Sometimes You Just Have to Trust the Process

Originally published on ACEs Connection on May 9, 2017 By Svava Brooks. Where are you on your healing journey? Are you just getting started? Are you about to take the next step? Are you stuck? Or are you in the messy middle, overwhelmed with grief, feeling like the tears and …

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Why Am I Uncomfortable Getting Close To People? (And What Can I Do About It?)

Originally published on ACEs Connection on April 22, 2017 By HILARY JACOBS HENDEL. Many of us are hesitant to get emotionally close to others. Getting close means sharing feelings, thoughts, wishes and dreads – sharing our true selves, flaws and all, with someone who accepts us as we are. Yet …

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States Produce a Bumper Crop of ACEs bills in 2017—nearly 40 bills in 18 states

Originally published on ACEs Connection on April 10, 2017 By ELIZABETH PREWITT. A scan done in March by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) through StateNet of bills introduced in 2017 that specifically include adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in the text produced a surprising volume of bills (close of …

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Sexist display was uncalled for

Originally published on NewWestministerRecord.org on March 1, 2017 By Jodie Ortega. Living in a patriarchal culture means that no one is exempt from the confines of sexism, even at a middle school. Upon reading the story about the Pink Shirt Day presentation at Queensborough Middle School on the New Westminster …

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