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September is Suicide Prevention Month: 3 Steps to Remember

As we tumble into fall, we are raising awareness on an issue that all should be mindful of–suicide prevention. Suicide is a public health crisis. And for those who work with youth and young adults, it’s even more urgent. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in age groups 10-14,15-24 and 25-34, according to the […]

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Teen Suicide (Part 2)…What You Must Know from the Inside Out

This week we once again welcome Gretchen E. Downey, Prevention Expert and Best-Selling Author, as she shares her expertise on preventing suicide in – and strengthening our communication with – the teenagers in our lives. This is the second post in a two-part series: Ruling out genetics and specific pathologies related to mental health and suicide, there still […]

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Teen Suicide…What You Must Know From the Inside Out

This week we welcome Gretchen E. Downey, Prevention Expert and Best-Selling Author, as she shares her expertise on preventing suicide in – and strengthening our communication with – the teenagers in our lives. This is the first post in a two-part series: Our hearts ache when the tragedy of teen suicide occurs in our community. Is it preventable? […]

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Webinar: Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Protective Factors

Get the basics from SCAN! Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs):  understanding long term impact of trauma and key resilience factors.  Registration is FREE Adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood (0-17 years). For example: experiencing violence, abuse, or neglect witnessing violence in the home or community having a family member […]

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ACE Interface Training

Understanding ACEs:  Recognize Adverse Childhood Experiences and their impact on health and wellbeing What are ACEs? Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are traumatic childhood events, such as abuse and neglect, parental divorce, domestic violence, and parental mental illness, among others. Experiencing an ACE can increase the odds of developing serious adult health issues like depression, cancer, […]

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ACE Interface Training

Understanding ACEs:  Recognize Adverse Childhood Experiences and their impact on health and wellbeing What are ACEs? Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are traumatic childhood events, such as abuse and neglect, parental divorce, domestic violence, and parental mental illness, among others. Experiencing an ACE can increase the odds of developing serious adult health issues like depression, cancer, […]

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ACE Interface Training

Understanding ACEs:  Recognize Adverse Childhood Experiences and their impact on health and wellbeing What are ACEs? Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are traumatic childhood events, such as abuse and neglect, parental divorce, domestic violence, and parental mental illness, among others. Experiencing an ACE can increase the odds of developing serious adult health issues like depression, cancer, […]

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ACE Interface Training

Get the basics from SCAN! ACE Interface covers Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), understanding long term impact of trauma and key resilience factors. Registration is FREE Adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood (0-17 years). For example: experiencing violence, abuse, or neglect witnessing violence in the home or community having […]

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Tips for Parents: Talking about ’13 Reasons Why’

If you work with children and teens, you’ve probably heard about 13 Reasons Why, the Netflix Original series about a young girl who commits suicide and leaves behind 13 tapes explaining why she did it.  The show’s main characters are young people, but it addresses–sometimes in graphic detail–some very heavy topics, ranging from mental illness to cyber […]

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ACES and Child Welfare

December 6, 2013 Can a traumatic childhood experience cause adult health problems? A landmark study shows that exposure to an Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) like abuse and neglect can actually increase the odds of later developing serious adult health issues like cancer, liver disease and heart disease. It can also make people more prone to […]

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