Child Development, and through modelling (the best teacher!) helps children gain Social and Emotional Competence. In this workshop, we will explore the Emotional Intelligence Competencies and share practices to develop them further. View the webinar.
With Lisa Deputie & Roxy Foster
May 23, noon- 1:30pm
Description: This webinar is about understanding the best practices of engaging parents with professionals. We will focus on strategies that empower parents to create change for themselves, their families and communities. To view a recording of the webinar click here.
We will discuss and explore the following questions:
Why would parents want to be involved?
Why would staff want to be engage in parent involvement?
Why is parent involvement important?
The work of Minnesota Communities Caring for Children has always been about connecting with and igniting the wisdom, passion, and leadership if Minnesota individuals and communities to stop child abuse and neglect before it starts. Transforming trauma into healing will takes all of us. Skills from the field of coaching are particularly useful in both empowering individual and community leadership AND creating transformation and healing. That’s why we’ve decided to offer a 10-session webinar series this spring sharing many coaching tools with you, our network of parents, caregivers, partners and collaborators across the state. Registration for this webinar series is now closed.
If you are a member of this webinar series looking for archived recordings and other materials, click here.
Click here to view a recording of the National Circle of Parents – Parents as Leaders webinar, which was held on February 2, 2016. Speakers include the National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds Alliance National Parent Partnership Council (ANPPC) and Birth Parent National Network (BPNN) as well as Community Organizing and Family Issues (COFI). The webinar was facilitated by Roxy Foster and Barb Sorum, MCCC Regional Directors of Prevention Initiatives.
Click here to view a recording of the Getting Ready for April Webinar, which was held on February 17, 2016. The conversation about preparing for Child Abuse Prevention Month (April) was facilitated by Becky Dale. The agenda for the webinar can be found here.
Led by Jackie Crawford – Lead Clinician, Mobile Mental Health Crisis Response
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Led by Nancy Riestenberg – Restorative Practices Specialist, MN Department of Education
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Led by Laura Porter – Director of ACE Learning Institute, Foundation for Healthy Generations, Co-Founder of ACE Interface, Inc.
Archived webinar recording coming soon!
View the archived webinar HERE. (*Note that the first 10 minutes are missing.)
To view presentation slides for this webinar, click HERE.
Presenter: Becky Dale
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Presenter: Sameerah Bilal
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